Skip to comments.Obama's Approval Rate Plunges Due To Gas Prices
Posted on 03/12/2012 3:57:31 AM PDT by Past Your Eyes
WASHINGTON - US President Barack Obama's job approval rating, weighed down by soaring gas prices, has plunged below 50 per cent, giving his political opponents what appears to be an opening in the November election, a new opinion poll showed.
The survey by ABC News and The Washington Post indicated that only 46 per cent of Americans now approved of the way Obama is handling his job and 50 per cent disapproved.
The situation was a reversal from early February when 50 per cent approved of the president's performance and 46 per cent disapproved.
According to the survey, the drop was attributed to soaring gas prices threatening to crimp America's slow recovery from a recession.
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Gas prices, unprecedented spending, overarching government control - I don’t care which one the voters focus on, just so long as it’s enough to vote Obama out in November!
Gas prices could be $8 per gallon, 22% unemployment (50% or better in the “minority community” and he could be caught in bed with a live 8 year old girl or an 8 year old dead boy and his people would still vote for him.
Just wait. I have no idea what his “surprise” will be but it’ll be a good one to divert attention from all that.
Obama and his sychophants in the media will argue that domestic production has never been higher, and this is true. However, drilling on PUBLIC land has decreased eleven percent under Obama. It’s drilling on PRIVATE land that has increased, and he can take NO credit for that. In fact, clearly his preference would be for THAT number to decrease as well.
Nobody beleived me as I said I was willing to pay more if Obama would be one termer.
NEWT AGAIN IS PROVEN GENIUS FOR BEING THE FIRST MAKING GAS PRICE A CAMPAIGN ISSUE!
Which is the reason for the installation of MassachusettsMandate-Mitt, and the coming 2014 Arbeitsziehungslager Extortion. Because we need a “Republican.”
Forced Labor Camp, U.S. Territory 2014, age 26.
Well you are keeping your end or the deal.
This is a perfect example of how the American public is being dumbed down to moron level.
You have a radical Marxist POTUS destroying every element
of traditional America, but all the morons can focus on is the cost of gasoline.
I guess if Obumbo subsidizes the cost of gas, he will jump to 100 percent approval.
As others have said, we need him out and if it takes as many morons as it did to put him in, so be it.
November is several political lifetimes away...
I hope so but I remember 2008 when McCain was well ahead in the polls then the bottom dropped out.
Probably. He will likely find some way to drop prices in October - just long enough for the lemmings to be duped again.
higher fuel prices to get the deliveries made.
No mass protests. Says it all.
This 46% who approve of Obama, do they actually live on this planet?
Is there nothing that will wake these people up?
His rating should be about 12%
-——do they actually live on this planet?——
Consider the concept of average. Average intelligence, average ability, average initiative.
At least half of the population is below average. The number 46% is that population in all the above.
Democrats are the below average and in most cases dregs of American Society
All he has to do is feign "outrage" at some slight comment from the Right and the liberal news-o-shpere will take off and run with it.
I can't believe Republicans have allowed their own campaign to be diverted into a debate about "contraception"! For Pete's sake! That conversation ended in the 60's. It shouldn't even be a blip on the radar screen of national concerns! But, here we are discussing Sandra Fluke and the pill instead of the gas prices and jobs!
Just look at the pretty red arrows! (and ignore the facts)
Funny you say that, my father in law is a Michael Moore type lib. He was crying about gas prices and i said I hope it keeps going higher until Nov. He starting yelling that its not mr obamas fault and I laughed and said dont tell me tell the American public who shortly will be blaming him
I remember when gas was $1.89 and the media was blaming Bush.
Now it’s over $4.00 - I can’t understand why they aren’t blaming Obama.....
“His rating should be about 12%”
And that would be the Black vote. With them, it’s skin color uber alles!
-——Gas prices could be $8 per gallon, 22% unemployment (50% or better in the minority community and he could be caught in bed with a live 8 year old girl or an 8 year old dead boy and his people would still vote for him.-——
True, but I can’t even see him beating Romney. If he does win, well, America was fun while it lasted.
-——This is a perfect example of how the American public is being dumbed down to moron level.
You have a radical Marxist POTUS destroying every element
of traditional America, but all the morons can focus on is the cost of gasoline.——
That was my reaction until I looked at the numbers, which are within the normal fluctuation range for him. Nevertheless, $5 gas prices will be the last straw. I could see him releasing the strategic oil reserve in October.
One cannot dismiss the voter fraud that will occur in November. Here is PA we will probably be getting a voter ID law into place in the next few weeks. However, the RATS and the ACLU have already announced plans to fight the issue in the PA Courts. As such, there will probably be a restraining order placed against enforcement of voter ID in PA during the November elections. Pittsburgh and Philly are loaded with RATS — many of those voters are deceased and many of them have no ID. If the law is not in place and used here in PA in the fall, PA could undoubted go to Obama via dead and unidentified RAT voters.
Now this is the way I like to start a new week. Let the trend be our friend, por favor.
His approval rating should be nil and it ain’t just over gas prices.
“Now this is the way I like to start a new week. Let the trend be our friend, por favor.”
ABC NYC is reporting that obama’s numbers are up due to the resurging economy. Propaganda at its best.
ABC NY might want to look at the ABC News poll.
Or, what about another of his unconstitutional Executive Orders allowing EBT cards to be used at fill-up...yes, that will work with the “grass roots.” What a mess!
My guess is that he will nationalize oil companies and fix the price of oil; in the nations interest of course. He will follow the lead of his favorite Venezuelan hero.
“Fox News just said that 65% disapprove of his handling of the situation. Ain’t that a surprise?” Wow! If this is what Fox is saying imagine what the REAL number is!
obama has an ace up his sleeve—The Republican Party Establishment.
If he does do that, and I do not doubt your guess for one minute, You will not hear any objection or critism from the Republican Party leadership. Only praise.
“I dont care which one the voters focus on, just so long as its enough to vote Obama out in November!”
Hussein and his minions don’t look worried — about this or anything else. In fact, they’re surprisingly calm. They have something up their sleeves and it ain’t a-gonna be pretty for us come election day.
There was a time when you would be ridiculed to no end for a statement like this.
Sadly, you are quite possibly correct.
You got it Brother.
Of course that leaves out the queers who are on his side too.
Stand-by for spin and recovery. The sheeple will love him again. They have the attention span of a ferret. Their fawning will continue.
How can you beat someone who promises you free? All the right offers is opportunity, risk, work and freedom. Freedom takes work and responsibility... neither are popular ideas after generations of sloth.
Sanctions on Iran to keep Israel from attacking in an election year are pushing them up.
Finding out that surrendering (Afghanistan) is easier said than done. Once you tell the side you were supporting that you decided to abandon them things can get messy.
One of the news people on ABC this Week actually admitted that it was Obama who killed tax reform after agreeing to a deal, I was in shock.
Maybe Democrats victory dance came too soon. Expect more and more talk about how Republicans are trying to 'roll back the clock' on contraceptives. Everytime they do Republicans should reply that Dems are trying to divert attention from gas prices.
I wouldn’t put anything past a guy who’s down for infanticide. The man is a monster. Compared to what he’s capable of, we’ve gotten off easy so far.
The dead don’t need to drive to the polls so what do they care about the price of gas. Ditto for the absentee virtual voters. And then there are the dem voters that live right there inside the polling machines... they don’t need to drive to the polls either.
Jimmah didn’t look worried in 80 either. Means nothing
Also, the dead and voters with No ID, are historically RAT voters!!
“Jimmah didnt look worried in 80 either. Means nothing.”
Yeah; but Jimmuh was (is) a simple-minded dolt with no real agenda, floundering from year to year. Hussein is a scheming, pure evil, man with a plan to destroy America. He’s truly terrifying, while Carter was incompetent. IMHO... I could be wrong.
Here is something I would like to see go “NATIONAL”
Purchase a book of “Post-it Note Pads” Place the note pads in your vehicle(s) along with a “Magic Marker”. When stopping at the pump for gas, take a “Post-it” note and write the following “How is that Hope and Change Working Out for You? After pumping your gas, place the “Post-it” Note on the pump, immediately below the “price-per-gallon”. Next driver to use the pump will get the message. If this goes Nationwide, think of the potential impact it may have on white, (we will never get the black vote) moderate, voters.
Yep, spread the word.
With post-its, you couldn’t be in trouble for vandalism.
But, look for it to become a federal offense, by executive order, to “deface” a gas pump.
This poll is way understated, it's just Americans, not registered voters and even the great unwashed won't give the bamster more than 46% approval.
It's only March so polls don't really matter but if the gas prices stay this high or higher, obama will be beaten by my neighbors dog.