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50% of Americans dissaprove of Obama; Republican Gallup Lead at historical high

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Fully half of Americans disapprove of job Pres. Obama is doing for the first time in the latest Gallup daily tracking poll, according to new data released today.

In interviews conducted Fri.-Sun., just 42% of Americans approved of the job Obama was doing, while 50% disapproved. The approval rating is equal to Obama's lowest (tying the figure one day earlier in the rolling sample), and the 50% disapproval rating is the highest of his presidency...

Last week, a Gallup analysis showed that, since '46, when the POTUS is above 50% approval, their party loses an average of 14 seats in the House in the midterm elections, compared with an average loss of 36 seats when the POTUS' job approval is below 50%....


Meanwhile, In this week’s Gallup generic ballot test, Republicans pulled ahead of Democrats by a full 7 points — their widest lead so far this year.

Republicans took 50 percent of the vote, compared with 43 percent for Democrats. The data are based on Gallup daily tracking poll data from Aug. 9 to Aug. 15, which surveyed 1,662 registered voters...

In the newest Gallup Poll, Democrats and Republicans had an equal share among responders, with 42 percent identifying themselves as each. This is a decline from earlier this year, when Democrats had a relatively steady 4- or 5-percentage point advantage in party identification...

Support for Democrats is waning among independents, a group that was integral to Obama’s success in 2008. In the most recent poll, Republicans held a 13-percentage-point advantage among independents, compared with just 9 points in March... there’s a sizable enthusiasm gap this year that has narrowed only slightly in recent months, a fact Harber says the GOP will capitalize on. Gallup also found that 44 percent of Republicans said they were excited about this year’s midterms, while only 28 percent of Democrats said the same.

“In the end, the Obama wave voters, the people who elected this guy — these voters aren’t going to show up in 2010,” Harber said.




cpwill notes: 7 points ahead. i do believe that going into 1994 the Republicans were ahead by ... 5 points? :D
 
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So, for every American that apporoves of the president, there is one that does not. And the reason to celebrate that division is what?
 

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for every american that approves of the President there are 1.2 that do not.

and the reason to celebrate that is that what i predicted is coming to pass: every once in a while, we have to elect a jimmy carter so we can follow him with a ronald reagan
 

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for every american that approves of the President there are 1.2 that do not.

and the reason to celebrate that is that what i predicted is coming to pass: every once in a while, we have to elect a jimmy carter so we can follow him with a ronald reagan
That was pretty funny.

How you been you ol' carp?
 

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:) very, very busy. :lol: leave it to the Marine Corps to send me to Virginia Beach and give me no free time to enjoy it :p how bout yourself man?
 

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As long as you are forecasting the future, what will be this post-Obama president's strategy for resolving our nation's economic or military troubles? If it's Keynesianism, we're already doing that.
 
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And what does this prove? That people don't like Obama. Okay. Did Bush's low approval ratings matter to him? Not really. Cpwill, stop acting like a hack.
 

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As long as you are forecasting the future, what will be this post-Obama president's strategy for resolving our nation's economic or military troubles? If it's Keynesianism, we're already doing that.
Yeah, but they'll focus on corporate welfare and slashing of regulations so they can provide more jobs to workers while reducing workers' rights. So the corporate executives that Obama has been beating up in will regain their confidence and increase their +6-figure salaries while hiring more minimum wage workers who will have to get further in debt using their credit to get loans for cars since the public transportation budget will get slashed, at least in those areas where there is proper public transportation infrastructure. And that's even if those corporations do indeed bring back jobs from third-world countries who work for pennies on the dollars compared to American employees.

That'll be the difference.
 

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So, for every American that apporoves of the president, there is one that does not. And the reason to celebrate that division is what?
Why don't you give us the independent point of view on the matter?
 

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And what does this prove? That people don't like Obama. Okay. Did Bush's low approval ratings matter to him? Not really. Cpwill, stop acting like a hack.
1. Obama hardly has the strength of character that Bush did. Bush probably cared about his popularity rating, but not enough to where he would let it effect him. the Obama White House has proven... shall we say.... 'touchy' :D

2. Bush's approval ratings tanked. when he wasn't up for reelection again. but it did screw his party in the midterms. now, this is in the 'elections' forum.

so..... putting two and two together...... :)
 

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As long as you are forecasting the future, what will be this post-Obama president's strategy for resolving our nation's economic or military troubles? If it's Keynesianism, we're already doing that.
and we've been doing that since Bush decided that if we just "primed the pump" in 2008 we could avoid a recession :roll: the more they fail, the more they insist it's just because we haven't spent enough yet.
 
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