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Zogby: Obama's Job Performance Drops Under 50%
Zogby ^ | March 24, 2009

Posted on 03/25/2009 4:09:59 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

Those Saying U.S. Headed in Right Direction Continue to Increase, Now 45%

However, Obama's Job Performance Drops Under 50%

UTICA, NY - A March 20-23 Zogby Interactive survey shows 45% of likely voters believe the nation is headed in the right direction, a gain of five points from a similar survey completed on March 5. At the beginning of the year, only 14% held that positive view.

However, President Barack Obama's ratings for job performance and favorability did not improve over earlier this month. In the most recent survey, 49% rate his job performance as excellent or good and 50% as fair or poor (less than 1% were not sure.) That is a dip of three points from the previous poll. The percentages who feel very or somewhat favorable toward Obama remained unchanged between the two polls, with 55% now and 56% in the previous poll.

There are still huge partisan differences in opinions about Obama. For example, 91% of Democrats rate Obama favorably, compared to 14% of Republicans. On Obama's job performance, 87% of Democrats grade it as excellent or good, compared to 9% of Republicans.

Sample size of the survey was 4,523, with a margin of error of  +/- 1.5%.  Margins of error are higher in sub-groups.

This table shows attitudes about the nation's direction from Zogby Interactive polls this year:

Is the nation headed in the right or wrong direction?

March 23

March 5

Jan. 26

Jan. 8

Right Direction

45%

40%

36%

14%

Wrong Direction

47%

48%

45%

70%

Not Sure

8%

12%

19%

16%

The movement toward "right direction" from January 8, prior to the Obama Inauguration, to January 26 came from Obama voters, and that has continued. For example, these are the increases in those choosing "right direction" between the March 5 poll and this most recent one: Democrats +9, Obama voters +8, liberals +7 and African-Americans +13. 

There has been virtually no change in the direction question among Republican base voters. Choosing "right direction" in the most recent survey were: Republicans 9%, McCain voters 5% and conservatives 6%. Among Born-again Christians, 32% chose "right direction", an increase of 6 points from Jan. 26.

For a methodology statement on this poll, please visit:

http://www.zogby.com/methodology/readmeth.cfm?ID=1394


TOPICS: Breaking News; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2009polls; bho44; bhojobapproval; emptysuit; first100days; teleprompterinchief; totus; zogby
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1 posted on 03/25/2009 4:09:59 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Wiat until everyone finds out he is an illegal alien.


2 posted on 03/25/2009 4:11:21 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

It has to be even worse. The media keeps propping the out of control spender up as he works to bankrupt the country.


4 posted on 03/25/2009 4:13:15 PM PDT by FreedBird
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

How on earth did the percentage of people who believe the country is NOW going in the right direction increase by 31% in just the last three months?


5 posted on 03/25/2009 4:13:32 PM PDT by library user (Rod Blagojevich should have been TIME MAGAZINE'S "Person of the Year.")
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To: pissant

From Mars


6 posted on 03/25/2009 4:14:14 PM PDT by stockpirate (A people unwilling to use extreme violence to preserve liberty deserves the tyrant that rules them)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

7 posted on 03/25/2009 4:14:26 PM PDT by Always Right (Obama: more arrogant than Bill Clinton, more naive than Jimmy Carter, and more liberal than LBJ.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Can anyone tell me why 32% of born-again Christians in the survey think the country is headed in the right direction? It doesn’t make much sense to me.


8 posted on 03/25/2009 4:14:33 PM PDT by Parmenio
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To: library user

The 31% are anarchists?


9 posted on 03/25/2009 4:15:31 PM PDT by the anti-liberal
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To: Always Right

I caught a part of a quote reported, iirc, by ABC news: Rahm Emanuel is to Barack Obama what Howrd K. Stern was to Anna Nicole Smith.


10 posted on 03/25/2009 4:16:12 PM PDT by apocalypto
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

9 weeks down.

199 to go.


11 posted on 03/25/2009 4:16:59 PM PDT by angkor
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To: Parmenio

Maybe they’re looking forward to the Rapture.....


12 posted on 03/25/2009 4:17:17 PM PDT by Mac from Cleveland (How to make a small fortune in the Obama era--first, start off with a big fortune....)
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To: Parmenio

>>>>> Can anyone tell me why 32% of born-again Christians <<<<<

Easy.

They’re Democrats and Huckster Gantry supporters.


13 posted on 03/25/2009 4:18:20 PM PDT by angkor
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To: Parmenio

Because they have no idea who it is they are supposed to believe in.


14 posted on 03/25/2009 4:18:43 PM PDT by ShandaLear (I LOVE RUSH!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
I usually don't believe Zogby. But when a guy who compared Obama speeches to sex now says Obama could be a one termer-- gotta be something to it.
15 posted on 03/25/2009 4:19:50 PM PDT by exist
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Obama is irrelevent, where’s the Zogby poll for TOTUS?


16 posted on 03/25/2009 4:20:36 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Oldeconomybuyer; ROTB

Hmm, Zogby has Obama under 50% *PING*!

Though I suspect this may be Zogby trying to gain publicity.


17 posted on 03/25/2009 4:21:48 PM PDT by rom (Obama '12 slogan: Let's keep on hopin'!)
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To: angkor

Man that’s an 0bummer.


18 posted on 03/25/2009 4:22:41 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (A trillion here, a trillion there, and pretty soon you are talking about Zimbabwe money.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Repeat after me everyone, “Obaman doesn’t CARE what his poll numbers are!!!”


19 posted on 03/25/2009 4:22:58 PM PDT by Hammerhead
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To: smoothsailing

*chuckle*


20 posted on 03/25/2009 4:23:16 PM PDT by rom (Obama '12 slogan: Let's keep on hopin'!)
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To: rom

Note methodology:

A sampling of Zogby International’s online panel, which is representative of the adult population of the US, was invited to participate. Slight weights were added region, party, age, race, religion, gender, education to more accurately reflect the population. The margin of error is +/- 1.5 percentage points. Margins of error are higher in sub-groups.


21 posted on 03/25/2009 4:23:43 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Under 50? Wow. Guess he’ll be doing another round of TV appearances.


22 posted on 03/25/2009 4:25:18 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

This is a Zogby “poll”....
Ignore it.......he’s in the bag for Obama.


23 posted on 03/25/2009 4:27:08 PM PDT by river rat (Semper Fi - You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: FreedBird

When everyone’s utility bills quadruple, those numbers will be much lower.


24 posted on 03/25/2009 4:28:22 PM PDT by ConservativeMind (Cancel liberal newspaper, magazine & cable TV subscriptions (Free TV-dtv.gov). Stop funding the MSM.)
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To: Parmenio

Lots of people claim to be Christians, who actually are not.


25 posted on 03/25/2009 4:29:57 PM PDT by ecomcon
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Zogby Interactive polls are not real polls. People sign up on the internet and are randomly asked to respond.

How you assure your population’s credibility with that, I don’t know, but it’s not a real poll, folks.


26 posted on 03/25/2009 4:30:49 PM PDT by ConservativeMind (Cancel liberal newspaper, magazine & cable TV subscriptions (Free TV-dtv.gov). Stop funding the MSM.)
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To: river rat
>This is a Zogby “poll”....

IOW, Obama is really in the mid or lower 30's now.

27 posted on 03/25/2009 4:31:13 PM PDT by Rameumptom (Gen X= they killed 1 in 4 of us)
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To: Hammerhead
“Obaman doesn’t CARE what his poll numbers are!!!”

True but some congressmen who will be up for re-election soon, do/will care.

Look what's happening to Dodd and Spechter.

28 posted on 03/25/2009 4:31:33 PM PDT by lonestar (Obama has turned a crisis into a catastrophe.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

An online poll. How quaint.


29 posted on 03/25/2009 4:32:12 PM PDT by rom (Obama '12 slogan: Let's keep on hopin'!)
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To: jersey117
I believe this is a record for the lowest approval percentage during the same period of time for presidents since the record has been kept.

However it is true, as long as Obama can find an audience somewhere that adores him, he doesn't care what polls say. So he will keep going out there to get his "fix" of adoration. It is one of his narcissistic traits -- Believe only in what you pretend you are, and then have others believe that and follow you. Those who don't believe, don't matter...they are inconsequential.

30 posted on 03/25/2009 4:32:53 PM PDT by CitizenM ("An excuse is worse than an lie, because an excuse is a lie hidden." Pope John Paul, II)
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To: Parmenio

Because they do not have a clue what is going on,IMO.


31 posted on 03/25/2009 4:32:56 PM PDT by georgia peach (georgia peach)
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To: Parmenio

Maybe they think it’s going in the right direction with respect to the marxist president faltering...?


32 posted on 03/25/2009 4:33:12 PM PDT by randog (Tap into America!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer; Bender2

33 posted on 03/25/2009 4:33:19 PM PDT by big'ol_freeper ("From hell's heart I stab at thee... I spit my last breath at thee." ~ Khan Noonien Singh)
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To: ConservativeMind

Agree. But somehow Zogby claims the margin of error is +/- 1.5%.


34 posted on 03/25/2009 4:34:35 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: ConservativeMind

Trend is not odumbos friend


35 posted on 03/25/2009 4:35:17 PM PDT by italianquaker ( Something stinks in DC, oh it is just B.O)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

He’s not going to get any credibility by saying the margin is +/- 25% is he? :-)


36 posted on 03/25/2009 4:35:28 PM PDT by rom (Obama '12 slogan: Let's keep on hopin'!)
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To: ConservativeMind
Amazing that someone who pretends to be credible would resort to this.

Why, it's almost as if he were biased.

37 posted on 03/25/2009 4:36:15 PM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: anyone

I despise Obama just as much as the next guy, but I think Zogby is smoking crack. Still, there is no question the shine is coming off the messiah’s crown.


38 posted on 03/25/2009 4:36:20 PM PDT by guido911 (Islamic terrorists are members of the "ROP", the "religion of pu*&ies")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Well, at least the “not sure” column is decreasing!


39 posted on 03/25/2009 4:37:59 PM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood (Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
QUESTION: When Barry was campaigning, what percent of people believed him when he said he would reduce tax rates for 95% of all Americans?
ANSWER: Enough to get him elected.

QUESTION: What percentage of people are surprised that, ooops, the tax cuts for 95% of all Americans is not in Barry's budget proposal?
ANSWER: ZERO, since the first black President reneged on the "middle class tax cuts" in the same way in 1993.

40 posted on 03/25/2009 4:39:34 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: Parmenio

Because to many of them, race or orientation trumps religion


41 posted on 03/25/2009 4:40:36 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: Parmenio

“Can anyone tell me why 32% of born-again Christians in the survey think the country is headed in the right direction? It doesn’t make much sense to me.”

They must be Dominionist, Preterists, who firmly believe (despite all biblical and observational evidence to the contrary) that they are gradually conquering the world for Christ and will hand the keys, to the grateful Savior, when He returns. To them, Obama must be a closet Dominionist, who is secretly seizing all this power, to hand it over to them :-)

Either that, or they were “born again” by parroting some prayer they didn’t understand, after the rock concert, laser show “worship”, comedy skit and “sermon” about how to improve your sex life, at some Warrenist, Purpose Driven â„¢ “church”, and as a result, have no idea that they should be concerned about the expansion of abortion, sodomite ‘marriage’, sexual immorality, covetousness and lawlessness in our nation.


42 posted on 03/25/2009 4:41:05 PM PDT by Above My Pay Grade
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To: pissant

Those Saying U.S. Headed in Right Direction Continue to Increase, Now 45%

Well, there you have it. Americans prefer socialism.


43 posted on 03/25/2009 4:41:29 PM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: pissant

“Wait until everyone finds out he is an illegal alien.”
* * *

From which planet?


44 posted on 03/25/2009 4:46:37 PM PDT by Canedawg (Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny- M. Levin)
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To: Canedawg

The red one, obviously


45 posted on 03/25/2009 4:47:24 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: rom

same thing I did lol


46 posted on 03/25/2009 4:50:27 PM PDT by RatsDawg
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
The most corrupt, most incompetent, most marxist administration...

EVER

47 posted on 03/25/2009 4:51:14 PM PDT by evad (YES!! I WANT Obama's Agenda TO FAIL!!!)
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To: pissant

‘The red one, obviously’

LOL

“Liberals Are From Mars, Conservatives Are From Earth”?


48 posted on 03/25/2009 4:54:25 PM PDT by Above My Pay Grade
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

49 posted on 03/25/2009 4:59:19 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (What did Obama's Teleprompter know, and when did it know it...)
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To: Canedawg

If Obama is an illegal alien, he should come to Wisconsin. Our Governor Doyle wants to give him and all other illegal aliens in-state tuition rights!


50 posted on 03/25/2009 5:00:35 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady
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