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Disapproval of Obama Rises to All-Time High, Says Gallup
CNSNews.com ^ | Tuesday August 24, 2010 | Terence P. Jeffrey

Posted on 08/24/2010 12:01:45 PM PDT by jpl

(CNSNews.com) - For the first time in his presidency, Barack Obama’s average weekly “disapproval” rating has hit 50 percent, according to the Gallup Poll.

Each week, Gallup interviews about 3,500 American adults, asking them whether they approve or disapprove of the job President Obama is doing. On a daily basis, the polling firm publishes a three-day rolling average of the results; and, on a weekly basis, it publishes the weekly average.

During the week of Aug. 16-22, President Obama’s average approval was 43 percent and his average disapproval was 50 percent. This marked both Obama’s lowest average weekly approval rating in the Gallup poll and his highest average weekly disapproval rating.

“President Obama's job approval rating slipped to 43 percent for the week of Aug. 16-22, down one percentage point from the previous weekly low set a week ago,” said Gallup’s analysis of the poll. “The new low also marks the first weekly average in which 50 percent of Americans disapprove of Obama’s job performance. The erosion reflects particularly low ratings at the beginning of last week, including 41% for Aug. 15-17 and Aug. 16-18, the lowest three-day averages of his administration.”

The Gallup analysis of the poll pointed to a question that cannot be answered by the polling data: Would Obama’s weekly approval rating have been even lower had he not gone on vacation at the end of the week, causing a decline in news coverage of his activities.

“The president arrived at Martha's Vineyard, Mass., on Thursday, settling in with his family for a 10-day vacation, and for the most part dropping out of the daily news cycle,” said the Gallup analysis. “Whether this contributed to his slightly better ratings near the end of the week cannot be determined.”

The full Gallup poll results for the week of Aug. 16-22 show some interesting trends in Obama’s approval rating. These include:

--For the first time, Obama’s average weekly approval rating dropped below 40 percent among men. In the week ending Aug. 22, only 39 percent of males said they approved of the job Obama is doing. Among females, Obama’s approval rating was 46 percent.

--For the first time, Obama average weekly approval rating dropped below 40 percent among those in the 50-64 age bracket. Obama’s approval rating increases as the respondents grow younger. His most recent weekly approval rating was 37 percent among those 65 and older, 39 percent among those 50-64, 44 percent among Americans in the 30-49, and 52 percent among those 18-29.

--No region of the country gives Obama an approval rating above 50 percent. For the week ending Aug. 22, Obama’s approval rating was 37 percent in the South, 43 percent in the Midwest, 46 percent in the West, and 47 percent in the East. Obama’s 37 percent approval in the South marked the first time his average weekly approval dropped below 40 percent in any region of the country.

--When Americans are sorted into income groups, Obama wins the least approval from those on the bottom end of the middle-class. For the week ending Aug. 22, Americans earning between $2,000 and $4,999 per month gave him an approval rating of 39 percent. This is the first time Americans in any income bracket reported by Gallup gave Obama an approval rating of less than 40 percent. No income bracket gave Obama an approval rating as high as 50 percent. Among those earning less than $2,000 per month, his approval rating was 49 percent. Among those earning $5,000-$7,499 per month, his approval rating was 43 percent. And among those earning more than $7,500 per month his approval rating was 40 percent.


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KEYWORDS: 2010polls; bho44; bhofascism; democrats; landslide; obama; polls
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His daily disapproval reached 50% several days ago, but this is the first time he's hit it over a weekly span. Down he goes!!
1 posted on 08/24/2010 12:01:49 PM PDT by jpl
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To: jpl

BHO ICE


2 posted on 08/24/2010 12:03:19 PM PDT by FrankR (It doesn't matter what they call us, only what we answer to....)
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To: jpl

I’m sure this will be the lead on CNN tonight, like it was every time Bush’s numbers hit new lows. /s


3 posted on 08/24/2010 12:03:30 PM PDT by woweeitsme
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To: jpl

Wow, this sure is “unexpected”.


4 posted on 08/24/2010 12:04:10 PM PDT by nesnah
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To: jpl

Bottom still not it sight, my WAG is that even a portion of his most devoted cultists start getting antsy over the “Great Leader’s” kooky behavior.


5 posted on 08/24/2010 12:04:29 PM PDT by junta (S.C.U.M. = State Controlled Unreliable Media)
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To: jpl

Gallup’s sample seems to hold The One in higher esteem than other polls. Dunno why. So that makes this good news — that in the only remaining poll with remotely good news for The One, he is now underwater.


6 posted on 08/24/2010 12:05:02 PM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur)
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To: FrankR

43% still approve? Of the job he’s doing? That is extraordinary. What the Hell’s wrong with those people?


7 posted on 08/24/2010 12:05:24 PM PDT by RexBeach
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To: jpl

That takes a lot of work...vacation time.


8 posted on 08/24/2010 12:05:37 PM PDT by RckyRaCoCo
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To: jpl

Puke be upon Him, Congress fight this evil dork or you are going with Him, use your God given brain and show some sack!!! Stand up for America fight the OH_Bummer agenda..no more debt, not 5 cent..


9 posted on 08/24/2010 12:05:40 PM PDT by aeonspromise
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To: jpl

Obama is an Islamic Mugabe.


10 posted on 08/24/2010 12:06:40 PM PDT by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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To: jpl
Obama’s average approval was 43 percent

Scary.

11 posted on 08/24/2010 12:07:01 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a long tradition of tolerance." ~Hussein Obama, June 4, 2009, Cairo, Egypt)
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To: jpl
"For the first time in his presidency, Barack Obama’s average weekly “disapproval” rating has hit 50 percent"

The response I have to this is that it's frightening that it means 50% still approve of the America-hating bastard.

12 posted on 08/24/2010 12:07:10 PM PDT by TheClintons-STILLAnti-American
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To: RexBeach

The approval numbers are asymptotically approaching the fraction of the population that is black.


13 posted on 08/24/2010 12:07:23 PM PDT by DManA
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To: jpl
But what's his Golf Score?
14 posted on 08/24/2010 12:08:37 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: DManA

If they go below that number I would suggest he seek asylum in another country.


15 posted on 08/24/2010 12:08:51 PM PDT by DManA
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To: jpl

Expect more taxpayer funded motivation to prop his numbers.


16 posted on 08/24/2010 12:09:22 PM PDT by Gene Eric
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To: jpl
Would Obama’s weekly approval rating have been even lower had he not gone on vacation at the end of the week, causing a decline in news coverage of his activities.

Hey, I'll give you a clue:

It's going lower because he is on vacation, and people are disgusted at it.

17 posted on 08/24/2010 12:09:41 PM PDT by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: jpl

To quote a dear friend...”No bettah fo’ HIS a$$!”
I hope to see even lower numbers. Disapproval will reach 60% by November.


18 posted on 08/24/2010 12:10:55 PM PDT by Monkey Face (If you think health care is expensive now, wait till it's free.)
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To: jpl

A true poll would have him in the 20’s.


19 posted on 08/24/2010 12:11:05 PM PDT by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: jpl

The process of choosing a president in this country is a disaster. A biased media shapes the public’s knowledge about the candidates. Liberal candidates are given a free pass on everything they have done, do, and plan to do. Normal candidates are given a highly intrusive exam that goes back to their early school days. An ignorant public gets interested in the election in late September of an election year. An improperly informed public goes to the polls the first Tuesday of November and votes with little intelligence and a lot of emotion.
The public has high hopes for a few months after the election. A few months later it is finally revealed that the president is human and has faults and won’t be saving the country.
The country is then stuck with a dud who does as much damage as he can until the next election, when the process starts over again.


20 posted on 08/24/2010 12:11:14 PM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (Annoying liberals is my goal. I will not be silenced.)
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To: FrankR

Time to gin up some more CRA highway signs.


21 posted on 08/24/2010 12:12:05 PM PDT by reagandemocrat
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To: RexBeach

Q: “What the Hell’s wrong with those people?”
A: They don’t want to bite the hand that feeds them (from the public trough).


22 posted on 08/24/2010 12:12:55 PM PDT by TrueFact
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To: jpl

Well, that is just his POLICIES. They still love Obama the PERSON - after all, he is the FIRST trans-racial President
(sarcasm).


23 posted on 08/24/2010 12:13:58 PM PDT by ZULU (God, guts and guns made America great,)
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To: jpl
...(approval rating) and 47 percent in the East. Obama’s 37 percent approval in the South marked the first time his average weekly approval dropped below 40 percent in any region of the country.

While this all bodes well for the future of the country, please remember only one poll matters this year:

N O V E M B E R 2

Show up and make YOUR disapproval heard LOUD and CLEAR.

Help the office supply stores in DC run out of their stock of "Hello, my name is..." nametags for all the new GOP Congress members!

24 posted on 08/24/2010 12:14:08 PM PDT by NorCoGOP (OBAMA: Living proof that hope is not a plan.)
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To: Blueflag
Gallup always seems to oversample Democrats.
25 posted on 08/24/2010 12:14:24 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: TexasCajun
But what's his Golf Score?

I can only imagine what his true handicap is.

It's just a shame that it's too late for America to take a mulligan.

26 posted on 08/24/2010 12:14:29 PM PDT by jpl (It's "My Big Fat Deadly Greek Riot", coming soon to a bankrupt socialist state near you.)
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To: jpl

I dunno..... Ras has him sittin’ pretty good and steady. Certainly not Innaguaration Day numbers but re-electable numbers. If only the MSM did their job : (


27 posted on 08/24/2010 12:15:25 PM PDT by stevecmd
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To: jpl

Change!


28 posted on 08/24/2010 12:15:41 PM PDT by pogo101
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To: NorCoGOP

And everyone should send emails to their newly elected congressmen:

“Congratulations on your election! Now, never forget that we’ll hold YOUR feet to the fire just as much as your predecessor”


29 posted on 08/24/2010 12:15:48 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: RexBeach
43% still approve?

IIRC, Gallup does this poll on "adults" so it's not filtered for registered or likely voters. It will generally be the most favorable for B.O. As such, it's pretty bad for Barry. He's fixin' to drop into the 30's.

30 posted on 08/24/2010 12:16:50 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Leftism is Mentally Deranged

nail on head.

I’m sick of the bias media the ignorant voters who seem to think that voting doesn’t have consequences.

The students who treat voting as American idol in the last election and the ignorant fools who have no clue even while they the drive to vote and then make a last second decision.


31 posted on 08/24/2010 12:17:12 PM PDT by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: jpl

:)


32 posted on 08/24/2010 12:17:29 PM PDT by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: Frantzie
Obama is an Islamic Mugabe.

I think Mugabe offered to make his country into an muslim country in return for a loan from Khaddafi. IIRC, he then used the money for, among other things, fuel.

33 posted on 08/24/2010 12:17:53 PM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: woweeitsme
Why is his approval rating so ‘high’ = should be in the basement - at 20% - that's the %-age 0f Americans what would approve/disaprove of anything, just to ‘heard’.
34 posted on 08/24/2010 12:17:58 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (g)
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To: woweeitsme

Along with a story on how “race” is playing such an important factor in his low ratings with “whitey” America.


35 posted on 08/24/2010 12:18:33 PM PDT by Mr. Wright
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To: Leftism is Mentally Deranged

You forgot one salient point: The Democrat Party steals elections by letting felons and illegals and phantom registrants vote. Philly consistently records more votes than eligible voters and no one is every arrested for this felony. Third world countries should come to our Democrat-infested cities to monitor our crooked elections.


36 posted on 08/24/2010 12:19:03 PM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: jpl

Imam Obamah cares more about his golf score than American Jobs!


37 posted on 08/24/2010 12:19:18 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: jpl; RexBeach; FrankR; woweeitsme

Maybe it's time for another luxury vacation in Spain...
Get some time away from the "bitter" rednecks in small towns
clinging to guns and religion that annoy him so much.
They just don't get away on vacation enough.


38 posted on 08/24/2010 12:19:23 PM PDT by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: Blueflag
Gallup’s sample seems to hold The One in higher esteem than other polls. Dunno why.

The reason is that Gallup polls a sample of "all adults." That includes illegals, lifelong moochers, and other sorts who either arent registered to vote or rarely show up. Such a sample will typically be more lefty than samples of registered or, better yet, likely voters.

From the standpoint of what will happen in November, what all adults think is minimally meaningful. It's what likely voters think that matters, and likely voter polls show him with even lower approval.

Why does Gallup do this? It either wants to skew the sample to the left or is opting for the cheapest polling method. Or both.

39 posted on 08/24/2010 12:19:50 PM PDT by freespirited
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To: jpl
Obama’s picture is in the dictionary next to the word ‘clusterf&^%’
40 posted on 08/24/2010 12:19:52 PM PDT by SMARTY ("What luck for rulers that men do not think." Adolph Hitler)
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To: RexBeach

****43% still approve? Of the job he’s doing? That is extraordinary. What the Hell’s wrong with those people?****

The 7% who cannot say they positively approve should be counted along with the 50% - which results in 57% disapproval.

The 43% should be asked why they approve - is it because he has improved employment, reduced taxes and defeated our enemies - or - is it because they feel sorry for him.


41 posted on 08/24/2010 12:20:07 PM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair - Man's surrender. Laughter -God's redemption)
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To: TexasCajun
I heard 84...I'll let you know his total for the round after he plays the back 9.
42 posted on 08/24/2010 12:20:08 PM PDT by JPG (How much taxpayer $ did Mookie blow today?)
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To: DManA
The approval numbers are asymptotically approaching the fraction of the population that is black.

Add in "on the dole" and ya got your 43%

43 posted on 08/24/2010 12:20:28 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (g)
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To: jpl

Way too high for this tyrant.


44 posted on 08/24/2010 12:20:53 PM PDT by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: justlurking
...people are disgusted at it.

Mostly because it's our money he is spending. WE can't afford a vacation, but he can rob the treasury to go on his AND send a minion on a fool's errand to brag about the Muslim in office here.

45 posted on 08/24/2010 12:21:38 PM PDT by Monkey Face (If you think health care is expensive now, wait till it's free.)
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To: jpl

so far..he has the potential to go much lower..


46 posted on 08/24/2010 12:21:51 PM PDT by ken5050 (Save the Earth..It's the only planet with chocolate!!!)
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To: jpl

And yet among blacks, still at 90% approval.

Racism alive and well among the new Plantation dwellers.


47 posted on 08/24/2010 12:23:02 PM PDT by TruthHound ("He who does not punish evil commands it to be done." --Leonardo da Vinci)
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To: jpl

The only thing that’s going up for the sissy, non athletic kenyan is his golf score.


49 posted on 08/24/2010 12:23:17 PM PDT by albie
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To: RexBeach
"43% still approve? Of the job he’s doing? That is extraordinary. What the Hell’s wrong with those people?"

43% would approve of the job a bologna sandwich was doing too.

50 posted on 08/24/2010 12:26:24 PM PDT by libs_kma (DEMOCRATS, HOT TAR AND FEATHERS. SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED.)
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