President Obama’s approval rating has dropped to one of the lowest levels in two years. Since the government shutdown Tuesday, Obama’s approval rating has slipped 3 percentage points to 41 percent, while his disapproval went up to 52 percent, according to Gallup’s daily numbers. Reuters also polled a 41 percent approval rating in the same time period. Rasmussen Reports said he had 46 percent approval, and Fox News recorded it at 45 percent. Gallup hasn´t recorded that low an approval rating for Obama since 2011. The pollster´s surveys in September showed 44 percent approved of the president’s job. The federal
Should be much lower. I think the polling companies have all felt the pressure from this administration, so they lie and enhance the figures to avoid a visit from the most brutal collection agency in the world.
Without the continual propping up by a sycophantic media, Obama would be at best in the low 20s, with support limited to card carrying Communists, welfare recipients, Hollywood imbeciles, and college professors.
If the GOP does not stand tough on this issue while the polls show the weakness of public support for el Presidente and his takeover of more of the economy then the party is finished.
This time the GOP must forget that they are adults and quit priding themselves in the fact. Give themselves a new mandate to stand for something-something once given away will take much more effort to get back.
If they cave in the name of anything other than a continuing resolution they cause their own demise and the country´s. The Four D´s. A demander demands. Choices are to defer, defect or declare. Deferring is what obaMao and his pop press aids seek. No way we say.
So if we aren´t going to defect by throwing things, honking at barricades, creating emergencies that need government action, then we must declare. Congress GOP has tried that but the Great OZ says "No". So we must declare and declare to the newspeople, the Congress and to the Only Force and Power worth seeking and can really help us but in a different tone and mood of course. So how to get there? Closet oneself?
Obama expected his approval rate to soar higher, not plummet lower. A three percent drop in three days is a disaster. It also shows that his petulance, meanness and all-for-politics-screw-the-people mindset is increasingly offensive.
He doesn´t care - he hates the America that exists, and he promised in 2008 that he would fundamentally change our country. He has no connection to America, except for his slatternly mother´s sexual escapades.
The "progressives" I know personally all still worship Dear Leader. They worship him because he enabled them to vote for an anti-American black socialist and thus feel good about their needy, progressive selves. That´s not going to change, and they will project that same neediness onto whoever the next ridiculous Democrat candidate for president is. I don´t see 41% as any problem for His Majesty, since his "approval" was never, and will never be tied to any actual performance.
Just watched Hannity (Friday night) with the "best and brightest" from Universities etc. and found that the young Dems were as pro Obama as ever, with all their own stats and theories and yes, even George Bush barbs. No matter what contrasting (and correct from neutral sources) figures and theories were advanced, these best and brightest had NO problems with Obama´s record.......don´t confuse them with the facts! I find the same with my Democratic, well educated adult friends, but they skim over anything negative re: Obama, or just pay no attention at all. So I am convinced that if we have an eventual economic collapse they STILL will blame anything but Obama.......they just seem to NEED to close their eyes.
Obamatrons don´t care. The ones I work with-the dearest sweetest people on this earth-and very knowledgeable about medical and insurance issues (and very hard-working). This is the week of the new TV dramas and there are new characters and plots to be sorted out. Republicans who didn´t vote for Romney sure proved their moral greatness.
The troubling thing about this blind allegiance is that it is so dangerous. When people ignore reality in order to support a political philosophy then we have a serious problem in this country. Ignoring Obama´s pettiness and spitefulness in the decision to close the WWII memorial, is a clear indication that these folks have gone from enthusiastically supporting Obama to worshiping him. The division in this country is reaching a tipping point and I believe it is one that Obama has worked hard for and wants to see happen. Only an evil heart could work toward such a result.
As usual, Odumbdumb ha overplayed his hand. It´s obvious that he is too busy using this to score cheap political points rather than trying to negotiate a solution. It stinks, and everyone can smell it.
Up 4 on Fox, down 4 on Gallup, holding steady on Rasmussen; the most parsimonious explanation for the ´drop´ is sampling error. Meanwhile look at the internals in Fox: Boehner at 22 and Ted Cruz is upside down already, except of course in he bubble. Obama´s RCP average has dropped a whopping 6 points in 2013, scandals and all. We´re winning alright-in the same alternative universe where Mittens was winning in 2012 because polls were ´skewed´ DEMS + 6. s/o
Wait a minute, wait a minute, hold the phone. If his approval was lower in 2011, then what has made it go up since then? Things have only gotten worse in every way - most assuredly more and more people are losing their full-time (40 hrs.week) jobs. I have a neighbor who had three part-time jobs just to make ends meet and she recently lost one of them! That neighbor´s son is a doctor! Something about these polls doesn´t make sense!
Please excuse a second post - I meant to comment on #14´s comment. I watched Hannity´s program last night with the college students. I was alarmed and horrified because I couldn´t believe that these young people were so blind!
Schools have really done these young minds a disservice - they would have been perfect for the "Hitler Youth Corp" organization. My god, those kids could be convinced to "rat" on their parents if they felt their parents ridiculed Dear Leader.
There is only one college I know of where kids will get Truth and that is in my former home state - Michigan - at Hillsdale College. I know that Hillsdale is "planting" other colleges in other states, but it may be too late to turn the tide. The Ivy League has done its "dirty work" along with the Big Ten and other large unions of state- run universities.
The only people who approve of this buffoon are those who may share his skin color or are too brain dead to realize that there is a finite end to the free lunches. They don´t know who he is, what he´s done and where they are going to get their handouts once the economy has crashed. One day all of the obamaphones are going to stop functioning and then the riots will begin.
Aww isn´t that sad and alarming ? 41 percent or any number above 0 mans there are actual Americans who still believe that Obama is a sane person and actually cares about anything or person other than himself
I never pay much attention to such polls because of the Obama disconnect: Too many people remain so in love with the idea of black president that they refuse to connect the man to his policies. They continue to say they support Obama but what they really support is a self image as someone who is educated and enlightened.
#1, I think it is lower, but with all the massaging and lying for Obama in the media, they have been able to cover for him up until now.
I think we are seeing the beginning of the end of the covering up for Obama. There is only so much cover the media can give to corruption before it explodes out into the light of day. We just have to have the patience to wait it out. What comes out will not be pretty to look at either.
It sits at 41% because of the sycophant media. They did all they could do to lower GWBs approval rating, and have done even MORE to inflate the resident commie´s. if I´m not mistaken, did Evan Thomas not admit a few years back that the "media" was good for adding at least 15 points to a commiiecrat´s approval rating? My guess is that this fraud has about a 25% approval rating. What really bothers me is that half of my own family, who do not live their lives like socialistic/comunists, voted for him. I was accused by one of the of being a racist because I didn´t vote for him. It´s what it all boils down to for the indoctrinated, brainwashed, politically correctED masses; skin color.
I think he has overplayed his filthy hand. When his disgusting failure to scare and intimidate third world countries with harsh rhetoric and threats of punishment failed, he should have shut his pie hole.
Then Putin stepped up and sucker punched him and made him look like the worlds biggest sissy. Then he sent out Jon Carry (who was in Viet Nam) to cover his backside. Carry had to read a travel book to find Syria. At the end of that chapter, both looked like fools.
Then he made a speech to the UN where that funny looking man in robes from Iran ate his lunch, followed by Netanyahu who made them both look like fools. Now he is punishing Vets, people who work and pay taxes, and threatening to stop Social Security checks. He shouldn´t be messing with seniors.
I just read the headline on Drudge - the cultist admirer´s clan of their Dear leader don´t know what party he claims to belong to. Huh ?. Is America this so far out of touch with reality?. Now I´m scared.
High low? Who cares? It´s speculative % at best. All that matters is the realization that Benghazi is the Diane Sawyer TV media actors cover up of all time, that Communist medicine got its shaky start this month, that the IRS is a proven tyranny auditing Dr Ben Carson, our wounded vets and their families are getting horrifying care, the uncredentialed president wants to give credentials to 30 or 40 million uncredentialed illegal alien invaders, mass killing events (ops) keep happining on schedule to give communists like Feinstein and Schumer the instant opportunity to scream out gun confiscation, total people control, Most hard working families work through August for the government, start working for themselves only at the end of the year, the Federal debt keeps going up and will collapse us all. Sponsors and their lobbyists, all who pay for the networks to create network fear and protect the crimes of Congress, are never in the news, never criticized. They pay to create damage.
When more than 80% of the population believes that the government controls the people instead of the other way around, opinion polls- and elections for that matter-have no meaning. An opinion poll taken at the neighborhood day care center would be about as valid.
Excuse the double post for a bit of history from Gallup´s site: "A majority of Americans, 57%, say they now view President Obama more negatively as a result of the shutdown, while 28% see him more positively. By contrast, during the December 1995 shutdown, 49% of Americans viewed Clinton more negatively and 35% more positively. Clinton´s overall approval rating would tumble to 42% by the end of the 1995-96 shutdown, but rebounded later in 1996, when he was re-elected." Now Barry cannot be re-elected. But there is another Clinton that CAN be elected. Be very afraid.
These ´approval polls´ lump together those who disapprove because Zippy´s too Marxist with those who disapprove because they believe he´s not Marxist enough. By its very nature the approval poll is absolutely useless, because it is fundamentally ambiguous.
The American people didn´t care one polling point when Ear Leader abandoned our citizens to be killed in Benghazi but now that he has made a complete vindictive ass of himself by closing down tourist sites and pushing World War II vets around, maybe, just maybe they will pay a little more attention.
With results this high, I think the current classification of "American people" and what makes up the polling sample are not what they used to be. Thirty years ago, a brainless dufus like obama would not have made it even close to national office, except maybe as White House kitchen help.
Give it a rest, Bric-a-Brac! Face it! Your sell-by date expired years ago. There are so many worthwhile things you could be doing now instead of that ‘fundamentally transforming’ routine of yours. By the way, over the past five years, has even one media kiss-up asked you what you meant by those words? “Fundamentally Transforming?” And if so, did you have an answer? And if you did, what was it?
Times up! Just as I thought. You don’t know either!
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