Skip to comments.Middle Class Is Abandoning Obama: Majority Approval From Americans Making Less Than $24,000
Posted on 06/16/2010 4:01:26 AM PDT by SJackson
Middle Class Is Abandoning Obama: He Gets Majority Approval Rating Only From Americans Making Less Than $24,000 Per Year
(CNSNews.com) - The middle class is abandoning President Barack Obama, according to data released by the Gallup Poll. The only income bracket among which a majority still says they approve of the job he is doing as president are those earning $2,000 per month or less.
During the week of June 7-13, only 46 percent of Americans overall told Gallup they approved of the job Obama is doing as president, tying for the worst week of Obama's presidency. Two weeks ago, forty-six percent also said they approved of the job Obama is doing, and last week 47 percent said they approved.
But when the presidents approval is separated by incomes groups, it is only the lowest income bracket recorded by Gallupthose who earn less than $2,000 per monththat gives Obama a majority approval rating, with 52 percent saying they approved of the job he is doing as president.
Among those earning $2,000 to $4,999 per month (or $24,000 to $59,988 per year), 46 percent said they approved of the job Obama is doing. Among those earning $5,000 to $7,499 per month ($60,000 to $89,988 per year), 44 percent said they approved of the job Obama is doing. And among those earning $7,500 or more per month ($90,000 per year or more), the highest income bracket recorded by Gallup, 47 percent said they approved of the job Obama is doing.
The last time Obamas approval topped 50 percent among the $24,000 to $59,988 income bracket was the week of May 10-16, when it was 51 percent. The last time it topped 50 percent among the $60,000 to $89,988 income bracket was the week of May 3-9, when it was 51 percent. The last time Obamas approval topped 50 percent among the $90,000 and above income bracket was the week of April 19-25, when it was 51 percent.
Obamas current 52 percent approval among Americans earning less than $2,000 per month is the lowest it has been among that income bracket in his presidency. In the week of April 19-25, his approval was at 60 percent in this income bracket. It has dropped eight points since then.
The week of his inaugurationJan. 19-25, 2009Obamas approval was 73 percent among those earning less than $2,000 per month, 66 percent among those earning between $2,000 and $4,999, 69 percent among those earning $5,000 to $7,499 per month, and 66 percent among those earning $7,500 per month or more.
He certainly is...and he also doesn’t give a rip what people think of his performance.
I can understand why some have disdain for the poor. They are bloodsucking leeches that live off of others efforts.
I haven’t seen the kid lately ;( would gave been kind of nice for him to drop in.
Bingo. The more dependent the class, the more likely they are to support Obama, so importing more illegals and promoting schemes that will increase costs and unemployment in the private sector will increase the Democrat voting block.
Next Headline. “Obama holds 99% approval rating for those getting Gubmit Checks”
The damage has been done.
I have no sympathy, empathy or compassion for anyone who voted for this raging racist libtard.
I cannot forget or forgive.
Their moment of self-indulgence to show they were big enough to vote for a black man has cost us dearly and may yet end up destroying the only nation on the planet that gives hope for freedom.
They can all burn in libtard hell.
In general yes. It depends on their attitude which is partly due to how they were raised. We’re not high income, I stay home with the kids. We actually COOK which saves money and it is possible to live this way though not always easy. It involves work and a willingness to learn. When something breaks you have to learn to fix it yourself, some things require a professional but not as many as a lot of people may think.
Thats the Obama agenda, equalize America, make the wealthy families that make over $200,000 a year come down to a level so the inner city people can catch up and get their share of the bling, the good life, the house and boat, the New American dream.
The New America, everyone must support each other, pay the government to take care of you.
Sell your soul to Islam as well.
“I can understand why some have disdain for the poor. They are bloodsucking leeches that live off of others efforts.”
Not really you elitist snob. Being poor doesn’t make one a criminal or a leach.
Rich and poor people can be criminals or bloodsucking leaches.
Parasites on society all.
Did you miss a sarcasm signal or do you really believe what you wrote?
Why do you think the poor have such support for Obama? I’m just saying what most peopel think. I for one am tired of supporting all these lowlifes. You can call me anything you want you jerk, I don’t care.
“Never mind....if I say it that dumb little black kid will show up and call me a racist.”
I got jumped on the other day for mentioning that 95 % of the BLACKS still support Obambie.
I guess I am expected to say “African American”, a term that I have always refused to use, or accept, unless they want to call me a European American.
I call a spade a spade, and if one does not like it, they can go suck an egg :P
What do you think?
“Why do you think the poor have such support for Obama? “
Because he’s doing what leftist leaders have done through the ages to buy them off. Because they have been trained to look to Daddy govt for their salvation.
“Im just saying what most peopel think.”
No, you’re being an ass.
“I for one am tired of supporting all these lowlifes.”
Many ‘poor’ people carry their own weight. Its the entitlement class that you are ranting about. Class warfare is bad regardless of which side starts it.
“You can call me anything you want you jerk, I dont care.”
You are the one using stereotypes against an entire group of people without any basis. Ignorance is a dangerous thing.
And this is why we should limit voting to those who are supporting themselves.
Any one who is dependent on the government for their survival will only vote for those who promise them the most benefits.
Why can’t people understand this?
This system we have now is unsustainable.
There was a recent article that said a family of 4, one working, two children, and an annual income of $15,000 paid $650.00 in taxes BUT ended up with $35,000/yr. in disposable income because of Federal subsidies and programs .Guess who paid the difference ??
Whatever dude. You’re not changing my opinion. The “poor” that I know are that way because they are too damn lazy to get out and work.
20 % real unemployment dude
“There was a recent article that said a family of 4, one working, two children, and an annual income of $15,000 paid $650.00 in taxes BUT ended up with $35,000/yr. in disposable income because of Federal subsidies and programs .Guess who paid the difference ??”
That is just the example that I am trying to make with other posters on this thread. And others are defending this. The wife and I payed out over $25,000 in federal taxes last year. And I’m supposed to have sympathy for the “poor”? Ain’t gonna happen.
The “poor” wouldn’t work when there was only 5% unemployment. Now that it’s 20%, it only gives them an excuse.
This is akin to saying your rectum is not not important and deserves disdain because of the crappy job it has to do and the conditions it has been given to work in. Try going without it.
I would contend that that the bloodsucking leaches are those that refuse to maintain standards that allow a family of 3 or 4 to live without the use of some form of assistance that the law of the land dictates they must abide to.
I do not care for the elitist attitude of lowlife assholes like yourself either. I would certainly hope that everything in your life that is performed by these people for you would quickly and permanently cease and if you want or need these services you would have to take the time to do all of them yourself.
Think that one through...
This is the divide they wanted. The dems want to crate a dependent class that will want to fight to keep their free gubmint money meanwhile painting the taxpayers as bad for not giving their money away.
It might get real ugly when the adults cut off the spigot in a few years.
The poor in my county are poor because we are in a depression papered over by trickle-down federal deficits.
I don’t care for your so called humanitarian attitude when it comes to spending my money. If you want to support the “poor” then do it, but don’t ask for my money.
Just wait...the DEMS will read this...and with irrefutable Liberal Logic...will tax us all ‘til none can claim more than 24,0000/yr...just wait...
“The poor wouldnt work when there was only 5% unemployment.”
Some would some wouldn’t. I could care less if someone is poor and unwilling to work unless and until they ask for benefits. Not all poor ask for benefits. Not all poor are unwilling to work.
“Now that its 20%, it only gives them an excuse.”
Pretty good excuse
You are spot on. Unfortunately we are talking about some of my friends (so-called "Reagan Democrats" but actually just the tail end of the Boomers with not much of a future). What now passes for thought with them is shallow emoting. The best I can do is patiently explain why what they "learned" on TV is wrong while they lash out at me for being cruel to some hypothetical victim that exists in their imagination. But I have never been cruel to anyone. But that may not last forever.
He was talking about working poor. You need to reread his post instead of jumping to conclusions.
I am done here, as I need to get to work at my 10-14 hour day.
Kinda like Chavez. I wonder how much of those “earnings” are handouts from Gubermint programs?
Exactly. They voted for the destruction of America.
Middle Class Is Abandoning Obama:
Majority Approval From Americans Making Less Than $24,000
My son, 23, works HARD for his money and barely makes $20K a year. I’m sure he’s not looking for sympathy because he understands his lot in life. Other than my wife and I, he relies on no one to provide him assistance. Good for him - it appears that we’ve raised him to be a responsible adult.
It’s no wonder the ‘pubs get a bad name amongst those less fortunate than others. Blanket statements such as “And I’m supposed to have sympathy for the ‘poor’? (sic) Ain’t gonna happen.” is the EXACT mentality that the left uses to attack the right.
You know alot of them do you? ‘Poor’ people that is. And you know for certainity that they are bloodsucking leeches?
Not all ‘poor’ people are as you paint them. Various times in my own life I’ve been in that bracket myself but I have never voted my liberty away and I’ve never lived off the government...EVER. Plenty of hardworking people in the rural areas fall into category.
Sometimes I think that there are a certain percentage of people in this country who are just full out, flat-assed, incurably stupid.
And college students.
What makes you think he's dumb? I can see calling the video dumb, but...
My son and his wife have 4 children. He has been active military for 11 years. Anytime an unexpected bill comes up,I get the phone call. “Can I help” I will never say no to them as I know how hard my son works and my DIL does odd jobs as well as went back to school. I am proud of them both and will help them as long as I am able. Other family members, not so much. Especially the Bambi voter/supporters. They can kiss my a**... Sorry but that’s it. I’ve had it.
I try not to assume level of intelligence/education and voter status based on skin color.
I can see calling the video stupid, but calling the kid stupid based on his skin color alone isn’t something I’d do.
I know of many ‘rich’ people that think nothing of using illegal workers for lawncare just so they can save a few bucks.