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Posted on 01/30/2012 6:56:50 AM PST by Recovering_Democrat
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 23% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Thirty-seven percent (37%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -14
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DANGER ZONE: Hussein's overall approval is 51%, disapproval at 47%.
This variability is mostly noise, but it does reflect to some extent the fact that there is a sizable percentage of voters in the nation who are not passionately in either political camp, and those who can be lost or won depending on the person and the message. It is important to keep this in mind.
The problem is they started too early.
This will be the Summer of high gas prices.
Sadly enough, with the republicans tearing each other apart, I think a lot of voters are just shrugging and saying, “Better the worthless POS we know, than the worthless POS we don’t know,”
These latest Rasmussen poll numbers reflect NOTHING MORE than a temporary bounce after the State of the Union speech. It happens EVERY single year at this time. The job approval number will be back down to 47% or lower within a few days... Mark my words.
I also predict that Obama’s job approval numbers will start plummeting back down into the low 40s by summer. He has polled miserably every summer during his presidency and this year will be no exception, especially once gas prices are almost certain to climb back over $4.00 a gallon.
I agree. We’ve seen a bump each January with people optimistic about the year to come...partly out of human nature and partly because the media says it is so.
I expect we’ll see that optimism fade and real life events will bring people back to reality. If economic numbers do look much better, it could potentially stick, which politically could be dangerous in the long term. A slight uptick (although still historically poor numbers) could be painted as big improvement, and the voters will be fooled into thinking things are ok when we are still sitting in the bottom of a bad economic slowdown without any real comeback. We shall see.
It’s likely that 60% of people pay no attention and hear snippets of news in the background as they prepare dinner for the family, change radio stations or catch a headline as they pass a newspaper machine. It’s sad so many pay so little attention to something that impacts them so much.
**** Sadly enough, with the republicans tearing each other apart, I think a lot of voters are just shrugging and saying, Better the worthless POS we know, than the worthless POS we dont know, ****
Couldn’t agree more! I see it around me here in the blue part of Ohio. With the built in 13% from blacks, I’m guessing the odds of Obama being re-elected are 65-35 in his favor, at the moment.
“Weve seen a bump each January with people optimistic about the year to come...partly out of human nature and partly because the media says it is so.”
I am amazed at the power the MSM has over the public. Gas prices are a key example. When GWB was president, gas prices were lower than this, and we were flooded with stories about how the gas companies were making “obscene profits” and how the price of gas was hurting working people, and the economy. There was a constant buzz with people on the street about gas prices, and GWB helping his oil buddies.
Now, fast forward, the gas prices are higher than under GWB. Obama said on camera, it’s documented, under his plan, energy prices would necessarily be higher. Obama’s man in the DOE said gas should be around $5/gal, the higher the better! The MSM ignores the issue. The buzz on the street? Almost non existent. People aren’t upset about it, because they have been told they should be upset about it.
The MSM is an enemy, but a very formidable enemy.
Couldnt agree more! I see it around me here in the blue part of Ohio. With the built in 13% from blacks, Im guessing the odds of Obama being re-elected are 65-35 in his favor, at the moment.
Intrade, which seems to attract a lot of liberal traders, currently has Obama’s re-election chances in the 53-54% range. That’s really not all that impressive for an incumbent going into a re-election year. It’s basically a coin flip right now and we haven’t even begun to fight Obama yet.
The big question on voters’ minds come November will be: What has Obama done that we want him to continue to do for four more years?
This is no time or place for pessimism.
“This is no time or place for pessimism.”
I consider it realism not pessimism.
I would crawl over broken glass to vote for anyone but Obama in November. Anyone who would not vote because I say it looks grim, isn’t very bright.
Most of what I’m doing is complaining about the bias of the MSM, coupled with the ignorance of the public.
If that POS gets reelected, this country needs to forever put aside all pretenses of being “center-right.” After Obama` administration killed hopes for 20,000+ new private sector jobs by turning down Keystone XL, then the class warfare speech, AKA the SOTU... THESE are his approval numbers????
And all we have to stand between Obama and four more years is either Gingrich of Romney.
These are heady days for America-hating liberals.
That`s been my fear all along.. Obama gets to appear to stand above it all. As the GOP candidates continue to tear into each other, he has the luxury of reminding the sheeple how great he is without having to launch into attack mode.
As the claw each other to shreds, the GOPers aren`t vetting Obama`s eventual opponent... instead they`re providing his entertainment.
I’m in agreement with what you say, except for your first point... I see Obama being defeated in November as very realistic.