Skip to comments.Gallup: Obama job approval surges (swings 10 pts. in 2 weeks; bad news for thinking Americans)
Posted on 12/26/2011 1:51:13 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat
According to the latest Gallup tracking poll, more Americans approve of the job that President Obama is doing than disapprove for the first time since this summer.
The latest Gallup survey shows that 47 percent of Americans now say they approve of the way that President Obama is handling his job. This is a 5 percent improvement since the Dec. 16-18 Gallup survey and marks the first time the president's numbers have been in positive territory since July. The number of Americans who say they disapprove of Obama's job performance has fallen to 45 percent, down 5 points from Dec. 16-18.
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I’d like to think that “thinking Americans” are asking “approval — based on WHAT?”
“Let’s keep focused on defeating HUSSEIN no matter what happens in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Florida....”
I wish it would go that way, but it won’t. The gop has had a circular firing squad going at full tilt for the last 6 months.
Sarah Palin - gone.
Michelle Bachmann - almost gone.
Herman Cain - gone.
Newt Gingrich - still in the running but badly damaged.
Ron Paul - the latest target.
In the end, barky wins a three way race between himself, mittens, and Ron Paul. The only good news, and it’ll be thin solace indeed, is that the gop will be reformed after the fiasco runs it’s course. If it isn’t destroyed in the process.
This is due 100% to Romney’s trashing of the other republican candidates...him and his surrogates, some of whom might also be candidates themselves.
See 2008 before you fully believe that. Also Obama has voter ID fraud and moveon.org and the NBP’s all ready and waiting to help him win.(P.S. Let’s just hope this is a freak little bump for him.)Is it too late for Christie to jump in as even with the economy the MSM will play for Obama and it will be right vs left and Obama will win.
“I hate to tell you this but after ten years of war, you will find it really hard sledding to get voters to give a crap about Iraq.”
My point was not about Iraq but regarding his highness hussein obama. We now have a POTUS who can’t be bothered to engage world leaders. In fact it was reported he did not personally speak with the Iraqi Prime Minister for over a year as negotiations broke down. He delegates all that to Biden. It’s pathological laziness and a “I dunno” strategy so he can’t be blamed if something goes FUBAR.
Voters need to know about this behavior to make an informed decision. MSM isn’t goin to tell them. It’s up to the GOP to light barry up.
“Its up to the GOP to light barry up.”
They aren’t called Gutless Old People for nothing.
I agree with everything you said in post 44.
The Rat party needs to be damned to eternal hell for forcing this Marxist illegitimate Kenyan fraud on this country. I know it's not Christlike, but I truly hate those people for what they've done to this country.
Honestly,the only person I've ever wanted to replace Obama is Sarah Palin but if she won't, then someone has to.
What absolutely terrifies me is that ... there is no place to run, if this clown gets a repeat... he takes everybody with him.
It just continues to boggle my mind how so many believe in what polls say??
All the pollsters do is manufacture opinion, all the pollsters are either Rep establishment or MSM, really the same thing.
I have no horse in the race! The pollsters now decided it would be fun if they lowered Newt`s ratings, they started this a couple weeks ago.
The masses hear the new polling data and they accept it, buy into it. The pollsters phony polls become reality once they are released to a dumb public.
Then the phony manufactured polls are posted at RCP, people look for trends from the phony polls???
It would be funny if it was not so serious.
Are people ever going to wake up??? NO!
The pollsters are playing everybody for fools
Look at who they sampled. First, adults not likely voters. Plus under sampling of Republicans.
901. Generally speaking, do you usually think of yourself as (a Democrat), (a Republican), an independent or what?
Other (vol.) 5
No opinion 2
Maybe this poll will give them a clue.
With the games the GOP is playimg,they are going to loose big. Look at VA and the rest of the primaries. If mitt is the guy obambi will get a second term.
Been on FR lately? That makes the TV look mild. Basically the theme of many is "We don't care if Obama is reelected, we won't vote for anyone who doesn't have the initials SP."
If true, we are screwed. People will follow the herd. Or at least where the herd appears to be going. And if this is true, the GOP better start playing the game.
Sad, but probably the true explanation.
Is it a poll of adults or “likely” voters?
There is, of course, a difference. If someone loves Obama and thinks he walks on water, he or she doesn’t matter if they have no intention of showing up at the polls. The same goes for anyone who likes the eventual GOP nominee but has no intention of voting.
In previous polls, I’ve noticed the percentage of democratics polled is greater than the percentage of republicans.
Also, 11 months is an eternity in politics. Alot can and will happen in 2012. Expect the unemployment rate to go up after all the Christmas season hires lose their jobs.
If Cristie has the good sense that many believe he does, he will wait until the GOP comes to it’s senses and develops some consensus.
I do not understand why everyone is freakin’ out ...
The President had a mildly good month - what with the [bogus] lowering of the unemployment figures and his “win” over the “tax cut” ...
An associated bump in the polls was inevitable ...
Now for the good news ...
FIRST, the “tax cut” fight is coming back in 2 weeks - this time, people are gonna realize that the current two-week extension includes a little-known tax provision that INCREASES the fees paid to Fannie and Freddie. Anyone who closes on a house in the next 2 weeks is gonna find that they are going to pay an ADDITIONAL $10K in fees [for a $200K mortgage] over the life of the loan ...
SECOND, the seasonal temporary Christmas jobs are going to start to go away in January. These people are going right back to the unemployment rolls. By the end of January, the UE is gonna be back up to around 9% ...
My sister works on Wall Street and says that all of the financial firms TOTALLY discount ALL of the financial AND unemployment data that is generated by the government between after Thanksgiving and January 31st since it is skewed ...
So, Obama is gonna be right back where he was before the season started - with the MSM calling the bad news “unepected” ...
He’s vacationing in Hawaii for 17 days...he’s not appearing in the media, and all of a sudden his job approval surges. Does absence makes the heart grow fonder?
What’s the obvious take-away when your approval spikes coincidentally with your going to Asia on vacation?
hey clueless ...I am not squandering..but the republicans and democrats are.
It might be presented that way, but it is "improving" now because those who had 99 weeks of benefits are starting to run out, and when they are off the list, they don't count any more. It is as bogus as calculating the CPI without energy and food prices and using that to establish inflation.
Amen. I'm sometimes puzzled by the easiness to underestimate 0bama's reelection chance by some Freepers. No, I don't believe any conservative can beat 0bama. Otherwise, we'd have Senator Angle today.
I agree. Large swaths of Americans -- unwilling to do the hard research themselves -- prefer to be told by the "media" how and what to think.
The feds use the lowest possible number, with the minimal factors involved to get to that 8.6%. By election time, it'll be engineered down to below 8%. This is one of the huge advantages Obama has.. a low bar to cross, only having to provide the sheeple with enough "evidence" that we've turned the corner.
Or...perhaps we ain't seen nothin yet.
This is where the GOP needs to hold the administration's feet to the fire and pressure them to release real numbers, but they are unlikely to do so out of fear it will be spun back at them.
Sounds like a normal day on FR.
Whether it’s 4-in-10 or 5-in-10 who APPROVE of this idiot after all we’ve seen of him, the reality is that 2012 was probably lost 21 years ago when anti-Reagan suburban liberal schoolteachers were breeding.
The real challenge is getting some of the 4-in-10 to change from loving welfare and lying communists to preferring hard work, deferred gratification and capitalism.
THAT’S NOT POSSIBLE TILL THE NEXT GENERATION AT THE EARLIEST.
And that’s why the Establishment GOP is concentrating on the 5th-in-10 wishy washy indy-idiot who vacillates between liking Obama and disapproving.
Or, more likely, the pollsters are correctly reflecting a voter pool of fools?
I’ve been wondering.. do Democratic Party moles run the national Republican Party? I am pretty sure California Democrats have run the California Republican Party for years.. at least since the mid 1990s.
Granted, there are those who have acquired a taste for the ersatz of "self-esteem" they've been fed all their parasitic lives, but for many, one taste of self-respect can be a game-changer.
That won't save all, probably not even half who get the chance, but it will get through to some.
They'll be the ones who help the following generation advance, if our 'caring' government quits lavishing them with the means to keep slacking.
OTOH, when we go broke because none in the Federal Government had the guts to dry up the teat and wean them, there will be Hell to pay for a while, and fewer to support afterward.
-- Alexander Fraser Tytler (1742-1813)
I see this complaint often, but we have only ourselves to blame. The "feds" (BLS) publish the real numbers quite openly CLICK HERE. WE are the ones who accept Axelrod's marketing terms. The MSM uses both as needed to make things look better or worse, and our side goes right along with it talking about "above or below 8%."
U1: Percentage of labor force unemployed 15 weeks or longer. U2: Percentage of labor force who lost jobs or completed temporary work. U3: Official unemployment rate per the ILO definition occurs when people are without jobs and they have actively looked for work within the past four weeks. U4: U3 + "discouraged workers", or those who have stopped looking for work because current economic conditions make them believe that no work is available for them. U5: U4 + other "marginally attached workers", or "loosely attached workers", or those who "would like" and are able to work, but have not looked for work recently. U6: U5 + Part time workers who want to work full time, but cannot due to economic reasons (underemployment). Note: "Marginally attached workers" are added to the total labour force for unemployment rate calculation for U4, U5, and U6. The BLS revised the CPS in 1994 and among the changes the measure representing the official unemployment rate was renamed U3 instead of U5.
Thanks, sam, that’s more like what I thought the numbers would look like.
If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!
That may be true for a farmer, and it may be true for a "hard-working" thief too.
It's hard to predict, and I don't even think we all have a good idea of what the "average American" heart/character has left right now, much less predicting what he'll do when the going gets rough.
I'd like to think it will be more like 9/11 than OWS, but I'm not so sure...depends.
In 9/11 I think the first reaction was caring for each other, then the megaphone "they're gonna hear from all of us" fighting.
In OWS we see hating each other (classes) as the first reaction, then incoherence.
Interesting times, unfortunately.
It’s a long time until November. Barky will have plenty of opportunity to make folks despise him again.
Watch for the free air time and Wa-Wa interview in October, then shake your head for all of the stooopid people in this nation.
Until then, take this one for what it’s worth, which doesn’t amount to a warm bucket of spit.
And I never thought about a thief feeling self-respect for thieving, but in these inverted times that could be the case.
Possibly....and consider this. If you were a democrat operative who wanted to create a website that would encourage republican supporters to tear each other apart, what would you do differently than FR has?
Everyone’s been having fun with Christmas and Obama hasn’t been in their faces lately.. the lower he lays the higher his numbers go.. wouldn’t write too much into this just yet.
Holiday’s will end and folks will start paying attention again around mid January.
YOu have to look at the timing of this and then you see the reason ——
Hussein is surging in the polls which means that Republicans MUST CONSIDER ELECTIBILITY next week when Primaries start, and everyone knows the only one WHO CAN BEAT HUSSEIN IS ROMNEY so therefore everyone must look at how popular Hussein is and forget Gingroch and Perry etc and NOMINATE ROMNEY!!!
(rolls eyes and pukes a little)
With the media in his pocket, Obama never was anything BUT an public relations scam.
With the media in his pocket, Obama never was anything BUT a public relations scam.
“Alot will happen before the election. The Republican nominee hopefully will hammer him and the scandals should keep him down. As long as we dont have another John mccain that was so afraid of him, we should be ok.”
I thought Ace was afraid of Hussein, too, until the “maverick” Republican” delivered his fawning, worshipful “concession” speech in 2008.
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