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Old 06-22-2009, 12:48 PM
 
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The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Sunday shows that 32% of the nation's voters now Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Thirty-four percent (34%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -2.

That’s the President’s lowest rating to date and the first time the Presidential Approval Index has fallen below zero for Obama

Rasmussen Reports™: The Most Comprehensive Public Opinion Data Anywhere
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Old 06-22-2009, 12:54 PM
 
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If you divide up the stats enough, sure, you can get whatever result you want.

On the other hand, if you take an average of all of the polls, I think you get a much better perspective.

Approve: 56.3%
Disapprove 38.6%

Pollster.com: National Job Approval: Pres. Barack Obama
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Old 06-22-2009, 12:58 PM
 
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It's funny how those polls are. You will always be able to find ones that are both favorable and un-favorable.

For some reason, I have never been polled. Who do these pollster's really call?
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Old 06-22-2009, 01:06 PM
 
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Although Rasmussen's methodologies are has been proven to be very good. They select "likely voters" for their surveys, if you check, most of those that give Obama numbers above 60% are just "adults." Plus Rasmussen uses an automated polling system, which means that people being polled are less likely to be influenced by the tone of the pollster's voice, which can vary depending on the pollster's beliefs. I really like Rasmussen, they have been very accurate, that makes them one of my favorite news sites.

On a different note, this was obviously inevitable, the approval rating for Obama's policies is 46%, meaning that less than half of America like what Obama is doing... I honestly think that he will be at 40% by the midterm elections. Poll after poll shows that he is actually doing about the same as Jimmy Carter (very high at first, but then comes down).

If the GOP doesn't pick the worst possible candidate again, we stand a mighty good shot of taking the White House back in 2012.
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Old 06-22-2009, 01:07 PM
 
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Old 06-22-2009, 01:17 PM
 
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The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Sunday shows that 32% of the nation's voters now Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Thirty-four percent (34%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -2.

That’s the President’s lowest rating to date and the first time the Presidential Approval Index has fallen below zero for Obama

Rasmussen Reports™: The Most Comprehensive Public Opinion Data Anywhere
Don't put a lot of stock in the conservative Rasmussen Polls... Just saw on one of my sources I think Think Proggressive that asked a same question. Listed were a bunch of different polling sources and 5 of the 6 polling sources where consistent with their results and I will give one guess on which polling source was the odd man out... The difference is pronounced.
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Old 06-22-2009, 02:22 PM
 
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Default BO Now Has A Negative Rasmussen Presidential Approval Index!

OK, liberals how you gonna spin this one?




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Old 06-22-2009, 02:25 PM
 
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OMG, that's only what you Repubs have to target is BO... Now I know your hurting...
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Old 06-22-2009, 02:26 PM
 
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So, you feel better now. LOL!
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Old 06-22-2009, 02:27 PM
 
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really gasping for straws there buddy, whats next: Obama has .2% approval rating among KKK members

Obama new approval rating at 22%*


(* among people who think Reagan was the 2nd coming of Jesus)
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