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 Hawaiianluau
Joined: 11/13/2008
Msg: 26
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Yabetcha. (No Sarah does not have a copyright on that word.)
The biggest indication of Obama's upcoming problems aren't where his ratings stand, those have been manipulated every which way, but how consistantly they have fallen. That won't be spinable in the closing months 'fore the holidays.
 laxref41
Joined: 7/20/2008
Msg: 27
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Posted: 9/8/2009 5:58:09 AM
Every president has slipped in the polls... who the heck cares? He's been in office what? 8 months?

if the GOP would only work in a bipartisan fashion we might actually get something done that is in the best interests of the country but, that is not their agenda...

time to leave the GOP theocracy behind and if they don't want to be part of the solution then leave them behind...

the GOP had 20 of the prior 28 years in the presidency and 14 of the prior 16 years with control of the congress... and we've had 7 of 9 supreme court justices put in place by GOP presidents... result... absolute disaster! will the GOP take ANY portion of responsibility... absolutely not... it's always the democrats fault... it's always the unpatriotic liberals... BALONEY.
it's time to leave the GOP behind and move forward for the good of the country.
 laxref41
Joined: 7/20/2008
Msg: 28
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Posted: 9/8/2009 6:05:24 AM
republicans have absolutely no interest in "the best interests of the people"... their only interest is in pushing forward a PROVEN failed agenda...

they accuse the left of socialism but the GOP and republicans follow their talk radio heros like germans followed hitler... while absolutely ignorring facts...

to earlzp... over the past 28 years... i.e. since reagan and trickle down... 3% of total wealth has been transferred from the most poor to the most rich... so when you're looking for those supporting an agenda that builds their own nest egg, you should begin with republicans... it was the greatest and most tragic transfer of wealth in this country's history! The poor didn't get trickle down... they got trickled on.
 laxref41
Joined: 7/20/2008
Msg: 29
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Posted: 9/10/2009 2:55:45 PM
"Many Americans, including me are tired of the crazy spending and shoving of bills quickly down our throats that only put our country more in debt. "

Absolute Facts...
Republicans have held the presidency for 20 of the last 28 years
Republicans have held control of the congress for 14 of the last 16 years
Republicans have held both the presidency AND control of the congress for 6 of the last 8 years...
In the same period, our national debt has gone from under $ 2 trillion to over $ 11 trillion...

I'm just curious to know who you think has been crazy spending and shoving bills down your throat?

Lastly... while many Americans are stupid, the notion that 100% of a group of folks all believe the same way (republican portion of congress) will inevitably be recognized for what it is... politics and not working in the best interess of the country... so polling might be one thing but actual votes in 2010 may be very different... particularly as more and more of the lower class are being mobilized to vote.
 geeleebee
Joined: 5/26/2008
Msg: 30
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Posted: 9/13/2009 2:54:05 PM

And why is 10 million an "enormous" number when they believe the way you do, but 47 million uninsured is a "small" number on the health care threads?


Excellent point.

I wonder how many of those '10 million' have insurance.

I've asked this question before and never received an answer: If you are one of the uninsured, how do you plan to pay for medical expenses, should you incur them?
I you rely on Medicare/Medicaid, how is that different from what is being offered in the various HCR proposals being discussed?

Would you pay the bill yourself, by borrowing money?
Would you ask the government for help?

What would you do?

Obama's approval rating is basically meaningless at this point. This country is in a state of flux, and the numbers will go up and down accordingly.
 geeleebee
Joined: 5/26/2008
Msg: 31
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Posted: 9/13/2009 3:20:20 PM

Tom Castillo says 'our won think its think 100's of thousands".


That doesn't make any sense at all.


Like I said whatever the numbers it was huge enough for those of us NUMEROUS people that have had it with the government;Democrats and Republicans alike.


'Government'? Or just this president.
And so generous to allow him to attempt to govern for eight whole months.
 sd_matt
Joined: 7/9/2006
Msg: 32
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Posted: 9/14/2009 2:50:18 PM
Getting to the truth is easier than you think.

There are people out there that were calling out a warning that our economy could be in for a serious crash, maybe a depression, years before it happened.

You can see the footage of these people on YouTube, Break.com ect.... some of these warnings go from two years before 2007 to almost THIRTY years ago. Keyword search "predicted economic collapse" "foresaw economic collapse" ect ect....

These are the only ones I listen to nowadays when it comes to economics. Until all of you do the same you will continue to get swindled by both the Dems and Reps.

Find the people, I already have. We can compare names.
 EarlzP
Joined: 12/9/2007
Msg: 33
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Posted: 9/15/2009 9:21:16 PM
Good News is that he is not below 50% this week.


Considering the problems President Obama inherited from the past 8 years plus it's amazing that he is at 50% , add to that the lies that have been circulated by many in the republican party and it becomes very clear just how great 50% is, JMHO
 imalwayssmiling
Joined: 7/17/2009
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Posted: 9/22/2009 2:51:27 PM
as its already been shown if the current health plan in this country is not changed it will go bankrupt,who really cares if the health reform gains jobs or not,if its bankrupt what good are the new jobs,its as if your eye is on the wrong shell.

As for 8.5% unemployment rate,you act like everything is written in stone,you act like we are not to take into account that the banks are sitting on their hands still,they still are unpatriotic as hell and not lending,Obama cannot be blamed for wall street and others to do there part when given the money,you act as though these numbers are the fault of Obama,as he said we still have atleast another year of many losing their homes and jobs,we knew that from the start he warned us it would be a slow road,and that's also only if the unpatriotic in this country follow the plan,many cities given the money have chose to un-patriotically go against the country and spend the money on what they wanted to,thus wasting money and rendering the plan harder to achieve,not at all Obamas plan was it,gripe at the town hallers and the bad Mayors and Governors and the GOP and the Banks,it should be they that are tar'd and feathered.This halt in health reform at this point is directly the fault of the GOP,they are doing everything they can to not follow Obamas plan,they drag their feet,they protest and all this time keeps people out of work while Obama has to waste more time on the griping,whining GOP,rather than spending more time on job creation,wake up,Health reform saves money.

We are the only country in the world,and the wealthiest at that,that does not cover all their people,Obamas trying but the GOP is trying darn hard to keep us in the dark ages,and ofcourse people like you,well mainly people like you,after all its Congress that listens to you voters,which is the only reason the GOP makes no sense at all,because they aren't using their own minds or good reasoning,their using your fears to get re-elected.

Its true , many do have their eye on the wrong shell,the right shell is Obamas plans,all you others are just wasting precious time by whining and hindering all the works.
 EarlzP
Joined: 12/9/2007
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Posted: 9/22/2009 8:25:11 PM

Practically everything thing Obama has brought out so far has been a temporary bandage or something that will not even take effect for years from now. Most of his policies have not been doing anything lasting for our country's current economy now.


Let's see he signed

a stimulus bill that should start to help with unemployment within the next year

he signed a bill extending health insurance to 4 million children

he signed a bill to make preditory lending by credit card companies illegal

he signed a bill giving the FDA control over tobacco

in all he has signed 11 bills since taking office


Unless you consider higher taxes a way of helping the unemployed, bankrupt companies and families lose of homes.


What taxes did he raise? please supply a source.

President Obama's rating's are a direct result of distortionist, people who won't let facts get in their way, people who have an agenda and could care less who gets hurt as long as they can defeat any thing that the present administration purposes.
 blackprince
Joined: 11/29/2004
Msg: 36
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Posted: 9/23/2009 1:26:56 AM
Accordiing to other polls, Obama's ratings are holding steady or even higher, so what other polls have you looked at?

Here let me help you out if you dare:

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/other/president_obama_job_approval-1044.html
 laxref41
Joined: 7/20/2008
Msg: 37
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Posted: 9/24/2009 6:48:57 AM
Whenever you're wondering about jobs and the state of the economy, please consider the following:

Absolute Facts...
Republicans have held the presidency for 20 of the last 28 years
Republicans have held control of the congress for 14 of the last 16 years
Republicans have held both the presidency AND control of the congress for 6 of the last 8 years...
In the same period, our national debt has gone from under $ 2 trillion to over $ 11 trillion...
Our banking system collapsed and had to be bailed out by tax payers along with General Motors...
Over the last 28 years, 3% of total wealth has been transferred from the 20% poorest people to the 5% wealthiest...

The Christian conservative right and its McCarthyism took 28 years putting us in this situation... instead of blaming Obama for not fixing it after 9 months... how about thinking about how your votes put us and our children and our children's children in this predicament...
 imalwayssmiling
Joined: 7/17/2009
Msg: 38
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Posted: 9/24/2009 7:14:26 AM

Whenever you're wondering about jobs and the state of the economy, please consider the following:

Absolute Facts...
Republicans have held the presidency for 20 of the last 28 years
Republicans have held control of the congress for 14 of the last 16 years
Republicans have held both the presidency AND control of the congress for 6 of the last 8 years...
In the same period, our national debt has gone from under $ 2 trillion to over $ 11 trillion...
Our banking system collapsed and had to be bailed out by tax payers along with General Motors...
Over the last 28 years, 3% of total wealth has been transferred from the 20% poorest people to the 5% wealthiest...

The Christian conservative right and its McCarthyism took 28 years putting us in this situation... instead of blaming Obama for not fixing it after 9 months... how about thinking about how your votes put us and our children and our children's children in this predicament...
excellent point,all facts,but can't wait to see a conservative spin on what they think that really means,it might even be yet another "hey you liberals always talk about the past when we are addressing Obama"that one kills me,as if they are not connected.Its like a giant wild frat party that went on forever until they destroyed the house,and the partying people partied so long they lost there jobs,yet instead of blaming those that were the partying people at the party for the mess and havoc,they are blaming the man cleaning it up,saying he's not fast enough and not doing a good enough job,he's costing us money.

Its as if these short sighted people are actually blaming Obama for trying to fix everything that the GOP wore out,or broke,or mismanaged,or simply abused.Sure blame wall street for some of this but after all the government should have had regulations in place,its not like they didn't know about usery laws with the credit cards and high risk investments,or what was going on in Freddie mac and Fannie May way before the crash happened.Bush had his shot at alternative energy and did little,he even denied global warming longer than almost any other country out there,he had his shot at energy regulations and changes,sure blame medicine also,but hey,government could have cracked down at anytime about the medicare frauds,accounting for tens of billions in fraud each year,but they did nothing.

Its as if some are drinking some far our mind bending KoolAid or something to say this has anything to do with Obama.Sure people are afraid of government being more involved,thats solely because the GOP has abused so much for so many years that everyone is afraid of government,as if Obama is anything at all like them,as if they are all cut from the same cloth.
 cpfstock
Joined: 11/7/2005
Msg: 39
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Posted: 9/24/2009 9:24:13 AM
excellent post laxref41. all pointing to the fact that we should stop electing republicans (democrats too) and elect true fisical conservatives to not only the White House, but congress as well.
the only thing seperating the two parties from each other is their degree of stupidity.
 imalwayssmiling
Joined: 7/17/2009
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Posted: 9/24/2009 6:33:33 PM

and elect true fisical conservatives to not only the White House, but congress as well.
God help us if that happened !
 cpfstock
Joined: 11/7/2005
Msg: 41
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Posted: 9/26/2009 11:51:33 AM
Ok, back to the topic of OP which is Obama's approval ratings. I would advise all of you who cite polls to support your position on this or any subject to go behind the headline number(s) and dig into the construction of poll questions and the demographics of the responders. Currently I find most polls on this subject especially those conducted on behalf of networks have a tendency to oversample democrats which is pruely accidental I'm sure.
 laxref41
Joined: 7/20/2008
Msg: 42
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Posted: 10/1/2009 7:40:17 PM
"I wish he would focus more on the Economy instead of Healthcare."

In my opinion, there is nothing the U.S. government can do to quickly turn an economy... particularly one which has dug itself into an $ 11 trillion credit card hole.
Also, the changing of the health insurance system will have very positive, long term ramifications on the economy.
 wisguyingb
Joined: 1/5/2008
Msg: 43
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Posted: 10/3/2009 7:49:04 AM
I was just a little kid when President Carter and Regan were in power. Anyways, so how much blame did then current President Regan place on the former President Carter when it came to the economy and unemployment?....
 geeleebee
Joined: 5/26/2008
Msg: 44
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Posted: 10/3/2009 7:58:29 AM

Americans are in an absolute PANIC about all this federal spending...


I'm an American.
I am not 'in a panic' about the Federal spending.
But then, I do have a basic understanding of what the situation is, and what the Federal Government is going to have to do to try to rectify it.

I guess if one doesn't have that basic knowledge, then one will tend to run around yelling about the sky falling...
 imalwayssmiling
Joined: 7/17/2009
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Posted: 10/3/2009 1:31:19 PM
I think Obama has no interest in ratings,he even said so,so I highly doubt if when he tries to go sell America as the place to host the Olympics that he ponders,"God,I hope this is good for my ratings".I think only those of you that dislike Obama, are on the daily poll numbers.As he stated repeatedly, as he campaigned for all these changes that he is currently working on ,he understands these changes are why people voted for his vision and not McCains and that he would be letting down the people that voted for him if he changed course from his campaign,so basically all that were against him in the campaign still are,and that the polls only mean something to you and mean nothing to us that support him.

As for me,am I supposed to regret that my American President tried to sell the Olympics being held in America,some of you act like that was a waste of taxpayers money so in my thinking that's a very odd way at looking at this,perhaps you think its better to not push America,that some how the tens of thousands that would have gained work and profits from either the construction of the Olympics or the vendors and hotels,car rental companies that would profit during the event was a bad thing for the President to waste taxpayers money on to sell this plan to the Olympic committee.

Imagine that,an American president trying to sell America as the number one choice.I swear you haters will gripe at absolutely everything Obama does,irregardless ! now your complaining that he is trying to create jobs that come with hosting the Olympics.Oh you might not see it that way,but that's what you are doing ! you just have to much hate to see it.
 laxref41
Joined: 7/20/2008
Msg: 46
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Posted: 10/4/2009 6:59:19 AM
"free spending socialist policies"

Please define which policies you feel are socialist and how much is already being spent on them...

As for free spending, please take a look at the federal deficits from 1981 to present... and then please rationalize it...
 Ready4SomethingFun
Joined: 3/17/2008
Msg: 47
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Posted: 10/4/2009 8:46:17 PM

Enjoy, might explain some of Obama's ratings
http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/clips/obama-address/1163263/


Ouch, I bet that one hurt. Pretty hilarious though. The truth CAN be funny sometimes.
 imalwayssmiling
Joined: 7/17/2009
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Posted: 10/4/2009 9:29:01 PM
How stupid was that,he has been ,and still is working on everyone of those things mentioned ,whereas the parody tries to make it sound as if its all finished business,as if he gave up.Its sad when SNL is a kind of proof of why he has bad ratings,it would be nice if facts could be used instead of parody.Its yet another time when your rebutted after the remarks you and others made about the Olympics bid failure (as you saw it)and you ignore that rebuttal,because it makes your remarks look petty and it puts your view , as if you,missed the point of that he was selling American and attempting at creating jobs,thousands of jobs and many industries would have contributed had the Olympics been here and yet you couldn't get past the expense of the flight he made and that he wasted precious time,yet still,I can't help think,judging by your past points ,that if he had been successful you would have knocked that also,so whats next,Rush Limbaugh is the proof you need,or maybe Mad TV? Have they done a Saturday morning cartoon on this yet ? let us know !
 Ready4SomethingFun
Joined: 3/17/2008
Msg: 49
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Posted: 10/4/2009 9:45:49 PM
I see you aren't smiling about this one. Remember how all the dems were running around praising Tina Fey and the show about on the mark they were? Now Obama gets little jab, and here comes the typical move to discredit them now the shoe is on the other foot. When will the boycotts & protests begin?

The real truth:dems can dish it out, but they sure can't take it.


Face the facts, you guy hasn't finished much of what he started and what he has finished has been a disaster. I drove by a huge metal sign today that proclaimed:

This project is being funded by the American Community Reinvestment Act. What followed? Absolutely nothing. No cones, no visible signs of anything being done whatsoever. Same old pothole filled strech of road. I looked over at my 15 year old son and said--I don't think anything has even been started yet. He grinned and said, somebody put the sign up!
 EarlzP
Joined: 12/9/2007
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Posted: 10/5/2009 4:01:58 AM

I have to admit Bush was the easiest since Bush was just so out of it...


Was interesting to find out that Papa Bush's ratings were higher than Obama's in his first year....Hmmmmmm

No I'm not talking GW because I think it would be unfair to compare his ratings for a few months with Obama due to 9/11. But just prior to 9/11 GW was higher than Obama in his first 8 month polls.


Neither ex-president was faced with an economy that was in the tank and even worst hard to deal with all of the distortions being generated by the opposite party

After the 2010 elections things should get better when the party of NO is no more.
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