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GALLUP : Obama Job Approval Rating Down to 38% Among Independents
Gallup ^ | 07/07/2010 | Jeffrey Jones

Posted on 07/07/2010 7:32:24 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Overall job ratings for the president continue to be below majority level.

PRINCETON, NJ -- Thirty-eight percent of independents approve of the job Barack Obama is doing as president, the first time independent approval of Obama has dropped below 40% in a Gallup Daily tracking weekly aggregate. Meanwhile, Obama maintains the support of 81% of Democrats, and his job approval among Republicans remains low, at 12%.

These data are based on Gallup Daily tracking interviews conducted the week of June 28-July 4.

Over the past year, Obama has lost support among all party groups, though the decline has been steeper among independents than among Republicans or Democrats. Today's 38% approval rating among independents is 18 percentage points lower than the 56% found July 6-12, 2009. During the same period, his support has fallen nine points among Democrats (from 90% to 81%) and eight points among Republicans (from 20% to 12%).

Overall, 46% of Americans approve of the job Obama is doing as president in the June 28-July 4 aggregate, one point above his lowest weekly average. Obama's average weekly job approval rating has not been above 50% since Feb. 8-14, though it reached the 50% mark as recently as May 3-9.

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To: SeekAndFind

Reagan eventually reaped the reward from the seeds he had planted earlier (marginal tax reduction), while Clinton was salvaged by Monica and the MSM. Obama and the Democrats have been so out of control that they will reap only a whirlwind.


51 posted on 07/07/2010 8:30:56 AM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government -- Thomas Paine)
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To: nascarnation
That 35% is the foundation upon which they will attempt to construct a Clintonian plurality for 2012.

Hard to do without a Perot.

As the 2008 election demonstrated, third parties have pretty close to zero appeal.

In fact, absent a well-known candidate (like Perot, Anderson, LaFollette and Roosevelt) no third party ever gets much more than 2% of the vote.

I'm not sure who the celebrity third party candidate who will siphon GOP votes could be at this point.

52 posted on 07/07/2010 8:35:00 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: SeekAndFind

You White people should be ashamed of your race.
Being against our first Black president (small “p”) shows your bigotry and hatred for this Muslim Black (partially) man (small “m”).

SHAME on you!


53 posted on 07/07/2010 8:38:11 AM PDT by jongaltsr (It)
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To: wideawake

Depending on who the Republican nominee is, it could be a Tea Party candidate.


54 posted on 07/07/2010 8:39:00 AM PDT by The Pack Knight (Duty, Honor, Country)
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To: SeekAndFind

Dictators like BO/BS don’t care about opinion polls.


55 posted on 07/07/2010 8:39:08 AM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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To: NavyCanDo
Is it any wonder they are going after the Hispanic vote with this fight against Arizona? He looses the Independents and it’s all over - unless he can gain a significant amount of another demographic.

Probably pedophiles. No doubt he's working on it.

56 posted on 07/07/2010 8:39:17 AM PDT by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: wideawake

Remember that this third party will be covertly funded by the Baraqqis (Soros) and will have media adulation.

If Charlie Crist wins in Florida, he’s one of their likely candidates.


57 posted on 07/07/2010 8:40:09 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: wideawake; nascarnation
People always remember Perot in 1992 and 1996 but then forget John Anderson the “Moderate” Republican spoiler who ran in 1980.

Given how lousy Carter was as President, not even a spoiler could save him as Perot did Clinton.

Obama is Carter 2.0

58 posted on 07/07/2010 8:40:09 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (The problem with Socialism is eventually you run our of other peoples money. Lady Thatcher)
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To: surrey

xactly - he doesn’t care what people think about him. And November won’t change that.


59 posted on 07/07/2010 8:42:04 AM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: jongaltsr

Obama has openly declared himself to be a Christian.


60 posted on 07/07/2010 8:42:15 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: MNJohnnie
Obama is Carter 2.0

True but the country has changed a lot and is more polarized. I really feel Baraq has a solid underpinning of support from:

minorities

illegals

dead voters

union members

govt employees

Remember that nearly half now pay no income tax.

61 posted on 07/07/2010 8:44:41 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: The Pack Knight
Depending on who the Republican nominee is, it could be a Tea Party candidate.

Absolutely correct.

62 posted on 07/07/2010 8:47:44 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: nascarnation
2012 will not be a repeat of 1996 and here is why.

To start with Obama is a true ideologue while Bill Clinton was an amoral political opportunists. Bill Clinton had some hard headed political realists advising him, Obama is surrounded by sycophantic fellow travelers. So no “tack to the right” by Obama.

The alternative media was in its infancy in 1996. Other then Rush Limbaugh there was almost no alternative national voice to the Establishment Media. Also, the Internet was mainly a “fad” know primarily to the avate garde of the computer techie community.

The other thing to remember is the economy had significantly improved by 1996. We hit a 5.5% unemployment number in, I think, May of that year. People were feeling a lot more hopeful in 1996 then they were in 1994 so there was a “Don't rock the boat” mood with many voters.

Obama will have no such boost to help his numbers since everything they are doing in DC these days is designed to be a jobs killer

Obama is Jimmy Carter 2.0

63 posted on 07/07/2010 8:53:40 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (The problem with Socialism is eventually you run our of other peoples money. Lady Thatcher)
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To: YankeeReb

From your lips to God’s ears friend.


64 posted on 07/07/2010 8:53:48 AM PDT by SaintDismas
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To: Kartographer
If you support Obama and yet call yourself a Republican you need to do some deep soul searching or you are certifiable mental!

Even more so if you are a Christian. Anyone who claims to be a Christian and votes Democrat has serious issues, IMHO.

65 posted on 07/07/2010 8:54:02 AM PDT by Disambiguator (Progressivism, Socialism, Marxism, Communism - it's all shades of black.)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

“...Illustrative example of excrement in our White House along with the human waste in Congress....”

HEY Tex!!! Yer starting to sound jes’ like ME! Hahah!!


66 posted on 07/07/2010 8:55:34 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: SeekAndFind
"Which means, the polls is weighted in the Dems favor." Which begs the question, why is this the case ? In fact, this seems to be the case most of the time...

I would guess that most Freepers who do get a call from a pollster simply hang up. Conservatives have real lives and do something productive with their time, so they are unwilling to spend 10-15 minutes chatting with a total stranger for a survey. Libs are far more likely to talk - they don't do real work, nor do they do anywhere near as much productive work around the house. We're always underrepresented because we self-select out of these polls, even before the pollster introduces bias on purpose.

67 posted on 07/07/2010 8:57:27 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: SmokingJoe
None of them started off with the super high 70%+ approval ratings that 0bozo started off with.

Where are you getting that 70%+ number?
Rasmussen never had him above 65%.

While Gallup had him at 68 and 69% during his first four days of usurpation, he has basically gone down hill from there.

68 posted on 07/07/2010 9:00:09 AM PDT by Just A Nobody ( (Better Dead than RED! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA))
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To: SeekAndFind

I guess my response is that it’s time for the people to do penance. But, OTOH, you and I both know that he is too arrogant with false pride to do those things. He just won’t. I don’t have to burden myself with that question, this devil has answered it already.


69 posted on 07/07/2010 9:00:28 AM PDT by SaintDismas
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To: bray

Of those 38% that support mac daddy, 3 % are actually alive.


70 posted on 07/07/2010 9:11:33 AM PDT by chiefqc
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To: Thane_Banquo

If you review American history you will find that stupidity is nothing new.


71 posted on 07/07/2010 9:19:34 AM PDT by arrogantsob
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To: SeekAndFind

If economy improved after all his crap got repealed he wouldn’t get elected. Not a chance.


72 posted on 07/07/2010 9:20:02 AM PDT by farlander (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: wideawake
Only Palin could do it if she went independent.
73 posted on 07/07/2010 9:20:51 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: GonzoGOP
Obama would need a different personality type to pull it off.

I think we are fortunate in that our first truly damaging president is also one who is so totally out of touch with mainstream America.

Imagine if you dare a president with Obama's ideology, but Reagan's or Clinton's communication skills. About the closest we ever came to such a situation was averted when Dr. Weiss gunned down Huey Long.

74 posted on 07/07/2010 9:33:08 AM PDT by Notary Sojac (I've been ionized, but I'm okay now.)
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To: CPT Clay

no doubt the same 12% that like Graham and McCain


75 posted on 07/07/2010 9:33:58 AM PDT by AeWingnut (Soccer: a symptom of a greater ill)
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To: PghBaldy

That’s exactly what I’m saying. It isn’t even in the sampling. The dems were polled by a larger margin.


76 posted on 07/07/2010 9:36:30 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: henkster
Obama has another problem with 2012 that Reagan and Clinton didn’t have.

Henkster, is Obama going to have issues when it comes to getting on the ballot in states that have passed laws forcing candidates to prove they are eligible to hold the office for which they are running? If he doesn't get on all the ballots, the inference alone will condemn him to a landslide.

77 posted on 07/07/2010 9:37:02 AM PDT by Go Gordon (Obama - He has nothing to say, but will say it anyway)
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To: SeekAndFind
Obama has openly declared himself to be a Christian.

No Christian would ever support the muzzies like this guy does.
78 posted on 07/07/2010 9:43:11 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Luckily, I rather doubt she would run as an independent regardless of who the GOP nominee is.


79 posted on 07/07/2010 9:45:00 AM PDT by The Pack Knight (Duty, Honor, Country)
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To: silverleaf

yes, democrats are very much like those in Zimbabwe and Venezuela. Their country has rotted out from under them and they still support their leaders.


80 posted on 07/07/2010 10:02:29 AM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* 'I love you guys')
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To: MNJohnnie

I agree Obama will get a lot less votes in 2012 (assuming he’s on the ballot) than he did in 2008.
But in a 3-way election scenario, he’s still got a reasonable shot at winning because the support from his “base” is rock solid.

As for the “alternative” voice to the establishment media, how did they do vis a vis Baraq in 2008?


81 posted on 07/07/2010 10:10:20 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Wyatt's Torch
95% of blacks would love him no matter what he did

It would be easier to convince them that OJ really WAS the killer!

82 posted on 07/07/2010 10:14:41 AM PDT by massmike (...So this is what happens when OJ's jury elects the president....)
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To: TexasFreeper2009
Only Palin could do it if she went independent.

Regardless of one's opinion of Sarah Palin, she is not an egomaniac of the Wallace or Perot variety. She wouldn't do it.

83 posted on 07/07/2010 10:17:54 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: nascarnation

Reasonable shot? I’d say more like a lock. If there is a significant third party candidate in 2012, then Obama will certainly be re-elected - potentially by a landslide in terms of electoral votes.

If it’s a Tea Party candidate who can split the Republican and right-leaning Independent votes, then we might see states like South Carolina and Texas in the blue column next time. That’s the nature of plurality, winner-take-all elections.


84 posted on 07/07/2010 10:31:01 AM PDT by The Pack Knight (Duty, Honor, Country)
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To: Just A Nobody
Where are you getting that 70%+ number?

USA Today/Gallup 1/9-11/09 - 83%
http://www.pollster.com/blogs/2009_01_09%20Topline.pdf

CNN 1/12-15/09 - 84%
http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/12/24/obama.approval/index.html

Post/Post 1/13-16/09 - 80%
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/documents/postpoll011709.html

85 posted on 07/07/2010 10:41:59 AM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: Go Gordon

I think he’ll get on all the ballots. He’ll wave that bogus Hawaii paper around like Neville Chamberlain and they will let him on the ballot. 0bama will be “grandfathered” on those laws for all practical purposes. That’s just the way things are done now.


86 posted on 07/07/2010 10:42:54 AM PDT by henkster (A broken government does not merit full faith and credit.)
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To: SmokingJoe
ABC/Post 1/13-16/09 - 80%
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/documents/postpoll011709.html
87 posted on 07/07/2010 10:44:32 AM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: Bushbacker1
Using the three sample groups, the average approval is 43.6%. Which means, the polls is weighted in the Dems favor.

I was wondering about that, it just didn't seem to add up. They must be using the same numbers from before the election. Maybe we should use the weighting of conservative, liberal and moderate. ....or maybe weighting is impossible to do accurately at this point.

88 posted on 07/07/2010 10:51:28 AM PDT by Eva (Aand)
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To: bray

I’d settle for an honest one...


89 posted on 07/07/2010 11:00:05 AM PDT by Maverick68
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To: SeekAndFind
And it "burns, burns, burns", into the fire..


90 posted on 07/07/2010 11:10:15 AM PDT by Soothesayer9
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To: bray
Imagine if he had a hostile media?

Forget hostile. Imagine if he had an honest media. Of course, if that were the case he would never have come remotely close to winning the presidency.

MM (in TX)

91 posted on 07/07/2010 11:11:33 AM PDT by MississippiMan (http://gogmagogblog.wordpress.com/)
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To: GonzoGOP

Good points about Obama’s past political experience. We are seeing his stumbling methods of dealing with opposition in several ways. There are the regulatory takeovers, the unread bills shoved through Congress, the recess appointments, the two-question “press conferences”, the closed “townhall meetings”, the faux debates like the healthcare debate, and the show trial hearings where industry “criminals” were frogmarched in front of the cameras, the executive orders, and his proxy thugs threatening recalcitrant members of his own party. He definitely doesn’t know how to deal with anyone who disagrees with him.


92 posted on 07/07/2010 11:13:20 AM PDT by caseinpoint (Don't get thickly involved in thin things)
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To: SeekAndFind

Wow, his approval has fallen more among the democrats than the republicans? The difference is statistically in the noise but still interesting.


93 posted on 07/07/2010 11:20:04 AM PDT by austinaero ((More Bark, Less Wag))
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To: Bushbacker1

Which is about where Rsmussen has his support. Funny eh? Oversampling Dims is a good way to bump up poll numbers.


94 posted on 07/07/2010 11:37:57 AM PDT by BenKenobi (I want to hear more about Sam! Samwise the stouthearted!)
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To: RightOnTheBorder

You have to have a brain to have it damaged.


95 posted on 07/07/2010 11:46:54 AM PDT by fwdude
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To: wideawake
In fact, absent a well-known candidate (like Perot, Anderson, LaFollette and Roosevelt) no third party ever gets much more than 2% of the vote.

I'm not sure who the celebrity third party candidate who will siphon GOP votes could be at this point.


If he doesn't get the nomination outright (in my opinion doubtful) my bet would be Romney. Heaven knows he wants to be president. If Palin or some other conservative gets the nod I wouldn't be surprised if he does a Charlie Crist and runs as an independent. Romney certainly has the money and ego to make a third party bid. And his party loyalty has always been suspect. He has a fanatical fan base especially in places like FR that will effectively disrupt any chance for conservatives to rally around the actual GOP nominee.

Finally, and most importantly like Crist he would be able to convince himself that he has a serious chance of winning a three way. With Obama stuck in the high 30s all he has to do is unleash the flying monkeys on the Conservative (and the MSM will surely help in that) to get to 40% for the win.
96 posted on 07/07/2010 11:59:26 AM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: SeekAndFind

And yet his overall is still, according to Gallup, at 46 percent? Nah, no oversampling of Democrats here, no siree!!!


97 posted on 07/07/2010 12:03:03 PM PDT by OCCASparky (Obama--Playing a West Wing fantasy in a '24' world.)
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To: RightOnTheBorder

We need smarter independents.


98 posted on 07/07/2010 12:18:26 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m a little confused when they refer to independents. It would seem to me they are referring to people who are actually registered as “unaffiliated” (not registered with any party) rather than those registered with the independent party.

Am I missing something?


99 posted on 07/07/2010 12:23:45 PM PDT by Ham Hock
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m a little confused when they refer to independents. It would seem to me they are referring to people who are actually registered as “unaffiliated” (not registered with any party) rather than those registered with the independent party.

Am I missing something?


100 posted on 07/07/2010 12:23:59 PM PDT by Ham Hock
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