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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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.
Maybe it’s only coincidence that this poll comes out exactly at the same time that the chief strategy is to discourage conservatives?
Maybe the democrats and the elites don’t plan and calculate to manipulate voters? Maybe they’re simply walking the straight path of honesty and sincerity, because they truly believe in the intrinsic value of their ideology?
Can you reconcile this theory with the 2010 election results?
Funny how the poll comes out just in time to discourage conservatives from voting against the establishment candidate.
Conservatism won in the 2010 elections. At this point, the wave of conservatism is even bigger.
I’ll never believe the lies of progressivism.
Took a look. You are right.
Here is the sample:
901. Generally speaking, do you usually think of yourself as (a Democrat), (a Republican), an independent or what?
Other (vol.) 5
No opinion 2
You are so right.
Plus it's Christmas, Obamer did claim an ersatz "victory" with that Repub fiasco over the so-called payroll tax.
Like someone else said, this poll is of adults, including many who don't vote, ever.
It ain't rocket science. He's got a spike and of course under direction of the WH there's going to be big hype.
After the first of the year, things get serious again, attention turns to the upcoming election.
Americans kinda want to be nice to this man with the adorable children but even the idiots know he's in over his head. Have you ever had to fire a really nice employee who didn't know head from hole in ground?
That's how Americans who don't bother to vote view Obamer.
Except, he’s really not nice. LOL
Of course he’s not nice!
My mother-in-law, a Massachusetts liberal, loved Obamer, thinks he is a nice soft-spoken half-white black man with adorable children.
MIL is not a dumb woman; she just likes to believe the best.
Now Obamer with his health plan that would have 82 year olds ladies like her facing death panels didn’t sit well with her.
But I’d bet she’d never say a bad word about OBamer as she softly steps into the voting booth to vote AGAINST him.
She sees him as inept but well-intentioned, she sees him as the guy he was holding hands with Moochelle during the Baba Wawa interview.
Nice guy, MIL thinks, but perhaps it’s time for him to go.
Hey, I’m speaking anecdotally but it’s my sense, it’s my story, and I’m sticking to it.
Which ones? Christine Odonnell and Sharron Angle or Rand Paul?
Did select local elections turn due to local trends or was there an overwhelming nationwide embrace of de-regulation, tax cutting and individual responsibility?
I’m sorry. I saw some tight local races, and a continuing trend toward anti-corporate, class warfare, tax-the-rich, bailout-for-me-but-not-thee mentality overall.
The “there oughtta be a law” people are winning, even here on FR.
As you might expect, the Liberty University students were well-informed and quite unimpressed with Obama. They asked probing questions and pointed out colossal failures of policy.
Even the Howard University students had little positive to say. To a person, they said the economy was in shambles and the administration needed to accept at least some of the blame, find common ground to compromise and move forward.
The GWU kids were hopeless. They admitted the economy was bad, but blamed the GOP congress. This was the whitest of the three groups. One young girly man in the crowd said Obama was trying with his latest jobs program but the GOP congress wouldn't cooperate. Libtards never think their programs fail. They just think success eluded them because they were not able to do enough of it.
IMO, the sad truth of the matter is that the guy will win in a walk. Consider the numbers:
* 96% of the black vote
* 70% of the Hispanic vote
* 99% of the lib kook vote
* 60% to 70% of the youth vote
* 60% of the female vote (largely because his is a black man)
Kind of tough to overcome that. In fact, the only way to do it would be with a massive voter turnout drive by the RNC. And the RNC just doesn’t like to get down and dirty with the common folks.
In short, I’m afraid we ahve reached End Game.
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