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Voter Discontent Deepens Ahead of Obama Jobs Plan (Brak at 44% among Adults in WSJ/NBC poll)
The Wall Street Journal | 09/06/11 | Jonathan Weisman

Posted on 09/06/2011 6:13:41 AM PDT by TonyInOhio

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio—President Barack Obama this week will try to launch a political comeback amid the lowest approval ratings of his presidency and a growing sense of economic foreboding here and across the country among voters who are increasingly questioning their president's skills and priorities.

A new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll of 1,000 adults, taken Aug. 27-31, found that 44% of Americans approve of the job Mr. Obama is doing as president, with more than half, or 51%, disapproving for the first time since his inauguration. Some 73% say the country is headed in the wrong direction, a level of pessimism not seen since late 2008, as the financial crisis struck.

More than 70% of people surveyed said the economy hasn't yet hit bottom. Most Americans still say the president inherited the nation's economic maladies from President George W. Bush rather than caused them, although that number is slipping.

Voters appear to be looking for a new direction. By 44% to 40%, Americans now say they are more likely to vote Republican next year than for Mr. Obama's re-election. In June, the president held the edge, 45% to 40%. The president is losing support from key groups including political independents, women and Hispanics.


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: dismay; election; elections; fail; failfast; failhard; getout; missinglink; nobama2012; notbreakingnews; obama; poll
44% approval in a left-leaning poll of adults means his actual approval rating among likely voters is in the low to mid-thirties. Add to that the structural problems Brak faces in the Electoral College, and you have the makings of a GOP blowout next year.

The 2012 race is ours to lose. Will we?

1 posted on 09/06/2011 6:13:44 AM PDT by TonyInOhio
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To: TonyInOhio
Forgot the link:

Voter Discontent Deepens Ahead of Obama Jobs Plan

2 posted on 09/06/2011 6:15:31 AM PDT by TonyInOhio ( ~ No ~)
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To: TonyInOhio

wth is it that 44% find to approve of???


3 posted on 09/06/2011 6:16:06 AM PDT by silverleaf (Common sense is not so common - Voltaire)
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To: TonyInOhio
44% of Americans approve of the job Mr. Obama is doing as president,

Some 73% say the country is headed in the wrong direction

W.T.F?!?!?!

4 posted on 09/06/2011 6:16:31 AM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: TonyInOhio

Might even be sub-30 among true LVs. How many people are going to say that the country is going in the wrong direction, but they still like Obama? That kind of cognitive dissonance is hard to sustain.


5 posted on 09/06/2011 6:17:30 AM PDT by icanhasbailout
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To: silverleaf
wth is it that 44% find to approve of???

Absolutely shocking isn't it? He could eat his children on the Front Lawn of the White House and he'd still have 30%?

6 posted on 09/06/2011 6:18:06 AM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: sam_paine

“...W.T.F?!?!?!...”

I take it that you DON’T mean Win The Future. ;-)


7 posted on 09/06/2011 6:20:33 AM PDT by NCC-1701 (In Memphis on January 20, 2009, pump price were $1.49. We all know what happened after that.)
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To: TonyInOhio

If the GOP nominates a liberal, who cares who wins?


8 posted on 09/06/2011 6:21:08 AM PDT by cmj328
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To: TonyInOhio

They seem to have decided that violent rhetoric will help.


9 posted on 09/06/2011 6:26:35 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: TonyInOhio

Don’t read too much into these polls.
The Left is included in the polls, as well as the right.
They both are dissatisfied with Obamugabe, but for different, and exactly opposite reasons.
So, if a pollster asks if you are satisfied with the job the president is doing, and you are a left wing lunatic, you say no, because he’s not declared himself absolute dictator-for-life yet.

So don’t think that just because his poll numbers are really low that the left will not still vote for his sorry, lazy tukus for four more years


10 posted on 09/06/2011 6:28:08 AM PDT by Red Badger ("Treason doth never prosper.... What's the reason? Why if it prosper, none dare call it treason.")
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To: sam_paine

Well, he’d lose the Vegan vote...............


11 posted on 09/06/2011 6:29:17 AM PDT by Red Badger ("Treason doth never prosper.... What's the reason? Why if it prosper, none dare call it treason.")
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To: TonyInOhio

Listening to the crazy rants of Joe Biden, Debbie Wasserman Schulz, Maxine Waters, James Hoffa, Jr., any objective person in their right mind would come to the conclusion that Obama is toast. And....so.....is most of the Democrat Party!!!! However, we good guys & gals cannot rest for one minute!!! Obama and the Democrat Party must be massively defeated, if not politically destroyed come, November, 2012!!!


12 posted on 09/06/2011 6:29:30 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX
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To: TonyInOhio; P-Marlowe; wmfights
The actual poll is here http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/i/MSNBC/Sections/NEWS/A_Politics/_Today_Stories_Teases/Correct_NBCWSJ_poll.pdf

It sample 1000 ADULTS...not likely voters, not registered voters, not even eligible voters...just ADULTS.

Interestingly ONLY 19% claimed the country was going in the right direction.

This poll is DISASTROUS for Obama. 11% of it was African/American, and that is his 90+% base, so that means that, other than blacks, something like 90% of the country thinks Obama has us going in the wrong direction.

13 posted on 09/06/2011 6:29:44 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True Supporters of our Troops PRAY for their VICTORY!)
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To: TonyInOhio
Obama hits all-time lows, according to NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll
14 posted on 09/06/2011 6:29:49 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: silverleaf

Blacks and unions. Believe it or not there is also the dumb white voter who voted for him the 1st time and can’t admit they were stupid. They don’t pay attention to what he has done. All they do is listen to his speeches.

Went to a family dinner this weekend. The family is mostly conservatives. I had a cousin who blurted out that she had voted for Obama. Whoa! You could have heard a pin drop after she said that. You could feel the air sucked out of the lungs of the family. People started getting up and moving away.

It was sad, but it was funny. Even my sweet 83 year old crippled mother fired up her walker to leave the room.

My mother asked me the next day if I thought her niece knew she was wrong about Obama. I told her “no” because my niece was babbling about infrastructure after the admission.


15 posted on 09/06/2011 6:31:04 AM PDT by dforest
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To: TonyInOhio

I wonder what the 44% number actually is when adjusted for reality. 28%?


16 posted on 09/06/2011 6:31:16 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Spreading fear isn't working for the 'RATS anymore so they've resorted to using threats.)
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To: silverleaf
wth is it that 44% find to approve of???

Why, the wookie's well toned arms. Of course.

17 posted on 09/06/2011 6:31:57 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Red Badger
The Left is included in the polls, as well as the right.

That observation is absolutely spot-on. Look for him to get a bounce as he embraces hard-left class warfare rhetoric. His base is gonna eat that up. Will probably hurt him in the long run, but he is running out of time and options.
18 posted on 09/06/2011 6:32:52 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Red Badger
Well, he’d lose the Vegan vote...............

Not if he justified it by saying that he did it in a fit of rage when he found his girls listening to Rush Limbaugh.

Besides, Vegans are all about (human) population reduction.

19 posted on 09/06/2011 6:33:44 AM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

DJIA down 260 out of the gate.


20 posted on 09/06/2011 6:38:50 AM PDT by John W (Natural-born US citizen since 1955)
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To: sam_paine

He will probably win Kalipornia even if he announces it was going to be used as collateral for the national debt with China.


21 posted on 09/06/2011 6:40:24 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: John W

I just looked at the Rasmussen daily tracking history.

Bammers was at his historic low of 19% strong approve for 5 straight days. He’d never stayed at that level before last week, but had bounced there for one day a couple of times previously.


22 posted on 09/06/2011 6:41:36 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: sam_paine

“am_paine wrote:
44% of Americans approve of the job Mr. Obama is doing as president,

Some 73% say the country is headed in the wrong direction

W.T.F?!?!?!”

That means it’s the republican’s fault it’s going in the wrong direction.


23 posted on 09/06/2011 6:43:43 AM PDT by MNDude (Congratulations Jimmy Carter, you are no longer the worst President in History!)
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To: silverleaf
wth is it that 44% find to approve of???

The majority of that 44 % like their government handouts too much to risk voting else wise ..

Most Blacks, for example, either work for the government or receive welfare, SSI disability, food stamps, etc. They and single women with children predominantly view government as their daddy, and don't want to risk losing any payments , regardless of shrinking job opportunities. Maybe 10-15 of the 44 % or so are primarily cultural liberals/libertines who have other than economic reasons to support the current inept regime.

24 posted on 09/06/2011 6:46:34 AM PDT by Nonstatist
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To: MNDude
That means it’s the republican’s fault it’s going in the wrong direction.

I think you're absolutely correct. Assuming that the 51% who disapprove of his performance also think we're on the wrong track, that still leaves 22% who think we're on the wrong track but don't disapprove of his performance?

25 posted on 09/06/2011 6:49:01 AM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: xzins

Not only does this poll sample people that don’t vote, it over-samples democrats. The rat internal polling must be horrific.


26 posted on 09/06/2011 6:52:04 AM PDT by Kahuna
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To: TonyInOhio

Always fear the GOP’s ability to screw up a golden opportunity.


27 posted on 09/06/2011 6:54:13 AM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: sam_paine; P-Marlowe; wmfights
Question QF1 b/c in the poll asks if they voted for Obama or Bush in "last November's" election.

QF1b/c A lot of people are unable to get out and vote for many reasons. Did you happen to vote in last November's election for president? (IF “YES,” ASK:) For whom did you vote––Barack Obama, John McCain, or someone else?

It also shows that of the ADULTS surveyed that only 84% were even registered voters.

28 posted on 09/06/2011 6:56:18 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True Supporters of our Troops PRAY for their VICTORY!)
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To: TonyInOhio
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29 posted on 09/06/2011 6:57:26 AM PDT by Crawdad
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To: Kahuna

see post #28, this thread


30 posted on 09/06/2011 6:57:52 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True Supporters of our Troops PRAY for their VICTORY!)
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To: sam_paine
He could eat his children on the Front Lawn of the White House and he'd still have 30%?

He'd jump to 46% because of his contribution to population control.

31 posted on 09/06/2011 6:58:22 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: indylindy
Do you think people like your niece feel important babbling about the word “infrastructure”?

I mean, does she think most women aspire to be a flag-woman at a construction site? Or would she rather run a bulldozer?
Of all the 3 guys standing around watching the rest toil, I never see a woman.

Maybe she would like to discuss “infrastructure” further at the next family gathering.

32 posted on 09/06/2011 7:28:41 AM PDT by silverleaf (Common sense is not so common - Voltaire)
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To: silverleaf

wth is it that 44% find to approve of???

A good portion of that 44% approve of the color of his skin.


33 posted on 09/06/2011 7:31:12 AM PDT by chuckee
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To: TonyInOhio

If there are any jobs left; he will slash those jobs too.


34 posted on 09/06/2011 7:36:18 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: silverleaf

She is my cousin. I don’t think she thinks about it. She jsut listens to his speeches.

One family member did ask her to explain all the infrastructure that was fixed with the last trillion dollars.

She couldn’t name one thing.

You know, I wish I could figure out why anyone would vote for Obama. But I can’t.

I figure she is one of those “feel good” whites that feel good because they voted for a black man.


35 posted on 09/06/2011 7:41:36 AM PDT by dforest
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To: cmj328
>>If the GOP nominates a liberal, who cares who wins?<<

That’s the way I look at it also. The time has passed that we can rely on small steps hoping to work toward smaller government. We should have learned the lesson that half measures don’t work and especially so at this point in our history. We need to drastically reverse the course this government has taken. This time it has to be all or nothing. Slowly going down the wrong path rather then plunging head long is no longer an option.

If we don’t have a drastic change this time it’s going to lead to a drastic change that won’t be pretty. If the voters choose the drastic change later option so be it but I’m working for the drastic change now through elections.

36 posted on 09/06/2011 7:52:59 AM PDT by CynicalBear
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To: TonyInOhio

The scary number is 44% approve. That’s a substainial base, of commie, socialists & lazy slobs who will keep these thugs in power. Our work is cut out for us.


37 posted on 09/06/2011 9:02:42 AM PDT by kenmcg (pROBLEM)
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