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Daily Presidential Tracking Poll (-16!)
Rasmussen Reports ^ | December 12, 2009 | Rasmussen

Posted on 12/12/2009 6:34:23 AM PST by Scanian

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Saturday shows that 25% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Forty-one percent (41%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -16. That’s the lowest Approval Index rating yet recorded for this President (see trends).

The 25% who Strongly Approve matches the lowest level of enthusiasm yet recorded. That’s partly the result of declining enthusiasm among Democrats. While Democrats continue to offer their approval, just 43% Strongly Approve.

Among all voters, 36% now believe that the president is doing a good or an excellent job handling the economy while 45% rate his performance in this area as poor. Seventy-one percent (71%) of Democrats say he’s doing a good or excellent job on the economy while 74% of Republicans say poor. Among those not affiliated with either major party, 52% give the President poor marks when it comes to the economy.

On national security matters, 39% rate the president’s performance as good or excellent while 36% say poor. Most voters nationwide lack confidence that NATO will do its part to help in Afghanistan. The President’s new plan for Afghanistan draws mixed reviews from voters.

Check out our review of the week’s key polls to see “What They Told Us.”

The Presidential Approval Index is calculated by subtracting the number who Strongly Disapprove from the number who Strongly Approve. It is updated daily at 9:30 a.m. Eastern (sign up for free daily e-mail update). Updates are also available on Twitter and Facebook.

Overall, 46% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the President's performance. Fifty-three percent (53%) disapprove.

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


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2009polls; bhojobapproval; christianright; failure; fourth100days; rasmussen; skippy; socialism; tracking; twap
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1 posted on 12/12/2009 6:34:23 AM PST by Scanian
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To: Scanian
Let me be the first to say...

-16Bama! -16Bama!

one more time: -16Bam!!

2 posted on 12/12/2009 6:34:59 AM PST by C210N (A government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take everything you have)
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To: Scanian

You made my day! :)


3 posted on 12/12/2009 6:36:48 AM PST by Daisyjane69 (Michael Reagan: "Welcome back, Dad, even if you're wearing a dress and bearing children this time)
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To: Scanian

More bad news for the socialist muslim from Kenya.


4 posted on 12/12/2009 6:37:09 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: Scanian

I wonder how much of this downtrend is from the heavy-handed EPA maneuver...


5 posted on 12/12/2009 6:39:08 AM PST by PreciousLiberty (In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they're not.)
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To: Scanian

Congratulations, Zero...a new record! -16!!!


6 posted on 12/12/2009 6:40:02 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: who knows what evil?

It will hit -20 by the end of January.


7 posted on 12/12/2009 6:40:51 AM PST by Former Proud Canadian (How do I change my screen name now that we have the most conservative government in the world?)
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To: Daisyjane69
You made my day!

...mine too! :^)

8 posted on 12/12/2009 6:41:03 AM PST by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: Scanian

Thanks for the exclamation point in the title. 16! That is hugh!


9 posted on 12/12/2009 6:41:06 AM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

If not sooner.


10 posted on 12/12/2009 6:41:18 AM PST by library user
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To: Scanian

Added to ‘breaking news’ sidebar.


11 posted on 12/12/2009 6:41:43 AM PST by library user
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To: Scanian
Watch him veer even further to the left to appease all those statist dem nutrootz who don't think he's doing enough for big government.
12 posted on 12/12/2009 6:42:55 AM PST by Jagman
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To: Jagman

Won’t matter. He had the independents in ‘08 but he won’t have them in ‘12. Palin will.


13 posted on 12/12/2009 6:43:34 AM PST by library user
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To: PreciousLiberty

I thought his little Oslo half-assed, pro-America speech might help him but I’d hazard a guess that it pissed the peaceniks off and had practically no effect on everybody else.


14 posted on 12/12/2009 6:43:42 AM PST by Scanian
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To: Scanian
The trend is our friend...but do we have time to stop this Chicago-way dictatorship?


15 posted on 12/12/2009 6:44:22 AM PST by newfreep ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." - P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: Scanian; C210N; Daisyjane69; jimbo123; PreciousLiberty; who knows what evil?; ...

Overall tabulation shows the nearest to this -16/25% was end of August at -14/28%.

What was going on then?

Looks like the exact crossover point from + to - for Ras’s wierd metric was exactly July 4.


16 posted on 12/12/2009 6:44:27 AM PST by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: Scanian

Pray that America has come to its senses. Pray that this man cannot do any further harm to our country. Pray that American values and its freedoms will outlast this assault on the greatest country on Earth.


17 posted on 12/12/2009 6:44:54 AM PST by Kryn-Man (Self-righteous, gun-totin', military-lovin', redneck)
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To: C210N

GOOD MORNING!!!! unless you are an odumbo supporter


18 posted on 12/12/2009 6:44:58 AM PST by changeitback440
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To: Scanian

Worst. President. Ever.


19 posted on 12/12/2009 6:45:06 AM PST by KansasGirl
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To: Daisyjane69

It made mine too, after two days of gloomy weather in W Central FL!


20 posted on 12/12/2009 6:45:34 AM PST by Scanian
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To: newfreep

I don’t think Hussein was ever -15. He’s been -14 before, but this (-16) is at least a two-point jump from his previous low, I believe.


21 posted on 12/12/2009 6:45:36 AM PST by library user
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To: newfreep

I wish these guys would overlay all the other presidents’ numbers on these graphs. Or normalize them to Carter!


22 posted on 12/12/2009 6:45:36 AM PST by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

My understanding is that this is based on a three-day average...it would be interesting if Rasmussen would tie each three-day cycle to these numbers; so we could ascertain what event(s) might have precipitated these poll numbers. (Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday = Saturday?)


23 posted on 12/12/2009 6:46:42 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Former Proud Canadian
It will hit -20 by the end of January.

Does anyone else think that Americans will pretty much stop spending after Christmas and the whole economy will grind to an almost-halt?

That'll do wonders for The 0ne's ratings.

24 posted on 12/12/2009 6:47:41 AM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality.)
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To: sam_paine

Town hall/tea party time


25 posted on 12/12/2009 6:47:43 AM PST by Scanian
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To: library user

November 24 and 25 were -15.


26 posted on 12/12/2009 6:47:50 AM PST by BohDaThone
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To: Scanian

Ahhhh, a nice piece of news. I wasn’t expecting this today.


27 posted on 12/12/2009 6:48:13 AM PST by riri (Resistance-It's the New Black)
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To: Jagman

The Oslo speech cost him 2%, nearly all from the Left.


28 posted on 12/12/2009 6:48:50 AM PST by Scanian
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To: Scanian
Excellent!

Thanks for posting.

29 posted on 12/12/2009 6:49:09 AM PST by OKSooner ("He's quite mad, you know." - Sean Connery to Honor Blackman in "Goldfinger".)
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To: library user

Check the chart...he has been at -15 several times. Go back to January 21st if you want to see a figure you’ll NEVER see again...+28. Down 44 points in less than a year..? Wow.


30 posted on 12/12/2009 6:49:34 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Scanian

Keywords “Rasmussen” and “Skippy” added. :)


31 posted on 12/12/2009 6:50:04 AM PST by OKSooner ("He's quite mad, you know." - Sean Connery to Honor Blackman in "Goldfinger".)
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To: BohDaThone

You’re right. Thanks for the correction. It’s also important to note that 0 has been in DOUBLE NEGATIVE DIGITS for four straight weeks now (since Nov. 16).


32 posted on 12/12/2009 6:50:29 AM PST by library user
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To: Scanian

-16

33 posted on 12/12/2009 6:51:33 AM PST by maggief
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To: maggief

How’s Gibbs gonna spin it this time?!


34 posted on 12/12/2009 6:52:36 AM PST by library user
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To: Scanian

That illiterate moose-killing woman from Alaska is behind all this, you know... /s


35 posted on 12/12/2009 6:53:35 AM PST by OKSooner ("He's quite mad, you know." - Sean Connery to Honor Blackman in "Goldfinger".)
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To: library user

Means absolutely nothing right now as the demoncraps in congress are pushing through their diabolical plan to take over our lives. HOw’s that approval rating helping to stop it? It isn’t, so far. And of course, we will always have 25% of the people be morons to support a man because he’s harbors socialist ideas or because he’s half black (I always joke with my black customers how they are liking the first half white president! They get a kick out that).


36 posted on 12/12/2009 6:53:50 AM PST by MAD-AS-HELL (Hope and Change. Rhetoric embraced by the Insane - Obama, The Chump in Charge)
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To: Scanian
This is what happens when you put the human equivalent of a pet rock in the Oval Office--you never think you'll EVER get sick of this novelty item...and then you do.

He is boring. He's boring, boring, boring, boring, boring.

37 posted on 12/12/2009 6:53:52 AM PST by Darkwolf377 (Godspeed, T, on your fourth tour of duty in Iraq.)
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To: Scanian

Among those not affiliated with either major party, 52% give the President poor marks when it comes to the economy.


38 posted on 12/12/2009 6:53:58 AM PST by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: Scanian

The obvious answer is to KEEP UP WHAT WE’RE DOING!

More Tea Parties, more town halls, keep the information barrage against this administration going!


39 posted on 12/12/2009 6:54:37 AM PST by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (Conservatives unite behind conservative Republicans in the primaries! Third parties are traitors!)
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To: Scanian
Gallup Poll graphs of approval ratings for Presidents of the United States:

President Harry S. Truman.

President John F. Kennedy.

President Lyndon B. Johnson.

President Richard Nixon.

President Gerald Ford.

President Jimmy Carter.

President Ronald Reagan.

President George H. W. Bush.

President Bill Clinton.

President George W. Bush.

President Barack Obama.

Barack Obama approval rating on December 6, 2009 at 15:19


40 posted on 12/12/2009 6:55:09 AM PST by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: Scanian

Minus sixteen...sweet.

I think he’s getting close to the bottom level of the “strongly approve”. For his numbers to get much worse, the number of “strongly disapprove” will have to grow larger.


41 posted on 12/12/2009 6:55:34 AM PST by Canedawg (Bring lawyers, guns and money.)
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To: BunnySlippers

Beyond HUGH, ITS SERIES!


42 posted on 12/12/2009 6:56:12 AM PST by traderrob6
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To: library user

“How’s Gibbs gonna spin it this time?!”

He’s coming up a few crayons short ... and, I think even the MSM is tiring of it.


43 posted on 12/12/2009 6:56:15 AM PST by maggief
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To: Scanian

Hallelujah! What a day maker!


44 posted on 12/12/2009 6:58:18 AM PST by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: sam_paine

I appreciate the effort, but note that Obama’s chart only goes to July. So it’s five months out of date.


45 posted on 12/12/2009 6:58:22 AM PST by library user
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To: Scanian
Bush finished the Rasmussen poll with 35% approval after 8 years and Obama is already at 46% approval.

Rasmussen: Bush Approval

46 posted on 12/12/2009 6:58:55 AM PST by avacado
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To: Scanian

But the media told me he wowed the country with his Nobel Peace speech!


47 posted on 12/12/2009 6:59:14 AM PST by ladyvet (WOLVERINES!!!!!)
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To: maggief

Crayola. LOL!


48 posted on 12/12/2009 6:59:44 AM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality.)
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To: Canedawg

That’s the kicker. The 41% disapproval figure is not simply disapproval, but STRONG disapproval.


49 posted on 12/12/2009 7:00:13 AM PST by library user
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To: library user
True. but the trends to compare to are what I'm trying to reference.

The absolute numbers don't mean anything to me.

The overall trends now relative to other terms is what interests me.

50 posted on 12/12/2009 7:00:25 AM PST by sam_paine (X .................................)
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