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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How low can he go … after having lied to America regarding Obamacare, “If you like your healthcare plan, you can keep your healthcare plan. period!” My bet is that it will go even lower …
According to the most recent NBC/WSJ poll, Obama’s job approval rating is down 5% this month to a new low of 42%. The Gateway Pundit reports via NBC’s Chuck Todd’s tweet, Obama’s persona; approval rating upside down for first time ever with 41% viewing him in a favorable light and 45% viewing him negatively. We have said for years that Obama’s approval rating would be in the 30′s if the liberal MSM just did their job and reported the truth and the news about Barack Obama, rather than be is propaganda shills. The MSM is just starting to fairly report on Obamacare and Obama’s lies.
Imagine, just imagine what Obama’s approval ratings would be like if the MSM decided to truthfully report on Benghazi, IRS-gate, the economy, the $17 trillion debt, Food Stamp America, Fast & Furious, the NSA, Energy policy, EPA, Obamacare and Obama’s disastrous foreign policy in Egypt, Libya, Syria and the entire Middle East. This man has been a catastrophe for the United States.
President Barack Obama’s approval rating has declined to an all-time low as public frustration with Washington and pessimism about the nation’s direction continue to grow, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.
Just 42 percent approve of the president’s job performance, which is down five points from earlier this month. By comparison, 51 percent disapprove of his job in office — tied for his all-time high.
The NBC/WSJ pollsters argue that no single reason explains Obama’s lower poll standing. Rather, they attribute it to the accumulation of setbacks since the summer — allegations of spying by the National Security Agency, the debate over Syria’s chemical weapons, the government shutdown and now intense scrutiny over the problems associated with the health care law’s federal website and its overall implementation.
As for other results from the NBC/WSJ poll, from the looks of how individuals feel about Congress, incumbent and establishment politicians should be a bit nervous heading into 2014 and 2016. The people may have finally reached the tipping point and will throw the bums out.
Read Full poll results HERE.
Real Clear Politics has every poll with Obama’s job approval rating underwater and an average of 43.9% approve, 51.6% disapprove and -7.7% spread.
Obamanomics: People in Poverty Up 6,667,000 … Record 46,496,000 Now Poor … Median Income Down Nearly 5% to $2,627
Hey America, hoes that “Hopey-Changey” stuff working out for you?
Thanks to President Barack Obama and his disastrous economic policy, median income is down 4.89% or $2627 and poverty is up to a record 46,496,000. But Barack Obama will tell you he is for the little guy and the middle class. Sure he is. What a disaster this man has been to the United States and its people. It is going to take decades for this country to undo the damage he and Democrats have done. It is mind boggling how he was ever reelected with such a totally epic failure of the economy, jobs and, unemployment.
During the four years that marked President Barack Obama’s first term in office, the real median income of American households dropped by $2,627 and the number of people in poverty increased by approximately 6,667,000, according to data released today by the Census Bureau.
The record total of approximately 46,496,000 people in the United States who are now in poverty, according to the Census Bureau, is more than twice the population of Syria, which, according to the CIA, has 22,457,336 people.
In 2008, the year Obama was elected, real median household income in the United States was $53,644 according to the Census Bureau. In 2012, the last full year of Obama’s first term, median household income was $51,017. Thus, real median household income dropped $2,627—or 4.89 percent—from 2008 to 2012.
Please wake the hell up America and vote
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.
Can’t blame this one on George W. Bush … How can Obama actually says he cares?
How’s that “Hopey-Changey” thing working out for your teens in America? Thanks to Barack Obama, we are witness to a Great Depression for teens. How is it that young people are for Barack Obama when none of them can get a job thanks to is moronic handling of the economy? And they have nothing better to look forward to when they leave their teens as well. Obama has been a disaster for the economy and jobs. He constantly says that he is focused like a laser on creating jobs, but continues to be an epic failure. The teen employment numbers get even worse when you look at race. When comparing June and July 2000 and the same two months of 2013 … in 2000, 61.28% of white teens 16 to 19 held a job, a number that fell to 39.25% this summer. But for African-Americans, the number that was completely pathetic. In 2000, 33.91% of 16 to 19 year old’s holding a job, fell to a staggering low of 19.25 percent this June and July. Good grief, that should be criminal. If Obama was nit black the NAACP would be marching in the streets. Obama has been a disgrace to the black community, yet they support him like he actually cared.
These job numbers border of child abuse.
Obama shakes the hands of unemployed teens
For the fourth consecutive summer, teen employment has stayed anchored around record lows, prompting experts to fear that a generation of youth is likely to be economically stunted with lower earnings and opportunities in years ahead.
The trend is all the more striking given that the overall unemployment rate has steadily dropped, to 7.4 percent in August. And employers in recent months have been collectively adding almost 200,000 new jobs a month. It led to hopes that this would be the summer when teen employment improved.
In 1999, slightly more than 52 percent of teens 16 to 19 worked a summer job. By this year, that number had plunged to about 32.25 percent over June and July. It means that slightly more than three in 10 teens actually worked a summer job, out of a universe of roughly 16.8 million U.S. teens.
“We have never had anything this low in our lives. This is a Great Depression for teens, and no time in history have we encountered anything like that,” said Andrew Sum, director of the Center for Labor Market Studies at Northeastern University in Boston. “That’s why it’s such an important story.”
Is is any wonder why Barack Obama wants to start a war with Syria and take the focus off of his dismal domestic policies, record, failures and scandals?
Posted August 29, 2013 by Scared Monkeys
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President Barack Obama … the 5% President. CNBC reports, Obama’s policies have only benefited the top 5%. What else would you expect from the “phony” President who claims he is for the middle class to get their vote and then vacations and hangs with the 1%, or 5% as the case may be. His very policies have helped the rich, not those he claims are his peeps. 95% of Americans are still experiencing the recession.
Ha, and you thought I cared, I cared about your vote, nothing more
How strong the economic recovery has been since the Great Recession ended in 2009 probably depends on viewpoint.
For those in the top 5 percent, the recovery has been pretty good.
As for the other 95 percent, well … maybe not so much.
Post-financial crisis wealth disparity has been well-chronicled.
Federal Reserve Gov. Sarah B. Raskin drew widespread attention with this speech in April that showed how poorly the lower income levels have fared during the recovery, particularly because those demographics have their wealth concentrated in housing and are hit far more severely by falling prices.
The unemployed in lower-income groups also take a hit because they have a more difficult time finding jobs that pay at a rate commensurate with the positions they lost.
The conclusion isn’t pretty:
Huge leaps in the income and wealth of the top 5 percent mask the decline of income and wealth of the bottom 95 percent. Average all wealth and income and it appears that the economy is expanding to the benefit of all, when it fact only the top 5 percent have escaped the recession; the recession never ended for the bottom 95 percent.
And there’s more:
An even better way to create an illusory expansion is to simply not measure trends that would reveal a deepening recession. For example, what percentage of student loans are purposefully taken out as a substitute for income, i.e. used to pay basic living expenses rather than education? Anecdotally, there is plentiful evidence that a great many people are signing up for one class at the local community college in order to get a student loan to live on.
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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When Comedy Meets Reality: Jay Leno Rips Barack Obama as He Waits in Green Room … “How About Solving the Problems That Brought Our Country to a Halt”
The Comedian in Chief … the sad reality is, that the joke is really on all of us.
They used to say that Obama was not good for late night comedy shows because he was not funny. Looks like the times are a changing as Jay Leno makes it a nightly occurrence to make fun of and mock President Barack Obama. Leno is a master of the obvious when it comes to humor and comedy … in order for something to be really funny, there has got to be truth involved. Jay Leno did not even hold back in his monologue even when Obama was making an appearance last night on ‘The Tonight Show’ … “How About Solving the Problems That Brought Our Country to a Halt”
“President Obama has sent John McCain to Cairo to help solve the political problems that brought the Egyptian government to a halt. I got an idea. How about solving the problems that brought our country to a halt.”
This was just a case of more media bias as Barack Obama was provided a softball interview that basically was an infomercial.
We will not even go into the fact right now that what the hell was Obama doing on a comedy show discussing the problems of the economy, Obamacare and terror in the Middle East? Really, this is the venue that this president thinks is appropriate? It was not like Leno was going to ask a tough follow up question.
More Gaffes from the Smartest President Ever … President Barack Obama Calls the United States and Europe ‘Developing Countries’
MORE GAFFES FROM THE SMARTEST PRESIDENT EVER … IMAGINE HOW THE MSM WOULD HAVE RESPONDED IF GWB HAS SAID THE SAME?
As reported at the UK Telegraph, who knew that the United States and Europe were developing countries? HUH? How on earth does a President of the United States refer to America as a developing country? In a recent interview with The New York Times with Barack Obama given in Galesburg, Illinois, the site of his unimpressive and politically partisan speech on the economy at Knox College last week, President Obama had the following to say to reporters Jackie Calmes and Michael D. Shear.
Oops, where’s my damn teleprompter?
And one of the interesting things that we don’t talk about enough is the contrast between what’s happened in the United States and what’s happened in a lot of other developing countries, Europe in particular. It’s pretty rare where we have the chance to look at two policy approaches and follow them over several years and see which one worked. And the fact is there are a lot of European countries who followed the prescription that the House Republicans are calling for right now, and not only have they lagged well below where we’ve gone in terms of growth, in many cases their debt and their deficits have actually gone up because their economy is still effectively in recession. And although we haven’t been growing as fast as we would like, we have consistently outperformed those countries that followed the recipe that the House Republicans are offering right now.
Could you imagine that the MSM’s reaction would have been if George W/ Bush made the same comment?
Hmm, the “Developing States of America”? Well, if Obama has his way and keeps it up in destroying the United States with his liberal agenda, open boarder for illegals, high taxes and high unemployment, Obama might just turn us into a developing country yet.
Half of Affordable Care Act Call Center Jobs Will be Part-Time and Will Come with No Health Benefits
The irony would be laughable, if the Obamacare lie was not so tragic and damaging to Americans who simply want to have a job that pays the bills.
Define Irony: As one worker at the call center defined it as “Working for a call center and trying to help people get health care, but we can’t afford it ourselves.” The individual did so anonymously for fear of being fired.
Welcome to the nightmare, fraud and lie that is Obamacare. Half of the positions at the Contra Costa County, CA health care call center where workers will answer questions to help implement the president’s Affordable Care Act will be part time and have no health care benefits. You just can’t make this stuff up. What did these people think, that Obamacare would be a net positive? Since when has anything to do with Obamacare been a positive outcome? Some of the hired employees feel that they have been used as political tools. As Jammie Wearing Fool opines, “Comedy of errors? Political tools? Welcome to ObamaCare, you morons.” Um, guess what, you have and you can thank President Barack Obama and the Democrats.
Ha, ha, ha … these people actually thought they were getting FT jobs with benefits, ha, ha ha!!!
Earlier this year, Contra Costa County won the right to run a health care call center, where workers will answer questions to help implement the president’s Affordable Care Act. Area politicians called the 200-plus jobs it would bring to the region an economic coup.
Now, with two months to go before the Concord operation opens to serve the public, information has surfaced that about half the jobs are part-time, with no health benefits — a stinging disappointment to workers and local politicians who believed the positions would be full-time.
The Contra Costa County supervisor whose district includes the call center called the whole hiring process — which attracted about 7,000 applicants – a “comedy of errors.”
“The battle for the call center was over jobs with good working wages and benefits; I never dreamed they would be part-time,” said Karen Mitchoff, who has heard from complaining constituents and expressed her “extreme displeasure with how it was handled” to call center supervisors.
One recent hire, who last week learned the job would be part-time, said the new “intermittent” employees feel like they’ve been used as a political tool, and many now regret applying for the positions.
Those who became part-time were told they would have to pay full freight on their health plans, ranging from $600 to $1,200 a month for a single worker and between $1,400 to $2,900 a month for an employee with a family. That is a steep bill for employees with part-time jobs paying from $15.33 to $18.63 an hour.
Hot Air brings up a very interesting and important point. Just how many jobs from the Obama job recovery that are created are really FT jobs and not part time, “intermittent” jobs?
Speaking of folks not happy with Obamacare, now the IRS employees want no part of it either.