Obama Approval Rating (moreover, Disaproval Rating)

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  1. faceking

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    Since some folk here loved to grab a random liberal-biased poll... I'll have at it.

    Obama's approval rating continues to slide, this week from 59% to 53% in . Yikes.

    The more compelling figure is his disapproval rating... shooting up to 47%.

    Has any new president come of the gate so fucked up? Almost half the country already disapproves... this an era when I'm told on LPSG that conservatives are dead and liberal socialism is BY FAR enjoying popularity.

    Change n' hope

    Rasmussen Reports: The Most Comprehensive Public Opinion Data Anywhere

    [shocker that Dan Rather's CBS network sees a 26% disapproval rating... you furnish the pics, and they'll furnish the fraud)
     
  2. Industrialsize

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    Regardless of which poll; some sheep are starting to break away from the herd.

    The guy is fascinating at reading a teleprompter; but all the fancy lip service has delivered nothing. Zilch. Just a megaton of spending.

    People have had enough of the rhetoric and publicity stunts; they want something to actually get accomplished.

    His worldwide apology tour is pissing a lot of people off as well.
     
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    Wake me when you say something new.
     
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    I needed to clarify what you really meant to say.
     
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    Fuck all polls. There, I said it.
    None of them are reliable, and the data is too easy to manipulate and distort in order to plead your case. How many times do we need to see whiny bitches use obviously flawed data to back their claims?

    Again, FUCK the polls. Ironically, that's what we all should be doing anyhow.
     
  7. Trinity

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    It may not be an outlier...just the most accurate.

    Rasmussen Research Named Most Accurate in Primary Polling

    Rasmussen - Wikapedia
    A Fordham University analysis ranked Rasmussen Reports as the most accurate national polling firm in Election 2008.[6]
    Reports by Slate Magazine and The Wall Street Journal found that Rasmussen Reports was one of the most accurate polling firms for the 2004 United States presidential election and 2006 United States general elections. [7][8]

    Polls by Rasmussen Reports are cited regularly by most major news sources, and as a guest analyst Rasmussen has appeared on a number of news broadcasts, including the Fox News Channel, the BBC, CNN, NPR, and CNBC.
     
  8. VeeP

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    Allegiance, arrogance, and denial will reign supreme until the Dems are once again handed their asses. I hold out hope that people will eventually wake up and smell the cesspool in which we are now steeped, but let's hope it's not already too late.

    You are correct, starinvestor -- the stimulus has delivered bupkis and they know it. When 345,000 jobs lost in May is something to 'celebrate', that's not good. They said unemployment would top out at 8.9%, now it's 9.4%. And the auto-related losses haven't even hit yet...
     
  9. D_Ireonsyd_Colonrinse

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    VeeP writes:

    You are correct, starinvestor -- the stimulus has delivered bupkis and they know it. When 345,000 jobs lost in May is something to 'celebrate', that's not good. They said unemployment would top out at 8.9%, now it's 9.4%. And the auto-related losses haven't even hit yet...

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    Almost all economists have been predicting since late 2008, even before Obama was elected, that there would be sustained, massive layoffs throughout 2009.

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    December 2008 Job Losses Push Yearly Total to 2.6 Million; Construction Hit Hardest

    Submitted by John See on January 21, 2009 - 2:23pm.

    The Department of Labor reported that in the final two months of 2008, the worst U.S. recession in decades extracted its most significant pain to date. Over 1 million jobs were slashed in that period, raising the total for 2008 to 2.6 million Americans without jobs. That is the highest number of jobless since the end of World War II in 1945.

    About half of the job losses – approximately 1.4 million of them – occurred in just two industries…manufacturing and construction. In December, the U.S. economy shed just over 100,000 jobs from the construction industry. During the entire year, over 630,000 jobs were lost in construction.

    Many analysts are predicting that heavy job losses will continue to be the norm for the next few months…at least until the Obama economic recovery plan – which is designed for a major infusion of job-creating economic stimulus. However, even with a massive influx of federal spending, job losses are expected to continue throughout 2009.

    December 2008 Job Losses Push Yearly Total to 2.6 Million; Construction Hit Hardest | Minnesota Building & Construction Trades Council


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    As far back as December of 2008 (before Obama took office, when stimulus plans were being readied), all economic predictions for the U.S. economy have been similar: heavy job losses throughout 2009, tapering off near the end of the year. And slow, tentative economic growth slated for 2010.
     
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    I think most people still blame Bush for a lot of this, and he does share some of the blame... but the problem is that the President is just doing more of the same mistakes that Bush did.. WAY more. Big government has never worked. The last 25 year of success was founded by Reaganomics. Clinton could do little do change anything away from conservatism because of the Republican takeover of congress in 1994. Unfortunately some Rino Republicans got in and started spending money and lost the country's trust. I wish President Obama, with his talent in speaking, would inspire the country instead of tearing it down all the time. However this will never be the case. Liberals want to weaken people so they become dependent on the drug of big government. What we need is a true conservative leader who will empower people to get off government dependence and provide for themselves.
     
  11. D_Ireonsyd_Colonrinse

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    Bank Failures of 2008
    1. Douglass National Bank, Kansas City, MO. Failed on January 25, 2008
    2. Hume Bank, Hume, MO. Failed on March 7, 2008
    3. ANB Financial, NA, Bentonville, AR. Failed on May 9, 2008
    4. First Integrity Bank, NA, Staples, MN. Failed on May 30, 2008
    5. IndyMac Bank, Pasadena, CA. Failed on July 11, 2008
    6. First National Bank of Nevada, Reno, NV. Failed on July 25, 2008
    7. First Heritage Bank, NA, Newport Beach, CA. Failed on July 25, 2008
    8. First Priority Bank, Bradenton, FL. Failed on August 1, 2008
    9. The Columbian Bank and Trust Company, Topeka, KS. Failed on August 22, 2008
    10. Integrity Bancshares Inc., Alpharetta, GA. Failed on August 29, 2008
    11. Silver State Bank, Henderson, NV. Failed on September 5, 2008
    12. Ameribank, Northfork, WV. Failed on September 19, 2008
    13. Washington Mutual Bank, Henderson, NV and Washington Mutual Bank FSB, Park City, UT. Failed on September 25, 2008
    14. Main Street Bank, Northville, MI. Failed on October 10, 2008
    15. Meridian Bank, Eldred, IL. Failed on October 10, 2008
    16. Alpha Bank & Trust, Alpharetta, GA. Failed on October 24, 2008
    17. Freedom Bank, Bradenton, FL. Failed on October 31, 2008
    18. Franklin Bank, Houston, TX. Failed on November 7, 2008
    19. Security Pacific Bank, Los Angeles, CA. Failed on November 7, 2008
    20. The Community Bank, Loganville, GA. Failed on November 21, 2008
    21. Downey Savings and Loan, Newport Beach, CA. Failed on November 21, 2008
    22. PFF Bank and Trust, Pomona, CA. Failed on November 21, 2008
    23. First Georgia Community Bank, Jackson, GA. Failed on December 5, 2008
    24. Haven Trust Bank, Duluth, GA. Failed on December 12, 2008
    25. Sanderson State Bank, Sanderson, TX. Failed on December 12, 2008
    Is there a way we can, retroactively, blame Barack Obama for the entire banking meltdown? Maybe starinvestor and faceking can prove, retroactively, that it happened under Obama's watch (it may be tricky, but I'm sure they can accomplish this task -- maybe Trinity can assist by scouring google searches and providing obscure links).

    In fact, maybe we can just blame it all - the failure of the banking system, the housing market, the collapse of the Dow - blame everything on Obama.
     
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    Quinnipiac University - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Quinnipiac's Polling Institute receives national recognition for its independent surveys of residents throughout the United States. It conducts public opinion polls on politics and public policy as a public service as well as for academic research.[5] The poll has been cited by major news outlets throughout North America and Europe, including The Washington Post,[6] FOX News,[7] USA Today,[8] The New York Times,[9] CNN,[10] and Reuters.[11]
    The polling operation began informally in 1988 in conjunction with a marketing class.[5] It became serious in 1994 when the university hired a CBS News analyst to assess the data being gained.[5] It subsequently focused on the Northeastern states, gradually expanding during presidential elections to cover swing states as well.[5] The institute is funding by the university,[5] with its phone callers generally being work study students or local residents. The polls have been rated highly by Fivethirtyeight.com for accuracy in predicting primary and general elections.[12] To many, Quinnipiac University is best known for its polls.[13]

    Outlier - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    In statistics, an outlier is an observation that is numerically distant from the rest of the data.
    They can occur by chance in any distribution, but they are often indicative either of measurement error or that the population has a heavy-tailed distribution.
    Because it seemed like you were unclear on what "outlier" meant.
     
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    Trouble is, the admin's stress test "adverse scenario" was developed with a max. unemployment rate of 8.9% for 2009. Looks as though we've already surpassed "adverse" @ 9.4%. It's only June and the auto industry fallout is yet to come. Gonna be an ugly summer.

    Stress Test "Adverse Scenario" Looks a Lot Like Reality

    Today's Unemployment Numbers Made Simple (the line graphs in this article are particularly disconcerting)

    I fail to see where that charge has been levied by anyone in this thread. Everyone knows this shit storm began under Bush's watch. Obama is not only perpetuating what Bush started, but also making it arguably worse.
     
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    all of this sounds vaguely familiar ... hmmmm ... where have I heard it before?

    Public image

    The Independent writes, "Carter is widely considered a better man than he was a president."[41] While he began his term with a 66% approval rating,[42] this had dropped to 34% approval by the time he left office, with 55% disapproving.[43]
    Much of this image in the public eye results from the Presidents proximate to him in history.[44] In the wake of Nixon's Watergate Scandal, exit polls from the 1976 Presidential election suggested that many still held Gerald Ford's pardon of Nixon against him,[45] and Carter by comparison seemed a sincere, honest, and well-meaning Southerner.[41]

    Jimmy Carter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    indeed!
     
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    Trying to revise history dsimmons01?:rolleyes: Reagan's "Reaganomics" was an epic failure which caused a deep recession and budget deficits to soar. Whereas Clinton's Economic and deficit reduction plan, which BTW received no Republican support on its debut in 1993, was a resounding success. It resulted in the historic 3 consecutive years of budget surpluses.
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    Unfortunately Clinton was succeeded by the Reaganomic minded regime of George Bush II.


     
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    You lost, now you have four years to get even. Wasting it on pins and needles to prick the other side is just, well, wasting time

    PS. Rating, despite its wide error margin, represent significant representation only on "that very moment". People do flip-flop
     
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    yes they also migrate en masse

    and, you will be seeing more migration out of Camp Obama
     
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    few ROCK STARS last forever, we'll see if he has Mick Jagger material

    Joke aside, it is just another disposable celebrity current culture obsessively worship

    PS. Don't watch TV, so do excuse me if I still don't get it years after years
     
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