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Old 10-22-2009, 10:25 AM
 
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In fact, the 9-point drop in the most recent quarter is the largest Gallup has ever measured for an elected president between the second and third quarters of his term, dating back to 1953. One president who was not elected to his first term — Harry Truman — had a 13-point drop between his second and third quarters in office in 1945 and 1946…
More generally, Obama’s 9-point slide between quarters ranks as one of the steepest for a president at any point in his first year in office. The highest is Truman’s 19-point drop between his third and fourth quarters, followed by a 15-point drop for Gerald Ford between his first and second quarters. The largest for an elected president in his first year is Bill Clinton’s 11-point slide between his first and second quarters.


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Obama can keep his change...we will keep our money and our guns!
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Old 10-22-2009, 10:51 AM
 
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It's funny that right wingers assume that a drop in approval ratings means more people are coming over to their side?


That isn't the case at all.

I'm a liberal and I dissaprove of Obama. He's not fighting for liberal issues that he was elected to carry out.

He's let alot of us down.

But on the other hand he is light years ahead of what would be going on if a right wing Republican was in charge.

This is reflected in polling as well. The GOP isn't benefitting from low Obama approval levels. GOP approval levels at 25 year lows.

Came out a few days ago


Reporting on the new ABC/Washington Post poll has mostly focused on support for a public health care option. But the poll also shows that, while Republicans have succeeded in stonewalling Democratic initiatives in Congress, they have not managed to rebuild their party.

Only 20 percent of respondents identified themselves as Republicans -- the lowest number since 1983.
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Old 10-22-2009, 10:53 AM
 
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It's funny that right wingers assume that a drop in approval ratings means more people are coming over to their side?


That isn't the case at all.

I'm a liberal and I dissaprove of Obama. He's not fighting for liberal issues that he was elected to carry out.

He's let alot of us down.

But on the other hand he is light years ahead of what would be going on if a right wing Republican was in charge.
First part is true.
Noone is going to the GOP right now.
It will be interesting to see where people turn in 2010 and 2012.
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Old 10-22-2009, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Originally Posted by padcrasher View Post
It's funny that right wingers assume that a drop in approval ratings means more people are coming over to their side?


That isn't the case at all.

I'm a liberal and I dissaprove of Obama. He's not fighting for liberal issues that he was elected to carry out.

He's let alot of us down.

But on the other hand he is light years ahead of what would be going on if a right wing Republican was in charge.

This is reflected in polling as well. The GOP isn't benefitting from low Obama approval levels. GOP approval levels at 25 year lows.

Came out a few days ago


Reporting on the new ABC/Washington Post poll has mostly focused on support for a public health care option. But the poll also shows that, while Republicans have succeeded in stonewalling Democratic initiatives in Congress, they have not managed to rebuild their party.

Only 20 percent of respondents identified themselves as Republicans -- the lowest number since 1983.
no one is saying those who disapprove of him will vote republican, the OP just mentioned the latest liberal gallop poll numbers.

Let us all so remember, being a registered republican and voting republican are 2 different things. Think of the libartarians and indepentents that may vote republican rather than waste their vote.
Nita
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