Big Bird holding steady in poll; Obama down to 2-point lead in Wisconsin

A new poll by Public Policy Polling shows that Big Bird is viewed more favorably by Democrats than Republicans in Wisconsin. No, really.

We also asked about Big Bird himself and while he’s a popular figure overall with a 51/11 favorability rating even his reviews have become somewhat partisan with Democrats (58/11) rating him a lot higher than Republicans (37/12).

In other news, the same poll shows a healthy bounce for Mitt Romney following Wednesday night’s debate. PPP finds that Romney managed to pull within 2 points of Obama in Wisconsin (49-47), a state where he was down 7 points just two weeks ago.

PPP says that “the most discussed issue in the wake of the debate Wednesday night has been about funding for public broadcasting” — that is, if you don’t count the president’s miserable performance as an issue. Keep in mind that this is the same polling firm that can throw a tantrum like Oscar the Grouch when its professionalism is called into question.

  • William J. Miller

    The lunatics will overplay their hand on this Big Bird deal, like they have with everything else.

  • Rafael Eduardo Peña-Rios Riber

    i like big bird.
    In fact, I love all the characters from sesame street.
    and, to be honest, i always saw them more conservative leaning. The count is an accountant, oscar is living in a trash can but doesnt complain and still wants to help and the cookie monster keeps the cookie market going
    but bert and earnie are important because they teach us to leave peacefully with those who think different from us… they are not gay

  • JonInVa

    I’m not going to think about Romney winning because I don’t want to be disappointed. The fact that after 4 years of basically nothing, the fact that Obama is polling where he is pretty much tells me that the country has finally “jumped the shark” after 40 years of liberal policies and indoctrination of the young, who now, with minorities, give Obama a huge advantage. Romney would have to win every single swing state and I just don’t see it happening unless the polls are so far off. We thought McCain was going to be close and he ended up trounced.

    I hope Romney can pull it off in a huge surprise, but I’m not going to hold my breath. The disappointment and gloating by the libtards will be too much to bear and the thought of 4 years of Obama, who will no longer care about votes, is too frightening.

    • Love of Country

      Cheer up, Jon …. Romney will win. The ONLY poll to watch is Rasmussen and Romney doesn’t need to win every single swing state.
      The polls you’re looking at use the 2008 turnout as their inaccurate baseline and then oversample democrats on top of that. Plus, undecideds will break for Romney by a margin of 4 to 1.

      Beyond that, I don’t know anyone who actually thought McCain was going to win in 2008 although almost everyone I know was rooting for him. He should have won but he never had a fair shot with all the lies about how Bush spent 8 years destroying the economy when in fact he had a great run for the first six years … then, Piglosi, Reid, Franks, Dodd, Fannie and Freddie sank the economy. Between trumped up Bush fatigue, the state run media and losing jobs at 600,000 per month leading up to the election …. McCain never had a chance even if though he did surge for a month after picking Palin.

      Of interest, Palin actually beat Biden in their debate and unlike Romney, Biden actually did tell 4 or 5 blatant lies. But Joe will be loaded for bear against Ryan this time …. too bad he’s up against a mongoose. :))

    • tjp77

      Romney doesn’t need every swing state; it’s going to come down to Florida and Ohio. Those are the two critical ones. Without those two, he can’t win.

      Romney is going to end up with North Carolina, Virginia and Missouri, and possibly Colorado as well. Obama will likely end up with Iowa and Nevada.

      The trick is that Romney needs BOTH Florida and Ohio; Obama only needs one of them. The good news is that as it stands now, Romney is pulling ahead in Florida and closing up the gap quickly in Ohio.

      The remainder of his debate performances need to live up to the first one. If he can keep that kind of momentum up, he’ll get it.

  • GaryTheBrave

    Hate to show my age but I was a teenager when Sesame Street premiered. When I think of big bird I’m likely thinking of Thanksgiving dinner.

  • Jay Stevens

    I do not believe the polls. All I need to do is look at Wisconsin. If the polls were anywhere near accurate and the Democrats were as strong as most of the polls say they are, Gov. Walker would have lost the recall election.

  • Randal Bragg

    government gave 420 million last year for public broadcasting between television
    and radio. Over 70 million goes to PBS directly per year. Even though in 2011
    trying to cut the deficit Obama’s own Bipartisan Deficit Reduction Commission
    wanted to cut funding of public broad casting Obama said now and wanted to
    raise funding from 420 million to 451 million.

    PBS is a *non profit* organization correct? Yet PBS’s President Paula Kerger
    gets 632,233 a year in compensation…that’s a pretty nice salary is it not?

    How about the executives at CPB (corporation for public broadcasting) who
    distributes taxpayer money allocated to for public broadcasting to other
    stations? Their 2009 President and CEO Patricia de Stacy Harrison received a
    298,884 dollar compensation plus an additional 70,630 from the organization and
    other organizations that year.

    Now lets get to Kevin Klose…President of NPR who received over 1.2 million in
    compensation in 2009. This is what our tax payers money is paying for to *non
    profit* public broad casting. YES…BIG BIRD IS EXPENSIVE and makes A LOT OF

    I bet you also didn’t know that Sesame Street made over 211 million from toys
    and consumer product sales between 2003 and 2006 did you?

    Bet you also didn’t know that Sesame Work Shop President and CEO Gary Knell
    received 956,513 dollars in compensation in 2008.

    People….this is out tax money paying for all of this and the best defense
    Obama has for his lost debate against Romney are comments like *I’m glad
    someone is finally getting tough on Big Bird…we didn’t know Big Bird was
    driving up the Federal Deficit*??? WOW!!!!

    I promise that the person in the crowd that shouted *and Elmo too* hasn’t seen
    these numbers!!!! VOTE THIS IDIOT OUT