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Approval Rating For Obama Hits All-Time Low

August 16, 2011 by  

The President and his Administration had enjoyed an approval rating of 47 percent at the beginning of this calender year.After beginning his Presidency with approval ratings that were through the roof, President Barack Obama has seen the numbers drop to levels below 40 percent, according to Fox News.

The President received a 39 percent approval rating in the latest Gallup Poll, with 54 percent disapproval from the American public. This slide comes as the Administration is facing its toughest challenges concerning the economy and an increase in Republican attacks due to the coming election, reported the news source.

“We’ve still got a long way to go to get to where we need to be,” the President said in a press conference this weekend. “We didn’t get into this mess overnight, and it’s going to take time to get out of it.”

President Obama is set to try and reverse his low numbers, as he is embarking on a bus trip across the Midwest in an effort to rally his followers and counter the gains made in the area following the Republican gathering in the region, Fox News reported.

The President previously enjoyed an approval rating of 47 percent at the beginning of this calendar year, reported ABC.

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  • Cawmun Cents

    There is a demographic known as “the moderates” that is not being considered here.This means that Mr.Obama will probably be re-elected.
    I cannot stand fence sitters,but there are millions of them in this nation.
    People who play the politically correct game.
    They are afraid of making a real decision about most things political.
    Which is why this enigmatic man is currently in the White House.The lack of serious attention to detail has left us bereft of true leadership.It is not a party lines problem,but rather a condition of modern education.Knowledge is power.But only the ivy-league academics have the real knowledge in the DNC.The rest act as if they have the knowledge.But since the things they do preclude anyone from noticing their intelligence,they are just being manipulated by the elites,in ways that serve the elites.
    So goes the moderate votes.Informed decisions are made with the blessings of collegiate party-line directions.Or by the union bosses that run a political game of three card monte.
    How do I know this?
    I happen to be a member of a union.
    I see the socialist method pushed on the uneducated members often enough.People who work their rear-ends off to please the union officials.But are then told who to vote for district by district.The thuggery isnt as open as some make it out to be,but it is there.
    So the majority goes.Playing the moderation part in a huge melodrama of global distiction.Yes the colleges and unions know well how to capitalize on the wishy-washiness of voters.Such is the issue that it will definitely surprise me if Barry doesnt pull a second term.
    God help us all if the populace fails to learn from the first term of Obama’s presidency.
    Yay for the moderates!They will keep us bogged down until they are forced to make a clear decision.
    Hope its not after the election.
    -CC.

    • http://PersonalLibertyDigest FC

      Cawmun Cents says:
      August 16, 2011 at 4:32 am
      There is a demographic known as “the moderates” that is not being considered here.This means that Mr.Obama will probably be re-elected.

      I sure hope you’re wrong about this Cawmun Cents. You’re absolutely correct that education is the problem in this country. The other huge problem is the media. They destroy or prop-up whomever they like.

      A perfect example is Sarah Palin and Obama. Believe it or not, just a couple of weeks ago I got into an argument about whether or not Sarah Palin said “I can see Russia from my house.” (I’ll name the person X). Even after I showed X the video, X still found it difficult to admit they were wrong and said, “well she still sounds stupid anyway.” Of course, I wasn’t going to let X get away with that comment and forced X to face the truth.
      As far as Obama and the media, where do I begin? Jeremiah Wright for one, and how the media planned a counter-attack by accusing anyone of racism if they brought the subject up.
      Then, the numerous idiotic comments he made during the campaign that almost no one heard except the persons present. For example, he stated that he visited 57 states. One can only imagine how the media would have responded if Sarah Palin would have made such a comment.
      The other huge problem is the monolithic support by blacks for Obama. I don’t fully understand it. If I ask other blacks (I’m black) question by question about Obama’s ideology, they almost never agree with any of it but still staunchly support him. The amount of tongue-lashings I would get for not supporting a black man for President became unbearable.
      However, the good news is that now I don’t get that anymore which indicates that most blacks don’t support him with the same enthusiasm as they did a year ago which shows Obama is in serious trouble and may very well lose the election.

      • ValDM

        I’m sorry most prople don’t get this small detail, but I’ll endeavor to explain one more time : The O’boy IS NOT 1/2 black. He is 1/2 white, about 10% black & the remainder is ARAB. Please don’t make the mistake of calling him 1/2 black……he isn’t.

        • Doc Sarvis

          And none of that make ANY difference at all. He is American.

          • ValDM

            Doc,
            Let me be the first to extend my deepest & sincere sympathy to you on the death of your last functioning brain cell.

          • Jay

            He’s not an American Doc, that issue is yet to be settled!

        • http://PersonalLibertyDigest FC

          I should have put “for not supporting a black man for President” in quotes since I’m only repeating what was said to me.
          Blacks see him as “black” primarily because he’s a Democrat supported by the media.
          If he had the ideology of Clarence Thomas, I guarantee you overnight he would be a racist white man whose genes were dominant and has only an ounce of black in him.

          • Jana

            The problem is they only look on the outside of him and don’t look at what is motivating him.
            He is not for the black community, nor is he for the white community. He is for the Socialist/Communist community.

            I hope his approval rating sinks much lower still. I am surprised that it is still this high.

        • Michael Davis Sr

          You forgot all Muslim.

  • JUKEBOX

    As a seventy two year old, with a modicum of intelligence, I cannot understand how that many people still approve of his job approval. I sincerely believe that if the White House was burning to the ground, Obama would be smiling and waving to the TV cameras, and schmoozing the crowd, shaking hands, and telling the people that this was a wonderful thing that this American icon was being destroyed. I am sick of his job performance as well as his daily lies and his stupid grin.

    • Bus

      Exactly Juke, what is wrong with the 39%? Maybe they are the gangsters on the take from his Chicago hood.

      “We’ve still got a long way to go to get to where we need to be,” the President said

      I agree with this statement and I hope he soon makes that move back to Kenya where he can run for dictator.

  • TIME

    Just a few thoughts,
    As I do get out and around a lot more than 90% of the US population, I hear and see more than the average person about what people think and feel.
    The facts are really quite clear from what I gather in my travels. Most {REAL Democrates} don’t like Barry at all, many are looking at ways to get him thrown out of office. Now talk about strange.

    Be all that as it may, I firmly believe that Barry’s Approval ratings are highly inflated in the media and that all polls are taken in areas where his support is strongest.
    The true numbers of his approval is more around 25%, if that.

    I would also like to point out that the LAME STREAM media has already made its mind up on its Bilderburg picks on the GOP’s leading person. That being Ricky Perry the good old TLC and CFR dude, and that little monkey Mitt the Pimp.

    Note just how strange that all LS media reports seemed to just pass over Ron Paul like he is not even there. That even though he was just a few votes below Bachmann just a few days ago.

    Now really what one of you “quasi” liberals wants to tell us all how the {Prostitute lame stream media} has no effect on choices that have been made for you by the NWO Masters.

    • Warrior

      Put simply – Agree 100%!

    • http://?? Joe H.

      Time,
      A newsreel the other nite showed Nobummer bowling and they lamented the fact that he only achieved a score of 37!! He said that he hoped that he did better in the polls. Looks like his bowling scores aren’t the only thing in the mid thirty range!!! I guess he’s no better at bowling than playing president!! I DO mean PLAYING!!!

  • Nuts

    I am mystified that there are 39 % that hate their country and think this guy is doing what’s good for America. I certainly hope they wake up soon. I kind of liked the US the way it used to be. It didn’t need to be transformed into this. Obama is trying to lie his way to another 4 yrs. I hope he fails.

    • Christin

      Nuts,

      Perhaps the inflated 39% approval rating obam are the somewhat satisfied ones who got paid off (with Tax payer money) and appointments to high offices.

  • Joey Biden

    I am shocked and disgusted by the fact that 39% of the people still support this mindless idiot. With the US in so much trouble right now we need a president to step up and lead. Where is Obama? Out travelling around America on the campaign trail then off for a vacation at Martha”s Vineyard. In my opion this is dereliction of duty and worthy of a court martial and a trip to GITMO.

  • http://YAHOO.COM B.FRANKLIN

    I cannot believe the Government brought new buses for a man who will not be reelected. The only reason his rating was up so high when elected was because of the media. They will lie just to make him look good. Time to wake up AMERICA.

    • http://?? Joe H.

      B.Franklin,
      At a pricetag of one million clams a piece!!! Hell, just give the man a skateboard!!!

  • http://att.net Mary

    Obama destroyed America. See- Africa always poor because low irresponsible people in power there. Those Africans migrate into white western country. Then those Africans and all people from third world are destroying all prosperous Western countries.

    • Doc Sarvis

      Racism is alive and well in Mary’s world.

      • Michael J.

        And political correctness rules your world.

        • Doc Sarvis

          Can you honestly say that you see nothing racist in the post by Mary above?

          • Jana

            Sadly, I see TRUTH in what she says, and I think she is very brave for saying because there are people like you Doc Sarvis out there who want to hide the truth and make everyone say only what you would approve of.

          • Jay

            I think what Mary was trying to say is that, socialist countries breed socialist gnats!

          • Jana

            Jay,
            . . . and parasites for leaders.

      • http://att.net Alice

        Everyone has own opinion. Racism is normally alive because we have different human races in the world. People think differently and you can’t stop them.

  • Phillip

    Let’s poll conservatives. Then, I bet, his approval rating would be hovering around “0.) Be honest pollsters, don’t over sample the far left wing professional welfare scammers.

  • Carol

    He needs to get gone TODAY and that is a fact!!!

  • 2WarAbnVet

    At first it seems astounding that his approval rating is so high. Than I remember that much our our population at “givernment” parasites who depend on his largess.

  • http://Yahoo HOMELESS

    WOW 39%,REALLY DIDN’T THINK THAT SCUM COULD ACHIVE SUCH A HIGH RATING I AM REALLY MYSTIFIED BY THESE NUMBERS AT HAND YET KNOWINGLY THAT SOME
    OR WHO WOULD WANT TO SUPPORT A FULL BLOWN IDIOT THAT DOESN’T HAVE ANY LEADERSHIP QUALITIES OR HIS DERELICTION OF DUTY TO UP HOLD THE OATH OF THE CONSTITUTION OF AMERICA IS DISTURBING, GEE I REALLY WONDER IF THESE SO CALLED FOOLISH IDIOTS CAN EVEN LOOK AT THEMSELVES IN THE MIRROR OF COURSE YOU WOULD HAVE TO SEE YOUR PROCTOLOGIST TO REALLY SEE THE WHOLE PICTURE AT HAND. I THINK A GOOD CONSERVATIVE PRESIDENT WOULD BE A GREAT FOR THIS COUNTRY AT HAND BECAUSE YOU KNOW HE WOULD HOLD WASHINGTON ACCOUNTABLE FOR THE IRRESPONSIBLE WAYS THAT THEY ALL HAVE IN COMMON OF DESTROYING THE AMERICAN DREAM & DISREGARD FOR THE PEOPLE, WHAT DID THEY ALL THINK THAT THEY CAN’T BE VOTED OUT OF OFFICE
    OR REPLACED FOR THERE DERELICTIONS OF DUTY BY NOT DOING THERE JOBS ON A PROMISE OF B.S.,

  • chuckb

    we are becoming a country run by polls. better watch these pollsters, they can maneuver their candidates with poll ratings. we have a president at record low ratings, however, that’s exactly where the bolsheviks want him.
    by this time next year they will have him leading. lots of people get confused with the questions asked by the pollsters and answer wrong or they have picked out the correct people to poll, knowing what their answer will most likely be.
    polls are detriment.

    • CindyfromNM

      I just saw a poll on NBC, I believe, where his approval was rated 50%! The news lies!!!

      • Jana

        Cindyfrom***
        A friend said the other day that he had gotten a call from a pollster. My friend is a conservative and when they asked him a question and he answered conservatively, they hung up on him.
        That is how the ‘news’ got THEIR poll. It’s tainted.

  • Jay

    Thousands of progressive activists meeting in Vegas
    By: CNN Senior Producer Kevin Bohn

    Las Vegas, Nevada (CNN) – Organizers of the annual Netroots Nation convention, beginning Thursday, hope what happens in Vegas does not stay in Vegas.

    With the president’s poll numbers hurting and chatter increases about the possibility of major defeats for Democrats in this year’s mid-term elections, sponsors of the fifth conference hope the ideas and techniques that emerge from the participants will help propel the progressive agenda and spur action by the more than 2,200 progressive activists participating. It is billed as the largest gathering of the Democratic base in advance of the November election.

    While the president still has an over 80 percent approval rating among Democrats, it has slipped a bit. As for the Democrats running this year, they are facing a large enthusiasm gap. Only 32 percent of Democrats said they were extremely or very enthusiastic about voting this year compared to 54 percent of Republicans, according to a May 21-23 CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll.

    Some 80 groups and organizations, many of them key constiuencies of the liberal wing of the Democratic party, are sponsoring NetRoots, including the AFL-CIO, SEIU, AFSCME, MoveOn.Org as well as the Democratic National Committee’s Organizing For America wing.

    There are over 150 different panels during the four-day event, ranging from voter contact: warming up the cold call; to channeling the power of jobs, populism and the angry voter; to how to respond to attacks on community organizers. Those sessions include a wide variety of activists, Democratic Party leaders, officeholders and candidates.

    The convention occurs at a time when some in the progressive community are disappointed in the Obama Administration for not pushing harder for more of their agenda. Specifically they point to the exclusion of the public option in the health care overhaul and some of the nation’s biggest banks were not broken up in the financial overhaul package just signed by the president. Other attendees however have blamed Congress for blocking some of those actions, especially in the Senate through the use of the filibuster, and say that is why more Democrats need to be elected.

    How to shrink that gap will be one of the key topics among attendees. Among the major speakers at the convention are House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Sen. Al Franken and Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer. Also speaking at a seminar is Elizabeth Warren, chairwoman of the congressional panel that oversees the government’s bailout programs. Several progressive groups are mounting a petition to encourage the president to select her as the first head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which is part of the newly signed financial reform law. She has ruffled some in the administration for being too vocal in her actions.

    Also present will be a large group of progressive bloggers. The convention, formerly known as Yearly Kos, first began with a technology and blogging emphasis as activists increasingly gathered on line to influence government action. Now it has morphed into a more general gathering for the wide range of progressive interests and organizations as well as those who want to use new media to communicate. Several of the panels emphasize that topic, including using new media to break through barriers, online to offline engagement and extending our reach: new tools for online progressives.

    One interesting attendee is Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, a former Republican member of Congress. He is participating in a panel entitled Bikes, trains, stimulus and the Obama Cabinet’s biggest surprise.

    Meanwhile, about 1,000 conservatives will also gather in Las Vegas this weekend in a convention to counter NetRoots. On Friday and Saturday RightOnLine, sponsored by the group Americans for Prosperity Foundation, will feature Nevada Republican Senatorial candidate Sharron Angle, Republican Reps. Mike Pence and Michelle Bachmann and several conservative radio talk show hosts. As is true with NetRoots, sponsors of the conservative version aim to teach attendees how to become more effecitve in online activisim and with new media.

  • AJ

    We know Romnie and Perry are NWO’ers what about Bachmann?
    Is she the real deal or a globalist in Tea Party clothing?

  • chuckb

    aj, no worry, palin will announce she’s running around the first of sept. then the bolsheviks will really have a convulsion, this will make them go into orbit. barry and company will start moving whatever they can steal out of the white house, the clintons didn’t leave much.

  • Song

    Interesting that Eddie, Mark, Karolyn, Denniso et al., have nothing to say about this article….hmmm.

    • s c

      Song, the latest scientific poll has it that all of the ultraliberal progressive space cadets who usually flaunt their ignorance on this website are being re-indoctrinated. They haven’t been ranting enough about GB and how he’s to blame for everything since before recorded history.
      They’ll have deductions made in their daily paychecks. They’ll be back, as they’re obligated by contract to continually expose themselves as frauds and backers of any idea that steals from others [Resist They Much'].

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