Skip to comments.Obama's Job Approval Drops Below Carter's
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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-- 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.
Job approval numbers are racist.
What did the “S” in Harry S. Truman stand for ?
I’m sure this milestone will be all over the news this evening!
Watch him get it down to his golf handicap.
Nothing. That was his legal name.
However, the letter was chosen to honor both grandfathers.
Nothing. It was a stand alone letter "S".
The “S’ Stood for the first letter of both grandfathers name which he was named after.
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.
Yet, Obama will probably win in 2012, as the Republicans continue their circular firing squad.
Beat me by 1/12th of a second.
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.
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
“Im 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!
I’m posting from an iPhone on AT&T, with one arm tied behind my back.
So, I already had several handicaps.
Do we really have to? Arghhhh!
Brian Williams will be too busy making snarky comments about wealthy people winning the lottery.
As the Republican fighter pilot said after getting jumped by some MIGs, “Let’s do a 360 and get the heck out of here”.
This is all well and good, but who is our Ronald Reagan for 2012?
I guess NBC is going to have to go in to Dear Leader Cheerleader Overdrive Mode now...
They have been already doing that for FOUR YEARS
Interesting. LBJ was 44% according to this post, a point above Obama today, and he quit knowing he couldn’t win another term.
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....
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.
“LBJ was 44% according to this post, a point above Obama today, and he quit knowing he couldnt 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.
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.
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?
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
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."
Thanks and Amen!
LOL! Thanks for the laugh.
A possible improved graphic would be
A graduate level course
Amazing how many vows there are to NEVER EVER vote for this GOP candidate or that GOP candidate. It's like testifying or something.
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.
“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.
No “flame”, just a huge +1.
And somehow it will be Bush’s fault.
This should make Carter’s day.
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.
I agree with you totally, and something tells me we aren’t the only ones.
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.
You make me wish FR had a Like button.
Yeah, that will teach the elites a lesson.
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