[A CNN poll, released on Dec. 23, 2010, offers some encouraging news–and perhaps a word of caution– for President Obama.]
Two nights before Christmas, surveying the land,
A poll put good news in the President’s hand.
Fifty six of a hundred folks made this confession:
“Obama did well in this year’s lame-duck session.”
The Republicans’ rating was just forty-two.
Oh, the damage that Senate obstruction can do!
Even Congress’ Democrats, damaged by voters,
Got forty-six, trumping GOP gloaters.
But it didn’t stop there, for on further inspection,
The surveyed said they like Obama’s direction.
Fifty-five say, “He’s moving our country correctly,”
With the GOP going the wrong way directly.
And out of 100, fifty-nine said,
“In reaching for compromise, Obama’s ahead.”
While just twenty-eight, who cannot be faking,
Saw Republicans doing the giving and taking.
“So, who is the source of the blockading passion,”
The surveyors asked, in surveyor fashion.
Here, Republicans won with a margin quite great:
46 to 28.
The lesson we learn from this poll is enlightening,
There’s a bit of good news, but the future is frightening.
Though some think the GOP’s good for the U.S.,
We’ll have to be careful, or else they will screw us.