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Obama's Approval Rate Plunges Due To Gas Prices
Asia One News ^ | March 12, 2012 | AFP

Posted on 03/12/2012 3:57:31 AM PDT by Past Your Eyes

WASHINGTON - US President Barack Obama's job approval rating, weighed down by soaring gas prices, has plunged below 50 per cent, giving his political opponents what appears to be an opening in the November election, a new opinion poll showed.

The survey by ABC News and The Washington Post indicated that only 46 per cent of Americans now approved of the way Obama is handling his job and 50 per cent disapproved.

The situation was a reversal from early February when 50 per cent approved of the president's performance and 46 per cent disapproved.

According to the survey, the drop was attributed to soaring gas prices threatening to crimp America's slow recovery from a recession.

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Fox News just said that 65% disapprove of his handling of the situation. Ain't that a surprise?
1 posted on 03/12/2012 3:57:37 AM PDT by Past Your Eyes
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To: Past Your Eyes

Gas prices, unprecedented spending, overarching government control - I don’t care which one the voters focus on, just so long as it’s enough to vote Obama out in November!


2 posted on 03/12/2012 3:59:56 AM PDT by DemforBush (A Repo man is *always* intense!)
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To: Past Your Eyes

By Bammy.


3 posted on 03/12/2012 4:07:15 AM PDT by DownInFlames
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To: Past Your Eyes

Gas prices could be $8 per gallon, 22% unemployment (50% or better in the “minority community” and he could be caught in bed with a live 8 year old girl or an 8 year old dead boy and his people would still vote for him.

Just wait. I have no idea what his “surprise” will be but it’ll be a good one to divert attention from all that.


4 posted on 03/12/2012 4:07:22 AM PDT by GeorgiaDawg32 (God is dead - William Hamilton....William Hamilton is dead - God (And he means it))
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To: DemforBush

Obama and his sychophants in the media will argue that domestic production has never been higher, and this is true. However, drilling on PUBLIC land has decreased eleven percent under Obama. It’s drilling on PRIVATE land that has increased, and he can take NO credit for that. In fact, clearly his preference would be for THAT number to decrease as well.


5 posted on 03/12/2012 4:09:02 AM PDT by ObamaMustGo2012 (Obama Must Go In 2012)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32
I told people a month ago.

Nobody beleived me as I said I was willing to pay more if Obama would be one termer.

6 posted on 03/12/2012 4:09:41 AM PDT by scooby321
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To: Past Your Eyes

NEWT AGAIN IS PROVEN GENIUS FOR BEING THE FIRST MAKING GAS PRICE A CAMPAIGN ISSUE!


7 posted on 03/12/2012 4:10:05 AM PDT by God-fear-republican
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To: Past Your Eyes

Which is the reason for the installation of MassachusettsMandate-Mitt, and the coming 2014 Arbeitsziehungslager Extortion. Because we need a “Republican.”

Forced Labor Camp, U.S. Territory 2014, age 26.


8 posted on 03/12/2012 4:11:42 AM PDT by Varsity Flight (Phony-Care is the Government Work-Camp: Arbeitsziehungslager)
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To: scooby321

Well you are keeping your end or the deal.


9 posted on 03/12/2012 4:12:53 AM PDT by Past Your Eyes (Suffering fools is hard work and there's no end to it.)
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To: Past Your Eyes

This is a perfect example of how the American public is being dumbed down to moron level.
You have a radical Marxist POTUS destroying every element
of traditional America, but all the morons can focus on is the cost of gasoline.

I guess if Obumbo subsidizes the cost of gas, he will jump to 100 percent approval.


10 posted on 03/12/2012 4:13:25 AM PDT by AlexW
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To: AlexW

As others have said, we need him out and if it takes as many morons as it did to put him in, so be it.


11 posted on 03/12/2012 4:16:46 AM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: DownInFlames
"By Bammy."

November is several political lifetimes away...

I hope so but I remember 2008 when McCain was well ahead in the polls then the bottom dropped out.

12 posted on 03/12/2012 4:16:54 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: AlexW
I guess if Obumbo subsidizes the cost of gas, he will jump to 100 percent approval.

Probably. He will likely find some way to drop prices in October - just long enough for the lemmings to be duped again.

13 posted on 03/12/2012 4:17:11 AM PDT by airborne (Paratroopers! Good to the last drop!)
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To: Past Your Eyes
And people wonder why their grocery bill is much higher-

higher fuel prices to get the deliveries made.

14 posted on 03/12/2012 4:17:21 AM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: Past Your Eyes
Spin, lies and evil pronouncements... yep... it's abc news! obama is unpopular because he has destroyed the America dream and is 65% complete with his plan for the destruction of the US government.

LLS

15 posted on 03/12/2012 4:23:55 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: Past Your Eyes

No mass protests. Says it all.


16 posted on 03/12/2012 4:25:51 AM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: Past Your Eyes

This 46% who approve of Obama, do they actually live on this planet?

Is there nothing that will wake these people up?

His rating should be about 12%


17 posted on 03/12/2012 4:30:03 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Venturer

-——do they actually live on this planet?——

Consider the concept of average. Average intelligence, average ability, average initiative.

At least half of the population is below average. The number 46% is that population in all the above.

Democrats are the below average and in most cases dregs of American Society


18 posted on 03/12/2012 4:34:58 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32
Just wait. I have no idea what his “surprise” will be but it’ll be a good one to divert attention from all that.

All he has to do is feign "outrage" at some slight comment from the Right and the liberal news-o-shpere will take off and run with it.

I can't believe Republicans have allowed their own campaign to be diverted into a debate about "contraception"! For Pete's sake! That conversation ended in the 60's. It shouldn't even be a blip on the radar screen of national concerns! But, here we are discussing Sandra Fluke and the pill instead of the gas prices and jobs!

19 posted on 03/12/2012 4:36:21 AM PDT by REPANDPROUDOFIT (General, Sir, I don't mind at all if you call me "Ma'am"!)
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To: Venturer
What are you talking about? All Obama's numbers are trending up!

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Just look at the pretty red arrows! (and ignore the facts)

;^)


20 posted on 03/12/2012 4:36:40 AM PDT by airborne (Paratroopers! Good to the last drop!)
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To: scooby321

Funny you say that, my father in law is a Michael Moore type lib. He was crying about gas prices and i said I hope it keeps going higher until Nov. He starting yelling that its not mr obamas fault and I laughed and said dont tell me tell the American public who shortly will be blaming him


21 posted on 03/12/2012 4:37:16 AM PDT by italianquaker ( Mr Obama inherited an AAA rating and made it AA, thnx Resident Zero)
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To: italianquaker

I remember when gas was $1.89 and the media was blaming Bush.

Now it’s over $4.00 - I can’t understand why they aren’t blaming Obama.....


22 posted on 03/12/2012 4:40:28 AM PDT by airborne (Paratroopers! Good to the last drop!)
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To: Venturer

“His rating should be about 12%”

And that would be the Black vote. With them, it’s skin color uber alles!


23 posted on 03/12/2012 4:40:28 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

-——Gas prices could be $8 per gallon, 22% unemployment (50% or better in the “minority community” and he could be caught in bed with a live 8 year old girl or an 8 year old dead boy and his people would still vote for him.-——

True, but I can’t even see him beating Romney. If he does win, well, America was fun while it lasted.


24 posted on 03/12/2012 4:41:34 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: AlexW

-——This is a perfect example of how the American public is being dumbed down to moron level.

You have a radical Marxist POTUS destroying every element
of traditional America, but all the morons can focus on is the cost of gasoline.——

That was my reaction until I looked at the numbers, which are within the normal fluctuation range for him. Nevertheless, $5 gas prices will be the last straw. I could see him releasing the strategic oil reserve in October.


25 posted on 03/12/2012 4:48:33 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: DownInFlames

One cannot dismiss the voter fraud that will occur in November. Here is PA we will probably be getting a voter ID law into place in the next few weeks. However, the RATS and the ACLU have already announced plans to fight the issue in the PA Courts. As such, there will probably be a restraining order placed against enforcement of voter ID in PA during the November elections. Pittsburgh and Philly are loaded with RATS — many of those voters are deceased and many of them have no ID. If the law is not in place and used here in PA in the fall, PA could undoubted go to Obama via dead and unidentified RAT voters.


26 posted on 03/12/2012 4:55:52 AM PDT by Mr. Wright
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To: Past Your Eyes

Now this is the way I like to start a new week. Let the trend be our friend, por favor.


27 posted on 03/12/2012 4:57:19 AM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: Past Your Eyes

His approval rating should be nil and it ain’t just over gas prices.


28 posted on 03/12/2012 4:58:57 AM PDT by beaversmom
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To: riri

“Now this is the way I like to start a new week. Let the trend be our friend, por favor.”

ABC NYC is reporting that obama’s numbers are up due to the resurging economy. Propaganda at its best.


29 posted on 03/12/2012 4:59:29 AM PDT by Londo Molari
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To: Londo Molari

ABC NY might want to look at the ABC News poll.


30 posted on 03/12/2012 5:04:23 AM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

Or, what about another of his unconstitutional Executive Orders allowing EBT cards to be used at fill-up...yes, that will work with the “grass roots.” What a mess!


31 posted on 03/12/2012 5:04:31 AM PDT by jennings2004 (57 states? Kansas or Texas? American geography is so complicated....:)))
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To: airborne

My guess is that he will nationalize oil companies and fix the price of oil; in the nations interest of course. He will follow the lead of his favorite Venezuelan hero.


32 posted on 03/12/2012 5:05:01 AM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: Past Your Eyes

“Fox News just said that 65% disapprove of his handling of the situation. Ain’t that a surprise?” Wow! If this is what Fox is saying imagine what the REAL number is!


33 posted on 03/12/2012 5:05:33 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: beaversmom

obama has an ace up his sleeve—The Republican Party Establishment.


34 posted on 03/12/2012 5:05:58 AM PDT by sport
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To: RJS1950

If he does do that, and I do not doubt your guess for one minute, You will not hear any objection or critism from the Republican Party leadership. Only praise.


35 posted on 03/12/2012 5:09:22 AM PDT by sport
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To: GeorgiaDawg32
" Just wait. I have no idea what his “surprise” will be but it’ll be a
good one to divert attention from all that."
no waiting is necessary; "wag-the-pill".. "Bush did it, woe is me"
*turning page in 30yr DNC playback, GOP befuddled*.. to be cont

36 posted on 03/12/2012 5:10:55 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Simple: Kill the terrorists, Protect (all) the borders, ridicule all the (surviving) Liberals :^)
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To: DemforBush

“I don’t care which one the voters focus on, just so long as it’s enough to vote Obama out in November!”

Hussein and his minions don’t look worried — about this or anything else. In fact, they’re surprisingly calm. They have something up their sleeves and it ain’t a-gonna be pretty for us come election day.


37 posted on 03/12/2012 5:12:17 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam (Don't blame me; I voted for the American.)
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To: RJS1950
My guess is that he will nationalize oil companies and fix the price of oil; in the nations interest of course. He will follow the lead of his favorite Venezuelan hero.

There was a time when you would be ridiculed to no end for a statement like this.

Sadly, you are quite possibly correct.

38 posted on 03/12/2012 5:15:57 AM PDT by airborne (Paratroopers! Good to the last drop!)
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To: vette6387

You got it Brother.

Of course that leaves out the queers who are on his side too.


39 posted on 03/12/2012 5:17:37 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Past Your Eyes

Stand-by for spin and recovery. The sheeple will love him again. They have the attention span of a ferret. Their fawning will continue.

How can you beat someone who promises you free? All the right offers is opportunity, risk, work and freedom. Freedom takes work and responsibility... neither are popular ideas after generations of sloth.


40 posted on 03/12/2012 5:18:47 AM PDT by Sequoyah101 (Half the people are below average.)
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To: Past Your Eyes; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; calcowgirl; Gilbo_3; ...
Obama Killing that oil pipeline helped.
I suspect that as gas prices climb to $4.50 this summer his claims that he is the drill-for-oil president will fall on deaf ears.

Sanctions on Iran to keep Israel from attacking in an election year are pushing them up.

Finding out that surrendering (Afghanistan) is easier said than done. Once you tell the side you were supporting that you decided to abandon them things can get messy.

One of the news people on ABC this Week actually admitted that it was Obama who killed tax reform after agreeing to a deal, I was in shock.

Maybe Democrats victory dance came too soon. Expect more and more talk about how Republicans are trying to 'roll back the clock' on contraceptives. Everytime they do Republicans should reply that Dems are trying to divert attention from gas prices.

41 posted on 03/12/2012 5:20:32 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : "I will just make insurance companies give you health care for 'free, What Mandates??' ")
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To: jennings2004

I wouldn’t put anything past a guy who’s down for infanticide. The man is a monster. Compared to what he’s capable of, we’ve gotten off easy so far.


42 posted on 03/12/2012 5:21:26 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: Mr. Wright

The dead don’t need to drive to the polls so what do they care about the price of gas. Ditto for the absentee virtual voters. And then there are the dem voters that live right there inside the polling machines... they don’t need to drive to the polls either.


43 posted on 03/12/2012 5:24:37 AM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: MayflowerMadam

Jimmah didn’t look worried in 80 either. Means nothing


44 posted on 03/12/2012 5:28:06 AM PDT by phs3 (FUBO)
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To: Ezekiel

Also, the dead and voters with No ID, are historically RAT voters!!


45 posted on 03/12/2012 5:31:02 AM PDT by Mr. Wright
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To: MayflowerMadam
" They have something up their sleeves and it
ain’t a-gonna be pretty for us come election day. "
no sleeve is necessary; IF Cand. Myth / Establishment GOP have their Way...
why vote for Obama-lite, when you can go full-strength Obama?
& yes, the voters are that stupid...but, I shall fight on/never surrender. :-l

46 posted on 03/12/2012 5:34:18 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Simple: Kill the terrorists, Protect (all) the borders, ridicule all the (surviving) Liberals :^)
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To: phs3

“Jimmah didn’t look worried in 80 either. Means nothing.”

Yeah; but Jimmuh was (is) a simple-minded dolt with no real agenda, floundering from year to year. Hussein is a scheming, pure evil, man with a plan to destroy America. He’s truly terrifying, while Carter was incompetent. IMHO... I could be wrong.


47 posted on 03/12/2012 5:34:45 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam (Don't blame me; I voted for the American.)
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To: scooby321

Here is something I would like to see go “NATIONAL”
Purchase a book of “Post-it Note Pads” Place the note pads in your vehicle(s) along with a “Magic Marker”. When stopping at the pump for gas, take a “Post-it” note and write the following “How is that Hope and Change Working Out for You? After pumping your gas, place the “Post-it” Note on the pump, immediately below the “price-per-gallon”. Next driver to use the pump will get the message. If this goes Nationwide, think of the potential impact it may have on white, (we will never get the black vote) moderate, voters.


48 posted on 03/12/2012 5:36:36 AM PDT by Mr. Wright
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To: Mr. Wright

Yep, spread the word.
With post-its, you couldn’t be in trouble for vandalism.

But, look for it to become a federal offense, by executive order, to “deface” a gas pump.


49 posted on 03/12/2012 5:38:02 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Past Your Eyes
US President Barack Obama's job approval rating, weighed down by soaring gas prices, has plunged below 50 per cent, giving his political opponents what appears to be an opening in the November election, a new opinion poll showed.

This poll is way understated, it's just Americans, not registered voters and even the great unwashed won't give the bamster more than 46% approval.

It's only March so polls don't really matter but if the gas prices stay this high or higher, obama will be beaten by my neighbors dog.

50 posted on 03/12/2012 5:38:15 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorists savages.)
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