Skip to comments.56%: Obama's Approval Soars to 3-Year High
Posted on 12/22/2012 6:34:40 AM PST by Cheerio
(CNSNews.com) - President Barack Obama's job approval soared to a three-year high as of Tuesday night, according to the Gallup poll, hitting 56 percent for the first time since the fall of 2009.
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The majority of people are takers not producers
The Jim Jones group on steroids! Results will be similar too.
I don’t believe this for one minute..Just take a look at this..
Don’t believe it - we all know the Media Megaphone is in the tank for their Golden Boy, Obama.
56% of the people have their head up their a$$.
The takers have warped the bell curve.
Don’t believe it? Just like we shouldn’t believe the preelection polls?
Believe it! We need to take our head out of the sand. If we had a Speaker who could communicate conservative principles instead figuring out how he can get his base to cave than Obama wouldn’t be doing so well.
This is an almost exact repeat of history, these events have happened before. The history of FDR, his policies, his personal attitudes, his administration are almost all played out as almost an exact template in our current dictator’s administration.
FUBO & FAD
Right on. The polls are correct, and to not believe it makes us Kool-Aid drinkers, too. The GOP leadership is completely inept right now. Hopefully they can only go up from here.
Boehner: It’s peobably because he cried, so we need to cry some more.
This just is totally disgusting. We are losing our grip on this country at a fever speed. Tyranny is on our front porches.
It looks like Romney was off a little with his 47%. It’s at least 56%.
The majority of people are takers not producers
And are “ non thinkers” and more into coolness than substance.
His messaging has been excellent lately. The GOP is losing the message wars. Obama has come out in favor of no taxes for the middle class. GOP is seen as supporting no tax increases on the rich and has not captured a good message on how to fix the problem. Obama is seen as solving it if only the GOP would get out of the way.
GOP is a dying party, unable to resonate with voters and totally void of presenting a plan to fix the problems of the country. GOP sitting on hands as movement grows to take away guns and GOP afraid (as usual) to buck the PC tide, leaving the job up to the NRA only. So sad.
I don't doubt the polling showing Obama's approval ratings being high.
Wait ‘til the December credit card bills come in at the same time as the January paychecks shrink.
Today’s digital propaganda machine is an awesome tool. It has reached the pinnacle of success for the dark side.
Joe Walsh - Analog Man
I want a cell phone & free service
I want a free place to live.
I want free food.
I want free medical services.
I want a monthly check for sitting on my ass all day.
Thank you Obama Clause.
FDR was elected over and over and over again regardless of how poorly he did fixing the economy (in fact everything FDR did made things worse).
Which is why a constitutional amendment was passed to prevent such a situation from ever happening again.
Oh, I don't doubt it, either. About 5-10% of it is the "everyone loves a winner" phenomenon.
But I believe that there is a fiscal abyss beyond the fiscal cliff, and even if the first is avoided, there is no way to avoid falling into the second.
It needs to get like Argentina before something good will happen. The only realistic good outcome IMO is a coup with a leader that understands and promotes free market principles. The worst type of tyranny is the Leftist / communist tyranny because wealth is always destroyed through income re-distribution and central control.
Let’s go over the ‘cliff’, let the economy tank, and see if zero completely breaks the last remaining constitutional firewalls. Let’s see if he will go around the debt ceiling, confiscate guns, and create other illegal laws via EOs and regulation.
I agree with you completely. I also blame the GOP for not taking a principled stand that would at least slow the balls swing to the far left.
Agreed. The GOP is rudderless. The position of Speaker requires leadership. Leadership requires taking a position on confrontational issues. These issues should represent the position of your base.
The GOP should be an alternative to the Democratic Party. What is the difference between the two parties?
I don’t know about anyone else, but I’m tired of constant crisis. A defiant third party is the only answer.
he must be on vacation
Who do they ask?
The position of the ‘non-left’, and that's how I prefer to think of us, is actually the most populist position, but we have done an extremely poor job of making this clear. The left is a special interest coalition. I share conservative positions on most things, but I think it is a big mistake letting ourselves be labeled as just ‘conservatives’. I think we should characterize ourselves as the coalition of normal people against the radical ways of those on the left - who are the fringe of society.
Most of the population thinks that the people in Hollywood are generally crazy, thus it is not impossible - and actually probably not that difficult - to marginalize the opinions of the Hollywood elite. Most people don't think that academics have a practical and/or workable real-world view of how to get things done etc. That makes that part of the left’s coalition also very vulnerable. The list goes on and on.
We, on the other hand, have let ourselves be minimized and pigeon-holed as the fringe right, and ‘conservative’ has become a code word for cultist religiosity, social intolerance, entrenched ignorance, and resistance against human progress. Nothing could be farther from the truth, but this is indeed how the left has successfully characterized us to a significant swath of the overall population. This can be fixed, but will require fresh thinking and an all out effort to point out to the public just how marginal the left is, and how hugely hypocritical it is.
The election shows that 50% of the people will buy into this President. The other 6% is voter fraud.
In a way you're right. After Roosevelt won reelection with 523 our of 535 electoral votes, people weren't going to complain about how the economy was doing. Roosevelt was insulated from criticism because voters just couldn't take Hoover and the Republicans any longer. They just assumed they were better off with FDR, that he'd given them everything, and didn't demand as much from him as they did from other leaders.
There's also some Bill Clinton in the present situation. If a president can turn a funeral or a natural disaster into an "I care" moment, it can do a lot for his standing in the polls. I don't think most Americans regard Obama as their family's savior as they did FDR, but right now the Clintonesque style, which supporters regard as being empathic and opponents consider narcissistic, is working for Obama.
The difference from Clinton is that the economy was actually doing well in the Clinton years. The difference from Roosevelt is that FDR didn't quite have the press in his corner or back pocket. The old chestnut about reporters being Democrat and publishers being Republican was actually true in the 1930s, and a lot of newspapers that are now Democrat, were still solidly Republican in the Thirties, at least as far as editorial endorsements went.
Pass the KOOL-AID please.....
And then people will hate Republicans even more.
If you think Obama is going to get blamed for this, you're wrong. Don't worry though. Democrats will ride to the rescue with "tax cuts" for the middle class which the Republicans will be forced to support (and there will probably be an assault weapons ban attached to this bill as well).
Formerly reliable pollster Scott Rasmussen.
I fear this country will never be the same. Low information voters are now in control, and will probably stay so. From now on the vote will go to celebrity candidates who are cool.
The movie Idiocracy has become reality.
Response: If true there is a death wish permeating the land.
In revolutionary times of the 18th century, 1/3 of the population were Brit loyalists, 1/3 didn’t care one way or other and 1/3 were revolutionaries.
I guess you are right. Right now, like Rush says, we are outnumbered by people who just don’t care - the “low information voters”.
I believe it. I personally know so-called normal people who like obama & voted for him.
It causes tension.
So there’s still hope (although that word has been tarnished in recent years). I’m willing to do my part.
So, that means we all have to work together to make the existing Republican party as strong as possible--there is no other choice.
This is why we have primaries. Think of them as a gift.
I believe Obama is the Pied Piper of our age. History shows his misguided policies have never worked, are not working now, and will bring misfortune, ruin, suffering, and even death to many. God help us all. We need another Great Awakening in our land - and soon.
I have lost a life long friendship because of obama. I just know a lot of people, including family, who think he’s great. We’ve gotten in arguments & it does no good. Plus, i can read on Facebook their favorable comments.
I hear ya on the friendships and of the favourable comments on FB. It's very difficult. It's one reason I don't go on there as much. It's very difficult because three of these people are fairly normal. Two are teachers. And they are for Obama and leftist policies. I don't get it. I don't understand how they cannot think and see what is happening.
Honestly, I don’t care what 0bama’s approval rate is. We either are going to split up as a country soon, or have states leaving. It won’t matter. 0bama is no longer a Constitutional officer. He is guilty of multiple treasonous acts.
My brother & his wife were out to dinner with friends recently. They got into an argument over obama. The guy is a govt worker. My other brother had to stop playing tennis with his friend of 40 yrs. That guy is retired from the fire dept.
The problem is the GOP doesn’t have any interest in defining the left in any such terms. So my choice is Democrat lite or regular Democrat.
Anyone who thinks we aren’t going to be sold out by Boehner and his ilk is beyond naive.
I’m also tired of the fact that no one in the GOP is able to define the party. If you can’t lead get out of the way.
What’s the definition of doing the same thing over expecting a different result?