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Pending passage of Senate bill crushing Obama's approval rating

A spectacular crash in President Obama's approval ratings has occurred in the days following the defeat of a Republican filibuster against the health care reform bill in the Senate according to Rasmussen Reports:

For the second straight day, the update shows the highest level of Strong Disapproval yet recorded for this President. The negative rating had never topped 42% before yesterday. However, it has risen dramatically since the Senate found 60 votes to move forward with the proposed health care reform legislation. Twenty-five percent (25%) of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Forty-six percent (46%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -21. That's the lowest Approval Index rating yet recorded for this President.

These numbers are particularly foreboding for Obama because Rasmussen focuses on likely voters, not just the average person on the street. Furthermore, this assessment of strong support or disapproval has shown to be more reliable over long periods of time because such opinions tend not to change much once established. The level of strong disapproval for this President at this point in time is truly staggering.


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You think his a approval ra... (Below threshold)
TexBob:

You think his a approval rating is low now, wait till he signs this abortion of a bill.

Obama will hit dirt and keep digging.

The only "bounce" the Democ... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

The only "bounce" the Democrats will get from this is the "bounce" they're going to get out of office.

The American people have go... (Below threshold)
Michael:

The American people have gotten their common sense back.

I don't think this matters ... (Below threshold)
Hank:

I don't think this matters to BarryO.
I think he's got his sights set on being the leader of the world via the UN.

Staggering? Not to me.... (Below threshold)
bobdog:

Staggering? Not to me.

There is a reason Democrats are jamming this Obamacare thing through. Obama still thinks Americans, deep down, really WANT "free healthcare", principally because he only listens to people who agree with him.

He thinks there's something wrong with the polls. It's the racists, the damnrepublicans, the special interests, Wall Street bankers, the Aryans and militias, Fox News and them Teabaggers who are all out to get him. It never dawns on him that even Democrats are giving him the angry finger. It never occurs to him that he might be wrong. He never considers that he won't be able to deliver another Golden Speech and change the harsh reality that he has squandered his political capital faster than any president in history.

When this monstrosity passes in the middle of the night before Christmas, oozing payoffs and special deals, he will proudly and disingenuously declare "Victory is OURS!"

I still remember Nixon declaring "victory" in Vietnam, right before he pulled the rug out from under our troops.

Nobody was fooled then, and nobody will be fooled now.

So 25% of Alinski supporter... (Below threshold)
914:

So 25% of Alinski supporters are communists.

Barrius Seizer is going to try and grab more liberties before His worthless ass is spanked out of office along with the rest of the Senate red thug trash!

the goal is to pass this ab... (Below threshold)
Justrand:

the goal is to pass this abortion NOW...and then spend all 2010 pretending to be excellent "Stewards" of the budget!! Deficit HAWKS!! Yup, that the NEW clothing the Emporer is gonna put on.

Stay awake, America...cause 2010 is our LAST SHOT!

House Dems are retiring, on... (Below threshold)
Michael:

House Dems are retiring, one switches to the GOP...the wheels are coming off!

"...one switches to the GOP... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

"...one switches to the GOP...."

It's called "survival mode". The smart ones can see it coming. The Kool Aid drinkers are still tripping out. They have no idea what's going to hit them in 2010.

My understanding is that th... (Below threshold)
DaveD:

My understanding is that they will begin to collect taxes on this monstrosity before the actual bureaucracy is in place. Correct me if I'm wrong. However, if that is indeed the case, it appears to me that Barry can look like a deficit hawk while he collects all these funds early to pad the deficit. Alternatively, he's simply a liar and will use these taxes to feed some other program before the healthcare program is in full implementation.

Poor Barry. Gee, I wonder w... (Below threshold)
Les Nessman:

Poor Barry. Gee, I wonder why his approval rating is so low. He may delay another extravagant vacation.

"WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama may delay his year-end Hawaiian vacation to remain in Washington as a bill to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system makes its way through the U.S. Senate, the White House said on Tuesday."

How many costly trips has he taken already?

Obammy the Jug-Eared Douche... (Below threshold)
apb:

Obammy the Jug-Eared Douche - worst President, EVAH!

It's fun to watch the numb-nut 'true believers' start to sober up. It's up to the citizenry to determine that our representation in DC is garbage, and every last POS in the House and Senate ought to be tarred and feathered.

That should go double for my state's big Dick in the Senate - Durbin.

The Dems are serenely saili... (Below threshold)

The Dems are serenely sailing along secure in their (inaccurate) belief that they will be forgiven anything they do to screw over our nation so long as the great unwashed with their hands out get lots of goodies like free health care (which they're already receiving thank you very much). It's all a gigantic, dishonest shell game and one that is going to blow up in their duplicitous and amoral faces err long!

Justrand and DaveD hit the ... (Below threshold)
_Mike_:

Justrand and DaveD hit the nail on the head.

Since the taxes from this bill take affect now but the service (&cost) won't start for several years, Obama's plan is to start talking about deficits next year then... magically.. as the receipts for the new healthcare tax come in, he announces how he's reducing the budget shortfall just in time for Nov'10.

It's a good scam.

just in time for ... (Below threshold)
jwehman:
just in time for Nov'10

Not just '10 either, but '12, since the health care benefits don't begin actualizing costs until '14.

"...one switches to the GOP... (Below threshold)
Gmac:

"...one switches to the GOP..."

Parker Griffin switched parties and it will not matter because he's pissed off all the conservatives here. He' will also face primary opposition here as well and I can safely say I'll never vote for him.

I said it before and I'll say it again, the Democrats have sown the seeds of their party's destruction with this bill.

Couldn't happen to a nicer ... (Below threshold)

Couldn't happen to a nicer guy!

Uh, what if Barry decides t... (Below threshold)
Victory is Mao's:

Uh, what if Barry decides to start a war. Then you warmongering racists who are most critical of him now will have to support him. Hell, you damn fools will probably sign up to fight it. JERK on that LEASH, Mr. President, they are YOUR bitches!

Check and mate, neocon filth!

Peace.

The mighty OBAMASES and the... (Below threshold)
Flu-Bird:

The mighty OBAMASES and the imperial senate are hammering another nail into their coffins of relection GREAT NEWS

"Check and mate, neocon ... (Below threshold)
914:

"Check and mate, neocon filth!

Peace"

You funny Mao


I know Your being sarcastic but Barrabus has already started a war.. And its against this Country. Not His own. And He is sure as hell not going to win.

He already started a war, M... (Below threshold)
VagaBond:

He already started a war, Mao. It's a war on the middle class. When he spoke of war overseas, he told everyone how he hated to use the word "win", but, in this case, he will relish it.




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