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Obama’s approval rating plummets
The Hill ^ | 12/29/11 | Amie Parnes

Posted on 12/29/2011 5:19:55 PM PST by Libloather

Obama’s 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.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: approval; obama; plummets; rating
That's a shame.
1 posted on 12/29/2011 5:20:03 PM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Barry Dunham took a $4,000,000 17 day Hawaii vacation


2 posted on 12/29/2011 5:22:19 PM PST by omega4179 (We can't wait!............. for the end of an error.....1-20-13)
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To: Libloather

His golf score sucks and the people know it.


3 posted on 12/29/2011 5:25:10 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: Libloather

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.


4 posted on 12/29/2011 5:25:24 PM PST by Fee
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To: Libloather

The earlier poll over sampled Democrats.


5 posted on 12/29/2011 5:27:39 PM PST by rob777
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To: Libloather
but the bounce proved to be remarkably short-lived.

But never faulty polling or faulty interpretation.

6 posted on 12/29/2011 5:28:33 PM PST by Raycpa
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To: omega4179
Barry Dunham took a $4,000,000 17 day Hawaii vacation

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.

7 posted on 12/29/2011 5:30:32 PM PST by CommieCutter
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To: omega4179

But most news outlets are prematurely reporting an economic recovery to tilt the election for their guy.


8 posted on 12/29/2011 5:32:08 PM PST by Early2Rise
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To: Libloather
President Obama enjoyed a surge in popularity this week — but the bounce proved to be remarkably short-lived.

The 19th hole did him in.

9 posted on 12/29/2011 5:33:26 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Early2Rise

They’re peeking this news too early. Everyone know the economy sucks. Anything the MSM reports is crap.


10 posted on 12/29/2011 5:35:52 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: Libloather

11 posted on 12/29/2011 5:41:22 PM PST by Raycpa
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To: Libloather

It’s amazing to me that he can register any approval at all.


12 posted on 12/29/2011 5:44:37 PM PST by formosa (Formosa)
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To: Libloather

Oh well....on to Iran...yeah, that’s the ticket!!!


13 posted on 12/29/2011 5:47:46 PM PST by Victor (If an expert says it can't be done, get another expert." -David Ben-Gurion, the first Prime Minister)
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To: Libloather

Anyone with a clear head knows this sociopath is giving the rest of us the 1-finger salute.


14 posted on 12/29/2011 5:58:27 PM PST by BillyBonebrake
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To: Libloather

Bless his little black heart.


15 posted on 12/29/2011 6:28:36 PM PST by matthew fuller ("If the past sits in judgment on the present, the future will be lost." Winston Churchill)
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To: Libloather
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...looks like the people, including maybe a lot of supposed intellectuals like Charles Krauthammer, finally figured out that securing a two month extension of the cut in the payroll tax rather than a year's extension as the House 'pubs wanted, wasn't such a "victory" after all......
16 posted on 12/29/2011 6:29:49 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
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To: rob777
The earlier poll over sampled Democrats.

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.)

17 posted on 12/29/2011 6:30:17 PM PST by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Libloather

Christmas is over.


18 posted on 12/29/2011 6:40:50 PM PST by D Rider
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To: Libloather
...plummeting to 41 percent approval and 50 percent disapproval...

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.

19 posted on 12/29/2011 6:47:20 PM PST by VoiceOfBruck (Get crazy with the Cheez Whiz!)
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To: Libloather

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.


20 posted on 12/29/2011 7:29:42 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Libloather
Not to worry Lil Barry, congress will be back in a week or so and the country can see real ineptitude. Then you rating will head up again.
21 posted on 12/29/2011 7:52:46 PM PST by Tupelo ( 2012 TEA PARTYER but no longer a Republican)
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To: Libloather
Not to worry Lil Barry, the House will be back in a week or so and the country can once again see real ineptitude. Then you rating will head up again.
22 posted on 12/29/2011 7:53:45 PM PST by Tupelo ( 2012 TEA PARTYER but no longer a Republican)
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To: Raycpa

“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.


23 posted on 12/29/2011 8:35:25 PM PST by vette6387 (Enough Already!)
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To: Early2Rise

“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.


24 posted on 12/30/2011 5:52:54 AM PST by astounded (RIP USA - Born July 4, 1776 - Death by Suicide November 4, 2008)
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To: omega4179

I’m sure Moochelle’s $2,000 dress didn’t help.


25 posted on 12/30/2011 5:55:17 AM PST by mewzilla (Santelli 2012)
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To: Libloather
LOVE LOST: 'I just called Reggie. I miss him'...

http://www.drudgereport.com/


26 posted on 12/30/2011 8:41:25 AM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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