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  • Gallup, CBS/NYT poll show Obama approval heading toward historic lows

    06/25/2014 12:26:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/25/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    With the rest of the bad news this week, we’ve missed its impact on the electorate to some extent. Two new national polls this week show Barack Obama’s approval rating sliding back toward historic lows, and the economic news this week might make it even more difficult to reverse the trend. Yesterday, Gallup reported that Obama’s weekly approval rating had skidded to its lowest point in a quarter, coming close to a personal low for his presidency: The situation in Iraq seems to be taking a toll on President Barack Obama’s public standing. His weekly job approval rating is...
  • NBC/WSJ poll finds 54% have no confidence in Obamas leadership

    06/18/2014 6:39:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/18/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    The sixth-year blues have caught up to Barack Obama … with a vengeance. In an NBC/WSJ poll taken before the meltdown in Iraq, Obama gets his lowest marks ever on foreign policy, where his claim to “smart power” has evidently reached its expiration date. But the real danger to Obama and to Democrats vying for office in less than five months is the vote of no confidence in Obama’s leadership: The percentage of Americans approving of President Barack Obama’s handling of foreign policy issues has dropped to the lowest level of his presidency as he faces multiple overseas challenges,...
  • Hillary Clinton approval levels slip to lowest level since 2008 [But still above 50%]

    06/11/2014 8:21:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/11/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Translation: Popularity in the abstract differs from that in application. Gallup notices a significant decline in Hillary Clinton’s favorability, which has dropped from 66% to just above majority level at 54%. Most of that decline has taken place over the past year, and almost half of it since January: Hillary Clinton’s favorability rating has dropped slightly, although a majority of Americans continue to view her in a positive light. As Clinton publicizes her new memoir, “Hard Choices,” 54% of Americans view her favorably. This is down from 59% in February, and significantly less than the ratings she received as...
  • Reuters poll: Obama approval at 38/55, two-thirds worry about dangerous detainee swap precedent

    06/10/2014 8:19:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/10/2014 | Guy Benson
    Right on the heels of Allahpundit’s post from last evening comes a poll — a pair of polls, actually — from Reuters that may suggest President Obama’s numbers haven’t quite bottomed out yet. First, on overall approval, O’s at (38/55) with a (-19) intensity gap — via Phil Kerpen: Reuters/Ipsos: Obama Approve/Disapprove 37.5/55.1 Strongly 15.6/35.0 pic.twitter.com/vXi07of5T2— Phil Kerpen (@kerpen) June 9, 2014 That’s from their rolling presidential approval tracker, which has pegged Obama’s job approval deep underwater for months. In that sense, AP’s thesis from yesterday remains intact: The president’s ratings haven’t suffered that badly from the VA mess...
  • Semi Vanity: What the h*ll is up with Rasmussen?

    06/05/2014 11:08:57 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 17 replies
    Rasmussen/Real Clear Politics
    Okay, I've watched Rasmussen's polls with amusement over the past year, and I understand that Scott no longer handles it, but they're really off their rocker now. Rasmussen has Obama at 52% approval and 46% disapproval (+7). This while all of the other polls are dumping downward and in light of severe disapproval overall during the VA and Bergdahl scandals. Real Clear Politics has Obama at and average of 43.4 approval to 52.4 disapproval (-9). Drop out the ridiculous Rasmussen number at that average drops to 42.1% approve to 53.3% disapprove (-11). It almost seems at this point that they're...
  • Oh my: Obama approval rating in Minnesota 36/54

    04/14/2014 11:59:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/14/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    For the entire decade-plus of my blogging career, Republicans in Minnesota keep anticipating that they can turn the state red, or at least purple, in national elections. In the entirety of that period, the GOP routinely falls short. The high-water mark was probably the 2004 national election in which George Bush got within four points of John Kerry in the one state that never voted for Ronald Reagan, or perhaps the 2010 election in which the GOP took control of both chambers of the state legislature — while losing every statewide race at the same time. Barack Obama beat Mitt...
  • Poll: Scott Walker approval hits 59 percent, leads Democratic opponent by 16 points

    04/12/2014 10:57:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/12/2014 | Guy Benson
    Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has had a good run lately. He signed a major tax relief package into law, his controversial budget reforms have put the state back in the black, and his opponent has been torched for telling some high-profile fibs. A new poll from Wisconsin Public Radio suggests that voters are appreciative of the governor’s accomplishments. Walker leads Democrat Mary Burke by 16 points in the survey (56/40), with Walker’s approval rating soaring to just shy of 60 percent — an all-time high in the series. (President Obama’s job approval is underwater at 48/50 in the poll). Walker’s...
  • Quinnipiac poll puts Obama approval at 42/50, ObamaCare at 41/55

    04/02/2014 7:33:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/02/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    The White House may be celebrating its ObamaCare sign-up figures, but they appear to have misjudged the mood of the electorate. Few are celebrating the law or its impact, according to the latest poll from Quinnipiac, and that’s not the only issue on which they are dissatisfied, either. While Barack Obama declared the debate “over” on ObamaCare, 55% of people declared it very much open (via Jeff Dunetz): American voters oppose the Affordable Care Act 55 – 41 percent and 40 percent are less likely to vote for a candidate who supports Obamacare, while 27 percent are more likely and...
  • Quinnipiac: NYC Mayor de Blasio's Approval Ratings Plunge

    03/21/2014 9:08:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 03/21/2014
    The honeymoon is over for New York City's new mayor, Bill de Blasio, with a poll showing that the liberal Democrat's approval ratings tumbled dramatically as he entered his third month in office. Just 45 percent of voters approve of the job he is doing, while 34 percent do not, says the survey released Tuesday by the independent Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. The findings are a major setback for de Blasio, who became the city's 109th mayor on Jan. 1 after a campaign that portrayed him as the progressive alternative to his predecessor, billionaire media tycoon Michael Bloomberg. A Jan....
  • CNN reports ObamaCare approval rebounding (Almost entirely among 'upscale' Americans)

    03/11/2014 7:56:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/11/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    This will undoubtedly appear in everyone’s timelines today as we approach the deadline to avoid the tax consequences of ObamaCare’s individual mandate. After several months of cratering in the polls, CNN reports today that its approval rating is “rebounding slightly.” How slightly? It doesn’t even get outside the margin of error — or crack the 40% mark: According to the poll, 39% of Americans say they support the health care law, up from 35% in December, a record low in CNN polling. The uptick of four percentage points is within the survey’s sampling error. Fifty-seven percent of those questioned say...
  • Gallup Daily: Obama Job Approval

    03/01/2014 2:22:29 PM PST · by gusopol3 · 39 replies
    Gallup ^ | March 1, 2014 | Gallup
    Gallup tracks daily the percentage of Americans who approve or disapprove of the job Barack Obama is doing as president. Daily results are based on telephone interviews with approximately 1,500 national adults; Margin of error is 3 percentage points.
  • Obama job approval under water in Minnesota (What does it bode for the comedian turned Senator?)

    02/17/2014 10:51:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/17/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    And even more surprising, in the Star Tribune poll, which usually tilts significantly in sympathy to Democrats. Barack Obama’s job approval has dropped to 43/50 in a state he easily won in two presidential elections — and it’s much worse outside of Minneapolis and St. Paul (via Instapundit): Men had an especially unfavorable opinion of the president. According to the poll, 60 percent of Minnesotan men disapproved of his job performance, compared to 40 percent of women in the state.People under 34 had the highest approval rating for Obama, with 59 percent saying they thought he was doing a good...
  • Poll: Post-Bridgegate, Christies job approval in New Jersey falls to 59% !!

    01/13/2014 2:07:21 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/13/2014 | AllahPundit
    He was at 65 percent approval a month ago so there has been some deterioration, but any Republican who’s splitting 62/30 among independents in a blue state with a scandal swirling around him is doing okay.First, the national numbers from Pew. This story is, as you might have guessed, vastly more important to political media and cable-news watchers than it is to the rest of America:Overall, just 16 percent say their views of Christie are less favorable now than they were before. Sixty percent say the scandal’s made no difference and six percent say it’s actually improved their view of...
  • Oh, Bam! Presidents approval rating plummets to 38 percent overall, just 34 percent

    12/10/2013 8:32:03 PM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/10/13 | David Martosko
    Barack Obama is facing poll numbers that are now in the same territory as President George W. Bushs following Hurricane Katrina. The Quinnipiac University Polling Institute released numbers on Tuesday showing that just 38 percent of registered voters approve of the job Obama is doing as president, with a whopping 56 percent saying they disapprove. The president has lost his landslide electoral edge among young voters, too, with a negative 4149 percent rating among 18- to 29-year-old voters. His once formidable support among Hispanics has also evaporated: They now support him by an historically small 5043 percent margin.
  • Obama Approval PLUNGES Into The 30's In ANOTHER Poll, Dragging Down Senate Dems

    12/10/2013 8:19:06 PM PST · by Nachum · 36 replies
    fox ^ | 12/10/13 | staff
    President Barack Obamas job approval among American voters drops to a new low, a negative 38 57 percent, as the outlook for Democrats running for Congress and the U.S. Senate fades also, according to a national poll released today. He even gets a negative 41 49 percent among voters 18 to 29 years old and a lackluster 50 43 percent approval among Hispanic voters. The presidents job approval compares to a negative 39 54 percent score in a November 12 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University. Today, Obama gets negative scores of 6 92...
  • Doom: Obamas approval hits new low, congressional Dems in trouble in new Quinnipiac poll

    12/10/2013 8:09:30 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/10/2013 | AllahPundit
    I’m honestly surprised. The last three national polls before this one showed his job approval rebounding somewhat from the depths of November. He’s still bleeding politically from ObamaCare, but perceptions that the website has at least improved a little seem to have slowed it for awhile. And last Friday’s jobs report was downright upbeat by the standards of Obamanomics. You’d think The One would, at last, have a little good news in store for him from Quinnipiac.Nope. This is a bloodbath. President Barack Obama’s job approval among American voters drops to a new low, a negative 38 – 57 percent,...
  • Wow: Obama down 23 points among Latinos in 2013

    12/05/2013 8:40:53 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/05/2013 | AllahPundit
    Not the only interesting result here — Gallup’s also picking up the trend of millennials abandoning The One — but after so much post-election heavy breathing about his advantage with Latinos and how the GOP can win them back, it’s obviously the showstopper.Second look at congressional gridlock on immigration reform?The glass-half-full read: This is proof positive that Democrats do not, in fact, own the Latino vote. They can blow it, and to some extent may already have. But then, we already knew that from previous Gallup polls. Back in August, they noted that O’s job approval among Latinos was conspicuously...
  • Obama Approval Down Most Among Hispanics in Past Year (drops 23 percent)

    12/05/2013 3:43:55 PM PST · by Zakeet · 22 replies
    Gallup ^ | December 5, 2013 | Jeffrey M. Jones
    President Barack Obama's job approval rating averaged 41% in November, down 12 percentage points from 53% last December, his high-water mark since his first year in office. Hispanics' approval has dropped 23 points over the last 12 months, the most among major subgroups, and nearly twice the national average. His approval rating also showed above-average declines among low-income Americans, nonwhites, moderates, and moderates who identify with or lean toward the Democratic Party. [Snip] All major subgroups showed at least some decline over the past year in their views of the way Obama is handling his job as president. The subgroups...
  • (Michelle) Obama On Being Booed: "The Truth Is We Got A Lot More Cheers" (they really are popular)

    11/30/2013 5:34:36 PM PST · by Zakeet · 60 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | November 29, 2013
    <p>BARBARA WALTERS: I know that by now, you both have fairly thick skins. But when you hear your husband being booed, the president, at a recent basketball game, how do you feel?</p>
  • NC Senate: Kay Hagans approval rating tanks

    11/26/2013 4:51:42 PM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    United Liberty ^ | 11/26/13 | Jason Pye
    Fresh off a Public Policy Polling survey showing her in statistical ties with four potential Republican opponents, a new poll from Elon Unversity shows North Carolina voters are increasingly unhappy the job performance of Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC) and that healthcare is single most important issue on their minds. The Elon Unversity poll found that 37% of voters approve of Hagans job performance, while 44% disapprove, a net-negative of 7 points. In September, the North Carolina-based school showed her approval rating slightly above water at 38/35. North Carolinians have continued to sour on President Barack Obama. His approval rating is...
  • White House not following 'ups and downs' of Obama's poll numbers

    11/25/2013 2:24:51 PM PST · by Zakeet · 18 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 25, 2013 | Megashyami Mali
    The White House on Monday downplayed a slew of polls showing the public losing confidence in President Obama amid the botched rollout of his health care reform law. We dont follow the ups and downs of individual polls, White House deputy press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters aboard Air Force One, traveling with President Obama to San Francisco. What we are looking at are the broader trends. A number of polls in recent weeks have shown Obama hitting new lows in his approval rating and with record numbers questioning his trustworthiness and managerial competence.
  • More bad polling news for Obama: Trust is like Virginity, Once you lose it, it's hard to get it back

    11/25/2013 8:03:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/25/2013 | Thomas Lifson
    "Trust is like virginity: once you lose it it's hard to get it back." So spoke pollster John Zogby, commenting on his latest poll on President Obama's handling of his office. Quoted by Paul Bedard in the Washington Examiner: "Most ominous for Mr. Obama is that 57 percent now disapprove of his job. That is his worst number yet. This includes 57 percent of men and 55 percent of women; 51 percent of moderates, 24 percent of liberals and 24 percent of Democrats; 66 percent of independents and 40 percent of Hispanics. Meanwhile, a separate poll by CNN/ORC International...
  • Zogby Report Card: Highest-yet (Obama) job disapproval at 57%

    11/25/2013 7:38:58 AM PST · by Zakeet · 12 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 22, 2013 | Paul Bedard
    Pollster John Zogby reveals in our weekly White House report card that more people than ever disapprove of President Obama's job performance and that it's unlikely he will return to his once lofty job approval highs. [Snip] Most ominous for Mr. Obama is that 57 percent now disapprove of his job. That is his worst number yet.
  • Farm Bill Bottom Feeder Program Must Be Stopped

    11/24/2013 3:57:05 PM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 24, 2013 | David Williams
    Throughout the history of the country, Congress has done some pretty dumb things and their recent abysmal approval ratings shows that the American public is losing faith. Not to say its an institution built on imprudent thoughts and actions. No. In reality its a venerable institution responsible for some of the most important legal, social and political advancements in modern history. But its hasnt always been smooth sailing. For example, Congress once earmarked $50,000 in taxpayer money to support a museum honoring mules? Congress also spent $1.9 million on a Center for Public Service that would eventually honor a member...
  • Even Crack-Smoking Toronto Mayor Has Higher Approval Ratings Than Obama

    11/23/2013 8:10:19 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 11/23/2013 | Todd Beamon
    Toronto Mayor Rob Ford admitted to smoking crack cocaine, has been in "drunken stupors," and was caught on camera in an expletive-laced rant. But he's still having a better month than President Barack Obama. Ford has the approval of 42 percent of 1,049 Toronto voters surveyed by Forum Research. The poll results, released on Friday, came as Ford saw most of his powers stripped by the city council in Canada's largest city. South of the border, Obama must wish he were doing that well. Ford, who was elected in 2010 on a pledge to cut government spending, also has said...
  • Kaiser poll: Approval of ObamaCare falls to 33%

    11/22/2013 12:28:49 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/22/2013 | AllahPundit
    A lower number than most polls, but not all. That ruinous CBS survey from a few days ago pegged support for O-Care at a breezy 31/61. Kaiser’s not quite that bad — they’ve got it at 33/49 — but the 16-point spread is the largest in two years.Not only that, but click and scroll through their various graphs and the thing that jumps out at you is how stable Kaiser’s numbers on ObamaCare have been over time. There’s an occasional spike or dip, but since the law passed in March 2010, they’ve had opposition pegged fairly consistently at 3-5 points...
  • CBS poll: Obama approval sinks nine points in a month to 37%

    11/20/2013 5:51:28 AM PST · by Hotlanta Mike · 77 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 20, 2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Consider the lame-duck descent confirmed. A day after the Washington Post/ABC poll showed disapproval for Barack Obama and ObamaCare reaching new highs, the new CBS News poll shows his approval plummeting nine points in a month to 37%. Support for the Affordable Care Act managed to drop even faster:
  • Devastating Polls for Obama and Obamacare

    11/19/2013 5:05:51 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/19/2013 | Michael Barone
    The Affordable Care Acts political position has deteriorated dramatically over the last week. That, coming from longtime Obamacare cheerleader and Washington Post blogger Ezra Klein, was pretty strong language. And it was only Wednesday. That was the day after the release of a devastating Quinnipiac national poll. It showed Barack Obamas approval rating at 39 percent, with his disapproval rating at 54 percent sharply down from 45 percent approval and 49 percent disapproval on October 1, the day the government shutdown began and HealthCare.gov went into (limited) operation. Democrats hoped that Republicans would take a shellacking in public opinion...
  • RealClearPolitics: Obama Approval now at record low -12.7

    11/15/2013 7:55:38 AM PST · by BlueStateRightist · 18 replies
    RealClearPolitics.com ^ | November 15, 2013 | Realclearpolitics
    President Obama Job Approval.
  • Obama approval rating skids to lowest ever in Quinnipiac poll

    11/12/2013 2:37:08 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | November 12, 2013
    President Barack Obamas job-approval rating slumped to the lowest point of any time that Quinnipiac University has surveyed during his presidency, the university said Tuesday. By a 54%-to-39% margin, people disapprove of Obama. The results compare to a slight 49%-45% disapproval on Oct. 1.
  • Gallup Daily: Obama Job Approval (Approve 40%- Disapprove 53%)

    11/03/2013 11:23:04 AM PST · by gusopol3 · 36 replies
    Gallup Poll ^ | November 3 ,2013
    Gallup tracks daily the percentage of Americans who approve or disapprove of the job Barack Obama is doing as president. Daily results are based on telephone interviews with approximately 1,500 national adults; Margin of error is 3 percentage points.
  • Poll: 60 percent call Obamacare rollout a joke, Obama approval dips again

    10/24/2013 10:46:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/24/2013 | Guy Benson
    A few nuggets, fresh off the presses from Fox’s pollster:(1) By a two-to-one margin (60/31), Americans say Obamacare’s implementation has been “a joke,” as opposed to it’s “going fine.” According to a recent CBS News survey, just 12 percent of the public says the launch has gone “well.”(2) By a similar margin (59/31), Americans say the Obama administration is doing more to deepen the partisan divide in Washington, rather than bridge it. Hope and change, baby.(3) Confirming a slew of other polls, it appears that the shutdown showdown actually boosted Obamacare’s overall perception. Slightly. A majority (51/41) would still prefer...
  • CNN poll shows majority opposed to GOP House control, Obama approval 44/52

    10/21/2013 8:49:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 115 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/21/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Did the shutdown do lasting damage to the Republican brand? A new poll from CNN shows some short-term damage, at least, in public perception of the party in reference to control of the House. For the first time since winning the majority in 2010, CNN’s polling shows a majority who disapprove of it, and more than 60% want John Boehner out as Speaker: Just more than half the public says that it’s bad for the country that the GOP controls the House of Representatives, according to a new national poll conducted after the end of the partial government shutdown.And the...
  • NPR Poll: GOP Gets The Blame In Shutdown

    10/09/2013 5:56:42 AM PDT · by HawkHogan · 113 replies
    NPR ^ | 10/9/2013
    Most Americans disapprove of the way Obama is handling his job, the poll suggests, with 53 percent unhappy with his performance and 37 percent approving of it.
  • Dingy Harry Has Lowest Approval Rating Of Congressional Leaders

    09/22/2013 7:18:30 PM PDT · by Viennacon · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 22nd 2013 | Tony Lee
    A new Gallup poll has found that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has the lowest net approval rating among those in the House and Senate leadership. The Gallup poll found that "Reid's approval rating is 33 percent with 53 percent disapproving of his job performance, leaving him with a net rating of negative 20 percent." House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) has a "net approval rating of negative 17 percent," and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) have net approval ratings of negative 12 percent. Reid's low approval rating comes days before he...
  • The Presidential Plummet: Obama Approval Slides To 43%

    09/20/2013 7:10:20 PM PDT · by Innovative · 38 replies
    Forbes ^ | Sept 20, 2013 | John Zogby
    In our brand new monthly Zogby Analytics Poll taken September 17-18 among 1000 likely voters, the Presidents job approval rating has taken a dive down to 43%, with 54% disapproving of his overall performance. What is particularly striking about this new set of numbers is the dive he has taken among key constituencies that have formed his reliable base.
  • Canada PM Ready to Introduce New Carbon-Emission Rules for Keystone Approval -- Report

    09/07/2013 8:40:04 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 9 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 6, 2013 | Paul Vieira
    OTTAWA--Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has told U.S. President Barack Obama that he's ready to work on joint plan between the two countries to reduce carbon emissions in the energy sector in an effort to secure approval of the Keystone XL pipeline project, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported Friday. The CBC, citing unnamed sources, said Mr. Harper wrote to Mr. Obama in late August, signaling he is ready to accept carbon-reduction targets proposed by the U.S. and prepared to work with the White House to address concerns raised about Keystone and its impact on greenhouse-gas emissions. A spokesman for Mr....
  • Latest Polls

    09/05/2013 8:11:30 AM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 20 replies
    Real Clear Politics | 9/5/2013 | realclear
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  • Kerry on U.S. Military Intervention in Syria: Some Arab Nations Have Offered to "Carry [the] Cost"

    09/04/2013 4:03:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 72 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 4, 2013 | Kate Andrews
    Secretary of State John Kerry revealed that Arab countries were offering to bear all the financial costs of unseating President Assad if the United States took the lead on military action during Wednesdays House hearing on the Obama Administrations proposal for Syrian intervention. The hearing, held by the House Committee of Foreign Relations, hosted Secretary of State John Kerry, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey to provide testimony on the Administrations proposed resolution to use military force against the Assad Regime for its use of chemical weapons against Syrian civilians....
  • Lawmakers to Obama: Syria strikes need our OK

    08/27/2013 8:38:25 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 27, 2013 10:50 AM EDT | Bradley Klapper
    A Republican lawmaker is rallying support to pressure President Barack Obama into seeking congressional authorization for military strikes against Syria. Rep. Scott Rigell of Virginia is asking colleagues to sign a letter to Obama that urges him to reconvene Congress and seek approval for any military action.
  • Obama Tries to Talk His Way Out of Summer Swoon

    07/23/2013 10:16:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/23/2013 | Chris Stirewalt
    I don't usually write emails like this -- Senior White House Adviser Dan Pfeiffer in a mass email touting a series of economic speeches Obama will give in the weeks to come. President Obamas poor job approval ratings have become as much a part of late July as sweet corn and a fire sale on the Cubs roster. But this time, Team Obama has a plan to prevent the second-half slump that played out in every year of his presidency. Maybe. But with his Real Clear Politics Average approval rating down to 45.8 percent today, massive battles ahead and no...
  • McClatchy: Obama approval plummeting to 41%

    07/23/2013 8:07:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/23/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    <p>The disappointing results come as the White House this week looks to turn the national conversation back to the economy. Obama will deliver the first of a series of speeches Wednesday aimed at offering his vision for boosting economic growth, even as the new poll found that just 37 percent of the respondents approved of his handling of the economy, while 56 percent disapproved.</p>
  • Who the Heck is Gallup Polling? Poll Shows Obama Approval Up 11%, Drastically Opposing Other Polls

    06/28/2013 6:19:20 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 19 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 6/28/13 | Aurelius
    Since June 24, there have been five major polls released on President Obama's approval rating. All except one showed more people disapprove of Mr. Obama's performance than those who approve. Of those polls, the closest Approval/Disapproval spread for the President was negative six; that is, six percent more people disapproved of Mr. Obama than approved. In fact, that poll, conducted by The Economist/YouGov, was Mr. Obama's strongest performance, save one poll. The others, conducted by Reuters, Fox News, and Rasmussen, showed the President at, respectively, -7, -8, and -8. And then you have Gallup, which has the President at +7....
  • Why It Matters that Obamas Approval Rating Is Falling

    06/19/2013 11:34:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    The Monkey Cage ^ | 06/19/2013 | JOHN SIDES
    Despite ridiculous hype about a recent CNN poll that showed an exaggerated 8-point drop in Obamas approval rating, theres no doubt that his approval rating is about 4 points lower than it was in January 2013. Theres lots of speculation as to whysee, e.g., Nate Silver. But I want to say why it matters. Justin Wolfers, for one, is dubious. And a journalist also emailed me on this subject today. [Update: That journalist was John Dickerson. See his piece here.] The decline matters for three reasons. First, it matters for the 2014 election. A simple model of House election outcomes...
  • Oh, my: Obamas approval rating drops eight points in one month!

    06/17/2013 7:29:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/17/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    The ongoing Benghazi investigation, the IRS’s targeting of conservative groups, the DOJ collecting journalists’ phone records, the NSA surveillance revelations, the continuously bumpy ObamaCare rollout, and etcetera — it’s tough to pinpoint the precise effect any one debacle is having on the president’s approval rating, but it looks like the collective effect of the snowballing scandals and bureaucratic failures is definitely starting to manifest itself. A new national CNN/ORC poll pegs Obama’s approval rating at just 45 percent — the lowest he’s scored in over a year and a half and a drop of eight percentage points over just the...
  • WSJ/NBC poll: Scandals raising doubts among majorities about Obama WH integrity

    06/05/2013 8:18:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/05/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    At first, Democrats were quick to claim that the scandals erupting over the last month were just flashes in the pan. When that proved to just be wish-casting, the meme changed to the dangers of Republican overreach. According to a new poll from a series normally friendly to the White House, that meme will soon disappear, too. Solid majorities in the latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll say that the scandals raise doubts about the integrity of the Obama administration — although they’re not impacting Barack Obama himself, at least not on job approval.The Hill provides a good analysis of...
  • Obama approval slips in new Quinnipiac poll

    05/30/2013 7:46:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/30/2013 | Rick Moran
    An interesting snapshot poll put out by Quinnipiac today. It shows the president's support dropped significantly from the last poll taken on May 1 by the same outfit. It also shows that the public is overwhelmingly in favor of a special prosecutor to look into the IRS scandal - including 63% of Democrats. Politico: President Barack Obama's approval rating took a hit amid three controversies surrounding his administration, including an investigation into the Internal Revenue Service unfairly targeting conservative groups seeking nonprofit status, a new poll Thursday showed. Obama has a 45 percent approval rating and a 49 percent disapproval...
  • WaPo Poll: Trouble for Obama

    05/23/2013 8:02:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/23/2013 | J. Robert Smith
    [SNIP] Here are top line numbers from the Washington Post poll that should worry Mr. Obama and his team: Q: Changing topics, in general do you think the federal government is doing more to (protect) the rights of average Americans or more to (threaten) the rights of average Americans? 54% - threaten. 38% - protect. The Washington Post didn't ask "threaten" respondents if they connect their fears to the president. With more to come from the IRS scandal -- and with links to the White House probable -- the majority feeling threatened by government will grow. Q: Republicans in Congress...
  • Fox News poll: Obama ratings dip, voters say government 'out of control'

    05/22/2013 1:29:57 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 05/22/2013 | By Dana Blanton
    After a week of revelations about government spying on reporters and the Internal Revenue Service targeting conservatives, most voters feel like the federal government has gotten out of control and is threatening the basic civil liberties of Americans. At the same time, a new Fox News poll finds disapproval of President Obamas job performance is above 50 percent for the first time in a year, his honesty rating is at a new low and half of voters already think hes a lame-duck. More than two-thirds of voters -- 68 percent -- feel the government is out of control and threatening...
  • CNN Poll: Controversies hurting Obama? Has GOP overreacted?

    05/20/2013 6:51:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    President Barack Obama comes out of what was arguably the worst week of his presidency with his approval rating holding steady, according to a new national poll. But a CNN/ORC International survey released Sunday morning also indicates that congressional Republicans are not overplaying their hand when it comes to their reaction to the three controversies that have consumed the nation's capital over the past week and a half. And the poll finds that a majority of Americans take all three issues seriously. According to the survey, which was conducted Friday and Saturday, 53% of Americans say they approve of the...