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  • Obama faces a white flight

    09/27/2011 6:21:27 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 80 replies · 1+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | September 27, 2011 | By Melissa Harris-Perry
    Electoral racism in its most egregious form is the unwillingness of whites to vote for blacks regardless of qualifications or ideology. So far, Barack Obama has been involved in two elections that suggest such racism is no longer operative. His reelection bid, however, may indicate that a more insidious form of racism has replaced it. The 2004 Illinois Senate race between Obama and Alan Keyes, two African Americans, was a unique test of old-fashioned electoral racism. For a truly committed racist, neither would have been acceptable. In 2008, the long primary battle between Hillary Clinton and Obama added hundreds of...
  • Poll: Obama slips with black voters

    09/22/2011 4:07:26 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 98 replies
    politico.com ^ | September 22, 2011 | TIM MAK
    African Americans appear to be cooling their support for President Obama, with ďstrongly favorableĒ views of the president dropping dramatically from 83 percent five months ago to 58 percent today, a new Washington Post-ABC News poll shows. The drop in support among black voters mirrors the declining support for Obama among all groups.
  • The Rasmussen Reports Daily Presidential Tracking Poll 20SEP2011 (-21).

    09/20/2011 6:37:18 AM PDT · by Cletus.D.Yokel · 56 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 20SEP2011 | Rasmussen Reports Staff
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows that 21% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty-two percent (42%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -21. Overall, 46% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the president's job performance. Fifty-two percent (52%) at least somewhat disapprove.
  • Obama Loses Jewish Support Jewish support for Obama drops

    09/16/2011 1:53:33 PM PDT · by Never A Dull Moment · 26 replies · 1+ views
    Artuz Sheva ^ | 9-16-2011 | By Maayana Miskin
    United States President Barack Obama enjoyed the support of an estimated 80% of U.S. Jews in the 2008 elections. However, recent polls indicate he will be receiving far less Jewish support in 2012. Polls taken before the GOP upset in New Yorkís 9th District showed that Obamaís treatment of Israel was a crucial issue for many voters in the heavily Jewish area Ė and only 22% were satisfied with the way he had been relating to Israel.
  • Drop in Jewish (Hispanic & Black) support for Obama mirrors broader downturn

    09/20/2011 7:07:29 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 19, 2011 | By David Lauter
    [snip] Over his presidency so far, Obama's support among Jews has run about 14 percentage points higher than his support among the population at large, with some fluctuations largely due to the relatively small number of Jews in any given polling sample, Gallup reports. The gap in the most recent tally is 13 points. A similar point can be made about Latinos Ė another group whose declining support for Obama is sometimes attributed to group-specific issues, in this case the failure to bring about comprehensive changes in the nation's immigration policies. Again, as with Jews, the polling data show something...
  • New Gallup: Obama slips with Jews

    09/15/2011 9:36:36 PM PDT · by Clairity · 31 replies
    Politico ^ | Sept. 15, 2011 | MJ Lee
    President Barack Obama's support among Jews has dropped, new data shows. Four out of 10 Jewish Americans currently disapprove of Obama, according to polling data provided to POLITICO by Gallup, which has yet to post the numbers on its website. This 40 percent disapproval rating is 8 percent higher than the 32 percent disapproval rating among Jewish Americans that was last reported by Gallup in June. Obama's approval rating among Jewish Americans is also down to 55 percent - a five point drop from his approval rating in June, which stood at 60 percent. Together, the rise in disapproval and...
  • Obama's Disapproval Soars in Virginia

    09/15/2011 12:01:06 PM PDT · by Baladas · 54 replies
    NBC Washington ^ | Sep 15, 2011 | Melissa Mollet
    A new poll released Thursday morning shows President Obama's approval rating is dropping in Virginia -- a battleground state the Democrat took from Republicans en route to winning the White House in 2008. These new numbers show the presidentís disapproval rating has spiked in Virginia to 54 percent. The Quinnipiac University Poll is based on telephone interviews with 1,368 registered voters between September 7-12. The results mirror other polls that show a continuing slide in the presidentís popularity in a slow, troubled economy. Fifty-one percent of those surveyed say they do not think President Obama deserves to be re-elected. Thatís...
  • Gallup Daily: Obama Job Approval (39% Among Adults)

    09/15/2011 10:48:55 AM PDT · by TonyInOhio · 44 replies
    Gallup ^ | 09/15/11 | Unattributed
    Gallup tracks daily the percentage of Americans who approve or disapprove of the job Barack Obama is doing as president. Results are based on telephone interviews with approximately 1,500 national adults; Margin of error is Ī3 percentage points.
  • Poll: Obama disapproval soars to 54 percent in Va

    09/15/2011 7:26:21 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 18 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 1 4 Sep 2011 | BOB LEWIS
    <p>RICHMOND, Va. (AP) ó President Barack Obama's disapproval rating has soared to 54 percent in Virginia, a battleground state the Democrat took from the Republicans to win the White House in 2008 and will likely need to carry next year to win re-election, a new poll released Thursday shows.</p>
  • Disaster looms for O in 2012

    09/14/2011 3:45:07 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 71 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 14, 2010 | David Seifman
    <p>Republican Bob Turnerís victory in the closely watched special election to replace disgraced Rep. Anthony Weiner delivered an unmistakable message to President Obama: Be afraid, be very afraid, of whatís coming down the pike in 2012.</p> <p>That a Brooklyn-Queens district where Democrats outnumber Republicans 3 to 1 could swing to a GOP candidate who was outspent and outmanned -- and where unions poured in enormous resources in the final hours -- doesnít bode well for a president facing re-election in a queasy economy.</p>
  • CNN Poll: President gets no bounce from speech, but disapproval rating peaks

    09/13/2011 4:51:04 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 17 replies · 1+ views
    CNN Poll: President gets no bounce from speech, but disapproval rating peaks mug.cnnpolitics By: CNN Political Unit Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama didn't score any political points with his speech on jobs to a joint session of Congress last Thursday. According to a new CNN/ORC International poll released Tuesday, the president's approval rating stands at 43 percent, virtually unchanged from the 45 percent approval rating in the previous CNN poll. Although this is not the lowest number of those who say they approve of how Obama is handling his job-he reached 42 percent one year ago-the number who disapprove...
  • Battlegrounds of Resentment

    08/28/2011 4:55:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 28, 2011 | Salena Zito
    STAUNTON, Va. Ė Whether it is called General Lee Highway, as in Virginia, or Molly Pitcher Highway, as in Pennsylvania, the lives and economic strain along U.S. Route 11 tell of a countryís disappointment with Washington Ė specifically, with President Obama. The northĖsouth highway, created in 1926, extends more than 1,600 miles from New York to Louisiana. It is one of those blue lines you find on a gas-station road atlas, obscured by the bold red lines of the dominant interstates. Woodrow Wilsonís home is along this road in Virginia, James Buchananís in Pennsylvania. In between those presidential homes is...
  • Black Voters and the Battered Voter Syndrome

    08/25/2011 6:10:59 AM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 25, 2011 | George Boykin
    Black voters remain defiantly loyal to Obama, despite suffering from his mishandling of the economy and Maxine Waters' complaints about his focus on wooing white independent voters for his reelection. But of course, Democrats have long taken blacks for granted. This loyalty in the face of bad treatment is reminiscent of battered wife syndrome (BWS).
  • (Media Ignores) Horrific Numbers for Obama in Florida

    08/24/2011 10:11:41 AM PDT · by kristinn · 166 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | Wednesday, August 24, 2011
    Among all respondents, only 37% approve of the job the President is doing and 57% disapprove of the job he is doing. Again looking at key voter subgroups, 53% of women, 56% of independents, 72% of Hispanics and 59% of seniors disapprove of the job Barack Obama is doing. SNIP Among all respondents, 37% think Barack Obama deserves re‚Äźelection and 57% think he does not deserve re‚Äźelection. SNIP Link to Hot Air article.Link to Magellan Strategies PDF survey results.
  • Dashed Hopes: How 0bama Disappointed the World (NOT THE FUHRER THE GERMANS WERE LOOKING FOR)

    08/14/2011 12:17:24 PM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 29 replies
    Der Speigel ^ | 8/09/2011 | Marc Hujer
    dpaAs America's first black president, Barack Obama electrified an entire nation. But now that the nation is in crisis, he seems unable to connect with the people. He wanted to change America and restore its reputation in the world. But now his opponents are dictating the country's political course.
  • J Street Poll: Obama's Jewish support tops Republicans

    07/21/2011 1:54:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 45 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 7/21/11 | HILARY LEILA KRIEGER JERUSALEM POST CORRESPOND
    Majority of US Jews disapproves of Obama's Arab-Israeli conflict policy; separate poll shows Muslims blame West for domestic problems. WASHINGTON Ė US President Barack Obama handily defeats his current Republican presidential opponents among Jewish voters, according to a poll put out by J Street Thursday. At the same time, the majority of American Jews disapproves of his handling of the Arab-Israeli conflict, the poll found. Obama currently enjoys 63 percent of the American Jewish vote compared to 24% for Mitt Romney and 67% when facing off against Michele Bachmann, who received 19% support, according to the poll. Romney, the former...
  • Obama Approval Rally Largely Over

    06/16/2011 4:41:28 AM PDT · by no dems · 33 replies
    Gallup.com ^ | June 15, 2011 | Jeffrey M. Jones
    PRINCETON, NJ -- President Obama's job approval rating averaged 46% for the week ending June 12, a significant decline from his weekly averages for most of May and nearly back to the level before Osama bin Laden's death on May 1. Among partisan groups, independents' approval rating of Obama dropped the most in the past week, from 47% to 42%, with a smaller decline among Democrats. Republicans' approval of Obama spiked to 21% during the first week after bin Laden's death from 10% in late April, before falling back to the 15% range, where it has held since. Obama's approval...
  • The vanishing Mister Barack Obama

    05/23/2011 6:42:28 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 38 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | MAY 23RD, 2011 | Kevin ďCoachĒ Collins
    Clear eyed observers recognize Barack Obama will not have an easy road to reelection. A steady stream of poor, and outright suspicious, decisions has become the hallmark of his administration. He stands exposed him as a man overmatched by the demands of his office. Obamaís well documented failings will provide ample material for whomever the GOP nominates. Nevertheless, the worst enemy of Obamaís reelection chances may be inexorably building without much notice. The worst calamity a candidate can face is being laughed at, but the second worst is being ignored. Evidence that the voting public may be ignoring Obama is...
  • Latest AP Poll Sample Skews to Democrats by 17 Points (The One Showing Obama @ 60% Approve)

    05/11/2011 10:10:02 AM PDT · by MissesBush · 46 replies · 2+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 05/11/11 | Jim Geraghty
    Wow! The AP poll has Obamaís approval rating hitting 60 percent! And 53 percent say he deserves to be reelected! And on the economy, 52 percent approve of the way Obamaís handling it, and only 47 percent disapprove! Heís up 54Ė46 on approval of how heís handling health care! On unemployment, 52 percent approval, 47 percent disapproval! 57 percent approval on handling Libya! Even on the deficit, heís at 47 percent approval, 52 percent disapproval! It is a poll of adults, which isnít surprising; as I mentioned yesterday, you donít have to be a registered or likely voter to have...
  • Obamaís Approval Remains at All-Time Low for Second Week in Row, Says Gallup

    04/28/2011 7:07:33 PM PDT · by Justaham · 87 replies
    csnews.com ^ | 4-28-11 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    President Barack Obamaís weekly approval rating remained at its all-time low for the second straight week, according to the Gallup poll. In the week of April 11-17 and again in the week of April 18-24, 43 percent of the Americans polled by Gallup said they approved of the job Obama was doing as president. That matched the all-time low for Obamaís weekly approval in the Gallup poll. Previously, Obama had earned a 43 percent approval rating in the back-to-back weeks of Aug. 16-22, 2010 and Aug. 23-29, 2010. Obamaís weekly approval rating peaked at 67 percent in the week of...
  • Obama suggests low poll numbers due to high gas prices

    04/22/2011 4:06:48 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/22/2011 | By Jordan Fabian
    President Obama on Thursday suggested his lagging poll numbers are due to high gas prices around the nation. Speaking to supporters at his sixth fundraising event in California, Obama conceded that gas prices are having an effect on how people view his administration, but indicated he is prepared to weather the storm. "My poll numbers go up and down depending on the latest crisis and right now gas prices are weighing heavily on people," he told a gathering of backers at a Los Angeles restaurant, according to a pool report. Pollsters have said that rising gas prices have played a...
  • Zogby: Obama's Approval Sinking

    04/08/2011 7:05:14 AM PDT · by Qbert · 19 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 4/7/2011 | Newsmax
    A new IBOPE Zogby Interactive poll shows President Barack Obama's approval rating at 42 percent, the lowest since December, when it hit 39 percent. The poll also finds likely voters split over whether or not a government shutdown would be harmful to the economic recovery. Forty-nine percent say they agree a government shutdown would hurt the recovery, 45 percent say they disagree and 6 percent are not sure. When it comes to the three agree-disagree questions, responses of Republicans and Democrats are sharply divergent. Republicans are more likely than Democrats to agree military spending should be exempt from cuts and...
  • Pew Poll: Obama Struggling With White Voters

    04/08/2011 7:20:56 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 66 replies · 1+ views
    National Journal ^ | April 7, 2011 | 5:11 PM | By Ronald Brownstein
    The latest Pew Research Center national poll released today underscores how slender a beachhead President Obama has established among whites more than two years into his presidency. In his 2008 election, Obama ran well only among two groups of whites -- young people and white women with at least a four year college education, two groups that are generally receptive to government activism. In the 2010 GOP landslide, those groups stuck with Democrats relatively more loyally than the rest of the white electorate, but the party's support tumbled even among them. Figures provided to National Journal by Pew from the...
  • Gallup: Americans Less Likely to View Obama as a Strong Leader

    03/30/2011 7:14:09 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    Gallup.com ^ | March 30, 2011 | by Jeffrey M. Jones
    PRINCETON, NJ -- Americans have grown increasingly less likely to view President Obama as a strong and decisive leader since he took office. Roughly half now believe this aptly describes, him compared with 60% a year ago and 73% in April 2009. Obama's ratings on being a strong and decisive leader are down a total of 21 percentage points since taking office, compared with a 15-point decline on understanding Americans' daily problems and a 9-point decline in sharing their values. Obama's overall job approval rating declined 16 points over the same time period. The March 25-27 poll also asked Americans...
  • Poll: Obama's approval hits new low

    03/30/2011 6:26:59 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 110 replies
    Politico ^ | 3-30-11 | JENNY EPSTEIN
    President Barack Obamaís approval rating and prospects for reelection have plunged to all-time lows in a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday. Half of the registered voters surveyed for the poll think that the president does not deserve a second term in office, while 41 percent say he does. In another Quinnipiac poll released just four weeks ago, 45 percent said the president did not deserve reelection, while 47 percent said he did. The decline in support for a second Obama term comes as his approval rating has dropped 4 percentage points since early March, landing at 42 percent Ė a...
  • How in the world can Obama be at 48% approval (gallup) VANITY

    03/23/2011 5:06:41 AM PDT · by cycle of discernment · 90 replies
    Just saw the segment on Fox and Friends discussing Obama's current 48% approval rate--similar to Reagan's and Clinton's at the same point in their first terms --of course they went on to be re-elected. This is the new realm we live in. Nowadays things are completely dominated by the media spin--what they say goes. They protect this unprecedented and very likely criminal incompetent so thoroughly, sing his praises, wrap him in gossamer PR and the 'asleep at the wheel, entertainment distracted and obsessed' public buys it. The only way this ultimately straightens out is for the media to learn after...
  • Daily Presidential Tracking Poll (St. Patrick's Day 2011: BO stinks at -20)

    03/17/2011 6:34:38 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 3/17/2011 | Rasmussen
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Thursday shows that 21% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty-one percent (41%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -20
  • Obama Goes From Blank Slate to Empty Suit

    03/07/2011 9:56:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | March 6, 2011 | Jack Kelly
    In the prologue to the second of his autobiographies, "The Audacity of Hope," Barack Obama said: "I serve as a blank screen on which people of vastly different political stripes project their own views." Stanford University professor Shelby Steele, who, like Mr. Obama, has a black father and a white mother, thinks the key to Mr. Obama's popularity in 2008 was his racial identity. "Obama's special charisma ... always came much more from the racial idealism he embodied than from his political ideas," wrote Mr. Steele.The desire among whites to rid themselves of racial guilt crossed party and ideological lines,...
  • Gallup shows Obama at 27% approval on handling deficit, 37% on economy

    02/09/2011 8:01:51 AM PST · by RobinMasters · 14 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 08, 2011 | ED MORRISSEY
    Remember all that talk about Barack Obamaís bounce in the polls after the lame-duck session? We can officially proclaim that duck cooked now, and the bouncing cat officially dead, or at least comatose. Gallupís latest survey on issues and presidential approval shows Obama below a majority on every single issue ó and seriously underwater in the highest priorities for voters in the last midterm election: President Barack Obamaís approval rating for handling the federal budget deficit has gone from bad to worse in recent months, even as his ratings on all other major national issues have generally held steady. Currently,...
  • Rasmussen : Obama drops to -15 on daily tracking poll.

    02/03/2011 6:47:39 AM PST · by sunmars · 110 replies
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Thursday shows that 26% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty-one percent (41%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -15 Overall, 47% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the president's performance. Fifty-three percent (53%) disapprove.
  • The Egyptians hate us

    02/01/2011 10:20:59 AM PST · by Nachum · 41 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 2/1/11 | editor
    The Egyptian people are reentering history. The masses have awakened, swarming in the streets against autocracy, chanting ďYes we can!Ē Itís too bad they hate America.In June 2009, President Obama launched his much heralded outreach effort to the Muslim people with a speech in Cairo. Now the people of that city are clamoring for reform, but their view of the United States is worse than it was at the height of the George W. Bush administration. According to survey data from the Pew Global Attitudes Project released in June 2010, the United States had a 30 percent approval
  • Et Tu, Andrea? Even Mitchell Mocks SOTU

    01/26/2011 6:05:43 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 58 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    How can a Dem president tell that his SOTU was a for-real floperewski? When even Andrea Mitchell pans it. Yet that's precisely what NBC's chief foreign affairs correspondent did on Morning Joe today. What was particularly unkind about Andrea's cut was that she criticized both the form and the substance of the speech. After observing that Pres. Obama's oratory lacked "energy" and "passion," Mitchell opined that "it doesn't add up. The dollars and cents don't add up." Ouch. Before Andrea's assessment, the rest of the panel, with the notable exception of Howard Dean who managed to defend the speech, took...
  • [POLITICO] Polls show rave reviews for SOTU

    01/26/2011 7:07:52 AM PST · by mrsmith · 41 replies
    politico ^ | 1/26/11 | JENNIFER EPSTEIN
    Americans responded with overwhelming positivity to President Barack Obamaís State of the Union speech, two polls conducted after the Tuesday night speech found...
  • Obama's Gallup Rating Unmoved After Tucson Shooting

    01/17/2011 11:26:12 AM PST · by markomalley · 14 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 1/17/11 | Philip Klein
    Whether the tragic shooting in Tucson will have any lasting political impact remains to be seen, but so far, it doesn't seem to have affected the way Americans view President Obama's job performance.The latest Gallup poll, reflecting interviews taken after his widely-praised speech at the memorial service last Wednesday, shows that 48 percent of Americans approve of Obama, compared with 42 percent who disapprove. That's little changed from the survey taken just before the shooting, which showed 48 percent approval and 43 percent disapproval -- a statistically insignificant difference.
  • Obama The Weak (What a fall from the Obamessiah!)

    12/14/2010 9:46:52 PM PST · by goldstategop · 8 replies
    Townhall ^ | 12/15/2010 | Dick Morris And Eileen McGann
    Moving to the center is not a two-dimensional process. It has a third dimension -- the difference between strength and weakness. In the course of coming in from the cold of his extreme far-left positions, the president looks like a wimp, abandoning his long-held views in the face of electoral defeats, adverse court rulings, recalcitrant Democrats and strong, united Republican opposition. And wimps don't win. When Bill Clinton moved to the center, he arrived in triumph. After vanquishing the Republican Congress during the government shutdown of 1995-1996, he agreed to a balanced budget deal with Newt Gingrich and Trent Lott....
  • (Video) Gene Simmons On CNN: I Want My Obama Vote Back, Most Unqualified President Ever

    12/05/2010 6:33:26 PM PST · by MaxCUA · 67 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | Gene Simmons
    Let's give Kathleen Parker credit for not badgering rock star Gene Simmons with, "Yeah, but aren't I as awesome and chic and cute as Sarah Palin is stupid?" Such restraint on the part of someone so "unqualified" to co-host a television show next to a guy smarter than she is, who runs circles around her, is admirable. Parker's sucking up to the left under the mistaken belief they wouldn't smell weakness and abuse it for every partisan advantage is a "naive" mistake Sarah Palin never made - you know, the Sarah Palin with the successful TV show and bright future
  • Daily Presidential Tracking Poll (Hussein at near record -19)

    12/04/2010 2:18:32 PM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 12 replies
    Rasmussen Reports! ^ | 12/4/10 | Rasmussen
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Saturday shows that 22% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty-one percent (41%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -19...Overall, 43% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the president's performance. Fifty-six percent (56%) disapprove.
  • Republicans grab share of power, in blow to Obama

    11/02/2010 9:01:47 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 11/2/10 | Stephen Collinson
    WASHINGTON (AFP) Ė Resurgent Republicans smashed the Democratic power monopoly, exit polls projected, in a debilitating blow to President Barack Obama just two years after he took power on a tide of hope and history. Exploiting fear and fury over the stuttering economic rebound, Republicans grabbed back the House of Representatives, though Obama's beleaguered Democrats looked certain to cling onto the Senate, though with a badly reduced majority. "We've come to take our government back!" cried Rand Paul, a hero of the ultra-conservative Tea Party movement, after winning a Senate seat in Kentucky. "There's a Tea Party tidal wave," he...
  • Obama Has Underperformed as President for 44% of Americans

    10/31/2010 7:48:57 PM PDT · by Princeverdi · 11 replies
    As the second anniversary of Barack Obamaís electoral victory approaches, a considerable proportion of Americans believe that their President has not been able to fulfill their expectations, a new Angus Reid Public Opinion poll has found. More than seven-in-ten respondents disapprove of the way the U.S. Congress is doing its job. As the second anniversary of Barack Obamaís electoral victory approaches, a considerable proportion of Americans believe that their President has not been able to fulfill their expectations, a new Angus Reid Public Opinion poll has found. The online survey of a representative national sample of 1,011 American adults also...
  • Former President Jimmy Carter Blames 'Irresponsible News Media' for Obamaís Low Approval Ratings

    10/27/2010 10:16:44 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 55 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | October 28, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    If youíre a left-of-center media personality and you use your national TV platform to call a candidate for the United States Senate a ďbitch,Ē how might you be rewarded? Apparently in this day and age, youíre granted an interview with a former sitting president of your political party. Even though he wasnít one of the most distinguished presidents of the United States, former President Jimmy Carter appeared on Joy Beharís HLN program to promote his book, ďWhite House Diary.Ē During his interview, Behar asked Carter to offer his assessment of Barack Obamaís performance as president. ...more (w/video)...
  • Gallup: Obama's Approval Rating at New Low in Most Recent Quarter

    10/21/2010 6:10:38 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    Gallup.com ^ | October 21, 2010 | by Jeffrey M. Jones
    His favorable rating and re-elect figures are also at new lows PRINCETON, NJ -- Barack Obama averaged 44.7% job approval during the seventh quarter of his presidency. His average approval rating has declined each quarter since he took office, falling by more than two percentage points in the most recent quarter to establish a new low. Obama's decreased popularity is also evident in his favorable rating. For the first time, more Americans view the president unfavorably (50%) than favorably (47%), and his favorable rating is the lowest of his presidency. Since his inauguration, positive opinions of him have declined by...
  • President Obama Heads into Midterms at Lowest Approval Rating of Presidency (UNDER 40: 37%)

    10/25/2010 12:33:14 PM PDT · by kristinn · 75 replies · 1+ views
    Harris Interactive ^ | Monday, Ocotber 25, 2010
    President Obama is spending the next week crisscrossing the country in support of Democratic candidates before this year's midterm elections. While the president may do a great job of energizing the base, he may not be able to convert any Independents who have yet to decide for whom they will vote. Currently, two-thirds of Americans (67%) have a negative opinion of the job President Obama is doing while just over one-third (37%) have a positive opinion. This continues the president's downward trend and he is now at the lowest job approval rating of his presidency. These are some of the...
  • Why the US has turned against Obama

    10/25/2010 4:50:24 AM PDT · by chickadee · 25 replies
    Telegraph ^ | October 24, 2010 | Michael Barone
    After the 2008 elections, Democratic strategist James Carville predicted that Democrats would dominate US elections for 40 years; Republican strategist Karl Rove had predicted something similar for his party after George W Bush's narrower win in 2004. And Tony Blair's New Labour dominated British politics for nine or 10 years after its first landslide victory in 1997. But the Obama Democrats' dominance turned out to last not 40 years but 40 weeks Ė until Republicans overtook Democrats in the polls in August 2009. What gives? In the 1930s, John Maynard Keynes famously said that practical men of business, who acknowledged...
  • Why the US has turned against Obama

    10/25/2010 5:17:32 AM PDT · by kingattax · 26 replies
    Telegraph.co.uk ^ | 24 Oct 2010 | Michael Barone
    Why have American voters gone so sour on Barack Obama's Democratic party? It's a question that must puzzle many in Britain who Ė Conservative as well as Labour and Lib Dem Ė welcomed Obama's election two years ago and saw him leading America and the world into broad, sunlit uplands. But now it appears that Obama's party is about to take what George W Bush called a "thumping" in the mid-term elections on November 2. It looks to be quite a fall. Obama won the popular vote in 2008 by a 53 to 46 per cent margin. That's not quite...
  • President Obama in trouble

    10/24/2010 12:53:47 PM PDT · by SmartInsight · 56 replies · 1+ views
    YNet News ^ | Oct. 24, 2010 | Yitzhak Benhorin
    Op-ed: As elections loom, US president losing support of once - sympathetic voters In the last elections campaigns, it was possible to point to a political gender-based gap. While men tended to vote Republican, women tended to vote Democrat. Yet the recent polls show that the female vote is also shifting to the Right. Some 52% of women still support the Democrats, yet this marks a sharp drop in the face of the masculine zeal to topple the Left, and Obama knows it. Hence, his West Coast trip is dedicated to meetings with women and efforts to boost two female...
  • NEWSWEEK Poll: Obama Approval Rating Jumps, Democrats Close ĎEnthusiasm Gapí (BARF!!!!)

    10/22/2010 8:13:17 PM PDT · by Justaham · 84 replies · 2+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 10-22-10 | Jim Watson
    As the presidentís numbers climb sharply, results suggest that Democrats may be succeeding in firing up their base. Despite doom-saying about Democratsí chances in the midterms, the latest NEWSWEEK Poll (full results) shows that they remain in a close race with Republicans 12 days before Election Day, while the presidentís approval ratings have climbed sharply. The poll finds that 48 percent of registered voters would be more likely to vote for Democrats, compared with 42 percent who lean Republican (those numbers are similar to those in the last NEWSWEEK Poll, which found Democrats favored 48 percent to 43 percent). President...
  • President Obama's faithful losing hope as the magic fades

    10/16/2010 11:58:07 PM PDT · by UniqueViews · 52 replies · 1+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | Oct. 17, 2010 | Margery Eagan
    This president gives rousing speeches. He did it again yesterday. He bounded out onto the Hynes Convention Center stage, all youth and vigor, open-necked white shirt, navy blazer. But he didn't sell me, or reassure me. I don't think the president meant to undermine anybody's confidence with his wrong-way-out-of-the-ditch story yesterday. But that's the nagging question - isn't it? Even among the once-Obamified, like me? We're afraid he's not really getting us out of our ditch. And the ditch is getting deeper. And it's very scary stuff.
  • A Failed Presidency on the Brink of Collapse

    10/11/2010 4:29:47 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 30 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | October 11, 2010 | Reaganite Republican
    Barack Obamaís political future looks grim... and it's only going to get worse"Forget the myth of an Obama recovery" says Nile Gardiner, writing in The Telegraph (UK) yesterday. Noting how last week was yet another "disastrous" one for Team Obama and a bewildered American Left, he serves-up five key reasons for the Administration's accelerating political nosedive... one they have almost no chance of pulling-out-of by November 2nd: ________________________________________________________ 1. A new Gallup poll suggests the November mid-terms could result in the biggest victory for Republicans in the House since 1894 (!) Gallupís latest poll is absolutely devastating in its analysis...
  • Fox News Poll: Only 39 Percent Would Vote to Re-Elect Obama in 2012

    10/01/2010 8:09:55 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 23 replies
    The Fox Nation ^ | October 01, 2010 | Dana Blanton
    The 2012 presidential race begins in earnest on Nov. 3 -- the day after the upcoming midterm elections -- and President Obama looks to be in trouble at the starting gate. A Fox News poll released Friday shows that 54 percent of voters say they would vote for someone else rather than re-electing Obama if the presidential election were held today. Thatís up from 47 percent in a January poll and 31 percent in April 2009. Thirty-nine percent would vote to re-elect the president now, down from 43 percent in January. That's a dramatic drop from the 52 percent who...
  • Daily Presidential Tracking Poll (Obama at -18)

    09/17/2010 6:48:05 AM PDT · by justlurking · 10 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 2010-09-17 | Rasmussen
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows that 27% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty-five percent (45%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -18 (see trends). Last week, the president declared that ďthe policies that we have put in place have moved us in the right direction.Ē Most in the Political Class agree, but most Mainstream Voters do not.