Skip to comments.Voter Discontent Deepens Ahead of Obama Jobs Plan (Brak at 44% among Adults in WSJ/NBC poll)
Posted on 09/06/2011 6:13:41 AM PDT by TonyInOhio
YOUNGSTOWN, OhioPresident 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.
The 2012 race is ours to lose. Will we?
wth is it that 44% find to approve of???
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.
Absolutely shocking isn't it? He could eat his children on the Front Lawn of the White House and he'd still have 30%?
I take it that you DON’T mean Win The Future. ;-)
If the GOP nominates a liberal, who cares who wins?
They seem to have decided that violent rhetoric will help.
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
Well, he’d lose the Vegan vote...............
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!!!
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.
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.
I wonder what the 44% number actually is when adjusted for reality. 28%?
Why, the wookie's well toned arms. Of course.
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.
DJIA down 260 out of the gate.
He will probably win Kalipornia even if he announces it was going to be used as collateral for the national debt with China.
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.
44% of Americans approve of the job Mr. Obama is doing as president,
Some 73% say the country is headed in the wrong direction
That means it’s the republican’s fault it’s going in the wrong direction.
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.
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?
Not only does this poll sample people that don’t vote, it over-samples democrats. The rat internal polling must be horrific.
Always fear the GOP’s ability to screw up a golden opportunity.
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 voteBarack Obama, John McCain, or someone else?
It also shows that of the ADULTS surveyed that only 84% were even registered voters.
see post #28, this thread
He'd jump to 46% because of his contribution to population control.
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.
wth is it that 44% find to approve of???
A good portion of that 44% approve of the color of his skin.
If there are any jobs left; he will slash those jobs too.
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.
Thats 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 dont 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 dont have a drastic change this time its going to lead to a drastic change that wont be pretty. If the voters choose the drastic change later option so be it but Im working for the drastic change now through elections.
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.