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  • Hillary isn’t popular anymore, and the campaign hasn’t even begun

    09/10/2014 7:48:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/10/2014 | Noah Rothman
    It seems like a lifetime ago that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s favorability ratings were something that would inspire fits of jealousy in any politician. In fact, Clinton’s monumental popularity was not a feature of the distant past. As recently as January, a Gallup poll showed that the former secretary had a net favorability rating with the public of 19 points. Not even a year later, that public esteem for Clinton has disappeared. The latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll found that the public is essentially split on whether Clinton is “likeable enough.” 43 percent of respondents said...
  • Don't Touch Me There: The Dems Group Hug Economy

    06/07/2014 3:28:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 7, 2014 | John Ransom
    Democrats hoping for some political relief from the economy had better change their dreams. An astonishing 30% of Americans think the country is on the right track with 62% saying the country is going in the wrong direction, according to an average by RealClearPolitics. I don’t know who that 30% is, but to their loved ones I can only tell you there are medications that can help treat those delusions without many side effects. And the good news is that there are medications with LOTS of side effects that can help treat those delusions as well-- you know, if you’re...
  • McConnell's Job Approval Rating Is Lower Than Obama's In Kentucky

    02/07/2014 6:03:41 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 10 replies
    talkingpointsmemo.com ^ | 2/6/14 | Daniel Strauss
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R-KY) job approval rating is almost the same as President Barack Obama's in Kentucky, a new poll found. The Herald-Leader/WKYT Bluegross poll released Thursday evening found 32 percent of those surveyed said they approve of McConnell's job performance while 60 percent said they disapproved of the job the top Senate Republican has done. That rating is almost the same as Obama's approval rating in the state, which is 34 percent and his disapproval is about 60 percent. What's more, the poll found Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes (D) holds a small 4-point lead over...
  • Gallup Daily: Obama Job Approval

    12/26/2013 2:46:08 PM PST · by gooblah · 14 replies
    Gallup ^ | December 25 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.
  • Why Americans Have Grown to Hate Congress

    12/23/2013 4:31:49 PM PST · by mdittmar · 23 replies
    AFL-CIO ^ | 12/23/2013 | William Spriggs
    Congress has itself to blame for its low ratings among the American people. Policymaking is all about choices; it is the calculus of weighing costs and benefits and the distribution of those costs and benefits. In theory, there are lots of policies that can make everyone better off, but they can only be accomplished by redistributing the gains of the policy.
  • Collapse: Obama, Obamacare Approval Ratings Crater in New Q-Poll

    11/12/2013 7:08:27 PM PST · by Kaslin · 69 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 12, 2013 | Guy Benson
    Suddenly, all the shutdown nastiness and intense anti-Republican sentiment seems like a distant memory. Obamacare has been front and center for weeks, and public opinion has adjusted accordingly. Pew produced some very negative data for the president late last week, and now Quinnipiac confirms the undeniable downward trend. One upper-cut to the jaw after the next: (1) President Obama's overall job approval rating is deep underwater at (39/54). It's not pretty across the board: Independents (30/63), women (40/51), Hispanics (41/47), and young voters (36/54). The telling right track vs. wrong track number stands at a miserable (21/78). (2) On issues,...
  • John Boehner must go, say 60 percent of Americans: poll

    10/21/2013 11:18:42 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 50 replies
    wash times ^ | 10/21/13 | c chumley
    <p>Fully six in 10 of Americans participating in a new poll say House Speaker John Boehner should leave his post in the House.</p> <p>The survey, a CNN/IRC International poll conducted between Friday and Sunday, at the tail end of the government shutdown, also revealed that 54 percent of respondents aren’t happy that the GOP controls the House — a dire sign for the Republican Party, as the country prepares for the next round of elections.</p>
  • Obama’s Job Approval Declines for 3rd Straight Quarter to Near-Record Low

    10/21/2013 10:38:02 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 21, 2013 - 5:56 AM | Susan Jones
    President Obama’s approval rating has taken another hit, dropping for the third quarter in a row, this time to 44.5 percent between July 20-Oct. 19, Gallup reported on Monday. That’s a three point decline from the previous quarter, and it is the third largest quarter-to-quarter decline of his five-year (19-quarter) presidency. Obama’s highest approval rating (63 percent) came during his first quarter as president, and by the fifth quarter, it had dropped to 48.8 percent. Obama’s lowest quarterly approval rating, 41 percent, came in the 11th quarter (third year) of his presidency. …
  • Obama's Scandals Driving Down His Job Approval

    06/14/2013 3:20:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 14, 2013 | Donald Lambro
    President Obama's job approval polls are declining, proving Abraham Lincoln's admonition that you can't fool all the people all the time. The Gallup Poll reported Thursday that Obama's job approval grade has fallen to an embarrassing 46 percent and that 47 percent of those polled disapprove of his second term performance, up by three points. To add insult to injury, Obama has to swallow the news that his Republican predecessor, on whom he has blamed all of his problems, is now much more popular -- in fact, he's more popular than Obama right now. A separate Gallup survey finds that...
  • Gallup: America’s got a fee-vah and the only prescription is more Chris Christie

    06/05/2013 7:05:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/05/2013 | AllahPundit
    He doesn't need a campaign platform for the primaries in 2016. All he needs, really, is this with a single word in 120-point font underneath: “ELECTABILITY.”NBC/WSJ took his temperature in their new poll too and found similar parity across segments, although the numbers weren’t as robust: He’s also energized certain segments of the Republican Party with his tough fiscal approach to governing New Jersey, and has proven popular among Garden State residents for his style of crisis management.It’s a combination that’s led to 40 percent of Republicans, 41 percent of independents and 43 percent of Democrats seeing him in a...
  • Poll: Hillary Clinton’s favorability rating dives amid Benghazi probe (But still leads for 2016)

    05/31/2013 7:33:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/31/2013 | Jonathan Easley
    Hillary Clinton’s favorability rating dropped significantly in a Quinnipiac University poll released Friday, as the months-long investigation into the terrorist attacks in Benghazi have begun to drag on the former secretary of State. According to the survey, 52 percent said they have a favorable view of Clinton, against 40 unfavorable. That’s down from her all-time high of 61 percent favorable and 34 unfavorable in February of this year. “Her score is down substantially from her all-time high score in February,” said Quinnipiac director of polling Peter A. Brown in a statement. “The drop in favorability is substantial among men, Republicans...
  • Hillary's approval ratings plummet, Benghazi scandal blamed

    05/31/2013 5:56:52 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 53 replies
    The Examiner ^ | May 31, 2013 | Paul Bedard
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton remains the 2016 presidential candidate to beat, but her handling of the Benghazi, Libya assassination of the U.S. ambassador, panned by the public, has significantly knocked her approval ratings down from an all-time high of just three months ago, according to a new poll. While her favorability rating in February was 61 percent, a new Quinnipiac University poll out Friday had it cobbled down to 52 percent and her once double-digit lead over potential GOP presidential challengers Jeb Bush and Sen. Rand Paul has been cut to less than 10 percent. "Her score is...
  • Poll: Pelosi least liked congressional leader

    04/24/2013 8:57:11 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 29 replies
    30 minutes ago Poll: Pelosi least liked congressional leader Posted by CNN Political Unit (CNN) – Republican candidates running for office sometimes use Nancy Pelosi's name like a curse word. Perhaps they've seen polling that indicates the House Democratic leader is the best known but least liked congressional leader, as indicated by a new Gallup survey released Wednesday. According to the poll, 48% of Americans have an unfavorable opinion of Pelosi, while 31% view her in a favorable light. Former Gov. Mark Sanford, for example, plans to solo debate against Pelosi's positions Wednesday as he campaigns for a special congressional...
  • Lindsey Graham Tanks Among Republicans

    04/17/2013 8:14:19 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 48 replies
    fitsnews.com ^ | 4/17/13 | fitsnews
    U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham’s approval rating among Republican voters in South Carolina has plunged by fourteen points in just two months – evidence of growing dissatisfaction with his increasingly leftward ideological bent. According to the results of a new Winthrop University poll, Graham’s approval rating among GOP voters in the Palmetto State is 57.5 percent – down from 71.6 percent in February. “This drop corresponds to the entry of two vocal challengers, and discussion of a third, into the primary race against him,” the Winthrop pollsters note. It also comes on the heels of Graham’s high profile attack against fiscally...
  • Opinion of federal government hits record low: poll

    04/15/2013 2:04:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Apr 15, 2013 12:54pm EDT | Ian Simpson
    Americans’ opinion of the federal government has fallen to a record low even as they continue to view local and state governments favorably, according to Pew Research Center survey released on Monday. … The March survey showed Democrats with a more favorable opinion than Republicans of the federal government, at 41 percent to 13 percent. … The poll shows that 63 percent of Americans have a favorable opinion of their local government, virtually unchanged since 2007. Fifty-seven percent have a favorable view of their state governments, up 5 percentage points from 2012. …
  • Gallup: Obama Lowest-Rated Re-Elected President Since WWII

    01/21/2013 10:43:08 AM PST · by lbryce · 17 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 21, 2013 | Ed Morrisey
    At first blush, the reaction to this Gallup poll is … so what? Barack Obama managed to get himself elected to a second term anyway, even with historically anemic approval numbers. But there’s more to this than just last November: President Barack Obama averaged 49.1% job approval during his first term in office, among the lowest for post-World War II presidents. Only Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford had lower job approval averages. Obama’s first-term average is most similar to Bill Clinton’s. Lyndon Johnson, John Kennedy, and Dwight Eisenhower were the most popular first-term presidents. Obama’s first-term approval average, like those...
  • Rasmussen: Generic Congressional Ballot: Democrats 44%, Republicans 42%

    09/11/2012 11:51:50 AM PDT · by C19fan · 52 replies
    Rasmussen ^ | September 10, 2012 | Staff
    For the first time since January, Democrats now lead Republicans on the Generic Congressional Ballot for the week ending September 9, 2012. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 44% of Likely U.S. Voters would vote for the Democrat in their district’s congressional race if the election were held today, while 42% would choose the Republican instead. The last time the Democrats held a lead over the Republicans was in late January.
  • Gallup Daily: Obama Job Approval (43% at 8/10/2012, 3 day moving average )

    08/10/2012 10:58:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Gallup ^ | 08/10/2012
    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. CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE CHART
  • D.C. is a Safe Haven for Obama; Not the Case in Oakland

    08/04/2012 7:34:04 AM PDT · by Melvin Martinez · 16 replies
    The Martinez Report ^ | 8/4/12 | Melvin Martinez
    GALLUP: Obama Ratings Negative in Most States, Highest in D.C. "Obama’s approval rating is below 50 percent in 37 states ... The president is most popular in Washington DC, where his job approval rating is an astonishing 83 percent." POLITICO: In Oakland, "[o]fficials say the window at Obama's office at 16th Street and Telegraph Avenue was broken as more than 100 protesters marched around 12 p.m. Friday ET."
  • Gallup: Republicans Turn Against John Roberts, U.S. Supreme Court (Dems now positive about both)

    07/16/2012 5:37:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Gallup ^ | 07/16/2012 | Frank Newport
    PRINCETON, NJ -- Americans' opinions of U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts are now much more negative than they were seven years ago, with the most recent reading coming soon after he joined the four Democratic appointees on the court to uphold the U.S. healthcare law. Republicans' favorable rating of Roberts is down 40 percentage points from 2005, while Democrats' is up 19. Gallup did not measure Americans' opinions of Roberts between September 2005 and the most recent survey, conducted July 9-12. It is a reasonable assumption, however, that a good deal of the shift in attitudes occurred as...
  • Poll: Chief Justice Roberts’s standing falls sharply among GOP (27%)

    07/16/2012 3:48:36 PM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 18 replies
    http://thehill.com/ ^ | July 16 2012 | Daniel Strauss
    Americans have a more unfavorable view of Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts than they did seven years earlier, according to a new poll, which finds his support among Republicans, in particular, having eroded sharply. Among Republicans, Roberts's drop has been more drastic. Sixty-seven percent of Republicans had a favorable view of Roberts in 2005, a figure which plummets 40 points to 27 percent in the 2012 survey. Four percent had an unfavorable view of the chief justice in 2005, jumping to 44 percent in the new poll.
  • REUTERS: Obama's ratings sink on economic doubts (Job approval lowest level since January)

    06/13/2012 9:44:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | 06/13/2012 | By John Whitesides
    (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's approval ratings have dipped to their lowest level since January on deep economic worries, wiping out most of his lead in the White House race over Republican rival Mitt Romney, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed on Tuesday. The percentage of Americans who approve of Obama's job performance dropped from 50 a month ago to 47, matching his mark in early January. The number who think the country is on the wrong track rose 6 percentage points in a month to 63 percent. The doubts about Obama's leadership helped Romney pull to within 1 point of the...
  • Poll: George W. Bush Only Living Ex-President Under 50%

    06/07/2012 7:01:06 AM PDT · by Abathar · 60 replies
    CNN/theindychannel.com ^ | June 7, 2012 | CNN Political Unit
    Washington (CNN) -- More than three years after leaving office, former President George W. Bush remains unpopular with the public, according to a new national poll. A CNN/ORC International poll also indicates that two-thirds of Americans have a positive view of Bush's predecessor, former President Bill Clinton. According to the poll, released Thursday morning, 43% of people questioned had a favorable opinion of Bush, with 54% saying they had an unfavorable view of the former president. Bush's 43% favorable rating is the same as it was in 2010 in CNN polling, but is up from his mid-30's favorable rating during...
  • Obama’s 2011 Gallup job approval rating lowest yet

    01/21/2012 2:00:30 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 9 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 21, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    This past year’s presidential job-approval average from Gallup caught me by surprise. After all, Barack Obama got Osama bin Laden in May, which gave him a few weeks of good job approval ratings, and his 2010 drubbing in the midterm elections would make most presume that he’d reached his nadir. Not hardly: President Barack Obama averaged 44% job approval for his third full year in office, which ended Jan. 19. His third-year average is down slightly from his second-year average of 47% and much lower than his first-year average of 57%. Obama’s third-year average is based on approximately 175,000 interviews...
  • Obama rebounding? (Job-approval ratings show signs of improvement, Post-ABC poll finds)

    12/20/2011 7:04:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/20/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    "Obama’s job-approval ratings show signs of improvement, Post-ABC poll finds." That's the oh-so-hopeful headline from the Washington Post about its WaPo/ABC poll, but how reliable is it, and just what improved? After a difficult summer and a contentious fall, President’s Obama’s job-approval ratings are showing signs of improvement — a crucial indicator of his reelection chances as he positions himself to seek a second term.A new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds that Americans are still broadly disapproving of Obama’s handling of the economy and jobs, the top issues, but that views of his overall performance have recovered among key groups,...
  • Rasmussen Daily Presidential Tracking Poll (-22)

    09/06/2011 6:52:30 AM PDT · by Maceman · 29 replies
    Rasmussen Reports | September 6, 2011
  • Obama's Tipping Point (if personal approval drops to same level as present job approval, he's done)

    08/18/2011 6:36:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    National Journal ^ | 08/18/2011
    On its face, the idea that an incumbent officeholder can be reelected when more Americans disapprove of his or her job performance than approve seems unlikely. After all, if voters don't like the job you're doing, why would they give you the chance to keep doing it? But President Obama, whose job-approval ratings are mired well south of 50 percent, has an important factor breaking his way as he seeks another term: Americans still overwhelmingly like the guy. There is a partial correlation, pollsters say, between a politician's job-approval ratings and favorability ratings. Favorability ratings generally represent a ceiling, above...
  • Gallup Daily: Obama Job Approval (when it rains , ya go golfin' ..)

    06/21/2011 3:44:55 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies
    Gallup.com ^ | 6/21/11 | Gallup
    FROM Drudge .. GALLUP PLUNGE... Approval -4, disapproval +5 -- in one day! 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 ±3 percentage points. Each result is based on a three-day rolling average more info at the link
  • Gallup: “Americans Say Reagan Is the Greatest U.S. President”

    (PRINCETON, NJ) — Ahead of Presidents Day 2011, Americans are most likely to say Ronald Reagan was the nation’s greatest president — slightly ahead of Abraham Lincoln and Bill Clinton. Reagan, Lincoln, or John F. Kennedy has been at the top of this “greatest president” list each time this question has been asked in eight surveys over the last 12 years.
  • National Job Approval: Pres. Barack Obama

    08/25/2010 2:18:20 PM PDT · by DBCJR · 6 replies
    At this site are scatter diagrams showing a confluence of poll results over time. At this point the meta-study shows 51.6% disapprove of the job Obama is doing vs. 44.4% who approve, a 7.2% difference.
  • Why The Partisan Disconnect?

    08/02/2010 10:22:41 AM PDT · by CaroleL · 9 replies · 1+ views
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 08/02/10 | CaroleL
    A new poll shows that 46% of Americans believe Democrats "care more about the needs of people like you" while just 39% say Republicans care more. But when asked which party can better help the people on specific issues as opposed to the general "who cares more" question, Republicans win hands down. So why the disconnect? Why are so many Americans clinging to a failed and destructive ideology when they themselves believe it's not working in their lives?
  • Confidence in Congress Hits New Low (11%)

    Not feeling particularly high on Congress? Join the crowd. A Gallup poll conducted July 8-11 has public confidence in Congress down to 11 percent, the lowest score in its "Confidence in Institutions" survey since 1973.
  • President Obama hits rock bottom: only 44 percent approve of the job he is doing

    07/22/2010 2:05:14 AM PDT · by Scanian · 27 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 21, 2010 | POST WIRE SERVICES
    How low can President Obama's approval rating go? Pretty low, it appears. The president's approval rating reached a new all-time low, according to a national Quinnipiac survey released today. The survey finds that just 44 percent of registered voters approve of the job he has done as president -- his worst score ever -- with 48 percent disapproving. “It was a year ago, during the summer of 2009, that America’s love affair with President Barack Obama began to wane. In July of 2009, the president had a 57 to 33 percent approval rating," said Peter Brown, assistant director of the...
  • Obama still sliding in the polls

    07/09/2010 12:52:59 PM PDT · by James H. Shott · 13 replies
    Annuit Coeptis ^ | July 9, 2010 | James Shott
    New polling data shows President Barack Obama’s Job Approval continues to slide. The Real Clear Politics average of seven polls taken from June 17 through July 8 shows that the president garnered 46.4 percent favorable and 47.9 unfavorable, for a -1.5 deficit in job approval. However, the two most recent polls show larger margins of disapproval. Read all about it
  • Poll: Governor Christie's popularity falling

    04/23/2010 6:17:53 PM PDT · by Def Conservative · 51 replies · 2,234+ views
    NEW JERSEY (WABC) -- New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has been in office for just three months, and a new eyewitness news poll shows voters are not giving him any kind of a honeymoon as he presses for budget cuts. Only 33% of New Jersey residents approve the job Christie is doing as governor. Nearly twice the number, 63% disapprove. The telephone poll by SurveyUSA has a margin of error of plus or minus 4%.
  • Democratic Party Image Drops to Record Low

    04/08/2010 4:47:13 PM PDT · by AlanD · 62 replies · 1,851+ views
    PRINCETON, NJ -- Americans' favorable rating of the Democratic Party dropped to 41% in a late March USA Today/Gallup poll, the lowest point in the 18-year history of this measure. Favorable impressions of the Republican Party are now at 42%, thus closing the gap between the two parties' images that has prevailed for the past four years. There has been little change by party in the Republican Party's favorable image compared to the late summer 2009 measure, although the percentage of Republicans with a favorable image of their party remains significantly higher than it was in May 2009.
  • RCP President Obama Job Approval [Lines Cross in poll average for first time!]

    03/20/2010 11:02:09 AM PDT · by drangundsturm · 15 replies · 764+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | March 20, 2010 | RealClearPolitics
    Approve: 47.2 Disapprove: 47.8
  • WSJ/NBC News Poll: Throw ‘Em All Out

    03/16/2010 2:17:26 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 22 replies · 922+ views
    WSJ/NBC News Poll: Throw ‘Em All Out Congress has managed to get its approval ratings back down to the pre-election level, with just 17% of voters saying they approve of the job Congress is doing, according to the latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll out later today. The trend line has been sinking for the past year, after a post-election peak of 31% in February 2009, a month after President Barack Obama took office and the new Congress began. More than three-quarters of voters, 77%, said they disapproved of the job Congress was doing. In fact, when it comes to...
  • Bad news for Democrats in Democratic poll

    03/13/2010 1:51:24 PM PST · by freespirited · 15 replies · 1,525+ views
    Examiner ^ | 03/10/10 | MIchael Barone
    There’s lot of bad news for the Democrats in the survey just released by Democracy Corps and Third Way, conducted by Democratic pollster Stanley Greenberg’s firm. The numbers I’ll quote here are the results for likely voters and don’t include “dropoff voters,” who tend to be younger and significantly more Democratic. Republicans lead on the generic poll for the House by 47%-44% and even lead in party identification, including leaners, by 47%-46%. This is in line with the Real Clear Politics average on the generic vote which shows Republicans ahead 44%-43%; if you drop the AP/Ipsos poll, an outlier which...
  • Poll: Voters approve of new governor [NJ]

    03/03/2010 11:59:54 AM PST · by Rodebrecht · 6 replies · 508+ views
    Politicker NJ ^ | 3/3/09 | Editor
    Gov. Christopher Christie has a 52%-21% job approval rating, according to a Fairleigh Dickinson University poll released this morning. New Jerseyans, by a 66%-21%, say the state budget should be balanced even it programs are cut rather than increase taxes.
  • American Conservative Union 2009 Congressional Ratings

    02/22/2010 4:51:36 PM PST · by Impy · 32 replies · 489+ views
    American Conservative Union ^ | Febuary 22, 2010 | Impy
    http://www.acuratings.org/ They were released last week. Currently they're only available in PDF format. They aren't the be all end all but they are a usual barometer among many. They look at 25 votes for each house across a wide spectrum of issues. In 2008 there was a huge lurch to the left according to their scores. Some called their ratings outliers because of this. 2009 saw a general improvement of scores more in line with other years.
  • Look out incumbents: CBS/New York Times poll shows Congressional job approval down to a stunning 15%

    02/12/2010 6:53:58 AM PST · by jpl · 46 replies · 1,180+ views
    CBS/NYT ^ | Thursday February 11, 2010 | CBS/NYT
    The latest CBS News/New York Times Poll finds most Americans are now dissatisfied or even angry with government – and much of that frustration is directed at Congress, which now receives just a 15% approval rating. Levels of distrust and cynicism about government are at or near 15-year highs. Dissatisfaction extends to both political parties as well – the Democratic and Republican parties are near record high unfavorable ratings in CBS News/New York Times Polls. As Americans continue to worry about the economy, President Barack Obama’s job approval rating is 46%, matching his previous low from early January. But he,...
  • Generic Congressional Ballot (R 44%, D 36%)

    02/09/2010 7:13:05 PM PST · by SmartInsight · 20 replies · 908+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | Feb 8, 2010 | Scott Rasmussen
    Republican candidates lead Democrats by eight points in the latest edition of the Generic Congressional Ballot, marking little change since the first of the year. Republicans started the year ahead by nine points -- their largest lead in several years -- while support for Democrats fell to its lowest level in years. Republicans have held the lead on the Generic Ballot for several months now. But in a three-way congressional contest with a Tea Party candidate on the ballot, the Democrat earns 36% support. The GOP candidate comes in second with 25% of the vote, and the Tea Party candidate...
  • Poll: Sen. Whitehouse job performance down 11 points since December

    It looks like it just does not pay for a Senator to go on an ill-subscribed diatribe about opponents of the the Democrats' health care reform. The Providence Journal is reporting that Rhode Island Democratic Senator Sheldon Whitehouse's 2012 re-election prospect is looking dour these days. Pollster Joseph Fleming attributes Mr. Whitehouse's vitriolic floor remarks about opponents of health care reform as part of the reason:
  • Only 36% of Likely Mass. Voters Support Obamacare; Only 48% Approve of Job Obama's Doing

    01/18/2010 2:02:50 AM PST · by Cindy · 22 replies · 1,027+ views
    CNSNEWS.com ^ | January 16, 2010 | Terrence P. Jeffrey
    "Only 36% of Likely Mass. Voters Support Obamacare; Only 48% Approve of Job Obama's Doing" SNIPPET: "(CNSNews.com) - Only 36 percent of the Massachusetts residents who say they are likely to vote in the special U.S. Senate election that will take place in that state on Tuesday say they support the national health-care plan being pushed by President Barack Obama and only 48 percent say they approve of the job Obama is doing as president. A 51-percent majority of those likely to vote in Tuesday's special election say they oppose Obama's health-care plan."
  • Approval of U.S. Congress Essentially Flat, at 25%

    12/17/2009 4:50:28 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 13 replies · 430+ views
    Gallup ^ | 12/17/2009 | Staff
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- With the U.S. Congress battling until the brink of Christmas to try to pass a healthcare reform bill, Americans are growing neither more positive nor more negative about their elected representatives in Washington. More than two-thirds of Americans (69%) continue to disapprove of the job Congress is doing, while 25% approve -- essentially unchanged from last month.
  • CNN: Obama approval rating below 50 percent (48-50)

    12/04/2009 2:06:22 PM PST · by Smogger · 67 replies · 3,786+ views
    CNN.Com ^ | 12/4/2009 | CNN
    Washington (CNN) -- Support for President Obama has dropped below 50 percent for the first time in a CNN poll despite high marks for his recently announced Afghanistan policy. Forty-eight percent of Americans questioned in a CNN/Opinion Research Corp. national survey released Friday said they approve of the job Obama is doing as president -- a drop of 7 percentage points from a survey last month. Fifty percent said they do not approve. The difference of 2 percentage points between approval and disapproval falls within the range of the poll's sampling error. "The poll indicates that the biggest drop in...
  • Fox News Poll: Americans Take Congress to Task (64% want to fire them all)

    10/30/2009 2:42:11 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 43 replies · 1,421+ views
    Fox News ^ | October 30, 2009 | Ernie Paicopolos
    If members of Congress were up for a job review right now — instead of a year from now — the ranks of the unemployed would swell to an even higher level. Americans place a lot of the blame for conditions in the country on Congress and, because of that, about two-thirds want to “throw them out” of office, according to the latest FOX News poll. The national telephone poll was conducted for FOX News by Opinion Dynamics Corp. among 900 registered voters from October 27 to October 28, 2009. The poll has a 3-point error margin. A sizable majority...
  • Fox News poll : America hates Congress; Update: Biden to campaign for Owens

    10/30/2009 1:45:22 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 17 replies · 977+ views
    Hot Air ^ | October 29, 2009 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    The partisan split among the sample is a little narrower than usual — 40/37 between Democrats and Republicans — but never mind that. Focus on independents. Congressional Dems rate slightly higher than Repubs (36/29), but never mind that either. The more this becomes an anti-incumbency movement, the more the majority party will suffer. Further to that point, read Ruffini’s counter-Gingrichian advice to the GOP to follow Doug Hoffman’s lead and run conservative candidates next year as stealth independents in select areas. It’s a crafty idea for blue districts where the GOP has virtually no chance anyway; anywhere else and it’s...
  • Biden's popularity plunges; lower than Cheney's

    10/27/2009 12:19:45 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 29 replies · 1,745+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/26/2009 | Byron York
    Vice President Joe Biden's favorable rating has fallen to 42 percent in a new Gallup poll, down from a high of 59 percent just after last year's election. Biden's unfavorable rating in the new poll is 40 percent, up from 29 percent last November. (Eighteen percent of those surveyed say they have no opinion of Biden.) Biden's average favorable rating during his time in office so far is 45 percent -- well below the average 65 percent favorable rating for Vice President Dick Cheney during Cheney's first year in office. Vice President Al Gore's favorable rating during his first year,...