Obama 36% Approval In Minnesota Ha!

Obama 36% Approval In Minnesota Ha!

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“Zuzu's Petals”

Since: Sep 10

Bedford Falls

#1 Apr 15, 2014
KSTP/SurveyUSA: Approval Ratings Might Challenge Democrats

Updated: 04/14/2014 2:07 PM
Created: 04/13/2014 10:51 PM KSTP.com
By: Leslie Dyste

Two of Minnesota's leading Democrats running for re-election in 2014 could find their relatively low approval ratings to be a challenge.

Governor Mark Dayton and Senator Al Franken also might not be able to count on much help from President Obama because his approval rating is much lower.

According to our KSTP/SurveyUSA poll, Obama's approval rating is just 36 percent in Minnesota, with 54 percent disapproving and 10 percent not sure. That's down from a 55 percent approval rating in Sept. 2009.

By comparison, Dayton and Franken have higher approval ratings, but both are below the key 50 percent threshold often seen as key to a strong re-election bid.

Dayton's approval rating among Minnesotans is 49 percent, with 40 percent disapproving and 12 percent not sure. He has the support of 76 percent of Democrats, 44 percent if independents and 27 percent of Republicans.

Franken's approval rating near the end of his first term in the U.S. Senate is 46 percent. Another 42 percent disapprove and 13 percent are not sure. Franken has approval of 72 percent of Democrats and 22 percent of Republicans. His most worrisome numbers might be his 46 percent disapproval among independents versus 41 percent who approve.

Larry Jacobs of the U of M's Humphrey Institute says neither Franken or Dayton can count on help from President Obama. "The approval rating that Barack Obama now has in Minnesota are possibly fatal for a number of Democrats running for re-election," he said.

Jacobs says Dayton and Franken might be helped by the fact Republicans haven't rallied around candidates to face them. The GOP candidates might also face bruising endorsement battles.

This KSTP/SurveyUSA poll included 35 percent of registered voters who identified themselves as independents, 33 percent as Democrats and 26 percent as Republicans. The survey of 600 Minnesotans statewide was conducted April 4 through April 7.

“Zuzu's Petals”

Since: Sep 10

Bedford Falls

#2 Apr 15, 2014
Portion of article:

WSJ/NBC News Poll: Obama's Approval Rating Hits New Low
Marks Could Be Hurdle for Democrats in November Amid Broad Dissatisfaction

By
Patrick O'Connor
March 12, 2014 12:01 a.m. ET

President Barack Obama is struggling to overcome widespread pessimism about the economy and deep frustration with Washington, notching the lowest job-approval ratings of his presidency in a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll.

The results suggest Mr. Obama could weigh on fellow Democrats in midterm elections this fall, particularly in the conservative states that will play a large role in deciding whether his party retains its Senate majority.

Mr. Obama's job approval ticked down to 41% in March from 43% in January, marking a new low. Some 54% disapproved of the job he is doing, matching a previous high from December, when the botched rollout of his signature health law played prominently in the news. The latest survey also showed the lowest-ever approval in Journal/NBC polling for Mr. Obama's handling of foreign policy.

(See five takeaways from Obama's approval rating.)

Still, the GOP leads slightly when the public is asked which party should control Congress.

"The president is being taken off the field as a Democratic positive," Mr. McInturff said. "These numbers would suggest that, beyond his behind-the-scenes fundraising, it's hard to imagine the president on the road and hard to imagine where he would campaign."

For Democrats, agreed Mr. Yang, "the wind is in our faces."

Americans surveyed in the poll said they were less inclined to support a candidate if the person had been endorsed by Mr. Obama or was a "solid supporter" of his administration. Approval of Mr. Obama is particularly weak in the South and Midwest, regions where Democrats could have a tough time defending Senate seats.

Mr. Obama's weakening position is due in part to slippage within his own party. The poll tallied his highest-ever disapproval rating from fellow Democrats, at 20%, a cause for concern for the party heading into midterm elections that often are defined by which side turns out its base. In particular, Mr. Obama's support is softening among blacks, Hispanics and women.

“Zuzu's Petals”

Since: Sep 10

Bedford Falls

#3 Apr 15, 2014
I thought this was rather funny!

Mr. Obama's weakening position is due in part to slippage within his own party. The poll tallied his highest-ever disapproval rating from fellow Democrats, at 20%, a cause for concern for the party heading into midterm elections that often are defined by which side turns out its base. In particular, Mr. Obama's support is softening among blacks, Hispanics and women.

“Zuzu's Petals”

Since: Sep 10

Bedford Falls

#4 Apr 15, 2014
In fact, according to a new Gallup survey of 178,000 U.S. adults over the course of 2013, only in 11 states did Obama receive approval ratings above 50 percent last year.
Barack Obama: These are the States That Disapprove of ...
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They cannot kill a Spook

Toledo, OH

#5 Apr 15, 2014
I am surprised that anyone approves of him. Normal folks shoukd hate his tax aka fee increases, healthcare destruction and actions taken to turn this nation into a pro homosexual turd world cesspool. Communists should hate him because he has not yet completely destroyed the economy and queers should hate him because he still has a semi shaved ape as a beard.

“Zuzu's Petals”

Since: Sep 10

Bedford Falls

#6 Apr 15, 2014
They cannot kill a Spook wrote:
I am surprised that anyone approves of him. Normal folks shoukd hate his tax aka fee increases, healthcare destruction and actions taken to turn this nation into a pro homosexual turd world cesspool. Communists should hate him because he has not yet completely destroyed the economy and queers should hate him because he still has a semi shaved ape as a beard.
Agree 100%, they have rocks in their heads!
Dead Stripper Crashley

Garden City, MI

#7 Apr 15, 2014
Mark Dayton is a trust fund baby (Target).

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