Skip to comments.A floundering presidency heading for a fall? Barack Obama hits rock bottom in latest Gallup poll
Posted on 04/16/2011 3:18:05 AM PDT by Zakeet
The latest Gallup Daily tracking three-day average represents a new low for Barack Obama, with just 41 percent of Americans approving his job performance as president. This matches his previous lows in August 2010 and October 2010, just before the mid-term elections, and it is significantly down from his 2011 average of 48 percent. The presidents disapproval rating now stands at 50 percent, the highest point since August last year. In contrast, George W. Bushs approval rating at this stage of his presidency stood at 70 percent (April 2003), and the average for US presidents in the ninth quarter stands at 57 percent.
Disconcertingly for the White House, his ratings have plummeted among independents, from an average of 44 percent in 2011 to just 35 percent this week, devastating figures if translated at the ballot box in 2012, where securing the independent vote will be vital. Even among Democrats, support for the president is now running at just 77 percent, down four points from the 2011 average, and down seven points from the average for 2009-11.
And if his heavily panned performance this week on the budget deficit is anything to go by, it is unlikely that the presidents ratings will be significantly improving anytime soon. Barack Obama faces an increasingly disillusioned electorate which, as the latest RealClear Politics average of polls shows, overwhelmingly believes the country is heading down the wrong track. With deep-seated fears over the economy, including towering levels of federal debt, dominating voter concerns, the Obama presidency seems destined for another fall, perhaps on an even bigger scale than the setback the Left suffered last November.
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For some unknown reason, the Wee Wee and his minions seem destined for another fall, perhaps on an even bigger scale than the setback the idiot Left suffered last November
I’m surprised his approval ratings are as high as they are. There truly must be a lot of clueless people in America. The only people that seem to be doing well are government workers.
He’s expecting comments like this to revive his chances of winning: “It’s a vision that says that in order to reduce the deficit, we have to end Medicare as we know it and make cuts to Medicaid that would leave millions of seniors, poor children and Americans with disabilities without the care they need,” Obama said.
Whether he succeeds or not will depend upon the gullibility of he public. Unfortunately, the Republicans are not aggressive enough in responding.
We’re finally getting to see the real Barry Soetoro and it ain’t pretty. He’s an angry person filled with hate.
“The only people that seem to be doing well are government workers.”
23% of workers are either members of unions or public sector employees. http://www.bls.gov/news.release/union2.t03.htm.
41 million Americans are on Food Stamps http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/08/05/record-number-americans-receiving-food-stamp-benefits/
More than 50 million Americans are on Medicaid
In light of these numbers, it’s not hard to cobble together 41% support for this president.
“Unfortunately, the Republicans are not aggressive enough in responding.”
Responding, hell! They should ATTACK this America hating fool for what he is. They only have to point at the America he presides over to do it.
Our current path isn’t the America I believe in.
The Obama Growth Discount
It’s gratifying to know that a majority of Americans share that sentiment. Let’s hope this translates into voters telling this president “You’re fired!” in 2012.
Yep your right about that. If WI is any indication of what many in the government sector are like, then they aren’t willing to give an inch. When an economy is doing as badly as ours is, it’s time for them to feel the pain too.
Wrong. “Rock bottom” will be when gas hits $4-$5/gal. and REAL “rock bottom” will be when the Supreme Court rules that he isn’t a “natural born citizen” because his father was not a citizen of the USA. Both parents must be citizens in order for a child to be “natural born.”
It almost makes me hope for $5 gas - It will be a big inconvenience for me, but it will really hurt his Base and maybe open a few more eyes to the real Leftist agenda,
Rocky is going to give us 6-8 dollar per gal. gas to. that’ll show his critics, get him re-elected for sure, screw em.
Bankruptcy attorneys must be doing well -- and my cousin, the psychiatrist, tells me he's never been busier.
Remember 40% of Americans do not pay taxes at all. Of course they approve, The black vote is pretty much locked in and the Homosexuals love the guy (LiterallY???). Then we have the mentally ill like Chris (Tingles) Mathews, and Olberman, add the incompetents in his staff he has given jobs to, and 41% probably is the bottom for him.
It certainly is not inconsistent with reelection in two years.
What IS true is that 41% approval of this character is a threat to the Republic of enormous proportions.
The latest poll results don’t matter. Given a gop opposition that has made snatching defeat from the jaws of victory something of an art form, I give him a pretty good shot at re-election.
Also, remember that people vote their pocket book. Most of the population, and his base in particular, pays little in taxes anyway.
His biggest threat is a strong primary opponent.
That Chevy Volt burning down the garage in California is the blown out well in the gulf or the Japanese Nuke, very bad news for the proponents.
Bwwaaaa! That Romney “Mini Me” poster is perfect.
Re: the gas prices. Ten years ago, the Democrats argued that we shouldn’t drill in ANWR because we wouldn’t even see any oil for ten years. That oil would be flowing NOW just in time to relieve these proces. Time pull out the old clips and remind Americans who screwed them.
Very true and often overlooked...if one can 'overlook' with head planted deliberately in the sand.
“For some unknown reaso....”
“....when the Supreme Court rules that he isnt a natural born citizen
Ruling he’s “not a natural born citizen” would appear to be about the best he could hope for!!
“How LOWWW can he go?”
Every Kenyan boy and girl
All around the Kenyan world
Will watch the Kenyan drop
As they do the Kenyan rock...
Hey, 11% GDP worth of borrowing ( this year alone ) from the Chinese, gives us 2.0% GDP growth. Woohoo!
Will be fun to see the marxist punk go about campaigning at contrived and “open” gatherings.
You know they will control any audiance with adoring unionists.
And if he comes near me I’ll be there with signs bull horns and raising some hell.
Obammy you’re going down ya scum.
Have no fear!!! On Obama’s side is the commie/lib MSM, a very large number of illiterate voters and top it off with at least 35% of Americans dependent on the government for some type of aid. Folks we are in the throes of socialism and to shed us of Obama will be an extremely difficult task.
In the coming weeks, I’m hoping it drops at least 2 points. Much like the 10% unemployment number is toxic to 0bama, dipping into the 30’s is the danger zone for any hope at reelection.
Unlike when he’s in the 40’s, the press can’t spin that his numbers look “relatively strong”. Come on 39!
Yes, many millions of them, and they vote Demoncratic, too.
Unfortuntely, there are millions of them. The disastrous dumbing down of the US education system is beginning to have a scary affect.
There are days I'm thankful I'm old. And feel sorry for the under 40 crowd. My, but you have been royally screwed. And many of you don't even know it.
A dictator, like BO/BS, doesn’t care about polls. His mindset is to tell the people what he approves or disapproves, not what the people approve or disapprove.
He is not at ‘rock bottom’...that would be ‘Zero’. Nice, but not happening.
I’d guess a good portion of that 41% are guilty white morons who will never admit they hate obuma’s guts because they’re afraid people will think they’re racist. But in the dark voting booth king obuma will lose their vote.
So give the Kenyan klown 31% approval and falling.
And yet, the GOP will snatch defeat from the jaws of victory and Obama a second term.
When these questions are asked 5% to 15% might say they approve just so the questioner won't think they are "racist". Hussein fosters this response. In the privacy of the voting booth, their response might be a lot different.
His approval numbers are that high only because of racists who would have never supported him in the first place or would have dropped him like a hot rock long since if it weren’t for his race.
Everyone I talk to who is self employed say there profits are WAY DOWN this year. The tax revenue is going to be horrible this year. I wonder what the socialists will say when the revenue figures are released?
Comparisons with George Bush’s ratings are meaningless.
A 41% approval rating is not “Rock Bottom”.
That means 2 out of 5 people would still vote for Obama.
It’s scary to know there are that many idiots running around with the right to vote and no one to make sure they take their meds.
Obama was at 41% last August and again last November -
Now he is back at 41%.
When he drops below 40% and keeps heading down we will be on the right track.
My only question is who are the 41% who feel so good about Barry?
That said - the election is not for 18 months, the GOP has a way of shooting themselves in the foot and the press has not begun a President Obama full-court press, yet. Also, if the economy recovers even a little, his numbers could go back to re-elect levels. And the economy will probably get better (the US economy has a habit of recovering despite the worst efforts of a president).
They should get a reminder everyday just watching the news, but I agree with you.
Obammy will win the black vote,gay vote, hispanic vote, teacher and union vote Jewish vote.
Hell if all the pubbie can hope to get is the white males then pooh. Last rodeo he even won the white female vote. He has a nice smile ya know?
I’m Jewish.... I think Bammy Boy will only get 65% of the J vote this time around. Partly due to his attacks on Israel and part due to attacks on their personal wealth and income. If Trump runs he could easily rope in 40% or more
Ronald Reagan got % of Jewish vote-—>
39% in 1980 when everyone including Jews wanted to get Carter out. Same fate awaits Bammy Boy
31% in 1984-— Jews went back to the Democrat party voting for Mondale
Please explain to me why the Jewish people vote for the the most. STOP (I understand and it takes many years)
EVERYONE will notice if oil and other commodities like food keep going up. Once oil gets high enough, there will be a tremendous economic downturn. If Obama and his henchman keep pshing for revolution in the ME, look out. We are a much different society than we were in the 1930s or the 1970s. We have feral groups of people who riot at the drop of a hat. Maybe Libya will be the last, but who knows?
I’m not the smartest guy out there but I fail to understand why folks vote against their interests?
Bamma is anti Israel? Jews will still vote for him.
Students are going to pay the bill for all this. And they will still vote for him.
Ladies will vote for him. And he likes guys.