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CBS/NYT Poll: Obama's approval rating sinks to new low at 41%
CBS News ^ | Monday, March 12, 2012 | CBS News/New York Times

Posted on 03/12/2012 9:14:33 PM PDT by DestroyLiberalism

(CBS News) President Obama's approval rating has hit the lowest level ever in CBS News polling, according to the latest CBS News/New York Times survey. The drop may be partially attributable to rising gas prices.

Just 41 percent of Americans approve of the job Mr. Obama is doing as president, according to the poll, conducted from March 7 to 11. Another 47 percent disapprove of his performance, up from 41 percent last month.

Mr. Obama's approval rating was 50 percent last month.

The average U.S. price of a gallon of gasoline has jumped 12 cents over the past two weeks. The poll found that most Americans, 54 percent, believe gas prices are something a president can do a lot about.

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Mr. Obama's job rating on the economy remains about the same as it was last month - 39 percent approve, while 54 percent disapprove.

The economy and jobs remains the most important problem facing the country today, according to 51 percent of Americans. Three in four Americans think the economy is at least somewhat bad, including 30 percent who say it is very bad.

More Americans, 30 percent, say the economy is getting better; 24 percent say it is getting worse. The public's economic outlook was slightly better last month, when 34 percent said the economy was getting better.

Just 20 percent of Americans feel their family's financial situation is better today than it was four years ago. Another 37 percent say it is worse, and 43 percent say it is about the same.

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I don't put much stock in left-wing biased media polls, though it's interesting to see CBS/New York Times is now echoing the ABC/Washington Post poll released yesterday showing Obama's job approval is tanking. (The latter poll is reporting that strong disapproval of Obama is now at an all-time high.)
1 posted on 03/12/2012 9:14:38 PM PDT by DestroyLiberalism
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To: DestroyLiberalism
The poll found that most Americans, 54 percent, believe gas prices are something a president can do a lot about.

How delicious that this was pounded into the public's head as an indisputable fact by the Democrats and their media allies to attack Bush - now it's coming back home to roost.

2 posted on 03/12/2012 9:21:04 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: DestroyLiberalism

The lame stream media does this every election. About Sept., his polls numbers will rise and every idiot will want to be on the winning side. Can you say, “The come back moron!”


3 posted on 03/12/2012 9:22:03 PM PDT by DISCO
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To: DestroyLiberalism
Hey President Dumba$$, I'd prefer free gas instead of free birth control. Just sayin.

4 posted on 03/12/2012 9:25:04 PM PDT by Chgogal (WSJ, Kristol, Krauthammer, Rove et al., STFU. Thank you.)
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To: Republican Wildcat

“this was pounded into the public’s head as an indisputable fact by the Democrats and their media allies to attack Bush”

THANK YOU...
I’ve been saying this for months now....


5 posted on 03/12/2012 9:26:53 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: DestroyLiberalism

*Just 41% approve*

Still way too high since they don’t pay the national bills.

Welfare and ObamaBucks is not serving them enough ice cream and cash.


6 posted on 03/12/2012 9:29:10 PM PDT by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: DISCO

“About Sept., his polls numbers will rise and every idiot will want to be on the winning side.”

They’ll try, but I don’t think it’s going to work.


7 posted on 03/12/2012 9:29:12 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: Republican Wildcat

How can 41% be dumb enough to still approve?

Oh, nevermind ....


8 posted on 03/12/2012 9:29:47 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: DestroyLiberalism

Any second thoughts on the oil pipeline, Zero?


9 posted on 03/12/2012 9:31:06 PM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: Chgogal

that certainly is a more all-inclusive, pro-diversity sort of policy.


10 posted on 03/12/2012 9:32:05 PM PDT by Scotswife
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To: DestroyLiberalism
Yes America, we are this simple.

Don't screw with the price of gas or beer.

That's 15% off the top...maybe 25%.

Most Americans don't comprehend the other stuff.

But they will sign up with somebody, credible, who says they can bring back $2.50 gas. That's more than they would get from some new "program".

I believe this thrust will work.

Gingrich is showing signs of genius. Too bad 60% of the people in America don't like him. Maybe more.

11 posted on 03/12/2012 9:33:06 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: quantim
OBAMA OR AMERICA, YOU CAN'T HAVE BOTH!!!! PASS IT ON.

OB-CINC-NOT

Countdown until Jackwagon leaves Office: 313 days as of March 13, 2012.

12 posted on 03/12/2012 9:35:24 PM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: DestroyLiberalism
Despite the bias of the ABC News and CBS News polls, it's now starting to become increasingly obvious that the sudden rise in the price of motor fuels in the last 45 days has sent pocketbook issues back to the forefront again--especially with the prospect of the return of stagflation: higher inflation combined with no economic growth and higher unemployment. This was one of the two main problems--the other being the Iran hostage crisis--that ended President Carter's chances of re-election in 1980.
13 posted on 03/12/2012 9:38:27 PM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: DISCO
Perhaps, but Obama is not Clinton. He does not have the charm, however phony, that Bubba possessed and that helped him ride out whatever calamities he created for himself. Obama is an uber-serious policy wonk with a Mussolini complex. How many photos of this guy do we have with his nose pointed in the air? Quite a few, and I'm sure many Americans have seen these photos. Not to mention all the photos where Obama has a scowl on his face, no doubt a tell of his hatred of this country.

I would say that, bottom line, if a majority of voters can look at the GOP candidate and say to themselves, "OK, I can picture this guy as president", then I think Obama is toast. But who knows, maybe he won't be the candidate since there was some statistic related to a sitting president's approval rating that is something like any incumbent prez with an approval of 43% or lower has never won re-election. Right now, Obama is below that but March isn't over yet.

14 posted on 03/12/2012 9:39:35 PM PDT by Major Matt Mason (The Chicago Way isn't the American Way.)
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To: Republican Wildcat

How delicious that this was pounded into the public’s head as an indisputable fact by the Democrats and their media allies to attack Bush - now it’s coming back home to roost.


Exactly. Excellent point.


15 posted on 03/12/2012 9:40:25 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: DISCO

Where did all the “Obama’gas’ms go? Scratches head...


16 posted on 03/12/2012 9:41:12 PM PDT by melt (Someday they'll wish their Jihad... Jihadn't.)
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To: Chgogal

“WSJ, Kristol, Krauthammer, Rove et al., STFU. Thank you.”

CLASSIC!

+1 !!


17 posted on 03/12/2012 9:43:11 PM PDT by Absolutely Nobama (NO COMPROMISE! NO RETREAT! NO SURRENDER! I AM A CONSERVATIVE! CASE CLOSED!)
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To: DISCO

DISCO wrote:
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The lame stream media does this every election. About Sept., his polls numbers will rise and every idiot will want to be on the winning side. Can you say, “The come back moron!”
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That’s why I’m pretty much taking the poll with a grain of salt. Even though I think it presents a more accurate snapshot of the American public’s mood than a typical CBS/New York Times poll where Democrat participants vastly outnumber those of Republicans, I have no doubt these left-wing biased media pollsters will release a follow-up poll in the coming months showing Obama surging and becoming the “heavy favorite” to win re-election. Still, it appears Obama’s troubles right now are too grandiose for even the lamestream media to ignore.


18 posted on 03/12/2012 9:45:06 PM PDT by DestroyLiberalism
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To: DestroyLiberalism

They have something up their sleeve, in terms of a domestic economy “October Suprise” which I feel necessarily involves the participation and conspiracy with other nations, who wish Obama and the Obama system to continue in the US in slink towards Pan-Euro Socialism. They will link arms behind doors to somehow make it happen. Depress things now to make him low in the polls, than have it catapult up to skyrocketing high levels, along with a strong anti-GOP MSM narrative non stop, a little bit of race card, and some (yes!) “white guilt” left over from 2008 recycled into 2012, plus black pride and registering the dead to vote, bussing in illegal immigrants by the truckload to vote, etc. etc. and voila! goodbye to the Country we once loved and knew.


19 posted on 03/12/2012 9:53:08 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Parry the thrust, and channel negative energy right back upon the opponent, to destroy him. - Aikido)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

The more desperate they are, the more dangerous they are. Wonder what they try next.


20 posted on 03/12/2012 10:02:55 PM PDT by MNDude
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To: Mariner
Obama says he's not into short term solutions. Either are conservatives. We want a LONG TERM solution, aka STRATEGY. It starts with short term commitments, and getting out of the way.

We could be energy independent in 12-15 years. Hell, we could be gouging the Red Chinese. Just stand back, Obama.

21 posted on 03/12/2012 10:08:45 PM PDT by CT (Make Mine Newt)
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To: F15Eagle

That was my thought... Apparently, 41% of the people are so disconnected from reality that, well, it is amazing they can feed and clothe themselves without daily assistance. Seriously, how could anyone approve of what hussein is doing? Unless of course you are some kind of a socialist/Marxist that hates America, hates freedom, hates liberty, personal property, free speech, justice, security etc.


22 posted on 03/12/2012 10:12:34 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: DestroyLiberalism

I’m sure all the newspapers and network news programs will be highlighting this news...
You know, the way they always did with Bush.


23 posted on 03/12/2012 10:14:02 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: DestroyLiberalism; All

More and more Americans are waking up to the fact that what they are being told every night on the Magic Sqwauking Box in the living room, and what they see happening in the real world of the Obama Schrodinger Economy, are two very different things.

Gas prices are the trigger that can’t be hidden from them, for what they already know to be true, but are afraid/unwilling to admit.

THEY GOT PLAYED IN 2008


24 posted on 03/12/2012 10:15:39 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: DISCO

The liberals have told us that this election is already over.

They say that Obama will sail to re-election. They say the GOP is too extreme on social issues and out of touch.

They say that the economy is turning around due to Obamanomics and Porkulus and all that.

They say this pres. has been rough and tough against terrorists, since he got Bin Laden.

They say that people love Obamacare once they learn what’s in the bill.

That last one really gets me. That darn bill was passed two years ago, and they are STILL trying to convince people how great it is, and STILL revealing bit by bit what’s in the bill...........


25 posted on 03/12/2012 10:17:18 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: F15Eagle
How can 41% be dumb enough to still approve?

Well, that's easy - - just look at the Democrat party "base", starting with the urban, permanent victim class (bus riders), and descending from there to atheists, abortion enthusiasts, pinky-ring union thugs, condom-throwers, Boy Scout-hating dykes-on-bikes, hand-wringing college professors, Hollywood drunks, welfare grandmothers, and every other variety of America-hating parasites, losers, malcontents, and goofballs.

There's your 41% right there.
Ubama voters forever.

26 posted on 03/12/2012 10:38:09 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

Yeah that’s pretty much the demographics on them.


27 posted on 03/12/2012 10:50:08 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: F15Eagle

{How can 41% be dumb enough to still approve?”

Easy, first you have to subtract 13% for the 100% “in the tank for O” vote for Blacks. Then you have 28%, which represents the “stupid White” vote.


28 posted on 03/12/2012 10:57:55 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: DestroyLiberalism

41% approve POSOTUS? Find them, mock them, disparage them.

FUBO


29 posted on 03/12/2012 11:17:10 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: Republican Wildcat
How delicious that this was pounded into the public's head as an indisputable fact by the Democrats and their media allies to attack Bush - now it's coming back home to roost.

Yup. ;-)

30 posted on 03/12/2012 11:42:33 PM PDT by nutmeg (Rest in Peace, and THANK YOU, Andrew Breitbart)
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To: DestroyLiberalism

What is absolutely astounding is that, after all that’s happened, there are still people - any people - who continue to approve of what he’s been doing and the manner in which he’s been doing it.

But, then, one hundred is considered an “average” IQ, and that may explain a lot.


31 posted on 03/12/2012 11:43:55 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: AmericanInTokyo; BobP; Lancey Howard; ntnychik; dixiechick2000

Yes they will attempt a Wag-the-Dog October-Surprise Comeback-Kid Republicans-gonna-git-yo-mama.

Doesn't change the fact Hussein is an islamo-commie closet-queen crack-smoking enemy of the people.

All people have to do is get in touch with the street under their feet.


32 posted on 03/12/2012 11:50:42 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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To: DestroyLiberalism
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2858139/posts
33 posted on 03/12/2012 11:52:13 PM PDT by South40 (Mitt is full of Shtt)
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To: DestroyLiberalism
Looks like we'll be seeing this kind of ad soon.....


34 posted on 03/12/2012 11:57:42 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (How ironic that Ann Coulter should write a book called Treason.)
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To: DestroyLiberalism

35 posted on 03/13/2012 12:12:16 AM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (REPEAL OBAMACARE. Nothing else matters.)
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To: PhilDragoo

You are the most amazing graphics artist.

I’m uplifted by your comment.

Thank you.


36 posted on 03/13/2012 12:18:21 AM PDT by dixiechick2000 (This hobbit is looking for her pitchfork...God help the GOP if I find it.)
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To: Republican Wildcat

How delicious that this was pounded into the public’s head as an indisputable fact by the Democrats and their media allies to attack Bush - now it’s coming back home to roost.
.................................

Great point.


37 posted on 03/13/2012 12:51:51 AM PDT by toddausauras (FUBO x 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000)
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To: PhilDragoo

That’s great PhilDragoo.


38 posted on 03/13/2012 12:53:20 AM PDT by toddausauras (FUBO x 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000)
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To: DestroyLiberalism

How low was Bush at His lowest, if anyone knows


39 posted on 03/13/2012 3:05:54 AM PDT by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: reefdiver

They are in meltdown on morning Joe. LOL.


40 posted on 03/13/2012 3:08:07 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: DestroyLiberalism

Do you realize how much trouble the country is in if “Obama” still has 41% approval?


41 posted on 03/13/2012 3:54:35 AM PDT by Jim Noble ("The Germans: At your feet, or at your throat" - Winston Churchill)
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To: Jim Noble
“Do you realize how much trouble the country is in if “Obama” still has 41% approval?”

I agree with you in general, but I also think that to those who don't follow closely he can ‘sound’ reasonable in that he has that well-practiced ‘calm’ delivery.

42 posted on 03/13/2012 4:10:17 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: DestroyLiberalism
In refusing to open the Keystone pipeline and in refusing to drill our own oil, Obama is essentially telling us that he's not going to do anything about gas prices. Americans would settle for a long-term plan to increase supply, but the one who boasted he could lower the oceans apparently is now claiming impotence.

Americans don't like being told what can't be done, so the attempt to give Obama cover by saying there's nothing a president can do has struck the wrong nerve. The people are beginning to feel duped. They have been duped.

43 posted on 03/13/2012 4:44:26 AM PDT by wayoverontheright
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To: DestroyLiberalism

This is a liberal fascist poll.... If they are reporting the Won’s approval rating at 41%, you can bet its actually 20 points lower, but among real, loyal, non treasonous Americans, his approval rating is “0”. The big Zero.


44 posted on 03/13/2012 5:51:24 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascist info.. http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: DestroyLiberalism
CBS News/New York Times

Automatically deduct ≥10% from published 'findings'

45 posted on 03/13/2012 6:03:07 AM PDT by tomkat (FU.baraq)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

I’ve been thinking along the same lines. *sigh*


46 posted on 03/13/2012 6:07:55 AM PDT by txmissy
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To: ThunderSleeps

“Apparently, 41% of the people are so disconnected from reality...”

A large portion of that number are liberal single females. They want Big Government Sugar Daddy to feed them, pamper them and pay them to sit on their fat butts and watch Oprah. They are instigators and supporters of fascism and would rob you blind for a jumbo bag of potato chips.

Married females are much smarter.


47 posted on 03/13/2012 6:36:26 AM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: DestroyLiberalism

Yet...

49% in today’s Rasmussen approve of Obama’s job performance.

He always seem to snap back... friggin’ amazing.


48 posted on 03/13/2012 6:48:16 AM PDT by ScottinVA (A single drop of American blood for muslims is one drop too much.)
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To: RayChuang88

“prospect of return of stagflation” What alternate universe have you been living in sir? Stagflation is here and has been here for YEARS. I know people who have not had a raise in 8 years and the price of everything is zooming up, except chicom junk and that has gone up as well.

The dollar is worthless and becoming more so by the day. Bankers are keeping interest rates low as possible to avoid having to face bad loans. The constructive destruction that is necessary is being avoided at all cost. The stock market is a joke, propped up by printed money only. Hardly anyone is making any money on market investments and certainly not enough to equal inflation.

Stagflation is here in spades. What do you mean “prospect of stagflation”? Just because the lame stream and government have not proclaimed it... they never will with oblabla in the whitey house.


49 posted on 03/13/2012 7:06:40 AM PDT by Sequoyah101 (Half the people are below average.)
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To: DestroyLiberalism
Even some conservatives are arguing that the high gas prices aren't Obama's fault and point out that presidents have no control of gas prices, chiding liberals for blaming Bush for the spikes in '04 and '08.

I don't care about playing gotcha when this president is openly hostile to using oil and its crucial importance to America's prosperity and security.

The libs shout about how domestic production won't bring down the price at home since oil is sold on the world market. The more stable the world supply becomes the more stable the price will become in the United States.

50 posted on 03/13/2012 7:17:21 AM PDT by Crucial
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