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Pew poll: Obama's public support is eroding
McClatchy ^ | March 16, 2009 | Steven Thomma

Posted on 03/16/2009 11:13:46 AM PDT by Zakeet

A new poll by the independent Pew Research Center for the People & the Press has found that President Barack Obama's popular support is eroding, with his approval rating dropping below 60 percent.

"President Barack Obama's approval rating has slipped, as a growing number of Americans see him listening more to his party's liberals than to its moderates, and many voice opposition to some of his key economic proposals," the Pew Center concluded.

Its new survey finds Obama's approval rating falling to 59 percent from 64 percent in February. It also finds the ranks of Americans who disapprove of the president's job performance rising, to 26 percent from 17 percent.

Among those who registered a jump in disapproval were Republicans, up 15 percentage points, and independents, up 13 points, Pew found.

The survey was taken among 1,308 adults last Monday through Thursday and has an error margin of plus or minus 3 percentage points.

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The Pew poll is the latest finding that the president has lost some support as he's started to flesh out his governing agenda.

A McClatchy-Ipsos poll last week found his approval rating dropping from 69 percent to 65 percent. An average of six public polls in the last few weeks — Pew, Gallup, Rasmussen, McClatchy-Ipsos, Newsweek and Fox — put Obama's approval rating at 60.3 percent.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2009polls; approval; bho44; bhojobapproval; first100days; obama; pew; poll
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For some reason, most people are starting to believe I'm a liberal.

1 posted on 03/16/2009 11:13:47 AM PDT by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

So the Republic still works, a little.


2 posted on 03/16/2009 11:15:41 AM PDT by 1010RD (First Do No Harm)
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“Adults” in a Pew poll. #s are much worse...


3 posted on 03/16/2009 11:15:46 AM PDT by eureka! (Elections have consequences, boy howdy. *sigh*)
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To: Zakeet

Please continue...don’t worry about the stock market folks...just keep those numbers diving...he needs to go.


4 posted on 03/16/2009 11:16:25 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Zakeet

The MSM will still spin this as high approval, however, I heard that Jimmy Carter started his term above 70% approval, and GW2 was above 60%.


5 posted on 03/16/2009 11:16:41 AM PDT by fightin bronco (All animals are equal, except some animals are more equal than others)
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To: Zakeet
Photobucket

Who turn my teleprompter upside down:-()

6 posted on 03/16/2009 11:18:12 AM PDT by geo40xyz (BE PREPARED: Geo The Engineer says its HUSSEIN & the MSM fault for next 4 years:-))
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To: Zakeet

The media is still in the tank for Hussein.


7 posted on 03/16/2009 11:18:29 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Zakeet

This can’t be right. Gallup has him at 112% approval rating.


8 posted on 03/16/2009 11:18:52 AM PDT by jennyjenny
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To: fightin bronco

I just saw an article today saying 2 out of 3 approve of the job Obama is doing.

LIARS!


9 posted on 03/16/2009 11:19:03 AM PDT by a real Sheila (Obama's FAILURE is the only chance the U.S. has for SURVIVAL!)
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To: geo40xyz

Man, that is FUNNY. did u make that??!


10 posted on 03/16/2009 11:19:06 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: geo40xyz

That is LOL funny.

Regarding the slipping numbers, I just want to say to those who were duped, “so the rest of us weren’t telling stories, were we?!”


11 posted on 03/16/2009 11:19:13 AM PDT by TNCMAXQ
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To: Zakeet

That's racist!

12 posted on 03/16/2009 11:19:21 AM PDT by Purrcival (Proud to share my birthday with President Reagan)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
No, lifted it from a fellow FR’er......
13 posted on 03/16/2009 11:20:58 AM PDT by geo40xyz (BE PREPARED: Geo The Engineer says its HUSSEIN & the MSM fault for next 4 years:-))
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To: geo40xyz

Obama’s teleprompter will be deeply saddened.


14 posted on 03/16/2009 11:21:53 AM PDT by Tarpon (It's a common fact, one can't be liberal and rational at the same time.)
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To: geo40xyz

CREEPY!


15 posted on 03/16/2009 11:22:05 AM PDT by a real Sheila (Obama's FAILURE is the only chance the U.S. has for SURVIVAL!)
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To: Zakeet
For some reason, most people are starting to believe I'm a Liberal.

NO, You are not a Liberal, You are Natural Born Lying Commie, Born & Bred.

16 posted on 03/16/2009 11:23:06 AM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: Zakeet

Pew is a Democrat-leaning polling outfit. If Pew is starting to show erosion, then things are not well in Obamaland.


17 posted on 03/16/2009 11:23:48 AM PDT by St. Louis Conservative
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To: Zakeet

The economy may be in a free fall. Wall Street investors may be scared off. Small business owners may be avoiding making any large investments. And the hotel and convention business is in the tank.

But Obama sure has some great pecs, doesn’t he?


18 posted on 03/16/2009 11:23:49 AM PDT by earlJam
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To: geo40xyz; Recovering_Democrat

Here’s a teleprompter editorial cartoon that cracked me up:

http://www.ibdeditorials.com/IMAGES/cartoons/toon031209.gif

I posted it directly a couple of times, but it was a “violation”.


19 posted on 03/16/2009 11:24:18 AM PDT by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
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To: a real Sheila

Thats true, fat a-s Michelle and one of his daughters


20 posted on 03/16/2009 11:25:04 AM PDT by italianquaker ( Something stinks in DC, oh it is just B.O)
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To: a real Sheila
This had a bad word in it, but I took it out:


21 posted on 03/16/2009 11:25:26 AM PDT by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
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To: Zakeet

'Hi, I'm here to impose Energy taxes, Carbon Cap and Trade Taxes and Social Security Taxes on Small businesses. I'm sure this will Stimulate Small business to hire new workers they can't afford.'

/SARCASM OFF

22 posted on 03/16/2009 11:26:12 AM PDT by sr4402
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To: Texas Fossil

He’s a lying Commie, Born and bred—but he’s not natural born (at least in the USA).


23 posted on 03/16/2009 11:27:20 AM PDT by thethirddegree
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To: a real Sheila

I hope all the independents and rinos that voted for him have massive hangovers. I hope they feel intense shame, falling for that hustlers smooth talking pickup lines, only to be used and abused.


24 posted on 03/16/2009 11:27:20 AM PDT by catbertz
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To: Zakeet

Democrats are still sucking the 0bama Kool-Ade, though.


25 posted on 03/16/2009 11:27:51 AM PDT by Post Toasties (Conservatives allow the guilty to be executed but Lefties insist that the innocent be executed.)
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To: St. Louis Conservative

I was polled by them recently and the caller questioned whether I was really serious about wanting oil drilling here in the U.S. - they definitely try to lead the pollee if they don’t get the answer they want.


26 posted on 03/16/2009 11:28:05 AM PDT by Citizen Soldier (Made in USA and proud of it.)
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To: St. Louis Conservative

I was polled by them recently and the caller questioned whether I was really serious about wanting oil drilling here in the U.S. - they definitely try to lead the pollee if they don’t get the answer they want.


27 posted on 03/16/2009 11:29:10 AM PDT by Citizen Soldier (Made in USA and proud of it.)
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To: Post Toasties
Photobucket

Have another drink you.......

28 posted on 03/16/2009 11:29:41 AM PDT by geo40xyz (BE PREPARED: Geo The Engineer says its HUSSEIN & the MSM fault for next 4 years:-))
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To: 1010RD

I believe he knows it still works and he also knew his numbers would fall. That is why he is attempting to install all his ideas before the numbers hit rock bottom. Get so many things going at one time and get them going fast before anyone has time to see what he is doing.


29 posted on 03/16/2009 11:30:15 AM PDT by RC2 (http://www.worldviewradio.com/play.php?EpisodeID=10958)
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To: Zakeet
This man will live to outshine his three inept predecessors as the worst President in American history.

THIS is what happens when America lets the mainstream media, the effete collegiate intellectuals, inexperienced young voters and the entertainment-leftist industrial complex select our Presidential nominees (both of them) and the President himself.

30 posted on 03/16/2009 11:30:15 AM PDT by ZULU (Obamanation of Desolation is President. Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam.)
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To: Zakeet
The Marxist Chicago rabble-rouser became President of the greatest nation on earth and his approval numbers started down. What else would you have expected? What in his background would have equipped him to be a competent chief executive? How long is it going to take for the citizens who elected him to realize that there's nobody home behind his facade? The great orator is a fake; he can't even speak coherently without a ghostwriter and teleprompters, much less lead the country. I suspect that by this summer the truth will be hitting the fan.
31 posted on 03/16/2009 11:33:17 AM PDT by July4
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To: thethirddegree

You are correct, he is not a natural born U.S. citizen.

But he is a Natural Born Commie, both parents were Commies.


32 posted on 03/16/2009 11:34:31 AM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: Zakeet

I’ve thought this turd belongs in the bottom of a toilet.
Whatever support I could have ever had is a non issue.
I do not care for socialist mooselimb, baby killers.


33 posted on 03/16/2009 11:34:52 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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To: Zakeet
Obama and his followers:


34 posted on 03/16/2009 11:35:33 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I'll miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012!)
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To: Zakeet; SumProVita; HardStarboard; BradyLS; Ernest_at_the_Beach; dervish; Twotone; ...

The List, ping


35 posted on 03/16/2009 11:39:33 AM PDT by Nachum (the complete list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Zakeet

36 posted on 03/16/2009 11:41:08 AM PDT by Dallas59 ("You know the one with the big ears? He might be yours, but he ain't my president.")
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To: Zakeet

Let’s all start referring to “Obama’s Failed Presidency” as the MSM did ad nauseam to GWB.


37 posted on 03/16/2009 11:41:41 AM PDT by carolinablonde (Proud member of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy)
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To: Purrcival

That image is awesome. Your work?


38 posted on 03/16/2009 11:42:41 AM PDT by 31R1O ("Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life."- Immanuel Kant)
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To: geo40xyz
Whoa.... Here's mine. GMTA?Kool
39 posted on 03/16/2009 11:43:36 AM PDT by FelixFelicis (When can we *change* back? [Get yer bumper sticker at www.cafepress.com/deepright!])
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To: Zakeet

I’m ready to hand the Prognostication Award for 2008 to Glenn Beck, for his astute observation last October that “at some point, support for this guy is just going to totally collapse....it just won’t be before the election”.


40 posted on 03/16/2009 11:45:44 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Texas Fossil

plus, “AS*HOLE”


41 posted on 03/16/2009 11:49:31 AM PDT by peace with honor
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To: Zakeet
Regardless of what I think about Obama...

When his approval rating was 70%, there was nowhere to go but down.

40% of people are hardcore Republican, 40% are Democrat. Doesn't matter why, they just are. That's why the critical thinking 20% - quite a few of which are here on FR - are so crucial.

42 posted on 03/16/2009 11:56:15 AM PDT by wbill
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To: Zakeet

The ABC News break during Rush just announced the end of the Seattle newspaper. It didn’t do those Liberal propaganda outlets much good to promote BO’s election last fall, did it?


43 posted on 03/16/2009 12:09:26 PM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: Zakeet

Take a look at Rasmussen predictions. Fascinating


44 posted on 03/16/2009 12:13:22 PM PDT by mel
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To: wbill

So one cannot be “critical thinking” and hardcore Republican?

I am a rock-ribbed conservative, BECAUSE I habitually engage in critical thinking.


45 posted on 03/16/2009 12:15:43 PM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: Zakeet

EPIC FAIL


46 posted on 03/16/2009 12:16:40 PM PDT by HamiltonJay
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*


47 posted on 03/16/2009 12:17:13 PM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: Zakeet
"President Barack Obama's approval rating has slipped, as a growing number of Americans see him listening more to his party's liberals than to its moderates, and many voice opposition to some of his key economic proposals," the Pew Center concluded.

As though he were someone who was equidistant from liberals and moderates and turning first one way and then another rather than being much farther along the liberal road than most of the "party's liberals."
48 posted on 03/16/2009 12:23:04 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: Zakeet

I don’t think his numbers were ever as high as these polls say. I would bet that only the population centers in the fly over states get polled and that the rural folk never get polled.


49 posted on 03/16/2009 12:36:44 PM PDT by scottywr ("Birth Certificate? We don neeed no steenkeen birth certificate!")
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To: Dallas59

I thought that was flop sweat...


50 posted on 03/16/2009 1:06:15 PM PDT by penowa
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