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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The Donald told the Friends this a.m. that if prices go up more over the summer, Barry is finished. But then he also said that Mitt had the nomination wrapped up and there was no reason for the others to stay in the race.
Razzy has ‘bammers at 44% strongly disapprove with 44% total approval.
“Fox News just said that 65% disapprove of his handling of the situation. Ain’t that a surprise?”
Well, if this is accurate it means that the other 35% are living in a dream state, totally unconnected to reality. That is scary.
But you can still find idiots who say there is no media bias favoring democrats, some idiots even say there is bias but it goes the other way!
We are screwed with the Marxist Obama.
Also we are screwed with Romney.
I don’t like Santorum either.
In my dream world Sarah Palin would run, become president and leave Todd and marry me.We could fix the U.S.A with her drill baby drill, her reduce government , pay down the debt, my deport illegals and my make things in the U.S.A again.
I believe that a certain [ercentage of the 46% lives overseas and are not directly affected by THE 1 and his policies. They are blissfully unaware of what’s really going on here on a daily basis.
I do not see why you would call anyone a moron for focusing on the price of gasoline. But then, I (privately) call them morons when they send their kids to public school, where the dumbing down happens and they emerge without the ability to recognize a radical Marxist.
The GOP needs to arrange an Alinsky of their own to lure back women, neutralize the Latino vote, and depress the youth and black vote to stay home.
Post it note on gas pump:
$8 gas, socialism Change you can believe in.
The media is invested in his success and when you look at it that way it is easier to understand
White House: "Oh my Allah! Quick! Quick! Bitch about Republicans being against women getting free diaphragms!!!"
A vote to eat is no vote at all, which is how the Dems like it and why we have an impregnable 25% strongly approving of the Scarecrow In Chief.
It's also ironic to hear lefties moan about disenfranchisement when their attempts at gerrymandering or ballot box stuffing fail. But what is more disenfranchising than having no choice at the polls for one's entire life?
Now its over $4.00 - I cant understand why they arent blaming Obama.....
The media is just millions of daily free ads for Obama from a million media outlets. The rest of the stories are about Whitney Houston,sports, or Kim Kardishian to distract us from real problems Obama/democrats/socialism is causing.
No problem. Algae will save the Kenyan. That’s right, ALGAE!
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%
Well, 46% probably don’t even own a car, or take the bus, or just wander aimlessly around their urban environments. They don’t own anything, or purchase anything with money they actually earned, so they don’t have a lot going to provide as a reference. They also don’t pay taxes, so, you know ...who cares about much of anything, right? This also unfortunately describes a lot of young people who continue to rely on their parents for everything, even those with college degrees.
It’s like how right now I’m insisting my son work at whatever menial jobs he can find so he gets the value of money. If you don’t work, you don’t understand it. He’s now finding out how hard he has to work to keep his tank full and lately with gas prices rising ...well, he’s seeing the light.
It’s starting to sink in a bit ... he has a job where he pays no taxes — but wait until that last piece gets put in.
For many Americans, it may never sink in.
At times, a bit too fickle and superficial of a (formerly proud and responsible) People for my liking... REALLY! It is pretty pathetic that popularity numbers can move so back and forth like this in a very volatile manner and you can either anesthetize or piss so many average American voters off over something as simple as a freaking tank of regular gas. The foreigner and his merciless radical czars are destroying the US Constitution and US military right before our eyes, and is ramping up for the big power grab with a domestic Gestapo on steroids, and people will continue to give him a pass...that is, until over the family dining table the numbers are crunched and folks realize they won’t have enough money for
petrol this year and have to tell the kids: “No Disney World this summer,
sorry.” If they have this weak of a moral core, or are that asleep and ill-informed about the Republic these days, I truly believe they can be flipped back en-masse for Obama just as easily over something else, at just the right time: late October.
Really? That’s the main gripe? How sad.
What is sad is that after all that he has done, it takes something relatively insignificant like gas prices for people to turn on him.
Americans are forgiving to a fault and are easily fooled by a good smile and a wave. But Americans don’t like pain and this president’s dishing it out.
If the calculus turns far enough out of his favor he will throw the Enviros under the bus and agree to build the pipeline. It will make him look like a hero. He was probably planning to do it after the election anyhow.
And he has a long track record of throwing his friends under the bus when they become too politically inconvenient.
The other thing he will do is hold Stalinist show trials for Grrrrreeedy Oil Speculators in order to placate the OWS crowd.
You have read “Alinsky” and “Mao”, I see.
So have they.
I’m willing to suffer through a summer of $5 gas to get rid of Barry.
No it is not.
We have had a slight increase in total for a deep decline. We are no where near our past peak.
It’s mind-boggling how the media gets away with using a 75% democrat skewed data sampling in these “polls”. Actually, just about everything they do is mind-boggling and rarely challenged.
Since we import far more crude oil from other nations than we produce ourselves, that will not happen. Good luck trying to nationalize oil production in Saudi Arabia or others.
Make no mistake, gas prices will be coming down this fall and the yellow journalists (alphabet networks and the nyslimes) will shill for Bo. The strategic reserve will also be used to assist obmugabe retain power as necessary.
Nobody beleived me as I said I was willing to pay more if Obama would be one termer.””
I have heard many people say the same thing. I have no problem with whatever price I must pay to get this tyrant removed from office. I would fully support 3 good generals too.
I remember when gas was $1.89 and the media was blaming Bush.
Now its over $4.00 - I cant understand why they arent blaming Obama.....””
It ain’t complicated. The yellow journalists of the alphabet networks, the nytimes, and hollywood blamed bush while they protect obama; the old media still blames bush and racism today. Media corruption delivered Bo to White house and media corruption will protect him.
The Spin is hes doing bad because of gas prices. No if it was the issue of gas prices it’s very easy for the ruling class to arrange to lower prices right before the election. its Obamacare, the Economy, Jobs (lack of), Marxism, corruption, his racism, attacking Christians, etc., that are why he has almost no individual donors and cannot fill a fire station with his supporters.
It’s your ball and chain now, baby!....Good luck Gilligan!
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.”
You sir, have discovered one excellent idea. I will make this happen on my end and send this by email to a hoard of people. Outstanding!!
The dumb bastard has spent the past three years (and perhaps some of his voted-present term in the Senate) fighting US energy self-sufficiency.
Now he’s faced with the prospect of having Israel bomb Iran’s nuke program; or, having the US do that job itself; or, having Iran achieve nuclear war capability, and starting one in the region. Any of those prospects will destroy gasoline prices.
At that time, remember that “big oil” isn’t the enemy — the left is — then act appropriately.
The Kenyan-born Muzzie is run by OPEC and jihad (which are indistinguishable).
Thanks Past Your Eyes.
The cost of EVERYTHING.
But the Sheeple need that pointed out to them. I wish Newt would do an ad in front of a grocery store - or a meat counter - with this phrase:
If you bought it - a truck brought it.
And remind them the reason their food/clothes/ALL purchase are costing more - is directly because of the cost of shipping - i.e. GAS.
Of course, most have no ides how much bamamama has been deliberately destroying the trucking industry for 3 years now. His goal is - TRAINS.
He wants everything shipped by trains...he wants US to travel by train and other public transportation.
His goal is to cut way down on personal freedom - through our ability to travel freely, un-tracked.
I'm an old great granny. Don't go much of anywhere and certainly of no real interest to the gov't. But I'm stubborn. Where I DO go is MY business...therefore, I pay for gas with cash. No tracking files of when and where and how much gas I buy. P>If this gang is reelected, get ready for gas ration stamps. (I still have a book of WW11 gas ration stamps.)
WE need to do an 'ad bomb' note to NEWT on this.
If people got the connection, then every time they bought something, they'd 'get it." His '$2.50 gas" campaign would spread exponentially. (there's a lot of 'greenies' out there that thing gas prices SHOULD go up, to stop us gas hogs from buying so much. But if they got a clue that it's costing THEM every-time they buy ANYthing - a light just might go on.
People are morons because they don’t like high gas prices?
Re: NEWT AGAIN IS PROVEN GENIUS FOR BEING THE FIRST MAKING GAS PRICE A CAMPAIGN ISSUE!
He is definitely not like Boehner and other casper milquetoast types in Congress!!
No time to do that. As I have said on other threads, look to see gas prices ramping up steadily...even as high as $6...maybe more....until November.
Think about something: who benefits (cui bono)the most by driving Zero out of office...?
The oil companies.
Right now there is a worldwide increasing demand for oil with economies like China and India emerging. Obama's restrictions on US oil production are causing US companies to lose out on a huge emerging market.
The oil companies have the power to artificially elevating gas prices; it has nothing to do with the market; We have a glut of oil.
I will gladly pay even $10/gallon until November if the oil companies are behind this and if they are successful.
Just a theory......
Re: I remember when gas was $1.89 and the media was blaming Bush.
I am dating myself but I remember 32 cent/gallon gasoline which occasionally dropped to 22 cent/gallon with gas wars. This was in the 50’s.
[ Obama Killing that oil pipeline helped.
I suspect that as gas prices climb to $4.50 this summer his claims that he is the drill-for-oil president will fall on deaf ears. ]
I think you are right. Not only that, everyone but rabid Democrat partisans will think he is a damn liar.
“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.”