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08/15/2009 08:55 AM ID: 80207 Permalink   

President Obama's Approval Rating Now at All-Time Low, 52% Now Disapprove


With the growing fight over Health Care reform, and the other problems President Obama is facing, his approval numbers continue to slip, now with only 47% of Americans approving of his job. 52% disapprove of his performance.

In recent weeks his numbers have continued to fall. This report also shows 53% of Americans do not want his health care plan, while 42% approve of the Democrat proposed health care plan.

In other polls, the numbers are close. At Quinnipiac University President Obama is at 50% approval, while at Gallup it's 53% approval.

    WebReporter: cray0la Show Calling Card      
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  I know  
it has been falling but can we have more than a fox news poll please
  by: willyshawker     08/15/2009 09:07 AM     
I see the other polls Gaalop and such.
  by: willyshawker     08/15/2009 09:08 AM     
i knew the first bunch of comments would be, "ah nvm its a fox poll", "its just a fox poll", "its all nonsense cuse its fox"

yadda yadda, all the numbers are there and they are not too far off.
  by: cray0la     08/15/2009 09:09 AM     
  change you can believe in  
  by: cray0la     08/15/2009 09:10 AM     
I watch FOx News quite a bit so I wasn't tearing them down.

Still need to get every poll to be fair and balanced.
  by: willyshawker     08/15/2009 09:20 AM     
  & the fickle crowd goes wild  
I can't believe how his ratings have droped so low so fast. Lets hope he doesn't pull a Bush to pull up on the noes dive in ratings.

Stocks have dropped & all hell is loose! Next week it will be up & everyone will be happy again. I'm the guy who lifts up my arms at the peek & go weee~ as we go down in this roller coaster of life.

I'm just fickly that way.
  by: Vhan     08/15/2009 10:43 AM     
  People are so naive and shallow  
6 months ago they get all overstimulated with the "yes we can" marketing and slogans. Now...well I think Obama's doing a great job for the centrist conformist he is.
  by: H. W. Hutchins   08/15/2009 11:29 AM     
It just shows that the lying bunch of disinformation nutjobs are making some impact. If you repeat lies enough then some people will believe them - especially the gullible right-wing fence sitters. Let the man do his job. Let Congress do their job. Quit listening to Limbaugh, Gindrich, Beck and O'Reilly. Use your own brain for a change and stop letting talk radio run your lives.
  by: Lurker     08/15/2009 03:16 PM     
  He Promised Change  
He just didn't say if it would be good or bad.So a 50 - 50 approval rating is about right.
  by: tarheel68     08/15/2009 03:23 PM     
  What a Joke  
Change ???
The People got fooled once again. If he really meant CHANGE he would be dead by now.
He's surrounded by people that used to work for Clinton and the FED (Geithner, Summers...).
Obama is just posing as a diversion because he's young and black. And until him, presidents were white and old... so there's the change !! lol
But will there be change for the people ? Absolutely not... we're bound to keep on living as slaves, and more so every day.
  by: pi022   08/15/2009 04:09 PM     
  Fox New...  
May be this News site would like Cheney as a President, I can't believe these people, all the crap the American people put up with in the Bush control and they are still now happy, Sarah Palin, just making up a bunch of lies is going to get America every where.
  by: captainJane     08/15/2009 06:23 PM     
Gallup's daily tracker has Obama at a 54% approval rating, 39% disapproval. I've said it before but it really can't be said enough -- Rasmussen is biased toward conservatives. They are the Fox News of pollsters, and the way you can tell is that nobody arrives at results similar to theirs.

My take is that while Obama is trying to work on the many problems he inherited, the Republicans, who have decided again and again not to work with him, have lots of free time to criticize him, which the so-called "liberal" media just laps up.

I wouldn't get too many tingles up your leg, cray0la. Obama's a long way from beatable in an election, particularly from anybody like the clowns the Republican Party has been offering up. Anybody who thinks the likes of Jindal and Palin could possibly beat even a less-popular Obama is profoundly and hopelessly out of touch.
  by: Ben_Reilly     08/15/2009 06:34 PM     
Scott Rasmussen, who runs Rasmussen reports, has been a paid consultant for George W. Bush:

Don't believe the hype, people : )
  by: Ben_Reilly     08/15/2009 06:38 PM     
  The honeymoon..  
is over! The ones who love him so much are the ones that will be most hurt when he fails to deliver the "hope".
  by: ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh   08/15/2009 06:47 PM     
I don't know Ben. If people get pissy at Obama they may just elect whoever just to get away from him even if the person they elect is crap.

Happened here in my home state. Maryland is a blue state but we elected a republican governor who actually did a really good job, kept most of his promises and his approval rating was really good. Come election time people wanted to get rid of the republicans and we lost a good governer for one who his 2nd day in office raised the income tax. Even though on election day the republican had a favorable approval rating, he got voted out only becuase of his party affiliation.

So it does happen and can happen. Obama is very beatable by a crap politician. DOn't kid yourself there.

Every poll in the world could say Obamas approval rating was in the toilet and some of you would still say its all a lie and that boggles my mind
  by: willyshawker     08/15/2009 07:07 PM     
Notice how the ultra-conservatives never acknowledge that their right-wing news may be a pack of lies? LOL
  by: Lurker     08/15/2009 09:56 PM     
Notice how the ultra-liberal never acknowledge that their left-wing news may be a pack of lies? LOL .

Goes both way buddy

  by: willyshawker     08/15/2009 10:03 PM     
i'm not even ultra conservative but anyone can see your statement is crass.

you can argue that both ways
  by: willyshawker     08/15/2009 10:04 PM     
happens to all Presidents, He could be at 6% by the time the next election comes, or 78% people change their minds daily. It also differs on where the poll is taken,. A nursing home? shopping mall ect.
  by: zortona   08/15/2009 10:05 PM     
I sort of wish that Obama would totally ignore all his critics and do anything he wants to do, which is exactly what Bush did for eight years, after all. Then I'll come on here and praise him for "sticking to his guns" and all of you who are against him can just complain all day to no avail.
  by: Ben_Reilly     08/15/2009 10:22 PM     
I wasnt here during the Bush era or Cheney era whichever it was, but you want Obama to break the law like the previous admin. wow just wow.

FOr the record I think Cheney was in control of that white house
  by: willyshawker     08/15/2009 10:33 PM     
  @Ben's last post  
That sounds like one of those your either with us or against us kind of mind frame. You should be glad Obama actually pays attention to it all. Having him do otherwise is putting too much hope & power to a person that might break your heart. Your praise for sticking to his guns is frightening. Also its hard to compare Bush to Obama because Bush couldn't do anything but ignore his critics.

Also to the Far left ppl of SN who think those who appose Obama are nut-job republicans need a dose of reality because its actually a rainbow of the political spectrum. That also encompasses Democrats. You know, the kind that thinks for themselves, & doesn't give their blind support to the party they affiliate themselves with.

Its easy to say its the "other" parties fault in this dogmatic two party system. Sadly its always the ones who affiliate themselves with neither who have something to actually say & not defend their posts.
  by: skittlesloli   08/15/2009 11:05 PM     
  That skittlesloli post was me >.<  
Anyways, I'm not hatin', just trying to bring understanding & to stop the hatin' that's here ^____^ .
  by: Vhan     08/15/2009 11:07 PM     
  All flash and style, no substance  
But of course you guys knew that when you voted for him. He is falling like a brick and now my Dem friends are silent, ....Look, other than becoming Harvard Law's first half african half white Student Prez no other accomplishments exist. Not as a community organizer, Not in 8 yrs of the Illinois State Senate, not as a U.S. Senator...Nothing NADA,! Great speeches and no action. MLK Jr. gave great speeches only after the action was taken. You dopes followed no action and slumbered into nice speeches. Dad was said, watch for all talk and no action. Guess you all should have heeded his advice.
  by: Fred23   08/15/2009 11:16 PM     
  C'mon cray0la  

Why didn't you qualify in the article itself that this was a Fox poll? Unless you didn't give it much credence either.
  by: ichi     08/15/2009 11:18 PM     
  @willy, Vhan  
Don't put words in my mouth; I said I "sort of wish" Obama would do that, not that I seriously want him to -- and I was talking about defying the will of the people, not about breaking the law.
  by: Ben_Reilly     08/15/2009 11:19 PM     
  Obama's Approval Rating  
also my rating hasnt changed, i dont like him, but i didnt like mccain either so i voted Bob Barr, i feel i can complain since i voted against him
  by: zortona   08/15/2009 11:31 PM     
There's always so much I want to say about your posts that I once again missed something -- but you are a Ron Paul supporter, are you not? And Ron Paul is a registered Republican, is he not?
  by: Ben_Reilly     08/15/2009 11:47 PM     
thought you where being serious my bad
  by: willyshawker     08/15/2009 11:48 PM     
I'm a constitutionalists & support the constitution. Ron Paul is like wise. & yes I support him because of it. I remember learning about the history of government & everything & first thought myself a democrat until it went down to the constitution & individual rights which pushed me to Republican. The fact that more democrats had slaves sickened me & that is was because of constitutionalists that freed the slaves. It wasn't until democrats learned their lesson & was active in furthering civil rights while the republicans did nothing to forward it that made many blacks become democrat. We've come a long way & the current neo con republican is whats leading the party which we all know is full of lies & corruption. Both parties are easy to fall out of touch so I'm not fully tied to the current republican image. I see democrats as collectivists, & history has proven this so. I would be a collectivist if the majority view was my own, yet I understand how liberties of the individual can be easily taken away from the majority & that's why I believe in a Republic. Which has a form of democracy in it, while protecting individual rights.

Ron Paul has some bad qualities like his personal pro life view. He should vote pro choice, yet his actions have been more to protect the doctors who refuse to do abortions instead of making abortion illegal. That & he believes in state rights & that the federal government shouldn't regulate it. Anyways, whats your point? I'm really not a big follower like some people.
  by: Vhan     08/16/2009 12:19 AM     
Well, after all that, it seems kind of silly to say what my point was. You said that to some people here, anybody against Obama is a Republican. Well, you're against Obama, and your preference for president would be a Republican.

It's kind of weird -- it used to be that people backed away from calling themselves Democrats or especially liberals; now hardly anybody will admit to being a Republican.

One other thing I should say is that collectivism is necessary, at least to a certain degree. There's no real reason to have a nation other than for a people in a geographic region to protect its resources against invaders. It's the basic concept of safety in numbers, and it's a big part of what makes us human.
  by: Ben_Reilly     08/16/2009 07:27 AM     
Can you show me when he said that?
I'd like to see the post.

GAH gotta go!
  by: skittlesloli   08/16/2009 07:13 PM     
In this thread, Vhan (posting on your account) wrote:

"Also to the Far left ppl of SN who think those who appose Obama are nut-job republicans need a dose of reality because its actually a rainbow of the political spectrum."
  by: Ben_Reilly     08/16/2009 07:21 PM     
  Well then I'm confused.  
Is it bad to claim not to be a republican and still want a registered republican to be president?

I'm not following your train of thought here sorry.
  by: skittlesloli   08/16/2009 09:12 PM     
  lol Ben doesn't understand-how shocking  
"Also to the Far left ppl of SN (not me) who think those who appose Obama are nut-job republicans need a dose of reality because its actually a -[rainbow of the political spectrum]-"

Did I alude to me being a rpublican?Hell no. I said that many people here think those who do not support Obama areonly republican because its always republican this, conservative that, & damn them they are ruining everything. Always ignoring the truth that there are more parties than left n right, & thateven some democrats disaprove Obama. LOL to the maxcore.

& for the record we should be a collective while at the same time protect the individual rights, which in the extreme of things collectavists ignore.

Man Ben you always try to defend things without giving any thought to what is being said to you, at least you never show your understanding of what I say. I'm always wrong &your always right. waaahahahahaa [cough sputter cough] hahaa.. aaah! Cheers mate.
  by: vhan     08/16/2009 09:47 PM     
  watching myself  
Just because you seem to take things in the extreme I guess I should clarify myself so you don't make a further.. Well, missunderstand me. I'm not saying you don't understand completly, but you more than not miss my point. ^_~
  by: vhan     08/16/2009 10:05 PM     
  He's not Superman  
The honeymoon is over and people now realize that Obama is not Superman. He can speak very eloquently, but at the end of the day he's just a human that is a politician with an agenda and projects he wants to push through no matter what any others may say or reason against it.
  by: Melawen   08/17/2009 02:26 AM     
So I guess the Obama Deception really did work. Good job Alex Jones!.. I just hope you're right about all of this..
  by: rutgers   08/17/2009 05:00 AM     
  Well let’s take a gander at the ‘Change’ scorecard  
At just over 6 months into his term:

War in Iraq still going…check
War in Afghanistan still going….check
Patriot Act still crushing freedom…check
War on Drugs continuing….check
Unemployment increasing….check
Domestic spying still happening….check
Economy still crashing….check
Prisons still overflowing….check
National debt deepening….check
I’ll stop now. NO, WE CAN’T!
I disapprove.
  by: valkyrie123     08/17/2009 04:40 PM     
  @vhan, skittles  
Show me any Democrats on SN who are opposed to Obama, then. I see the two of you, both Republicans, claiming that people of all political stripes oppose Obama, but I don't see evidence that you're correct.
  by: Ben_Reilly     08/17/2009 04:42 PM     
Or, to be more truthful:

War in Iraq still going…check (but we've pulled out of the cities and are turning security responsibilities over to the Iraqis. That said, it's not going well for the Iraqi army so far ...)
War in Afghanistan still going….check (but there's been a renewed effort to win it, unlike the Bush-era strategy of "muddling through," as John McCain put it)
Patriot Act still crushing freedom…check (Obama could make stronger calls for Congress to rescind this law, but he himself can't just strike down an act of Congress)
War on Drugs continuing….check
Unemployment increasing….check (it went down last month)
Domestic spying still happening….check (no it isn't -- at least, what people are citing as evidence that spying is still happening doesn't prove what they think it proves. I'd be happy to go into further detail)
Economy still crashing….check (all signs point to the economic free-fall being over, so you're wrong there, too)
Prisons still overflowing….check
National debt deepening….check
  by: Ben_Reilly     08/17/2009 04:48 PM     
I really hope not. I really do hope he's wrong. And so does he.
  by: DoubleTake   08/17/2009 07:49 PM     
I am not a republican. I registered as a republican during voting so I could vote for Ron Paul, because you can only vote for your "own party" in Oregon.

My registration may say I'm republican (which I'm figuring to change that) but I am not republican. I don't know what I am, I am a person with a set of beliefs that doesn't fully fall under any one category.

I also never claimed here that people who oppose Obama are from all over the political spectrum, Vhan did under my account on accident.

However, anyone who is able to look around them can see people of all different political beliefs (at least here in Portland Oregon) who dislike Obama. Of course we're a minority as most of Oregon is still chanting "hope and change", but even some of my Democrat friends are starting to doubt Obama.

Of course I don't know who on this site is Democrat and what they really think about Obama outside of SN, but if SN is the only source that you will accept as proof of what is happening in your country then I feel sorry for you.
I think you need to go to other websites (message boards are great cause they host many different people at once) or pay attention to people around you (IRL and online) and you'll see that there are all sorts of people who support and who do not support Obama.

SN is not the be-all-end-all of proof and it never should be.
  by: skittlesloli   08/17/2009 07:56 PM     
I'm a democrat now opposed to Obama. Voted Kerry in 04' as well.
  by: DoubleTake   08/17/2009 08:46 PM     
  Correction: I WAS a democrat.  
  by: DoubleTake   08/17/2009 08:48 PM     
War in Iraq still going…check (but we've pulled out of the cities and are turning security responsibilities over to the Iraqis. That said, it's not going well for the Iraqi army so far ...)(Troops and machinery being transferred to Afghanistan, SOS, different view.)

War in Afghanistan still going….check (but there's been a renewed effort to win it, unlike the Bush-era strategy of "muddling through," as John McCain put it)(Please expound on the conditions of “victory”, exactly how do we know when we have won this war???)

Patriot Act still crushing freedom…check (Obama could make stronger calls for Congress to rescind this law, but he himself can't just strike down an act of Congress)(Has Obama made ANY effort to rescind the Patriot Act? NO.)

War on Drugs continuing….check

Unemployment increasing….check (it went down last month)(The number of new claims for unemployment was less than the month before. There were still tons of claims and a lot of people have exhausted their benefits and have dropped off the radar. The ‘real’ unemployment rate in the US is now around 19% and still getting worse every month).

Domestic spying still happening….check (no it isn't -- at least, what people are citing as evidence that spying is still happening doesn't prove what they think it proves. I'd be happy to go into further detail) (please go into further detail, any spying by MY government on ME under the pretense that they are looking for terrorists, is unacceptable. As long as MY government treats ME as the ENEMY they can go F themselves.)

Economy still crashing….check (all signs point to the economic free-fall being over, so you're wrong there, too) (Yea, they said that in 1928, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933…..)

Prisons still overflowing….check
National debt deepening….check

Shall we continue with:
Guantánano still open….check
Torture in Guantánano continuing….check
Wars expanding to Pakistan….check
Government patronization of Blackwater continuing…check
Tax payer money being funneled to Halliburton…check
Federal Reserve still running amuck $$$....check
Trillion$$$ being handed to rich Wall Street Bankers…check
Another ‘stimulus’ on the way…check
Destruction of middle class on track….check
No health care for the poor…check
Still have tax breaks for outsourcing job….check

I could keep doing this all day. So where is this ‘Change’ Obama was touting in his campaign? I do realize he is only one man (the President) and it is much easier to F things up (Dubya) than to fix them. But I have seen little to no progress so far. I was overjoyed when Obama’s drug czar and AG promised to stop the raids on medical marijuana dispensaries. But that seems to have changed too.

This is why I had to vote for Kucinich and Paul. Their voting record reflects the will of their constituents, not that of lobbyists and big business. I’m tired of fast talking, low life, bottom feeding politicians that seem to think the status quo is fine. They are completely out of touch with the reality most of America is suffering through. Obama, I do NOT approve. Do something…anything, to make America a better place to live, bring back freedom.
  by: valkyrie123     08/17/2009 10:26 PM     
  Good lord  
You people seem so gleeful in your negativity! I need to stop looking at this thread before I throw up.
  by: Ben_Reilly     08/17/2009 10:30 PM     
I’m not happy about it at all, in fact it makes me very sick. I would be happy to be your co-pilot driving the porcelain bus and hurl and spew along with you. I saw this coming before the election and knew it would be business as usual in Washington, nothing would change but the names. If Obama did nothing but repeal the Patriot Act I would rejoice and sing phrases on high about him and actually believe there was hope for America and Americans. That would thrill me even more than single payer health care. Let me know that I’m no longer looked at as the enemy of my own Government.
  by: valkyrie123     08/18/2009 04:00 AM     
  It was only a matter of time  
It will get worse as more people wake up to the change.
  by: Hellblazer     08/18/2009 05:43 AM     
well the difference between bush and obama, is that obama is just full of himself, while bush could care less of what the critics did to try to destroy him obama has to nit pick and get upset about everything, frankly showing his inexperience in politics.

obama has even called out rush limbaugh and others, i mean come on, if these people are so "non important" then why is the president of the united states calling him out on national press conferences?

@ichi, i reported the other polls in the post, i find it funny how you and other liberals have a problem with these numbers, in denial much?

rather whatever his numbers you use from gallup to rassmussen, rather you say rassmussen is scewed or you think fox news or the newyork times is too liberal to ultra conservative what you do need to realize his numbers have bee falling fast and frankly it has to do with obama and his inexperience and the way he has been in office, couple this with the lowest rated democrat controlled congress and you got yourself a basketcase.

rather you think the republican have clowns to tote out for 2012 what i do know is that republicans are winning in all but 1 thing in the current released generic congressional ballot, and people are sick and tired of not being heard.

im also tired of people like lurker and others who consider anyone who stand up to the government for wanting to take over there healthcare as "liars" or "disinformational nutjobs" or the news media;s new thing calling people who stand up to obama care racist or militia types.

you same people sure didnt have a problem crying tears when bush raised a finger on any issues, and no issue bush raised was a strong as something as fundamentally changing our healthcare system, people see the state of the economy, the state of the government and its out of control spending, quadrupling the deficit,not listening to what the general population wants, passing a stimulus that the people now thing is a utter failure, people are tired and there not going to accept the same old Washington, the same thing obama is doing, when he ran on completely different campaign promises.
  by: cray0la     08/18/2009 12:44 PM     
  link to generic congressional numbers  
  by: cray0la     08/18/2009 12:54 PM     
Pull the other one, PROPOSED changes to the healthcare system are nothing to the ACTUAL results of Bush's warmongering and nationbuilding. What you cheered then you want forgotten now because it failed. Obama's hardly done anything by comparison yet, but that's not as exciting as "socialism" and "death panels," is it?
  by: MomentOfClarity     08/18/2009 10:22 PM     
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