Skip to comments.OBAMA’S RATINGS WILL CONTINUE TO FALL: LOOK OUT BELOW!
Posted on 08/18/2011 11:21:22 AM PDT by Signalman
President Obama may well come to look back at the summer of 2011 as the halcyon days of high approval ratings despite his current 39-54 negative job approval in the Gallup Poll. The indications are that his ratings will continue to crater and are likely to drop even lower .and then lower again.
Underlying his overall job approval rating is his approval rating, in the Gallup Poll, on specific issues. These internals suggest that even more trouble is ahead for the beleaguered president. On the economy the central issue now by far only 26% approve of the job he is doing while 71% disapprove. This rating of 26-71 contrasts with his 37-60 rating on the economy by Gallup as recently as May. When a president drops like that, he is in real trouble.
On job creation, Obama wins the approval of only 29% and the disapproval of 65% and on the federal deficit, he gets only 24% approval and 71% disapproval.
In fact, only on the generic issue of fighting terrorism does Obama score in positive territory, 53-40, in the wake of bin Ladens killing. On Afghanistan, he gets negative ratings of 38-55 and on foreign policy in general, he draws negatives of 42-51.
Even on the traditionally Democratic issue of education, voters disapprove of Obamas performance by 41-50. The import of the education reforms in states like New Jersey, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Florida and Wisconsin all initiated by Republican governors is that the Republicans are beginning to capture the education issue away from the Democrats.
So what is holding Obamas overall job approval up at 39%? Not much. A residual personal favorability and a positive, friendly image are about all that are keeping his job approval from dropping into the 20s along with his rating on handling the only issue the country cares about. It is just a matter of time before his ratings drop into the mid and low thirties and possibly even lower.
With no economic improvement on the horizon and no clear Republican candidate to attack, Obama is likely to sink ever deeper into the abyss, so far that he will find it impossible to climb out when the actual fall election is upon us. The handwriting is on the wall in the form of his dismal poll ratings on the economy.
Unfortunately, usually when I watch or read Dick Morris, he ends up being wrong. Hopefully he is right this time. I do enjoy listening to him bash Hillary and Bill.
2012: It’s the economy because of stupid.
Yup, and that handwriting says FUBO GTFO!
I predict a 2 point bounce since he won’t be on his “lecture tour” for a week.
FUBO GTFO 2012 !
Buh Buh B.O.- only 445 days to go until we get a REAL President.
I think his fall is largely due to having revealed his true character.
It frightens us to find that our president is a loser, making juvenile excuses for his numerous failures. He refuses to take responsibility for anything. He purports to be a uniter while being ruthless with all who don’t agree with him. His narcissism is at once irritating and embarrassing to those who supported him.
He’s a mental lightweight, revealed in his incessant political stumbles and bumbles. Obama seems to be channeliing his inner energizer bunny-aimlessly, incessantly beating his own drum, when a little humility would go a long way.
He’s crooked and untrustworthy, and that’s what liberals think about him.
He’s become an embarrassment to blacks, who placed so much hope in him. They’ll soon want him off the stage.
We need an election where the Republican candidate is a proven small government, pro-business candidate. Possible candidates in this group are Paul Ryan and Chris Christie. The public should be presented with a choice of philosophies and not personalities. The proper candidate will engage young people, women, blacks, and other minorities in a way they have never been engaged before. The choice will be between limited government and a prosperous private sector compared with a HUGE government with total control over the private sector. Even a small number of previously unthinking lemmings who might flip over to intelligence and reason could cause the demoocRAT coalition to crash for decades. Most of the damage brought on by Roosevelt, Johnson, Carter, Clinton, and Obama could be totally reversed. Republicans can not afford to be represented by a mere politician.
We can not let this opportunity pass. This election could change America forever.
But look on the bright side
he has such a lovely wife who is a fashion icon, master gardener, world traveler and goodwill ambassador, and a nationally prominent nutritionist, too ...
Now that’s a good one!
Keep in mind,
Both Morris and the Clintons have made each other a LOT of money.
That was going to be my first question. Does anyone have a score card on Dick being right?
So when does the Nobel Committee call and ask for their prize back? :-)
So when does his village call to ask for their idiot back?
Kenya doesn’t want him, they’re spreading the rumor that he was really born in HI after all. Indonesia is pretnding they don’t know who he is.
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