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President Barack Obama's economic approval rating drops to 35 percent (poll)
The Birmingham News ^ | August 16, 2013 | Leada Gore

Posted on 08/17/2013 3:41:46 AM PDT by John W

Even as consumer confidence ticks back up, a majority of Americans said they disapprove of the way President Barack Obama is handling the economy. The news comes just weeks after the president launched a new push to bolster the country's tepid economic growth.

A new Gallup poll conducted Aug. 7-11 showed 35 percent of responders approved of Obama's handling of the economy. That's down from 42 percent in a similar poll taken the month before. The economic numbers are below the president's overall approval rating of 44 percent.

The poll showed Obama's approval ratings fell across the board, but took the hardest hits on financial matters. Thirty-six percent approved of his position on taxes and 26 percent approved of his handling of the federal budget deficit. Both of those numbers were a drop of 5 percentage points from the previous month.

Gallup said Obama's job rating on the economy is "on the low end of the range" it has recorded since 2012 but still better than the summer of 2011 when it dipped to 26 percent.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: leadagore; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills
Recovery Summers are difficult for him.
1 posted on 08/17/2013 3:41:46 AM PDT by John W
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To: John W

How the hell can it be as high as 35%?


2 posted on 08/17/2013 3:44:15 AM PDT by DeaconRed (Future trayvons: Make sure the CRAKA ain't packing HEAT before you sucker punch him. . .)
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To: John W
Radio program interview with a prominent black female politician attempting to convince the audience that obama has leveled out at 35 percent and this is a good number for the white population besides he has an approval rating of 85 percent in the black community and this is all that counts
3 posted on 08/17/2013 3:47:02 AM PDT by ronnie raygun ("LIBERTY AMENDMENTS" teach, inform, spread the word, pass it on)
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To: DeaconRed

Good point. It should be zero based on the economy and how his policies have affected it. Happy to see it’s dropped below the 47% or so that usually constitute his base.


4 posted on 08/17/2013 3:52:47 AM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: John W

One year too late.


5 posted on 08/17/2013 3:55:30 AM PDT by ilgipper (Obama is proving that very bad ideas can be wrapped up in pretty words)
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To: DeaconRed

“How the hell can it be as high as 35%?”

Because the gubmint checks are still being sent to the Dependent Class.


6 posted on 08/17/2013 4:02:36 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: DeaconRed

That was my thought. Scary.


7 posted on 08/17/2013 4:03:04 AM PDT by pas
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To: John W

Long past time for the idiots who voted for this scum to admit their grievous error and engage in a midnight march on the White Hut armed with torches and pitchforks.

Of course their Frankenstein monster is probably not at home, rather he’s on another vacation. He’s arranged things so that the nation continues to tank even if he’s not around.

Only those with severely diseased brains would think it a good idea to keep this mystery phony around. Just consider what he’s accomplished in a mere 44 months or so. He’s won. He’s brought us and our nation to its knees.

Only a blithering idiot would think we can stick it out to the end of this amateur Marxist’s term.

We need a new leader and party desperately. This leader will eradicate Obozocare, abolish the Federal Reserve, slash the central socialist government to ribbons, get the homosexuals out of the military and take them off their pedestal. We also need to cancel all the ‘pensions’ shoveled into maws of these traitorous dogs. No perks for Obozo, Congressrats and bureaucrats; just get the hell out of town and find somewhere to hide.

Madrid, 1936-1940 comes to mind.


8 posted on 08/17/2013 4:04:36 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: John W

Yeah, but if he could run for prez again, he would get re-elected because enough idiots like him.


9 posted on 08/17/2013 4:06:15 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: DeaconRed
How the hell can it be as high as 35%?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P36x8rTb3jI

10 posted on 08/17/2013 4:20:43 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot

Single white women, educrats, the media and blacks...


11 posted on 08/17/2013 4:25:01 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: John W

IMO, it does not faze zero in the least. If the rats take over the house and keep the senate, it will truly mean the end of America as we knew it.


12 posted on 08/17/2013 4:25:12 AM PDT by duckman (I'm part of the group pulling the wagon!)
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To: John W

Any time his approval drops below 40% it can only be one cause...

Welfare benefits ran out.


13 posted on 08/17/2013 4:38:35 AM PDT by Vinnie
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To: IbJensen

And prior to Spain (recall their civil war resulted in the rule of Franco for decades) ... the demise of the Weimar Republic and what that led to ...


14 posted on 08/17/2013 4:49:11 AM PDT by jamaksin
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To: John W

There have been some reports this summer of deteriorating economic numbers from areas that had been recovering from the last recession and at least holding their own in the face of The Obama Economy because of local policies 180° from The One’s.

Localities and states can apparently hang on only so long in the face of a full out attack on the economy as conducted by Obama and his minions.


15 posted on 08/17/2013 4:49:54 AM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: Right Wing Assault
Yeah, but if he could run for prez again, he would get re-elected because enough idiots like him.

That was exactly what I was going to write, but you beat me to it. Sadly, it is so true. That is why Obama does not worry about these polls in the least.
16 posted on 08/17/2013 4:52:04 AM PDT by Dan in Wichita
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To: John W

Don’t you worry. Recovery Autumn is coming up. And if that does’t happen, you can always count on Recovery Winter.


17 posted on 08/17/2013 5:11:33 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: duckman

The Imperator has noted this development and has commanded that the FEMA camp system be completed post-haste.


18 posted on 08/17/2013 5:29:44 AM PDT by dogcaller
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To: jamaksin

In respect to the demise of the Weimar Republic, it is my belief that its failure and Hitler’s subsequent ascendency to the chancellorship was due to what unfairly happened to Germany as a result of WWI. The beginning of the War was such a convoluted mess that meaningful blame was impossible to assign.

Germany was seriously abused by the asinine reparations assessed which bankrupted and starved its economy and its people.

Now, as far as Franco’s rule is concerned after the defeat of the communists and the Russian commissars who attempted to run Spain from Madrid and through a puppet government, it is my belief that Spain was a hell of a lot better off under the generalissimo.

Perhaps the only way America can crawl out from under the weight of this dead regime is through the efforts of a strongman who is, like Franco, a benevolent despot.


19 posted on 08/17/2013 7:16:36 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: John W

So what? Is approval ratings can go to zero and we are still stuck with this puke. Re-electing this POS was national suicide


20 posted on 08/17/2013 7:25:37 AM PDT by wny
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To: John W
It has been some 5 years of this monster destroying the constitution, having conservatives jailed unlawfully (remember the Benghazi video and the innocent man jailed?),starting illegal wars in foreign countries in the unstable middle east, running around Congress and destroying the capitalist system with communism and the fools of the left with their rino right comrades are just now waking up to the fact that the man is a monster? Americans are snake-bit.
21 posted on 08/17/2013 7:56:38 AM PDT by kindred ( God is just and the justifier of him that believes in Jesus.)
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To: John W

Does it really matter? He is not running for re-election.

He is still going to ram through whatever he wants done via executive order and nobody is going to do anything to stop him.


22 posted on 08/17/2013 8:08:02 AM PDT by TennTuxedo
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To: John W

However, BO’s/BS’s approval rating among dead voters continues to increase.


23 posted on 08/17/2013 9:53:35 AM PDT by Sherman Hale
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To: DeaconRed

>>How the hell can it be as high as 35%?

Because the One’s McSheeple are still getting their ration of chocolate — and he ~raised it from 45 grams to 28 grams per week.


24 posted on 08/17/2013 11:00:26 AM PDT by TArcher ("TO SECURE THESE RIGHTS, governments are instituted among men" -- Does that still work?)
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To: IbJensen

90 percent of those who voted for obama would vote for him again.


25 posted on 08/17/2013 5:56:49 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (When you vote for evil because you can't see evil, you ARE evil.)
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To: VerySadAmerican

How low does his approval rating have to fall before we can get rid of him?

Can a newly elected Congress, consisting mainly of the new political party comprised of the Tea Party and the Oath Keepers deny this disaster, as well as all other complicit Congressmen and bureaucrats a lifetime pension and all the other perks?

Cleanse Washington. Then move the nation’s capitol city to Omaha Nebraska and use the current one as a kind of museum.

Can’t wait to get to the Smithsonian to see Trayvon’s hoodie now on display as the final act of utter stupidity on the part of this museum now dedicated to leftists.


26 posted on 08/18/2013 4:15:33 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: IbJensen

It IS what the propagandists SAY it is. I’m sure there were many Germans who knew they were being fed lies. But they simply went to work everyday and went home at night and kept their mouths shut. Later they worried about being bombed all the time. By then they CHOSE to believe the lies.

For years most people in this country have believed the lies they were being fed everyday. And now they’re worried about being bombed so THEY now choose to believe the lies.

The lies about Trayvon Martin have been repeated so many times that people believe them. The blacks shout “He was just minding his own business and some cracker killed him!” Then the whites yell “Let’s prove we’re for Trayvon by building a memorial.” We know it’s not black contributions that are paying for it.

Then come the politicians who are in bed with the press. “It’s okay to be spied on because it makes you safe.” And, again, all the cowards yell “Amen! Four more years!”

More and more lies are told, and believed, everyday. How do you counter that if you don’t own the press?


27 posted on 08/18/2013 11:25:25 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican (When you vote for evil because you can't see evil, you ARE evil.)
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To: VerySadAmerican

How utterly regurgitative it is that the damned Smithsonian Institute is going to display this asshat’s hoodie!

Relations between races in America will never recover as will relations between Conservatives and Left-wingers! Wjp in hell would want to be reconciled with these anti-American traitors?


28 posted on 08/18/2013 1:29:54 PM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: DeaconRed

Te permanent hardcore leftist are 35% of the population.

If it drops below that, it is in to the quick.


29 posted on 08/18/2013 1:33:25 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
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To: John W

Have the 47% been delayed in their handouts?


30 posted on 08/18/2013 5:55:55 PM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: John W

Have the 47% been delayed in their handouts?


31 posted on 08/18/2013 5:56:00 PM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: John W

I think I saw some green shoots in the backyard the other day.....oh wait, that was so 2009, right? I think this is Recovery Summer v.4.2, or is it v5.0???? Or, are we still testing the beta release? I think Joe Biden may know.


32 posted on 08/19/2013 2:27:00 PM PDT by astounded (Barack Obama is a clear and present danger to the USA)
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To: John W

I think I saw some green shoots in the backyard the other day.....oh wait, that was so 2009, right? I think this is Recovery Summer v.4.2, or is it v5.0???? Or, are we still testing the beta release? I think Joe Biden may know.


33 posted on 08/19/2013 2:27:12 PM PDT by astounded (Barack Obama is a clear and present danger to the USA)
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