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    Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama's approval rating dropped eight percentage points over the past month, to 45%, the president's lowest rating in more than a year and a half, according to a new national poll.

    The CNN/ORC International survey released Monday morning comes as the White House has been reacting to controversies over a massive U.S. government surveillance program; the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of tea party and other conservative groups who applied for tax-exempt status; the administration's handling of last September's attack in Benghazi that left the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans dead; and the Justice Department's secret collection of journalists' phone records as part of a government investigation into classified leaks.

    The poll indicates that for the first time in Obama’s presidency, half of the public says they don't believe he is honest and trustworthy. And Americans are split on the controversial National Security Agency anti-terrorism program to record metadata on U.S. phone calls, but they support the NSA program that targets records of Internet usage by people in other countries. That doesn't mean they necessarily like what is going on: Just over six in 10 believe that government is so large and powerful that it threatens the rights and freedoms of ordinary Americans.

    A slight majority of those questioned in the poll, which was conducted Tuesday through Thursday of last week, disapprove of the actions of the man who leaked sensitive information about the NSA program. A similar number say Edward Snowden, who fled to Hong Kong, should be brought back to the United States and prosecuted.

    The president's approval rating stands at 45%, down from 53% in mid-May. And 54% say they disapprove of how Obama's handling his job, up nine points from last month. It's the first time in CNN polling since November 2011 that a majority of Americans have had a negative view of the president.

    "The drop in Obama's support is fueled by a dramatic 17-point decline over the past month among people under 30, who, along with black Americans, had been the most loyal part of the Obama coalition," says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland.

    The president also dropped 10 points among independent voters, from 47% last month to 37% now, with Obama's disapproval among independents jumping 12 points to 61%.

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    So, what. He got re-elected. Unless Congress is going to impeach him, it really doesn't matter how popular he is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noonwitch View Post
    So, what. He got re-elected. Unless Congress is going to impeach him, it really doesn't matter how popular he is.
    Tell that to the libs who keep bringing up Bush's approval ratings. It amazes me that his ratings are in the 40% range. He should, rightfully, be in the 20% range if that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noonwitch View Post
    So, what. He got re-elected. Unless Congress is going to impeach him, it really doesn't matter how popular he is.
    Actually, it matters quite a bit. Congressional elections are coming up, and nobody wants to run on the agenda of an unpopular lame duck. If Obama's personal numbers continue to drop, and the scandals erode, not only his, but his party's appeal, we could be looking at a Republican gain of a veto-proof majority in the house and control of the senate. That will mean, among other things, that the senate's agenda will shift to include oversight of Obama's scandals, not to mention the possibility of impeachment, not of Obama, but of Holder and other appointees (there are some IRS commissioners who should be especially nervous about that, as well as some State Deparment appointees). Also, repeal of Obamacare can pass with a simple majority. Obama can veto it, but that will prove to be highly unpopular, and could set the stage for a Republican win in 2016.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Odysseus View Post
    Actually, it matters quite a bit. Congressional elections are coming up, and nobody wants to run on the agenda of an unpopular lame duck. If Obama's personal numbers continue to drop, and the scandals erode, not only his, but his party's appeal, we could be looking at a Republican gain of a veto-proof majority in the house and control of the senate. That will mean, among other things, that the senate's agenda will shift to include oversight of Obama's scandals, not to mention the possibility of impeachment, not of Obama, but of Holder and other appointees (there are some IRS commissioners who should be especially nervous about that, as well as some State Deparment appointees). Also, repeal of Obamacare can pass with a simple majority. Obama can veto it, but that will prove to be highly unpopular, and could set the stage for a Republican win in 2016.

    In 6 months, the scandals will be forgotten by everyone except the people who hate Obama so much that they can think of nothing else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noonwitch View Post
    In 6 months, the scandals will be forgotten by everyone except the people who hate Obama so much that they can think of nothing else.
    And that's a problem because the NSA "scandal" is really about the destruction of privacy and the rights that go with it. That's not an Obama thing--that's a national travesty.
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    The white house needs an enema.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elspeth View Post
    And that's a problem because the NSA "scandal" is really about the destruction of privacy and the rights that go with it. That's not an Obama thing--that's a national travesty.
    Not to mention the IRS scandal. Libtards fail to realize (among many other things) that if they say this is no big deal, what's to stop a Republican president from having the IRS do this same thing against liberal organizations? Obama will have set a precedence that this type of thing is just fine to do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elspeth View Post
    And that's a problem because the NSA "scandal" is really about the destruction of privacy and the rights that go with it. That's not an Obama thing--that's a national travesty.



    It's already being distanced from him. It's now all about how Snowdon is a criminal. Even republicans are defending the program.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noonwitch View Post
    In 6 months, the scandals will be forgotten by everyone except the people who hate Obama so much that they can think of nothing else.
    I love it when the real you stands up.

    It's not about disliking this guy. It's about speaking out against his polices, and worst, his corruption. You should be up in arms about the corruption this administration has set forth, from Benghazi, to fast and Furious and the IRS scandal targeting specific political groups, but you're not because, despite all your rantings of fairness, you're a partisan hack.
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