Comments on: Obama poll problem persists, Congress too http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/08/31/obama-poll-problem-persists-congress-too/ Tracking U.S. politics Wed, 16 Nov 2016 03:39:51 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: TC http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/08/31/obama-poll-problem-persists-congress-too/comment-page-1/#comment-396359 Fri, 04 Sep 2009 01:36:59 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=19580#comment-396359 Brian Lee. No I have not seen the polls regarding Israel. It really doesn’t matter, it is plain to see the American people have caught on to this disaster we elected president. Out of the last 10 presidents he ranks number 7. For as bad as “some” people say Bush was, he was more popular and had a higher approval rating at this point in his first term than Obama did. Bush was relentlessly attacked by the left and the media and he still had a higher approval rating than Obama. Obama has the media singing songs for him….but the people know the truth…they sure do.

He is a disaster and the sooner we can minimize the damage, the better. The 2010 elections can’t get here fast enough….

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By: TC http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/08/31/obama-poll-problem-persists-congress-too/comment-page-1/#comment-396336 Fri, 04 Sep 2009 00:29:01 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=19580#comment-396336 Steve. Here’s the deal. Bush’s numbers were higher at this point in his presidency than Obama’s are at the same point in their first terms. What is amazing about this is that Bush was attacked relentless by the liberals and the media. Obama has been given a free ride and his numbers are still lower. He is on a sinking ship….No one wants what he is trying to force on us.

You can talk about the minor flucuations, but the facts are he is in a free fall.

As for this republican opposition, that is not an accurate assessment and you just proved your a left winger. The fact of the matter is the blue dog democrats and not supporting this health care fiasco. If it isn’t them, it is the far left liberal faction in congress who doesn’t like that it isn’t liberal enough. It has nothing to do with republicans. Not one single republican vote is needed to pass this piece of junk….not one!! So stop with the republicans, your side isn’t united in the least…But that makes me very happy.

So, the numbers are important because it shows the American people have not given him a mandate for force change on us. He only won 52 to 48 percent. Almost half the American people don’t like what he has to offer.

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By: Steve http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/08/31/obama-poll-problem-persists-congress-too/comment-page-1/#comment-396288 Thu, 03 Sep 2009 20:17:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=19580#comment-396288 Some of the posters bashing Obama are quoting some fairly dubious pollsters — “Zogby Internet,” for example, has Obama’s approval rating at 42%. If we filter out “Freeped” Internet polls and Rasmussen, Obama shifts to 52.7% approval, 41% disapproval.

It’s not as if Obama’s numbers are in free fall. Gallup’s daily tracking poll has the president’s numbers up five points — 50% to 55% — over the last week. McClatchy has Obama at 56% approval; CNN has him at 53%; and CBS has him at 56%. The recent media buzz has been about the president’s steep decline, but approval ratings in the mid-50s, in the midst of a weak economy, two wars, and blistering attacks on his signature domestic policy by the most intense corporate lobbying campaign in history? That ain’t bad.

It’s really not worth obsessing over these numbers anyway, at least not at this point. Maybe we’re seeing the beginning of a new upswing for the president, or maybe his numbers will slide back down soon. Maybe there’s a short-term post-Kennedy bump; maybe the base is rallying behind Obama in the face of right-wing craziness; maybe a lot of things.

The bottom line is these minor fluctuations aren’t terribly important. But there are going to be ups and downs, which aren’t nearly as significant as larger, broader trends.

I’m willing to bet that if the President and Congressional Democrats decided to steamroll Republican opposition to healthcare reform, passing either Medicare For All or at least the public option, Obama’s poll numbers would rise 20 points in one day.

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By: Daniel C. http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/08/31/obama-poll-problem-persists-congress-too/comment-page-1/#comment-396123 Wed, 02 Sep 2009 14:48:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=19580#comment-396123 For the deluded souls who would rather attack the Rasmussen poll than face facts, Zogby has Obama’s approval rating at 42%, and Pew at 51%.

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By: brian lee http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/08/31/obama-poll-problem-persists-congress-too/comment-page-1/#comment-396101 Wed, 02 Sep 2009 06:42:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=19580#comment-396101 TC, have you seen the results of polls that were taken in Israel? there is a sense of suspicion about Obama,s intentions over there.A friend of mine returned from a business trip and what concessions Obama has reportedly promised the Arabs whether true or not are causing concern. I have never hidden the fact that i am a conservative christian and believe in the special relationship between the Jews and God and i also believe that because of the support by America for the sovereign nation of Israel this is the reason that our country has seen economic blessing.I also believe that if Obama has a different agenda that would jeopardize this special partnership then we would see his presidency fall into pieces.

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By: TDI http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/08/31/obama-poll-problem-persists-congress-too/comment-page-1/#comment-396064 Tue, 01 Sep 2009 22:54:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=19580#comment-396064 Rasmussen and Fox News. We distort, You buy it.

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By: Web Smith http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/08/31/obama-poll-problem-persists-congress-too/comment-page-1/#comment-396044 Tue, 01 Sep 2009 17:50:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=19580#comment-396044 Voters are well aware that Congress, Democrats and Republican alike, caters to special interests in order to get campaign funding and re-elected.As a result, they have destroyed our industries, our health care, our educational system, our economy, involved us in unnecessary wars, and reduced our income by refusing to protect our borders. Local, State, and Federal government now takes over 61% of everything that we produce and gives a large portion of the rest to foreign countries. This government is no longer sustainable.

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By: MrUniteUs http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/08/31/obama-poll-problem-persists-congress-too/comment-page-1/#comment-396034 Tue, 01 Sep 2009 13:02:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=19580#comment-396034 Strange no mention of Gallup results which shows President Obama’s approval up by 9.
For the same time period. I wonder why?

Gallup 8/28 – 8/30 1547 A 51 42 +9
Rasmussen Reports 8/28 – 8/30 1500 LV 46 53 -7

Rasmussen admits it poll results are lower because
of who it reports on who it determines to b “likely voters.”

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By: zK http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/08/31/obama-poll-problem-persists-congress-too/comment-page-1/#comment-396006 Tue, 01 Sep 2009 01:04:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=19580#comment-396006 What concerns me is the cockiness of the whole motley gang of protection racketeers.
Theyre up to something which will deny the people Democracy or they wouldn’t still be ramming these power-grabs through which can only be seen as constitutional, let alone efficatious, by utter idiots.
They don’t seem to care. Lefty media can only cultivate so much apathy.

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By: 8080 http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/08/31/obama-poll-problem-persists-congress-too/comment-page-1/#comment-395994 Mon, 31 Aug 2009 21:14:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=19580#comment-395994 This is why the American voters want to toss them all out and I agree. These guys never saw a dollar they didn’t want to spend.

Here’s some general national debt guestimates starting when Bush took office. Note that these figures are not easy to find and that the 3.7 Trillion increase under Bush is the largest for one president in the history of the county. Bush didn’t say no all that often.

It’s also notable that Medicare is running an 11.5 trillion dollar debt all by itself. If you add that to the existing nation debt we are already 22 trillion dollars in the red to the tune of about $128,000 per taxpayer.

Bush 8,000,000,000,000 (incomplete info)
Bush + 3,737,879,584,276
Obama 11,737,879,584,276
Obama + 9,000,000,000,000 (purposed)
Total 20,737,879,584,276

Citizens total 306,831,938
Not Taxed 45.6% 139,915,364
Tax Payers 176,831,938

Share Now Per Tax Payer 70,321.83
After Obamacare 124,240.98

These final figures are misleading because tax is paid on a scale. Not everyone is taxed equally.

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