From the Weekly Standard, with the 2012 Presidential elections almost upon us, President Barack Obama’s approval ratings look very similar to what they did prior to the 2010 midterm shellacking. The double digit gap in strong disapprove vs. strongly approve also indicate party enthusiasm as to who will actually show up at the polls election day. With such a negative gap for Obama, it makes such polls with a +9D sampling simply bunk.
For all of the wishful thinking in the mainstream press about President Obama’s positioning 40 days before this election, Obama’s approval rating looks remarkably similar to what it was on this date in 2010 — shortly before his party lost a historic 63 House seats and 6 Senate seats. On September 27, 2010 — exactly two years ago — Rasmussen Reports showed Obama’s net approval rating among likely voters to be minus-3 percentage points (with 48 percent approving and 51 percent disapproving). Among those who felt “strongly,” Obama’s net approval rating was minus-14 points (with 27 percent “strongly” approving and 41 percent “strongly” disapproving).
Majority of Voters Believe US is Worse Off Today than 4 Years Ago … President Obama Does Not Deserve Reelection
Majority of Americans think Obama does not deserve reelection and We are not better off today than we were four years ago.
Heading into the Democrat National Convention in Charlotte, NC, according to a Hill poll, 52% if voters believe that the United States is not better off today than it was four years ago. Only 31% of voters believe the nation is in “better condition. No wonder Obama’s minions and mouth pieces cannot answer the question when asked by the media. The simple question like whether are we better off today than we were four years ago, asked of all incumbent President is like asking the Obamaites the mysteries of the universe. As Hot Air stated, instead of answering the Reagan metric, chief Obama advisers David Plouffe, David Axelrod and Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley tried dodging the inevitable question in every presidential election
Also, 54% say that Barack Obama does not deserve reelection based on his job performance. Only 40% believe Obama deserves a second term. This is hardly a glowing endorsement by the voters of Obama.
A majority of voters believe the country is worse off today than it was four years ago and that President Obama does not deserve reelection, according to a new poll for The Hill.
Fifty-two percent of likely voters say the nation is in “worse condition” now than in September 2008, while 54 percent say Obama does not deserve reelection based solely on his job performance.
Only 31 percent of voters believe the nation is in “better condition,” while 15 percent say it is “about the same,” the poll found. Just 40 percent of voters said Obama deserves reelection.
Obama in serious trouble with uncommitted voters …
Scott Rasmussen reports that those voters who are uncommitted have a 20% job approval rating for President Barack Obama. It is the exact reason why when an incumbent president polls below 50% that they are in trouble when it comes to reelection. Those that are undecided generally break away from the incumbent and to the challenger. The fact that a meager 20% of those who are uncommitted believe Obama has done well in his first term in office just emphasizes that fact. Even though about 12% of the voters cannot commit to either Obama or Romney, they can agree on one thing … Obama has done a terrible job as President.
Same as it ever was … Obama is back where he started.
Eventually, what goes up must come down as water and Barack Obama’s job approval rating seeks its own level. Obama’s job approval numbers are one again as the Kinks sang, “back were they started.” As per the most recent Gallup poll, Obama finds his job approval at 50% disapproval and only a 42% approval rating.
At Real Clear Politics, Obama finds his job approval polling underwater in the averaging of polls at 44.5% approval and 50.3 disapproval. This is after so called better economic news with the unemployment rate falling to 8.5%. Why? Intelligent Americans know that the unemployment rate is far worse, gas prices rising and the debt still out of control. Two in one Americans fear the reelection of Barack Obama, and so they should.
Simply Laughable & Media Bias: Obama Claim as 4th Best President, but ’60 Minutes’ Broadcast Edits it Out
As former democrat President Bill Clinton says, “It all depends on what the meaning of Obama’s”legislative and foreign policy accomplishments,” is. Welcome to Obama in Wonderland … Can America survive with an ego like this?
Once again we are witness to the liberal media bias and a laughable President Obama who obviously lives in another universe. No one can be this arrogant and pompous, then again the US has never had the misfortune to elect such a liberal, out of touch president like Barack Hussein Obama.
President Barack Obama is a legend in his own mind. During his ’60 Minutes’ interview Barack Obama said probably one of the most laughable comments of his Presidency. Obama actually said, “I would put our legislative and foreign policy accomplishments in our first two years against any president — with the possible exceptions of Johnson, F.D.R., and Lincoln …” WOW, OBAMA ACTUALLY BELIEVES THIS NONSENSE? Remember when so many thought that Obama would step down for the better of the Democrat party and America and have another run instead because of his poor job approval and wrong direction he has taken the country? Care to think again about Obama’s narcissism and lack of humility?
Transcript via News Busters:
KROFT: Tell me, what do you consider your major accomplishments? If this is your last speech. What have you accomplished?
PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, we’re not done yet. I’ve got five more years of stuff to do. But not only saving this country from a great depression. Not only saving the auto industry. But putting in place a system in which we’re gonna start lowering health care costs and you’re never gonna go bankrupt because you get sick or somebody in your family gets sick. Making sure that we have reformed the financial system, so we never again have taxpayer-funded bailouts, and the system is more stable and secure. Making sure that we’ve got millions of kids out here who are able to go to college because we’ve expanded student loans and made college more affordable. Ending Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. Decimating al Qaeda, including Bin Laden being taken off the field. Restoring America’s respect around the world.
The issue here is not gonna be a list of accomplishments. As you said yourself, Steve, you know, I would put our legislative and foreign policy accomplishments in our first two years against any president — with the possible exceptions of Johnson, F.D.R., and Lincoln — just in terms of what we’ve gotten done in modern history. But, you know, but when it comes to the economy, we’ve got a lot more work to do. And we’re gonna keep on at it.
How Obama kept a straight face while making such a comment shows what such a good liar this man really is. However, a funny thing happened on the way to the Barack Obama interview … CBS ’60 Minutes’ edited the President’s comments from their TV broadcast. Of course this was just a coincidence. The FULL interview can be seen HERE, check out the 54:30 minute mark.
So Obama thinks he is better than the father of our country George Washington, really? Heck, Obama also thinks that he is better than Presidents Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, Jackson, Coolidge, Truman, Theodore Roosevelt, and Ronald Reagan just to name a few. Obama, you are not better than William Jefferson Clinton.
Flip-Flopper: Obama Says on ’60 Minutes’ … “I Always Believed” Fixing the Economy Was “Going to Take Longer Than One Term” … What Happened to One Term Proposition? (VIDEO)
During last nights CBS ’60 Minutes’ interview with Steve Kroft, President Barack Obama was reminded of the terrible situation with the economy and asked about his job approval numbers with said economy. However, once again Obama blamed George W. Bush and Republicans, not his policies and agenda over the past three years. Then came the ultimate, convenient flip-flop, Barack Obama said, “I always believed” fixing the economy was going to take “longer than one term.”
Steve Kroft: We have a new CBS poll, which is out this weekend. And I’ll give you the news that’s good for you first. People like you. They respect you. They think that you’re working hard. And they realize that you faced an enormous amount of trouble and problems, many of them inherited. And you’re approval rating is four times higher than the Congress.
President Barack Obama: That’s a low bar, I gather.
Kroft: But they’re not happy with the way you’re doing your job. You’ve got 75 percent of the people in the country think it’s headed in the wrong direction. Seventy-five percent. And 54 percent don’t think that you deserve to be re-elected. I mean, those are not good numbers with 11 months to go before the election.
The full transcript can be read HERE.
So Obama always thought that the it would take longer than one term, eh? As we are reminded by the Gateway Pundit in the VIDEO below, that is hardly what The One said on the Today Show in 2009. Then Obama said,
“my Presidency will be ‘a one term proposition’ if the economy does not turn around in three years.” So what ever happened to that follow up question? How about it Barack, your days of blaming others are over, take some responsibility for one. You wanted to be President … own it!
“Look, I’m at the start of my administration. One nice thing about the situation I find myself in is that I will be held accountable. You know, I’ve got four years. A year from now I think people are going to see that we’re starting to make some progress. But there’s still going to be some pain out there. If I don’t have this done in three years, then there’s going to be a one-term proposition.”
In 2012 President Obama, you will be judged on the economy! People are tired of your blame game, how many times are you going to remind us of the difficult situation you took over? If your not up to it Mr. President, go!
Wasn’t it President Barack Obama who said that if he does not turn the economy around, he will be a one term President? Seems that the most recent CBS poll and Americans agree.
With less than a year to go before the 2012 elections, CBS poll says that 54% of Americans think that Barack Obama deserves to be reelected. A paltry 41% believe Obama should.Making matters worse for Obama is that by a 55% to 37%, Independents say that Obama does not deserve to be reelected. Other data gleamed from this poll, Americans believe that Obama has divided America, not united it. A majority of Americans are against Obamacare and believe it will hurt them, rather than help. Also those polled believe that Obama should have made the economy his priority, not health care.
Watch the VIDEO above, it is pretty bad when even CNS begins their analysis of Obama with a comparison to Jimmy Carter. OUCH! From the CBS poll comes that 75% of Americans believe that the country is headed in the wrong direction and 66% say that they have no clear idea what Obama wants to accomplish if reelected. However, my question to both of these numbers is how can only 54% then say Obama should not get a second term? So we have Obamamessiah worshipers that think America is headed in the wrong direction and an incumbent president who hasn’t a clue, yet they would still vote for him. Really? At what point are Democrats going to put country ahead of party?
Full poll results can been read HERE.
Less than one year out from Election Day 2012, voters remain overwhelmingly pessimistic about the economy, and their concerns are taking a toll on President Obama’s re-election chances. Just 41 percent of Americans think Mr. Obama has performed his job well enough to be elected to a second term, whereas 54 percent don’t think so.
The president’s overall approval rating remains in the mid-40′s, according to a CBS News poll – lower than the approval ratings of Mr. Obama’s four presidential predecessors at this point in their first terms. Mr. Obama’s approval rating is dragged down by his poor marks for his handling of the economy – which, at 33 percent, is the lowest rating of his presidency in CBS News polls.
Other data from the CBS Poll:
Has President Obama Made Real Progress Fixing the Economy?
Total Reps Dems Inds
Yes 28% 9% 52% 23%
No 68 89 42 72
Moreover, in 2010 37% blamed GWB for the economy, only 5% blamed Obama. In June of 2011, 16% blamed GWB and 8% blamed Obama. Presently, 22% blame Bush and Obama’s poll numbers have risen to 12%. The result of this is the closer we get to election, the more Americans will blame Obama for the economy. He will have had 4 years to have done something. Frankly, his policies have failed and his attention was diverted to his socialist agenda, not getting people back to work.
Barack Obama continues to have an approval rating in the low to mid 40′s, while he receives even worse polling numbers on how he has handled the economy. Needless to say, the economy is the #1 issue for Americans. What has Obama’s answer been to his poor polling date, increase the rhetoric of class warfare of course. However, as stated at Hot Air, this course of action has appeared to accelerate his declining approval rating rather than help.
It is time for “We the People” to take back America and head it in the right direction. When 75% of Americans say that we are headed in the wrong direction, its time to clean house and have an election with a clear mandate to government what is wanted.
WISCONSIN, A SWING STATE?
My what a difference a couple of years makes and the failed and unpopular policies of Barack Obama. In 2008 Obama won Wisconsin by a 56% to 43% margin. Flash-forward to 2011 and a PPP poll that shows that Obama has only a 44% approval rating, while 51% disapprove of the job he is doing as President. Democrats have won Wisconsin in the last six Presidential elections; however, that all may come to an end in 2012. Obama and Democrats are worried that the need to carry swing states like Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania in order to win reelections; however, Obama’s job approval is so poor that even once considered solid blue Democrat states like Wisconsin are now in play.
Will Obama sport a cheese head to win over WI?
Obama continues to be unpopular in Wisconsin with only 44% of voters approving of him to 51% who disapprove. It’s yet another competitive state at the Presidential level where his standing with independents is abysmal- he’s at 36/57 with them. In mid-May, shortly after the killing of Osama bin Laden, Obama stood at 52/44 in the state. But he’s dropped 15 points on the margin over the subsequent five months.
As Jammie Wearing Fool reminds us, Republican Governor Scott Walker has a higher approval rating presently than Barack Obama in Wisconsin. So much for the LEFT’s and unions efforts to recall him. It is the underlying current across the country, the 2012 election will come as a surprise to many. There will be many “blue” states that are in play in 2012 that have always been considered true blue.
DOWN, DOWN, DOWN … HOW LOW CAN HE GO?
Once again President Barack Obama’s job approval for the last quarter has fell to an all time low. According to the most recent Gallup poll, Obama’s job approval is down four points from his previous all-time low of 45%. Obama’s job approval for this past quarter slid to 41%.
President Obama suffered some political blows in the 11th quarter, including the stalled negotiations to raise the federal debt ceiling and the decision by Standard and Poor’s to downgrade the U.S. credit rating. The unemployment rate also remained above 9 percent throughout the summer.
Sorry, but Obama is not Ronald Reagan or Bill Clinton, Barack’s polling numbers are on a continued downward trend, the other former two Presidents began to catch traction with the American people. Obama is just the opposite, We the People have lost all faith in him and are biding our time until the 2012 elections.
President Barack Obama Hits New Low in Gallup Poll: 38% Approval … Obama’s September Approval Rating Remains at Term Low 41%
The more President Barack Obama whines about passing his so-called jobs bill, the more his approval rating continues to go down. According to the most recent Gallup poll, Obama is now at a 38% job approval. The Presidents approval rating has continuously been on the downward slide, it is almost impossible to miss the trend. Democrats like to use the comparison of Reagan and Clinton who had low poll ratings in their first term and later went on to win reelections. However, there is one important difference that they fail to mention, Reagan and Clinton were trending up … not down.
Obama Job Approval: Any one sense a trend?
Adding more to Obama’s polling woes, the President’s September approval ratings one for the records books, a term low of 41%. As seen by the below chart, Obama has serious problems with Independents, the very people who voted him into office, will note him out in 2012.