New lows for Barry- OUCH!!

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by John_Wensink, Jul 26, 2009.

  1. The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Sunday shows that 29% of the nation's voters now Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Forty percent (40%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -11. That’s the first time his ratings have reached double digits in negative territory (see trends).

    These updates are based upon nightly telephone interviews and reported on a three-day rolling average basis. Today is the first update based entirely upon interviews conducted after the President’s prime time televised press conference. The number who Strongly Approve of the President has remained unchanged since the press conference but the number who Strongly Disapprove has gone up by five percentage points (from 35% on Wednesday morning to 40% today).

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    The President received generally poor grades for his response to a question about a Cambridge police incident involving a black Harvard professor. However, the results show a huge divide between black Americans and white Americans on all questions.

    Overall, 49% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the President's performance. Fifty percent (50%) disapprove. 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.

    The President is now seen as politically liberal by 76%. That’s up six points from a month ago, 11 points since he was elected, and the highest total to date. Forty-eight percent (48%) now see him as Very Liberal, up 20 points since he was elected (Premium Members can see trends and crosstabs.)

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    While the President’s ratings have slipped over the past month, 54% believe that President George W. Bush is still primarily to blame for the nation’s economic problems. Just 25% believe that the economic stimulus package has helped the economy.

    California Senator Barbara Boxer is clinging to a four-point lead in her bid for re-election.

    Fifty-three percent (53%) now oppose the Congressional health care reform package. That’s up eight points over the past month. Just 20% now see health care as the most important of the President’s priorities. Nearly twice as many, 37%, say deficit reduction is most important.

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    Our baseline targets are established based upon separate survey interviews with a sample of adults nationwide completed during the preceding three months (a total of 45,000 interviews) and targets are updated monthly. Currently, the baseline targets for the adult population are 39.0% Democrats, 32.5% Republicans, and 28.5% unaffiliated. Likely voter samples typically show a slightly smaller advantage for the Democrats.

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  2. This is the first time in Barry's life where he can not hide behind his Race. For once he is being judged as if he was White.

    He has never had to earn anything. Never has had to prove anything up to this point.

    Now watch him go apeshit as he is exposed for being incompetent.

  3. Your obsession with Obama is pathological. Seek help immediately.
  4. Yawn.

    The Dow is already +1100 points higher since Obama was sworn into office back in January . . . Let me guess, in all of your worldly trading prowess you lost all of your money shorting the rally off the March lows . . . LOL! :D

    Meanwhile, the Dow dropped 2,000 points under 8 years of your beloved George Bush.

    Those are just the FACTS.
  5. Eight


    He might be incompetent but he's so cute with those big ears and his little teleprompter...

    He sure had some juice in the primaries, he was able to elbow Hillary off the stage, I could not believe that such a nobody could go so far so fast.. but getting elected is one thing, being a real leader, that's a whole 'nother thing... he might wake up one day and find that he has some inner strength that he never knew he had, it happens, but so far.. forget it... he's not dealing with Democrats and college students now, he's dealing with grown ups...
  6. Illum


    Difficult to be a socialist America. The whole damn place could be on fire. We just want our freedom...

    He is a very intelligent man and I respect him but its just too much. We don't need any of it. We can sort it out on own. They got cap and trade through to save the environment. That's gonna hurt small business. They may get health care too. I'm not sure he will get another term though. Stimulus was a complete disaster and I bet has much to do with ratings.

    His foreign policy has been great. And I do believe much of this rally is foreign investors coming back. They like him and its a good thing.

    Giant clusterf government - not American. Cya Barry

    Boehner '12
  7. Why do you think he is intelligent? He can't put two words together without his teleprompter.