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President Obama’s popularity surges to three-year high (From Washington Post)
Washington Post ^ | 01/30/2013 | Scott Clement and Aaron Blake

Posted on 01/30/2013 12:09:15 PM PST by SeekAndFind

President Obama is riding a wave of personal popularity into his second term, with his highest favorability ratings since his first year in office, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.

Fully 60 percent of Americans have a favorable impression of Obama in the new poll, up slightly from October but a clear shift in opinion from an election year in which his ratings hovered in the mid-to-low 50s. And by 39 percent to 26 percent, the president now has more “strongly” positive ratings than strongly negative reviews, breaking a two-year stretch in which intense opposition was on par with (or higher than) intense support.

Obama’s inaugural address earned fewer positive marks and appears to have served mainly as a pep rally, with raving reviews from supporters and plenty of yawns from his opponents. While the speech drew twice as many cheers as jeers — 51 percent approved while 24 percent disapproved — a quarter of Americans had no opinion on the speech. More than eight in 10 Democrats approved of Obama’s second inaugural, but at least three in 10 Republicans and independents have no reaction at all.

Whatever the reactions to the speech, Obama’s general likability has improved across a variety of constituencies, including a wavering base and the political middle. Obama’s favorable ratings have climbed by double digits since last year among liberals, racial minorities and people under age 40. Among each group, at least two-thirds now see Obama positively.

Impressions of Barack Obama


(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: obama; popularity; propaganda

1 posted on 01/30/2013 12:09:24 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

How stupid is a certain percentage of this country?

(wait ... don’t answer that)


2 posted on 01/30/2013 12:11:00 PM PST 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: SeekAndFind
Imagine that.

January 21, 2013 Obama Averages 49% Approval in First Term (Gallup)
by Jeffrey M. Jones

PRINCETON, NJ -- President Barack Obama averaged 49.1% job approval during his first term in office, among the lowest for post-World War II presidents. Only Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford had lower job approval averages.

3 posted on 01/30/2013 12:15:02 PM PST by skeeter
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To: SeekAndFind

Dont believe it!


4 posted on 01/30/2013 12:16:14 PM PST by elephant
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To: skeeter

Is there any big difference between popularity and approval ratings?


5 posted on 01/30/2013 12:16:36 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Low information has consequences.

I got so bothered by some college students wondering why everyone doesn’t like Obama that I made:

The Obama Clarifier web page.

Check it out! http://obamaclarifier.blogspot.com/


6 posted on 01/30/2013 12:18:26 PM PST by garjog (Heroes Died. Obama Lied.)
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To: elephant
Dont believe it!

Popular with the Communist party, I'd believe.
7 posted on 01/30/2013 12:19:04 PM PST by ZX12R
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To: SeekAndFind

Washington Post = Bullshit


8 posted on 01/30/2013 12:19:19 PM PST by Fred911 (YOU GET WHAT YOU ACCEPT)
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To: SeekAndFind

Except when his popularity is lower than Nixon’s

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/01/29/Obama-Job-Approval-Rating-Lower-Than-Nixon-s


9 posted on 01/30/2013 12:20:00 PM PST by cotton1706
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To: SeekAndFind

His popularity only changes based on the ups and downs of his various deviant constituancy groups. Right now he is in full tilt tyrant mode so the racist black and hispanic groups, the gun grabbers, the sodomites, and the abortionists are all pretty happy with him. His lower popularity numbers of the past were due to the scumbags being angry at his inability to do evil more effectivly.


10 posted on 01/30/2013 12:20:23 PM PST by RightOnTheBorder
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To: F15Eagle

Funny...yesterday, Breitbart published an article that Odumbo’’s ratings were lower than Nixon’s..

Now who exactly are we going to believe here? The liberal, Klownie the Kenyan-ass-kissing, liberal, leftwing, imbecile ComPost or Breitbart?


11 posted on 01/30/2013 12:20:50 PM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: SeekAndFind

12 posted on 01/30/2013 12:22:42 PM PST by pabianice (washington, dc ..)
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To: elephant

Me neither. The economy is shrinking. This is BS from the father of lies, Satan, and his minions at the Washington Post.


13 posted on 01/30/2013 12:22:57 PM PST by WashingtonSource
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To: SeekAndFind

Ain’t buyin’ it.

The bat-eared-b*stard’s lack of any ability other than looking like a dork is finally becoming apparent...even to the great unwashed proletariat dim-bulb-crat/cretin/felon crowd.


14 posted on 01/30/2013 12:23:00 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: SeekAndFind

It is actually tied with GWB for lowest of all time.

The MSM is doing it’s fluff job now to sway the hipsters and morons who read their lies.


15 posted on 01/30/2013 12:23:50 PM PST by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: SeekAndFind

I finally think I can honestly say :

HE IS NOT MY PRESIDENT

no turning back , America has been hijacked
It’s time for us to all realize that


16 posted on 01/30/2013 12:24:01 PM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: SeekAndFind

This is personal approval, not job approval...


17 posted on 01/30/2013 12:24:15 PM PST by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: max americana

Probably true - I missed the Breitbart article


18 posted on 01/30/2013 12:25:03 PM PST 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: SeekAndFind

re headline:    



             

19 posted on 01/30/2013 12:25:20 PM PST by tomkat ( .. livin' up north, with a Texas state of mind)
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To: SeekAndFind

Must be a dead fly bounce.

(Alt version of joke: Must be a dead dog (with red wine reduction) bounce.)


20 posted on 01/30/2013 12:26:54 PM PST by kevkrom (If a wise man has an argument with a foolish man, the fool only rages or laughs...)
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To: SeekAndFind

Dictators are always popular:

Chavez Popularity Up, According to Two Venezuelan Poll Companies
October 4th 2011
Chavez’s popularity this month was 58.9% according to opposition leaning poll company Datanalisis...
http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/6540


21 posted on 01/30/2013 12:33:25 PM PST by donna (Pray for revival.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Barf Factor on media duplicity/complicity acting as propaganda wing of socialist movement masquerading as DemonicallyPossessedcRat party. +235%


22 posted on 01/30/2013 12:48:31 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: F15Eagle

Dang it. And I had an answer. ; )


23 posted on 01/30/2013 12:51:48 PM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: RIghtwardHo

lol


24 posted on 01/30/2013 12:52:43 PM PST 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: max americana

At the risk of catching it for saying so, I’m going to believe the WaPo poll. We screamed and yelled about liberal polls in the election and they were the ones that nailed it. It was the Rasmussen’s etc that missed the barn.

Saying it isn’t true because we don’t like it is dangerous. I believe it. And that is the first step toward identifying how many idiots we have in America and trying to do whatever we can about it. But if we say it isn’t raining when it is, then we won’t buy an umbrella and wonder why in the world we got wet.

Sad state of affairs in America.


25 posted on 01/30/2013 12:54:37 PM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: SeekAndFind

“Their Finest Hour” (heh, heh!)

Cue all the chickens heading home to roost that were “kicked down the road” from 2012 to 2013.

The economy began to collapse in Q4 2012 immediately after Barry was reelected and employers realized that Obamacare was guaranteed to crush profits and job creation for the foreseeable future.


26 posted on 01/30/2013 1:06:37 PM PST by Seizethecarp (Defend aircraft from "runway kill zone" mini-drone helicopter swarm attacks: www.runwaykillzone.com)
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To: Seizethecarp
ABC.. I quit reading right there...that says enough...

Hussein has bought the media...how long until FOX totally joins them?

27 posted on 01/30/2013 1:10:06 PM PST by haircutter
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To: SeekAndFind

Propaganda.


28 posted on 01/30/2013 1:10:22 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: SeekAndFind
It’s an ABC poll. What else would one expect.
29 posted on 01/30/2013 1:19:45 PM PST by MagnoliaB
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To: SeekAndFind

But, but, but if the WaPo says it, it has to be true, right???


30 posted on 01/30/2013 1:22:00 PM PST by originalbuckeye (Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy)
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To: SeekAndFind

That’s not what Gallop says.


31 posted on 01/30/2013 1:23:30 PM PST by jersey117
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To: SeekAndFind

We all know the old media would never tell a lie.


32 posted on 01/30/2013 1:36:18 PM PST by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Washington Post-ABC News poll

nuff said!!!


33 posted on 01/30/2013 1:37:35 PM PST by ontap
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To: ontap

These numbers are probably inflated, but it is clear to me that least 50% of our fellow citizens are imbeciles.


34 posted on 01/30/2013 1:50:14 PM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: SeekAndFind

Head up Minneapolis freepers.

Obama to visit Minneapolis on Monday

By Devin Henry | 01/29/13

WASHINGTON — President Obama will visit Minneapolis next Monday, according to a White House official. Further information — such as a venue, a time and a topic — will be released later.


35 posted on 01/30/2013 2:49:36 PM PST by KeyLargo
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To: SeekAndFind

“If you think health care’s expensive now, just wait until it’s free.”


36 posted on 01/30/2013 2:58:05 PM PST by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s are the 21st Century's Muskets. The 2nd Amendment is the First Human Right.)
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To: RIghtwardHo
Saying it isn’t true because we don’t like it is dangerous. I believe it.

The point is not is it true - I'm also certain the WaPo can conjure up a question that evokes a slight majority who think Obama is a nice guy personally.

The real point is Gallup just published a report showing that Obama is tied with GWB for lowest job approvals.

This story is how the assholes in the MSM respond.

Remember when Bush was president, the daily stories about his job approval from the same folks? Thats the issue.

37 posted on 01/30/2013 3:53:34 PM PST by skeeter
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To: ScottinVA

“This is personal approval, not job approval...”

Yeah, the survey probably was worded like this:

1.As head of State President Obama has a difficult job in front of him. Not only is the economy on his plate, but international relations as well.

Do you approve or disapprove of the job President Obama is doing? Would you say: Highly approve, approve, somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove disapprove, or very disapprove?

2. As you know, President Obama loves basketball, shaved ice and playing with his little girls and his dog Bo.

How would you rate his personal likability?

Very likable, likeable, somewhat likeable, unlikeable or very unlikeable?


38 posted on 01/30/2013 7:50:53 PM PST by garjog (Heroes Died. Obama Lied.)
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