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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.

SNIP


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2010midterms; 2010polls; bho44; bhojobapproval; democrats; elections; fail; obama; obamatruthfile
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To: kristinn

“The tsunami is coming...”

I can see next Tuesday from my house!!!


51 posted on 10/25/2010 2:06:19 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Obama White House=Tammany Hall on the National Mall)
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To: GonzoGOP
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.

I'm doing a project for a local physician whose sister-in law is a county commissioner and has similar obsessions with herself.

His recent description of her as a classic narcissist is pretty much spot-on with what you wrote. While she has the intelligence and capability to do the job quite well, every entity, board, panel or foundation she touches, is in short time, in absolute turmoil. But regardless of the havoc she wreaks, she then runs to the press with grade-school quality accusations about others while at the same time glorifying herself.

52 posted on 10/25/2010 2:08:29 PM PDT by digger48
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To: kristinn

“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. “

This is a pretty large sample compared to some. Many national samples are around 1,500. Stands to reason that the larger and more accurate the sample, the better the polling...


53 posted on 10/25/2010 2:35:09 PM PDT by SeattleBruce (T minus 8 days to SMACKDOWN - Tea Party like it's 1773! Pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: Friend of the Friendless

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

I love that. 1 poll in the last 100 - and it’s such a nasty outlier it would make any stats prof blush to include it in a regression...


54 posted on 10/25/2010 2:40:15 PM PDT by SeattleBruce (T minus 8 days to SMACKDOWN - Tea Party like it's 1773! Pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: April Lexington

Oh wait... January 2nd! We don’t want president pelosi!


55 posted on 10/25/2010 2:53:16 PM PDT by cartoonistx
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To: kristinn

What the rats are doing is trying to paint the narrative that the Republicans have moved so far right that they are now out of the mainstream, the fact is the American people have rejected Obama’s radical socialist agenda. The GOP better start saying that or they run the risk of allowing the LIE being perpetrated by the LEFT to sink in. Don’t let the left redefine the middle....


56 posted on 10/25/2010 3:16:01 PM PDT by Typical_Whitey (Obama to America - resistance if futile, you will be assimilated.)
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To: lonevoice

No other president has been as deserving of these low numbers as this one.


57 posted on 10/25/2010 4:34:52 PM PDT by Pride in the USA
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To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; ...

Thanks kristinn. The steady downward spiral as Zero circles the drain evokes faux puzzlement from the many partisan media shills who play at being analysts, but are engaged in carrying water for the Demwit National Committee.


58 posted on 10/25/2010 5:10:11 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

The biggest question on my mind is why is it that the majority of people with less college education are the only ones who see this schmuck for what he is?

How can the “educated” people be taken by such a charlatan?


59 posted on 10/25/2010 6:31:21 PM PDT by Munz (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.)
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To: colorado tanker

You hit the nail right on the head. When his people lose and the democrats flee he will throw a tantrum that will turn the heads of even the most staunch believers.

Watch for some truly un-presidential childish tantrums, fits of rage and finger pointing.


60 posted on 10/25/2010 6:34:25 PM PDT by Munz (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.)
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To: library user

>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.<

haven’t you gotten the memo from the “progressives” the TEA party is a fad that will fade away.


61 posted on 10/25/2010 6:37:05 PM PDT by Munz (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.)
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To: Munz
Good question. I guess you can fool all of the people some of the time and some of the people all of the time. Just because somebody is educated doesn't necessarily mean they have any common sense.
62 posted on 10/25/2010 7:00:39 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: kristinn
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%) lobotomies.
63 posted on 10/25/2010 7:08:38 PM PDT by Hoodat ( .For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.d)
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To: kristinn
His poll numbers are much better in his home country.

He needs to play more B-Ball and hang with Tiger Woods a little more often to get his American numbers up. If he had an affair, even a gay one, he could gain 5 points.

64 posted on 10/25/2010 7:10:49 PM PDT by PA-RIVER
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To: Munz
Community Organizers and Dictators from Austria never take criticism very well.
65 posted on 10/25/2010 7:16:03 PM PDT by PA-RIVER
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To: kristinn

But, but, but Newsweak just said Obama had crossed the magical threshold of 54% approval!


66 posted on 10/25/2010 9:38:37 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Made from The Right Stuff!)
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To: rovenstinez

I think some rats would rather have Typhoid Mary campaigning for them than zero.


67 posted on 10/25/2010 10:44:26 PM PDT by chilltherats (First, kill all the lawyers (now that they ARE the tyrants).......)
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To: kristinn

68 posted on 10/25/2010 10:45:54 PM PDT by william clark (Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: colorado tanker

He will get nasty, churlish — and violent. This man is not going down without resorting to any means necessary to maintain, and in fact, increase, his hold on power. I call it the Sampson Syndrome, as in, “I may die, but I’m taking the rest of you with me.”


69 posted on 10/26/2010 5:22:09 AM PDT by hampdenkid
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To: Munz
because they think he is one of them, because of his ivy league degrees.

But what they are forgetting is that racial quotas were legal in college admissions when Obama went to college.

Obama was only admitted because he was black, and once admitted was passed through only because he was black, and finally only graduated because he was black.

Remember Obama admitted himself to being in a cocaine induced haze through most of college... and yet he graduated from one of the most prestigious colleges in the US. That's affirmative action quotas at work.

70 posted on 10/26/2010 5:46:23 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: kristinn
Were you referring to this I have had the flu and out of the news loop. Such a change of subject! LOL An asteroid COULD hit and cause GET THIS global warming!
71 posted on 10/26/2010 7:42:33 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Obama fails to realize that he is not campaigning against John McCain; when hundreds of thousands of Americans knew JM and didn’t like him, but had no information on BO, only that he was a .................(all the blanks filled in by the MSM).

It’s 2 years later - and many of BO’s voters have been smacked with a healthy dose of reality....that they were color blind-sided.


72 posted on 10/26/2010 7:46:06 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair; man's surrender. Laughter; God's redemption.)
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To: kristinn

Limbo rock..

Barack, be Limbo! Barack, be quick!
Barack, go under Limbo stick!
All around the Limbo Club!
Hey, let’s do the Limbo Rock!
Ahahahou!

Limbo low now!
Limbo low now!
How low, can he go?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jkowBtwnHM


73 posted on 10/26/2010 11:17:27 AM PDT by Bulwinkle (Alec, a.k.a. Daffy Duck)
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To: kristinn
The tsunami is coming...

It's no time for overconfidence. That tsunami better be huge. If we don't take the Senate, we might have Schumer or Durbin for majority leader.

74 posted on 10/26/2010 8:27:18 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

But you would think that having that education they would be smart enough to see through his BS.

I have always said that there are two kinds of smart, book smart and common sense.

Seems that it is too much to ask of so many graduates of higher education to have both.


75 posted on 10/26/2010 8:44:09 PM PDT by Munz (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

DOH! See my post at #75 please!!


76 posted on 10/26/2010 8:45:10 PM PDT by Munz (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.)
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