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CBS poll: 54% say Obama doesn’t deserve re-election
Hot Air ^ | DECEMBER 7, 2011 | Ed Morrissey

Posted on 12/10/2011 4:47:00 PM PST by RobinMasters

News of the CBS poll dropped while I was driving yesterday evening to Des Moines to cover tonight’s Republican debate, and in looking at the figures this morning, the White House has to be happy this came out on a Friday night. Despite a three-month strategy to claim the moral high ground through class warfare, not-so-coincidentally occurring with labor-backed protests in most major cities, Barack Obama’s approval numbers have not changed much at all. The latest CBS survey shows his job approval under water at 44/46, but that’s not the worst part of the poll results for the President:

Less than one year out from Election Day 2012, voters remain overwhelmingly pessimistic about the economy, and their concerns are taking a toll on President Obama’s re-election chances. Just 41 percent of Americans think Mr. Obama has performed his job well enough to be elected to a second term, whereas 54 percent don’t think so.

The president’s overall approval rating remains in the mid-40′s, according to a CBS News poll – lower than the approval ratings of Mr. Obama’s four presidential predecessors at this point in their first terms. Mr. Obama’s approval rating is dragged down by his poor marks for his handling of the economy – which, at 33 percent, is the lowest rating of his presidency in CBS News polls.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 41percentlooters

1 posted on 12/10/2011 4:47:04 PM PST by RobinMasters
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To: RobinMasters
Grim economic outlook weighs down Obama approval rating
2 posted on 12/10/2011 4:48:09 PM PST by RobinMasters
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To: RobinMasters

But Newt would lose terribly to Obama. I cannot for the life of me understand why we have such pathetic candidates.


3 posted on 12/10/2011 4:51:08 PM PST by JosephMama (Huntsman 2012: That other Mormon guy)
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To: RobinMasters

I guess it just takes time with some people.


4 posted on 12/10/2011 4:51:08 PM PST by fhayek
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To: RobinMasters

46% on meth?


5 posted on 12/10/2011 4:55:25 PM PST by trotskylvalia (where nose meets the grindstone)
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To: RobinMasters
Only superior performance as CinC in war can turn around 54% set against your re-election. That number does not move easily.

Make the poll likely voters and the number is probably closer to 60%.

6 posted on 12/10/2011 4:59:18 PM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: trotskylvalia
46% on meth?

Nope. 46% on the dole.

7 posted on 12/10/2011 4:59:34 PM PST by Right Brother
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To: RobinMasters

Those of us on FR knew he didn’t deserve election the first time.


8 posted on 12/10/2011 5:00:24 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: JosephMama

Oh whatever. I think Newt can win big against Obama.


9 posted on 12/10/2011 5:00:52 PM PST by Trteamer ( (Eat Meat, Wear Fur, Own Guns, FReep Leftists, Drive an SUV, Drill A.N.W.R., Drill the Gulf, Vote)
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To: JosephMama

That is such BS. Age and guile beat youth and a good haircut every time. If the country’s stupid enough to re-elect Obama,
I refuse to admit I’m an American citizen.


10 posted on 12/10/2011 5:01:54 PM PST by huckfillary (qual tyo ta)
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To: Right Brother

Those people could live through a firebombing of Dresden-type event courtesy of 0bama and still vote for Dear Reader.

You know, maybe 50% of the 46% are functionally illiterate and just pick out number #2 on the ballot or something.


11 posted on 12/10/2011 5:02:46 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: RobinMasters
CBS poll: 54% say Obama doesn’t deserve re-election

46% didn't say "Obama doesn’t deserve re-election", and 47% didn't pay taxes last year. A coincidence?

12 posted on 12/10/2011 5:06:12 PM PST by TwelveOfTwenty (Compassionate Conservatism? Promoting self reliance is compassionate. Promoting dependency is not.)
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To: JosephMama

blehhhhh...

newt/marco or newt/west or newt/santorum demolishes ozero


13 posted on 12/10/2011 5:06:12 PM PST by Principled
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To: RobinMasters
These overall ratings don't translate easily into election results, but they do convey a sense of the nation's mood and atmosphere. For Obama, that atmosphere is getting toxic.

The fact is, with the exception of the FDR era on the heels of the Great Depression, when he ran against "the malefactors of great wealth," class warfare has never been a very strong political weapon in America.

Obama is planning and setting up to run against Wall Street and the 1%ers next year, but he will have a rough uphill climb if he does.

This election is ours to lose.

14 posted on 12/10/2011 5:17:20 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: JosephMama
Newt is running even with Obama in major states. You are ill-informed and letting your ignorance cripple your judgment.
15 posted on 12/10/2011 5:20:40 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: hinckley buzzard

I’m plenty informed. Generic republican consistently schools Newt in the polls. Quit believing just what you want to see happen. Newt is the best we have, and that is amazingly pathetic.

This should be a landslide republican victory, but it wouldn’t surprise me in the slightest if Newt loses to 0.


16 posted on 12/10/2011 5:23:49 PM PST by JosephMama (Huntsman 2012: That other Mormon guy)
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To: RobinMasters

Considering the source of the poll I’m of the opinion that much more than 54% think he doesn’t deserve re-election.


17 posted on 12/10/2011 5:25:43 PM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Right Brother

>>>Nope. 46% on the dole.<<<

Right on, brother.


18 posted on 12/10/2011 5:29:28 PM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: RobinMasters

If there ever was an indication of how far the US electorate has fallen (except for the actual election of this arrogant turd in the first place) is that only 54% feel he shouldn’t be re-elected.

After all the havoc he has wreaked with this country, it is only 54%, according to the source.


19 posted on 12/10/2011 5:33:32 PM PST by rlmorel ("A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject." Winston Churchill)
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To: RobinMasters

It should be 94% ... leaving out a small percentage that wouldn’t care anyways.

How can 46% think otherwise?


20 posted on 12/10/2011 5:34:49 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: JosephMama

In my over half century I have never seen so many well spoken conservatives as now. The conservative bench is also very deep, consider how many good ones who aren’t even running.

For the ‘RATs it is all over but the Fat Lady singing.

Oh, wait a minute. Barney Frank WAS the Fat Lady singing for the libs.


21 posted on 12/10/2011 5:41:03 PM PST by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton (Go Egypt on 0bama)
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To: RobinMasters

22 posted on 12/10/2011 5:44:40 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: JosephMama

Newt is a fine candidate. If nominated, he will win.


23 posted on 12/10/2011 5:44:51 PM PST by T Ruth (Islam shall be defeated.)
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To: RobinMasters

24 posted on 12/10/2011 5:47:11 PM PST by EscapedDutch ("Socialism is great until you run out of other people's money" - Lady Margaret Thatcher)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks RobinMasters.
The latest CBS survey shows his job approval under water at 44/46... Just 41 percent of Americans think Mr. Obama has performed his job well enough to be elected to a second term... approval rating is dragged down by his poor marks for his handling of the economy -- which, at 33 percent, is the lowest rating of his presidency in CBS News polls.

25 posted on 12/10/2011 5:47:34 PM PST by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: JosephMama; RobinMasters; Trteamer; combat_boots

Our candidates are not more pathetic than theirs.

It is just that the erosive process by liberals in the government, media, Hollywood and general public begins far before any Republican or conservative candidate even declares.

The chipping process begins years in advance. Just look at Sarah Palin. Those entities described above began chipping away, eroding and destroying her from the very second someone breathed her name in the public eye as presidential or vice presidential material.

This relentless, corrosive process begins and continues unabated until/after election day or the candidate drops out of a race.

Every single pore of their face, every rumor, every misstep, every contradiction, every flaw is relentlessly probed, analyzed, publicized, hashed over, exaggerated and spread until the truth or pertinence maintains no relationship to reality or sanity.

Not just actual flaws or mistakes are processed in this fashion by the liberal media/politicians/public/Hollywood, but actual slander. It makes no difference if some trumpeted flaw or misdeed has any basis in reality, they are communicated as reality. And when, after vigorous disproval, the subject is dropped by those slanderers without a word of explanation, apology or retraction, it is as if it had never occurred. It disappears into the Memory Hole only to resurface over, and over, and over again (in the Internet, opinion columns and cocktail conversation) like a drowning man breaking the surface before finally disappearing for good years or decades later.

If you were able to take the process by which a landscape is eroded over eons by the inexorable application of the elements (the flow of water, the force of the wind and movement of the earth’s crust) and speed it up to match the cycle from which a Republican or conservative candidate is either rumored to be considering or actually announces a candidacy to their destruction or defeat and change the forces of nature to the forces of liberal media and opinion, it would demonstrate the exact parallel.

No liberal candidate undergoes this prolonged and unwavering treatment. Never. Ever. If they were, the truth would be revealed about liberalism and its relative merits, and that cannot be allowed to happen.


26 posted on 12/10/2011 5:57:12 PM PST by rlmorel ("A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject." Winston Churchill)
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To: JosephMama
I cannot for the life of me understand why we have such pathetic candidates.

The MSM. Would you want to go through what Herman did?

27 posted on 12/10/2011 6:01:49 PM PST by magslinger (Who cares if they are"electable" if they are going to govern like Democrats? -noprogs)
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To: rlmorel
"Less than one year out from Election Day 2012"

None of this means crapola now. Things will change so much between now and then.

28 posted on 12/10/2011 6:02:41 PM PST by AGreatPer (Obama has NEVER given a speech where he did not lie!!!)
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To: hinckley buzzard
This election is ours to lose.

We could run a house plant at this point and win. Not that I am a Romney supporter mind you...

29 posted on 12/10/2011 6:06:12 PM PST by Poison Pill (Obama is the hopium of the masses)
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To: RobinMasters

But how many would vote for Obama to prevent a right wing fanatic from getting in?

besides, Trump will run as a conservative and split the R vote. Worked with Perot, and like Perot Trump donates $$ mostly to dems.


30 posted on 12/10/2011 6:08:24 PM PST by DBrow
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To: RobinMasters

Unless this rating gets up around 60 he will most likely win reelection.


31 posted on 12/10/2011 6:12:34 PM PST by Logical me
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To: rlmorel

We need aomeone like Palin who is willing to fight this and not back down. She backed down. At some point people will realize that our freedom is ours to lose. Life without freedom is death anyways.


32 posted on 12/10/2011 6:13:38 PM PST by se_ohio_young_conservative
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To: Logical me

His numbers seem to be several points below where Bush was in 2004. But Bush won 51% to 48%... this next election is going to be very very close


33 posted on 12/10/2011 6:23:31 PM PST by se_ohio_young_conservative
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To: RobinMasters
Poll Results:


34 posted on 12/10/2011 6:41:51 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: RobinMasters
O - One (term)
B - Barack
A - America
M - Moves
A - Ahead
35 posted on 12/10/2011 6:52:40 PM PST by I Drive Too Fast
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To: JosephMama

“I cannot for the life of me understand why we have such pathetic candidates.”

Huckabee, Barbour, Daniels, Pawlenty, Palin, Christie announced they won’t run.


36 posted on 12/10/2011 7:02:42 PM PST by truth_seeker
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To: hinckley buzzard

“This election is ours to lose. “

Please don’t underestimate us.


37 posted on 12/10/2011 7:07:23 PM PST by webstersII
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To: truth_seeker

The smart ones don’t want to get thrown in to the meat grinder known as the MSM..


38 posted on 12/10/2011 7:07:50 PM PST by cableguymn
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To: truth_seeker

TimPaw did run. He just saw the writing on the wall earlier than Bachmann, Rick Santorum, and Rick Perry.


39 posted on 12/10/2011 7:09:17 PM PST by JosephMama (Huntsman 2012: That other Mormon guy)
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To: RobinMasters
Racists!

oh.. yeah, and "McCarthyism!"

40 posted on 12/10/2011 7:15:30 PM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Iron Munro; All

” - - - 46% admit they are too stupid to be trusted with sharp objects - - - “

The fact that 47 % pay NO personal Federal Income Taxes needs to be considered in our analysis of the poll numbers.

On that basis, 47 - 46 % = 1 % erosion of support for the Obamanator means that Obama still should win another looooooooooooooooong 4 years of Constitutional Destruction, and crippling Debt.

BTW, why not just Impeach his sorry ass now?


41 posted on 12/10/2011 8:23:26 PM PST by Graewoulf (( obama"care" violates the 1890 Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND is illegal by the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: JosephMama
I cannot for the life of me understand why we have such pathetic candidates.

There was a book written about the 2008 election called "Game change", I never read it, but I am aware that several republicans (and their wives) did read it, and I know Michelle Bachmann read it.

From various statements, it basically says your life, and your familys life will be turned into a living hell.

42 posted on 12/10/2011 10:03:31 PM PST by Sonny M ("oderint dum metuant")
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To: RobinMasters

and if you did not poll states he will probably win ( ie CA, NY, Mass, Ill, HA, VT, MD, OR, WA) what would the per cent be?


43 posted on 12/11/2011 1:10:35 AM PST by SMGFan
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To: RobinMasters

I’d like to see a poll a to how many folks would like to see obammy hung for sedition???


44 posted on 12/11/2011 3:56:57 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: DBrow

“Trump will run as a conservative and split the R vote.”

Nonsense. Trump is focused on the same as most people on this forum.....Obama has to go.


45 posted on 12/11/2011 6:59:14 AM PST by AlphaOneAlpha
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