Rasmussen “passion index” down to -8

posted at 2:22 pm on July 9, 2009 by Ed Morrissey

Yesterday, we noted that the Rasmussen “passion index” dropped two points when their survey took place completely after June’s unemployment numbers.  Normally I would not revisit a rolling poll the very next day, but the survey has shown an even greater change than yesterday’s.  The difference between strongly approving and strongly disapproving of Barack Obama’s job performance slipped three points overnight, bringing it to -8 and showing an accelerating decline in Obama’s overall support:

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Thursday shows that 30% of the nation’s voters now Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Thirty-eight percent (38%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of –8. The President’s Approval Index rating has fallen six points since release of a disappointing jobs report last week (see trends).

Thirty-nine percent (39%) now give the President good or excellent marks for handling the economy while 43% say he is doing a poor job. Those are by far his lowest ratings yet on the economy …

Overall, 51% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the President’s performance so far. Forty-eight percent (48%) now disapprove.

That’s now within the margin of error, showing a virtual dead heat on Obama for the first time ever.  The decline has been rapid since the July 2nd announcement of the unemployment numbers, as their graph shows:

If anyone wanted to know when Barack Obama began to own the recession, it seems to have been July 2nd, 2009.  Four months after getting almost $800 billion in “stimulus” funds, millions have lost their jobs, and Obama keeps piling up the debt.  The erosion can be seen in Obama’s approval numbers on the economy, where he has also sunk below 0 in the overall differential.

Scott Rasmussen says this is less about Obama personally and more an indication how his presidency rides on the economy:

However, the real message in these numbers has less to do with politics and more to do with the fact that this President’s fate will be determined by the economy. … So, when you’re thinking about the potential impact on the 2010 elections, the key question is what will the economy be like next year at this time. If the economy recovers, jobs are being created, and GM is doing well, the President’s numbers will be up. If the economy is still struggling, unemployment is high, and GM is seeking more bailout money, then the President and his party will have a difficult fall.

More and more, the numbers reflect the fact that people don’t believe that the economy will get better or that jobs will recover — and that pessimism directly conflicts with Obama’s promises of recovery.  If it doesn’t get better fast, people will conclude that Obama is an economic charlatan, and that will doom the Democrats in 2010.


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Barry: Where’s the love from my sheeple?

VibrioCocci on July 9, 2009 at 2:24 PM

OUCH! That’s going to leave a mark!

crash72 on July 9, 2009 at 2:25 PM

Don’t underestimate this guy ability to talk himself out of these low poll numbers and out sides ability to shoot ourselves in the foot

ChunkyLover on July 9, 2009 at 2:26 PM

It won’t go any lower.

30% will strongly approve of him no matter what he does.

cntrlfrk on July 9, 2009 at 2:27 PM

Anyone for another glass of Kool Aid..Oh Ya!

Jeff from WI on July 9, 2009 at 2:28 PM

In the words of Tom Petty:

“Freeeeee! Free fallin!”

Vic on July 9, 2009 at 2:28 PM

Thirty-nine percent (39%) now give the President good or excellent marks for handling the economy

who are these people…..seriously!

cmsinaz on July 9, 2009 at 2:29 PM

African-American unemployment very very high. Will Obama still be first black PRes. when this is all over?

JiangxiDad on July 9, 2009 at 2:29 PM

“How low can it go?” To infinity and beyond!!!

O/T but who believes HRC will resign as SOS and oppose BHO in 2012?

She won’t stay on a sinking ship.

Oink on July 9, 2009 at 2:29 PM

If it doesn’t get better fast, people will conclude that Obama is an economic charlatan, and that will doom the Democrats in 2010.

I wonder why the NEA squawks about the importance of music education and self esteem instead of teaching economics. Hmmmm????

Laura in Maryland on July 9, 2009 at 2:29 PM

I know one thing- if Obama keeps making speeches on Global Warming and what we must do now like he did at the G-8 he’s going to free fall with anyone who is not a true believer.
That speech “brought the crazy’ as the kids say.

jjshaka on July 9, 2009 at 2:30 PM

is it time to blame bush again for all his woes /sarc

cmsinaz on July 9, 2009 at 2:30 PM

Rasmussen needs to add another category beyond “Strongly Disapprove” … something like “Is Trying To Actively Harm The US” or “Is A Traitor” and weight it double.

progressoverpeace on July 9, 2009 at 2:30 PM

Thirty-nine percent (39%) now give the President good or excellent marks for handling the economy
who are these people…..seriously!

cmsinaz on July 9, 2009 at 2:29

Friends, family and paid staffers. (h/t McCain from the campaign).

Oink on July 9, 2009 at 2:30 PM

Thirty-nine percent (39%) now give the President good or excellent marks for handling the economy

who are these people…..seriously!

They are the type that would say either his african american and then can do no wrong or lets give him kudos for trying.

ChunkyLover on July 9, 2009 at 2:31 PM

Any speculation on who the next strawman will be?

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on July 9, 2009 at 2:31 PM

The honeymoon is definitely over. So you know what means: get ready for the media’s full court press in defense of their hero. Things are about to get really funny.

Go RBNY on July 9, 2009 at 2:31 PM

The majority of blacks will never admit to abandoning Obama.
The hardcore liberals will never abandon one of their own.

I don’t think that adds up to 30%, but I don’t see it going too much lower.

On the other hand, these numbers also show congressional Democrats that they cannot count on Obama’s popularity to protect them from unpopular votes.

MarkTheGreat on July 9, 2009 at 2:31 PM

O/T but who believes HRC will resign as SOS and oppose BHO in 2012?

She won’t stay on a sinking ship.

Oink on July 9, 2009 at 2:29 PM

I don’t think so. If Shrillary had any brains, she never would have accepted the SecState position. It was a lose-lose for her.

progressoverpeace on July 9, 2009 at 2:32 PM

It’s the jobs, stupid.

aero on July 9, 2009 at 2:32 PM

As I’ve said in the last weeks, the next bubble to pop will be Obama’s popularity.

It’s happening now. And he’s not getting back to 60, or holding 50, or even 40 with 10% unemployment and rising.

He’s heading for George W. Bush levels of disapproval, and his only “hope” would be to “change” everything he’s stood for or wants to do. Which means scrapping the porkulus, ditching cap and tax, lowering taxes, and forgetting government health care.

Bill Clinton in 1995 was a smart enough politician to make a similar reversal of course, even signing welfare reform into law. Obama lacks Clinton’s experience and instincts to pull that off, and besides, he’s a leftist ideologue.

wildcat84 on July 9, 2009 at 2:32 PM

people need to realize oboobi’s screw’in up more then just the economy, our whole way of life is at risk…

SHARPTOOTH on July 9, 2009 at 2:32 PM

White House to give economic news through new spokesperson, the lovable Barney.

I love you…you love me..I’ll report the e con o mee

Jeff from WI on July 9, 2009 at 2:32 PM

She won’t stay on a sinking ship.

Oink on July 9, 2009 at 2:29 PM

Yep. She’ll follow the other rats in the administration.

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on July 9, 2009 at 2:32 PM

Don’t underestimate this guy ability to talk himself out of these low poll numbers and out sides ability to shoot ourselves in the foot

ChunkyLover on July 9, 2009 at 2:26 PM

Agreed. Rush Limbaugh is due to say something extremely stupid any day now. Just the distraction Obama and the media need.

Go RBNY on July 9, 2009 at 2:32 PM

How long will it go?

For a long time because the world is heading toward a depression. Obama is the next Hoover.

jdun on July 9, 2009 at 2:33 PM

“plummeting approval rating”

Harpoon on July 9, 2009 at 2:33 PM

Will Obama still be first black PRes. when this is all over?

JiangxiDad on July 9, 2009 at 2:29 PM

I’m predicting about September is when the media suddenly remembers that the filthy liar in the White House is multi-racial and not black. The hidden subtext will be that it was the connections to his white roots that prevented him from making the bold decisions that would have turned the economy around.

highhopes on July 9, 2009 at 2:33 PM

I don’t think so. If Shrillary had any brains, she never would have accepted the SecState position. It was a lose-lose for her.

progressoverpeace on July 9, 2009 at 2:32 PM

True. But Bill keeps grudges.

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on July 9, 2009 at 2:33 PM

“How low can it go?” To infinity and beyond!!!

O/T but who believes HRC will resign as SOS and oppose BHO in 2012?

She won’t stay on a sinking ship.

Oink on July 9, 2009 at 2:29 PM

Her entire machine now belongs to Barry. Unless the entire Democrat party recruits her (including Aholerod and Twinkletoes), she can’t do it.

Laura in Maryland on July 9, 2009 at 2:34 PM

who are these people…..seriously!

cmsinaz on July 9, 2009 at 2:29 PM

Complexion changers?

BobMbx on July 9, 2009 at 2:34 PM

I’m betting he will outpace Unemployement VERY SOON!

PappaMac on July 9, 2009 at 2:34 PM

Well, if destroying jobs, incentives to work hard and taxing productive people to death is the way to build an economy, the Democrats should be on their way to dominating this country for a generation.

Otherwise, Democrats will be in the crapper come 2010.

NoDonkey on July 9, 2009 at 2:34 PM

Go RBNY on July 9, 2009 at 2:32 PM

Unlike most people here Rush Limbaugh understand how to, you know fight instead of whining.

jdun on July 9, 2009 at 2:35 PM

Any speculation on who the next strawman will be?

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on July 9, 2009 at 2:31 PM

“We could not have predicted that so many red states would refuse the stimulus money. As a result, unemployment numbers will continue to increase until these Republican governors do the right thing.”

-Barack Obama

VibrioCocci on July 9, 2009 at 2:35 PM

Obama is the next Hoover Benedict Arnold.

jdun on July 9, 2009 at 2:33 PM

There you go .. although, by the time The Precedent is finished, Benedict Arnold might look like a patriot, by comparison. Benedict Arnold was more passive in his treason, whereas The Precedent is working as hard as he possibly can to make sure the whole US is killed.

progressoverpeace on July 9, 2009 at 2:36 PM

Any speculation on who the next strawman will be?

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on July 9, 2009 at 2:31 PM

Not sure about strawman, but here’s what I think might be coming. We are going to have a permanently large # of people unemployed, and disproportionally minority. I suspect there will be PERMANENT unemployment/healthcare/foodstamps/jobtraining that will come from the remaining taxpayers in the form of a targeted special second stimulus. I believe these people will be recruited into his service corp, and be permanently on the dole. Many many people will willingly and actively try to get onto this new welfare program. That will get Obama re-elected regardless of who’s working.

JiangxiDad on July 9, 2009 at 2:36 PM

So, is Michelle NOT proud of America again?

Jeff from WI on July 9, 2009 at 2:36 PM

Obama will look back at these numbers soon as “the good ole days”

faraway on July 9, 2009 at 2:36 PM

This is what happens when you attack businesses, rich folks, poor folks, and everyone in between. Obama’s too stupid to even play class warfare right. He’s pissing everyone off.

He will not recover because businesses and investors will not invest while he’s in office. He can do a 180 on eveything he said and business leaders will still not play.

The only thing that will make jobs go up and investment go up is for Obama to pull a Clinton and move to the center on everything. Stop Cap and trade. Stop healthcare. Lower taxes and make money off capital gains.

But Obama is a.) arrogant and b.) too willing to risk it all in favor of getting the liberal holy grails put through. He’ll keep pushing, regardless of polls and economic numbers. And at some point, he’ll know he’s not going to get reelected and then you’ll see some seriously nasty crap start coming out of the White House.

Thunderstorm129 on July 9, 2009 at 2:37 PM

Wake me when he’s below 50% and it’s 2011.

Robert_Paulson on July 9, 2009 at 2:37 PM

Agreed. Rush Limbaugh is due to say something extremely stupid any day now. Just the distraction Obama and the media need.

Go RBNY on July 9, 2009 at 2:32 PM

Where did this person come from?

BigD on July 9, 2009 at 2:37 PM

True. But Bill keeps grudges.

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on July 9, 2009 at 2:33 PM

Who do you think advised her to take the SecState position :)

progressoverpeace on July 9, 2009 at 2:37 PM

Don’t underestimate this guy ability to talk himself out of these low poll numbers and out sides ability to shoot ourselves in the foot

ChunkyLover on July 9, 2009 at 2:26 PM

Obama thought he could talk foreign countries into being nice to us now that The One is President. How has that worked out so far?

I think Obama is so petulant he thinks he can talk ANYONE into anything. It’s going to be fun watching his ego break down when his approval is in the 30′s and he loses at least his majority in the house…

wildcat84 on July 9, 2009 at 2:37 PM

Rasmussen has him at 51 percent approval? This can’t be accurate, DailyKos has him at 63 percent approval, Gallup at around 56 percent.

Time for another prime time big speech just in case.

El_Terrible on July 9, 2009 at 2:37 PM

Expect to see a media blitz where he tries to say Bush screwed up the economy much worse than anyone thought, and it’s going to take time to straighten it out.

Of course, only idiots will buy that. Expect his approval ratings to go up about 8%.

tom on July 9, 2009 at 2:37 PM

Come out, come out wherever you are Trolls and please explain these numbers to us.

I’m all ears.

Knucklehead on July 9, 2009 at 2:37 PM

Her entire machine now belongs to Barry. Unless the entire Democrat party recruits her (including Aholerod and Twinkletoes), she can’t do it.

Laura in Maryland on July 9, 2009 at 2:34 PM

Laura assumes all the Clinton cronies currently in the Administration are no longer loyal to the Clintons. I suggest they are.

Is there a better way to bring down an incumbent president in a primary than by sabotaging his policys?

BobMbx on July 9, 2009 at 2:38 PM

The irony is that this may be his high mark from now on…if he gives up missile defense he will be skewered.
Next thing heard on the street?

Black? No he is more white then black…

right2bright on July 9, 2009 at 2:38 PM

I wonder why the NEA squawks about the importance of music education and self esteem instead of teaching economics. Hmmmm????

Laura in Maryland on July 9, 2009 at 2:29 PM

But the problem is that schools don’t choose either. Instead, they opt for cultural diversity and community organizing nonsense. At least with music, we’d be promoting
creativity over initiatives that channel Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Stuart Smalley, and Jeremiah Wright.

BuckeyeSam on July 9, 2009 at 2:38 PM

I am so glad, though, that we didn’t vote for that illiterate Palin.

faraway on July 9, 2009 at 2:38 PM

More and more, the numbers reflect the fact that people don’t believe that the economy will get better or that jobs will recover — and that pessimism directly conflicts with Obama’s promises of recovery. If it doesn’t get better fast, people will conclude that Obama is an economic charlatan, and that will doom the Democrats in 2010.

Ed, that’s the sweetest sounding analysis you’ve posted in months. Bless you. More, please.

Loxodonta on July 9, 2009 at 2:39 PM

VibrioCocci on July 9, 2009 at 2:35 PM

Wow. You are good, Vibrio. Don’t be surprised if the Washington junta calls you up to help with their strategizing.

progressoverpeace on July 9, 2009 at 2:39 PM

Don’t underestimate this guy ability to talk himself out of these low poll numbers and out sides ability to shoot ourselves in the foot

ChunkyLover on July 9, 2009 at 2:26 PM

You could be right about some Republican doing something stupid but I’ve never seen this “articulate” speaker that the media fawns over. From the beginning Obama has always struck me as inarticulate and, frankly, more than a little backwards mentally. When it comes to making excuses Obama is a one trick pony and that trick is getting old. He never takes accountability for the way his administration is destroying America. He just comes up with one liners like “I won” and refuses to get into details. It worked when the love fest was going on but will not work if people are angry, unemployed, and looking for more out of their POTUS than bumper sticker slogans and unadulterated arrogance.

I’m just extremely happy the GOP made this all Obama and the Democrats responsibility.

highhopes on July 9, 2009 at 2:39 PM

Numbers sagging? Time for another beach pectoral pictorial!

ROCnPhilly on July 9, 2009 at 2:39 PM

The fact that we have millions of stupid citizens that actually think this joker is doing a good job is disgusting at best.

They must be public trough sloppers. Thanks to Obama, we now have millions more of them.

saiga on July 9, 2009 at 2:39 PM

Can you imagine how low the poll numbers would be if he didn’t have all but FOX news painting a pretty picture on everything he does?

Daggett on July 9, 2009 at 2:40 PM

“How low can it go?”

Really really low. I’m betting he’ll be -20 by Laborless Day.

Dusty on July 9, 2009 at 2:40 PM

“It’s the economy, stupid !”

RUReadingthis on July 9, 2009 at 2:40 PM

The numbers are falling quickly but it means nothing if the GOP doesn’t start talking about actual policy alternatives.

myrenovations on July 9, 2009 at 2:41 PM

I believe these people will be recruited into his service corp, and be permanently on the dole. Many many people will willingly and actively try to get onto this new welfare program. That will get Obama re-elected regardless of who’s working.

JiangxiDad on July 9, 2009 at 2:36 PM

Obama’s CCC? What it called the OOO? (Obama Office of Obfuscation)

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on July 9, 2009 at 2:41 PM

VibrioCocci on July 9, 2009 at 2:35 PM
JiangxiDad on July 9, 2009 at 2:36 PM

Oh gawd I feel like I’ve been punched in the gut after reading your predictions. I think you are both spot on.

Brat on July 9, 2009 at 2:41 PM

I wonder why the NEA squawks about the importance of music education and self esteem instead of teaching economics. Hmmmm????

Laura in Maryland on July 9, 2009 at 2:29 PM

Oh, that’s not fair. Music is hard — math, dexterity, etc.

BigD on July 9, 2009 at 2:41 PM

BigD on July 9, 2009 at 2:37 PM

From under the bridge. Don’t say anything. It’ll go back under the bridge in a second.

PappaMac on July 9, 2009 at 2:41 PM

“We could not have predicted that so many red states would refuse the stimulus money. As a result, unemployment numbers will continue to increase until these Republican governors do the right thing.”

-Barack Obama

VibrioCocci on July 9, 2009 at 2:35 PM

Tru dat, playa. But they won’t be able to use that argument in my state of Indiana. Governor Daniels has been Teh Awesome. He’d make a great POTUS candidate.

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on July 9, 2009 at 2:43 PM

The majority of blacks will never admit to abandoning Obama.
The hardcore liberals will never abandon one of their own.

I don’t think that adds up to 30%, but I don’t see it going too much lower.

On the other hand, these numbers also show congressional Democrats that they cannot count on Obama’s popularity to protect them from unpopular votes.

MarkTheGreat on July 9, 2009 at 2:31 PM

I agree regarding the strong approvals. I bet is stays at 30%. White liberals and blacks have too much invested in Obama. Where he can still decline is in the numbers of those going from mild approval to mild disapproval or to strong disapproval. Plenty of room there. And given where Obama is driving us, I can see those numbers going more negative.

BuckeyeSam on July 9, 2009 at 2:44 PM

From under the bridge. Don’t say anything. It’ll go back under the bridge in a second.

PappaMac on July 9, 2009 at 2:41 PM

Yes, I’m not a ditto-head, so obviously I’m not a “real” conservative.

Wake up and realize he does our party more than good.

Go RBNY on July 9, 2009 at 2:44 PM

Lets hope Obama doesn’t get us all killed.

saiga on July 9, 2009 at 2:45 PM

I believe these people will be recruited into his service corp, and be permanently on the dole. Many many people will willingly and actively try to get onto this new welfare program. That will get Obama re-elected regardless of who’s working.

JiangxiDad on July 9, 2009 at 2:36 PM

Oh, we already have that now. It’s called SSI.

“I can’t work. Doctor says I need a backyotomy.”

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on July 9, 2009 at 2:45 PM

Gov Palin has higher approval numbers and she is catching salmon.
Where are the jobs OObama? Ypu explained if we moved quickly, they would increase. They are still being fired. and will till yiou get fired.

seven on July 9, 2009 at 2:45 PM

BTW, not for the first time, and certainly not for the last:

Worst. President. Ever.

tom on July 9, 2009 at 2:46 PM

I don’t think so. If Shrillary had any brains, she never would have accepted the SecState position. It was a lose-lose for her.

progressoverpeace on July 9, 2009 at 2:32 PM

I disagree. It lets her give the impression that she’s willing to let by-gones be by-gones. Soon, she’ll tearfully claim that this isn’t the change she was hoping for, and regretfullt has to oppose her “respected colleague” on principle.

As one other commenter noted, the Clintons hold grudges. She and Bill are not going to let Obama get away with what he did to her duing the 2008 election.

Say what you want about Bill Clinton and his many personal faults, few can deny that he is a master politician. Obama, on the other hand, is a Chicago street thug with delusions of adequacy. When Bill’s ready to play, Obama won’t know what hit him.

Vic on July 9, 2009 at 2:46 PM

I must admit the enduring and wilfull ignorance all the way through the election cycle, the inauguration and continuing ad nauseum had me paranoid of Orwellian Obama President for life.

The sharp plunge of the Obamanable’s poll numbers over the last four days may bode well after-all. Oh Please, please, let it be so!

I hope the American people awake from their stupor, smell the freakin coffee, dump this bozo and change direction before all is lost!

Archimedes on July 9, 2009 at 2:47 PM

More and more, the numbers reflect the fact that people don’t believe that the economy will get better or that jobs will recover — and that pessimism directly conflicts with Obama’s promises of recovery. If it doesn’t get better fast, people will conclude that Obama is an economic charlatan, and that will doom the Democrats in 2010.

The GOP needs to make it personal. Not just the economy sucks but Barack Obama and your Democrat Congress killed your job and is on the path to killing you with a misguided healthcare scheme that shows no promise of working. Barak Obama and your Democrat Congress misspent billions of dollars on a stimulus package and they can’t even account for where all that money went. Barak Obama and your Democrat Congress sided with America’s enemies instead of helping those seeking greater freedom.

You get the idea… It’s not enough to have recovery plans, vision, and alternative ideas. You don’t topple a street thug with words and the GOP needs to get nasty if they want to take out this third-word despot and the criminals in Congress helping him.

highhopes on July 9, 2009 at 2:47 PM

The White House has announced due to the Presidents high DIS approval rating, he’s scheduled another prime time Town Hall meeting with the media who will all ask questions about why he is so great and popular. Chris Mathews to be the moderator.

Jeff from WI on July 9, 2009 at 2:47 PM

Headline Feb 1, 2012:

“America is a racist country for not reelecting Obama”

Thunderstorm129 on July 9, 2009 at 2:48 PM

I believe these people will be recruited into his service corp, and be permanently on the dole. Many many people will willingly and actively try to get onto this new welfare program. That will get Obama re-elected regardless of who’s working.

JiangxiDad on July 9, 2009 at 2:36 PM

That’s the European Socialist model…high permanent unemployment, permanent government “benefits” = permanent leftist constituency of useless eaters.

guntotinglibertarian on July 9, 2009 at 2:48 PM

August is going to be a very bad month for Teh One.

John the Libertarian on July 9, 2009 at 2:48 PM

Obama, on the other hand, is a Chicago street thug with delusions of adequacy.

Vic on July 9, 2009 at 2:46 PM

LOL. Perfect.

progressoverpeace on July 9, 2009 at 2:48 PM

Vote to freeze Stimulus I
Carpe Diem!

tomg51 on July 9, 2009 at 2:49 PM

The GOP needs to make it personal. Not just the economy sucks but Barack Obama and your Democrat Congress killed your job and is on the path to killing you with a misguided healthcare scheme that shows no promise of working. Barak Obama and your Democrat Congress misspent billions of dollars on a stimulus package and they can’t even account for where all that money went. Barak Obama and your Democrat Congress sided with America’s enemies instead of helping those seeking greater freedom.

highhopes on July 9, 2009 at 2:47 PM

But alas, we have no GOP leadership. We are waiting for someone, anyone.

faraway on July 9, 2009 at 2:49 PM

Suffice it to say, this poll is not the most enchanting thing he’s seen as president.

lorien1973 on July 9, 2009 at 2:49 PM

How about a new poll? What will Obama’s approval rating be when Hillary abandons ship?

ROCnPhilly on July 9, 2009 at 2:49 PM

Burn baby burn, Obama approval, burn baby burn…

FontanaConservative on July 9, 2009 at 2:49 PM

JiangxiDad on July 9, 2009 at 2:36 PM

And this was exactly what Johnson’s Great Society was all about. In his own words: “I’ll have those ni**ers voting Democratic for the next 200 years.”

Vic on July 9, 2009 at 2:50 PM

Meant 2013..oops

Thunderstorm129 on July 9, 2009 at 2:50 PM

It’s going to be fun watching his ego break down when his approval is in the 30’s and he loses at least his majority in the house…

wildcat84 on July 9, 2009 at 2:37 PM

He’ll probably conclude that the U.S was unworthy of such a great man like himself.

ChunkyLover on July 9, 2009 at 2:50 PM

highhopes on July 9, 2009 at 2:47 PM

Standing Ovation!! Post of he day! IMO

HoustonRight on July 9, 2009 at 2:50 PM

Chris Mathews to be the moderator.

Jeff from WI on July 9, 2009 at 2:47 PM

yeah right, i’m sure the tingle up his leg is gone by now and he needs an other fix from oboobi…

SHARPTOOTH on July 9, 2009 at 2:51 PM

Unlike most people here Rush Limbaugh understand how to, you know fight instead of whining.

jdun on July 9, 2009 at 2:35 PM

Guess that is why there was a Democrat clean sweep in 2008? Way to fight Rush!

I am still amazed how many of you are still looking for some politician or celebrity pundit to solve your problems. None of them care about the country, only their bottom line.

ClassicCon on July 9, 2009 at 2:51 PM

Half of America is a 25 year old woman waking up in a strange bed. Her clothes half off, hair mussed, make up smudged, and a pounding headache from a drunken stupor and her only thoughtsd are:
Where am I, why am I here and who is that in bed with me.

Jeff from WI on July 9, 2009 at 2:51 PM

The white guilt voters may be coming around but I think the
hard core race baiters are still in the tank for Obama. I hope Obama has enough sense not to turn his falling poll numbers into a race issue.

fourdeucer on July 9, 2009 at 2:51 PM

yeah right, i’m sure the tingle up his leg is gone by now and he needs an other fix from oboobi…

SHARPTOOTH on July 9, 2009 at 2:51 PM

LOL..er..fix..ah..well…lol

Jeff from WI on July 9, 2009 at 2:52 PM

Also remember one of Obama’s biggest strengths in the last election was his ability to inspire and rally so many youth volunteers. He was the new, hip, cool thing. He won’t have that advantage next time around. They’ll stay away for the most part or throw their support behind some third party candidate.

Go RBNY on July 9, 2009 at 2:52 PM

then you’ll see some seriously nasty crap start coming out of the White House.

Thunderstorm129 on July 9, 2009 at 2:37 PM

You mean it gets worse?

VibrioCocci on July 9, 2009 at 2:52 PM

The decline has been rapid since the July 2nd announcement of the unemployment numbers, as their graph shows

What is more painful is that people are moved to disapprove by employment numbers rather than what he actually stands for but as long as it gets him out of office I can live with it.

Miss Molly on July 9, 2009 at 2:52 PM

The White House has announced due to the Presidents high DIS approval rating, he’s scheduled another prime time Town Hall meeting with the media who will all ask questions about why he is so great and popular. Chris Mathews to be the moderator.

Jeff from WI on July 9, 2009 at 2:47 PM

Obama’a ratings in prime time have also tanked.

If he did this now no one would watch it. And, frankly, I wonder if more than Fox will bail on it.

This is crunch time. We’re going to find out of Obama is simply another Jimmy Carter failure, or if he’s Manuel Zelaya. If he’s the former, he’s a lame duck who will be powerless to do any more harm until he’s ousted in a landslide in 2012. If he’s the latter, expect him to start forcing his agenda via executive orders and more “czars”, and trying to rule without congress…

I honestly can’t tell you which way he will go, given his arrogance, his petulance, and his thug allies. If he actually TRIES to become a dictator, he will definitely require removal BEFORE 2012, that’s for sure. I wonder if his party would be smart enough to do it themselves, or risk being branded treasonous?

wildcat84 on July 9, 2009 at 2:52 PM

The White House has announced due to the Presidents high DIS approval rating, he’s scheduled another prime time Town Hall meeting with the media who will all ask questions about why he is so great and popular. Chris Mathews to be the moderator.

Jeff from WI on July 9, 2009 at 2:47 PM

Andrea Mitchell will be roaming the crowd for questions from the audience consisting of people already vetted by Obama’s 66-member staff in his Office of Public Engagement.

BuckeyeSam on July 9, 2009 at 2:53 PM

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