Skip to comments.Obama approval drops to new low over Border crisis
Posted on 08/03/2014 7:13:55 AM PDT by Hojczyk
There is very bad news for President Obama and the Democrats in a new poll released last night by Investors Business Daily. John Merline writes:
President Obama's approval rating dropped to his lowest levels as the public hammers him on his handling of each of the major crises facing the country, according to the latest IBD/TIPP poll, released on Friday.
The survey, taken the last week of July, found that only 38% of the public approves of the job Obama is doing as president, while 53% disapprove.
That's a 10-point negative swing in just the past month.
Breaking out the internals, it becomes clear that the Border Crisis is driving this sharp decline:
This drop comes despite the fact that personal outlooks and views on the economy and direction of the country have barely budged. Nor did the public's views on Obama's handling of the economy, the budget and jobs change noticeably.
But Obama got extremely low marks in his handling of every major crisis gripping the nation at home and abroad.
Just 25% say Obama is handling the border crisis well, while 56% blame his policies for encouraging the wave of illegal crossings by children and teens. Even among Democrats, only 46% say Obama is doing a good job, while less than a quarter (23%) of independents do.
Read the whole thing at Investors.com
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ObamaCare Support Falls
ObamaCare also took a hit in the latest IBD/TIPP poll, with 51% saying they oppose the law and just 41% supporting it. Last month, the public was split evenly at 46%.
The latest Kaiser Family Foundation tracking poll noted the same trend, with ObamaCare’s unfavorable rating hitting an all-time high 53% in July.
One possible contributor: negative word-of-mouth.
Of the 47% who said they’d talked to a friend or family member about the health law in the past month, 27% said they’d heard mostly bad things. Just 6% said they’d heard mostly good things, with the rest hearing both good and bad, the Kaiser survey found.
In other words, negative word-of-mouth about ObamaCare is outstripping positive word-of-mouth by more than 4-to-1.
For any private firm, that level of brand detractors would spell significant trouble.
At the same time, more also report seeing mostly negative ads about ObamaCare than mostly positive ones, 19% to 7%.
This spike in opposition to ObamaCare also comes at a time when many more enrollees are likely to have tried using their new health plans.
At best, this appears to have done nothing to bolster support for the program and may be hurting the law’s popularity.
The IBD/TIPP poll also found that more than twice as many want the law repealed as want it left alone 47% to 21%.
I saw an “Impeach obama” overpass demonstration yesterday as I drove through a democrat bastion — St. Louis, MO
I’d like to know why so many taxpayer dollars are being wasted on agencies that have anything to do with “immigration” or “homeland security”. Those people are just sitting around on their asses trying to come up with new ways to stick it to Americans.
And so what?
Liberal women have stayed steadfastly loyal to Obama through thick and thin, and they have responded well to the Administration’s pleas to take care of “the children” during the border crisis. That is about to change dramatically. As fears of disease and epidemic infection in schools take hold, the little safety moms who expect government to take care of their every need and desire will turn on this guy with a vengeance. The Democrat panic leading up to the mid term elections is going to turn into a bloodletting.
The only ones happy are new Medicaid drones and they are lumped in with Obamacare enrollees which they shouldn’t be.
Might have been organized by Dems .
Why would he care? He as fullfilled his mission to bring this country down to the lowest point it has ever been. When he gets out of office he will be treated like a king, receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars for reading off a teleprompter.
How can this be?
The GOPe has staked the future of the party on Open Borders and not upsetting the Sacred Hispanics.
Could they be...gasp...Wrong??!
You’re right. We’re hearing that these illegal immigrant children are carrying diseases such as whooping cough, TB, swine flu and meningitis. These are the kinds of afflictions that happen in the third world and not in the United States. A mom with children in an area where these illegal children are going to be housed won’t put up with that nonsense.
That is about to change dramatically. As fears of disease and epidemic infection in schools take hold, the little safety moms who expect government to take care of their every need and desire will turn on this guy with a vengeance.
I agree, they may not say so, but they view their ‘relationship’ with the government like a marriage to a man. As long as they and their needs get taken care of they’ll accept a bit of a screwing from time to time.
(Please pardon the coarse language.)
Did this poll survey all the future Democrat voters who are being imported by the hundreds of thousands through what use to be our Southern border? I have no doubt this crowd gives Obama a significantly higher approval rating.
The fact is the American electorate is in the process of being dissolved and replaced. Any poll that doesn’t acknowledge this is pointless.
He couldn’t care less. For a president whose goal is to crash this country in order to rebuild the government in his mind, public disapproval was expected and tells him he’s on the right track.
Exactly. He still has over 2 1/2 years of destruction left. And if anyone thinks that these negative polls portend a future rejection of Democratic candidates on election day, think again. The majority of the American electorate is irreversibly brain-dead.
This news probably delights him. His entire goal was to punish us.
November can't come fast enough.
He hates America and is most likely pleased that we hate him back.
I pretty much agree with your post.
2012 proved to me that Axlerod and Plouffe could elect Charles Manson as POTUS on the Dem ticket if they wanted.
I’m now theorizing that the Clintons are going to use this as the basis of their 2016 campaign.
Basically saying that it’s inevitable that Dems are going to win, and unless you want Lizzie Warren as POTUS, Republicans should vote for Hillary in the primaries.
The president could have a 5% favorable rating and still not care. He is able to do his thing by executive order and through the rogue alphabet agencies. He can golf, fundraise, and point the finger of blame. And when he is done, he will go off like the Clintons and earn $200 million. No worries, until he has to talk to Jesus.
Hope that’ll result in a landslide in November, especially if people write in Bevin and Chris McDaniels.
And how many of the fools who don’t like him now voted for this incompetent putz...twice?
It just amazes me that 38% of the American people still APPROVE of Obama.....
The really sad part is 38% of this Nation is whack.
“...unless you want Lizzie Warren as POTUS, Republicans should vote for Hillary in the primaries.”
I understand your sentiment, but this advice (like Rush’s Operation Chaos) won’t work anymore. Primaries are where the “Third Party” battles take place - conservative vs. RINO - in states with party specific primary ballots.
Yes as school starts and kids get sick. Agree.
What the LIVs do not seem to realize is that the influx of illegals hurts the LIVs more than anyone else.
I want to believe, I really do, but I’ve seen the GOPe in action and they’re doing their damnedest to suppress the conservative vote in the fall.
But wait there'a good news at the border for Obama and Michele (Snix):
"Dad I want you to meet my boyfriend Pedro Gonzales-Martinez. We're in love, I'm pregnant and we're going too live in a trailer park in Tijuana."
"Pedro can't work b/c he has Chikungunya so he crosses the border every week to get his unemployment and workmen's compensation checks. "
"Pedro can't use his real name b/c he's a sex offender. We'll get by on EITC checks b/c Pedro has four children from different mothers."
SO MANY AT SUCH A SHORT TIME IN CLUSTERS OF GREAT NUMBERS.
SOMEONE HAS to be spearheading this INVASION! It is coming off with barely a hitch.
Maybe these "kids" could be contained in "FEMA Camps" until they can be sent home.
Why are they being dispersed around the country? And, I say "kids" because some of these individuals are clearly tattooed, over minority age (18 or so), and some identified as MS-13 and other gang bangers.
Well, Hussein did say American "kids" could stay on parents insurance policies as dependents up to age 26.
26 IS THE NEW 18.
I “heard” that.
oh that had the answer on how to combat the enemy within
Be very wary. I remember lots of polls saying Obama was toast the Summer before the Dems cheated their way to re-election in 2012. Could just be another attempt to get us to lower our guard.
The illegals should hurt the Cems because it is difficult to hide the invasion of our country from average Americans. Liberal women being ogled, raped, and robbed by these criminals won’t like it.
Maybe redefining IMMIGRATION to include an influx of illegals is to bust up what a border means.
Homeland Security would be there just to facilitate busting up US borders.
YES, I'VE GOT MY TIN FOIL BEANIE ON!
This influx of illegals is happening too quickly and southern states have to fend for themselves because the federal government, charged with protecting borders, is doing just the opposite.
AMERICAN BORDERS OPEN TO ANYONE 24/7/365.
Living here in NJ, I’ve always wondered why so many have been allowed through in such numbers for YEARS. We’ve had a de facto amnesty since they’ve arrived, and word seems to have gotten out all the way down to Tierra Del Fuego.
And so what?
I agree with "so what". If Obama could run for another term, he would probably win.
I think his poll could drop to 0% and there would be enough fools and "hate America first" types, etc. that would still vote for him.
Uber-liberal Massachusetts erupted into a massive protest when they discovered gray-haired latino men were enrolling in their high schools claiming they were 17-yrs old and had no documentation.
School policy is to check w/ family---who said the man was a 35-year old adult.
No brainer here--- these are drug dealers looking to establish an in-house business---giving out free samples to get little Johnny addicted.
Could also be sex traffickers luring HS teens into the trade.
The deadly E-coli is also a threat---illegals traveling thousands of miles from Third World hovels are totally unfamiliar w/ proper sanitation habits.
E-coli comes from unclean bathroom habits---it has been found on the handles of supermarket carts..... so its no stretch that it can be found on school buses, on school equipment and in school cafeterias.
How did our country get so away from us in a relatively short period of time given the very youth of America?
Where did we miss the beat, the clarion call, that we were on perilous ground?
And, now what are we going to do about it?
The enemies of the United States are not just from other countries. Look within.
MILLION MOM MARCHES throughout the US.
When will scabies, lice, chickenpox, TB.....Ebola....strike your neighborhool?
Events relating to illegal aliens/immigrants seem to be flowing so easily.
Why are these "children" (some already shave they are so old) dispersed around the country so quickly.
This has all been orchestrated, IMHO. Not unlike Saddam Hussein sending Iraqis into Kuwait to undermine Kuwait's society. To weaken them by using full-on Saddam Iraqis to stir up Kuwait's weaknesses.
Well, there is the fixed 12% that will support him no matter what he does. And add to that the polling in Chicago that includes the "cemetery survey."
Sometimes it takes being blunt to get an idea across.
I live in Texas and weekly hear of illegals w/o licenses or insurance wiping out US motorists.
Rising rape and murder committed by illegals are only now beginning to be covered by Texas journalists.
Illegal are voting with help of the likes of ACORN.
Finally, Gov. Perry is taking actions the federal government should be handling to protect American borders.
These illegal "children" are supposed to show up in court to track them - 80 - 90% don't show - talk about shadows!
Illegals are not so much in the shadows - go to a convenience store in the morning and that's what illegal immigration looks like - clusters of men waiting to be picked up for day jobs.
Yell "La Migra" (immigration department, immigration officer) and you'll get a pretty idea who is here legally and who isn't.
US/America is Koyaanisqatsi. Life out of balance.
Yes as school starts and kids get sick. Agree.
If I had school age kids, I would definitely go the home school route.
Either that or gather a few moms and demand that all kids wear medical masks over their nose/mouths and wear surgical gloves. Maybe a full on surgical set up just for protection and to make a point.
If hospitals space hand sanitizers throughout their facilities, the schools should do the same.
Once antibiotic strains cross the border, they probably spread quickly and widely.