Skip to comments.Obama's Approval Rate Plunges Due To Gas Prices
Posted on 03/12/2012 3:57:31 AM PDT by Past Your Eyes
WASHINGTON - US President Barack Obama's job approval rating, weighed down by soaring gas prices, has plunged below 50 per cent, giving his political opponents what appears to be an opening in the November election, a new opinion poll showed.
The survey by ABC News and The Washington Post indicated that only 46 per cent of Americans now approved of the way Obama is handling his job and 50 per cent disapproved.
The situation was a reversal from early February when 50 per cent approved of the president's performance and 46 per cent disapproved.
According to the survey, the drop was attributed to soaring gas prices threatening to crimp America's slow recovery from a recession.
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"High Gas Price - High food price - High food stamps - how's hope and change working?"
I believe it quite possible we may be able to say "Record gas price" in a few months, but even if gas prices fall, the others will still strike home.
Obama’s approval rating has to go below 30% in order to infultrate his base.
Destroy the base win the race.
Every one on FR must train people to speak out against Obama.
Even tweet reporters like squak on the street and squak box on CNBC.
Break into the silence with the voice of the majority.
The press is covering the gasoline story - that's WHY I feel Obama will be able to bring the price down. The Democrat-Media Complex doesn't carry water for Republicans.
You are describing market forces at work. I am talking about something totally different- a hands-on, direct control of prices only in the US market....elevated temporarily by those who can do it- the oil companies....for the express purpose of ensuring the defeat of a President who has gone out of his way to ensure that US oil companies can not come to the global market.
If you were the US oil companies, would you pissed off....?
By artificially holding domestic gasoline prices high, the oil companies are in a unique position to really piss off the US population.
For a while at least...timing is everything.
The US market for crude oil is hardly separated from the Global market.
Most of the oil we use in this country is imported from outside our borders.
Yes, you are right on both points.
That is NOT what I am talking about. Who sets the price at US gas pumps...?
Distributors, who are in turn controlled by domestic suppliers, who are in turn controlled by.....???
SJB: “... Its like...a lifes mission to annoy them...
One of lifes true pleasures : )..”
But...but...that doesn’t make me a BAD person, does it???
(like I care...!!!)
Tiger cap: “...it shows how retarded most of AMerica is ...”
Well, not “America” so much as a bunch of immature morons who thought they were electing the New Messiah. What they got instead - and foisted on the rest of us - is a feckless marxist douchebag that hates his own country, hates the majority population (that’s us, by the way), and really just grew up with a major chip on his shoulder.
Manc: “...If anyone can shorten that please let me know.”
How about “+5.00 bucks a gallon: The Real Price Of Hope and Change”.
Of course, there will always be morons who don’t get it...but they’re a waste of sperm and oxygen anyway.
I’m paying 5 bucks a gallon for premium in California right NOW!
Lots of different people and companies.
Distributors, who are in turn controlled by domestic suppliers, who are in turn controlled by.....???
So the hundred or so distributors, along with refineries who sell to them who also sell directly to some retailers in larger markets, but also sell to those same distributors, are all going to collude together.
These folks are all going to work together, regardless of the ones with middleman distributor and those without, they will work together to raise prices. They don't do this now because???...
And none of them will cut their prices to gain market share, they will all work together seamlessly.
I am not talking about the "hundred or so distributors"....
Read my post again. I am talking about the narrow few who set the prices and sell to the distributors.
Why is it so hard to envision a *meeting* amongst those narrow few...?
The 150 different refineries? Plus the refineries in Mexico and Canada that sell across the border. Plus the blending terminal that import motor gasoline blending products?
Why do you imagine they have this ability but never used it before?
Can I ask you a question without you being offended?
Why do you live out there?
My wife is from MA and after living up there I got her out saying our money through taxes was going to helping liberals and their agenda plus our vote never really counts.
I did a lot of research and found this place where I live now and she loves it and we know our vote helps plus we have so much more freedom.
Are you tied down in a job?
I only ask as I could never live there plus as beautiful as CA seem the politics there would drive me nuts.
I spend 7 months a year in Scottsdale, AZ and around 4 in Cal. There is still much more business for me in Cal than in AZ. I am self employed. I vote in AZ.
The left signaled its intent to steal a future presidential election by its projection of massive fraud and theft on Bush in 2000. The point of all the drama and absurdity was to innoculate the populace against recognizing and reacting to actual fraud. Legitimate concerns and investigations of fraud would merely conjure up the image of the googly-eyed chad hunter.
The booster shot was the injection of a dark-skinned candidate. Got a problem with Black Panther thugs keeping watch at your polling place? You must be a racist.
Because they are being told to do so by their owners.....
The owners, regardless of their number, have a vested interest in overturning a political machine that prohibits them from increasing domestic production and increasing their market share in the global market. That is my point.
Why is it such a stretch for you to imagine that this couldn't take place? I don't think it's such a stretch at all....
Have your imaginary conspiracy theories, I live and work in the real world.
I do too, but the bottom didn't drop out by accident. Any of the current three leaders is far more adept and attractive than the bumbling incompetent McCain, who shot himself in the head in September 08.
So do I. You still don't see that there is a difference between the people that sell us oil and the people that market the oil here on our shores.
Tell you what: if I am right, we will see gas prices start to fall right after the November elections.
If not, I was wrong. How's that...?
You would be able to tell soon than that. Gasoline prices would need to move higher separate from crude oil prices first.
If gasoline prices fell after the elections but crude oil prices were falling as well, it would not prove your imagination correct.
You have never tried to answer the question, if they have the ability and control to raise gasoline prices separate from crude oil, why wasn't it done before? Also, why would it ever go back down?
And you, sir, continue to miss my point entirely.
Once again: assuming they have the ability and control to raise gasoline prices arbitrarily (my assumption)...it wasn't done before because the need to remove a sitting President who is killing a major sector of the US economy has never arisen before. The oil companies have the power to do this because they can alter public perception of a presidency by simply charging a fortune at the pump...right before a presidential election.
I have always been inclined to follow the money...
So you claim the oil companies have the power to generate more money by arbitrarily raising prices. And they haven't done this before to make more money.
And they will do it now, because oil prices are so high globally (making those oil companies, what poor) and that they want to end the high prices.
A company like ExxonMobil makes about 75% of its revenue outside of the US.
Missed my point once again, pal....
The point of the exercise is to remove a sitting president as the primary goal. By removing the obstacle to increased production, they would then have the production means to bring more to the market.
So, because this president has contributed to raising global oil prices, companies that make most of their money outside the US (ExxonMobil and Saudi Aramco for just a couple examples) are going to work together to remove the president to lower global oil prices.
they would then have the production means to bring more to the market
Those same companies you think want this president gone, are the companies making money importing oil from outside the US.
I am sure some, maybe many of the companies want him gone for access to more domestic production. I do not believe ALL the companies hold this position and your imaginary game requires ALL of them to work together in secrecy for it to work.
Get your basis for your imaginary game? No.
Get the real world oil industry that I have worked in for a couple decades? Yes.
Rush is reporting on a poll that found that 51 percent of registered WOMEN voters oppose the contraceptive mandate and “war or women” meme to describe Republicans. Only 40 percent approve.
“Their ‘wag the pill’ has failed,” he says.
“He will likely find some way to drop prices in October - just long enough for the lemmings to be duped again.”
No way, he will have no control. This is a run away train.
You do realize we are our own T Paines....in 0bama’s neck.
Living rent free, right there, all night, all day. Axelrod has to crawl out from Mordor and say or do something. All to counteract stickies.
Low tech has its uses. ;>
Romney has been selected as the GOP candidate. Obama and crew are going to play the race card against Romney’s Mormonism. That’s the plan. By the time they’re finished with Romney the election will be a landslide for Obama. That’s why they are not worried. It’s all a done deal.
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