Skip to comments.Daily Presidential Tracking: Obama back to -18
Posted on 10/14/2010 6:49:19 AM PDT by DadOfFive
Thursday, October 14, 2010 Email to a Friend Advertisement The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Thursday shows that 27% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty-five percent (45%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -18 (see trends).
Fifty-two percent (52%) of Democrats Strongly Approve while 76% of Republicans Strongly Disapprove. Among those not affiliated with either major party, 20% Strongly Approve and 51% Strongly Disapprove. Other demographic breakdowns are available for Platinum Members. So are updated ratings on how the president is handling the economy and national security issues.
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Many Americans followed yesterday’s mine rescue in Chile. After watching and seeing how a REAL President and First Lady act it is a wonder that Obama’s ratings aren’t at -30!
This seems to be a leading indicator for polling of the dems in this election. In about a week or so, look for the GOPers to have some more favorable numbers.
He should be polling around -40.
Notice how the Chilean President and his wife were on hand for most or all of entire rescue operation, from miner #1 to #33, hugging each and together the group sang patriotic songs. You just wouldn't see that here. Obama would fly in for the last one to be lifted out, take credit for the entire operation, give a teleprompter speech reminding everyone how awesome he is, then fly back to the golf course.
I liked how the president thanked by name all the world leaders. Well, almost all.
Rasmussen must be using a legit phone list. Maybe he is finished playing games. Question: what in particular has Obama done in the three days to drop a rolling average of -12 to a rolling average of -18?
Answer: not much.
Suspicion: Rasmussen jerking us around again.
and just in time!
Obama seems to do better when he keeps his mouth shut. So, the more he is on the campaign trail, the lower he should sink.
Ras lost me the night before the Scott Brown election. He basically froze like a deer in the headlights.
OT...Has the Great Zogby polled much this election cycle?
his broadcast admission that “there ARE NO shovel-ready jobs” has got his lefty base splintering
As I just posted: I think it's because Obama opened his mouth (and inserted foot). This latest attempt at demonizing the Chamber of Commerce isn't working except among his faithful followers.
But not a mention of zero. Obeee is too busy priming for the mtv lash-up. I was thrilled to see how the entire country met the challenge of saving miners lives. And letting the world know that God was involved. Hats off the good folks in Chile.
I'd like to propose a trade with Chile...... Their President for ours!
The ONLY thing they have in common is NEITHER one was born in America!
Oh Cripes, let’s not take this poll seriously.
He was -13 just a few days ago, UP from -20, now he’s back to -18. What’s it gonna be tomorrow? -10 ?
No kidding! Can anyone here imagine the Obamas actually hugging regular workers like these miners? Or, for that matter, spending almost two days at the mine, making sure they got out ok? Not to mention devoting so many resources to their rescue. I'd vote for the Chilean guy over Obama just about any day. (and he's probably just as qualified as Obama--neither one is a true natural born citizen, after all)
RE: But not a mention of zero
He did thank God and America.
I think Obama would take this to mean that he has been thanked since he mentioned the former :)
His basement for strongly approve is 20-22%... they likely won’t go lower than that no matter what the guy does... he hasn’t hit completely rock bottom yet, but that’s likely due to about 5% who just wont admit they supported a dud, more than they strongly support him.
Did he forget the jackass?
Rasmussen commented in one of his poll writeups that something to watch is the monthly averages, not the day to day ups and downs. A pollster can only report what his poll finds. Since hsi poll is of likely voters, these are people that are more knowledgeable and engaged than the average American. That includes the hard left. The mushy middle is less likely to be included in this poll. So the chatter may be more anti-Obama than ever, but the leftwing likely voters are still going to say they are pro-Obama.
Thing that skews the poll, possibly, is that the likely voters may be more Republican than his model given the relative spirits of the two groups.
The Chilean president “acted stupidly.” /sarc
Barry would have been eating ice cream, reading from the prompter and assuring America Republicans were at fault.
I think there is just a lot of inertia. people are(were) clinging to their opinion of obama. They are finally beginning to realize they got fooled. Now there’s no place to go but straight down for obama’s numbers...barring some spectacular feat by obama that is. But I don’t see that happening between now and election time. Actually I don’t see it happening at all. He’s toast. Not only would it be the best thing for america, but it would actually be the best thing for the democrat party if obama quit BEFORE his first term is up.
Pres. Pinera thanked every world leader by name, all those who took the time to pick up the phone and call him, that is! Odumbo took the time to read a short speech about the rescue but I guess he was just too busy to call!
He left out the jackass. I don’t think he forgot him.
I’m sure Obama would have bowed before Pres. Pinera if he had the chance.
“I stopped paying attention to Rasmussen Presidential polls when they failed to reflect Obama’s collapse in the last few months—I mean, the guy’s a pariah!
He should be polling around -40.”
That’s because many who voted for him lie and say they support him when they are already sick of him. The same thing happened to Bush in 2005 and 2006. Those supporters then didn’t turn out in the 2006 election. When the Dems won Congress in 2006, Bush’s support collapsed. The same will likely happen to Obama after this election (his marginal supporters will defect and his poll ratings will collapse), unless he pulls a Clinton and moves to the center, which seems unlikely.
“Fifty-two percent (52%) of Democrats Strongly Approve”
That’s NUTS right there. A large portion of Democrats are completely seperated from economic and other types of reality. That’s either utter ignorance (yup) or neurosis (check.)
“Many Americans followed yesterdays mine rescue in Chile. After watching and seeing how a REAL President and First Lady act it is a wonder that Obamas ratings arent at -30!”
You know, most people HATE to admit their wrong. Further they HATE to admit they’ve been duped, or had. That psychology has served to keep obummer’s numbers up as high as they are. He’s a TOTAL failure and soon even his supporters will bail. Especially when he has no practical power.
Oops - typing too fast from my brain...;)
HATE to admit their wrong. = HATE to admit THEY’RE wrong.
His wife Michelle isn’t helping his cause when she plays the wrong religious card for a nation under the Biblical God. Quote:
“I know many are praying..”Keeping Clean Spirits around us”.
This is a result of her eastern religious practices.
“Rasmussen must be using a legit phone list. Maybe he is finished playing games. Question: what in particular has Obama done in the three days to drop a rolling average of -12 to a rolling average of -18?”
I do think polling, especially from an original pool of say 200 million adults, is pretty tough. Ras, while not perfect is the most accurate.
The relative polling accuracy of Rasmussen.
The following list ranks the 23 organizations by the accuracy of their final, national pre-election polls (as reported on pollster.com).
1. Rasmussen (11/1-3)**
1. Pew (10/29-11/1)**
2. YouGov/Polimetrix (10/18-11/1)
3. Harris Interactive (10/20-27)
4. GWU (Lake/Tarrance) (11/2-3)*
5. Diageo/Hotline (10/31-11/2)*
5. ARG (10/25-27)*
6. CNN (10/30-11/1)
6. Ipsos/McClatchy (10/30-11/1)
7. DailyKos.com (D)/Research 2000 (11/1-3)
8. AP/Yahoo/KN (10/17-27)
9. Democracy Corps (D) (10/30-11/2)
10. FOX (11/1-2)
11. Economist/YouGov (10/25-27)
12. IBD/TIPP (11/1-3)
13. NBC/WSJ (11/1-2)
14. ABC/Post (10/30-11/2)
15. Marist College (11/3)
16. CBS (10/31-11/2)
17. Gallup (10/31-11/2)
18. Reuters/ C-SPAN/ Zogby (10/31-11/3)
19. CBS/Times (10/25-29)
20. Newsweek (10/22-23)
Maybe she doesn’t recognize it as such,
I know many self-claimed Christians who wouldn’t see any problem with that.
“his broadcast admission that there ARE NO shovel-ready jobs has got his lefty base splintering”
Bummer’s also saying the Pubbies are going to have to learn to ‘get along’ (who is he Rodney King?) with him - basically admitting the RATS will lose the House...that must be driving the leftists crazy!
Think about just how asinine this is. We've 10% official and about 18 to 22% (depending on your measure) un and under employment - and bammy’s focus on ‘jobs’ consists of blasting on the US Chamber of Commerce. I think even his supporters are starting to see he and his cadre are in bunker siege mode.
“I’d like to propose a trade with Chile...... Their President for ours!”
They can put him down the mine shaft if they like! ;)
Barry’s ego would not allow him to make the call. He saw another president, a caring leader, get hours of face time worldwide. He and we saw another president speak well to the world without a teleprompter. We saw a president PRAY to and thank God.
Chile’s president and wife exemplified graciousness to the minors and their families and rejoiced at the success of the rescue effort. Meanwhile, Barry was probably mad as hell and thought a brief mention would be enough. Can’t wait to see him suckin on a slurpee saying, “Well Bush didn’t call either”.
Are they mentally challenged?
Oh wait.... Dumb question... I apologize...
“Barry would have been eating ice cream, reading from the prompter and assuring America Republicans were at fault.”
Or more likely playing golf. Can’t get enough golf in if you’re the ‘leader’ of the free world, now can ya?
“Hes toast. Not only would it be the best thing for america...”
I sure hope that’s true. That would be a welcome change. That is hope and change I can believe in!!
Those were some tough guys down there. Could you image little 0-Boy being among those trapped? They'd have beaten the crap out of him just to get him to stop blubbering.
The key to your post is “self-proclaimed Christians”. Who of course would see no problem with anyones religious preferences...or practices. Each to thier own as is so often stated by those of a liberal mindset...anything goes in the area of belief.
Nominal Christians (Christians in Name Only) tend to pick up bits of Christian language and terminology. I’d bet MO heard someone reading a Gospel passage about Jesus casting out unclean spirits and concluded: Unclean spirits are bad, therefore clean spirits are good.
Unfortunately, born again Christians hearing her say that immediately spot the falseness in her statement, and tag her as a non-Christian.
There is only one clean spirit, the Holy Spirit, and He is God. None of the Obamas seem to know that.
I think the true number is -18 and all the peaks and valleys are just statistical noise. The real question is in which districts are these approval/disapproval voters? It’s all adding up to a very good November for the Right which is all that matters.
I’ve tried to explain to them,
if you don’t believe that Christ is the only way to salvation, as He told us,
you’re NOT a Christian.
“oh, you’re so narrow minded”
Yeah, so was Jesus on this topic.
I'd bet that he did.
He also would have been saying "I this" and "I that" in just about every sentence. And, he would have said, "If that mine doesn't send those guys out, I'm going to kick its butt!"
Or, "What is the problem with these American engineers, showing off trying to get these guys out? They should not be embarrassing the Chileans with all that hi-tech stuff. The Chileans are perfectly capable of getting these guys out. Eventually."
Or, "We should have an outreach to the muzzl'em countries for them to bring their best equipment in to do the job. If every muzzl'em in the world brought a shovel to Chile, we could get these guys out in 30 seconds!"