Obamessiah hits new low

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Obamessiah hits new low
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Sat, 04-03-2010 - 12:38am

CBS poll has Obama approval at new low of 44%

How’s that Hopey-Changey working out for you? Two weeks after finally getting his ObamaCare agenda item signed into law, Barack Obama has reaped the reward of pushing a deeply unpopular bill through Congress. A new CBS poll shows Obama dropping to his lowest approval rating in their survey yet, down to 44% (via JWF):

Last week, President Obama signed historic health care reform legislation into law — but his legislative success doesn’t seem to have helped his image with the American public.

The latest CBS News Poll, conducted between March 29 and April 1, found Americans unhappier than ever with Mr. Obama’s handling of health care – and still worried about the state of the economy.

President Obama’s overall job approval rating has fallen to an all-time low of 44 percent, down five points from late March, just before the health bill’s passage in the House of Representatives. It’s down 24 points since his all-time high last April. Forty-one percent of those polled said they disapproved of the president’s performance.

CBS hasn’t released the raw data yet on the poll. They want to wait until tonight’s news broadcast to unveil some of the other results from the poll. That can’t be good news for the White House, since the big hit on the approval rating will very obviously be their lead on the story. We do know, however, that this poll surveyed the general adult population, not registered or likely voters, a sample that should have been more sympathetic to Obama.

Two issue approval ratings did get released this morning, and both show even worse approval ratings for Obama on key issues. He hit a new low on health care, with only 34% approving of his job performance. Small wonder Obama has taken to campaigning again for health care; he’s getting buried by it. Obama might do better to change the subject, but the next most pressing issue is another which Americans don’t like the job he’s doing. He only gets 42% approval on the economy, sinking closer to his all-time low of 41% in January.

A drop of five points since the bill passed should show Republicans that the best way to win the next two elections is to promise to repeal ObamaCare. For Obama, the best strategy might be to quit talking about it and start looking for ways to really rebuild the economy rather than indulge himself in progressive agenda wish lists for government programs, which have done nothing so far except delay the recovery.

http://hotair.com/archives/2010/04/02/cbs-poll-has-obama-approval-at-new-low-of-44/

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Sun, 04-04-2010 - 9:40pm
Which just means he is going to push thing through faster and faster.
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Registered: 02-01-2010
Mon, 04-05-2010 - 3:11am
He'll surely try...but with numbers like these, it will test the courage of the spineless Dems. It was one thing to twist their arms in a one-shot attempt to pass the healthcrap bill, but after the Easter recess, and they've actually been subjected to the voices of their constituents, the only way they'll get the Dems on board with crap & tax and their other socialist agenda, is if they buy into the "hey, you're dead anyway so what the "f"" theory of politics.
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Mon, 04-05-2010 - 5:18pm

They polled people who are not likely to vote and who are not likely registered voters. In my opinion that is never really all that useful as these tend to be the people who do not know the most accurate information regarding the items they are being asked about.

Do you remember how many polls where taken showing that the American people were against the war when Bush was president? I recall it being a fairly common theme for awhile there. Yet look around, we are still in the war and Bush isn't even in office anymore.

I wouldn't put to much stock in any of this just yet. At this point the majority of people don't even have a real clue what is included in the healthcare reform. Most of the ones who are running around outraged and making scenes in real life and online are doing it over particular items that aren't even in the legislation to begin with because they have been given bad information. They are freaking out about paying for abortions, the government taking control of student loans and all kinds of other things. These are the types of people who were polled, the ones who sit at home and see the news coverage of these issues every night but don't take the initiative to be involved, learn the truth and fight for their beliefs (rather by voting or activism).

Do we really trust their opinions? I don't.

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Mon, 04-05-2010 - 8:09pm

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Mon, 04-05-2010 - 8:49pm

>>> They polled people who are not likely to vote and who are not likely registered voters.

Um...not likely. But hang your hat on that fringy bit of propaganda if you like...every other poll shows Obama tanking too...unless, of course, you feel that every poll only includes the opinions of people who are unlikely, unregistered voters.

>>> In my opinion that is never really all that useful as these tend to be the people who do not know the most accurate information regarding the items they are being asked about.

You're referring to Obama supporters?

>>> Do you remember how many polls where taken showing that the American people were against the war when Bush was president? I recall it being a fairly common theme for awhile there. Yet look around, we are still in the war and Bush isn't even in office anymore.

The people are fickle. Most Americans supported the war...then the war effort and President Bush, in particular, was viciously attacked by the left which had a negative affect on the people's opinions...then the surge worked and the people got behind the war again...now it's pretty much SOP. Polls show people's changing minds...which is what they show regarding support for Obama and his socialist agenda...but bad for Barry, they show people's minds changing more and more AGAINST him.

>>> I wouldn't put to much stock in any of this just yet. At this point the majority of people don't even have a real clue what is included in the healthcare reform.

Most can do basic math...and they know that Barry will raise their taxes and destroy their current health insurance program with this stupid bill...which is why the majority of the people oppose it.

>>> Most of the ones who are running around outraged and making scenes in real life and online are doing it over particular items that aren't even in the legislation to begin with because they have been given bad information. They are freaking out about paying for abortions, the government taking control of student loans and all kinds of other things. These are the types of people who were polled, the ones who sit at home and see the news coverage of these issues every night but don't take the initiative to be involved, learn the truth and fight for their beliefs (rather by voting or activism).

The people who oppose the bill are the people who are the best informed about the bill. It's the simpletons who think they're getting free healthcare who are applauding...until they discover the reality.

>>> Do we really trust their opinions? I don't.

Possibly true...a lot of them voted for Barry and look at what that got us.

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Mon, 04-05-2010 - 11:55pm

Okay now that I finished reading what you posted all I have to ask is, reading comprehension anyone?

You've attempted to tear apart a post by twisting everything in it to fit into the idea that Obama sucks and those who support him are idiots, but you've landed so far off base that it's hilarious. There wasn't anything PRO Obama about my post to begin with. You've CREATED a pro-Obama view to twist and argue with.

I made the same basic points you did, I just used satire instead of direct items.

The polls change. American people are fickle. What a poll says right now doesn't change anything come election time! I personally DO recall a time period where Bush's popularity ratings fell continuously over a few months, then they rose again. Just as I suspect Obama's will too once things settle down. It never works to take a poll right after a huge event and then wave it around like it's some kind of proof. Fact is that it almost always changes again within a few months, AFTER the huge issue has cooled down.

You seriously need to calm down and stop treating every single person like they are your enemy.

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Tue, 04-06-2010 - 12:03am

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Do you realize that there have been tons of polls done since Obama took office that shows the majority of American people wanted healthcare reform? Perhaps where you live they don't have national news? This is just another case of the majority of people wanted it until they got it and had to sit around watching the other party twist half of the things in the legislation into lies to influence public opinion. I can't walk down the street without meeting someone who thinks healthcare reform WILL pay for abortions, or that the government has taken over student loans. When that doesn't happen anymore and people seem to know what is going on THEN I will put more weight in these polls.

You can't take opinions from a group of people who don't know the FACTS and pass this off as some kind of proof. We tried it once before... then Bush's ratings dropped.

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Tue, 04-06-2010 - 4:26am

>>> Okay now that I finished reading what you posted all I have to ask is, reading comprehension anyone?

Yeah, I gotta say, that was my first question too after reading all of the spin and propaganda in your last post.

>>> You've attempted to tear apart a post by twisting everything in it to fit into the idea that Obama sucks and those who support him are idiots, but you've landed so far off base that it's hilarious.

Reality will tend to do that to liberal arguments. Off base? That'll clear up once the kool-aid starts wearing off. ; )

>>> There wasn't anything PRO Obama about my post to begin with. You've CREATED a pro-Obama view to twist and argue with.

That's probably true...except for the pro-Obama view that I "perceived."

>>> I made the same basic points you did, I just used satire instead of direct items.

If you made the same points I did then I would have agreed with you. Perhaps the satire clouded the point you were trying to make?

<< The polls change. American people are fickle.

>>> What a poll says right now doesn't change anything come election time!

Of course it does. It shows how people feel in the crucible...which is invaluable come election time when it's time to resurrect those emotions and hit those issues.

>>> I personally DO recall a time period where Bush's popularity ratings fell continuously over a few months, then they rose again.

When the war was an initial success...then the "no WMD" and the Dem attacks...then the success of the surge.

>>> Just as I suspect Obama's will too once things settle down.

Nope. Unfortunately, Obama's future only holds the reality of the oppression and disappointment of the healthcrap bill. Expect to see Barry's downward trend continue.

>>> It never works to take a poll right after a huge event and then wave it around like it's some kind of proof. Fact is that it almost always changes again within a few months, AFTER the huge issue has cooled down.

Except for the healthcrap bill that has so many hidden and delayed negative issues that the more we get into it, the more the people will see what a "bill" of goods has been shoved down their throats.

>>> You seriously need to calm down and stop treating every single person like they are your enemy.

Not every person...just liberals.