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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Let's keep focused on defeating HUSSEIN no matter what happens in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Florida....
Free air time and unchallenged interviews on 60 Minutes and Barbara Walters will do that for ya.
We have some serious work ahead of us.
Hussein would win if the election were held tomorrow. Shocking, yes.
There are a lot of drones and freeloaders in our country.
This is all part of the re-elect plan. Try do demoralize us. The numbers are not real. Just like unemployment numbers, housing numbers etc. Nothing is real with this bunch.
The TEA Party has to come out of hiding this week and get somebody to the right of Hussein nominated. If the establishment runs Romney then Hussein will duck to the right of him and win in a landslide.
One thing I'm fairly certain of, the media will be campaigning and the economic data (though suspect) will indicate improvement. Anyone that believes that any candidate the Republicans nominate will beat Obama is going to be extremely disappointed.
This is a leftist total BS poll, sampling is skewed to favor democrats and it isn’t even voters.
In other waords it is
M E A N I N G L E S S !
This is a leftist total BS poll, sampling is skewed to favor democrats and it isn’t even voters.
In other words it is
M E A N I N G L E S S !
The improved employment picture during the Christmas holiday season makes people stuck on economics stupid think that Zer0 is improving the economy. They don’t consider that the holiday shopping always improves the job picture. Once the retail sector loses its bounce, employment will drop and all those who did work will be supported by unemployment. The economic drain will continue.
Hussein will not move to the RIGHT of anyone.
Smoke and mirrors alert.
Change that to the media HAS BEEN compaigning for months now. It's been said no Prez could win re-election if the unemployment is higher than 7.2, yet today they were so gleeful we're down to 8.5 due to his handling of the economy.
A taste of the coming election. A lot of lefties who profess they are upset with Bammy will ultimately vote for him. They view the silly two month SS tax reduction as a major victory - for no logical reason, except ‘he won’. The lefties will always flock back to him. Best bet is to distract them with shiney objects on election day.
Only Boehner could manage to lose the optics to the point that Americans see Obama as the tax cutter and Republicans as the ones wanting to raise taxes.
Quite the accomplishment. Go figure.
War weary Americans polled.
Wait until we have to go back into Iraq next summer
This is a blip in his approval ratings. It’s just a publicity gimmick which will slowly disappear as the months go on. He’s running low on election year gimmicks. The economy is in the tank and he has few gimmicks left.
Last I read 42% (maybe it was 43) of the country is on some kind of Government hand out. The tipping point is fast approaching.
Are all the poll numbers showing no GOP candidate beating Obama and ObamneyCare Romney barely maybe tying him; real?I didn’t believe the poll numbers back in 08 after Obama gave one of his ‘when the tides roll upon our shores I’ll be there’ unicorn fairytale hitler speech that idiotic americans fell for.
With this gaggle of spares the GOP has given us, I just don’t see how Obama loses.
Rush always says, “Don’t believe the numbers. They’re trying to de-moralize us.”
Bears repeating. This is a blip, as other said. There is a natural up and down, and the news has been manipulated heading into the holidays to make it seem like the economy is not in the toilet. The numbers will stay good for him heading into the new year as people get optimistic, and by February, people will realize once again, we are in the toilet economically. Only if we see true economic improvement will he not sink down again.
I think Zer0’s bounce in job approval may have been affected by one factor in recent events: The payroll tax cut issue.
The events surrounding the payroll tax cut issue made it appear that Zer0 won one for the middle class. However, very few take out their calculator and do any math. All they saw was the pizza boxes and the $40 worth of pizza they would not be able to buy from one month’s savings in the payroll tax cut. We have too many Americans with their brains stuck on pizza to bother taking out their calculator.
I did take out my calculator. They said that the payroll tax would cost the average (middle class) American $1000. One thousand dollars? That didn’t sound right if you multiply $40 by 12. So I divided $1000 by twelve to see how much the average American really saved each month. One month saves $83.33. You also need to consider the idea that Zer0s plan only goes for two months. So two months saves $166.67, but thats all they will get with Zer0s bill. The average American will then pay $833.33 more for the next 10 months! You pay $833.33 to get $166.67. Good night!
I would see Zer0’s policy resembling a protection racket. Chicago politics?
The swing vote (ie the idiot vote), the 5-10% in the middle, will keep swinging like a pendulum. The question is which way will they swing shortly before the election.
Those ‘08 numbers turned out to be real. I think these numbers are just as real.It’s not enough to be against Obama and his policies. You must be FOR something specific that the nation sees as desirable. None of the GOP candidates have voiced any such policy idea. If unemployment gets to 7.8 and no great economic or international disaster occurs, Obama wins in a walk. Best case is he has no coattails. But after the media harping about gridlock the last 12 months,I don’t have hope there either.
I flipped past that interview. MOoch looked like a man in drag with those fake eyelashes. It was so disgustingly fawning that it made me sick. They were holding hands and all snuggled up assuring Babs that they were both funny people when no one is looking. I flipped after about 30 seconds. Couldn’t stand to look at it.
Give the MSM/Dems another 10 months of polishing the t*rd, and it will be shining by the November election.
Anyone who bought the line that any Republican can beat Obama are fooling themselves. Incumbency is difficult to defeat. Republicans need to re-think who they have been and are pushing as their nominee, because 2012 is shaping up to be a repeat of 2008.
Alot will happen before the election. The Republican nominee hopefully will hammer him and the scandals should keep him down. As long as we don’t have another John mccain that was so afraid of him, we should be ok.
Not shocking to me. No matter what his poll numbers have been, large percentages of Americans still -- for whatever stupid reasons -- like him and want him to succeed. And, like I've said for months, Obama doesn't have a high bar to cross.. success isn't demanded of him, but rather the appearance of possible success, especially on the economy - and the "media" is full bore into inventing that "we're-turning-the-corner" narrative.
Compounding this fact is the Repubs also aren't making a powerful and convincing enough case for the sheeple to understand why diverting from the socialist path is good for the country. The electorate as a whole is not a particularly bright mass of people...they are distracted by the shiniest bling in their path, and so far the dems have been putting the prettiest stuff out there.
The dems and Obama are far more tenacious when waging critical legislative battles such as the payroll tax. After all the tough talk about standing firm against Obama, the Repubs -- once again -- had their collective ass handed to them. The dems know how to smell, taste and experience political victory. GOPers, on the other hand, are content with getting bad deals for the sake of a deal. Watching all this take shape are American voters. While not deeply educated in political matters, they do like to identify with winners. And there was only ONE winner in this last debacle.
Even without the chilling prospect of a Donald Trump or Ron Paul indie run, defeating Obama is going to be a horrendously difficult task, and Repub candidates' penchant need to stop destroying each other instead of training their rhetorical guns on Obama steepens that climb every day. The chances of pulling off this gargantuan upset are fading every day the Repubs take to flaying their own.
Unfortunately, "thinking Americans" have less and less influence on elections. Non-taxpayers who believe the government/MSM fake unemployment numbers and fake in inflation numbers will be thankful the "savior" has saved us and will reelect him.
I believe that equal to Obama in responsibility for the destruction of Our Country is the Democrat plant, Crybaby Boehner. The Democrats and Obama could not have done it without him.
Republicans that allow this get what they deserve.
AKA...news for bad thinking Americans...
Yep. If we have a clone of McCain, we're sunk. McCain was too impressed with and enamored by Obama to actually want to defeat him.
Bad news for Obama is that he has to come back from vacation someday.
Repub candidates’ penchant need = Repub candidates need
Think it’s bad now? Just wait and see if the elite get their way and nominate Romney.
It’s the time of the Christmas spirit and the Obama Pollcats know it’s a good time to spray this malodorous nonsense.
We, and I mean by that all of us who aren’t socialists or leftists, need to coalesce into the ‘anti-left’ movement. Our goal should be to characterize Obama as a zealot who believes in government mandated outcomes, and who has no respect for individual effort. We need to simplify our argument to be simply and specifically about the philosophy of the left vs. the philosophy of ‘the rest of us’, not the left vs. the right. We need to marginalize the left represented by Obama as the socialist-communist left who believe that all of the ‘haves’ are victimizers and all those who don’t have as much are the victims. We need to point out that Obama never addresses the horrible social ills that are crushing minority children in Detroit and other cities. We need to go for his jugular and characterize him as the worst kind of racist - the kind that uses race for personal gain and who doesn’t really understand or care about the real issues in the inner city. In short, we need to attack, and attack, and attack, and then when it’s time to sleep, attack again. There is a world of truth that in and of itself should and would sink Obama’s chances at another term. Use that truth.
I keep seeing this and I disagree. McCain did want to win. Anyone who runs for President and has been in the game as long as McCain has, anyone who went through what he did in 2000, anyone who spent 6 years in an NVA tiger cage, of course they want to win. You’re saying McCain wanted to lose? I don’t buy that.
I think what happened and the polls bear this out is that the economic meltdown that started in mid-September ended his chances and he knew it.
It was the equivalent of a slew of injuries to your favorite NFL team. Look at the Bears for instance. They were 7-2 and in great shape. Then their QB Cutler and their top RB Forte both got injured. Since then they’ve lost 6 in row or something like that and their offense has been abysmal. Is that really the coach’s fault? No one is blaming the coach.
The meltdown wasn’t McCain’s fault. Once that happened the election was over. Just like it will be if the market loses 30% in Sep 2012 and the media starts talkng about a new Depression every second on TV.
When you add to that that W had a 25% approval rating and he was being out spent by 400 million dollars, there’s really no way anyone should have expected McCain to win. And of course once everyone knew Obama was going to win as of Sep 15th or so, McCain’s support nosedived in a number of states and it ended up padding Obama’s #s.
Given W’s support level and the spending edge it’s amazing McCain did as well as he did. The #s tell me that if W was even at 35% instead of 25% McCain likely wins. If W was even at a putrid 40% McCain definitely wins.
And I will always believe that if the meltdown hadn’t happened, McCain would have won, despite W’s awful #s. At the least it would have been a vere close election a la 2000 or 2004. I still believe there was some shenanigans beihnd the scenes to cause it. It’s too much of a coincidence that just as Obama really started to look vulnerable for the 1st time and people began to think McCain would win, the entire economy collapsed and delivered the victory to Obama.
Now, I will say this. Once it happened, McCain was left with one option. To just go 100% negative and scorched earth and make Obama totally unacceptable. That I agree he didn’t have the stomach for and wouldn’t do.
Why? Because I think he knew Obama would win anyway and he didn’t want to be remembered as the guy who ran a last ditch smear campaign against the 1st black President, taht I agree with.
But he did want to win. Events he had nothing to do with made it impossible.
This time it will be very difficult. The economy is improving and will improve even more by next fall. Unemployment will be below 8% and voters will see it as getting better. Obama will have a lock on 95% of blacks and 65% of hispanics. Romney or whoever will need 61 or 62% of the white vote and that just isn’t likely to happen.
You nailed it, ColdOne.
NOTHING is real with this bunch. Either the administration, or the slobberers in the media, popular culture, etc. etc.....
The goal is to reelect the Marxist usurper. And the truth has no place in that goal.
To paraphrase Chuck Missler; “There was a national IQ test in November of 2008, and America failed...”
bo’s numbers always improve this time of year-
check the rassmussen dailys for the previous two Christmas
don’t worry, he’ll be back to stinkin it up in no-time
If you keep paying attention to public released polls they will keep leading you around by the nose... There is no such thing as a free lunch.
How Polling Works On Voters.
That is certainly my rational thought as well.
The numbers are likely real. This is the age of "American Idol" superficiality. Americans came out in droves in 2008 to vote for the least qualified president in U.S. history; and they did this because he was a charismatic and "cool" black guy. With the American news media and popular culture actively campaigning for him in 2012, Obama will be near-impossible to beat, especially if the uninspiring and sleep-inducing Mitt Romney is our nominee.