Skip to comments.Change: Obama’s job approval now at … 39% (The other downgrade)
Posted on 08/14/2011 5:05:27 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
Alternate headline: “Blogger can’t believe Obama’s job approval still as high as 39%.” Entrenched economic despair, chaos on Wall Street, the S&P downgrade, and Democratic disgruntlement over the debt-ceiling deal, yet somehow only now for the first time is he in the outskirts of Bushville with sub-40% approval. The way we’re going, I half-expect the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man to show up tomorrow in Manhattan — and even that probably wouldn’t bump The One down below 35%. Even so, notes Philip Klein, “No president since Harry Truman has been reelected with approval ratings this low, this late into his first term.” Hmmmm.
There’s no partisan breakdown at Gallup but my hunch is that heart-achy Democrats are driving this. Corroborating evidence from CNN:
Seven in 10 Democrats say they’d like to see Obama as their party’s presidential nominee next year.
That figure may seem promising, but support for Obama’s re-nomination has fallen 11 percentage points since June.
Despite the decline, history is on Obama’s side. “In 1994, only 57% of Democrats wanted the party to renominate Bill Clinton, and he went on to win the nomination and a second term two years later,” said CNN Polling Director Keating Holland.
His previous low among Dems on that question was 73% right before the midterms last year. More corroborating evidence: The Times and the AP each have stories out today about Obama launching a messaging offensive against the GOP, especially on the economy, which will firm up support among his base even if it doesn’t do jack to create new jobs. Watch his weekly message below for a taste; it’s a rehash of his speech in Michigan a few days ago questioning the patriotism of certain nefarious unnamed characters in Congress who he claims are putting partisan aims ahead of the country’s welfare. Luckily for us, The One would never let electoral goals dictate hard policy choices.
Fun fact: While news of the new Gallup numbers was breaking this morning, lifelike talking-points robot Debbie Wasserman-Schultz was on CBS insisting that Obama’s in “remarkably good shape” politically. No foolin’.
What percentage of people are suckling from the government teat again?
What’s going to be his gangbuster message? It’s someone elses fault?
Remember...in his mind he is successful. He is doing just what he promised to remake this country into a Zimbabwe clone. His only disappointment is that its not happening fast enough. But, its happening.
This is change we can believe in.
Something on the order of HALF of all households.
Gallup uses a sample of "all adults" for these surveys. You can be a full-time crackhead who has never voted or an illegal alien and still have your opinion count.
...even though more people voted against him than for him.
I say that’s pretty good considering all the media help he still recieves......If he was hammered 24/7 like President Bush or Gov. Palin thin skinned barry would be at 9%.
Dubya got to the thirties with the MSM bashing, nit-picking, criticizing, editorializing, fabricating and generally despising and degrading him on a 24/7 basis. Obama receives as much attention as Dubya, but it’s constant agrandizement, exhaltation, fabricating to the point of erotic (homo-erotic and otherwise) fantasizing. A book worth reading would be one about how the two presidents, Dubya and Zero, would have compared if treated equally. Any guesses?
He’s still higher than Carter. Call it the media strength keeping him up, that’s not saying much.
Nobody was worse than Carter.
I’d put his chances of re-election right now at about 5 percent.
He’s already lost the indepedents. Now, he’s fighting to keep the Democrats. At 70 percent, he’s no longer safe from his own party.
Personally I’d say his approval is probably in the low 30s. In any poll measuring Husein’s popularity I always assume at least 5 points tacked on to account for the MSM’s slobbering love affair. Conversely whatever they say any conservative’s numbers are I tack on another 5% to account for their bias.
It’s till way to high!
Obama Has Saved or Created 39 high approval points!
A chunk of those disapprove of Obama because he is not liberal enough.
They will end up voting for him next year anyway.
Not to worry. The press will report it’s 93% next August.
Is anyone really surprised that his ratings a crashing? If they are, do they live under a rock?
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