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Even With Economic Crisis, President Obama is More Popular Than Ever
US News & World Report ^ | March 04, 2009 | BY Celeste Katz

Posted on 03/04/2009 3:24:39 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer

Mr. President, Americans think you're the man.

President Obama is more popular than ever, according to a new poll that shows two-thirds of the country feels "hopeful" about Obama's leadership.

Obama now has a 60% approval rating, and people feel things are looking up since he took office, according to a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll.

The percentage of those who say the country's "headed in the right direction" has skyrocketed compared to the number who felt that way before Obama took office.

Now, 41% of Americans say the country's going the right way, compared to 26% who thought so just before Obama's inauguration.

Forty-four percent of those polled still say the country's on "the wrong track" — but "given the economic conditions, pollsters expected it to be much higher," the Journal said. The survey found "a record 70%" of people very dissatisfied with the economy.

Of course, not everyone likes the new president: About 28% of those polled said they feel "doubtful" about his plans.

Most Americans still back Obama's expansive economic stimulus program, the poll found — even though a majority also feel it will help the economy only a little or possibly not at all. [snip]

(Excerpt) Read more at usnews.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2009polls; bho44; bhojobapproval; bizzaroworldpres; fail; first100days; hocuspotus
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The survey of just over 1,000 adults idiots ran from Feb. 26 to March 1 and has an margin of error of about 3%.
1 posted on 03/04/2009 3:24:39 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

In the words of Colonel Sherman Potter: “HORSE FEATHERS!!!!”


2 posted on 03/04/2009 3:26:27 PM PST by RatRipper (Opposing the leftists for my family, my friends, and for me.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
The survey of just over 1,000 adults idiots ran from Feb. 26 to March 1 and has an margin of error of about 300%.

There, fixed it more.

3 posted on 03/04/2009 3:26:43 PM PST by xcamel (The urge to save humanity is always a false front for the urge to rule it. - H. L. Mencken)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
.......according to a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll.

So the WSJ does the poll, numbers day 60% want to kick Zer0's ass to the curb, NBC news then applies the affirmative action mitigating adjustment of 20 points and VIOLA! 60% approval rating.....just like GPAs from a HBCU, gotta drop off at least a full point.

4 posted on 03/04/2009 3:28:09 PM PST by Gaffer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

They keep call the same people over and over, what do they expect?


5 posted on 03/04/2009 3:28:42 PM PST by razorback-bert (Will trade sex for ammo)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

OBAMA LIED AND THE ECONOMY DIED!


6 posted on 03/04/2009 3:29:33 PM PST by classified
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To: RatRipper
Yeah, MAJOR B.S. ALERT!!!!

"...Things are looking up..."??? WTF!

Ray Charles could see that this is a crock o chit!

7 posted on 03/04/2009 3:30:25 PM PST by skimbell
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Obama’s poll ratings are lower than Jimmy Carter's a little over a month into his presidency. By July Obama will be at 45%.
8 posted on 03/04/2009 3:32:14 PM PST by tobyhill (Obama gets no free pass from Free Republic!)
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To: xcamel

so 60% of 1000 people,

600 people think Obama is swell. whoop de do


9 posted on 03/04/2009 3:32:18 PM PST by edzo4 (NoBama 2012)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Now, 41% of Americans say the country's going the right way, compared to 26% who thought so just before Obama's inauguration.

And 59% think the country is going to hell in a hand basket and don't want to pay the mortgages of the 41%.

10 posted on 03/04/2009 3:32:42 PM PST by A message
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
two-thirds of the country who are feakin parasites feels "hopeful" about Obama's leadership
11 posted on 03/04/2009 3:34:39 PM PST by mjp (Live & let live. I don't want to live in Mexico, Marxico, or Muslimico. Statism & high taxes suck)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Here’s how they do these polls:

“Hello, who’s the dumbest person in your household? Are they home? Can I talk to them? Is your dog available?”


12 posted on 03/04/2009 3:35:33 PM PST by Peter ODonnell
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Who are they calling, San Francisco or Watts?


13 posted on 03/04/2009 3:35:40 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet ("To insist on strength is not war-mongering. It is peace-mongering." Barry Goldwater)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

All is WELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!

14 posted on 03/04/2009 3:36:21 PM PST by JennysCool (Ted Kennedy has a Knighthood. Patrick Macnee does not. Go figure.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Celeste Katz knows too many things that ain’t true.


15 posted on 03/04/2009 3:38:31 PM PST by FixitGuy (By their fruits shall ye know them!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I think in the stock market they refer to an temporary upswing before things continue going down again, as “dead cat bounce”.


16 posted on 03/04/2009 3:38:33 PM PST by kamikaze2000
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Commie propaganda.


17 posted on 03/04/2009 3:39:51 PM PST by roses of sharon (Pray Hussein fails!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
More taxes and more spending makes some people happy and Obama more popular.

"When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic." ~~~ Ben Franklin.

18 posted on 03/04/2009 3:41:25 PM PST by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The poll means just what it says and nothing more. 600 bozoes think Obambi is swell. Margin of error 3%, either way, meaning it could be 618 bozoes, or 582 bozoes and not 600 bozoes. Any questions?


19 posted on 03/04/2009 3:46:21 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Obama's ship is unsinkable!
20 posted on 03/04/2009 3:48:49 PM PST by Eye of Unk (How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain Meaning of Words! SA)
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To: Reagan Man

You might want to check the attribution on that quote. True as it is, I don’t think that Ben said those words.


21 posted on 03/04/2009 3:49:22 PM PST by RKV (He who has the guns makes the rules)
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To: Reagan Man

He will probably be the same as Clinton. He could spit on the American people and a majority will still swoon and think how wonderful he is because he cares! Forty one percent now say all of a sudden we are on the right track? Brilliant. Throughout most of Bush’s presidency that number was not that high even when the economy was doing great. Just shows what media bias and stereotypes about Republicans v. Dems can do.

60% approval is not all that high I don’t think. What was Bush’s at this point? I remember Carter’s being in the high 60s in the spring of 1977.


22 posted on 03/04/2009 3:49:32 PM PST by TNCMAXQ
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

There is now way I believe that poll.


23 posted on 03/04/2009 3:50:02 PM PST by mel
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

where’s the barf alert?


24 posted on 03/04/2009 3:56:27 PM PST by wny
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To: Oldeconomybuyer; All

NO HE’S NOT:

1.) In typical MSM fashion, this poll oversamples Democrats by almost 14 points — 7-8 points higher than it should be.

2.) REALCLEARPOLITICS (RCP) puts Obama’s average JA rating at 59.8% today . . . And, actually, his rating is even lower than that given that today’s Gallup tracking poll (which oversamples Democrats by a margin larger than NBCNews) shows Obama’s JA rating down again at 61% vs the 63% for the RCP average.
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/other/president_obama_job_approval-1044.html

3.) REMEMBER: It took the MSM/DNC/HOLLYWOOD/BIG EDUCATION machine over THREE YEARS to drive President Bush’s JA rating below 60% . . . It’s taken Obama a mere 1 1/2 months to drive his own JA rating below 60%!


25 posted on 03/04/2009 3:57:16 PM PST by DrDeb
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To: mel

he did win the election...


26 posted on 03/04/2009 4:00:01 PM PST by ari-freedom (Hail to the Dork!)
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To: RKV

The quote has been attributed to several historic figures. I’m well aware. If you drop that quote into Google, the first item mentions Ben Franklin. Oh well.


27 posted on 03/04/2009 4:00:52 PM PST by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Obama now has a 60% approval rating,

WOW, an increase from 80%!

28 posted on 03/04/2009 4:02:34 PM PST by MaxMax (RINO=RAT!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

April Fool! We sure had you going, huh?

Oops, it’s only March. Sorry.


29 posted on 03/04/2009 4:06:14 PM PST by Right Wing Assault
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To: TNCMAXQ

You calling this poll BS?

Probably involves more BS than truth.


30 posted on 03/04/2009 4:08:14 PM PST by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Most Americans still back Obama's expansive economic stimulus program, the poll found — even though a majority also feel it will help the economy only a little or possibly not at all.

Now there. Those are the kind of people they are surveying. They also said that the were going to paint their houses orange to keep away mosquitoes, even though they were absolutely sure it wouldn't work.

31 posted on 03/04/2009 4:08:21 PM PST by Right Wing Assault
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To: kamikaze2000

Actually if this was Pres Bush, the headline would of read odumbos approval plummets from 81 pct to 60 pct in the first month


32 posted on 03/04/2009 4:09:45 PM PST by italianquaker ( Something stinks in DC, oh it is just B.O)
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To: JennysCool
Obama support soars to 60%


33 posted on 03/04/2009 4:11:39 PM PST by edzo4 (NoBama 2012)
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To: italianquaker

LOL there you go looking at facts again!


34 posted on 03/04/2009 4:13:41 PM PST by SteelTrap
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

...and what are Republicans saying? Let’s hear it, guys. C’mon. You all know on the substance Hussein is in way way way over his head.

So speak up.


35 posted on 03/04/2009 4:17:22 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: ari-freedom

Election was in November, this is March, things change.


36 posted on 03/04/2009 4:21:54 PM PST by mel
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

These numbers fail to impress. Less than half think the country is headed in the right direction?


37 posted on 03/04/2009 4:27:09 PM PST by popdonnelly (I don't live my life to gain the approval of liberals and leftists.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

No, he is not.


38 posted on 03/04/2009 4:30:23 PM PST by LiberConservative
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To: RatRipper

Know several Intel engineers who supported Obama and had Obama bumper stickers on their cars.

Not anymore.


39 posted on 03/04/2009 4:35:16 PM PST by Hoosier-Daddy ("It does no good to be a super power if you have to worry what the neighbors think." BuffaloJack)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

So this is a poll of people who have no investments, no job and no real prospects for participating in capitalism?


40 posted on 03/04/2009 4:35:32 PM PST by NoControllingLegalAuthority
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To: Hoosier-Daddy
Know several Intel engineers who supported Obama and had Obama bumper stickers on their cars. Not anymore.

Send them a bill for all your investment losses since the election.

41 posted on 03/04/2009 4:38:14 PM PST by NoControllingLegalAuthority
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

error about 30%!!
Everytime he talks two things happen
1-stock market tanks
2-his popularity falls.
Things are going to turn out way different than bambi thinks.


42 posted on 03/04/2009 4:39:24 PM PST by genghis
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To: xcamel

You should be a professional editor. LOL!!


43 posted on 03/04/2009 4:40:35 PM PST by maxter (Give today a chance. Enjoy.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Mr. President, Americans think you're the man.

Nobody can spend money like him!

44 posted on 03/04/2009 4:48:46 PM PST by An Old Man (Use it up, Wear it out, Make it do, or Do without.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

They surveyed a dozen prisons.

Does anyone still read this magazine? It has not been accurate or objective in decades.


45 posted on 03/04/2009 5:41:47 PM PST by 1010RD (First Do No Harm)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

no he is not


46 posted on 03/04/2009 5:42:11 PM PST by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys--Reagan and Bush)
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To: A message
Now, 41% of Americans say the country's going the right way, compared to 26% who thought so just before Obama's inauguration.

So since November the economy has grown progressively worse and 41% say that is the right way?

Either they are masochists, idiots or Austrian economists. As Austrian's they know that more of Obama's policies will destroy the economy. Right in this case would mean correct given the policies implemented and professed to date.

47 posted on 03/04/2009 5:45:17 PM PST by 1010RD (First Do No Harm)
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To: DrDeb

Thanks for the insights.


48 posted on 03/04/2009 5:47:06 PM PST by 1010RD (First Do No Harm)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Just this evening I received a poll call.
When it got to the “Do you approve of Obama....Press 4 for strongly disapprove” I pressed 4 repeatedly.
They hung up on me!
Most fun I had all day.


49 posted on 03/04/2009 7:12:31 PM PST by bog trotter
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To: mel

things change but people do give the new guy a chance for a while.


50 posted on 03/04/2009 11:52:20 PM PST by ari-freedom (Hail to the Dork!)
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