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Qtec
04-14-2010, 05:05 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">President Obama is still by far the most national politician in the United States, according to a new CNN poll [PDF link] which stacked leading Republicans against the president and asked who respondents would vote for in 2012.

"The poll shows Obama topping Romney 53 percent to 45 percent, beating Huckabee 54 percent to 45 percent, defeating Gingrich 55 percent to 43 percent and topping Palin 55 percent to 42," the network reported.

CNN's survey also claims that half of Americans see Sarah Palin as "honest and trustworthy," although a full <span style='font-size: 14pt'>69 percent do not believe she is qualified to be president. </span></div></div>

link (http://rawstory.com/rs/2010/0413/poll-president-obama-popular-national-politician/)

Q

Gayle in MD
04-14-2010, 06:41 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Qtec</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">President Obama is still by far the most national politician in the United States, according to a new CNN poll [PDF link] which stacked leading Republicans against the president and asked who respondents would vote for in 2012.

"The poll shows Obama topping Romney 53 percent to 45 percent, beating Huckabee 54 percent to 45 percent, defeating Gingrich 55 percent to 43 percent and topping Palin 55 percent to 42," the network reported.

CNN's survey also claims that half of Americans see Sarah Palin as "honest and trustworthy," although a full <span style='font-size: 14pt'>69 percent do not believe she is qualified to be president. </span></div></div>

link (http://rawstory.com/rs/2010/0413/poll-president-obama-popular-national-politician/)

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Just heard this morning that Republicans are still down to a 28% approval rating....with 67% anti-Republican....

This president, and this Democratic majority has acomplished more in under two years, than any Republican president, or REpublican Majority in history.

Forty-seven countries signed onto a new approach to limiting, and securing nuclear materials. That, is, in and of itself, more than any Republican administration has ever accomplished, and we can see where this President is heading, incluidng all countries in the world to sign onto going after North Korea, Iran, Syria, or any other rogue country trying to get nukes. Very smart approach!

Then we have the new Huey Long, McConnell out there yapping about the bail outs, when the Government has made billions of dollars on the bank bailouts, as he is lying about the current bill, sying that it doesn't end too big to fail, when it absolutely does...there is nothing in the bill that assures banks that they will be bailed out again....and McConnell is more in bed with them than just about anyone in Washington!!! Who the hell does he think he's fooling????

Also, those Americans who watched while Republicans held up their unemployment checks, are going to remember that, for sure! WE all pay into unemployment insurance, only the Republicans have sought to deny it to American workers who lost their jobs due to the disastrous Republican incompetence.

Looks to me like Republicans are going to have some huge disappointments, and as they have been famous for in the past, have been counting their chickens before the rooster even pulled it out!!! /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif

G.

pooltchr
04-14-2010, 08:30 AM
Q. You seem to have conveniently ignored the following statement in your link:

The news is certain to cheer the White House, which has seen <span style='font-size: 20pt'>declining approval ratings ever since Obama took office.</span> In a Real Clear Politics sampling of all the major polls, Obama scored overall just 46.1 percent: a fact that, in the context of his standing with the opposition's top personalities, should speak volumes about the political mood in America.

His approvval ratings were in the 60s when he took office, and have declined by over 30% in just 15 months. It would seem that the more people see of his work, the less they approve of him.

As for the comment on Palin, I would agree that she is not the most qualified person to lead the country, although she does have a stronger resume than Obama had when he was elected. At least Palin does have some executive government experience. Obama didn't. The country elected a community organizer with minimal legislative experience and absolutely no executive experience, and they are now seeing that was a huge mistake.

Steve

Gayle in MD
04-14-2010, 08:40 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Qtec</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">President Obama is still by far the most national politician in the United States, according to a new CNN poll [PDF link] which stacked leading Republicans against the president and asked who respondents would vote for in 2012.

"The poll shows Obama topping Romney 53 percent to 45 percent, beating Huckabee 54 percent to 45 percent, defeating Gingrich 55 percent to 43 percent and topping Palin 55 percent to 42," the network reported.

CNN's survey also claims that half of Americans see Sarah Palin as "honest and trustworthy," although a full <span style='font-size: 14pt'>69 percent do not believe she is qualified to be president. </span></div></div>

link (http://rawstory.com/rs/2010/0413/poll-president-obama-popular-national-politician/)

Q </div></div>

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> Reagan's Ratings While He Was in Office

Reagan was not an extraordinarily well-regarded president during his eight years in office. He averaged a 53% job approval rating during his presidency, slightly below average for all U.S. presidents for which Gallup has recorded job approval ratings.

Reagan's ratings were higher than the averages of his three immediate predecessors -- Jimmy Carter, Gerald Ford, and Richard Nixon, supporting the arguments of those who contend that one of Reagan's major contributions was to restore confidence in the presidency after the battering it took in the 1970s. But the two presidents who followed Reagan, George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton, each had higher average ratings than Reagan, as did three earlier presidents -- Lyndon Johnson, John F. Kennedy, and Dwight Eisenhower.

That's not to say Reagan didn't have periods of time during his administration in which he received solidly impressive ratings. He did. But Reagan was bedeviled at the beginning of his administration by Americans' major concerns about the economy, and at the end of his administration by public concerns about the Iran-Contra affair.

In the most general sense, Americans' approval of the job being done by Reagan as president during his eight years in office can be described as a bell-shaped curve of sorts, with Reagan's ratings starting low, rising in late 1983 and in 1984 (just in time for his successful 1984 re-election bid), and then falling in the last years of his administration.

Reagan came into office on a fairly high note, with initial job approval ratings as high as 60% by mid-March 1981. Then, on March 30, Reagan was shot on the streets of Washington by John Hinckley Jr., and the resulting concern and sympathy helped lift his ratings to 68% by May. But even as Reagan personally recovered from his wounds, the public's concerns about the bad economy did not, and the president's ratings began to fall as each month went by.

By the end of 1981, Reagan's job approval rating had drifted down to 49%.

Things got worse for Reagan in 1982. The public's view of the economy remained sour, and the president's ratings during 1982 stayed concomitantly low, in the 40% range, ending the year at 41%. The 1982 midterm elections were not good ones for Reagan and for the GOP. The Republicans lost about 25 seats in the House.

A clear cause for all of this was the economy. Still, Gallup analysts at the time presciently noted that there was some cause for optimism for Reagan:

Throughout the year [1982] a solid majority of Gallup's respondents have taken the position that Reaganomics will worsen, rather than improve, their own financial situation. Yet, Gallup consistently has found somewhat more public faith that Reaganomics will help the nation as a whole and even more faith in the president's program when the question is posed with regard to the long run. Surveys also indicate that the public has more confidence in Reagan than approval ratings of his performance would suggest. While only one third approve of the way he is handling the economy, close to half express some degree of confidence that he will do the right thing with regard to the economy.

Indeed, although 1983 began for Reagan with a 35% job approval rating -- the worst of his administration -- things started to look better.

His ratings moved back above 50% by November 1983 -- not only because the economy was picking up, but also in part as a result of rally effects associated with the U.S. invasion of Grenada and the terrorist explosion that killed 241 American Marines in Beirut, Lebanon.

By 1984, Reagan's job approval ratings were consistently above the 50% line that is a symbolic standard for an incumbent president seeking re-election. In Gallup's last October poll before the November 1984 election, Reagan received a 58% job approval rating, and he went on to soundly defeat Democratic nominee Walter Mondale by a 59% to 41% popular vote margin, receiving 525 electoral votes to Mondale's 13.

Reagan continued to soar in 1985, routinely receiving ratings in the 60% range. In May 1986, Reagan received a 68% job approval rating, tied for the highest of his administration.

Then, in November 1986, the Iran-Contra affair broke into the news. That same month, Reagan was on television denying that there had been any trading of arms for hostages, but the damage was done. His ratings plummeted from 63% in late October to 47% in early December, and stayed relatively low throughout 1987. Reagan's ratings underwent a slight rebound in the late summer and early fall of 1988 as his vice president, George H.W. Bush, campaigned for the presidency against Michael Dukakis.

Reagan's last two Gallup job approval ratings before he left office were 57% in mid-November and 63% in December 1988.

The highest job approval rating of the Reagan administration was 68% -- reached twice, in May 1981 and as previously indicated, in May 1986. As noted, the low point was 35% in January 1983.

Favorable Ratings of Reagan

Both in and out of office, Reagan was always well-liked by the American public -- based on ratings measuring the public's personal opinion rather than its assessment of his job performance. Between 1984 and 1988, Gallup consistently found more than 6 in 10 Americans holding a favorable view of Reagan, including a substantial 81% in October 1986. Even during the 1982 recession, when only about 4 in 10 Americans approved of the job Reagan was doing as president, 6 in 10 Americans rated him on the positive end of a 10-point rating scale. In Gallup's most recent measure of favorability about Reagan, taken in January 2001, 74% of Americans had a favorable opinion of him, and only 23% were unfavorable.



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<span style="color: #000066">Funny watching the right inflate and convolute their BS take on President Obama's Approval Ratings when he has maintained a far higher approval rating than their Hero, Bonzo.</span> /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif

pooltchr
04-14-2010, 08:44 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Gayle in MD</div><div class="ubbcode-body">
<span style="color: #000066">Funny watching the right inflate and convolute their BS take on President Obama's Approval Ratings when he has maintained a far higher approval rating than their Hero, Bonzo.</span> /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif </div></div>

But not half as much fun as watching you grasp at straws trying to find something positive in the middle of Obama's meltdown!

Remember, when all else fails, fall back on your "But Bush" line.

Steve

LWW
04-14-2010, 09:17 AM
Grasping at straws indeed ... a poll which doesn't disclose it's methodology is a sure sign of a fix.

LWW

sack316
04-14-2010, 03:06 PM
The most popular politician in the US? Is that like being the fasted kid on crutches? /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif

Sack

pooltchr
04-14-2010, 04:46 PM
Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows that <span style='font-size: 17pt'>32% of the nation's voters 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 -8. </span>

Republicans enjoy a nine-point lead among Likely Voters on the Generic Congressional Ballot.

Forty-eight percent (48%) of Americans believe the government has a conflict of interest when regulating auto companies that compete with General Motors. Favorable ratings for Toyota and General Motors are just about the same.

The Tea Party movement is growing and Rasmussen Reports has provided a brief profile of Tea Party Members and their views. Support for repeal of the new health care law is also growing.


Steve

LWW
04-15-2010, 04:53 AM
And a majority of Americans don't believe Obama deserves a second term.

Q clings to the lies of the leftist hate machine.

LWW