If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(RealClearPolitics)   The RCP average of President Obama's job approval rating is now positive for the first time since right after Osama Bin Laden was killed. This is bad news... for Obama   (realclearpolitics.com) divider line 114
    More: PSA, Osama, President Obama, Pew Research, Ipsos, Democracy Corps  
•       •       •

2427 clicks; posted to Politics » on 06 Feb 2012 at 12:25 PM (2 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



114 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | » | Last | Show all
 
2012-02-06 10:16:45 AM
I bet the GOP is freaking about the poll numbers. Obama's approval, unemployment, right track/wrong track, generic congressional ballot and Romney's disastrous favorability numbers are all looking very positive for Obama and dems in general.

We'll see what Boehner pulls out of his ass over the next six months to try to knock some that back, but I get a sense that there isn't a lot of room for the GOP to muck things up, the public is sick of it and I think they have figured out that it isn't Obama's fault when the Repubs delay and stall.
 
2012-02-06 11:51:32 AM

NowhereMon: I bet the GOP is freaking about the poll numbers. Obama's approval, unemployment, right track/wrong track, generic congressional ballot and Romney's disastrous favorability numbers are all looking very positive for Obama and dems in general.

We'll see what Boehner pulls out of his ass over the next six months to try to knock some that back, but I get a sense that there isn't a lot of room for the GOP to muck things up, the public is sick of it and I think they have figured out that it isn't Obama's fault when the Repubs delay and stall.


The approval rating is a funny one. Just based on a couple points. You can say whether a President is popular or not. If American is happy or not with the job he is doing. Unfortunately for the Republicans they have been very quick to use this poll when it was a couple points in their favour so they won't be able to biatch and whine when it is used to claim that Obama is popular and that America is happy with the job he has done.
 
2012-02-06 12:14:42 PM

mrshowrules: they won't be able to biatch and whine when it is used to claim that Obama is popular and that America is happy with the job he has done.


that's an adorable thought.
 
2012-02-06 12:25:41 PM

mrshowrules: Unfortunately for the Republicans they have been very quick to use this poll when it was a couple points in their favour so they won't be able to biatch and whine when it is used to claim that Obama is popular and that America is happy with the job he has done.


It's been trending upwards since October, but the increasingly marginalized far right hasn't stopped trotting out approval numbers for months. Everyone kept hearing "His approval rating is only 46%", without the caveat that it was 43% a month before.
 
2012-02-06 12:28:29 PM

mrshowrules: The approval rating is a funny one. Just based on a couple points.


I think these polls are really skewed. They're usually based on telephone interviews to land lines. How many people under 40 even have a land line anymore? Who answers their phone if they don't recognize the number? I gotta think that these polls are of bored old people.
 
2012-02-06 12:29:21 PM
If RCP is saying it, add an extra 5% tot he pro-Obama metric to adjust for reality
 
2012-02-06 12:29:55 PM

NowhereMon: I bet the GOP is freaking about the poll numbers. Obama's approval, unemployment, right track/wrong track, generic congressional ballot and Romney's disastrous favorability numbers are all looking very positive for Obama and dems in general.

We'll see what Boehner pulls out of his ass over the next six months to try to knock some that back, but I get a sense that there isn't a lot of room for the GOP to muck things up, the public is sick of it and I think they have figured out that it isn't Obama's fault when the Repubs delay and stall.


I'd be surprised if they did. Boehner and the rest of his caucus (the entire Congress, in fact) is too busy campaigning to do anything resembling legislation. Yes, even the Senators who aren't up for re-election; they're stumping for their colleagues and the Presidential campaigns.

Not like they do things resembling legislation when they're not campaigning....
 
2012-02-06 12:30:02 PM
Rasmussen has 50/48?

Yep, it's gonna be a second term.
 
2012-02-06 12:30:11 PM

ignatius_crumbcake: mrshowrules: The approval rating is a funny one. Just based on a couple points.

I think these polls are really skewed. They're usually based on telephone interviews to land lines. How many people under 40 even have a land line anymore? Who answers their phone if they don't recognize the number? I gotta think that these polls are of bored old people.


most of that can be and is controlled for, but even if not, what group votes in higher numbers than bored old people?
 
2012-02-06 12:30:27 PM

chimp_ninja: mrshowrules: Unfortunately for the Republicans they have been very quick to use this poll when it was a couple points in their favour so they won't be able to biatch and whine when it is used to claim that Obama is popular and that America is happy with the job he has done.

It's been trending upwards since October, but the increasingly marginalized far right hasn't stopped trotting out approval numbers for months. Everyone kept hearing "His approval rating is only 46%", without the caveat that it was 43% a month before.


So if he's considered bad by them because he only polls 46%, what do they say that republicans are who are polling much worse?
 
2012-02-06 12:30:44 PM

NowhereMon: I bet the GOP is freaking about the poll numbers. Obama's approval, unemployment, right track/wrong track, generic congressional ballot and Romney's disastrous favorability numbers are all looking very positive for Obama and dems in general.

We'll see what Boehner pulls out of his ass over the next six months to try to knock some that back, but I get a sense that there isn't a lot of room for the GOP to muck things up, the public is sick of it and I think they have figured out that it isn't Obama's fault when the Repubs delay and stall.


I think their next tactic will be to try and force another Debt Ceiling showdown, somehow, and possibly try to shutdown the government.
 
2012-02-06 12:31:29 PM
Hmm... I remember a thread about his approval numbers a few weeks ago when I commented about how his approval/disapproval ratio was following a positive trend (since about October) and some farker blew his stack because the story from that thread showed that his approval number had dropped from the previous number and how much of an idiot I was.

I wish I could remember who that was...
 
2012-02-06 12:32:06 PM
2media.nowpublic.net

I would be concerned if I'm not achieving the #1 priority goal of my job.
 
2012-02-06 12:32:15 PM

ignatius_crumbcake: mrshowrules: The approval rating is a funny one. Just based on a couple points.

I think these polls are really skewed. They're usually based on telephone interviews to land lines. How many people under 40 even have a land line anymore? Who answers their phone if they don't recognize the number? I gotta think that these polls are of bored old people.


I agree, but it's the bored old people who do most of the voting since they don't have anything else to do on a Tuesday afternoon.
 
2012-02-06 12:32:21 PM

NeverDrunk23: So if he's considered bad by them because he only polls 46%, what do they say that republicans are who are polling much worse?


Polls are silly to use.
 
2012-02-06 12:34:35 PM

Lost Thought 00: If RCP is saying it, add an extra 5% tot he pro-Obama metric to adjust for reality


it's an average of polls from other organizations.
 
2012-02-06 12:35:18 PM
If I'm David Koch, I'm putting my money in and out of the European bond market like Rush Limbaugh on a Dominican boy.
 
2012-02-06 12:35:58 PM

bulldg4life: NeverDrunk23: So if he's considered bad by them because he only polls 46%, what do they say that republicans are who are polling much worse?

Polls are silly to use.


I was thinking they pull the liberal msm media card.

And of course, polls are kind of meaningless now since alot can change in a few months.
 
2012-02-06 12:36:22 PM
Worse for the GOP: Poll have shown 2 to 1 people dislike Romney the more they know about him. This includes REPUBLICANS.
 
2012-02-06 12:36:30 PM
Perhaps more importantly approval rating is the answer to the question of:

"Do you want Obama or the winner of the monkey knife fight that was the GOP primary running this place for the next 4 years?"

Gingrich's main achievement this primary season seems to have been attacking Romney and making him less attractive to the moderate electorate.
 
2012-02-06 12:36:48 PM
It doesn't take an incredibly high approval rating for incumbants to get relected. Clinton had a 52% rate in Nov. 3rd 1996, and won by 220 EVs in 1996. Reagan had a 56% Gallup approval in 1984 when he won 49 states

Bush had a 48% Gallup approval rate the week of Nov. 3rd 2004. I would suggest the electoral math is a lot more favorable to Obama than Bush given that he's going to start out with 220 EVs banked by blue states just by being a Democrat.
 
2012-02-06 12:37:25 PM
Silly libs, Obama is so bad at his job of destroying the country, he can't even get that right... I thank Jesus every night for our fearless leaders and their role in this spiritual battle against the evil forces of secular humanism and satan himself. Just because you can't see republicans fighting the spiritual battle doesn't mean they aren't on their knees daily taking the country back.

/ take the country back!
 
2012-02-06 12:38:08 PM

ignatius_crumbcake: mrshowrules: The approval rating is a funny one. Just based on a couple points.

I think these polls are really skewed. They're usually based on telephone interviews to land lines. How many people under 40 even have a land line anymore? Who answers their phone if they don't recognize the number? I gotta think that these polls are of bored old people.


Actually, the methodology is starting to incorporate cellular calls now. If you look at, for example, some of Pew's methodology sheets, you'll see that it includes a percentage of random cellular phone calls.

Of course, the problem is still getting people to answer the poll questions. The only people who answer polls are the people who want to answer polls and thus have some sort of political agenda, in my opinion..
 
2012-02-06 12:39:00 PM

theknuckler_33: Lost Thought 00: If RCP is saying it, add an extra 5% tot he pro-Obama metric to adjust for reality

it's an average of polls from other organizations.


Pollster has a slightly wider spread -- just because they use a different aggregate. Eitherway, I'm sure this annoys the hell out of Real Wingnut Politics.
 
2012-02-06 12:39:43 PM

Lost Thought 00: If RCP is saying it, add an extra 5% tot he pro-Obama metric to adjust for reality


RCP uses an aggregate of all polls. If anything their average is probably weighted anti-Obama given that the most conservative poller, Rasmussen, floods the sample with a daily poll.
 
2012-02-06 12:41:07 PM

ha-ha-guy: Perhaps more importantly approval rating is the answer to the question of:

"Do you want Obama or the winner of the monkey knife fight that was the GOP primary running this place for the next 4 years?"

Gingrich's main achievement this primary season seems to have been attacking Romney and making him less attractive to the moderate electorate.


That is true. You aren't just voting for someone, but also saying you disapprove more of the other choice.
 
2012-02-06 12:42:02 PM
.jpg
 
2012-02-06 12:42:03 PM

Corvus: Worse for the GOP: Poll have shown 2 to 1 people dislike Romney the more they know about him. This includes REPUBLICANS.


And GOP caucus attendance/participation has been down anywhere from 5-10% (depending on the state) from Dubya's first run at President.
 
2012-02-06 12:42:17 PM

InmanRoshi: Lost Thought 00: If RCP is saying it, add an extra 5% tot he pro-Obama metric to adjust for reality

RCP uses an aggregate of all polls. If anything their average is probably weighted anti-Obama given that the most conservative poller, Rasmussen, floods the sample with a daily poll.


Rasmussen has Obama's approval rating at 50% favorable vs. 48% unfavorable. The RCP Average is 48.5% favorable vs. 46.5 unfavorable.
 
2012-02-06 12:43:07 PM

NowhereMon: We'll see what Boehner pulls out of his ass over the next six months to try to knock some that back, but I get a sense that there isn't a lot of room for the GOP to muck things up, the public is sick of it and I think they have figured out that it isn't Obama's fault when the Repubs delay and stall.


I don't think Obama has anything big that needs to go through Congress this year. All I can think of is the tax withholding extension and Boner was spanked pretty hard for his shenanigans over Christmas. I doubt he'll delay that again. If Boner wants to come out in favor of raising taxes again, I am sure Obama will enjoy that fight.
 
2012-02-06 12:43:11 PM
I find the 13% of the people who approve of congress a more interesting number. If I were in sales I would like to meet this 13%, I would think they would buy anything. Are the immediate families and staffers of congressmen and women that large?
 
2012-02-06 12:45:06 PM
George Soros must be paying people to approve of his job. These are truly Alinsky-esque tactics. Once you factor in the liberal, drive by, state run, Obama worshipping, tingle-up-my-leg, tax loving, elitist, ivory tower, educated, gay agenda friendly, class warfaring, MSM media, those smug, sneering libbo creeps may just get this Kenyan, fascist, socialist, communist, anti-colonial, anti-American, job destroying, tax raising, 57 state believing, ineffective dictator elected again.

There you go, retards. I think I've hit all of your talking points, so you can sit this one out.
 
2012-02-06 12:45:13 PM

NeverDrunk23: I was thinking they pull the liberal msm media card.


Nah, it's just easier to use the same strategy they use for election mandates. Gop good, democrats bad.

If it is a good election for the GOP, then "elections have consequences" and there is a clear mandate for their policies.
If it is a good election for the democrats, then there needs to be bipartisan compromise and the democrats shouldn't force things down America's throat.
 
2012-02-06 12:45:13 PM

chimp_ninja: mrshowrules: Unfortunately for the Republicans they have been very quick to use this poll when it was a couple points in their favour so they won't be able to biatch and whine when it is used to claim that Obama is popular and that America is happy with the job he has done.

It's been trending upwards since October, but the increasingly marginalized far right hasn't stopped trotting out approval numbers for months. Everyone kept hearing "His approval rating is only 46%", without the caveat that it was 43% a month before.


It's been plummeting upward since October?
 
2012-02-06 12:46:09 PM
I think Obama's approval rating is directly correlated to the number of GOP debates
 
2012-02-06 12:46:46 PM

Snapper Carr: Rasmussen has 50/48?

Yep, it's gonna be a second term.


This.
 
2012-02-06 12:47:38 PM

ignatius_crumbcake: mrshowrules: The approval rating is a funny one. Just based on a couple points.

I think these polls are really skewed. They're usually based on telephone interviews to land lines. How many people under 40 even have a land line anymore? Who answers their phone if they don't recognize the number? I gotta think that these polls are of bored old people.


I got one last week on my cell. I took the poll. I wonder if my data point is in this number.

For the record I approve. Things are measurably better than they were four years ago.
 
2012-02-06 12:48:39 PM

Poopspasm: George Soros must be paying people to approve of his job. These are truly Alinsky-esque tactics. Once you factor in the liberal, drive by, state run, Obama worshipping, tingle-up-my-leg, tax loving, elitist, ivory tower, educated, gay agenda friendly, class warfaring, MSM media, those smug, sneering libbo creeps may just get this Kenyan, fascist, socialist, communist, anti-colonial, anti-American, job destroying, tax raising, 57 state believing, ineffective dictator elected again.

There you go, retards. I think I've hit all of your talking points, so you can sit this one out.


You forgot Solyndra and 1 million people leaving the workforce overnight.
 
2012-02-06 12:49:58 PM

Poopspasm: George Soros must be paying people to approve of his job. These are truly Alinsky-esque tactics. Once you factor in the liberal, drive by, state run, Obama worshipping, tingle-up-my-leg, tax loving, elitist, ivory tower, educated, gay agenda friendly, class warfaring, MSM media, those smug, sneering libbo creeps may just get this Kenyan, fascist, socialist, communist, anti-colonial, anti-American, job destroying, tax raising, 57 state believing, ineffective dictator elected again.

There you go, retards. I think I've hit all of your talking points, so you can sit this one out.


Oh, so close. You left out "teleprompters" and "arugula."
 
2012-02-06 12:50:07 PM
You know, you'd think that killing Osama Bin Laden, the guy who is responsible for our current financial crisis, would be worth more than a small bump in approval ratings.
 
2012-02-06 12:50:38 PM

Bag of Hammers: Corvus: Worse for the GOP: Poll have shown 2 to 1 people dislike Romney the more they know about him. This includes REPUBLICANS.

And GOP caucus attendance/participation has been down anywhere from 5-10% (depending on the state) from Dubya's first run at President.


It must be because they love ALL the candidates so much they don't which one wins.
 
2012-02-06 12:51:33 PM

Corvus: It must be because they love ALL the candidates so much they don't care which one wins.


FTFM
 
2012-02-06 12:51:40 PM

mrshowrules: NowhereMon: I bet the GOP is freaking about the poll numbers. Obama's approval, unemployment, right track/wrong track, generic congressional ballot and Romney's disastrous favorability numbers are all looking very positive for Obama and dems in general.

We'll see what Boehner pulls out of his ass over the next six months to try to knock some that back, but I get a sense that there isn't a lot of room for the GOP to muck things up, the public is sick of it and I think they have figured out that it isn't Obama's fault when the Repubs delay and stall.

The approval rating is a funny one. Just based on a couple points. You can say whether a President is popular or not. If American is happy or not with the job he is doing. Unfortunately for the Republicans they have been very quick to use this poll when it was a couple points in their favour so they won't be able to biatch and whine when it is used to claim that Obama is popular and that America is happy with the job he has done.


You grossly under value the power and the pull that is the conservtard dream state, remember this?

Fox Newsy late 2007: Is this the start of the Obama recession?

Fox Newsier late 2009: Is this the start of the Bush recovery?

Notice that? That really happen! They don't live in the same world and see it with slightly different colors, they live in god damn bizzaro world where their Super Man is a hero for eating Mexican babies and dropping kryptonian deuces on peoples heads from 40,000 feet up.

/Hello and bad day madam!
 
2012-02-06 12:53:26 PM

Doc Daneeka: Poopspasm: George Soros must be paying people to approve of his job. These are truly Alinsky-esque tactics. Once you factor in the liberal, drive by, state run, Obama worshipping, tingle-up-my-leg, tax loving, elitist, ivory tower, educated, gay agenda friendly, class warfaring, MSM media, those smug, sneering libbo creeps may just get this Kenyan, fascist, socialist, communist, anti-colonial, anti-American, job destroying, tax raising, 57 state believing, ineffective dictator elected again.

There you go, retards. I think I've hit all of your talking points, so you can sit this one out.

Oh, so close. You left out "teleprompters" and "arugula."


Doh. And fancy mustard. Others can take my template and run with it. Careful though: you may be accidentally writing an actual GOP ad...
 
2012-02-06 12:54:25 PM

Rabbitgod: You grossly under value the power and the pull that is the conservtard dream state, remember this?

Fox Newsy late 2007: Is this the start of the Obama recession?

Fox Newsier late 2009: Is this the start of the Bush recovery?


You forgot that the economy is recovering and unemployment rates falling because of the work by Republican governors and the looming prospects of Obama being defeated this November.
 
2012-02-06 12:54:54 PM
I got polled on my cell the other day.

I said I was republican and approved of Obama.
 
2012-02-06 12:55:07 PM
How the hell is RASMUSSEN reporting 50% of people approve of Obama's job performance?
 
2012-02-06 12:56:14 PM

Jairzinho: [2media.nowpublic.net image 300x300]

I would be concerned if I'm not achieving the #1 priority goal of my job.


Dude needs to go back to Innsmouth with the rest of his inbred, inhuman kind.
 
2012-02-06 12:56:41 PM

Serious Black: How the hell is RASMUSSEN reporting 50% of people approve of Obama's job performance?


Because they can only bend the truth so far without renaming themselves Minitru. Sometimes they have to actually at least touch on reality.
 
2012-02-06 12:57:00 PM

Serious Black: How the hell is RASMUSSEN reporting 50% of people approve of Obama's job performance?


Because the GOP debates are a game of monkey shiat dodgeball?
 
Displayed 50 of 114 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report