Zogby Poll: Barack Obama’s Job Approval Rating Drops to 39%, the Lowest of his Presidency

November 23, 2010 · Posted in The Capitol · Comment 

BINGO WE HAVE A WINNER! The Barack Obama job approval ratings has dropped to the 30′s. According to a Zogby Interactive poll, President Barack Hussein Obama’s job approval rating has dropped to the lowest point of his presidency at 39%. The Zogby poll also has Obama with a 60% disapproval rating.

President Barack Obama’s job approval rating has dropped to the lowest point of his Presidency at 39%, and in potential match-ups with Republicans in 2012, he trails Mitt Romney, Jeb Bush and Newt Gingrich and is just one point ahead of Sarah Palin.

The percentage of likely voters saying the U.S. is on the wrong track is now the highest since Obama took office at 69%.

The President continues to lose the job approval of Democrats, going from 78% on Nov. 15 to 72% in this Nov. 19-22, 2010 interactive poll. His approval among independents stayed at 39%, and is 6% among Republicans.

The polling 30% watch has been on for some time now. After a disastrous 2010 midterm election for Democrats, largely due to Obama’s radical agenda … The One continues his downward spiral. As Hot Air Pundit asks, “how low can it go?” The real question will be how other polls like Gallup and Rasmussenwill react to Obama’s continued lack of leadership. The “Failure” in Chief is on the ropes and is on the verge of becoming a lame duck President.

What has to be more disasterous as stated by Hot Air is that “The One” is in a statistical dead heat in a hypothetical 2012 Presidential match up with Sarah Palin. Rut-roh, Obama trails Romney, Gingrich and Jeb Bush as well.

Obama now trails in hypothetical 2012 matchups against Republicans Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich and the next Bush, Jeb.

Most embarrassing of all for the 44th president, he’s slipped into a statistical tie with none other than Sarah Palin, the former Alaska governor shown by other polls to be seen as unqualified for the presidency. So it appears many have now decided, on second thought, Obama is too.

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Year Two of Obamanation: Barack Obama’s Approval Rating = GWB’s in Year 5 of Presidency

November 15, 2010 · Posted in The Capitol · Comment 

Barack Hussein Obama likes to blame all the ills of his Administration on former President George W. Bush. Does Obama blame his poor job approval ratings on GWB as well? Presently according to Gallup, Obama has a 42% approval rating and a 49% disapproval.

How bad has Obama been as President? It took Barack Obama only two years to reach an approval level of GWB in the 5th year of being President. One has to try in order to accomplish such poor poll numbers so fast.

Wonder why there are some Democrats who do not want Obama to run in 2012? However, it would also appear from the rhetoric from Barack Obama that he in no way understands the will of the people from their votes in the 2012 midterm election.

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Gallup: Sarah Palin’s Unfavorable Rating Hits New High

November 13, 2010 · Posted in The Capitol · Comment 

Apparently for many Americans who are not avid listeners of Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck or Tea Party movement members to see, read or listen to Sarah Palin is apparently not to love her. According to Gallup her unfavorable ratings are at an all time high:
More than half of Americans, 52%, now view Sarah Palin unfavorably, the highest percentage holding a negative opinion of the former Alaska governor in Gallup polling since Sen. John McCain tapped her as the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee. Her 40% favorable rating ties her lowest favorable score, recorded just over a year ago.
The graph hits home the key fact here: that Palin is not expanding her coalition or appeal but talking to her applauding followers who love her Facebook and Twitter entries and her speeches:

Palin’s image has consistently tilted negative since July 2009, and was nearly as negative in October 2009 as it is today. Public views on her were also more negative than positive just before the 2008 election, in which President Obama handily defeated the Republican ticket. By contrast, Americans’ initial reactions to Palin after her debut at the Republican National Convention that year were mostly favorable.

Now that the 2010 midterms are over, the big question swirling around Palin is whether she will run for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. Given her high name recognition and broad popularity among Republicans, 80% of whom now view her favorably, she is clearly in a strong position to seek it. However, her negative image among the other party groups — 81% of Democrats and 53% of independents view her unfavorably, while fewer than 4 in 10 view her favorably — casts some doubt on her viability in the general election.
Her lack of appeal beyond her Republican base (mostly Tea Party movement and members of the talk radio political culture, which isn’t surprising since Palin it could be argued is the first talk radio style national candidate whose main argument is sarcasm, snark and belittlement with an occasional sprinkling of actual ideas and proposed solutions) is immediately evident in this graph that shows her appeal in terms of party:

Gallup’s conclusions are similar to those expressed by some here at TMV:

At the close of an eventful midterm election season that focused heavily on the Tea Party message and candidates, Americans remain broadly divided in their reactions to the Tea Party movement, while the majority now hold a negative image of Palin, one of the movement’s most visible proponents. In the process, Palin maintained her already-positive image with Republicans while losing ground with independents and remaining widely unpopular with Democrats. The national Tea Party movement itself is also relatively polarizing, with about equal percentages of Americans calling themselves supporters and opponents.

What does this mean?

If these numbers hold it means that if Palin is elected President she will be a President of the base, for the base and by the base and not be a President with the kind of “safety net” support that Presidents need if they are to succeed. She would be a President at least as polarizing as Richard Nixon, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush or Barack Obama. At least and some could argue — since she talks in sound bites, employed sarcasm and seemingly picks fights with individuals and groups to rally supporters — even morseo. The perfect embodiment of the emerging 21st century American political style?


The Moderate Voice

Gallup: Sarah Palin’s Unfavorable Rating Hits New High

November 13, 2010 · Posted in The Capitol · Comment 

Apparently for many Americans who are not avid listeners of Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck or Tea Party movement members to see, read or listen to Sarah Palin is apparently not to love her. According to Gallup her unfavorable ratings are at an all time high:
More than half of Americans, 52%, now view Sarah Palin unfavorably, the highest percentage holding a negative opinion of the former Alaska governor in Gallup polling since Sen. John McCain tapped her as the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee. Her 40% favorable rating ties her lowest favorable score, recorded just over a year ago.
The graph hits home the key fact here: that Palin is not expanding her coalition or appeal but talking to her applauding followers who love her Facebook and Twitter entries and her speeches:

Palin’s image has consistently tilted negative since July 2009, and was nearly as negative in October 2009 as it is today. Public views on her were also more negative than positive just before the 2008 election, in which President Obama handily defeated the Republican ticket. By contrast, Americans’ initial reactions to Palin after her debut at the Republican National Convention that year were mostly favorable.

Now that the 2010 midterms are over, the big question swirling around Palin is whether she will run for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. Given her high name recognition and broad popularity among Republicans, 80% of whom now view her favorably, she is clearly in a strong position to seek it. However, her negative image among the other party groups — 81% of Democrats and 53% of independents view her unfavorably, while fewer than 4 in 10 view her favorably — casts some doubt on her viability in the general election.
Her lack of appeal beyond her Republican base (mostly Tea Party movement and members of the talk radio political culture, which isn’t surprising since Palin it could be argued is the first talk radio style national candidate whose main argument is sarcasm, snark and belittlement with an occasional sprinkling of actual ideas and proposed solutions) is immediately evident in this graph that shows her appeal in terms of party:

Gallup’s conclusions are similar to those expressed by some here at TMV:

At the close of an eventful midterm election season that focused heavily on the Tea Party message and candidates, Americans remain broadly divided in their reactions to the Tea Party movement, while the majority now hold a negative image of Palin, one of the movement’s most visible proponents. In the process, Palin maintained her already-positive image with Republicans while losing ground with independents and remaining widely unpopular with Democrats. The national Tea Party movement itself is also relatively polarizing, with about equal percentages of Americans calling themselves supporters and opponents.

What does this mean?

If these numbers hold it means that if Palin is elected President she will be a President of the base, for the base and by the base and not be a President with the kind of “safety net” support that Presidents need if they are to succeed. She would be a President at least as polarizing as Richard Nixon, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush or Barack Obama. At least and some could argue — since she talks in sound bites, employed sarcasm and seemingly picks fights with individuals and groups to rally supporters — even morseo. The perfect embodiment of the emerging 21st century American political style?


The Moderate Voice

Gallup: Sarah Palin’s Unfavorable Rating Hits New High

November 13, 2010 · Posted in The Capitol · Comment 

Apparently for many Americans who are not avid listeners of Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck or Tea Party movement members to see, read or listen to Sarah Palin is apparently not to love her. According to Gallup her unfavorable ratings are at an all time high:
More than half of Americans, 52%, now view Sarah Palin unfavorably, the highest percentage holding a negative opinion of the former Alaska governor in Gallup polling since Sen. John McCain tapped her as the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee. Her 40% favorable rating ties her lowest favorable score, recorded just over a year ago.
The graph hits home the key fact here: that Palin is not expanding her coalition or appeal but talking to her applauding followers who love her Facebook and Twitter entries and her speeches:

Palin’s image has consistently tilted negative since July 2009, and was nearly as negative in October 2009 as it is today. Public views on her were also more negative than positive just before the 2008 election, in which President Obama handily defeated the Republican ticket. By contrast, Americans’ initial reactions to Palin after her debut at the Republican National Convention that year were mostly favorable.

Now that the 2010 midterms are over, the big question swirling around Palin is whether she will run for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. Given her high name recognition and broad popularity among Republicans, 80% of whom now view her favorably, she is clearly in a strong position to seek it. However, her negative image among the other party groups — 81% of Democrats and 53% of independents view her unfavorably, while fewer than 4 in 10 view her favorably — casts some doubt on her viability in the general election.
Her lack of appeal beyond her Republican base (mostly Tea Party movement and members of the talk radio political culture, which isn’t surprising since Palin it could be argued is the first talk radio style national candidate whose main argument is sarcasm, snark and belittlement with an occasional sprinkling of actual ideas and proposed solutions) is immediately evident in this graph that shows her appeal in terms of party:

Gallup’s conclusions are similar to those expressed by some here at TMV:

At the close of an eventful midterm election season that focused heavily on the Tea Party message and candidates, Americans remain broadly divided in their reactions to the Tea Party movement, while the majority now hold a negative image of Palin, one of the movement’s most visible proponents. In the process, Palin maintained her already-positive image with Republicans while losing ground with independents and remaining widely unpopular with Democrats. The national Tea Party movement itself is also relatively polarizing, with about equal percentages of Americans calling themselves supporters and opponents.

What does this mean?

If these numbers hold it means that if Palin is elected President she will be a President of the base, for the base and by the base and not be a President with the kind of “safety net” support that Presidents need if they are to succeed. She would be a President at least as polarizing as Richard Nixon, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush or Barack Obama. At least and some could argue — since she talks in sound bites, employed sarcasm and seemingly picks fights with individuals and groups to rally supporters — even morseo. The perfect embodiment of the emerging 21st century American political style?


The Moderate Voice

Gallup: Palin’s unfavorable rating hits new high of 52%

November 12, 2010 · Posted in The Capitol · Comment 

Dude?


To recycle an old joke much beloved by longtime HA readers: You know who this poll benefits? Mitt Romney. More than half of Americans, 52%, now view Sarah Palin unfavorably, the highest percentage holding a negative opinion of the former Alaska governor in Gallup polling since Sen. John McCain tapped her as the 2008 Republican […]

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Gallup: Sarah Palin’s Unfavorable Rating Hits New High At 52%

November 12, 2010 · Posted in The Capitol · Comment 

The numbers just don’t look good for Sarah Palin:

PRINCETON, NJ — More than half of Americans, 52%, now view Sarah Palin unfavorably, the highest percentage holding a negative opinion of the former Alaska governor in Gallup polling since Sen. John McCain tapped her as the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee. Her 40% favorable rating ties her lowest favorable score, recorded just over a year ago.

The latest results come from a Nov. 4-7 Gallup poll, conducted shortly after the midterm elections delivered some big wins as well as losses for Tea Party movement candidates Palin had actively campaigned for in the past year.

And yet, there’s still the bizarre disconnect between the public as a whole and the GOP that I noted on Wednesday:

Republicans, look at that chart. Then, look at this one:

If you actually want to in in 2012, you know what to do.




Outside the Beltway

AP poll: Palin’s favorable rating highest in almost a year

November 10, 2010 · Posted in The Capitol · Comment 

Hmmm.


Actually, Rasmussen put her favorables at 48 percent back in September, but Nate Silver’s argued at length lately that Ras polls showing rosy numbers for a Republican should be taken with a goodly chunk of salt. Toss that result out and the last time she hit 46 percent was all the way back in December […]

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Poll: Boehner’s favorability rating on the rise

November 10, 2010 · Posted in The Capitol · Comment 

(CNN) – According to a new Gallup poll, House Minority Leader John Boehner is having a good week. His approval rating has improved following the 2010 midterm elections by seven points, from 27 to 34 percent.

Two weeks before the election, Boehner’s approval rating matched the number of Americans who’d never heard of him-27 percent. In the days following the Republican takeover of the House, 4 in 10 say they have no opinion or have never heard of him, which is statistically unchanged since before the election, according to Gallup.

Of those familiar with him, the poll indicates that 26 percent have a negative view of Boehner while 34 percent have a favorable opinion of the Republican leader who is in line to become the next speaker of the House.

The Gallup poll also suggests that more Americans have a negative view of Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. Forty-three percent say they have an unfavorable opinion of Reid while 25 percent say they have a favorable view. Still, one-third have no opinion of have never heard of him. Reid’s unfavorable ratings have grown considerably since the 2008 elections, according to Gallup, though his favorable ratings have been relatively stable since November 2006.


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Jeremy Hunt’s personal rating up 10% after imposing budget freeze on BBC

November 7, 2010 · Posted in The Capitol · Comment 

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