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Obama’s job approval rating hits a new low (42% - the rookie Hussen losing his leftist base)
Yahoo ^ | 12/13/10 | Holly Bailey

Posted on 12/13/2010 5:47:12 PM PST by Libloather

Obama’s job approval rating hits a new low
By Holly Bailey
Mon Dec 13, 10:44 am ET

Is President Obama in serious danger of losing re-election in 2012?

A new McClatchy/Marist Poll released over the weekend found Obama's job approval rating at just 42 percent — the lowest number of his presidency. One reason Obama's numbers have taken a turn for the worse: The president has lost ground with Democrats in recent weeks.

According to the poll, 74 percent of Democrats approve of the job Obama is doing — a sign that he remains enormously popular with his base. But that number is down nearly 9 percentage points since November, according to McClatchy. Meanwhile his disapproval rating nearly doubled, moving from 11 percent to 21 percent in the last month.

Among self-described liberals, his approval rating has dropped from 78 percent to 69 percent since November.

At the same time, his standing among independent voters — the group that propelled him to the White House in '08 — remained dismal. Just 39 percent of independents approve of Obama's job performance, compared with 50 percent who disapprove. That's down more than 20 points since Obama was elected.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: approval; base; obama; rating
As with Dubya, this breaking news will make headlines tomorrow.
1 posted on 12/13/2010 5:47:19 PM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Please...they will ALL still vote for him!!


2 posted on 12/13/2010 5:51:02 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Libloather

He can still win with 42% approval. Conservatives split into two factions, the Palinistas and Mittites.


3 posted on 12/13/2010 5:51:11 PM PST by whitedog57
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To: Libloather

The GOP-controlled House should pass a resolution calling for the resignation of the Kenyan Usurper. If they don’t then they will reveal themselves to be a bunch of RINOs.


4 posted on 12/13/2010 5:51:48 PM PST by USALiberty
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To: Libloather
Looks like our friends on the left have clued into something all of us knew 3 or 4 years ago. He is fully incompetent and disconnected from everyone but the hard Commie Pinko wing of the party.


5 posted on 12/13/2010 5:51:50 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Libloather

42% of those surveyed are clueless.


6 posted on 12/13/2010 5:53:15 PM PST by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013- The end of an error.)
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To: Libloather

Since the blue dogs got slained during the recent elections, all he has left are those crazy loony liberals who will be driving him absolutely nuts for the rest of his term. They deserve each other.


7 posted on 12/13/2010 5:53:56 PM PST by goldi (')
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To: Ann Archy

But we won’t. fight the good fight..it is time to win or lose..


8 posted on 12/13/2010 5:54:44 PM PST by aces
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To: Libloather

This is 42% with the cheerleaders support. What was Bush’s with the cheerleaders against him? Imagine what it would be if the media treated him the same.


9 posted on 12/13/2010 5:55:57 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: Libloather

A daily body count from Afghanistan would bring it down another 5 percent or more. Sure don’t hear much about that these days, unless it’s a local.


10 posted on 12/13/2010 5:56:53 PM PST by digger48
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To: Libloather

His disapproval ratings are no where near done from dropping. I predict it will be below 20% within the next year. At least I hope it is.


11 posted on 12/13/2010 5:58:42 PM PST by Nitehawk0325 (I have the right to remain silent, but I lack the ability...........)
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To: Nitehawk0325

I share your hopes, but, I think he will invoke a terrorist attack or something else to buoy him up


12 posted on 12/13/2010 6:02:01 PM PST by himno hero
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To: Ann Archy
naa.. many will just stay home.

The Internet has changed everything, the same thing is happening to Obama that happened to Bush. Some of his decisions become unpopular .. he corrects his entire agenda towards the other side.. but instead of picking up support from the other side... he loses both and his numbers free fall.

13 posted on 12/13/2010 6:05:30 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: Libloather

I suspect the leftist Mainsteam Media will continue to do all they can to cover up for Obama. Under those circumstances one can only imagine how low Obama would be today if the Mainstream Media was honestly reporting about Obama.


14 posted on 12/13/2010 6:05:56 PM PST by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: himno hero
lol

a terrorist attack would be the final nail in his coffin!

Unlike Bush, the country will not rally around Obama.. they will BLAME Obama.

15 posted on 12/13/2010 6:07:08 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: himno hero

What happened to Rasummsen’s poll? Use to be on FR daily with -10 or -20 or whatever the net difference was between positive and negative but I haven’t seen it here since before the election.


16 posted on 12/13/2010 6:07:35 PM PST by marlon ("They talk about me like a dog" Barack Obama)
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To: whitedog57
That will NEVER happen, Palin will not under any circumstances run an independent bid.
17 posted on 12/13/2010 6:08:06 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

I maintain there is going to be mischief yet. There is a reason for his parallel government and army of czars.


18 posted on 12/13/2010 6:09:55 PM PST by himno hero
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To: Ann Archy
Please...they will ALL still vote for him!!

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Spot on Ann!

VOTE-OBAMA-1sm

19 posted on 12/13/2010 6:10:11 PM PST by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: Libloather

Imagine how low he would hit if the liberal MSM gave him the same treatment they gave to GWB...


20 posted on 12/13/2010 6:22:39 PM PST by citizencon
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To: Libloather
Much too close to 50%. There's plenty of time to turn the numbers around before 2012.

If Mitt is the nominee, many will stay home. If it's Sarah, many will stay home. If it's Huckabee, O wins in a landslide.

21 posted on 12/13/2010 6:39:21 PM PST by newzjunkey (expired "Bush tax cut" = Obama Tax Increase)
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To: Nitehawk0325

“I predict it will be below 20% within the next year.”

Never happen.

Approx. 20% of the country is hardcore lib and he will pick up another 9-10% because he gets 90% of African-Americans.

Take that 30% or so and throw in a few extra points for some weenie ‘independents’ and it will be hard for him to go below about 38% in my calculations.

Bush had no support from the African-American community so his basic numbers easily got down below 30%. I don’t think that will ever happen to BO.


22 posted on 12/13/2010 6:45:25 PM PST by webstersII
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To: webstersII

During the Revolutionary times most people were loyalists or didn’t give a damn. A determined minority willing to risk all can do much. Read history. The only poll that matters if push comes to shove in the long term is no poll.


23 posted on 12/13/2010 7:29:14 PM PST by hal ogen (1st Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Libloather
I am shocked that his popularity ratings are that high. Blacks are going to support regardless of what he says or does. Obama could become the Grand Wizard of the KKK, and blacks would still vote for him. The welfare addicts and the felons will support him. I hope that is not 40 percent of the voters.
24 posted on 12/13/2010 7:50:24 PM PST by Nosterrex
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To: hal ogen

“A determined minority willing to risk all can do much. Read history.”

I’m very familiar with that aspect of American history.


25 posted on 12/13/2010 8:04:54 PM PST by webstersII
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To: Libloather

I hope some eyes are opened by the screeching denunciations of Obama coming from the hard Left. All this hate for Obama is because of the mere proposal that SOMEBODY ELSE’S TAXES NOT GO UP FOR ANOTHER TWO YEARS.

If anybody has heretofore missed the fact that the Left is driven by hate and envy and little else, perhaps this will enlighten him.


26 posted on 12/13/2010 8:36:16 PM PST by Arthur McGowan (In Edward Kennedy's America, federal funding of brothels is a right, not a privilege.)
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To: himno hero
I think just the opposite. I think if we have a terrorist attack, most smart people with common sense will think he brought it on himself. Before he got himself elected, he promised the world would love us more because he will be president. After he got elected, just the opposite happened. He is just as hated as any other president prior to him. No matter what race, religion, etc.... the Muslim world, in it's third world thinking, will always hate us. And then you have the demented shrimp in North
Korea who is a puppet for China. IMO, by March, he will reignite the war in South Korea and every country in the world will pick sides and we will be in the middle of WWIII. That will give Zero the opportunity to cancel all elections and become a dictator. Of course, this is just my humble opinion.
27 posted on 12/13/2010 8:40:41 PM PST by Nitehawk0325 (I have the right to remain silent, but I lack the ability...........)
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To: rdl6989

Not necessarily clueless at all, but probably so; may instead be hard-core Stalinists even if they have never heard of Stalin. The fact that 42 percent support all of this shows the country is doomed.


28 posted on 12/14/2010 7:49:18 AM PST by Theodore R. (Rush was right when he said America may survive Obama but not the Obama supporters.)
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To: webstersII

You are absolutely right in your calculation. African Americans have total faith in Obama. Even J.C. Watts hinted that he was voting for Obama.


29 posted on 12/14/2010 7:51:32 AM PST by Theodore R. (Rush was right when he said America may survive Obama but not the Obama supporters.)
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