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Election bump over, Obama approval drops to 43 percent: Reuters/IPSOS poll
Yahoo! News ^ | March 6, 2013 | Alistair Bell and Eric Walsh

Posted on 03/06/2013 4:37:17 AM PST by hcmama

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Less than two months into his second term, President Barack Obama's approval rating has dropped and Americans blame him and his fellow Democrats almost as much as his Republican opponents for a fiscal mess.

A Reuters/Ipsos online poll released on Wednesday showed 43 percent of people approve of Obama's handling of his job, down 7 percentage points from February 19.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2013polls; bho44; bhojobapproval; lowinfovoters; publicopinion
Looks like Obama miscalculated the direction of the political fallout here. Cold comfort, given that this mediocrity will be with us for the next four years. Still, he is such a self-referencing narcissist I know crap like this gets under his skin.
1 posted on 03/06/2013 4:37:27 AM PST by hcmama
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To: hcmama

How can 43% of the people still give him a favorable rating? It’s just incredible.


2 posted on 03/06/2013 4:41:21 AM PST by Rocky (Obama is pure evil.)
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To: hcmama; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; Gilbo_3; Impy; NFHale; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj; Liz; GOPJ; ...
RE :”Less than two months into his second term, President Barack Obama’s approval rating has dropped and Americans blame him and his fellow Democrats almost as much as his Republican opponents for a fiscal mess.
A Reuters/Ipsos online poll released on Wednesday showed 43 percent of people approve of Obama’s handling of his job, down 7 percentage points from February 19.”

But Obama warned us the sequester would hurt us, he tried and tried to tell us but we just wouldnt listen.
Now the White House tours are shut down. This is hurting kids now.

Raise taxes NOW for the children, and do it for Gabby.

3 posted on 03/06/2013 4:49:03 AM PST by sickoflibs (Losing to Dems and Obama is not a principle! Its just losing.)
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To: Rocky

We are clearly not living int he same country of 20 years ago. On a side note, if you look at the comments section under any Yahoo! article, you wonder how Obama was ever eected in the first place!


4 posted on 03/06/2013 5:03:50 AM PST by hcmama
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To: Rocky
How can 43% of the people still give him a favorable rating? It’s just incredible.

Need I say more?

5 posted on 03/06/2013 5:15:53 AM PST by MuttTheHoople (Pray for Joe Biden- Proverbs 29:9)
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To: Rocky
To his followers, he is their god. They worship the ground the sob spits on and probably pissess on as far as that goes. In fact, in my opinion, as long as Chris Matthews has a mouth, obams will never be sexually frustrated.Even those who claim to be Christians worship him.I know this from experience because I took his name in vain at Church right after the school shooting and one of them overheard me and came unglued.

he only way I can suggest to help you understand omama worship is go to youtube.com and look as some videos of the German people worshiping Hitler in the 1030s Germany.

6 posted on 03/06/2013 5:29:19 AM PST by sport
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To: hcmama

Massive voter fraud and stupid women who bought into the war on women put him over the top.


7 posted on 03/06/2013 5:36:52 AM PST by jersey117
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To: hcmama
. . . blame him and his fellow Democrats almost as much as his Republican opponents . . .

Almost as much? Almost as much???

8 posted on 03/06/2013 5:39:37 AM PST by madprof98
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To: madprof98

Ras has him at 51% approval.


9 posted on 03/06/2013 5:59:02 AM PST by reformedliberal
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To: hcmama

At this point, none of this matters. He won the election. There is no comfort in the fact that he is at 43%. It sure as Hell isn’t going to get him to change course.


10 posted on 03/06/2013 6:11:58 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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CREDIBILITY? WHAT CREDIBILITY? Obama has been forced to face his abysmal failure to break the backs of the working class with more new taxes to pay for his 29 cockamamie federal giveaways. Even after lying, and coercing and haranguing his entire administration into going along w/ the scam to frighten Americans, the soft-ball sequestration cuts have become a reality he has to acknowledge.

THE GOOD NEWS is that the sequester grounded VP Biden’s pricey govt plane. (gloat)

"AF Two is grounded for weekend trips starting Friday," one source said, the pricey military plane Biden uses to travel home, often to play golf at Fieldstone Golf Club, a private club. Biden also occasionally flies Air Force Two to Delaware during the week.

(NOTE: The veep's govt plane has also been spotted frequently in the Caribbean where his (cough) brother has a posh beachfront home).

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Obama winged around the country like Chicken Little----cackling about the sky falling if he did not get another trillion dollars to throw away on 29 new federal fedral giveaways. (Obama's "turkey trot" was intended to increase Dem's midterm chances).

COMMENTATOR CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER OBSERVES---"Obama's alarming move---deliberately making the most painful and socially disruptive cuts possible (putting 2000 imprisoned illegal immigrants on the streets--- hardened criminals plotting crimes against law-abiding Americans). When the Nation was at the fiscal cliff, Obama cunningly split Republicans and got a slew of new taxes.

The sequester scam is intended to break the Repubs on spending..... to make cuts look as painful as possible, and let Republicans come crawling for a “balanced” deal----more back-breaking tax-hikes on the working class). In the past two years, House Republicans stopped cold Obama’s left-liberal agenda. If Obama can break them now, the road is open to resume legislating Obama's expansive, entitlement-state liberalism proclaimed in his 2012 inaugural address.

But Obama cannot win if 'nothing bad really happens' with sequestration. Indeed, he’d look both foolish and cynical for having cried wolf."

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FR POSTED by ColdOne Politico44----Education Secretary Arne Duncan tried Friday to explain his claim that teachers have already been laid off because of sequestration –– all he'd meant to say was that teachers have been warned about layoffs tied to the federal spending cuts.

"Let me be really, really clear about this, we're getting caught in the details here: What I said was that teachers were getting notices. In the district we talked about, 110 teachers have gotten notices," he said during a question-and-answer session at Rolling Terrace Elementary School in Tacoma Park, Md., just outside the District of Columbia.

"Now I think there was a misinterpretation that they're being laid off tomorrow. That's not what I said, that's not what I meant." (Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...

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Duncan's another Susan "Benghazi" Rice---thrown a millstone by the Obama admin to wear on TV talk----to read the lines provided by DNC's Midterm Elections Committee.

One would hope a Cabinet Secy knows federal funding of teachers (firemen and cops) is miniscule---and would have nothing to do with sequestration (/sarc).

11 posted on 03/06/2013 6:12:35 AM PST by Liz
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To: Rocky

No matter how incompetent the punk is he still signs a helluvalotta paychecks.


12 posted on 03/06/2013 6:13:17 AM PST by skeeter
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To: Rocky
How can 43% of the people still give him a favorable rating? It’s just incredible.

Once you understand how folks like Reuters defines people, it becomes perfectly understandable. Hint: we don't count.

13 posted on 03/06/2013 6:14:27 AM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: reformedliberal
Ras has him at 51% approval.

What does it matter? The illegitimate son of a communist whore is in our White House and he'll be there, working to destroy this country, for the next 4 years!

14 posted on 03/06/2013 6:26:15 AM PST by pgkdan ( "Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." ~Thomas Jefferson)
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To: pgkdan

I agree with you, of course, but I felt some perspective was called for. It was still a skittles & unicorn perspective, but then, what isn’t, these days?


15 posted on 03/06/2013 6:35:08 AM PST by reformedliberal
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To: pgkdan

Not 4 years — 3 years and 10 1/2 months.

I’m keeping a daily countdown. There are 1,416 days until Friday, January 20, 2017


16 posted on 03/06/2013 6:35:42 AM PST by WashingtonSource
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To: WashingtonSource
I’m keeping a daily countdown. There are 1,416 days until Friday, January 20, 2017

Hope I can hold out that long. BP has been through the roof ever since the election, have had an angioplasty and stent last month and still no relief on BP. Cardiologist and Nephrologist both working with me to reduce my pressure and no relief. I know it's probably psychological because I just can't stand to watch what's happening to my country. It's eating me up.

17 posted on 03/06/2013 6:44:30 AM PST by pgkdan ( "Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." ~Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Rocky

Yeh its the 43% you need to be terrified of.


18 posted on 03/06/2013 6:44:53 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: sickoflibs

His comments about the “poor Capitol janitors” being out of work had to get modified after it turned out none were laid off. So, he went with claiming they were being seriously harmed by losing their overtime. The Washington Post’s now reporting their overtime averages about six bucks a week.

Monday, Fox sent crews to the airports to shoot those “lines that have increased by fifty percent”, and couldn’t find any.

The sequestration is rapidly reminding me of the old CW song, “How’m I gonna miss you if you never leave”. If he set out to prove that you can cut two percent off the budget and we’ll all still survive, he couldn’t have done it better.


19 posted on 03/06/2013 8:53:49 AM PST by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: hcmama

Nothing a war in Iran won’t overcome. Followed by the Russian nuking of the US and/or a crashed economy. They will be begging for dear readers after a comrade made disaster.


20 posted on 03/06/2013 2:12:52 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: pgkdan

All things come to an end — even the catastrophic reign of Obama. Think of it that way and hold on to see it end. Won’t that be a wonderful day? I plan a whole series of celebrations. Actually, deliverance could come in November 2016 — 3 years and 8 months away, with the elections. And there could be relief even sooner in November 2014 if conservatives have another sweep like 2010. That’s only 1 year and 8 months away.


21 posted on 03/07/2013 12:23:19 PM PST by WashingtonSource
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