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President Is Getting Poor Grades On Economy As Optimism Erodes
IBD Editorials ^ | July 14, 2009 | RAGHAVAN MAYUR

Posted on 07/14/2009 6:20:42 PM PDT by Kaslin

Persistent job losses seem to be taking a toll on how Americans view President Obama's performance in handling of the economy and federal budget.

In a July IBD/TIPP Poll, a majority of respondents asked to grade the president's handling of the economy gave him a grade of C or below.

In the same poll, the IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index tumbled 4.5 points, or 8.9%, in July, down to 46.3 vs. 50.8 in June. Index readings above 50 indicate optimism, below 50 indicate pessimism.

The study indicates that 21% of respondents gave Obama a C for his handling of the economy, 16% gave him a D and 19% gave him an F. The president received an A grade from 13% of respondents; 30% gave him a B.

The public's perception of the president's management of the budget is even harsher, with just 33% giving him an A or B and 62% grading him average or below.

Most troubling to the president is the perception of self-identified independents, 62% of whom gave him a C or below for his handling of the economy, with 68% giving him average or poor grades for managing the budget.

(Excerpt) Read more at ibdeditorials.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial
KEYWORDS: thecomingdepression

1 posted on 07/14/2009 6:20:42 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: bareford101; BerniesFriend; blaveda; Bookwoman; FrdmLvr; GOP_Lady; HoosierHawk; JDoutrider; KoRn; ..

2 posted on 07/14/2009 6:22:25 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for 0bama: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

This is all our fault! We are not hopin’ enough and changin’ enough...


3 posted on 07/14/2009 6:24:11 PM PDT by John123 (Turn on your teleprompter Obama and read your lips... "No New Taxes!!")
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To: Kaslin

Hopey-Changey is devolving into malaise.


4 posted on 07/14/2009 6:24:24 PM PDT by boop (Democracy is the theory that the people get the government they deserve, good and hard.)
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To: Kaslin

You do realize this poll data is invalid because those polled were racists. Only racists could give 0 bad grades and they do so based on the color of his skin. The stimulus is working - haven’t you heard? 0 said it so it must be true.


5 posted on 07/14/2009 6:26:05 PM PDT by IMissPresidentReagan (We have standards, we fell short of those standards, but at least our side has standards. - Kristinn)
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To: Kaslin

Or, to put it in many fewer words, people now recognize that the Obama regime is a total failure.


6 posted on 07/14/2009 6:27:01 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Kaslin
‘O’s popularity is going down faster than the Titanic.
7 posted on 07/14/2009 6:28:27 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Kaslin
President Is Getting Poor Grades On Economy As Optimism Country Erodes
8 posted on 07/14/2009 6:29:07 PM PDT by TXBlair (With any luck at all, I'll be dead by then.)
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To: boop

What we need is another Bailout! /Obamathink


9 posted on 07/14/2009 6:29:48 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (If guns cause crime, then all of mine are defective!)
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To: Kaslin

10 posted on 07/14/2009 6:30:30 PM PDT by roses of sharon (It is not actual suffering but a taste of better things which excites people to revolt: Hoffer)
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To: Kaslin
The word “scapegoat” comes from an ancient Hebrew ritual where a priest would attach the collective sin of the tribe to a goat that would then be chased off into the wilds. Bush is no longer valid in this role so Obama may blame Ben Bernanke, Bush appointed Fed chairman, and fire him.
11 posted on 07/14/2009 6:30:32 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: roses of sharon

Great bumper sticker!


12 posted on 07/14/2009 6:31:23 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (If guns cause crime, then all of mine are defective!)
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To: IMissPresidentReagan

Don’t worry. 0bama will get Sotomoyor to show some empathy and throw the results out.


13 posted on 07/14/2009 6:36:14 PM PDT by seowulf (Petraeus, cross the Rubicon.)
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To: Kaslin
Doest Thou mean Our Arugla-sniffing, cigarette smokin', Presidente ain't got what it takeeths?

Sonny Beaches! I am without Blessed Assurance!!! Dayum!

14 posted on 07/14/2009 6:36:14 PM PDT by stboz
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To: Kaslin

It isn’t Obama’s fault. He inherited poor grades from Bush.


15 posted on 07/14/2009 6:36:26 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Kaslin

I still know people who like Obama. You can’t talk to people who watch Olbermann and maddow.


16 posted on 07/14/2009 6:37:46 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: seowulf

*L* I am so sad for our country.


17 posted on 07/14/2009 6:38:09 PM PDT by IMissPresidentReagan (We have standards, we fell short of those standards, but at least our side has standards. - Kristinn)
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To: Kaslin
the IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index tumbled 4.5 points, or 8.9%, in July, down to 46.3 vs. 50.8 in June.

Being unemployed and inflated prices for goods kinda does that to ya.
18 posted on 07/14/2009 6:38:49 PM PDT by Rodebrecht (What are you and who do you want?)
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To: muawiyah

“people now recognize that the Obama regime is a total failure.”

FINALLY.

Too bad people voted for the economy, rather than prolife and liberty, because now they have none of those.


19 posted on 07/14/2009 6:40:59 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Don’t give, em any more ideas


20 posted on 07/14/2009 6:41:38 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for 0bama: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

whats to be confident about? Unemployment is nearing 10%, labor slack (unemployed + underemployed) imply a ~ 15%+ rate, benefits are being cut, work weeks are being shortened, forced nonpaid leave? We are seeing consumers who are quickly downsizing their spending after a consumer spending bubble. This will take some time to correct unlike previous bubbles of the past.


21 posted on 07/14/2009 6:42:26 PM PDT by spald
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To: IMissPresidentReagan

Yeah, I know. To bad though


22 posted on 07/14/2009 6:42:56 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for 0bama: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: SandRat

The people are wising up


23 posted on 07/14/2009 6:43:54 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for 0bama: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta
I still know people who like Obama. You can’t talk to people who watch Olbermann and maddow.

You know not just one, but both of them?

24 posted on 07/14/2009 6:45:39 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: Kaslin

Rhetorical Question: Do I see Johnny Tremain and the Sons of Liberty marching from the Liberty Tree in determination for Liberty?


25 posted on 07/14/2009 6:47:41 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Kaslin

:-)...Sorry, Sarcasm just comes naturally anymore. I gag when I hear 0 because I dread hearing the media lovefest that follows any one of his pronouncements. God save America.


26 posted on 07/14/2009 6:49:24 PM PDT by IMissPresidentReagan (We have standards, we fell short of those standards, but at least our side has standards. - Kristinn)
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To: Red in Blue PA; roses of sharon

I couldn’t see the sticker in my firefox browser; flickr doesn’t work, until I pasted roses of sharon’s post in my alternate Opera browser


27 posted on 07/14/2009 6:52:11 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for 0bama: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: spald

Exactly, Unemployment hit 9.7 percent and i would not be surprised if it hit 10 percent by the end of the summer and 11 percent by the end of the year


28 posted on 07/14/2009 6:55:02 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for 0bama: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

hmm, hows that change working for those dems.


29 posted on 07/14/2009 7:01:04 PM PDT by television is just wrong (one bad ass mistake America!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Kaslin
Urkel is an ECONOMIC ILLITERATE.
30 posted on 07/14/2009 7:23:48 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bail out)
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To: okie01

We told a woman we know that Glenn Beck is coming here in Jan. to appear at a local theater.

We asked her if she wants to go because we know she’s a democrat who loved Hillary, and we would like to convert her. She declined the offer and started ranting about the Fox News Channel. That’s when she told us she watches Olbermann and maddow.

This woman has a good job with excellent medical insurance, so I told her that we’re in danger of having Obama changing us to the Canadian healthcare system.

She said NO, that won’t happen. I know other people who still like obama. One of them is a principal of a Catholic elementary school. The other is a lawyer & his wife who are both Catholic.

Go figure....


31 posted on 07/14/2009 7:33:35 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Dr. Scarpetta
Go figure....

Clowns to the left of you, jokers to the right...

32 posted on 07/14/2009 7:37:04 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: okie01

I forgot to mention we also know a retired fireman who is a Viet Nam vet. He is a democrat who voted for Obama and hates Bush. He has not wavered in his support for Obama because he blames everything on Bush.

If I see this guy wavering on Obama, then I know that Obama has a problem. That hasn’t happened...


33 posted on 07/14/2009 7:42:38 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

“I forgot to mention we also know a retired fireman who is a Viet Nam vet. He is a democrat who voted for Obama and hates Bush. He has not wavered in his support for Obama because he blames everything on Bush.

If I see this guy wavering on Obama, then I know that Obama has a problem. That hasn’t happened...”

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We have all been reading plenty about featherbedded firemen, cops and prison guards. Your retired fireman friend may think he’s comfortably set for life, but if the anticipated Obama hyper-inflation hits us he will suffer along with the rest as his fat pension becomes worthless.

That, and/or if his municipality starts paying him in IOU’s like CA.


34 posted on 07/14/2009 9:34:06 PM PDT by sinanju
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To: Kaslin

Spread the wealth bump!


35 posted on 07/14/2009 9:37:17 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (The beginning of the O'Bummer administration looks a lot like the end of the Nixon administration)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

People like that won’t change their minds until they get bit personally.

When they do, they’ll be the most enraged and wanting to nail up their Messiah.

The Obama Youth true believers are probably going to peel off first as they are suffering the most in this job market.

Unless he gets his private army off the ground and recruits them.


36 posted on 07/14/2009 9:39:55 PM PDT by sinanju
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

For my own part, I can’t wait to see what’s gonna happen when the elderly finally realize Obamacare is measuring them for a box.

Let’s hope it won’t be too late. It does not look like it’s going to go through before recess. In which case, the truth will out.


37 posted on 07/14/2009 9:42:20 PM PDT by sinanju
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To: Kaslin

Page Copied From:
"THE JOB IMPACT OF THE AMERICAN RECOVERY AND REINVESTMENT PLAN"
- Christina Romer, Chair-Nominee, Council of Economic Advisors
- Jared Bernstein, Office of the Vice-President-elect
January 9, 2009.



"I don’t believe it’s too late to change course, but it will be if we don’t take dramatic action as soon as possible. If nothing is done, this recession could linger for years. The unemployment rate could reach double digits. Our economy could fall $1 trillion short of its full capacity, which translates into more than $12,000 in lost income for a family of four...That is why I have moved quickly to work with my economic team and leaders of both parties on an American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan that will immediately jumpstart job creation and long-term growth.... I urge Congress to move as quickly as possible... it is altogether likely that things may get worse before they get better. But that is all the more reason for Congress to act without delay."
~ Barack Obama,
warning how bad unemployment might get if his $787Billion spending bill is not immediately passed, even without anyone reading it. January 8, 2009




38 posted on 07/14/2009 10:30:14 PM PDT by The_Macallan
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To: Kaslin
Persistent job losses seem to be taking a toll on how Americans view President Obama's performance in handling of the economy and federal budget.

Given that the presistent job losses are because of Obama's policies it only seems reasonable that people would respond by having a lower view of his abilities. Of course Obama hasn't even had as much business background as a kid who has run a lemonade stand.

39 posted on 07/14/2009 11:33:11 PM PDT by highlander_UW
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40 posted on 07/15/2009 12:48:42 AM PDT by Bradís Gramma (BG x 2 (and a heartbeat was heard today....))
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To: Kaslin

The Guy is a Phony as an athlete as well as President. The Guy cant even throw a Baseball to say he throws like a girl would be a compliment. As a President ,well that is just a joke


41 posted on 07/15/2009 3:44:40 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: sinanju
It does not look like it’s going to go through before recess. In which case, the truth will out.

If people get a chance to read it, that will make all the difference.

I forgot to mention that on Sat. we're going to a grad party for a young man who's going to medical school, and this particular family is full of democrats. They have good jobs, lead conservative lives, but vote democrat.

I'll be listening carefully for any political talk and will report back if they're tired of obama...

42 posted on 07/15/2009 4:06:49 AM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: SandRat
‘O’s popularity is going down faster than the Titanic.

'O's popularity is going down faster than a 2 bit who*r IMHO

43 posted on 07/15/2009 5:23:57 AM PDT by dearolddad
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

RE :”You can’t talk to people who watch Olbermann and maddow’

How about The Ed show? Ed Schulz is MSNBC at 6pm EST. He is on this single payer kick now, he rants againstthe Blue Dogs for holding it up, and he wants Obama to campaign against them. Yesterday he got on the “obama needs to tell congress to stay in session till health care is passed” theme. I like FNC special report but Ed’s Health care segments are priceless. I need to post some of them.

He has a daily Psycho talk segment that always features Republicans talking about democrats.


44 posted on 07/21/2009 11:50:20 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Socialist Conservatives: "'Big government is free because tax cuts pay for it'")
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