President Obama's Approval Ratings

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  1. slurper_la

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    As per a new Gallop poll:

    Among senior citizens: 51% approval rating

    Among those aged 18 - 29: 66% approval rating
     
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    What's the percentage of those who have been "conditioned" by negative propaganda to the extent that their rallying cry is "Keep the government out of my medicaire"?

    Honestly.
     
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    Hmmm. It's hard to say which group is more clueless and out of touch. I think I have to go with the old folks though.

    ps... Something most people don't realize that this poll helps exemplify... Literally millions of the people who voted against Obama in 2008 will die off by 2012, and will be replaced by new voters who overwhelmingly support him. Add in the long term growth differential between Rep and Dem voting blocs, and the Republicans have a much tougher uphill climb than most people realize. (this is part of why Rove pushed so hard, albeit unsuccessfully, back in the day to get the Reps 'in' with young people, minorities and so on.)
     
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    A well known vocal, "pre-crack is whack" diva did say, "I believe the children are our future." At least the young guns get it. :wink:
     
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    As unemployment stabilizes as well as the economy I expect the ratings to go up.
     
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    Real Clear Politics 48.7% Approve 45.7% Disapprove of Obama's Job Performance



    RCP Average 2/17 - 3/4
     
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    ^Or in other words, Obama is still doing better than Bush ever did when he wasn't wrongly taking credit for 9/11 or some phony war he lied the country into.
     
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    cumulative effects of an educational system on the skids since the baby boom generation

    a cadre of supporters incapable of reading, writing, or thinking, that has no knowledge of history, political science, economics or philosophy; a cadre that can't even locate China, the Indian Ocean, or the Pacific ocean on a map

    heaven help us!
     
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    And you can obviously thank the Republicans for that... They're the ones who don't believe that educated people can be trusted to think for themselves. Why else would they spend their lives working so hard to dismantle our educational system from top to bottom? (here in Florida, there are numerous hard rightwing types who literally make this their agenda in our state Legislature every year) They want parents to be directly responsible for educating their own kids, with no public schools to send them to at all, even for disabled or gifted kids. They want parents to be forced to home school their kids, or send them to a for-profit corporate school.)

    You tell me what sort of society we would have after 20-30 years of running things like that!
     
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    strangely, that same gallup poll has is overall approval rating at only 50%.
     
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    talltpaguy speaks the truth. The baby boomers (of which I'm a proud senior member) received relatively good quality public educations -- even with segregation giving many States a major black eye until the mid 1960s. Universities grew faster and created more endowments than any other time in history. More public libraries were built in places that had never had a public library. The current system of medical schools and science research facilities on university campuses grew to an all time high that has yet to be matched. But it really started to go down hill when the Gipper took charge.

    He was never -- as in NEVER -- a supporter of higher education, accusing those teaching in the University of California System to be nothing but "godless communists spreading the word of Marx and Lenin." Many of his encounters as Governor of California, especially with the faculty of UC Berkeley, were filmed by the press and are readily available for viewing over the web. It isn't hard to see that he was substantially less than an intellectual match for those hired and charged with directing the educations of millions of university students during his ad hoc on camera verbal shout fests. He was of a different generation; that of Senator Joseph McCarthy -- the alcoholic, self-hating closet queen from Wisconsin.

    Since Reagan's presidency there has been a regular, systematic attempt to not properly fund education in the USA. My own parents who grew up with out houses and pumped their own culinary water benefitted from better public school educations than the generations who stumbled into the 1980's with big hair and overgrown thumbs from playing with their Atari video games.

    It took me a couple of decades to realize the last real education president we've ever had was LBJ. Go figure.

    I think Joan Didion summed up Reagan's interest in education best in an essay she wrote for Esquire Magazine about the "new" governor's mansion ostensibly built for occupation by Ronnie and Queen Nancy during his last couple of years as CA Governor. However, due to construction delays, the Reagans never took up residence. But in anticipation for Ronnie's great intellect, the Reagan's hand-chosen architect had included "in the spacious open living area of California-style design is a small set of built in book shelves. Just enough for a small collection of Readers Digest Condensed books."
     
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    He wasted 861 Billion on a few jobs that for the most part aren't permanent with benefits. He's passing more stimulus bills that don't address the real needs because they don't fit his agenda and he made a huge mistake focusing on healthcare prior to doing what you state above.

    His low approvals and high disapprovals are well earned and will be around until he listens, learns and makes good decisions.

    It's called spin.
     
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    So, a guy with majority support of the country is suffering from "low approval"


    Yes, it certainly is.
     
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    Unfortunately, Trinsanity has been spinning on these boards since June 3, 2008. :rolleyes:
     
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    I agree and here they are:
    YouTube - Patriotic drunk rednecks
     
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    Do you even know what a majority is? It's not half. :rolleyes:
     
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    It's still more than enough to keep your side out of power... lol
     
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    unfortunately not enough. if we had real power - real control of congress, a stronger progressive program of initiatives would have been passed.

    unfortunately, due to the razor thin majority in the senate the dems can't get anything done thanks to the obstructionist maneuvers of the republicants.

    we can only hope the constant negativity on the right and the threats will force another ground swell among those 66% + to swing a dem heavy election in november
     
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    Actually, Dems are losing support:

    Poll: Younger voters' support for Democrats drops

    Pew: Dems Losing Millennial Edge | The Moderate Voice
     
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    YAWN... that was so last month. :rolleyes:
     
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