Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Rasmussen : Daily Presidential Poll, down to -17
Rasmussen Reports ^ | Rasmussen

Posted on 02/05/2011 8:09:41 AM PST by sunmars

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Saturday shows that 23% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty percent (40%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -17 (see trends).

The president’s Approval Index ratings have fallen nine points since Monday as the crisis in Egypt unfolds. Most of the decline comes from a fall in the number who Strongly Approve of the president’s performance (30% on Monday, 23% now). However, for the first time since mid-December, the number who Strongly Disapprove has moved back over the 40% mark for five straight days. The Strongly Disapprove total had been above 40% for most of 2010 but fell to the high-30s after the president and Senate Republicans reached a deal to extend the Bush Administration tax cuts.

Overall, 46% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the president's performance. Fifty-three percent (53%) disapprove.

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


TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: presidentpolls
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051 next last
Down it goes day by day.
1 posted on 02/05/2011 8:09:43 AM PST by sunmars
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: sunmars; All

‘In other news, 23% of Americans are BEYOND STUPID.’


2 posted on 02/05/2011 8:11:11 AM PST by notdownwidems (Vote Republican! We're 1/10 of 1% better than the other guys!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: notdownwidems
Not a brain among them.
3 posted on 02/05/2011 8:14:25 AM PST by bmwcyle (It is Satan's fault)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: sunmars

TIMBERRRRRRR!


4 posted on 02/05/2011 8:14:51 AM PST by Huskrrrr
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: sunmars
Sounds like the sheeple are getting restless...not so happy with their muzzie fool.

Wait till gas hits $4.00.

5 posted on 02/05/2011 8:14:53 AM PST by truthkeeper (Life is a pre-existing condition - Rush Limbaugh.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: sunmars

“The president’s Approval Index ratings have fallen nine points since Monday as the crisis in Egypt unfolds.”

Hello, hello? How about since ObamaCare has been deemed UNconstitional and Zero’s administration is ignoring the ruling? It’s not just Egypt people...


6 posted on 02/05/2011 8:15:19 AM PST by Mrs. B.S. Roberts
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: sunmars

7 posted on 02/05/2011 8:15:36 AM PST by nhwingut (Palin/Bachmann '12)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Michelle, where are my damn Camels ???


8 posted on 02/05/2011 8:16:38 AM PST by falcon1966
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: falcon1966

I think I heard the camels were in the streets of Cairo.


9 posted on 02/05/2011 8:19:09 AM PST by Anima Mundi (If you try to fail and you succeed , what have you just done?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: notdownwidems

I have a feeling (more of a hope) that the beyond stupid folks, while still professing a love for Obama, will not crawl over broken glass to vote for him this time.

They may be in the ‘been there, done that, he’s black, I like him, but nuthin’s better’ mode.


10 posted on 02/05/2011 8:21:09 AM PST by altura
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: bmwcyle

What kind of money?

Obama money.


11 posted on 02/05/2011 8:21:43 AM PST by altura
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: sunmars

And he still doesn’t care.


12 posted on 02/05/2011 8:23:48 AM PST by anniegetyourgun
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: altura

That is the best example of the completely lost. Then there is the ones who voted for him and refuse to change their minds even as they watch Obama fail on everything.


13 posted on 02/05/2011 8:23:54 AM PST by bmwcyle (It is Satan's fault)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: truthkeeper

Yeah.... and that is where Gas is headed.


14 posted on 02/05/2011 8:25:42 AM PST by kjam22
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: sunmars

15 posted on 02/05/2011 8:25:50 AM PST by Roscoe Karns
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: notdownwidems

‘In other news, 23% of Americans are BEYOND STUPID.’

The Obama has a ‘stash’ crowd.


16 posted on 02/05/2011 8:26:16 AM PST by duckman (My Grandma Isn't Shovel Ready!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: notdownwidems; bmwcyle
"‘In other news, 23% of Americans are BEYOND STUPID.’"

Actually I'm a little puzzled. About 30% of the population are hard core liberals. You would think the number that "strongly approve" would not fall below 30%. The only thing I can figure out is that some of those hard core liberals are unhappy with Obama for not demanding the immediate removal of Mubarak.

17 posted on 02/05/2011 8:28:24 AM PST by Artemis Webb (What, if not a bagel and coffee, confirms the existence of a just and loving God?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: sunmars

Obama blows.


18 posted on 02/05/2011 8:28:55 AM PST by Recovering_Democrat
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: sunmars

One would have to surmise that Zero is as popular as Murbarak in Cairo.


19 posted on 02/05/2011 8:29:25 AM PST by ExTexasRedhead
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: sunmars
SECRET DEAL: US AGREES TO TELL RUSSIA UK'S NUKE SECRETS

This sure ain't gonna help him!!!
20 posted on 02/05/2011 8:31:01 AM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: sunmars
Rasmussen : Daily Presidential Poll, down to -17

When all the spin is said and done, they still cannot change the definition of "Incompetent buffoon"...

Or "Closet illegal islamicist"...

Or "America-hating racist"...

21 posted on 02/05/2011 8:35:36 AM PST by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: sunmars

Interesting that this rise over the last 5 days shows his base eroding. The strong disprove is still relatively low compared to last year when it hovered around 43% or so. It is 40% now. The strongly approve has collapsed in the past 10 days from 30% down to 23%. I would be surprised to see his base reacting this way to the Eqypt situation. Maybe they are realizing the economy still sucks.


22 posted on 02/05/2011 8:35:41 AM PST by ilgipper
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: sunmars
This is good news, and bad news.

The bad news is that it seems the White House has some ability to artificially raise his approvals ratings for short periods of time. How, I haven't quite figured out. But, I wouldn't be at all surprised that it's some kind of Journolist-II, executed with the coordination of the WH - delivering the right kinds of stories, at just the right time and in the right quantity.

The good news it seems, is that they can only keep this up for very short periods of time.

The worse news is that they might be able to do something similar in the week(s) leading up to election day - you know, kind of like they did last election day.

23 posted on 02/05/2011 8:36:45 AM PST by OldDeckHand
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: sunmars

According to this poll, it seems that Obama is in worse shape than when his party was rejected by historic margins.

Today:

Index = -17
Approve = 46%
Disapprove = 53%

11/2/2010 (Election Day):

Index = -15
Approve = 48%
Disapprove = 51%


24 posted on 02/05/2011 8:38:31 AM PST by Palmetto Patriot (Just exactly when is the next Election?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: truthkeeper
Egypt Boy is turning into just a figurehead..President Jarrett is calling the shots with the assistance of Soros, Mookie and Mrs. Robinson.
25 posted on 02/05/2011 8:40:00 AM PST by JPG (Work for conservative change like your country depended on it.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: sunmars

When it gets down to a 10% approval rating, perhaps Americans will bestir themselves from off their sofas and mass in front of the White House, shoutiing, “Hey! Hey! Ho! Ho! Barack Obama’s got to GO!”

It’s so great to see citizens of other nations rise up against their oppressive governments. Wonder how BO and his Socialists and the state-run media would like it if the boot were on the other foot?


26 posted on 02/05/2011 8:42:30 AM PST by kittymyrib
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: sunmars

This poll is SO difficult to figure out. Is the polling process flawed or are Americans so fickle?

This is a monster who probably is not constitutionally qualified to hold the office he occupies, who was elected in part with money laundered from the Middle East, who has said Americans are too well fed, too well medicated, too warm in winter and too cool in summer, and yet he and his elitist wife enjoy to excess all those sumptuous pleasures he seeks to deny to the average run of citizen.

He hates this country so much he has traveled the world insulting us.

He has appointed judges and officials who are manifestly unqualified for office and reflect his own misanthropic views of America.

Why on EARTH would ANYONE continue to support a monster who deserves impeachment more than any other President who preceded him?


27 posted on 02/05/2011 8:42:46 AM PST by ZULU (No nation which ever attempted to tolerate Islam, escaped total Islamization.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: sunmars
While unemployment is really at 16%...

The government manufactures their numbers. Where would that poll number be of the President if every news outlet posted the real unemployment numbers..Canada (64,000 mol) had more new jobs last than the US (34,000 mol)--They have 30 mil people we have over 300 mil.[numbers approximate].

But government says a move down in unemployment numbers like medals should be given out. Clinton even told Batiromo at Davo last week...the numbers were probably higher than reported and at this rate we would not see any growth for up to 6 years..taking into effect as well population growth. And, Clinton says, there is a lot of money in American Banks and American corporations....

28 posted on 02/05/2011 8:45:39 AM PST by fight_truth_decay
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Palmetto Patriot

Very interesting point about 0bama`s approval ratings on 2 Nov and now. Hoping and praying they continue in this direction.


29 posted on 02/05/2011 8:45:56 AM PST by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: truthkeeper

Premium is close to that in some areas, such as the FL Turnpike, now.


30 posted on 02/05/2011 8:46:24 AM PST by MindBender26 (Fighting the "con" in Conservatism on FR since 1998.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: sunmars

Obama has done nothing of any value.

Contrast him today from when he first took office. He really truly though he was King of the World in a very real way.

“I’m going to fly over to Europe and tell them how they’re expected to act.”

“I’m going to fly over to the ME and tell them there is a new Sheriff in town!”

“Who needs congress or a Constitution!? I’ll do whatever I want dammit! Get out of my way.”

Then, he turns out to be a man-child idiot and buffoon who seem to be more interested in partying than anything else.

The guy leave a vacuum of American leadership and everything falls into chaos.

Great choice Dems and Libs! You guys really know how to pick talented, qualified, leadership. lol


31 posted on 02/05/2011 8:48:19 AM PST by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ZULU
This poll is SO difficult to figure out. Is the polling process flawed or are Americans so fickle?

Could be the Bradley/Wilder effect.

From Wikipedia:

The Bradley effect, less commonly called the Wilder effect, is a theory proposed to explain observed discrepancies between voter opinion polls and election outcomes in some US government elections where a white candidate and a non-white candidate run against each other.

Instead of ascribing the results to flawed methodology on the part of the pollster, the theory proposes that some voters tend to tell pollsters that they are undecided or likely to vote for a black candidate, and yet, on election day, vote for the white opponent. It was named after Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley, an African-American who lost the 1982 California governor's race despite being ahead in voter polls going into the elections.

The Bradley effect theorizes that the inaccurate polls were skewed by the phenomenon of social desirability bias. Specifically, some white voters give inaccurate polling responses for fear that, by stating their true preference, they will open themselves to criticism of racial motivation. Members of the public may feel under pressure to provide an answer that is deemed to be more publicly acceptable, or 'politically correct'. The reluctance to give accurate polling answers has sometimes extended to post-election exit polls as well. The race of the pollster conducting the interview may factor in to voters' answers.

32 posted on 02/05/2011 8:51:58 AM PST by Palmetto Patriot (Just exactly when is the next Election?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: notdownwidems
‘In other news, 23% of Americans are BEYOND STUPID.’

Consider the significance. Around half of those voters who strongly approve are black.

Meaning that only around 13-14% of the remaining non-black population strongly approves of Dear Leader -- while over 60% disapprove.

Despite the assurances of all the pundits, it's hard to believe that such a man can possibly be re-elected.

33 posted on 02/05/2011 8:54:21 AM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: ZULU

“Why on EARTH would ANYONE continue to support a monster who deserves impeachment more than any other President who preceded him?”

Because they are expecting him to take from others to provide for their sorry selves. Because they are jealous and bitter and want to see their betters destroyed. Because they hate everything good, decent, productive and normal and want to see the good, decent, normal and productive brought down. Because they are miserable, nasty, hateful and empty and Obama is the expression of their ugly souls.


34 posted on 02/05/2011 8:56:21 AM PST by all the best
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: sunmars
Down it goes day by day.

I'm a little concerned that the strongly disapproved number hasn't gotten much above 40 to 41%. The strongly approve number is softer and fluctuates between the low 20's and about 30%, but strongly disapproves is what will boot Obozo out in 2012.

35 posted on 02/05/2011 8:56:27 AM PST by Pearls Before Swine (/s, in case you need to ask)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Palmetto Patriot

I thought this would have been a saving grace for keeping that Keynesian Kenyan out of the White House in 2008 when the polls were showing McNutjob far behind. I’m not sure that really applies anymore.

But who knows. Politics is strange.


36 posted on 02/05/2011 8:57:10 AM PST by ZULU (No nation which ever attempted to tolerate Islam, escaped total Islamization.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: notdownwidems

I think the real percentage of BEYOND STUPID Americans is higher than 23%, but 23% is certainly depressing enough.


37 posted on 02/05/2011 8:58:29 AM PST by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: sunmars
TTIWWP


38 posted on 02/05/2011 8:59:20 AM PST by HangnJudge
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Artemis Webb
The only thing I can figure out is that some of those hard core liberals are unhappy with Obama for not demanding the immediate removal of Mubarak.

You're probably right. Most of the movement in this particular index has always been on the "approval" side -- it goes up, it goes down, while the "disapproval" remains relatively steady.

It's the moonbats who are evidently out of sorts for his not having shot Mubarak out of the saddle...as well as Gitmo still being open, troops still in Afghanistan, and the failure to seize the banks and insurance companies and declare a socialist state.

39 posted on 02/05/2011 8:59:41 AM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: okie01

Consider the significance. Around half of those voters who strongly approve are black.


Yep, and the other half is Muslims and Jews.


40 posted on 02/05/2011 9:00:38 AM PST by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: Pearls Before Swine

Oblabla farted!
No mo’ halllellujjaaaahh??
This time some didn’t like it!


41 posted on 02/05/2011 9:02:48 AM PST by Leo Carpathian (fffffFRrrreeeeepppeeee-ssed!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 35 | View Replies]

To: sunmars

F-


42 posted on 02/05/2011 9:07:28 AM PST by Bullish (Obama's obviously drunk at the wheel and should be taken off the road before he gets people killed)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: sunmars

The middle cut of voters, the ones who swing elections, are fickle. The polls jump up and down based on whatever is the latest news development. They have no sense that character matters, and the character in the White House is a mixure of incompetence and evil. Thank God for the incompetence.


43 posted on 02/05/2011 9:08:53 AM PST by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: sunmars
Down it goes day by day.

It is truly frightening that it is not zero. How can so many people be eager to be led into communist subservience?

44 posted on 02/05/2011 9:20:07 AM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: sunmars

oh don’t worry- obama will promise ‘internet for everyone’ and his poll numbers will climb again despite the fact that we have record unemployment— He’ll propose ‘Obamanet’ and mandate that everyoine hwo has money pay more t o cover those who don’t have itnernet and no money to pay for it


45 posted on 02/05/2011 9:25:10 AM PST by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 240B

incredible....some Jews don’t yet get it..


46 posted on 02/05/2011 9:32:41 AM PST by stickywillie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 40 | View Replies]

To: sunmars
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Saturday shows that 23% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty percent (40%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -17 (see trends).

We now have a Republican majority House of Representatives...impeachment proceedings need to be initiated in the House and then tried & convicted by the Senate. I know the Senate would never have the balls (or numbers) to try 0b0z0, let alone convict the commie pig bastard. But would the House ever get the cajones to impeach 0b0z0 for crimes against the U.S? What would be needed in order for the House to bring impeachment proceedings against 0b0z0, if anything for obstruction of justice in AG Holder's decision not to prosecute the Black Panthers at the polling site in Philly?

47 posted on 02/05/2011 9:36:13 AM PST by rcrngroup
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: altura

“I have a feeling (more of a hope) that the beyond stupid folks, while still professing a love for Obama, will not crawl over broken glass to vote for him this time.”

I think you are 100% on the mark here. Independents know what he’s all about now. They broke for Obama in 2008. I don’t think that’ll be happening this time.

If we can somehow get an appealing, conservative candidate in 2012, we’re going to score a major electoral victory. We’ll be able to secure a respectable majority in the Senate, maintain a substantial majority in the House, and have a conservative Executive branch :-)!

It will all come down to turnout. Obama can spend his $1B. It’s going to be a significantly tougher sell this time around. If our Presidential candidate fires up the base in this country, look out. Liberals do not find Obama to be liberal enough and independents are breaking away from him.

Of course, I wish I was writing this in May 2012 instead of now. Two years is an eternity in politics :-). Regardless, I agree 100% with your statement.


48 posted on 02/05/2011 9:44:53 AM PST by edh (I need a better tagline)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: edh

Good

It is apparently obvious that the admin is not trying to do anything in Egypt other than setting themselves up to be a key player in whatever ends up happening.

Initially biden said “Mubarak must stay.” Then when it looked like he was out they shifted to he must go. Now what?


49 posted on 02/05/2011 9:46:32 AM PST by gthog61
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 48 | View Replies]

To: ZULU

“This poll is SO difficult to figure out. Is the polling process flawed or are Americans so fickle?”

It’s a little bit of both. If you look at these polls every single day, you are going to drive yourself crazy.

The better way to handle these things is to look at the trend :-)! Draw a line through those peaks and valleys on his approval ratings. You’ll see that it keeps going down. It’ll bounce all over the place during a short sampling period, but the trend clearly indicates eroding support.

I think the reason it isn’t a sharp decline is due to a fickle public. A lot of people invested a lot of “hope” in this man you know. They’re seeing the “change” they’re getting from that investment. Overall, they’re seeing that they made a bad decision.


50 posted on 02/05/2011 9:53:45 AM PST by edh (I need a better tagline)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson