Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Gallup: Obama Negative Ratings in 37 states, But King of DC
http://washngtonexaminer.com ^ | August 4, 2012 | Byron York

Posted on 08/04/2012 10:28:24 AM PDT by NKP_Vet

Gallup has just released Barack Obama’s job approval rating for the first half of 2012, broken down by state, and the news is not encouraging for the president.

Obama’s approval rating is below 50 percent in 37 states, ranging from a 26 percent rating in Utah to a 49 percent rating in Michigan. Obama is at 50 percent or higher in just 13 states, from a 50 percent rating in Minnesota to a 63 percent rating in Hawaii. The president is most popular in Washington DC, where his job approval rating is an astonishing 83 percent.

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


TOPICS: Breaking News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: demographics; election2012; gallup; race; sourcetitlenoturl
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-71 next last
This election reminds of 1980 when Carter actually led Reagan by a few points the majority of the year, then was blown away in a landslide. I see the same thing happening to the worthless paperhanging amateur currently occupying the White House.
1 posted on 08/04/2012 10:28:28 AM PDT by NKP_Vet
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: NKP_Vet

Everyone in DC is on the “Bank of Washington” payroll.


2 posted on 08/04/2012 10:31:35 AM PDT by Rennes Templar
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Rennes Templar
Everyone in DC is on the “Bank of Washington” payroll.

Exactly and that is the ONLY reason why the Kenyan is King in the District of Corruption.

3 posted on 08/04/2012 10:35:40 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The NRA did not create James "The Joker" Holmes. Harvey Weinstein's Hollywood did.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: NKP_Vet
Deep in the article, the author just has to mention that not all the DC residents are black; in fact, if you count government employees, politicians, contractors, etc., the ratio leaves black representation below 50%. The author neglects to differentiate between the day and night time where most of the non-black workers live outside DC (Maryland/Virginia, etc.) Eleanor Holmes Norton would not be the non voting Representative from the District of Columbia otherwise.
4 posted on 08/04/2012 10:40:48 AM PDT by Gaffer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NKP_Vet

I really hope you’re right. America can’t survive another four years of Obama.


5 posted on 08/04/2012 10:59:54 AM PDT by Random_User_250
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Rennes Templar

More than that....those that actually reside in DC and vote there are largely African Americans. The city is full of young interns and government workers too, but vote in their home state. As far as lifetime government workers...they largely migrate to N. VA or MD.


6 posted on 08/04/2012 11:28:25 AM PDT by ilgipper ( November cannot come soon enough)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Rennes Templar
The president is most popular in Washington DC, where his job approval rating is an astonishing 83 percent.

You can add race into that. DC is mainly black. The richies do not live in downtown DC so much. They are all in Virginia or Maryland or the rich enclaves.

7 posted on 08/04/2012 11:55:43 AM PDT by RetiredArmy (You can almost hear the footsteps of Jesus. He is right at the door!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: NKP_Vet

I’m more concerned about the projected electoral college count. Geographically, a really large number of states could go for Romney, but he will still lose if the big electoral college states go against him. Anybody know where I might find a chart or something on that?


8 posted on 08/04/2012 12:14:06 PM PDT by married21 (As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NKP_Vet

Just shows you why no one in DC should be allowed to vote.


9 posted on 08/04/2012 12:17:40 PM PDT by ozzymandus
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NKP_Vet

The following states are SURE to go Obama ( and maybe no more than that ) — NY, MA, DE, NJ, CT, Maine, VT, RI, HI, CA, Washington, Oregon, Illinois and finally, DC.


10 posted on 08/04/2012 12:20:24 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

3 out of 4 states hate this bastard. And he is still poised to win?


11 posted on 08/04/2012 12:22:15 PM PDT by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: NKP_Vet
Here are 48 things that Barack Obama has done which should make his supporters feel ashamed and embarrassed
12 posted on 08/04/2012 12:23:07 PM PDT by grundle
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: married21
I’m more concerned about the projected electoral college count. Geographically, a really large number of states could go for Romney, but he will still lose if the big electoral college states go against him.

As Clinton's pollster, Dick Morris conducted a study prior to the 1996 election to determine whether Clinton -- a minority president -- could lose the Electoral Vote with a numerical majority of the total vote (a la Gore in 2000).

Morris concluded that, from a practical standpoint, it was statistically impossible to lose the EV if you gathered 51-and-a-fraction percent of the total vote.

Reason is: States that are considered "unwinnable" will still produce results that are reasonably close (say, 55/45 -- which, from an electoral standpoint, is considered "a landslide")

13 posted on 08/04/2012 12:27:58 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

Interesting how your list of Obama states pretty much lines up with the ones in deep squatting financial doo-doo.

Read in the WSJ today that CA, NY, and IL are now taking out loans against tax revenues that won’t come in for YEARS in the future.


14 posted on 08/04/2012 12:35:32 PM PDT by nascarnation
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: Random_User_250

America won’t survive if we have another 4 years of Obama. We not only have to get rid of Obama, but take back the Senate and keep control of the house


15 posted on 08/04/2012 12:40:29 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: nascarnation

I think that people may be surprised about the lack of support that Obama has even in CA.

My daughter says that she doesn’t know anyone who is voting for Obama in So. CA. All her friends are die hard libs and not a single one are sticking with Obama. I mean these people were such big Obama fans that my daughter gave me strict orders not to discuss politics around her friends, not to even make a single anti-Obama remark and now she says they are all disgusted. This isn’t what they expected.

These people are typical young adults, who are not really into politics and voted Democrats because it was the cool thing to do. Republicans were old, stogy, greedy and boring. Now, they don’t particularly care for Mitt Romney, but they are voting Anyone but Obama.


16 posted on 08/04/2012 12:45:10 PM PDT by Eva (Eee)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: nascarnation
Read in the WSJ today that CA, NY, and IL are now taking out loans against tax revenues...

Who's loaning them money??!!

17 posted on 08/04/2012 12:48:44 PM PDT by Tonytitan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: NKP_Vet
It is time to unemploy him, retire him, leave our inglorious leader in the ditch, and to move on!


18 posted on 08/04/2012 12:53:10 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Tonytitan

My guess is they’re betting on an Obama win in November followed by a decree allowing all states that went for Baraq in 2012 to be able to issue federally guaranteed state bonds.

Nothing wrong with CA, IL, and NY that a couple trillion Baraqqi/Bernanke/Geithner minibucks can’t fix.


19 posted on 08/04/2012 12:53:38 PM PDT by nascarnation
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: NKP_Vet

The crooks in DC can have him.


20 posted on 08/04/2012 12:57:41 PM PDT by bgill
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NKP_Vet

Truth be told, Carter was never ahead. It was the DNCp doing what they do. You’ll never convince me that people all of a sudden woke up one morning and had an epiphany. People despised Carter. He was a limp wristed cardigan wearing milk toast, that actually had the sheer stupidity to sit there in the White House and tell us the glory days of the U. S. were over.

Were people better off today, than they were four years prior? No

The DNCp are at it again today. The results will be the same. The Pres—ent Resident is going down. Way down!

Are people better off today, than they were four years ago? No

Same result, a blow out...

Sadly, once again it will telegraph that the RNC can successfully get RINOs elected to office. And that’s just what they’ll do as long as they can.

To hell with our values.


21 posted on 08/04/2012 12:57:41 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Vote Obama he's unqualified on so many subjects, citizenship, history, economics, racism, allies...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NKP_Vet

Richard Pryor approved of it being called “D.C. - Dark Country”.


22 posted on 08/04/2012 1:02:39 PM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Comment #23 Removed by Moderator

To: NKP_Vet

“This election reminds of 1980 when Carter actually led Reagan by a few points the majority of the year, then was blown away in a landslide.”

Reagan blew Carter away because they finally debated a week before the election and Reagan destroyed Carter in it. At the end Reagan told voters to ask themselves if they were better off than four years ago and said if you weren’t, your choice for President should be obvious. It turned the whole thing around.

Carter may have won had he not debated Reagan. His pollster Pat Caldell said on the eve of the debate he had Carter up by 3, then 3 days later Carter was down by 10.

Reagan had the personality and communication skills necessary to turn that election around......Mitt Romney does not. If Romney wins, he will barely sneak by. But I fully expect similar results of 2008 with maybe a bit larger margin of victory of 0bama, 55% to 44% with 0bama winning all the same states as in 2008 and possibly adding Missouri and maybe even Georgia. The people are just to dependent on government assistance to let him go.


24 posted on 08/04/2012 1:17:07 PM PDT by GR_Jr. (Vote Obama out now.....deal with Romney later.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Eva

Very good news


25 posted on 08/04/2012 1:18:53 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: catfish1957
3 out of 4 states hate this bastard. And he is still poised to win?

Because the states that don't hate him have large populations of libs (CA, NY).

26 posted on 08/04/2012 1:31:22 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." Hussein Obama, Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Eva

“My daughter says that she doesn’t know anyone who is voting for Obama in So. CA.”

I live in So Cal (eastern LA County) and it is more Conservative here than people think.

Outside of LA proper and crappy suburbs right out side of it (East LA, Maywood, Bell, South Gate, Lynwood, etc.), you have a lot of Conservatives here. Eastern LA County, San Bernardino, Riverside, Orange, Ventura, Kern, San Luis Obispo and San Diego counties are typically red, with the Republicans pulling in 53% - 57% of the vote on a regular basis. Santa Barbara county is pretty much a swing county with neither side usually winning more the 52 or 53% of the vote.

It’s those large Nor Cal counties that make this state deep blue. San Francisco, Marin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Alameda, Contra Costa and Solono counties are bluer than blue where Democrats never get fewer than 65% of the vote and sometimes over 80%. The people up there are loonier than those in the North East!

Nor Cal screws So Cal badly. All the big name elected Democrats in this state are ‘northerners”. Moonbeam, Fienstien, Boxer, Gavin Newsome, Bill and Nadia Lockyer, Gray Davis are all from the north.

If CA became two states like the Carolina’s or the Dakota’s, it’d be a red state.


27 posted on 08/04/2012 1:33:24 PM PDT by GR_Jr. (Vote Obama out now.....deal with Romney later.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: Rennes Templar

The same city that reelected Marion Barry after he got out of jail for smoking crack with a prostitute/informant. How unexpected.


28 posted on 08/04/2012 1:39:06 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: GR_Jr.

My daughter lives in So Cal, but her friends mostly live in LA and San Francisco. Yuppies, would be about the best description, I would say. Economically, they are across the full spectrum, from very wealthy to struggling.


29 posted on 08/04/2012 1:39:30 PM PDT by Eva (Eee)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: GR_Jr.
Contra Costa

Uhhhhhh about 55% rat. Candizce Anderson (R) just won a county supervisor seat and Bill Baker (R) has held the 10th Congressional district seat which is part of the County.

30 posted on 08/04/2012 1:40:42 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: GR_Jr.

I live in northern Santa Clara County and commute 8 miles each way on El Camino and CA-237. I see at most ONE Obama bumper sticker per day and it’s often 2 or 3 days between spotting one. Our neighbors two doors down have on on their car and in the window of their house. I don’t want to get prematurely optimistic, but this sure isn’t like 2008.


31 posted on 08/04/2012 1:41:19 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: Eva

With Obama at 52 percent in California, if that sinks lower it is not impossible for Obama to lose, especially if some of the Obamacons stay home because they are disappointed with him.


32 posted on 08/04/2012 1:42:49 PM PDT by WashingtonSource
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: DoughtyOne

“Sadly, once again it will telegraph that the RNC can successfully get RINOs elected to office. And that’s just what they’ll do as long as they can.”

So, don’t vote for Romney - simple as that. Support someone who actually does support your values like Virgil Goode. That’s what I’m doing.


33 posted on 08/04/2012 1:45:59 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas, Texas, Whisky)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: GR_Jr.

Your assumptions indicate no voter remorse, something known to be present.

States (electoral votes) won by Obama with less than 5% margin: Florida (27), Ohio(20), North Carolina(15), Indiana(11)

States (electoral votes) won by McCain with less than 5% margin: Missouri(11), Montana(3)


34 posted on 08/04/2012 1:47:43 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: Rennes Templar

“Everyone in DC is on the “Bank of Washington” payroll.”

That is good an so true.


35 posted on 08/04/2012 1:49:13 PM PDT by Parley Baer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: JCBreckenridge
So, don’t vote for Romney - simple as that. Support someone who actually does support your values like Virgil Goode. That’s what I’m doing.

Then you are voting to give Barack Obama another 4 years.

With all due respect SCREW VIRGIL GOODE!

36 posted on 08/04/2012 2:00:59 PM PDT by SMM48
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: SMM48

Screw Virgil Goode?

Fine, then. Go on and win without me. Romney said he didn’t need the votes of prolifers. Good luck.


37 posted on 08/04/2012 2:15:31 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas, Texas, Whisky)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 36 | View Replies]

To: NKP_Vet

McGovern was big in DC too...


38 posted on 08/04/2012 2:21:30 PM PDT by StAnDeliver (2008 + IN, NC, FL, VA, OH, NV o/r IA = 271EV)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NKP_Vet
"The president is most popular in Washington DC, where his job approval rating is an astonishing 83 percent."

Unprecedented. Never saw that one coming. /s

39 posted on 08/04/2012 2:28:14 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Eva

Sounds like your daughters friends received barry’s big whoop in the butt “hope & change”.....just not exactly what they were expecting, lol.


40 posted on 08/04/2012 2:32:36 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: NKP_Vet
Details:


41 posted on 08/04/2012 2:42:57 PM PDT by upchuck ("Definition of 'racist:' someone that is winning an argument with a liberal." ~ Peter Brimelow)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Grampa Dave
HaPPy BirthDay to ME!! HaPPy BirthDay to ME!!
HaPPy BirthDay to ME.. Dear ME Me!!!
HaPPy BirthDay to ME!!

For dessert tonight,, Ice cream and beer and cigarettes..
and movies.. maybe CHe' or One flew over the cuckoo's nest

42 posted on 08/04/2012 2:47:06 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: NKP_Vet

DC is the right-sized geographical space for a community organizer to have influence.


43 posted on 08/04/2012 2:47:45 PM PDT by LurkedLongEnough
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: South40; catfish1957
"Because the states that don't hate him have large populations of libs (CA, NY)."

I'm in one of those....NY. My boss and I are speaking to our patients (and me, my fellow co-workers) about our current economy and the upcoming election.

He "threw away" (his words) his vote the last election, but now he's ALL Romney, still trying to convince me Romneys the guy.

I told him I'm standing still until the convention. Do I like Romney? No. But if my choice comes down to barry vs. Romney, I MUST go w/ Romney.

He will be running to keep his job, if elected this election, so I believe he might turn a hard right. I'm also waiting on whom he will choose as his VP.

One thing is for sure....he better offer Sarah the highest position in producing American energy.

Other than that, I'm still recovering from my cuts and bruises from the primary...Sarah, Herman, Newt..... =(

44 posted on 08/04/2012 2:52:14 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: GR_Jr.

“But I fully expect similar results of 2008 with maybe a bit larger margin of victory of 0bama, 55% to 44% with 0bama winning all the same states as in 2008 and possibly adding Missouri and maybe even Georgia. The people are just to dependent on government assistance to let him go”

Are you feeling well? Obama has about as much chance of winning Georgia as a pig flying. If there is a landslide it will go to the Republican.


45 posted on 08/04/2012 3:33:20 PM PDT by NKP_Vet
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: RetiredArmy

The “Washington Bank” definitely includes the welfare coffers.


46 posted on 08/04/2012 3:33:54 PM PDT by Rennes Templar
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Sarah Barracuda

Roger that!


47 posted on 08/04/2012 4:09:12 PM PDT by BrianE ("Dead at 25 buried at 65 the average American" - Benjamin Franklin 1776)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: GR_Jr.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2012/election_2012_presidential_election/missouri/election_2012_missouri_president

Romney will win Missouri. He’s polling 50-44 against Obama.


48 posted on 08/04/2012 4:21:57 PM PDT by Atlantan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

Comment #49 Removed by Moderator

To: Eva

This gives me a lot of hope. Maybe they will never fall for the hope & change BS again in their lifetimes. All one needs to do is read the differences between North & South Korea: pure Capitalism vs. pure Communism. And this administration is not in favor of Capitalism.

A fascinating read is “Nothing to Envy” by Barbara Demick on North Korea. Truly an account of the failure of communism as well as the corruption of their leaders.


50 posted on 08/04/2012 5:47:56 PM PDT by Alissa
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-71 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson