Obama's 47 Percent Approval Lowest of Any President at This Point

Discussion in 'Politics' started by drjekyllus, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/12/08/obamas-percent-approval-lowest-president-point/

    President Obama's job approval rating has fallen to 47 percent in the latest Gallup poll, the lowest ever recorded for any president at this point in his term.

    Jimmy Carter, Gerald Ford and even Richard Nixon all had higher approval ratings 10-and-a-half months into their presidencies. Obama's immediate predecessor, President George W. Bush, had an approval rating of 86 percent, or 39 points higher than Obama at this stage. Bush's support came shortly after he launched the war in Afghanistan in response to the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

    White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said he doesn't "put a lot of stock" in the survey by Gallup, which has conducted presidential approval polls since 1938, longer than any other organization.

    "If I was a heart patient and Gallup was my EKG, I'd visit my doctor," Gibbs said in response to questions from Fox. "I'm sure a six-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 daily Gallup trend. I don't pay a lot of attention to the meaninglessness of it."

    Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport responded: "Gibbs said that if Gallup were his EKG, he would visit his doctor. Well, I think the doctor might ask him what's going on in his life that would cause his EKG to be fluctuating so much. There is, in fact, a lot going on at the moment -- the health care bill, the jobs summit, the Copenhagen climate conference and Afghanistan."

    Remember a year ago when all you heard was how Obama the greatest thing ever. What a difference a year makes.

    Also notice how we have pretty much lost all the loser posters who always praised Obama. Its great.
  2. Ricter


    It's also one of our more difficult times, with the new flavor of a quick-fix electorate mixed in.
  3. Ricter


  4. Well the dot com bust that Bush inherited was pretty tough and he was sitting pretty at 86%.
  5. Ricter


    The current bust is the right cross to the dot com's left jab.

    Besides, the electorate "rallied 'round the flag" after 9/11. That matters, because this is only about sentiment.

  6. Suck it up Ricter. He is your boy, and he is stinking the joint up. It looks like his years of community organizing didn't prepare him for the job.
  7. Ricter


    Nothing substantive here.

    What's your beef anyway, you are in Malaysia, right?
  8. Obama will be a 1 term president and 2010 you will see lots of Democrats being given the boot.

    He squandered a great opportunity.
    #10     Dec 9, 2009