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Gallup: 52% Job Approval for Obama

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posted on Aug, 25 2009 @ 02:13 PM
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From Time Magazine:


As President Obama reappoints Ben Bernanke as Chairman of the Federal Reserve this morning, we'll continue to look at how the nation views the 44th president. Gallup released a report last night on his weekly approval ratings -- which have declined for the past two-plus months.

In early June, Obama enjoyed a 62% approval rating in the Gallup Weekly report -- double his disapproval rating. The report released last night found him down to 52%/41%.


Well seems his true colors are showing and the American populace is no longer believing in his kind of change.

Things are going to get heated if this continues. Has any other president received such low ratings in the first 9 months?

~Keeper




posted on Aug, 25 2009 @ 02:34 PM
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Wasn't Bill Clinton in his forties?

Oh well. Personally, I don't buy into the popularity poll.
If his ratings were to go down to zero, what can we do about it. The election isn't till 2012.

By then the economy may be fully recovered, Obama will have high poll numbers, and well on his way to winning a reelection.

The bad economy at the beginning of his term actually plays to his advantage.



posted on Aug, 25 2009 @ 02:36 PM
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From Zogby

Obama approval rating at % 45.3


President Barack Obama's popularity has plummeted to a record low, with just 45 percent of voters now approving of his performance, according to the latest Zogby International poll.

Asked whether they approve or disapprove of the president's job performance, just 45.3 percent of likely voters say they approve. That compares with 50.5 percent who disapprove of the job Obama is doing.



Of greatest concern to Obama may well be his decline among all-important independent voters. Just 37.5 percent of self-identified independents say they approve of how Obama is handling the presidency. That compares with 59.2 percent of independents who disapprove.



posted on Aug, 25 2009 @ 02:40 PM
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Originally posted by jam321
Wasn't Bill Clinton in his forties?

Oh well. Personally, I don't buy into the popularity poll.
If his ratings were to go down to zero, what can we do about it. The election isn't till 2012.

By then the economy may be fully recovered, Obama will have high poll numbers, and well on his way to winning a reelection.

The bad economy at the beginning of his term actually plays to his advantage.


agreed, he will get all the credit for 'turning this country around', yet 20-30 years later this country will be bankrupt cuz of all the crap he wants to do......dont even get me started on his healthcare.....



posted on Aug, 25 2009 @ 02:45 PM
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That's a very good point of view I had not pondered yet.

I guess it would work to his advantage if things actually turn out well, he could end up being President for another 4 years if the economy gets better.

Hmm, interesting.

~Keeper



posted on Aug, 25 2009 @ 02:49 PM
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Actually Obama's ratings aren't bad for what he's doing. And it's not uncommon for ratings to drop under a president who's actually doing things.


How the Presidents Stack Up



posted on Aug, 25 2009 @ 02:49 PM
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Forget the unpopular legislation that they are now poised to shove down the people's throats....

Obama promised originally to create 4,000,000 jobs with the stimulus plan, and that if/when passed unemployment would not rise above 8%

The people don't need numbers anymore, false promises and the growing pains and frustrations of rising unemployment and a worsening economy has done enough damage alone.

How far down do people go before "unpopular" hardly describes what the people are actually feeling?

Perhaps future polls should include a new category of questions and answer options that will better reflect the true sentiment of the people they are polling?



posted on Aug, 30 2009 @ 10:10 AM
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Gallup generally tracks a little higher for Obama than others. As of today, Rasmussen sees it a little differently:

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Sunday shows that 32% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Forty-two percent (42%) Strongly Disapprove. That’s the highest level of Strong Disapproval yet recorded for this President and it gives Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -10

www.rasmussenreports.com...

Doesn't look good any way you look at it. What was it I heard somewhere? "The truth will out?"

jw

[edit on 30-8-2009 by jdub297]



posted on Aug, 30 2009 @ 12:17 PM
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Good...People are beginning to realize that he's not our savior or a rockstar as he was more than portrayed to be. The man thinks he saved the government from an economic collapse by instituting that stimulus package...you know the same stimulus package that is blowing billions of our dollars out the window. The national debt is at its highest and will certainly continue to rise with Big Spender 'Bama.

When this man begins doing something beneficial for the American public and not big corporations and wall street, then I'll jump on the obama train. Until then it seems that the man is going to de-rail himself.

You can't spend your way out of debt. This man is doing some beyond controversial things and they will surely catch up to him. People need to be far more wary of this man and his "transparency" that doesn't exist. This is one mafia government if you ask me.

Auto industry- taken over
banking industry- taken over
wall street- taken over
your street- next

Wear those Obama t-shirts with pride. In a few months that'll be the only thing you'll still have.


[edit on 8/30/2009 by AceOfAces]



posted on Aug, 30 2009 @ 11:35 PM
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could'nt have said it better, I don't believe these polls!!

numbers are fudged, just like unemployment numbers are

way higher than they say.....lies......lies.......and more lies!



posted on Sep, 1 2009 @ 10:43 AM
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Two new polls:

Rasmussen: Obama at 45%

Zogby: Obama at 42%

Both are new lows. The most concerning number has to be that among 18-29 year olds in the Zogby poll, collapsing nearly 20 points in a month and at just 41% now. Rasmussen also has his disapproval among unaffiliated voters at 66% as of yesterday.



posted on Sep, 1 2009 @ 02:18 PM
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Originally posted by vor78
Two new polls:

Rasmussen: Obama at 45%

Zogby: Obama at 42%

Both are new lows. The most concerning number has to be that among 18-29 year olds in the Zogby poll, collapsing nearly 20 points in a month and at just 41% now. Rasmussen also has his disapproval among unaffiliated voters at 66% as of yesterday.

Hahaha... You beat me to it.

When it comes to voters:
45% Approve of Obama
53% Disapprove of Obama

If you are not a voter, you do not mater in the equation. Hahaha... Obama is dropping fast. Look at the quote below, it says, "somewhat" before approve. What that means is that the 45% that do approve of his performance are not sure if they do approve. Hahaha...


Overall, 45% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the President's performance. That’s down a point from yesterday and the lowest level of total approval yet measured for Obama. Fifty-three percent (53%) now disapprove.


42% Say People Randomly Selected from Phone Book Better Than Current Congress.


Gallup Polls do not measure the voters alone. Rasmussen and Zogby Reports only measures the voters, and those numbers are the only ones that mater.

Vor78,
You are very observant. Keep it up.

You are going to love this one:
24% Say Democrats Should Pass Health Care Reform Without GOP Votes
Hahaha... The healthcare bill is dead on arrival.

[edit on 1-9-2009 by Pathos]



posted on Sep, 1 2009 @ 09:37 PM
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CNN's latest poll is also of 'adults' and not likely voters. Still, even there, there's some pretty bad news. Overall, the survey found that 53% approved vs 45% disapproving. It was 56-40 last month.

That said, even they can't deny what is happening: independents are running away from this guy. He's at 43% among that group, with 53% disapproving, which isn't much better than the results of the polls of likely voters we've seen.

And look at the declines on the issues:


"Among all Americans, his rating on health care has dropped 13 points since March. Compare that to his 16 point drop on the deficit and 17 point dip on taxes and it looks like there is growing discontent with Obama's overall domestic agenda — not just his health care policy."


Ouch. That's gonna leave a mark.




[edit on 1-9-2009 by vor78]



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