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Approval Rating: Obama drops 10% in one month. Inů New York?
Hotair ^ | 03/12/2013 | Jazz Shaw

Posted on 03/12/2013 7:15:03 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

What with the recent changes to various regulatory aspects regarding the lives of American citizens I was expecting a bit of backlash against President Obama, but I certainly didn’t see this coming.

President Barack Obama’s approval rating in New York fell precipitously in the past month, according to a poll released Monday, and three-fifths of the state’s registered voters now believe the country is heading in the wrong direction.

Obama’s approval rating remains high in New York, at 56 percent, with 41 percent disapproving, according to the Siena College poll.

But the president’s approval rating was at 66 percent last month, with only 32 percent disapproval — so the change is a net 19 point decline.

“President Obama’s favorability rating dropped significantly this month,” Siena pollster Steven Greenberg said.

Yes, 56% is still nothing to sneeze at, but this is a state where Obama won 63.33% of the vote to Mitt Romney’s 35.19% in 2012, and that wasn’t a particularly high turnout cycle. At other times he’s been much closer to 70. What does Siena attribute it to? New Yorkers feel that the country is on the wrong track by a margin of 60 to 32. But I suspect there’s something more to the story. At the same time, Andrew Cuomo has dipped to 64% when he was at 67-29 last month and in the seventies last year. What’s the connection?

My guess is that the liberal wing has overplayed its hand in the Empire state, sending even borderline supporters upstate heading for the exits. Even in a decidedly liberal state, Cuomo has been on the Obama bandwagon, but putting it on steroids. Cuomo signed a gun control bill which is becoming increasingly unpopular as people find out more about it. He also passed an abortion bill which even had nominally pro-choice voters asking what the heck was going on. (The procedure can be performed by people who aren’t doctors???)

This is a formula for opportunity for the GOP if they play their cards right. No, I don’t expect New York to suddenly turn red in 2016, but there will be a lot of congressional districts – as well as state Senate and assembly seats – where the worm may turn back a bit. When you grab for too much at one time you lose the middle, and that’s what I think is happening here right now.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: 2013polls; approval; bho44; bhojobapproval; bluestates; newyork; obama

1 posted on 03/12/2013 7:15:03 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Oh please, they’d still vote for him, anyway.


2 posted on 03/12/2013 7:15:49 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind

Like it matters.


3 posted on 03/12/2013 7:15:51 AM PDT by Maceman
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To: SeekAndFind

So? What if his “approval” drops to -110%? Then what?


4 posted on 03/12/2013 7:18:04 AM PDT by albie (re)
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To: SeekAndFind

This is how it is for a cult of personality. When substance no longer is a concern, then the cult becomes quite fickle.


5 posted on 03/12/2013 7:18:11 AM PDT by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: dfwgator

Agreed. They will vote for him again, no matter what.
I suspect they would vote for Obama again even if NYC gets hit with a terrorist dirty bomb during the ill-conceived trial of Bin Laden’s son-in-law.


6 posted on 03/12/2013 7:20:50 AM PDT by AlphaOneAlpha
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To: SeekAndFind

My guesses:

1) It was too high to begin with
2) The tax extension fight was great for him, but the Sequester was not the same as he was hoping it was.

His cutting off WH tours is too obvious.


7 posted on 03/12/2013 7:21:16 AM PDT by sickoflibs (O's sequester Apocalypse tour just proved why we need the 2nd amendment more than ever NOW!)
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To: dfwgator

“Oh please, they’d still vote for him, anyway.”

Absolutely.

It’s amazing how many of them will remain loyal no matter what he and the Progressives do. They will be in love, forever.

IMHO


8 posted on 03/12/2013 7:22:07 AM PDT by ripley
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To: ripley; dfwgator

We gotta remember this, no matter how unpopular and how bad a Democrat’s performance in office is, the mentality of a liberal city or state is always — “The other side will always be worse.”

Better choose the devil we know.

CASE IN POINT: Detroit.


9 posted on 03/12/2013 7:26:02 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Prepare yourselves for another crisis to take advantage of. They cannot let his legacy be tarnished.


10 posted on 03/12/2013 7:26:27 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: SeekAndFind

States like NY and CA permanently conquered territory. They will vote for any democrat over any non-democrat, unless the non-democrat is further left. Those states’ electoral votes are forevermore off-limits to GOPers.


11 posted on 03/12/2013 7:26:33 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: SeekAndFind
"...this is a state where Obama won 63.33% of the vote to Mitt Romney’s 35.19%..."

I'm sure I'd go stark raving mad surrounded by that much stupid. I can barely stand being in a place where those numbers are reversed.

12 posted on 03/12/2013 7:26:40 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: SeekAndFind
The jug-eared jerk will sits in the office of our President for four more years. What does he care where his approval numbers are. He is unconstitutionally assuming and using powers he is not supposed to have to destroy our Country and turn us into another Somalia and the Pubbies in Congress are not American enough to impeach him. Even though the Senate will never convict the House needs to impeach the SOB.
13 posted on 03/12/2013 7:38:02 AM PDT by OldMissileer
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To: SeekAndFind
What does that matter he still has all the dead and dead beats that will vote for his crooked self..he has us where he wants us, none will do a damn thing about him destroying our beautiful country..
14 posted on 03/12/2013 7:39:26 AM PDT by PLD
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To: SeekAndFind

There you go. From the above posts and some of those
below we see that most of us know Obama voters inside
and out. Had Obama dropped TO 10% instead of a 10%
drop a lot of us would still give him an 85% chance
of winning an election. His voters are the Walking
Deadocrats and we’re not allowed to whack ‘em
in the head w/Louisville Sluggers.....not yet.


15 posted on 03/12/2013 7:44:02 AM PDT by Sivad (Nor Cal Red Turf)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’d wager gun control factors in this slide as well. I believe Cuomo is at his lowest approval rating as well.


16 posted on 03/12/2013 7:44:57 AM PDT by IamConservative (The soul of my lifes journey is Liberty!)
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To: OldMissileer

Might not his ratings affect how many Dem Congressmen & Senators vote for his policies? He is a lame duck now. Chances are good he will have worse 2nd term than 1st.


17 posted on 03/12/2013 7:48:17 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: SeekAndFind

What difference does it make now!!!!! Spoken by none other than the less than great former senator from the less than great state of NY.

All he wants to do now is to keep getting his stuff through for two years when he hopes to capture the house and then put the hammer to floor on the country’s joy ride to hell.


18 posted on 03/12/2013 7:57:27 AM PDT by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: ScottinVA
States like NY and CA permanently conquered territory. They will vote for any democrat over any non-democrat, unless the non-democrat is further left. Those states’ electoral votes are forevermore off-limits to GOPers.

Which is why secession and CW2 are inevitable.

19 posted on 03/12/2013 8:00:46 AM PDT by bassmaner (Hey commies: I am a white male, and I am guilty of NOTHING! Sell your 'white guilt' elsewhere.)
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To: SeekAndFind

He’s not liberal enough.


20 posted on 03/12/2013 8:01:04 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama is the "Disco Duck" president. A no-substance novelty that reached number one.)
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To: PghBaldy
Might not his ratings affect how many Dem Congressmen & Senators vote for his policies? He is a lame duck now. Chances are good he will have worse 2nd term than 1st.<

I hope you are correct but I have a fear the Dems think they may be able to push us over the edge so hard and fast they can then permanently take control.

Every Dem is a Communist or a Communist sympathizer. They will not rest until they have full control of our Country and every aspect of our lives.

21 posted on 03/12/2013 8:16:08 AM PDT by OldMissileer
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To: dfwgator
"they’d still vote for him, anyway."

See them in action, hear them speak!

22 posted on 03/12/2013 8:40:17 AM PDT by Baynative (Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Heavens to Betsy, there are so many of them.


23 posted on 03/12/2013 9:12:27 AM PDT by ripley
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To: SeekAndFind

I live here and the place is insane.

Who cares? He certainly does not


24 posted on 03/12/2013 9:23:33 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave ofo attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: SeekAndFind

Allowing non-doctors to perform abortions is becoming a very high priority for liberals. Abortion providers are part of a graying profession. Fewer and fewer new doctors every year are willing to abort babies. The libs are terrified that one day they’ll wake up to find that abortions are legal, but impossible to actually get....


25 posted on 03/12/2013 9:43:37 AM PDT by Eepsy
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To: ScottinVA

This is what we have to deal with when we have one city that has the population of the rest of the state. There have been reports of NYC leaving the state. One can only hope. Hope they take Albany with it. LOL


26 posted on 03/12/2013 10:02:13 AM PDT by printhead (Standard & Poor - Poor is the new standard.)
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To: SeekAndFind

So what? with each Obama brain dead supporter voting 100 times in the last election it doesnt matter if it’s zero!...It’s all fraud!


27 posted on 03/12/2013 10:45:34 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: SeekAndFind
This is probably largely because of Hurricane Sandy.

I believe the Feds were widely believed to be mis-managing the whole affair.

28 posted on 03/12/2013 11:06:28 AM PDT by what's up
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks SeekAndFind.

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29 posted on 03/13/2013 7:39:09 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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