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CNN Poll: Obama's numbers not great but holding steady at 42% approval
CNN ^ | July 23, 2014 | Paul Steinhauser

Posted on 07/23/2014 4:31:40 AM PDT by Innovative

According to the poll, which was released Wednesday, the President's approval rating among Americans stands at 42%. That's not great, but it's basically unchanged since March.

Only 42% believe that Obama can manage the government effectively. Again, nothing to celebrate, but it's virtually unchanged from the 43% who felt that way in March.

The poll was conducted for CNN by ORC International from July 18-20, with 1,012 adult Americans questioned by telephone.

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 42percent; approval; bhojobapproval; bhopolls; obama; polls
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If he is doing this poorly among "adults" just think how poorly he is doing among registered voters.

And of course CNN is spinning like a top, trying to tell us that a 42% approval rating is not so bad.

1 posted on 07/23/2014 4:31:41 AM PDT by Innovative
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To: Innovative

Hmm, When W was in that area they portrayed him as the worst POTUS ever.......weird.


2 posted on 07/23/2014 4:33:36 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: Innovative

Typical socialist-loving enemedia - Doing their best to “polish the turd” by reporting the jug-eared POS Marxist has 42% “approval” versus 58% DISAPPROVAL. Friggin’ vile, lying scum...


3 posted on 07/23/2014 4:35:52 AM PDT by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: Innovative

If the polls these touts claim are “not so bad,” I wonder what the actual, unfiltered poll numbers are.

I saw one Obama bumpersticker on I95 going into DC. I used to see many.

*Although the denizens still swear that Moran (D-Va) did a great job.

**Even if he did slap a child for no good reason. Being a lefty means near having to say you’re sorry.


4 posted on 07/23/2014 4:37:31 AM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: Innovative

One needs to subtract the 13.2% that will always support Obama, even if he appears on all TV channels at prime time and eats a baby. That considered, these numbers are already worse than Bush 43 — and even Harry Truman’s. And things haven’t really started to fall apart yet.


5 posted on 07/23/2014 4:38:54 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: Innovative

All this tells me (if we are to believe this is the truth) is that 42% of my countrymen don’t deserve the freedoms better men have fought and died for...


6 posted on 07/23/2014 4:39:14 AM PDT by EnigmaticAnomaly ("A vote is like a rifle--its usefulness is dependent upon the character of the user")
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To: Innovative

Sometimes when I see an approval rating like this for this dolt, I think perhaps the Commies had a good idea with their purges.


7 posted on 07/23/2014 4:40:26 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: Innovative

I never thought it could get to 42%.

There are just too many people who are unencumbered with morals, that will support their leader in socialism, infanticide, racism, etc. regardless of all other considerations.


8 posted on 07/23/2014 4:44:06 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Innovative

So CNN finds good in Obama’s 42% .... but they mercilessly slammed Bush for his 43% rating.

Typical.


9 posted on 07/23/2014 4:44:11 AM PDT by al_c (Obama's standing in the world has fallen so much that Kenya now claims he was born in America.)
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To: Innovative
Obama - "not great"
W. -- "Disastrous"
10 posted on 07/23/2014 4:44:45 AM PDT by cincinnati65
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To: Innovative

The only reason he is not lower than GW Bush is because of race.

He has, according to Gallup, close to 90% approval with blacks.

I don’t recall ANY figure with such a racial bias.


11 posted on 07/23/2014 4:45:06 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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12 posted on 07/23/2014 4:46:03 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Innovative

I refused to believe this when I first read it. But then I remembered a few of Jesse Watters’ on-the-street interviews. The masses are so stupid, so ill-informed, so easily deceived....it was scary.


13 posted on 07/23/2014 4:49:26 AM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: Innovative

Knowing CNN’s bias, I would guess the poll question when something like, “Would you prefer Obama be president or have bamboo splinters shoved under your finger nails?” And he still only managed 42%..


14 posted on 07/23/2014 4:49:35 AM PDT by ArtDodger
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To: Innovative

This is among adults. Not likely or even registered voters. Which is bad. Also sample is D 32 R 24 I 44. D +8. Not likely the electorate in 2014.


15 posted on 07/23/2014 4:51:10 AM PDT by nhwingut (This tagline for lease)
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To: ArtDodger
“Would you prefer Obama be president or have bamboo splinters shoved under your finger nails?”

Or... "Would you prefer Obama be president of Joe Biden?"

16 posted on 07/23/2014 4:56:21 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Innovative

I still am in awe that this community organizer was elected not only once, but twice.


17 posted on 07/23/2014 4:58:01 AM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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To: From The Deer Stand

He is black


18 posted on 07/23/2014 4:58:22 AM PDT by bert ((K.E.; N.P.; GOPc.;+12 ..... Obama is public enemy #1)
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To: Sooth2222

and how many of those polled live in Cleveland,Chicago,Boston and LA?(some of the dumbest towns in the country).


19 posted on 07/23/2014 5:00:10 AM PDT by Cruz_West_Paul2016
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To: From The Deer Stand
“I still am in awe that this community organizer was elected not only once, but twice.”......

You're not alone. My guess he wasn't really “elected” but won by using a typical demodummie tactic called fraudlent voting/cheating. Nobody is stupid enough to not see this fool is incompetent, then again, perhaps they are.....

20 posted on 07/23/2014 5:01:54 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: EnigmaticAnomaly

42% seems about right.

Blacks comprise 13% of the population and most will support him no matter what. He starts with an automatic 12% of the population supporting him.

Hispanics are 17% of the population and 75% will support him automatically. That gives him another 12%. We are up to 24%.

Asians comprise 5.3% of the population. At least 50% will automatically support a Democrat. This gives us another 2.5% for a total of 26.5%

62.6% of Americans are non-Hispanic whites. Certain groups of whites are liberal and will automatically support a left wing Democrat. These groups include union members, teachers and other academics, government employees, young white females, secular Jews, atheists, urban white professionals. These groups easily comprise 25% of the white population for another 15.5% of the total US population. This explains the 42% approval rating.


21 posted on 07/23/2014 5:02:47 AM PDT by Soul of the South (Yesterday is gone. Today will be what we make of it.)
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To: From The Deer Stand

I would be happy to do a “poll” myself if someone wishes to pay for it. My guess there would be FAR FEWER in favor of odumbo that 42%. Just exactly where did CNN take their poll, in Washing DC, Detroit, Atlanta, Philly..??????


22 posted on 07/23/2014 5:04:16 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: From The Deer Stand

I believe the majority of Americans (many of whom vote) are ignorant. If you have watched Watters’ World, you will see. Not just young people, either. With all the information available to us at our fingertips, so many just still have no clue what is happening in the country, much less the world.

I have “friends” on FB from different countries and most of them know way more about what is going on than Americans. And I can’t tell you how many young people on social media sites say that they hate to read. How did we raise a generation that has no interest in what is going on around them?

I really don’t see much hope for the future of America.


23 posted on 07/23/2014 5:08:42 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Soul of the South

we need to get all of our purple state governors to set new rules where their blue districts report first.does anyone really believe the tallies coming from blue/purple districts who wait for all of the red districts to report first?Yah,if the Red Candidate is ahead by a few thousand votes and there are at least 4/5 blue districts who will call the votes in last,and they see that there are not enough votes for the Rat to win,do you think they will just “Make Up The Final Tally”?


24 posted on 07/23/2014 5:11:27 AM PDT by Cruz_West_Paul2016
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To: Innovative

Barry and his 42% are the people that Alexis de Toqueville warned us about.


25 posted on 07/23/2014 5:14:41 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America is not a refugee camp! It is my home!!!)
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To: Innovative

Always wondered who they call and where those people called live.

Was they all in the socialist north east or down in the south.


26 posted on 07/23/2014 5:15:12 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Innovative

Yeah, I treat these Obama-is-still-popular polls the same way I believe his job numbers.


27 posted on 07/23/2014 5:21:51 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Innovative

What a country it would be if just half of those would leave for say, Cuba.


28 posted on 07/23/2014 5:22:46 AM PDT by CincyRichieRich (Refuse to remain silent.)
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To: Soul of the South

Totally agreed. 42% sucks though, you can’t win any election with 42% and other politicians will run away from you. It’s like saying my grandfather is “holding steady at dead”.


29 posted on 07/23/2014 5:23:54 AM PDT by Williams
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To: Innovative
CNN Poll: Obama's numbers not great but holding steady at 42% approval

CNN (Communist News Network) has been in the tank for obozo since the beginning and is thus a totally unreliable source of information. AND like with everything else, THEY COOKED THE BOOKS. Obozo's true rate is probably somewhere in the low 30's.

30 posted on 07/23/2014 5:25:23 AM PDT by GoldenPup
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To: Izzy Dunne

Ugh! Bring on the bamboo shoots!


31 posted on 07/23/2014 5:29:15 AM PDT by ArtDodger
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To: JudyinCanada

All the TV and radio “news” outlets, including FOX, always provide a visual and sound platform for the Obama’s personal pronouncements. In addition, they always, always provide the Obama Administration positions in their news WITHOUT THE OPPPOSITION’S CRITICISM.
It is no wonder the general population of this country have not given the ObamaHole a 20% approval rating. The propaganda by the “news” media for the president of the United States is worse now than it was in World War II.
Thank god for the Internet forums.


32 posted on 07/23/2014 5:30:39 AM PDT by BilLies ( it isn't the color of the skin, but culture that is embraced that degrades.)
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To: Innovative


33 posted on 07/23/2014 5:31:59 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Obama's Storm of Illegal immigrants, aka, new democRat voters and his 2016 FDR 3rd term attempt!)
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To: Innovative

This poll, and others like it, tells us that 42% of those poled are “LOW INFO VOTERS” (political troglodytes). These are hardcore, dyed-in-the-wool, leftist/liberal/progressive/democrats.


34 posted on 07/23/2014 5:33:34 AM PDT by ThomasMore (Islam is the Whore of Babylon!)
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To: Innovative
"Forty-two's good, hon. It's not too shabby - a forty-two..."

The press as comforting mother after another Little League shellacking.

35 posted on 07/23/2014 5:36:10 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Innovative
The poll was conducted for CNN by ORC International from July 18-20, with 1,012 adult Americans questioned by telephone.

Who ye votin' fer? Well, Do ye like Obama, the Dark Lord?

36 posted on 07/23/2014 5:37:02 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: Grampa Dave

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFvujknrBuE


37 posted on 07/23/2014 5:37:17 AM PDT by John W (Summer of Recovery VI: This Time We're Serious)
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To: Innovative; V_TWIN; Common Sense 101; Sooth2222; SampleMan; JudyinCanada; ArtDodger; nhwingut; ...
These polls cannot be trusted to predict future elections, since they don't select out "likely voters".

So what good, if any are they?
Well, for one, it's fascinating to compare different presidents at the same times in their terms.

According to this chart, Presidents Truman, Kennedy/Johnson, Nixon/Ford and Bush II were all around the same levels as O'bama in their sixth year.
Then all but Johnson continued to slide below 30% approval.
Carter and Bush I both fell below 40% in their first term and were not reelected.

Possible that what held Johnson's numbers over 40% are the same factors keeping O'bama's there -- "civil rights" support.
It's also a fact that though Vietnam went badly for Johnson, the economy was doing great, and as somebody famous once said: "it's the economy, stupid".
So Johnson ended his presidency about where O'bama is now.

What does this predict for the future?
Truman, Kennedy/Johnson, Nixon/Ford, Carter, Bush I and Bush II were all followed by presidents from the other party.

38 posted on 07/23/2014 5:37:20 AM PDT by BroJoeK (a little historical perspective...)
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That witch would have had Mary on line at the PP clinic. Who’s she kidding.


39 posted on 07/23/2014 5:38:14 AM PDT by jersey117 (sams.)
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To: jersey117

Oops. Thought I was posting on the Pelosi Jesus refugee thread.


40 posted on 07/23/2014 5:39:26 AM PDT by jersey117 (sams.)
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To: BroJoeK

What were Johnson’s numbers when he made the decision not to run in 1968?


41 posted on 07/23/2014 5:41:19 AM PDT by John W (Summer of Recovery VI: This Time We're Serious)
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To: John W

BOL. Thanks!


42 posted on 07/23/2014 5:53:32 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Obama's Storm of Illegal immigrants, aka, new democRat voters and his 2016 FDR 3rd term attempt!)
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To: Innovative

More proof that Romney was right. As long as the government checks keep coming, some people will support Obama no matter what.


43 posted on 07/23/2014 5:54:43 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Innovative

Two months in row mean its not an aberration. Low 40s is his unshakable base, its unlikely he can go lower regardless what he does.


44 posted on 07/23/2014 5:55:18 AM PDT by Raycpa
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To: BroJoeK

“Truman, Kennedy/Johnson, Nixon/Ford, Carter, Bush I and Bush II were all followed by presidents from the other party.”
The Rinos are not really offering something different from the Dems. On top of that, the electronic voting machines are totally under the control of the dark side, along with the knee-pad strapping media. I think, without some sort of wake-up event, the Dems will get the next one, too.


45 posted on 07/23/2014 5:58:26 AM PDT by ArtDodger
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To: al_c

Yeah, and with the press and lying democrats dogging Bush every hour of every day that means in comparison to the freak Prez, who gets nothing but help, Bushes rating was really in the 60’s.


46 posted on 07/23/2014 5:59:19 AM PDT by Toespi
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To: Innovative; library user

We shouldn’t get excited about these numbers. His approval rate has been at 42% since August 2009.

That means regardless of how much he damages our country and our allies, he has a totally blind and non caring following who will vote for him and fund him as he destroys America:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2328949/posts

Zogby: Obama Approval Plummets to 42 Percent
Zogby / Newsmax ^ | August 31, 2009 | John Zogby
Posted on 8/31/2009 3:58:46 PM by library user

President Barack Obama’s job approval rating is down to 42%, with a decline in approval from Democrats the leading factor.

The latest Zogby Interactive poll of 4,518 likely voters conducted from August 28-31 found 48% disapprove and 42% approve of the job Obama is doing. The poll found 75% of Democrats approve of Obama’s performance, a drop of 13 points among Democrats from an interactive poll done July 21-24 of this year. That same poll found 48% of all likely voters approving of Obama’s job performance, and 49% disapproving.

In the time between the two aforementioned polls, Zogby conducted a similar interactive survey from Aug. 18-20. That poll found 45% of all likely voters approving of Obama’s job performance and 51% disapproving. So Obama is up very slightly overall from 10 days earlier.

The Aug. 28-31 poll also found that:

17% give Obama an excellent job rating, 25% rate him good, 16% fair and 41% poor. Combining the two highest and lowest rankings shows 42% rating Obama positively and 57% negatively. (This is the standard Zogby International has used for many years in measuring job performance.)

Likely voters are closely split on whether they have a favorable opinion of Obama, with 50% favorable and 48% unfavorable. Democrats are more positive about Obama personally than they are of his job performance, with 85% rating him favorably.

52% of all likely voters are proud to have Obama as President, and 35% are ashamed. The percentage of those proud is unchanged from six weeks ago.

A majority of likely voters (53%) believe the U.S. headed in the wrong direction, with 38% saying right direction.


47 posted on 07/23/2014 5:59:40 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Obama's Storm of Illegal immigrants, aka, new democRat voters and his 2016 FDR 3rd term attempt!)
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To: John W
John W: "What were Johnson’s numbers when he made the decision not to run in 1968?"

Around 40%.
Johnson started out at 75% in the fall of 1963, fell below 50% in spring '66, then below 40% in spring '67.
By the end of his term in 1968, he was back up to 45%.

Interesting to note that Ford, Reagan, and Clinton all fell to 40% but then recovered to over 50%.
But in each case the 40% level happened early in their first terms.

48 posted on 07/23/2014 6:04:17 AM PDT by BroJoeK (a little historical perspective...)
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To: BroJoeK

While I appreciate your optimism, we can not overcome the inordinate number of ignorant, apathetic, and outright morons who only listen to the enemedia propaganda, and will vote in lock step with the liberal scum. That, combined with the Demonic Party’s overt and consistently unchecked voting fraud schemes virtually guarantees that socialists will continue to destroy this once great republic. The fact that Elizabeth Warren and Hitlery Clinton are considered viable candidates for the presidency is all the evidence needed to prove that our nation is filled with an overwhelming number of idiots who should be charged for their oxygen. The fact that they would still vote for the Demonic Party, even after seeing the innumerable and catastrophic failures of the current ass clown-in-chief, is sufficient justification to charge them at a rate higher than they can afford to pay.


49 posted on 07/23/2014 6:08:23 AM PDT by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: Innovative

Delusion as also a feature in the Fuhrer bunker toward the end as well.


50 posted on 07/23/2014 6:10:19 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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