Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Obama approval rating dives to 41%
American Thinker ^ | 03/13/2012 | Rick Moran

Posted on 03/13/2012 6:26:04 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

It was 50% last month and despite relatively good economic news lately, this doesn't seem to correlate into higher numbers for the president.

CBS:

_______________________

"President Obama's approval rating has hit the lowest level ever in CBS News polling, according to the latest CBS News/New York Times survey. The drop may be partially attributable to rising gas prices.

Just 41 percent of Americans approve of the job Mr. Obama is doing as president, according to the poll, conducted from March 7 to 11. Another 47 percent disapprove of his performance, up from 41 percent last month.

Mr. Obama's approval rating was 50 percent last month. The average U.S. price of a gallon of gasoline has jumped 12 cents over the past two weeks. The poll found that most Americans, 54 percent, believe gas prices are something a president can do a lot about.

Americans have historically felt that a president can control gas prices, though experts attribute changes to a variety of factors, many outside of a president's control. They also felt this way when gas prices spiked during the administration of former President George W. Bush.

[...]

Mr. Obama's job rating on the economy remains about the same as it was last month - 39 percent approve, while 54 percent disapprove.

The economy and jobs remains the most important problem facing the country today, according to 51 percent of Americans. Three in four Americans think the economy is at least somewhat bad, including 30 percent who say it is very bad.

______________________

Actually, the time to have done something about gas prices was three years ago when he first took office. Of course there's little he can do now except open the spigot on the Strategic Petroleum Reserve -

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: approval; cbspoll; obama

1 posted on 03/13/2012 6:26:16 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

The good news is, his approval rating is dropping, as it should. The bad news is, the public is only marginally aware. They’re angry about gas prices. As the gas prices continue to go up, they’ll get even more upset, as it’s one of the few things of substance that the public notices.

In October, when gas prices ease to $3.50/gallon, all will be well, the public will be thrilled at what Obama has done for him, and will march to the polls and make the “smart” choice, as directed by the enemedia.


2 posted on 03/13/2012 6:30:45 AM PDT by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

March 7-11...Sheriff Arpaio obama investigation filtering out from a lamestream blockage...Andrew Breitbart and friends starting to vet the anti-white communist in the white house...gas prices going up.


3 posted on 03/13/2012 6:34:27 AM PDT by biggredd1
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: brownsfan
According to Ed Morrissey of Hotair...

The bad news? Even with his job approval headed down the toilet, O still leads all four GOP candidates head to head. The good news? If CBS is right about gas prices weighing down his ratings, and they probably are, then The One’s hand might be forced on approving the Keystone pipeline if prices don’t start to ease soon. Go read John McCormack’s post at the Standard, too, arguing that the contraception fight isn’t hurting the GOP as much as the conventional wisdom would have you believe. Hard to say if these numbers bear that out. Obama leads all Republicans among women by double digits even as his overall numbers crumble — but then there’s this:

When you ask people, “Should religious employers be required to cover contraception?”, 61 percent will tell you yes. When you add the magic words “opt out,” you get the data set you see above. Makes me wonder how closely most voters are following the contraception debate in the first place. If slight tweaks in wording can turn the numbers upside down, the public’s probably not paying close attention, which may mean there’s fertile ground for Democratic “war on women” demagoguery. That moronic “permission slip” on Obama’s Tumblr account was no accident.

Oh, almost forgot: Another trillion-dollar deficit this year. Probably no poll damage to him from that, though. Yawn.

4 posted on 03/13/2012 6:34:43 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (question)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind
On any poll I usually subtract 7 from the democrat's poll number and add about 5 to 8 to the Republican number but I'm thinking Obama may have a minus 9 “handicap”...my bet is he's about 32% approval. No science involved, just an observation based on several decades of following politics.
5 posted on 03/13/2012 6:35:36 AM PDT by sierrahome
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

And if gas prices drop between now and November?


6 posted on 03/13/2012 6:36:06 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: sierrahome

Rassy is showing his “strong approve” number up to 28% today, and his “rating” at -14.


7 posted on 03/13/2012 6:36:56 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

sure are a lot of uninformed people in america or else there is a whold bunch depending on the dole..


8 posted on 03/13/2012 6:41:10 AM PDT by rolling_stone
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

“If slight tweaks in wording can turn the numbers upside down, the public’s probably not paying close attention ... “

I have a very low opinion of the American public. I’d suggest that the public is not only not paying attention, they’re doing their darnedest to ignore anything that sounds like real news, or requires any thought.


9 posted on 03/13/2012 6:41:48 AM PDT by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: MrB; All

Business Insider makes this observation:

____________________

Two polls today (WaPo and CBS/NYT) confirm it: Obama’s approval ratings have tanked over the past several days.
There’s something weird going on in both, however.
As you’d expect, both have a sharp drop in approval of Obama’s handling of the economy.

In the new, CBS/NYT one, his support on this measure dropped from 44% to 39%. The WaPo one is similar: 44% to 38%.
And yet... in neither poll is there actually a deterioration in the way people view the economy itself.

In the latest one (.pdf), the % of people saying the economy was “fairly good” fell from 22% to 21%. Hardly a major drop. And in fact the % of people saying the economy was performing fairly bad dropped from 46% to 45%, so it’s not clear that there’s been any deterioration at all. And on the one from this morning, people’s outlook on the economy actually rose from the previous polling.

So on both polls you see Obama taking hits on his performance in managing the economy, but not a major drop in how people view the economy itself.

So it’s a little hard to gauge the sentiment of folks right now, but you can’t discount what two polls, which have such consistent results are saying.


10 posted on 03/13/2012 6:42:06 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (question)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: brownsfan

In the meantime...

Gallup’s US Economic Confidence tracking poll show confidence surging in just the last several days.

See here:

http://www.gallup.com/poll/151550/Gallup-Daily-Economic-Confidence-Index.aspx

The Collapse In Obama’s Approval occurs even as the economy seems to be improving...


11 posted on 03/13/2012 6:44:14 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (question)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: brownsfan

It’s sinking him just like it did Carter.

Barry is however a pragmatic weasel. He has no problem throwing his closest allies under the bus when they drag his poll numbers too low (see: Wright, Jeremiah)

Look for him to reverse himself on the Keystone Pipeline and Gulf drilling, and then try to take credit. The votes gained will more than offset the lost donations from Enviros.

He will however put a few futures traders through a kangaroo court to placate OWS.


12 posted on 03/13/2012 6:47:55 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

Rasmussen has Zero at 49% approval. Scott...try polling outside of Memphis, Harlem, and Chicago...


13 posted on 03/13/2012 6:50:16 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

“The Collapse In Obama’s Approval occurs even as the economy seems to be improving...”

It’s difficult to measure the American public’s disposition at any given time.

Since the 52% gave us the first four years of Obama, and the significant percentage of freepers who resolve not to vote if their candidate isn’t nominated, I have little respect for the public, and no confidence that Obama can be unseated.


14 posted on 03/13/2012 6:51:50 AM PDT by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

The Potemkin Economy he is trying to create is not fooling anybody, even libs.................


15 posted on 03/13/2012 6:53:47 AM PDT by Red Badger (If the Government can make you buy health insurance, they can make you buy a Volt................)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cuban leaf

Not likely to happen unless the dollar gets stronger, the Euro tanks and the Chinese get all warm and fuzzy over green energy...............


16 posted on 03/13/2012 6:56:31 AM PDT by Red Badger (If the Government can make you buy health insurance, they can make you buy a Volt................)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

While high gas prices are likely a millstone around Obama’s neck, Mittens Romney on a national apology tour offering nothing more than to “work with” Obama and “reach across the aisle in Congress” to solve the country’s problems could still put Obama back in the White House.


17 posted on 03/13/2012 7:07:36 AM PDT by The Great RJ ("The problem with socialism is that pretty soon you run out of other people's money" M. Thatcher)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cuban leaf

“And if gas prices drop between now and November?”

Obama will then be hailed as a hero. He will lead a triumphal march while adorned with a wreath of olive branches upon his head, as befitting a champion. He will have a worthy opponent of his choosing strangled to death before the cheering crowds as an appeasement to the gods and to show his power over life and death, done much to the delight of the masses. To show his generosity and benevolence he will toss EBT cards out to the peasants. As he rides through the streets on a chariot there will be a servant standing next to him, whispering in his ear, “Thou are but mortal... Thou are but mortal...”

Obama will not believe a word of it, of course, as he proclaims himself to be dictator for life and awaits the Senate to offer him a crown and declare him both emperor and devine .


18 posted on 03/13/2012 7:09:02 AM PDT by FerociousRabbit
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: rolling_stone

Both, but, the second is a fact I believe.


19 posted on 03/13/2012 7:09:40 AM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: cuban leaf
"And if gas prices drop between now and November?"

Liberals in the Pacific Northwest would be overjoyed. All products would increase in retail pricing, but food would be delivered from organic farms on bicycles.

Maybe the liberal dream is for all of us to live the Amish lifestyle, but without faith of any kind other than Gaia worship.

20 posted on 03/13/2012 7:14:01 AM PDT by Baynative (Please check this out - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFIcZkEzc8I)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

These are Barry’s friends and toadies conducting these “polls” and reporting the news. Just imagine what the REAL numbers must be.


21 posted on 03/13/2012 7:18:27 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (It's time for Americans to WEAN the government off of OUR money!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: brownsfan

——In October, when gas prices ease to $3.50/gallon, all will be well, the public will be thrilled at what Obama has done for him, and will march to the polls and make the “smart” choice, as directed by the enemedia.-——

Sometimes I think this way, too. But this depends on Obama doing something, ANYTHING, to increase supply, which he seems viscerally unable to do.

Certainly he could wait until November to destroy U.S. energy production, but he seems to be unable to resist. doing it now. It’s like catnip for him.


22 posted on 03/13/2012 7:19:25 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Red Badger
The Potemkin Economy he is trying to create is not fooling anybody, even libs..........

Witness the warning pollster Stan Greenberg is trying to give them. Go down this path and you'll get your butt whooped for being a failure, AND a liar.
23 posted on 03/13/2012 7:20:56 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: Buckeye McFrog

He’s also a failure at lying..............


24 posted on 03/13/2012 7:22:40 AM PDT by Red Badger (If the Government can make you buy health insurance, they can make you buy a Volt................)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

“Sometimes I think this way, too. But this depends on Obama doing something, ANYTHING, to increase supply, which he seems viscerally unable to do.”

Obama isn’t a genius but he is a politician with a lot of handlers and training in the Chicago way.

Make some noises about drilling, and open the strategic reserve, coupled with the natural price drop as the summer season ends. Even Obama can manage that.

But I agree with you, he does seem to be impatient about destroying America as it is currently constituted.


25 posted on 03/13/2012 7:24:33 AM PDT by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind
Baraq Obama: he got us out of our cars and into the poor house


26 posted on 03/13/2012 7:27:46 AM PDT by nascarnation
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind; brownsfan

This really frosts me! Yes, we are all upset about gas prices. It’s not like we don’t know what to do about it! It’s not like it hasn’t been talked to death since the mid 1990s. It’s not like we don’t have the largest oil reserves in the world. It’s not like excising a few government regs woldn’t go a long way in “fixing” the current gas price crisis.

But a spike in prices causes Obama’s numbers to fall suddenly. What about all the other negative stuff he’s done? Doesn’t that matter to the American people?

Poor handling of the war
Apologizing all over the world
Fast and Furious
Mis-managing elections
Obamacare
Interfering with freedom of religion
Israel
Mis-managing the debt
And on
and on
and on.


27 posted on 03/13/2012 7:30:42 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: afraidfortherepublic

“What about all the other negative stuff he’s done? Doesn’t that matter to the American people?”

Are the smart phones working?
Is American Idol, or Real Housewives of Hoboken on TV?

Then the answer is, nope, they don’t care.


28 posted on 03/13/2012 7:40:00 AM PDT by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: brownsfan

***sigh***


29 posted on 03/13/2012 7:42:29 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
Certainly he could wait until November to destroy U.S. energy production, but he seems to be unable to resist. doing it now.

....or perhaps he has too many balls in the air...energy, obamacare, immigration, banking, voting rights, social programs, debt...and as we approach the tipping point, things are starting to spiral out of his (or anyones) control. Remember, these are RATS. They are made up of more different factions than the GOP, each more than eager to sell their vote on any fellow traveler's agenda in order to insure the passage of their own.

30 posted on 03/13/2012 7:42:45 AM PDT by Roccus
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: afraidfortherepublic
Poor handling of the war
Apologizing all over the world
Fast and Furious
Mis-managing elections
Obamacare
Interfering with freedom of religion
Israel
Mis-managing the debt
And on
and on
and on.


To use the worn out expression, it is THE 'kitchen table issue.' Nothing grabs the attention of the sheeple more than an increase in gasoline prices. That the media is even covering it at all is an indication of how serious this issue is for the what's his name.

I do fear the price of gasoline could be manipulated prior to the election. If it can be done, the puppet master will do it.

31 posted on 03/13/2012 7:46:42 AM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

SuddenStop


32 posted on 03/13/2012 7:50:08 AM PDT by FrankR
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: sierrahome

Makes sense to me and I hope you are on the high side. I hate to admit that 32% of Americans are actually totally unaware of the truth or don’t have the brains to understand it. Those are the only two reasons I can think of for anyone to approve...oh, wait, I forgot to allow for those who stand to gain by having him reelected. Of course in the long run even they will lose but who thinks more than fifteen minutes ahead now.


33 posted on 03/13/2012 7:54:30 AM PDT by RipSawyer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Protect the Bill of Rights

Who are the 41% who approve?


34 posted on 03/13/2012 7:57:26 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

“Seems to be” are the operative words, there AIN’T NO RECOVERY AND THERE AIN’T GONNA BE NO RECOVERY NOTIME SOON. Anything that may look like a recovery is an illusion.


35 posted on 03/13/2012 7:58:40 AM PDT by RipSawyer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: afraidfortherepublic

***sigh***

I’ve made my peace with it FRiend. However, I will continue to vote Republican until the left makes it illegal to do so. I will say, at this point, it’s less than useful, most Republicans are politicians first and foremost, meaning they couldn’t care less about the public.

This is not MY country. It’s a place where I’ve lived, and created a family and a home. But this place bears little resemblance to the place I grew up in.

Furthermore, this is the remnants of a representative republic. The majority will decide the country’s direction, even if the majority is ill informed, or worse, misinformed.

Over the course of history, countries rise and fall. We are witnessing the fall of America. How far? How catastrophic? I have no clue, but I’m certain we are witnessing her final act as the world leader. These things happen. The reasons are many and varied, but the forces in play are beyond restraint now. The biggest being a populace that doesn’t value what America once was.

So, I come here, complain, but also note what I see. If it weren’t so painful, it would truly be amazing to watch. And I understand how many of the things happened in Soviet Russia where I’d scratch my head and say: “How could they do that?” I’m learning.


36 posted on 03/13/2012 8:02:11 AM PDT by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

No one I know think the economy is doing well. and more and more people realize that the media outlets are in the tank for Obama.


37 posted on 03/13/2012 8:04:33 AM PDT by cvq3842
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: afraidfortherepublic

Idiots. :)


38 posted on 03/13/2012 8:07:25 AM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 34 | View Replies]

To: cuban leaf

I agree. It’s early and the MSM hasn’t even taken its muzzle caps off yet.


39 posted on 03/13/2012 8:08:30 AM PDT by throwback ( The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: brownsfan

40 posted on 03/13/2012 8:46:24 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 36 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind
Not nearly low enough. Yawn--I have the balloons, noise makers, crazy hats and ice cream and cake, not to mention the popcorn and margarita mix, so wake me when he is at 20% or below and we'll party.

vaudine

41 posted on 03/13/2012 9:24:43 AM PDT by vaudine
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind
The drop may be partially attributable to rising gas prices.

Nah, the Breitbart videos don't have anything to do with the drop. It's the gas prices and those videos don't need even a mention. Folks may wonder what they're about and go look at them. /sarcasm

42 posted on 03/13/2012 9:24:55 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lonevoice

Well, this is a good start! It looks like a few more Americans are waking up to the disaster that is Obama.


43 posted on 03/13/2012 9:34:27 AM PDT by Pride in the USA
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

41% are stupid


44 posted on 03/13/2012 10:49:34 AM PDT by School of Rational Thought (Fun for women ages 21 through 35)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: afraidfortherepublic

95% of the African Americans
liberal white women
unemployed people collecting benefits that are not looking for work(slackers)
illegal aliens
dead people
Most(not all) union workers ie GM & Chrysler employeees & SEIU employees
The majority(not all)of govt. employees
stupid college students(Occupy Wallstreeters)

I am sure I am leaving out other demographic groups.


45 posted on 03/13/2012 10:57:55 AM PDT by woodbutcher1963
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 34 | View Replies]

To: afraidfortherepublic

Those would be all the dead people that have already be registered to vote in November.


46 posted on 03/14/2012 1:01:58 PM PDT by james64
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 34 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson