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Gallup: Obama job approval surges
Politico/ Drudge ^ | 12/26/11 | BYRON TAU

Posted on 12/26/2011 1:51:18 PM PST by woofie

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.

The trend lines are good news for President Obama's team, with his Gallup numbers slowly climbing this month.

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: gallup; kenyanusurper; satire; stillanidiot; stillincompetent; vacationboy
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Gallup to the rescue
1 posted on 12/26/2011 1:51:20 PM PST by woofie
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To: woofie

More Americans like idiocy everyday ....wow


2 posted on 12/26/2011 1:52:21 PM PST by woofie (It takes three villages and a forest of woodland creatures to raise a child in Obamaville)
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To: woofie

slowly climbing = surges.

got it.


3 posted on 12/26/2011 1:54:14 PM PST by digger48
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To: woofie

The Republic is finished. As the saying goes, each country gets the leadership it deserves.


4 posted on 12/26/2011 1:55:24 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: woofie

they must be talking about vacation time , basketball and what else does he do again


5 posted on 12/26/2011 1:57:05 PM PST by molson209
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To: Steelfish

This will only last for a week.


6 posted on 12/26/2011 1:59:07 PM PST by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: molson209

Is there a Republican with a microphone in the house?


7 posted on 12/26/2011 1:59:07 PM PST by woofie (It takes three villages and a forest of woodland creatures to raise a child in Obamaville)
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To: woofie

Okay. He did nothing of consequence in the past 2 weeks, but he did take a vacation. For that he picks up 10 points??
That’s nonsense


8 posted on 12/26/2011 1:59:39 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: woofie

Exactly who does Gallup survey? Government employees? Union members? Indoctrinated college students? Registered Democrats?

I know these pollsters never ask me.


9 posted on 12/26/2011 2:00:22 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: DarthVader

Agreed. Christmas spirit.

Wait to the doldrums (economic and otherwise) that set in in Jan and Feb. He’ll crash and burn.


10 posted on 12/26/2011 2:01:21 PM PST by traderrob6
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To: woofie

This is anti-Republican Party...and after the last month or so, who can blame ‘em?


11 posted on 12/26/2011 2:01:32 PM PST by eddie willers
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To: SECURE AMERICA

I agree with this - the averqage moron in this country is so stupid, so uninformed, so beaten down, so economically illiterate and incompetent, I really don’t see how he loses at this point.

Go to any large gathering of people and look around. Case closed - we are done.


12 posted on 12/26/2011 2:02:24 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: woofie

Unlike the employment rate!


13 posted on 12/26/2011 2:03:06 PM PST by rabidralph
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To: woofie

Maybe all the respondents were drunk on eggnogs


14 posted on 12/26/2011 2:03:27 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: eddie willers

God help us all if Obama is re-elected. The media has been saying for the past week that Obama won the payroll tax debate, didnt help much that the GOP bent over and kissed Obama’s fanny.


15 posted on 12/26/2011 2:03:44 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: woofie

Questionable. No one I know is giving him better ratings.


16 posted on 12/26/2011 2:04:28 PM PST by tioga ( Holder lost the guns, Corzine lost the money, Obama lost the jobs....a dem trifecta.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
The media has been saying...there ya go. I am guessing that they reinvented the poll questions to make him look good.
17 posted on 12/26/2011 2:05:45 PM PST by tioga ( Holder lost the guns, Corzine lost the money, Obama lost the jobs....a dem trifecta.)
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To: woofie

A jackass and his mate in the White Hut.

Weasels in the Congress.

What a bleak future for America especially when one considers what the Republicrat Party has dished up to replace the pathetic sophomoric communist with!


18 posted on 12/26/2011 2:06:12 PM PST by IbJensen (Demint for President, Paul for Treasury Secretary, Apaio For AG)
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To: woofie; seekthetruth; Nachum; justiceseeker93; exit82; rodguy911; mazda77; vette6387; ...

They must have taken this poll at a Kool Aid party somewhere in Nigeria or at Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid’s house(s).

I’m not buying any of their Goebbel’s-style propaganda between now and November. Everywhere I go, the mere mention of Zero’s name causes instantaneous profanity.


19 posted on 12/26/2011 2:06:29 PM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: woofie

Are you kidding, there’s not one with gonads to use it if he had it.


20 posted on 12/26/2011 2:07:16 PM PST by izzatzo ( Anybody but Obamney and Huntsman--Bachmann/Santorum 2012.)
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To: woofie
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.

21 posted on 12/26/2011 2:07:48 PM PST by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: GlockThe Vote
You are 100% correct. Plus take a look at the Republican field. Which one of them can beat Obama?
Romney? loses by 5%.
Gringrich? Loses by 10%+
Paul? Loses by 20%
Bachmann? loses by 5&
Santorum? Loses by 7%+
Perry? Loses by 3 - 5%
Huntsman? Loses by default

Obama and the seven Dwarfs.

22 posted on 12/26/2011 2:08:19 PM PST by Tupelo ( 2012 TEA PARTYER but no longer a Republican)
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To: woofie

More likely Hussein’s “surging” approval numbers reported both by Gallup and Rasmussen reflect the number of disapproving voters who were stuck in traffic in shopping malls last week and at church on Christmas and unavailable to be polled. It’s been a holiday week — I’d ignore the polling.


23 posted on 12/26/2011 2:09:00 PM PST by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: Steelfish
The Republic is finished. As the saying goes, each country gets the leadership it deserves.

This Gallup poll has no credibility whatsoever. They're a leftist outfit and a propaganda arm of the domestic Marxists, aka the DeomoRATS.

This Christmas has been especially gloomy thanks to the Obama regime. Murders have reached an all-time high during what used to be a Joyous Season prior to the Keyan Kommie Klown's economic policies. This very blue, depressing Christmas (children without gifts, meager family meals, widespread unemployment and massive layoffs) will long be remembered by voters in a few months.

Conservatives have a unprecedented opportunity to make the most of this bleak Christmas. Commercials can repeatedly pound home the point that Christmas 2011 was the bleakest on record. And the cause was the usurper and his minions. As Rush Limbaugh pointed out, Obama has been an unmitigated disaster for America. And We the People will well recall these miserable holidays when we raise out voices at the ballot box, repudiating Hussein in a landslide.

24 posted on 12/26/2011 2:09:34 PM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: woofie

Maybe increased numbers of Fleabaggers were polled.


25 posted on 12/26/2011 2:10:03 PM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: Sarah Barracuda

He is going to win. The nation is finished. Like I keep saying - its demographics.

Go to any large group of people - wherever it might be - lok around ans ask yourself what the future of this nation looks like.

Scary huh?


26 posted on 12/26/2011 2:12:02 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: woofie
The poll was taken by Gallup down at the D.C. Press Club among all the media elite who had gathered there to take part in the annual Hairy Reid and Nancy Polosi “All You Can Drink, Snort or Shoot Winter Holidays party”.
27 posted on 12/26/2011 2:19:26 PM PST by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again.")
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To: woofie

I ain’t buying it.


28 posted on 12/26/2011 2:21:54 PM PST by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: Tupelo

Its the same media and liberals who are waging a successful front...


29 posted on 12/26/2011 2:23:03 PM PST by himno hero (Obamas theme...Death to America...The crusaders will pay!)
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To: woofie

Nanny State nation is growing.


30 posted on 12/26/2011 2:33:13 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: fatnotlazy

I don’t know how many different survey panels
Gallup has but I am on one of them. Most of their
topics bore the hell out of me but from time to
time they start off by asking a multiple choice
question regarding opinions of Obama’s job perform-
ance.

When GW was pres they would ask me to rate his
performance everytime they sent out a question-
aire. I don’t recall receiving such a question for
BO’s first year as pres. I complained about it when
they contacted me about another issue. Now I am
asked to rate Obama on most surveys.

I believe that when I signed on to do the Gallup
surveys I indicated that I am a Republican. I suspect
that when they are doing a political survey they
pull out X amount of panelists from various stacks
depending on party registration, etc. I don’t be-
lieve I always get picked for political surveys be-
cause I only recall a couple of totally political
questionaires e-mailed over the past several years
and obviously they do much more in the way of poli-
tical polling than that.


31 posted on 12/26/2011 2:38:22 PM PST by Sivad (NorCal Red Turf)
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To: GlockThe Vote

re: “He is going to win. The nation is finished. Like I keep saying - its demographics.

Go to any large group of people - wherever it might be - lok around ans ask yourself what the future of this nation looks like.

Scary huh?”

I’m sorry but this is crazy, defeatist talk. If you had polled Colonists in 1778 to 1780, you would have gotten even worse predictions for the future of the Colonial rebels. We’re supposed to give up because a few polls have shown Obama’s numbers going up over the last month??

Only 10 percent of the colonial population were actively involved in the revolution, yet they pulled off the most unlikely military win of the past several centuries.

I do not believe that the American spirit if dead. I just don’t. If you think so, keep it to yourself as you are only adding to the problem.

This is not over, not by a long shot. There haven’t even been any actual votes cast in a Republican primary and you are ready to say it’s all over?? Shame on you.


32 posted on 12/26/2011 2:38:54 PM PST by Nevadan
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To: woofie

Republicans are dead as the Dinosaurs, relics has been, meaningless.


33 posted on 12/26/2011 2:46:05 PM PST by boomop1 (term limits is the only way to save this country.)
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To: Nevadan

And guess what? Back then there was no welfare, no DHS, no local police outfitted like para-military organization, no media in favor of the communist leftists 24/7 like we have now, no media/education/govt complex, not 50% dependent on the other for everything, no large urban centers with millions of freeloading parasites, surveillance systems with camras, drones, etc.

Again - go to the average sporting event, mall, park, etc and look around and ask yourself honestly where we will be in 25, 50, 100 years.


34 posted on 12/26/2011 2:50:43 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: woofie
JUST REMEMBER EVERYONE:

In December, 1979 (11 months before the 1980 election) the Gallup poll had Jimmy Carter leading Ronald Reagan by 24 points.
35 posted on 12/26/2011 2:54:42 PM PST by Signalman
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To: woofie

this always happens at Christmas-
check the rassmussen daily’s for the last three years
he’ll be back to stinkin it up in no time


36 posted on 12/26/2011 2:55:30 PM PST by paythefiddler (redefeat communism)
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To: woofie

37 posted on 12/26/2011 3:01:45 PM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: woofie

Maybe many Americans have come to accept this terrible economy as “the new normal”. As long as we can borrow foreign money to pay the unemployment benefits, everyone will be happy.


38 posted on 12/26/2011 3:03:27 PM PST by TwelveOfTwenty (Compassionate Conservatism? Promoting self reliance is compassionate. Promoting dependency is not.)
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To: woofie

I’ll be concerned when I see the D/R/I breakout as equal. I’ll bet my life it’s weighted 40/30/30 or some such as it always is when we see reports like this.


39 posted on 12/26/2011 3:05:23 PM PST by chiller ( Elect another batch of TPartiers and it won't matter which R we elect. WE will lead.)
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To: woofie

The only thing surging is the amount of BS these polling companies are putting out.

Barack the dog lover

Barack the family man.

Merry Christmas from Barack and family.

Address to Armed Services “God Bless you and God Bless the United States....of ...America” (how many times has he uttered that?)


40 posted on 12/26/2011 3:08:00 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: GlockThe Vote

Again - go to the average sporting event, mall, park, etc and look around and ask yourself honestly where we will be in 25, 50, 100 years.


Thank God I won’t be here. Pity the young people.


41 posted on 12/26/2011 3:11:30 PM PST by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: traderrob6
Christmas spirit plus non stop reports of Republicans at each other’s throats. Once the Republicans are unified under one nominee things will change.
42 posted on 12/26/2011 3:14:17 PM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: woofie
This is a snapshot reflecting the change in mood for the holiday season.

If a Rino or a conservative with no inspiration and charisma goes up against him, he will win reelection.

Rinos will be happy to have him in power for another four years. Mittens, Barry; they win either way.

43 posted on 12/26/2011 3:21:58 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: woofie

agreed 10000%- the GOP has fought like children the past 6 years and people wonder why the far left is still around???? the idiot and pathetic attempt during the payroll tax fight was the latest faux pas- anyone wonder why obozo has watched his JA move north???

then again better now then six months from now- when bozo’s #’s will be closer to the 30’s...


44 posted on 12/26/2011 3:25:09 PM PST by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: fatnotlazy

“Exactly who does Gallup survey? Government employees? Union members? Indoctrinated college students? Registered Democrats?”

Don’t forget Mitt Romney?


45 posted on 12/26/2011 3:36:16 PM PST by Varsity Flight (Phony-Care is the Government Work-Camp: Arbeitsziehungslager)
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To: woofie
Gallup has been giving Obama poor marks. There are a couple of factors in play:
1. The media has had a virtual lovefest for Obama for the past 45 days. While their power is diminishing, they are still a force to be dealt with.
2. The Republican leadership in both houses is comprised of morons (McConnell, Boehner, Cantor and McCarthy). They are incapable of messaging.
46 posted on 12/26/2011 3:39:01 PM PST by bwc2221
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To: woofie

47% approval is still not good for an incumbent. November is a long way off.


47 posted on 12/26/2011 3:46:18 PM PST by kabar
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To: woofie

So he does nothing, goes to Hawaii on vacation because he got the two month extension. His party has not offered a budget in over two years and not a single vote has been cast in a GOP primary. He truly is...uh...what is it again?
Hope and change...right.
Freegards,
Lex


48 posted on 12/26/2011 3:52:16 PM PST by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: GlockThe Vote

How can the kenyan lose? He has unlimited campaign funding and the Homeland Security law.


49 posted on 12/26/2011 3:59:24 PM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's "Economics In One Lesson.")
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To: woofie

Dispite Obama’s prostations America is a Christian country. Evidence here is that Obama is getting a Christmas bounce as our nation gets into that generous Holiday spirit.

Wait until April 15th......or, for that matter mid January.....when the credit card bills come in with the pink slips.


50 posted on 12/26/2011 4:04:55 PM PST by Forty-Niner (The barely bare, berry bear formerly known as..........Ursus Arctos Horribilis.)
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