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Obama Approval at 56%, Highest Since October 2009 [National Tragedy Effect]
Gallup ^ | 12//20/12 | Gallup

Posted on 12/20/2012 1:46:26 PM PST by SoFloFreeper

President Barack Obama's job approval rating has risen to 56%, by two percentage points his highest three-day reading since October 2009. Although the president's job approval rating has been in the 50% range for much of the time since his re-election, the new high point this week coincides with the aftermath of the Dec. 14 mass school shootings in Newtown, Conn.

The 56% average is for Monday through Wednesday, Dec. 17-19. Obama's job approval had reached 54% during the week prior to the Newtown shootings, but had dropped to 51% from Dec. 11-13, the three days just prior to Dec. 14.

The timing of the increase in Obama's ratings could reflect a broad-based public reaction to the Newtown shootings, similar to the "rally around the flag" effect often seen at the start of wars and other threats to national security, in which Americans rally behind their leader. It could also reflect the impact of the president's specific actions after the tragedy, including his attendance and speech at a Newtown prayer service Sunday night, and his appointment on Wednesday of a national task force to recommend steps that can be taken to reduce gun violence in the future.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: obama; poll
Americans are rallying around the Occupier in the wake of the shootings.

That is all that is happening.

He still is at 100% disapproval in this household.

1 posted on 12/20/2012 1:46:34 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

I’m afraid it’s more than that. I am fairly mortified at how many of my fellow citizens are cheering on his “soak the rich” campaign.


2 posted on 12/20/2012 1:53:45 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SoFloFreeper

Give President Obama this - he can appear to relate to average Americans.

The GOP Establishment seems only to relate to lobbyists, pols, and pundits inside the beltway.


3 posted on 12/20/2012 1:55:41 PM PST by Perkalong (GOP 2012 = Whigs 1856)
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To: Perkalong

he can appear to relate to average Americans.

So could Clinton. If the average public is so dumb as to buy what 0 is selling and can’t figure him out, they deserve what they get. But, as usual, we have to suffer with the dim whits.


4 posted on 12/20/2012 1:57:58 PM PST by Bitsy
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To: SoFloFreeper

Axelrod is looking at these numbers and thinking about how he might have to arrange a high visibility mass murder on a monthly basis....


5 posted on 12/20/2012 2:00:02 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Bitsy

“If the average public is so dumb as to buy what 0 is selling and can’t figure him out, they deserve what they get.”

And it doesn’t help that the only alternative being offered to the average public is the GOP Establishment.


6 posted on 12/20/2012 2:02:50 PM PST by Perkalong (GOP 2012 = Whigs 1856)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Sure it is. Why not just make it 88%? That’d be just as believable.


7 posted on 12/20/2012 2:06:30 PM PST by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Rush had it right today....its the uninformed, moron voter effect. God save the Republic!


8 posted on 12/20/2012 2:07:21 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: SoFloFreeper

I believe this poll as much as I believe the housing and employment reports.


9 posted on 12/20/2012 2:08:52 PM PST by Sarajevo (Don't think for a minute that this excuse for a President has America's best interest in mind.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

It helps that he has 90 percent of the news media on his side. They do their part in keeping the general public ignorant and in the dark regarding all the scandalous, outrageous and dumb things obama has done so far.


10 posted on 12/20/2012 2:09:36 PM PST by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: Bitsy
If the average public is so dumb as to buy what 0 is selling and can’t figure him out, they deserve what they get. But, as usual, we have to suffer with the dim whits.

I humbly offer the following quote from a guy who observed this behavior more than 2,000 years ago:

Do not blame Caesar, blame the people of Rome who have so enthusiastically acclaimed and adored him and rejoiced in their loss of freedom and danced in his path and given him triumphal processions. Blame the people who hail him when he speaks in the Forum of the new wonderful good society which shall now be Romes, interpreted to mean more money, more ease, more security, and more living fatly at the expense of the industrious. - Marcus Tullius Cicero (106BC - 43BC)

11 posted on 12/20/2012 2:10:23 PM PST by suijuris
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To: SoFloFreeper
Clinton was so unlucky that he never got to have anything like this happen on his watch so he could be a hero.

(Yes, that was sarcasm. People actually said that about Willie after 911.)

12 posted on 12/20/2012 2:19:17 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the state." - Cornelius Tacitus, Roman Senator)
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To: SoFloFreeper

He’s nothing but a blood dancer, and i think the only thing he feels about the murders was that he could exploit them politically.


13 posted on 12/20/2012 2:19:31 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: suijuris
Blame the people who hail him when he speaks in the Forum of the new wonderful good society which shall now be Romes, interpreted to mean more money, more ease, more security, and more living fatly at the expense of the industrious. - Marcus Tullius Cicero (106BC - 43BC)

Right on. It is pretty hard - if not impossible - for the GOP to run on a platform of hard work and liberty when Baraq O'claus is giving away goodies right and left, freedom be damned.
14 posted on 12/20/2012 2:21:12 PM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: lowbridge
It helps that he has 90 percent of the news media on his side. They do their part in keeping the general public ignorant and in the dark regarding all the scandalous, outrageous and dumb things obama has done so far.

The media are the problem. You can't really blame the idiots who approve of Obama after watching the news media practically worship the man. If I watched the news and believed it I'd be an Obamamaniac, too.

15 posted on 12/20/2012 2:22:57 PM PST by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: suijuris

I’m going to use that. Thanks. History repeating itself and not too many read or heed history or they just want the same things people wanted 2,000 years ago - to be taken care of with no responsibilities. Shame.


16 posted on 12/20/2012 2:25:09 PM PST by Bitsy
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To: Don Corleone

“Rush had it right today....its the uninformed, moron voter effect. God save the Republic!”
_________________________________________________

Exactly, and it is why America has gone to the dogs.
One might blame education, the media, and vile immoral culture.
The Communist know very well the keys to their success.
I look for continuing decline in the once great country, and then formation on the USSA.
Only God can save America, but he is not talking.


17 posted on 12/20/2012 2:26:11 PM PST by AlexW
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To: SoFloFreeper
When I saw ‘National Tragedy Effect’ in the title brackets I just assumed the ‘National Tragedy’ was that so many Americans support this Marxist fraud ...
Now I see the reference was to the Connecticut shootings. Although the 28 murders is tragic, the National Tragedy is in the White House and those that support him.
18 posted on 12/20/2012 2:26:32 PM PST by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: Sarajevo
I believe this poll as much as I believe the housing and employment reports.

Didn't we all learn a lesson about not believing polls just because we don't like the results?

I have no doubt the poll is entirely accurate.

19 posted on 12/20/2012 2:28:22 PM PST by Strategerist
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To: SoFloFreeper

So he is still in the 50s, I’ll say this but that number will not last.


20 posted on 12/20/2012 2:30:59 PM PST by Merta (The media has the mentality of a mob. No wonder they attach such significance to someone like Obama.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

BS! Maybe in another country.


21 posted on 12/20/2012 2:32:28 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer. FREEDOM OR FREE STUFF- YOU GET ONE CHOICE, CHOOSE WISELY)
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To: Perkalong

With the benefit of adoring media. His numbers from summer 2009 through August 2012 were terrible, but he got propped up for the election run-up...although you are correct on the GOP side. They are terrible at the media game. Regardless of the headwinds they face, they play the game horribly. They use the wrong tactics at every turn.


22 posted on 12/20/2012 2:32:41 PM PST by ilgipper (Obama supporters are comprised of the uninformed & the ill-informed)
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To: Cheerio; MestaMachine; Rushmore Rocks; Oorang; KC_Lion; Godzilla; Domestic Church; dragonblustar; ..
Do not blame Caesar, blame the people of Rome who have so enthusiastically acclaimed and adored him and rejoiced in their loss of freedom and danced in his path and given him triumphal processions. Blame the people who hail him when he speaks in the Forum of the new wonderful good society which shall now be Romes, interpreted to mean more money, more ease, more security, and more living fatly at the expense of the industrious. - Marcus Tullius Cicero (106BC - 43BC)

"Right on. It is pretty hard - if not impossible - for the GOP to run on a platform of hard work and liberty when Baraq O'claus is giving away goodies right and left, freedom be damned."

23 posted on 12/20/2012 2:33:30 PM PST by LucyT
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To: SoFloFreeper

Parading the corpses always works...for democrats and muslims. Stir up the emotions of the stupid and uninformed and they will get behind you, for a while.

I can count some family and longtime friends, fellow military retirees among this group.

All of this, the conditions, the actions of the democrat party, the simple-minded following of the populus, all happened during the FDR regime and his attempted trashing of the Constitution. History is repeating itself and there may not be a momentous event like a world war to pull us out of it.

FUBO & FAD


24 posted on 12/20/2012 2:35:29 PM PST by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: SoFloFreeper

The Republicans aren’t good at PR, but the blame goes to the members of the media, who have a shameless contempt for truth.


25 posted on 12/20/2012 2:36:10 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: SoFloFreeper

They are Traitors too.


26 posted on 12/20/2012 2:39:34 PM PST by onedoug
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To: Strategerist

I am with you. We have to face the fact tha Barack Obama is popular He is a demagogue. He is a populist. He is Juan Peron, if you will. Sadly, his success will breed more American Juan Perons I fear.


27 posted on 12/20/2012 3:00:25 PM PST by fhayek
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To: SoFloFreeper

Has anyone out there ever met someone who participated in any Gallup poll?


28 posted on 12/20/2012 3:03:58 PM PST by johnd201 (johnd201)
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To: SoFloFreeper

He’s at 500% disapproval in this household.


29 posted on 12/20/2012 3:16:32 PM PST by WashingtonSource
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To: SoFloFreeper
There are always "useful idiots." That's what every oppressive regime has relied upon. A "useful idiot" with a big megaphone is more dangerous to liberty than millions of ordinary ones, because of the ability to lull more people into a sense of complacency.

Those who wished to replace America's foundations in liberty may have found such a potential person, and they had prepared the way by systematically censoring the ideas of liberty from America's textbooks and its public discourse--efforts led by people who, early on, called themselves "liberals," and now, "progressives."

America, awaken! This decades-long battle for your liberty has been engaged. But, for decades, you have been unaware, and you have allowed the "dumbing down" of the citizenry, producing voters who do not recognize that promises of "redistribution" of your neighbors wealth to you translates to "slavery to government" for both you and your neighbor.

Your best weapon is contained in your Declaration of Independence and the Constitution which leaves all the power in your hands. Read them, amplify upon their principles and ideas by accessing the Founders' writings and speeches.

For a quick review of those principles and your nation's first 50 years under its Constitution, consult John Quincy Adams' "Jubilee" Address here, or a recent reprint of a 1987 Bicentennial collection of the Founders' principles, here.

James Madison stated: "Although all men are born free, slavery has been the general lot of the human race. Ignorant—they have been cheated; asleep—they have been surprised; divided—the yoke has been forced upon them. But what is the lesson? ... the people ought to be enlightened, to be awakened, to be united, that after establishing a government, they should watch over it ... It is universally admitted that a well-instructed people alone can be permanently free."

30 posted on 12/20/2012 3:21:25 PM PST by loveliberty2 ( -)
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To: Bitsy
Thanks. History repeating itself and not too many read or heed history or they just want the same things people wanted 2,000 years ago - to be taken care of with no responsibilities. Shame.

Cicero was phenominal ... likely one of the most intelligent men that ever walked the earth. Here is another of his quotes that perfectly describes what is going on today.

A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear. The traitor is the plague.

Sui

31 posted on 12/20/2012 3:26:24 PM PST by suijuris
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To: AlexW

We (I mean they) threw him out long ago. Remember the 3 denials at the convention? Prophetic...


32 posted on 12/20/2012 3:27:33 PM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: SoFloFreeper

I wouldn’t “rally around the occupier” if my entire state was on fire. In my house he doesn’t even exist.


33 posted on 12/20/2012 3:40:42 PM PST by albie
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To: Resolute Conservative
Back in the USSA
34 posted on 12/20/2012 3:46:17 PM PST by Stepan12
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To: SoFloFreeper

Barry and his ‘RATS are dancing in the blood.


35 posted on 12/20/2012 4:36:49 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (U.S. elections have become nothing but another cheap ripoff of American Idol.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Obama Approval at 56%, Highest Since October 2009 [National Tragedy Effect]

Looks like those big old fake crocodile tears Hussein cried are reaping rewards - Never Let a Crisis Go To Waste.

Now where are the tears for the murdered unborn and newly born children that are murdered daily?

36 posted on 12/20/2012 4:41:04 PM PST by The Sons of Liberty (America 2012 - What Would Our Forefathers Do?)
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To: Perkalong
And it doesn’t help that the only alternative being offered to the average public is the GOP Establishment.

When the average sheeple sees the GOP establishment they see Boehner, McConnell, McLame, Chambliss - a bunch of idiot hypocritical buffoons. I despise 0bama, but the GOP establishment makes me sick!

37 posted on 12/20/2012 4:51:00 PM PST by The Sons of Liberty (America 2012 - What Would Our Forefathers Do?)
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To: SoFloFreeper

BS. He didn’t win by 56%, and dammit, we who voted the other way hate his guts.


38 posted on 12/20/2012 4:58:14 PM PST by EnquiringMind
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To: facedown

I agree with you. I’ve yet to find more than TWO people I am in contact with, that agree with anything this poser says!


39 posted on 12/20/2012 5:06:44 PM PST by AllAmericanGirl44 (Fluck this adminstration of misfits.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Here are my three questions for Benghazi-Coward B. Hussein Obama:

1.) Are you HIDING INFORMATION from the US Congress about the Benghazi Massacre?

2.) Have you been LYING to the US Congress, The Media, or the American Public about the Benghazi Massacre?

3.) Were you, as Commander in Chief, GROSSLY NEGLIGENT in your responsibilities to protect and assist those four Americans who subsequently were murdered in the Benghazi Massacre?

Impeach! IMPEACH! IMPEACH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


40 posted on 12/20/2012 7:15:23 PM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Communal Obama"care" violates Anti-Trust Laws, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: SoFloFreeper

Oh, ja bettah not cry ,
Ja batter not pout
Ja better not try to kick Hillery out
Obama Claus is comin’ to town!

He knows when jew are sleeping
He knows when jew’re awake,
He knows you in your neighborhood
And he’s always on the TAKE.

Ja bettah not cry ,
Ja bettah not pout,
Obama Claus has pletty of clout
Obama Claus is comin to town!


41 posted on 12/20/2012 8:49:54 PM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: LucyT

Depressing. Either the poll is bs or our fellow countrymen are 56% useful idiots.


42 posted on 12/21/2012 5:07:13 AM PST by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: suijuris

Wow! On target. I’m saving that one too. In fact, I may send it to Senator Landrieu, hopefully the last of the dynasty of Landrieu democrats in Louisiana. Only she and brother Mitch, mayor of NOLA are left.


43 posted on 12/21/2012 6:27:18 AM PST by Bitsy
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To: Bitsy
Bitsy,

My apology! I meant the 14th Amendment, not the 13th. Apparently my brain and fingers do not always cooperate.

It was part of the debate prior to the passage of the 14th Amendment. The Fed. Gov. made a class of citizenship so the freed slaves could fall under its protection, in part because they were being denied the ability of firearms possession, etc. to protect themselves. I do not recall which senator or congressman made the argument, but you will find it in the Congressional record.

44 posted on 12/21/2012 8:26:17 AM PST by suijuris
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