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Daily Presidential Tracking Poll (-23, 42A 55D) No Bump
Rasmussen ^ | 9-10-11 | Rasmussen

Posted on 09/10/2011 7:06:45 AM PDT by Mikey_1962

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Saturday shows that 20% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty-three percent (43%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -23 (see trends).

Data for this update is collected via nightly interviews and reported on a three-day rolling average basis. As a result, most of the interviews for this update were completed before the president’s speech on Thursday night.

Check out our review of last week’s key polls to see “What They Told Us.”

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The Presidential Approval Index is calculated by subtracting the number who Strongly Disapprove from the number who Strongly Approve. It is updated daily at 9:30 a.m. Eastern (sign up for free daily e-mail update). Updates are also available on Twitter and Facebook.

Overall, 42% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the president's performance. Fifty-five percent (55%) at least somewhat disapprove.

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


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: approval; daily; index; obama; poll; presidential; rasmussen; tracking
Strongly Approve at 20%. I expect this to increase as Obama continues his "Save My Job Act" tour among the faithful.

Speaking of the faithful, where have all the fainters gone?

1 posted on 09/10/2011 7:06:50 AM PDT by Mikey_1962
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To: Mikey_1962

people would actually have to be listening for him to get a bump, I stopped listen to the zero years ago.


2 posted on 09/10/2011 7:09:09 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: Mikey_1962

wow just kicking around the ras site i see it’s been since June of 09 since he had a positive index.


3 posted on 09/10/2011 7:12:47 AM PDT by Principled
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To: Principled

He has been -20+ 32 of the last 34 days.

One and done.


4 posted on 09/10/2011 7:14:21 AM PDT by Mikey_1962 (Obama: The Affirmative Action President.)
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To: Mikey_1962

Abyss index (total approve minus disapprove) is -1 for second day in a row. The average abyss index for the week is negative, which I think may be the first time that’s happened.


5 posted on 09/10/2011 7:16:41 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (When you've only heard lies your entire life, the truth sounds insane.)
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To: Mikey_1962

you hafta wonder if the 20% have been taking drugs or drinking kool aid

or whether their mommies dress them in the mornings.


6 posted on 09/10/2011 7:18:49 AM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: Mikey_1962
No Bump

Bump from what?

The article from Rasmussen specifically says: Data for this update is collected via nightly interviews and reported on a three-day rolling average basis. As a result, most of the interviews for this update were completed before the president’s speech on Thursday night.

7 posted on 09/10/2011 7:19:13 AM PDT by JohnG45
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To: PapaBear3625

Correction on my last statement. September 11 2010 he spent a week with a negative average Abyss Index. Maybe it’s something about Sept 11 that makes voters unsatisfied with Hussein.


8 posted on 09/10/2011 7:19:47 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (When you've only heard lies your entire life, the truth sounds insane.)
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To: Mikey_1962

I believe that Obama is at an all time low, and I mean really low.

What I think is happening, just a hunch and admittedly anecdotal, is that people are not OUTRIGHT condemning Obama. Not sure about how the poll thing works but my experience that if you’re in a room of people that you don’t know their political bent, if you cautiously mention Obama, with some careful wordage, given time and a comfort that rancor and arguments will not follow, it will come out.

I can give one example of this but there’ve been many, you’ll have to take my word for it. I’ve a choir mate in my church, nice lady, very liberal. Or so she says she is but that’s for another time. Anyway, of late, with each choir practice more and more of the members are softly expressing dismay with Obama. Like most groups some of us are more vitrolic but, to everyone’s surprise, I am seldom one. Choir is choir to me and I’m not going to delve into the depth of my politics in that venue.

But there are a couple of others, way more vocal to me, to my hidden joy, and with each week it grows to more expressing dismay with OBamer, in varying degrees.

My liberal friend, another alto, my seatmate, to now has kept quiet though she never defends Obama. I chanced to phone her the other night and I told her I had to cut back on other church activities as I am a local precinct captain for the Repub party. I mumbled my reason, to the effect...”no matter your political idealogy, Joan, if that guy in the WH gets another four years he will destroy this country. I’m going to do my small bit to stop it.”

She was quiet at the other end of the line, this former zealot of hope and change. Quietly she said...”I don’t think I’m going to vote at all this coming election.”

I moved on with the conversation but I noted....obviously she’s no longer an Obamer zealot and she’s still so anti-conservative she will NOT vote for the pub even though now it’s unknown who it will be.

That’s how I see it. We’ve been called racists and names so many times, why risk telling anyone in the public surround how we feel? The so-called “moderates” are keeping mouths zipped, or soft, as I speculate, because when you get in that voting booth NO ONE CAN CALL YOU A RACIST AND YOU CAN PULL THAT LEVER IN PEACE!

I hope I’ve made sense with my assessment but I truly believe that this 43% approval probably should be reduced by a good 10% as I think there are now that many people still taking the route of least resistance and mouthing soft plaudits for Obamer but who will pull any lever but his come the election.

Over time, as in my choir practice, more and more start to get brave, plus OBamer keeps speeching and looking dumb, and the people get braver.

He’s going to keep dropping. Were he not black and once beloved with hopes based on nothing from so many, Obamer would be at a 33% approval rating today.

It’s my story and I’m sticking to it.


9 posted on 09/10/2011 7:24:31 AM PDT by Fishtalk (http://patfish.blogspot.com/201102/freerepublic-ping-list-compilation.html-Freep Ping Blog post)
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To: JohnG45

Between 1/3 and 1/2 of polling was done after the speech. If there was a significant bump, you would have expected to see it. The Monday numbers will all be post-speech, and I’m thinking they will be lower.


10 posted on 09/10/2011 7:24:34 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (When you've only heard lies your entire life, the truth sounds insane.)
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To: PapaBear3625
Maybe it’s something about Sept 11 that makes voters unsatisfied with Hussein.

What ever could that be?????

( < /s > )

11 posted on 09/10/2011 7:29:47 AM PDT by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: Fishtalk
Lets hope that all those people who voted for him to prove that they were not racists, will voted against him to prove they are not stupid.
12 posted on 09/10/2011 7:34:11 AM PDT by Mikey_1962 (Obama: The Affirmative Action President.)
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To: ken21
you hafta wonder if the 20% have been taking drugs or drinking kool aid or whether their mommies dress them in the mornings.

Very easy to comprehend - they are taking gubmint money from Obozo. Wouldn't you say you approve if you were on the receiving end of a limitless endless stream of money to support your laziness?
13 posted on 09/10/2011 7:36:07 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Fishtalk
Obama will have the black vote locked up as before, so they set a floor on how low his ratings can go. But whether they will be highly motivated to get off their seats and go out and vote, well, that's another story. Apparently many of them think this new version of the obama "jobs bill"(sic) will bring them prosperity. One more big disappointment in store, which will be demoralizing to them say the least. Ditttoes Hispanics.

So yes, his ratings as reported may be overly favorable compared to the actual voting behavior next year.

14 posted on 09/10/2011 7:38:15 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: ken21
you hafta wonder if the 20% have been taking drugs or drinking kool aid or whether their mommies dress them in the mornings.

Obama Supporter:
15 posted on 09/10/2011 7:40:11 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Mikey_1962; Cletus.D.Yokel; GonzoGOP; OKSooner

Only 2 on the ping list so far. If I get upwards of 10 interested, then I’ll look to really running with it.

If you want on the RasmussenIndexPing list, FReepmail me.


16 posted on 09/10/2011 7:47:40 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Islam is a violent and tyrannical political ideology and has nothing to do with "religion".)
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To: Mikey_1962

17 posted on 09/10/2011 7:51:45 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: Fishtalk

Very good post, Fishtalk. I have had similar experiences.


18 posted on 09/10/2011 7:58:35 AM PDT by RobinOfKingston (The instinct toward liberalism is located in the part of the brain called the rectal lobe.)
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To: ken21

The 20% are still hoping for some more Obama money from his stash.
(Remember the ghetto rat interview after the election?)


19 posted on 09/10/2011 8:11:55 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Fishtalk
I'm seeing that same mentality where I work. Only two of the 15 people I work with voted for bamster. One still supports him and the other has also said he won't vote in 2012. Neither of the two blacks at work voted for the bamster.

I was talking to my sister who is a nurse in San Antonio. She knows several bamster voters on her floor, and most of them are sick and tired of his non performance. Most will either not vote or vote for the (R) next year.

20 posted on 09/10/2011 8:14:24 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, please let it rain in Texas. Amen.)
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To: Mikey_1962

Poor Obama.
Oh well, He gets another chance at a bump on 9/11.
He can tell us about all the good he is doing in Egypt and Libya.


21 posted on 09/10/2011 8:15:01 AM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I have a feeling a lot of those first time voters in that picture will stay home in 2012. They all admired his star status, and that shine is really dull now.


22 posted on 09/10/2011 8:16:52 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, please let it rain in Texas. Amen.)
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To: Farmer Dean

Don’t get over-confident. This election is going to be close no matter how bad the Rasmussin poll gets for Obama. Get your all of your friends and family members to the polls on Nov 2012 — better yet, do early voting if that option is available to you. If we don’t win this election, even if the Republicans nominate the most tepid RINO, I shutter to think of the consequences.


23 posted on 09/10/2011 8:20:08 AM PDT by 3Fingas ( Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: ken21
you hafta wonder if the 20% have been taking drugs or drinking kool aid

I believe so... if the nieghborhood that I work in is any indication!! (I work in a very liberal - minority - alternative lifestyle area and one of the store here has Obama shirts for sale.) Most of the people in this area have RIMS (on their cars) that cost more then the cars itself!!

24 posted on 09/10/2011 8:24:36 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Palin/Bachman 2012....What would the NAGS say? :-))
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To: Arrowhead1952
What did Sonny tell Michael in the flashback seen at the end of Godfather II? “Did you go to college to get stupid?!”
25 posted on 09/10/2011 8:53:24 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: ken21

“you hafta wonder if the 20% have been taking drugs or drinking kool aid”

I have heard these 20% call in on the radio talk shows. There is not one rational thought between them. To them Fox News is the epicenter of all hate talk.


26 posted on 09/10/2011 9:13:09 AM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Mikey_1962

When I see stories about the zero on the interweb, 75% or more of the comments on Yahoo, Youtube NY Daily News and other websites that have comments are anti-zero. The mood is ugly.


27 posted on 09/10/2011 10:11:45 AM PDT by Newtoidaho (Fight organized crime. Vote out all incumbent Democrats!)
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To: Mikey_1962; All
WAKE UP AMERICA!!

OBAMA is no different than the 911 HIGHJACKERS.....he's a MUSLIM TERRORIST who has Highjacked the government and is flying the FIFTH AIRPLANE into our economy.

DOWN WITH OBAMA NOW!!

28 posted on 09/10/2011 10:21:17 AM PDT by FW190
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To: PapaBear3625

The “Abyss index”. That’s funny.


29 posted on 09/10/2011 10:32:41 AM PDT by MontaniSemperLiberi (Moutaineers are Always Free)
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To: FW190

yikes!


30 posted on 09/10/2011 10:33:00 AM PDT by Mikey_1962 (Obama: The Affirmative Action President.)
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To: MontaniSemperLiberi
The “Abyss index”. That’s funny.

The reason for the name is that when you're a politician and more people absolutely despise you than the number who have even lukewarm feelings of approval, then your career has started sliding into the Abyss.

31 posted on 09/10/2011 10:50:19 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (When you've only heard lies your entire life, the truth sounds insane.)
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To: Fishtalk

Great post, these are the gems I love to read on FR.


32 posted on 09/10/2011 11:00:48 AM PDT by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Caipirabob

Well thank you CB. Always nice to have some encouragement. Part of the beauty of it is the truth. Writing the truth lends itself to pretty prose.

The Lamestream ought to try it.

;)


33 posted on 09/10/2011 11:08:33 AM PDT by Fishtalk (http://patfish.blogspot.com/201102/freerepublic-ping-list-compilation.html-Freep Ping Blog post)
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To: JohnG45

The Sunday numbers just came out, with 2/3 of the three day moving average being after the speech. O’s at -22 Approval Index. Abyss Index is still at -1 for three days running. He got a very slight bump in Strong Approve since the speech, but Strong Disapprove is unchanged at 43%


34 posted on 09/11/2011 6:38:39 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (When you've only heard lies your entire life, the truth sounds insane.)
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To: PapaBear3625

Thank you for the update.

Like so many other FReepers, I will never be satisfied by these numbers until he is finally run out on a rail in November of 2012!


35 posted on 09/11/2011 6:49:18 AM PDT by JohnG45
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To: JohnG45

You’ll actually have to wait for January 2013 to see him ridden out of DC.


36 posted on 09/11/2011 6:58:09 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (When you've only heard lies your entire life, the truth sounds insane.)
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