Failure of Leadership … President Barack Obama Approval Rating Drops to 37%


Americans are stating to blame everyone for the government shut down, however, President Barack Obama’s job approval rating just fell below 40%.

OUCH!!! According to the most recent Associated Press-GfK survey, President Barack Obama has a 37% job approval rating. The poll talks about the government shut down and who is to blame, but the eye popping data from this survey is that Obama’s approval numbers are now in the 30′s. However, as more and more Americans are seeing the arbitrary and heinous acts of the shut down, like closing the WWII Memorial to elderly vets in wheel chairs and stopping death benefits to our fallen soldiers … more and more people, including the MSM are starting to blame all, Democrats, Republicans and Obama for the shut down.


Asked if she blamed Obama, House Republicans, Senate Democrats or the tea party for the shutdown, Martha Blair, 71, of Kerrville, Texas, said, yes, you bet. All of them.

“Somebody needs to jerk those guys together to get a solution, instead of just saying ‘no,’” said Blair, an independent. “It’s just so frustrating.” It’s also costly: She’s paid to fly with a group to four national parks in Arizona and California next month and says she can’t get her money back or reschedule if the parks remain closed.

The poll found that the tea party is more than a gang of malcontents in the political landscape, as its supporters in Congress have been portrayed by Democrats. Rather, it’s a sizable — and divisive — force among Republicans. More than 4 in 10 Republicans identified with the tea party and were more apt than other Republicans to insist that their leaders hold firm in the standoff over reopening government and avoiding a default of the nation’s debt in coming weeks.

Most Americans disapprove of the way Obama is handling his job, the poll suggests, with 53 percent unhappy with his performance and 37 percent approving of it. Congress is scraping rock bottom, with a ghastly approval rating of 5 percent.

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  • Comments

    11 Responses to “Failure of Leadership … President Barack Obama Approval Rating Drops to 37%”

    1. Teresa on October 9th, 2013 12:47 pm

      I am wondering why it isn’t zero…. oh wait it’s those folks who are wanting their free phones, Obamacare, WIC, Food stamps, HUD and the list goes on! If you are not disabled or elderly get off your *** and get a JOB like the majority of us!

    2. mc on October 9th, 2013 1:07 pm

      There is no way in HELL that even 37% of Americans could approve of the way this man is performing at his job.

      Were this man working in the private sector as CEO of a corporation he would have been given his walking papers long ago.

      That he still prefers to go golfing while our ship of state continues to run adrift says much.

    3. kashekamon on October 9th, 2013 2:00 pm

      The devil is now undisguised, exposed for what he is. Now the CIA and Secret Services can do their work, which they should of done a long time ago, he was not born in this country….a muslim who has a close relationship with his brother, who supports terrorism. We need to expose this!!!!

    4. kashekamon on October 9th, 2013 2:20 pm

      No can explain why their were two Certificates of Birth at different hospitals sent by obama’s mother and grand mother….his mother was denied travel by kenyan airlines because of the birth due date. obama was born in Kenya.

    5. katts on October 9th, 2013 5:33 pm

      Weekly Standard Oct 8, 2013

      Obamacare Marketplace: Personal Data Can Be Used For ‘Law Enforcement and Audit Activities

      Language contained within The ACA (Obamacare disclosures registration)which you sign.

      ” Any information that you provide to us in your application will be used only to carry out the functions of Maryland Health Connection. The only exception to this policy is that we may share information provided in your application with the appropriate authorities for law enforcement and audit activities. ” (emphasis added)

      My friend doubled checked to verify .

    6. joe citizen on October 9th, 2013 10:43 pm

      Why on earth are you highlighting a lamestream media poll? Are we supposed to believe that???

      Lets check with Rasmussen to see what is really going on.

      Oh….Obama approval 50%???

      What does it all mean?????

    7. kashekamon on October 10th, 2013 7:07 am

      We are dealing with the damn devil….friend of rev wright, the hater of Americans and obama’s chosen friend.

      It’s impeachment. Prison and then, if there is anytime after, deportment to Kenya, country of his origin.

    8. Jmack on October 10th, 2013 6:34 pm

      Rasmussen has it @ 51% approval.
      SM: Funny, liberals call the Rasmussen polls right wing and they were incredibly wrong for the 2012 election. So now all of a sudden they are correct?

    9. A Texas Grandfather on October 10th, 2013 10:03 pm

      Polls are not ever correct unless you can get at the method and data including the weighting by how many liberal and how many conservatives.

      In addition, most of the time the questions are asked in a manner to direct the answers in a particular direction. There are few honest polls.

      I would expect an honest poll with correctly worded questions would give an approval rating somewhere between 25 and 35 percent.

    10. Jmack on October 10th, 2013 11:28 pm

      Funny you wrote over and over and over again that Rasmussen was the gold standard and was the only poll to be believed. Now all of a sudden they are wrong?
      Nice try Red.
      SM: Nope, I am only repeating what liberals have stated. Sorry, but you can’t have it both ways either. But those rules only apply to others. How typical.

      So following the 2012 election, where have you seen SM tout Rasmussen? Hmm?

    11. NBC/WSJ Poll: 60% of Americans Say That Every Member of Congress Should Be Fired | Scared Monkeys on October 11th, 2013 7:19 am

      [...] The AP-GfK poll finds few people approve of the way the president is handling most major issues and most people say he’s not decisive, strong, honest, reasonable or inspiring. [...]

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