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Middle Class Is Abandoning Obama: Majority Approval From Americans Making Less Than $24,000
CNS News ^ | June 15, 2010 | Terence P. Jeffrey

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 president’s approval is separated by incomes groups, it is only the lowest income bracket recorded by Gallup—those who earn less than $2,000 per month—that 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 Obama’s 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 Obama’s approval topped 50 percent among the $90,000 and above income bracket was the week of April 19-25, when it was 51 percent.

Obama’s 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 inauguration—Jan. 19-25, 2009—Obama’s 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.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2010polls; bhojobapproval; polls; poverty; welfarestate
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But he's doing his best to create more Americans earning less than $24,000 per year
1 posted on 06/16/2010 4:01:26 AM PDT by SJackson
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To: SJackson
Never mind....if I say it that dumb little black kid will show up and call me a racist.
2 posted on 06/16/2010 4:04:05 AM PDT by ladyvet (WOLVERINES!!!!!)
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To: SJackson

He certainly is...and he also doesn’t give a rip what people think of his performance.


3 posted on 06/16/2010 4:04:14 AM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: SJackson

BUMP


4 posted on 06/16/2010 4:05:16 AM PDT by tutstar (Baptist Ping List-freepmail me to be included or removed. <{{{><)
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To: SJackson

I can understand why some have disdain for the poor. They are bloodsucking leeches that live off of others efforts.


5 posted on 06/16/2010 4:05:21 AM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: anniegetyourgun
WAKE UP AMERICA
A shortYouTube Video -- "The UnCola Prez"

6 posted on 06/16/2010 4:06:29 AM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: ladyvet

I haven’t seen the kid lately ;( would gave been kind of nice for him to drop in.


7 posted on 06/16/2010 4:07:34 AM PDT by tutstar (Baptist Ping List-freepmail me to be included or removed. <{{{><)
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To: SJackson
"But he's doing his best to create more Americans earning less than $24,000 per year"

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.

8 posted on 06/16/2010 4:08:36 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: SJackson

Next Headline. “Obama holds 99% approval rating for those getting Gubmit Checks”


9 posted on 06/16/2010 4:08:51 AM PDT by catfish1957 (Hey algore...You'll have to pry the steering wheel of my 317 HP V8 truck from my cold dead hands)
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To: SJackson

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.


10 posted on 06/16/2010 4:09:36 AM PDT by Iron Munro (I prayed: "O Lord make my enemies ridiculous."And God granted it. ~ Voltaire)
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To: SJackson
But he's doing his best to create more Americans earning less than $24,000 per year

Indeed.
11 posted on 06/16/2010 4:10:55 AM PDT by Oceander (The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance -- Thos. Jefferson)
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To: caver

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.


12 posted on 06/16/2010 4:11:46 AM PDT by tutstar (Baptist Ping List-freepmail me to be included or removed. <{{{><)
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To: SJackson

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.


13 posted on 06/16/2010 4:13:18 AM PDT by Eye of Unk ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act" G.Orwell)
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To: caver

“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.


14 posted on 06/16/2010 4:15:00 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: SJackson

Parasites on society all.

LLS


15 posted on 06/16/2010 4:15:38 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ( WOLVERINES!)
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To: caver

Did you miss a sarcasm signal or do you really believe what you wrote?


16 posted on 06/16/2010 4:16:14 AM PDT by Dust in the Wind (U S Troops Rock)
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To: driftdiver

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.


17 posted on 06/16/2010 4:18:24 AM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: ladyvet

“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


18 posted on 06/16/2010 4:23:41 AM PDT by AlexW (Now in the Philippines . Happy not to be back in the USA for now.)
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To: Dust in the Wind

What do you think?


19 posted on 06/16/2010 4:24:22 AM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: caver

“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.

“I’m 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 don’t care.”

You are the one using stereotypes against an entire group of people without any basis. Ignorance is a dangerous thing.


20 posted on 06/16/2010 4:25:33 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Iron Munro

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.


21 posted on 06/16/2010 4:28:08 AM PDT by CaptainKip
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To: caver

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 ??


22 posted on 06/16/2010 4:28:10 AM PDT by Renegade ("Bring it on while I still don't need glasses to shoot your eye out ")
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To: driftdiver

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.


23 posted on 06/16/2010 4:29:45 AM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: caver

20 % real unemployment dude


24 posted on 06/16/2010 4:30:37 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Renegade

“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.


25 posted on 06/16/2010 4:32:28 AM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: driftdiver

The “poor” wouldn’t work when there was only 5% unemployment. Now that it’s 20%, it only gives them an excuse.


26 posted on 06/16/2010 4:34:12 AM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: caver
There are many many people doing good and honorable jobs that the employers are unwilling to pay anymore than they do to have done. These jobs are important or they would not be there.

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...

27 posted on 06/16/2010 4:34:55 AM PDT by Dust in the Wind (U S Troops Rock)
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To: All

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.


28 posted on 06/16/2010 4:37:51 AM PDT by newnhdad (The longest of journeys begins with one step.)
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To: caver
The "poor" that I know are that way because they are too damn lazy to get out and work.

The poor in my county are poor because we are in a depression papered over by trickle-down federal deficits.

29 posted on 06/16/2010 4:37:59 AM PDT by palmer (Cooperating with Obama = helping him extend the depression and implement socialism.)
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To: Dust in the Wind

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.


30 posted on 06/16/2010 4:38:55 AM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: SJackson

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...


31 posted on 06/16/2010 4:39:31 AM PDT by mo
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To: caver

“The “poor” wouldn’t 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 it’s 20%, it only gives them an excuse.”

Pretty good excuse


32 posted on 06/16/2010 4:40:37 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Iron Munro
I have no sympathy, empathy or compassion for anyone who voted for this raging racist libtard.

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.

33 posted on 06/16/2010 4:43:52 AM PDT by palmer (Cooperating with Obama = helping him extend the depression and implement socialism.)
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To: ladyvet
But you thought it! LOL!

34 posted on 06/16/2010 4:44:57 AM PDT by TSgt (We will always be prepared, so we may always be free. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: caver
If you want to support the "poor" then do it, but don't ask for my money.

He was talking about working poor. You need to reread his post instead of jumping to conclusions.

35 posted on 06/16/2010 4:46:05 AM PDT by palmer (Cooperating with Obama = helping him extend the depression and implement socialism.)
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To: caver
I am not asking for your money. I am not telling you specifically how to spend it either. I am saying if you can't pay someone a wage that keeps them off the "dependent rolls" then just do it yourself or go without it. But quit being such an elitist.

I am done here, as I need to get to work at my 10-14 hour day.

36 posted on 06/16/2010 4:48:24 AM PDT by Dust in the Wind (U S Troops Rock)
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To: SJackson

Kinda like Chavez. I wonder how much of those “earnings” are handouts from Gubermint programs?


37 posted on 06/16/2010 4:51:27 AM PDT by rbg81 (DRAIN THE SWAMP!!)
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To: SJackson
Middle Class Is Abandoning Obama: Majority Approval From Americans Making Less Than $24,000 Who Don't Pay Taxes And Get A Social Justice Check From The Government

Fixed...

38 posted on 06/16/2010 4:53:00 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: Iron Munro
"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."

Exactly. They voted for the destruction of America.

39 posted on 06/16/2010 4:59:28 AM PDT by two23 (Everything About Them Is a Lie)
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To: SJackson
Middle Class Is Abandoning Obama:
Majority Approval From Americans Making Less Than $24,000


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40 posted on 06/16/2010 5:03:09 AM PDT by Condor51 (SAT CONG!)
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To: caver

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.


41 posted on 06/16/2010 5:04:28 AM PDT by imfleck
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To: caver

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.


42 posted on 06/16/2010 5:09:47 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Blessed Is The Nation Whose God is the Lord. Psalm 33:12)
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To: driftdiver; caver
And if I might add to your comment rich people voted for this madman as well.
43 posted on 06/16/2010 5:14:10 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Blessed Is The Nation Whose God is the Lord. Psalm 33:12)
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To: SJackson
Ironic, isn't it, that the segment of Americans most likely to feel the full brunt of Obama’s disastrous policies are the very people who still support him?

Sometimes I think that there are a certain percentage of people in this country who are just full out, flat-assed, incurably stupid.

44 posted on 06/16/2010 5:17:52 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Never trust anyone who points their rear end at God while praying.)
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To: SJackson
basically he is down to welfare recipients and blacks who vote based on skin color alone.
45 posted on 06/16/2010 5:26:59 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

And college students.


46 posted on 06/16/2010 5:38:50 AM PDT by Huck (Q: How can you tell a party is in the majority? A: They're complaining about the fillibuster.)
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To: ladyvet
Never mind....if I say it that dumb little black kid will show up and call me a racist.

What makes you think he's dumb? I can see calling the video dumb, but...

47 posted on 06/16/2010 5:41:23 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I can spell just fine, thanks, it's my typing that sucks.)
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To: Travis T. OJustice

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.


48 posted on 06/16/2010 5:55:42 AM PDT by MarineMom613 (Please God, Watch over our Military Men & Women at this perilous time in our world.)
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To: MarineMom613

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.


49 posted on 06/16/2010 6:05:17 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I can spell just fine, thanks, it's my typing that sucks.)
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To: Dust in the Wind

I know of many ‘rich’ people that think nothing of using illegal workers for lawncare just so they can save a few bucks.


50 posted on 06/16/2010 6:18:09 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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