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Old 12-06-2011, 08:55 PM
 
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"President Obama's 43% average job approval rating last month ranks as one of the lowest for an elected president in November of his third year in office. Only Jimmy Carter had a lower rating, at 40%. But Carter's rating surged in late November 1979 because of a rally in support after the onset of the Iranian Hostage Crisis, and he averaged above 50% in December. All recently elected presidents were at or above 50% in December of their third year in office."

Obama's November Approval Weak From Historical Perspective


All alone at the bottom of history's heap of failed presidents and would-be dictators. What else would you expect from the Community Agitator?
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Old 12-06-2011, 09:00 PM
 
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RealClearPolitics - Election Other - Congressional Job Approval

The republican congress sits a 12.3% approval. Obama's doing quite well in a climate where everybody hates politicians and he being the President.
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Old 12-06-2011, 09:03 PM
 
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RealClearPolitics - Election Other - Congressional Job Approval

The republican congress sits a 12.3% approval. Obama's doing quite well in a climate where everybody hates politicians and he being the President.
Then why was congressional job approval only in the 20's last year?

And are you forgetting about the Democratic Senate?
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Old 12-06-2011, 09:29 PM
 
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Then why was congressional job approval only in the 20's last year?

And are you forgetting about the Democratic Senate?
Like I said, NOBODY likes politicians right now but Obama is still approved of by 44% of Americans. That bodes very well once the republican nominee gets sorted out who will be terribly flawed and weakened either be it Newt or Willard. Neither is liked by a majority of their own party.
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Old 12-06-2011, 09:35 PM
 
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RealClearPolitics - Election Other - Congressional Job Approval

The republican congress sits a 12.3% approval. Obama's doing quite well in a climate where everybody hates politicians and he being the President.

Voters select one Representative to go to the House and two Senators. Those who win are popular with their constituents and those voters are the only ones they need to impress since the rest of the country doesn't vote in their elections.

Obama is another story.

He won't get to run against an unpopular Congress, big-spending Bush, unelectable McCain or even a RINO like Romney.

He'll be opposed by a real candidate and forced to defend his record.

Since his record in indefensible, he will fail at that the same way he has failed as president.
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Old 12-06-2011, 09:37 PM
 
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What percent of Americans are on government assistance. Obama has 100% of those votes in the bag.
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Old 12-06-2011, 09:42 PM
 
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What percent of Americans are on government assistance. Obama has 100% of those votes in the bag.



Indefinitely extending unemployment cannot go on forever and everyone knows it.

Buying votes with free money only works as long as the free money lasts.

Absent that, voters will go with the party they can count on to get out of business' way.
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Old 12-06-2011, 09:48 PM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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RealClearPolitics - Election Other - Congressional Job Approval

The republican congress sits a 12.3% approval. Obama's doing quite well in a climate where everybody hates politicians and he being the President.
Translation:

Hey! Don't look at that - look over here! See this shiny object? Isn't it much more fascinating?!?!!!
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Old 12-06-2011, 09:49 PM
 
Location: Southcentral Kansas
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RealClearPolitics - Election Other - Congressional Job Approval

The republican congress sits a 12.3% approval. Obama's doing quite well in a climate where everybody hates politicians and he being the President.
Oh chit oh dear, I read your link and found that, just as I thought, you managed to either lie about the Congress or just managed to miss the point of the polls. Yes, the Congress has two houses and one is controlled by the Dems and does so little toward legislating. That would of course be Dirty Harry's group the Senate.

You will have to hold on to your bad habit of calling the Congress the REpublican Congress till early January 2013. Then you will be right, but until then you are just blowing off steam.
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Old 12-06-2011, 09:52 PM
 
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Why should the GOP care if Obama wins or not? Obama acts like a republican on the vast majority of issues. If they can still push through 95% of their agenda with Obama in the WH instead of 100% with a republican, the GOP are still happy. Maybe a little less happy than they would be with a real republican, but still happy.

Of course, you still have to put on the usual display of hating the democrat. The corporate media makes
tons of money off the political bread and circus show, and people have to think they still live in a democracy.
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