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NPR Poll: GOP Gets The Blame In Shutdown
NPR ^ | 10/9/2013

Posted on 10/09/2013 5:56:42 AM PDT by HawkHogan

Most Americans disapprove of the way Obama is handling his job, the poll suggests, with 53 percent unhappy with his performance and 37 percent approving of it.

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The news about Obama's approval rating is buried in an article blaming the Republicans for the shutdown. I believe this is the lowest Obama's approval rating has ever dropped, but I could be wrong.
1 posted on 10/09/2013 5:56:43 AM PDT by HawkHogan
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To: HawkHogan

Hilarious though.. if you read the NPR story Drudge has linked.. it’s all about how those wrascally Wrepublicans are to blame...


2 posted on 10/09/2013 5:57:35 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: HawkHogan

A sure sign that even Obama’s supporters are starting to wake up and smell the coffee.


3 posted on 10/09/2013 5:58:11 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: HawkHogan

finally, now we’re getting somewhere, 37% is a good start. I thought it never get below 40%


4 posted on 10/09/2013 5:58:45 AM PDT by 4rcane
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To: ConservativeMan55

I love Matt Drudge. He has more influence than all these biased media junkies combined, and he constantly makes them look foolish in their own stories by simply crafting his own headlines.


5 posted on 10/09/2013 5:58:58 AM PDT by HawkHogan
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To: HawkHogan

Let’s see the Leftist media trumpet the slide of Obama’s approval rating. They led every newscast and headlined their newspapers every time Pres. Bush polled below 40%.


6 posted on 10/09/2013 5:59:06 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: HawkHogan

Always been sub-zero at my house. Impossible to rise above that level. Ever. When he packs his bags and exits it may rise to a 1.


7 posted on 10/09/2013 5:59:17 AM PDT by rktman (Inergalactic background checks? King hussein you're first up.)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Even now that “blame the Republicans” looks like it is starting to fade.............:)


8 posted on 10/09/2013 5:59:44 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: 4rcane

And when approval ratings for Presidents get into 30’s they tend to stay there.


9 posted on 10/09/2013 5:59:49 AM PDT by scbison
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To: 4rcane

Busheque numbers, couldn’t happen to a better Marxist.


10 posted on 10/09/2013 5:59:52 AM PDT by DAC21
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To: HawkHogan

even 37% is too high

Imagine if the MSM was not on the leftists side, he’d be in the teens


11 posted on 10/09/2013 6:00:07 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: HawkHogan

I wonder how low he can go?

I figure at least 20 percent of his base are getting the bennies.

So about 15 to 20 percent will NEVER disagree with him.

Then you’ve got about 10 percent wacko crowd who actually believe what this freak says.

That puts the number at about 30 percent of his core base who will never leave him.

NOW.. if the press is saying he’s at 37 percent.. I would actually put it closer to 30.

I think he’s as low as he can go...


12 posted on 10/09/2013 6:00:08 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: HawkHogan

I imagine reality has smacked some of these smacked A55E5 who now have to go buy expensive health insurance while they struggle to pay the cable company.


13 posted on 10/09/2013 6:00:26 AM PDT by Phillyred
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To: HawkHogan
Another interesting result from the same poll:

— More than 4 in 5 respondents felt no personal impact from the shutdown

That means the VAST majority of these people that supposedly "blame" Republicans for the shutdown, actually don't even care, certainly not enough for it to influence their vote. Sort of like the polls that say 70% support gun control, but the only ones that care strongly enough to vote for a candidate based on the issue are those that oppose it...

14 posted on 10/09/2013 6:00:54 AM PDT by apillar
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To: HawkHogan

This is very significant.

The American public is stupid. They don’t know what exactly is going on, but they don’t like the negativity, and they are finally beginning to tie it to Obama.


15 posted on 10/09/2013 6:00:58 AM PDT by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: 4rcane

It’s got to hit the 20’s before the MSM will pay attention to it. Then the meme will be what a statesman he’s being, a ‘profile in courage’, by doing what’s right in office, rather than what’s popular.

Likewise, gas would have to hit $10 a gallon during his administration for it to be newsworthy—and then it would be a glorious harbinger of our embarking on the post-petroleum age.


16 posted on 10/09/2013 6:00:59 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Biggirl

The number 36% is critical. That is in my view the line delineating the hardcore.

If it drops to < 36% there is real trouble.


17 posted on 10/09/2013 6:01:00 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
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To: HawkHogan

I don’t believe his approval ratings have been anywhere near what has been reported EXCEPT for people that live in cities.

Small town America, he’s nowhere close to the numbers we’re getting.


18 posted on 10/09/2013 6:01:14 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: HawkHogan

I also believe 37% is a new low record.

Anyone have the facts?

Is it?


19 posted on 10/09/2013 6:01:29 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: HawkHogan

That performance by Obama and the MSM yesterday was a disgrace to this country. All of those dems are traitorous scum. Americans need to take a look at who they are allowing to run this country.


20 posted on 10/09/2013 6:01:59 AM PDT by dforest
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To: HawkHogan

More than 4 in 10 Republicans identify with the tea party?

That’s got to be the highest since 2010, at least. Thank you, Sen. Cruz, Lee and Paul.

Meanwhile, I think we’ve got to the nub of the GOPe anger.


21 posted on 10/09/2013 6:04:37 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: HawkHogan

I know right!!!

I was thinking the same thing!


22 posted on 10/09/2013 6:06:01 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: 4rcane
finally, now we’re getting somewhere, 37% is a good start. I thought it never get below 40%

Political and Racial loyalty goes out the window when you start telling leeches that there is a cost to "free stuff" and they will be required to pay up. Probably the first time in Millions of Freeloading American's Lives they are required to pay for something. HEll yes they are going to get mad. I wish the Exchanges were fully functioning. So Everyone that got online to sign up could see what it is going to cost them. Iam beginning to think that is exactly why they aren't working. They are deliberatly attempting to keep sign ups to a minimum, knowing the bad PR real people with real numbers causes. Once we get past the Debt Limit and CRs they will magically all work.

23 posted on 10/09/2013 6:07:51 AM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: Biggirl
A sure sign that even Obama’s supporters are starting to wake up and smell the coffee.

Rush had a good take on this. A lot of Obama supporters were under the mistaken delusion that under Obamacare healthcare was going to be "free" like in Canada or England. However, they found out when they tried to sign up last week, that they actually had to PAY for the insurance, in some cases to the tune of $500+ a month and then STILL be responsible for high deductibles and co-payments. Now they feel like Obama screwed them because they are either going to be forced to pay for what they thought was free or they have to pay the fine/tax. Either way they are losing money...

24 posted on 10/09/2013 6:08:41 AM PDT by apillar
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To: apillar

Scary that he was able to make people think it would actually be free.

What IDIOT thought.. oh I’m gonna get FREE Health Insurance.

NOTHING in this life is free. NOTHING.


25 posted on 10/09/2013 6:09:56 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: apillar

......Yep.


26 posted on 10/09/2013 6:11:05 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: HawkHogan; JLAGRAYFOX; vette6387; unkus; freekitty; mazda77; MamaDearest; sheik yerbouty; Doogle; ..

The Dictator in Chief will take his Gestapo goons (Dingy, Eyeballs, Babs, DiFi, et al.) in Congress down with him. Backlash is here. It has become the Occupant of our WH and his ilk against the American people. The slime has risen to the top for one and all to see and smell.


27 posted on 10/09/2013 6:11:25 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: ConservativeMan55

anybody know the lowest number for a president?


28 posted on 10/09/2013 6:12:01 AM PDT by cajungirl
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To: HawkHogan

People are finding out free healthcare aint free and that they’ve been lied to, big time!


29 posted on 10/09/2013 6:12:58 AM PDT by ryan71 (The Partisans)
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To: HawkHogan

30 posted on 10/09/2013 6:13:23 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (The best War on Terror News is at rantburg.com)
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To: ConservativeMan55
NOW.. if the press is saying he’s at 37 percent.. I would actually put it closer to 30.

Yes, I like your post, and you are probably spot on. IIRC, Bush slid to what 28% or 22%?

If he is closer to the 30% you mention, he is now reaching that dreaded Bush valley of approval that helped him loose the House and Senate in 2006...

I smell history not repeating, but potentially rhyming, 2014 could be a good year...

31 posted on 10/09/2013 6:14:18 AM PDT by taildragger (The E-GOP won't know what hit them, The Party of Reagan is almost here, hang tight folks....)
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32 posted on 10/09/2013 6:14:57 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

That’s why I don’t understand why these other Dim politicians are allowing Obama to play games with the barricades, death benefits, national parks, etc. They will be the ones feeling the wrath of the voters.


33 posted on 10/09/2013 6:15:06 AM PDT by HawkHogan
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To: ConservativeMan55

“What IDIOT thought.. oh I’m gonna get FREE Health Insurance”

The same ones whom said in 2008 that Obunga was going to pay their Mortgages...err......wait....


34 posted on 10/09/2013 6:16:21 AM PDT by DAC21
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To: cajungirl

Looking at the charts

http://www.ropercenter.uconn.edu/data_access/data/presidential_approval.html

Truman at 22

Nixon at 23

Carter at 28

GW Bush at 19? LOL???

Obama at 37


35 posted on 10/09/2013 6:16:27 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: taildragger

I agree.

Not only is he losing Independents.. but he is also suppressing his base.

Now you have to add in voter fraud..


36 posted on 10/09/2013 6:17:58 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: ConservativeMan55

“Then you’ve got about 10 percent wacko crowd who actually believe what this freak says.”

I hate to say it but I’ve got two daughters that could be included in that figure—grand daughter also.

The sons have more sense.

.


37 posted on 10/09/2013 6:18:04 AM PDT by Mears (Liberalism is the art ot being easily offended.)
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To: apillar; All
Rush had a good take on this. A lot of Obama supporters were under the mistaken delusion that under Obamacare healthcare was going to be "free" like in Canada or England. However, they found out when they tried to sign up last week, that they actually had to PAY for the insurance, in some cases to the tune of $500+ a month and then STILL be responsible for high deductibles and co-payments. Now they feel like Obama screwed them because they are either going to be forced to pay for what they thought was free or they have to pay the fine/tax. Either way they are losing money...

I spoke to my CPA wonks better half to confirm something I heard from a Tax Pro Calling in Glenn Beck Yesterday...

The $95 penalty? It is a Canard...

Their is a formula, something like 1% of you AGI then X the number of exemptions in your household.

It takes not a lot to get the penalty to thousands of dollars.

People are going to be pissed @ tax time this year, IMHO it may get ugly...

38 posted on 10/09/2013 6:18:27 AM PDT by taildragger (The E-GOP won't know what hit them, The Party of Reagan is almost here, hang tight folks....)
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To: brownsfan; HawkHogan

The American public is stupid. They don’t know what exactly is going on, but they don’t like the negativity, and they are finally beginning to tie it to Obama.

39 posted on 10/09/2013 6:18:56 AM PDT by Old Sarge (And Good Evening, Agent Smith, wherever you are...)
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To: HawkHogan; JLAGRAYFOX; unkus; ZULU; Doogle; Foolsgold; Forty-Niner; 2ndDivisionVet; ...

The wrath against these Gestapo-style vermin has already begun. I have a RAT neighbor who can’t stand his Royal highness occupying our WH any more than we do. RATs are leaving the Liberal ship. The Royal Elitists in DC are screwing with our military, their grieving families, our veterans, the elderly, etc. and their arrogance makes them think there will be no backlash and no payback? Why, because they think we’re powerless against them, LOL, more proof that Liberalism is a mental disease.


40 posted on 10/09/2013 6:19:28 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: HawkHogan

If that is the “published” approval rating, you can bet the farm the real numbers (the internals) are lower than that. Very much explains the petty and petulant behavior the boy king is displaying.


41 posted on 10/09/2013 6:22:55 AM PDT by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: HawkHogan

I honestly don’t think he cares. He is the Dictator in Chief...he’s got 3 more years to ruin this country and create his socialist utopia.


42 posted on 10/09/2013 6:22:56 AM PDT by Blue Turtle
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To: Biggirl

They are. The ones I know, cousins, stylists, people i don’t share politics with, are stuttering in place of what used to be proud assertions. They’re even asking questions


43 posted on 10/09/2013 6:26:44 AM PDT by stanne
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To: ConservativeMan55

Yes but the young folks are about to get sticker shock with Obamacare. Young health people (millions of them) who don’t spend their money on health insurance are going to have to start forking over large chunks every month even if they do qualify for subsidy in the form of tax credits they won’t see that till they file the following year. Young people most likely are not that patient and are going to balk at this. Obamacare is doomed to failure because the young people just won’t sign up for it of course Republicans will eventually be blamed because somehow it will be their fault even though everyone of them voted against and tried to repeal this evil law. Example I checked out a one of the healthcare calculators and basically a 21 year old single person making less than 25K a year is going to have to fork over about $200 every month for the bronze plan which has large copays and really only serves as a catastrophic plan... but that $200 was what they were using for gas, partying, car insurance, care payment, etc, etc, and it is not being replaced with anything tangible so they are about to get pissed because they won’t get the $1800 payback until they file their taxes the following year.... LOL suckers...


44 posted on 10/09/2013 6:27:31 AM PDT by Typical_Whitey (Remember America "The FIsh Rots From the Head Down")
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To: HawkHogan

He’s dropped into the political danger zone. Any politician whose ratings are in the 30’s is probably in trouble.


45 posted on 10/09/2013 6:30:15 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: ConservativeMan55

NPR is working to raise funds.


46 posted on 10/09/2013 6:33:38 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: brownsfan

The republicans are loudly against obamacare

Whether they were dragged into that position kicking and screaming or not

Obamacares costs are starting to kick in

All the criticism of Ted Cruz I hear comes from moderate republicans who look in vain for and pretend there is some good in the self appointed king

Eventually they’ll be proven faulty in their thinking

Ted Cruz jumped in on the side of taking care of the people

It looks bad politically at first. But like any healthy cure, it takes time and persistence.


47 posted on 10/09/2013 6:35:07 AM PDT by stanne
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To: ConservativeMan55
Obama still has many low information socialists to dissatisfy, France leads the way in sustained disillusionment of Socialist Presidency. http://www.skynews.com.au/world/article.aspx?id=913611

Hollande approval rating sinks

Updated: 23:04, Wednesday October 9, 2013

French President Francois Hollande's approval rating has hit its lowest mark since the Socialist took office last year, new polls show.

Already at record lows for a modern French leader, Hollande's approval rating has dipped further in recent weeks as he struggles with France's stagnant economy and a reputation for dithering.

In an LH2 poll for Le Nouvel Observateur released Tuesday, only 29 per cent of respondents had a positive view of Hollande, down one point from September and three points from July.

'This decrease brings Francois Hollande below the symbolic level of 30 per cent positive opinions and is his worst score since entering the Elysee,' LH2 said.

Hollande's predecessor, right-winger Nicolas Sarkozy, never fell below the 30-per cent level during his five-year term, it noted.

The firm blamed the latest fall on public squabbling among ministers over the treatment of France's Roma population - a row that has seen Hollande depicted as unable to control his government.

Another IFOP poll for Paris Match released Tuesday put Hollande's approval rating at 30 per cent.

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48 posted on 10/09/2013 6:35:51 AM PDT by JerseyHighlander
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To: Biggirl

The shine is off Obama’s star. He totally mishandled the shut down. He’s petulant.

The key to all this is that Congress is like a fish ball in the ocean. You might not like it, but you can’t target it because it’s a mass and a moving mass.

You can focus on one person, the President. Obama’s brains blew this big time.


49 posted on 10/09/2013 6:35:51 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: HawkHogan

Unless Obama stops the freebies, his actual rating will never go below 47%.


50 posted on 10/09/2013 6:38:31 AM PDT by sport
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