Pew Poll: Obama’s Approval Rating Hit the Skids … 41% Job Approval Rating … Only 37% Approve of Obama’s Handling of Obamacare, 59% Disapprove … Only 31% Approve of Handling of Economy
BUYERS REMORSE: Barack Obama’s poll approval numbers are in free-fall.
According to a recent PEW Poll, President Barack Obama’s poll numbers in his job approval and on Obamacare are in free-fall. Barack Obama’s job approval now stands at 41% approval, 53% disapproval. His approval rating is down 11% since January 2013. From top to bottom, the polling data is disastrous for Obama. It is even worse for Obama’s signature piece of legislation and his handling of it. Only 37% approve of his handling of Obamacare, while 59% disapprove. Back in January, it was 45% approve, 47% disapprove. But with all the attention on Obamacare, what might be the most damning poll number of all is Obama’s 31% approval rating on handling the economy.
But it gets even worse for Obama:
- 31% approve of the way Obama is handling the economy, while 65% disapprove.
- 21% of Independents give Obama positive marks on the economy, while 75% disapprove.
- 32% approves of the job Obama is doing on immigration policy; 60% disapprove.
- 32% of independents approve of his job performance while 61% disapprove. In December, 53% approved and 39% disapproved.
Powerline best describes Obama’s plummeting polling numbers as self-inflicted as compared to what happened in GWB’s second term. They ask the question, have the voters finally caught on that they have been had and mislead? Maybe. However, what might be one of the biggest reasons for Obama’s polling free-fall across the board, are the all too many scandals, a continues pathetic economy, individuals actually being affected personally by the cancellation of their insurance and the sticker shock of Obamacare and the fact that the MSM is actually having to cover the stories as they are all too noticeable.
Barack Obama has lost the trust of the American people, even those that gave him the benefit of the doubt.
Barack Obama has had a difficult year since his reelection victory. His overall job rating stands at 41%, down 14 points since last December. A majority (53%) now disapproves of the way he is handling his job as president.
The new survey finds that majorities disapprove of the way Obama is handling four of five issues tested, with terrorism the lone exception (51% approve, 44% disapprove). For every issue, including terrorism, his ratings are lower than they were earlier this year.
Obama’s job ratings on the economy have been more negative than positive for more than four years, but the current measure is the worst of his presidency. Just 31% approve of the way Obama is handling the economy, while 65% disapprove.
Only about one-in-five independents (21%) give Obama positive marks on the economy, while 75% disapprove. About a third of Democrats (34%) disapprove of the way Obama is handling the economy (64% approve).
Obama also gets negative ratings on health care policy (37% approve, 59% disapprove). In January, views of Obama’s handling of health care policy were mixed (45% approved, 47% disapproved).
Posted November 9, 2013 by Scared Monkeys
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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is widely considered the front-runner for the Democrat nomination for President in 2016 and many believe the next President of the United States. However, the same could be said to be true in 2008 when from out of no where an unqualified, novice Senator from Illinois defeated her in the primaries. A new WSJ/NBC poll shows that Hillary Clinton’s poll numbers have slipped a bit as 46% view her positively and 33% view her in a negative light. Her positive rating is down 10% from April. As Obama’s poll numbers plummet, Hillary’s appear to be sliding as well.
What difference does it make that I failed on the International stage in Benghazi and four Americans died?
Hillary Clinton’s public image has slumped in recent months, with younger voters, Democrats and independents taking a less enthusiastic view of her, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll shows.
Overall, 46% registered a positive view of the ex-secretary of state, compared to 33% who expressed a negative opinion. As recently as April, 56% saw Mrs. Clinton in a positive light.
Mrs. Clinton has not yet declared her intentions in the 2016 presidential race, but if she runs she would be the solid front-runner in the Democratic field, public polling has shown.
From The Politico, Hillary Clinton is losing ground with young voters.
The poll also highlights that Clinton is losing support among younger voters, independents and even within her own party. She dropped 15 percentage points since April among 18- to 34-year-olds who said they had a positive view of Clinton to 38 percent. Additionally, her approval rating among independents fell from 46 percent to 35 percent. Clinton’s approval among Democrats also fell by 12 points, from 88 percent in April to 76 percent in the most recent poll.
Obviously Hillary Clinton is the front-runner for 2016 as she has the greatest name recognition; however, she does face several obstacles that could be her undoing.
- Because Hillary Clinton has such name recognition and is a known commodity, very few are going to have no opinion or not know they name so she has very little upside in undecided individuals.
- Hillary Clinton is considered part of the “Washington establishment” and by the time 2016 rolls around the American people may be beyond completely fed up with Washington “insiders”.
- After 8 years of Barack Obama and an exasperated America, the voters may just be exhausted of having a Democrat in the White House.
- If Obamacare continues to be the disaster that it is and implodes as the model is pretty much unsustainable the Americans are going to be in no mood for Hillary Healthcare either.
- Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi … when the truth comes out and it will come out, it will be damning for Hillary Clinton. She is going to rue the day she made the comment, “What difference does it make … “ She is going to be savaged in the debates and going to have to answer for Benghazi and why she turned a deaf ear to warnings and requests for more security.
- Obama Fatigue and he may be so unpopular and toxic at that point that it taints her run.
- The outcome of the 2014 elections.
- If the economy continues to stink, pathetic job growth, low employment participation rate, record federal debt and record food stamp participants, America is going to want a change of parties at the top.
- Did we say Benghazi?
- Hillary Clinton will be 69 years old in 2016 and is there that young Democrat candidate that we have not even heard of yet that will steal her thunder as Obama did in 2008?
Barack Obama, the food stamp president, it appears the program is rife with fraud.
CAN YOU SAY FOOD STAMP FRAUD? Isn’t this special, as the United States has record number of people on food stamps it appears that many are turning the government hand out and your tax dollars into a way to make some quick cash on Craigslist. Food stamps are not supposed to be transferred or resold, and the Craigslist’s policy actually lists them among the items that are not allowed to be sold or bartered on their web site. However, unless some one flags them, they claim they can do little. Seriously? A web site does not even monitor itself? One can imagine that the fraud and abuse is rampant withing this government hand out program if individuals are so brazen to sell them on a public website like Craigslist. But the question is, how can something so easy to be researched not being cracked down on by the feds? One can only imagine why individuals want cash for something that is intended to by food. How about Congress pass a law that says the punishment for reselling food stamps in 10 to 15 years in prison? I bet that would stop a lot of this nonsense.
Imagine the amount of money that the American tax payers could be saved if the feds actually went after fraud and abuse?
Food stamp recipients are turning the government handouts into quick cash with ads on Craigslist, despite efforts to stem fraud.
The federally-funded grocery assistance coupons — which are issued by states in the form of debit cards under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) — are being sold on the online bulletin board as well as auction sites like eBay. FoxNews.com found several offerings at Craigslist sites around the country, where the sellers offered the welfare benefits at large discounts from face value.
“If you need food. This is not a gimmick or game,” read one posting from Philadelphia. “Please let me know, I have food stamps for sale….. Serious Replies only!!!”
“I have $500 worth and it costs $350 cash. No I will not do half!” read another posting from the Atlanta area. “I don’t need to sell. If you would like to get an extra $150 to $175 in grocery and pay no taxes and can see the benefit that you will still be saving then email me or call me and we can arrange the whole deal as soon as you like.”
EXIT QUESTION: How about the government actually crack down on fraud and abuse rather than always asking for an increase in taxes?
Tavis Smiley: ‘Black People Will Have Lost Ground in Every Single Economic Indicator’ Under Barack Obama
Finally some one in the liberal black community is admitting the truth, Barack Obama has been a nightmare for blacks.
During an interview on Fox News’s ‘Hannity,’ PBS’s Tavis Smiley said the following, “The data is going to indicate sadly that when the Obama administration is over, black people will have lost ground in every single leading economic indicator category” There you have it, blacks who voted for Obama 95% in 2008 and 93% in 2012, have been sold a bill of goods and received nothing for their vote but food stamps. So why would African-Americans have voted in such large numbers for a president who has failed them incredibly? Could it possibly be that the liberal MSM and black leaders have refused to tell them the truth that Obama has been their worst nightmare? What would the liberal media be reporting if blacks had lost ground in every single economic indicator, if the president was white?
From News Busters:
SEAN HANNITY, HOST: My last question to you. You often do these seminars with the state of black America. I’ve watched them on C-Span and different channels, right?
TAVIS SMILEY: Right.
HANNITY: Are black Americans better off five years into the Obama presidency?
SMILEY: Let me answer your question very forthrightly. No, they are not. The data is going to indicate sadly that when the Obama administration is over, black people will have lost ground in every single leading economic indicator category. On that regard, the president ought to be held responsible.
But here’s the other side. I respect the president. I will protect the president. And I will correct the president. He’s right on this government shutdown. Republicans are thwarting the rule of law with the Constitution. If they let this debt go into default, they’re trampling again on the Constitution.
When will minorities ever wake up, but that’s right, it’s all Republicans fault.
Another Disasterous Obama Jobs Report: Only 169,000 New Jobs Created in August …Jule & July Revised Down by 74K Jobs … Black Unemplyment Up to 13% … Labor Participation Rate Falls to 5 Year Low of 63.2%
No wonder Barack Obama wants to start a war in Syria … have you taken a look at the miserable jobs report from yesterday thanks to Obamanomicis and Obama’s failed jobs recover?
Yesterday’s jobs report for August 2013 could not have been more miserable. The unemployment rate fell from dropped from 7.4% to 7.3%, but for all the wrong reasons. A pathetic 169,000 jobs were created in August 2013, but it was the 35 year low of the labor participation rate that actually caused the unemployment rate to drop. Americans are literally giving up and have stopped looking for jobs and no longer counted in the unemployment numbers, To make matters worse, the jobs data was revised downward by a total of 74,000 jobs for June and July 2013. The numbers for teenagers, blacks and Hispanics are a disaster. Among teenagers, the unemployment rate is 22.7%; for African Americans, it’s 13%; for Hispanics, 9.3%.
Obama and Obamanomics has been an “Epic Failure”. But if you want to be on welfare and food stamps, he’s your man.
America, you voted this failed President back in for a second term, why?
“The change in total nonfarm payroll employment for June was revised from +188,000 to +172,000, and the change for July was revised from +162,000 to +104,000.” That means we added 74,000 fewer jobs than we thought in June and July.
CNS News: 90,473,000: Record Number Not in Labor Force–Up Almost 10M Under Obama.
The number of Americans who are 16 years or older and who have decided not to participate in the nation’s labor force has pushed past 90,000,000 for the first time, according to data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The BLS counts a person as participating in the labor force if they are 16 years or older and either have a job or have actively sought a job in the last four weeks. A person is not participating in the labor force if they are 16 or older and have not sought a job in the last four weeks.
In July, according to BLS, 89,957,000 Americans did not participate in the labor force. In August, that climbed to 90,473,000–a one month increase of 516,000.
Bureau of Labor Statistics report report (age, gender, race, etc.) the unemployment rate among blacks increased the most – almost a full half-point, from 12.6% to 13%.
Among the major worker groups, the unemployment rates for adult men(7.1 percent), adult women (6.3 percent), teenagers (22.7 percent),whites (6.4 percent), blacks (13.0 percent), and Hispanics (9.3percent) showed little change in August. The jobless rate for Asianswas 5.1 percent (not seasonally adjusted), little changed from a year earlier. (See tables A-1, A-2, and A-3.)
Other disastrous jobs data from the worst president ever. Obama claims he is for the middle class, yet has only benefited the top 5%. The very people who voted for Obama, blacks and young voters, have been the most adversely affected by his poor economy policies.
- Under Barack Obama Only 5% Have Recovered from Recession, the Other 95% are Still Experiencing It.
- Teen Employment Hits Record Lows Under Barack Obama Presidency … Great Depression for Teens.
Your Tax Dollars at Work: San Diego Beach Bum Jason Greenslate … He Can Surf, Drink, and Score ‘Free Food’ Year Round? Because ‘It’s Awesome’
Because there is no FRAUD in the Food Stamp program … They Don’t call Obama the Food Stamp President for nothing.
Just yet another example of your hard earned tax dollars at work under the Barack Obama presidency. Food Stamps have surged to over 41 million individuals under Obama. Check out The Blaze for the actual numbers. Of course with this massive increase under Obama, there is no fraud of course. Enter beach bum Jason Greenslate and his bilking of the food stamp program so that he can eat sushi and lobster. This individual is just one of the many that are abusing the system at the expense of hard working Americans.
San Diego beach bum Jason Greenslate has a front-row seat watching your tax dollars at work…mainly because that’s about all that’s breaking a sweat in his world.
“Wake up, go down to the beach, hang out with my friends, hit on some chicks, start drinking,” Greenslate told John Roberts of Fox News for “The Great Food Stamp Binge” special Friday.
With food stamp participation having increased at an annual rate of roughly 13 percent since 2008—costing taxpayers nearly $80 million last year, Red Alert Politics said—the likes of Greenslate aren’t anomalies.
Watch the following VIDEO, it will make your blood boil.
Who knew that this dues actual hero was Sean Penn Jeff Spiccoli of Fast Times at Ridgemont High fame? When asked, why don’t you get a job Spicoli, his response was, what for? Judge Reinhold responded, “you need money”. Then comes the money line, Spicoli says, “All I need is some tasty waves, cool buzz and I’m fine”. I think Jason Greenslate said the exact same thing. The only thing we can hope for is that individuals like Greenslate are too wasted to vote.
The US Economy in Disarray, Millions Out of Work, Record Number of Americans on Food Stamps … When the Going Gets Tough … Obama Goes on Vacation to Martha’s Vineyard Golfing
More from the ‘Golfer’ in Chief who could not give a damn about the American people or America … Let them eat my putter.
Wow, Barack Obama looks like he is focused like a laser on job creation for American’s doesn’t he? Seriously, how can any one take this president seriously that he cares about Americans working, creating jobs (full time ones), lowering the budget, the Middle East and dealing with the scandals that plague his presidency when he does everything to the contrary. In July 2010 President Barack Obama promised suffering Americans the following:
“I will not rest until everyone American who is able, and ready and willing to work can find a job. And a job that pays a decent wage and has decent benefits to support a family. (VIDEO)”
What was Obama’s answer to the American people … another 100+ wounds of golf as his vacations with “Lief Styles of the Rich and Famous’ on Martha’s Vineyard. Just curious Mr. President, how’s that diversity on Martha’s Vineyard?
Sorry, but what would the MSM, NAACP, liberals et al outrage be if Barack Obama was a White Republican president, the black unemployment was as high as it is? Don’t be deceived by the faux stories that it is going down. The only reason why it has fallen a little is because of PT jobs and blacks have given up and left the work force as well.
HOW DID THIS CLOWN GET REELECTED!!!
EXIT QUESTION … How can any one play so many rounds of golf and still suck at the game? Nice chip Mr. President, NOT!!!
Posted August 12, 2013 by Scared Monkeys
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More Sacrifice from Obama & the First Family … Obama Vineyard Vacation at $7.6 Million Private Resort …More than 75 Rooms Booked for Staff
Barack Obama, the phony working class President …
America, it’s time to admit you have a phony for the middle class president and come to the realization that Barack Obama is a 1%er. As most Americans stay home for their vacation, worry whether they can pay the bills, keep their home, their job and their insurance … Obama leads by example and shows his shared sacrifice by heading off to Marha’s Vineyard once again for vacation at a $7.6 million private resort. Nothing says for the middle and working class like life styles of the rich and famous of Martha’s Vineyard. I guess he will be focused like a laser on the economy and jobs for Americans while he is vacationing on the Vineyard at tax payers expense. When is America ever going to wake up and realize that this president could care less? As record number of Americans are on food stamps, the unemployment rate continues to be about 7%, more part time jobs than full time ones are created and this elitist, phony president jets off for vacation.
Democrat Mayors were complain in 2011 about Obama’s vacations in Martha’s Vineyard and he has never stopped … as previously stated, Obama could care less, let then eat snow cones.
The Massachusetts island of Martha’s Vineyard, the exclusive playground for presidents and their families, is about to get its annual summer infusion of cash and attention as President Obama and his family prepare to arrive August 10 for an eight-day vacation.
Local reports indicate that the first family will likely be staying at a $7.6 million resort home on southern edge of the island in the town of Chilmark where homes feature water access to Chilmark Pond, tennis courts and swimming pools.
Staying at the home of Chicago corporate finance manager David Schulte is a break from past Obama vacations because the $21 million home they’ve rented, Blue Heron Farm, isn’t available. Schulte’s summer home sits on nine and a half acres, has ocean views and a basketball court.
While the president typically keeps to himself and carries with him only a handful of staffers to Martha’s Vineyard, security will be tight. As in the past, the Wesley Hotel in Oak Bluffs will house security and communications officials. The owner told the Vineyard Gazette that the Secret Service has booked 70 rooms and another five have been reserved for the Transportation Security Agency. Rates at the hotel run from $225-$345.
As the Gateway Pundit opines regarding Obama, “skin in the game for thee, not for me and Michelle”. It must be nice taking a vacation on someone else’s dime.
More Shared Sacrifice and ‘skin in the game’ from your ‘Vacationer’ in Chief
NY Food Stamp Recipients Shipping Welfare Funded Groceries to Relatives in Jamaica, Dominican Republic and Haiti
Yup, no fraud here (NOT!!!) … What would you expect from a welfare entitlement program?
More of your hard earned tax dollars going up in smoke in welfare entitlement fraud. s reported at the NY Post, welfare recipients are buying groceries with their Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards and packing them in giant barrels and shipping them overseas. Isn’t that special. It is bad enough that food stamps are at record highs under President Barack Obama, but now we learn that the welfare program is full of welfare abuse and fraud. Michael Tanner, a senior fellow at the Cato Institute told The Post, “I don’t want food-stamp police to see what people do with their rice and beans, but it’s wrong.” Why not? The over-intrusive, big government seems to care about everything else we do from what we eat, the size of the drink we have and with the revelations of the NSA spying, pretty much every call, email and letter we send. So why not crack down on welfare fraud? Are these people some how special? Last time I checked, fraud was fraud. This is a crime folks, now its just a matter of whether any one is willing to enforce it.
Food stamps are paying for trans-Atlantic takeout — with New Yorkers using taxpayer-funded benefits to ship food to relatives in Jamaica, Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
Welfare recipients are buying groceries with their Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards and packing them in giant barrels for the trip overseas, The Post found.
The practice is so common that hundreds of 45- to 55-gallon cardboard and plastic barrels line the walls of supermarkets in almost every Caribbean corner of the city.
The feds say the moveable feasts go against the intent of the $86 billion welfare program for impoverished Americans.
A spokeswoman for the US Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service said welfare benefits are reserved for households that buy and prepare food together. She said states should intervene if people are caught shipping nonperishables abroad.
Michael Tanner, a senior fellow at the Cato Institute, called it just another example of welfare abuse.
“I don’t want food-stamp police to see what people do with their rice and beans, but it’s wrong,” Tanner told The Post. “The purpose of this program is to help Americans who don’t have enough to eat. This is not intended as a form of foreign aid.”
Well at least the food stamp cards are not being used at strip clubs, liquor stores or porn shops. Oh wait, they were.
President Barack Obama’s job approval ratings are floundering as they are back in the negative as his administrations in plagued by multiple scandals and ineffective leadership. According to the most recent Quinnipiac poll, Barack Obama finds himself in the negative as the American people do not approve of the job he is doing. The poll states that 44% approve, while 48% disapproval of his job. One has to wonder how his job approval rating is this high with a continued bad economy, Obamacare imploding and the Middle East on fire.
American voters say 61 – 27 percent that it is not in the national interest to be involved in Syria and oppose 59 – 27 percent providing arms and military supplies to anti-government groups, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released today.
Republicans, Democrats and independent voters all agree that helping Syria is not in America’s interest and all oppose providing arms and supplies to rebels. Republicans and Democrats support drone/cruise strikes, while independent voters are divided.
American voters give President Barack Obama a negative 40 – 52 percent approval for the way he is handling foreign policy, his worst grade ever on that score. The president’s overall job approval is a negative 44 – 48 percent, little changed from a 45 – 49 percent rating May 30.
The president has lost support among women and independent voters – the folks who supplied the key votes for his re-election just eight months ago. In April, the president’s overall 49 – 45 approval rating included a 44 – 46 percent verdict from independent voters. Now he gets a negative 36 – 53 percent rating from the same group. Since April his approval among Democrats is down from 89 – 8 percent to 83 – 11 percent, while his negative 9 – 87 percent score from Republicans is virtually unchanged.