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Obama's Approval Rating Plummets in New York
Real Clear Politics ^ | August 12, 2012 | Caitlin Huey-Burns

Posted on 08/12/2011 6:49:45 PM PDT by PMAS

Obama's Approval Rating Plummets in New York By Caitlin Huey-Burns - August 12, 2011

President Obama's approval rating has taken a sharp dive in the Democratic stronghold of New York, according to a new survey released Friday.

A Quinnipiac University poll found 49 percent of voters disapprove of the job Obama is doing as president, while 45 percent approve, marking the first time the president's approval numbers have been under water in a Quinnipiac poll taken in the Empire State. Obama has seen his numbers drop sharply since a June Quinnipiac survey in which 57 percent approved of his performance and 38 percent did not.

The poll's director, Maurice Carroll, said in a statement that the congressional drama over raising the nation's debt ceiling "devastated President Barack Obama's numbers even in true blue New York."

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


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: newyork; nyc

1 posted on 08/12/2011 6:49:49 PM PDT by PMAS
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To: PMAS

It’s 45-49 in NY, but WaPO had it at 44-47 nationwide the other day? It seems to me that if something major happens with the postal union in the risk time-frame that the post office has announced, either major layoffs or a strike, Obama will be in the twenties overnight.


2 posted on 08/12/2011 6:55:07 PM PDT by gusopol3
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3 posted on 08/12/2011 6:55:35 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: PMAS

Didn’t need a poll to know that!


4 posted on 08/12/2011 6:57:52 PM PDT by b4its2late ("Pray for Obama. Psalm 109:8")
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To: PMAS

Obama having big problems with his base.


5 posted on 08/12/2011 6:57:54 PM PDT by BusterBear
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To: PMAS
If Bam Bam is worrying about NY, he's toast. I wouldn't break out the Champagne just yet but team Bambi must be worried.
6 posted on 08/12/2011 6:58:37 PM PDT by RedStateGuyTrappedinCT
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To: PMAS

It is good to see some blame stick to Obama!


7 posted on 08/12/2011 7:03:07 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Anti-Bubba182
080911a2
The press wasn't allowed at the ceremony when the service members came home because the majority of the families said no. Why is there the photo, from the White House out there showing Jackwagon Obama saluting?

Obama brought along the White House photographer sort of 'incognito' to get a photo of him saluting, in an effort to make him look like an actual leader for campaign usage.

The transparently and consistently self-serving Zer0 was trained to bow, not to salute (except for political necessity). He's not heartbroken for the loss of these fine men. This destructive, anti-American, anti-military, socialist cypher has no right, whatsoever, to return any salute... but the show must go on. He'll do whatever he wants regardless of the Pentagon or grieving families' desires.

This administration was so self absorbed with winning the next election it revealed to our enemies the unit involved in the Bin Laden raid, putting a target on these soldiers. They now have the blood of these defenders of our freedom on their hands. Then he insults us with this photo op. Our country deserves better than this, and so do the fallen.


8 posted on 08/12/2011 7:09:17 PM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: PMAS

Obama’s only goal is to make Jimmy Carter look good and make Soros money


9 posted on 08/12/2011 7:11:43 PM PDT by Sir Beowolf ("You might want to think about a Trade in" 2012 is coming)
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To: BusterBear

“Obama having big problems with his base.”

This is the logical result of his base being centered in socialist dumps like the northeast and upper midwest; these places are easily hit the worst by this economy, because their spending level was so much higher than real “American” states.

As local governments lay off people, and companies trim fat (especially tokens), the base was absolutely hit hard.


10 posted on 08/12/2011 7:18:01 PM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: PMAS

New York, New York
It’s a Wonderful Town
When I see obama’s
Ratings go down!


11 posted on 08/12/2011 7:25:22 PM PDT by left that other site (Psalm 122:6)
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To: PMAS

Seems the only people who still like him are the Hollyweird bulemiatti.


12 posted on 08/12/2011 7:30:52 PM PDT by GreatRoad (O < 0)
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To: PMAS

” If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere, EPIC FAIL that is... Here’s to you, New York , New York!”


13 posted on 08/12/2011 7:33:08 PM PDT by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: GreatRoad

Lots of blacks in NYC.


14 posted on 08/12/2011 7:38:13 PM PDT by RobbyS (Pray with the suffering souls.)
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To: gusopol3

If he is down to 45% in NY it is hard to believe it would be a 44 approval nationally. If he is going down that badly in one of his best states then the overall national numbers ought to be lower.


15 posted on 08/12/2011 7:48:33 PM PDT by TNCMAXQ
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To: PMAS

If Obama’s ratings are plummeting in NY, it’s probably because they don’t think he’s far enough to the left.


16 posted on 08/12/2011 7:48:55 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: PMAS

If obuma loses New York state, the only states he wins are New Hampshire, Lichenstein and France.


17 posted on 08/12/2011 7:49:44 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: PMAS; rmlew; Clemenza

Even Democrats are comparing Obama to Jimmy Carter. Jimmy Carter lost New York to Ronald Reagan in 1980. Any chance Obama could lose New York in 2012?


18 posted on 08/12/2011 8:02:43 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: sergeantdave; PMAS
If obuma loses New York state, the only states he wins are New Hampshire, Lichenstein and France.

No, if Obama loses New York, New Hampshire will go Republican by a wide margin. He might have a chance of carrying Vermont.

19 posted on 08/12/2011 8:05:07 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: PMAS

Obamalamdingdong will make kissy faces to the New Yawkers and they will vote for him overwhelmingly. THEY ARE A DEEP BLUE STATE.

Conservatives beware of landslide predictions 15 months BEFORE an election. Most voters do not pay attention until the last 15 - 30 days before an election and the LSM is still the best unpaid advertising the Socialist in Chief and his party’s money can buy.


20 posted on 08/12/2011 8:16:27 PM PDT by cashless (Unlike Obama and his supporters, I'd rather be a TEA BAGGER than a TEA BAGGEE.)
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To: Paleo Conservative

I will say this, I hardly know any Obama supporters here in NY, meaning anyone who thinks he is doing a good job at this point, even friends and co- workers who don’t follow politics at all have woken up.
No saying he will lose NY, but it is possible.


21 posted on 08/12/2011 8:17:12 PM PDT by PMAS
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To: PMAS
No saying he will lose NY, but it is possible.

If New York gets called for the Republican candidate on election night, it's time to start popping the champagne corks.

22 posted on 08/12/2011 8:27:29 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: PMAS

Obama’s policies (also supported by Schumer) have been devastating to the financial services industry, which is primarily based in NYC. You really wonder why the NYers have continued to support either of those guys.


23 posted on 08/12/2011 8:40:36 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: cashless

No one is talking landslide or even that zerO will lose NY - it is just an indicator that his approval ratings are dropping everywhere and are probably lower than the nationwide polls are suggesting.
But if he only wins NY by 52%, it will be all over before nightfall out west.


24 posted on 08/12/2011 8:40:49 PM PDT by PMAS
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To: cashless

No one is talking landslide or even that zerO will lose NY - it is just an indicator that his approval ratings are dropping everywhere and are probably lower than the nationwide polls are suggesting.
But if he only wins NY by 52%, it will be all over before nightfall out west.


25 posted on 08/12/2011 8:41:05 PM PDT by PMAS
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To: PMAS

Dems are finally beginning to realize that Obama is an empty suit.


26 posted on 08/12/2011 8:41:33 PM PDT by Grey Eagle
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To: Brilliant

Too many Union members in NY and too many libs, not to mention most of the republican candidates are weak and go along to get along with the rats.


27 posted on 08/12/2011 8:47:43 PM PDT by PMAS
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To: PMAS; Brilliant
Too many Union members in NY and too many libs, not to mention most of the republican candidates are weak and go along to get along with the rats.

Wasn't it the same way in 1980 and 1984 when Ronald Reagan won New York?

28 posted on 08/12/2011 9:08:16 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: Sir Beowolf
Obama’s only goal is to make Jimmy Carter look good and make Soros money. Gee, and here I thought he was trying to break the record for presidential vacations at taxpayer expense. :-)
29 posted on 08/12/2011 9:54:42 PM PDT by ArmyTeach (Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain ... USS Iowa 61)
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To: PMAS

He’ll win New York. The Empire State hasn’t gone to the GOP since 1984.


30 posted on 08/12/2011 9:59:22 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: cashless

The polls are deceptive. He beats a generic Republican candidate. Obama can still carry New York and California. It doesn’t matter if the economy is in the tank.


31 posted on 08/12/2011 10:01:51 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: PMAS

This is great news. But his numbers should really be down at about 20% nationally. Unfortunately, many of the American people still haven’t woken up.


32 posted on 08/12/2011 11:38:43 PM PDT by Brett11
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To: goldstategop
Exactly my point. The big 2008 electoral states were blue and purple which means any purples headed blue again will give the A-hole in Chief another 4 years. 2010 saw lots of red states. Too bad the elitist Republican establishment is a heavily tainted purple blue (dominate color always listed second).
I was just trying to warn not to count our votes until they are cast. Any talk about him being weak, unelectable, etc is to be analyzed closely for context. With 15 months to go, we need to spread the conservative message and hold our candidate to that message.
33 posted on 08/13/2011 7:54:40 AM PDT by cashless (Unlike Obama and his supporters, I'd rather be a TEA BAGGER than a TEA BAGGEE.)
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To: Paleo Conservative; rmlew; Cacique; firebrand
1. Most of those in my home state who are complaining about Obama would rather see Hilllary, but would still vote for Hitler before they'd vote for any GOP nominee.

2. Demographics in the state have changed considerably. In addition to immigration, the state once had a significant population of culturally conservative Democrats who voted for Reagan in protest against what their party had become on issues like bussing and criminal justice. Most of these folks are now pushing up daisies six feet under, and failed to pass on their values/outlook to their children.

3. Upstate had bled population, and the suburbs have trended Dem since the 90s. Even if we were able to win Suffolk (where Bush received 49% in 2004, losing to Kerry by only a few thousand votes), it still couldn't overcome the margins for Obama in the city.

In order for a Republican to win statewide, they must post high victory margins in the suburbs (a tough task for anyone to the right of Pataki) and post a respectable losing margin in the city. This is how Nixon and Reagan did it, but that was another place and time. Chance of a GOP pickup is highly unlikely.

34 posted on 08/13/2011 8:59:15 AM PDT by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: Paleo Conservative; rmlew; Cacique; firebrand
1. Most of those in my home state who are complaining about Obama would rather see Hilllary, but would still vote for Hitler before they'd vote for any GOP nominee.

2. Demographics in the state have changed considerably. In addition to immigration, the state once had a significant population of culturally conservative Democrats who voted for Reagan in protest against what their party had become on issues like bussing and criminal justice. Most of these folks are now pushing up daisies six feet under, and failed to pass on their values/outlook to their children.

3. Upstate had bled population, and the suburbs have trended Dem since the 90s. Even if we were able to win Suffolk (where Bush received 49% in 2004, losing to Kerry by only a few thousand votes), it still couldn't overcome the margins for Obama in the city.

In order for a Republican to win statewide, they must post high victory margins in the suburbs (a tough task for anyone to the right of Pataki) and post a respectable losing margin in the city. This is how Nixon and Reagan did it, but that was another place and time. Chance of a GOP pickup is highly unlikely.

35 posted on 08/13/2011 8:59:52 AM PDT by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: sergeantdave

- “If obuma loses New York state, the only states he wins are New Hampshire, Lichenstein and France.”

What? Aren’t you confused with Vermont? Why do you say New Hampshire? Bush won NH in 2000 and barely lost it to local boy Kerry in 2004. And OK, they’re a bit pre-disposed to somewhat local boy Romney. But we’ve had Republican Senators there for years - Gregg, Sununu, Ayotte, etc...

Of all the northeast/mid-atlantic states, NH is the most favorable to the GOP, very competitive for us. If Obama loses any northeast states in 2012, I would put my money on NH being the most likely.

Not sure why you would equate NH with the Obama-loving French...


36 posted on 08/20/2011 5:59:58 AM PDT by lowtaxsmallgov (This Administration has absolutely no idea how to grow an economy)
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To: lowtaxsmallgov

“Aren’t you confused with Vermont?”

Yep.


37 posted on 08/20/2011 6:03:40 AM PDT by sergeantdave
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