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Title: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: bijou on February 07, 2009, 03:35:18 AM
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/obama_index_february_6_2009/202795-1-eng-US/obama_index_february_6_2009.jpg)

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The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Approval Index for Friday shows that 38% of the nation’s voters now Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing as President. That’s the fourth straight day below the 40% level for the President. Prior to that, the number who Strongly Approved had never fallen below 40% for even a single day while Obama was President-elect or President  ...

Have the wheels come off already?  (http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_approval_index)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: SSG Snuggle Bunny on February 07, 2009, 06:09:47 AM
Have the wheels come off already?
And yet, with so many to still throw under the bus.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Tess Anderson on February 07, 2009, 06:27:47 AM
That graph will cross before long. Yes, Americans are waking up, but they overslept.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Redstatecka on February 07, 2009, 07:50:19 AM
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/obama_index_february_6_2009/202795-1-eng-US/obama_index_february_6_2009.jpg)

Have the wheels come off already?  (http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_approval_index)

No, but the lugnuts are loose.

Even if a few pop off, though, given his support among liberals and blacks, as someone posted a few days ago at CC, his approval ratings likely won't drop below 30 percent or so.

After all, for them not to support him would be racist, wouldn't it?
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: bijou on February 07, 2009, 08:08:46 AM
And yet, with so many to still throw under the bus.
Perhaps he should get a bus on stilts, just in case.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Schadenfreude on February 07, 2009, 08:23:23 AM
Oh yay! Give the stimulus bill time to work on the ignorant masses, Obama will be in a free fall.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Miss Mia on February 07, 2009, 02:58:40 PM
Thanks for the link Bijou!
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: diesel driver on February 08, 2009, 11:16:21 AM

After all, for them not to support him would be racist, wouldn't it?

Then call me racist, because I do not, have not, and will not support him....

and it has NOTHING to do with his tan....
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Lacarnut on February 08, 2009, 11:54:46 AM
Then call me racist, because I do not, have not, and will not support him....

and it has NOTHING to do with his tan....

Same here; he is a die in the wool socialist who will f. this country up big time. 
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: SSG Snuggle Bunny on February 08, 2009, 01:42:41 PM
Dropped from +17 the day of the OP down to +11 today.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: bijou on February 08, 2009, 01:46:36 PM
Dropped from +17 the day of the OP down to +11 today.
Amazing, perhaps 'porkulus/porkzilla' has more resonance than we feared.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: SSG Snuggle Bunny on February 08, 2009, 01:54:23 PM
Amazing, perhaps 'porkulus/porkzilla' has more resonance than we feared.
That coupled with his glaringly inept handling of the entire episode. First he ceded authorship of the bill to Pelousy who not only eats stuffed pork for breakfast but made overt efforts to exclude the GOP from Obama's "post-partisan era of politics."

Obama himself only made feeble and empty gestures to bring the GOP on board with everything from declaring "I won" to mocking their economic theories and concerns about over-spending.

As to the senate side he is once again the absent father to his baby. If he's a leader nobody can tell because he hasn't done anything of substance...like submit his own version of the bill. All he seems capable of is letting dems write the bill, seeing the GOP isolated then bemoaning the lack of their votes for something they are not invited to write and unneeded to pass.

Nobody likes someone who holds all the power making themself powerless because they beg the indulgence of the powerless. If Obama's bad-mouthing of the GOP during the campaign meant anything why are they suddenly so important when he has all the legislative and executive power on his side?

Americans tolerate many things but "pathetic" is not one of them.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Airwolf on February 08, 2009, 03:54:55 PM
That coupled with his glaringly inept handling of the entire episode. First he ceded authorship of the bill to Pelousy who not only eats stuffed pork for breakfast but made overt efforts to exclude the GOP from Obama's "post-partisan era of politics."

Obama himself only made feeble and empty gestures to bring the GOP on board with everything from declaring "I won" to mocking their economic theories and concerns about over-spending.

As to the senate side he is once again the absent father to his baby. If he's a leader nobody can tell because he hasn't done anything of substance...like submit his own version of the bill. All he seems capable of is letting dems write the bill, seeing the GOP isolated then bemoaning the lack of their votes for something they are not invited to write and unneeded to pass.

Nobody likes someone who holds all the power making themself powerless because they beg the indulgence of the powerless. If Obama's bad-mouthing of the GOP during the campaign meant anything why are they suddenly so important when he has all the legislative and executive power on his side?

Americans tolerate many things but "pathetic" is not one of them.

Hi5 Mr. Snuggles
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: bijou on February 08, 2009, 03:58:20 PM
Hi5 Mr. Snuggles
And one from me too.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Peter3_1 on February 08, 2009, 04:01:41 PM
What do you mean, he's done nothing. Why, I've seen him "Mug" and "profile" for the camera OVER AND OVER AND OVER while proclaiming the sky will fall if we collectively don't kiss his rump and pass the Porkus Gigantus bill before the congress! NOTHING, WHY I NEVER!!! :banghead: :thatsright: :tongue:
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Karin on February 09, 2009, 08:07:42 AM
Add 2 more data points to the graph:

2/7  SA  37 SD 23, Index 14
2/8  SA  36  SD 25  Index 11
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Peter3_1 on February 09, 2009, 10:16:52 AM
we    are    governed    by  IDIOTS!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Chris_ on February 09, 2009, 02:28:10 PM
we    are    governed    by  IDIOTS!!!!!!!!

Speak for yourself, Peter.  I, for one, refuse to answer bells for the asshats in Washington.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Peter3_1 on February 09, 2009, 03:29:46 PM
Maybe, but those IDIOTS still are elected and hold the reigns of power, and you need to remember that next time the nominating petition time rolls around.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Chris_ on February 09, 2009, 04:08:05 PM
Maybe, but those IDIOTS still are elected and hold the reigns of power, and you need to remember that next time the nominating petition time rolls around.

Peter, I'm an elected Precinct comitteeman.  I busted my balls prior to the caucus, during the caucus, and after the caucus and we still got saddled with Senator Blueballs as the Party's nominee.  I've STILL got teeth marks in my tongue from holding to Ronaldus Magnus' commandment, "Thou shalt not speak ill of another Republican", and I'm still lightheaded from holding my breath long enough to pull the Godforsaken lever for that senior Asshat from Arizona.

I did everything in my power to prevent this horrendous travesty from being foisted upon the country my family has called home since before it was a country, and I was still "represented" by a limp-dick pathetic excuse for a political figure, and I still got Barry "Da Fuhrer" 0baaaama thinking he's in charge up there in the center seat.

All of this is because we've got a majority of Americans so woefully uneducated as to who is actually in charge in the United States.  We've got most of 300 million people bending and scraping to the 550 or so "elected leadership" office holders like they were noble Lordships and Ladyships or something, and of course the 550 Asshats in the elected leadership offices are doing nothing to discourage the misunderstanding.

Well, in the immortal words of my 4-year old son, "They're not the boss of me!"  And if I have to completely off the grid, and entirely weapons free to prove it, I will.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Peter3_1 on February 09, 2009, 04:51:07 PM
Went thru essentially the same thing imediately post Carter! I thought (stupidly) that successfully puting a good, conservative Republican in as Congressman for three terms was enough to help the cause. And what happened? They threw it all away over last 12 years. Here it is district Committeeman, yes, many of us have BTDT, so I saklute you and retract my comments about the matter, we've both suffered more than enough! :cheersmate:
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: bijou on February 21, 2009, 02:04:07 PM
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Saturday, February 21, 2009 Email to a FriendAdvertisement
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Saturday shows that 38% of the nation’s voters now Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Twenty-eight percent (28%) Strongly Disapprove to give Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of +10 (see trends).

...
lowest so far (http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: DumbAss Tanker on February 21, 2009, 02:45:06 PM
Peter, I'm an elected Precinct comitteeman.  I busted my balls prior to the caucus, during the caucus, and after the caucus and we still got saddled with Senator Blueballs as the Party's nominee.  I've STILL got teeth marks in my tongue from holding to Ronaldus Magnus' commandment, "Thou shalt not speak ill of another Republican", and I'm still lightheaded from holding my breath long enough to pull the Godforsaken lever for that senior Asshat from Arizona.

I did everything in my power to prevent this horrendous travesty from being foisted upon the country my family has called home since before it was a country, and I was still "represented" by a limp-dick pathetic excuse for a political figure, and I still got Barry "Da Fuhrer" 0baaaama thinking he's in charge up there in the center seat.

All of this is because we've got a majority of Americans so woefully uneducated as to who is actually in charge in the United States.  We've got most of 300 million people bending and scraping to the 550 or so "elected leadership" office holders like they were noble Lordships and Ladyships or something, and of course the 550 Asshats in the elected leadership offices are doing nothing to discourage the misunderstanding.

Well, in the immortal words of my 4-year old son, "They're not the boss of me!"  And if I have to completely off the grid, and entirely weapons free to prove it, I will.

Our past year's electoral politics resemble the world of C. M. Kornbluth's classic SF novella The Marching Morons more than they have at any time in the past, it is increasingly hard to see how we can avoid that sad fate.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: bijou on March 01, 2009, 12:44:10 PM
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Sunday, March 01, 2009 Email to a FriendAdvertisement
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Sunday shows that 38% of the nation’s voters now Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Thirty percent (30%) Strongly Disapprove to give Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of +8
still dropping (http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll)
 
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Peter3_1 on March 01, 2009, 01:08:49 PM
I cannot help wonder what it is EXACTLY that the lemmings "approve of" with this President? Now, no generalaties, but SPECIFICALLY they think is so swell? I object to damned near EVERYTHING he has "done" so far.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Eupher on March 01, 2009, 02:07:02 PM
Peter, they're still feeling the aftereffects of the Kool-Aid.

Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Airwolf on March 01, 2009, 03:20:44 PM
I for one am glad I am retired now from the military because its going to suck ass having Big Ears as Pres
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Mike220 on March 01, 2009, 09:07:09 PM
I for one am glad I am retired now from the military because its going to suck ass having Big Ears as Pres

Crap, I just thought of something. If I get my commission when I graduate in 2011, will it have Obambi's name on it?

NNNNOOOOO!!!! :beer:
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Bluesuiter-Retired on March 01, 2009, 10:26:23 PM
It will be interesting to see where this is at in a couple of days.

Didn't "the messiah" tell us that he would not sign a budget bill loaded with pork?

According to Fox News, "the messiah" is going to go back on his word and sign off on that $410 Billion pork filled bill -- http://www.foxnews.com/

Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: rich_t on March 01, 2009, 10:27:40 PM
It will be interesting to see where this is at in a couple of days.

Didn't "the messiah" tell us that he would not sign a budget bill loaded with pork?

According to Fox News, "the messiah" is going to go back on his word and sign off on that $410 Billion pork filled bill -- http://www.foxnews.com/



Why am I not shocked that he would do that?

Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Bluesuiter-Retired on March 01, 2009, 10:27:50 PM
I for one am glad I am retired now from the military because its going to suck ass having Big Ears as Pres

My retirement certificate was signed by President Bush [41].  Damned glad I retired when I did.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: DumbAss Tanker on March 02, 2009, 06:44:36 AM
Crap, I just thought of something. If I get my commission when I graduate in 2011, will it have Obambi's name on it?

NNNNOOOOO!!!! :beer:

On the plus side, you'll be in on the ground floor of the next rebuilding.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: RightCoast on March 02, 2009, 07:12:33 AM
On the plus side, you'll be in on the ground floor of the next rebuilding.

No to mention all the pretty campaign ribbons you'll get in China, India, and Iran.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: JohnnyReb on March 02, 2009, 07:37:50 AM
No to mention all the pretty campaign ribbons you'll get in China, India, and Iran.

....to go with the big ones in S.C., Al., Tx....etc.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Eupher on March 02, 2009, 10:45:23 AM
It will be interesting to see where this is at in a couple of days.

Didn't "the messiah" tell us that he would not sign a budget bill loaded with pork?

According to Fox News, "the messiah" is going to go back on his word and sign off on that $410 Billion pork filled bill -- http://www.foxnews.com/



BSR, you aren't parsing your words like lawyers like Obama do.

That isn't a "budget" bill. That's a "stimulus" bill. Two different things. And the pork runneth amok.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Peter3_1 on March 02, 2009, 01:00:37 PM
Well, Obama has decided "taking on Rush" is the way for him to go, and it is doing a slo-mo blowup in his face. I thought this guy was "smart"?  Now, this current $420,000,000,000 is the second six months of the last BUSH BUDGET and should have been about $70,000,000,000 less. Obama's pointing and saying "IT'S BUSH'S, IT'S BUSH'S so pass it NOW! but DON'T BLAME US DEMOCRATS!"

This is not SELLING to the public. AS WAS NOTED, Obama's phony stimulus bill involves only GOVERNMENT and not the only place such spending would work, the private sector. In the end, government jobs "stimulation, as it ends in no new businesses, provide no long term stimulus to our economy.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: bijou on March 09, 2009, 02:53:04 PM
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/images/obama_index_0309/207702-1-eng-US/obama_index_0309.jpg)

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Crazy Horse on March 09, 2009, 06:18:39 PM
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/images/obama_index_0309/207702-1-eng-US/obama_index_0309.jpg)

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll

Looks like they're about to cross
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: diesel driver on March 09, 2009, 06:21:07 PM
Zero's approval rating in on an express elevator to HELL...

GOING DOWN!!!!
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Chris on March 09, 2009, 06:25:37 PM
Looks like they're about to cross

Don't cross the streams.  :evillaugh:
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on March 09, 2009, 06:28:19 PM
Zero's approval rating in on an express elevator to HELL...

GOING DOWN!!!!

That would be great if he wasn't taking the economy and the US with him.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: rich_t on March 09, 2009, 07:00:39 PM
That would be great if he wasn't taking the economy and the US with him.

The destruction of the US economy is a key element required for the UN New Wolrd Order to be imposed.

Didn't you get the memo?
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on March 09, 2009, 07:05:52 PM
The destruction of the US economy is a key element required for the UN New Wolrd Order to be imposed.

Didn't you get the memo?

I thought this was George Soros' plan, not the UN.  :banghead:
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Crazy Horse on March 09, 2009, 07:08:45 PM
Don't cross the streams.  :evillaugh:

I'll take Stay Puff over obama
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Happy Fun Ball on March 09, 2009, 07:19:46 PM
Down down down down
Dooooobie doobie down down down down down
Dooooobie doobie down down down down down
Dooooobie doobie down wOoOoOoOoah
(buh-dum bum bum)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: rich_t on March 09, 2009, 07:25:13 PM
I thought this was George Soros' plan, not the UN.  :banghead:

Soros is a UN puppet.  That memo was sent over a year ago.  Don't you ever read your e-mail?


 :-)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on March 09, 2009, 07:32:51 PM
Soros is a UN puppet.  That memo was sent over a year ago.  Don't you ever read your e-mail?


 :-)

I got that one but must have misread it. I thought it said  the UN was Soros' puppet.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Eupher on March 09, 2009, 07:39:47 PM
I got that one but must have misread it. I thought it said  the UN was Soros' puppet.

That's more like it. Soros has MONEY. That makes the UN a suckup to Soros.

h5.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: bijou on March 16, 2009, 04:32:57 PM
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/obama_index_march_16_2009/208955-1-eng-US/obama_index_march_16_2009.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Eupher on March 16, 2009, 04:39:25 PM
The sheeple are learning - slowly, but they're learning.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: NHSparky on March 16, 2009, 08:37:09 PM
The sheeple are learning - slowly, but they're learning.

Too bad these polls weren't from six months ago.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Happy Fun Ball on March 16, 2009, 08:49:41 PM
Of course, once that goes into the negatives (by the end of the month at the latest), they'll try to discredit that poll, calling it biased, skewed, etc.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Eupher on March 16, 2009, 09:13:20 PM
Of course, once that goes into the negatives (by the end of the month at the latest), they'll try to discredit that poll, calling it biased, skewed, etc.

Of course - that's standard practice for any poll, regardless of what the numbers say and who's on the down side.

But we knew from the beginning that this tool is an empty suit.   :cheersmate:
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: NHSparky on March 16, 2009, 09:20:26 PM
This poll is racist!  The people who took it were wearing Klan hoods... /Cujospeak

Just keeping ya on your toes.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Peter3_1 on March 16, 2009, 09:31:55 PM
The market was up 150+ points, then Mr. Obama spoke. Market closed down 7 points. That's the poll that counts.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: SSG Snuggle Bunny on March 16, 2009, 10:12:22 PM
The sheeple are learning - slowly, but they're learning.
They're catching on faster than I would've given them credit for...admittedly belated, but they're catching on.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: diesel driver on March 18, 2009, 10:36:47 AM
They're catching on faster than I would've given them credit for...admittedly belated, but they're catching on.

Better late than never.

I just wonder when Zero will throw another "bone" to the "working families" to buy them off for a couple of months, and if it would work THIS time....
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: NHSparky on March 18, 2009, 11:15:51 AM
Even the Roman emperors learned too late that bread and circuses only work for so long.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Bluesuiter-Retired on March 18, 2009, 11:48:18 AM
What I found interesting about a recent poll on his popularity, he is LESS popular than President Bush during the same time during President Bush's first term in office.

That just has to irritate the hell out of his followers.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on March 18, 2009, 11:49:47 AM
0Bama started talking about AIG and the DJIA starts dropping.  :popcorn:
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Happy Fun Ball on April 16, 2009, 06:07:11 AM
Latest poll numbers: only +2 now. Also, the negative appears to be the highest it's ever been in this poll.

(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/obama_index_april_15_2009/213816-1-eng-US/obama_index_april_15_2009.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: SSG Snuggle Bunny on April 16, 2009, 08:47:35 AM
Latest poll numbers: only +2 now. Also, the negative appears to be the highest it's ever been in this poll.
I see the only thing that gave pause to the inexorible climb of his negatives was the overseas trip where Pravda-US could paint a far rosier picture than what happened on the ground.

Expect Obama to spend a lot of time overseas in the future...except maybe France.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Peter3_1 on April 16, 2009, 01:52:39 PM
Obama has flown away again. This time to MEXICO. Remember how the press howled every time Bush left down town DC? Yet Obama can go anywhere and do nothing and the "Press" , even rthe supposed right wing Fox, has zero comment.....how odd.... :evillaugh:
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: diesel driver on April 16, 2009, 04:43:38 PM
Obama has flown away again. This time to MEXICO. Remember how the press howled every time Bush left down town DC? Yet Obama can go anywhere and do nothing and the "Press" , even rthe supposed right wing Fox, has zero comment.....how odd.... :evillaugh:

Yep, the sound of crickets chirping is quite deafening....
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Ptarmigan on April 16, 2009, 07:21:37 PM
I heard on Glenn Beck that the approval rating is highly polarized, from strongly approve to strongly disapproved. Ideally, approval ratings should be in the middle. Also, anything above 90 percent is unlikely to happen, since Bush on and after 9/11.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Bluesuiter-Retired on April 17, 2009, 02:55:32 AM
Is it me, or is that everytime the anti-oh-bumuh heat gets turned up, he jumps on air farce one and leaves? 
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Peter3_1 on April 17, 2009, 02:20:49 PM
That's exactly what he does. He had niot developed any skills past being a Saul Alinsky agitator and Chicago political campaigner. Anything is "betyond his paygrade" he jumps on AF 1 for a ROADTRIP!
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: ardentconservative on May 12, 2009, 10:38:17 AM
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/obama_index_february_6_2009/202795-1-eng-US/obama_index_february_6_2009.jpg)

Have the wheels come off already?  (http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_approval_index)

I don't think they have yet, but I truely hope they do, before it's to late.  
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on May 12, 2009, 10:43:20 AM
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/may_2009/obama_index_may_12_2009/219122-1-eng-US/obama_index_may_12_2009.jpg)

When the wheels do come off , there will be lots of bodies to cushion the impact.  :popcorn:
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Peter3_1 on May 12, 2009, 12:42:12 PM
Obama has another trip scheduleD. So he can go to the mid-east and appologise yet again for SOMETHING. Could there be a more empty suit?
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Lacarnut on May 12, 2009, 03:43:02 PM
Obama has another trip scheduleD. So he can go to the mid-east and appologise yet again for SOMETHING. Could there be a more empty suit?

Aww crap...he is going to suck up to our enemies and p!ss off our friends. What a statesman. :censored: :loser: :hammer:
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: ardentconservative on May 12, 2009, 05:07:28 PM
Same here; he is a die in the wool socialist who will f. this country up big time. 


And here.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: NHSparky on June 05, 2009, 08:56:14 AM
And the collapse continues:
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/june_2009/obama_index_june_5_2009/223956-1-eng-US/obama_index_june_5_2009.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Peter3_1 on June 05, 2009, 01:57:12 PM
Ah, Obama does not fail to dissapoint again. "War of Choice" Bedoin's claiming to be "Palestinians"  have their "struggle" compared with the American Civil rights struggle, says Israel MUST give up MORE land and agree to a two state solution and the Bedions have to do.....nothing. Wait, you they must promise to recognise Israel's right to exist...eventually....someday.......

His ONE HOUR blather was the perfect wording to have the wacky liberal left think it was ....swell.....but shows our enemy, the islamofascists (Wahhabists, Twelvers, Islamic brotherhood and ALL offshoots) see it as a greenlight to do whatever they want and shows that we are weak willed paper tigers.

And we are too, as long as we have an empty suit in the whitehouse. And we're stuck with him for 3 1/2 more years. Things are getting VERY dangerous again.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Chris on June 06, 2009, 12:29:13 AM
Poor Larry.  Er, Barry.  Whatever.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: miskie on June 06, 2009, 06:33:13 PM
And the collapse continues:
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/june_2009/obama_index_june_5_2009/223956-1-eng-US/obama_index_june_5_2009.jpg)

Foolish Obama - He had a nice bounce from Sotomayor, and then blew it on 'Apology Tour II - Electric Boogaloo'

Edit : me noe can spele.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: bijou on June 21, 2009, 09:09:52 AM
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/images/obama_approval_index_20080621/227178-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_20080621.jpg)

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Crazy Horse on June 21, 2009, 09:16:52 AM
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/images/obama_approval_index_20080621/227178-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_20080621.jpg)

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll


Was that a wheel from the bus I just saw
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Chris_ on June 30, 2009, 11:24:46 AM
Quote
Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows that 31% of the nation's voters now Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Thirty-three percent (33%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -2. That matches the lowest level yet recorded .

Over the past two weeks, the Presidential Approval Index has stayed in a narrow range between +2 and -2. Fifty-seven percent (57%) of Democrats Strongly Approve while 60% of Republicans Strongly Disapprove.


Dang.  He's headed down much faster than I anticipated.  All that "hopey-change" didn't quite work out like the Rookie expected either.  Heh, sucks to be him.

MORE (http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll)

Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Chris on June 30, 2009, 12:56:29 PM
You know this is already stickied in the Politics forum, right? :p
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Chris_ on June 30, 2009, 05:21:27 PM
You know this is already stickied in the Politics forum, right? :p

 :thatsright: :innocent:
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: bijou on July 02, 2009, 01:38:13 PM
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/july_2009/obama_index_july_2_2009/229985-1-eng-US/obama_index_july_2_2009.jpg)
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A Rasmussen video report notes that 42% now give the President good or excellent marks for handling the economy . That’s his lowest rating to date (Premium Members can see crosstabs and trends.Thirty-seven percent (37%) say the country is heading in the right direction.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Lacarnut on July 03, 2009, 09:13:31 AM
The Magic Negro's poll numbers are falling like a rock. Even bat shit crazy Helen Thomas is beginning to see the light. Obama is a socialistic control freak; because of his policies (bailouts, cap and trade, health care) his numbers will continue to fall.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: miskie on July 03, 2009, 01:47:05 PM
As I said right after Obama was elected - when '12 rolls around, one will be hard pressed to find anyone who openly admits to voting for him, and they will wonder 'If nobody we know voted for him, how did he get elected ?'
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: bijou on July 07, 2009, 10:29:07 AM
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/july_2009/obama_index_july_7_2009/230700-1-eng-US/obama_index_july_7_2009.jpg)

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: NHSparky on July 08, 2009, 09:13:06 AM
It ain't looking good if you're into that "hopeychangey" bit:

(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/images/obama_index_0708/231106-1-eng-US/obama_index_0708.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Peter3_1 on July 08, 2009, 11:21:03 AM
GO, BARRY, GO! Exactly the right direction for a deciple of Saul Alinsky and Frank Marshall Davis! DOWN and eventually, back into political obscurity.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: SSG Snuggle Bunny on July 08, 2009, 11:41:00 AM
Big red spike...

...but at least the true believers still truly believe.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Lacarnut on July 08, 2009, 11:57:30 AM
Have no fear; it's going to get worse. The Democraps are hinting at a second stimulus. His approval rating will be much lower if taxes increase. The dumb ass should cut taxes to spur the economy and curtail the downward spiral in unemployment.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Tess Anderson on July 08, 2009, 02:36:52 PM
Yes, some of them are proposing another "stimulus", lacranut, Obama wants it and so does his kiss-ass friends in the MSM (Frank Rich). Hairy Reed is reportedly very reluctant to jump on the bandwagon, though - he's up for re-election next year.

If you want to see the numbers tank even further, just wait until the public gets aware of how they REALLY want to "reform" healthcare and how they will finance it. I really have little pity for those who were taken in by BHO's speil, they trusted the MSM and a Chicago politican.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: miskie on July 08, 2009, 07:25:32 PM
So, six months in, And Id say its safe to speculate that The One has already lost enough support that if the election was done over he would lose this time around. Not a good way to establish yourself as The Messiah, Barry.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Lacarnut on July 09, 2009, 06:34:26 AM
Yes, some of them are proposing another "stimulus", lacranut, Obama wants it and so does his kiss-ass friends in the MSM (Frank Rich). Hairy Reed is reportedly very reluctant to jump on the bandwagon, though - he's up for re-election next year.

If you want to see the numbers tank even further, just wait until the public gets aware of how they REALLY want to "reform" healthcare and how they will finance it. I really have little pity for those who were taken in by BHO's speil, they trusted the MSM and a Chicago politican.

I can not keep up with the czars (16 or 17) that Obama has appointed. The scariest one is the health czar who has broad powers and will tell states how to run Federal programs. God help us if a health bill is passed where this unelected czar will be over private insurance companies. The government will effectively run them out of business and we will be left with a single payer system. That is the plan of the O's admin.


 


Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on July 09, 2009, 08:16:27 AM
I can not keep up with the czars (16 or 17) that Obama has appointed. The scariest one is the health czar who has broad powers and will tell states how to run Federal programs. God help us if a health bill is passed where this unelected czar will be over private insurance companies. The government will effectively run them out of business and we will be left with a single payer system. That is the plan of the O's admin.



Try at least 31 Czars.  http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=14181
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: djones520 on July 09, 2009, 08:58:13 AM
So I did some digging.  It seems President Bush had higher ratings about this point in his Presidency.  I'm sure that's going to really bug some DUmmies.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Eupher on July 09, 2009, 09:00:52 AM
So I did some digging.  It seems President Bush had higher ratings about this point in his Presidency.  I'm sure that's going to really bug some DUmmies.

And climbed significantly higher after 9/11. God forbid, should 9/11 happen again, there's no question in my mind that Lord Zero will stand there with TOTUS looking like the ultimate retard. FAIL.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: djones520 on July 09, 2009, 09:02:37 AM
And climbed significantly higher after 9/11. God forbid, should 9/11 happen again, there's no question in my mind that Lord Zero will stand there with TOTUS looking like the ultimate retard. FAIL.

Yeah, it's wasn't until 2004 that his numbers fell back to where Obama currently is.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Happy Fun Ball on July 09, 2009, 09:08:23 AM
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/july_2009/obama_index_july_9_2009/231370-1-eng-US/obama_index_july_9_2009.jpg)

heh
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: djones520 on July 09, 2009, 09:17:45 AM
That's getting awfully close to 40%.   :-)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Chris_ on July 09, 2009, 11:12:14 AM
According to DUmmies, polls like this are accurate indicators of how America feels about Ooooooobama, until the numbers are negative.   Then they cannot be trusted and Fox News is obviously to blame.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: bijou on July 09, 2009, 11:31:23 AM
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/july_2009/obama_index_july_9_2009/231370-1-eng-US/obama_index_july_9_2009.jpg)

heh
OctoPrez?
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Peter3_1 on July 09, 2009, 02:16:12 PM
I understand we're up to 33 Czars and no oversight at $150,000 each PLUS staffs of 10. Can you say $4.9 MILLION AND COUNTING?  BUT, WHAT THE HELL, IT IS ONLY OUR MONEY....
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Lacarnut on July 09, 2009, 04:08:02 PM
I understand we're up to 33 Czars and no oversight at $150,000 each PLUS staffs of 10. Can you say $4.9 MILLION AND COUNTING?  BUT, WHAT THE HELL, IT IS ONLY OUR MONEY....

I think it is 17. The scary one is the Health Care Czar that will dictate to the states all Federal Health Care programs. .
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: formerlurker on July 09, 2009, 04:20:36 PM
-8?!!!!   Damn skippy, the dude is in free fall right now.

Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Schadenfreude on July 09, 2009, 06:31:08 PM
Go Barry go! I want to hear much more from you about buying up the private sector, taking over healthcare and climate change programs!...take no prisoners! Keep on talking baby! 
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Linda on July 09, 2009, 06:46:30 PM
He dropped 3 points since yestersay....
He was at -5% today -8%.....

People are starting to see what he has done and is doing..."HOPE" it's not to late for some more "CHANGE".....
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Peter3_1 on July 09, 2009, 08:24:29 PM
It came to me today, how to describe Mr. Obama,,,,,......he's EDDIE HASKELL times ten!!!!!! :thatsright:
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Eupher on July 10, 2009, 11:01:56 AM
It came to me today, how to describe Mr. Obama,,,,,......he's EDDIE HASKELL times ten!!!!!! :thatsright:

Oh, I think Eddie had a LOT more charm than Lord Zero.

"My, Mrs. Cleaver! Your hair looks lovely today! And your dress makes your waistline look so small!"

Sotto voce, "Rahm, get me the file on the Beav. That little bastard is gonna pay for that voodoo doll that looks like me with pins stuck all over the damn thing."
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Chris_ on July 10, 2009, 11:59:41 AM
^^^^ True.  Eddie Haskell knew what the H*ll he was doing, although the grin is about the same.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Tess Anderson on July 10, 2009, 01:44:48 PM
So it's holding at  -8 today? Axelrod better phone in Gallup and CNN or MSNBC and cook another poll fast.

It came to me today, how to describe Mr. Obama,,,,,......he's EDDIE HASKELL times ten!!!!!! :thatsright:

I have heard the tax cheat Timothy Geithner compared to Eddie the most - he looks like Eddie would if he were all grown-up.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: NHSparky on July 10, 2009, 02:15:05 PM
Actually -7 today.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Lacarnut on July 10, 2009, 04:29:02 PM
He dropped 3 points since yestersay....
He was at -5% today -8%.....

People are starting to see what he has done and is doing..."HOPE" it's not to late for some more "CHANGE".....

Worrying about your job or finding a new one does not spring eternal hope. He is bringing fear rather than hope; that kinda change will make his numbers go down further and further. The dummy should listen to the tax cutting crowd.   
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on July 13, 2009, 08:34:36 AM
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/july_2009/obama_index_july_13_2009/231942-1-eng-US/obama_index_july_13_2009.jpg)

I'm thinking we may have seen the last of positive numbers for Lord Zero, unless there is a huge upswing in employment.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: DumbAss Tanker on July 13, 2009, 08:54:28 AM
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/july_2009/obama_index_july_13_2009/231942-1-eng-US/obama_index_july_13_2009.jpg)

I'm thinking we may have seen the last of positive numbers for Lord Zero, unless there is a huge upswing in employment.

Well, eventually there will be, of course.  If he just stopped doing stupid things, that would undoubtedly happen long before the 2012 campaign, I expect the Dems are counting on that and discounting (or entirely wrong about) the countervailing negative effects of their social/fiscal agenda.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Lacarnut on July 13, 2009, 10:06:01 AM
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/july_2009/obama_index_july_13_2009/231942-1-eng-US/obama_index_july_13_2009.jpg)

I'm thinking we may have seen the last of positive numbers for Lord Zero, unless there is a huge upswing in employment.

The upswing in employment is an impossibility as long as there is an uncertainty regarding tax hikes by the Feds, States and cities. Expansion and new business start ups will not happen until the busines climate changes. Obama's and the Democrats anti-business policies are the opposite of what needs to be done, and that is the reducing in taxes. These fools do not get it. So we will be in a period of economic stagnation and rising unemployment for the rest of this year and who knows afterwards.


 
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on July 13, 2009, 10:17:44 AM
The upswing in employment is an impossibility as long as there is an uncertainty regarding tax hikes by the Feds, States and cities. Expansion and new business start ups will not happen until the busines climate changes. Obama's and the Democrats anti-business policies are the opposite of what needs to be done, and that is the reducing in taxes. These fools do not get it. So we will be in a period of economic stagnation and rising unemployment for the rest of this year and who knows afterwards.

My employer was consider expanding , but that is on hold for just those those reasons.  Illinois is also looking at raising taxes, and who knows what the fed is going to end up doing.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Chris_ on July 14, 2009, 07:56:49 AM
Quote
Obama Approval Rating Slips to 57 Percent

CBS News Poll: President Loses Support Amid Concerns About Economy; Loss In Backing Comes From Democrats And Independents

(CBS)  President Obama's approval rating has fallen six points in the past month, a new CBS News poll finds, amid growing skepticism about his handling of the economy and questions about the impact of the stimulus package.

The president's current approval rating, which is 57 percent, is still relatively high. But it has fallen 11 points from its peak of 68 percent in April, and has also dropped since last month's mark of 63 percent. His disapproval rating, meanwhile, has risen from 23 percent in April to 32 percent today.

The decline in support is coming not from Republicans - whose support for the president has actually risen - but from Democrats and independents. While 82 percent of Democrats still approve of the job Mr. Obama is doing, this number is down ten points from last month.

The president's support among independents has fallen eight points to 50 percent. Only 30 percent of Republicans back Mr. Obama, though that's up from 23 percent in June.

The driving issue behind the president’s decline in approval appears to be the economy. His approval rating on handling the economy is now 48 percent, while 44 percent disapprove. Last month, Americans approved of his handling of this issue by a margin of 22 points.


MORE (http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/07/13/opinion/polls/main5156648.shtml?tag=stack)

You know it's bad for Uncle Zer0 when even CBS reports this.  Without the spin, he's in the tank.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Eupher on July 14, 2009, 08:12:18 AM
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Only 30 percent of Republicans back Mr. Obama, though that's up from 23 percent in June.


I am not a Republican, but I utterly fail to understand how ANY Republican - RINO or otherwise - can actually line up behind Lord Zero in support.

Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: NHSparky on July 14, 2009, 08:13:33 AM


I am not a Republican, but I utterly fail to understand how ANY Republican - RINO or otherwise - can actually line up behind Lord Zero in support.



And I'd love to know what he did in the last month to garner ANY additional support from anyone, most of all those who claim to be Republicans.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: NHSparky on July 14, 2009, 08:15:33 AM
Here's what I'm having a hard time fathoming.  If you look at Rasmussen, he's had a 30+ point swing since the inauguration, yet his approval rating according to Gallup has only dropped 10-12 points?

Color me skeptical.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Eupher on July 14, 2009, 08:36:07 AM
Here's what I'm having a hard time fathoming.  If you look at Rasmussen, he's had a 30+ point swing since the inauguration, yet his approval rating according to Gallup has only dropped 10-12 points?

Color me skeptical.

It's been a long time since I've looked at this, but Gallup has (or did have) a pretty solid reputation. Their polls are statistically sound.

To me, Rasmussen is the new boy on the block. I don't know much about their rep.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: formerlurker on July 14, 2009, 08:46:05 AM
Rasmussen is credible, and the only one I will give notice to.  Not a big fan of polls. 
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: NHSparky on July 14, 2009, 10:13:17 AM
Still at -8.  The strongly disapprove has taken a dip, but so has the strongly approve, and I'm guessing the latter is the one which won't be recovering anytime soon.  The disapproval, however, will climb as long as the Dems keep banging on the dual drums of cap and trade and healthcare "reform".
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Lacarnut on July 14, 2009, 11:11:04 AM
I don't trust the polls because a pollster can skew the results by asking slanted questions, a biased interviewer or the pool of voters contacted.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Eupher on July 14, 2009, 11:15:31 AM
I don't trust the polls because a pollster can skew the results by asking slanted questions, a biased interviewer or the pool of voters contacted.

That's true of any data/sample that's assembled, analyzed, and reported from a general population. Certain inferences and generalities have to be present, which is why the pollster allows "plus or minus X" for results.

Polls are a useful method of gauging general trends from within a larger population. They aren't the be-all, end-all, but it's awfully tough to discount polls at large because of possible data "skewing."
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Tess Anderson on July 14, 2009, 01:39:03 PM
Check out the SeeBS pdf file, they overpoll Democrats and Independents - worse yet, they then "weigh" them:

http://www.cbsnews.com/htdocs/pdf/poll_Obama_071309.pdf?tag=contentMain;contentBody


Still at -8.  The strongly disapprove has taken a dip, but so has the strongly approve, and I'm guessing the latter is the one which won't be recovering anytime soon.  The disapproval, however, will climb as long as the Dems keep banging on the dual drums of cap and trade and healthcare "reform".

What's new to me are these "strongly oppose/strongly support" numbers being the focal point. It's a gauge of polarization, IMO. Still, I wonder when it will hit  -10, double-digits, just that it will, for the reasons you stated and the economy and FP. Obama sauid today that unemployment will rise and that they're considering "relief" for the unemployed with mortgages.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Peter3_1 on July 14, 2009, 03:58:06 PM
Yes, he thinks it might be a good idea for government take over the mortgage that the unemployed can'tpay, and leave the debtor in as a tenant.

This from a guy who's a record holder, he put the nation into debt $1,000,000,000,000 a  mere 6 months into his term! wHAT DO YOU BET IT IS $2 TRILLION BY 1/22/'10?
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Chris_ on July 14, 2009, 04:03:53 PM
Yes, he thinks it might be a good idea for government take over the mortgage that the unemployed can'tpay, and leave the debtor in as a tenant.

This from a guy who's a record holder, he put the nation into debt $1,000,000,000,000 a  mere 6 months into his term! wHAT DO YOU BET IT IS $2 TRILLION BY 1/22/'10?

And I'll give odds that we as a country don't make it to $3 Trillion.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Thor on July 15, 2009, 12:42:27 PM
I hate these polls. Some show him in a positive light and others show him in what I believe to be realistic. Damned polls, I wish they'd just be truthful when they construct the polls.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: DumbAss Tanker on July 15, 2009, 01:12:01 PM
I hate these polls. Some show him in a positive light and others show him in what I believe to be realistic. Damned polls, I wish they'd just be truthful when they construct the polls.

Sorry, fresh out of unicorns.  None for you!
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Doc on July 15, 2009, 01:24:49 PM
I hate these polls. Some show him in a positive light and others show him in what I believe to be realistic. Damned polls, I wish they'd just be truthful when they construct the polls.

The bulk of them are sponsored by the "legacy" media........how would you to expect them to go?  The real key to poll watching is to go look at the actual "internals", which define the composition of the sample politically and geographically, as well as what days of the week, and times of day the surveys were conducted.........that is where the real bias is uncovered.

You will find that with the polls sponsored by media organizations will allways "oversample" Democrats.......as though the assumption is that the country is predominately Democrat.......when we all know it is pretty evenly divided.......

Rasmussen however, is an independent pollster, and frequently is highly accurate in predicting trends with daily tracking......sometimes I may argue with his methodology, or how he actually phrases a question, but overall, he is a class act, as these things go.....

doc

Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Eupher on July 15, 2009, 03:13:02 PM
The bulk of them are sponsored by the "legacy" media........how would you to expect them to go?  The real key to poll watching is to go look at the actual "internals", which define the composition of the sample politically and geographically, as well as what days of the week, and times of day the surveys were conducted.........that is where the real bias is uncovered.

You will find that with the polls sponsored by media organizations will allways "oversample" Democrats.......as though the assumption is that the country is predominately Democrat.......when we all know it is pretty evenly divided.......

Rasmussen however, is an independent pollster, and frequently is highly accurate in predicting trends with daily tracking......sometimes I may argue with his methodology, or how he actually phrases a question, but overall, he is a class act, as these things go.....

doc



As I understand Gallup, that's an "independent" pollster as well. Or is he? I've seen Gallup polls presented in the alphabet press (which is tantamount to saying it's liberal as hell), but my vibe is they've got a decent reputation.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: bijou on July 15, 2009, 04:21:08 PM
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Diageo/Hotline Poll: Obama Approval Drops 9% in a Month
Let me clarify that that isn't even a net drop. That's just the pure drop in approval.

This link mentions the poll, but the press release AHFF Geoff sends me is more complete.

Obama Job Approval Rating Drops Nine Points
Poll Finds Decreased Confidence in Stimulus Spending and Concerns Over Deficit

Double-Digit Increase in Percentage of Voters Saying Country Is On the "Wrong Track"

New York, July 15, 2009 - The Diageo/Hotline Poll of 800 U.S. registered voters conducted by FD from July 9-13, 2009, finds that the percentage of American voters who approve of the job President Obama is doing has dropped nine points to 56%. The previous Diageo/ Hotline Poll, conducted from June 4-7, found that 65% of voters approved of the job he was doing.

Obama's Job Approval Ratings

With 56% of voters approving of the job he is doing, the Poll finds President Obama's job approval rating is at its lowest level recorded in the six monthly Diageo/Hotline Polls since President Obama took office.


Interestingly, compared to June, the decrease in Obama's job approval ratings is being driven primarily by decreases among male voters (-15 points), Independent voters (-15 points), and rural voters (-15 points).

The three groups whose atypically high support for a liberal presidential candidate got Obama elected.

...
More details here: http://minx.cc/?post=289704
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Peter3_1 on July 16, 2009, 11:02:34 AM
Well, Obama's all 'het up for rationed medical care and "Tax and Tax" will add, annually, at least $300,000,000,000 , demanding it be passed this next month, and it is UNFUNDED! tHE IDEA THAT 5.5% and a 1% surcharge on the "rich" will cover the cost of adding 12,000,000,000 aliens to health insurance and $3,100 per family with the tax and tax CO2 control law add up to anything is INSANE.

So we're guaranteed to be $1.3 TRILLION MINIMUM FURTHER in unfunded debt, thanks to Barack and our idiot Congress by the end of this year.

How's rthat "hope and change" thing working out? YES WE CAN'T!
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Chris_ on July 16, 2009, 01:10:55 PM
As I understand Gallup, that's an "independent" pollster as well. Or is he? I've seen Gallup polls presented in the alphabet press (which is tantamount to saying it's liberal as hell), but my vibe is they've got a decent reputation.

Gallup is the oldest polling organization in the US, and they "used" to be independent, until they teamed with CNN, and the New York Times.  When you study their methodology, they use "tried and true" techniques, however the internals will show the consistent overpolling of Democrats, and their calling samples are heavily weighted to northeastern areas........I can't remember the last time that the internals for a Gallup/CNN poll showed a significant sampling percentage in the midwest or south (unless they were polling a single state or area).

It is naive to believe that the folks that are actually PAYING for the pollster's work not to have an influence on either the way the questions are worded (critical to the outcome), or the area and day of the week that the survey  is conducted.  For example:  If you want to slant a poll toward a liberal result, you will conduct the survey on the weekend........conservatives are out doing something with their families, but the welfare queens are sitting at home watching "American Idol" reruns, or even more blatant, conduct the survey during the week, but only during working hours......that way the only folks at home are either unemployed, or unemployable,,,,,,,,therefore skewing the outcome.

That is why it is important to read the "internals" which all reputable pollsters will publish, that way you can determine the "skew" for yourself, and the overall validity of the poll.

You will remember that during the Clinton administration the Monica scandal, through impeachment, and all the way to the day that he walked out of the White House, he polled at a 60% job approval rating......I don't believe that for a minute......it was all ginned up by the media organizations to make Bubba look like he was a victim.  I have a low confidence level in any poll that is sponsored by any of the MSM organizations, as I believe that they are only done to provide "talking points" for the news cycle........not reliable information for the public.

doc
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Eupher on July 16, 2009, 01:14:58 PM
Gallup is the oldest polling organization in the US, and they "used" to be independent, until they teamed with CNN, and the New York Times.  When you study their methodology, they use "tried and true" techniques, however the internals will show the consistent overpolling of Democrats, and their calling samples are heavily weighted to northeastern areas........I can't remember the last time that the internals for a Gallup/CNN poll showed a significant sampling percentage in the midwest or south (unless they were polling a single state or area).

It is naive to believe that the folks that are actually PAYING for the pollster's work not to have an influence on either the way the questions are worded (critical to the outcome), or the area and day of the week that the survey  is conducted.  For example:  If you want to slant a poll toward a liberal result, you will conduct the survey on the weekend........conservatives are out doing something with their families, but the welfare queens are sitting at home watching "American Idol" reruns, or even more blatant, conduct the survey during the week, but only during working hours......that way the only folks at home are either unemployed, or unemployable,,,,,,,,therefore skewing the outcome.

That is why it is important to read the "internals" which all reputable pollsters will publish, that way you can determine the "skew" for yourself, and the overall validity of the poll.

You will remember that during the Clinton administration the Monica scandal, through impeachment, and all the way to the day that he walked out of the White House, he polled at a 60% job approval rating......I don't believe that for a minute......it was all ginned up by the media organizations to make Bubba look like he was a victim.  I have a low confidence level in any poll that is sponsored by any of the MSM organizations, as I believe that they are only done to provide "talking points" for the news cycle........not reliable information for the public.

doc

Those who write the paychecks usually get what they want - even if it's data. Concur with that, no doubt, but who else is paying Gallup's bills? That's not clear in any reading I've done, especially that of Gallup.com itself. It certainly isn't all the alphabet press...
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Chris_ on July 16, 2009, 01:24:30 PM
Those who write the paychecks usually get what they want - even if it's data. Concur with that, no doubt, but who else is paying Gallup's bills? That's not clear in any reading I've done, especially that of Gallup.com itself. It certainly isn't all the alphabet press...

Right now Gallup has a five-year contract with CNN/NYT (it would be unlikely that they would consider that public information for obvious reasons), and these organizations are providing the bulk of their income.....that does not mean that they don't conduct polls for other organizations, but generally other organizations that comission a poll keep the data for their own internal use, and you don't see the results on the six o'clock news.

doc
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: docstew on July 19, 2009, 07:00:24 AM


I am not a Republican, but I utterly fail to understand how ANY Republican - RINO or otherwise - can actually line up behind Lord Zero in support.



I can... As 0bama pushes harder and harder left, more and more of the middle realize what a disaster this guy is.  When your enemy is destroying himself, let him continue to do it...
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: bijou on July 20, 2009, 08:25:40 AM
The full poll isn't out yet but http://drudgereport.com/ has this teaser.

Quote
RASMUSSEN 2012 poll released at 10:30AM ET

Obama 45% Romney 45%
Obama 48% Palin 42%

and the 'passion index' still at minus 7, but see this

Quote
Overall, 50% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the President's performance. Forty-nine percent (49%) disapprove. The President earns approval from 41% of white voters, 97% of black voters, and 58% of all other voters.
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll

Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on July 20, 2009, 09:05:52 AM
Quote
Overall, 50% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the President's performance. Forty-nine percent (49%) disapprove. The President earns approval from 41% of white voters, 97% of black voters, and 58% of all other voters.

Makes me wonder how many of those 97%ers are even remotely politically aware of whats going on with the economy.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Chris_ on July 20, 2009, 12:29:21 PM
Makes me wonder how many of those 97%ers are even remotely politically aware of whats going on with the economy.

All that they are aware of is that he is "black".........kinda like O.J., that makes everything he does OK with them........sort of a shame isn't it?

Over the years, I've worked with some very well educated, articulate, even brilliant black folks, but I guess they are in the remaining 3%.......statistics like these don't do anything to foster the quest for "racial equality".

doc
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: diesel driver on July 20, 2009, 04:23:35 PM
Makes me wonder how many of those 97%ers are even remotely politically aware of whats going on with the economy.

So long as those welfare checks keep coming, they cool with it....
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: bijou on July 20, 2009, 05:15:26 PM
Quote
Obama Third Least Popular President Since World War II

 
A new USA Today/Gallup poll puts President Obama's approval rating at 55 percent, which ranks him 10th among 12 post-World War II presidents at the same point in the survey. His approval is down from 61 percent in late May ...
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/politics_nation/2009/07/obama_third_least_popular_pres.html
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: BEG on July 20, 2009, 05:28:20 PM
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/politics_nation/2009/07/obama_third_least_popular_pres.html

Who was 11th & 12th?
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: bijou on July 20, 2009, 05:30:34 PM
Who was 11th & 12th?
I don't know, the article doesn't say, but  neither of them were GW Bush or we'd know about it.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Happy Fun Ball on July 20, 2009, 05:35:34 PM
Who was 11th & 12th?
I'm guessing Nixon and Carter.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: bijou on July 20, 2009, 05:39:33 PM
I'm guessing Nixon and Carter.
I found this, it is of some help http://online.wsj.com/public/resources/documents/info-presapp0605-31.html

at a guess I'd say it's between Ford, Carter and Clinton
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: bijou on July 21, 2009, 01:21:26 PM
Here's a better link, you can compare Presidents.  http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/presidential-approval-tracker.htm
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: DumbAss Tanker on July 21, 2009, 01:50:49 PM
All that they are aware of is that he is "black".........kinda like O.J., that makes everything he does OK with them.

Exactimundo.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: bijou on July 23, 2009, 02:41:32 PM
From Ace of Spades blog (http://minx.cc/?post=290023)
and Rasmussen (http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/mood_of_america/right_direction_or_wrong_track)
Quote
...While most African-American voters (56%) still say the country is heading in the right direction, that’s down seven points over the past week. Only 28% of white voters agree, showing no change from the previous survey...


Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: bijou on July 24, 2009, 12:07:43 PM
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/july_2009/obama_index_july_24_2009/235624-1-eng-US/obama_index_july_24_2009.jpg)
Quote
...Overall, 49% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the President's performance. Today marks the first time his overall approval rating has ever fallen below 50% among Likely Voters nationwide. Fifty-one percent (51%) disapprove....
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Chris_ on July 24, 2009, 03:23:57 PM
This is a milestone, inasmuch as so long as he is perceived to be a "popular" president, congress is loathe to stand against him, regardless of party........now that he is below the magic 50%, you can expect to see congress start to more strongly oppose his policies........right now, the "blue dog" democrat coalition is saying that the messiah's national health care bill is DOA, and would not pass if forced to a vote......

Wait until these congressmen get home, and get an earful from their districts during the August break.......sounds to me like the tide might be starting to turn......

I want this jug-eared clown to be rendered impotent for the rest of his term.......

doc
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Peter3_1 on July 24, 2009, 03:48:01 PM
My nightly prayer, Doc!
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: bijou on July 25, 2009, 09:31:37 AM
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/july_2009/obama_index_july_25_2009/235988-1-eng-US/obama_index_july_25_2009.jpg)

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: djones520 on July 25, 2009, 09:32:49 AM
Still only carrying a 49% overall approval rating.   :cheersmate:
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: NHSparky on July 26, 2009, 07:26:58 AM
OH, SNAP!!!!

(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/july_2009/obama_index_july_26_2009/236013-1-eng-US/obama_index_july_26_2009.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Happy Fun Ball on July 26, 2009, 12:12:41 PM
I remember how the DUmmies kept calling us the "29%ers" or something because of Bush's popularity. At the time, he was still in the 50% range, but they were using the 29% strongly favorable rating to say that "only 29% still support the (insert typical DUmmie Bush insult here), that means that 71% percent have seen the truth about that (insert another typical DUmmie Bush insult here)". Well, guess what, DUmmies. You're the 29%ers now. Heheheh
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Texacon on July 26, 2009, 02:10:23 PM
OH, SNAP!!!!

(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/july_2009/obama_index_july_26_2009/236013-1-eng-US/obama_index_july_26_2009.jpg)

I can't for the life of me see why 'O' is pushing so hard for 'Health Care Reform'.  It is painfully obvious WE DON'T WANT it.  Every time it gets stalled people applaud and the market goes up.  Every time 'O' pushes for it the market takes a dump and you get more people calling their reps telling them to just say no.

KC
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: formerlurker on July 26, 2009, 04:32:39 PM
Free fall baby.

Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Peter3_1 on July 26, 2009, 05:18:58 PM
He wants the power such a law would give him, and he is a narcisist to the point of being incapable of ceeding such a defeat.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on July 26, 2009, 06:25:35 PM
I wonder if his little comment about "the stupid cop" had any effect on this.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Happy Fun Ball on July 26, 2009, 06:53:12 PM
I wonder if his little comment about "the stupid cop" had any effect on this.
Probably not (well, not yet anyway). I think all this is the health care backlash.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: JohnnyReb on July 26, 2009, 06:59:41 PM
I can't for the life of me see why 'O' is pushing so hard for 'Health Care Reform'.  It is painfully obvious WE DON'T WANT it.  Every time it gets stalled people applaud and the market goes up.  Every time 'O' pushes for it the market takes a dump and you get more people calling their reps telling them to just say no.

KC

12% of the population is black, at least 12% is batshit crazy......so I'd say he's just about hit bottom.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Tess Anderson on July 26, 2009, 08:55:21 PM
Yeah, I heard a few days ago that his popularity rating among blacks was 97% favorable. Now THAT'S identity politics on steroids.

Really good advice for Barack Hussein Obama would be to stay out of the news for a week or so. That race-baiting he did in the staged press conference last week certainly didn't help these numbers. -11, and it will get worse and worse . . .
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Schadenfreude on July 26, 2009, 09:07:28 PM
Yeah, I heard a few days ago that his popularity rating among blacks was 97% favorable. Now THAT'S identity politics on steroids.

Really good advice for Barack Hussein Obama would be to stay out of the news for a week or so. That race-baiting he did in the staged press conference last week certainly didn't help these numbers. -11, and it will get worse and worse . . .

Hush, don't you dare....
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Chris_ on July 30, 2009, 07:41:20 AM
B-HO is at -10 today.  He'll probably go on vacation soon so his poll numbers will recover slightly.

Rasmussen (http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll)

edit:  They now show him at his all time low.... -12. 
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Lacarnut on July 30, 2009, 11:51:21 AM
B-HO is at -10 today.  He'll probably go on vacation soon so his poll numbers will recover slightly.

Rasmussen (http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll)



-12 as of 7-30-09 Obummer's support for health care is falling like a lead balloon
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Peter3_1 on July 30, 2009, 12:33:52 PM
He is such a narcissist that he thinks the more we see of hos face and the more emprty, but important sounding, rhetoric we hear, the more he will be liked.

Fact is that the sound  of his voice now irritates me. So he won't stop, and the irritation with his noise will grow.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Texacon on July 30, 2009, 01:19:18 PM

-12 as of 7-30-09 Obummer's support for health care is falling like a lead balloon



(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/july_2009/obama_index_july_30_2009/236979-1-eng-US/obama_index_july_30_2009.jpg)

It's always nice to have visuals.

KC
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on July 30, 2009, 01:41:25 PM
I like the steady trend that is shown.  :cheersmate:
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Happy Fun Ball on July 30, 2009, 02:30:27 PM
I like the steady trend that is shown.  :cheersmate:
When this thread was first started, he was at +17. I wonder how long it will be before it reaches the negative. Looking at the current trend, I'd say around Labor Day, maybe Halloween.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Chris_ on July 30, 2009, 04:58:41 PM
When this thread was first started, he was at +17. I wonder how long it will be before it reaches the negative. Looking at the current trend, I'd say around Labor Day, maybe Halloween.
He's already at -12.   :tongue:
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: miskie on July 30, 2009, 05:38:02 PM
He's already at -12.   :tongue:

My gut tells me he is going to stabilize around -10 and stay there for a while. So, HFB's -17 rating may be about on the mark.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on July 30, 2009, 05:44:19 PM
My gut tells me he is going to stabilize around -10 and stay there for a while. So, HFB's -17 rating may be about on the mark.

I think -10 is going to be his high mark for awhile, but think he'll reach over -20 by years end.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on July 30, 2009, 06:01:37 PM
Interesting reading from RedState.

Obama 48% and sinking, and why you should watch Rasmussen and ignore the other polls. (http://www.redstate.com/e_pluribus_unum/2009/07/30/obama-48-and-sinking-why-you/)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: formerlurker on July 30, 2009, 07:50:30 PM
Rasmussen is the most credible of the lot -- when you are tracking long term it is best to stick with one polling outlet. 
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: bijou on July 31, 2009, 03:19:45 PM
Quote
Overall, 48% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the President's performance. That is the lowest level of total approval yet recorded for this President. Fifty-one percent (51%) now disapprove. A plurality of voters now believe the President views American society as unfair and discriminatory.
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on August 03, 2009, 07:47:37 AM
WTH?

(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/august_2009/obama_index_august_2_2009/237611-1-eng-US/obama_index_august_2_2009.jpg)

WHat news could have caused this jump in popularity, Cash for Clunkers or the DOW going up?
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Chris_ on August 03, 2009, 08:00:02 AM
WTH?

(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/august_2009/obama_index_august_2_2009/237611-1-eng-US/obama_index_august_2_2009.jpg)

WHat news could have caused this jump in popularity, Cash for Clunkers or the DOW going up?
There were no reports of him doing something stupid over the weekend.  People are happier when he does nothing.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Eupher on August 03, 2009, 08:43:17 AM
I think there's little doubt that Lord Zero's stupid comment calling the Cambridge PD's actions "stupid[ly]", and the resulting stupid Beer Summit that depicted Lord Zero's arrogance and Officer Crowley's graciousness in one fell swoop had an impact last week.

And LO's attempt to recover from those stupid gaffes is to remain silent, stay out of the press for 20 minutes, and even stay home for a change.

The sheeple respond well to no information, apparently.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: bijou on August 03, 2009, 09:20:00 AM
WTH?

(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/august_2009/obama_index_august_2_2009/237611-1-eng-US/obama_index_august_2_2009.jpg)

WHat news could have caused this jump in popularity, Cash for Clunkers or the DOW going up?
Part of it could be margin of error fluctuation, otherwise as others have said he probably hasn't been on TV much the past couple of days.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Peter3_1 on August 03, 2009, 04:22:51 PM
Wait until the new taxes on anyone wirth an income, you know, the rich., and it plumets like a rock.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Crazy Horse on August 03, 2009, 04:35:34 PM
My guess they started oversampling the DUmp
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Lacarnut on August 04, 2009, 07:43:16 PM
My guess they started oversampling the DUmp

Or the Chicago thugs in the W.H. put the muscle on the pollster.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: docstew on August 05, 2009, 05:26:18 AM
Or the Chicago thugs in the W.H. put the muscle on the pollster.

They were asked to inform on anyone who "spread disinformation" to the pollster, and those people were contacted by the WH and re-polled.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Texacon on August 05, 2009, 09:13:31 AM
The negative 6 was an anamoly.  It'll get worse.  Wait until we are hit with Russian nukes sitting off the east coast with 'O' doing nothing about it;

(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/august_2009/obama_index_august_5_2009/238319-1-eng-US/obama_index_august_5_2009.jpg)

KC
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Chris_ on August 06, 2009, 07:44:46 AM
The negative 6 was an anamoly.  It'll get worse.  Wait until we are hit with Russian nukes sitting off the east coast with 'O' doing nothing about it;

(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/august_2009/obama_index_august_5_2009/238319-1-eng-US/obama_index_august_5_2009.jpg)

KC
Oh, he'll do something....apologize from a bunker somewhere....then blame Bush.   :banghead:

Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: bijou on August 06, 2009, 11:34:36 AM
Quote
After 6 Months, More View Obama's Presidency as a 'Failure' Than Bush's
Posted by Tom Bevan | Email This | Permalink | Email Author

A rather surprising finding from the newly released CNN poll. Question three on the national survey of 1,136 adults (which includes an oversample of African-Americans) asks, "Do you consider the first six months of the Obama administration to be a success or a failure?"

Thirty-seven percent (37%) said they believe the Obama administration is a "failure," while 51% consider it a "success" and 11% say it's still "too soon to tell."

An identical question was asked of the Bush administration in an August 2001 CNN/Gallup/USA Today survey.  At the time, 56% said the Bush administration was a "success" while only 32% considered it a "failure."
http://realclearpolitics.blogs.time.com/2009/08/06/after-6-months-more-view-obamas-presidency-as-a-failure-than-bushs/
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Chris_ on August 06, 2009, 11:41:25 AM
I heard a clip on the radio news this morning that stated that even the biased MSM sponsored presidential approval polls are starting to show the messiah at 50% and dropping........apparently it is getting harder and harder to gerrymander the numbers to make him look good........and still maintain any shred of credibility.......

doc
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Peter3_1 on August 06, 2009, 12:24:41 PM
his "spy on your neighbor" website, the fraud of health care reform, the carbon as polutant fraud, the "stimulus" fraud are all "comming home.....to....ROOST!" . As the "statist" smell becomes thicker, his fortunes will continue to fail. The more he will thrash around throwing off spin, lies, which will create more negativwe pressure. Even some democrats are becoming sick of seeing and hearing from him EVERY SINGLE DAY!
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: bijou on August 12, 2009, 02:41:26 PM
-5 on the passion index, but not doing so well on approval.
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_total_approval_graphics/august_2009/obama_total_approval_august_12_2009/239821-1-eng-US/obama_total_approval_august_12_2009.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: miskie on August 12, 2009, 04:18:20 PM
indeed - I've been watching via realclearpolitics.com - even by using some polls that skew left - it seems nobody can stop the gradual slide to below 50%  (its 53.3% at this moment)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: bijou on August 13, 2009, 08:06:38 AM
Quote
RASMUSSEN POLL: Obama Approval Rating Falls to New Low: 47 %... Developing...

http://drudgereport.com/

Had to post this teaser in advance of the real thing!
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: miskie on August 13, 2009, 05:33:24 PM
indeed - I've been watching via realclearpolitics.com - even by using some polls that skew left - it seems nobody can stop the gradual slide to below 50%  (its 53.3% at this moment)

And today the same poll is 53.1 - A nice slow sinking...  :-) The day the RCP average drops below 50% it will be Bedlam on the island. Should be just in time for Christmas.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: bijou on August 16, 2009, 07:42:59 AM
No great changes, he's still at -9%, a few tidbits in the summary though.

Quote
Today’s update marks the highest level of Strong Disapproval for President Obama. Previously, the number who Strongly Disapprove had reached 40% three times in late July. ... Overall, 47% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the President's performance. Fifty-two percent (52%) disapprove. ...
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: bijou on August 21, 2009, 02:00:18 AM
As the result in 2008 showed Rasmussen is the most accurate of all the pollsters, however as part of a trend this result from the uber flakey Zogby is worth noting. If Zogby gets this result then trouble is ahead.
Quote
Zogby: Obama Hits Record Low in Poll

Thursday, August 20, 2009 7:07 PM

By: David A. Patten   Article Font Size 

President Barack Obama's popularity has plummeted to a record low, with just 45 percent of voters now approving of his performance, according to the latest Zogby International poll.

Asked whether they approve or disapprove of the president's job performance, just 45.3 percent of likely voters say they approve. That compares with 50.5 percent who disapprove of the job Obama is doing.

The results are a strong indication that contentious national debate over healthcare reform has taken a major toll on the president's popularity. ...

http://www.newsmax.com/insidecover/obama_zogby_poll_health/2009/08/20/250566.html
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Peter3_1 on August 21, 2009, 01:50:43 PM
tHE ECONOMY will not grow as a result of the actions of Obama, but despite him. Everything that he has done has been damaging to the economy, INCLUDING cash for clunkers. The short bump in the economy will not have a a long term boost to the economy, as the pent up demand will be exhausted, and buyers will wait for another bonus for buying.

ON-OFF-ON-OFF is not a way to make the economy run smoothly. Seems everyone EXCEPT the Obama admin knows this.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: bijou on August 22, 2009, 09:40:50 AM
After several days of no real change, today marks a slight difference as Obama dips back into double figures on the index.
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/august_2009/obama_index_august_22_2009/242384-1-eng-US/obama_index_august_22_2009.jpg)

As ever the MOE is +/- 3% so anywhere between 7 and 13%.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Flame on August 22, 2009, 10:15:23 AM
I'm still disappointed that 30% of people strongly approve of this idiot.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Chris_ on August 22, 2009, 10:44:42 AM
I'm still disappointed that 30% of people strongly approve of this idiot.

Well.....to oversimplify......latest statistics indicate that 18% of the population are self-declared "liberals".......and 12% of the population is "black"......you do the math.....

doc
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: ColonialMarine0431 on August 22, 2009, 12:25:26 PM
Well.....to oversimplify......latest statistics indicate that 18% of the population are self-declared "liberals".......and 12% of the population is "black"......you do the math.....

doc

Dingle Barry's core constituents. He could come out and say he was the anti-Christ and those jagoffs would still love him because he's black.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: NHSparky on August 23, 2009, 09:17:22 AM
As coach would say, "Oh my."

(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/august_2009/obama_index_august_23_2009/242472-1-eng-US/obama_index_august_23_2009.jpg)

Even the left is abandoning him now.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Chris on August 23, 2009, 09:22:16 AM
Ruh roh, Raggy. 

Lets hope this is a trend that continues. :evillaugh:
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Crazy Horse on August 23, 2009, 09:26:56 AM
As coach would say, "Oh my."

(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/august_2009/obama_index_august_23_2009/242472-1-eng-US/obama_index_august_23_2009.jpg)

Even the left is abandoning him now.

Holy shit..............somebody stole a tire off the bus
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: bijou on August 23, 2009, 09:42:53 AM
As coach would say, "Oh my."



Even the left is abandoning him now.
Wow, even with the 3% margin of error he is definitely in negative double figures
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Lacarnut on August 23, 2009, 01:23:22 PM
He keeps hawking a governmental/single payer health care system and it's only going to get worse.

How could the dummies run the health care system when they could not even run Cash for Clunkers efficiently. They had 225 employees to process claims. They were so overwhelmed that they had to put on an extra thousand employees.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Tess Anderson on August 23, 2009, 02:06:52 PM
 I think the healthcare plan is responsible for a lot of this, L, and I also wonder if the announcement that the budget deficit was adjusted from 7 to 9+ trillion in the red contributed to this plunge in his apporval ratings.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Happy Fun Ball on August 23, 2009, 02:07:24 PM
Holy shit..............somebody stole a tire off the bus
(http://malor.wordpress.com/files/2009/08/lolcatjailed.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: bijou on August 23, 2009, 04:28:02 PM
NWANT so I thought it could go here

Quote
Early results of Ark. poll indicate voters there think Rush has a better vision for the country than Obama...
12:44 PM Aug 22nd from web
Quote
and given that it's not too surprising it looks like support for Obama on health care is somewhere in the 20s...maybe sneaking into lows 30s
12:45 PM Aug 22nd from web
 

http://twitter.com/ppppolls
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: miskie on August 23, 2009, 05:15:16 PM
52.2 Approval according to the RCP average - Losing about a point a week  :popcorn:
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Chris_ on August 23, 2009, 09:24:17 PM
Mmmmmm, how sweet it is.  [/Jackie Gleason mode]
 :-)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on August 25, 2009, 08:10:33 AM
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/august_2009/obama_index_august_24_2009/242660-1-eng-US/obama_index_august_24_2009.jpg)

It will be interesting to see what happens as the news about Social Security , and the $9T projected deficit gets spread around.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: bijou on August 30, 2009, 09:37:07 AM
The index is back to -10% but the real interest is in the approve/disapprove 
Quote
Overall, 47% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the President's performance. That matches the lowest total approval yet measured for Obama. Fifty-two percent (52%) now disapprove.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: bijou on August 31, 2009, 12:25:10 PM
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_total_approval_graphics/august_2009/obama_total_approval_august_31_2009/243965-1-eng-US/obama_total_approval_august_31_2009.jpg)
Quote
Overall, 46% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the President's performance. That’s the lowest level of total approval yet measured for Obama. Fifty-three percent (53%) now disapprove.
Feel the love.  (http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: bijou on August 31, 2009, 06:10:19 PM
The very flakey Zogby has him down even further
Quote
Zogby: Obama Approval Plummets to 42 Percent

Monday, August 31, 2009 4:39 PM



President Barack Obama's job approval rating is down to 42%, with a decline in approval from Democrats the leading factor....

http://www.newsmax.com/insidecover/zogby_obama_poll/2009/08/31/254617.html
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: miskie on August 31, 2009, 06:36:39 PM
The RCP composite has Lord O down to 51.2% approval - Glub, glub, glub.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: South40 on September 01, 2009, 02:25:36 AM
(http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/1089/obamaworstever.png)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: bijou on September 01, 2009, 02:38:42 AM
(http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/1089/obamaworstever.png)
Heh. Very good.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: djones520 on September 01, 2009, 03:03:04 AM
I remember hearing the other day that no President has dipped below 50% in his first year, since Roosevelt or Truman (don't remember which one).   :popcorn:
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: BlueStateSaint on September 01, 2009, 05:07:10 AM
I remember hearing the other day that no President has dipped below 50% in his first year, since Roosevelt or Truman (don't remember which one).   :popcorn:

Probably Truman.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: bijou on September 01, 2009, 09:26:52 AM
I wasn't going to bother today, but who can resist 45%
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_total_approval_graphics/september_2009/obama_total_approval_september_1_2009/244522-1-eng-US/obama_total_approval_september_1_2009.jpg)

Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: djones520 on September 01, 2009, 09:28:51 AM
Man...  it's been in freefall ever since it dipped below 50%.  I love it.   :cheersmate:
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on September 01, 2009, 09:55:16 AM
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_monthly_totals_graphics/monthly_total_approval_august_2009/244440-1-eng-US/monthly_total_approval_august_2009.jpg)

The wheels on the bus may not be coming off, yet, but the lugnuts are loosening.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Chris_ on September 01, 2009, 11:23:25 AM
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_monthly_totals_graphics/monthly_total_approval_august_2009/244440-1-eng-US/monthly_total_approval_august_2009.jpg)

The wheels on the bus may not be coming off, yet, but the lugnuts are loosening.
:innocent: :tongue:
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Peter3_1 on September 02, 2009, 02:10:16 PM
Not only are the lug nuts loose, but there's a wicked vibration in the steering.

BTW, how do you like obamaddress to the gradeschool kids, including the "worksheet" where the children will answer the question "How can I HELP BARRY!"

Sweet Jesus, the man's a delusional malignant narcissist at best and certifiable at worst. I thought Nixon had a breakdown in office, and here Barry is, ENTERING OFFICE with a "condition"....
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on September 03, 2009, 12:03:16 PM
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/september_2009/obama_approval_index_september_3_2009/244983-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_september_3_2009.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Tess Anderson on September 03, 2009, 06:30:38 PM
Not only are the lug nuts loose, but there's a wicked vibration in the steering.

BTW, how do you like obamaddress to the gradeschool kids, including the "worksheet" where the children will answer the question "How can I HELP BARRY!"

Sweet Jesus, the man's a delusional malignant narcissist at best and certifiable at worst. I thought Nixon had a breakdown in office, and here Barry is, ENTERING OFFICE with a "condition"....

It's like he's trying to crash these numbers now . . . parents did NOT think well of that Sept. 8 idea to pipe Obama through every public school in the country, that should make him lose support on top.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: bijou on September 07, 2009, 08:36:49 AM
Last poll of the summer from Rasmussen (http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll)

-13% on the index and 48% approval

(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_total_approval_graphics/september_2009/obama_total_approval_september_7_2009/245682-1-eng-US/obama_total_approval_september_7_2009.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on September 07, 2009, 08:41:33 AM
Yesterday, he was at -11.  What caused a 2 point drop, the Van Jones news?
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: SSG Snuggle Bunny on September 07, 2009, 08:59:36 AM
Yesterday, he was at -11.  What caused a 2 point drop, the Van Jones news?
Those polls are still a couple of days out. I'd call those 2 points ongoing-tone-deafness-over-healthcare/momentum/margin-of-error
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: bijou on September 07, 2009, 09:00:27 AM
Yesterday, he was at -11.  What caused a 2 point drop, the Van Jones news?

There is a 3 point margin of error so he could be anywhere between 45% and 51%. There does seem to have been a definite step down in support, he hasn't been over 50% since August.  If it drops below 45% then he is completely under water for sure.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Schadenfreude on September 07, 2009, 09:17:33 AM
There is a 3 point margin of error so he could be anywhere between 45% and 51%. There does seem to have been a definite step down in support, he hasn't been over 50% since August.  If it drops below 45% then he is completely under water for sure.

From your lips to God's ears.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: NHSparky on September 09, 2009, 09:22:08 AM
50 percent overall.  -8 on the Rasmussen Daily Tracking Poll.

Look for some serious movement after his speech tonight.

(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/september_2009/obama_approval_index_september_9_2009/246101-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_september_9_2009.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Texacon on September 09, 2009, 11:19:06 AM
50 percent overall.  -8 on the Rasmussen Daily Tracking Poll.

Look for some serious movement after his speech tonight.

(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/september_2009/obama_approval_index_september_9_2009/246101-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_september_9_2009.jpg)

He's just getting the vacation bump now.  He should learn to leave his job to someone else for longer periods of time ... it does him good.

KC
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: djones520 on September 10, 2009, 09:43:07 AM
Not much movement.

(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/september_2009/obama_approval_index_september_10_2009/246399-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_september_10_2009.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Chris_ on September 10, 2009, 11:16:56 AM
Not much movement.

(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/september_2009/obama_approval_index_september_10_2009/246399-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_september_10_2009.jpg)
...maybe a bowel movement.   :uhsure:

I expect a slight bump upward for him after his speech lies last night.  If that doesn't happen, he's in deeper sh*t that even he realizes.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Eupher on September 10, 2009, 11:43:02 AM
I think that Wilson's diarrhea of the mouth episode will portray Lord Zero as a victim and his approval index will rise a bit.

Of course, Lord Zero wouldn't articulate the truth even if he were capable of knowing it, but it helps sometimes to be the shittee rather than the shitter.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Schadenfreude on September 10, 2009, 12:06:23 PM
The chart indicates the bounce came from the strongly approve camp who just happened to vote for for this clown. They want to fiind any reason any reason at all to prove their vote was not squandered on Obama.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: djones520 on September 12, 2009, 10:38:26 AM
I think that Wilson's diarrhea of the mouth episode will portray Lord Zero as a victim and his approval index will rise a bit.

Of course, Lord Zero wouldn't articulate the truth even if he were capable of knowing it, but it helps sometimes to be the shittee rather than the shitter.

As I saw someone mention yesterday, when his "heckler" is getting more attention then his speech, we know it was a total flop.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: RightCoast on September 12, 2009, 11:01:14 AM
As I saw someone mention yesterday, when his "heckler" is getting more attention then his speech, we know it was a total flop.

That's awesome
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Chris on September 12, 2009, 12:29:05 PM
...maybe a bowel movement.   :uhsure:

I expect a slight bump upward for him after his speech lies last night.  If that doesn't happen, he's in deeper sh*t that even he realizes.

Does three points count as a "bump"?
(http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/9569/obamaapprovalindexsepte.jpg)

Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Chris_ on September 12, 2009, 12:32:47 PM
Does three points count as a "bump"?
(http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/9569/obamaapprovalindexsepte.jpg)


I was expecting no more than 2, but then I tend to understimate people's stupidity.
 :thatsright:
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: SSG Snuggle Bunny on September 12, 2009, 01:59:49 PM
3 points doth not a national mandate make.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Schadenfreude on September 12, 2009, 02:26:12 PM
There is a pretty reliable percentage of people who strongly disapprove. The percentage of people who strongly approve appears to fluctuate much more and therefore unreliable as support he can count on.

Plus the trends really say it all, strongly disapprove is trending upward, strongly approve is trending downward, blips not withstanding.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Peter3_1 on September 13, 2009, 01:11:25 PM
Further, some polls count disproportionately democrats. People CLAIN that tthe electorate divides into thirds, R, D, and I. Polls should be so divided. They are almost all not. 
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on September 13, 2009, 01:35:52 PM
Further, some polls count disproportionately democrats. People CLAIN that tthe electorate divides into thirds, R, D, and I. Polls should be so divided. They are almost all not. 

It seems that most pollsters are giving the Dems a higher percentage than what voted for 0Bama.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: bijou on September 13, 2009, 01:49:10 PM
Further, some polls count disproportionately democrats. People CLAIN that tthe electorate divides into thirds, R, D, and I. Polls should be so divided. They are almost all not. 
Rasmussen is pretty good about weighting his polls, so I'd say this was probably pretty accurate and Obama's certainly trending upwards now. How long it will last who knows?
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on September 13, 2009, 01:55:39 PM
Rasmussen is pretty good about weighting his polls, so I'd say this was probably pretty accurate and Obama's certainly trending upwards now. How long it will last who knows?

He's trending upwards based on getting "strong approval" from the left who had started abandoning him.  If there is no public option in the final bill, his approval ratings will drop and the overall negatives will jump.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Schadenfreude on September 13, 2009, 03:02:11 PM
He's trending upwards based on getting "strong approval" from the left who had started abandoning him.  If there is no public option in the final bill, his approval ratings will drop and the overall negatives will jump.

I agree, his base really wants that public option in there and he kept it in play on Wednesday night.  Also, his speech was very partisan and not very presidential, the very things that turn on the loony left.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Flame on September 16, 2009, 11:05:52 AM
back to -6 today
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Tess Anderson on September 16, 2009, 01:25:49 PM
Yes, it's going back up - I wonder if the polling over the last few days or so was "off", I don't know. What is weird is that Rasmussen is reporting today that opposition to Obamacare is at record highs - 55% opposed.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Eupher on September 16, 2009, 03:57:26 PM
I honestly think that Wilson's truthful statement, "You lie!" during Lord Zero's speech portrayed LZ as a victim. Ergo, his ratings go up.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Tess Anderson on September 17, 2009, 03:55:46 PM
-8 today, Sept.17, 52% strongly or somewhat disapporve . . .
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Lacarnut on September 17, 2009, 09:42:23 PM
This Acorn debacle will add fuel to the fire; Obama and Democraps are going down, down, down.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Happy Fun Ball on September 18, 2009, 09:34:51 AM
This Acorn debacle will add fuel to the fire; Obama and Democraps are going down, down, down.
This combined with what he did yesterday regarding Poland and that speech where he said he wanted to legalize illegal immigrants will have a huge impact on his already dwindling popularity.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: NHSparky on September 18, 2009, 09:38:37 AM
Back to -8.  The bouncy is falling flat.

(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/september_2009/obama_approval_index_september_18_2009/248621-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_september_18_2009.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: debk on September 18, 2009, 10:23:59 AM
He's hoping that a full hour on Letterman on Monday night will improve his ratings..... :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Happy Fun Ball on September 18, 2009, 10:56:50 AM
Heh, it's not going to help either of their ratings.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: bijou on September 18, 2009, 10:58:34 AM
Quote
These are some of the results of The Harris Poll of 2,334 adults surveyed online between September 8 and 15, 2009 by Harris Interactive. ...


Some of the key results of this Harris Poll include:
 President Obama’s rating is now 49% positive, 51% negative, compared to 51% positive and 49% negative in August. While the month-on-month change is not statistically significant, the latest numbers are significantly worse than his ratings in all the other Harris Polls conducted since his inauguration. In May his ratings were 59% positive, 41% negative.

ï‚· While Democrats still have overwhelmingly positive views of the president, and Republicans are overwhelmingly negative, a majority of Independents (by 54% to 46%) now give the president negative ratings. And 21% of Democrats give him negative marks. ...

http://www.harrisinteractive.com/harris_poll/pubs/Harris_Poll_2009_09_17.pdf
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Tess Anderson on September 18, 2009, 03:34:30 PM
That Harris poll is pretty close to the Rasmussen one.

You know he demanded to be the only guest on Letterman that night? So it will be an asshole lovefest duet, I'll pass. I hope all these MSM appearances next week make his numbers go down even lower, since he's only doing them in kool-aid venues.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: bijou on September 18, 2009, 03:39:28 PM
That Harris poll is pretty close to the Rasmussen one.

You know he demanded to be the only guest on Letterman that night? So it will be an asshole lovefest duet, I'll pass. I hope all these MSM appearances next week make his numbers go down even lower, since he's only doing them in kool-aid venues.
Is that a whole hour? I wonder if they will talk about ACORN.  :-)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: debk on September 18, 2009, 03:48:01 PM
I think the fact that he is NOT going on Fox News makes it look like he's afraid of them....talk about obvious.... :loser:
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on September 18, 2009, 07:00:42 PM
0Bama will read the Top Ten list, and they will be "jokes" about him, but not really.  They will be not so subtle jabs at his opponents, which is currently most Americans.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on September 20, 2009, 08:05:12 PM
Sundays Poll.

(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/september_2009/obama_approval_index_september_20_2009/248886-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_september_20_2009.jpg)

I guess the news cycle takes anywhere fro 1 -4 days to hit the polls, so by Wednesday or Thursday, we'll see if All 0Bama, All the Time on Sunday helped him or hurt him.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: 5412 on September 23, 2009, 07:30:10 PM
Hi,

to me this is really obvious.  He lies constantly to the American people and they have caught on.  He appears to be a smooth talking liar with absolutely no conscience and from day one they have tried to hide things about him, his associates, and his beliefs from the public.

Now, most every time he says stuff like the health care bill will not cost the taxpayers a dime, people look at him and say he must think we are really stupid to believe that.

So what do you have.  A liar who also insults the public.  Every time he presses harder the worse his numbers get.

Not any soon enough if you ask me.

regards,
5412
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: bijou on September 27, 2009, 08:06:35 AM
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/september_2009/obama_approval_index_september_27_2009/250539-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_september_27_2009.jpg)

(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_total_approval_graphics/september_2009/obama_total_approval_september_27_2009/250542-1-eng-US/obama_total_approval_september_27_2009.jpg)

If only Obama was on tv a bit more, his numbers might go up.  :-)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on September 30, 2009, 11:54:45 AM
Wow, I checked yesterday, but didn't bring it over and it was at -6.  Today:

(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/september_2009/obama_approval_index_september_30_2009/251203-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_september_30_2009.jpg)

A 5 point drop in one day?
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Chris_ on September 30, 2009, 12:02:02 PM
Wow, I checked yesterday, but didn't bring it over and it was at -6.  Today:

(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/september_2009/obama_approval_index_september_30_2009/251203-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_september_30_2009.jpg)

A 5 point drop in one day?
I hope that little sightseeing trip to Denmark added to this....especially when 'Shelly had to take a separate plane.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Tess Anderson on September 30, 2009, 01:41:42 PM
I'm almost sure it'll be announced on Friday that Chicago will host the 2016 Olympics - don't you think that'll probably make the numbers rise for him again (temporarily), lug?
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on September 30, 2009, 02:44:58 PM
I'm almost sure it'll be announced on Friday that Chicago will host the 2016 Olympics - don't you think that'll probably make the numbers rise for him again (temporarily), lug?

I'm not so sure it will. Support for the games in Chicago is pretty evenly split.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Chris_ on September 30, 2009, 08:27:48 PM
I'm almost sure it'll be announced on Friday that Chicago will host the 2016 Olympics - don't you think that'll probably make the numbers rise for him again (temporarily), lug?
It might until people realize all the gazillion dollars in new taxes he will come up with just for the Olympics (that will remain in place forever afterward).
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on October 01, 2009, 05:54:59 PM
Another bump for Bam Bam today. I'm beginning to wonder about Rasmussen when there are big jumps either way.

(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/october_2009/obama_approval_index_october_1_2009/251765-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_october_1_2009.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: RightCoast on October 01, 2009, 05:57:27 PM
Another bump for Bam Bam today. I'm beginning to wonder about Rasmussen when there are big jumps either way.

(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/october_2009/obama_approval_index_october_1_2009/251765-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_october_1_2009.jpg)

Americans are happy that he's leaving the country - even if for only a few hours.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Peter3_1 on October 01, 2009, 06:27:56 PM
Maybe he'll drop by a brothel and someone will get him on film........Michelle , while still a pretty face, seems to have developed a rather large "trunk" behind her since the election....offputting, you might say. :evillaugh:
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: RightCoast on October 01, 2009, 06:32:27 PM
Maybe he'll drop by a brothel and someone will get him on film........Michelle , while still a pretty face, seems to have developed a rather large "trunk" behind her since the election....offputting, you might say. :evillaugh:

Ghetto booty??
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Peter3_1 on October 01, 2009, 06:36:29 PM
As my deeply tanned secratary used to say "Ethnic Butt".
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: DumbAss Tanker on October 01, 2009, 06:56:32 PM
Maybe he'll drop by a brothel and someone will get him on film........Michelle , while still a pretty face, seems to have developed a rather large "trunk" behind her since the election....offputting, you might say. :evillaugh:

The flabby upper arms are not real attractive either, and she apparently hasn't figured out how to dress to avoid exhibiting them to worst advantage.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Peter3_1 on October 01, 2009, 07:17:30 PM
And the slavish MSM phototogs can't hide EVERYTHING except her face without looking even more stupid than they already do.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: miskie on October 01, 2009, 07:51:53 PM
Another bump for Bam Bam today. I'm beginning to wonder about Rasmussen when there are big jumps either way.

I suspect this is a bump tied to the Olympics, and the common belief that they will be in Chicago mostly because of the Obama's.

The reality of the coming corruption and wallet padding followed by the aftermath that all Olympic hosts experience has yet to be realized.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on October 02, 2009, 10:55:29 AM
Now this is much  better.

(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/october_2009/obama_approval_index_october_2_2009/251959-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_october_2_2009.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Chris_ on October 02, 2009, 10:58:11 AM
I suspect this is a bump tied to the Olympics, and the common belief that they will be in Chicago mostly because of the Obama's.

The reality of the coming corruption and wallet padding followed by the aftermath that all Olympic hosts experience has yet to be realized.

According to the BBC, the messiah just crashed and burned in Copenhagen.......Chicago is elininated in the first round.......

Makes me smile......

doc
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Tess Anderson on October 02, 2009, 12:51:32 PM
It might until people realize all the gazillion dollars in new taxes he will come up with just for the Olympics (that will remain in place forever afterward).


LOL - to you and thundley4 - now do you think this rejection will make the numbers go further down again? Americans by proxy were just pwned by the IOC . . .
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Peter3_1 on October 02, 2009, 03:05:01 PM
Even the Olympic Committee "dis" the man! So he forced McCRYSTAL to meet with him before he went back. Could he be MORE transparent?
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Chris_ on October 02, 2009, 09:22:47 PM
LOL - to you and thundley4 - now do you think this rejection will make the numbers go further down again? Americans by proxy were just pwned by the IOC . . .
It would seem Teh Wun has once again failed to deliver.  His Chicago cronies did not get their money's worth.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: RightCoast on October 02, 2009, 10:12:15 PM
I loved the stuttering and stammering of the media dim-wits when it was announced - that was great! And if oBeeOne had just stayed home AND DONE HIS JOB - nobody would have even noticed. Idiot.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Chris_ on October 02, 2009, 10:17:09 PM
I loved the stuttering and stammering of the media dim-wits when it was announced - that was great! And if oBeeOne had just stayed home AND DONE HIS JOB - nobody would have even noticed. Idiot.
He just couldn't resist another opportunity to campaign...since that's all he knows how to do.

Nice to see the IOC refuse to stand in line to "polish his knob".
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on October 03, 2009, 01:11:47 PM
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/obama_index_february_6_2009/202795-1-eng-US/obama_index_february_6_2009.jpg)

Have the wheels come off already?  (http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_approval_index)

(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/october_2009/obama_approval_index_october_3_2009/252227-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_october_3_2009.jpg)
Quote
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Saturday shows that 29% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Thirty-eight percent (38%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -9.

I quoted the first post just to  contrast and compare. 

Thirty-six percent (36%) of Americans say it was a good idea for the President to help Chicago’s Olympic pitch. Forty-three percent (43%) hold the opposite view.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Chris_ on October 03, 2009, 01:25:20 PM
^  Notice on todays graph that the trend lines for both "approve", and "disapprove" are decidedly down, and have been moving in that direction for a while.......

If one were to "smooth" this graph, I would say that the wheels are down to the last few lug nuts........

doc
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Chris_ on October 03, 2009, 07:48:46 PM
^  Notice on todays graph that the trend lines for both "approve", and "disapprove" are decidedly down, and have been moving in that direction for a while.......

If one were to "smooth" this graph, I would say that the wheels are down to the last few lug nuts........

doc
*takes a bow*

 :-)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on October 03, 2009, 10:42:38 PM
Even his falling numbers are the fault of President Bush.

(http://www.jewishworldreview.com/strips/mallard/2000/MFT20090923.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Chris on October 03, 2009, 10:48:42 PM
Oh hell... :rotf:
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Peter3_1 on October 04, 2009, 06:32:32 PM
ZACKLY! :tongue:
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Chris_ on October 15, 2009, 08:00:33 AM
-7 as of yesterday.  Wonder if his trips to NOLA and SF will have any effect.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Chris on October 16, 2009, 09:06:39 AM
Ruh roh...

(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/october_2009/obama_approval_index_october_16_2009/254898-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_october_16_2009.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Chump on October 16, 2009, 09:21:26 AM
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_AxBTNrKnDN8/Sob3cNikUbI/AAAAAAAAA00/sXCA0zsUdQk/s400/obama_epic_fail.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on October 16, 2009, 05:58:36 PM
Ruh roh...

(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/october_2009/obama_approval_index_october_16_2009/254898-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_october_16_2009.jpg)

What happened? it had been hanging around -7 for the last few days.  :-)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Chris on October 16, 2009, 06:01:26 PM
What happened? it had been hanging around -7 for the last few days.  :-)

That was the question in the back of my mind.  Someone ****ed up. :-)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Chris_ on October 16, 2009, 06:51:33 PM
That was the question in the back of my mind.  Someone ****ed up. :-)
The NOLA effect.   :-)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on October 16, 2009, 07:31:27 PM
The NOLA effect.   :-)

You may have something there.  Maybe Rasmussen placed all their polling calls to Mississippi.   :-)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Schadenfreude on October 17, 2009, 10:58:37 AM
I had heard from a coworker that the people in LA were tweaked that Obama came and only paid lip service. lol....  :evillaugh:
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on October 17, 2009, 11:00:18 AM
I had heard from a coworker that the people in LA were tweaked that Obama came and only paid lip service. lol....  :evillaugh:

That is what he does best.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Schadenfreude on October 17, 2009, 11:06:28 AM
That is what he does best.

Good grief lip service and stage shows... I'm waiting for Tiny Tim to show up to a town hall hobbling up on crutches.  :evillaugh:
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: debk on October 17, 2009, 12:56:52 PM
Juan Williams was in for O'Reilly last night...

Even Juan is turning on Obama.....he wondered when he was going to stop campaigning...
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: bijou on October 17, 2009, 02:43:25 PM
Quote
Harris poll puts Obama approval at 45%

http://www.harrisinteractive.com/harris_poll/pubs/Harris_Poll_2009_10_16.pdf

This one is Harris rather than Rasmussen so is not directly comparable but the trend is there.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Duke Nukum on October 17, 2009, 02:55:40 PM
Juan Williams was in for O'Reilly last night...

Even Juan is turning on Obama.....he wondered when he was going to stop campaigning...
I think a lot of what Juan does on the panels is just takes the liberal position.  I've heard he is good friends with Justice Thomas so I think we are seeing the real Juan here.  I just watched Fox News Watch today and he pointed out something on the Limbaugh thing.

Some editorial said Rush judges people thumbs up and thumbs down and now he has been judged and Juan pointed out that Oberman does the same thing but is still allowed to be a sports commentator.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: NHSparky on October 19, 2009, 10:16:29 AM
I still can't fathom how he's still THIS high.  Maybe because people aren't actually seeing the bill yet...

(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/october_2009/obama_approval_index_october_19_2009/255227-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_october_19_2009.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Chris_ on October 19, 2009, 11:20:42 AM
I still can't fathom how he's still THIS high.  Maybe because people aren't actually seeing the bill yet...

(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/october_2009/obama_approval_index_october_19_2009/255227-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_october_19_2009.jpg)
The WH had announced that they "control the media".  Remove that and the polls plummet.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Peter3_1 on October 19, 2009, 06:57:48 PM
The narcissisam and attendent arrogance are on full display... You'd think that the MSM would wake up.......wouldn't you?
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Duke Nukum on October 19, 2009, 07:37:34 PM
I still can't fathom how he's still THIS high.  Maybe because people aren't actually seeing the bill yet...

(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/october_2009/obama_approval_index_october_19_2009/255227-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_october_19_2009.jpg)
I think most Americans just don't want to think ill of their president.  Especially when he hasn't even been 1 year on the job.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Eupher on October 19, 2009, 07:53:35 PM
I think most Americans just don't want to think ill of their president.  Especially when he hasn't even been 1 year on the job.

I have absolutely no problem thinking ill of Lord Zero. Whether one day or 4 years' worth, I want him to FAIL.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on October 20, 2009, 08:51:52 AM
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/october_2009/obama_approval_index_october_20_2009/255581-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_october_20_2009.jpg)
 :popcorn:
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Chris_ on October 20, 2009, 11:38:23 AM
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/october_2009/obama_approval_index_october_20_2009/255581-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_october_20_2009.jpg)
 :popcorn:
Lord Zer0 has snubbed the Germans.  What was all that talk about making us look good to the rest of the world???   :whatever:
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on October 20, 2009, 11:50:15 AM
Lord Zer0 has snubbed the Germans.  What was all that talk about making us look good to the rest of the world???   :whatever:

He is trying to do that.  With Chavez, Iran, Russia, Cuba, oh hell you get the idea.  :lmao:
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Peter3_1 on October 20, 2009, 12:51:27 PM
and he pisses off France UK, Germany, Honduras, Afganistan, Canada, China, year, great job.......not
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Texacon on October 21, 2009, 08:39:05 AM
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/october_2009/obama_approval_index_october_21_2009/255937-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_october_21_2009.jpg)

It's like watching a limbo competition.

KC
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on October 21, 2009, 09:26:15 AM
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/october_2009/obama_approval_index_october_21_2009/255937-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_october_21_2009.jpg)

It's like watching a limbo competition.

KC

Is that -13 a new high?
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: franksolich on October 21, 2009, 09:27:40 AM
Is that -13 a new high?

Apparently.

Or a new low, if one likes to look at it that way.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Texacon on October 21, 2009, 10:10:29 AM
As coach would say, "Oh my."

(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/august_2009/obama_index_august_23_2009/242472-1-eng-US/obama_index_august_23_2009.jpg)

Even the left is abandoning him now.

Nope, not the lowest.

Interestingly enough Rasmussen had this on their page;

Quote
Overall, 47% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the President's performance. Fifty-three percent (53%) disapprove.


47% SOMEWHAT approve while 53% disapprove.  Not somewhat disapprove just .... disapprove.  Wonder what the real approval numbers are?

KC
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Chris_ on October 21, 2009, 11:28:09 AM
How long before the Oministration decides this isn't really news and demands that all the remaining "real" news services ignore them?
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Tess Anderson on October 22, 2009, 01:22:27 PM
All I know is that it's been in negative double digits for days now, but it's still just a little less than half that approves "somewhat".

I always wonder the reason(s) behind the trends, my guess is he's tanking this time because of his waffling on Afghanistan. He avoids that but will attack a cable news organization  = small and petty.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on October 23, 2009, 10:11:33 AM
All I know is that it's been in negative double digits for days now, but it's still just a little less than half that approves "somewhat".

I always wonder the reason(s) behind the trends, my guess is he's tanking this time because of his waffling on Afghanistan. He avoids that but will attack a cable news organization  = small and petty.

You had to mention that double digit thing , didn't you?

(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/october_2009/obama_approval_index_october_23_2009/256724-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_october_23_2009.jpg)

I give up trying to figure out what is going on with the people being polled.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Chris_ on October 23, 2009, 11:30:44 AM
You had to mention that double digit thing , didn't you?

(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/october_2009/obama_approval_index_october_23_2009/256724-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_october_23_2009.jpg)

I give up trying to figure out what is going on with the people being polled.
Telly Prompter was on vacation yesterday.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: franksolich on October 23, 2009, 11:32:53 AM
Telly Prompter was on vacation yesterday.


Yeah, he was, and is.

Up somewhere by Boston, where the Democrats are having problems filling seats at some $6,000-a-plate dinner.  They invited the cream of the New England Democrats, but as not many were eager, now they're inviting the skim milk of the New England Democrats, so as to fill the house.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: debk on October 23, 2009, 12:16:09 PM
Yeah, he was, and is.

Up somewhere by Boston, where the Democrats are having problems filling seats at some $6,000-a-plate dinner.  They invited the cream of the New England Democrats, but as not many were eager, now they're inviting the skim milk of the New England Democrats, so as to fill the house.

Hasn't he been in a different state every day this week?

I've come to the conclusion there's a very good reason he goes to all these different places....

He gets the super-duper treatment - AirForce One, limos surrounded by police and SS, then into an event filled with people screaming and yelling and waving signs of approval...he feeds off of it.

He constantly needs to have it reinforced in order to feel good about himself. The more it happens ....the more he wants it.

Some people respond to adulation just like an addictive drug.

He's developed a serious addiction.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on October 23, 2009, 12:29:40 PM
Hasn't he been in a different state every day this week?

I've come to the conclusion there's a very good reason he goes to all these different places....

He gets the super-duper treatment - AirForce One, limos surrounded by police and SS, then into an event filled with people screaming and yelling and waving signs of approval...he feeds off of it.

He constantly needs to have it reinforced in order to feel good about himself. The more it happens ....the more he wants it.

Some people respond to adulation just like an addictive drug.

He's developed a serious addiction.

It seems like he spends less time in DC than anywhere else. I guess it is his way of avoiding the responsibilities of office.  It's hard to campaign from behind a desk.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: debk on October 23, 2009, 12:32:11 PM
It seems like he spends less time in DC than anywhere else. I guess it is his way of avoiding the responsibilities of office.  It's hard to campaign from behind a desk.


There also isn't any praise coming to him in DC right now either....
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on October 23, 2009, 12:33:46 PM

There also isn't any praise coming to him in DC right now either....

You would think that he would want to be there meeting with members of both parties trying to garner support, but that would require him to act bi-partisan instead of just paying lip service to the idea.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: debk on October 23, 2009, 12:36:25 PM
You would think that he would want to be there meeting with members of both parties trying to garner support, but that would require him to act bi-partisan instead of just paying lip service to the idea.

Can blame the prior administration in a bi-partisan meeting....
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Chris_ on October 23, 2009, 01:01:34 PM
It seems like he spends less time in DC than anywhere else. I guess it is his way of avoiding the responsibilities of office.  It's hard to campaign from behind a desk.
...especially when he can't find the door to the WH.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: BEG on October 23, 2009, 01:08:58 PM
How can someone go from approving of him to not approving of him back to approving of him?  Seriously, WTH?

I understand initially wanting to like him and give him a chance but if it got to the point of not approving of him what on earth would make you switch back to approve?  Unless it was liberals who were pissed about their commie "issues" they wanted and thought all hope was lost then he gave them a little taste of what they wanted (like bashing Fox News) and that made them approve of him again?!?
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Chris_ on October 23, 2009, 01:14:53 PM
How can someone go from approving of him to not approving of him back to approving of him?  Seriously, WTH?


The same people are not being polled repeatedly in these tracking studies.........eaxh day brings a new group of people polled, therefore there will be some natural "skew" to the statistical results.

doc
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on October 23, 2009, 01:18:09 PM
Quote
Unless it was liberals who were pissed about their commie "issues" they wanted and thought all hope was lost then he gave them a little taste of what they wanted (like bashing Fox News) and that made them approve of him again?!?

We have a winner!!
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: BEG on October 23, 2009, 01:54:43 PM
The same people are not being polled repeatedly in these tracking studies.........eaxh day brings a new group of people polled, therefore there will be some natural "skew" to the statistical results.

doc

Oh I know that but there has been enough of a swing back to approval before that makes you wonder. 
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Chris_ on October 23, 2009, 01:58:37 PM
Oh I know that but there has been enough of a swing back to approval before that makes you wonder. 

That's why threads like this where we discuss daily tracking poll numbers are sort of silly.......daily tracking numbers are only statistically significant when you look at the trends that they show over an extended period of time..........examined at face value on a specific day they are essentially meaningless.......

doc
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Peter3_1 on October 23, 2009, 03:02:35 PM
Then why do politicians do it? Are their egos so insecure?
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Eupher on October 23, 2009, 08:31:55 PM
Then why do politicians do it? Are their egos so insecure?

Their egos aren't insecure as long as they're reelected.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Chris_ on October 24, 2009, 10:51:17 AM
Then why do politicians do it? Are their egos so insecure?

My assumption is that they watch them to gauge whether the American people are responding positively or negatively to a position that they have taken, or events that they are involved in........their egos come into play when the polls reflect very negatively on what they are doing, but they have decided to do it anyway.

The other piece to the puzzle that the average citizen does not see is that politicians commission their own internal polls on issues, and they also poll their own constituencies.......these, we never see, and are the most important to them, as they are indicators of whether or not they are going to be thrown out of office in the next election cycle due to their position on an issue.

I can't help but believe that the reason that many Democrats are waffling on all of these massive health care initiatives is that their internal polling is showing them that they are hovering on the brink of becoming private citizens next election cycle......and it is scaring them to death.

Since they have a clear majority in both houses, there is nothing else stopping them from passing these things, except for the eventual ramifications.......and the closer we get to January first, when the new election season begins, the more reticent they become on these massive "reform" issues......

Just my opinion........

doc
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Chris_ on October 26, 2009, 12:12:12 PM
Back to -12 today.

The strongly approve and strongly disapprove are getting farther and farther apart.  Didn't Uncle Eg0 promise something about being a uniter and not a divider?

Where's my d*mned pony?
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: deportliberals on November 02, 2009, 10:56:30 AM
Latest Rasmussen:



http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Carl on November 02, 2009, 10:59:07 AM
Wait until all the details of Pelosicare get digested and see how much farther south his numbers go.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: deportliberals on November 02, 2009, 11:10:43 AM
Wait until all the details of Pelosicare get digested and see how much farther south his numbers go.

True...that's why the demos are allowing only 72 hours for congress and the public to review Pelosi's 2000-page handywork.  PEW surveys has Obama down as the most divisive president in modern history while Gallup and Rasmussen show him to have fallen more than any president since they began polling presidential job approval ratings.

Obama is Jimmy Cater II...
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: miskie on November 02, 2009, 07:27:01 PM
True...that's why the demos are allowing only 72 hours for congress and the public to review Pelosi's 2000-page handywork.  PEW surveys has Obama down as the most divisive president in modern history while Gallup and Rasmussen show him to have fallen more than any president since they began polling presidential job approval ratings.

Obama is Jimmy Cater II...
(http://miskie.net/carterbox.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on November 03, 2009, 08:01:42 AM
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/november_2009/obama_approval_index_november_2_2009/262351-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_november_2_2009.jpg)

For the last few days it's been hanging around -10 or -11.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: NHSparky on November 04, 2009, 11:30:14 AM
Whoopsie.  Still at -13.  Don't look for that number to improve much anytime soon.

(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/november_2009/obama_approval_index_november_4_2009/262897-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_november_4_2009.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on November 04, 2009, 12:08:38 PM
Whoopsie.  Still at -13.  Don't look for that number to improve much anytime soon.

(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/november_2009/obama_approval_index_november_4_2009/262897-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_november_4_2009.jpg)

Toss in the fact that Reid is now saying that a vote on healthcare until maybe after the first of the year, and his base support may slip even more.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Chris_ on November 07, 2009, 10:12:11 PM
he's still awful
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: miskie on November 08, 2009, 07:21:38 AM
He is back slightly, to -10.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Peter3_1 on November 08, 2009, 07:51:37 AM
aND :banghead: HE'S done what?
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Eupher on November 08, 2009, 09:24:52 AM
He made a couple of speeches on the Ft. Hood terrorism incident and he went to Camp David. That's about it.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Peter3_1 on November 08, 2009, 12:40:06 PM
despicable, incompetent, thoughtless little MARXIST.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Duke Nukum on November 08, 2009, 01:14:59 PM
Check the Trends page (http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/obama_approval_index_history).  He made it into single digits the last three days with -7 yesterday so he is moving back into the negative today.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: docstew on November 08, 2009, 06:58:46 PM
Wait, so this attack at Ft Hood has improved his numbers?  Why do I feel like I will be wearing body armor on base from now on...
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: miskie on November 08, 2009, 11:04:55 PM
Wait, so this attack at Ft Hood has improved his numbers?  Why do I feel like I will be wearing body armor on base from now on...

I don't think so - I think the far left who were hoping for wondrous magical single payer out of the house improved his score, but the abomination they put forth seems to piss off pretty much everyone equally save for Obama's most dedicated sycophants.

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_jZlbizRVIk8/SSw5OxOlbTI/AAAAAAAACeo/3bJR1DGCX7w/s400/mort.jpg)

"I don't have to know... to like !"

Above. Mort the lemur's impression on Obamacare. Coincidentally, this is the same sentiment held by most Democrats in Congress.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: NHSparky on November 10, 2009, 10:05:29 AM
Still at -10.  How he's managing even that is a miracle, to say nothing of the cover the MSM has given to him.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on November 10, 2009, 10:09:33 AM
Still at -10.  How he's managing even that is a miracle, to say nothing of the cover the MSM has given to him.

It was at minus 8 yesterday or the day before.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: bijou on November 11, 2009, 10:13:26 AM
Holding steady at -10, but his approval is down to 46%

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Odin's Hand on November 11, 2009, 10:17:00 AM
Holding steady at -10, but his approval is down to 46%

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll

Apparently, yahoo.com only headlines the polls that are favorable to him.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091111/ap_on_go_pr_wh/us_obama_ap_poll

This is the first Presidential approval poll I've seen them run in months across their news headline.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on November 15, 2009, 04:48:22 PM
Still at -10. 
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Peter3_1 on November 16, 2009, 09:35:31 AM
Liste in that period. ned to as much of China speeech aas was posssible. About 2 minutes. He said "I" and "me"  ten times in those two minutes.  Has there ever been anyone so self absorbed as Pres. before?  What is it, exactly, that tthe Obamites approve of?
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Happy Fun Ball on November 18, 2009, 11:44:54 AM
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/november_2009/obama_approval_index_november_18_2009/265502-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_november_18_2009.jpg)

heh
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on November 18, 2009, 11:52:29 AM
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/november_2009/obama_approval_index_november_18_2009/265502-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_november_18_2009.jpg)

heh

WTH????  Yesterday it was still at -10.  0Bowma?
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Happy Fun Ball on November 18, 2009, 11:56:39 AM
WTH????  Yesterday it was still at -10.  0Bowma?
I think it's the New York circus trial, and I think it's going to go down real fast the longer he hangs on to this. Nobody except lunatics like the DUmmies and Kos Kooks supports this.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Duke Nukum on November 18, 2009, 02:04:00 PM
WTH????  Yesterday it was still at -10.  0Bowma?
Yesterday it was minus twelve. (http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/obama_approval_index_history)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on November 18, 2009, 03:30:02 PM
Yesterday it was minus twelve. (http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/obama_approval_index_history)

I must have forgot to check it, then.  The last I remember it was -10.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: miskie on November 18, 2009, 05:29:06 PM
Im waiting for the mammogram issue to weigh in - I figure his numbers will drop off a cliff since nearly everyone knows a breast cancer survivor -- And almost all of them have been initially detected before age 50 via self-examination.

What a disastrously stupid administration this is turning out to be.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Happy Fun Ball on November 19, 2009, 05:23:29 AM
Im waiting for the mammogram issue to weigh in - I figure his numbers will drop off a cliff since nearly everyone knows a breast cancer survivor -- And almost all of them have been initially detected before age 50 via self-examination.

What a disastrously stupid administration this is turning out to be.
Rush (or maybe it was Hannity) was playing sound clips of Obama during the campaign where he said he supported early testing.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on November 19, 2009, 08:33:25 AM
Thursday, still at -14.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Peter3_1 on November 19, 2009, 09:53:09 AM
National cognitive dissonance that the dissaproval is so low.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: bijou on November 20, 2009, 12:00:40 PM
Friday and holding steady at -14. (http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll)

And hot off the presses (http://twitter.com/gallupqueue/statuses/5893211920)
Quote
Gallup Daily tracking results just in. Obama will be below 50% for the first time when we update our numbers at 1pET. http://bit.ly/F3Izu
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Chris_ on November 20, 2009, 12:09:41 PM
Friday and holding steady at -14. (http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll)

And hot off the presses (http://twitter.com/gallupqueue/statuses/5893211920)

I also heard that both Rasmussen and Fox Opinion Dynamics has his daily approval at 46% and sinking fractionally every day......

When he drops below 40% can we start calling the DUmmies the "30 percenters"??

doc
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: bijou on November 20, 2009, 12:14:36 PM
I also heard that both Rasmussen and Fox Opinion Dynamics has his daily approval at 46% and sinking fractionally every day......

When he drops below 40% can we start calling the DUmmies the "30 percenters"??

doc
Quote
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows that 27% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President.
Feel free to start now.  :-)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: debk on November 20, 2009, 02:53:30 PM
The Senate Health Care Bill gets voted on tomorrow night.

If that sucker passes .....with the news this week about breast and prostate screening, and now today with reducing Pap smears - and if insurance paid abortion stays in it.....

Add in the terrorists coming to NYC in the next few days...

He's going to sink like a stone....


  :evillaugh: :evillaugh: :evillaugh:
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: miskie on November 20, 2009, 06:12:11 PM
The Senate Health Care Bill gets voted on tomorrow night.

If that sucker passes .....with the news this week about breast and prostate screening, and now today with reducing Pap smears - and if insurance paid abortion stays in it.....

Add in the terrorists coming to NYC in the next few days...

He's going to sink like a stone....


  :evillaugh: :evillaugh: :evillaugh:

Seriously -- what the hell is wrong with these people ? Maybe Its because I can't compare with the collective IQ of 'The Smartest administration' ever, but it seems to me that they are making a point of pissing off everyone at the same time before a vote that may very well define Obama's term as President. I can see no upside to any of this, even after wrapping myself in tinfoil.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Duke Nukum on November 20, 2009, 06:40:00 PM
Seriously -- what the hell is wrong with these people ? Maybe Its because I can't compare with the collective IQ of 'The Smartest administration' ever, but it seems to me that they are making a point of pissing off everyone at the same time before a vote that may very well define Obama's term as President. I can see no upside to any of this, even after wrapping myself in tinfoil.
You can't call out the riot police if nobody is rioting.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: bijou on November 22, 2009, 01:01:55 PM
It's not Rasmussen so it can't be compared but ... Gallup has him at 48% today. (http://www.gallup.com/poll/113980/gallup-daily-obama-job-approval.aspx)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: NHSparky on November 23, 2009, 10:13:36 AM
Just wait until some of the healthcare bill details come out.  He'll whine for the days he was this popular:

(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/november_2009/obama_approval_index_november_23_2009/266570-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_november_23_2009.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: bijou on November 24, 2009, 08:55:09 AM
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/november_2009/obama_approval_index_november_24_2009/266774-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_november_24_2009.jpg)

and 45% approval (http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on November 24, 2009, 09:02:15 AM
 :cheersmate:
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Duke Nukum on November 24, 2009, 11:22:14 AM
It's such a shame this weak and venal narcissist has been elected.  This is not good for the country.  I'll never understand why Democrats thing projecting weakness to the world is desirable.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Peter3_1 on November 24, 2009, 11:37:11 AM
The libs are about power and cannot admit their ideas, such as they are, are frauds. But in their dim little minds, they think they have the "moral high ground". This, of course, justifies any means to their ends. So they always say the opposite of their intentions.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on November 25, 2009, 08:19:52 AM
Still at -15 on the day before Thanksgiving.  More major polls are showing drops for Lord Zero.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: bijou on November 25, 2009, 01:46:35 PM
Still at -15 on the day before Thanksgiving.  More major polls are showing drops for Lord Zero.
The average has dipped under 50% http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/other/president_obama_job_approval-1044.html
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on November 25, 2009, 02:43:59 PM
The average has dipped under 50% http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/other/president_obama_job_approval-1044.html

I forget  where I read it, but a break down of polls show very little drop in support from blacks, Hispanics, and people living below the poverty line.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: DefiantSix on November 25, 2009, 02:54:44 PM
I forget  where I read it, but a break down of polls show very little drop in support from blacks, Hispanics, and people living below the poverty line.

AKA: the ones who are in diabetic comas for the amount of Kool-aid they've consumed.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: NHSparky on November 25, 2009, 06:42:41 PM
I forget  where I read it, but a break down of polls show very little drop in support from blacks, Hispanics, and people living below the poverty line.

Of course--it's all that FREE shit he keeps promising them!
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: miskie on November 25, 2009, 08:06:17 PM
Of course--it's all that FREE shit he keeps promising them!

I think that may be true for some, but I think others still feel pride that a non-white is President of The United States, and I can't fault them for that.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on November 25, 2009, 08:35:47 PM
I think that may be true for some, but I think others still feel pride that a non-white is President of The United States, and I can't fault them for that.

That pride should start to diminish when failure is evident.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: miskie on November 26, 2009, 10:16:11 AM
That pride should start to diminish when failure is evident.

Also true, but I think there is a bit of denial, thrown in with a bit of 'wait and see' keeping his numbers at about the same levels in those communities. eventually they will start to slide.

Nobody like to admit that the horse they put all their money on broke his leg only 500 yards into the race.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on December 01, 2009, 10:11:09 AM
-13 today.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on December 02, 2009, 10:24:17 AM
-12 today.  What will be the effect of his Afghanistan speech?
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: miskie on December 02, 2009, 07:19:43 PM
-12 today.  What will be the effect of his Afghanistan speech?

Its tough to say - Kind of a crapshoot, though I think in the long term it will be damaging to Obama, since most of his approval points are now coming from his base, and they no-likey what they heard last night.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Duke Nukum on December 03, 2009, 04:27:34 PM
Its tough to say - Kind of a crapshoot, though I think in the long term it will be damaging to Obama, since most of his approval points are now coming from his base, and they no-likey what they heard last night.
-11 today but total disapprove was up 2 points to 54%
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Patriot Lady on December 05, 2009, 08:07:51 AM
The Sheeple are awakening  :-) Price of Kool Aid is going down!
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: miskie on December 05, 2009, 02:53:45 PM
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/december_2009/obama_approval_index_december_5_2009/269489-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_december_5_2009.jpg)

Glub..Glub...Glub....
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: bijou on December 07, 2009, 01:44:42 PM
Thought I'd add this here: Compare (http://www.gallup.com/poll/113980/Gallup-Daily-Obama-Job-Approval.aspx) link (http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2009/12/07/cnn-poll-palins-popularity-on-the-rise/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+rss%2Fcnn_politicalticker+%28Blog%3A+Political+Ticker%29)


Gallup has Obama on 47% approval and CNN has Sarah Palin on 46% approval.  Who's the uniter and who's the divider? :-)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Patriot Lady on December 08, 2009, 02:33:21 PM
The White House lashed out at the Gallup Poll on Tuesday after the survey's daily tracking numbers showed President Obama's approval rating dropping to a new low of 47 percent.

Asked for a response to Monday's tracking poll, which placed Obama's approval numbers among the lowest of any recent president in December of his first year in office, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs mocked the reliability of the widely respected polling firm.

"I tell you, if I was a heart patient and Gallup was my EKG, I'd visit my doctor," Gibbs said. "If you look back, I think five days ago, there was an 11-point spread, now there's a 1-point spread. I mean, I'm sure a 6-year-old with a crayon could do something not unlike that. I don't put a lot of stake in, never have, in the EKG that is the daily Gallup trend."

He added: "I don't pay a lot of attention to the meaninglessness of it."

Gallup's tracking poll showed an uptick in Obama's numbers last week following his speech outlining a new strategy for the war in Afghanistan. But in Monday's polling release, Gallup's Jeffrey M. Jones wrote: "Any slight bump in support Obama received coincident with his new Afghanistan policy proved to be very short-lived, as his approval rating returned to below the majority level by the weekend and slipped further to 47 percent  in Dec. 4-6 polling."
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Peter3_1 on December 08, 2009, 10:38:21 PM
Gibbs is back to being Baghdad Bob again.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: JohnnyReb on December 09, 2009, 08:32:29 AM
He'll never fall below 25%.....the blacks, muslims, communists, moonbats and fellow Kenyans will see to that.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: bijou on December 09, 2009, 09:22:34 AM
Quote
December 9, 2009 - Obama Approval Falls To New Low, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; U.S. Voters Oppose Health Care Plan By Wide Margin

Word format

American voters give President Barack Obama a split 46 - 44 percent job approval, his lowest ever, and both the health care reform package that he wants Congress to pass and his personal rating on handling health care now win support from less than four in 10 Americans, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. ...
http://www.quinnipiac.edu/x1295.xml?ReleaseID=1403

Quote
A new Marist Poll out today says registered voters nationally are divided about President Barack Obama’s job approval rating — 46 percent approve of his job performance while 44 percnet disapprove. One in 10 voters is unsure.

This is the first time the president has lost majority support on this question since taking office, the poll says. When Marist last asked this question in October, 53 percent of voters gave the president high marks. ...
http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/article/20091208/NEWS03/91208019
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: bijou on December 09, 2009, 10:14:15 AM

Quote
...Perhaps the greatest measure of Obama's declining support is that just 50% of voters now say they prefer having him as President to George W. Bush, with 44% saying they'd rather have his predecessor....
http://publicpolicypolling.blogspot.com/2009/12/obamas-december-standing.html


(http://www.thejewishlife.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/bcb66151c6miss_me_bush-500x150.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Patriot Lady on December 09, 2009, 10:16:20 AM
BOY- they've been duped  :tongue:
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on December 09, 2009, 10:45:00 AM
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/december_2009/obama_approval_index_december_9_2009/270451-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_december_9_2009.jpg)

Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on December 10, 2009, 12:58:27 PM
Quote
Obama's December standings
For the second month in a row we find Barack Obama's national approval rating at 49%, with 47% of voters disapproving of him. He has the support of 83% of Democrats, 46% of independents, and 11% of Republicans. None of those numbers have really changed from our November poll.
*snip*
Perhaps the greatest measure of Obama's declining support is that just 50% of voters now say they prefer having him as President to George W. Bush, with 44% saying they'd rather have his predecessor. Given the horrendous approval ratings Bush showed during his final term that's somewhat of a surprise and an indication that voters are increasingly placing the blame on Obama for the country's difficulties instead of giving him space because of the tough situation he inherited.
link (http://publicpolicypolling.blogspot.com/2009/12/obamas-december-standing.html)

About time that people start seeing through that crap about continuing to "Blame President Bush".
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: bijou on December 12, 2009, 10:32:24 AM
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/december_2009/obama_approval_index_december_12_2009/271273-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_december_12_2009.jpg)
and 46% approval. (http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: franksolich on December 12, 2009, 10:40:44 AM
Whoa.

Is -16 a new record now?
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Crazy Horse on December 12, 2009, 10:48:22 AM
Whoa.

Is -16 a new record now?

I don't think so
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: bijou on December 12, 2009, 11:33:08 AM
Whoa.

Is -16 a new record now?
I think it once reached -17 briefly.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Patriot Lady on December 12, 2009, 07:12:12 PM
Whoa.

Is -16 a new record now?
I am not sure- but the numbers look delicious! I often wonder why we knew that he was all about way before the sheeple? Are we smarter :)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on December 12, 2009, 07:40:31 PM
Quote
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Saturday shows that 25% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Forty-one percent (41%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -16. That’s the lowest Approval Index rating yet recorded for this President
Rassmussen (http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll)

It is a new low.  :cheersmate:
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Patriot Lady on December 12, 2009, 08:07:18 PM
Rassmussen (http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll)

It is a new low.  :cheersmate:

 :bow:   :lmao:
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Baruch Menachem on December 12, 2009, 10:28:47 PM
People in congresss have to be thinking "Do we really want to go off the cliff with this guy?"
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on December 13, 2009, 04:47:07 AM
People in congresss have to be thinking "Do we really want to go off the cliff with this guy?"

Some are, but the leaders are just thinking that this is their best chance to get their ideological dreams enacted.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Happy Fun Ball on December 13, 2009, 07:21:17 AM
I think it once reached -17 briefly.
It was +17 when this thread first started. I wondered when it would reach -17, and I guessed somewhere around Labor Day or Halloween. Looks like I was a bit off...
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: 5412 on December 13, 2009, 08:12:13 AM
Some are, but the leaders are just thinking that this is their best chance to get their ideological dreams enacted.

Hi,

I want to tie the point of this thread....at least in my opinion....together for a second.  Right now BO's approval rating stinks.  60% of the public is opposed to the health care bill, probably just as many for cap and trade.

At what point does the revolution begin???  I am serious, congress is a lot of things, stupid being one of them, but they damn sure know the poll numbers, know how the public feels etc.  The worse the numbers get, the more it points out just how out of control our government is. 

With each passing day, and the numbers piling up opposing his agenda, it is clearer to me that it is the majority of the American public versus the government and that crap is not going to sit well, nor be forgotten quickly.

Now, there is one wrinkle I saw somewhere this week.  Among white folks BO approval numbers are in the 30% range, but it went on to say that among blacks his approval ratings are still sky high.  Maybe someone has those current numbers.  Throw that into the mix and when it starts hitting the fan and BO, Jeramiah Wright, Jesse and Van Jones and friends might very well get the racial war they have hoped for. 

I said this in another thread.  The workers are going to revolt because they are tired of the government taking the fruits of their efforts and giving away free shit to people who do not work....and using our tax dollars to buy votes.  On the other hand when the free shit stops, then there is going to be a revolt by those on the gravy train who have a history or raising hell to get their free shit to begin with.  The hatred spewed by Van Jones and friends is very real and my biggest fear is that it will not be solved at the ballot box.  For generations those on the dole have been brought up to believe they are entitled to the free shit and that the reason is the workers are greedy, selfish and earned their wealth unfairly.  That hatred and message will not go away in the next two election cycles regardless of how much the libs get trounced at the ballot box.

regards,
5412
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Oceander on December 13, 2009, 09:07:06 AM
If it's to be stopped short of an armed insurrection, then it will have to start at the beginning - almost literally - with conservatives deciding to no longer ignore the schools (from grade school all the way up to the universities) and to no longer abandon them to the "gentle" caresses of the libs/left.  It's a little scary to read Buckley's God and Man at Yale (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/God_and_Man_at_Yale) and realize that (i) he spotted the problem and described it in rather great detail back in 1951, and (ii) we're now suffering the inevitable results of the liberal malady he described, and the consequences of the 58 years of benign neglect of the schools and academia generally on the part of conservatives.

Think about it; what does it say about the liberal stranglehold on American education that an unrepentant terror bomber like Bill Ayers can not only get a tenured position in academia, but be awarded a prestigious chair, too?

It is high time that conservatives started to develop a cadre of conservative academicians who can break the left's monopoly on setting the terms of the education that most Americans receive whether they like it - or know it - or not.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Patriot Lady on December 13, 2009, 10:18:29 AM
Oceander and 5412- Great thoughts and questions.
IMO- even thought the polls are dropping, most are still in la la land. They do not like what is happening but are unwilling to do anything about it, short of the ballot box. They may disapprove, but do they even have a hint as to how BIG this thing really is or how hard it will be to fix what this administration is doing? Saying that you do not like something does not necessarily mean that you will participate in insurrection. How many people, even members of forums like ours are willing to give up their jobs, families and other securities to go out and revolt? It was easier in the 1700's- they knew how to live off of the land and they had little to loose. They were not as pampered as we are. They did not have coke, TV, ipods, pharmacies, takeout-etc. etc. My hope is that the "few" that are really in the business of taking this country back will eventually stand up and become our William Wallaces'. If that happens, the others will follow (hopefully)
We have allowed so many monsters to be created in this country. Which one comes first as to fixing them? The answer, logically has to be stripping the entire system down and replacing it with this elusive third party. Where is it? (restoring morality is the real key here)
In regard to blacks- that is one really big monster! I have said many times that the government knows that allowing (almost legislating) our separateness will eventually lead to our killing each other and not them! Look at the elections in Virginia. The blacks came out in droves for Bam and were silent for the recent one. They feel mighty comfy where they sit. When will they wake up? The message is being sent that it is folks like US that hate Bam for his color. If Bam fails, they will not blame him,they will blame us. The stage is set!
As an aside- please know that you can count on me! I am willing to be a good stewart of this land and stand with those that are willing to take the first steps!
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: bijou on December 13, 2009, 10:30:33 AM
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/december_2009/obama_approval_index_december_13_2009/271311-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_december_13_2009.jpg)
 :o
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Schadenfreude on December 13, 2009, 10:34:13 AM
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/december_2009/obama_approval_index_december_13_2009/271311-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_december_13_2009.jpg)
 :o


Christmas time at the cave.....Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!  :evillaugh:
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Chris on December 13, 2009, 10:37:36 AM
More red, less green.  It's very festive. :rotf:
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: bijou on December 13, 2009, 10:48:25 AM
OMG
Quote
Among those who consider fiscal policy issues the most important, just  1% Strongly Approve and 81% Strongly Disapprove.

 :popcorn:

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Schadenfreude on December 13, 2009, 10:49:56 AM
More red, less green.  It's very festive. :rotf:

We just need some Pelosi Nuts, Baucus Balls and Reid the Rednose Reindeer.  :-)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Schadenfreude on December 13, 2009, 10:51:12 AM
OMG
 :popcorn:

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll

Can't argue with that. Fiscal issues are gonna sink his li'l ole socialist ship.  :p
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: bijou on December 13, 2009, 10:53:30 AM
Can't argue with that. Fiscal issues are gonna sink his li'l ole socialist ship.  :p

But  we can call DUmmies the one percenters now.  :-)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Schadenfreude on December 13, 2009, 11:14:14 AM
But  we can call DUmmies the one percenters now.  :-)

Oh ouch!  :rotf:
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Oceander on December 13, 2009, 11:44:35 AM
Oceander and 5412- Great thoughts and questions.
IMO- even thought the polls are dropping, most are still in la la land. They do not like what is happening but are unwilling to do anything about it, short of the ballot box. They may disapprove, but do they even have a hint as to how BIG this thing really is or how hard it will be to fix what this administration is doing? Saying that you do not like something does not necessarily mean that you will participate in insurrection. How many people, even members of forums like ours are willing to give up their jobs, families and other securities to go out and revolt? It was easier in the 1700's- they knew how to live off of the land and they had little to loose. They were not as pampered as we are. They did not have coke, TV, ipods, pharmacies, takeout-etc. etc. My hope is that the "few" that are really in the business of taking this country back will eventually stand up and become our William Wallaces'. If that happens, the others will follow (hopefully)
We have allowed so many monsters to be created in this country. Which one comes first as to fixing them? The answer, logically has to be stripping the entire system down and replacing it with this elusive third party. Where is it? (restoring morality is the real key here)
In regard to blacks- that is one really big monster! I have said many times that the government knows that allowing (almost legislating) our separateness will eventually lead to our killing each other and not them! Look at the elections in Virginia. The blacks came out in droves for Bam and were silent for the recent one. They feel mighty comfy where they sit. When will they wake up? The message is being sent that it is folks like US that hate Bam for his color. If Bam fails, they will not blame him,they will blame us. The stage is set!
As an aside- please know that you can count on me! I am willing to be a good stewart of this land and stand with those that are willing to take the first steps!

Please do not discount Blacks.  The fact that Obama and the Democrats are plumbing new depths of political depravity is finally beginning to shake Back conservatives free of the mental ghetto into which liberals and Democrats have consigned all Blacks, if for no other reason than that these folk are smart people and they simply cannot stand the absolute, utter nonsense that is being spoken in their name by the Libs/Lefties.  These folk are the proof of the pudding, that what matters is who you are and what you do, not what you look like and what you merely intend to do.  I know of at least two who are running for Congress in 2010 who are really worth paying attention to, because they don't care about black, white, yellow, red, or purple with green polka-dots, they care about responsibility, about being an American first, last, and always.  The first is Lt. Col. Allen West (http://www.allenwestforcongress.com/) and the second is Les Phillip (http://www.lesphillip.com/), who's running for Alabama's 5th District.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on December 13, 2009, 11:53:46 AM
Please do not discount Blacks.  The fact that Obama and the Democrats are plumbing new depths of political depravity is finally beginning to shake Back conservatives free of the mental ghetto into which liberals and Democrats have consigned all Blacks, if for no other reason than that these folk are smart people and they simply cannot stand the absolute, utter nonsense that is being spoken in their name by the Libs/Lefties.  These folk are the proof of the pudding, that what matters is who you are and what you do, not what you look like and what you merely intend to do.  I know of at least two who are running for Congress in 2010 who are really worth paying attention to, because they don't care about black, white, yellow, red, or purple with green polka-dots, they care about responsibility, about being an American first, last, and always.  The first is Lt. Col. Allen West (http://www.allenwestforcongress.com/) and the second is Les Phillip (http://www.lesphillip.com/), who's running for Alabama's 5th District.

If you look at the break down for almost any poll, Lord Zero has lost almost no support among blacks.   His approval ratings among them are also sky high.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: ColonialMarine0431 on December 13, 2009, 12:19:46 PM
Luvin' it....



(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y53/ColonialMarine/Obamarama/Titanic/titanic12139.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: NHSparky on December 13, 2009, 02:33:40 PM
Couldn't have happened to a nicer guy.... /sarc

(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/december_2009/obama_approval_index_december_13_2009/271311-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_december_13_2009.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: 5412 on December 13, 2009, 03:58:31 PM
Please do not discount Blacks.  The fact that Obama and the Democrats are plumbing new depths of political depravity is finally beginning to shake Back conservatives free of the mental ghetto into which liberals and Democrats have consigned all Blacks, if for no other reason than that these folk are smart people and they simply cannot stand the absolute, utter nonsense that is being spoken in their name by the Libs/Lefties.  These folk are the proof of the pudding, that what matters is who you are and what you do, not what you look like and what you merely intend to do.  I know of at least two who are running for Congress in 2010 who are really worth paying attention to, because they don't care about black, white, yellow, red, or purple with green polka-dots, they care about responsibility, about being an American first, last, and always.  The first is Lt. Col. Allen West (http://www.allenwestforcongress.com/) and the second is Les Phillip (http://www.lesphillip.com/), who's running for Alabama's 5th District.

Hi,

I for one am in, said it and meant it many times.  When one is almost 70, don't have much to lose, might as well fight for something I hold near and dear to my heart. 

For some reason I think things will be much like the riots in the 1960's.  I lived in Chicago at the time and they rioted and burned a good bit, same in Elgin, IL which was near where I lived at the time.  It was not the local blacks who did it, they were bused in from Detroit in school busses.  If it comes to a war, there will be the redneck factor, but for the most part I see the majority of white people protecting their property rather than taking it their neighborhoods. For the reasons mentioned, I have no problem with folks who work hard to EARN their keep so to blatently go into their area and start raising hell makes no sense.  However let them come down our street in a pickup truck like they did in the 1960's, with gasoline in beer bottles and a lit rag poking out the top......then it is a whole different matter.

Should it come to that public sentiment and the media will play a very major and interesting role.

regards,
5412

PS:  In the meantime let's keep those cards and letters coming, the lower the poll numbers the better things will be for upcoming elections.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Happy Fun Ball on December 13, 2009, 04:40:51 PM
According to this (http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/political_updates/president_bush_job_approval), Bush was at -30 right before he left. How long will it be before Obama gets that low? I doubt it will take 8 years, heh.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Patriot Lady on December 13, 2009, 05:23:04 PM
Please do not discount Blacks.  The fact that Obama and the Democrats are plumbing new depths of political depravity is finally beginning to shake Back conservatives free of the mental ghetto into which liberals and Democrats have consigned all Blacks, if for no other reason than that these folk are smart people and they simply cannot stand the absolute, utter nonsense that is being spoken in their name by the Libs/Lefties.  These folk are the proof of the pudding, that what matters is who you are and what you do, not what you look like and what you merely intend to do.  I know of at least two who are running for Congress in 2010 who are really worth paying attention to, because they don't care about black, white, yellow, red, or purple with green polka-dots, they care about responsibility, about being an American first, last, and always.  The first is Lt. Col. Allen West (http://www.allenwestforcongress.com/) and the second is Les Phillip (http://www.lesphillip.com/), who's running for Alabama's 5th District.
they care about responsibility, about being an American first,

How refreshing!
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: miskie on December 13, 2009, 09:40:35 PM
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/december_2009/obama_approval_index_december_13_2009/271311-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_december_13_2009.jpg)
 :o


Looks to me like the Blame Bush meme has run its course, and people feel its time for the man who said he could do the job to actually do something - It also looks like calling one a racist for simply opposing The One is no longer an effective tool. That's too bad Democrats.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on December 14, 2009, 08:46:36 AM
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/december_2009/obama_approval_index_december_14_2009/271567-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_december_14_2009.jpg)

He gained a point .
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: bijou on December 14, 2009, 09:49:57 AM
Just for fun ...

December 14, 2009 ... Overall, 44% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the President's performance.
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll

Quote:
December 09, 2009...just 50% of voters now say they prefer having him as President to George W. Bush, with 44% saying they'd rather have his predecessor.
http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/1209/Bush_closes_the_gap.html

Quote:
December 7, 2009 ... The survey indicates that Americans are split on Palin, with 46 percent saying they have a favorable opinion
http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2009/12/07/cnn-poll-palins-popularity-on-the-rise/
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Baruch Menachem on December 15, 2009, 11:30:27 PM
What I like about these numbers is people are coming around to my way of thinking.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on December 21, 2009, 08:52:12 AM
Over the past couple of days the number had went back to -14. 

(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/december_2009/obama_approval_index_december_21_2009/273332-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_december_21_2009.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: NHSparky on December 21, 2009, 10:36:40 AM
Look for that number to take an absolute nosedive when the details of the bill/law come to light.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Schadenfreude on December 21, 2009, 10:52:33 AM
Look for that number to take an absolute nosedive when the details of the bill/law come to light.

After Christmas I predict.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: NHSparky on December 22, 2009, 08:55:28 AM
Didn't even take that long:

(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/december_2009/obama_approval_index_december_22_2009/273686-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_december_22_2009.jpg)

OH, SNAP!!!!
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Oceander on December 22, 2009, 08:58:38 AM
Employee Evaluation

(http://i758.photobucket.com/albums/xx221/B_Oceander/Obama/Employee_evaluation_2.jpg)

Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on December 22, 2009, 09:00:08 AM
This has to be related to the weekend shenanigans in the senate, and partly Dopenhagen.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Texacon on December 22, 2009, 09:36:55 AM
Didn't even take that long:

(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/december_2009/obama_approval_index_december_22_2009/273686-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_december_22_2009.jpg)

OH, SNAP!!!!

He's a nightmare and everyone is figuring it out.  Sad really.

KC
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on December 22, 2009, 09:39:46 AM
He's a nightmare and everyone is figuring it out.  Sad really.

KC

Sad?  I'm  :censored: ecstatic that people are finally getting a clue.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Texacon on December 22, 2009, 09:47:32 AM
Sad?  I'm  :censored: ecstatic that people are finally getting a clue.

No, sad that WE voted in such a nightmare.  Unfortunately the American populace bought an unknown because it was 'cool' and 'hip' to vote in a black man as president.  It didn't matter he was completely unqualified for the job.  That is sad.

KC

Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on December 22, 2009, 09:48:35 AM
No, sad that WE voted in such a nightmare.  Unfortunately the American populace bought an unknown because it was 'cool' and 'hip' to vote in a black man as president.  It didn't matter he was completely unqualified for the job.  That is sad.

KC



Ah, okay. That I agree with.  It wouldn't have happened without the media.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Eupher on December 22, 2009, 09:51:51 AM
Ah, okay. That I agree with.  It wouldn't have happened without the media.

Absolutely correct. Many clueless people still get their news from the alphabet press and the fawning and apologizing and BDS still goes on just about unabated.

Despite Fox News' success, there are still too many people who pay little real attention to what's going on and they are the voters who put that turd in the WH.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Patriot Lady on December 22, 2009, 09:53:14 AM
This has to be related to the weekend shenanigans in the senate, and partly Dopenhagen.
They knew that the polls would drop-- they know what the people want. They obviously do not care. They got what they wanted at the expense of the next elections and MOST importantly--- at the EXPENSE of the people.
What a bunch of sad, greedy, rich pigs! AND let us not forget that we are also paying for their excellent healthcare!
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Eupher on December 22, 2009, 09:54:55 AM
Even if 2010 turns out to be a landslide victory for Republicans (it certainly won't be a victory for conservatives, but I digress) and Lord Zero turns into a lame duck for his last 2 years in office, to undo all of the chicanery that this idiot has brought on the country will never be done.

Congress rarely meets a program it doesn't like.  :whatever:
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Patriot Lady on December 22, 2009, 09:57:13 AM
Even if 2010 turns out to be a landslide victory for Republicans (it certainly won't be a victory for conservatives, but I digress) and Lord Zero turns into a lame duck for his last 2 years in office, to undo all of the chicanery that this idiot has brought on the country will never be done.

Congress rarely meets a program it doesn't like.  :whatever:
Where oh where is this third party? Dems/Rep---all the same crap. Old wood!
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Oceander on December 22, 2009, 09:58:02 AM
They knew that the polls would drop-- they know what the people want. They obviously do not care. They got what they wanted at the expense of the next elections and MOST importantly--- at the EXPENSE of the people.
What a bunch of sad, greedy, rich pigs! AND let us not forget that we are also paying for their excellent healthcare!

They don't care because they know that, no matter how many of them lose their seats in 2010, if they can just get Obamacare enacted, then the game's over because it will never, ever, ever get repealed.  The basis for their view?  Medicare/Medicaid/Social Security, which have not been touched at all, except to expand the benefits given, notwithstanding that those entitlements have a current unfunded liability of about $75 trillion dollars.

We have only one year - 2011 - after they lose their majorities in the 2010 Congressional elections to prove them wrong.  If we don't, then this country is nothing more than a dead man walking, and we all might as well either (a) move to a better country, such as Australia (where the voters just kicked the eco-greenies in the balls by voting down cap-n-trade type legislation), or (b) start teaching our children to speak Mandarin so that they can understand what their new masters are saying when they grow up.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Baruch Menachem on December 22, 2009, 10:10:46 AM
We can't undo any damage in 2011 because even if the R's get a majority, 0bama just veotos every tax cut, and holds stuff hostage he doesn't like.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Eupher on December 22, 2009, 10:15:07 AM
We can't undo any damage in 2011 because even if the R's get a majority, 0bama just veotos every tax cut, and holds stuff hostage he doesn't like.

But he goes on the defensive, which effectively takes the wind out of his sails.

True, as prez he wields an enormous amount of power nonetheless, but I see him flailing about like a 14-month old toddler in the high chair.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Oceander on December 22, 2009, 10:23:00 AM
Where oh where is this third party? Dems/Rep---all the same crap. Old wood!

Right now, a third party is a prescription for national suicide.  Look, the one thing that the Tea Party movement has proven without a doubt is that we can get most of the current Republicans do start acting more responsibly if we keep after them constantly, if we get people out in front of Capitol Hill and their offices to speak out publicly about what we want them to do, if we demand that they meet with us regularly at townhall meetings and that they shut up, sit down, and listen to what we have to say, and if we keep up an unremitting stream of communication with them via email, fax, snail-mail, telephone, and in-person.  That is a lot of hard work, and it means a lot of sacrifice for a lot of people because it means taking some time off of work, for example, to go to a demonstration or to go to Washington, DC, and it means taking time away from your family to sit down and write out a letter, or a fax, or an email, and send it off to your Congress-monkeys; but that is how the libs/left managed to capture the Democrat Party and that is why the Democrats are currently carrying water for the hard-left even though it means their own political suicide in many instances.

Think about it:  how many of the current Republican senators would have gamely tried to get some little gimme of their own into Harry Reid's monstrosity, and would have voted for that bill if it contained just enough vigorish a la what Ben Nelson got, so they could at least maintain that last little fig-leaf of self-worth and tell their constituents "sorry, I couldn't stop the bill, but at least I got us a little something to sweeten the deal"?  Lindsey Graham of SC would almost certainly have done something like that.  So, too, would Snowe, Collins, and etc, etc, etc.  The simple fact of the matter is, however, that they didn't, because they know beyond a shadow of a doubt that they would be signing their own political death warrants if they did that.  And the reason they have that knowledge?  Because of all the conservative/Tea Party demonstrations and all of the conservatives who have rallied publicly and told them in no uncertain terms that they would be political dead meat if they went along to get along with the Democrats.

That is how you control your politicians.  That is how the liberals and the hard-left have managed to control the Democrats.  That is what we have just started doing, and even now we can see positive results.

Basically, we forgot the old adage that politics is not a spectator sport, and got complacent and let our politicians run on auto-pilot.  That's not how a democracy works; politicians are very needy people - they need a lot of love and attention, and they will do almost anything if they get that love and attention (as witness the number of Democrats who are currently committing political suicide just for want of the love and attention of the liberals/left to which they've become addicted); however, if a politician's natural constituency does not give it (the politician, that is) the love and attention it needs to thrive, it will become despondent, and will start to drift off in search of others who will give it the love and attention it craves - that is how many RINOs are made:  they start off as right of center moderates/mild conservatives, grow despondent when they realize that their conservative/right of center base no longer cares how they're doing, or what they're doing, and they start drifting further and further to the left in search of new "friends" until, like Pinocchio, they get captured by the liberal/leftwing Coachman on the liberals' Pleasure Island (Land of the Toys in the original Pinocchio story), grow long ears and a tail, and begin braying in liberalese.

This is something that we all should have learned this past summer, and up through today, and it is a little astonishing to me that we managed to break so many apparent RINOs of their addiction to the wastrel ways of the liberals' Pleasure Island so quickly that their wasn't a single Republican defection on the cloture vote for Reid's monstrosity - not even a Snowe or a Collins continued to stick with the liberal Coachman (to continue the Pinocchio analogy).

That is something that should be heartening, and something that we need to really stress-test throughout the first part of 2010 and going into the fall campaign season to determine how many of our wayward RINOs can be rehabilitated and which few, like Arlen Specter, cannot and must be put out of our political misery.  It would be a true shame to get rid of an erstwhile RINO who has in fact rehabilitated and started to fly right again (pun intended) just because he or she had in the past become a RINO through a lack of love and attention from us.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Oceander on December 22, 2009, 10:28:04 AM
We can't undo any damage in 2011 because even if the R's get a majority, 0bama just veotos every tax cut, and holds stuff hostage he doesn't like.

There are two reasons that is false:  first, if, God willing, the Republicans were to get a two-thirds majority in House and Senate, then there would be nothing Zero-bama could do because we could override each and every veto he issued - of course, the odds of that happening are very minor.  Second, and more to the point, right now the only thing that matters is doing triage and stopping things from going any farther left than they already have; for that, all we really need is enough seats in the Senate that we can reliably filibuster anything the Democrats throw up - if it doesn't get passed by the Congress, it never even gets to Obama in the first place.

Finally, I think you underestimate the degree of discomfort many democrat voters are feeling right now, and so long as we don't go off the deep end - the way the Democrats have just done in spades - then we will most likely get a lot of them to come along with us to start taking down the worst of the excesses the current crop of Democrat tyrants have put in place.

None of that will happen, however, if we delude ourselves into believing that (1) we need an ideologically pure third party to fix everything for us, or (2) we need to have the Presidency in our party.  That way lies madness, and the actual destruction of the United States of America.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Eupher on December 22, 2009, 10:31:26 AM
Right now, a third party is a prescription for national suicide.  Look, the one thing that the Tea Party movement has proven without a doubt is that we can get most of the current Republicans do start acting more responsibly if we keep after them constantly, if we get people out in front of Capitol Hill and their offices to speak out publicly about what we want them to do, if we demand that they meet with us regularly at townhall meetings and that they shut up, sit down, and listen to what we have to say, and if we keep up an unremitting stream of communication with them via email, fax, snail-mail, telephone, and in-person.  That is a lot of hard work, and it means a lot of sacrifice for a lot of people because it means taking some time off of work, for example, to go to a demonstration or to go to Washington, DC, and it means taking time away from your family to sit down and write out a letter, or a fax, or an email, and send it off to your Congress-monkeys; but that is how the libs/left managed to capture the Democrat Party and that is why the Democrats are currently carrying water for the hard-left even though it means their own political suicide in many instances.

Think about it:  how many of the current Republican senators would have gamely tried to get some little gimme of their own into Harry Reid's monstrosity, and would have voted for that bill if it contained just enough vigorish a la what Ben Nelson got, so they could at least maintain that last little fig-leaf of self-worth and tell their constituents "sorry, I couldn't stop the bill, but at least I got us a little something to sweeten the deal"?  Lindsey Graham of SC would almost certainly have done something like that.  So, too, would Snowe, Collins, and etc, etc, etc.  The simple fact of the matter is, however, that they didn't, because they know beyond a shadow of a doubt that they would be signing their own political death warrants if they did that.  And the reason they have that knowledge?  Because of all the conservative/Tea Party demonstrations and all of the conservatives who have rallied publicly and told them in no uncertain terms that they would be political dead meat if they went along to get along with the Democrats.

That is how you control your politicians.  That is how the liberals and the hard-left have managed to control the Democrats.  That is what we have just started doing, and even now we can see positive results.

Basically, we forgot the old adage that politics is not a spectator sport, and got complacent and let our politicians run on auto-pilot.  That's not how a democracy works; politicians are very needy people - they need a lot of love and attention, and they will do almost anything if they get that love and attention (as witness the number of Democrats who are currently committing political suicide just for want of the love and attention of the liberals/left to which they've become addicted); however, if a politician's natural constituency does not give it (the politician, that is) the love and attention it needs to thrive, it will become despondent, and will start to drift off in search of others who will give it the love and attention it craves - that is how many RINOs are made:  they start off as right of center moderates/mild conservatives, grow despondent when they realize that their conservative/right of center base no longer cares how they're doing, or what they're doing, and they start drifting further and further to the left in search of new "friends" until, like Pinocchio, they get captured by the liberal/leftwing Coachman on the liberals' Pleasure Island (Land of the Toys in the original Pinocchio story), grow long ears and a tail, and begin braying in liberalese.

This is something that we all should have learned this past summer, and up through today, and it is a little astonishing to me that we managed to break so many apparent RINOs of their addiction to the wastrel ways of the liberals' Pleasure Island so quickly that their wasn't a single Republican defection on the cloture vote for Reid's monstrosity - not even a Snowe or a Collins continued to stick with the liberal Coachman (to continue the Pinocchio analogy).

That is something that should be heartening, and something that we need to really stress-test throughout the first part of 2010 and going into the fall campaign season to determine how many of our wayward RINOs can be rehabilitated and which few, like Arlen Specter, cannot and must be put out of our political misery.  It would be a true shame to get rid of an erstwhile RINO who has in fact rehabilitated and started to fly right again (pun intended) just because he or she had in the past become a RINO through a lack of love and attention from us.

Excellent post. +5

Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Happy Fun Ball on December 22, 2009, 10:46:02 AM
Sad?  I'm  :censored: ecstatic that people are finally getting a clue.
Too bad this didn't happen 15 months ago.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Thor on December 22, 2009, 10:49:10 AM
Right now, a third party is a prescription for national suicide.  Look, the one thing that the Tea Party movement has proven without a doubt is that we can get most of the current Republicans do start acting more responsibly if we keep after them constantly, if we get people out in front of Capitol Hill and their offices to speak out publicly about what we want them to do, if we demand that they meet with us regularly at townhall meetings and that they shut up, sit down, and listen to what we have to say, and if we keep up an unremitting stream of communication with them via email, fax, snail-mail, telephone, and in-person.  That is a lot of hard work, and it means a lot of sacrifice for a lot of people because it means taking some time off of work, for example, to go to a demonstration or to go to Washington, DC, and it means taking time away from your family to sit down and write out a letter, or a fax, or an email, and send it off to your Congress-monkeys; but that is how the libs/left managed to capture the Democrat Party and that is why the Democrats are currently carrying water for the hard-left even though it means their own political suicide in many instances.

Think about it:  how many of the current Republican senators would have gamely tried to get some little gimme of their own into Harry Reid's monstrosity, and would have voted for that bill if it contained just enough vigorish a la what Ben Nelson got, so they could at least maintain that last little fig-leaf of self-worth and tell their constituents "sorry, I couldn't stop the bill, but at least I got us a little something to sweeten the deal"?  Lindsey Graham of SC would almost certainly have done something like that.  So, too, would Snowe, Collins, and etc, etc, etc.  The simple fact of the matter is, however, that they didn't, because they know beyond a shadow of a doubt that they would be signing their own political death warrants if they did that.  And the reason they have that knowledge?  Because of all the conservative/Tea Party demonstrations and all of the conservatives who have rallied publicly and told them in no uncertain terms that they would be political dead meat if they went along to get along with the Democrats.

That is how you control your politicians.  That is how the liberals and the hard-left have managed to control the Democrats.  That is what we have just started doing, and even now we can see positive results.

Basically, we forgot the old adage that politics is not a spectator sport, and got complacent and let our politicians run on auto-pilot.  That's not how a democracy works; politicians are very needy people - they need a lot of love and attention, and they will do almost anything if they get that love and attention (as witness the number of Democrats who are currently committing political suicide just for want of the love and attention of the liberals/left to which they've become addicted); however, if a politician's natural constituency does not give it (the politician, that is) the love and attention it needs to thrive, it will become despondent, and will start to drift off in search of others who will give it the love and attention it craves - that is how many RINOs are made:  they start off as right of center moderates/mild conservatives, grow despondent when they realize that their conservative/right of center base no longer cares how they're doing, or what they're doing, and they start drifting further and further to the left in search of new "friends" until, like Pinocchio, they get captured by the liberal/leftwing Coachman on the liberals' Pleasure Island (Land of the Toys in the original Pinocchio story), grow long ears and a tail, and begin braying in liberalese.

This is something that we all should have learned this past summer, and up through today, and it is a little astonishing to me that we managed to break so many apparent RINOs of their addiction to the wastrel ways of the liberals' Pleasure Island so quickly that their wasn't a single Republican defection on the cloture vote for Reid's monstrosity - not even a Snowe or a Collins continued to stick with the liberal Coachman (to continue the Pinocchio analogy).

That is something that should be heartening, and something that we need to really stress-test throughout the first part of 2010 and going into the fall campaign season to determine how many of our wayward RINOs can be rehabilitated and which few, like Arlen Specter, cannot and must be put out of our political misery.  It would be a true shame to get rid of an erstwhile RINO who has in fact rehabilitated and started to fly right again (pun intended) just because he or she had in the past become a RINO through a lack of love and attention from us.

Bullshit.... Ask Jesse Ventura about his chances prior to the 1998 election. While Jesse was about as politically incorrect as one could get and made a TON of stupid comments to the press/ media, he wasn't a bad Governor.

The GOP needs to go back to their roots. They have been infiltrated by Democrats claiming to be Republicans. (Norm Coleman was one of those) This is the problem of the GOP. They have abandoned their base in a quest for more "moderate" candidates. Then, there's the endless "indiscretions" that they have been caught up in. The other thing that the GOP has failed this country on is the fact that they have lost their backbone and will to fight. IMO, they are a bunch of emasculated pansies. Look at the all the crap that the Dems have gotten away with over the last decade and a half. The Dems commit crimes and the GOP is slow to demand their resignation, demand hearings and seek punishment for those who have transgressed the law. As I see it, the GOP just rolls over and does NOTHING. Furthermore, I USED to donate to the GOP previous to 2004. When the GOP failed to address the illegal immigration problem, they lost me, among many others. Any more, I don't trust a candidate just because they "say" they are Republican. Actions, not words, are things that convince me.

Ohhh, and if anybody thinks that Tim Pawlenty would be a good candidate for the leadership of this nation, you'd best think again. He's another one that calls himself "Republican", but is really a typical RINO. He promised no tax increases in MN. While he pretty much held to that promise, he allowed "fees" to be placed on things. After all, a "fee" is NOT a tax........  :whatever:
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Aquamaster on December 22, 2009, 10:56:22 AM
Ross Perot got us 8 years of Bill Clinton.

The Republican Party is the natural home for conservatism. We need to get rid of the blue bloods, and get true conservatives back into the party. Easier said than done, I know, but a third party means Democrat control for a long, long time.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Eupher on December 22, 2009, 11:02:46 AM
Thor, the central message I'm getting from Oceander is essentially for all of us conservatives to get involved in the political process. Sitting back and allowing the politicians to do whatever the hell they feel like (or, more accurately, do in accordance with the shifting winds of public sentiment since they don't have the stones to make up their own minds and make a ****ing decision) has been the central fixture.

Success from the '94 elections led to complacency within the party, as I see it.

That, coupled with the Obamania that began right after the jug-eared Kenyan gave his speech to the Dem Convention in 2004, resulted in his ascending the throne.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Motlem on December 22, 2009, 11:48:17 AM
Anyone that has the time to should go out to all of the local Tea Parties they can attend.  The more visible bodies and loud voices that are seen and heard on the street the better.  If you want the conservative message to be spread, help spread it.  Go to the Tea Parties, talk about the issues with people, VOTE!  Don't be afraid to speak up and get in a debate.  Minds won't change themselves and the media does a great job keeping the masses in line.  It is a constant battle, but it can be won.  Don't become complacent......the complacency of the majority helped get America into this mess. 
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: debk on December 22, 2009, 11:55:30 AM
Anyone that has the time to should go out to all of the local Tea Parties they can attend.  The more visible bodies and loud voices that are seen and heard on the street the better.  If you want the conservative message to be spread, help spread it.  Go to the Tea Parties, talk about the issues with people, VOTE!  Don't be afraid to speak up and get in a debate.  Minds won't change themselves and the media does a great job keeping the masses in line.  It is a constant battle, but it can be won.  Don't become complacent......the complacency of the majority helped get America into this mess. 

Excellent point!!

And Welcome to the Cave!
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Oceander on December 22, 2009, 12:31:48 PM
Bullshit.... Ask Jesse Ventura about his chances prior to the 1998 election. While Jesse was about as politically incorrect as one could get and made a TON of stupid comments to the press/ media, he wasn't a bad Governor.

The GOP needs to go back to their roots. They have been infiltrated by Democrats claiming to be Republicans. (Norm Coleman was one of those) This is the problem of the GOP. They have abandoned their base in a quest for more "moderate" candidates. Then, there's the endless "indiscretions" that they have been caught up in. The other thing that the GOP has failed this country on is the fact that they have lost their backbone and will to fight. IMO, they are a bunch of emasculated pansies. Look at the all the crap that the Dems have gotten away with over the last decade and a half. The Dems commit crimes and the GOP is slow to demand their resignation, demand hearings and seek punishment for those who have transgressed the law. As I see it, the GOP just rolls over and does NOTHING. Furthermore, I USED to donate to the GOP previous to 2004. When the GOP failed to address the illegal immigration problem, they lost me, among many others. Any more, I don't trust a candidate just because they "say" they are Republican. Actions, not words, are things that convince me.

Ohhh, and if anybody thinks that Tim Pawlenty would be a good candidate for the leadership of this nation, you'd best think again. He's another one that calls himself "Republican", but is really a typical RINO. He promised no tax increases in MN. While he pretty much held to that promise, he allowed "fees" to be placed on things. After all, a "fee" is NOT a tax........  :whatever:

Unfortunately, I don't have a lot of time right now (gotta run to the school liturgy service at my daughter's school - thank God for catholic schools!), so I can't do your comment the full justice that it deserves, but I will just say this:  I don't disagree with you except for the point about the GOP "returning" to its roots:  the lesson that this past summer taught (and what years of liberal/leftwing pressure on the Democrats should have taught) is that parties don't do that themselves, the natural constituency of a party must haul, pull, tug, drag, bully, punch, humiliate, tease, beg, whine, plead, do whatever it takes to move the party in the direction the constituency wants.  In other words, we're in the driver's seat - if we really want it - and only we can move the party where it should go - if we're up to the challenge - otherwise it's simply going to drift like a rudderless ship until it runs into the other group that is, of course, continually pitching woo to it to try and get more members to pull an Arlen Specter and switch (since we have an anti-Specter with us today, I'll not denigrate the practice of switching, per se, just say that there are better and worse ways to do it, and Arlen Specter's way was clearly one of the worst).  If Ventura did well, it was because he was able to get people out of their apathy and pulling hard for him.

The other point is this:  right now we should be in triage mode - who is President in 2012 should so utterly irrelevant that nobody here is really discussing it at all.  We should be spending all of our time and energy on breaking the back of the Democrat juggernaut in the 2010 Fall elections, because if we don't do that, then nothing else really matters.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Ladywinter on December 22, 2009, 12:43:31 PM
We should be spending all of our time and energy on breaking the back of the Democrat juggernaut in the 2010 Fall elections, because if we don't do that, then nothing else really matters.

Couldn't agree more.  We need to continue to stay engaged, continue to let our Senators, Representatives, etc. know that We The People are not happy with the direction our Country has taken.  We need to keep the pressure on, our voices heard through e-mails, phone calls, Tea Party movements, Townhall meetings, etc..  Or your right, 2010 will all be for not.  I also hope we have enough Independents who will vote the old dems out because most staunch democrats will leave the same "old birds" in power, forever, just on "pride" for their Party.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: debk on December 22, 2009, 12:49:28 PM
Couldn't agree more.  We need to continue to stay engaged, continue to let our Senators, Representatives, etc. know that We The People are not happy with the direction our Country has taken.  We need to keep the pressure on, our voices heard through e-mails, phone calls, Tea Party movements, Townhall meetings, etc..  Or your right, 2010 will all be for not.

There was someone on Fox the other night...and I can't remember who....I've slept since then....but he was saying the best thing that could happen was that the Tea Party become very very strong and the TP absorb the Republican Party....but leave it as the Republican Party.

It was better than having a 3rd party....but that it would also make the current RP's top people...wake up, smell the coffee, and realize they needed to regroup, change and adapt to what the People really want, instead of trying to get the People to be what the Republican Party wants them to be.

Personally....I thought the guy made a lot of sense.

Now if I could just remember who the guy was... :thatsright:
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Ladywinter on December 22, 2009, 12:55:04 PM
There was someone on Fox the other night...and I can't remember who....I've slept since then....but he was saying the best thing that could happen was that the Tea Party become very very strong and the TP absorb the Republican Party....but leave it as the Republican Party.

It was better than having a 3rd party....but that it would also make the current RP's top people...wake up, smell the coffee, and realize they needed to regroup, change and adapt to what the People really want, instead of trying to get the People to be what the Republican Party wants them to be.

Personally....I thought the guy made a lot of sense.

Now if I could just remember who the guy was... :thatsright:

There is growing concern that a 3rd party candidate would/could split the votes and give BO another 4 years.  Remember what happened in NY-23.  What a shame.  We can't afford BO a second term.  
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: debk on December 22, 2009, 01:46:06 PM
There is growing concern that a 3rd party candidate would/could split the votes and give BO another 4 years.  Remember what happen in NY-23.  What a shame.  We can't afford BO a second term.   

That was what the point this guy was making. While in theory it was a great idea for the Tea Party to become the third party...in practice it would only cause more harm to the Conservatives.

This guy wasn't Rove, Morris, Steele.....it seems like he was promoting the Tea Party...yet with kind of a different twist in that the Tea Party and Republican Party needed to combine...
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Motlem on December 22, 2009, 02:21:48 PM
I also run in to the time issue.  With all of this "change", my wife and I got our hours reduced.  I was able to attend the Tea Parties for a while, but once the economy trickled down to me, I had to fill my increasing extra time with extra part time jobs.  No more time for Tea Partying, very little time for family and even less time for sleep.  One thing is that it has really put things into perspective for me on how everything can go from sailing along great to life crumbling in very little time if control of the country is put into the wrong hands (like the ones they are currently in).  It's given me some motivation to try to seek other avenues and find ways to protect myself and my family in the future.  Until then, I just need to keep my nose to the grindstone and make the sacrifices necessary to keep my family provided for.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: bijou on December 22, 2009, 02:25:22 PM
I also run in to the time issue.  With all of this "change", my wife and I got our hours reduced.  I was able to attend the Tea Parties for a while, but once the economy trickled down to me, I had to fill my increasing extra time with extra part time jobs.  No more time for Tea Partying, very little time for family and even less time for sleep.  One thing is that it has really put things into perspective for me on how everything can go from sailing along great to life crumbling in very little time if control of the country is put into the wrong hands (like the ones they are currently in).  It's given me some motivation to try to seek other avenues and find ways to protect myself and my family in the future.  Until then, I just need to keep my nose to the grindstone and make the sacrifices necessary to keep my family provided for.
Welcome Motlem, and I hope the New Year brings an improvement in your employment opportunities.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Motlem on December 22, 2009, 05:06:02 PM
Thanks bijou...fortunately I have been able to maintain.  My situation right now is opposite a lot of others....too much employment..;-}  While it does suck slaving away at 3 jobs, I can at least have the pride of knowing I'm supporting my family instead of letting the state do it for me.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Patriot Lady on December 22, 2009, 07:32:42 PM
Ross Perot got us 8 years of Bill Clinton.

The Republican Party is the natural home for conservatism. We need to get rid of the blue bloods, and get true conservatives back into the party. Easier said than done, I know, but a third party means Democrat control for a long, long time.
I disagree- the voters are different than they were when Perot and Ventura ran. We are starting to wake up and see this big machine roll be. There is less apathy and more fortitude. Everybody in the country understands what's going on. We no longer have a representative republic; we no longer have a democracy. What we have here is a whistle-stop casino. The game's rigged. The dice are loaded. The roulette wheel is controlled. The cards are marked. They're not counting on us being suckers. They know we're suckers! They assume that we can't stop this....ahh , but yes we can!
I personally want the HOUSE cleaned from top to bottom! Very few of them are worth their pay. They pad their pockets and laugh all the way home. They break laws and pay no mind to the laws that they create. DC is full of prostitudes and liars on both sides.
If we get the Rep back in control it will be business as usual.
Let's build it and see if that new leader will come. It is time for total renewal!
They are two gangs--The Dems are like the Bloods and the Rep are like the Crips. Which gang do you choose?
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Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Oceander on December 22, 2009, 07:47:36 PM
There is growing concern that a 3rd party candidate would/could split the votes and give BO another 4 years.  Remember what happened in NY-23.  What a shame.  We can't afford BO a second term.   

Actually, in an ironic way, NY-23 shows why it's more important for us to stay focused on 2010 (and on the congressional races in 2012) and pay as little attention as possible to the 2012 Presidential election.  The Republican nominee in NY-23, Scozzafava, was about as liberal as the Democrat nominee, and in particular, was (a) on record as supporting the very things that are anathema to conservatives, such as the porkulus bill and the unions' wet dream of card check, and (b) was actively discussing a party switch after the election with the Democrat leadership in Albany.  On that basis, it was an infinitely preferable result to have an honest Democrat win the race rather than a false republican like Scozzafava, who would have become a dishonest Democrat in any event.

Just so with the 2012 Presidential race, in a way.  Provided that we break the back of the Democrats in Congress in 2010, it would be better to have Zero-bama re-elected, and have him fuming in the Whitehouse in impotent rage, than to have some Republican mini-me who has not yet demonstrated that they have the caliber to be a true leader sitting in the Whitehouse and possibly giving the electorate good reason to whipsaw us with the 2014 Congressional elections.

No, 2012 is almost totally irrelevant; 2010 is where we save the country, or we deed it over, lock, stock, and barrel, to the Chinese.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: bkg on December 22, 2009, 07:54:26 PM
Actually, in an ironic way, NY-23 shows why it's more important for us to stay focused on 2010 (and on the congressional races in 2012) and pay as little attention as possible to the 2012 Presidential election.  The Republican nominee in NY-23, Scozzafava, was about as liberal as the Democrat nominee, and in particular, was (a) on record as supporting the very things that are anathema to conservatives, such as the porkulus bill and the unions' wet dream of card check, and (b) was actively discussing a party switch after the election with the Democrat leadership in Albany.  On that basis, it was an infinitely preferable result to have an honest Democrat win the race rather than a false republican like Scozzafava, who would have become a dishonest Democrat in any event.

Just so with the 2012 Presidential race, in a way.  Provided that we break the back of the Democrats in Congress in 2010, it would be better to have Zero-bama re-elected, and have him fuming in the Whitehouse in impotent rage, than to have some Republican mini-me who has not yet demonstrated that they have the caliber to be a true leader sitting in the Whitehouse and possibly giving the electorate good reason to whipsaw us with the 2014 Congressional elections.

No, 2012 is almost totally irrelevant; 2010 is where we save the country, or we deed it over, lock, stock, and barrel, to the Chinese.

Well said.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Chris_ on December 22, 2009, 09:21:53 PM
Actually, in an ironic way, NY-23 shows why it's more important for us to stay focused on 2010 (and on the congressional races in 2012) and pay as little attention as possible to the 2012 Presidential election.  The Republican nominee in NY-23, Scozzafava, was about as liberal as the Democrat nominee, and in particular, was (a) on record as supporting the very things that are anathema to conservatives, such as the porkulus bill and the unions' wet dream of card check, and (b) was actively discussing a party switch after the election with the Democrat leadership in Albany.  On that basis, it was an infinitely preferable result to have an honest Democrat win the race rather than a false republican like Scozzafava, who would have become a dishonest Democrat in any event.

Just so with the 2012 Presidential race, in a way.  Provided that we break the back of the Democrats in Congress in 2010, it would be better to have Zero-bama re-elected, and have him fuming in the Whitehouse in impotent rage, than to have some Republican mini-me who has not yet demonstrated that they have the caliber to be a true leader sitting in the Whitehouse and possibly giving the electorate good reason to whipsaw us with the 2014 Congressional elections.

No, 2012 is almost totally irrelevant; 2010 is where we save the country, or we deed it over, lock, stock, and barrel, to the Chinese.

I agree completely with one caveat.......winning a majority in the HR is essential, as all spending bills must origionate there, and just picking up enough Senate seats to prevent a "filibuster-proof" majority, would be the icing on the cake.......realistically, I don't think that we can gain a majority in the Senate with all of the seats that we are defending this cycle, and the demographic shifts in the country.

However, except for defunding the present train wreck, and having that vetoed, the Executive branch can do a great deal of damage through executive orders and regulations spinning out of established legislation........and we end up with legislative gridlock (not that it would be a bad thing)

I think that we need to take a serious shot at "dethroning" Obama, and I think that it is possible, with the emerging mood in the country toward his policies........we have to run the RIGHT CANDIDATE, and I don't see any of the present frontrunners as making that happen.........

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Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Peter3_1 on December 23, 2009, 12:31:21 AM
Three years before the last presidential election Barry was a total unknown. let's not count chickens before the eggs are laid, shall we?
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: 5412 on December 23, 2009, 06:58:43 AM
Three years before the last presidential election Barry was a total unknown. let's not count chickens before the eggs are laid, shall we?

Hi,

Totally agree with you.  Actually we may be lucky.  Recall not too long ago they were touting George Allen's son in VA.  If we identify them too quickly the left sets out to absolutely destroy the candidate.  When Palin was the surprise pick they went ape shit and had to go into high gear.

I suspect we all know the name of our next party leader, it just is not quite clear just yet which is OK, will give the left less time to begin the smear and destruction campaign.  In the meantime let's keep the cards, letter, and emails blasting away a congress and hope is disapproval continues to grow.

regards,
5412
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Patriot Lady on December 23, 2009, 07:32:23 AM
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let's keep the cards, letter, and emails blasting away a congress and hope is disapproval continues to grow.

OH YEAH--- Holiday greeting to the max!!!!!!!!!!

Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on December 23, 2009, 09:59:07 AM
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/december_2009/obama_approval_index_december_23_2009/273836-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_december_23_2009.jpg)

Go Figure!!
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: miskie on December 23, 2009, 05:35:31 PM
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/december_2009/obama_approval_index_december_23_2009/273836-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_december_23_2009.jpg)

Go Figure!!

Never look at any polling day to day, it will make you go mad. Statistical noise will cause bounces both up and down - what is important is the trend over a period of time - which hasn't changed.. Obama continues to fall at a rate much faster than I anticipated.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on December 23, 2009, 05:51:52 PM
Never look at any polling day to day, it will make you go mad. Statistical noise will cause bounces both up and down - what is important is the trend over a period of time - which hasn't changed.. Obama continues to fall at a rate much faster than I anticipated.


Yeah, I know the long term trends are what's important, but I just want each days number to be lower than the last.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on December 28, 2009, 10:51:05 AM
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/december_2009/obama_approval_index_december_28_2009/274526-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_december_28_2009.jpg)
 :hammer:
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: NHSparky on December 28, 2009, 11:07:55 AM
Two ways to look at that.  Yes, the -12 is a declining trend, but look at the "Strongly Approve"...overall it's a slow decline, not subject to as much variation as the Strong Disapprove number, which can be more subject to the news cycle.

Look at the number to REALLY collapse when the House takes up the healthcare reconciliation and more and more gets out about this terrorist fiasco.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Eupher on December 28, 2009, 11:10:53 AM
Typically the Nation rallies around the president after a terrorist attack.

Even one as silent as Lord Zero has been. He's too busy partying in Hawaii to take much notice as to what's going on. Either that, or he's doing his best to cover shit up.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on December 28, 2009, 11:12:18 AM
Typically the Nation rallies around the president after a terrorist attack.

Even one as silent as Lord Zero has been. He's too busy partying in Hawaii to take much notice as to what's going on. Either that, or he's doing his best to cover shit up.

You might have a point.  He hasn't been on TV in several days. That could be driving the numbers.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: NHSparky on December 28, 2009, 11:17:55 AM
You might have a point.  He hasn't been on TV in several days. That could be driving the numbers.

And the less HE comments about it and leaves it to his hacks, the more insulated he is, or at least the MSM won't question him on it.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Baruch Menachem on December 28, 2009, 07:47:52 PM
I think he is finding success in silence.  Bill Clinton's really big bounce during the primaries in 92 was during the two weeks he had laryngitis. 
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on December 29, 2009, 11:04:57 AM
-15 today.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: NHSparky on December 30, 2009, 08:34:11 AM
Today's HopeyDopeyChangey Meter:

(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/december_2009/obama_approval_index_december_30_2009/275108-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_december_30_2009.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Baruch Menachem on December 30, 2009, 06:12:49 PM
OK, from what I see here his disapproves went down a lot recently.  His approves went up a little, came down a little  but the down is a little below the trend, and the up didn't make it up to the previous up.    So I think we can still safely assume his trending downward.  How many of you think he will get below -20 by Jan 6th?   If he gets below -20, do you think it will be permanent after February?
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: miskie on December 30, 2009, 09:12:27 PM
I think -20 will be about where he levels off, leaving his base of about 25% as his only source of strong approval.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Texacon on December 31, 2009, 10:16:55 AM
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/december_2009/obama_approval_index_december_31_2009/275356-2-eng-US/obama_approval_index_december_31_2009.jpg)

Are we able to say there is a pattern yet?

KC
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: DefiantSix on December 31, 2009, 10:21:25 AM
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/december_2009/obama_approval_index_december_31_2009/275356-2-eng-US/obama_approval_index_december_31_2009.jpg)

Are we able to say there is a pattern yet?

KC

Ummm, Øbama could suck a golf ball through 100'-0" of garden hose?  Consistently?
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: bijou on December 31, 2009, 10:24:26 AM
Hmm Obama stays off tv for a couple of days and his numbers go up, he returns to public view and back down they go.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: debk on December 31, 2009, 11:54:40 AM
Hmm Obama stays off tv for a couple of days and his numbers go up, he returns to public view and back down they go.


Maybe people are starting to find out about the costs of 10 days in Hawaii on a palatial estate.  :uhsure:

I don't think most people would begrudge him time off during the holidays....but I think his choice of "holiday getaway" is difficult to handle when many, if not most, people...down-scaled their holiday plans this year. 

Runnin' Buddy and I went for drinks the other night with a GM of a restaurant on The Strip (campus) that we have known for years. He said they had 4 huge company banquets that had scheduled for the whole downstairs restaurant (there's a more casual one on street level) during December and the 3 largest ones cancelled and the one that was held downscaled from a dinner to hors d'ouvres.

Companies, friends, families....just about everyone I know scaled way back this year. On gifts, entertainment, trips...everything.

Obama has been preaching...in the case of some companies - demanding... cutting back to everyone ....but if anything...he has become even more extravagant in his own lifestyle - surpassing most presidents of recent times.

And it's the American public that is paying for it!!

Another 5 days in Paradise may translate into another 5-10 points of disapproval....
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Peter3_1 on December 31, 2009, 12:15:37 PM
Obama has already played more golf in under one year than Bush did in eight. Seems to me he has had more days "off" than "on" so far. Anyone kept track?
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Texacon on December 31, 2009, 12:30:18 PM
Obama has already played more golf in under one year than Bush did in eight. Seems to me he has had more days "off" than "on" so far. Anyone kept track?

Hmmm well, how many remember THIS;

Quote
Barack Obama

Obama Makes Surprise Trip to Read to Children  Updated   3:44 p.m.

By Michael D. Shear and Hamil Harris

As a sense of crisis engulfed his White House Tuesday with the withdrawal of former senator Tom Daschle as HHS Secretary-nominee, President Obama made an unannounced trip to a school to read to kids.

His motorcade was seen heading north on 15th Street, and local sources soon reported he was at The Capital City Public Charter School. There was no mention of a trip on the schedule sent out to reporters the previous day.

At the school, the president and Michelle Obama read to a group of second-graders in the school library from a picture book entitled "The Moon over Star," an account of the first moon landing in July of 1969. An Associated Press report from the scene said that Obama told the students, "We were just tired of being in the White House."

Hmmmm WHEN did all this pressure start to build that would cause the president and the first lady to FLEE the White House?

FEBRUARY 3rd 2009!

15 Frickin' days into his administration!!

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/44/2009/02/03/obama_makes_surprise_trip_to_r.html

KC
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on December 31, 2009, 12:34:19 PM
Hmmm well, how many remember THIS;

Hmmmm WHEN did all this pressure start to build that would cause the president and the first lady to FLEE the White House?

FEBRUARY 3rd 2009!

15 Frickin' days into his administration!!

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/44/2009/02/03/obama_makes_surprise_trip_to_r.html

KC

You have to remember something. When you go from organizing to fight  the government to BEING the government, it's a hard change to make.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: DefiantSix on December 31, 2009, 12:35:42 PM
Hmmm well, how many remember THIS;

Hmmmm WHEN did all this pressure start to build that would cause the president and the first lady to FLEE the White House?

FEBRUARY 3rd 2009!

15 Frickin' days into his administration!!

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/44/2009/02/03/obama_makes_surprise_trip_to_r.html

KC

Maybe that suggests that the pressure he's facing is the pressure of a flaming incompetent assigned to a post for which he is patently unqualified, and the deadlines for tangible producibles have started coming due.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on December 31, 2009, 12:46:09 PM
(http://biggovernment.com/files/2009/12/Cartoon-Approval-Countdown-990.jpg)
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Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Flame on December 31, 2009, 01:59:03 PM
(http://biggovernment.com/files/2009/12/Cartoon-Approval-Countdown-990.jpg)
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Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: ColonialMarine0431 on December 31, 2009, 02:11:07 PM
(http://biggovernment.com/files/2009/12/Cartoon-Approval-Countdown-990.jpg)
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Pulitzer material.  :naughty:
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: DefiantSix on December 31, 2009, 02:12:32 PM
Pulitzer material.  :naughty:

Too bad it'll be redacted by the Ministry of Troof & Shit as seditious material.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Texacon on December 31, 2009, 02:37:01 PM
Pulitzer material.  :naughty:

Too bad Obama already got the Pulitzer for signing a check.

KC
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: bijou on January 02, 2010, 10:36:15 AM
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/december_2009/obama_approval_index_december_31_2009/275356-2-eng-US/obama_approval_index_december_31_2009.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Oceander on January 02, 2010, 11:01:44 AM
Too bad it'll be redacted by the Ministry of Troof & Shit as seditious material.

STFU!

(http://i758.photobucket.com/albums/xx221/B_Oceander/Obama/STFU.jpg)

Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: formerlurker on January 02, 2010, 07:16:44 PM
(http://biggovernment.com/files/2009/12/Cartoon-Approval-Countdown-990.jpg)
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Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: NHSparky on January 04, 2010, 11:18:07 AM
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/january_2010/obama_approval_index_january_4_2010/276040-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_january_4_2010.jpg)

Approval index on 1/4/09: +29.  Some "change" when your popularity drops over forty points.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Ladywinter on January 04, 2010, 08:01:19 PM
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/january_2010/obama_approval_index_january_4_2010/276040-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_january_4_2010.jpg)

Approval index on 1/4/09: +29.  Some "change" when your popularity drops over forty points.

BO will never acknowledge the drop nor will the lefty media...they all still believe him to be our savior, and that he's still cleaning up Bush's mess... :mental:
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: RightCoast on January 04, 2010, 08:05:27 PM
That -15 should hit -20 now that he's back from Vacation and can start ******* stuff up again.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Baruch Menachem on January 04, 2010, 10:38:53 PM
He gained 4 by keeping his mouth shut.   He keeps this up, he can get all the way up to positive 50.  Whenever he keeps his mouth shut, I approve of it.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on January 05, 2010, 09:30:25 AM
-13 today.  Lord Zero needs to make a prime times speech soon.  :evillaugh:
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: debk on January 05, 2010, 10:24:03 AM
-13 today.  Lord Zero needs to make a prime times speech soon.  :evillaugh:


He's meeting with his "security" people today (11:30am according to Fox News) to determine how to better protect the country from terrorists.

First he will have to acknowledge there are terrorists and if he does....I would say his approval rating will go up. 
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on January 06, 2010, 09:36:49 AM
-10 .  :banghead:  :bawl:
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Texacon on January 06, 2010, 10:34:12 AM
-10 .  :banghead:  :bawl:

When was the last time he was above a negative 10?  It has to be a couple of months ....

KC
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Chris on January 06, 2010, 02:11:29 PM
The people that were polled probably think he's still on vacation.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: NHSparky on January 07, 2010, 09:13:23 AM
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/january_2010/obama_approval_index_january_7_2010/276840-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_january_7_2010.jpg)

Give it a week or so with the House debating the healthcare bill in secret.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on January 07, 2010, 09:15:27 AM
Heh, Fox News has been showing the Breitbart video showing Lord Zero repeatedly saying that negotiations would be televised.  :-)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: debk on January 07, 2010, 09:27:28 AM
Heh, Fox News has been showing the Breitbart video showing Lord Zero repeatedly saying that negotiations would be televised.  :-)


Yeah...they have been showing them over and over again since last night.... :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:

I especially like the ones where he puts down the Republicans for not wanting to be a part of the negotiations......
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on January 07, 2010, 10:05:44 AM

Yeah...they have been showing them over and over again since last night.... :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:

I especially like the ones where he puts down the Republicans for not wanting to be a part of the negotiations......

Every GOP member of congress should use every chance in front of the cameras to say: " I will vote against the compromised HCR bill, because it was done in secret meetings in a partisan manner."
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Baruch Menachem on January 07, 2010, 10:14:12 AM
He kept silent for two weeks and raised his numbers by 8, he opens his mouth and sinks by 2

this is fun to watch.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Eupher on January 07, 2010, 10:40:08 AM
He kept silent for two weeks and raised his numbers by 8, he opens his mouth and sinks by 2

this is fun to watch.

There does seem to be a pattern with that.

Except that that pattern didn't work with GWB. No matter what he did say, didn't say, did, or didn't do, his numbers tanked.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: NHSparky on January 07, 2010, 10:46:28 AM
A good part of this "recovery" of his poll numbers may well be rallying of the common folks given this latest "crotchbomber" attempt. 

But even so, this bounce isn't nearly what one would have expected compared to a president whose policies are clearly tough on terror, and will not be sustainable for nearly as long given the spin coming out of the administration and moonbat theories about how the CIA "witheld" intel.

Bottom line, look for the disapproval to climb back to where it was and have him back at -20 just in time for his 1-year coronation anniversary.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: NHSparky on January 08, 2010, 11:37:28 AM
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/january_2010/obama_approval_index_january_8_2010/277159-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_january_8_2010.jpg)

Back to -14.  Vacation is over, and it doesn't look like his little "speech" helped him.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Baruch Menachem on January 08, 2010, 12:21:19 PM
He talks, he tanks.

Talk, son, talk.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on January 09, 2010, 06:32:30 PM
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/january_2010/obama_approval_index_january_9_2010/277427-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_january_9_2010.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: miskie on January 09, 2010, 08:27:48 PM
He talks, he tanks.

Talk, son, talk.

Now if we in Massachusetts could only get Coakley to do the same thing - her campaign people seem to know that the more she has to say, the less intelligent she sounds. Rose Garden Strategy all the way for her.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: 5412 on January 10, 2010, 01:16:00 AM
There does seem to be a pattern with that.

Except that that pattern didn't work with GWB. No matter what he did say, didn't say, did, or didn't do, his numbers tanked.

Hi,

The pattern did not work with Bush because the media kept up the drum beat; whereas with BO they do nothing.  Had they just reported the Christmas Eve crap about unlimited bailouts for Fannie and Freddie the numbers would not have come back up.

Had they reported details of the senate bill passed on Christmas Eve the numbers would likely have dropped even more.

regards,
5412
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on January 10, 2010, 04:59:08 PM
Sunday, January 10.  Negative  18. 
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Eupher on January 10, 2010, 05:08:48 PM
Sunday, January 10.  Negative  18. 

That's surprising, given Reid's latest stupid comment in a string of thousands about Obama's lack of a "Negro dialect", which, of course, portrays Lord Zero as being a victim of blatant racism.  :whatever:

Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: ColonialMarine0431 on January 10, 2010, 05:09:01 PM
These numbers don't matter, because according to Robert L. Gibbs the president doesn't follow polls. The same way he claimed to have known nothing when tens of thousands of Tea Partiers gathered on The Mall.  :-)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Eupher on January 10, 2010, 05:09:32 PM
Hi,

The pattern did not work with Bush because the media kept up the drum beat; whereas with BO they do nothing.  Had they just reported the Christmas Eve crap about unlimited bailouts for Fannie and Freddie the numbers would not have come back up.

Had they reported details of the senate bill passed on Christmas Eve the numbers would likely have dropped even more.

regards,
5412

True dat.  :cheersmate:
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Texacon on January 10, 2010, 05:42:05 PM
Let's set up a pool;

When will (_!_)Bama break -20?

I'm betting before the end of the month.

KC
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: ColonialMarine0431 on January 10, 2010, 05:59:02 PM
Let's set up a pool;

When will (_!_)Bama break -20?

I'm betting before the end of the month.

KC

I'll take some of that action.  :cheersmate:
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: 5412 on January 10, 2010, 06:11:00 PM
Let's set up a pool;

When will (_!_)Bama break -20?

I'm betting before the end of the month.

KC

I think you may be right; particularly if the health care bill stays secret and passes with huge bribes......then they start on cap and trade which all know is a farce.

regards,
5412
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: NHSparky on January 11, 2010, 01:14:47 PM
-15 today.  If you're going to predict when he hits -20, I say you go for a full week.  He's already hit -21 as his low, so another negative bounce might well be an outlier.  His support, while slipping, is not dropping as fast as it was a few months ago.  Look for it to steady out in the low-40's by summer and pretty much stay there.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on January 12, 2010, 09:23:59 AM
-15 today.  If you're going to predict when he hits -20, I say you go for a full week.  He's already hit -21 as his low, so another negative bounce might well be an outlier.  His support, while slipping, is not dropping as fast as it was a few months ago.  Look for it to steady out in the low-40's by summer and pretty much stay there.

-14 today.  I think there will be some up and down until something breaks either way with the health care mess.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Texacon on January 12, 2010, 11:39:39 AM
-14 today.  I think there will be some up and down until something breaks either way with the health care mess.

That's just sympathy poll numbers for having been called a 'negro'.

KC
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on January 13, 2010, 09:30:06 AM
-15 today.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: debk on January 13, 2010, 09:52:13 AM
-15 today.


It will go up.....he's already had an appearance, on tv, this morning to announce he is sending his teams into Haiti.

I saw it on CBS, so I would imagine it was on every channel....

His quick response to Haiti, should boost his numbers.

How fortunate for him that a horrific natural disaster came along .... and one only a couple hundred miles off of US coast with Americans in trouble....to change the nightly news focus just when he needs it.  ( :sarcasm: )

Our Church's "sister" parish is in Haiti... :(

Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on January 14, 2010, 09:11:05 AM
Still at -15, the Haitian bump will show up tomorrow.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Eupher on January 14, 2010, 09:48:29 AM
Still at -15, the Haitian bump will show up tomorrow.

Yeah, he jumped all over this one. Promised the sun, moon and stars. (Of course, he's good at making promises. Keeping them is a completely different matter, however.)

Anyway, no president in his right mind would turn a blind eye to that horror that is Haiti right now.

Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Texacon on January 14, 2010, 09:50:11 AM
Wouldn't this be about the time the liberals would be all over some conspiracy theory about how the government actually caused the quake to divert attention from a failed leader?

KC
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on January 14, 2010, 09:58:55 AM
Wouldn't this be about the time the liberals would be all over some conspiracy theory about how the government actually caused the quake to divert attention from a failed leader?

KC

Wasn't there a conspiracy that the quake that caused the Indonesian tsunami was man made?
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Texacon on January 14, 2010, 11:46:50 AM
Wasn't there a conspiracy that the quake that caused the Indonesian tsunami was man made?

Yup.  There was also one that Bush 'steered' Katrina to hit New Orleans.

KC

On Edit.  The Katrina conspiracy was really stupid considering Katrina didn't hit New Orleans.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: djones520 on January 14, 2010, 11:51:19 AM
Yup.  There was also one that Bush 'steered' Katrina to hit New Orleans.

KC

On Edit.  The Katrina conspiracy was really stupid considering Katrina didn't hit New Orleans.

Nor did the strongest section of the storm.  That was in the Biloxi area, which of course got no media attention at all.  Probably because they picked right back up and got back to business without all the whining that NO did.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Texacon on January 14, 2010, 11:55:34 AM
Nor did the strongest section of the storm.  That was in the Biloxi area, which of course got no media attention at all.  Probably because they picked right back up and got back to business without all the whining that NO did.

It's always amazed me how the facts of hurricane Katrina were bent to suit specific puposes.  I've seen claims that it was a cat 5 when it came ashore and was a direct hit on New Orleans.  Hurricane Rita wasn't 2 weeks after Katrina and was actually a more powerful storm but I'll best most people don't even remember Rita .... or hell even hurricane Ike which hit us not more than a year and a half ago.

KC
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: debk on January 14, 2010, 11:59:35 AM
It's always amazed me how the facts of hurricane Katrina were bent to suit specific puposes.  I've seen claims that it was a cat 5 when it came ashore and was a direct hit on New Orleans.  Hurricane Rita wasn't 2 weeks after Katrina and was actually a more powerful storm but I'll best most people don't even remember Rita .... or hell even hurricane Ike which hit us not more than a year and a half ago.

KC


That's because you Texans picked yourselves up and got started cleaning up on your own....you didn't wait for the government to "save" you.

A friend of mine was in NO and also on Galveston Island for 11 months 2 weeks at each place doing hurricane cleanup for a private FEMA contractor. Said it was night and day between the two places. While the devastation was comparable...the local governments - and people - were completely different to work with.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Texacon on January 14, 2010, 12:04:37 PM

That's because you Texans picked yourselves up and got started cleaning up on your own....you didn't wait for the government to "save" you.

A friend of mine was in NO and also on Galveston Island for 11 months 2 weeks at each place doing hurricane cleanup for a private FEMA contractor. Said it was night and day between the two places. While the devastation was comparable...the local governments - and people - were completely different to work with.


Yeah, the only thing we needed FEMA contractors for was getting all the bodies out of the trees because we couldn't reach  see 'em!

 :lmao:

KC
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: debk on January 14, 2010, 01:26:16 PM

Yeah, the only thing we needed FEMA contractors for was getting all the bodies out of the trees because we couldn't reach  see 'em!

 :lmao:

KC


In defense of my friend....he's a licensed geologist along with being a licensed contractor....he oversees hazardous waste material disposal and ground stability after excessive standing water...
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Texacon on January 14, 2010, 02:01:36 PM

In defense of my friend....he's a licensed geologist along with being a licensed contractor....he oversees hazardous waste material disposal and ground stability after excessive standing water...

Some of the stuff FEMA did around here was fine and dandy with me.  I think we have folks who are qualified but we had other things on our minds.

Some of the stuff FEMA did down here was stupid.  We had FEMA contractors driving around marking trees to take out because they were a danger.  THEY complained because we had cleaned up most of our area before they got here.  They said we shouldn't have done that .... 

KC
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: debk on January 14, 2010, 03:18:26 PM
Some of the stuff FEMA did around here was fine and dandy with me.  I think we have folks who are qualified but we had other things on our minds.

Some of the stuff FEMA did down here was stupid.  We had FEMA contractors driving around marking trees to take out because they were a danger.  THEY complained because we had cleaned up most of our area before they got here.  They said we shouldn't have done that .... 

KC


He works for a FEMA contractor. There are 4-5 major "clean-up" companies in the country that FEMA contracts to go in a week or two - sometimes longer - after the disaster to do specific jobs.

2 are in California, and they do most of the west coast clean-ups from fires and mudslides. He's only been sent to CA once since 2004 when he went to work for the particular company he works with.

He has been primarily to the SE for hurricane cleanup, but also spent almost a year in NY for flood cleanup. He just got back from Ike cleanup around Thanksgiving.

I had applied to the same company, and took the on-line classwork, but have never been called. It's really good money, but you have to go for a minimum of 90 days. Early last year when he asked me if I still interested, I was coming off of a good year in my business and expected it to continue.... I said no.  :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Texacon on January 14, 2010, 03:21:04 PM

He works for a FEMA contractor. There are 4-5 major "clean-up" companies in the country that FEMA contracts to go in a week or two - sometimes longer - after the disaster to do specific jobs.

2 are in California, and they do most of the west coast clean-ups from fires and mudslides. He's only been sent to CA once since 2004 when he went to work for the particular company he works with.

He has been primarily to the SE for hurricane cleanup, but also spent almost a year in NY for flood cleanup. He just got back from Ike cleanup around Thanksgiving.

I had applied to the same company, and took the on-line classwork, but have never been called. It's really good money, but you have to go for a minimum of 90 days. Early last year when he asked me if I still interested, I was coming off of a good year in my business and expected it to continue.... I said no.  :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:




LOL Deb.  The JOYS of real estate huh?  2009 was the WORST year I have ever had in real estate.  Another year like that one and I might have to close up shop.  Well, probably not but I would be doing some heavy duty cutting back on things like advertising.

KC
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on January 16, 2010, 06:42:19 PM
-13 today. As predicted, Lord Zero is getting a bump from the disaster in Haiti.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on January 18, 2010, 08:52:45 AM
The Rassmussen site has been down all morning.  I was hoping to see a new poll for Brown v. Coakley.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: miskie on January 18, 2010, 09:25:09 AM
everybody is -- which probably why its down :) - many figure that if Brown is up 5 or better going in, that the race is over.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Peter3_1 on January 18, 2010, 03:59:28 PM
Last I heard, Brown up by six% points among likely voters.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on January 19, 2010, 01:27:13 PM
- 11.  :banghead:
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: NHSparky on January 19, 2010, 01:47:01 PM
- 11.  :banghead:

I wouldn't get too upset over it.  It's not his strong approvals increasing as much as it is his strong disapprovals dropping a bit.  This is primarily due to his Haiti response, which, I have to admit, is appropriate given the situation.

However, when Haiti falls off the news cycle and we're back to domestic issues, particularly if Coakley wins today and Obamacare is shoved down our throats, that -11 will become -20 or higher very quickly.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: 5412 on January 19, 2010, 07:57:57 PM
I wouldn't get too upset over it.  It's not his strong approvals increasing as much as it is his strong disapprovals dropping a bit.  This is primarily due to his Haiti response, which, I have to admit, is appropriate given the situation.

However, when Haiti falls off the news cycle and we're back to domestic issues, particularly if Coakley wins today and Obamacare is shoved down our throats, that -11 will become -20 or higher very quickly.

Hi,

I just read on the Fox web site that we may end up with a couple hundred thousand Haitians illegally coming here.  When that happens let's see what it does to his ratings.

regards,
5412
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on January 20, 2010, 09:14:37 AM
-12 the day after the Massachusetts earthquake. If he continues to talk about ramming HCR through, I think it will drop quickly.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: NHSparky on January 20, 2010, 10:32:54 AM
-12 the day after the Massachusetts earthquake. If he continues to talk about ramming HCR through, I think it will drop quickly.

And faster still if TSHTF in Haiti, if our troops are put in harms way by a bunch of looters and thugs.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Peter3_1 on January 20, 2010, 10:41:45 AM
love to know the general orders  from obama about the ROE with the Citizens .  The trooops who are there could have restored order and distributed water/food throughout if there was a free hand given. When it leaks out that they were restrained, the # will drop more.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on January 21, 2010, 09:15:45 AM
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/january_2010/obama_approval_index_january_21_2010/280753-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_january_21_2010.jpg)
 :popcorn:
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: NHSparky on January 21, 2010, 09:18:18 AM
Bye-bye Haiti bump.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Texacon on January 21, 2010, 10:14:41 AM
I still have -20 by the end of January.

KC
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on January 21, 2010, 10:22:52 AM
I still have -20 by the end of January.

KC

I don't think it will happen. His SOTU speech is set for the 27th, and he will get a bump from that, I'm sure.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Texacon on January 21, 2010, 11:16:18 AM
I don't think it will happen. His SOTU speech is set for the 27th, and he will get a bump from that, I'm sure.

Let's hire Tonya Harding's guys to take TOTUS out.  He'll be at -50 before the end of the speech!

KC
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Lacarnut on January 21, 2010, 11:25:26 AM
Hi,

I just read on the Fox web site that we may end up with a couple hundred thousand Haitians illegally coming here.  When that happens let's see what it does to his ratings.

regards,
5412

Hugo and the French Minister want control. Let's ship them there.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Eupher on January 21, 2010, 02:54:27 PM
Let's hire Tonya Harding's guys to take TOTUS out.  He'll be at -50 before the end of the speech!

KC

 :rotf:

How many people even remember who Tonya Harding is and what her goon did? This one went down about the same time that Joey Buttafuoco had his time in the sun (pre-porn flicks, of course), IIRC.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on January 21, 2010, 04:42:21 PM
:rotf:

How many people even remember who Tonya Harding is and what her goon did? This one went down about the same time that Joey Buttafuoco had his time in the sun (pre-porn flicks, of course), IIRC.

She had her friend Jeff Gillooly (sp?) kneecap Nancy Kerigan. Both were figure skaters, but I think Tonya did a porn video that got leaked.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Eupher on January 21, 2010, 04:47:24 PM
She had her friend Jeff Gillooly (sp?) kneecap Nancy Kerigan. Both were figure skaters, but I think Tonya did a porn video that got leaked.

Jeffie spent time in prison and Tonya, well, Tonya just sorta fell off the map. I'd bet the porn video didn't do too well.  :lmao:
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: debk on January 21, 2010, 04:49:19 PM
Jeffie spent time in prison and Tonya, well, Tonya just sorta fell off the map. I'd bet the porn video didn't do too well.  :lmao:


She's been on a couple of reality shows, and a couple of years ago she was on one of those wrestling shows as a wrestler. I remember seeing the ads for them.....poor girl hasn't aged very well....as my momma would have said....she looked rode hard and put up wet....
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on January 21, 2010, 04:53:14 PM

She's been on a couple of reality shows, and a couple of years ago she was on one of those wrestling shows as a wrestler. I remember seeing the ads for them.....poor girl hasn't aged very well....as my momma would have said....she looked rode hard and put up wet....

Didn't she also box in some Fox "celebrity" boxing match?
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: debk on January 21, 2010, 05:33:54 PM
Didn't she also box in some Fox "celebrity" boxing match?


Yes...you are right, and I am wrong....it was something in a ring where they hit each other.

I have enough of a problem understanding why men do it.....I cannot understand women doing it at all.

I don't understand girls that want to play football either.

I am such a girl....er, woman.  :thatsright:
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: franksolich on January 22, 2010, 10:38:50 AM
According to Drudge this morning, Rasmussen has il Duce Bo at -18.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Texacon on January 22, 2010, 10:57:44 AM
According to Drudge this morning, Rasmussen has il Duce Bo at -18.

(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/january_2010/obama_approval_index_january_22_2010/281097-2-eng-US/obama_approval_index_january_22_2010.jpg)



Woo Hoo!  Thanks Frank!  I'm gonna win!!!  -20 here we come.

KC
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: BEG on January 22, 2010, 02:36:16 PM

Woo Hoo!  Thanks Frank!  I'm gonna win!!!  -20 here we come.

KC

You magnificent bastard.   :-)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Texacon on January 22, 2010, 02:50:33 PM
You magnificent bastard.   :-)

LOL  ..... what's sad is that I win the worst president to ever grace the white house.

 :bawl:

KC
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: 5412 on January 22, 2010, 03:15:45 PM
LOL  ..... what's sad is that I win the worst president to ever grace the white house.

 :bawl:

KC

Hi,

After hearing excerpts from his Ohio speech today the numbers will continue to decline.  He sounded just like Jeramiah Wright.

regards,
5412
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Flame on January 22, 2010, 05:42:33 PM
Hi,

After hearing excerpts from his Ohio speech today the numbers will continue to decline.  He sounded just like Jeramiah Wright.

regards,
5412

I tried to listen, but he was pissing me off so bad I had to change the channel.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: djones520 on January 22, 2010, 05:46:04 PM
His speech today sounded like any other campaign trail speech.  He's not fooling anyone with that tired old shit anymore.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Duke Nukum on January 22, 2010, 05:53:17 PM
His speech today sounded like any other campaign trail speech.  He's not fooling anyone with that tired old shit anymore.
It's funny how both Clinton when he was POTUS and now Obama can only campaign but are inept and incompetent at governing.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Mike220 on January 23, 2010, 09:05:26 AM
Almost there.

(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/january_2010/obama_approval_index_january_23_2010/281431-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_january_23_2010.jpg)

Some fun facts:

Quote
Today’s update is the first based entirely upon interviews following Tuesday’s election in Massachusetts and the Approval Index has fallen eight points since Tuesday morning.

The number of Democrats who Strongly Approve has fallen from 55% on Tuesday morning to 48% today. The number of unaffiliated voters who Strongly Disapprove has increased from 43% on Tuesday to 51% today.


 :-)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: franksolich on January 23, 2010, 09:10:15 AM

Woo Hoo!  Thanks Frank!  I'm gonna win!!!  -20 here we come.

KC

At -19 today, with eight more days to go in the month, you just may be right, sir.

Congratulations!
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Peter3_1 on January 23, 2010, 11:40:27 AM
long before Obama became pres. I was drawing attention to his parallels to H. P. Long.  Even after being knocked down in the ring THREE TIMES in three rounds, he, Obama, stands up and demands more soak the rich, every man a king , capitalists are the enemy crap he has lost on.

http://www.heritage.org/Press/Commentary/ed040309c.cfm

Stupidly, I thought we were past being decieved by such obvious ploys.........man, what a delusion THAT was! :hammer: :censored:
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: NHSparky on January 24, 2010, 11:03:28 AM
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/january_2010/obama_approval_index_january_24_2010/281555-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_january_24_2010.jpg)

He hasn't been on the news in the last couple of days, which might explain it.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: debk on January 24, 2010, 04:21:31 PM
Anybody see Robert Gibbs on Fox Sunday Morning with Chris Wallace?

Just seeing this type of person that Obama has "close to him"...would make me give disapproval.

What a twit... ::)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Peter3_1 on January 24, 2010, 08:14:08 PM
He has "yes" men, incompetents and closet marxists. His level of narcissisisam cannot tollerate anything else, his personality is too weak. He is augering in mentally, I think, and will be as nutty as Nixon was just before he resigned. The difference is he'll be insisting WE are the insane ones. Nixon, after all, recognized the paranoia resided in him.

I pray that before this happens, Biden will have the grace to resign, and someonec half way competent will replace him as VP. The only possibly worse than Biden would be Ron Paul. Offhand, I can't think of any Dem who'd make a good President at this moment in history.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on January 24, 2010, 08:27:23 PM
He has "yes" men, incompetents and closet marxists. His level of narcissisisam cannot tollerate anything else, his personality is too weak. He is augering in mentally, I think, and will be as nutty as Nixon was just before he resigned. The difference is he'll be insisting WE are the insane ones. Nixon, after all, recognized the paranoia resided in him.

I pray that before this happens, Biden will have the grace to resign, and someonec half way competent will replace him as VP. The only possibly worse than Biden would be Ron Paul. Offhand, I can't think of any Dem who'd make a good President at this moment in history.

Zell Miller might be the closest thing to a Dem that I'd want as President.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: 5412 on January 24, 2010, 09:38:38 PM
Zell Miller might be the closest thing to a Dem that I'd want as President.

Hi,

I would welcome Sam Nunn.....

regards,
5412
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on January 25, 2010, 08:48:47 AM
- 6 this morning. SOTU speech is Wednesday.  He will either get a small boost or a large drop from it is my guess.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Texacon on January 25, 2010, 11:26:47 AM
- 6 this morning. SOTU speech is Wednesday.  He will either get a small boost or a large drop from it is my guess.

You scared the heck out of me with that -6 stuff .....

(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/january_2010/obama_approval_index_january_25_2010/281760-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_january_25_2010.jpg)

KC
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on January 25, 2010, 11:38:08 AM
You scared the heck out of me with that -6 stuff .....

(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/january_2010/obama_approval_index_january_25_2010/281760-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_january_25_2010.jpg)

KC

oops, it was purely a typo. It would have scared me too. 
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: debk on January 25, 2010, 01:03:31 PM
I saw the 6 and my first thought was "what miracle happened this morning?".... :o :o :o
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on January 27, 2010, 01:46:25 PM
-15 on the day of SOTU.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Duke Nukum on January 27, 2010, 03:48:59 PM
Will he get a SOTU bounce?  And if so, based on what?  I don't imagine him saying anything tonight radically different from what he has been saying the last year.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: NHSparky on January 27, 2010, 03:59:21 PM
If anything, he'll get an "anti-bounce", meaning he might go up a point or two immediately afterwards, but when the details are revealed, he'll slip about 4-5 back.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: JohnnyReb on January 27, 2010, 04:30:32 PM
He just about as low as he's going to go. 12% of the population is black and another 12% is moonbat crazy....and at least 6% are very easily fooled....so around 30% will always be his approval rating.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Eupher on January 27, 2010, 04:42:58 PM
He just about as low as he's going to go. 12% of the population is black and another 12% is moonbat crazy....and at least 6% are very easily fooled....so around 30% will always be his approval rating.

Jeezus. Thirty-six million people moonbat crazy?

That's a lot of wacko.......
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: JohnnyReb on January 27, 2010, 05:27:11 PM
Jeezus. Thirty-six million people moonbat crazy?

That's a lot of wacko.......

Hell, that's just 1 person out of every 8.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: 5412 on January 27, 2010, 05:36:58 PM
Hell, that's just 1 person out of every 8.

Hi,

While I agree we are close, I posted on another thread that the bulk of America has already tuned him out.  We choose not to participate in his charade of lies.  The moonbats you refer to likely would not be watching anyway.  My wife went to the social security office today and saw many of them waiting in line, not for the social security you earn through working for 50+ years but other government free stuff.

Some guy came in and had long dreadlocks, pants halfway down to his knees and the guy at the door in the official government uniform told him he had to go take a number and wait his turn.  He did not look to be thirty years old and hollared, "That is bullshit!"  Guy in the uniform did not flinch, calmly told him that is the way it is and told him if he wanted to be served he had to take a number and wait his turn.  Guess some dem moonbats folks tinks they should get to the heada the line....hmmmmmm.

regards,
5412
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on January 28, 2010, 10:49:11 AM
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/january_2010/obama_approval_index_january_28_2010/282736-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_january_28_2010.jpg)

Quote
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Thursday shows that 25% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Forty-two percent (42%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -17 (see trends).
Rasmussen Reports has compiled a summary of voters views on topics raised in the State-of-the-Union Address. Later today, data will be released on the president’s proposed freeze on discretionary spending. Voters strongly believe that cutting taxes is a better job creation tool than increasing government spending.
Additionally, the president proposed a college lending program that would give preferential repayment terms to government workers. That may be a tough sell at a time when most Americans already believe government workers are overpaid. Government workers are more bullish about both the economy and their own financial condition than private sector workers.

3 days left to hit -20.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Mike220 on January 28, 2010, 03:45:07 PM
Guess Obambi didn't get an immediate post-SotU bump. Wonder if it'll be delayed or if he's just SOL.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: debk on January 28, 2010, 03:54:01 PM
Might just go lower, since he's publicly busted for not telling the truth by SCJ Alito.... :o


 :evillaugh: :evillaugh: :evillaugh:
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: DumbAss Tanker on January 28, 2010, 04:07:49 PM
Might just go lower, since he's publicly busted for not telling the truth by SCJ Alito.... :o


 :evillaugh: :evillaugh: :evillaugh:

Even without Alito calling him on it, picking on the Supremes does not play well with anyone who isn't a rabid Jackass.  It conveys petulance, not resolution.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Chris_ on January 28, 2010, 04:15:15 PM
Even without Alito calling him on it, picking on the Supremes does not play well with anyone who isn't a rabid Jackass.  It conveys petulance, not resolution.

And I'm sure it will be remembered the next time the administration has one of its pet issues come before the Court......

Publicly dissing SCOTUS with them sitting right in front of you does not yield good long term karma.......

doc
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Eupher on January 28, 2010, 04:52:18 PM
And I'm sure it will be remembered the next time the administration has one of its pet issues come before the Court......

Publicly dissing SCOTUS with them sitting right in front of you does not yield good long term karma.......

doc

Looking at the clip, it looked like Bader-Ginsburg wanted to crawl under her seat. She's a rather diminuitive woman anyway, but after that comment by Lord Zero, she seemed to shrink even more.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on January 28, 2010, 04:54:01 PM
Looking at the clip, it looked like Bader-Ginsburg wanted to crawl under her seat. She's a rather diminuitive woman anyway, but after that comment by Lord Zero, she seemed to shrink even more.

The Supremes are a very exclusive club. I can't imagine the dissenters on that opinion liked being called out either.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Mike220 on January 28, 2010, 05:12:31 PM
The payback from the Supremes is going to be spectacular, I would bet.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Aaron Burr on January 28, 2010, 05:20:32 PM
I'm sure they'll be more amiable regarding all those birth certificate lawsuits now. Ha ha ha heh...heh..ahem.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Schadenfreude on January 28, 2010, 07:38:24 PM
Gotta love that POTUS is encouraging his hacks to pass more unconstitutional laws. What an asshat.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Splashdown on January 28, 2010, 07:52:44 PM
Gotta love that POTUS is encouraging his hacks to pass more unconstitutional laws. What an asshat.

Thinking the same thing. That health care bill, anyone?
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Eupher on January 29, 2010, 07:36:34 AM
Thinking the same thing. That health care bill, anyone?

They're circled the wagons and they may be running low on ammo, but the fight ain't over yet.

Commie News Network (http://www.cnn.com/2010/POLITICS/01/28/reid.pelosi.health.care/)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Lacarnut on January 29, 2010, 08:52:22 AM
The payback from the Supremes is going to be spectacular, I would bet.

It won't be long before one of these Justice Dept. hacks has to plead a case before the S.C. Talk about getting the 3rd degree.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: NHSparky on January 29, 2010, 11:20:21 AM
As coach would say, "Oh my."

No post SOTU bump.

(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/january_2010/obama_approval_index_january_29_2010/283028-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_january_29_2010.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on January 29, 2010, 07:17:26 PM
As coach would say, "Oh my."

No post SOTU bump.

(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/january_2010/obama_approval_index_january_29_2010/283028-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_january_29_2010.jpg)

I think their polling is a 3 day average, so Sunday might show one or Saturday might.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: franksolich on January 30, 2010, 09:18:35 AM
-12 today (January 30).

Quote
Looking only at interviews conducted on the two nights following the speech, it is clear that the President enjoyed a bounce in the polls and that the bounce came from members of his own party. On the morning of the speech, 50% of Democrats Strongly Approved of the President’s performance. On the two nights following the speech, that number jumped to 65%. There was essentially no change among Republican and unaffiliated voters.

This could suggest that the President’s “pivot” following the Republican upset in Massachusetts is a pivot towards energizing his party base more than reaching out for support from unaffiliated voters. In Massachusetts and the two Governor’s races last fall, a lack of enthusiasm from Democrats contributed to the party’s defeats.

Polling conducted after the speech also found that most voters do not believe the President’s assertions about tax cuts, economic growth, or job creation. Democrats tend to give him the benefit of the doubt. Republicans and unaffiliated voters do not.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Texacon on January 30, 2010, 09:20:45 AM
-12 today (January 30).

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll

 :bawl:

Why can't 'O' have a speech today?  He needs to talk to his people ...

KC
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: debk on January 30, 2010, 09:21:19 AM
His rating may go up too, now that he's agreed to move KSM's trial out of NYC.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Lacarnut on January 30, 2010, 11:05:12 AM
:bawl:

Why can't 'O' have a speech today?  He needs to talk to his people ...

KC

Have no fear; he is supposed to give a speech to us subjects once a week for the next 6 months. His disapproval rating should be a minus 20 by November.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: 5412 on January 30, 2010, 02:42:51 PM
His rating may go up too, now that he's agreed to move KSM's trial out of NYC.

Hi,

As long as the trials are in civilian courts makes no difference where they are held he will achieve his goal of educating the muslim world regarding our terrorist interrogation techniques.

Unless he reverses himself and has the trials in a military tribunal, makes little difference.  Do not fall for the sleight of hand.

regards,
5412
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: franksolich on January 31, 2010, 09:35:48 AM
-7 today (January 31); must be the State of the Union bump, although one is mystified as to why.

Quote
In Election 2010 Senate races, Democratic incumbents are behind in Nevada, Colorado, Arkansas and Pennsylvania. In California, Indiana, and Wisconsin, Democratic incumbents are in potentially competitive races. A commentary by Rhodes Cook suggests that “For Democrats, It’s Time to Worry.”

Republicans lead open-seat races in Delaware, Florida, Kentucky, Missouri, New Hampshire, North Dakota, and Ohio. Democrats lead in Connecticut, and the race is close in Illinois. Republican incumbents lead in North Carolina and Iowa,

A commentary by political analyst Larry Sabato, suggests that if the election were held today, “the (59-seat) Democratic majority in the Senate would be reduced to just 52 seats.”

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: NHSparky on January 31, 2010, 12:53:57 PM
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/january_2010/obama_approval_index_january_31_2010/283540-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_january_31_2010.jpg)

Yup--it's the base responding to his promise that free ponies are just around the corner.

Watch that number go down faster than Barney Frank in a corn dog eating contest when they realize it ain't happening.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Peter3_1 on January 31, 2010, 08:39:28 PM
Yes, that "just kidding" that's comming next week wwill kill the rating post haste. He juist can't help himself.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on January 31, 2010, 08:44:31 PM
This is the result of the three day bump from the Republicans meeting with him and the SOTU speech.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: franksolich on January 31, 2010, 08:46:55 PM
This is the result of the three day bump from the Republicans meeting with him and the SOTU speech.

It's an anomaly; it's going to go right back down to double digits soon, and perhaps hit -20 in a month or six weeks.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on February 01, 2010, 08:48:33 AM
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/february_2010/obama_approval_index_february_1_2010/283776-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_february_1_2010.jpg)

I can't think of anything to explain that spike in his approval rating.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: 5412 on February 01, 2010, 09:08:39 AM
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/february_2010/obama_approval_index_february_1_2010/283776-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_february_1_2010.jpg)

I can't think of anything to explain that spike in his approval rating.

Hi,

Perhaps it can be they are not shoving health care down our throats for the moment.

I did see on Fox last night where the head of the AFL/CIO said that card check will pass.  That will cause a huge drop even among some union members.

regards,
5412
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: formerlurker on February 01, 2010, 09:09:12 AM
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_monthly_totals_graphics/monthly_approval_index_january_2010/283695-1-eng-US/monthly_approval_index_january_2010.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on February 01, 2010, 09:21:23 AM
Hi,

Perhaps it can be they are not shoving health care down our throats for the moment.

I did see on Fox last night where the head of the AFL/CIO said that card check will pass.  That will cause a huge drop even among some union members.

regards,
5412
The last that I heard was that card check has less support among Dims than the health care take over. Unless the unions are planning on bribing donating to all Dims this summer and fall, I don't see support for it growing.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: NHSparky on February 01, 2010, 11:38:06 AM
Rasmussen discussed this--his bump is purely among his base.  Among independents, he is losing ground, so when the base realizes they're not getting their free ponies, they'll dump his ass too.  Keep in mind, his strong approval hasn't been this high on a consistent basis since March.  This is a SOTU/screw-you-I'm-gonna-ram-socialism-down-your-throats bump.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: miskie on February 01, 2010, 04:45:12 PM
Rasmussen discussed this--his bump is purely among his base.  Among independents, he is losing ground, so when the base realizes they're not getting their free ponies, they'll dump his ass too.  Keep in mind, his strong approval hasn't been this high on a consistent basis since March.  This is a SOTU/screw-you-I'm-gonna-ram-socialism-down-your-throats bump.

Thats my take on it - after the ponies disappear back into the ether, so will the bump.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: franksolich on February 01, 2010, 04:47:42 PM
Hi,

Perhaps it can be they are not shoving health care down our throats for the moment.

I did see on Fox last night where the head of the AFL/CIO said that card check will pass.  That will cause a huge drop even among some union members.

regards,
5412

Well now, surely this was not unexpected.

And it is possible il Duce Bo will get into the positive numbers a time or two yet.

But the general trend is downward.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: JohnnyReb on February 02, 2010, 05:06:25 AM
Well now, surely this was not unexpected.

And it is possible il Duce Bo will get into the positive numbers a time or two yet.
But the general trend is downward.

Only after the free ponies are delivered in a wide choice of colors.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: NHSparky on February 02, 2010, 08:35:37 AM
And it is possible il Duce Bo will get into the positive numbers a time or two yet.

But the general trend is downward.

Yeah, I'm not thinking he'll ever see positive numbers again.

(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/february_2010/obama_approval_index_february_2_2010/284096-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_february_2_2010.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Peter3_1 on February 02, 2010, 01:51:49 PM
This budget will negatively impact his numbers, and as its' insanity becomes more and more obvious the lower his approval will become. Also drivi9ng down his approval will be if Obama sticks to the civilian terrorist trial in NYC goes forward. The defence will play Obama etal saying that the terrorist is giulty and we're gonna hill the bastard. True, of course, but excelent grounds for dismissing the case anf then how would justice be served? Even the presentation of this will butcher the approval numbers.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: NHSparky on February 03, 2010, 08:26:57 AM
Back to -6 today, more from a drop in strong disapproval than anything else.  Expect him to be back to -15 by the end of the month.

(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/february_2010/obama_approval_index_february_3_2010/284330-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_february_3_2010.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: NHSparky on February 04, 2010, 11:08:51 AM
Free pony bump fading.  I'm predicting -15 by end of the month.

(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/february_2010/obama_approval_index_february_4_2010/284714-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_february_4_2010.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Splashdown on February 04, 2010, 11:49:48 AM
Wait 'til the Vegas comments register!
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: DefiantSix on February 04, 2010, 12:03:57 PM
Wait 'til the Vegas comments register!

And wait 'til the Limbaugh campaign to put Rahmbo's reference to Dim'Rat activists as "effin' retards" front and center starts bearing fruit.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: NHSparky on February 05, 2010, 08:22:05 AM
Back to -12 today...guess the base found out there's no free ponies after all, and the Vegas comments are biting him in the ass.

(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/february_2010/obama_approval_index_february_5_2010/285108-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_february_5_2010.jpg)

ETA: Helps when you put up the right graphic.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Peter3_1 on February 05, 2010, 02:41:25 PM
And some of it is the unemployment matter. Down .3% , but total unemployment is UP!  Some have figuired that liars figure....
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: DefiantSix on February 05, 2010, 07:49:15 PM
And some of it is the unemployment matter. Down .3% , but total unemployment is UP!  Some have figuired that liars figure....

Well, in order of magnitude, there are liars, damned liars, and Dim'Rat Statisticians.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: NHSparky on February 06, 2010, 09:05:36 AM
Downward trend?  Yeah, like a B-52 with half the engines falling off and the other half on fire...

(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/february_2010/obama_approval_index_february_6_2010/285332-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_february_6_2010.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: franksolich on February 06, 2010, 09:09:30 AM
Whoa.

That's quite a plunge for three days.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Chris on February 06, 2010, 09:09:41 AM
 :evillaugh:
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: debk on February 06, 2010, 09:12:26 AM
Hope he has a paraaaaaaaaaaaaaaachuuuuuuuuuuute
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Peter3_1 on February 06, 2010, 11:48:49 AM
I am still awating him to show us how smart he is.....as I have said since this bozo was campaigning against Hillary, he showes me nothing in the intellegent area.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: bijou on February 07, 2010, 08:13:10 AM
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/february_2010/obama_approval_index_february_7_2010/285442-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_february_7_2010.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Texacon on February 07, 2010, 08:24:15 AM
Dang it.  It looks like I only missed it by a few days .... shoot.

KC
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: franksolich on February 08, 2010, 06:02:40 PM
-15 today (Monday, February 8), but Drudge is reporting il Duce Bo at only 44% approval, period.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: franksolich on February 08, 2010, 06:07:22 PM
http://hotlineoncall.nationaljournal.com/archives/2010/02/obama_hits_lowe.php

Quote
Obama Hits Lowest Approval Mark

Independent voters see Pres. Obama in a negative light by a nearly 2-1 margin, according to a new Marist College survey, while almost half of voters say he has failed to meet their expectations.

The poll, conducted Feb. 1-3, showed just 44% of registered voters approving of Obama's job as president. 47% disapprove. But among indie voters, Obama's approval rating sits at a terrible 29%, while his disapproval rating is at 57%.

Obama's 44% job approval rating is the lowest he has scored in any non-internet poll since moving into the WH, according to a review of data compiled by Pollster.com.

And while GOPers strive to avoid attacking Obama personally, for fear of offending voters who see him in a favorable light personally, even that aura of invincibility is wearing off. Independent voters view Obama negatively, too, by a 39% favorable to 52% unfavorable margin. All registered voters still see Obama favorably by a 50%-44% margin, but that's down 5 points in just 2 months.....
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on February 09, 2010, 09:06:47 AM
-13 today.  I'm guessing that he is getting a bounce from proposing that the DimRats and GOP meet in a televised session on Insurance Reform.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Duke Nukum on February 09, 2010, 09:17:08 AM
-13 today.  I'm guessing that he is getting a bounce from proposing that the DimRats and GOP meet in a televised session on Insurance Reform.
I think it s a Who Dat? Nation bounce for switching his pick to the Colts before the game.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Eupher on February 09, 2010, 11:45:25 AM
-13 today.  I'm guessing that he is getting a bounce from proposing that the DimRats and GOP meet in a televised session on Insurance Reform.

Yeah, even Mrs. E thought that Lord Zero playing Mother Hen to a bunch of congresscritters and having it televised (along with TOTUS) is a real good deal.

As if that means something.

 :thatsright:
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: ColonialMarine0431 on February 09, 2010, 12:35:05 PM
Yeah, even Mrs. E thought that Lord Zero playing Mother Hen to a bunch of congresscritters and having it televised (along with TOTUS) is a real good deal.

As if that means something.

 :thatsright:

It's a trap. Nothing will come of it. Then The Annointed One can run around saying, "See. I invited the Republicans into the debate and still nothing got done."
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: franksolich on February 10, 2010, 04:00:28 PM
"Up" to -12 today.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll

Quote
Republicans lead by eight on the Generic Congressional Ballot. However, if the Tea Party is added as a third option, the numbers are Democrats 36%, Republicans 25% and Tea Party 17%.

Sixty-three percent (63%) say it would be better for the nation if most incumbents lost their job this November.

Just 38% believe their own representative in Congress deserves to be re-elected and just 27% believe their representative is the best person for the job.

Quote
In the Pennsylvania Senate race, Republican Pat Toomey still leads both Arlen Specter and Joe Sestak. In the Democratic Primary, Specter still has the edge while hovering around th 50% level of support.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: franksolich on February 11, 2010, 09:01:17 AM
-14 today, down two from yesterday (Wednesday).
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Crazy Horse on February 12, 2010, 09:04:59 AM
-15 today down 1 from yesterday

Just wait till the claim about Iraq hits :lmao:
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: miskie on February 12, 2010, 02:49:27 PM
-15 today down 1 from yesterday

Just wait till the claim about Iraq hits :lmao:

No kidding - and his idiot press secretary made it worse.    :rotf:

Quote from: Stupidity in Action

Robert, the Vice President last night said that Iraq could end up being one of the President's great achievements. Given that the Vice President was in favor of a partial partition of the country and the President opposed the surge that helped stabilize it, how is that one of the President's great achievements?

MR. GIBBS: Well, putting what was broken back together and getting our troops home, which we intend to do in August of this year.

But the Status of Forces Agreement to bring troops home was signed before the President took office.  

MR. GIBBS: Something that -- something that I think the political pressure that the President, as a then-candidate, helped to bring about.

Look, I think that we will long debate Iraq. We will long debate whether at a very important moment in our efforts to root out terrorism particularly in Afghanistan and on that border region with Pakistan, whether we took our eye off the ball. 

I think historians will debate that long after we're gone. I think they will come likely to the conclusion that no single event took our eye off of what needed to be done in order to -- in order to occupy a country that, until we got there, didn’t have a single member of al Qaeda.

So, look, obviously -- look, the Vice President has been deeply involved in fixing the political process there so that elections can be held and so that our troops can come home as scheduled this summer.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on February 12, 2010, 02:56:30 PM
(http://www.the-wheel-thing.com/products/wheels/kromskisax2.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: NHSparky on February 13, 2010, 09:39:59 AM
Given that he still keeps pushing cap and tax, Obamacare, and will likely shove through card check and an amnesty bill later this year, he'll wish he had numbers this good come November...

(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/february_2010/obama_approval_index_february_13_2010/287026-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_february_13_2010.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: NHSparky on February 14, 2010, 11:00:45 AM
Awwww...someone's not feeling the love today....

(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/february_2010/obama_approval_index_february_14_2010/287098-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_february_14_2010.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Peter3_1 on February 14, 2010, 08:14:49 PM
Wonder how BARRY will do at the limbo bar?
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on February 15, 2010, 09:36:05 AM
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/february_2010/obama_approval_index_february_15_2010/287278-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_february_15_2010.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: NHSparky on February 15, 2010, 09:47:03 AM
Whoops--guess the libtards realized the free ponies aren't coming.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Peter3_1 on February 15, 2010, 03:08:14 PM
How LOW can you GO?
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: LordHelpUs on February 15, 2010, 06:36:11 PM
What's higher.....Inches of snow in DC or Obama's approval rating....It's got to be close ! :cheersmate:
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: franksolich on February 16, 2010, 05:02:10 PM
At -13 today.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll

Quote
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows that 25% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Thirty-eight percent (38%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -13 (see trends).

Just 31% of voters now view Global Warming as a Very Serious problem. That’s down ten points from a year ago.

Fifty-six percent (56%) believe the federal government has too much influence over state governments and a solid plurality believes that local governments deliver the best service. Fifty-nine percent (59%) believe states should have the right to opt out of federal programs.....
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Texacon on February 16, 2010, 06:05:25 PM
At -13 today.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll



LOL  (_!_)bama's approval is at a -13 on Franks post of #666  Wonder what that means?   :evillaugh:

KC
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: franksolich on February 17, 2010, 09:53:39 AM
"Up" to -11 today.

Quote
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows that 27% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Thirty-eight percent (38%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -11 (see trends).

Republicans lead Democrats by nine percentage points on the Generic Congressional Ballot.

Skepticism about politicians and government remains very high. If Congress raises taxes to reduce the deficit, most Americans believe they would actually spend the money on new government programs rather than deficit reduction.

Most also support a tax limit so that no one pays more than 50% of their income in total taxes to state, federal, and local governments. Most even think that someone who earns a million dollars a year should pay less than half that total in taxes.

Just 29% of voters believe the U.S. should go it alone in applying sanctions against Iran.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: franksolich on February 18, 2010, 11:03:56 AM
Well, il Duce Bo's learning the benefits of keeping his mouth shut.

"Up" to -10 today.

Quote
Just 21% of voters nationwide believe that the federal government today has the “consent of the governed.”

Forty-four percent (44%) believe the Democratic Party has a plan for where it wants to take the country. Thirty-five percent (35%) say that same about the Republican Party. Seventy-five percent (75%) believe the Democratic Party leadership is politically liberal while 61% see Republican Party leadership as conservative.

Thirty-five percent (35%) believe the economic stimulus package helped the economy while 33% say it hurt.

The Presidential Approval Index is calculated by subtracting the number who Strongly Disapprove from the number who Strongly Approve. It is updated daily at 9:30 a.m. Eastern (sign up for free daily e-mail update). Updates are also available on Twitter and Facebook.

Overall, 49% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the President's performance. Fifty percent (50%) disapprove. To get a sense of longer-term trends, check out our month-by-month review of the President’s numbers.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on February 20, 2010, 08:51:32 AM
I think it was -11 yesterday. What happened?

(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/february_2010/obama_approval_index_february_20_2010/288631-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_february_20_2010.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Chris on February 20, 2010, 09:01:37 AM
Good old -17.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on February 20, 2010, 09:14:32 AM
Good old -17.

That seems to be the default number for the poll.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: debk on February 20, 2010, 11:27:04 AM
I think it was -11 yesterday. What happened?

(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/february_2010/obama_approval_index_february_20_2010/288631-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_february_20_2010.jpg)

He went to Las Vegas.... :evillaugh:
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Peter3_1 on February 20, 2010, 11:30:47 AM
if you add all the TV face time of every president since Truman, does it total as much as Obama?   Seems like he's there daily spouting nonsense.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Lacarnut on February 20, 2010, 02:41:40 PM
if you add all the TV face time of every president since Truman, does it total as much as Obama?   Seems like he's there daily spouting nonsense.

After the Feb 25th meeting where he tries to trick Repubs in supporting the health care plan, his approval  ratings will further deteriorate.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Peter3_1 on February 20, 2010, 03:30:22 PM
These eetings might not take place, even if Obama wants. If the Congress opens its' stealth plan monday aws advertized, there is zero point to a thursday staerting confrence.
Personally, I'd send ONE Congress animal with a staff of persons who had actually read the nonsense that Obama sent. Each person a seperate area of responsibility, who would relay to the Congress one questions that werecontrary to the citizens best interests. Further , would compare them with the area of the Congresses bill and ask how  it is even possible that the Rep. ideas can be integrated.

Almost certainly, they cannot be integrarted.

I would have required reading The Art of War and Rules for Radicals for all staff. I would have analysts on staff produce a TM that shows how the Dem's employ the tactics in these works, countermeasures and how to apply them to the dems.

The Dems are at war with the  Constitutional Government  of the USA, and they are not friends of freedom. The Rep. needd to respond in kind and PAY THEIR SPIES VERY WELL, INDEED!
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: franksolich on February 21, 2010, 10:26:55 AM
Whooops.

-19 today (Sunday).

22% "strongly approve," and 41% "strongly disapprove."

Quote
The Approval Index has been lower only on one day during Barack Obama’s thirteen months in office. The previous low came on December 22 as the Senate was preparing to approve its version of the proposed health care legislation. The current lows come as the President is once again focusing attention on the health care legislation.

Quote
Currently, 39% of voters nationwide favor the health care plan proposed by the President and Congressional Democrats. Fifty-eight percent (58%) are opposed. Only 35% believe Congress should pass health care reform before the upcoming midterm elections anyway. Fifty-four percent (54%) say Congress should wait until voters select new congressional representatives in November.

If the proposed health care plan becomes law, 78% of voters expect it will cost more than projected. Voters overwhelmingly believe passage of the plan will increase the federal deficit and lead to middle-class tax hikes. Most of those with insurance fear that they could be forced to change their coverage if the health care legislation passes.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Texacon on February 21, 2010, 02:27:29 PM
Whooops.

-19 today (Sunday).

22% "strongly approve," and 41% "strongly disapprove."

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll

They're too stupid to understand that every time they open their mouth about any kind of nationalized health care their poll numbers drop.

KC
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Peter3_1 on February 21, 2010, 06:01:50 PM
They don't care. They want what they want, and to hell with the public.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on February 21, 2010, 07:05:18 PM
Quote
Fifty-four percent (54%) say Congress should wait until voters select new congressional representatives in November.

I bet a hefty sum of those are Dems worried about losing seats if it's passed before the elections.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on February 22, 2010, 08:33:25 AM
Holding steady at -19.

(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/february_2010/obama_approval_index_february_22_2010/288893-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_february_22_2010.jpg)

More talk of using reconciliation from the DimRats today.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: debk on February 22, 2010, 09:34:30 AM
Fox is discussing this right now....with Scott Rasmussen

74% negative towards Congress....lowest ever.  :evillaugh:

Only 27% think their own representative is any good.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Linda on February 22, 2010, 10:08:57 AM
Quote
When you're losing Susan Estrich - you're in trouble

Link: http://townhall.com/blog/g/1301c060-9b7f-41be-95e0-fb67903c0c8c



Sunday, February 21, 2010 

Susan Estrich Gets It 
Posted by: Carol Platt Liebau at 5:44 PM 

When it comes to health care "reform," the Obama administration is more willing to believe that this nation is populated by imbeciles who simply can't recognize their good fortune, than that they're peddling a health care bill that's a total clunker.

As Susan Estrich points out, it's not that the Democrats have a communication problem, as most of them seem to believe.  Indeed, untold hours of Obama rhetoric have been spent trying to convince people of the (mostly unspecified) plan's greatness.

The problem is that people simply don't want the product that the Administration is peddling.  As Estrich notes:


Quote
Quote
What's gone wrong is that people see the country swimming in debt, see the jobs recovery lagging, see friends and neighbors who are not even hanging on, and they just don't know how this administration is planning to pay for a massive health care reform effort.

That's right.  And they know an unbelievable narrative when they hear it -- and that's the one the President tried to use to "sell" health care reform: We'll all get more for less, and live happily ever after, too.

When has any of that ever happened, especially after the government gets more involved?

http://www.creators.com/opinion/susan-estrich.html?columnsName=ses
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: formerlurker on February 22, 2010, 11:50:20 AM
Holding steady at -19.

(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/february_2010/obama_approval_index_february_22_2010/288893-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_february_22_2010.jpg)

More talk of using reconciliation from the DimRats today.


I had -20 by the end of February -- looks good for meeting that number.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Lacarnut on February 22, 2010, 12:47:19 PM

I had -20 by the end of February -- looks good for meeting that number.

After the health care debacle on the 25th of Feb., that just take it up a few notches. Just hope the RINO's don't get suckered into their trap. 
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Mike220 on February 22, 2010, 04:02:57 PM
-20 within 24 business hours.

Bank on it. [/Pitt Mode]
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on February 23, 2010, 10:57:51 AM
-20 within 24 business hours.

Bank on it. [/Pitt Mode]

Will Pitt is always wrong.  :evillaugh:

(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/february_2010/obama_approval_index_february_23_2010/289279-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_february_23_2010.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Texacon on February 23, 2010, 11:18:23 AM
Will Pitt is always wrong.  :evillaugh:

(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/february_2010/obama_approval_index_february_23_2010/289279-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_february_23_2010.jpg)

Naw, I'm thinking by Thursday we will see him below -20 due to the statement of continuing to ram the HCR down our throats.  I don't know how they count their 3 day polling cycle.  It could be as soon as tomorrow.

KC
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Mike220 on February 23, 2010, 03:09:42 PM
Will Pitt is always wrong.  :evillaugh:

Well, I still have 16 business hours.  :evillaugh:
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Chris on February 24, 2010, 08:42:29 AM
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/february_2010/obama_approval_index_february_24_2010/289515-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_february_24_2010.jpg)

What happened?
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: NHSparky on February 24, 2010, 10:52:16 AM
Strong Approve increase.  They must think they're getting their free ponies again.  And when they don't, that number will drop into single digits.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Mike220 on February 25, 2010, 07:35:32 AM
Please let Obama hit -20 or I'm going to look like such a jackass... again. [/Pitt Mode]
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: franksolich on February 25, 2010, 08:44:50 AM
-15 today (Thursday).

Quote
It’s time for the one-day summit on health care legislation. Forty-one percent (41%) of voters favor the plan proposed by the President and Congressional Democrats while 56% are opposed. On the health care topic, 51% fear the government more than they fear private insurance companies.

New polling in the Delaware Senate race shows Republican Mike Castle still has a significant lead.

Quote
Just 10% give Congress good or excellent marks, while 71% rate Congressional performance as poor. Republicans continue to lead by nine on the Generic Congressional Ballot.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Baruch Menachem on February 25, 2010, 09:27:53 AM
I hope for -20.  But it seems that is just not possible.   We get so close, and then he escapes.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Crazy Horse on February 25, 2010, 10:02:30 AM
I hope for -20.  But it seems that is just not possible.   We get so close, and then he escapes.

He's been there before and will get there again.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Karin on February 25, 2010, 02:32:21 PM
Possibly after today. 
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: miskie on February 25, 2010, 03:39:59 PM
I mentioned sometime back in this thread that -20 is about the apex of the approval curve, unless he goes so bad that even the mushy middle abandon him.

And even so, he will never get past -65
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: BEG on February 25, 2010, 06:58:19 PM
Not that this means anything....at all.....BUT, my lib friend who absolutely loved Obama (even had Obama magnets on her fridge) changed her political status on FB from "LIBERAL" to "Fence Sitter".   :p
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: 5412 on February 25, 2010, 09:41:42 PM
I mentioned sometime back in this thread that -20 is about the apex of the approval curve, unless he goes so bad that even the mushy middle abandon him.

And even so, he will never get past -65

Hi,

If anyone watched Hannity tonight the pollster Frank (someone) had a group from Philadelphia to discuss the health care summit.  1/2 democrats and 1/2 republicans.  18 of what appeared to be 20 are thoroughly disgusted and almost all of them want the health care bill scrapped and start over.  If the senate rams it through they will be livid.

I really find it hard to see any kind of bump in BO's ratings after seeing that focus group.

Laura Ingram was on O'Reilly and she feels the public is more engaged, and understands this health care bill, more than most any piece of legislation in recent history which is why they are so opposed to it.  The more BO pushes, the more the public pushes back.

regards,
5412
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on February 26, 2010, 09:18:04 AM
I hope for -20.  But it seems that is just not possible.   We get so close, and then he escapes.

(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/february_2010/obama_approval_index_february_26_2010/290175-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_february_26_2010.jpg)

Woohoo!  :rocker: :nelson:
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: formerlurker on February 26, 2010, 09:20:58 AM
Excellent!
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: debk on February 26, 2010, 09:27:17 AM
If Rassmussen increases polling Seniors that watched the summit yesterday...that number is going to get significantly higher!
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Mike220 on February 26, 2010, 09:38:39 AM
Damn, I was off by one day.  :p
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Texacon on February 26, 2010, 09:49:16 AM
Damn, I was off by one day.  :p

Better'n me.  I was off by a month.

KC
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Lacarnut on February 26, 2010, 09:49:50 AM
Hi,

If anyone watched Hannity tonight the pollster Frank (someone) had a group from Philadelphia to discuss the health care summit.  1/2 democrats and 1/2 republicans.  18 of what appeared to be 20 are thoroughly disgusted and almost all of them want the health care bill scrapped and start over.  If the senate rams it through they will be livid.

I really find it hard to see any kind of bump in BO's ratings after seeing that focus group.

Laura Ingram was on O'Reilly and she feels the public is more engaged, and understands this health care bill, more than most any piece of legislation in recent history which is why they are so opposed to it.  The more BO pushes, the more the public pushes back.

regards,
5412

I think it is actually worse than what Luntz & Rats. say it is. Taking 500 billion out of medicare, cutting payments to doctors and hospitals plus raising taxes to redistribute those savings and revenues to those who will pay nothing is not a winning program. I wish this abortion would just die.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: franksolich on February 26, 2010, 10:13:31 AM
Quote
Data for these updates is collected via nightly telephone interviews and reported on a three-day rolling average basis. As a result, just one-third of the interviews for today’s update were collected following the President’s health-care summit. Sunday morning will be the first update based entirely upon interviews conducted after the summit.

Quote
By a 46% to 29% margin, Democrats say it would be better for workers if they were dropped from their employers health insurance coverage and enrolled in a government plan. Republicans and unaffiliated voters disagree. Voters are divided on support for a “public option.”

Quote
Fifty percent (50%) see China as a long-term threat to the United States.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Baruch Menachem on February 26, 2010, 06:09:20 PM
There are times when you are glad to be wrong.

Now if we can only bump this up to -100....
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on February 27, 2010, 09:13:15 AM
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/february_2010/obama_approval_index_february_27_2010/290461-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_february_27_2010.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Eupher on February 27, 2010, 09:15:05 AM
I love it when Lord Zero hosts "summits", whether beer or health care.

He's his own worst enemy..... :-)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Chris on February 27, 2010, 09:20:27 AM
Oh boy.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: franksolich on February 27, 2010, 11:34:18 AM
Oh boy.

I guess that meeting with Republican lawmakers didn't help il Duce Bo any.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Mike220 on February 27, 2010, 11:37:30 AM
What a great way to start my Saturday.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: debk on February 27, 2010, 11:50:15 AM
 :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Texacon on February 27, 2010, 12:20:48 PM
I think it'll be worse by Monday.  We haven't seen the 3 days they post from polling yet have we?

KC
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on February 27, 2010, 12:22:23 PM
I think it'll be worse by Monday.  We haven't seen the 3 days they post from polling yet have we?

KC

Nope, but that would be tomorrow's poll. At least I think that Rasmussen posts a new one on Sundays.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: debk on February 27, 2010, 12:24:52 PM
The more people who see clips of the health summit and his blatant arrogance....the higher it's going to go.  :evillaugh:
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Texacon on February 27, 2010, 12:29:32 PM
The more people who see clips of the health summit and his blatant arrogance....the higher it's going to go.  :evillaugh:

Hell, the longer they talk about HCR the worse it is going to get.  That is the ultimate in arrogance.  People don't want it yet they keep talking about it, damn how stupid can 'O' and his administration be?

Never mind, don't answer that.

KC
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: debk on February 27, 2010, 12:40:04 PM
Hell, the longer they talk about HCR the worse it is going to get.  That is the ultimate in arrogance.  People don't want it yet they keep talking about it, damn how stupid can 'O' and his administration be?

Never mind, don't answer that.

KC

My brother is 42 and his wife isn't quite 40 and they live in Chicago. His wife is very liberal and he's kind of middle of the road. Both have their Master's - his in Business Engineering and her's in Human Resources. Both are well into 6 figures in their jobs.

I know she voted for Obama...I think he did, but am not positive.

She has pretty good job security with her company - or as good as it can get these days. He works for a company that manufactures microchips and they have had a lot of layoffs. So far he's ok....but the economy is having a great effect on his company along with all the overseas outsourcing.

We were on the phone yesterday afternoon talking about the economy and the health care etc.

He's really angry that the government is spending all it's time on health care and not paying attention to the economy and worried that we are heading straight for a depression and the government is totally ignoring it.

At the end of about a 3-4 minute rant....

I asked.....

So.....how's that hope and change stuff working for you?     :fuelfire:

I thought at first he was going to hang up on me.

It was so nice to hear a semi-liberal realize they may have made a very bad choice.  :evillaugh:
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on February 27, 2010, 01:05:03 PM
Lord Zero came out, made a pronouncement about helping the victims in Chile.  He'll get a bump from that in a day or two.  His base seems to love when he spends our money.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Lacarnut on February 27, 2010, 01:13:22 PM
Lord Zero came out, made a pronouncement about helping the victims in Chile.  He'll get a bump from that in a day or two.  His base seems to love when he spends our money.

His base might be thrilled but the rest of us may be getting tired of bailing out every country in the world. Money does not grow on trees. We need to cut back. Let the private sector donate to the victims.

I look for a 25% point spread. We need more summits.   
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: debk on February 27, 2010, 01:17:32 PM
I'm wondering if the help would be for search and rescue teams rather than to the extent that Haiti was helped.

Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Eupher on February 27, 2010, 01:21:39 PM
His base might be thrilled but the rest of us may be getting tired of bailing out every country in the world. Money does not grow on trees. We need to cut back. Let the private sector donate to the victims.

I look for a 25% point spread. We need more summits.   

I'll donate a couple cases of beer!!!!
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: formerlurker on February 27, 2010, 01:46:32 PM
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/february_2010/obama_approval_index_february_27_2010/290461-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_february_27_2010.jpg)

Holy crap.    :popcorn:
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: 5412 on February 27, 2010, 01:55:37 PM
Holy crap.    :popcorn:

Hi,

Gonna go even lower if reconciliation is continued to be mentioned.  Only way he can get his approval rating to go up will be to say he is listening, scrap the bill and start over.

regards,
5412
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: ColonialMarine0431 on February 27, 2010, 02:05:27 PM
Holy crap.    :popcorn:

Methinks I hear the Fat Lady warming up backstage. :lmao:
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: DefiantSix on February 27, 2010, 02:14:33 PM
I'm wondering if the help would be for search and rescue teams rather than to the extent that Haiti was helped.



Considering the streak of racism Lord Zero wears on his sleeve, I wouldn't doubt it.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: debk on February 27, 2010, 02:15:53 PM
Considering the streak of racism Lord Zero wears on his sleeve, I wouldn't doubt it.


Helping Chile isn't as important as Haiti....Chile isn't as poor....
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: DefiantSix on February 27, 2010, 02:18:27 PM

Helping Chile isn't as important as Haiti....Chile isn't as poor....

I reiterate my last though.  Lord Zero isn't as interested, because there aren't as many persons of African descent in Chile as there were in Haiti.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Tess Anderson on February 27, 2010, 02:26:03 PM

Black and/or Muslim is first in any one of his lines.


Helping Chile isn't as important as Haiti....Chile isn't as poor....

There's also the Faulkland Islands, another foriegn policy issue he's botching.

-21, now I'm finally convinced it's his healthcare reform babble that's doing it.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: bijou on February 27, 2010, 04:59:09 PM
Humor break


[youtube=425,350]5oQmLzdTl_U[/youtube]
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: 5412 on February 27, 2010, 05:49:31 PM
Black and/or Muslim is first in any one of his lines.

There's also the Faulkland Islands, another foriegn policy issue he's botching.

-21, now I'm finally convinced it's his healthcare reform babble that's doing it.

Dear Mr. President,

Please continue to keep up the good work.  You are breaking records left and right and helping America more than you could possibly imagine!

5412
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: miskie on February 27, 2010, 06:57:34 PM
Concur - Keep talking HCR - The people are listening, Mr. President !   :rotf:
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Lacarnut on February 27, 2010, 08:28:32 PM
Concur - Keep talking HCR - The people are listening, Mr. President !   :rotf:

Please continue right up to election time in Nov. Proposing more taxes, cap and trade regulations and more spending should help your dumb ass out also.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Chris on February 27, 2010, 08:57:07 PM
The International Olympic Committee today voted unanimously to award Barack Obama with a gold medal in skiing. The head of the IOC defended the award stating that they have never seen anyone go downhill so fast.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Eupher on February 27, 2010, 09:15:31 PM
The International Olympic Committee today voted unanimously to award Barack Obama with a gold medal in skiing. The head of the IOC defended the award stating that they have never seen anyone go downhill so fast.

 :rotf:  +1
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: formerlurker on February 28, 2010, 07:20:27 AM
The International Olympic Committee today voted unanimously to award Barack Obama with a gold medal in skiing. The head of the IOC defended the award stating that they have never seen anyone go downhill so fast.

 :rotf:
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: debk on February 28, 2010, 08:01:16 AM
The International Olympic Committee today voted unanimously to award Barack Obama with a gold medal in skiing. The head of the IOC defended the award stating that they have never seen anyone go downhill so fast.


 :hi5:

 :lmao:
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on February 28, 2010, 08:08:41 AM
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/february_2010/obama_approval_index_february_28_2010/290673-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_february_28_2010.jpg)

I dunno. Is Rasmussen yanking our chains and making numbers up?
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: ColonialMarine0431 on February 28, 2010, 10:11:14 AM
The International Olympic Committee today voted unanimously to award Barack Obama with a gold medal in skiing. The head of the IOC defended the award stating that they have never seen anyone go downhill so fast.

 :rotf:


(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y53/ColonialMarine/Post%20of%20the%20Day/Postoftheday-3-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Baruch Menachem on February 28, 2010, 10:41:38 AM
A month ago we were celebrating -17.  It is a dead cat bounce. 

I am mostly haunting a different board these days.  I am starting to see a break from the libs over there.  I think in another short time, we will see them start to pile on too.

The Strongly approve numbers will never go below 15.  Ever.  He has a unbreakable baseline there.  Getting below 20 would be a sign that even he couldn't ignore, but I think from what I am seeing on the other board, he might break that by mid spring.

The jobs market is really messed up.  I think we will see the unemployment numbers jump too.  As that continues, we will see a continuous increase in seriously disapprove.

For now, getting him to 30 will be a game of "patience, grasshopper."
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Peter3_1 on February 28, 2010, 09:14:54 PM
As long as this Obama Gvt dabbles in Job Creation by spending money of Gvt workers, or "green" jobs, the unemployment situation will not improve and the economy will not recover.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on February 28, 2010, 09:17:27 PM
As long as this Obama Gvt dabbles in Job Creation by spending money of Gvt workers, or "green" jobs, the unemployment situation will not improve and the economy will not recover.

The reality won't change, but the "official numbers" that are released will show improvement.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on March 01, 2010, 09:17:58 AM
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/march_2010/obama_approval_index_march_1_2010/290935-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_march_1_2010.jpg)
 :banghead:
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: formerlurker on March 01, 2010, 11:45:59 AM
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/march_2010/obama_approval_index_march_1_2010/290935-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_march_1_2010.jpg)
 :banghead:



?

His polling sample has to be all over the place.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on March 01, 2010, 11:49:28 AM

?

His polling sample has to be all over the place.

I think so, too, but there is probably a bounce from promising to help Chile from his base.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: DefiantSix on March 01, 2010, 12:27:33 PM
I think so, too, but there is probably a bounce from promising to help Chile from his base.

Never let a good crisis go to waste....
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Peter3_1 on March 01, 2010, 01:34:46 PM
But what happens when the relirf effort is late and inadequate? Wait, I think I know, the lamestream press will declair the effort on time, on budget and a gamesaver! The stupid will buy it.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: DefiantSix on March 01, 2010, 01:38:17 PM
But what happens when the relirf effort is late and inadequate? Wait, I think I know, the lamestream press will declair the effort on time, on budget and a gamesaver! The stupid will buy it.

The Stoopid are already in the tank for The Big Zero.  They are his constituency.  There's nothing we can do about or for them except work around them.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: 5412 on March 01, 2010, 05:01:21 PM
The Stoopid are already in the tank for The Big Zero.  They are his constituency.  There's nothing we can do about or for them except work around them.

Hi,

Isn't it amazing, he spends out tax dollars to help out a corrupt nation and his approval ratings go up.  They should go down for crying out loud!

regards,
5412
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on March 02, 2010, 01:47:38 PM
-13 today.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: NHSparky on March 03, 2010, 09:19:44 AM
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/march_2010/obama_approval_index_march_3_2010/291705-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_march_3_2010.jpg) 

Imagine there will be a bump after the "announcement" today, but when the details come out, expect it to head back to the -20 range.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Chris on March 03, 2010, 09:24:21 AM
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/march_2010/obama_approval_index_march_3_2010/291705-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_march_3_2010.jpgImagine there will be a bump after his "announcement" today, but will go back to the -18 to -20 range when the details of the "free pony healthcare" comes out.)
(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff68/kayaktn/smileys/Smiley_blind.gif)

:-)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on March 03, 2010, 09:24:47 AM
-14.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: NHSparky on March 03, 2010, 09:32:05 AM
(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff68/kayaktn/smileys/Smiley_blind.gif)

:-)


With all due respect there, Mister Moderator, bite me.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Chris on March 03, 2010, 09:34:11 AM
Yes, sir.

:-)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: franksolich on March 05, 2010, 09:02:22 AM
-14 today (Friday).

Quote
Sixty-nine percent (69%) say that cities don’t have the right to ban handguns. Twenty-three percent (23%) favor a government with more services and higher taxes. Sixty-six percent (66%) would rather see fewer services and lower taxes. Fifty-eight percent (58%) support the proposal for the Postal Service to end Saturday delivery.

Quote
In the Texas Governor’s race, incumbent Rick Perry starts the general election campaign with a modest six-point lead. Democrats have the edge in the Connecticut Senate race, while Republicans lead in Kentucky.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on March 06, 2010, 08:00:27 PM
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/march_2010/obama_approval_index_march_6_2010/292885-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_march_6_2010.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Chris on March 06, 2010, 08:03:01 PM
Good to see you again, -17.  How was your vacation?
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on March 06, 2010, 08:03:52 PM
Good to see you again, -17.  How was your vacation?

That does seem like the default number.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: formerlurker on March 07, 2010, 02:28:01 AM
That is why I think his voting samples are so messed up.   The number keeps defaulting to the -17 area.    I believe that is the true number.   
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: miskie on March 07, 2010, 08:55:06 AM
That is why I think his voting samples are so messed up.   The number keeps defaulting to the -17 area.    I believe that is the true number.   

That seems to be his base -

One needs to consider that this graph is prone to jitter with the way the score is tabulated by using two related, but not perfectly correlating data sets.

To explain -

Say Obama does something that makes one side happy, and the other side less angry. He will get a bump from the happy folks, and then a second bump from the less angry folks - this results in the wild swings that these numbers are prone to. And, of course the reverse is true.

With the exception of Obama's big speech - each line of this graph has been fairly consistent, even though the numbers have been all over the place.

 
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: NHSparky on March 07, 2010, 09:08:22 AM
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/march_2010/obama_approval_index_march_7_2010/292956-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_march_7_2010.jpg)

Still at -17, but I can't imagine it will stay there once the details of his "reconciliation" on healthcare bill come to light.  The American people seem to be less revolted by this administration provided the door is opened on it bit by bit.  Throw it open all at once, and liberalism/progressiveism in this nation ceases to exist, and they know it.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on March 08, 2010, 08:30:34 AM
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/march_2010/obama_approval_index_march_8_2010/293214-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_march_8_2010.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: debk on March 08, 2010, 08:34:33 AM
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/march_2010/obama_approval_index_march_8_2010/293214-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_march_8_2010.jpg)

 :evillaugh:
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: rich_t on March 08, 2010, 12:52:37 PM
Only -19?

They must be targetting DEMs with the poll questions.

LOL.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: DefiantSix on March 08, 2010, 02:34:08 PM
Only -19?

They must be targetting DEMs with the poll questions.

LOL.

Who else do you know that are customarily sitting home on their fat butts during a business day?
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on March 09, 2010, 08:33:28 AM
Holding at -19 for another day.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: bijou on March 10, 2010, 08:31:07 AM
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/march_2010/obama_approval_index_march_10_2010/294127-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_march_10_2010.jpg)


Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: franksolich on March 10, 2010, 08:32:54 AM
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/march_2010/obama_approval_index_march_10_2010/294127-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_march_10_2010.jpg)




Yeah, I saw that on freerepublic like, about 7:30 a.m. central time this morning, and it greatly confused me.

I thought the daily poll wasn't released until 9:30 a.m. central time.

It looks as if someone leaked.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: NHSparky on March 10, 2010, 08:36:01 AM
The more he campaigns, the lower he goes.  Keep talking, Barry.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Tess Anderson on March 10, 2010, 08:50:59 AM
He had to go and start running his mouth about healthcare again. Look at this one Rass stat:

Among those not affiliated with either major political party, 17% Strongly Approve and 45% Strongly Disapprove.

 :o Obama would lose badly if he was up against just about anyone today
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: NHSparky on March 10, 2010, 08:52:11 AM
:o Obama would lose badly if he was up against just about anyone today


That's the problem.  The GOP is going to get this idiotic idea in their head that they CAN run "just about anyone" and once again ignore the conservative base.  Can you say Mitt Romney?
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Tess Anderson on March 10, 2010, 09:01:19 AM

Overall,43% approve and 56% disapprove now? This is barely the second year into his first (and only) term . . .

That's the problem.  The GOP is going to get this idiotic idea in their head that they CAN run "just about anyone" and once again ignore the conservative base.  Can you say Mitt Romney?

Oh no, not him - you'd think Romneycare alone would siink him on a national level, it's quite like Obamacare and now MA has the most expensive healthcare system of all states.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: BEG on March 10, 2010, 09:07:35 AM
That's the problem.  The GOP is going to get this idiotic idea in their head that they CAN run "just about anyone" and once again ignore the conservative base.  Can you say Mitt Romney?

I don't know who I want for 2012 but their first qualification has to be that he/she knows what the hell to do with the economy. 
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on March 10, 2010, 09:10:32 AM
I don't know who I want for 2012 but their first qualification has to be that he/she knows what the hell to do with the economy. 

I always thought that the best thing a president can do for the economy is to realize that anything they do will make it worse, so they should keep their hands off of it.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: NHSparky on March 10, 2010, 09:16:51 AM
I always thought that the best thing a president can do for the economy is to realize that anything they do will make it worse, so they should keep their hands off of it.

Oh, I dunno--maybe cutting taxes?  Seems it worked for Kennedy, Reagan, and Bush 43.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on March 10, 2010, 09:20:57 AM
Oh, I dunno--maybe cutting taxes?  Seems it worked for Kennedy, Reagan, and Bush 43.

I thought about that after I hit the post button.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Happy Fun Ball on March 10, 2010, 10:34:56 AM
While passing health care would cause it to plummet, what will really send that number down like a fiery meteor is if Obama actually goes through with this fishing thing. A good portion of this nation's economy is based on recreational fishing, and if that gets stifled, then I expect a huge outcry, even from the left. I imagine there's quite a few liberals out there that go fishing on weekends or whenever, and they too would be hurt by this...and they can't blame Bush no matter how hard they try.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Ralph Wiggum on March 10, 2010, 10:38:26 AM
While passing health care would cause it to plummet, what will really send that number down like a fiery meteor is if Obama actually goes through with this fishing thing. A good portion of this nation's economy is based on recreational fishing, and if that gets stifled, then I expect a huge outcry, even from the left. I imagine there's quite a few liberals out there that go fishing on weekends or whenever, and they too would be hurt by this...and they can't blame Bush no matter how hard they try.

Along with the fishing thing, I'm almost surprised that he hasn't gone after golfers.  Especially since somewhere in the neighborhood of 80% of regular golfers are conservative.  (Paraphrasing that percentage, but I've seen studies with that data)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Happy Fun Ball on March 10, 2010, 10:47:39 AM
I'm sure he'll get around to that sooner or later.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Peter3_1 on March 10, 2010, 01:40:13 PM
The East End here , especially Montauk, would have an economic collapse worse than the 1929 disaster. Remember that the greens are reaLLY "WATERMELLONS" , "green" on the outside, "red" on the inside.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Ralph Wiggum on March 10, 2010, 04:52:32 PM
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/march_2010/obama_approval_index_march_10_2010/294127-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_march_10_2010.jpg)

:nelson:
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Baruch Menachem on March 11, 2010, 11:40:07 AM
-21 makes my day.  Where is it today?    (Hoping for -24)

remember how thrilled we were when he first went to -10.

looking at his graphs, his strongly approve numbers are tanking faster than his strongly disapprove numbers are rising.   I find this counter intuitive.  But I guess folks have to move from one before they can move to the other.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: franksolich on March 11, 2010, 11:43:02 AM
-18 today (Thursday).

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Washington Senator Patty Murray leads all announced Republican challengers but could still find herself in a competitive race. In New Hampshire, a pair of Republicans enjoy a solid lead in that open seat race.

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Fifty-seven percent (57%) believe that passage of the proposed health care legislation will hurt the economy. Just 25% believe it will help. Forty-two percent (42%) favor the President’s health care plan while 53% are opposed. Fifty-five percent (55%) say that Congress should scrap the current health care legislation and start over.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: 5412 on March 11, 2010, 06:41:13 PM
:nelson:

BINGO LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, I THINK WE HAVE A WINNER HERE.....

regards,
5412
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on March 12, 2010, 09:44:20 AM
-16, 03/12/2010.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on March 14, 2010, 06:32:59 PM
It was minus fourteen on Saturday, back to -15 today.  -17 tomorrow. Back to the default number.  :-)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on March 15, 2010, 09:19:19 AM
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/march_2010/obama_approval_index_march_15_2010/295075-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_march_15_2010.jpg)


Not quite to the default -17.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on March 16, 2010, 08:47:33 AM
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/march_2010/obama_approval_index_march_16_2010/295376-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_march_16_2010.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: debk on March 16, 2010, 08:54:09 AM
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/march_2010/obama_approval_index_march_16_2010/295376-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_march_16_2010.jpg)


He's out and about again....talking.  :evillaugh:
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: DumbAss Tanker on March 16, 2010, 08:56:45 AM
He's out and about again....talking lying his ass off.  :evillaugh:

F1xxor3d.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: NHSparky on March 16, 2010, 09:07:05 AM
Notice how the only thing that doesn't put him permanently below -20 is the strong approval bumps.  Strong disapproval shows that slow, steady, inevitably upward trend....
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: franksolich on March 17, 2010, 07:42:26 PM
-18 today (Wednesday).

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Overall, 44% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the President's performance. Fifty-five percent (55%) disapprove.

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Republicans have opened up a ten-point lead over Democrats on the Generic Congressional Ballot. In a three-way generic ballot test, it’s Democrats 34%, Republicans 27%, and the Tea Party at 21%. However, most Tea Party supporters would vote for the Republican if the GOP candidate was the only one with a chance to win.

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Meg Whitman and Jerry Brown are tied in the race for Governor of California.

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Thirty-eight percent (38%) say the Supreme Court is doing a good or an excellent job and most voters continue to oppose the proposed health care plan.

Thirteen percent (13%) think it’s illegal not to answer all the census bureau questions.

In the Pennsylvania Senate race, Republican Pat Toomey continues to lead both potential Democrats. Incumbent Arlen Specter holds an eleven-point edge over Congressman Joe Sestak in the Democratic Senate Primary. Congressman Tom Campbell has pulled to within two points of Senator Barbara Boxer in California.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Eupher on March 18, 2010, 07:50:54 AM
Based on that Bret Baier interview, Lord Zero might even dip as low as -25.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on March 18, 2010, 07:53:46 AM
Based on that Bret Baier interview, Lord Zero might even dip as low as -25.

That interview might not show up in the polls for another day or two.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Eupher on March 18, 2010, 07:55:58 AM
That interview might not show up in the polls for another day or two.

yep, but unless Rasmussen's asleep at the wheel, there should be an impact. It'd be nice to see that number go into uncharted territory.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Duke Nukum on March 18, 2010, 08:58:28 AM
-20 today with a total disapprove still at 55%.

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll (http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Happy Fun Ball on March 18, 2010, 09:37:36 AM
Based on that Bret Baier interview, Lord Zero might even dip as low as -25.
That would be close to Bush in around January 2008 numbers, where I believe he was -33 or something. Imaging if Obama ever got that low.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on March 18, 2010, 09:38:43 AM
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/march_2010/obama_approval_index_march_18_2010/295967-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_march_18_2010.jpg)

Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: franksolich on March 18, 2010, 10:47:53 AM
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Each time the President leads a big push for his health care plan, his job approval ratings suffer. Rasmussen Reports will release new polling data on the health care plan at both 10:30 and noon Eastern today.

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J.D. Hayworth has pulled to within single digits of John McCain in the Arizona Republican Primary.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: miskie on March 18, 2010, 03:16:33 PM
 :rotf:

and from Gallup...
Quote from: http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601109&sid=adCsLRbTSeD8&pos=15
Obama’s Job Disapproval Rating Tops Approval: Chart of the Day

By Brendan Moynihan

March 18 (Bloomberg) -- As President Barack Obama enters his final drive for congressional passage of health-care reform, the number of Americans who don’t like the job he’s doing has climbed above the level who approve for the first time.

The CHART OF THE DAY shows the convergence in Gallup’s daily tracking polls since the first one was conducted Jan. 21- 23, 2009. Obama’s negative rating was at its lowest level in the first poll and rose to 47 percent today, compared with 46 percent who approve.

 (http://pajamasmedia.com/ejectejecteject/files/2009/08/ObamaLogo1.jpg)
:nelson:
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Duke Nukum on March 19, 2010, 09:17:55 AM
-21 today, Patrick McGoohan's birthday.

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll (http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: NHSparky on March 20, 2010, 08:34:42 AM
No change as yet.  Oh, guess what will be happening very, very soon...

(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/march_2010/obama_approval_index_march_20_2010/296609-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_march_20_2010.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: debk on March 20, 2010, 11:42:03 AM
Have had Fox on this morning with the Tea Party protestors in DC....

If this thing goes through....it will be interesting to see just how far the disapproval goes.

I saw last night a poll that said 68% of those polled want ALL of Congress replaced. Only 18% or 20% wanted it the way it is....
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Duke Nukum on March 20, 2010, 12:55:43 PM
Found this via Big Government (http://biggovernment.com/):

Rasmussen: 43% now strongly disapprove of Obama, same as Bush when he left office (http://volokh.com/2010/03/19/rasmussen-43-now-strongly-disapprove-of-obama-same-as-bush-when-he-left-office/)

This was a couple of days ago.  Last two days strongly disapporve has been 44%.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on March 21, 2010, 11:47:55 AM
-16 for Sunday.  :banghead:
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: franksolich on March 21, 2010, 12:00:20 PM
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As the House prepares to vote on the health care plan proposed by the President and Congressional Democrats, just 41% of voters favor the plan while 54% are opposed. Those figures include 26% who Strongly Favor the plan and 45% who are Strongly Opposed. Most voters believe it will raise the cost of health care and reduce the quality of care. Still, nearly two-out-of-three voters believe it is at least somewhat likely to pass and become law.

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From a political perspective, 50% of voters are less likely to vote for a Member of Congress who supports the health care reform plan proposed by the President and Congressional Democrats. Just 20% believe that most Members of Congress will understand the proposed health care bill before they vote on it.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on March 22, 2010, 09:07:27 AM
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/march_2010/obama_approval_index_march_22_2010/297000-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_march_22_2010.jpg)

Looks like a strong bump from his base.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Chris on March 22, 2010, 09:15:16 AM
Wait until they try to go to the doctor's office...
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Freeper on March 22, 2010, 09:16:06 AM
Wait until they try to go to the doctor's office...

They will just blame Bush. DU is already claiming that the mandates were a republican idea.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on March 23, 2010, 08:39:41 AM
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/march_2010/obama_approval_index_march_23_2010/297336-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_march_23_2010.jpg)

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The President is enjoying a modest bounce following the weekend of health care activity in Congress. The number who Strongly Approve of the President has not been higher than today’s total since November. The Approval Index rating of -10 is the President’s best in over a month.
The bounce comes from Democrats who are pleased with the passage of the health care plan. Fifty-eight percent (58%) of Democrats now Strongly Approve of the President’s performance while 70% of Republicans Strongly Disapprove. As for those not affiliated with either major party, 23% Strongly Approve and 45% Strongly Disapprove. These results are based upon daily telephone interviews and reported on a three-day rolling average basis. As a result, two-thirds of the interviews for today’s update were completed before the House of Representatives passed health care legislation on Sunday.

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As the House passed the health care plan proposed by the President and Congressional Democrats, just 41% of voters supported the plan. The final numbers for Congress before passing the health care proposal showed that just 11% believe the legislature is doing a good or an excellent job. Sixty-four percent (64%) say Congress is doing a poor job. The latest polling data can always be found on the Rasmussen Reports home page, updated with new data at least six times daily.

Is it just me or does there seem to be some disconnect between 0Bama's numbers and Congress's numbers? Congress just rammed through the HCR bill which gave Lord Zero a boost with his base, yet congress gets none of the love from the left.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: NHSparky on March 23, 2010, 02:46:01 PM
What that SA number to drop very, very quickly when they realize no Skittle Shitting Ponies (TM) are to be forthcoming in the mail next week.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on March 23, 2010, 03:23:08 PM
What that SA number to drop very, very quickly when they realize no Skittle Shitting Ponies (TM) are to be forthcoming in the mail next week.

Mine was a skittles shitting unicorn.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/thundley4/obama_pony_jpg.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: NHSparky on March 23, 2010, 03:25:14 PM
Bottom line, I'm already seeing people in the media happy because now they'll be able to get "free" healthcare any only have to make the co-payments, or so they think.

Oh, the disappointment they'll see when they walk into Kaiser and demand their free healthcare.  The ex just got turned down by Kaiser because she had been prescribed painkillers for three months last year (she had been in the hospital and under an nurse's care for over a month.)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Splashdown on March 23, 2010, 08:04:59 PM
Bottom line, I'm already seeing people in the media happy because now they'll be able to get "free" healthcare any only have to make the co-payments, or so they think.

Oh, the disappointment they'll see when they walk into Kaiser and demand their free healthcare.  The ex just got turned down by Kaiser because she had been prescribed painkillers for three months last year (she had been in the hospital and under an nurse's care for over a month.)

wait 'til the working class--the proletariat (  :-) )--sees insurance premiums go up 150 percent in the next few years.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: DefiantSix on March 23, 2010, 08:16:03 PM
wait 'til the working class--the proletariat (  :-) )--sees insurance premiums go up 150 percent in the next few years.

The lady caller from the insurance industry to El Rushbo's show today, says that she doesn't expect the private insurance industry to last more than 3 years - more likely 2, in her guess-timation - unless injunctions against enforcing Obamacare are put in place while it's being hashed out in the courts.

That is not good, boys and girls.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: 5412 on March 23, 2010, 09:44:06 PM
wait 'til the working class--the proletariat (  :-) )--sees insurance premiums go up 150 percent in the next few years.

Hi,

My wife heard today that in January you may well expect premiums to triple.

That is of course to cover all the stuff they have to pay for so the uninsured get more free stuff.

Then it hits the fan, the government blames the greedy insurance companys and says they might just as well take it over because of the greed.

Not a pretty picture.

regards,
5412
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Duke Nukum on March 23, 2010, 10:04:18 PM
Hi,

My wife heard today that in January you may well expect premiums to triple.

That is of course to cover all the stuff they have to pay for so the uninsured get more free stuff.

Then it hits the fan, the government blames the greedy insurance companys and says they might just as well take it over because of the greed.

Not a pretty picture.

regards,
5412
Rush had an industry insider on the show today saying exactly that.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on March 23, 2010, 10:22:54 PM
Rush had an industry insider on the show today saying exactly that.

I just read an article that said that medical tourism will be increasing, and that some insurance companies may even recommend it to their customers.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: 5412 on March 24, 2010, 02:08:46 AM
I just read an article that said that medical tourism will be increasing, and that some insurance companies may even recommend it to their customers.

Hi,

My wife and I were in Costa Rica in January and head to Panama in April for that very reason, to check it out.  Right now, let
s say you had a policy with a high deductible and maybe a 75/25 co pay.....and maybe you needed something expensive like a full hip replacement.  There are some insurance companies that might well offer to waive the deductible and copay if you go to central America and get it done.  Panama and Costa Rica both have world class facilities.  Panama in particular has a hospital affiliated with Johns-Hopkins.

Many Americans and Canadians go down there on health care vacations.  We found a bed and breakfast in Panama City that specializes in folks who are down there for that reason and the recuperate at their bed and breakfast. 

I predict a couple of things.  First of all many, many American doctors are likely to migrate in that direction.  Also, the insurance industry is not stupid.   Won't be long one will offer insurance to the public for folks that want to go down to central America for their health care and the premiums will be a small percentage of what they are today. 

The real problem as I see it is this.  Not only will health care get expensive, it will be rationed; particularly to seniors due to cost constraints just like most socialized medicine in the world.  They are gonna pull the plug on granny, just a matter of time.  The real issue is go somewhere else and pay for medical treatment which will not be available in this country.

As Limbaugh said, the greatest health care system in the world has now been destroyed by the democrats. 

And finally, if one looks at all the medical breakthrough in the last 100 years, it will likely come to a screeching halt.  Who is going to fund it?  If there is no financial incentive of huge proportions to find a cure for cancer, or invent the next wonder drug, then the research will stop.

The real caller to Limbaugh who got me today was the guy who said the goal never was to get better health care, even for the poor.  Ever since the Roosevelt administration, the real issue has been class envy and now for the libs it is payback time.  They will punish the achievers, the workers, but you will not see the lives of minorities, the poor and underprivilidged get the least bit better.  All it is now is payback time with the goal of making more folks depenedent on government assuring the democrats are in power forever.

regards,
5412
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Chris on March 24, 2010, 03:42:06 AM
The real caller to Limbaugh who got me today was the guy who said the goal never was to get better health care, even for the poor.  Ever since the Roosevelt administration, the real issue has been class envy and now for the libs it is payback time.  They will punish the achievers, the workers, but you will not see the lives of minorities, the poor and underprivilidged get the least bit better.  All it is now is payback time with the goal of making more folks depenedent on government assuring the democrats are in power forever.

He's right.  It's another means for the liberals in both parties to establish another revenue stream, another slush fund, another piggy bank for them to raid for whatever they claim to care about.  They won't be able to resist another half-trillion dollars in taxes showing up on their doorstep.  They will spend it, and it won't be on healthcare.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: debk on March 24, 2010, 09:54:46 AM
Hi,

My wife and I were in Costa Rica in January and head to Panama in April for that very reason, to check it out.  Right now, let
s say you had a policy with a high deductible and maybe a 75/25 co pay.....and maybe you needed something expensive like a full hip replacement.  There are some insurance companies that might well offer to waive the deductible and copay if you go to central America and get it done.  Panama and Costa Rica both have world class facilities.  Panama in particular has a hospital affiliated with Johns-Hopkins.

Many Americans and Canadians go down there on health care vacations.  We found a bed and breakfast in Panama City that specializes in folks who are down there for that reason and the recuperate at their bed and breakfast. 

People have been going to Europe - particularly Switzerland or Scandanavian countries, for years for surgery. Primarily plastic surgery. Also to Phillipines - for sex change operations, as they don't require the extensive psych evaluations that are required in the US, and they will do all the surgery at once rather than in stages, which is they way it is done here. Many of the private hospitals have their own boutique hotels for their patients to stay while recovery. I would venture a guess that these places will continue to thrive, and probably expand their facilities and specialties.

I predict a couple of things.  First of all many, many American doctors are likely to migrate in that direction.  Also, the insurance industry is not stupid.   Won't be long one will offer insurance to the public for folks that want to go down to central America for their health care and the premiums will be a small percentage of what they are today. 

I think you will also see fewer people go into medicine. At a minimum, a doctor is looking at 4 years undergrad, 4 years med school, and for a family practitioner, internist, pediatrician, radiologist, pathologist - a minimum of 4 years residency plus a minimum of 1 year for specializing - such as cardiology or nuerology, ect. For a surgeon, it is at least 5 years for general surgery, specialties start at 6 years for urology to as much as 12 YEARS - after med school for a cardio-thoracic surgeon!

The number of physicians who go into medicine just for the desire to heal people is a fraction of those who also go into it for the money. There are those who also go into medicine, simply for the money. The percentage of doctors who come out of residency debt-free is minimal compared with those who come out with debt - some with 100's of thousands of dollars of debt if they had to borrow all the way from their freshman year of undergrad.

My ex and I got married a week after he graduated from med school...with honors. He was in residency for 6 years at University of Virginia and Duke University. His 6th year in residency - we could have qualified for food stamps!!! 14 YEARS of education past high school and he was making $15,000 a year and we were a family of 4. Yes this was 20 years ago, however, the salaries are still proportional to today's dollars. The earning potential was there, though it took about 12 more years to really start to show up. The second wife saw the benefits much more than I did, and the third is seeing a bundle!

The point though...is how many are going to be willing to take 10-20 YEARS of education and debt...and never see much of a return?

At least, up until yesterday, most had some expectation of repaying those loans and eventually able to see a profit, though in many cases it may take as much as 10 years in private practice to repay those loans. Just going into practice can cost thousands of dollars in equipment, or one may have to purchase their way into a practice. A doctor just out of a residency program, does not walk into an established practice as a partner. It usually varies between 1 to 5 years to become a full partner, in the meantime, the doctor works for a salary with the larger percentage of the fees they generate going to the practice to be split among the existing partners.

Regardless of the reason they went into medicine, it has little effect of how good a physician one is. How many will be able, or willing to go into massive debt for little to no hope of ever getting out of that debt? I would think we, as a country will start to see a reduction of young people going into medicine...which is not only going to have a serious impact on the aging population of the country....but there will also be a "snowball" effect on monies generated by medical schools and residency programs. Reduction in teaching staff, nurses, etc....


The real problem as I see it is this.  Not only will health care get expensive, it will be rationed; particularly to seniors due to cost constraints just like most socialized medicine in the world.  They are gonna pull the plug on granny, just a matter of time.  The real issue is go somewhere else and pay for medical treatment which will not be available in this country.

As Limbaugh said, the greatest health care system in the world has now been destroyed by the democrats. 

And finally, if one looks at all the medical breakthrough in the last 100 years, it will likely come to a screeching halt.  Who is going to fund it?  If there is no financial incentive of huge proportions to find a cure for cancer, or invent the next wonder drug, then the research will stop.

We were never going to see a "total cure" for cancer or the "common cold", just because of the monies generated going to so many different entities. However, I think you are right in that we will see much less research continuing due to lack of funding, but also more importantly....going back to what I said above regarding the number of physicians, there will be fewer going into research. Who's going to pay them? Unless a researcher hits a major breakthrough ( think heart valve) in some particular area, there isn't a huge amount of money (income) in research like there is private practice, or even as much as what a physician makes who is "on staff" as a professorship in a teaching hospital.

The real caller to Limbaugh who got me today was the guy who said the goal never was to get better health care, even for the poor.  Ever since the Roosevelt administration, the real issue has been class envy and now for the libs it is payback time.  They will punish the achievers, the workers, but you will not see the lives of minorities, the poor and underprivilidged get the least bit better.  All it is now is payback time with the goal of making more folks depenedent on government assuring the democrats are in power forever.

regards,
5412


People are delusional in thinking that wonderful things are now going to happen to health care. Yes, there will be no penalty for pre-existing conditions and that's a good thing - maybe the best thing about the HCB. Hard to tell, since it won't take effect for adults until 2014....that's a long time away to hang your hat on something good happening!

But the bad stuff that's going to happen is going to be gradual and sneaky. WE aren't going to see it all at once....in fact...it may be so insignificant and gradual that we won't see it....until one day, someone needs an MRI or a valve replacement, or a prostate or breast exam to determine if there's cancer present.....and that someone can't get sufficient care until it's too late because their cancer has either spread too much to help them or they are dead!

These problems are going to particularly affect those of us who are older now....as we are the ones who are going to start to "fall apart" sooner.....and we will be the ones who will notice first that we aren't getting that great health care that was promised.

By the time the country realizes that yet again, those wonderful Congress Critters have screwed us again....the country won't be able to revert to what was once such a "bad thing".

Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Mike220 on March 24, 2010, 10:08:27 AM
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/march_2010/obama_approval_index_march_24_2010/297813-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_march_24_2010.jpg)

I know eventually that his numbers are going to drop like a rock, but it's still kind of sad to see the approve going up so much.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: DefiantSix on March 24, 2010, 10:19:23 AM
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/march_2010/obama_approval_index_march_24_2010/297813-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_march_24_2010.jpg)

I know eventually that his numbers are going to drop like a rock, but it's still kind of sad to see the approve going up so much.

It was predictable.  Lord Zero just announced that a shipment of skittle-shitting Unicorns left the dock Monday morning, and the mouth-breathers are all anxious with anticipation that maybe, just maybe their SSU is on it's way.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Happy Fun Ball on March 24, 2010, 10:34:35 AM
Not as much as the State of the Union address though. In fact, the disapproval rating barely went down at all. Once the euphoria dies down and the janitors clean up the sticky floors, those numbers will plummet...slowly at first, then plummet once the reality sets in and more and more people figure out what's in this abomination of a bill.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: debk on March 24, 2010, 12:03:49 PM
Not as much as the State of the Union address though. In fact, the disapproval rating barely went down at all. Once the euphoria dies down and the janitors clean up the sticky floors, those numbers will plummet...slowly at first, then plummet once the reality sets in and more and more people figure out what's in this abomination of a bill.


Like the ones who still haven't figured out that only children are exempt from pre-existing conditions for the next 4 years? That reality?
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Splashdown on March 24, 2010, 12:11:03 PM

Like the ones who still haven't figured out that only children are exempt from pre-existing conditions for the next 4 years? That reality?

Um, and not even all children, apparently.

Link to AP article... (http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Gap-in-health-care-laws-apf-4272209396.html?x=0&.v=1)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: debk on March 24, 2010, 12:22:25 PM
Um, and not even all children, apparently.

Link to AP article... (http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Gap-in-health-care-laws-apf-4272209396.html?x=0&.v=1)


Quote
"This is a patient's bill of rights on steroids," the president said Friday at George Mason University in Virginia. "Starting this year, thousands of uninsured Americans with pre-existing conditions will be able to purchase health insurance, some for the very first time. Starting this year, insurance companies will be banned forever from denying coverage to children with pre-existing conditions."

ok....this is a good thing

Quote
However, if a child is accepted for coverage, or is already covered, the insurer cannot exclude payment for treating a particular illness, as sometimes happens now. For example, if a child has asthma, the insurance company cannot write a policy that excludes that condition from coverage. The new safeguard will be in place later this year.

this is not....saying the insurer cannot exclude a condition is a good thing....HOWEVER....what's it going to cost to insure the condition?


Quote
The coverage problem could mainly affect parents who purchase their own coverage for the family, as many self-employed people have to do. Families covered through employer plans typically do not have to worry about being denied coverage because of pre-existing conditions.

Parents whose kids are turned down by an insurer would still have a fallback under the law, even without Sebelius' fix. They could seek coverage through state high-risk insurance pools slated for a major infusion of federal funds.

The high-risk pools are intended to serve as a backstop until 2014, when insurers no longer would be able to deny coverage to those in frail health. That same year, new insurance markets would open for business, and the government would begin to provide tax credits to help millions of Americans pay premiums.


State of TN has been providing medical care for children with pre-existing conditions for years.  This is not a new thing...at least not in this state.

And the People have been scammed ....again!



Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Peter3_1 on March 24, 2010, 03:05:01 PM
As he promised, a med pro friend has declined as of yesterday to accept ANY new Care/Cade patients. He has put into motion his busuiness plan that will close his practice in 2014. He has enough to retire and maintain his lifestyle. Modest as his has always been.....

Exactly how will this plan get ANYONE to go into primary care? Anyone competent in primary care in 3 years?

This usurpation of our rights exceeds anything since we threw out King George!
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: DefiantSix on March 24, 2010, 03:12:10 PM
As he promised, a med pro friend has declined as of yesterday to accept ANY new Care/Cade patients. He has put into motion his busuiness plan that will close his practice in 2014. He has enough to retire and maintain his lifestyle. Modest as his has always been.....

Exactly how will this plan get ANYONE to go into primary care? Anyone competent in primary care in 3 years?

This usurpation of our rights exceeds anything since we threw out King George!

No; our Founding Fathers/Ancestors would kick our rosy red asses for lying about and letting the situation get as bad as this.  Most of them had much low tolerances for bullshit than we've developed on a steady mind-numbing diet of it.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Eupher on March 24, 2010, 03:22:11 PM
No; our Founding Fathers/Ancestors would kick our rosy red asses for lying about and letting the situation get as bad as this.  Most of them had much low tolerances for bullshit than we've developed on a steady mind-numbing diet of it.

Agreed. We created this monster by allowing our elected "officials" run the show. The Newts and the Pelosis and the O'Neill's and the rest of them going back 140 years or more gave themselves more and more power to the point that, drunk on that power, they completely forgot about anything and anyone other than themselves.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: franksolich on March 25, 2010, 12:34:37 PM
-10 today.

Quote
The 32% who Strongly Approve of the President is his best total since November. Gains over the past week have come from Democrats and 65% of those in the President’s party now offer such enthusiastic support. However, there has been no change in support for the President from Republicans and unaffiliated voters

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Peter3_1 on March 25, 2010, 03:41:09 PM
Exactly my point. The feds have assumed far far too much power and need to be set back. So called health care reform is not about HC at all, but about the exercise of unConstitutional  power.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: DumbAss Tanker on March 25, 2010, 03:47:48 PM
Exactly how will this plan get ANYONE to go into primary care? Anyone competent in primary care in 3 years?

Well, it won't, but of course some will still go into it because they just feel the calling...but they'll be going into it in spite of Obamacare, not because of it, and it'll be a trickle. 
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: 5412 on March 25, 2010, 07:18:14 PM
Well, it won't, but of course some will still go into it because they just feel the calling...but they'll be going into it in spite of Obamacare, not because of it, and it'll be a trickle. 

Hi,

No matter how many patriots decide to go into medicine, the number will pale in comparison to those who get out.  The universities will be flooded with applications from practicing doctors who want to teach, with no students in the classes.

regards,
5412
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Peter3_1 on March 25, 2010, 09:25:28 PM
AND they will be welcomed in the USA,  Canada, France, GB, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Australia, etc etc with good quarters, servants, reasonably good pay, greart hours, and, in many cases, associate position in , where still permitted, a successful private practice partnership.

And the dem/lib/progs are celebrating because.....?
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: 5412 on March 25, 2010, 10:50:01 PM
AND they will be welcomed in the USA,  Canada, France, GB, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Australia, etc etc with good quarters, servants, reasonably good pay, greart hours, and, in many cases, associate position in , where still permitted, a successful private practice partnership.

And the dem/lib/progs are celebrating because.....?

Hi,

My wife and I are headed to Panama on the 17th.  Johns-Hopkins has a world class hospital there with most doctors US Trained, English speaking and US board certified.  My guess is they will be building one hell of an addition of the facility quite soon.

regards,
5412
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: debk on March 26, 2010, 12:41:43 AM
Did anyone see any of the clips from O's speech in Iowa City?

It was all over the Fox shows tonight.....talking about how arrogant he was and blasting the Republicans instead of being gracious in victory.

Even a Democrat, on Hannity's panel segment, remarked on how unnecessary it was....
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Woodhick on March 26, 2010, 01:01:46 AM
Did anyone see any of the clips from O's speech in Iowa City?

It was all over the Fox shows tonight.....talking about how arrogant he was and blasting the Republicans instead of being gracious in victory.

Even a Democrat, on Hannity's panel segment, remarked on how unnecessary it was....
That doesn't suprise me nor should it be a suprise to anyone. Obozo has NEVER left the campaign trail .
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: debk on March 26, 2010, 01:04:09 AM
That doesn't suprise me nor should it be a suprise to anyone. Obozo has NEVER left the campaign trail .

Exactly..it sounded just like a campaign speech.....and not the least presidential....
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Chris on March 26, 2010, 01:49:22 AM
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/march_2010/obama_approval_index_march_25_2010/298157-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_march_25_2010.jpg)
You gotta be joking...
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Happy Fun Ball on March 26, 2010, 06:19:37 AM
Unfortunately, no. There's a lot of people (far too many) out there that think it's Christmas.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: NHSparky on March 26, 2010, 06:37:55 AM
Unfortunately, no. There's a lot of people (far too many) out there that think it's Christmas.

And just wait until they find out it isn't.  Like when parents try to get coverage for their kids with pre-existing conditions, only to be told they can't get that coverage until 2014...whoops!
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Chris on March 26, 2010, 10:05:09 AM
No change today (-10).
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Peter3_1 on March 26, 2010, 06:35:55 PM
The rating is still up because the idiot is still in campaign mode. The majority do not understand yet that taxes on everything "medical", including our ladies tampexes, starting now. That not only that, but good med plans in a couple of years will not only not be not tax deductable, but will be TAXED at up to FOURTY PERCENT OF PREMIUMS PAID! tHAT THOSE 16,500 IRS agents newly coined will be there to be sure the taxes are collected.

And it is nort income dependent, so you can  make far less than $200,000 and still pay. Worse yet, rthese taxes are NOT indexed for inflation! As buying power drops, inflation sets in then you're REALLY hurt by the taxes. 

The law does NOT include pre existing conditions for children. Companes like Caterpiller and 3-M will almost certainly be dropping coverage as they too lose deductibility of costs and will pay increased taxes in terms of hundreds of millions.

Yes, you'll have an insurance card that no one will honor. Isn't that swell.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Chris_ on March 26, 2010, 07:46:21 PM
No change today (-10).

If you read the internals, his rating only went up because of a change in the Democrats opinion of him......he finally got something passed......big deal for them, after fifteen months......when they actually see what this abortion is going to actually DO......he will be back in the bucket.....

doc
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Mike220 on March 27, 2010, 10:12:43 AM
Headed back down. -13 today.

(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/march_2010/obama_approval_index_march_27_2010/298861-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_march_27_2010.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: NHSparky on March 27, 2010, 10:14:59 AM
Aw, shit--they just found out they're not getting free ponies.  AGAIN.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: BEG on March 27, 2010, 10:33:07 AM
Aw, shit--they just found out they're not getting free ponies.  AGAIN.

I wonder how many times they can be fooled. Three times should be their limit but they have already exceeded that.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: miskie on March 27, 2010, 08:29:37 PM
I wonder how many times they can be fooled. Three times should be their limit but they have already exceeded that.

Their idiocy knows no bounds.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: SSG Snuggle Bunny on March 27, 2010, 08:32:57 PM
Headed back down. -13 today.

The -10 was a "dead cat" bounce.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: 5412 on March 27, 2010, 08:51:26 PM
The -10 was a "dead cat" bounce.

Hi,

I have a technical question.  Does a dead cat bounce higher than a dead bunny???

regards,
5412
 :bow:
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: NHSparky on March 28, 2010, 08:50:21 AM
It must.  And it must drop faster, too. 

-16 today.  Keep talking, Zero.

(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/march_2010/obama_approval_index_march_28_2010/298925-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_march_28_2010.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on March 28, 2010, 09:30:41 AM
Could this be from the news about Cat, Deere, AT&T and others getting hit so hard, and people are starting to get a clue?
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: NHSparky on March 28, 2010, 10:14:27 AM
Could this be from the news about Cat, Deere, AT&T and others getting hit so hard, and people are starting to get a clue?

This is Schumer's statement of once you find out what's in the bill.  Only problem is, he kind of overestimated how much we'd like it.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Texacon on March 28, 2010, 10:54:14 AM
Could this be from the news about Cat, Deere, AT&T and others getting hit so hard, and people are starting to get a clue?


This is exactly what I've been thinking.  The initial jubilation of passing the bill is falling by the way side because those who were for it are now agin it.  Most of the ones who were for it are those who want something for nothing but don't keep up with what is actually going on.  Anytime someone told them how bad the bill was they blew it off as 'Right Wing Lies' and now they are finding out they are going to have to *gasp* PAY for it!

KC
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: 5412 on March 28, 2010, 11:22:26 AM

This is exactly what I've been thinking.  The initial jubilation of passing the bill is falling by the way side because those who were for it are now agin it.  Most of the ones who were for it are those who want something for nothing but don't keep up with what is actually going on.  Anytime someone told them how bad the bill was they blew it off as 'Right Wing Lies' and now they are finding out they are going to have to *gasp* PAY for it!

KC

hi,

"When they stop giving away free stuff their side eats them alive!"

.............glenn beck 10/27/10

regards,
5412
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on March 28, 2010, 03:30:34 PM
Even Gallup has his approval hitting new lows.

(http://www.weaselzippers.net/.a/6a00e008c6b4e5883401310feef516970c-pi)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on March 29, 2010, 08:46:19 AM
-14 this sunny Monday morning.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Woodhick on March 29, 2010, 09:06:54 AM
It is hard to believe that 46% approve and 46% disapprove according to the poll this morning.
What I find hard to believe is that 46% are still that freaking brain dead on his approval rating after his hope and changing thing now shows his true colors of dismantling the Constitution and eliminating our freedom.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: docstew on March 29, 2010, 09:21:25 AM
It's easier to understand when you see the kind of stuff that people believe is "fair and balanced", for example politifact (http://www.politifact.com), which was an assignment from my government professor.  He should know better, he based his doctoral thesis on the Federalist Papers
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on March 30, 2010, 08:45:19 AM
-13.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Splashdown on March 30, 2010, 10:44:16 AM
In a USA Today survey of adults--link-- (http://ace.mu.nu/)0Bama's disapproval hits 50. According to Ace of Spades, that's the most lib-leaning polling possible.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on March 31, 2010, 08:57:26 AM
Holy Cr@p. 18 today.

(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/march_2010/obama_approval_index_march_31_2010/300051-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_march_31_2010.jpg)

The Won has gotten a big boost from his base.  They must like hearing how this law is going to hurt retirees of all those companies.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: debk on March 31, 2010, 09:59:50 AM
Holy Cr@p. 18 today.

(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/march_2010/obama_approval_index_march_31_2010/300051-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_march_31_2010.jpg)

The Won has gotten a big boost from his base.  They must like hearing how this law is going to hurt retirees of all those companies.


Do you think it's possible that he got the boost from traveling to A-stan to see the troops? He went Sunday? So wouldn't it show up today?

I wonder what will happen to his approval rating when people find out he's going to be traveling all over the countryside "selling" the HCB?
People want him to get to work on jobs, the economy and figuring out the mortgage crisis. Continuing to spend time on the HCB, I think, is going to make even his own get angry.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on March 31, 2010, 10:14:34 AM

Do you think it's possible that he got the boost from traveling to A-stan to see the troops? He went Sunday? So wouldn't it show up today?

I wonder what will happen to his approval rating when people find out he's going to be traveling all over the countryside "selling" the HCB?
People want him to get to work on jobs, the economy and figuring out the mortgage crisis. Continuing to spend time on the HCB, I think, is going to make even his own get angry.

I think the trip did help.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Mike220 on April 01, 2010, 10:07:06 AM
Guess a dead cat can bounce kind of high on occasion.

-10 today

(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/april_2010/obama_approval_index_april_1_2010/300223-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_april_1_2010.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Peter3_1 on April 01, 2010, 02:31:37 PM
Notice little if any change in the disaproval numbers. The approve bumps are , most likely, from Obama voters who are disillusioned and are grasping at any propaganda  that tells them they voted correctly, only to have their hopes dashed again, as they will be.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: miskie on April 01, 2010, 02:56:38 PM
Notice little if any change in the disaproval numbers. The approve bumps are , most likely, from Obama voters who are disillusioned and are grasping at any propaganda  that tells them they voted correctly, only to have their hopes dashed again, as they will be.

Quoted For Truth.

As I have mentioned before, this Rasmussen index is a tricky little thing as it highlights only the strong approval and disapproval numbers - while ignoring the mushy middle.

40% or so still really dislike Team Obama.
20% will always love Obama, even if he started eating babies on national TV.

The last 40% are moderates who still hold out hope that Obama will do some good - and I am certain that is where the bounce is from. Once they learn that they are the ones who are going to get to pay for everything The Ponybringer gives to the 20% who worship him, they will come around.

Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: ChuckJ on April 02, 2010, 01:28:26 PM
I'm curious about the fairly large bump in the Rasmussen chart that's about half way between 11/4/09 and 4/1/10. Did 0 NOT appear on TV for a day or two in order to get that bump?
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: NHSparky on April 02, 2010, 01:57:45 PM
That was his bump from SOTU address.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Chris on April 02, 2010, 02:12:22 PM
No change today... still @ -10.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Duke Nukum on April 03, 2010, 01:27:52 PM
Obama's Approval Rating Hits New Low (http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-20001629-503544.html)

Via Big Government regarding the CBS poll.  44% approval in poll taken between March 29-April 1.  Gotta figure, the way the libs poll he must be a good 5-10 points lower.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Tess Anderson on April 04, 2010, 02:03:27 PM
No change today... still @ -10.

As today. From Rasmussen:
Quote
Overall, 46% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the President's performance. Fifty-three percent (53%) disapprove
.

That's within the MoE of the SeeBS poll Duke Nukem's refering to above.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Peter3_1 on April 04, 2010, 06:37:57 PM
THE ELECTION WAS WON AT A 54% 48% MARGIN,,,,,,less by 2%...MoE......maybe he's NOT President after all...... :evillaugh:  well. I can hope, can't I?
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: franksolich on April 06, 2010, 04:51:33 PM
Still -10 today.

Quote
Fifty-four percent (54%) of voters nationwide favor repeal of the recently passed health care law. The issue is having an impact early in the election 2010 season. Harry Reid is struggling in Nevada, a state where 62% of voters favor repeal. In Kentucky, 65% support repeal and Republican candidates have a big edge in that open seat race.

Quote
The Rasmussen Reports Media Meter shows that coverage of President Barack Obama has been 54% positive over the past seven days. However, positive coverage peaked in the week following passage of the health care bill and it has been declining since.

Quote
Overall, 48% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the President's performance. Fifty-one percent (51%) disapprove.

Quote
On major issues, 48% of voters say that the average Tea Party member is closer to their views than President Barack Obama. Forty-four percent (44%) believe the president’s views are closer to their own. Fifty-three percent (53%) now trust Republicans more than Democrats on the health care issue.

Quote
Seventy-two percent (72%) of voters favor offshore oil drilling. Most (59%) want the President to go further and allow drilling off the coasts of California and New England.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: franksolich on April 07, 2010, 01:27:36 PM
-11 today.

Quote
On the Generic Congressional Ballot, Republicans are preferred by 47% of voters while Democrats earn support from 38%.

Quote
Most voters (55%) see media bias as more of a problem than big campaign contributions. The Rasmussen Reports Media Meter shows that coverage of President Barack Obama has been 52% positive over the past seven days. However, positive coverage peaked in the week following passage of the health care bill and it has been declining since.

Quote
Overall, 48% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the President's performance. Fifty-two percent (52%) disapprove.

Quote
Incumbent Democrat Deval Patrick continues to hold a narrow lead in the three-way race for Governor of Massachusetts. In Nevada Republican Brian Sandoval leads Rory Reid by twenty-one. The race in Connecticut is less clear cut.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Texacon on April 07, 2010, 02:41:01 PM
-11 today.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll

It'll start dropping like a rock now that all the people who THINK they got 'Free Healthcare' are calling the insurance agencies only to be told "WTF are you talking about?" 

KC
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: 5412 on April 07, 2010, 09:23:10 PM
It'll start dropping like a rock now that all the people who THINK they got 'Free Healthcare' are calling the insurance agencies only to be told "WTF are you talking about?" 

KC

Hi,

I keep waiting for his stance on nuclear weapons etc. to bite him.  I am beginng to think the public is just numb, heard and seen enough and waiting until fall to begin fixing things.

regards,
5412
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: formerlurker on April 08, 2010, 05:30:21 AM
The fact that he has placed so much trust in the Russians will shake my parents' generation to the core. 
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on April 08, 2010, 08:45:25 AM
-14 this morning.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Texacon on April 08, 2010, 09:38:07 AM
-14 this morning.

Yup, all those people are finding out there is no such thing as free healthcare.  It's going down unless something major happens, IMHO.

KC
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: debk on April 08, 2010, 11:23:30 AM
Yup, all those people are finding out there is no such thing as free healthcare.  It's going down unless something major happens, IMHO.

KC


I checked BCBS, late last week, for me. Low $300's/month with a $3500 deductible, paying for all specialists out of pocket. I have never smoked, and knock on wood....no health problems.

Free healthcare.... :lmao:

Lower insurance rates..... :lmao:

Congress didn't want to put in the HCB insurance available across state lines.... :censored:
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: NHSparky on April 08, 2010, 12:05:30 PM
The fact that he has placed so much trust in the Russians will shake my parents' generation to the core. 

Our parents?  How about ours?  Sadly, I deal with people I went to school with who think that standing on a wall in Berlin ended the cold war (she blogs over at Huffpo).  Of course, she doesn't think for one second as to HOW she got the opportunity to stand on that wall, but I haven't asked her to thank me or any of the millions of others who made it possible yet.

YET.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: SSG Snuggle Bunny on April 09, 2010, 11:05:35 AM
I hope this shows up...cuz it puts a smile on one's face.

(http://ace.mu.nu/archives/leansandtossups.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: franksolich on April 09, 2010, 11:07:26 AM
I hope this shows up...cuz it puts a smile on one's face.

(http://ace.mu.nu/archives/leansandtossups.jpg)

It didn't.

It didn't show up, I mean.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Texacon on April 09, 2010, 11:10:20 AM
(http://http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/april_2010/obama_approval_index_april_9_2010/303184-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_april_9_2010.jpg)



 :xpoke:



Still at -14.

KC
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Chris on April 09, 2010, 05:01:54 PM
Mr. Bunny linked to this.  Pretty damning, but election day is still seven months away.  I'm just wondering why I'm not seeing more noise about midterm elections at this point... I know it's early, but those dumbasses started campaigning for the Oval Orifice two years ahead of schedule.

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2010/senate/2010_elections_senate_map.html
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Chris_ on April 09, 2010, 05:22:32 PM
Mr. Bunny linked to this.  Pretty damning, but election day is still seven months away.  I'm just wondering why I'm not seeing more noise about midterm elections at this point... I know it's early, but those dumbasses started campaigning for the Oval Orifice two years ahead of schedule.

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2010/senate/2010_elections_senate_map.html

Well....RCP is VERY conservative (meaning cautious) in their predictions.......there are at least two senate seats that they consider "toss ups" that really are not.....they are likely "R's"........the reason that there is no "noise" is that both the MSM and the Dems see a Tsunami heading their way in November.  Talking about it now, would only make them look weaker, and the results worse.

It is beginning to be discussed, but the filing deadlines for those seeking reelection, in many cases have not arrived as yet, and I suspect we will see several more Dems decide that running (for high ground) is a better choice than facing that wall of water that is just over the horizion......

By the end of May, most of the state filing deadlines will have expired, and the "wave" should be in full view......

doc
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Chris on April 09, 2010, 05:35:39 PM
I'd love to see Babs and Specter out on their asses.  I'd give up the rest of the toss-ups to see those two career politicians sent to an early overdue retirement, but that's just my personal opinion.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Woodhick on April 10, 2010, 01:50:31 AM
I'd love to see Babs and Specter out on their asses.  I'd give up the rest of the toss-ups to see those two career politicians sent to an early overdue retirement, but that's just my personal opinion.
I believe Specter will be on the unemployment line. He is proof of just what politicians are like. They switch sides when it is in their favor. He was originaly a Dem-O-Rat,switched to the GOP when it was to his favor, then back to a Dem. when it was to his favor again. He was NEVER a conservative.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Lacarnut on April 10, 2010, 02:25:53 AM
I'd love to see Babs and Specter out on their asses.  I'd give up the rest of the toss-ups to see those two career politicians sent to an early overdue retirement, but that's just my personal opinion.

I think that if Repubs run on job, job, jobs, less taxes, repeal health care and it's the economy stupid, they can win 50 to 100 House seats and 8 to 10 Senate seats. The wins for the Repubs in VA, NJ and MA should be the blueprint.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: NHSparky on April 10, 2010, 10:44:40 AM
-13 today...the bounce is going bye-bye.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: franksolich on April 10, 2010, 02:56:44 PM
-13 today...the bounce is going bye-bye.

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In his new book, Scott Rasmussen states that “The gap between Americans who want to govern themselves and politicians who want to rule over them may be as big today as the gap between the colonies and England during the 18th century.” He adds that “If we had to rely on politicians to fix these problems, the outlook would be bleak indeed. Fortunately, in America, the politicians aren’t nearly as important as they think they are.”

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It is important to remember that the Rasmussen Reports job approval ratings are based upon a sample of likely voters. Some other firms base their approval ratings on samples of all adults. President Obama's numbers are always several points higher in a poll of adults rather than likely voters. That's because some of the President's most enthusiastic supporters, such as young adults, are less likely to turn out to vote. It is also important to check the details of question wording when comparing approval ratings from different firms.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: franksolich on April 11, 2010, 12:38:54 PM
Still -13 today, Sunday.

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Sixty-six percent (66%) believe that America is overtaxed. Only 25% disagree.

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Thirty-nine percent (39%) believe the Supreme Court is too liberal while 25% say it is too conservative. Forty-five percent (45%) expect that the President’s next Supreme Court nominee will be too liberal while 41% say the pick will be about right.

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Over the past week, media coverage of the President has turned more negative.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: franksolich on April 12, 2010, 07:14:05 PM
-11 today (Monday).

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It is now clear that the Democrats succeeded in energizing their base by passing the President’s proposed health care reform. Since passage of that legislation, the number who Strongly Approve of Obama’s performance has stayed between 28% and 34%. For months prior to passage, the number who Strongly Approved generally stayed between 22% and 27%.

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While the Democratic base has been energized, there has been little or no change in views of the President among Republicans and unaffiliated voters. The number of voters who Strongly Disapprove of the President has remained consistently above 40% both before and after passage of the health care law.

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In Florida, Marco Rubio now leads Charlie Crist 57% to 28% in the race for the GOP Senate nomination.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: bijou on April 14, 2010, 01:04:52 PM
LOL (http://hotair.com/headlines/?p=79565)
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PPP
Poll: Obama 48, George W. Bush 46


More lulz (http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections2/election_2012/election_2012_barack_obama_42_ron_paul_41)


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Election 2012: Barack Obama 42%, Ron Paul 41%
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: franksolich on April 15, 2010, 02:15:47 PM
-9 today (Thursday)

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It's tax day in America and 66% of voters nationwide believe the nation is overtaxed. Two-out-of-three also believe that the middle class pays a bigger share of its income in taxes than wealthy Americans.

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Most voters believe that tax cuts are good for the economy and tax hikes are bad. It's been a year since the Tea Party movement began and Rasmussen Reports has provided a brief profile of Tea Party Members. Most voters believe the new health care law will lead to higher middle class taxes. That's one reason most voters support repeal of that law.

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Overall, 48% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the President's performance. Fifty-one percent (51%) disapprove. New state pages have been launched. Take a moment to check out RasmussenReports/Illinois and RasmussenReports/Pennsylvania. The Rasmussen Reports Media Meter shows that 49% of the President’s coverage has been positive. That’s down from 60% just after passage of the health care law.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Duke Nukum on April 16, 2010, 10:03:41 AM
-12 today (http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Crazy Horse on April 17, 2010, 09:08:06 AM
-17 today.

-25 by May
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Duke Nukum on April 17, 2010, 10:43:03 AM
-17 today.

-25 by May
down 5 points in a day?  Quite a few people must have realized there is no free pony yet.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Crazy Horse on April 17, 2010, 11:05:07 AM
down 5 points in a day?  Quite a few people must have realized there is no free pony yet.

They're not worried about the pony anymore.  They all want their own skittles shitting unicorn
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: ColonialMarine0431 on April 17, 2010, 12:17:32 PM
down 5 points in a day?  Quite a few people must have realized there is no free pony yet.

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y53/ColonialMarine/Ns/26525382_10-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Lacarnut on April 17, 2010, 05:44:02 PM
down 5 points in a day?  Quite a few people must have realized there is no free pony yet.

That and having to send Uncle Sam a check on tax day.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: miskie on April 19, 2010, 05:14:33 PM
And more good news..  The heavily Democrat-oversampling Pew Research just spit this out --

Pew found that only 22 percent of people trust the government. They also found that a third of people find the government a major threat to their personal freedoms. 

Here is an NPR link to the pew research data.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=126002349
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: NHSparky on April 20, 2010, 10:34:25 AM
-10?  WTF?

(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/april_2010/obama_approval_index_april_20_2010/306175-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_april_20_2010.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: djones520 on April 20, 2010, 10:35:39 AM
-10?  WTF?

(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/april_2010/obama_approval_index_april_20_2010/306175-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_april_20_2010.jpg)

With all the news on Europe and the Volcano, he hasn't had the spot light highlighting his screw ups the last few days.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on April 20, 2010, 11:12:58 AM
I think part of it may be the demonization of Goldman Sachs that the government is doing. That has to be playing to his wealth envying base.


On a side note, I think the lawsuit against them is purely politically motivated to get support for the Wall Street reform bill.  It seems to be a pattern with this regime.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Godot showed up on April 22, 2010, 12:20:59 PM
I've pretty much thought that it's that Obamacare isn't front-and-center any longer. Most people can't sustain fury every day. When they were having their faces rubbed in it--every day--naturally his numbers tanked.

But fury comes to be replaced by sullen anger, and that's all it'll take to drag down the communist-democrat party in November. I've read a great deal of analysis on the opposition to the Obamacare horror's roots, but one item I believe most pundits are missing is that the majority of the electorate who have been, and remain, solidy opposed to what's been imposed upon them are going to vote against the Dems out of sheer orneriness. Orneriness well earned by the Dems, natch. Never mind the hideous substance of the law, or any of its future effects; the electorate will stay angry because Pelosi/Obama/Reid and their mob syndicate posing as a political party did what they wanted to do in spite of the pretty-much-shouted will of the American people. That alone is enough.

I don't believe for a second we're going to gain seats in just the 20s in November, as is so often reported by "thoughtful" (read: timid) election projection web sites. I suspect we'll be seing Dems thrown out and conservative Republicans voted in in numbers surpassing 1994. That's my gut feeling. Dick Morris is much closer to reality on this that the "gain in the 20s" people.

As for Obama--it's one term, baby. No President recovers from a fall like this. He's lost 2/3 of the independents in some states and 3/4 in others, and they're not coming back, no matter what the economy does. They know he and his cabal disobeyed the most vehemently expressed wish of the American people, and that's all they need to know.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: debk on April 22, 2010, 12:33:19 PM
I've pretty much thought that it's that Obamacare isn't front-and-center any longer. Most people can't sustain fury every day. When they were having their faces rubbed in it--every day--naturally his numbers tanked.

But fury comes to be replaced by sullen anger, and that's all it'll take to drag down the communist-democrat party in November. I've read a great deal of analysis on the opposition to the Obamacare horror's roots, but one item I believe most pundits are missing is that the majority of the electorate who have been, and remain, solidy opposed to what's been imposed upon them are going to vote against the Dems out of sheer orneriness. Orneriness well earned by the Dems, natch. Never mind the hideous substance of the law, or any of its future effects; the electorate will stay angry because Pelosi/Obama/Reid and their mob syndicate posing as a political party did what they wanted to do in spite of the pretty-much-shouted will of the American people. That alone is enough.

I don't believe for a second we're going to gain seats in just the 20s in November, as is so often reported by "thoughtful" (read: timid) election projection web sites. I suspect we'll be seing Dems thrown out and conservative Republicans voted in in numbers surpassing 1994. That's my gut feeling. Dick Morris is much closer to reality on this that the "gain in the 20s" people.

As for Obama--it's one term, baby. No President recovers from a fall like this. He's lost 2/3 of the independents in some states and 3/4 in others, and they're not coming back, no matter what the economy does. They know he and his cabal disobeyed the most vehemently expressed wish of the American people, and that's all they need to know.


Good post, and I think you are probably right about the "sullen anger".

I think we will see voters beat feet to the polls this year, to oust much of Congress....and not just Dems out of office, I think there will be some Republicans replaced also.

People are just thoroughly disgusted with the whole lot of them. My other half talks with other small business owners on a daily basis. He said the other day, that he can't remember how long it's been, since he's spoken with just one who didn't complain about the government....both president and Congress.

The current government is doing it's best to put small business owners out of business.

Yes, the big corporations employ a whole bunch of people.....but just like pennies add up to dollars and so on.....the people working in small businesses add up to a whole bunch of people too.

Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on April 22, 2010, 12:42:14 PM
It's been noticed that Lord Zero has stopped talking about healthscare reform.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Splashdown on April 22, 2010, 12:43:37 PM
I've pretty much thought that it's that Obamacare isn't front-and-center any longer. Most people can't sustain fury every day. When they were having their faces rubbed in it--every day--naturally his numbers tanked.

But fury comes to be replaced by sullen anger, and that's all it'll take to drag down the communist-democrat party in November. I've read a great deal of analysis on the opposition to the Obamacare horror's roots, but one item I believe most pundits are missing is that the majority of the electorate who have been, and remain, solidy opposed to what's been imposed upon them are going to vote against the Dems out of sheer orneriness. Orneriness well earned by the Dems, natch. Never mind the hideous substance of the law, or any of its future effects; the electorate will stay angry because Pelosi/Obama/Reid and their mob syndicate posing as a political party did what they wanted to do in spite of the pretty-much-shouted will of the American people. That alone is enough.

I don't believe for a second we're going to gain seats in just the 20s in November, as is so often reported by "thoughtful" (read: timid) election projection web sites. I suspect we'll be seing Dems thrown out and conservative Republicans voted in in numbers surpassing 1994. That's my gut feeling. Dick Morris is much closer to reality on this that the "gain in the 20s" people.

As for Obama--it's one term, baby. No President recovers from a fall like this. He's lost 2/3 of the independents in some states and 3/4 in others, and they're not coming back, no matter what the economy does. They know he and his cabal disobeyed the most vehemently expressed wish of the American people, and that's all they need to know.

Good points. Welcome. I agree with everything except the Dick Morris point. Has that guy been correct about anything politically? If he told me it was raining, I wouldn't trust it until I looked out the window and got it corroborated by NOAA.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: DefiantSix on April 22, 2010, 12:53:21 PM
It's been noticed that Lord Zero has stopped talking about healthscare reform.

As Maha Rushie predicted he would, the moment MessiahnFuhrer's signature was on the bill.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Peter3_1 on April 24, 2010, 03:30:46 PM
And the "news" on the bill starts ciomming in. HUNDREDS OF BILLIONS more dollars will be spent aND THERE ARE PREMIUM increases comming to a policy near you very soon. Plus, please bnote, still no insuring agreement , even in the distance , in evidence.....
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: NHSparky on April 24, 2010, 06:10:02 PM
And yet after all that, he's still at -9.  The Kool-Aid drinkers are about to go into a diabetic coma at this rate.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on April 24, 2010, 06:13:11 PM
And yet after all that, he's still at -9.  The Kool-Aid drinkers are about to go into a diabetic coma at this rate.

The demonization of Wallstreet plays well to his base. The lawsuit against Goldman Sachs just reinforces his stance.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on April 25, 2010, 10:22:18 AM
Sunday: -13.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: miskie on April 25, 2010, 11:13:07 AM
Sunday: -13.

Sounds like the news that Obamacare is going to cost a mountain of cash unlike the administration's promise that it wouldn't is getting heard.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Chris_ on April 25, 2010, 11:55:00 AM
Sounds like the news that Obamacare is going to cost a mountain of cash unlike the administration's promise that it wouldn't is getting heard.

Perhaps, but more likely Obama's stance on the AZ illegal alien law.......whether the lefties like it or not, illegals are hugely unpopular in most of the US, particularly in this era of 10% unemployment......they are much more strongly resented for the appearance that they are taking jobs that might feed American families.......

The AZ law polled at 70% approval by AZ residents, and I would estimate that it would poll at somewhere around 60% approval nationally........nobody wants them here except for liberals and their political masters......especially now with the looming possibility that the taxpayers will eventually be required to finance their health care.....

Further, the Dems in congress see this as an opportunity to move "Comprehensive Immigration Reform" to the top of their priority list, ahead of "Cap and Trade".........which will spark another round of voter opposition and indignity.....

doc
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: NHSparky on May 06, 2010, 10:13:46 AM
-10 today...

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The gains for the President result primarily from increased enthusiasm among Democratic voters. Prior to the passage of the health care law, the percentage of voters who Strongly Approved of the President’s performance was in the low to mid-20s. Since then, Strong Approval has generally been in the high-20s to low-30s.

(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/may_2010/obama_approval_index_may_6_2010/311078-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_may_6_2010.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Peter3_1 on May 06, 2010, 10:53:56 AM
minus ten? that high? far too many Americans are still delusional! SHOULD BE MINUS 50.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: NHSparky on May 06, 2010, 11:27:51 AM
Nope--he's making "the base" happy, thinking that the Skittle-shitting unicorns will be coming any minute now...
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on May 08, 2010, 07:49:32 AM
Friday was -13. Saturday should be out soon.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: NHSparky on May 08, 2010, 01:46:04 PM
-14 today.  Here we go again.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: cavegal on May 08, 2010, 03:11:26 PM
 I just wonder how it will be by November? By then how much damage will he have done? November seems way to far away!
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Peter3_1 on May 09, 2010, 10:17:54 AM
The performance last 2 weeks are unparallelled by any president. He, and the entire liberal establishment have  almost completely ignored the flooding in Ten., etal.. The  abject failure for him to respond to the BP Blowout in a timley way, and when he did he said he would send "SWAT teams and lawyers......." . This stops the leaks how? It is notjust tthat he's incompetent, but that he is surrounnded by yes men and true believers in socialism. EQUALLY INCOMPETENT TO RUN THIS NATION. As yesterday shows, with Sen. Bennett (R) gone in the primary, they all with defecit spending theory as cure rather than the disease, must go and are, in fact, very vulnerable. That the good news. Now, if the public doesn't weaken......
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: debk on May 09, 2010, 10:22:42 AM
The performance last 2 weeks are unparallelled by any president. He, and the entire liberal establishment have  almost completely ignored the flooding in Ten., etal.. The  abject failure for him to respond to the BP Blowout in a timley way, and when he did he said he would send "SWAT teams and lawyers......." . This stops the leaks how? It is notjust tthat he's incompetent, but that he is surrounnded by yes men and true believers in socialism. EQUALLY INCOMPETENT TO RUN THIS NATION. As yesterday shows, with Sen. Bennett (R) gone in the primary, they all with defecit spending theory as cure rather than the disease, must go and are, in fact, very vulnerable. That the good news. Now, if the public doesn't weaken......


It's been over a week....and not one single trip to Tennessee....nor is one planned.

Flood waters are still in place though they are receeding.

Bush would have been crucified in the press.

No that's not true....he would have already been here a week ago.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on May 09, 2010, 10:30:53 AM

It's been over a week....and not one single trip to Tennessee....nor is one planned.

Flood waters are still in place though they are receeding.

Bush would have been crucified in the press.

No that's not true....he would have already been here a week ago.

I did hear that Janet Nappylatano has been to Tennessee.  I'm not sure why it was her and not the FEMA director.  Janet N. seems to be playing a bigger role in other departments than her own.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: debk on May 09, 2010, 10:36:03 AM
I did hear that Janet Nappylatano has been to Tennessee.  I'm not sure why it was her and not the FEMA director.  Janet N. seems to be playing a bigger role in other departments than her own.


FEMA is now a part of Homeland Security. Happened after Katrina.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on May 09, 2010, 10:38:58 AM

FEMA is now a part of Homeland Security. Happened after Katrina.

There is still a director of FEMA, but it seems like maybe he is there only as a figurehead.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: debk on May 09, 2010, 02:16:02 PM
There is still a director of FEMA, but it seems like maybe he is there only as a figurehead.

Yes....instead of a director, though, I think he's more like another flunkey. I think HS absorbed another dept when they absorbed FEMA, but I can't remember which.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: NHSparky on May 10, 2010, 10:26:14 AM
-12 today.  Guess he pumped the polls with his Crackberry comments.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Crazy Horse on May 18, 2010, 09:01:09 AM
-13 yesterday and -17 today
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on May 18, 2010, 09:06:45 AM
-13 yesterday and -17 today

Color me shocked. It had been bouncing around the -10 to -13 range for several days. 
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Peter3_1 on May 18, 2010, 04:37:36 PM
Has not done a damned thing thru 2 major floods, two mine disasters, a offshore well blowout, watched as Europe melts away, apologises to MAOIST CHINA (11111), watches unemploymentv inch back tward 10% and pronounces it good news, cost of its' "health care" pln mow $1 trillion plus $550,000,000,000 in medicade that is NOT going to be saved and he's only at -17....it should be -100
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: debk on May 19, 2010, 10:38:17 AM
Has not done a damned thing thru 2 major floods, two mine disasters, a offshore well blowout, watched as Europe melts away, apologises to MAOIST CHINA (11111), watches unemploymentv inch back tward 10% and pronounces it good news, cost of its' "health care" pln mow $1 trillion plus $550,000,000,000 in medicade that is NOT going to be saved and he's only at -17....it should be -100


He has yet to visit Nashville....

Haven't heard one liberal bitch about him ignoring Nashville either.

Just saying... :uhsure:
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on May 19, 2010, 10:50:49 AM
-19 today.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: DefiantSix on May 19, 2010, 11:34:46 AM
-19 today.

I wonder how much yesterday's primary election results have to do with this?  I mean the fact that statists are being shown the door by the electorate can't be sitting well with his moonbat constituents, which in turn has got to amplify their disapproval factor over the fact that ol' Doc Zero can't even slow down the bleeding.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: BEG on May 19, 2010, 01:31:32 PM
-19 today.

The new low is probably just liberals pissed about Obama's war on Pot.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on May 19, 2010, 01:47:06 PM
The new low is probably just liberals pissed about Obama's war on Pot.

It looks like his disapproval went up and his approval went down also.

(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/may_2010/obama_approval_index_may_19_2010/314518-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_may_19_2010.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: DumbAss Tanker on May 19, 2010, 02:13:51 PM
The new low is probably just liberals pissed about Obama's war on Pot.

Yeah, bankrupting the nation and destroying a network of overseas allies it took half a century to build wouldn't matter a damn to them, but the pot thing has to be killing him with his base...well, the part of his base that cares about anything else but his skin color, anyway.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Chris_ on May 21, 2010, 02:04:04 PM
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/may_2010/obama_approval_index_may_21_2010/315171-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_may_21_2010.jpg)
5/21/10

The disapproval numbers are steady.  It's the fence-sitting jackasses that are making this thing bounce up and down.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on May 23, 2010, 09:02:13 AM
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/may_2010/obama_approval_index_may_23_2010/315653-2-eng-US/obama_approval_index_may_23_2010.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on May 24, 2010, 08:56:14 AM
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/may_2010/obama_approval_index_may_24_2010/315847-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_may_24_2010.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: NHSparky on May 25, 2010, 09:13:06 AM
Oopsie!!!

(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/may_2010/obama_approval_index_may_25_2010/316075-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_may_25_2010.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on May 25, 2010, 09:17:12 AM
Quote
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows that 24% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty-four percent (44%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -20 (see trends).

Overall, 42% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the president's performance. That is the lowest level of approval yet measured for this president. Fifty-six percent (56%) now disapprove of his performance.

I think it has to do with his inaction on the spill.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: NHSparky on May 25, 2010, 09:20:16 AM
I think it has to do with his inaction on the spill.

Wait until he starts pushing amnesty again, or the details of the bailouts coming down the pike get out, or the financial "reform" bill that doesn't include Fannie or Freddie, or his speech at West Point, or...(insert plethora of Obama's ****ups here)...
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Karin on May 25, 2010, 09:24:32 AM
If you included the whole plethora, Sparky, it would be one long-assed post.  Damn, but I'm so sick of this guy! 
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: NHSparky on May 25, 2010, 09:26:53 AM
If you included the whole plethora, Sparky, it would be one long-assed post.  Damn, but I'm so sick of this guy! 

I'm only dealing with the ones that have occured within, say, the last month or so.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Godot showed up on May 25, 2010, 10:06:53 AM
I'd say Sparky is right and it's mostly the all-out WH attack on AZ. Plus publicly siding with Calderon against a state of the United States has to have had a huge immediate effect.

The spill is in the mix, though...drip...drip...drip...Talk about amateur month(s) at the WH.

I recall last week Palin made a great point on Hannity. No doubt many had already made it but I must admit it hadn't crossed my mind. It was simply that an accident like Deepwater Horizon is a great argument for much more land drilling.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Lacarnut on May 25, 2010, 11:58:00 AM
This country is royally screwed up when you have 24% of the voters giving Obama a strong approval rating.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: DumbAss Tanker on May 25, 2010, 12:08:03 PM
This country is royally screwed up when you have 24% of the voters giving Obama a strong approval rating.

Not really, it represents 90% of the Black vote, 50% of the Latino vote, and almost all of the Leftie Idiot vote.  They'll all stick to him like a Kamikaze pilot with a view of the old Enterprise flight deck in his windshield.  The only thing that would peel some of them off is Obama going up against a Leftie Latino candidate in the second case, or some total far-left nutbar like Nader or Gore in the third.   
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: miskie on May 25, 2010, 04:45:55 PM
This country is royally screwed up when you have 24% of the voters giving Obama a strong approval rating.

indeed - that will never change though - that 24% is his base. the 40ish percent is ours. Everyone else is the mushy middle we are trying to keep on our side. As long as our numbers and at least part of the mushy middle stays above 50 percent, it is a good day. If that combined figure gets pushed to 60-65% Obama will go down quicker than Rosie O'Donnell at a hot dog eating competition.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: DumbAss Tanker on May 25, 2010, 05:11:29 PM
...or maybe a sushi taco eating contest...
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: miskie on May 25, 2010, 05:42:43 PM
...or maybe a sushi taco eating contest...

I don't think O'Donnell has a preference when it comes to gettin' her eat on..
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on May 26, 2010, 09:32:56 AM
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/may_2010/obama_approval_index_may_26_2010/316339-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_may_26_2010.jpg)

Wowza !!  -22
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: NHSparky on May 26, 2010, 09:49:37 AM
Lowest evah.  And watch it go lower when people realize he's blowing off Arlington on Monday.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: debk on May 26, 2010, 09:59:04 AM
Lowest evah.  And watch it go lower when people realize he's blowing off Arlington on Monday.


I wondered when I saw the new score, if Arlington has anything to do with it. What about his coming back for Paul McCartney's concert (if true), will that push it even lower when that gets around?

Do you think sending NG troops to border, will push it up or down?
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: DumbAss Tanker on May 26, 2010, 10:10:30 AM
Lowest evah.  And watch it go lower when people realize he's blowing off Arlington on Monday.

At least that'll cut down on the loud hum we'd be hearing, from all the honored dead spinning in their graves, while the Community Organizer in Chief blathers some 'We are the world' bullshit overhead.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on May 26, 2010, 10:18:33 AM
At least that'll cut down on the loud hum we'd be hearing, from all the honored dead spinning in their graves, while the Community Organizer in Chief blathers some 'We are the world' bullshit overhead.

You mean the dead in a Chicago cemetery where he'll be, not Arlington where Blathering Joe will be.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: NHSparky on May 26, 2010, 10:51:25 AM

I wondered when I saw the new score, if Arlington has anything to do with it. What about his coming back for Paul McCartney's concert (if true), will that push it even lower when that gets around?

Do you think sending NG troops to border, will push it up or down?

It's not going to help him, because most people realize it's a totally political move, and a token one at that.  Plus, it won't make his base real happy, if the comments over at the DUmp are any indication thus far. 

Bottom line, it's nothing more than lip service, which is about the only thing he IS good at.

No, don't look for much improvement until something substantial happens with the BP spill--that's the major thing driving his strong approval down.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: debk on May 26, 2010, 10:59:34 AM
It's not going to help him, because most people realize it's a totally political move, and a token one at that.  Plus, it won't make his base real happy, if the comments over at the DUmp are any indication thus far. 

Bottom line, it's nothing more than lip service, which is about the only thing he IS good at.

No, don't look for much improvement until something substantial happens with the BP spill--that's the major thing driving his strong approval down.



I wonder, at this point, if any remedy to the BP spill ...will help him.

It's what 37-38 days since the leak? I think if it had been fixed within a week to 10 days, some people might have given Obama/the government some acknowledgement that it was Obama's "blustering" that made BP get it fixed quickly.

But now that it's gone on so long, I think it's pretty obvious and will be to most people....that whenever it gets fixed....the "fix" won't be attributed to Obama or any other politician.

Where Obama and the government might get any benefit from this disaster, will be after the leak is stopped, and how Obama/government takes charge of how BP or anyone else proceeds with the clean-up of US coastline.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: DumbAss Tanker on May 26, 2010, 11:23:26 AM
You mean the dead in a Chicago cemetery where he'll be, not Arlington where Blathering Joe will be.

No, I meant Arlington.  "...we'd be hearing..." is a subjunctive construction, i.e. we would hear the sound of all the vets spinning in their graves, if El Zero was indeed speaking at Arlington.  Sorry for any lack of clarity.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Chris_ on May 26, 2010, 04:00:48 PM
Ha ha ha ha... look at this poll from Rasmussen.
Quote
41% Say Random Selection From Phone Book Would Do A Better Job Than Current Congress

The latest national telephone survey of Likely Voters finds that 41% say a group of people selected at random from the phone book would do a better job addressing the nation’s problems than the current Congress. Almost as many (38%) disagree, however, and another 20% are undecided.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/may_2010/41_say_random_selection_from_phone_book_would_do_a_better_job_than_current_congress
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: NHSparky on May 27, 2010, 09:49:37 AM
-16 today.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on May 27, 2010, 10:14:56 AM
What's up with that?  Obama hasn't done anything.  He'll probably  get another bump on Saturday or Sunday from his press conference today.  I'm sure that him attacking BP will play well with his base.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: NHSparky on May 27, 2010, 10:17:19 AM
4 points of the "bump" was an increase in his strong approval, so yeah.  As long as he stands in front of TOTUS and displays appropriate concern or throws some red meat to the plebes, they'll think he's actually DOING something, which we know is a crock of shit.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on May 27, 2010, 10:18:56 AM
It will help him if the latest attempt by BP to plug the hole is successful.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Peter3_1 on May 27, 2010, 10:52:39 AM
top kill seems to have worked. Obama is losing favor with the press, note that Michelle is being shown on TV full length. The weight she has put on is obvious, dfurther, his very sloppy salutes to thde  Marine ONE GUARDS, ETC. ARE BEING CLEARLY SHOWN, WHEREAS BEFORE THE PICTURE WAS STOPPED just before thye prefunctory nature of the act was made obvious. If he screws the pooch in the upcoming press meeting, he may be toast.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: DumbAss Tanker on May 27, 2010, 11:03:52 AM
It will help him if the latest attempt by BP to plug the hole is successful.

It's hard to say at this point, you may well be right.  Still, up to this point, he has done exactly nothing to affect the situation positively, just the opposite really since direct Federal involvement has mainly been his EPA (And USACE trying to work within EPA's requirements) obstructing some critical mitigation efforts.  Right as of today, it may ultimately play out as 'Well it did work, but no thanks to him.'  I do expect BP to grovel and praise him in what will be a futile effort to keep the Feds' bloodlust for retribution at bay. 
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: debk on May 27, 2010, 12:46:27 PM
I have had the press conference on since the beginning.....not sure he will get any bumps for it.

He's putting all the blame on everyone else.... :thatsright: what a surprise.... ::)



He didn't know that what's her name, Elisabeth Birnbaum...quit, resigned or was fired. "The person to answer this is ------- and he's in Congressional hearings all day, so I haven't been able to ask him what's happened..."

Riiiiiiight.....now he's the President of the United States ( as he's pointed out several times in this conference) and he can't find out why his US oil agency chief quits?  :rotf: :rotf: :rotf:
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on May 27, 2010, 12:48:57 PM
I have had the press conference on since the beginning.....not sure he will get any bumps for it.

He's putting all the blame on everyone else.... :thatsright: what a surprise.... ::)

Major Garret just asked about the Sestak bribe.  :cheersmate:  Of course he claimed that it would be investigated, but he's sure that nothing illegal happened. WTF?
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: debk on May 27, 2010, 12:51:03 PM
Major Garret just asked about the Sestak bribe.  :cheersmate:  Of course he claimed that it would be investigated, but he's sure that nothing illegal happened. WTF?


I added on to my post too.....he is soooo full of shit! :censored:
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on May 27, 2010, 12:55:36 PM

I added on to my post too.....he is soooo full of shit! :censored:


How can he not know whether she quit or was fired? 

(http://4and20blackbirds.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/bugs-bunny.jpg)
What a Maroon !!
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Peter3_1 on May 27, 2010, 04:51:01 PM
fired, but  given the option to resign. Customary. Mr. Obama did screw the pooch at the press confrence, but not too badly. Lied his ass off about the response.  The lie about the Coast Guard has me really pissed off, as the CG has been there since the Louisana Purchase!!!!!!!  So we should thank Jackson for having forsite!!!!! What crap. Also, if you recall, the CG was operating pulling people off roofs in New Orleans as soon as the wind had dropped enough to make pick ups almost safe with Katrina. Yes, the CG was there, just like they are at every American Port since Cornwallace surrendered!!!!!!!!!!  jerk.

But our poorly educated opublic will , at least partially, buy the man's BS.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Hawkgirl on May 27, 2010, 04:59:23 PM
I can't be believe he was allowed to skirt the Sestak issue.  He wouldn't answer it for Garrett...just said that his administration would have a response shortly. 

Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on May 27, 2010, 05:02:02 PM
I can't be believe he was allowed to skirt the Sestak issue.  He wouldn't answer it for Garrett...just said that his administration would have a response shortly. 



This could be a big issue if the GOP presses it.  Either Sestak is lying and isn't fit to be elected, or he is telling the truth, and someone broke the law.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Peter3_1 on May 27, 2010, 05:10:40 PM
Either way, Sestac is less electible than he was last week, and the longer this drags out, the less electable he becomes.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Hawkgirl on May 27, 2010, 06:20:02 PM
This could be a big issue if the GOP presses it.  Either Sestak is lying and isn't fit to be elected, or he is telling the truth, and someone broke the law.

It's a win/win for us  :evillaugh:
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Chris_ on May 28, 2010, 10:00:48 AM
-12.  You have got to be kidding.

(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/may_2010/obama_approval_index_may_28_2010/318102-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_may_28_2010.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: debk on May 28, 2010, 10:02:07 AM
How the hell did that happen!?!?!?!?!
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Peter3_1 on May 28, 2010, 10:36:02 AM
looksas if they have made up a a story. they are claiming they were offering Sestac no-pay jobs. they made Clinton their bag man. sure sounds like a complete fabrication. dates, diaries and sworn trstimony,  please.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: miskie on May 28, 2010, 11:14:19 AM
I have been watching this poll for a while, and this seems to be the way it behaves. After Obama hits his low, there is a bit of pullback, then a gradual decline back to around -15 to -17 or so.

I was also surprised to see the new low of -22 , which is really bad. After studying the poll mechanics, I put the maximum negative at about -20, when one considers historical polling trends and what I believe to be about 24% or so who will never abandon him.

Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: NHSparky on June 01, 2010, 11:46:07 AM
-13 today.  Expect it to drop as more news of the "non-plug" of the BP leak comes out.  Remember, going into the weekend, everybody thought the problem was solved.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: NHSparky on June 02, 2010, 11:12:13 AM
-14 today.  Here we go again, kids.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Hawkgirl on June 02, 2010, 07:33:42 PM
-14 today.  Here we go again, kids.

He may make history.  :-)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: NHSparky on June 04, 2010, 08:28:50 AM
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/june_2010/obama_approval_index_june_4_2010/320305-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_june_4_2010.jpg)

Any takers on -20 by Monday?
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Chris_ on June 05, 2010, 05:30:50 PM
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/june_2010/obama_approval_index_june_5_2010/320449-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_june_5_2010.jpg)
Sat'day.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: NHSparky on June 06, 2010, 09:53:24 AM
And the downward slide continues...

(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/june_2010/obama_approval_index_june_6_2010/320527-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_june_6_2010.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Crazy Horse on June 07, 2010, 03:08:10 PM
-17 today
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: NHSparky on June 10, 2010, 11:21:45 AM
Still at -17.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: NHSparky on June 13, 2010, 09:44:04 AM
-14 today?  WTH?
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: JohnnyReb on June 13, 2010, 10:56:33 AM
-14 today?  WTH?

It's sunday....people are more generous on sunday.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: miskie on June 13, 2010, 03:42:14 PM
-14 today?  WTH?

People are still groovin' to Autotune The News's ass kicking song.. - once people realize Obama isn't kicking anyone's ass, His score will slide back into range.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Baruch Menachem on June 13, 2010, 07:54:18 PM
I still want to see it at -50
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Peter3_1 on June 14, 2010, 06:09:52 AM
read Dr. Sanity's blog on malignent narcissism, the recripical to Mr. Obama's consition will not, indeed cannot, cease their worship....
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on June 14, 2010, 10:14:22 AM
-18 this morning.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on June 15, 2010, 08:52:44 AM
-17 this morning. Will his Oral Office speech give him a bump tonight?
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: NHSparky on June 15, 2010, 10:59:20 AM
Depends on how much spin "Tingles" puts on it after the speech.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: debk on June 15, 2010, 11:22:41 AM
Only after the polls recently started showing Obama that the country was unhappy that he wasn't "going to the Gulf and paying closer attention" did he start.

Last night on ABC's Evening News, Diane Sawyer said "President Obama is currently on his fourth trip to the ------ gulf".

She made it sound like he is sooooo attentive! Yeah, only in the last couple of weeks! Only after his advisors said, "Boy, you need to get your ass down there and look like you care!"

Prior to the discontent polls, he wasn't doing shit about the Gulf.

Now he's talkin' tough and is going to beat up BP's CEO tomorrow.

Give me a break! He's an actor playing to his audience. And that's just what he's going to do tonight.

Stupid poll will bounce right up tomorrow in his favor, because he cares about the people and the wildlife of the Gulf !!! Ha. Ha. Ha.  :censored:

The majority of people are too busy with outside activities and their kids being out of school, and their own lives  to pay too much attention to the Gulf area situation, unless they are directly affected either by living there themselves, have relatives there, or going there for vacation.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on June 16, 2010, 08:35:26 AM
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/june_2010/obama_approval_index_june_16_2010/323250-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_june_16_2010.jpg)

Looks like a pre-speech drop.


Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: NHSparky on June 16, 2010, 08:48:24 AM
Don't look for much of a bounce from this speech when even Keef Obertard slams Zero.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: miskie on June 16, 2010, 09:52:40 AM
Don't look for much of a bounce from this speech when even Keef Obertard slams Zero.

There may be - it seems his speech was designed to mollify the mushy middle. So, I suspect some in the both the love and hate columns will move to the middle in their opinion on him, having the effect of improving his numbers with this graph.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: debk on June 16, 2010, 10:11:47 AM
There may be - it seems his speech was designed to mollify the mushy middle. So, I suspect some in the both the love and hate columns will move to the middle in their opinion on him, having the effect of improving his numbers with this graph.

Maybe not...it's been all over the news this morning that the meeting with the two bigwigs from BP was going to only last 20 MINUTES!!!!!

That's a photo op....nothing else.

As someone put it on Fox this morning...I think it was Karl Rove...."it will be a video the equivalent of a 'perp walk' of the two BP guys walking into the White House.". The Administration is hoping that it will mollify the American public and show them that Obama's kicking somebody's ass and he's in charge.

Oh pleeaaassssssssse.  :censored:
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Crazy Horse on June 16, 2010, 10:20:09 AM
Don't forget that this is running 3 days behind, so Friday will be the first day after the speech
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: NHSparky on June 16, 2010, 11:08:31 AM
There may be - it seems his speech was designed to mollify the mushy middle. So, I suspect some in the both the love and hate columns will move to the middle in their opinion on him, having the effect of improving his numbers with this graph.

The left ain't buying it, the right SURE AS HELL ain't buying it, and there's no reason the mushy middle would either.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: debk on June 16, 2010, 01:24:49 PM
The left ain't buying it, the right SURE AS HELL ain't buying it, and there's no reason the mushy middle would either.

Watching Fox late last night, then earlier this morning....seems to be a lot of people who were just pissed off before have become extremely angry after last night's little speechifying.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: rich_t on June 16, 2010, 02:17:14 PM
The left ain't buying it, the right SURE AS HELL ain't buying it, and there's no reason the mushy middle would either.

Toto has already pulled open the curtain....  Folks have seen the Wizard and they ain't going to be fooled by mindless platitudes.

Well....  The brain damaged DUers might.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: miskie on June 16, 2010, 04:13:49 PM
The left ain't buying it, the right SURE AS HELL ain't buying it, and there's no reason the mushy middle would either.

Hopefully you are right - I would love Obama's new base number to be pushed up to about -20.  :-)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: cavegal on June 16, 2010, 09:05:44 PM
so 42% approve.. that's still 40% to high!
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: NHSparky on June 17, 2010, 10:06:15 AM
Still at -20 today, but the strong disapproves are at 46 percent...oh, this isn't gonna be pretty for Teh Wun.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: debk on June 17, 2010, 10:07:23 AM
Still at -20 today, but the strong disapproves are at 46 percent...oh, this isn't gonna be pretty for Teh Wun.


 :evillaugh:
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: NHSparky on June 18, 2010, 08:41:20 AM
-21 today.  And he continues to circle the bowl.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Texacon on June 18, 2010, 08:43:18 AM
-21 today.  And he continues to circle the bowl.

There's his post speech bump.

KC
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Chris_ on June 18, 2010, 09:04:13 AM
Tomorrow should be interesting.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: NHSparky on June 19, 2010, 09:31:36 AM
Tomorrow should be interesting.

Just kinda hanging out, really...

(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/june_2010/obama_approval_index_june_19_2010/324252-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_june_19_2010.jpg)

But his OVERALL approval is down to 41-42 percent.  IOW, it's getting to the point where there are the Kool-Aid drinkers, and then there's everyone else.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Peter3_1 on June 19, 2010, 01:58:34 PM
The more gradually this slides downhill the less likely a rapid recovery. Ther more likely his "mojo" is lost forever......and I'm praying that it and he just go away, say Kenya, for good too.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Revolution on June 19, 2010, 04:45:57 PM
He's using this spill to try and get Cap and Trade passed. If that happens, I don't even want to know what the "-" on the approval rating will be. What was Carter's lowest? I feel that Obama's will be a decent bit lower when all is said and done. I fear riots or something could also be a possibility.

PS: "When All is Said and Done" by Tyrone Wells is an excellent song. I highly recommend it to any women folk in the cave. Very touching.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Chris_ on June 21, 2010, 09:53:25 PM
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/june_2010/obama_approval_index_june_21_2010/324712-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_june_21_2010.jpg)

Alright, who's handing out the free crack?  Speak up.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Eupher on June 22, 2010, 08:47:46 AM
I know there's a bit of lag time, but McChrystal's yap running overtime puts Lord Zero in the driver's seat.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Crazy Horse on June 22, 2010, 03:27:19 PM
-13 today
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Revolution on June 22, 2010, 04:35:27 PM
I didn't catch what McCrystal said about him, but anything short of calling him the "N" word would get a pass from me.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: rich_t on June 22, 2010, 04:37:20 PM
I didn't catch what McCrystal said about him, but anything short of calling him the "N" word would get a pass from me.

The "N" word?  Stop being PC.

 :fuelfire:
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Revolution on June 22, 2010, 04:47:29 PM
I'm usually very anti-PC. However, that's a word I try to avoid whenever possible. It stems from me using it in the 5th grade when some black kid REALLY pissed me off, and I called him that. Almost got the shit kicked out of me.

I use every other word in the book (though I try to avoid the "C" at all costs except when it comes to women like Pelosi) however, the word in question brings all bad.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Peter3_1 on June 23, 2010, 04:56:47 PM
Can you say PRESIDENT MacChrystal? Our current president is incompetent in military matters and in economics. He has no leadership abilities, is indecisive, surrounds himself with sycapaths, cannot tollerate disagreement, especially when it is correct.

MacC, on the otherhand is well educated in the art of war, can change tactics successfully in nearly any circumstance, can accept a critique of his work without malace, is smart enough to hire economists who don't think that you make a hole smaller by digging in it, and so on. Wouyldn't it be nice to have a COMPETENT man as president? 

A
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: docstew on June 23, 2010, 05:04:11 PM
Can you say PRESIDENT MacChrystal? Our current president is incompetent in military matters and in economics. He has no leadership abilities, is indecisive, surrounds himself with sycapaths, cannot tollerate disagreement, especially when it is correct.

MacC, on the otherhand is well educated in the art of war, can change tactics successfully in nearly any circumstance, can accept a critique of his work without malace, is smart enough to hire economists who don't think that you make a hole smaller by digging in it, and so on. Wouyldn't it be nice to have a COMPETENT man as president? 

A

You could use those words to describe almost any retired general in the country.  I'd love to see a run from Schwarzkopf, the man is a true leader, but his politics are a bit of a mystery.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: DumbAss Tanker on June 23, 2010, 05:11:03 PM
Can you say PRESIDENT MacChrystal? Our current president is incompetent in military matters and in economics. He has no leadership abilities, is indecisive, surrounds himself with sycapaths, cannot tollerate disagreement, especially when it is correct.

MacC, on the otherhand is well educated in the art of war, can change tactics successfully in nearly any circumstance, can accept a critique of his work without malace, is smart enough to hire economists who don't think that you make a hole smaller by digging in it, and so on. Wouyldn't it be nice to have a COMPETENT man as president? 

A

The fact that he claims to have voted for Obama is what I would tend to call a TOTAL RED FLAG on that idea.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: JohnnyReb on June 23, 2010, 05:16:36 PM
The fact that he claims to have voted for Obama is what I would tend to call a TOTAL RED FLAG on that idea.

That's all I need to know.....to not vote for him.

He'd have to run on the democrat ticket and that's a no go for me.....and if he ran as a republican, he'd be a RINO, so again a no go for me.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Peter3_1 on June 23, 2010, 05:27:18 PM
It may be that he just was very angry at McCain to the point he'd have voted for the Aflac Duck over that RINO. Anyway, we'll see what his intentions are and his politics are as time passes. I am willing to bet good money they are not the Socialist anti semetic standards of Mr. Obama!
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on June 25, 2010, 10:55:39 AM
Back to -15.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Lacarnut on June 25, 2010, 08:15:22 PM
You could use those words to describe almost any retired general in the country.  I'd love to see a run from Schwarzkopf, the man is a true leader, but his politics are a bit of a mystery.

For one thing, those 2 bit dictators in N.K. and Iran would not be shooting off their mouths. Rather they would be shitting bricks and being worried about getting their country totally annihilated
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Crazy Horse on June 26, 2010, 09:15:55 AM
-14 today
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on June 28, 2010, 09:04:35 AM
-9 this morning. It can only be because he was in Canada and people hoped he would stay there.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on July 01, 2010, 09:57:45 AM
-19 this morning.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Peter3_1 on July 01, 2010, 01:20:58 PM
Look at the market....Obama should just shut the hell up and step out of the way of the economy.  It would grow and so would Obama's "popularity". But he just can't, an indication of just how severe his malagnent narcissism affliction is.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Mike220 on July 01, 2010, 04:55:28 PM
-19 this morning.

10 points in 3 days? Impressive.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: miskie on July 01, 2010, 05:22:53 PM
it should be real interesting in the next couple of days - now that obama has decided that the most important thing to pass is 'immigration reform'

He is like a kid with a Rubik's Cube. "Twist-twist-twist.. ahh --the hell with this !! lets do Sudoku.. scribble scribble.. Sudoku sucks ! Lets get out a 500 piece jigsaw puzzle... etc.... Screw it all - Its vacation time !"
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Lacarnut on July 02, 2010, 12:05:27 AM
10 points in 3 days? Impressive.

He is back on the campaign trail lying his ass off. The folks are not buying it.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: NHSparky on July 02, 2010, 08:09:22 AM
10 points in 3 days? Impressive.

The day with the -9 was an outlier.  Not exactly sure why his strong disapprovals went down that much.  But with the long weekend, it won't be as bad (for Zero) as -20.

Pay attention to the news today and tomorrow.  Lots of announcements by this administration which won't get a lot of (or any) press.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Ballygrl on July 02, 2010, 08:39:50 AM
it should be real interesting in the next couple of days - now that obama has decided that the most important thing to pass is 'immigration reform'

He is like a kid with a Rubik's Cube. "Twist-twist-twist.. ahh --the hell with this !! lets do Sudoku.. scribble scribble.. Sudoku sucks ! Lets get out a 500 piece jigsaw puzzle... etc.... Screw it all - Its vacation time !"

And where are the ads being plastered all over our TV's telling people to call their Representative and say NO to Amnesty? there should be ads running mentioning Amnesty and the high unemployment rate Americans are facing.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: NHSparky on July 02, 2010, 11:24:17 AM
Keeping their powder dry.  Better to run the ads after Labor Day.

On a brighter note:

(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/july_2010/obama_approval_index_july_02_2010/328080-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_july_02_2010.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Chris_ on July 05, 2010, 11:55:14 AM
No change today... still -20.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Duke Nukum on July 06, 2010, 01:21:07 PM
-17 today after three days of no polling.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: franksolich on July 07, 2010, 04:18:24 PM
Still -17.

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Most voters believe that the Iraqi people are better off because of the War in Iraq  and the removal of Saddam Hussein from power. A plurality believes that the U.S. is a less dangerous place to live because of that war, but 22% think it’s more dangerous now in the United States.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: cavegal on July 07, 2010, 04:27:30 PM
Still -17.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll
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but 22% think it’s more dangerous now in the United States.
I look for that number to go up..
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Duke Nukum on July 08, 2010, 09:48:06 AM
-17 yet again.  The numbers haven't changed for three days in a row.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: debk on July 08, 2010, 09:58:08 AM
-17 yet again.  The numbers haven't changed for three days in a row.


No polling over the holiday weekend, maybe?
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Duke Nukum on July 08, 2010, 05:06:01 PM

No polling over the holiday weekend, maybe?
I don't think that is it because if you look back on the trends page the numbers bounced around after most three day holidays where there was no polling.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: franksolich on July 09, 2010, 09:44:43 AM
Still -17 today.

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Americans are evenly split over whether or not they’re willing to pay higher taxes to prevent changes or cuts in Social Security benefits. The split falls neatly along generational lines with those over 50 favoring tax hikes and those under 50 taking the opposite view.

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Investor confidence has fallen to the lowest level of 2010. Fifty-five percent (55%) of investors believe the economy is getting worse. Confidence among investors hasn’t been this low in nearly a year (since July 28, 2009).

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When it comes to Arizona’s immigration law, voters are not divided. Just 28% favor the Justice Department lawsuit against the state while twice as many are opposed.

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If West Virginia has a Senate race this fall, Joe Manchin begins the campaign with a double-digit lead. However, he would be campaigning in a state that strongly opposes the president’s agenda on health care reform, immigration, and other topics.

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In  Illinois,  Democratic Governor Pat Quinn has gained ground after announcing he will cut state spending. The race is not a Toss-Up.

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The Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 Balance of Power projection shows four current Democratic Senate seats likely to flip and nine Toss-Ups.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: NHSparky on July 12, 2010, 11:15:20 AM
-13?  WTF?
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on July 12, 2010, 11:22:35 AM
He's been keeping his mouth shut for the most part.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: DefiantSix on July 13, 2010, 09:59:24 AM
He's been keeping his mouth shut for the most part.

There must be psychotropic drugs involved.  He doesn't have this kind of endurance otherwise.  :fuelfire:
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: NHSparky on July 13, 2010, 11:14:31 AM
Back to -17.  Monday must have been an outlier.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: NHSparky on July 14, 2010, 11:17:15 AM
Keep talking, Barruh...

(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/july_2010/obama_approval_index_july_14_2010/331144-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_july_14_2010.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Lacarnut on July 14, 2010, 11:30:46 PM
With all the bad new coming out about housing, jobs, economy, etc, he will up to -25 by the end of next week.
People are wising up to this inept clown and his Democratic brethren. 
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: debk on July 14, 2010, 11:32:38 PM
With all the bad new coming out about housing, jobs, economy, etc, he will up to -25 by the end of next week.
People are wising up to this inept clown and his Democratic brethren. 

Especially since he and the family are going to Bar Harbour for a long weekend.... ::)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: NHSparky on July 15, 2010, 06:55:19 AM
Especially since he and the family are going to Bar Harbour for a long weekend.... ::)

And completely jacking up traffic going home tomorrow.  Thanks, asshole!!!
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: franksolich on July 15, 2010, 11:00:08 AM
-17 today, Thursday.

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New state polling shows that the Missouri Senate race remains a Toss-Up. The Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 Balance of Power projection shows four current Democratic Senate seats likely to flip and nine Toss-Ups.

Quote
In the Texas Governor’s race, Republican incumbent Rick Perry continues to hold a modest but steady lead. In Nevada, Brian Sandoval continues to hold a wide lead over Rory Reid.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Revolution on July 15, 2010, 06:12:36 PM
I wonder if it will go to -20 if the oil pressure builds, and the machine holding the leak pops off. I'm predicting -20 by Sunday no matter what happens.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: miskie on July 15, 2010, 06:16:02 PM
I wonder if it will go to -20 if the oil pressure builds, and the machine holding the leak pops off. I'm predicting -20 by Sunday no matter what happens.

I really hope that the leak stays capped - but if it does pop - Id like it to be after Obama takes credit for it.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Revolution on July 15, 2010, 06:18:30 PM
I really hope that the leak stays capped - but if it does pop - Id like it to be after Obama takes credit for it.

While I hope the cap holds as well, it would be hilarious if Obama took credit for it, only to have it pop a day later. :30 seconds later would be impeccable comedic timing.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: miskie on July 15, 2010, 06:26:41 PM
While I hope the cap holds as well, it would be hilarious if Obama took credit for it, only to have it pop a day later. :30 seconds later would be impeccable comedic timing.

Imagine the news -- as Obama is taking credit for something neither he nor his administration did, the crawler reads the cap has blown off followed by a split screen showing a gushing well and an equally gushing Obama.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Chris_ on July 15, 2010, 06:30:01 PM
I wonder if he'd keep reading his teleprompter... I think he'd be dumb enough to do just that.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Revolution on July 15, 2010, 06:43:19 PM
 :lmao:

Biden walks up, taps on his shoulder, whispers in his ear "Mr. President, the cap blew."

That'd be the first time that Obama has ever turned white.

*crowd throws tomatoes at Rev*

Too much? :-)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Mike220 on July 20, 2010, 02:50:25 PM
July 16 was -17%
July 17 was -16%
July 18 was -16%
July 19 was -15%

Today is -17% again.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Mike220 on July 21, 2010, 11:45:24 AM
Ticking back downward to -18 today.

(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/july_2010/obama_approval_index_july_21_2010/333743-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_july_21_2010.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on July 21, 2010, 11:47:59 AM
Ticking back downward to -18 today.

(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/july_2010/obama_approval_index_july_21_2010/333743-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_july_21_2010.jpg)

He'll be getting a bump in a couple of days for signing the finance bill into law.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: NHSparky on July 21, 2010, 11:53:50 AM
And then drop to -25 when they see how badly they're getting ****ed.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Revolution on July 21, 2010, 03:13:47 PM
I'm anxiously awaiting, and at the same time, dreading January of '11. Two reasons: 1) I bet you his approval rating will be -30 or lower. 2) America's horrors start January of next year. :(

PS: I saw in USA today that some economists are predicting up to $8 bucks a gallon for gas one Obama's plans set sail. That's unbelievable! I remember when it got up to 4+ bucks a gallon. People were pissed, and some couldn't pay for gas. I can't imagine the outrage if it indeed does double.


Sometimes, I'm kind of happy I can't drive though...
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Godot showed up on July 21, 2010, 03:24:21 PM
I'm anxiously awaiting, and at the same time, dreading January of '11. Two reasons: 1) I bet you his approval rating will be -30 or lower. 2) America's horrors start January of next year. :(

PS: I saw in USA today that some economists are predicting up to $8 bucks a gallon for gas one Obama's plans set sail. That's unbelievable! I remember when it got up to 4+ bucks a gallon. People were pissed, and some couldn't pay for gas. I can't imagine the outrage if it indeed does double.


Sometimes, I'm kind of happy I can't drive though...

Don't you mean the horrors start November of this year? In the lame duck session? Assuming we can take even one house of Congress, much horror will be stopped beginning in January. At least what horror they think they can make law.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on July 21, 2010, 03:32:15 PM
Don't you mean the horrors start November of this year? In the lame duck session? Assuming we can take even one house of Congress, much horror will be stopped beginning in January. At least what horror they think they can make law.

The Bush tax cuts end in December, so January will be bad.  Most lame duck laws won't go into effect by January.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Godot showed up on July 21, 2010, 03:52:42 PM
The Bush tax cuts end in December, so January will be bad.  Most lame duck laws won't go into effect by January.

Ah. Good point.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: franksolich on July 22, 2010, 11:48:15 AM
-17 today.

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Rand Paul holds an eight-point advantage in the Kentucky Senate race. Overall, Democrats hold a 49-44 advantage in the Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 Balance of Power summary. Seven states are Toss-Ups.

Quote
Governor Mike Beebe’s lead is down to ten points in Arkansas. The  Strickland-Kasich match-up in Ohio remains close but the races in New York and Idaho are not.

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The GOP now holds a nine-point advantage on the Generic Congressional Ballot.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Mike220 on July 22, 2010, 12:48:31 PM
Quote
Rand Paul holds an eight-point advantage in the Kentucky Senate race.

But that can't be! The DUmmies are already celebrating his demise! The Breaking Wind primitive is sure of it! See!!!eleve1ty!!11

Quote
secondwind  (1000+ posts)        Wed May-19-10 09:58 PM
Response to Original message
 
1. Sooo glad he won! KY will go BLUE next time!! woot! woot!

Back to the topic at hand, I think for the next few months this is the best we're going to see; bouncing around in the teens. I don't think he'll hit the -20s again consistently (maybe an occasional outlier) until tax cuts start expiring and the new tax rates kick in next year.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Revolution on July 22, 2010, 06:33:49 PM
From already seeing it go to the 20s, I wouldn't be surprised if it slips once in a while into the lower/mid 30s once the HCR bill detriments start kicking in.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: franksolich on July 23, 2010, 11:31:03 AM
-17 today; must be the mid-summer doldrums.

Quote
Voters overwhelmingly believe that there is currently too much regulation of small businesses but are evenly divided about whether big business needs more or less regulation. Overall, 69% say that when it comes to helping the economy and creating jobs, more competition and less government regulation is better than increased regulation and less competition.  Voters are evenly divided over a one-year moratorium on new government regulations.

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In Arizona, the federal government is in court trying to prevent implementation of the state’s new immigration law. The law is scheduled to go into effect next week and 65% of voters statewide support the legislation. Sixty-nine percent (69%) of Arizona voters want the president to send more U.S. troops to patrol the border. Governor Jan Brewer has gained popularity ever since signing the law and now holds a commanding lead in her bid to keep the job.

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Nationally,  most (54%) oppose the building of a Mosque near Ground Zero, the site of the 9/11 terror attacks, but few people are following the story.

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Sixty-three percent (63%) oppose year-round schooling and see value in summer vacations.

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The Florida Senate race remains a Toss-Up between Marco Rubio and Charlie Crist. Looking nationwide, Democrats hold a 49-44 advantage in the Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 Balance of Power summary. Seven states are Toss-Ups.

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Republicans still have a run-off election to select their nominee for governor of Georgia, but whoever they pick will end up in a close race with Democratic nominee Roy Barnes. Democratic Governor Mike Beebe holds a ten-point lead in Arkansas. Independent candidate Lincoln Chafee holds a slight lead in his bid to become governor of Rhode Island.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: franksolich on July 24, 2010, 12:49:09 PM
-18 today.

Quote
Seventy-five percent (75%) prefer free markets over a government managed economy, but the Political Class disagrees.

Quote
Governor Joe Manchin holds a double digit advantage in the West Virginia Senate race while Senator Blanche Lincoln continues to trail badly in  Arkansas. Looking nationwide, Democrats hold a 49-44 advantage in the Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 Balance of Power summary. Seven states are Toss-Ups.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Crazy Horse on July 25, 2010, 09:44:00 AM
-20 Today
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Revolution on July 25, 2010, 11:58:41 AM
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/july_2010/obama_approval_index_july_25_2010/335058-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_july_25_2010.jpg)

Here is the visual evidence just to confirm.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Duke Nukum on July 26, 2010, 12:57:01 PM
-19 today. (http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Peter3_1 on July 26, 2010, 01:38:21 PM
that high?
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on July 26, 2010, 01:47:05 PM
His ratings are low, so he has to go on TV again. Lord Zero will be appearing on ABC's The View (http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/07/26/president-obama-to-appear-on-the-view/) Thursday.  Great , the metrosexual and the old hens have a lot in common. They all hate the US.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: debk on July 26, 2010, 02:07:42 PM
His ratings are low, so he has to go on TV again. Lord Zero will be appearing on ABC's The View (http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/07/26/president-obama-to-appear-on-the-view/) Thursday.  Great , the metrosexual and the old hens have a lot in common. They all hate the US.

I admit to watching The View. I've already watched FoxNews for most of the morning, there's not much choice at that time of the morning (11:30) and it's something that I can have it on, still work and not get distracted like I would with a movie or decorating/cooking show. Besides, watching Joy Behar, is kind of like reading the Dumpster....it's mind-boggling how that woman thinks  :banghead:

I do have a problem with Obama going on the show. It will be an hour long love fest...with the exception of Elizabeth Hasselbeck who is a very conservative Republican.....and 100's of thousands of people, mostly women, will be influenced by his appearance, and confirm to them that he is The One.

I have to admit, though....I think it's not only very sad and pathetic, but "snarky" funny that The President of the United States thinks it's not only appropriate...but necessary...to go on a morning entertainment talk show...to improve his "ratings" and image and to promote not only himself, but his agenda.

Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on July 26, 2010, 02:15:22 PM
I like Hasselbeck, but not enough to put up with the other morons on that show.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: DumbAss Tanker on July 26, 2010, 02:28:44 PM
Well, it's not going to do much for him with the demographic that's defecting fastest - male independents - and women without jobs outside the home is already about as strong for him as it's going to get.
 
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Chris_ on July 26, 2010, 08:31:11 PM
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Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Peter3_1 on July 26, 2010, 11:23:55 PM
my impression exactly.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Lacarnut on July 27, 2010, 05:29:29 AM


I have to admit, though....I think it's not only very sad and pathetic, but "snarky" funny that The President of the United States thinks it's not only appropriate...but necessary...to go on a morning entertainment talk show...to improve his "ratings" and image and to promote not only himself, but his agenda.



I also think it is beneath the office of the Presidency to go on late night talk shows like Leno, Letterman, etc. However, what does a community organizer know about proper protocol. Bowing to muzzies and kicking our friends in the ass.   
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on July 27, 2010, 08:58:25 AM
Back to -20 this morning.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: debk on July 27, 2010, 12:06:41 PM
Back to -20 this morning.

Be interesting to see if it goes further down, as word gets around about Michelle and Sasha taking a "mother-daughter time alone" long-weekend trip to Spain!!! next week. Then meeting up with Malia and the prez on the Florida Gulf Coast for another long weekend and the "needed rest and recovery trip" ( ::) ) of 10 days on Martha's Vineyard.

In this economy, most of us mothers do our "mother-daughter" alone time, if we can splurge - with a mani/pedi at the local nail salon. If we can't splurge, it might only be lunch for two at Taco Bell, or a trip to the local library.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Revolution on July 27, 2010, 01:40:55 PM
What?? You trip with your daughter to Jamaica isn't happening, deb?

 :-) :p
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: debk on July 27, 2010, 03:45:29 PM
What?? You trip with your daughter to Jamaica isn't happening, deb?

 :-) :p


nope. I can't afford to take me to Jamaica right now! :bawl:

Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: miskie on July 27, 2010, 04:21:23 PM
10 days on Martha's Vineyard.



Oh God no..  I live walking distance to one of the main MV ferry launch points, and a few miles from a regional airport that flies vacationers out. Every time either Clinton or Obama head in that direction, the streets & skies are full of secret service and tourists.

And of course, Otis ANG will be sending out its own aircraft..
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Duke Nukum on July 28, 2010, 11:53:52 AM
-15 today. (http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: DefiantSix on July 28, 2010, 12:18:44 PM
It appears that Comrade Smith in the Ministry of Troof (& Shit) has been scrubbing Big Brotha's approval numbers again.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Revolution on July 28, 2010, 08:27:44 PM
I hope his approval numbers PLUMMET in the next couple days after this shell of 1070 passes in AZ at midnight.

****ing judge... :argh:
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: franksolich on July 29, 2010, 09:31:43 AM
-16 today.

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A federal judge ruled yesterday to block implementation of the Arizona immigration law. Rasmussen Reports began polling last night to measure reaction and Platinum Members can get a heads up on the preliminary results. Most voters were opposed to the Justice Department’s legal action against Arizona. It is likely that the judge’s ruling will keep the issue alive, adding to an already difficult political environment for the Democrats.

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In the Missouri Senate race, Republican Roy Blunt has opened a six-point lead. In Nevada, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has taken the lead for the first-time while Oregon Senator Ron Wyden continues to hold a big lead. In the Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 Balance of Power summary, Missouri moves to Leans Republican and Nevada now Leans Democratic. Overall, Democrats have a 50-45 advantage and five states are Toss-Ups.

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In the race for Governor of Illinois, Republican State Senator Bill Brady has now opened a seven-point lead over embattled Governor Pat Quinn in Illinois’ gubernatorial race.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on July 29, 2010, 09:41:10 AM
Quote
In the race for Governor of Illinois, Republican State Senator Bill Brady has now opened a seven-point lead over embattled Governor Pat Quinn in Illinois’ gubernatorial race.

I can only hope this stays true, but Illinois is going to be screwed either way. Dems will stay in charge of the state government with unions pulling the strings.  Instead of any meaningful cuts in spending, we will be seeing massive tax hikes and or hikes in other fees.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Eupher on July 29, 2010, 11:33:16 AM
I'm encouraged to read the news about Roy Blunt.

Robin Carnahan, his Dem opponent, is a world-class liberal and would fall square in-line with the Dem party line.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: cavegal on July 29, 2010, 11:48:57 AM
I too think the numbers are way off.. I live in a town that some are libs.... They are not happy at all..   :-)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Zeus on July 29, 2010, 02:28:28 PM
Women, white men, Jews, Hispanics ... They all have one thing in common.   (http://www.nydailynews.com/opinions/2010/07/29/2010-07-29_bams_coalition_is_imploding_women_white_men_jews_even_hispanics_are_abandoning_p.html)

Bam's coalition is imploding: Women, white men, Jews, even Hispanics are abandoning President Obama


President Obama was swept into office by a tidal wave of support from a diverse coalition comprised of white Democrats, women, independents, Hispanics, Jews and African-Americans. Amid the din of "Yes, we can!" chants, it seemed that nothing could bring the history-making President down. But now, with his policies largely unpopular and his inability to goose economic growth increasingly apparent, Obama's once powerful political coalition is imploding.

Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: franksolich on July 30, 2010, 10:13:58 AM
-16 again today.

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Voters remain evenly divided over whether Elena Kagan should be confirmed as a Supreme Court Justice but she is overwhelmingly expected to win confirmation.

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In the Washington Senate race, Democrat Patty Murray has a slight edge over Dino Rossi. In Pennsylvania, Republican Pat Toomey holds a fairly steady advantage. In the Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 Balance of Power summary, Washington moves to Leans Democratic and Pennsylvania is now rated a Toss-Up. Overall, Democrats have a 51-44 advantage and five states are Toss-Ups.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Chris_ on July 30, 2010, 12:05:34 PM
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Obama Losing Ground with Women

With two wars raging and an economy in turmoil, President Obama took his case to the couch at ABC’s "The View".

When asked why he chose that particular arena, the president joked, “I was trying to find a show that Michelle actually watched.” But it’s not just the First Lady who's tuning in. According to Nielsen Media Research 79% of "The View"’s audience is female, a demographic that’s started to cool on the president.

Fox News/Opinion Dynamics polling shows Mr. Obama averaged a 59% approval rating among women in 2009, but seven months into 2010, that’s dipped 14 points to just 45%. That’s tough news for a party that is used to benefitting from the gender gap, a phenomenon political analyst Larry Sabato says surfaced in the 1980 presidential election. “It exists in almost all elections, ranging from five to eight percentage points,” according to Sabato.

Read more: http://whitehouse.blogs.foxnews.com/2010/07/29/obama-losing-ground-with-women/#ixzz0vBbKn9bT
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Chris_ on July 30, 2010, 12:10:21 PM
Wait, I missed that statistic when I brought the article over... 79% of The View's audience is female.  Do the other 21% voluntarily watch the show?  Why?
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Revolution on July 30, 2010, 01:58:17 PM
Elizabeth. Even if they won't admit it. :-)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: DumbAss Tanker on July 30, 2010, 03:04:17 PM
Elizabeth. Even if they won't admit it. :-)

If we're talking straight dudes, that's the only reason I can think of, and even that isn't enough for me.  I'd guess a lot of that male demographic is gay guys, plus a smattering of baked or drunk losers that have roots growing from their asses into the couch and can't find the remote anymore.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Duke Nukum on July 30, 2010, 03:47:22 PM
A very small portion of men are watching because they work for radio and TV shows that feature clips from such shows, I would guess.

What I want to know is how come Obama knew who Snookie (sp?) was a few months ago but now is clueless?  Some neurological problem?  And if so, is he mentally fit to be CIC?
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: docstew on July 30, 2010, 06:37:31 PM
A very small portion of men are watching because they work for radio and TV shows that feature clips from such shows, I would guess.

What I want to know is how come Obama knew who Snookie (sp?) was a few months ago but now is clueless?  Some neurological problem?  And if so, is he mentally fit to be CIC?

Like most libs, every day, he wakes up in a new world.  In this new world, there is no Snookie.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Chris_ on July 30, 2010, 06:42:05 PM
Like most libs, every day, he wakes up in a new world.  In this new world, there is no Snookie.
:lmao: The only time I ever watched Jersey Shore, Snookie was bitching about Obama putting a tax on tanning beds.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: franksolich on July 31, 2010, 09:45:51 AM
Oopsy-doopsy.

Whoopsy.

-20 today.

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Fifty-nine percent (59%) of voters nationwide would like a law like Arizona’s new immigration law in their own state.  Support for the law is even higher in Arizona.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Duke Nukum on July 31, 2010, 12:34:17 PM
I wonder if he lost the unemployed drug felon vote?
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: DumbAss Tanker on July 31, 2010, 01:26:46 PM
I wonder if he lost the unemployed drug felon vote?

I'm sure he still has that one locked up, but that demographic is so gosh-darn unreliable about remembering to show up and vote in the first place that it's hard to say what it's really worth.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Chris_ on August 03, 2010, 11:18:25 AM
(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff68/kayaktn/obama_approval_index_august_3_2010.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Texacon on August 03, 2010, 11:40:02 AM
(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff68/kayaktn/obama_approval_index_august_3_2010.jpg)

Over a year in negative territory.  Wanna bet it NEVER gets back into positive territory?

KC
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on August 03, 2010, 11:57:18 AM
Over a year in negative territory.  Wanna bet it NEVER gets back into positive territory?

KC

The only thing I can see causing that, would be another massive terrorist attack on this country, and then it would depend greatly on Lord Zero's actions afterward.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: debk on August 03, 2010, 01:10:28 PM
The only thing I can see causing that, would be another massive terrorist attack on this country, and then it would depend greatly on Lord Zero's actions afterward.

If he's in charge...we will be in a world of deep doo-doo. :o :o :o

Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: franksolich on August 04, 2010, 04:13:29 PM
-15 today, Wednesday.

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Sixty-seven percent (67%) believe media release of secret documents related to Afghanistan War hurt national security.  Sixty percent (60%) believe that members of Congress cannot be trusted with top secret national security documents.

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Third party entrants in the Florida and Colorado Governor’s races have shaken things up significantly.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: franksolich on August 05, 2010, 02:28:08 PM
-14 today (Thursday).

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Fifty-four percent (54%) favor extension of the Bush tax cuts while 30% are opposed. Given a choice, 48% favor extension of the tax cuts for everyone while 40% prefer extension of the tax cuts for all but the wealthy.

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Americans modestly support the idea of providing tax credits for alternative energy cars. However, once they learn the cost to taxpayers, sticker shock sets in and only 27% support tax credits for electric cars.  Fifty-five percent (55%) are opposed.

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Overall, 64% still support offshore oil drilling,  55% support deep water drilling, and 30% say the U.S. is generally heading in the right direction.  There is a huge gap between the Political Class and Mainstream voters on this question.

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The Washington Examiner has a good column citing Rasmussen Reports data on the growing gulf between the Political Class and most Americans.

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California Senator Barbara Boxer continues to hold a five-point advantage over Republican challenger Carly Fiorina in the California Senate race. In Ohio, it’s Republican Rob Portman with a very slight edge. The Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 Balance of Power summary shows Democrats have a 51-43 advantage and six states are Toss-Ups.

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The Governor’s race in Ohio is a toss-up.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: franksolich on August 06, 2010, 08:55:12 AM
Wow.

il Duce Bo's popularity seems to be soaring.

Up to -12 today (Friday).

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That’s the highest level of Strong Approval for the president since mid-May.

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Eighty-six percent (86%) of voters nationwide say there should be limits on what the federal government can do. However, the Political Class disagrees and believes the federal government should be allowed to do most anything.

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Most voters oppose a provision in the new health care law that would require everyone to buy or obtain health insurance.

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Yesterday, speaking at a Ford Motor plant, the president pitched the auto industry bailout as an act of patriotism and suggested those who oppose it lack faith in the nation.

However, most voters continue to believe the bailouts were a bad idea.  White House officials are now saying that the federal bailouts indirectly helped Ford. Recently polling shows that Ford remains much more popular than GM or Chrysler, an advantage that first appeared when Ford chose not to accept a bailout.

Americans modestly support the idea of providing tax credits for alternative energy cars. However, once they learn the cost to taxpayers, sticker shock sets in and only 27% support tax credits for electric cars.  Fifty-five percent (55%) are opposed.

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Following his primary victory, Republican Rick Snyder starts out with the advantage in the race to become Governor of Michigan.

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North Carolina Senator Richard Burr continues to lead in his bid for re-election. However, the race has shifted from Solid Republican to Leans Republican in the Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 Balance of Power summary.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Lacarnut on August 06, 2010, 09:50:25 AM
It will be up to 20 once the bad unemployment numbers are factored in by mid next week.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: debk on August 06, 2010, 10:36:28 AM
I don't know what he's done to improve so quickly, as Fox reported either Tuesday or Wednesday, that he only had a 41% approval rate according to Gallup.

It was even on CBS regarding Michelle's trip to Spain. That might not set so well even with the Dems.

The way these numbers are fluctuating, it's like the Dems are polled one day, the Reps the next, Indies the next. The pollsters must have called the "don't give a flying flip" for today's number.... :uhsure:
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Eupher on August 06, 2010, 10:59:43 AM
I don't know what he's done to improve so quickly, as Fox reported either Tuesday or Wednesday, that he only had a 41% approval rate according to Gallup.

It was even on CBS regarding Michelle's trip to Spain. That might not set so well even with the Dems.

The way these numbers are fluctuating, it's like the Dems are polled one day, the Reps the next, Indies the next. The pollsters must have called the "don't give a flying flip" for today's number.... :uhsure:

The grief that 'Shelle's getting on her expensive trip to Spain might be enough to take the focus off Lord Zero for a minute or three.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Lacarnut on August 06, 2010, 01:59:45 PM
I don't know what he's done to improve so quickly, as Fox reported either Tuesday or Wednesday, that he only had a 41% approval rate according to Gallup.

It was even on CBS regarding Michelle's trip to Spain. That might not set so well even with the Dems.

The way these numbers are fluctuating, it's like the Dems are polled one day, the Reps the next, Indies the next. The pollsters must have called the "don't give a flying flip" for today's number.... :uhsure:

I don't believe Rasm. crappy poll numbers. He also states that the Repubs will probably pick up 4 Senate seats which would make it 55 to 44. Me thinks this is a bunch of baloney.   
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: miskie on August 06, 2010, 03:37:29 PM
I suspect this is a little bounce because the gulf spill is no longer on the front page, and team Obama seems happy to take credit for something they really didn't do.

The new employment figures will make this bounce go away soon.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Crazy Horse on August 07, 2010, 01:43:08 PM
-11 today
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: debk on August 07, 2010, 01:56:43 PM
makes no sense what so ever!

maybe they are just polling Dems to give Obama a false sense of security?  :-)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: DefiantSix on August 07, 2010, 02:54:44 PM
makes no sense what so ever!

maybe they are just polling Dems to give Obama a false sense of security?  :-)

I seriously believe that Winston Smith - the real, mainstream propaganda ministry version of Comrade Smith, of course - is cooking these polls more often than not.  Think about it: the public at large relies on these polls for a number of reasons, from seeing where the rest of their countrymen stand in reference to their own opinions, to evaluating the weight of the various issues of the day.  Why wouldn't the regime tweek a poll as necessary in order to push the public in a way which would further it's agenda?  It has to have seen how the public reacts to the release of new polls as well as anyone else here has.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Chris_ on August 08, 2010, 04:52:00 PM
(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff68/kayaktn/08082010sunday.jpg)
:whatever:
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Mike220 on August 08, 2010, 04:58:47 PM
What the hell?

The only thing I can think of is the gusher in the gulf is stopped. That's the only explanation at this point.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on August 08, 2010, 07:22:21 PM
What the hell?

The only thing I can think of is the gusher in the gulf is stopped. That's the only explanation at this point.

People have been hearing about Michelle and thinking she's a bitch so they are feeling sorry for him.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Revolution on August 08, 2010, 10:14:35 PM
I think we should move from "thinking" to actually vocalizing it. She is. A mega bitch.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: docstew on August 08, 2010, 11:05:32 PM
I think we should move from "thinking" to actually vocalizing it. She is. A mega bitch.

Why did that make me think of this?
[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUa6ScIsIhQ&feature=related[/youtube]
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on August 09, 2010, 08:40:35 AM
-15 this morning.  WTH?  It's jumping around , not just trending up and down.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Lacarnut on August 09, 2010, 09:21:42 AM
People have been hearing about Michelle and thinking she's a bitch so they are feeling sorry for him.

Topics like race and the First Lady should be off limits to Repubs. Although, I agree she is a racist, anti-American bitch, calling her on it will just make our side look mean and disrespectful. Bashing her about her and the WH extravagant spending will do our side little good either. We need Independents and women to win in Nov. and in 012; so, lets not fall into that trap and wind up pissing them off.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on August 09, 2010, 09:24:11 AM
Topics like race and the First Lady should be off limits to Repubs. Although, I agree she is a racist, anti-American bitch, calling her on it will just make our side look mean and disrespectful. Bashing her about her and the WH extravagant spending will do our side little good either. We need Independents and women to win in Nov. and in 012; so, lets not fall into that trap and wind up pissing them off.

It wasn't just the conservatives talking about Michelle's travels, even some lefties are talking about it.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: DefiantSix on August 09, 2010, 12:54:17 PM
Topics like race and the First Lady should be off limits to Repubs. Although, I agree she is a racist, anti-American bitch, calling her on it will just make our side look mean and disrespectful. Bashing her about her and the WH extravagant spending will do our side little good either. We need Independents and women to win in Nov. and in 012; so, lets not fall into that trap and wind up pissing them off.

God DAMMIT!!  While I will not personally decend to using race as a means of attacking the Asshole In Chief and her *****-whipped illegal immigrant Husband, you are way off the mark if you think that faking respect for these assholes is going to win us anything. 

These people are engaged in "the FUNDAMENTAL TRANSFORMATION of America" (their words, not mine), and I can count on one hand the people I know personally who are looking forward to where they intend to take this country. 

So no; I don't respect them, and I would be just as phony, and condescending and untrustworthy as they are if I chose to act like I DID respect them just because of some misguided desire to "get along" or "keep things civil".  This isn't a *******ed debating society; this is our COUNTRY they're trying to destroy.  Damnit; doesn't that mean anything anymore?

As far as "pissing them off" goes, I hope they fail at every step in their efforts, sir.  I intend to do everything in my power to see to it that they fall flat on their ****in' faces, and then pointing and laughing - loudly - every time I succeed.  What they want for my country pisses me the hell off; the least I can do is return the favor.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: debk on August 09, 2010, 01:03:21 PM
The anger at Michelle going to Spain has nothing to do with race!!

It has to do with that $300-400,000 trip - if one that expensive was necessary - could have been spent here in America!!

It has to do with most people can't afford to take their children ANYWHERE this summer, let alone an exclusive hotel in Spain!! (anybody seen the pics of the hotel? more than 50% of Americans, probably closer to 75%...WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO TAKE A VACATION THERE!)

It has to do with the HYPOCRACY of telling the American people to tighten their belts and get through this recession....while taking yet another expensive vacation!!

The fact that I am bitching doesn't have a damn thing to do with the color of their skin!!! I don't give a rat's patoot what color their skin is....I care what they are doing to this country!!
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: NHSparky on August 10, 2010, 08:25:19 AM
Try more like 90-95 percent, deb.  I don't see myself going to Europe again anytime soon, if ever.

[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dm6qw_yeo6o[/youtube]
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on August 10, 2010, 09:25:27 AM
-19 this morning. His approval ratings have more ups and downs than a Duncan Yo-Yo.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Tess Anderson on August 10, 2010, 12:33:52 PM
-19, that's what it is now? It hasn't been out of the negatives in months now. The overall is somewhere in the 40s approval - things like this trip to Spain aren't so easily forgotten. As for the race card, the Obamas have long worn that out.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: debk on August 10, 2010, 12:37:32 PM
Try more like 90-95 percent, deb.  I don't see myself going to Europe again anytime soon, if ever.



You are probably right, Sparky. I was taking into consideration those, those like you and I who have already been. I know I won't be going anytime soon, either....if ever. I do hope to get to Scotland though before I die, I want to see where my Gran grew up.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Revolution on August 10, 2010, 03:12:47 PM
Here's hoping you get there, deb!


I just want to get to a Packer's home game before I die. :-)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: cavegal on August 10, 2010, 03:19:08 PM
I thought I read it was -10 yesterday... ?? November
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Happy Fun Ball on August 11, 2010, 08:42:15 AM
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/august_2010/obama_approval_index_august_11_2010/357618-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_august_11_2010.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: formerlurker on August 11, 2010, 08:49:23 AM
The blame Bush platform is working like a charm for them I see.    Excellent.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on August 11, 2010, 09:19:05 AM
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/august_2010/obama_approval_index_august_11_2010/357618-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_august_11_2010.jpg)

Is that a new "high mark" ?
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Mike220 on August 11, 2010, 09:23:48 AM
Is that a new "high mark" ?

Scanning through the trends, it's tied with May 26, 2010 for worst spread.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: debk on August 11, 2010, 10:49:52 AM
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/august_2010/obama_approval_index_august_11_2010/357618-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_august_11_2010.jpg)


 :ha:
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Tess Anderson on August 11, 2010, 12:28:32 PM
-22 now? What?

I can never figure out this number . . . must be word of Moochelle's trip to Spain is being spread. They're supposed to go to Martha's Vineyard soon, too, of course. Most polarizing First Couple ever, at least in my lifetime.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: terry on August 11, 2010, 12:33:54 PM
-22 now? What?

I can never figure out this number . . . must be word of Moochelle's trip to Spain is being spread. They're supposed to go to Martha's Vineyard soon, too, of course. Most polarizing First Couple ever, at least in my lifetime.

It could be the trip to Spain.  It could also be saying that your base ought to be drug tested because they are so whacked out.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: debk on August 11, 2010, 12:46:19 PM
-22 now? What?

I can never figure out this number . . . must be word of Moochelle's trip to Spain is being spread. They're supposed to go to Martha's Vineyard soon, too, of course. Most polarizing First Couple ever, at least in my lifetime.

Don't they go to the Gulf Coast this weekend?
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on August 11, 2010, 12:48:47 PM
Don't they go to the Gulf Coast this weekend?


I  thought they were going to somewhere in Florida?  Michelle needs to rest after that exhaustive trip to Spain.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: cavegal on August 11, 2010, 01:10:12 PM
I  thought they were going to somewhere in Florida?  Michelle needs to rest after that exhaustive trip to Spain.
I know they are supposed to go somewhere for maybe 10 days... I used to look up on Politico44 for schedule by I could not stand it anymore!
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: debk on August 11, 2010, 02:52:50 PM
I know they are supposed to go somewhere for maybe 10 days... I used to look up on Politico44 for schedule by I could not stand it anymore!


They are going to Nantucket or Martha'a Vineyard, but were supposed to be going to the Gulf Coast first. I don't know where on the GC they were to go....

Naples has a Ritz Carlton (:evillaugh:), and technically it is on the Gulf Coast....as far as I know, the Naples area hasn't had any oil on the beaches either...
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: cavegal on August 11, 2010, 03:21:03 PM

They are going to Nantucket or Martha'a Vineyard, but were supposed to be going to the Gulf Coast first. I don't know where on the GC they were to go....

Naples has a Ritz Carlton (:evillaugh:), and technically it is on the Gulf Coast....as far as I know, the Naples area hasn't had any oil on the beaches either...

I guess they are celebrating Ramadan..... 
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Tess Anderson on August 11, 2010, 03:52:26 PM

They are going to Nantucket or Martha'a Vineyard, but were supposed to be going to the Gulf Coast first. I don't know where on the GC they were to go....

Naples has a Ritz Carlton (:evillaugh:), and technically it is on the Gulf Coast....as far as I know, the Naples area hasn't had any oil on the beaches either...


Yeah, I just saw your thread on this - they're going to Martha's Vineyard on the 19th of this month after going to Florida this weekend:

http://blog.usefulinfonation.com/obamas-are-sacrificing-like-us-plan-fifth-vacation-since-july/

I wonder when -22 is going to play golf next and where.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Revolution on August 11, 2010, 10:07:09 PM
I hope the prick keeps vacationing to the point that more people than already do want to throw his ass out of the WH.

Be interesting to see what the approval index is on the 20th. It's already at -22.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: NHSparky on August 12, 2010, 12:55:25 PM
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/august_2010/obama_approval_index_august_12_2010/358037-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_august_12_2010.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Karin on August 13, 2010, 03:29:07 PM
There was some moonbat troll on Moonbattery who insisted this poll "meant nothing."  The sample size is too small for a country the size of America, and it's just plain wrong.  Can't be.   :lmao:
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Chris_ on August 16, 2010, 11:43:51 AM
(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff68/kayaktn/obama_approval_index_august_16_2010.jpg)

Not much change from Thursday.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: debk on August 16, 2010, 11:53:50 AM
Didn't someone say these polls are like 3 or 4 days old?

If that's so, this was done before his 27 hour long trip to Panama City Beach. I haven't seen any favorable comments about the trip.

They leave Thursday for Martha's Vineyard..... :yawn:
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: NHSparky on August 16, 2010, 11:58:36 AM
And also keep in mind the poll hasn't had time to react to the comments he made regarding the Ground Zero Mosque.

Even Beltway Bob isn't gonna be able to handle the spin much further.  Sometime in January 2011, watch as Bob takes the 203rd question from the press as to why Obummer is so incompetent, just twists his face into one of utter disgust, pulls off his mike, drops it on the podium and says, "I've had enough of this shit."
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Chris_ on August 16, 2010, 11:59:47 AM
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Daily tracking results are collected via telephone surveys of 500 likely voters per night and reported on a three-day rolling average basis. The margin of sampling error-for the full sample of 1,500 Likely Voters--is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.

It's a 3-day average. 
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Tess Anderson on August 16, 2010, 03:46:57 PM
And also keep in mind the poll hasn't had time to react to the comments he made regarding the Ground Zero Mosque.

Even Beltway Bob isn't gonna be able to handle the spin much further.  Sometime in January 2011, watch as Bob takes the 203rd question from the press as to why Obummer is so incompetent, just twists his face into one of utter disgust, pulls off his mike, drops it on the podium and says, "I've had enough of this shit."

Gibbs wants out in 2010, like Gates and Rahmbo.

That's right, opposition to the mosque is running high and Obama said the worst possible thing. That day trip to the "Gulf" isn't going to help with this, but the Martha Vineyard's long trip is going to really hurt his approval - a new record.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: NHSparky on August 16, 2010, 06:52:35 PM
Yep--when you consider that the Obamas have, in the just the past month to six weeks alone, gone to Chicago, Maine (twice), the Gulf, and Spain, when the average American is gonna do well to take a trip to the giant yarn ball in Podunk, it's not going to sit well with Joe Six-Pack.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Eupher on August 16, 2010, 09:29:37 PM
Yep--when you consider that the Obamas have, in the just the past month to six weeks alone, gone to Chicago, Maine (twice), the Gulf, and Spain, when the average American is gonna do well to take a trip to the giant yarn ball in Podunk, it's not going to sit well with Joe Six-Pack.

Just to be fair, Zero didn't go with 'shelle to Spain - it was just her and the girls (and the entire entourage that's mandatory, helpful, and just because SHE wants 'em to go).

Definitely spent a few million of the taxpayer's dollars in going on her "mall run."
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: franksolich on August 17, 2010, 04:54:55 PM
-19 today, but the bigger news is that the Gallup poll for the first time shows a majority (51%) of Americans disfavoring il Duce Bo.  So there's a lot more going on, than just the Rasmussen poll--but they're all headed the same way.

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Republicans lead by twelve points on the Generic Congressional Ballot.  That’s the largest advantage ever recorded for the GOP.

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Only 18% of homeowners expect the value of their home to go up over the coming year.  Even more stunning, just 41% expect it to increase over the coming five years.

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Sixty-five percent (65%) of voters are angry at the policies of the federal government.

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Forty-eight percent (48%) say it’s too easy to get an abortion in America.

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In Ohio, Republican Rob Portman has opened an eight-point lead in his effort to become the Buckeye State’s next U.S. Senator. With this result, Ohio moves from Toss-Up to Leans Republican in the Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 Balance of Power summary.

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The Rasmussen Reports Gubernatorial Scorecard shows that Republicans are projected to hold the governor's mansion in 27 states after the election. Democrats are projected to hold fifteen and eight remain a Toss-Up.

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Sixty percent (60%) of voters now favor repeal of the recently passed health care law.   Fifty percent (50%) say repeal would be good for the economy.

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Eighty-one percent (81%) of American adults know someone who is out of work and looking for a new job. Only 14% now believe the labor market is stronger than a year ago. One-out-of six American workers (16%) consider themselves to be among the working poor.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Revolution on August 17, 2010, 07:48:39 PM
All of that is extremely telling, but the bad parts (especially of Obamacare, and the secret parts of the bill nobody knows about that they squeezed in) of Obama's implementations since taking office (everything really) haven't even kicked in yet. 2011 is on it's way, and I suspect that with the coming year, we'll be able to fill multiple pages with the material we get from Rasmussen concerning angry citizens..
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Godot showed up on August 18, 2010, 10:15:52 AM
Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Election 2010: Nevada Senate
Nevada Senate: Reid (D) 47%, Angle (R) 47%


Back to even in NV. Angle has been the target of one vicious character assassination job, but she's coming back. I think all the mud they wanted to stick to Angle has stuck and no more is going to; and people are remembering why they want Reid out.


http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2010/election_2010_senate_elections/nevada/election_2010_nevada_senate
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on August 18, 2010, 10:23:32 AM
Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Election 2010: Nevada Senate
Nevada Senate: Reid (D) 47%, Angle (R) 47%


Back to even in NV. Angle has been the target of one vicious character assassination job, but she's coming back. I think all the mud they wanted to stick to Angle has stuck and no more is going to; and people are remembering why they want Reid out.


http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2010/election_2010_senate_elections/nevada/election_2010_nevada_senate

For better or worse, Sarah Palin is jumping into the mix and backing Angle.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Crazy Horse on August 18, 2010, 10:49:08 AM
-17 today
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Revolution on August 18, 2010, 07:55:53 PM
I'd say it's for the better, thundley. Hell, I'm a nobody who knows a bit, but not near enough to race for senate, but I'm betting with Palin in my corner, I'd at least get some votes.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Duke Nukum on August 20, 2010, 11:06:02 AM
-19 today (http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Crazy Horse on August 21, 2010, 04:51:28 PM
Still holding -19
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: NHSparky on August 22, 2010, 06:00:43 AM
For better or worse, Sarah Palin is jumping into the mix and backing Angle.

For all the crap Reid threw at her, he 1--never got more than 5 points ahead of Angle, 2--she never went below 40 percent, 3--he never went ABOVE 50 percent, 4--two weeks later, they're tied again.

He's screwed so hard.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Revolution on August 22, 2010, 07:19:07 AM
Though, he did try to score points coming out against the Mosque in Manhattan.

Wouldn't surprise me if the guy is really in favor of it...
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Eupher on August 23, 2010, 10:00:52 AM
Though, he did try to score points coming out against the Mosque in Manhattan.

Wouldn't surprise me if the guy is really in favor of it...

Well, as franksolich says:

"Libs lie. Libs lie all the time."
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Duke Nukum on August 24, 2010, 11:11:01 AM
-18 today. (http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll)

Looks like he peaked at -14 yesterday.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: bijou on August 25, 2010, 09:12:15 AM
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/august_2010/obama_approval_index_august_25_2010/371138-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_august_25_2010.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Eupher on August 25, 2010, 09:14:34 AM
 :II:

Back down there where it belongs....
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Happy Fun Ball on August 25, 2010, 09:52:39 AM
:II:

Back down there where it belongs....
It's not quite there yet. Maybe when it gets to somewhere in the -30s...

Although I have noticed a very slow, but steady increase in that red graph.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Chris_ on August 30, 2010, 09:39:44 AM
-12 today?  I think it was -15 yesterday.  What's up with that?
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: miskie on August 30, 2010, 05:09:40 PM
-12 today?  I think it was -15 yesterday.  What's up with that?

This poll is controlled by the mushy middle, and the way its designed makes it prone to wild swings. To explain -

Lets say Obama is at -20, which indicates a 20 point gulf between very happy and very unhappy. Now, most polled in those groups aren't changing for anything - there are about 24% hardcore moonbats, and about 40% are smart enough to be against Obama's agenda.

That leaves about 36% in the mushy middle, who either somewhat approve or  disapprove of Obama. Now lets say Obama says or does something that shifts the middle's opinion of him by three points.. three points leave the disapprove line, while three points move into the approve line.

So that three point shift reflects as a 6 point drop in this chart, bringing Obama from -20 to -14 overnight.

Of course the reverse is true as well, which is why Obama reclaims his -20 in a few days.

These data are also partly why I have been saying for months that -20 is pretty much the apex of this poll, because there is no budging the 40% who disapprove or the 24% moonbat index. And until Obama does something to personally affect the lives of the 36% in the middle, they will not take a solid enough stand to show up in this poll.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: miskie on August 30, 2010, 05:40:57 PM
To continue...

(http://miskie.net/obamachart.jpg)

These two lines highlight the moonbat index as well as the intelligent people. One line never drops below 40% anymore, and the other always hovers at 24%.

The good news is that the intelligent people's line is still slowly creeping up - its been at 40% for only the last 6 months or so.. previously it was at about 36-37%.. Unlike the moonbat index which has been consistent for nearly a year.  
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: bijou on August 31, 2010, 02:40:49 PM
NWANT so I'm adding it here:

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Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Previewing Ohio
We'll start rolling out our Ohio poll results tomorrow but there's one finding on the poll that pretty much sums it up: by a 50-42 margin voters there say they'd rather have George W. Bush in the White House right now than Barack Obama.  ...

Miss me yet? (http://publicpolicypolling.blogspot.com/2010/08/previewing-ohio.html)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: cavegal on August 31, 2010, 02:56:45 PM
 :rotf: 
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on September 04, 2010, 12:45:05 PM
WTH?  For several days it was hanging around -12 or 13, then it dropped to -16, I think, but now it has plummeted to -21 again.  I thought the talk about Mid East peace talks would give him a boost.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Chris_ on September 04, 2010, 12:55:20 PM
WTH?  For several days it was hanging around -12 or 13, then it dropped to -16, I think, but now it has plummeted to -21 again.  I thought the talk about Mid East peace talks would give him a boost.

Something caused a drop for Mr. Popularity in the last few days.  Wonder what it could have been.
(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff68/kayaktn/09042010.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: debk on September 04, 2010, 01:13:44 PM
Part of it is the housing situation.

It was in our local paper last Sunday, that we have a 22 month supply of houses in the area. That's based on 778 houses selling PER MONTH. By the end of October, we will be dead until January if the weather is nice, February or later if it sucks.

If my area is in that bad of situation....there are a lot of places that are a whole lot worse. :(
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: cavegal on September 04, 2010, 01:16:22 PM
Something caused a drop for Mr. Popularity in the last few days.  Wonder what it could have been.
(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff68/kayaktn/09042010.jpg)
Maybe they did not like the Oval Office makeover?
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Tess Anderson on September 04, 2010, 01:31:13 PM
Or the fallout from the Martha's Vineyard vacation. Or the recent bad economic news. Or the fact that the WH is obsessed with suing Arizona sheriffs. Or the fact that Obama *reported* the state to the UN. Or all of the above and more.

I'm just wondering when the overall will go under forty, it's bound to happen soon.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: debk on September 04, 2010, 01:39:08 PM
Or the fallout from the Martha's Vineyard vacation. Or the recent bad economic news. Or the fact that the WH is obsessed with suing Arizona sheriffs. Or the fact that Obama *reported* the state to the UN. Or all of the above and more.

I'm just wondering when the overall will go under forty, it's bound to happen soon.

Or the fact he's embarking on yet another countrywide tour to talk about the economy.

Geesh o' Pete!! If he wants to talk so freakin' much, put him on CSpan and stop spending all the damn money on his travelling!!! No one....I repeat...NO ONE NEEDS TO SEE HIM IN PERSON TALK ABOUT THE ECONOMY!!! They may WANT to...but they don't NEED to! :censored: :censored: :censored:
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on September 05, 2010, 08:25:25 AM
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/september_2010/obama_approval_index_september_5_2010/375205-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_september_5_2010.jpg)

Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Eupher on September 05, 2010, 09:01:07 AM
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/september_2010/obama_approval_index_september_5_2010/375205-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_september_5_2010.jpg)



 :II:

headed into the pits of Hell....
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Chris_ on September 05, 2010, 09:30:42 AM
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/september_2010/obama_approval_index_september_5_2010/375205-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_september_5_2010.jpg)

oooh, ouch.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: NHSparky on September 05, 2010, 09:59:47 AM
And when people see that the Bush tax cuts AREN'T going to be extended for ANYBODY, and the proles see just how much "hopey changey" REALLY costs them, watch the numbers to get even worse.

-30 by February 2011.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Tess Anderson on September 05, 2010, 11:42:25 AM
When those tax cuts expire, it's going to further ruin the American economy and mood and will be the one thing that will make these numbers fall even more. Doubt the GOP could get him to agree to a limited extension, he's that far-left. -23 and dropping . . .
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Texacon on September 05, 2010, 12:39:42 PM
I do believe that is a new low.

KC
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on September 05, 2010, 12:47:27 PM
I do believe that is a new low.

KC

I think so, too.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: 5412 on September 05, 2010, 09:45:04 PM
I do believe that is a new low.

KC

Hi,

I signed up for the Rasmussen reports so I have not checked in on this thread for quite some time.  I too sent it out to many friends commenting that I felt it was a new low......but I agree we are not close to the bottom yet.  When he goes on vacation and there is not shots of him all over the TV his ratings actually go up.  When he came back from vacation they hung around -15 give or take, but once he got past he Iraq lies it dropped like a rock.

What I feel, and this is a guess, is they are having to really pile on the bullshit to keep their radical base together.  Every lie, upon lie is designed to keep the luantics together.  What appears to me is that the rest of the working public has caught on to the game so every time he opens up his mouth they turn his back on him.

Just once I would love to see him have a George Bush type press conference, they would eat him alive.

As I said in my report on 8/28 we must keep the pressure on.  I would STRONGLY SUGGEST YOU COPY THE RASMUSSEN REPORT AND SEND A COPY TO THE BULK OF YOUR MAILING LIST.  We have to continue to do as much of that as we can.  I found that by sending it to the liberals I know, unlike some other political stuff, not one of them responded because there is really not much they can say.  I may have converted another one last night when a person thanked me for a copy of my 8/28 report and then started asking questions which has not happened in the past. 

regards,
5412
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on September 09, 2010, 10:02:44 AM
It had dropped to -18 recently.

(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/september_2010/obama_approval_index_september_9_2010/377054-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_september_9_2010.jpg)

In other good news.

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Election 2010: Illinois Senate
Illinois Senate: Kirk (R) 41%, Giannoulias (D) 37%, Jones (G) 9%

Republican Mark Kirk and Democrat Alexi Giannoulias remain locked in a tight race for the U.S. Senate, according to the latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely voters in Illinois.
 
With leaners added in, Kirk picks up 41% of the vote, while Giannoulias earns 37% support. Green Party candidate LeAlan Jones, included for the first time in a Rasmussen Reports survey of the race, earns nine percent (9%). Five percent (5%) prefer another candidate in the race, and another nine percent (9%) are undecided.
 
Two weeks ago, when leaners were included in the totals, Kirk and Giannoulias were tied at 45% apiece.  Leaners are those who initially indicate no preference for either of the candidates but answer a follow-up question and say they are leaning towards a particular candidate. From this point forward, Rasmussen Reports considers results with leaners the primary indicator of the race.
  http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2010/election_2010_senate_elections/illinois/election_2010_illinois_senate
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Duke Nukum on September 09, 2010, 11:42:04 AM
It looks like a new record.  Nearly 60% disapprove!  This is several days after the "impromptu" "they treat me like a dog" comment.  I wonder if it might be an anti-sympathy, "you're President of the United States, grow up, for Heaven's sake" slap from the electorate?

The real slap should come by relieving Reid and Pelosi of their power.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Tess Anderson on September 09, 2010, 12:17:01 PM
This stat seems highly volatile, but I bet you're right there, Duke - it's unpresidential to whine like a little bitch at the drop of a hat.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: debk on September 09, 2010, 07:58:52 PM
This stat seems highly volatile, but I bet you're right there, Duke - it's unpresidential to whine like a little bitch at the drop of a hat.

Even some of the Democrat talking heads have been critical of his "preformance" in Milwaukee.

Didn't stop him acting similarly in Cleveland, yesterday, though.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: NHSparky on September 10, 2010, 05:04:00 AM
Even some of the Democrat talking heads have been critical of his "preformance" in Milwaukee.

Didn't stop him acting similarly in Cleveland, yesterday, though.

Might be attributing it to the wrong person, but IIRC, it was Napoleon who said, "When your enemy is making a mistake, let them."
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: DefiantSix on September 10, 2010, 08:02:34 AM
Might be attributing it to the wrong person, but IIRC, it was Napoleon who said, "When your enemy is making a mistake, let them."

Close enough.
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"Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake".  -- Napoleon
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: JohnnyReb on September 10, 2010, 08:48:10 AM
Obama says, "they treat me like a dog" ....Hell, I don't know about y'all but I should be so lucky as to be treated like a dog....or at least any dog I ever had.... :-)

Lay around and sleep mostly, free healthcare, fed and housed well, allowed to chase strange females....hey, that sounds like a democrat voters life.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: franksolich on September 10, 2010, 08:58:14 AM
-21 today.

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Most Americans are willing to militarily defend just five other countries  -- Canada, Great Britain, Israel, Germany and Mexico. A majority oppose defending Iraq if it is attacked.

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The Tea Party movement is not a flash in the pan,as many have assumed. Nor is it a movement of racist rednecks and ignorant boobs, as its detractors have crudely suggested. To the contrary, it is an authentic grassroots movement of concerned American citizens demanding to be heard by an out-of-touch political establishment. According to Rasmussen and Schoen, their concerns are real and their issues are legitimate--whether politicians and elite journalists like it or not.

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The number of Republicans in the nation grew by two percentage points over the past month while the number of Democrats slipped a bit. As a result, the GOP has closed the partisan gap to the smallest margin in five years.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Lacarnut on September 11, 2010, 11:10:22 AM
Obama says, "they treat me like a dog" ....Hell, I don't know about y'all but I should be so lucky as to be treated like a dog....or at least any dog I ever had.... :-)

Lay around and sleep mostly, free healthcare, fed and housed well, allowed to chase strange females....hey, that sounds like a democrat voters life.

That quote should be repeated at the Repub convention in 012.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Duke Nukum on September 11, 2010, 11:58:57 AM
Sixty-two percent (62%) of voters currently believe that no matter how bad things are, Congress can always make it worse.  (http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Chris_ on September 13, 2010, 06:16:48 PM
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Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 47%, Democrats 38%

 Republican candidates now hold a nine-point lead over Democrats on the Generic Congressional Ballot for the week ending Sunday, September 12, 2010.

Forty-seven percent (47%) of respondents say they would voter for their district’s Republican congressional candidate, while 38% would opt for his or her Democratic opponent.
Rasmussen (http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/mood_of_america/generic_congressional_ballot)

Almost ten points.  Ouch.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Karin on September 20, 2010, 01:43:21 PM
-19 today, with the range over the weekend at -16 to -18.   
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: franksolich on September 24, 2010, 02:39:32 PM
-13 today (Friday); the last surge before the slump.

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New polling shows Republican Roy Blunt continues to hold a modest lead in Missouri. Overall, the Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 Balance of Power summary shows Democrats with a 51-45 advantage in the Senate while four races are now Toss-Ups (Colorado, Illinois, Nevada, and Wisconsin). Republicans lead by ten percentage points on the Generic Congressional Ballot.

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A plurality of voters are unsure as to whether or not the Social Security system is a Ponzi scheme.

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Forty-three percent (43%) believe that free market capitalism is the world’s best anti-poverty program.  Most voters believe competition will protect borrowers more than regulation.

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New polling data shows close races for Governor in Georgia, Minnesota, and Florida. The Rasmussen Reports Gubernatorial Scorecard  shows that Republicans are poised to pick up several Governors from Democrats throughout the Midwest including Michigan, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois, and Wisconsin. 

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Fifty-five percent (55%) believe that most Congressional incumbents are re-elected because the election rules are rigged to help them.   Only 15% believe it’s because the legislators do a good job representing their constituents.

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Just 22% of American adults believe that government programs reduce poverty.  Nearly twice as many believe such programs actually lead to an increase in poverty.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Chris_ on September 30, 2010, 12:24:45 PM
Back to -17 after a few days in the -13 and -14 range.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: DumbAss Tanker on September 30, 2010, 12:30:57 PM
These little backyard barbecue events he's been on lately don't seem to be working out too well, an awful lot of supposedly-sympathetic audiences are hitting him up with questions that are profoundly and publicly embarassing. 
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Odin's Hand on September 30, 2010, 08:40:07 PM
Back to -17 after a few days in the -13 and -14 range.

Pollsters must be hitting San Francisco and Chicago pretty hard.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Chris_ on October 01, 2010, 11:19:26 AM
Down to -18 today.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: JohnnyReb on October 03, 2010, 11:24:46 AM
These little backyard barbecue events he's been on lately don't seem to be working out too well, an awful lot of supposedly-sympathetic audiences are hitting him up with questions that are profoundly and publicly embarassing. 

Yeah...and he's even having a time drawing enough crowd to fill the backyard.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on October 05, 2010, 12:08:11 PM
-11 with 28 days to go to the elections.  He's been keeping his mouth shut for a few days.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Eupher on October 05, 2010, 02:23:37 PM
-11 with 28 days to go to the elections.  He's been keeping his mouth shut for a few days.

It takes a few days to charge TOTUS' batteries.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Revolution on October 06, 2010, 04:41:13 PM
I laughed when the Presidential seal fell off the podium in his latest address. If that isn't a sign, I don't know what is. Symbolic in oh so many ways.

 :rotf:
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Eupher on October 07, 2010, 07:10:29 AM
I laughed when the Presidential seal fell off the podium in his latest address. If that isn't a sign, I don't know what is. Symbolic in oh so many ways.

 :rotf:

The poor bastard who set that thing up won't even make it under the Obamabus. He'll be shot at sunrise in the Rose Garden.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: franksolich on October 07, 2010, 09:20:43 AM
-13 today, Thursday.

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Most Americans believe the federal government has too much influence on the economy.

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Yesterday, the West Virginia Senate race moved from Toss-Up to Leans Republican in the Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 Balance of Power summary.    As a result, for the first time all year, the Balance of Power summary shows a dead-even race for control of the Senate. Currently, Rasmussen Reports projects that the Democrats will emerge from Election Day with 48 seats in the Senate and the GOP will hold 48. Four races are currently considered Toss-Ups (California, Illinois, Nevada, Washington).

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The Rasmussen Reports Gubernatorial Scorecard projects the GOP will end up with 28 Governorships and the Democrats will hold 15. Seven are still in the Toss-Up category.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: DefiantSix on October 07, 2010, 11:11:36 AM
The poor bastard who set that thing up won't even make it under the Obamabus. He'll be shot at sunrise in the Rose Garden.

Didn't they find another "suicide" in Ft. Marcy park early this morning?  :-)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Karin on October 13, 2010, 08:39:44 AM
After flirting with the -12 neighborhood, Obama is at -16 today. 

Nevada senate race 50-46, Angle.  Calif neck and neck.  Generic congressional R 47, D 39.  Johnson continues to lead Feingold.  (I think that's an interesting one to watch.  A clear, polar opposite choice, no pastel colors). 
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Revolution on October 13, 2010, 07:50:33 PM
I'm right in the thick of all the action there.

GO RJ!!
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on October 14, 2010, 08:59:06 AM
-18 this morning.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Karin on October 15, 2010, 10:49:29 AM
-19 on Friday. 
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Karin on October 22, 2010, 01:06:10 PM
-17 today, Fri 10/22.  However, no good news for us New Yorkers.  Cuomo, Gillibrand, Schumer all sitting pretty.  Can't we get any crumbs?  How are your representatives looking, other NYers?  I'm only cautiously optimistic about the 23rd.  A lot of us have fought so passionately to get non-moonbats into office, and it looks like it was all for naught.  A waste of very scarce money, too.  There are too many takers here, and not enough makers.

I hate this freaking state.  I will be leaving sometime after Oct 2013.  With or without my extremely entrenched North country husband. 

Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on October 22, 2010, 01:10:24 PM
It was either -12 or -13 just yesterday.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on October 23, 2010, 12:40:51 PM
-19 today, and we're getting closer to the election.  :popcorn:
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Odin's Hand on October 26, 2010, 09:25:04 AM
-15 as of today.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Duke Nukum on October 26, 2010, 06:54:45 PM
Harris Poll has Obama approval at 37% (http://www.harrisinteractive.com/Hi_assets/TopHitPageNews.html)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on October 27, 2010, 10:07:04 AM
-18 with 6 days to go.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Tess Anderson on October 27, 2010, 10:52:36 AM
That Harris poll Duke cited came out of nowhere. I used to hear about their polls all the time years ago but not so often recently.

Obama's unpopularity is going to have ramifications on every level of government next week. These numbers are going to be really important when there's a Congress that won't hesitate to call an investigation on his sorry ass.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Godot showed up on October 27, 2010, 05:43:00 PM
Harris Poll has Obama approval at 37% (http://www.harrisinteractive.com/Hi_assets/TopHitPageNews.html)

Now THAT'S interesting. I'd much rather see a Rasmussen number like that, but still, this could be an indicator of a break-40 trend.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Mike220 on October 28, 2010, 09:36:43 AM
-20 with 5 days to go. I'm getting a little sea sick with all the bouncing around going on.

(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/october_2010/obama_approval_index_october_28_2010/420377-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_october_28_2010.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Lacarnut on October 28, 2010, 03:42:25 PM
-20 with 5 days to go. I'm getting a little sea sick with all the bouncing around going on.

(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/october_2010/obama_approval_index_october_28_2010/420377-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_october_28_2010.jpg)

-12 a couple of days ago...now -20...sounds like bs to me
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Karin on October 29, 2010, 08:44:35 AM
-19 today, 8 minutes ago.  Also, Rand Paul is up 12 points.  Otherwise, all the neck and necks, still neck and neck. 
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Lacarnut on October 29, 2010, 12:43:06 PM
-19 today, 8 minutes ago.  Also, Rand Paul is up 12 points.  Otherwise, all the neck and necks, still neck and neck. 

I think the polls are wrong. It is going to be a slaughter with Repubs winning over a hundred House seats and 10-12 Senate seats.. I think O'Donnell is going to pull it out. 
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on October 29, 2010, 12:44:21 PM
I think the polls are wrong. It is going to be a slaughter with Repubs winning over a hundred House seats and 10-12 Senate seats.. I think O'Donnell is going to pull it out. 

I will LMAO if O'Donnell wins.  Not just at the Dems, but at the GOP for the way they been treating her.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Godot showed up on October 29, 2010, 12:55:47 PM
I will LMAO if O'Donnell wins.  Not just at the Dems, but at the GOP for the way they been treating her.


I think all of us would be ecstatic, but I just plain trust Rasmussen, and he has said "no chance." I'd like him to be wrong for a change.

O'Donnell is really substantive. Every time I've heard her I've been impressed by the breadth--and conservative depth--of her knowledge of issues she might face in the Senate. She'd be a terrific senator. And she'd be a VERY good friend to Israel, she's made that crystal clear and you can hear the sincerity of her feeling ringing in her voice; and we need a lot more of those with this anti-Semitic, Israel-hating admin in charge.

Don't know if Republicans can win 100+ seats, but I was thinking 70-80 a year ago, and I'm sticking to that.

Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Lacarnut on October 29, 2010, 02:06:03 PM
Do not know if this true or not but I heard Scott Brown was down by 10 points going into the last week of the election and he won by 6. So, O'Donnell may have a shot, and would love to rub that jerk Karl Rove's nose in it.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: franksolich on October 29, 2010, 02:54:47 PM
I think O'Donnell is going to pull it out.

From your lips to God's Ear, sir.

Damn.

That would be great.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: miskie on October 29, 2010, 03:38:15 PM
I'm still not at all confident in an O'Donnell victory - but with that being said, she has still been inadvertently 'helpful' - Liberals are incapable of juggling more than one ball at once - all the time they have spent bashing her has kept the morons occupied-- leaving lots of less newsworthy, yet perfectly viable candidates ignored. 
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Godot showed up on October 29, 2010, 05:56:02 PM
I'm still not at all confident in an O'Donnell victory - but with that being said, she has still been inadvertently 'helpful' - Liberals are incapable of juggling more than one ball at once - all the time they have spent bashing her has kept the morons occupied-- leaving lots of less newsworthy, yet perfectly viable candidates ignored. 


You're saying she drew the lightning, or a lot of the Dems' venom, pick your metaphor--I hadn't thought of that. H5 for a very trenchant observation.

She's still too good to be wasted; I hope this isn't the end of her political career.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Duke Nukum on October 30, 2010, 10:49:58 AM
Tuesday! Tuesday! Tuesday!
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Reaganomica on November 01, 2010, 11:03:08 AM
I think the polls are wrong. It is going to be a slaughter with Repubs winning over a hundred House seats and 10-12 Senate seats.. I think O'Donnell is going to pull it out. 

I would imagine it would be best if she did "pull it out" considering she is against condom use.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Godot showed up on November 01, 2010, 11:16:49 AM
I would imagine it would be best if she did "pull it out" considering she is against condom use.

Classy.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on November 01, 2010, 11:40:20 AM
Classy.

I wonder what this asshats DU name is.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Splashdown on November 01, 2010, 12:03:52 PM
I would imagine it would be best if she did "pull it out" considering she is against condom use.

Wow. Way to raise the level of discussion here.  :whatever:
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Lacarnut on November 01, 2010, 12:05:24 PM
I would imagine it would be best if she did "pull it out" considering she is against condom use.

We are talking about elections here. Not your sexual pedophilia perversions.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Eupher on November 01, 2010, 12:07:47 PM
I would imagine it would be best if she did "pull it out" considering she is against condom use.

Bitchslapped for an idiotic, pointless, stupid comment.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: dutch508 on November 01, 2010, 12:11:56 PM
Bitchslapped for an idiotic, pointless, stupid comment.

bitchslaped for not going with a 'kicktothegroin'
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: miskie on November 01, 2010, 12:24:29 PM
We are talking about elections here. Not your sexual pedophilia perversions.

elections.. erections.. Meh...  :whatever:
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Odin's Hand on November 01, 2010, 12:46:03 PM
-11 today.

We'll see the true repudation, aside from the official party line coming from the White House of this not being a repudation, tomorrow.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: debk on November 01, 2010, 02:47:13 PM
I would imagine it would be best if she did "pull it out" considering she is against condom use.

hmmm, not planning on ever getting off of "probationary" status?  :hammer:
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Revolution on November 02, 2010, 08:25:33 AM
Is it possible that with all the projected sweeping of the Dems today, that when the balance is here, Obumble's approval ratings will go up? I hope not, but it's somewhat possible.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: miskie on November 02, 2010, 05:12:45 PM
Is it possible that with all the projected sweeping of the Dems today, that when the balance is here, Obumble's approval ratings will go up? I hope not, but it's somewhat possible.

I expect it will go up. One thing that Dems do well is play the pity card - Obama will now have a bunch of new nasty Teabaggin' Republicans to blame, and it will work on some people.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: franksolich on November 03, 2010, 12:39:25 PM
-16 today, the day after the historic elections, the third-largest Republican congressional landslide in all of American history.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Karin on November 08, 2010, 01:34:35 PM
And firmly entrenched at -16 ever since.  Not budgin'. 
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on November 09, 2010, 11:45:38 AM
-18 one week after the shellacking.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: JohnnyReb on November 11, 2010, 04:06:57 AM
-18 one week after the shellacking.

"A shellacing", how appropriate.

Shellac is made from bug shit, you know.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Karin on November 12, 2010, 03:01:18 PM
-20  for yesterday and today. 
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Revolution on November 13, 2010, 06:58:12 PM
"A shellacing", how appropriate.

Shellac is made from bug shit, you know.

Actually, I did NOT know that, but thanks for that info, JR. I'll store that nugget deep in my cerebellum for....whenever I need it. :rotf:
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Eupher on November 13, 2010, 08:19:51 PM
Actually, I did NOT know that, but thanks for that info, JR. I'll store that nugget deep in my cerebellum for....whenever I need it. :rotf:

Uh....Rev, if you store that in your cerebellum, you'll probably forget to do something important like, oh I don't know - ride a bike or skip rope.

Just sayin'..... :-)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Revolution on November 14, 2010, 11:42:29 PM
Never cared for jump rope anyway... :tongue:
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Karin on December 02, 2010, 03:49:59 PM
Stuck at -17 since Thanksgiving. 
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Revolution on December 08, 2010, 04:26:53 PM
Looks like it's at -14 as of today.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll

However, I just heard Vicki McKenna say that Obumble's approval rating is now one point LOWER than Bush's.  :rotf:

This latest move between Barry and congress has put the left in panic mode. DefCon maybe.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: cavegal on December 08, 2010, 04:35:49 PM
 :lmao: :cheersmate:  NOT LOW ENOUGH THOUGH!
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: miskie on January 16, 2011, 11:34:25 AM
Well, looking at the chart since the beginning of the year, it seems that the Moonbat Index and the Intelligent People quotients still hold true --

Give or take 24% moonbats
Give or take 40% intelligent people.

http://www.conservativecave.com/index.php/topic,21935.msg529060.html#msg529060

Code: [Select]
1/16/2011
-14
26%
40%

1/15/2011
-12
26%
38%

1/14/2011
-13
25%
38%

1/13/2011
-11
25%
36%

1/12/2011
-13
24%
37%

1/11/2011
-12
26%
38%

1/10/2011
-13
26%
39%

1/9/2011
-12
27%
39%

1/8/2011
-11
27%
38%

1/7/2011
-11
26%
37%

1/6/2011
-16
24%
40%

1/5/2011
-16
25%
41%

1/4/2011
-15
26%
41%

1/3/2011
-13
26%
39%

So, nothing has changed but the mushy middle pushing the approval index around.

Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Thor on January 24, 2011, 08:13:46 PM
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/january_2011/obama_approval_index_january_24_2011/444807-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_january_24_2011.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on January 24, 2011, 08:15:21 PM
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/january_2011/obama_approval_index_january_24_2011/444807-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_january_24_2011.jpg)

His pandering lies towards the middle since the elections seems to have paid off.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: debk on January 25, 2011, 09:52:11 AM
State of the Union should be interesting tonight.....
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Ralph Wiggum on January 25, 2011, 10:09:28 AM
His pandering lies towards the middle since the elections seems to have paid off.

That's the 2012 re-election cycle starting.  He knows that the far left won't ever not vote for him, gotta find the peeps in the middle.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Lacarnut on January 25, 2011, 02:20:52 PM
That's the 2012 re-election cycle starting.  He knows that the far left won't ever not vote for him, gotta find the peeps in the middle.

He will claim to be a moderate but will remain a leftist. The peeps in the middle need to wake up.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: rich_t on January 26, 2011, 09:05:20 AM
Based on those new numbers, I'd say they found a new batch of koolaide drinkers.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Godot showed up on January 26, 2011, 09:07:38 AM
Based on those new numbers, I'd say they found a new batch of koolaide drinkers.

It's the "fool me twice" syndrome hitting the independents, and shame on them.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Eupher on January 26, 2011, 10:14:17 AM
It's the "fool me twice" syndrome hitting the independents, and shame on them.

yup. some people just never learn.   :whatever:
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Mike220 on January 26, 2011, 10:55:10 AM
He's at -6 today. Wonder what the numbers will be when the SOTU starts hitting the stats.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Lacarnut on January 26, 2011, 11:22:04 AM
He's at -6 today. Wonder what the numbers will be when the SOTU starts hitting the stats.

Those that have a brain know that he lied about energy independence level being at 80% in 2035. Every President since Kennedy has spouted that same crap and we keep importing more and more oil every year. We could plant every acre of farmland with corn for Ethanol, install millions of windmills, put solar panels on every new building and we still would not come close to attaining that level unless Obama changed his anti-drilling policy on oil,natural gas, coal and nuke power. Green energy will not get us there cause in 25 years we will be using twice as much energy as we are using today. I don't know what moron in his Administration came up with that bullshit or if he just decided on his own that it sounds good. Either way, it is a flat out lie. Problem is that most Americans are ignorant when it comes to energy.   
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Tess Anderson on January 27, 2011, 02:41:52 PM
He's at -6 today. Wonder what the numbers will be when the SOTU starts hitting the stats.
-11 in this poll today. That SOTU was pretty bad, bye bye bounce.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: cavegal on January 27, 2011, 02:55:07 PM
Enjoyable to see his polls drop. Unfortunately we still have 2 more years of him, not to mention the damage he has done. No telling how long that will effect us.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Tess Anderson on February 05, 2011, 06:27:19 PM
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll

back down to -17. Egypt.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on February 05, 2011, 06:32:12 PM
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll

back down to -17. Egypt.

Two or three days ago it was -11.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Godot showed up on February 08, 2011, 01:07:56 PM
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll

back down to -17. Egypt.

You know, it is just absurd that people change their minds this often. I know some of this is what they call "statistical noise," but some of it--a good deal of it--probably most of it--can be explained only by some people saying "ok, today I like him" and "hmmph, today I can't stand him." FOR THE LOVE OF PETE CAN'T YOU PEOPLE OUT THERE MAKE UP YOUR MINDS?!
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: formerlurker on February 20, 2011, 01:34:13 PM
-18 today.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: formerlurker on February 22, 2011, 08:17:53 PM
-20 today.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Karin on February 23, 2011, 10:38:52 AM
-16 today. 

In other Rasmussen news, 48% support the WI governor, while 38% support the unions.

56% want repeal.

John Boehner's fav rating climbed to 46%.  Pelosi's dropped to 28%, and Reid's dropped to 25%. 
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Karin on March 14, 2011, 02:00:30 PM
Last post was about 2-1/2 weeks ago.  He is at -20 today, -18 yesterday. 

Also at Ras, 62% favor repeal of Obamacare.  That number keeps climbing each time they ask. 
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: franksolich on March 14, 2011, 06:00:38 PM
The Big Zero's at his lowest point he reached in 2010.

Quote
Americans overwhelmingly believe that employee pay should be based upon performance rather than education or seniority.

Quote
Just 3% of Americans believe that Ivy League schools such as Harvard and Yale produce better workers than other colleges.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on March 15, 2011, 11:45:55 AM
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/march_2011/obama_approval_index_march_15_2011/466160-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_march_15_2011.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Texacon on March 15, 2011, 11:47:25 AM
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/march_2011/obama_approval_index_march_15_2011/466160-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_march_15_2011.jpg)

The deeper we get into basketball season the less he'll be liked. 

KC
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Duke Nukum on March 15, 2011, 11:51:12 AM
-22 today, total disaprove at 57%.  42% strongly disaprove while only 20% strongly approve.

And Obama is out golfing after picking is NCAA choices.

This is not a record as, just glancing at the trends page, Obama had 58% total disapproval back in Sept. 2010.  It does look like it is a record low for the strongly approve crowd.

PS: I was just posting this when Texacon posted.
PPS: Sorry, it was Thundley.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Janice on March 15, 2011, 12:57:16 PM
(http://i52.tinypic.com/2cdai46.jpg)

Since the dead, pets and ex-cons vote for Rats, I'm surprised that the Community Dipstick approval rating isn't higher.

So I made a new "approval Index" placard for him. Maybe it'll help.

 :popcorn:
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: JohnnyReb on March 15, 2011, 03:41:44 PM
only 20% strongly approve

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12% of the population is black and he's got 99% of their support... so...the other 8% are DUmmie white liberals.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Karin on March 16, 2011, 09:25:24 AM
-21 today.  Little bit of a rut, isn't it?

In other Ras news,
Quote
11% of Likely U.S. Voters think communism is morally superior to the U.S. system of politics and economics, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey.
:hammer:

It was mainly young people.  Folks, teach your children well. 
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on March 16, 2011, 09:38:44 AM
-21 today.  Little bit of a rut, isn't it?

In other Ras news,  :hammer:

It was mainly young people.  Folks, teach your children well. 

That is part of Obama's base.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: formerlurker on March 21, 2011, 03:59:58 AM
Quote
Just 31% Now Give Obama Positive Marks for the Economy
Sunday, March 20, 2011 Email to a Friend ShareThis

The number of voters nationwide who give President Obama good or excellent marks for his handling of economic issues has fallen to a new low.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/march_2011/just_31_now_give_obama_positive_marks_for_the_economy
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: Janice on March 21, 2011, 07:42:40 AM
A little off topic ...(http://i52.tinypic.com/2cdai46.jpg)

I couldnt resist making this "douchebag" approval index.

One day my hubby and I were going somewhere in his truck when we saw a bumper sticker (http://www.zazzle.com/anti_obama_douchebag_funny_bumper_sticker-128495387986766363) with the word Douchebag on it. It had the 0bama logo in the O. After that me hubby went online and bought us a couple of T-shirts (http://www.zazzle.com/anti_obama_douchebag_obama_logo_t_shirt-235720670566513579) with that exact same imprint.

Just cracks me up sometimes. So to honor our beloved Comrade Barry I couldnt resist dedicating this  "douchebag" approval index.

 :popcorn:
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: franksolich on March 31, 2011, 08:56:32 AM
-18 today, March 31.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index
Post by: thundley4 on April 11, 2011, 09:05:21 AM
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/april_2011/obama_approval_index_april_11_2011/471706-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_april_11_2011.jpg)


Important to note that Obeywon's strongly approve number has hit a new low.
Title: Re: Daily Presidential Approval Index