Gallup: Barack Obama Averages 45.8% Job Approval in Year Five … Most Recent Quarterly Average was 41.2%



How does a president who does not average anywhere close to 50% get reelected? However, will Obama’s charmed political career due to some less than truth telling ultimately shred the Democrats in 2014, Real Clear Politics seems to think so.  The downward spiral of Obama’s polling numbers will have a political consequence on him and fellow Democrats. Let’s just hope the GOP does not manage to pull defeats from the jaws of victory.

I noted at the end of last year that the Senate playing field in 2014 is substantially worse for Democrats than it was in 2010. If Democrats ultimately suffer losses in marginal seats at the rate they did in 2010, we’d expect them to lose nine to 10 seats. This time, I’m going to take a slightly different tack, and look at these races from the point of view of the president’s job approval.

Gallup_QTR_approval poll

Chart via Gallup

From Gallup:

President Barack Obama averaged 45.8% job approval during his fifth year in office. That is down more than two percentage points from his fourth-year average, and slightly better than his career-low 44.4% in his third year.

From a historical perspective, Obama’s fifth-year approval average is in the lower range. It is similar to George W. Bush’s 45.7%, but lower than those for Dwight Eisenhower, Ronald Reagan, and Bill Clinton. Obama’s fifth-year average exceeds Richard Nixon’s 41.1% in the year ending Jan. 19, 1974. Nixon’s fifth-year approval rating reflected declining support as the Watergate scandal unfolded, but his fifth year ended well before he resigned from office.

From the historical polling below, it would appear that Barack Obama is not the one we have been waiting for. In fact, Obama is the one we can’t wait to get rid of. Obama has been a total and complete failure and a fraud.

Gallup_20th QTR_Obama


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  • Comments

    4 Responses to “Gallup: Barack Obama Averages 45.8% Job Approval in Year Five … Most Recent Quarterly Average was 41.2%”

    1. mc on January 22nd, 2014 1:55 pm

      A lying MSM that has kept and that is STILL KEEPING Americans in the dark about their “president” is mostly to blame for this disaster.

      However they didn’t do it on their own.

      Stupid white liberals and black voters who wanted a black man in the WH REGARDLESS of the man’s qualifications are also to blame.

      There have been some documented cases of election fraud. Some districts recorded 0% votes for Romney. Others recorded a record nunber of votes from voters aged over 100 yrs. of age.

      Conservatives wbo stayed home who didn’t vote for Romney, feeling he wasn’t “conservative” enough deserve the greatest blame. They knew better and could have done something but in the end did nothing.

    2. lightwave on January 22nd, 2014 6:19 pm

      “How does a president who does not average anywhere close to 50% get reelected?”

      Because our side nominated Mitt Romney, just like we did with John McCain, and just like we’ll do with Chris Christie.

    3. SUPER DAVE on January 23rd, 2014 3:50 pm

      the thugs win by cheating , lying, and being typical criminals. let me change that to democrats are BLATANT criminals. wonder how many people they have disposed of in the last 6 years ?

    4. Tamikosmom on January 24th, 2014 11:29 am


      Posted January 22, 2014 by Scared Monkeys


      “A government that robs Peter to pay Paul
      can always depend on the support of Paul.” George Bernard Shaw

      Red … that you for keeping on keeping on.

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