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Obama's Job Approval Drops Below Carter's
US News ^ | 11-29-11 | US NEws

Posted on 11/29/2011 10:43:01 AM PST by tcrlaf

President Obama's slow ride down Gallup's daily presidential job approval index has finally passed below Jimmy Carter, earning Obama the worst job approval rating of any president at this stage of his term in modern political history.

Since March, Obama's job approval rating has hovered above Carter's, considered among the 20th century's worst presidents, but today Obama's punctured Carter's dismal job approval line. On their comparison chart, Gallup put Obama's job approval rating at 43 percent compared to Carter's 51 percent.

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According to Gallup, here are the job approval numbers for other presidents at this stage of their terms, a year before the re-election campaign:

-- Harry S. Truman: 54 percent.

-- Dwight Eisenhower: 78 percent.

-- Lyndon B. Johnson: 44 percent.

-- Richard M. Nixon: 50 percent.

-- Ronald Reagan: 54 percent.

-- George H.W. Bush: 52 percent.

-- Bill Clinton: 51 percent.

-- George W. Bush: 55 percent.

What's more, Gallup finds that Obama's overall job approval rating so far has averaged 49 percent. Only three former presidents have had a worse average rating at this stage: Carter, Ford, and Harry S. Truman. Only Truman won re-election in an anti-Congress campaign that Obama's team is using as a model.

1 posted on 11/29/2011 10:43:12 AM PST by tcrlaf
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To: tcrlaf

Job approval numbers are racist.


2 posted on 11/29/2011 10:46:32 AM PST by Question Liberal Authority
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To: tcrlaf

What did the “S” in Harry S. Truman stand for ?


3 posted on 11/29/2011 10:46:32 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: tcrlaf

I’m sure this milestone will be all over the news this evening!


4 posted on 11/29/2011 10:48:40 AM PST by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: tcrlaf

Watch him get it down to his golf handicap.


5 posted on 11/29/2011 10:48:40 AM PST by BillyBonebrake
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Nothing. That was his legal name.

However, the letter was chosen to honor both grandfathers.


6 posted on 11/29/2011 10:50:36 AM PST by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
What did the “S” in Harry S. Truman stand for ?

Nothing. It was a stand alone letter "S".

7 posted on 11/29/2011 10:50:36 AM PST by MARTIAL MONK (I'm waiting for the POP!)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

The “S’ Stood for the first letter of both grandfathers name which he was named after.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_S._Truman


8 posted on 11/29/2011 10:52:33 AM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: tcrlaf
Looking at the historical approval ratings on Gallup, it's looking bad for Hussein. As they democrats kept saying for the last year, “Reagan and Clinton were lower at this point in their presidency than Obama and they went on to win...” Not so anymore, at this point in their presidency Reagan and Clinton had both recovered and were sitting in the low 50-53% range. Obama is sitting at 42% and has holding steady or trending down, and unlike Reagan and Clinton he doesn't have an improving economy to run on.
9 posted on 11/29/2011 10:52:40 AM PST by apillar
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To: tcrlaf
It does not matter. Obama will win reelection in 2012.

This is because the Republicans let the media pick our candidate by abandoning any candidate that gets flack. So just like Bachmann, Cain, etc... Rest assured Gingrich and Romney will get clobbered by the media and press. The Republicans will bail on them too. Thus, we will get Obama in 2012 another 4 years,

Just watch Cain. The exact same thing will happen to Gingrich and Romney. Trust me the media and press have way more crap on Gngrich and Romney, than they ever had on Cain.

Seeing how Republicans abandon their own... Today I realize Obama will get another 4 years. Now contrast that with how the Democrats rally around their candidates when in trouble.

The Republicans lose because they believe they can some how win over the media and press. Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.

10 posted on 11/29/2011 10:52:47 AM PST by Sprite518
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To: tcrlaf

Yet, Obama will probably win in 2012, as the Republicans continue their circular firing squad.


11 posted on 11/29/2011 10:53:12 AM PST by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: justlurking

Beat me by 1/12th of a second.


12 posted on 11/29/2011 10:53:16 AM PST by MARTIAL MONK (I'm waiting for the POP!)
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To: tcrlaf

I just want to know how Obama has made it this far without a challenger? I remember hearing the rumor Weiner wanted to challenge Obama now look where Weiner is.


13 posted on 11/29/2011 10:55:49 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: apillar

But he has a billion bucks..a bootlicking press...95% of blacks ready to turn out in droves and 9 republicans bashing each other and being called rino by those on our side who disagree....he will waltz to a second term


14 posted on 11/29/2011 10:55:57 AM PST by skaterboy (Hate=Love....Love=Hate)
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To: capydick

“I’m sure this milestone will be all over the news this evening!”

Why, I’m sure it will be the lead on MSNBC’s Lesbian Power Hour tonite!


15 posted on 11/29/2011 10:56:51 AM PST by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: Sprite518
Just watch Cain. The exact same thing will happen to Gingrich and Romney. Trust me the media and press have way more crap on Gngrich and Romney, than they ever had on Cain.

QFT

16 posted on 11/29/2011 10:57:53 AM PST by kevao
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To: MARTIAL MONK

I’m posting from an iPhone on AT&T, with one arm tied behind my back.

So, I already had several handicaps.


17 posted on 11/29/2011 10:58:41 AM PST by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
Weiner wanted to challenge Obama now look where Weiner is.

Do we really have to? Arghhhh!

18 posted on 11/29/2011 10:59:05 AM PST by mazda77 (and I am a Native Texan)
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To: tcrlaf

Brian Williams will be too busy making snarky comments about wealthy people winning the lottery.


19 posted on 11/29/2011 11:01:22 AM PST by TSgt (BEAT OBAMA WITH A CAIN!)
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To: Sprite518
We would win if we pick a conservative. Republicans seem to always want to pick a liberal Republican who will always lose. Gingrich, Romney and Perry are the liberal portion of our candidates. Bachmann, Cain, and Santorum are the conservative portion of the candidates. There is ZERO excuse for not choosing bachmann for the Republican nomination. I wish you folks would list to me. I know what I am talking about!!!!! You pick Newt.........WE WILL LOSE AND LOSE BIG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
20 posted on 11/29/2011 11:01:50 AM PST by napscoordinator (Anybody but Romney, Newt, Perry, Huntsman, Paul. Perry and Obama are 100 percent the same!!!!!)
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To: Sprite518

As the Republican fighter pilot said after getting jumped by some MIGs, “Let’s do a 360 and get the heck out of here”.


21 posted on 11/29/2011 11:02:02 AM PST by Portcall24
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To: tcrlaf

This is all well and good, but who is our Ronald Reagan for 2012?


22 posted on 11/29/2011 11:02:37 AM PST by boknows
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To: TSgt

I guess NBC is going to have to go in to Dear Leader Cheerleader Overdrive Mode now...

OH WAIT...
They have been already doing that for FOUR YEARS


23 posted on 11/29/2011 11:03:42 AM PST by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: Question Liberal Authority


24 posted on 11/29/2011 11:05:29 AM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: tcrlaf

Interesting. LBJ was 44% according to this post, a point above Obama today, and he quit knowing he couldn’t win another term.


25 posted on 11/29/2011 11:06:16 AM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: boknows
We have Romney Reagan. He's all Romney and no Reagan!


Excuse me while I go find a ledge to jump from.
26 posted on 11/29/2011 11:06:37 AM PST by TSgt (BEAT OBAMA WITH A CAIN!)
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To: Sprite518

You make some fair observations, but is it asking too much to get candidates that don’t have that kind of ‘crap’ that can be exploited by the media? It’s not like they’re making all of it up....


27 posted on 11/29/2011 11:10:07 AM PST by JerseyRepub (I voted for John Kerry before I voted against him!)
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To: boknows; All

There is no Ronald Reagan for 2012. Don’t expect one. Mark Levin had a good point yesterday...I said “good” because it is one many of us on FR have been insisting for months now: NONE OF OUR CANDIDATES ARE PERFECT. ALL OF THEM ARE BETTER THAN HUSSEIN.

Ronald Reagan wasn’t perfect. He gave us Sandra Day O’Connor and Anthony Kennedy. He trusted the Demonrats on amnesty. His first choice for VEEP was apparently a bigger RINO than G.H.W. Bush....but he was a great man who loved America and believed in the people.

Hussein is the polar opposite. He despises America and her people, and is happy to see our debt and problems increase. He must be defeated next November.


28 posted on 11/29/2011 11:10:28 AM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: rockinqsranch

“LBJ was 44% according to this post, a point above Obama today, and he quit knowing he couldn’t win another term.”

Obama EGO won’t let him do that, and the livelyhoods of too many Democrats depends on the BILLION DOLLARS Obama is gathering for next year.


29 posted on 11/29/2011 11:12:30 AM PST by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: Sprite518

Good, but sobering, post.

A lot of Freepers are allowing the MSM/DNC to trash Cain by accepting the doubt that they are sowing. Yet the Duke Lacrosse incident was only a couple of years ago, and Freepers were well informed of how that developed. If informed, intelligent conservatives can be bamboozled, then we are indeed in trouble.

Apparently repeating a lie is an effective technique, and the press has mastered the methods.

You also correctly note that Gingrich and Romney are even more vulnerable than Cain. I will note that there is verifiable proof of character flaws with both Gingrich and Romney.

While Gingrich has shown that he is willing to challenge the press, I believe his baggage is so significant that he may not be able to overcome it.


30 posted on 11/29/2011 11:17:29 AM PST by kidd
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To: tcrlaf

Interesting. Gallup polls usually are stacked to favor the Democrat. Yet for the past several months, and notably with this one, it gives Obama worse numbers than Rasmussen does.

The Rasmussen numbers are not good, but they are better than they were at certain points over the past year.

I wonder. Are Gallup and the DNC now working for Hillary? Trying to throw Obama off the back of the sled by making him look even more hopeless than he is?


31 posted on 11/29/2011 11:18:12 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: JerseyRepub
It is being made up and your buying it hook,line and sinker.

So the media learns all we have to do is pay some women to say this and the Republican party will say never mind the facts. Its the number that matters and not the media and press attempting to destroy a candidate in order to save Obama.

Amazed how easily manipulated Republicans can be. No wonder why Obama is in office

32 posted on 11/29/2011 11:20:13 AM PST by Sprite518
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To: justlurking
So, I already had several handicaps.

I've got a handicap or two myself. Like they used to say on the short bus, "That boy's just S-L-O-W."

33 posted on 11/29/2011 11:20:33 AM PST by MARTIAL MONK (I'm waiting for the POP!)
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To: kidd

Thanks and Amen!


34 posted on 11/29/2011 11:22:22 AM PST by Sprite518
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To: napscoordinator

Agree 100%


35 posted on 11/29/2011 11:25:05 AM PST by Sprite518
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To: Portcall24

LOL! Thanks for the laugh.


36 posted on 11/29/2011 11:26:36 AM PST by Sprite518
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To: Recovering_Democrat

A possible improved graphic would be

MALAISE 201

A graduate level course


37 posted on 11/29/2011 11:27:57 AM PST by SteveH (First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win.)
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To: justlurking
Yet, Obama will probably win in 2012, as the Republicans continue their circular firing squad.

Amazing how many vows there are to NEVER EVER vote for this GOP candidate or that GOP candidate. It's like testifying or something.

38 posted on 11/29/2011 11:28:33 AM PST by rhombus
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To: napscoordinator

Yes, why not Bachmann or Santorum? The corrupt MSM is laying the weeds on Gingrich. At the right time they wil filet him - alive - for all the world to watch and see.


39 posted on 11/29/2011 11:32:44 AM PST by Obadiah (If Reagan were alive today he'd be spinning in his grave.)
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To: tcrlaf
We don't have a Reagan. We didn't have one before him, and we'll never have one after him. He was Sui generis. It's an utterly pointless exercise to keep wailing about how we don't have another. We have to stop defending people who don't deserve it just because we don't like the ones attacking them. Cain? We should be criticizing him, not whining about The Media Attacking Him. (I don't have to explain why to those who understand.) Bachmann is an utter joke. Gingrich is doing the Jedi mind trick and convincing people his New Age touchy feely stuff just never happened, he was ALWAYS a conservative, what are you talking about, immigration, Global Warming, healthcare... Romney? Perry? Paul? And so on. These are our candidates. No perfect candidate will ride in and rescue us. No 'true conservative' is running this time who's as perfect as Reagan (who wasn't perfect, or perfectly conservative...and he wasn't even always a Republican). This is the reality we have to deal with. Sitting out the election is a vote for Obama. It won't shake up the RNC and make them suddenly see the light and draft nothing but perfect, flawless conservatives. Support your conservative of choice in the primary, and then accept the reality and support the Republican in the general election. Continue to work locally to find and recruit true conservatives. That's really all there is to it. Drama queens who will sit out the election aren't loyal Americans, they're babies who won't put country ahead of their personal pique. Flame away, babies.
40 posted on 11/29/2011 11:33:00 AM PST by Darkwolf377 (Obama: The stupid person`s idea of a smart person.)
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To: tcrlaf

“According to Gallup, here are the job approval numbers for other presidents at this stage of their terms, a year before the re-election campaign:

— Dwight Eisenhower: 78 percent. “


I guess I was not the only one who liked Ike.


41 posted on 11/29/2011 12:09:09 PM PST by CGalen
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To: Darkwolf377

No “flame”, just a huge +1.


42 posted on 11/29/2011 12:22:28 PM PST by Kahuna
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To: tcrlaf

And somehow it will be Bush’s fault.


43 posted on 11/29/2011 12:26:34 PM PST by truthkeeper (Vote Against Barack Obama in 2012!)
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To: tcrlaf

This should make Carter’s day.


44 posted on 11/29/2011 12:28:42 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: Darkwolf377

Sitting out the election, or voting third party, are not “votes for Obama”. They are only votes for the people who the voter fills in the bubble next to. And if I refuse to vote for a moderate, I have not given Obama a vote, I have taken one away for a wolf in sheep’s clothing.I will not throw my vote away by voting for Romney. Period. And I’m not the only one. THAT is the reality.


45 posted on 11/29/2011 12:34:04 PM PST by arderkrag (Georgia is God's Country. LOOKING FOR ROLEPLAYERS. Check Profile.)
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To: Darkwolf377

I agree with you totally, and something tells me we aren’t the only ones.


46 posted on 11/29/2011 12:53:26 PM PST by truthkeeper (Vote Against Barack Obama in 2012!)
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To: arderkrag; Darkwolf377

When we continue to support moderates in the general because they are the lesser of 2 evils, all we do is empower the elite to keep sending them our way. I want to try something different this time - let the moderate RINO get trounced in the election by the liberals (a minority in the country). Then maybe the elites will understand that we wont choose to go over the cliff slower, but we want to change directions. No vote for Romney, no way.

I heard the same ‘we won’t survive 4 more years’ when Clinton was re-elected. We survived, and we will survive 4 more years of Obama if Romney is ‘our’ choice. The hole we will have to climb out of will be deeper, but Romney will not get us out of this hole, he will just dig slower.


47 posted on 11/29/2011 1:00:41 PM PST by LearnsFromMistakes (Yes, I am happy to see you. But that IS a gun in my pocket.)
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To: LearnsFromMistakes

You make me wish FR had a Like button.


48 posted on 11/29/2011 1:05:17 PM PST by arderkrag (Georgia is God's Country. LOOKING FOR ROLEPLAYERS. Check Profile.)
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To: Sprite518; sickoflibs; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; calcowgirl; Gilbo_3; NFHale; Liz
The Republicans lose because they believe they can some how win over the media and press


49 posted on 11/29/2011 1:14:04 PM PST by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Budget sins can be fixed. Amnesty is irreversible.)
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To: LearnsFromMistakes; sickoflibs; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; calcowgirl; Gilbo_3; NFHale; Liz
I want to try something different this time - let the moderate RINO get trounced in the election by the liberals (a minority in the country). Then maybe the elites will understand that we wont choose to go over the cliff slower, but we want to change directions.

Yeah, that will teach the elites a lesson.


50 posted on 11/29/2011 1:19:59 PM PST by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Budget sins can be fixed. Amnesty is irreversible.)
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