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Poll: Obama's Favorability Rating Upside-Down for First Time
national journal ^ | national journal

Posted on 09/16/2011 4:43:40 PM PDT by sunmars

For the first time, more Americans have an unfavorable opinion of President Obama than have a favorable opinion of him, according to a new CBS News/New York Times poll released late Friday, an indication that dissatisfaction with the president's job performance and the direction of the country is dragging down how Americans view Obama personally.

Just 39 percent of Americans have a favorable opinion of Obama, while 42 percent view him unfavorably. In January of this year, 40 percent had a favorable image of Obama, and 34 percent had an unfavorable opinion. In January 2009, as he was inaugurated, 60 percent of Americans had a favorable opinion of him.

While the president's approval rating -- which is down to 43 percent in the new poll, an all-time low -- is an important indicator of his re-election standing, the high regard Americans felt for Obama personally was a sign that Americans hadn't yet given up on his presidency.

In the new CBS News/New York Times poll, Obama is being crushed by negative data points:

-- 72 percent of Americans believe the nation is on the wrong track, a new high for the Obama presidency.

-- 49 percent of Democrats now say that Obama's job performance has been worse than they expected.

-- 47 percent of Americans are either "not very confident" or "not at all confident" that Obama's jobs legislation "will create jobs and improve the economy."

-- Obama's favorable/unfavorable rating among independents: 31 percent/41 percent.

(Excerpt) Read more at hotlineoncall.nationaljournal.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: fagawhitehousegov; petulantmuslimfail
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To: sunmars

Does that mean that Mitt will stop talking about what a nice guy he is?


41 posted on 09/16/2011 8:00:49 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: SamAdams76

The whole stage act is imploding.


42 posted on 09/16/2011 8:05:35 PM PDT by bronxville (Sarah will be the first American female president.)
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To: sunmars

All these polls need to be NIST calibrated. Can’t help but think that some of them are kinda, like, biased.


43 posted on 09/16/2011 9:41:05 PM PDT by yup2394871293
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Not only all of those characteristics but Obama is not even descriptive as to being a true believer in our Constitution. Of course there are many enablers like congresspersons and judges that don’t fit the description.


44 posted on 09/16/2011 9:57:56 PM PDT by noinfringers2
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To: sunmars

Where, O, Where are those styrofoam columns when I really need them? (Buckwheat)


45 posted on 09/16/2011 10:22:10 PM PDT by matthew fuller (Compromise on the Holocaust would have killed three million Jews.)
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To: sunmars

I’m surprised its taken this long.


46 posted on 09/16/2011 10:45:33 PM PDT by wastedyears (Of course you realize, this means war.)
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To: sunmars
The Failed Obama Administration©
47 posted on 09/16/2011 11:27:06 PM PDT by April Lexington (Study the Constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: April Lexington

Winning the Future!!!


48 posted on 09/16/2011 11:48:15 PM PDT by kevao
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To: AlexW

Ras poll is the most inaccurate bs around. Its robo calling and considered very unreliable. Its like hiring a fortune telling for a party . strictly for entertainment.


49 posted on 09/17/2011 1:59:53 AM PDT by ncalburt (NO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !)
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To: ncalburt

“Ras poll is the most inaccurate bs around. Its robo calling and considered very unreliable.”
__________________________

I am beginning to believe that, but three years ago,
IIRC, he was touted as best in the business.

I have pretty much stopped going to his site, as his results
are totally illogical.


50 posted on 09/17/2011 2:14:42 AM PDT by AlexW
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To: BobP

“Zer0’s entering his ‘Jimmy Carter’ phase, “
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Yes and no.
You forget, America no longer comes even close to
resembling the America of 1976.
In 1976, Obumbo could not be elected county dog catcher.

Looking from afar, I see an America that in no way resembles even an America of 2000.
I started my world travels in 1999, and left for good in 2004.


51 posted on 09/17/2011 2:30:20 AM PDT by AlexW
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To: sunmars
Friday "bad" news dump for Bowbama! GREAT news for us...

No! I correct myself!

GREAT NEWS FOR THE U.S.!

52 posted on 09/17/2011 3:05:38 AM PDT by Road Warrior 04 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: bicyclerepair

I’ll be down there helping as time grows a bit closer to the election.


53 posted on 09/17/2011 3:13:44 AM PDT by Road Warrior 04 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Jemian
More good news on this thread.

I was also wanting to comment on why I think my parents (Mom 83; Dad 93) don't seem to respond whenever I tell them that this 'man' is out to take America down and destroy it. They absolutely go into glazed over eyes whenever I tell them that this what this 'man' wants to do and is working toward that goal as fervently as he can.

I have come to the conclusion that they have always known presidents that have wanted to help America and make her better. It is so completely unthinkable to them that a president would want to take America down that they just cannot accept it in their minds.

54 posted on 09/17/2011 4:27:12 AM PDT by Two Thirds Vote Aye (I was saying 'I hope he fails' before Rush was.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

The last time Rasmussen showed Obama with a positive number in the Daily Tracking Poll was 6/29/09.

Yesterday it was -17.


55 posted on 09/17/2011 4:52:45 AM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: Two Thirds Vote Aye

I think that you are quite right. I have reached that conclusion myself. That we could possibly have been infiltrated and allow such a traitor to be in the highest individual position in government is just beyond belief. And so many cannot wrap their brains around that.

My friend and I are still working on our project and hoping to unveil it soon. It has taken me longer than I expected to learn the ins-and-outs of the software we’re using and he can’t put in the time except in late evenings and weekends. Hopefully, soon we’ll be able to roll it out. The focus is on the House of Representatives and the need for conservatives in leadership.


56 posted on 09/17/2011 5:12:32 AM PDT by Jemian
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Re post 12,13 and 14: You can say that again.


57 posted on 09/17/2011 6:04:39 AM PDT by New Jersey Realist (Congress doesn't care a damn about "we the people")
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Heh. Franklin Pierce is one of those execrable pre-Civil war presidents who is barely remembered. Ironically, in Morton Illinois, where I work, there are Fillmore, Pierce and Van Buren streets, along with the usual Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Monroe and Jackson streets. I don’t know when the last time was that I saw these Presidents with a street named after them.


58 posted on 09/17/2011 7:25:37 AM PDT by Forgiven_Sinner (Seek you first the kingdom of God, and all things will be given to you.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Heh. Franklin Pierce is one of those execrable pre-Civil war presidents who is barely remembered. Ironically, in Morton Illinois, where I work, there are Fillmore, Pierce and Van Buren streets, along with the usual Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Monroe and Jackson streets. I don’t know when the last time was that I saw these Presidents with a street named after them.


59 posted on 09/17/2011 7:25:54 AM PDT by Forgiven_Sinner (Seek you first the kingdom of God, and all things will be given to you.)
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To: sunmars

Algore in 1992 talked about things that should be up being down and things that should be down were up. Voters believed algore then; will they believe another popular liberal, Obama, in 2012?


60 posted on 09/17/2011 7:58:31 AM PDT by Theodore R.
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