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RASMUSSEN POLL: Obama Approval at 45%, Lowest in Month—President Falls Behind Romney and Paul
Rasmussen Reports ^ | Rasmussen Reports

Posted on 02/27/2012 8:11:25 AM PST by RobinMasters

Romney 45% Obama 43%... Paul 43% Obama 41% Obama 45% Santorum 43% Obama 49% Gingrich 39%...

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The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 26% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty-two percent (42%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -16 (see trends). That’s the president’s lowest rating in over a month.

Matchups between President Obama and GOP hopefuls shift along with the president’s Job Approval ratings. As a result, with the president’s overall approval ratings down six points since Valentine’s Day, the general election polling is looking weaker for the incumbent. It remains to be seen, of course, if this is merely statistical noise or a lasting change signaling that the president’s recent bounce in the polls has come to an end.

For the first time since late December 2011, Mitt Romney leads the president in a hypothetical 2012 matchup. Romney earns 45% of the vote, while the president attracts support from 43%. Romney holds a nine-point advantage among unaffiliated voters.

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


TOPICS: Breaking News; Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012polls; bhojobapproval

1 posted on 02/27/2012 8:11:34 AM PST by RobinMasters
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To: RobinMasters
The historic trend data posted for 2/26 has an error in the "strongly disapprove" number of 21% - it was 40% for 2/25 and is reported today at 42%.

There is no way it would swing that wildly.
2 posted on 02/27/2012 8:17:22 AM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: RobinMasters

Zero is the type of captain who would accept demotion right before he knowingly sunk the ship.

Watch this stuff... OK corral messiah of liberals has never been a good thing to side with. These people are ridiculous.


3 posted on 02/27/2012 8:18:47 AM PST by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: RobinMasters
Rasmussen Reports determines its partisan weighting targets through a dynamic weighting system that takes into account the state’s voting history, national trends, and recent polling in a particular state or geographic area.

Translation: Rasmussen calls a lot of DemocRATs


4 posted on 02/27/2012 8:21:13 AM PST by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: RobinMasters

Won’t be happy until it’s back down into the -20’s.


5 posted on 02/27/2012 8:24:17 AM PST by fwdude
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To: Cheerio

I almost fell off my chair when I saw the change, I sure hope you are right! Otherwise we’re looking at a big shift from strongly disapprove to slight disapproval?? Why do I find myself yelling at my PC and TV all the time saying, America, Wake Up!!!


6 posted on 02/27/2012 8:24:38 AM PST by GizzyGirl
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To: GizzyGirl
I hope I am right also!!!

In any event Rasmussen has gotten the word to get the polls "right" for our first ever Arab messiah.
7 posted on 02/27/2012 8:29:44 AM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: RobinMasters; Cincinatus' Wife

Newt Gingrich has either been savaged or ignored, and still he is within ten of O in this poll.

If, and that is a sad if, given what has happened to him, those who do not want Mitt were to be strongly for Newt Gingrich, he would be right up there where the others are, or better.

Reagan trailed Carter, too.

At the end it wasn’t close.

I support Newt and will not change because somebody tried to force me to support Santorum because he’s not Romney.


8 posted on 02/27/2012 8:30:28 AM PST by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR" - Glenn Beck)
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To: RobinMasters

I dread to think what Obummer will do when his advisors tell him that he can’t possibly win.

It will not be pretty but it will be quick. Be prepared.


9 posted on 02/27/2012 8:30:35 AM PST by DNME (Time to start burying the stockpiles. Bad year ahead. Obama will NOT go quietly.)
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To: GizzyGirl

Obama’s faked numbers were too high too soon ,so they had to lower them , but don’t worry they will fake up wards later this year


10 posted on 02/27/2012 8:32:00 AM PST by molson209
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To: Cheerio

However wildly it swings , he hasn’t has a positive number since June of 2009.


11 posted on 02/27/2012 8:32:57 AM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: RobinMasters

Excellent!! Especially the 9 point Romney lead over Obama among indy voters.


12 posted on 02/27/2012 8:38:20 AM PST by citizen (The Dims will all unite for Zero. We must soon unite behind our challenger and back him to victory!)
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To: RobinMasters

If one factors in the +/- 3% MOE, 3 of our 4 candidates could be ahead of Obummer. So much for all the talk that the GOP is tearing itself apart and boosting the Rats in this lengthened Primary. It also shows that Milt isn’t the only viable candidate for beating Obummer. 2 others also look like they have just a good a chance. His electability argument falls apart once again.


13 posted on 02/27/2012 8:39:32 AM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: All
I have kept this on my desktop for a while now, and read it once in a while to remind me how we got obammy in the first place. I think this Czech newspaper hit the nail o the head:

“This quote was translated into English from an article appearing in the
Czech Republic as published in the Prager Zeitung of 28 April 2010

“The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of 
entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier 
to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore 
the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate 
willing to have such a man for their president.”

“The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who
 is a mere symptom of what ails America. Blaming the prince of the
 fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that 
made him their prince.

The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who
 made him their president.””

14 posted on 02/27/2012 8:51:00 AM PST by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: Cheerio

Anyone have an idea, besides polling malfeasance, why little o had a huge bounce last month?


15 posted on 02/27/2012 8:51:43 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: RobinMasters

Who in blazes are they polling where they can find a 45 out of 100 people who approve of the arrogant, socialist, post turtle?


16 posted on 02/27/2012 8:53:09 AM PST by Magnum44 (Terrorism is a disease, precise application of superior firepower is the cure)
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To: RobinMasters

He had a bump over the last month when the cooked ‘numbers’ on the economy and unemployment first hit the streets. $5/gallon + gasoline and the reality of the economy finally hit and 0bama’s Rassmussen numbers are dropping like a rock.


17 posted on 02/27/2012 8:55:31 AM PST by Godzilla (3/7/77)
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To: MrB
Anyone have an idea, besides polling malfeasance, why little o had a huge bounce last month?

Enough of the sheeple believed the bogus numbers on the economy and unemployment. IMHO

18 posted on 02/27/2012 8:56:51 AM PST by Godzilla (3/7/77)
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To: CaptainK
 Presidential Approval Index  

Yup, last time he was at zero or positive was Monday, June 29, 2009,  Presidential Approval Index  +1
19 posted on 02/27/2012 9:00:17 AM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: txrangerette

Well said.


20 posted on 02/27/2012 9:03:49 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: RobinMasters

Runnin on empty....


21 posted on 02/27/2012 9:05:20 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: txrangerette

“I support Newt and will not change because somebody tried to force me to support Santorum because he’s not Romney.”

Me too!!! Next to gaffe-prone Romney, there’s Santorum. He steps in it just like Romney. And he supported Romney in 2008. Santorum; no thanks!


22 posted on 02/27/2012 9:10:23 AM PST by vette6387
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To: RobinMasters

23 posted on 02/27/2012 9:11:46 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: basil

Very true. And it is very possible the US will vote for him again.

Maybe it is time to go back to the land of my ancestors in the Czech republic.


24 posted on 02/27/2012 9:12:17 AM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: redgolum

Romney / Paul would obliterate obama.


25 posted on 02/27/2012 9:19:14 AM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: RobinMasters
Most encouraging news:
Overall, 45% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the president's job performance. Fifty-three percent (53%) at least somewhat disapprove.
Glad to see Zero dropping back to the mid-forties. Still too high, but at least he looks beatable.

Most discouraging news for us Newt supporters:

With former House Speaker Newt Gingrich as his opponent, the president enjoys a 10-point lead, 49% to 39%.
Weirdest news:
For the first time ever, Texas Congressman Ron Paul also leads the president. In that matchup, 43% prefer Paul and 41% Obama. [Say what!?!]
(FYI, Santorum trails closely, 41% to 43%). Come to think of it, the news tidbit about Paul is encouraging. Even Paul has nosed ahead of Zero, indicating that almost anybody can be competitive in the fall.

Thank goodness the approval boomlette for Zero wasn't sustainable. Been depressed the last few weeks over this.

26 posted on 02/27/2012 9:32:56 AM PST by ishmac (Lady Thatcher:"There are no permanent defeats in politics because there are no permanent victories.)
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To: ishmac

Oops sorry, didn’t even notice you had the head-to-head results in your top line.


27 posted on 02/27/2012 9:40:01 AM PST by ishmac (Lady Thatcher:"There are no permanent defeats in politics because there are no permanent victories.)
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To: OrioleFan

Actually, Rasmussen has been showing his weighting target trending more Republican in recent months.


28 posted on 02/27/2012 9:56:52 AM PST by DestroyLiberalism
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To: CaptainK
 Presidential Approval Index  

Yup, last time he was at zero or positive was Monday, June 29, 2009,  Presidential Approval Index  +1
29 posted on 02/27/2012 9:59:54 AM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Cheerio; GizzyGirl; CaptainK

Cheerio wrote:
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The historic trend data posted for 2/26 has an error in the “strongly disapprove” number of 21% - it was 40% for 2/25 and is reported today at 42%.

There is no way it would swing that wildly.
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That 21% “strongly disapprove” number from yesterday is absolutely postively a typo. You’ll notice the approval index was -14. Given the the “strongly approve” number was at 27%, you can only get the -14 calculation when the “strongly disapprove” number is 41%, not 21%.


30 posted on 02/27/2012 10:00:38 AM PST by DestroyLiberalism
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To: vette6387

Again, Gingrich is the ONLY candidate who can defeat Obama in November. The Democrats know it, the press knows it, and Hollywood knows it.

If the objective is to oust Obama, the choice is crystal clear.


31 posted on 02/27/2012 10:06:50 AM PST by Walrus
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To: RobinMasters

gas prices?


32 posted on 02/27/2012 10:34:54 AM PST by sickoflibs (You MUST support the lesser of two RINOs or we all die!)
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To: RobinMasters
Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos................Pakistani protesters 'hang' Obama with noose...Zero is becoming unpopular among his muslim brothers
33 posted on 02/27/2012 10:53:26 AM PST by mandaladon (PalinGenesis)
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To: mandaladon

Non-black Muslims hate blacks, even the muslim ones.


34 posted on 02/27/2012 10:55:03 AM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: basil
That quote has haunted me for a couple of years now. I first read it on one of the Davos forums on Jan 27, 2010. It was posted by a certain O2BNTEXAS (original thread here--it's worth a read).

Conservative author Willmoore Kendall once said (I'm paraphrasing), "Americans have their country in their hips." He meant that we have an inbred sense of how to judge and manage our national affairs. The ordinary citizen was never too theoretical about it. This visceral instinct for how things should go was operative well into the 1990's. It was enough to label Hillarycare "socialized medicine," and Americans' instincts kicked in and settled the debate. Hillarycare was sunk.

The Left, however, never gives up. Through the unrelenting efforts of the media and the national school system, the Left has eroded Americans' visceral, seemingly innate sense of how things should be run. They no longer have the country "in their hips." The moral and intellectual patrimony of whole generations seems to have been evaporated over the last 15 years, and now we face an upcoming generation that outwardly looks and sounds American, but inwardly may as well be Apache Indians--or Martians for that matter.

But it's not just the media and the Marxist professors; the religious beliefs that formed the moral consensus of the country are vanishing at an alarming rate. In Peggy Noonan's What I Saw at the Revolution, she tells a story about the Sunday morning talk shows. She was very exercised over some slander directed at Reagan, and asks a fellow speechwriter, "What will the electorate think when it hears these lies every Sunday morning?!" Her boss says, "Peggy, most of America won't hear any of these lies. On Sunday mornings, most of America is at church." Although most of America used to be sitting in church on Sundays, I wonder if that's true any more.

I suspect that one of the things driving the Santorum boomlet is a desire to retrieve something from that former time. And although I am deeply sympathetic to that urge, I think it's a futile gesture to elect Santorum in hopes that he will revive our vanishing moral consensus. You can't reinstate a widespread moral consensus simple by electing one individual who symbolizes it. Santorum is a decent man who practices what he preaches, but I don't think that's enough any more, if it ever was (BTW, I'm Catholic and believe in everything Santorum does, from the Triune nature of God right down to forbidding the pill). No, electing Santorum won't be enough. You need great men in the pulpits--no, holy, saintly men in the pulpits, and crazy, saintly listeners in the pews who act on what they hear.

Anyway, I've gone on too long. I simply pray that the people of this country can be jolted to their senses. We're not facing your garden variety crisis, but a civilizational one. That's probably why I follow the polls now with more foreboding than I ever did before. This post is probably too elaborate for a simple poll thread, but I don't have as much chance to read and respond to others these days. I hope this answer can be food for thought for you and others.

35 posted on 02/27/2012 12:13:32 PM PST by ishmac (Lady Thatcher:"There are no permanent defeats in politics because there are no permanent victories.)
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To: ishmac

It is—and I thank you for telling us your thoughts.

I certainly see nothing with which to to disagree.......


36 posted on 02/27/2012 1:30:49 PM PST by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: redgolum

I had the extreme pleasure of visiting the Czech Republic shortly after the Wall came down in Berlin, and some of the Eastern countries were once again open to tourists.

Funnily enough, the German friends who took me there kept telling me to watch out for pickpockets and other assorted criminal types. I never felt any threat by anyone while there.

It was further my great good luck that the German friends had a relative living a short ways outside of Prague, and I was invited to visit in their home. That was an especially nice thing to do.


37 posted on 02/27/2012 1:36:38 PM PST by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: GlockThe Vote

Yes—but then we would have Romney/Paul, which in my opinion are not the best we could have........


38 posted on 02/27/2012 1:42:04 PM PST by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: redgolum

This dude ain’t winning this year, unless there is a wholesale economic recovery. I am talking 5%+ for the next two quarters. Not going to happen. Now that this January bump is ending, I feel more confident than I have in awhile. Gas prices are going to go up and pop any chance of strong recovery this year. Once the focus is off the GOP field and back on the bumbling idiot, it is going to be decisive.


39 posted on 02/27/2012 6:02:06 PM PST by ilgipper (Everything you get from the government was taken from someone else)
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To: ilgipper

I hopeb you are right. But the polls and other indicators are pointing to a second Obama term


40 posted on 02/28/2012 8:15:08 PM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: redgolum
But the polls and other indicators are pointing to a second Obama term

So says the leftist media. I don't see it. His numbers got the usual January bump...he got them the last two years, too. People get temporarily optimistic. His numbers are back down into the low to mid 40s. Romney beats him head to head, even in the middle of a bruising primary. Unless we see real economic recovery, he'll lose. I do think he has increased his chances in the last 2-3 months due to the GOP House and Senate's awful PR capabilities. With tepid growth and high unemployment and underemployment, it is a long shot.

41 posted on 02/28/2012 9:10:16 PM PST by ilgipper (Everything you get from the government was taken from someone else)
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To: ilgipper
The polls have been depressingly accurate.

I like Santorum, and would vote for Newt, but the birth control mandate ended any chance of a Catholic getting into the POTUS. By saying that employers have to pay for birth control, Obambi sewed up the female vote. He already had the minority vote, and that pretty much ended any chance of Mitt not being the nominee.

It is still a ways out, but we as conservatives need to stop screaming in the echo chamber and actually start planning the next move.

42 posted on 02/29/2012 4:36:19 AM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: DNME

He’ll do what leftists always do when they’re losing. He’ll either cheat...or he’ll throw out the entire game and start his own game played by HIS rules.


43 posted on 02/29/2012 9:16:33 AM PST by XenaLee (The only good commie is a dead commie.)
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To: RobinMasters

I said this last year: Obama can be defeated by a ham sandwich.


44 posted on 02/29/2012 10:05:09 AM PST by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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