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  • Attendees Leave Campaign Rally When Obama Appears

    10/20/2014 7:00:28 PM PDT · by lbryce · 69 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 20, 2014 | Staff
    President Obama made a rare appearance on the 2014 campaign trail on Sunday and attendees walked out as the President spoke.44 President Barack Obama made a rare appearance on the campaign trail on Sunday with a rally to support the Democratic candidate for governor in Maryland, but early departures of crowd members while he spoke underscored his continuing unpopularity. Obama showed up to support Lt. Governor Anthony Brown who is running for Governor. "You've got to vote," Obama repeated over and over at a rally for Brown in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, near Washington. A steady stream of people walked...
  • What the people want? Guess how popular Obamacare is in true-blue Maryland

    10/07/2013 1:23:41 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 54 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 10-7-2013 | Twitchy Staff
    Twitter: Jamie Dupree âś” @jamiedupree As of midnight last night, Maryland had 174k unique web site visitors, 13,532 accounts created --> 326 enrolled.
  • Dislodging Obamacare

    12/03/2012 3:35:13 AM PST · by CutePuppy · 16 replies
    LA Times ^ | November 30, 2012 | Michaek F. Cannon (Cato Institute)
    Republicans believed a Mitt Romney win would seal Obamacare's fate. Democrats - or rather, the lonely two-fifths of Americans who support the president's beleaguered healthcare law - believed an Obama win would secure its future. Both sides were kidding themselves.Romney may have pledged to repeal the law, but his positions on Obamacare had the life span of a rainbow. He supported an identical law when he got the credit for signing it as governor of Massachusetts. He then opposed Obamacare when that's what GOP primary voters wanted to hear, and later endorsed parts of it when he thought that's what...
  • Unpopular cease fire hurts Bibi in new poll

    11/22/2012 2:18:45 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 11/21/12 | Carl In Jerusalem
    A new poll that came out on Thursday shows the merged Likud - Yisrael Beiteinu party taking a big hit mostly for the benefit of more right wing parties. The reason behind the shift is likely dissatisfaction with the cease fire. A new Israeli poll released this morning, and conducted following the cease-fire with Hamas, announced yesterday after 8 days of fighting, shows a significant drop in public support for Israeli Prime Minister Netanayhu. The poll which was commissioned by Israel’s Knesset website and conducted by the Panels Institute shows Netanyahu’s joint list with Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, named Likud-Beiteinu...
  • Democrats wary of their unpopular president (McCaskill & other RATS too busy for the rookie Hussein)

    10/11/2011 5:16:48 AM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 10/11/11 | Thomas Ferraro
    Democrats wary of their unpopular presidentBy Thomas Ferraro | Reuters – 5 hrs ago WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Four years ago, Senator Claire McCaskill was one of Barack Obama's biggest boosters in his presidential campaign. But when he recently visited her state of Missouri, she did not have time to join him. Many of McCaskill's fellow Democrats in Congress may also decide they are too busy to be with Obama, whose approval rating of about 40 percent as the economy struggles threatens to be a drag on their own reelection chances next year. "You may see a number of Democrats say...
  • Factbox: Unpopular Congress returns next week

    08/31/2011 4:09:23 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 8/30/11 | Thomas Ferraro, Richard Cowan, Andy Sullivan, and many more
    A highly unpopular U.S. Congress returns to work from a month-long recess next week facing a crush of challenges -- from creating jobs to expanding U.S. trade to finding another $1.2 trillion or so in spending cuts. With voters demanding more compromise and less fighting in Washington, lawmakers may try harder to find common ground with Democratic President Barack Obama on these and other matters, such as taxes, regulations and disaster aid. The Democratic-led Senate returns on Tuesday and the Republican-led House of Representatives convenes on Wednesday with a dismal popularity level. Opinion polls taken in the aftermath of their...
  • Amid another poll blow, Julia Gillard admits her push for a carbon tax may get even tougher

    06/27/2011 6:30:21 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 9 replies
    The Australian ^ | 28th June 2011 | Lanai Vasek
    JULIA Gillard admits Australia is a long way from consensus on climate change - and says the debate may become ever tougher for Labor - as new polling reveals her behind Tony Abbott as preferred prime minister for the first time. ..... Ms Gillard said today the polling was a result of her plan to put a price on carbon, and that while it was a tough reform "it may get even tougher, before it gets easier". “I believe that once carbon pricing is in place people will see how the system works and the benefits of it,” the Prime...
  • The Fast Fix: Palin & Pelosi, equally unpopular

    03/16/2011 10:30:20 AM PDT · by adorno · 42 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 3/16/2011 | Yahoo News/Washington Post
    New poll numbers indicate that Sarah Palin is now as unpopular as Nancy Pelosi.
  • Obama's Weekly Job Approval Retreats to 46%

    03/09/2011 10:00:05 AM PST · by lbryce · 15 replies
    Gallup ^ | March 8, 2011 | Jeffrey M. Jones
    PRINCETON, NJ -- President Barack Obama averaged 46% job approval the week of Feb. 28-March 6, his lowest weekly average since mid-December. Obama's weekly approval rating had steadily improved from mid-December to late January, peaking at 50% during the final two weeks in January, before dropping below that mark in February. Trend, November 2010-March 2011: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as president? Obama is now essentially back to where he was in the immediate post-election phase of 2010. The decline could be due to a number of issues the administration is...
  • Obamacare Ranks With Prohibition, 55 MPH Speed Limit

    03/09/2011 9:27:30 AM PST · by lbryce · 29 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 9, 2011 | Staff
    When the first OPEC oil shock hit the U.S. in 1973, President Nixon encouraged Americans as a voluntary gas-saving measure to drive 55 mph on the interstate. Not long after, the infamous "double nickel" became mandatory as Congress made states choose between adopting the lower speed limit and losing millions in federal aid. For two decades, most Americans voted with their gas pedals and flagrantly ignored the federal speed limit. It had become the least respected law since Prohibition by the time President Clinton repealed it in December 1995. Now, as we learn more about Obamacare, the odds are good...
  • Obamacare's Popularity Hits All-Time Low

    11/09/2010 12:08:04 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 25 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | NOVEMBER 8, 2010 | JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
    The November Kaiser Health Tracking Poll shows that President Obama's health care overhaul has now hit a lower level of popularity than at any previous time in his presidency. Kaiser writes, "Just a quarter of the public (25 percent) now says they expect their own families to be better off under the health reform law, which is the lowest share since KFF [Kaiser Family Foundation] began tracking this question." Kaiser notes that it began tracking the question in February of 2009, just weeks after President Obama's inauguration. The survey also confirms that "health care voters" were central to the Republicans'...
  • Daily Presidential Tracking: New low -23

    09/05/2010 6:48:33 AM PDT · by DadOfFive · 181 replies
    Sunday, September 05, 2010 Email to a Friend ShareThis Advertisement The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Sunday shows that 24% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty-seven percent (47%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -23 (see trends).
  • Down down we go.

    Highest level of Strong Disapproval and the lowest Approval Index daily rating yet recorded for this president.
  • Stunning Revelations from Obama, the Lightworker

    08/28/2010 7:14:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | August 28, 2010 | Kyle Anne Shiver
    Five astounding things The One has taught us so far. How long has it been since you’ve heard some starry-eyed Obama worshiper gush on and on about the Lightworker? Or heard suspicious accounts of “leg-tingling” from media folks? Or heard a supposedly intelligent American drone on about Obama as hovering above the rest of us as “sort of God”?Yes, it’s been quite a while since the throngs fainted, fawned, and followed The One.But let’s cut Obama, our benevolent leader, a little slack. While he’s off spreading our wealth around in that pestilence-ridden pocket of American poverty, Martha’s Vineyard, let’s recount...
  • The left is unpopular, undisciplined and ill-tempered

    08/16/2010 8:17:45 AM PDT · by Nachum · 53 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 8/16/10 | William Kristol
    The left has collapsed. Its political support has collapsed. Public opinion polls point to a historic repudiation of the president and the Democratic party this fall, something on the order of a 60-seat Republican gain in the House. The GOP has an outside shot at taking the Senate as well. Its claim to intellectual integrity has collapsed. Paul Krugman, Ivy League professor, New York Times columnist and Nobel laureate (the holy trinity of the liberal establishment), has humiliated himself with a startlingly dishonest attack on Paul Ryan's budget proposal. Krugman, called out by Ryan, rebuked by honest analysts and unwilling...
  • Could Obama be more unpopular? Part Two

    07/02/2010 2:37:33 PM PDT · by no-llmd · 9 replies
    Power Line ^ | 7-2-2010 | Paul Mirengoff
    My friend Bill Otis responds to John's post, which expressed surprise that President Obama is talking about immigration, given the unpopularity of the administration's position on that subject. Bill writes: My view is that Obama is starting to talk about immigration because, although he surely knows it's a big loser, it's less of a loser than the items from which he hopes the immigration yacking wil distract attention, to wit, that the oil catastrophe continues apace while he is helpless and inert, and that there is a tepid recovery, if any, with a pitance of private sector jobs. Indeed, we...
  • Neo-pagans can’t even be bothered genuflecting

    03/28/2010 5:29:22 PM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 430+ views
    The Herald Sun ^ | March 29, 2010 | Andrew Bolt
    For years, I’ve heard supposed libertarians pontificating about low-taxes, on the one hand, while supporting welfare-dependent drug addicts, on the other. Which begs the question: Are the media’s favourite libertarian thinkers, Alzheimer’s victims or fifth columnists? Take Reason magazine – and let’s revisit 2008. Before the last election, Peter Bagge a Reason contributing editor was asked which way he was swinging. The libertarian-minded elitist pontificated: If the polls in my home state are close: Obama (McCain is simply too incompetent these days to be president). If not, I’ll make a protest vote for Barr. And how did that work out?...
  • President's Approval in the Tank and Sinking

    02/21/2010 7:33:29 AM PST · by timesthattrymenssouls · 18 replies · 946+ views
    Constitutional Guardian ^ | 2/21/2010 | Nancy Tengler
    So the Rasmussen poll now has the President's Approval Index rating at -19% with 22% of the nation's voters strongly approving of his performance and 41% strongly disapproving. The overall numbers are 45% approval, 54% disapproval. Rasmussen reports the Approval Index rating is at the lowest level seen only one other time in this presidency: December 22, the eve of the last health care push in the Senate; pre-Scott Brown. According to Rasmussen, only 39% support the President's health care plan, 58% are opposed. Still he plans to unveil it tomorrow. In front of the cameras (finally). It will be...
  • Poll: Start Over on Health Reform

    02/17/2010 7:35:08 AM PST · by opentalk · 2 replies · 280+ views
    newsmax ^ | 17 Feb 2010 | Jennifer Haberkorn
    The American public wants Congress to start the health care debate over from scratch - just as Republicans have been pushing - amid growing talk among Democrats about the need to use a procedural end run to ram through a revised overhaul bill. A Zogby International poll released Tuesday shows that 57 percent of Americans do not like either of the competing health care bills produced by the Senate and House and say Congress should start over, as a group of bipartisan lawmakers head to a health care summit with President Obama next week. White House officials say they plan...
  • Pelosi: Upping troops to Afghanistan unpopular (Stuck on Nancy NumbBrain)

    09/11/2009 12:24:23 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 684+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/11/09 | Lara Jakes - ap
    WASHINGTON – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday she sees little support for sending more U.S. troops to Afghanistan, forecasting a potential showdown with the Obama administration over how to win the war. Pelosi's comments put President Barack Obama in an uneasy position as he considers whether to side with his top commander in Afghanistan, who is expected in coming weeks to ask for more troops and other resources. She is the highest-ranking Democrat to signal that any White House or Pentagon push for more troops will be resisted in Congress. "I don't think there's a great deal of support...
  • Was he wrong about everything?-Has there ever been a lamer duck than George W. Bush?

    10/30/2008 5:15:00 AM PDT · by SJackson · 150 replies · 2,652+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 10-30-08 | JONATHAN TOBIN
    Has there ever been a lamer duck than George W. Bush? How he went from winning a clear majority of the 2004 popular vote to his current dismal showing is a topic that will fascinate historians in the future. The answers will assuredly revolve around Hurricane Katrina, the war in Iraq, and the financial meltdown that has panicked Wall Street and made a Democratic victory this November all but certain. Yet, even as Bush gets swept into the proverbial dustbin of history, it would be a mistake to succumb to the temptation of viewing everything he did as wrong. But...
  • Unpopular Sarkozy Turns 'Gold Into Lead'

    04/24/2008 1:52:23 PM PDT · by blam · 9 replies · 48+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-24-2008 | Henry Samuel
    Unpopular Sarkozy turns 'gold into lead' By Henry Samuel in Paris Last Updated: 8:13pm BST 24/04/2008 President Nicolas Sarkozy is battling to convince an angry and disillusioned France that he deserves another chance a year after claiming power, amid accusations that he has turned his political capital from "gold into lead". President Sarkozy's government has been damaged by bickering between ministers Mr Sarkozy had an hour and a half last night on prime time television to counter claims that his reforms are half-baked, his glitzy style and turbulent private life inappropriate for a president, and that he has failed to...
  • Poll Shows Congressional Approval at 18 Percent

    08/22/2007 12:33:29 AM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 21 replies · 778+ views
    FOXNews.com ^ | 22 August 2007
    WASHINGTON — A new poll shows Americans' approval of Congress sinking to all-time lows. The latest Gallup Poll found that approval of the legislative branch of the federal government hit 18 percent in an Aug. 13-16 survey. Those disapproving of Congress stands at 76 percent. Gallup says the approval number matches the low-water mark hit in 1992, in the midst of a check-bouncing scandal in what was a Democrat-led Congress. That scandal was among the reasons credited for the sweeping Republican takeover in 1994. The poll surveyed 1,019 adults aged 18 and older, and has a 3 percent margin of...
  • HARRIS POLL: 50% OF ADULTS WON'T VOTE FOR HILLARY-- Americans Not That Gullible!

    03/28/2007 10:21:50 AM PDT · by Apolitical · 30 replies · 144+ views
    The poll, which surveyed 2,223 potential voters, was released Tuesday March 27, 2008. It revealed strong, negative opinions of the New York senator, who is viewed as a polarizing figure in American politics....
  • Lonesome doves pray for peace, breeze **Barf Alert**

    08/19/2006 12:04:32 PM PDT · by Bangupjob · 49 replies · 1,175+ views
    Star-Telegram ^ | 19 Aug. 2006 | David Casstevens
    CRAWFORD -- As night fell, about 50 peace activists sat in a circle under a blanket of stars and chanted a Hindu mantra. "Ommmmmm," they began, as one, in a droning monotone. Again. Then again, drawing out the syllable until they were out of breath. In the darkness, from a nearby pasture, a sound broke the meditative bliss. MoooooOOHhh. The bovine reply reminded the gathering of where they are, and gave them a reason to laugh, just the kind of bonding moment those who are doggedly committed to bringing American troops home from Iraq needed at the end of another...
  • Tom Cruise Less Popular Than Saddam

    03/24/2006 4:03:16 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 61 replies · 1,715+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 25 March 2006 | Carl Limbacher
    Could actor Tom Cruise be even less popular than a mass murderer? Respondents in a poll said they’d rather spend the night with deposed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein than the "Mission Impossible” star. Stuff Magazine asked readers who among four personalities they would least like to share a camping tent with overnight. Cruise took the prize with 41 percent, with Saddam trailing at 39 percent. Sportscaster/celebrity reporter Pat O’Brien got 15 percent and actress/comedienne Kathy Griffin, 5 percent. It’s been a bad few weeks for Cruise. He recently "won” an unwanted Razzie award at a ceremony acknowledging the year's worst...
  • CBS News Poll: Bush Ratings At All-Time Low

    02/27/2006 5:06:03 PM PST · by HitmanLV · 582 replies · 10,026+ views
    CBS News ^ | 2/27/2006 | CBS/AP
    (CBS) The latest CBS News poll finds President Bush's approval rating has fallen to an all-time low of 34 percent, while pessimism about the Iraq war has risen to a new high. Americans are also overwhelmingly opposed to the Bush-backed deal giving a Dubai-owned company operational control over six major U.S. ports. Seven in 10 Americans, including 58 percent of Republicans, say they're opposed to the agreement. CBS News senior White House correspondent Jim Axelrod reports that now it turns out the Coast Guard had concerns about the ports deal, a disclosure that is no doubt troubling to a president...
  • Hugo Chavez: Pirate Of The Caribbean

    05/23/2005 11:25:47 AM PDT · by HellsGateBass · 15 replies · 944+ views
    Latin America: Odd, that as "popular" as Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is said to be, he's so detested by Venezuelans that he can no longer go to baseball games without being booed by the whole stadium.
  • Life and Liberty in Iran. why despite being extremely unpopular,fundamentalists are still in power?

    05/01/2005 4:31:36 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 11 replies · 603+ views
    pacificnews.org ^ | Masoud Kazemzadeh and Shahla Azizi
    One of the most vexing questions animating observers and analysts of Iranian politics is: why despite being extremely unpopular and incompetent, are the fundamentalists still in power? One factor that may provide a partial explanation is the huge change of the dominant ethos among large sectors of the population. In the 1970s and 1980s, the dominant ethos among large sectors of the Iranian people was idealistic, altruistic, and celebrated sacrifice for the greater good. Today, on the contrary, the predominant ethos have become excessive selfishness, acquisitiveness, cynicism, and lack of willingness to make the smallest sacrifice to protect the common...
  • The fake crowds of the fake revolution in Venezuela (Photo expose!)

    02/25/2005 8:12:55 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 8 replies · 636+ views
    The Devil's Excrement (Venezuela) ^ | Feb. 25, 2005 | Miguel Octavio
    This revolution is so fake that even the poster of their adoring crowds are sometimes faked. Below the picture of the poster being published in the papers as advertising for Governor of Anzoategui Tarek William Saab, where he is shown surrounded by a crowd of admirers, supposedly on the celebration of the success of his first 1000 days in office. Except that the picture is simply fake as shown in the three blowups, where one can see that the people in the picture "repeat" as the whole thing is simply acollage of the same people repeated in the picture. If...
  • Germany bans the Iranian Iraq-based terrorist group, MKO, rally

    02/12/2005 3:10:51 PM PST · by Khashayar · 2 replies · 325+ views
    IranMania.com ^ | Saturday, February 12, 2005 | AFP
    LONDON, Feb 12 (IranMania) - German police banned Thursday's rally by Mujahideen Khalq Organization (MKO) in Berlin, fearing possible violent acts by the Iraq-based terrorist group, a police spokeswoman told IRNA. "The demonstration was cancelled by police because they had doubts about the peaceful slogans of the rally which was supposed to be about Iran's human rights situation and its nuclear program," she said. The MKO organizers wanted to begin the gathering at noon in downtown Berlin. She pointed out that MKO supporters were told via police loudspeakers that the rally has been banned and that they should leave the...
  • Borrowing is an unpopular budget fix

    12/03/2003 10:11:27 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 145+ views
    OC Register ^ | 12/3/03 | Martin Wisckol
    <p>Borrowing money is one of the least desirable ways to deal with the state budget deficit, according to Orange County residents in a poll response that underlines the difficulty Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger faces with his proposed $15 billion bond.</p> <p>The November poll by the Public Policy Institute of California found that 39 percent of county voters prefer a mix of budget cuts and tax increases to bridge the deficits, while 36 percent would like to rely mostly on cuts. Just 8 percent named borrowing.</p>
  • CA: Here's how the governor became so unpopular

    10/05/2003 8:46:39 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 258+ views
    LA Daily News ^ | 10/5/03 | Harrison Sheppard
    When he first ran for the state's top job, Gray Davis called himself the "best-trained governor-in-waiting" the state had ever seen, and today his resume boasts five elections to statewide office, two terms in the Assembly, and chief of staff to a governor. So how did Gray Davis become so unpopular? Recall backers say it's a failure of leadership as crisis after crisis rocked California. The economy, energy, state finances, workers' compensation -- just about everything went wrong -- and instead of providing solutions, they say, Davis was looking after special interests. Nonsense, Davis responded, recall is part of a...
  • CA: Crises spark effort to recall unpopular governor

    09/13/2003 11:46:02 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 190+ views
    North County Times ^ | 9/13/03 | Dave Downey
    It was a string of events, not one by itself, that prompted conservatives to launch the recall petition drive that has brought a historic election on the fate of Democratic Gov. Gray Davis to California, political analysts say. But some of those events ---- among them, the rolling blackouts of 2001, Davis' negative campaign tactics of 2002 and his aggressive fund raising ---- were outweighed by what analysts say was the single biggest factor: the state budget crisis. "The budget crisis wasn't the straw that broke the camel's back, it was more like a 100-pound sack of cement," said Ted...
  • CA: Legislature even more unpopular than Davis

    07/15/2003 9:00:13 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 179+ views
    SF Chronicle ^ | 7/15/03 | Lynda Gledhill
    <p>Sacramento -- Approval ratings for the Legislature have dipped below those for embattled Gov. Gray Davis, in a new poll that shows voters unhappy with the way elected officials from both political parties have handled the budget crisis.</p> <p>Only 19 percent of California voters said they approve of the job the Legislature is doing, according to a Field Poll released today. The previous low was a 23 percent show of approval in 1992 when the state was bogged down by recession and budget gridlock.</p>
  • CA: Will Davis ever learn why he's the most unpopular governor?

    05/16/2003 7:42:38 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 287+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 5/16/03 | Dan Walters
    <p>Does Gray Davis ever lie awake at night wondering why he's the most disliked and mistrusted California governor in recorded history and is facing a potential recall election?</p> <p>And if he does, does he have the intellectual honesty to admit to himself that his own passivity and penchant for taking what he considers to be the easy way out of problems are at the root of his poor public standing? Or does he really believe the propaganda his minions disgorge about his being the victim of wretched fate and the shortcomings of others?</p>
  • Davis Recall: Let's Roll

    03/02/2003 1:02:44 PM PST · by sfwarrior · 3 replies · 199+ views
    SF Gate (Chronicle) ^ | March 3rd, 2002 | Adam Sparks
    Nativo Lopez may be a bad omen for Gov. Gray Davis. Last month, Lopez, a little-known school board candidate in Santa Ana, was recalled by local voters, who accused him of fiscal mismanagement and failure to enforce California's Proposition 227, which limits bilingual education in our schools. A landslide 71 percent of the populace -- less than the 75 percent of Californians who disapprove of the job Davis is doing -- voted him out. And Lopez' malfeasance was minor compared to what many people believe Davis is guilty of. Historically, Californians have tried to recall their governor 31 times. Each...