Obama approval drops to 43 percent

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scooby slew

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Election bump over, Obama approval drops to 43 percent: Reuters/IPSOS poll
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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.

Most of that steep drop came in the week to February 26 when it was becoming clear that Washington was going to be unable to put aside partisan differences and agree to halt automatic budget cuts which started last Friday.

Confounding the White House's efforts to blame Republicans for the cuts, most respondents in the online survey hold both Democrats and Republicans responsible.

Obama shot out of the gate in January at the start of his second four years in the White House, promising gun control and immigration legislation as well as efforts to tackle climate change and expand gay rights.

But Ipsos pollster Julia Clark said the survey shows Obama's honeymoon is now over, partly due to the "sequestration" cuts which will likely curtail public services like air traffic control and national parks as well as funding for the Pentagon.

Thirty-eight percent of Americans believe all the political actors involved - Republican and Democratic members of Congress along with Obama - deserve most of the blame for the cuts.

Twenty-seven percent think Republicans in Congress are responsible, 17 percent blamed Obama and 6 percent thought Democrats were to blame. Nearly half of independent voters, 49 percent, said both sides deserve the blame.

The fall in Obama's rating was similar to that in the Gallup three-day average tracking poll which shows his approval dropping 7 percentage points from late February to last weekend before recovering slightly.

WHITE HOUSE DEFENSIVE

That survey put the White House on the defensive on Tuesday. Spokesman Jay Carney cautioned that the result should not detract from Obama's efforts to fix thorny tax and spending issues after a convincing election defeat of Republican candidate Mitt Romney last November.

"Before we say anything is clear based on one poll, could we just remember, just think back a few months to the summer and fall of 2012, and understand that we're here focused on the president's agenda, getting the work done that we think is most beneficial to the middle class," he told a briefing.

Obama is now facing questions over whether he and fellow Democrats miscalculated the budget showdown and especially their messaging strategy of making frequent graphic warnings that public services were about to be decimated by cuts.

The strategy seemed aimed at having the public put pressure on Republican lawmakers to cede to White House demands to include tax increases as part of a solution to halt sequestration.

But tax hikes were always going to be a tough sell to Republicans, said William Galston, a Brookings Institution senior fellow who was a domestic policy adviser to President Bill Clinton

"Opposition to taxes is about the only thing holding the current Republican Party together," Galston said. "I can't imagine any Republican leader proposing a new deficit reduction package including tax increases and holding onto his job for very long."

While the budget battle are complex, the Reuters/Ipsos poll showed many Americans are paying attention. The poll found 35 percent of those surveyed are paying a little bit of attention to the fight, 27 percent a fair amount and 9 percent a great deal. More than a quarter, 28 percent, knew nothing at all about it.

In the poll, 1,797 adults were interviewed between March 1-5.

The precision of the Reuters/Ipsos online polls is measured using a credibility interval. In this case, the poll has a credibility interval of plus or minus 2.6 percentage points.
Ralph

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According to Rasmussen Polls, the right leaning pollster with the demonstrated five point Republican bias, as of yesterday Obama had a 51% approval rating (which would make his actual approval rating 56% with the bias added).
scooby slew

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Hey Dumbo, how is that 2014 projected sweep looking now?
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Mar 6, 2013
 
Ralph wrote:
According to Rasmussen Polls, the right leaning pollster with the demonstrated five point Republican bias, as of yesterday Obama had a 51% approval rating (which would make his actual approval rating 56% with the bias added).
true that!
scooby slew

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Mar 6, 2013
 
redeemer wrote:
<quoted text>true that!
This poll is more current. Feel free to post the new Rasmussen poll that will come out in the next few days.
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Mar 6, 2013
 
scooby slew wrote:
<quoted text>This poll is more current. Feel free to post the new Rasmussen poll that will come out in the next few days.
Rasmussen can't even pick his nose right!
but since you're here what was the GOP approval percentage/
just asking hmmm
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Mar 6, 2013
 
scooby slew wrote:
<quoted text>This poll is more current. Feel free to post the new Rasmussen poll that will come out in the next few days.
Today's poll was taken YESTERDAY. Apparently you didn't look at the poll or have problems with reading comprehension.
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Mar 6, 2013
 
scooby slew wrote:
Hey Dumbo, how is that 2014 projected sweep looking now?
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They look great. The Republicans are being blamed for the sequester and any dip in the economy it causes, and the approval rating of Republicans in the House is now down to 9%- no, I'm not missing a digit, 9%!
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Mar 6, 2013
 
Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows that 51% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Obama's job performance. Forty-eight percent (48%) disapprove (see trends).

Results are updated daily at 9:30 a.m. Eastern (sign up for free daily e-mail update).

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_conten...

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So in other words, the Rasmussen poll is newer than your poll.
Ralph

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Mar 6, 2013
 
YOUR poll: In the poll, 1,797 adults were interviewed between March 1-5.

RASMUSSEN Republican biased poll: taken March 5
scooby slew

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Ralph wrote:
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Today's poll was taken YESTERDAY. Apparently you didn't look at the poll or have problems with reading comprehension.
So you claim Rasmussen is biased, but won't take the Reuters poll.

From the Washington Times;

President Obamaís approval rating has taken a hit since the sequester went into effect March 1, tumbling to its lowest level in Gallupís three-day average since his re-election.

The Gallup weekly tracking poll shows Mr. Obama averaging 46 percent for the week ending March 2, down from 51 percent the prior week. The new numbers follow a downward trend for the presidentís job approval over the first two months of his second term since the figure showed a 54 percent high in early January.

His disapproval rating also climbed six points, hitting 46 percent over the weekend, up from 40 percent a week earlier. Another poll, conducted by CBS News and the Wall Street Journal, showed the public almost evenly dividing their blame for the sequester, with 38 percent blaming Republicans and 33 percent blaming Mr. Obama.

Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/inside-po...

Reuters and Gallop polls both show that the public is blaming Obama more and more for the failure to get a sequester deal. The Rasmussen poll you quote? Tracking overall approval rating. 51% approve, 48% disapprove of the job Obama is doing. That margin of disapproval is growing each poll.
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Is this out of 100 Jiggers polled?
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scooby slew wrote:
<quoted text>So you claim Rasmussen is biased, but won't take the Reuters poll.
From the Washington Times;
President Obamaís approval rating has taken a hit since the sequester went into effect March 1, tumbling to its lowest level in Gallupís three-day average since his re-election.
The Gallup weekly tracking poll shows Mr. Obama averaging 46 percent for the week ending March 2, down from 51 percent the prior week. The new numbers follow a downward trend for the presidentís job approval over the first two months of his second term since the figure showed a 54 percent high in early January.
His disapproval rating also climbed six points, hitting 46 percent over the weekend, up from 40 percent a week earlier. Another poll, conducted by CBS News and the Wall Street Journal, showed the public almost evenly dividing their blame for the sequester, with 38 percent blaming Republicans and 33 percent blaming Mr. Obama.
Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/inside-po...
Reuters and Gallop polls both show that the public is blaming Obama more and more for the failure to get a sequester deal. The Rasmussen poll you quote? Tracking overall approval rating. 51% approve, 48% disapprove of the job Obama is doing. That margin of disapproval is growing each poll.
You still believe in right polls? didn't you learn your lesson in november? just ask Rommey,Rove etc etc.
Bigoted Crassus

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CRASSUS wrote:
Is this out of 100 Jiggers polled?
Please ignore the bigoted racist Crassus. He will do or say anything to get attention. Crassus is just an esteem challenged middle school student with sexuality issues thrown in to boot.

Rumor has it that his middle school counselor is helping to get Crassus into much needed therapy.
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Mar 6, 2013
 
Americans realized that Obama was not negotiating in good faith, and wanted the cuts to happen. He is also making the cuts as public and painful as posible.
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Bridgework wrote:
Americans realized that Obama was not negotiating in good faith, and wanted the cuts to happen. He is also making the cuts as public and painful as posible.
Good faith works on both sides!
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Bridgework wrote:
Americans realized that Obama was not negotiating in good faith, and wanted the cuts to happen. He is also making the cuts as public and painful as posible.
Obviously you are reading different polls than I am.
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Mar 6, 2013
 
43% must be from FOX news.

Obama is THE most loved black president ever.

Of course he IS the most hated black president ever.
Ralph

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Ralph wrote:
43% must be from FOX news.
Obama is THE most loved black president ever.
Of course he IS the most hated black president ever.
Bigots like you hate him with a passion.
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Ralph wrote:
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Bigots like you hate him with a passion.
I live with passion.

Life isn't forever.

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