Skip to comments.Obama’s approval rating plummets
Posted on 12/29/2011 5:19:55 PM PST by Libloather
Obamas approval rating plummets
By Amie Parnes - 12/29/11 05:34 PM ET
President Obama enjoyed a surge in popularity this week but the bounce proved to be remarkably short-lived.
A Gallup tracking poll released Thursday showed that Obama is once again underwater, plummeting to 41 percent approval and 50 percent disapproval, a sharp drop from earlier in the week.
A survey released Monday showed the president had a sudden uptick in the opinion poll, with 47 percent of respondents approving of the way he was handling his job and 45 percent disapproving. It was the first time since July that more people viewed him favorably than unfavorably.
The bounce in popularity came on the heels of the payroll-tax cut debate, when Senate Democrats and Obama stood firm to force House Republicans into accepting a two-month deal.
After emerging as the winner in that debate, the president headed to Hawaii on Friday for a Christmas vacation with his family.
Obama, who has spent much of his down time on the golf course and out with his family, has not appeared at a public event since leaving Washington.
Barry Dunham took a $4,000,000 17 day Hawaii vacation
His golf score sucks and the people know it.
Any season poll taker will tell you not to take a poll during Xmas because people are generally in a good mood and not reflect reality. Best poll results and consumer confidence data should be taken in Jan 2012 to truly gauge the economy and politics. Obama drop is not surprising. Best data is by July to see how the US economy is faring.
The earlier poll over sampled Democrats.
But never faulty polling or faulty interpretation.
Meanwhile the libs were making fun of the 10k bet from Romney, thereby proving he's out of touch.
This vacation was 2/3 his total pre-election net worth. All spent in 17 days. Just disgusting.
But most news outlets are prematurely reporting an economic recovery to tilt the election for their guy.
The 19th hole did him in.
They’re peeking this news too early. Everyone know the economy sucks. Anything the MSM reports is crap.
It’s amazing to me that he can register any approval at all.
Oh well....on to Iran...yeah, that’s the ticket!!!
Anyone with a clear head knows this sociopath is giving the rest of us the 1-finger salute.
Bless his little black heart.
Heh, I'm guessing they still did that...Democrats have opened their goodies from Christmas and aren't happy with the lumps of coal (despite it's value as a commodity and fossil fuel.)
Christmas is over.
So is the other 9% undecided? How can anyone possibly be undecided about zero at this point? I suspect the missing 9% also disapproves but, for whatever reason, does not want to admit it.
Yeah, because he SUCKS.
He must’ve thought that payroll tax crap was going to help him coast into a great re-election year. Listening to Louie Gohmer on the Rush show today, I don’t think that is going to be the case.
Hussein ought to be defeated in 2012. Let’s make it happen, folks, even if we don’t have the best candidate our minds can conjure.
“but the bounce proved to be remarkably short-lived.
But never faulty polling or faulty interpretation.”
My theory is that polling firms occasionally hit a “Pocket of Real Idiots,” and that skews the data temporarily.
“But most news outlets are prematurely reporting an economic recovery to tilt the election for their guy.”
This is what scares me. The media are using every small uptick in UE or GDP or whatever to tilt the field. They are shameless at this point, not even disguising their bias.
What I don’t understand is how the “reporters” and others in the MSM can’t see the damage Obama has done to all of us, their children their grandchildren. A thinking person should be furious with Obama and the leftist democrats on Congress - outright enraged. But, I think their ideology does not let them see it - it’s all about the social engineering.
I’m sure Moochelle’s $2,000 dress didn’t help.