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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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.