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Obama's Approval Ratings Hit New Lows

According to Gallup, President Obama's approval ratings are now 51% approve, 41% disapprove. That's down from 68% approve, 12% disapprove on Jan. 21.

Update: John Hinderaker highlights data that puts the drop in historical context, and it's not good news for Obama.



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Want to bet they go even lo... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

Want to bet they go even lower as he continues to push "his plan" for Health Care Reform?

From Gallup's web site thes... (Below threshold)
jim m:

From Gallup's web site these appear to be polls of adults which means that the polling where it counts (likely voters) is going to be even worse since that group skews more conservative regardless of the polling agency.

Furthermore, the Gallup pol... (Below threshold)
Alan Orfi:

Furthermore, the Gallup poll is using "Americans" in this poll. This includes a number of non-voters who are more supportive of Obama. When only "likely voters" are used in a more accurate poll such as Rasmussen, the latest approval rating is only 47% with 51% opposed. The "likely voter" polls are always more reliable and even more so when a "personally popular" president is in office.

It is true that lies work.<... (Below threshold)
jim:

It is true that lies work.

Tell enough people that he was born in Kenya and is forming death panels, and some people will believe it.

Jim -This reflects... (Below threshold)
jim m:

Jim -

This reflects dissatisfaction with the pork barrel in the stimulus bill, The bloated budget, the expected taxes coming with Cap and Trade, the prevarication over the health care bill (can I keep my insurance when page 16 says that new enrollments will be prohibited? probably not if I change jobs).

The resistance to Obamacare is the same as it was 16 years ago with HillaryCare. People don't want government getting involved in their health care. They are generically in favor of the government making it easier for people who don;t have insurance to get it. Yet people are less inclined about that if they sense that they will see their own health care plans jeopardized.

And don't even go there about 29% of Republicans believing that Obama was born outside he US when 35% of Dems believe that Bush was in on 9/11.

Statistically speaking that makes Dems crazier by outside the margin of error.

Worst. President. Ever.... (Below threshold)
Clay:

Worst. President. Ever.

It is true that lies wor... (Below threshold)
iwogisdead:

It is true that lies work.

Right. It's got nothing to do with the absurd stimulus bill or Obama's [not quite so] veiled attempt to thrust the country into a distasteful and completely unworkable single payer health plan. It's got nothing to do with the fact that the President, who swore to uphold the whole Constitution, told his opponents to stop talking.

It's got nothing to do with the fact that he doesn't have any idea about what his ideas are.

The fact that this clown doesn't understand any basic protocol or who our traditional allies are? That's not it. His criticism of honest police officers doing their job? That's not it either.

No, it's none of these things [and so much more that I don't have time to type]: It's the lies.

Peddle your bullshit somewhere else.

Carter gets happier every d... (Below threshold)
Kathy:

Carter gets happier every day.

When the left is willing to admit that Obama's polls are this low, subtract five.

I'm sure it's the 'lies' about him. Could not be that every thing he has done since he was given the reins is an abject failure. Nah. Couldn't be his ham-handed draconian approach to dissent. Nah. Unemployment? Nah. Failed stimulus? Nah. Horrendous jokes about unplugging grandma? Nah. Gatesgate? Nah. His revelations about tonsil-hating pediatricians and foot-whacking surgeons? Nah.

It's the lies.... LOL. I'm shocked that they can skew the numbers THIS high.

Maybe he'll go on TV again, that way America can go from disapproval and discontent to contempt even faster.

While we're on the subject:... (Below threshold)
jim m:

While we're on the subject:

It's got nothing to do with reneging on his promise to post bills online prior to Congress voting on them.

It's got nothing to do with firing an Inspector General for doing his job.

It's got nothing to do with supporting a tin hat dictator in Honduras that was ousted, not n a military coup, but by the democratic operation of their Supreme Court and Congress.

It's got nothing to do with sitting idly by and listening to dictators trash the United States and never defending our nations honor.

It's got nothing to do with the snubbing of the president of France, the President of Russia, and the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and the Queen of England with his "intelligent" foreign policy.

It's got nothing to do with putting his daughters in private school and shutting off the same opportunities for families in DC.

It's got nothing to do with advocating is public option and then saying that he won't let his family be part of it.

It's got nothing to do with appointing countless, unaccountable czars, yet neglecting to fill badly needed positions that require Senate confirmation (by a filibuster proof senate no less).

It's got nothing to do with a half assed policy toward the auto manufacturers and a disastrous Cash for Clunkers program that is already looking like the first $1B ended up in the pockets of bureaucrats.

It's got nothing to do with crack pot technology czars advocating eugenics.

No. It's got nothing to do with that.

"It is true that lies work.... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

"It is true that lies work.
Tell enough people that he was born in Kenya and is forming death panels, and some people will believe it."

What's the matter jim? The MSM not backing your man enough? Maybe an executive order from THE ONE, "You will give me high approval ratings". Something like that jim?

Remember Fat Ass Michael Moore telling the French "Friends tell you the truth, even when it hurts!"

Well, jim. Obama sucks!

I will be ordering a stack ... (Below threshold)

I will be ordering a stack of these for my cars and for "stocking stuffers":
http://bumperstickers.cafepress.com/item/lol-obama-sticker-bumper/392049541

LOL!!

His wife isn't very pretty ... (Below threshold)
Joe:

His wife isn't very pretty either when you take a close look. Just like Obama, the more you understand him the less you like him...

Buffett wants his "unhuman"... (Below threshold)
914_62:

Buffett wants his "unhuman" computer mismanaged fool to send him a kickback.

jim m:Nicely done, m... (Below threshold)
iwogisdead:

jim m:
Nicely done, my friend.

Thank you. You're very kin... (Below threshold)
jim m:

Thank you. You're very kind.

So, that must mean His diss... (Below threshold)
the Doorjam guy!:

So, that must mean His dissapproval ratings are downright spectulas??

Who woulda thunk

POOL'S CLOSED.... (Below threshold)
James Cloninger:

POOL'S CLOSED.

It is true that lies wor... (Below threshold)
James Cloninger:

It is true that lies work.

Tell enough people that 9/11 was an inside job, and the turkey was plastic, and some people will believe it.

Fixed

Get this, Obama's approval ... (Below threshold)
Mac Lorry:

Get this, Obama's approval numbers are lower that those of George W. Bush at this point in their respective terms. Obama is at 54 while Bush was at 56. When the left starts to abandon Obama for expanding the war in Afghanistan we'll see some new historically low approval numbers.

Could any body out there re... (Below threshold)
mag:

Could any body out there refresh my memory. Years ago before Hillary and Obama and after Medicare, there was another health care paying scheme the Congress was trying to put through. It was something like the "wealthy" paying for the poor's insurance. I don't remember the details, but there was a big (not as big now) but big out cry from the "wealthy" that said NO WAY...and it never got off the ground.
I don't remember the details or exactly the year, but I do remember the roar of the "wealthy".

We all knew his inexperienc... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

We all knew his inexperience would reveal itself. He is losing for the first time and he doesn't know how to respond. So he blames the citizens of not getting it. Being Nazi's. ww

Great post jim m (no 9).</p... (Below threshold)
Hank:

Great post jim m (no 9).

As to Obama's poll numbers...
Incredible, really, when you consider the MSM is his biggest cheerleader. With any luck, this also indicates their influence and approval ratings are going down the tubes.

Must be time to release more Bush memo's or run another gitmo story.

Time for a show trial where... (Below threshold)
JustRuss:

Time for a show trial where they bring Bush and his "cronies" in for HUGE congressional hearings that mean absolutely nothing. Oh and then they need to put someone in prison to be shown "doing something".

Well, if as Tom Ridge says,... (Below threshold)
hyperbolist:

Well, if as Tom Ridge says, Bush et al did use terror alerts for political purposes, what do you think ought to be done about it, Russ?

(You brought it up, so don't say I'm trying to change the subject.)

. .you haven't really kept ... (Below threshold)
Ryan:

. .you haven't really kept up any more in depth reading on that Ridge story, have you? It shows.




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