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WSJ/NBC News Poll: Obama's Approval Rating Hits New Low
Fox News ^ | 12 Mar 14 | Patrick O'Connor

Posted on 03/12/2014 9:14:36 AM PDT by xzins

President Barack Obama is struggling to overcome widespread pessimism about the economy and deep frustration with Washington, notching the lowest job-approval ratings of his presidency in a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll.

The results suggest Mr. Obama could weigh on fellow Democrats in midterm elections this fall, particularly in the conservative states that will play a large role in deciding whether his party retains its Senate majority.

Mr. Obama's job approval ticked down to 41% in March from 43% in January, marking a new low. Some 54% disapproved of the job he is doing, matching a previous high from December, when the botched rollout of his signature health law played prominently in the news. The latest survey also showed the lowest-ever approval in Journal/NBC polling for Mr. Obama's handling of foreign policy.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: disapproval; obama; obamapoll; rejection

1 posted on 03/12/2014 9:14:36 AM PDT by xzins
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To: All

The congressional results in the Jolly race are encouraging.


2 posted on 03/12/2014 9:15:12 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins

ox had him at 39, and yet still Dems are crowing “Obamacare is getting more popular!”. Yeah, tell that to Alex Sunk.


3 posted on 03/12/2014 9:16:54 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: xzins

4 posted on 03/12/2014 9:17:48 AM PDT by Baynative (Got bulbs? Check my profile page.)
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To: xzins

41%???

Who the hell are they polling? Everyone I talk to looks at this Prez as a clown.

CIC.....Clown in Chief.


5 posted on 03/12/2014 9:17:53 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: xzins

Impeach the Muslim imposter and get this country back into heal mode


6 posted on 03/12/2014 9:19:09 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Red in Blue PA

The MSM Is still spotting him 30 points I see


7 posted on 03/12/2014 9:20:59 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Viennacon

I agree. These numbers plus the Jolly/Sink results confirm each other.

I just heard he’d signed an executive order forcing business to give salaried employees overtime pay, because the salaried work many hours.

First, no one told them to accept a salaried job, but the benefit USED TO BE that they had a guaranteed weekly salary. You can bet that this XO will have their contract voided and they’ll become hourly, and that will mean less than 30 hours weekly.

Second, When they end up losing pay, guaranteed salary, and benefits, they’ll know that Obama caused it.


8 posted on 03/12/2014 9:21:05 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: Baynative

I totally agree...it is sad....there are far better people out there to be the first black POTUS. The one thing he and his managers are good at is manipulating perception.


9 posted on 03/12/2014 9:21:39 AM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: Baynative

My feelings exactly.


10 posted on 03/12/2014 9:21:59 AM PDT by left that other site
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To: Red in Blue PA

I wonder if they weight their approval polls in the exact same way they do their election polls?


11 posted on 03/12/2014 9:22:24 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins

Is this actually a law now? What if an employer “disobeys”.

Most people I know prefer to be salaried because of the guarantee of paycheck and benefits. He has just caused a whole bunch of unintended consequences ...AGAIN!


12 posted on 03/12/2014 9:24:33 AM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: xzins

NBC, in all its incarnations, is the dictator’s Ministry of Propaganda. For this to come from them means something.


13 posted on 03/12/2014 9:24:36 AM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: xzins
Mr. Obama's weakening position is due in part to slippage within his own party. The poll tallied his highest-ever disapproval rating from fellow Democrats, at 20%, a cause for concern for the party heading into midterm elections that often are defined by which side turns out its base. In particular, Mr. Obama's support is softening among blacks, Hispanics and women.

If he's losing blacks and hispanics, November could be a blowout! They may not even bother to vote if they're still turned off by the magic negro.

14 posted on 03/12/2014 9:26:42 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: xzins

15 posted on 03/12/2014 9:26:45 AM PDT by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: Aria
During his primary campaign I watched his speeches when I could and soon realized what a fraud he was and how the far left was promoting him. An awakening happened when I was following a live thread of him speaking at a rock concert in Portland where free beer was available.

The media showed the massive crowd and reported it as if it was all about him.

It was then that I said I felt this scam was going to set the chances of future black candidates way back. I think I am wrong, though. I think the black and independent voters who are realizing they got fooled are taking a hard look and giving a serious listen to people like Tim Scott, Allen West and Mia Love.

16 posted on 03/12/2014 9:28:58 AM PDT by Baynative (Got bulbs? Check my profile page.)
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To: Baynative

Great quote! 0dumb0 is evil incarnate!


17 posted on 03/12/2014 9:30:39 AM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: xzins

Is the public finally realizing that they made a colossal mistake in 2008 and 2012?


18 posted on 03/12/2014 9:31:08 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: Aria

It’s an executive order, and I think to the Department of Labor which establishes the regulations under which businesses must operate. The answer to your question would lie with the exact wording of any law on wages that the DOL is enforcing. If there is nothing at all in it about salaried help, then Obama hasn’t just manipulated the interpretation of the law, he has created law. A lawless president.


19 posted on 03/12/2014 9:31:12 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins

I think we are back in recessionary territory (not that we ever left). Wait till fall to see Obama’s poll numbers then.


20 posted on 03/12/2014 9:33:51 AM PDT by DaxtonBrown (http://www.futurnamics.com/reid.php)
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To: I want the USA back

41% approval still blows my mind. That still means that just slightly less that half thinks he’s doing just fine.


21 posted on 03/12/2014 9:34:03 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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22 posted on 03/12/2014 9:37:58 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: xzins

41% still indicates too many fools have their heads in the sand.


23 posted on 03/12/2014 9:38:08 AM PDT by mulligan (I)
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To: DaxtonBrown

When their own numbers have you in recession territory, then you’ve been in recession a long time.

The real economy is huge numbers unemployed, stagnant pay rates, and real inflation that is rapidly increasing prices on the things that middle class Americans buy. The stock market will crash and interest rates will skyrocket when the Fed’s “easing” begins to take effect AND folks start being honest about inflation.


24 posted on 03/12/2014 9:38:56 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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25 posted on 03/12/2014 9:41:43 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Baynative

I agree....he gave me cold chills of fear when I saw his first convention speech...forget what year it was. I just had a sense he was big big trouble.

But even so, who could have imagined how truly terrible he has been - far worse than even I anticipated. Muslim Brotherhood in the WH - using our money to rebuild mosques overseas - 17B in debt and he doesn’t seem to care - on and on and on....

I think they did the free beer and rock concert trick in Berlin also. As I recall McCain tried the same thing but it didn’t work so well.


26 posted on 03/12/2014 9:44:51 AM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: xzins

41% is a statistical trick, a mathematical lie.

They’re over-sampling Dems or under-sampling Repubs, or both.

Anything to maintain the illusion that the country still supports this bozo. If they actually told the truth, this Administration would collapse.


27 posted on 03/12/2014 9:48:56 AM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: Red in Blue PA

41% ? right - the same people that tell us unemployment is only 7%


28 posted on 03/12/2014 9:55:41 AM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever)
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To: xzins

I’m sure Wolf Blitzer will spend a full two hours covering this story tonight. /sarc


29 posted on 03/12/2014 10:14:36 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: xzins
Would someone please post this MarketWatch.com article? I'm completely out of time! It deserves it's own thread!!!
30 posted on 03/12/2014 10:24:10 AM PDT by SierraWasp (Democrats these days are the "Glitches" in America's way of life and culture!!!)
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To: xzins

The con-artist challenge by Democrats to RINOs to “Fix” the failed Federal Medical Insurance Law, Obamacare, is now approaching a decision point: April Fools Day, 2014.

Always eager to do nothing unless it is something that might make the Democrats hate them less, the GOP Establishment is actively searching for ways to help “their best friends across the aisle” on the failed Obamacare Law which is set to fail April Fools Day, 2014.

The GOP-E has recently picked up Romney’s “Torch of Tyranny” (Romneycare), and are happily working on their own version of Federal Medical Inurance called “RINOcare.”

Will the TEA Party Reps. in the US House rise up and replace “Doormat for Obama” Boehner, and then ABOLISH the RINOcare replacement of Obamacare, or will everyone just sit on their hands and be happy to be everybody’s fool, again?

Romney is hoping that Boehner’s RINOcare prevails, as it will allow Romney to run again as the GOP-E Nominee in 2016.

BTW, why are so many RINOs so determined to continue the financial destruction of America by advocating Federal RINOcare?

Obamacare has proven to millions of Americans that Federal Medical Insurance will always be doomed to fail, a lesson ignored by our sorry Federal RINOs.

FORWARD !

[BTW, have you ever noticed that the Obamanation command “FORWARD !” is ALWAYS towards the Financial Cliff?]


31 posted on 03/12/2014 10:35:40 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: xzins

The WSJ is purchased by so-called conservative Murdock and is still a flaming lib rag and they team up with NBC.....
Bloomberg recently had Bam at 48% approval. Bottom line Bam’s real approval could be in the low 30’s.


32 posted on 03/12/2014 10:42:17 AM PDT by kenmcg
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To: xzins

This goes to show that about 40% of the electorate are irredeemable morons.


33 posted on 03/12/2014 10:55:31 AM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Here are the internals of the poll and it is much worse than the reported numbers:

“The Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll was based on nationwide telephone interviews with 1,000 adults, including a sample of 300 who use only a cellphone. It was conducted March 5 to 9 by the polling organizations of Bill McInturff at Public Opinion Strategies and Fred Yang at Hart Research Associates.

Individuals were selected proportionate to the nation’s population in accordance with a probability sample design that gives all landline phone numbers, listed and unlisted, an equal chance to be included.

Adults age 18 or over were selected by a procedure to provide a balance of respondents by sex. The cellphone sample was drawn from a list of cellphone users nationally, and respondents were screened to ensure that their cellphone is their only phone.

The data’s margin of error is plus or minus 3.1 percentage points. Sample tolerances for subgroups are larger.”

Their sample group is skewed do to the fact it is not registered voters and even worse it is not likely voters. If these numbers hold, the elections in November will be a really bad day for the democrats.


34 posted on 03/12/2014 11:00:08 AM PDT by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Mud Man, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist. THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!)
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To: xzins
"I just heard he’d signed an executive order forcing business to give salaried employees overtime pay, because the salaried work many hours."

Obama cannot make laws.
This so called executive order cannot be imposed on anyone.
When a salaried employee sues his employer because of lack of overtime pay what law on the books will a judge look to for reference; maybe the "Obama Says So" executive order? Sure.

I guess it won't be long before Obama issues an executive order to businesses to hang a picture of himself at the entrance of every private office building and private business. Oh yeah, don't forget the schools and classrooms, doctors offices and hospitals.

35 posted on 03/12/2014 11:02:26 AM PDT by StormEye
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To: xzins

I guess it is time for another Obama Family Vacation.


36 posted on 03/12/2014 11:45:17 AM PDT by matt04
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To: xzins

So, to more accurate, wouldn’t that be a new, NEW low?


37 posted on 03/12/2014 12:53:19 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: canuck_conservative
They’re over-sampling Dems...

Hell, they're oversampling the news department.

38 posted on 03/12/2014 12:58:24 PM PDT by Tonytitan
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To: Red in Blue PA
It's like when he strangely got reelected. No one knew anyone that was voting for him, but he ended up with 120% and 100% in very important precincts. Remember when Peeeelosi laughed and told some talking head that “everyone knows that Mitt Romney won't be president”
39 posted on 03/12/2014 8:41:13 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: xzins

NBC is a little late to the dance.

At this point he can raise minimum wage all he wants but I don’t think it will help his poll numbers. People who love him are going to vote democrat no matter what.


40 posted on 03/13/2014 4:23:32 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: Daffynition

obozo destroyed the dignity of the white house just by being who he is.


41 posted on 03/13/2014 4:38:50 PM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: VerySadAmerican

Actually, the republicans need to decide if he’s going to succeed in raising the minimum wage and, if so, then see that it gets voted on as quickly as possible. Public memory is short. That will be 6 months old by election time.


42 posted on 03/13/2014 5:01:50 PM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: kingattax
The world as we know it is crumbling around us...isn't it 'bout time we hear what Hussein's *brackets* are?


43 posted on 03/13/2014 7:27:25 PM PDT by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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