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Gingersnap
12-08-2009, 12:30 PM
Updated December 08, 2009
Obama's 47 Percent Approval Lowest of Any President at This Point

FOXNews.com

President Obama's job approval rating has fallen to 47 percent in the latest Gallup poll, the lowest ever recorded for any president at this point in his term.

President Obama's job approval rating has fallen to 47 percent in the latest Gallup poll, the lowest ever recorded for any president at this point in his term.

The new low comes as Obama enters the home stretch in his push to enact his signature initiative, an overhaul of the nation's health care system, and escalates America's involvement in the Afghanistan war.

The rating led White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs to unload on the venerable polling agency on Tuesday.

"If I was a heart patient and Gallup was my EKG, I'd visit my doctor," Gibbs told reporters. "Five days ago there was an 11-point spread, now there is a 1-point spread. I'm sure a six-year-old with a Crayon could do something not unlike that. I don't put a lot of stake in, never have, in the EKG that is daily Gallup trend. I don't pay a lot of attention to the meaninglessness of it."

Below are comparable ratings for other presidents since Gallup began taking presidential approval polls in 1938:

-- George W. Bush, 86 percent
-- Bill Clinton, 52 percent
-- George H.W. Bush, 71 percent
-- Ronald Reagan, 49 percent
-- Jimmy Carter, 57 percent
-- Gerald Ford, 52 percent
-- Richard Nixon, 59 percent
-- Lyndon Johnson, 74 percent
-- John Kennedy, 77 percent
-- Dwight Eisenhower, 69 percent
-- Harry Truman, 49 percent

Franklin Roosevelt had been in office more than five years before Gallup began taking presidential approval polls. During his remaining years as president, Roosevelt never fell below 48 percent.

Fox (http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/12/08/obamas-percent-approval-lowest-president-point/)

Apocalypse
12-08-2009, 12:51 PM
Of coarse not. His approval is almost half that of Bush at this point, and they must reassure the mindless zombies that the people still love them.

patriot45
12-08-2009, 01:40 PM
Well lookie lookie who is ready to pass the 0 in favorability!!! Palin is goin to blow him away!!! Cheney too!



The new CNN/Opinion Research Poll shows Palin now at 46% favorable, just one point below her fellow basketball fan.

(The same poll, btw, has bad news for Dick Cheney-haters; the outspoken former VP has climbed out of the 29% basement, back up to 39% now. How do you suppose he's done that without a new book? But that's another story.)

Haha! (http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/2009/12/sarah-palin-barack-obama-poll-gap-narrows.html)

Swampfox
12-08-2009, 03:18 PM
The polling averages have Obama at 48.6. The varying numbers greatly depend on whether it is an "all" poll or a "likely or registered voter" poll. People who vote and are somewhat informed tend to like Obama a lot less.

Rockntractor
12-08-2009, 07:58 PM
Dictators don't care what their popularity is and that is what he is setting himself up for!

Last Samurai
12-08-2009, 09:02 PM
I'm willing to bet that Obama "hopes THAT will change". :p

LS

PoliCon
12-08-2009, 10:19 PM
clearly it's Bush's fault.

djones520
12-09-2009, 12:12 AM
clearly it's Bush's fault.

Of course. Bush screwed things up so much that Obama can't fix them, and it's making him look bad. /DUmp Monkey