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Obama Job Approval at 41%, Tying His Low
Gallup ^ | 4/15/2011 | Gallup

Posted on 04/15/2011 11:16:58 AM PDT by mikelets456

PRINCETON, NJ - The latest Gallup Daily tracking three-day average shows 41% of Americans approving of the job Barack Obama is doing as president. That ties his low as president, which he registered three times previously -- twice in August 2010 and once in October 2010.

July 2009-April 2011 Trend: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as president? % Approve

The current 41% approval rating from April 12-14 polling includes interviews conducted before and after Obama announced his plan for deficit reduction on Wednesday. It also comes in the same week Congress is voting on the 2011 budget deal reached last Friday. The deal did not seem to have an immediate effect on the way Americans viewed Obama, given his 44% approval rating in the three days prior to the agreement and his 46% rating in the initial days after the agreement.

The economy is likely also a factor in Obama's declining ratings. Though unemployment is improving according to government estimates, the economic recovery remains slow and is being challenged by rising fuel prices. Presidents' approval ratings have historically suffered in times of high gas prices.

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: approval; job; low; miseryindex; obama

1 posted on 04/15/2011 11:17:01 AM PDT by mikelets456
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To: mikelets456

I’m surprised that his approval rating is that high.


2 posted on 04/15/2011 11:19:20 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Muslims are a people of love, peace, and goodwill, and if you say that they aren't, they'll kill you)
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To: mikelets456

I guess 41% of the French must have approved of the way the guillotine was cutting their heads off, too.


3 posted on 04/15/2011 11:19:34 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: mikelets456

He is in a maelstrom of his own making.


4 posted on 04/15/2011 11:19:39 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: mikelets456
Rising fuel prices = Lower approval ratings
5 posted on 04/15/2011 11:19:58 AM PDT by 2001convSVT (That Beck guy was right about gold, too.)
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To: mikelets456
Every time I fill up, I have a few choice words for O'Gas. His stupid energy policies are all windmills and daydreams and are ripping us all off.

Drill, Baby Drill!!

6 posted on 04/15/2011 11:21:21 AM PDT by JPG ("2012 Can't Come Soon Enough" - Sarah Palin)
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To: mikelets456
If Gallup says it is 41%, then it is lower.
7 posted on 04/15/2011 11:22:02 AM PDT by Major Matt Mason (Redistribution = theft.)
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To: mikelets456

Subtract the “I don’t want the pollster to think I am a racist so I will say I approve even though I would never vote for him” people and you would easily be in the low to mid 30’s. Crash and burn baby.


8 posted on 04/15/2011 11:22:36 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: mikelets456

Obama Sucks!!!!


9 posted on 04/15/2011 11:22:38 AM PDT by GoCards (RUN SARAH RUN)
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To: mikelets456
Gee, sounds like Obama needs a significant third party challenge if he ever hopes to win re-election.

Wonder what the democrats and their media allies will cook up?

10 posted on 04/15/2011 11:23:30 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: JPG

Same here... If Obozo was drilling and doing everything he could to prevent this I would not mind as much. But this is being done on purpose....Guess what is next? He will step in and declare that he (the messiah) will regulate the price and control the “evil” oil companies. That is his next step of destruction....


11 posted on 04/15/2011 11:24:09 AM PDT by mikelets456
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To: mikelets456

If anything close to 41% of the population really approves of “Obama”, we’re unlikely to get out of this mess without bloodshed.


12 posted on 04/15/2011 11:24:39 AM PDT by Jim Noble (The Constitution is overthrown. The Revolution is betrayed.)
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To: mikelets456

I heard his approval is so low that Kenyans are claiming he was born in Hawaii.


13 posted on 04/15/2011 11:24:52 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Clintonfatigued

He has ALL of TV, the media and Hollywood churning out propaganda that he is god on earth and a saint. Fox is covering for him too. The public, for the most part - especially TV viewers, are sheep.


14 posted on 04/15/2011 11:25:13 AM PDT by Frantzie (HD TV - Total Brain-washing now in High Def. 3-D Coming soon)
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To: JPG
Every time I fill up, I have a few choice words for O'Gas.

Trade in that gas guzzler for a Chevy Volt, polluting scum!

15 posted on 04/15/2011 11:25:45 AM PDT by RINOs suck
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To: 2001convSVT

If you think gas prices are high and continuing upward, check out your food costs at your local supermarket. We are asleep at the wheel while dictator, Herr Obama and his Democrat Party destroy America.


16 posted on 04/15/2011 11:26:41 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX
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To: mikelets456

Just think how low it would be if he did not have MSM? CNN used to have a daily watch on Bush’s low approval didn’t they?


17 posted on 04/15/2011 11:27:55 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: JPG

They are not policies - they are designed to enrich his freinds (Saudis and others) and screw Americans. It is all designed to destroy the middle class and upper middle class. This is what Chavez did and many others.

The sheep watching TV lap up the propaganda and empower him.


18 posted on 04/15/2011 11:28:25 AM PDT by Frantzie (HD TV - Total Brain-washing now in High Def. 3-D Coming soon)
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To: JLAGRAYFOX

“If you think gas prices are high and continuing upward, check out your food costs at your local supermarket.”

And Silver is at $42.50!


19 posted on 04/15/2011 11:29:40 AM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: mikelets456; All

What is his rating without the urban areas calculated in?


20 posted on 04/15/2011 11:30:09 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Let's apply the "reasonable man" standard to gun laws. How many would stand?)
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To: Jim Noble

Unfortunately, I agree 100%.

There will be pain in the coming years.


21 posted on 04/15/2011 11:31:08 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Let's apply the "reasonable man" standard to gun laws. How many would stand?)
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To: Frantzie

I agree. When gas prices went up during Bush’s administration, the MSM said it was because of his evil friends in the oil business who were ripping us off. Now I hear cheery stories on the nightly news about how people are riding bikes and mopeds. One actually asked that viewers go to their website and leave stories about how they are adjusting their lives to offset higher fuel costs. NO MENTION of the Obama administration. During the Bush years, every time they reported something negative, they somehow tied it to the evil Bush administration. Obama & Company are rarely mentioned in the same way when there is news of the negative sort....


22 posted on 04/15/2011 11:32:58 AM PDT by Fu-fu2
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To: JLAGRAYFOX
Food and fuel prices are all working together to make Obama a one term president.
23 posted on 04/15/2011 11:34:36 AM PDT by 2001convSVT (That Beck guy was right about gold, too.)
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To: mikelets456

Was this poll done after he made his deficit/tax speech? If not, then he will get a “bump” from that speech as he will reclaim some of the loonie lefties who have been wavering.


24 posted on 04/15/2011 11:35:10 AM PDT by NRG1973
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To: mikelets456

Great speech..........


25 posted on 04/15/2011 11:37:37 AM PDT by blackdog (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Yeah, I’m surprised that 41% of people are this stupid.


26 posted on 04/15/2011 11:38:24 AM PDT by Catsrus
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To: JLAGRAYFOX

Gas prices have been over $4.00/gallon in the Chicago area for weeks. The bankrupt state of Illinois is reaping the windfall from the taxes paid at the pump....


27 posted on 04/15/2011 11:39:10 AM PDT by Fu-fu2
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To: mikelets456
Yeah, but Obama’s long form birth certificate truth rating is still 0%.
28 posted on 04/15/2011 11:40:07 AM PDT by john mirse
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To: mikelets456

Gallup’s polling was a random sample.
1540 Adults including spanish speaking folks.
18 years and older.

Explains the high number.

They ought to poll registered voters then they would get a much more accurate finding.


29 posted on 04/15/2011 11:42:27 AM PDT by Texas resident (Hunkered Down)
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To: Clintonfatigued
I’m surprised that his approval rating is that high.

Gallup leans left. And even Rasmussen seems to be pulling its punches in recent months, perhaps after having been threatened.

30 posted on 04/15/2011 11:45:41 AM PDT by Cicero
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To: mikelets456
Headline:  "Obama Job Approval at 41%, Tying His Low
 
Should have been:
 
Poll Shows 59% of Americans Aren't Delusional
 
 
 

31 posted on 04/15/2011 11:52:38 AM PDT by Let_It_Be_So
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To: mikelets456

41% is frighteningly high to me.


32 posted on 04/15/2011 11:55:46 AM PDT by exist
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To: Frantzie

33 posted on 04/15/2011 12:00:15 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: mikelets456; All

In 2011, his approval numbers among dems fell by 4%, but for republicans did not fall at all?

Bravo Sierra!


34 posted on 04/15/2011 12:00:45 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Let's apply the "reasonable man" standard to gun laws. How many would stand?)
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To: Clintonfatigued

should be more like 22% approval rating


35 posted on 04/15/2011 12:02:09 PM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: mikelets456

Rasmussen Reports daily poll released 5 hours ago:

“Overall, 48% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the president’s performance. Fifty-one percent (51%) disapprove.”

Ok... who is telling the truth?

LLS


36 posted on 04/15/2011 12:03:21 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!!!)
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To: Cicero

I posted Rasmussen’s numbers above this post... he is at 48% approval as of 5 hours ago.

LLS


37 posted on 04/15/2011 12:05:59 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!!!)
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To: mikelets456

The poll numbers have to be cooked. How can anyone support him?

Gas is $4.25 at the cheap non major gas station here. Chevron and Shell are a little more.

One friend just had her hours cut from full time to 20 hours a week yesterday.

A couple of people I know including me are looking.

People don’t seem to be at home. Where are they going and what are they doing?

Crazy.


38 posted on 04/15/2011 12:14:59 PM PDT by archivist007
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To: archivist007

TV loves him. Fox is covering for him as well. I dumped Tv 2 years ago. It is all an Obama lovefest. Maybe the sheep will wake up when they have nothing. Morons are addicted to the idiot box.

For the last two years, the middle class has been hanging on by their fingernails for 2012. They are slowly slipping one by one.

They want the middle class wiped out cause they get total control then.

I know people in debt and one pay check to oblivion. They had a GREAT life under Bush. Dancing with The Stars is a big priority for them. Idiots brainwashed by TV. They have no clue how they got to the abyss and no clue how to avoid it.


39 posted on 04/15/2011 12:22:12 PM PDT by Frantzie (HD TV - Total Brain-washing now in High Def. 3-D Coming soon)
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To: mikelets456

2 1/2 years of f*****g America and STILL 41% of American leftist assholes love the moron! Geeze, we are finished!


40 posted on 04/15/2011 12:37:04 PM PDT by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: mikelets456

Look what Mr. Trump has done and he hasn’t announced his candidacy yet. He is like a boa slowly wrapping himself around his prey and Obama will not be able to escape.


41 posted on 04/15/2011 12:44:15 PM PDT by jerseyrocks
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To: Jim Noble

survey of adults not likely voters.


42 posted on 04/15/2011 1:02:03 PM PDT by TxDas (This above all, to thine ownself be true.)
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To: mikelets456
Independents' approval rating down to 35%

That's part of the ticket. I doubt if it gets any higher.

43 posted on 04/15/2011 5:15:20 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; ...

Thanks mikelets456. The worst news for Zero is, this 41% is among his *supporters*. ;’)


44 posted on 04/17/2011 8:05:10 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: SunkenCiv

I just love fake polls, don’t you?


45 posted on 04/18/2011 3:57:04 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: mikelets456
Though unemployment is improving according to government estimates...

The estimates are improving, the economy is not.

46 posted on 04/18/2011 4:16:12 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (“People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook.” Richard M. Nixon)
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To: TheOldLady

To really drive it home, we need to have a steady drumbeat of how unelectable and how unpopular Obama is. We could hear that drumbeat throughout the eight years of GWB’s administration, and we’ve been hearing it about Sarah Palin since John McCain tapped her (euphemism, just not what you think) for his running mate.


47 posted on 04/18/2011 6:52:48 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: SunkenCiv

Too bad Fox News is being infiltrated. If only we had a truly conservative major outlet for the truth without all the “fair and balanced” disseminating of the leftist’s lies and propaganda.


48 posted on 04/19/2011 4:15:04 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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