Skip to comments.WSJ: Obama's Poll Numbers Are Falling to Earth (3/13/2009 - old news)
Posted on 06/29/2009 4:51:15 PM PDT by newbie2008
Polling data show that Mr. Obama's approval rating is dropping and is below where George W. Bush was in an analogous period in 2001. Rasmussen Reports data shows that Mr. Obama's net presidential approval rating -- which is calculated by subtracting the number who strongly disapprove from the number who strongly approve -- is just six, his lowest rating to date.
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Time for ANOTHER presser? /s
With his reaction to the Iran Crisis, Cap & Trade, Health Care and now Honduras, people are getting a good idea what kind of creature they elected.
Time for the poser president to go back into campaign mode.
He's really only good at talking, as is true of most populists.
He'll take his road show back on tour to stir up the fan base and take their eyes off stark reality.
Did you see the article is from March?
I thought it was net 0. Is this an old story?
Rush said it was ZERO today. Somewhat fitting.
If anything, his numbers have been stagnant for 3 and a half months, and any thinking individual should be very, very concerned, given all thats happened.
I think the pressers are what are finally opening folks’ eyes - everytime he has one, Rasmussen shows a drop....bwaaaaaaaa
What? Go to THREE a day? This guy is getting BORING with the hopey-dopey-changey-strangey Marxist czarist central control autocratic crap.
“Obama’s Poll Numbers Are Falling to Earth”
Earth level would be what an AVERAGE president should expect.
This unaccomplished, Ivy League race Marxist, merits Poll numbers that should already be somewhere deep in the mantle of the Earth, and heading downward.
This article is old (from mid March).
Maybe a 24 hr obamathon w/the establishmedia Glee Club??
Pray for America
Cap and Trade:
The Biggest Economic Mistake Since The Days Of Herbert Hoover
Rep. McClintock gave the following floor speech in opposition to the Cap and Trade legislation on June 26, 2009.
I had a strange sense of Deja Vu as I watched the self-congratulatory rhetoric on the house floor tonight, and I feel compelled to offer this warning from the Left Coast.
Three years ago, I stood on the floor of the California Senate and watched a similar celebration over a similar bill, AB 32. And I have spend the last three years watching as that law has dangerously deepened California’s recession. It uses a different mechanism than Cap and Trade, but the objective is the same: to force a dramatic reduction in carbon dioxide emissions.
Up until that bill took effect, California’s unemployment numbers tracked very closely with the national unemployment rate. But then in January of 2007, California’s unemployment rate began a steady upward divergence from the national jobless figures. Today, California’s unemployment rate is more than two points above the national rate, and at its highest point since 1941.
What is it that happened in January of 2007? AB 32 took effect and began shutting down entire segments of California’s economy. Let me give you one example from my district. The City of Truckee, California was about to sign a long-term power contract to get its electricity from a new, EPA-approved coal-fired electricity plant in Utah. AB 32 and companion legislation caused them to abandon that contract. The replacement power they acquired literally doubled their electricity costs.
So when economists warn that we can expect electricity prices to double under the cap and trade bill, I can tell you from bitter experience that in my district, that’s not a future prediction, that is an historical fact.
Gov. Schwarzenegger assured us that AB 32 would mean an explosion of new, green jobs — exactly the same promises we’re hearing from cap and trade supporters. In California, exactly the opposite has happened. We have lost so many jobs that the UCSB economic forecast is now using the D-word Depression to discuss California’s job market.
M. Speaker, the Cap and Trade bill proposes what amounts to endlessly increasing taxes on any enterprises that produce carbon dioxide or other so-called greenhouse gas emissions. We need to understand what that means. It has profound implications for agriculture, construction, cargo and passenger transportation, energy production, baking and brewing all of which produce enormous quantities this innocuous and ubiquitous compound. In fact, every human being produces 2.2 pounds of carbon dioxide every day just by breathing.
So applying a tax to the economy designed to radically constrict carbon dioxide emissions means radically constricting the economy.
And this brings us to the fine point of it.
When you discuss the folly of the Hoover Administration how it turned the recession of 1929 into the depression of the 1930’s, the first thing that economists point to is the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act that imposed new taxes on over 20,000 imported products.
Waxman Markey is our generation’s Smoot Hawley. In fact, it’s worse because it imposes new taxes on an infinitely larger number of domestic products on a scale that utterly dwarfs Smoot-Hawley.
Let’s ignore for the moment the fact that the planet’s climate is constantly changing and that long term global warming has been going on since the last ice age. Let’s ignore the fact that within recorded history we know of periods when the earth’s climate has been much warmer than it is today and others when it has been much cooler. Let’s ignore the thousands of climate scientists and meteorologists who have concluded that human-produced greenhouse gases are a negligible factor in global warming or climate change.
Ignore all of that and still we are left with one lousy sense of timing. In the most serious recession since the Great Depression why would members of this house want to repeat the same mistakes that produced that Great Depression? Watching how California has just wrecked its economy and destroyed its finances, why would they want to do the same thing to our nation?
M. Speaker, this is deadly serious stuff. It transcends ideology and politics. This House has just made the biggest economic mistake since the days of Herbert Hoover.
If this measure becomes law, two things are certain.
First, our planet will continue to warm and cool as it has been doing for billions of years.
Second: Congress will have delivered a staggering blow to our nation’s economy at precisely that moment when that economy was the most vulnerable.
True. It's both disappointing and a bit disturbing that his numbers are still so high.
Do we really need some sort of tragedy or economic disaster to wake people up? /rhetorical question
Wait a sec... what’s that noise, I hear chickens, are they coming home to roost?
No, actually, I think he's getting too much exposure for even his most strident supporters -- Obama Fatigue is setting in.
Also, reference: Jumping the Shark
I think, for the independent voters, that's in play too...
I think people are catching on to his talking and realizing it’s nothing but lines read off a telepromter. He squirms like a worm when faced with a difficult question. He gets defensive and acts like a child.
I added the date to the title and header.
Don’t do this again.