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Obama's Job Approval Drops Below Carter's
U.S.News & World Report ^ | NOVEMBER 28, 2011 | Paul Bedard

Posted on 11/29/2011 11:11:09 AM PST by RobinMasters

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.

Back in 1979, Carter was far below Obama until the Iran hostage crisis, eerily being duplicated in Tehran today with Iranian protesters storming the British embassy. The early days of the crisis helped Carter's ratings, though his failure to win the release of captured Americans, coupled with a bad economy, led to his defeat by Ronald Reagan in 1980.

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:

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: fail; fubo; marxistpos

1 posted on 11/29/2011 11:11:11 AM PST by RobinMasters
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To: RobinMasters
Um...so?

Do we have a Reagan waiting in the wings?

2 posted on 11/29/2011 11:13:47 AM PST by Regulator (Watch Out! Americans are on the March! America Forever, Mexico Never!)
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To: Regulator

Yes. Sarah Palin.


3 posted on 11/29/2011 11:15:16 AM PST by Pikachu_Dad (Impeach Sen Quinn)
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To: Regulator

No one even knew if Reagan was Reagan then.


4 posted on 11/29/2011 11:17:56 AM PST by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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To: VanDeKoik
No one even knew if Reagan was Reagan then.

Not so true. In '76, it was the third time Regan had run in the GOP primary. He was known.

5 posted on 11/29/2011 11:20:35 AM PST by rhombus
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To: Regulator
1/2 hour ago.
6 posted on 11/29/2011 11:20:35 AM PST by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: RobinMasters

Obama is needed in Tehran to use his teleprompter to resolve the unrest as he has done so well with our debt crisis. Must go to Tehran! Moochelle could go for support - perhaps even be a starter for the camel races.


7 posted on 11/29/2011 11:21:48 AM PST by Jukeman
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To: rhombus
Ooops...In '76 '80, it was the third time Regan had run in the GOP primary. He was known.
8 posted on 11/29/2011 11:22:22 AM PST by rhombus
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To: RobinMasters

9 posted on 11/29/2011 11:22:42 AM PST by Snickering Hound
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To: Pikachu_Dad

If only it were true.


10 posted on 11/29/2011 11:24:29 AM PST by Jukeman
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To: All

Congratulations Jimmy Carter. You are now the second worst president in U.S. history.


11 posted on 11/29/2011 11:24:33 AM PST by j_k_l
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To: RobinMasters
Peanut Boy did not have The Community Agitators Formerly Known as ACORN to stuff ballot boxes for him.
12 posted on 11/29/2011 11:24:59 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("The very idea of a community organizer is to stir up a mob for some political purpose." Ann Coulter)
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To: VanDeKoik

Reagan got more primary votes than Nixon in 68’.

Different times...


13 posted on 11/29/2011 11:24:59 AM PST by Snickering Hound
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To: Regulator

We have 2 congenital liars, a clown from TX, an on-again-off-again crackpot, a guy from UT who should be running as a dem and a businessman who’s not sure what he’s really about. Oh, and Bachmann who has successfully been marginalized mostly by her own doing. I think that’s probably a ‘No!’. Palin? It’s unclear what she’s about esp after talking so much and not deciding until the last millisecond.


14 posted on 11/29/2011 11:30:11 AM PST by 556x45
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To: RobinMasters

Thanks for brightening my day by posting this!

Just want to take a moment to soak it all in, having lived through the very nadir of the Carter years. Quite a milestone.


15 posted on 11/29/2011 11:32:17 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Two things come to mind when I consider the black vote loyalties to Obama.

#1) Blacks commit most crimes on other blacks.

#2) That blacks invented "Necklessing" for political outcasts.

16 posted on 11/29/2011 11:49:36 AM PST by blackdog (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop)
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To: 556x45
Field with real depth, huh?

One thing: I think the MSM has been enormously successful in using all of their despicable tools to marginalize Republican candidates who would have no issues were they Democrats. Palin is one of them, she's the candidate who is staying out because apparently she believes open warfare would be declared on her by the entire screaming class of the Left.

"Civility" and all that.

17 posted on 11/29/2011 11:52:40 AM PST by Regulator (Watch Out! Americans are on the March! America Forever, Mexico Never!)
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To: 556x45
Well, I don't know that I'd call Perry a clown. A not-so-good-debater perhaps but not a clown.

And who are the congenital liars?

18 posted on 11/29/2011 11:55:59 AM PST by Siena Dreaming
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To: j_k_l

I would rank Buchanan as the worst, and Obama hasn’t quite gotten to that level. But yeah, he’s sinking below Carter.


19 posted on 11/29/2011 11:57:36 AM PST by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

How about “worst president in my lifetime”...


20 posted on 11/29/2011 12:00:02 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Regulator

If she wasn’t willing to take the body blows this event illicites then its good she opted out. Id rather not have another Fred moment this time around. His mouth wrote checks he wasn’t able/willing to deliver on.

As for the rest its a sad showing for conservatism when this is all that could be mustered/showed up for the fight. Frankly, its not about DC anyway. Real change is going to come from outside of the Big Cesspool. No matter who goes to DC they need constant watching and thats where the teaparty comes in. We need to keep constant watch on them and make sure they know it.


21 posted on 11/29/2011 12:00:40 PM PST by 556x45
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To: RobinMasters

And today’s GOP is so dysfunctional that this turd is going to get a second term.


22 posted on 11/29/2011 12:04:56 PM PST by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: Siena Dreaming

OK, I would, perhaps thats just me tho. I have little love for the chest beaters TX seems good at producing. Thats nice Texans love their state/way of living so much and I dont fault them on that. Its when they demand everyone else agree. The lairs are Romney and Newt.


23 posted on 11/29/2011 12:08:50 PM PST by 556x45
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To: Regulator

You forgot that he gets a 10 point bump for being a Halfrican and another 5 point bump for being a Muslim...so, with the adjustments, he’s above where Carter was...Problem Solved.


24 posted on 11/29/2011 12:10:26 PM PST by Gaffer
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To: MrB

Safe assumption.


25 posted on 11/29/2011 12:12:42 PM PST by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: RobinMasters

One more time we’re allowing the media to steer the conversation. The real comparison that Obama’s 43% should be made with is the 44% of Lyndon Johnson, perhaps one of the most hated Presidents of my generation...and we all know what happened to him.


26 posted on 11/29/2011 12:19:07 PM PST by vigilence
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To: RobinMasters

Obama’s ratings below Carters? It’s Bush’s fault.


27 posted on 11/29/2011 12:32:04 PM PST by CWSNTEXAS (Am I'm the ONLY Conservative Jew in America? What's wrong with you other schmucks?)
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To: 556x45
I don't mind the chest-beaters so much. I figure if they can do it for TX maybe they'll do it for the country.

I don't love Perry and I wish there was a better choice, but IMO he's the best of the lot.

28 posted on 11/29/2011 12:37:40 PM PST by Siena Dreaming
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To: j_k_l
Not so fast! Our fist gay president still holds first place:

29 posted on 11/29/2011 12:42:36 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Regulator
Palin is one of them, she's the candidate who is staying out because apparently she believes open warfare would be declared on her by the entire screaming class of the Left.

You have no idea why Sarah chose not to run.

You have an opinion which only proves that any xsshole can have both.

Why would you assume to know what motivated Sarah to chose her course of action?

Are you a member of her family, if not ESAD.

30 posted on 11/29/2011 1:54:41 PM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke The Terrorist Savages)
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To: CWSNTEXAS

Clinton won with similar poll numbers. Third party...


31 posted on 11/29/2011 2:26:46 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: Gaffer
You forgot that he gets a 10 point bump for being a Halfrican and another 5 point bump for being a Muslim

Oh Darn! You're right! My Bad....

I will of course sacrifice at the altar of ML King, Bobby Kennedy and other Gods whom I've offended (Ayers? Rudd?) for not seeing the light from his usually included Halo (where is Time magazine when ya need 'em?)!

:^)

32 posted on 11/29/2011 2:30:00 PM PST by Regulator (Watch Out! Americans are on the March! America Forever, Mexico Never!)
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To: USS Alaska

Beneath Contempt


33 posted on 11/29/2011 2:31:04 PM PST by Regulator (Watch Out! Americans are on the March! America Forever, Mexico Never!)
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To: rhombus
In 1976 Reagan almost won the nomination. At the convention it was very exciting. He was the conservative candidate, bar none. And the establishment gop hated his success.
34 posted on 11/29/2011 4:45:47 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: 556x45
Id rather not have another Fred moment

Fred? Oh. Fred Thompson. Yeah, he was all Hollywood by that time. Went to a state fair and, instead of walking around pressing the flesh, he rode a golf cart and waved at the people as he cruised by them. Yeah, great campaigner that Fred.

35 posted on 11/29/2011 4:51:18 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: RobinMasters

BTTT!


36 posted on 11/29/2011 5:17:38 PM PST by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: hinckley buzzard
In 1976 Reagan almost won the nomination. At the convention it was very exciting. He was the conservative candidate, bar none. And the establishment gop hated his success.

Yes, I remember it well and I remember the 20 minute protest when Reagan lost to Ford. As for the "establishment" Republicans... to me, this comes off like the sour grapes class envy we denigrate in the other party so I avoid the phrase.

37 posted on 11/30/2011 3:29:13 AM PST by rhombus
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To: RobinMasters

Low poll numbers?

Is that why so many in the electorate still support him with tenacious loyalty?

(Think Obama in 2012; hardcore 40%, hardcore Progressives, brilliant intellectual-genius “Independents” and Progressive voter registration drives = 2nd term.)

IMHO


38 posted on 11/30/2011 5:13:58 AM PST by ripley
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