Skip to comments.New Low: Obama’s Job Approval Rating Sinks Below 40% For First Time
Posted on 08/14/2011 3:50:10 PM PDT by freedom44
President Barack Obamas job approval rating sunk below 40 percent for the first time, according to Gallups daily tracking poll.
Data posted Sunday showed just 39 percent of Americans said they approve of Obamas performance as president, while 54 percent said they disapprove.
His approval ratings have been in the 40 percent range for much of the year, ticking up to the low 50s in May when Osama bin Laden was killed.
At two and a half years into his presidency, Obamas approval ratings are lower than former President Bill Clintons were in August 1995.
Former President George W. Bushs Gallup ratings did not drop below 40 percent until October 2005, two months after Hurricane Katrina.
Gallup polled 1,500 adults from August 11-13. The margin of error was plus or minus 3 percentage points.
The Rising Tide of Racism in America! (Trademark)
Still way, way too high. They must’ve polled flaming liberals.
word on the street is :he sucks.
Yes, but enough about his sex life... how is he doing on the job?
The liberals are souring on Obama because he hasn’t fought back enough against Republicans, esp. on high profile issues such as Obamacare and the debt ceiling issue.
With Obamacare, the liberals feel they lost their chance for true socialized medicine, as the public option was not included in the bill which passed. And on the debt ceiling, the liberals feel that he should have driven a hard bargain for tax increases as part of any deal.
I think the liberals had some fantasy in their minds of the nirvana of a liberal president. They were enamored of how a liberal president such as Martin Sheen on “The West Wing” solves every problem with a liberal solution, and solves problems in a 60 minute episode.
I guess the reality that a president has to compromise and deal with congressmen of the other political party, and that the American people just don’t support their causes, is hard for liberals to take.
Now, what I wonder is this — since criticism of Obama has been deemed to be racist by luminaries such as Jimmy Carter, does that mean all these good liberals who are frustrated with Obama are racist??????
40% of Americans are idiots.
>> They were enamored of how a liberal president such as Martin Sheen on The West Wing solves every problem with a liberal solution, and solves problems in a 60 minute episode.<<
They thought they were getting David Palmer from “24.” They didn’t know they were getting Screech from “Saved by the Bell”
Uh Oh, Americans are becoming increasingly racist apparently.
For some reason tards always poll higher on the week end.
We use to be concerned about ‘October’ surprises, with this guy, it will be a ‘surprise’ every week, every month. DO NOT COUNT HIM OUT. It is scary. What fringe group gets bought out next.........Unions, check-Gays, check, Latinos-in the works!
Agreed. Who out there with one brain cell thinks this guy is doing a good job? It’s mind blowing.
Somebody, PLEEEAAASEEE - get Al and Jesse involved. They must uncover and identify this racism as they most certainly are able to do. Then they can get the media to play up on their findings and wala - his numbers go up!!
>>For some reason tards always poll higher on the week end.<<’
They haven’t had time to pass out from the 40’s they bought with their Friday welfare checks yet — that happens on Monday.
If only 39% approval from “adults”, his “likely voter” approval would be around 34% IMO.
notice the poll is of adults - register and likely voters will have an even lower opinion. Watch for RATS to sit out the next election - good for the down ballot good for the TEA Party - get out the candidates run against every democRAT - win the ones that look hard!! This can make 2010 look like a small turnover - oh yea get a couple more RINOs while you are at it.
It’s still that high.
That’s getting into Booooooooooshhhhhh territory !!!
“40% of Americans are idiots.”
That is also my opinion, and have stated it many times, as on the other thread.
It was one of my reasons for leaving.
It is no longer my America.
It is so incredible that 40 percent of a nation could be so stupid, and/or Marxist.
Sub-classes and illegals, however, are reproducing like roaches, and being indoctrinated by Marxist controlled education and media.
The 40% who suck their livelihood out of the government teat think he’s doing a great job. He’s fighting for much higher taxes on the evil rich so they can all get an enormous raise.
It is about correct. Blacks make up 14 percent of whom 90 percent support O. Jews are 3 percent, Hispanics 14 percent, and Muslim American Immigrants 3 percent and Asians about 3 percent. Total 23 percent of whom 70 percent avg support O. Add up all these groups and percentage supporting O and you have about 27 percent of the people made up primarily Jews, Muslims and people of color. The remaining 13 percent are white liberals. That means out of 40 supporters, about 15 are whites/Jewish and 25 are of color. In other words, Obama coalition is 60 percent color and 40 percent white, while the nation is 30 percent color and 70 percent white.
There is a critical element to this that never gets mentioned.
If Mister Obama had 39 percent approval in a neutral media environment, that would be one thing. However, this is 39 percent approval WITH all the obedient help from the news and entertainment media.
All of the puff pieces, all of the false stories told and the true stories spiked. All of the non-stop, continuous and continual media adulation (and snarling defense) of this inept socialist (who will not even release his collegiate transcripts)...gets them 39 percent.
People had to learn the truth the hard (and indelible) way, and these voters feel conned, lied-to, betrayed and embarrassed and and will not be fooled again.
The biggest losers might be Obama and the radical Dems, but the news and entertainment media aren't far behind. Nobody likes being deceived and lied to, and trust once lost is nearly impossible to regain.
People like him will do anything because they have no real values nor are they serving a higher cause. They shouldn't be underestimated because they are willing to do anything to climb or cling to their idols or those things that allow them to pursue their idols: prestige/status, money, power/influence. This man will do things he "KNOWS" will damage our nation, he will make a mockery of the office of the Presidency, he will crap on the Constitution, throw our service members and allies under the bus... as long as it makes him look good and win an election. Someone like this shouldn't be underestimated in an election. He'll do anything, dance on the Ellen DeGeneres show, make unfeasible claims, promise anything to anyone, lie, intimidate, buy off, play the race game, use surrogates to attack peoples families... There are no limits or bounds for someone like this and the ignorant masses in-thralled with name recognition, appearances and the perceived short term benefit they are promised by such a demagogue will like lemmings run off the cliff.
That 40% is many orders of magnitude more than that despicable antiAmerican deserves.
And those are just the RINO's. Librals are even worse!
They're people who exist by government entitlements, those 97% of blacks who voted for the "black" candidate (because he was black), the nation's socialist marxist media and the remaining democrat base, unions, companies indebted to Obama for their healthcare waivers and entertainment industry shills.
More than anything else, candidate selection included, it's time to take whatever steps are necessary in the states and precincts to ensure against voter fraud. We can be sure democrats and all associated with them will stop at nothing to re-elect Obama. Eric Holder has already shown his acceptance and approval of thuggery at the polls.
5% of Americans approving of this light-weight, socialist con-man is waaaaaaay too much.
More like Sgt. Schultz from Hogan's Heroes.
Worth a quick search :)