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Poll: Obama's rating at all-time high

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posted on Mar, 4 2009 @ 10:29 AM
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Poll: Obama's rating at all-time high


www.cullmantimes.com

NBC/WSJ poll shows gap between popularity of president and his policies
By Mark Murray
Deputy political director
NBC News

WASHINGTON - Despite the country's struggling economy and vocal opposition to some of his policies, President Obama's favorability rating is at an all-time high. Two-thirds feel hopeful about his leadership and six in 10 approve of the job he's doing in the White House.
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posted on Mar, 4 2009 @ 10:29 AM
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Of course NBC and MSNBC only report facts.

That explains this:

"Obama’s approval ratings plummet"


Wow! Only a month ago, Obama’s popularity rating stood at 78%. Now, after only one month in office, tripped up by nominating ethically-challenged cabinet officers and promoting the pork laden porkulous bill, his popularity is down below 63%. Obama’s political capital is falling almost as fast as the stock market, which is scared to death the inexperienced Illinois legislator has no clue, which is, in fact, true.

www.cullmantimes.com...


www.cullmantimes.com
(visit the link for the full news article)

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posted on Mar, 4 2009 @ 10:45 AM
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Where's the link to the actual article, instead of the lame blog that you already posted? Wasn't one thread enough?



posted on Mar, 4 2009 @ 10:47 AM
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I'm so confused.

"Six in ten" approve = "alltime high." (for NBC/MSNBC)

Initial approval rating '78%'.

This is an improvement?

Give me a break!

Deny ignorance. Please.

jw



posted on Mar, 4 2009 @ 10:48 AM
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Where is the source for the article you quoted?



posted on Mar, 4 2009 @ 10:53 AM
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68% is over two thirds and 6 out of 10.

I guess its all about how you word it.



posted on Mar, 4 2009 @ 10:57 AM
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Well EVERYONE voted for Hitler in Nazi Germany too you know.

Statistics and polls are about as truthful and accurate as the politicians that covet them.



posted on Mar, 4 2009 @ 11:01 AM
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The "edit" button will not let me modify to inser MSNBC link.


original article:msnbc.com



posted on Mar, 4 2009 @ 11:32 AM
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From the story:


In the survey, 68 percent have a favorable opinion of the president, including 47 percent whose opinion is "very positive" — both all-time highs for Obama in the poll. Moreover, 67 percent say they feel more hopeful about his leadership and 60 percent approve of his job in the White House.

Yet the percentage of Americans who are confident that Obama has the right goals and policies for the country — 54 percent — is slightly smaller, suggesting that the president is more popular than his policies are. An example: 57 percent tend to support the stimulus, compared with 34 percent who tend to oppose it.

Still, these attitudes about Obama have helped fuel a big jump in the percentage of Americans who believe the U.S. is headed in the right direction, according to the poll. In January’s NBC/Journal poll, 26 percent said the country was on the right track; now 41 percent think that.



I'm not finding a news article about his approval rating going into office, but since he really didn't do anything before he went into office but make a lot of promises and assemble a cabinet this is probably the first legit approval poll.

68% like Obama but only 54% like his policies. That's not so good when you consider the media telling us that people where overwhelmingly supporting Obama in the election. Those numbers ought to be telling us that people are starting to see that he's not delivering on his promises. I think a LOT of people are still giving the man a wide latitude. Give it time - a year from now, if these same shananigans continue, his approval rating will be cut in half and his policy rating will be cut to a third.



posted on Mar, 4 2009 @ 11:41 AM
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Not that polls mean much ... but here's more information Rasmussen

Obama approval 58%. Obama disapproval 41%

I don't know where the OP is getting 78% from.



posted on Mar, 4 2009 @ 12:12 PM
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I gave Obama a "freebie" vote this last election. He will have to earn my next one. While I am not yet impressed by what he has done, he has not done anything to make me dislike him. I am on the fence and watching. My vote is never tied to a particular party or person. I am not expecting Obama to part the seas or walk on water, but I am expecting his positive changes to outweigh his mistakes.

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posted on Mar, 4 2009 @ 03:10 PM
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giving a freebie vote is why we are so screwed now

58 million americans didnt want obama

they are not asking the right people


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msnbc polls probably go around the news office asking them as posts the results

" say we like obama" if you wanna keep your job

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posted on Mar, 4 2009 @ 03:20 PM
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Originally posted by tamusan

My vote is never tied to a particular party or person.

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A freebie indicates you rode the mainstream media wave and jumped on the "cool" wagon. You didn't even know any of his policies when you voted for the man did you? Was it his skin color or the fact that voting for him meant bragging rights to being part of a "historical milestone"?



posted on Mar, 4 2009 @ 03:47 PM
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Even those who knew who they were voting for probably didn't know what they were voting for. If they'd done 30 minutes of digging, they'd have known BHO was socialist and racist at heart.

As you've seen in Texas, when a "person of color" gets a public job, most of the next promotions and hires are of a similar hue, and most terminations/reprimands/demotions of a more pale persuasion.

This is now Federal policy, and a glance at the appointees proves that scandal and qualifications are not as important as other, more obivious, qualities.

Eventually, BHO's approval ratings for popularity and performance will move more into line with national demographics. Performance means nothing in the era of "Hope" and "Change."

jw



posted on Mar, 4 2009 @ 03:52 PM
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If you look at the trends, "Total Approve" is falling, and "Total Disapprove" is rising.

So early on, and the trend has formed as policies and broken promises become clearer.

jw



posted on Mar, 4 2009 @ 03:55 PM
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Originally posted by FlyersFan
Not that polls mean much ... but here's more information Rasmussen

Obama approval 58%. Obama disapproval 41%

I don't know where the OP is getting 78% from.


Ya and Rasspuwten had Mccain surging ahead at the end...

just about as relevant as MSNBC



posted on Mar, 4 2009 @ 06:20 PM
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A freebie indicates you rode the mainstream media wave and jumped on the "cool" wagon. You didn't even know any of his policies when you voted for the man did you? Was it his skin color or the fact that voting for him meant bragging rights to being part of a "historical milestone"?


The truth be told? My freebie vote was simply because there was no way I would have ever voted for McCain. Simple as that. Any of the hype surrounding him means very little to me. I doubt things would be any better under McCain. I would even venture to say that they would be worse.
My vote is very unpredictable by anyone, but me. I vote for who I want and why I want. Wanna know a little secret? Maybe I voted for Obama just to irritate people like you.



posted on Mar, 4 2009 @ 10:54 PM
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Since you claim no particular affinity, how would you vote if you were polled today?

Highly favorable, favorable, unfavorable, highly unfavorable?

None of the above?

jw



posted on Mar, 5 2009 @ 12:13 AM
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If I have to choose an option other than "none of the above" on your scale, I would choose favorable.

However, I am a little worried about this new tax plan he has. Since my business is not based in the U.S. and I have a wife who is not a U.S. citizen, I will be most likely take evasive action. Hate me or whatever. I don't care. I'm already taxed twice, by Japan and then by the U.S. Anymore tax for me and I do not see the point in working hard.

Obama made a promise that government will be "more efficient, more accountable and more responsible." If this becomes a reality, he may enjoy my vote again. We'll see when the time comes.

I only voted for him this time to avoid McCain.



posted on Mar, 5 2009 @ 12:53 AM
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you would have to be high to support the crap he is trying to pull and has already pulled 800 billion dollars to stimulate what? its ignorant!!!



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