A new CNN/ORC International poll found President Obama´s overall approval rating has ticked up to 51 percent but ratings have fallen on his handling of the key issues on his agenda: immigration, guns, and the deficit. On immigration, 44 percent approve of the way he is handling the issue, down from 51 percent in January. At the same time, disapproval has jumped to 50 percent, up from 43 percent in January. On guns, 45 percent approve and 52 percent disapprove, the poll found. In January, 46 percent approved and 49 percent dispproved. And on the deficit, 38 percent approve
On a thread down the page I opined that he is in over his head. Aka underwater. A campaigner, not a leader. I wonder if he feels the appropriate fear re his obvious incompetence to deal with his position and its enormous responsibilities?
Naah. He´ll weasel out of it. A catch in his voice, a strategic sob, a well-placed bribe, a convincing limp, sinking three straight jump shots. They voted him in twice. He´ll be back on top, sneering and gloating.
What does the 51% Obama approval rating say about the character of what the American people have become: disability-fakers, moochers, racists, life-style dysfunctional, gaming-obsessed, sports obsessed, looters, deviants, sex-obsessed, phone-obsessed, self-esteem-obsessed, the list goes on ... That 51%? : the "Ingratest Generation".
Limbaugh theory,people simply don´t associate the country´s failures with Obama personally.The country´s problems are some for of an act of God which Obama has no control over. You have to have a pretty good grasp of the inner workings of Obama to know why he´s failing and none of that knowledge is available in the MSM. We sit here and scoff at Obama´s vacations and golf but these are the type things he does to earn the admiration of the lofos who think all this stuff is cool.. The reason is the school system hasn´t taught them what the decency of the office stands for.There´s no historical reference to compare Obama to.
ticked up to 51% i need more coffee and someone needs to spend some of our tax dollars on studying the AMERICAN BRAIN....good grief....we´re so hosed...ignorance is abundant......wake up fools..this man is a fake and a user.......it is just mindboggling
I spent 6 years working in south Chicago, in the projects (3 years longer than our President) and I can tell you this is exactly the way the system works. Lots of talk, lots of organizational meetings, lots of social activities to raise awareness, lots of fund raising, no action, I returned to Texas to warm up and clear my head. Oh, my pension fund from the organization I w orked for was stripped clean and now is run by the government! Sound familiar?
Polls are the vehicle of choice used by this regime to form public opinion, not to report public opinion. The progressives will use every means they have to protect Obama and poll manipulation is very effective.
So his approval rating goes UP, while individual components (e.g., Guns, taxes) go down??? ! The data really do support the Limbaugh theorem--- [perceived} likeability has an oversized impact on job approval. This is not new. George W. Bush, early on his term, benefited from the same phenomenon. W. was perceived as likeable-- the kind of guy you could have a beer with--but his policies were mostly underwater. He got a boost on all dimensions after 9/11 and early on in Iraq, but when he was perceived as lying about WMD, his likeability plummetted, and no matter what he did (successful surge) his policies were hated by everyone but the neocons. He was well on his way to the low 30´s even before the fiscal crisis hit. Someday Obama´s likeability will tank, and so will his job approval. Count on it.
#13 has it pretty well pegged. Obama is in permanent Community Organizer mode. He´s continually fighting the "establishment" on behalf of the aggrieved. Pick your group. Virtually everyone except white Conservatives. In this episode our caped crusader is fighting to bring justice to the Sandy Hook victims´ families and the huddled immigrants. Of course he´s not sincere but this is why he´s never blamed for the nation´s ills. He´s too busy organizing, partying and playing to have time to govern.
I find it interesting that no matter what he does or doesn´t do, his poll numbers never dip lower than about 47%. As soon as they do get down that far, they magically pop right back up to 51%. Fascinating, isn´t it?
How in the heck did this idiot get re-elected? Just enough voter fraud as to NOT raise suspicion. Blacks in Ohio are saying they voted from 6 to 8 times for him and NOONE is questioning the election? C´mon people raise a stink and impeach this clown.
I have so much to say, but I have to make short - comments and such. We need to make ourselves aware that we are against new world state monopoly capitalism. Of course, big honchos, like buffet, gates, zuckerberg (I type those names with utter disgust) want to be REAL capitalists, but because they can´t, they agree with the role of directors of the (almost) state businesses. The politicians, being sick sadists, rule the country and have "capitalists" in their pockets. And it seems that "little people" are fine with that. Because there is no real political opposition do we expect any changes? Dems (former combination of fascists and commies) have control over media, education, banks, and many industries because of state monopoly model and where are the repubics? Nowhere!
And yet he keeps on plowing ahead, unlike republicans when they get into power. They react to every poll. Obama keeps on keeping on. Just like he did with Obamacare, illegal aliens, gay marriage and you name it - all which were unpopular.
In modern times we no longer have a government run by thoughtful people. All politics are now run by the latest poll. And as we here all know. any and all polls can easily be construed to show just what the pollster wants to show. I personally don´t believe in ANY poll. For any question that can be asked, there are probable several ways to answer it. Unlike a math problem, there is no exact answer. just someone´s "feelings" at any given moment it time.
I agree with #13 as well. In addition, GW did not lie about WMDs. He merely passed on what the intelligence people gave him. I don´t think they were wrong either. We are going to find Sadam´s stash in Syria.
What really gets me is 0 can lie like a rug over and over again and no one will call him on it. Well I will. "Barack Hussein Obama you are a liar!"
A) An illegal alien skinny punk choom-smoking coke-snorting transcripts-hiding over his pay-grade "57 states" "My Muslim religion" President who lies constantly? B)A demented idiot "Stand up Chuck!" VP who rarely knows where he is and lies all the time? C)A populace where 51% are ignorant low information text-crazed morons into the talk shows, the dancing shows, the late-night crap, and who believe all the lies and blame whitey? D)A press full of liars, lefties, deviants, lap dogs, and rump swabs who adore ther messiah and his knucklehead sidekick?
What do you do? Any answers? I know what I´d like to do, but to say it here in this fine salon would surely get me crucified!
#27 - I am #23 and I am completely with you on that. Like I said, I have plenty to say, but frankly I am becoming more and more afraid to say it! Adding to you: we, $chmucks, are even afraid to organize peaceful protest, be it on the local level, when for instance, our garbage collectors in CA Bay Area, went on strike in "solidarity" with whatever happened 5 thousand miles away, in Ohio, or on America´s level, when we are screwed by government over and over again!
Truly, what difference does this make? Who cares what any poll says? Whether Zero´s numbers are up or down. He´s in office for another 3.5 years. The election is over. He was re-elected. The enormous damage of that day has been done with lots more to come over the next years. Really, these articles on his supposed numbers are of no use. We are stuck with him.
#2, Agree completely. Forget the popularity polls. We need to know the Bamboozle Factor of the week., I.E. how well is his BS selling this week, and what adjustments to his BS is he making to improve his Bamboozle Factor? He´s fooled this hapless country twice, so I put nothing beyond him, the master of the Big Lie, the false choice, the straw man, the umbrage, the well placed catch in the throat, the ´´reasonableness´´, the ´´common sense´´, the ´´balanced approach´´, .... Ah, the Bamboozlement!!!
In a corrupt Nation, polls are determined by whoever takes them and elections are determined by whoever counts the votes or hacks the machines.
We don´t even have anybody willing to fight back. Our elected Republicans Representatives, for the most part, just want to get along and keep whatever little bit of power the Dems let them have. It´s pathetic.
One more thought: A long time ago somebody said, and I can´t remember who, "The more corrupt a Nation, the more numerous the laws." By that measure, we are in deep dodo.
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7. On the U.S. war with Iraq: “If there is a country that has committed unspeakable atrocities in the world, it is the United States of America. They don’t care for human beings.” Via cbsnews.com 6. On Israel: “Israel should withdraw from all the areas which it won from the Arabs in 1967, and in particular Israel should withdraw completely from the Golan Heights, from south Lebanon and from the West Bank.” Via jweekly.com 5. On the U.S. war with Iraq: “All that (Mr. Bush) wants is Iraqi oil.” Via cbsnews.com 4. Mandela on Castro and the Cuban revolution: “From its earliest days, the Cuban Revolution has also been a
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