Economy Improving, along with Obama's Approval rating !

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Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#1 May 21, 2013
Political coverage over the last week has focused on a series of stories that reflect negatively on the executive branch — but President Obama’s approval ratings have held steady. As of Monday, Mr. Obama’s Gallup approval rating was 49 percent — the same as it was, on average, in April. Mr. Obama’s Rasmussen Reports approval rating was 48 percent, not much changed from an average of 50 percent in April. Mr. Obama’s approval rating in a CNN poll published on Sunday was 53 percent, little different from 51 percent in their April survey. And in a Washington Post-ABC News poll, Mr. Obama’s approval rating was 51 percent, essentially unchanged from 50 percent in April.

There are a lot of theories as to why Mr. Obama’s approval ratings have been unchanged in the wake of these controversies, which some news accounts and many of Mr. Obama’s opponents are describing as scandals. But these analyses may proceed from the wrong premise if they assume that the stories have had no impact. It could be that the controversies are, in fact, putting some downward pressure on Mr. Obama’s approval ratings — but that the losses are offset by improved voter attitudes about the economy.

I first put forth this hypothesis on Sunday, but Jon Cohen and Dan Balz of The Washington Post have advanced some tangible evidence on its behalf. In the latest Washington Post survey, Mr. Obama’s approval rating on the economy is 48 percent — up from 44 percent in April. This follows a series of surveys showing that consumer confidence is at or near its highest point since Mr. Obama took office. The economic mood may have been lifted by two highly visible indicators — record-breaking stock prices and rebounding housing prices — along with a series of improved jobs reports.
fun

Saint Paul, MN

#2 May 21, 2013
Tuesday, May 21, 2013

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows that 47% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Obama's job performance. Fifty-two percent (52%) now disapprove.

Today’s figures include 26% who Strongly Approve of the way Obama is performing as president and 40% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -14 (see trends).

This is only the third day in the past six months that Strong Disapproval of the president has reached 40%. The other two days were May 2 and 3.
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#3 May 21, 2013
Rasmussen ?? Didn't you learn ANYTHING, from the ELECTION ??

What a moron !

LMAOROFU~!
fun

Minneapolis, MN

#4 May 22, 2013
oopsie..

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows that 46% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Obama's job performance. Fifty-three percent (53%) now disapprove.

Today’s figures include 24% who Strongly Approve of the way Obama is performing as president and 41% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -17 (see trends). This is the worst approval index since September 26, 2012.

This is the second day in a row - but only the fourth day in the past six months - that Strong Disapproval of the president has reached 40%. The other two days were May 2 and 3.

Eighty-one percent (81%) of Democrats approve of the job the president is doing, while 87% of Republicans disapprove. Among voters not affiliated with either major party, 38% approve, 61% disapprove.
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#6 May 22, 2013
Rasmussen ?? Didn't you learn ANYTHING, from the ELECTION ??

What a moron !

LMAOROFU~!

“The one and only Smart Liberal”

Since: Aug 12

Former MN Tax Payer

#7 May 22, 2013
There are 2,000 soon to be former Medtronic employees that say the economy sucks.

With the employment participation rate the lowest in the past 30 years, there are a lot of people that say the economy sucks.

However, fake Seattle posters and penny stock specialists, who get paid a nickle each time they post something on Topix, think the economy is wonderful.
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#8 May 22, 2013
The WORLDWIDE economy ??? LMAOROFU~!

Try another thread, COWARDLY child......

Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#9 May 22, 2013
The only folks getting paid a nickle a "post" are your 4 daughters, coward. LMAOROTFU~!

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