Skip to comments.Devastating Numbers for Obama In New York Times Poll
Posted on 06/24/2014 6:39:22 PM PDT by mandaladon
A week after an NBC News poll showed that the American people had lost faith in Obama's competence and ability to lead, a new CBS News/New York Times poll has even worse news for a president embattled by his own incompetence, arrogance, and failed policies.
In just one month, the president's job approval rating has shifted a full 9 points against him. Though Obama was still upside on approval by 5 points (43-48%) back in May, he now faces a 14 point deficit of 40-54%.
In just one month, disapproval of Obama's foreign policy has skyrocketed a full 10 points to a record high of 58%. With only 36% approving, that ties this poll's record low in this category.
In the run up to his re-election, when the president was triumphantly declaring the Iraq issue settled and Al Qaeda decimated, foreign policy was one of the president's strengths. At the time, the president's approval ratings on this front hovered at or near 50%.
Now that both of those boasts have been proven a lie; the infamous Russian "reset" has resulted in Putin seizing Crimea, and Obama's infamous "red line" resulted in the use of chemical weapons against civilians becoming acceptable again as a full-blown human rights disaster unfurls in Syria, the Emperor is buck naked.
On the question of the president's handling of Iraq, Obama's standing has flipped entirely. Back in October of 2011, the last time the Times asked about Iraq, Obama stood at a healthy 60% approval, 30% disapprove.
Today, with an al Qaeda affiliated terrorist group creating its own country by seizing large parts of Iraq (and Syria), only 37% approve of the president's handling of Iraq while 52% approve.
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Is he running for a third term? If not, what do polls matter?
I don’t think dictators care about their popularity among the masses, as long as they maintain a loyal gestapo.
Does it matter???
For a guy like Obama the more people hate what he’s doing the more glee he gets from doing more of the same.
Hopefully he drags his party to an ignominious defeat this November.
OBVIOUSLY, this is a bogus poll!
These people probably targeted the “conservative” regions of New York, like Queens and the Bronx!
Do I really need the /sarc tag?!?!
Looks like they polled a bunch of those racists.
He’s been falling to 40 points the last two years. Another bs poll. His number is more like 19.
The damage has been done.
But they just rig the elections like they usually do and the RINOs won’t say squat.
The lower he sinks in the polls; the more energized he becomes, the polls demonstrate his plans are working and there is not damned thing anyone can or will do about it.
We are a hair short of being a full blown communist country, in case there is anyone, anywhere, who hasn’t noticed. IMO!
If obama is unpopular it will be easier to oppose him and the horrible things he still wants to do.
No, I don't think it is, it certainly is a deception. A pathetic one.
If he were white that might work. He’s perceived as being black.
I'm bemused that there are that many mentally retarded people. Nature vs nurture. Must have been all the leaded gasoline.
“So, if my math is correct, if you deduct the 14% that support him for strictly racial motives, that’s 26%, or about only 1 in 4. I’m bemused that there are that many mentally retarded people.”
Government bureaucrats, union members, academics, Hollywood leftists, pro abortion feminists, and big city die hard liberals.
For a guy like Obama the more people hate what hes doing the more glee he gets from doing more of the same.
Exactly1 Obama will become more obstinate.
Fundamental transformation standing with the mozzlumms.