He’s fallen and he can’t get up …
A new McClatchy-Marist poll has President Barack Obama’s job approval numbers in free fall. Just 41% approve of the job that Obama is doing now as president and worse yet, only 37% approve of his handling of the economy, while 56% disapprove. Thus the reason why Obama suddenly feels the need to talk about the economy today and give another yawn inducing, failed policy speech on taxing the rich, infrastructure spending and finding a way to provide jobs for his union buddies. Barack Obama appears to be pivoting from his race-baiting speeches on George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin back to his class warfare ones. Let’s go out on a limb and predict that Obama will talk about all the investments that government needs to make. Code for more government spending.
The disappointing results come as the White House this week looks to turn the national conversation back to the economy. Obama will deliver the first of a series of speeches Wednesday aimed at offering his vision for boosting economic growth, even as the new poll found that just 37 percent of the respondents approved of his handling of the economy, while 56 percent disapproved.
Overall, the poll found Obama’s job approval at 41 percent last week, a sharp drop from April’s 50 percent and his worst showing in the poll since 39 percent in September 2011. Forty-eight percent disapproved in the latest poll, up from April’s 46 percent.
Have the scandals finally caught up to Obama? The closer IRS-gate gets to the White House, the more Obama will have to deflect attention and “wag the dog”. The Benghazi scandal, once thought to have been silenced, now appears to have found legs again. The NSA spying on Americans does not seem to be going away either. Barack Obama then had to interject himself once again into the George Zimmerman-Trayvon Martin case and provide his opinions on race. Instead of looking forward and bringing people together in the wake of the “not guilty” jury verdict, Obama did what a community agitator does well, agitate. However, with all of these scandals going on, the Middle East in turmoil, Obamacare falling apart before his very eyes, suddenly Obama remembers that the economy stinks and the economic recovery has been anemic at best.
Wall Street Journal/NBC News Poll Has Obama Job Approval Levels at Lowest Rating Since November 2011 … 45% Approve, 50% Disapprove
DOWN, DOWN, DOWN …
It is becoming a trend, President Barack Obama’s job approval ratings are sinking in multiple polls. The most recent is the Wall Street Journal/NBC poll that has Obama at 45% approval, 50% disapproval. The Hill is reporting that this is the lowest approval percentage for the president since November 2011. Obama has tried his hardest to blame GWB for everything during his presidency and now Obama has a direct comparison to W. The 45% approval rating is the same was former President George W. Bush had at the same stage of his second term. Ouch, how is the MSM going to spin that? Obama was supposed to be like Reagan, Lincoln and Kennedy … not George W. Bush.
A Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll released late Tuesday finds Obama with 45 percent approval and 50 percent disapproval.
Those numbers are down from the same poll taken in June when Obama had a positive 48-47 split.
It is the lowest approval percentage for the president since November 2011, when the poll found him with a 44 percent approval, 51 percent disapproval.
Obama’s rating matches the 45 percent approval former President George W. Bush had at the same stage of his second term. President Clinton scored a 56 percent approval rating at a similar point in his presidency, according to the Journal.
The Politico gleams an interesting nugget of data from the poll, support among blacks have fallen 10% from June and 15% drop from April. Could it be that even the race-baiting that Obama has participated in with the aftermath of the George Zimmerman murder trial where he stated that Trayvon Martin could have been him 35 years ago. However, in the end blacks are more likely focused on the fact there are no jobs, the jobs that do exist are part time and the promises that Obama made about Obamacare were simply lip service to get reelected.
The poll’s numbers reflect Americans’ assessment of how Obama is handling the economy: Forty-four percent said they approved and 51 percent said they disapproved.
Pollsters also pointed to a drop in support among African-Americans as a possible explanation for Obama’s falling numbers, as 78 percent approve of Obama’s work, a 10 point drop since June and 15 point drop since April.
The Real Clear Politics Obama job approval average has Obama underwater.
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.
Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee switches Party Affiliation Again, This Time from Independent to Democrat
Changing party affiliation like one changes their underwear … Chafee is a Republican, no Independent, no Democrat … no just a desperate politician.
Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee is changing party affiliation once again and switching from an independent to the Democrat Party. So Chafee has gone from a Republican to Independent to Democrat. He was never a Republican, Chafee like so many individuals in politics are nothing more than political opportunists who would do, say and change parties to maintain power. But from the Rhode Island Governor who has a job approval rating in the 20′s and who ended Christmas trees, this man will do anything to cling on to power. It’s one thing to change, if your party left you, or one has a true change of political philosophy, it’s quite another to do it for political expedience. This is exactly what is wrong with politics today. There are no statesman, just hangers on who think its their right to hold office. Hopefully, the good people of Rhode Island will toss this disaster out on his can.
Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee will formally switch his party registration Thursday, abandoning his status as an independent and joining the Democratic Party, the governor’s office told POLITICO.
Chafee quietly informed President Barack Obama of his intention to affiliate as a Democrat after reaching that decision in private, Chafee spokeswoman Christine Hunsinger said. The governor’s office confirmed Chafee’s plans after POLITICO reported that the governor had notified national Democrats that he’d be joining the party.
A former Republican who served with Obama in the Senate, Chafee has struggled with perilously low job approval ratings and faces a difficult reelection fight in 2014
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!