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AP Poll: Majority disapprove of Obama on oil spill
AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/15/10 | Liz Sidoti and Trevor Thompson - ap

Posted on 06/15/2010 11:04:22 AM PDT by NormsRevenge

WASHINGTON – A majority of Americans disapprove of how President Barack Obama has handled the devastating Gulf oil spill though far more blame BP for what people call a sluggish two-month response, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll released Tuesday.

It comes as the president seeks to show more forceful leadership in confronting the nation's worst environmental crisis and convince a skeptical public he's up to the task.

The survey found that 52 percent don't approve of Obama's handling of the spill, a significant increase from last month when a big chunk of Americans withheld judgment. But Obama's overall job performance rating didn't take a hit; it stayed virtually the same at 50 percent. That's consistent with the public's attitudes throughout his young presidency; people generally like him but don't necessarily agree with his policies.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Government
KEYWORDS: appoll; democrats; disapprove; laststraw; majority; marxistfailure; obama; oilspill; toast
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1 posted on 06/15/2010 11:04:22 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

They disapprove of him...period...


2 posted on 06/15/2010 11:05:49 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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Say What?

US President Barack Obama, seen here speaking at the Naval Air Technical Training Center of the Pensacola Naval Air Station, will seek to project a commanding aura and a way out of the US oil disaster, marking an "inflection" point in the crisis with his debut Oval Office address. (AFP/Mandel Ngan)


3 posted on 06/15/2010 11:06:30 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard)
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To: NormsRevenge

An earlier poll had chairman MAO-bama’s disapproval at 79% - even higher than Bush’s 72% on Katrina.


4 posted on 06/15/2010 11:07:09 AM PDT by newfreep (Palin/DeMint 2012 - Bolton: Secy of State)
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To: NormsRevenge
Man, does that picture say...

But, but, but, ... I won.

or what.

5 posted on 06/15/2010 11:07:44 AM PDT by Drill Thrawl (Government is cancer.)
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U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks to military personnel at Pensacola Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida, June 15, 2010. REUTERS/Jim Young


6 posted on 06/15/2010 11:08:01 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard)
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To: NormsRevenge

Obama = Whiny Little Bitch


7 posted on 06/15/2010 11:08:08 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops....and vote out the RINOS!)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

8 posted on 06/15/2010 11:09:08 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard)
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To: NormsRevenge

For a real nightmare click here:

http://www.theoildrum.com/node/6593/648967

The people on the oil drum are, in the main, professional oil people, engineers and work in the industry.

They have been carefully following the disaster and this is the first I’ve read over there to bring up h$ll on earth or under the sea.


9 posted on 06/15/2010 11:10:21 AM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: NormsRevenge

If Obama’s approval ratings havent dropped below 50% by now, then we might as well just give up...

Somehow, I don’t think AP’s poll is accurate/honest.

What I do know for SURE, is that if this oil spill had happened under GW, he’d have been run out of office by now. Katrina, they called for his head after about 24 hours, but Obama has had this oil spill for 2 months, the media still fawning all over him.


10 posted on 06/15/2010 11:10:22 AM PDT by Professional
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To: NormsRevenge

Oh, we’re just wee wee’ed up a little.
Pay it no mind oh messiah and savior!


11 posted on 06/15/2010 11:10:27 AM PDT by Names Ash Housewares ( Refusing to kneel before the "messiah".)
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To: NormsRevenge

Did he mention Flag Day??


12 posted on 06/15/2010 11:10:35 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: NormsRevenge
So not even Administration Propaganda can massage their poll numbers enough to give Dear Reader cover
13 posted on 06/15/2010 11:11:14 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (The problem with Socialism is eventually you run our of other peoples money. Lady Thatcher)
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To: NormsRevenge
Teleprompters again?

I have to think that Obama’s handlers think it's better for him to get criticized for using the Teleprompters rather than worry about what he might say without using them.

14 posted on 06/15/2010 11:12:18 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Obama, proving Hillary right that it takes a Village Idiot.)
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To: OpusatFR

No, the Oil Drum is the hangout of Peak Oil freaks and self styled green leaning “Energy Experts”, the National Enquire is more credible then them


15 posted on 06/15/2010 11:13:27 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (The problem with Socialism is eventually you run our of other peoples money. Lady Thatcher)
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To: NormsRevenge

When will the public quit expecting omnipotence from the government? It all started with the MSM’s desperate desire to pin all misfortune on Republicans; now the people have come to believe that we can be safe from everything, if only the bureaucrats are in charge.


16 posted on 06/15/2010 11:13:45 AM PDT by Spok (Free Range Republican)
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To: NormsRevenge

“Inherited”

“Will not stand for...”

“Greedy Wall St....”

“I am the President”

(Obama speech outline)


17 posted on 06/15/2010 11:14:45 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: Sacajaweau
Did he mention Flag Day??

Says he's having legislation introduced to have the "L" removed.

18 posted on 06/15/2010 11:15:59 AM PDT by RetroSexual
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To: Kickass Conservative

” Teleprompters again?

I have to think that Obama’s handlers think it’s better for him to get criticized for using the Teleprompters rather than worry about what he might say without using them. “

Folks, we have a WINNER!


19 posted on 06/15/2010 11:16:16 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops....and vote out the RINOS!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Don’t worry...by tomorrow, the muddle headed, mind-numbed robots will hang on his every word tonight, and be declaring tomorrow how proud they are of the job he’s doing and isn’t he the most wonderful, caring, environmentally conscientious president to ever walk the planet.

BARF.


20 posted on 06/15/2010 11:16:36 AM PDT by erkyl (We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office --Aesop (~550 BC))
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To: NormsRevenge

Where’s Kanye? ‘Barack Obama hates beaches, the ocean, birds, turtles, seafood, fishermen...’. *crickets*


21 posted on 06/15/2010 11:17:19 AM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it*s the new black. Mmm Mmm Mmm.)
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To: bigbob

“Unprecedented”

“Let me be clear”


22 posted on 06/15/2010 11:18:10 AM PDT by printhead
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To: NormsRevenge

52% of the people are wise to Jr.?

Yeah, and I’m purple with green polka-dots.

I think more than 52% have this guy’s number.


23 posted on 06/15/2010 11:18:47 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (J. D. Hayworth, the next Senator, the Great State of Arizona - Sen. Poopdeck, Panama is calling...)
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To: NormsRevenge

"Mmmmm mmmmm mmmmmmmmmm"

24 posted on 06/15/2010 11:19:53 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Throw the bums out in 2010.)
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To: NormsRevenge

This alien needs to be returned to sender.


25 posted on 06/15/2010 11:25:32 AM PDT by LowTaxesEqualProsperity
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To: NormsRevenge

Since nobody has said it, I’ll be first:

The Majority WHO disapprove of Obama on oil spill are RACISTS!!


26 posted on 06/15/2010 11:25:55 AM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: Professional

LOL, why would you place any faith in an AP poll when you KNOW they are in the tank for him just as are the NYT,CBS,NBC,ABC,LAT, etc. You surely don’t believe their polls do you?

If Rasmussen and Gallup have him in the mid 40’s and they poll ONLY likely voters (Rasmussen 100% of the time)then it is obvious if you want to “take the temperature” of voters, these pollsters would be the ones to pay attention to on a regular basis.

And if they disapprove of his handling of this major catastrophe to such a greater extent than they did last month, then how could his approval numbers overall have remained the same?


27 posted on 06/15/2010 11:32:47 AM PDT by 101voodoo
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To: NormsRevenge
...people generally like him but don't necessarily agree with his policies.

What cock & bull! Tons of people dislike HIM immensely AND disagree with his politics!!!

28 posted on 06/15/2010 11:35:33 AM PDT by top 2 toe red (Not supporting a corrupt, Marxist, Socialist President makes me a racist?!? Then a racist I am!!!)
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To: a fool in paradise

I thought Murtha was dead...


29 posted on 06/15/2010 11:38:19 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (drain the swamp! ( then napalm it and pave it over ))
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To: NormsRevenge

well you’re going to love his tax hikes and new regulations tonight. :)


30 posted on 06/15/2010 11:38:42 AM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: NormsRevenge

I personally blame the government more for this forgetting in the way of the clean up. They should’ve never turned down any help like they did.


31 posted on 06/15/2010 11:40:15 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: NormsRevenge

They obviously didn’t ask ME.

I would have given them such a scathing answer it would have skewed and tilted the poll so far into the negative, The Lyin’ King would have been in a parallel universe.


32 posted on 06/15/2010 11:45:14 AM PDT by left that other site (Your Mi'KMaq Paddy Whacky Bass Playing Biker Buddy)
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To: NormsRevenge

Liz Sidoti, eh? LOL! I’m sure by tomorrow the AyePee will have a poll that tells us how improved Zeroman’s approval numbers are after tonight’s teleprompter reading.


33 posted on 06/15/2010 11:48:40 AM PDT by prairiebreeze (We don't have a leader in the Oval Office, we have a reader in the Oval Office.)
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To: OpusatFR

Well this article and the fellows assessment may not be what people want to hear, but it sure seems more truth than all other reports and news we are fed. Bares returning to this link as things progress....at least if the worst occurs as he indicates then it will not be a surprise.

Additionally the comments which follow are as intersting...Thanks for posting!


34 posted on 06/15/2010 11:49:55 AM PDT by caww
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To: 101voodoo

I don’t really believe the AP poll, but then again, the American public DID vote for Obama, and if folks are that stupid, well...


35 posted on 06/15/2010 12:02:18 PM PDT by Professional
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To: Professional

Trust me, they are that stupid.


36 posted on 06/15/2010 12:10:04 PM PDT by 101voodoo
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To: NormsRevenge

Apparently God isn’t too happy, either...lightening just struck a BP oil containment ship, which is now on fire in the GUlf.


37 posted on 06/15/2010 12:11:04 PM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: NormsRevenge

Obama’s very own “Black Sea”.


38 posted on 06/15/2010 12:16:32 PM PDT by Gator113 (OBAMA IS NOT SUSTAINABLE.. IMPEACH OBAMA NOW..)
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To: Southack
“Apparently God isn’t too happy, either...lightening just struck a BP oil containment ship, which is now on fire in the GUlf.”

The BBC just reported it was a small fire that was quickly put out.

39 posted on 06/15/2010 12:18:22 PM PDT by Gabrial (The Whitehouse Nightmare will continue as long as the Nightmare is in the Whitehouse)
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To: Southack
Apparently God isn’t too happy, either...lightening just struck a BP oil containment ship, which is now on fire in the GUlf.

Shouldn't they just let it burn? That's one way to clean up the oil.

40 posted on 06/15/2010 12:19:33 PM PDT by NeoCaveman ("There is no more money. Period. We are BROKE." - Lurker 5/21/10)
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To: Professional

It’s a poll of “Adults,” not “Likely Voters.” Watch Rasmussen, that’s the poll that counts.


41 posted on 06/15/2010 12:34:30 PM PDT by moose2004 (Stand up, speak out and stop Obamacare and GE)
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To: NormsRevenge

I neither like him nor agree with his policies.
Heckuva job, Barry!


42 posted on 06/15/2010 12:41:04 PM PDT by counterpunch (Heckuva job, Barry!)
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To: counterpunch

Even Jimmy Carter is in awe of Obama’s stint so far. He’s likely off the hook as the worst modern Presidency ever... and that takes some doing.


43 posted on 06/15/2010 12:44:20 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard)
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To: Professional
...but then again, the American public DID vote for Obama, and if folks are that stupid, well...

That's our REAL problem that we don't discuss much: Our population was stupid enough to elect him.

MM (in TX)

44 posted on 06/15/2010 12:48:28 PM PDT by MississippiMan (http://gogmagogblog.wordpress.com/)
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To: Drill Thrawl

Or “Hey, who unplugged Mr. Teleprompter?!”


45 posted on 06/15/2010 12:54:27 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: NormsRevenge
The liberals which has unreasonable expectations that the government will solve every problem are upset about him letting them down.

Conservatives may have more realistic expectations, but don't like Obama for other reasons which likely skews the poll a bit.

I don't think the spill is the administration's fault, nor do I think they have handled it especially poorly. I don't think there is much they can do, nor would I expect for them to be able to do much considering the circumstances.

I feel Obama is a poor leader and incompetent CIC, but not because of the spill.

46 posted on 06/15/2010 1:02:23 PM PDT by untrained skeptic
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To: chris_bdba

Yep, the govt. should have been focused mainly on the clean up and containment of the oil. Instead, they were more focused on law suits and extracting money. I keep saying if I was BP, I would give Obama and this country a big middle finger, and permanently move my operations out of this country and take my money with me. Obama gives billions to Brazil to drill in waters there, but he has suspended all drilling here. Still, most Americans are only upset at Obama because he hasn’t crushed the neck of BP yet. We get what we deserve; we deserve Obama.


47 posted on 06/15/2010 1:06:52 PM PDT by Windy City Conservative (Kyle Smith)
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To: NormsRevenge
Racists ! The same ones that approve of the immigration Arizona law!

Just predicting the MSNBC response :)

48 posted on 06/15/2010 1:18:05 PM PDT by sickoflibs ( "It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the federal spending=tax delayed")
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To: NormsRevenge
Well, let's see he...

gave BP waivers on inspections

purposely ignored the spill for almost two weeks, knowing the extent of the disaster

won't grant the states the waivers they need to protect their shorelines

has been ineffectual and angrily flailing about like a drowning man since admitting the problem.

What's not to like?

49 posted on 06/15/2010 1:29:46 PM PDT by TheThinker (Communists: taking over the world one kooky doomsday scenerio at a time.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Don’t get too upset if his numbers go up a couple of points maybe 5 for a short while. An Oval Office address always does that. He will then fall back to earth again. Remember, even the terrible Carter got a big bump at the beginning of the hostage crisis.


50 posted on 06/15/2010 1:34:53 PM PDT by cowboyusa
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