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President Obama Heads into Midterms at Lowest Approval Rating of Presidency (UNDER 40: 37%)
Harris Interactive ^ | Monday, Ocotber 25, 2010

Posted on 10/25/2010 12:33:14 PM PDT by kristinn

President Obama is spending the next week crisscrossing the country in support of Democratic candidates before this year's midterm elections. While the president may do a great job of energizing the base, he may not be able to convert any Independents who have yet to decide for whom they will vote. Currently, two-thirds of Americans (67%) have a negative opinion of the job President Obama is doing while just over one-third (37%) have a positive opinion. This continues the president's downward trend and he is now at the lowest job approval rating of his presidency.

These are some of the results of The Harris Poll of 3,084 adults surveyed online between October 11 and 18, 2010 by Harris Interactive.

It's perhaps not surprising that nine in ten Republicans (90%) and Conservatives (89%) give the job the president is doing negative ratings. What may be surprising is that one-third of Democrats (34%) and Liberals (33%) also give him negative ratings, as do seven in ten Independents (70%) and six in ten Moderates (60%).

Americans who give the president the highest positive ratings are those with a post-graduate education (48%), a college education (47%), and those living in the West (42%). On the other end of the spectrum, almost three-quarters of those with a high school education or less (72%) and two thirds of Midwesterners (66%) and Southerners (66%) give the President negative marks on his overall job.

While the president is at a low point, there is a political body with ratings much lower than his. Just one in ten Americans (11%) give Congress positive ratings on the job they are doing while nine in ten (89%) give them negative marks. While Congress may be under Democratic control, even four in five Democrats (81%) give them negative ratings.

Part of this negativity may have to do with the way Americans believe the country as a whole is going. Just one-third of U.S. adults (34%) say the country is going in the right direction while two-thirds (66%) say it is going off on the wrong track. While not close to the low it was before the 2008 election (11% said things were going in the right direction), this is one of the lower points of this year.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2010midterms; 2010polls; bho44; bhojobapproval; democrats; elections; fail; obama; obamatruthfile
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The tsunami is coming...
1 posted on 10/25/2010 12:33:19 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: All

Harris has a typo on the dispproval number for Obama. It’s 63% from Table 2 at the source link.


2 posted on 10/25/2010 12:36:05 PM PDT by kristinn (Lowering the IQ on FR since Jul 31, 1998)
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To: kristinn

You get the feeling the Dems are in deep denial land right now...I mean they’re talking like it’s 2008?


3 posted on 10/25/2010 12:36:24 PM PDT by Braak (The US Military, the real arms inspectors!)
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To: kristinn

I hope he can get to all 57 States.. Everywhere he goes, he helps the rest of us..


4 posted on 10/25/2010 12:36:24 PM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: kristinn; ElkGroveDan; MamaDearest; bitt; Bitsy; 70th Division; unkus; JLAGRAYFOX; dk/coro; ...

The Imam’s approval will dump even lower when We The People realize they’re going to kissing their lives or the lives of their family members goodbye thanks to DeathCare.

Welcome to the real horrors of Obamacare.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HnkxIh62dQ&NR=1

Share with your address list.


5 posted on 10/25/2010 12:36:36 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead (YEAH, I ALREADY VOTED TO CLEAN THE SEWER!!!)
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To: kristinn

Okay, liberal media and entertainers, time to call for a Waaaaambulance


6 posted on 10/25/2010 12:37:09 PM PDT by moodyskeptic (Cultural warrior with a keyboard)
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To: kristinn

Obama the campaign cooler. Everyday he’s out there his polling drops.


7 posted on 10/25/2010 12:38:09 PM PDT by AU72
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To: kristinn

37%

WOW...


8 posted on 10/25/2010 12:39:00 PM PDT by RockinRight (if the choice is between Crazy and Commie, I choose Crazy.)
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To: moodyskeptic

This poll was of adults, not even registered or likely voters - So it’s even worse for Dems than this poll indicates.


9 posted on 10/25/2010 12:39:38 PM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: kristinn

President Obama is spending the next week crisscrossing the country in support of Democratic candidates before this year's midterm elections.


10 posted on 10/25/2010 12:40:00 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: kristinn

“two-thirds of Americans (67%) have a negative opinion of the job President Obama is doing while just over one-third (37%) have a positive opinion.”


That adds up to 104%. Must be due to inflation . . . .


11 posted on 10/25/2010 12:40:30 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: kristinn

Obama and Biden need to resign NOW. No... wait... not now. Resign on November 3rd!


12 posted on 10/25/2010 12:41:01 PM PDT by April Lexington (Study the Constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: kristinn

I sure wouldn’t want Obama showing up in my district if I was a Dem! He is the kiss of defeat!


13 posted on 10/25/2010 12:42:24 PM PDT by April Lexington (Study the Constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: Col Frank Slade

Harris does not do a lot of polls - when they do them - they are very good and accurate. The sample size was almost 3,100 people which is big.


14 posted on 10/25/2010 12:43:01 PM PDT by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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To: April Lexington

What about the Newsweak Poll that they have been touting on PMSNBC? That one had Ozero’s approval over 50%.


15 posted on 10/25/2010 12:43:24 PM PDT by Friend of the Friendless (R-Illinois)
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To: April Lexington

I expect we’re going to see one angry little man on the morning of November 3rd, and I can’t wait!
The American people will probably get a tongue lashing from the would-be messiah.

He just doesn’t get it.


16 posted on 10/25/2010 12:46:55 PM PDT by Deo volente (God willing, America will survive this Obamination.)
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To: kristinn

17 posted on 10/25/2010 12:46:58 PM PDT by Zakeet (Like the wise Wee Wee said, "We can't be broke ... we still have checks in the checkbook.")
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To: AuH2ORepublican
That adds up to 104%. Must be due to inflation . . . .

It's Election Time. Results up to 118% are considered valid. I think...

18 posted on 10/25/2010 12:47:15 PM PDT by Seven plus One
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To: Friend of the Friendless

The sad think is, they polled only Leftists! BWAHAHAHAHHAHA!


19 posted on 10/25/2010 12:47:17 PM PDT by April Lexington (Study the Constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: Zakeet
Looks like there is a bit more to this president thing than just strutting around doing the Moms Mabley imitations all day...
20 posted on 10/25/2010 12:49:06 PM PDT by April Lexington (Study the Constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: kristinn

The worst president in my lifetime. Thats even worse than Carter, and he stunk to high heaven.


21 posted on 10/25/2010 12:51:36 PM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: kristinn

Today’s Rasmussen Poll. Check out the last paragraph :)

With Election Day eight days away, Republican candidates hold a nine-point lead over Democrats on the Generic Congressional Ballot for the week ending Sunday, October 24, 2010. It’s the second week in a row the gap between the parties has been that wide.

Forty-nine percent (49%) of respondents say they would vote for their district’s Republican congressional candidate, while 40% would opt for his or her Democratic opponent.

Even more worrisome for Democrats, however, is the finding that among the voters who are most closely following the midterm elections Republicans hold a 56% to 38% lead.


22 posted on 10/25/2010 12:52:03 PM PDT by 1035rep
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To: kristinn
Wow. Historically, Harris has been a more favorable poll for Democrats. This plus an electoral disaster could be the tipping point where the media turn on him, like they did Jimmuh.

Gotta hand him something, though. It took Dubya seven years to get into this territory and Barry managed it in less than two.

23 posted on 10/25/2010 12:52:57 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: kristinn

Two things people really don’t abide are a traitor and an out and out liar.

Anywhere you go, deep down, no one wants to be within 1000 miles of a supposed leader who lies with a smile on his face and stabs you in the back, literally or figuratively, every chance he gets.

0bama and his representative, his Administrative appointees, his WH staff, are both.

I don’t think his Asian trip is going to be well received. People will smile and be polite because they’re paid to be. But he won’t be invited back.


24 posted on 10/25/2010 12:54:38 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: Deo volente

On 11/3 he’ll still be president & he doesn’t have to give Americans a tongue-lashing. He’ll just keep on workin’ his agenda....regardless of who owns congress.


25 posted on 10/25/2010 12:56:50 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: kristinn

This can’t be true. It wasn’t on the news last night...


26 posted on 10/25/2010 12:56:50 PM PDT by RabidBartender
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To: kristinn

the more the maggot lies... err talks... the lower the numbers


27 posted on 10/25/2010 12:57:27 PM PDT by xtinct (The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you..Be Strong Patriots!)
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To: kristinn
The tsunami is coming...

Yes, it certainly is. And Dear Leader is going to take it very, very personally; just as he always takes everything, the world revolving as it does about him. He will punish those at fault, of that you may be certain.

And ever the Narcissist, Obama will not let his eyes linger in the mirror for an instant longer than is necessary to absolve himself of even the faintest whiff of blame. No, someone must be punished and it will ultimately be the ones who so miserably failed to heed his words, respect his talent, comprehend his vision, and follow his lead. That's right: the People are going to pay.

28 posted on 10/25/2010 12:58:39 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: kristinn

Epic Fail


29 posted on 10/25/2010 12:59:20 PM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: April Lexington
Yes, and the more he campaigns, the more people see and hear him, the more unpopular he becomes.

You haven't seen anything yet. Wait until January. Darrel Issa is going to unleash investigations like you have never seen. The tax hikes will be taking affect. The real estate/mortgage crisis will continue and deepen. The economy will truly be in the tank. Hussein's approval will go even lower.

It should be obvious that he is in way over his head. He will be impeached or resign before his term is up.

30 posted on 10/25/2010 1:01:49 PM PDT 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: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters

The electorate is speaking.


31 posted on 10/25/2010 1:02:08 PM PDT by lonevoice (Those who dance are considered insane by those who can't hear the music)
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To: kristinn
Speak of the devil, Air Force 1 just flew overhead here in Warwick, RI.

If he has to spend the last week of the election campaigning in RI, he's in worse trouble than we think!

32 posted on 10/25/2010 1:03:33 PM PDT by SamAdams76 (I am 38 days away from outliving Curly Howard)
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To: andy58-in-nh

“(T)he People are going to pay.”

Yes. This fits Sor-0bamadinejad’s character to a T.


33 posted on 10/25/2010 1:08:16 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: April Lexington

What about the Newsweak Poll that they have been touting on PMSNBC? That one had Ozero’s approval over 50%.


34 posted on 10/25/2010 1:09:06 PM PDT by Friend of the Friendless (R-Illinois)
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To: andy58-in-nh
And ever the Narcissist, Obama will not let his eyes linger in the mirror for an instant longer than is necessary to absolve himself of even the faintest whiff of blame. No, someone must be punished and it will ultimately be the ones who so miserably failed to heed his words, respect his talent, comprehend his vision, and follow his lead. That's right: the People are going to pay.

Do not underestimate the Narcissist's ability to dwell in a world of unreality. If the Democrats hold the Senate, probably a 50/50 chance right now, Obama will declare victory and say the the American people have rejected the Tea Party. He will then claim a mandate to push through his communist agenda by executive order.

Like Hitler in the bunker commanding divisions that existed only on paper Obama will continue to claim a mandate he no longer has. Those around him are either true believers, isolated in the liberal echo chamber of Hollywood or simply afraid to tell him the truth. Those who retain some grasp of reality (Rham , Hillery and a few others) will quickly flee the administration and try to make their way to the political version of Argentina.
35 posted on 10/25/2010 1:11:32 PM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: Friend of the Friendless

Notice how RCP counts the Newsweek poll in it’s average but they completely ignore this one?


36 posted on 10/25/2010 1:11:47 PM PDT by tatown (Obama is Kenyan for "I make love to a woman that looks like Patrick Ewing")
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To: kristinn
Note-the polls are finally telling the truth.

This week, it will be admitted that the Senate is going GOP as well.

37 posted on 10/25/2010 1:12:04 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (When the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn (Pr.29:2))
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To: colorado tanker
“Gotta hand him something, though. It took Dubya seven years to get into this territory and Barry managed it in less than two.”

Yep, and we ain't seen nothin’ yet. If this election is a blood bath, Obama’s approval rating is going to sink like a stone. His numbers are going down quickly now as he runs around the country criticizing everybody he feels is his enemy in an effort to fire up his base. Those on the right that don't like him now will hate him after the election crushes his presidency and the lefties will be just as disgusted because their great majority went poof in 24 months. And they ain't gonna be happy. Dems will be looking for a way to get rid of him to clear a path of 2012.

38 posted on 10/25/2010 1:12:31 PM PDT by AlphaOneAlpha
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To: tatown

Maybe this one wasn’t available then. They might update it.


39 posted on 10/25/2010 1:13:13 PM PDT by library user
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To: AlphaOneAlpha
I agree. Obama has some serious character flaws. He won't be able to reinvent himself as a moderate like Clinton did. He'll get nasty and churlish and will just make it worse.
40 posted on 10/25/2010 1:15:40 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: GonzoGOP
If the Democrats hold the Senate, probably a 50/50 chance right now, Obama will declare victory and say the the American people have rejected the Tea Party.

He's stupid, but he's not that stupid.

41 posted on 10/25/2010 1:17:05 PM PDT by library user
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To: kristinn

Sounds like he is still holding onto the 37% yellow dog democrat base that elected BJ Clinton to two terms and that supported him throughout his impeachment and professed to pollsters that they ABSOLUTELY believed that he did not have sex up until the moment that he said he’d lied to the public.

37% is a lie.


42 posted on 10/25/2010 1:21:56 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The establishment clause isn't just against my OWN government establishing state religion in America)
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To: kristinn

all that campaigning is really paying off for him. he needs to cut out the public appearances and play more golf. things went better for him that way.


43 posted on 10/25/2010 1:21:56 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: library user
Heard a talk show host discussing this last week.

He said someone from the President's staff was on tv declaring that the tea party can only proclaim victory if they sweep the house and senate AND take the majority of governors’ races.

That same staffer was asked what victory would be for Democrats and he was unwilling to offer any barometer of success. He said he'd have to think on it or something.

Obama IS that stupid.

44 posted on 10/25/2010 1:24:22 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The establishment clause isn't just against my OWN government establishing state religion in America)
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To: AlphaOneAlpha
Those on the right that don't like him now will hate him after the election crushes his presidency and the lefties will be just as disgusted because their great majority went poof in 24 months.

There's the 24 month thing again.

DEMOCRATS HAVE CONTROLLED BOTH HOUSES OF CONGRESS SINCE JAN. 2007 -- NEARLY FOUR FULL YEARS.

AS OF TODAY THE RATS HAVE HAD CONTROL FOR 1,392 CONSECUTIVE DAYS.

I watch CNN and MSNBC to see what the enemy is up to and they constantly use phrases like "when the Democrats took control of Congress in Jan. 2009."

They say this to give the impression that the Dem's haven't been in control that long and need more time before the public condemns them, and also to try to Blame Bush easier.

However, if you're in charge of something for four years and things are in shambles it's much, MUCH harder to blame the other side.

45 posted on 10/25/2010 1:24:22 PM PDT by library user
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To: kristinn

obama is one of us.....pass the arugula.


46 posted on 10/25/2010 1:31:47 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Planning on using 911? Google "Brittany Zimmerman")
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To: library user
He's stupid, but he's not that stupid.

Not at all. Look at who would have to lose for the Democrats to hold the Senate. O'Donnell in Delaware, Angle in Nevada, Miller in Alaska. All Tea Party candidates. Obama knows he can buy off / intimidate the RINOs. He believes that the only thing stiffening their spine is the treat of being primaried out of existence. If the math from the election works out RINO = Victory, Tea Party = Defeat that threat will no longer exist. He will expect Collins, Snowe, McCain, Graham and probably Kirk from Illinois to be fighting to be the first to cross the isle and sell out our side.

In WWII when FDR died Hitler rejoiced thinking that the alliance would break up allowing him to win. Anyone with half a brain would have realized that an alliance so close to victory would never break up. But a Narcissist can convince himself of almost anything. Their absolute certainty in their own powers will allow a Narcissist to twist even the most tangential bit of good news into a plan for total victory. The reality of the plan is irrelevant. They will cling to any bit of hope in order to avoid facing reality, which is what the Narcissist fears most.
47 posted on 10/25/2010 1:33:00 PM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Yeah, that’s pretty dumb. The reason it’s dumb is because if we don’t re-take the Senate this year, we’ll re-take it in 2012.

I doubt 0 wants to be perceived as someone who’s grasping at straws or hanging by strands.

But that’s the perception he’ll give if Nov. 2 is a blowout and he reacts in a “well, things could have been worse” manner.

When you’re at the stage of “well, things could have been worse” that means you’re playing defense.

And you don’t win elections (this one or the next one) by playing defense.


48 posted on 10/25/2010 1:33:32 PM PDT by library user
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To: kristinn

I am NO Harris Fan, but if this even in the ball park accurate, Tuesday is going to be TRULY HISTORIC


49 posted on 10/25/2010 1:56:00 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Obama White House=Tammany Hall on the National Mall)
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To: library user
I know who long the Dems have been in the majority.
The point in my statement is that it took their new president joining them int he power clan to crash themselves over the last 2 years. This election is more of a referendum on him than anything else.
50 posted on 10/25/2010 2:03:51 PM PDT by AlphaOneAlpha
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