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USA Today poll puts Obama approval at 41%
Hot Air ^ | 8/3/2010 | Ed Morrisey

Posted on 08/03/2010 10:00:56 AM PDT by Smogger

But you’ll have a hell of a time finding it at either USA Today or at Gallup, which partnered with the newspaper for the poll. The USA Today lead on the survey is that approval for the war in Afghanistan has dropped since the Wikileaks exposure of internal documents from the military, and that decline is notable, a 12-point plummet in just five months from 48% to 36% approval. But they buried the real lead, which is that Obama is now struggling to keep his approval ratings in the 40s (via Jim Geraghty):

"Public support for President Obama’s Afghanistan war policy has plummeted amid a rising U.S. death toll and the unauthorized release of classified military documents, a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll shows. Support for Obama’s management of the war fell to 36%, down from 48% in a February poll. Now, a record 43% also say it was a mistake to go to war there after the terrorist attacks in 2001."

Meanwhile, in the fifth paragraph:

"Only 41% of those surveyed Tuesday through Sunday approved of the way Obama is handling his job, his lowest rating in the USA TODAY/Gallup Poll since he took office in January 2009. In Gallup’s separate daily tracking poll, his approval was at 45% Monday."

That’s still better than Gallup, which reports this in the final paragraph before the conclusion.

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


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2010polls; afghanistan; bho44; democrats; edmorrisey; fail; failure; obama; obamaapprova
Since we can't link to USA Today.
1 posted on 08/03/2010 10:00:59 AM PDT by Smogger
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To: Smogger

2 posted on 08/03/2010 10:04:01 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Smogger

So, finally Americans are figuring out that Mr. Obama couldn’t run a 7-Eleven.

I wonder how much Obama buyer’s remorse is really out there?


3 posted on 08/03/2010 10:04:04 AM PDT by RexBeach ("Duty is ours; consequences are God's." Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson)
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To: RexBeach

they might be waking up that this man has not even ran a hot dog stand and now is way out of his depth being the Soros puppet he is.

He is a fraud and a puppet of Soros

If anyone think Soros is not running this country then they need their head testing.


4 posted on 08/03/2010 10:06:43 AM PDT by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/THE LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: Smogger

59% of this country is just to racist to understand a man like Obama.

sarc/


5 posted on 08/03/2010 10:06:55 AM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: Smogger

41% of this country is STUCK ON STUPID.


6 posted on 08/03/2010 10:07:07 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Smogger

Voters on the dole and female baby-boomers who put pets on the same level as children will NEVER smarten up.


7 posted on 08/03/2010 10:09:02 AM PDT by netmilsmom (I am inyenzi on the Religion Forum)
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To: Smogger
Frankly, I am disappointed that 41% still support him. We have many brain dead people in this country.
8 posted on 08/03/2010 10:09:17 AM PDT by Nosterrex
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To: RexBeach

The more people I talk to that voted for him admit that they made one big mistake. It’s not that they say they could have done better but they made a huge mistake. I would bet that his approval rate will hit 35% or lower by October.


9 posted on 08/03/2010 10:13:07 AM PDT by RC2 (Remember who we are. "I am America")
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To: Smogger

From HotAir’s analysis :
“ The news on Obama’s approval rating gets worse when one considers the sampling.
Gallup surveyed 1200 adults in the general population,
not registered or likely voters, a sampling technique that should be more sympathetic to Obama, not less.
Either the Left is abandoning Obama
or his decline is picking up steam — or both.
Obama is heading for Bush territory in job approval, which took Bush more than five years to reach.”


10 posted on 08/03/2010 10:13:48 AM PDT by Wild Irish Rogue
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To: Smogger

They will not be able to hide it for long, it is on Real Clear Politics

Poll Date Sample Approve Disapprove Spread
RCP Average 7/13 - 8/2 — 44.9 49.9 -5.0
USA Today/Gallup 7/27 - 8/1 1208 A 41 53 -12
Rasmussen Reports 7/31 - 8/2 1500 LV 46 53 -7
Gallup 7/30 - 8/1 1547 A 45 47 -2
FOX News 7/27 - 7/28 900 RV 43 50 -7
Reuters/Ipsos 7/22 - 7/25 1075 A 48 48 Tie
CNN/Opinion Research 7/16 - 7/21 1018 A 47 50 -3
Quinnipiac 7/13 - 7/19 2181 RV 44 48 -4


11 posted on 08/03/2010 10:21:02 AM PDT by pennboricua
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To: Wild Irish Rogue
Obama is heading for Bush territory in job approval, which took Bush more than five years to reach.”

Which took Bush five years and six years of daily Journolist MSM assault.

Wher is Code Pink? Where is Cindy Sheehan? Has the war ended without anyone knowing, or was it all anti-Republicanism as we all knew?

12 posted on 08/03/2010 10:21:44 AM PDT by Obadiah (I can see November from my house!)
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To: Smogger

41% approve destroying American exceptionism.


13 posted on 08/03/2010 10:29:11 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Smogger

These are his numbers, and that’s with the press loving him? Imagine if he had to swim upstream like Bush, he would have been a dead salmon stuck against a rock a long time ago.


14 posted on 08/03/2010 10:35:24 AM PDT by throwback ( The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid)
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To: manc

that should reassure everyone that if Soros was so brilliant and all-powerful he would have chosen somebody who was actually competent to serve as his sock puppet.


15 posted on 08/03/2010 10:35:24 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The exceptionalism comment bugs ne.

The Prime Minister Of Britain came over on a commercial British Airlines jet. Michelle, his chef, his dog get their own private jets.

Now that’s exceptionalism.

Good that he doesn’t believe in it.


16 posted on 08/03/2010 10:36:14 AM PDT by cruise_missile
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To: RexBeach

Have a look at the Imperial pose on the Drudge report today and you can understand why his approval is so low. He stinks, but thinks his shi- doesn’t.


17 posted on 08/03/2010 10:36:30 AM PDT by billhilly
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To: Buckeye McFrog

they chose obama about 20 years ago infact I bet as soon as Ayers saw this young kid looking to fit in.
Ayers took him to Chicago and even his wife said he had to go to a black church i order to speak well in public

Biden was chosen because he’s an idiot and out of the loop and easily controlled.
Obama was chosen because he was brought up brainwashed, and then easily manipulated, remember on his first days signing EO’s and a media person asked what he was signing.
obama had no clue, there was silence and then a voice in the back shouted what obama was signing

watch it , it is quite an eye opener.


18 posted on 08/03/2010 10:41:29 AM PDT by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/THE LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

they chose obama about 20 years ago infact I bet as soon as Ayers saw this young kid looking to fit in.
Ayers took him to Chicago and even his wife said he had to go to a black church in order to speak well in public

Biden was chosen because he’s an idiot and out of the loop and easily controlled.
Obama was chosen because he was brought up brainwashed, and then easily manipulated, remember on his first days signing EO’s and a media person asked what he was signing.
obama had no clue, there was silence and then a voice in the back shouted what obama was signing

watch it , it is quite an eye opener.


19 posted on 08/03/2010 10:41:45 AM PDT by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/THE LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: Obadiah

said this yesterday to my wife.

One would think the war was over by the way the protests have stopped, the same happened under Clinton and his wars. SILENCE from the lefty slackers and the so called bias media.

On top of that look at the so called media which is not covering the story now they find out it was a homosexual which down loaded records and gave them to the lefty Soros website.
All because his homo lover finished with him and couldn’;t be a pansy out in the open
the so called media have stopped reporting

I hate you co called media


20 posted on 08/03/2010 10:44:40 AM PDT by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/THE LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: Smogger

In a comparable survey, USA Today found that 45% of Americans believe that UFOs are operated by Santa Claus, that the tooth fairy drives a flying miniature Bentley, and that wolfing down a can of spinach will make your muscles swell to the size of sledge hammers.


21 posted on 08/03/2010 10:45:05 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Smogger

22 posted on 08/03/2010 10:48:50 AM PDT by GalaxieFiveHundred
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To: Smogger

This has not gotten much play but in the Gallup weekly summary (based on the average of the results of the previous week in the Gallup daily tracking poll) Gallup pegged Obama’s job approval with Hispanics at 48%. It was 55% the week before.

That’s an all-time low folks: 48%, for any reputable pollster.

If you don’t remember, Obama got 66% of the Hispanic vote in 2008.


23 posted on 08/03/2010 10:55:49 AM PDT by techno
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To: RexBeach

Zer0 could’nt manage a

paper route.

Managing a 7-11 is above most politicians.


24 posted on 08/03/2010 11:06:27 AM PDT by ChiMark
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To: Ann Archy

His bottom level of support is probably in the upper 30s.


25 posted on 08/03/2010 11:19:10 AM PDT by RockinRight (Outrage does not make the law.)
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To: RC2

On come you people. Didn’t you hear The Marxist fraud tell us the Iraq War is over, millions of new jobs were creatred by stimulous and the economy is getting better—albeit slowly.

You people just cannot stand all the good news.


26 posted on 08/03/2010 11:19:54 AM PDT by dools007
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To: dools007

You’re right. I can’t stand good news.....especially while my country is falling apart, our President is a Marxist and our Congress are all crooks.


27 posted on 08/03/2010 11:25:12 AM PDT by RC2 (Remember who we are. "I am America")
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To: Smogger
a record 43% also say it was a mistake to go to war there after the terrorist attacks in 2001

This is quite remarkable considering that it was approved overwhelmingly by congress with only one member voting no.

28 posted on 08/03/2010 11:31:59 AM PDT by matt1234 (The only crisis 0bama can manage is one he intentionally created.)
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To: Smogger
"Only 41% of those surveyed Tuesday through Sunday approved of the way Obama is handling his job

Way, way too high. We've got to do more networking. Everything helps. The truth about Oboma is slowly coming to the surface, but we can't stop now. There's still lots of work to do.

29 posted on 08/03/2010 11:36:33 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: cruise_missile
his dog get their own private jets.

Muslims don't allow dogs in their living quarters. While traveling, Air Force one is their temporary home.

30 posted on 08/03/2010 11:39:48 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Smogger

The stench of Communism - too repugnant to ignore.


31 posted on 08/03/2010 11:41:29 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: Smogger

HOW TO START EACH DAY WITH A POSITIVE OUTLOOK

1. Open a new file in your computer.

2. Name it ‘Barack Obama’.

3. Send it to the Recycle Bin.

4. Empty the Recycle Bin.

5. Your PC will ask you: ‘Do you really want to get rid of ‘Barack Obama?’

6. Firmly Click ‘Yes.’

7. Feel better?

GOOD - Tomorrow we’ll do Nancy Pelosi!


32 posted on 08/03/2010 11:43:20 AM PDT by csmusaret (A government that can dictate how much water flows into a toilet is a powerful government indeed.)
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To: Nosterrex

“Frankly, I am disappointed that 41% still support him. We have many brain dead people in this country.”

Well keep in mind that 45% of the people in this country pay no income tax at all. None, nada. It’s interesting to see how close these numbers are.


33 posted on 08/03/2010 12:43:26 PM PDT by AlphaOneAlpha
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To: Jack Hammer
spinach will make your muscles swell to the size of sledge hammers.

It doesn't?

34 posted on 08/04/2010 2:55:37 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (When the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn (Pr.29:2))
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