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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Pride Arrogance cometh before the fall…

I’m shocked that the wake up apparently (1) only took this long and (2) took this long.

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.

Oink on July 9, 2009 at 2:30 PM

Your forgot bundlers, campaign contributors, you know…the people who are currently reaping billions in tax dollars from Porkulus.

Rogue on July 9, 2009 at 2:53 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

That’s always been the case.

Oink on July 9, 2009 at 2:53 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

Yes, because the anti-Rush voices in the GOP (Powell, Frum and other idiots) does sooooo much good for our party…

/sarc

Norwegian on July 9, 2009 at 2:53 PM

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

He doesn’t have to do it, but I’m sure the MSM will be happy to oblige.

Knucklehead on July 9, 2009 at 2:53 PM

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

Possible, but she needs a reason. Contrary to what others are suggesting, he COULD come back – for instance, if he’s undeservedly lucky in what type of unexpected crisis appears on his plate and is solved. Not saying it’s likely, but much stranger things have happened.

If HRC leaves, Democrats searching for scapegoats will accuse her of sabotage – splitting the party at its moment of need. She needs to wait for health care to crash and burn, and probably for the Dems to take a pasting in 2010. As Sec’y of State she needs to leave over foreign policy differences. She could bewail her having been sidelined in the Administration, but it would just be a whine unless there’s something substantive involved.

Unfortunately for her, if things are bad enough to make BO 2012 less than an incumbent shoo-in, whoever takes him on and defeated him would be an underdog – running at the head of a broken party/movement. Only complete disarray on the Republican side – like Palin running at the head of a Perot-like Reform Party ticket and some charisma-less “moderate” Republican running for the elephants, resulting in a chaotic toss-up similar to the pre-Civil War elections of the 1850s, would give her much of a chance.

Until such time, the odds are that BHO will discover new lows and sit there. In anticipation of such events, repeat after me: “Barack Obama is a TRAGIC failure.”

CK MacLeod on July 9, 2009 at 2:53 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

Hitler thought the same thing, in the bunker, with the Red Army only blocks away from him in Berlin.

wildcat84 on July 9, 2009 at 2:53 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

Worked, too. In Alabama, it was the black vote that elected former (by about 6 months) racist George Wallace his last term in office.

ROCnPhilly on July 9, 2009 at 2:53 PM

I can’t believe we have some idiots griping about Rush Limbaugh when Obama and the Democrats are taking the country to hell in a handbasket and Rush, always superior in substance even if you don’t like the style, is not even on the air this week.

BigD on July 9, 2009 at 2:54 PM

Exit question:

When do the rats start abandoning ship?

faraway on July 9, 2009 at 2:54 PM

The Dem’s are on their knees praying for an economic rebound before the 2010 mid-terms. If the economy is still stagnant, the “It’s George Bush’s fault” isn’t going to play in Peoria.

GarandFan on July 9, 2009 at 2:54 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

And that is what scares me. At some point, the filthy liar in the White House will attempt to get a bump in the polling by pushing through all the social issue crap that is affecting the polling among those who thought he was a rock star. Say hello to a whole slate of new environmental laws, the legitmization of homosexual “marriage” as a civil right, etc.

Obama needs to go down but it can’t be in half measures.

highhopes on July 9, 2009 at 2:55 PM

The Dem’s are on their knees praying for an economic rebound before the 2010 mid-terms. If the economy is still stagnant, the “It’s George Bush’s fault” isn’t going to play in Peoria.

GarandFan on July 9, 2009 at 2:54 PM

Democrats don’t believe in God. If they are praying it is at the altar of socialism.

highhopes on July 9, 2009 at 2:56 PM

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

From the guy who talked about a “quiet riot” among blacks that could break into open violence, when he thought it helped him during the primary? You know he’s pulling the race card. His AG is chomping at the bit to come down on this “nation of cowards” and The Precedent will be using it to argue for Sotomayor, anyway.

My advice to all is to get out of the cities. They are going to burn.

progressoverpeace on July 9, 2009 at 2:56 PM

Obama still is dangerous as hell and polls can move back up but at least I feel a little better today. However, he’s still plotting against this country, regardless. He’ll be doing that even after he gets out of office.

What will be fun if (God willing) he continues to plummet, is watching all the MSM spin how they were right all along and how they didn’t really back his policies, thought it was the wrong thing to do, etc.

Thunderstorm129 on July 9, 2009 at 2:57 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

Exactly.

+1

Go RBNY on July 9, 2009 at 2:57 PM

Poor Barry. He sooo wants to get his socialist social agenda rammed down the country’s throat. But these pesky economic and foreign affair issues won’t go away. What’s a community organizer to do??

Mallard T. Drake on July 9, 2009 at 2:57 PM

The Dem’s are on their knees praying for an economic rebound before the 2010 mid-terms. If the economy is still stagnant, the “It’s George Bush’s fault” isn’t going to play in Peoria.

GarandFan on July 9, 2009 at 2:54 PM

Democrats don’t believe in God. If they are praying it is at the altar of socialism.

highhopes on July 9, 2009 at 2:56 PM

Speaking of Peoria, where’s the MSM reporting of all the new hires and call backs at CAT?

Jeff from WI on July 9, 2009 at 2:57 PM

Rush Limbaugh is due to say something extremely stupid brilliant that will be horribly misquoted and mischaracterized any day now. Just the distraction Obama and the media need.

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

FIFY

Rogue on July 9, 2009 at 2:57 PM

Obama Failed.

faraway on July 9, 2009 at 2:58 PM

I can’t believe we have some idiots griping about Rush Limbaugh when Obama and the Democrats are taking the country to hell in a handbasket and Rush, always superior in substance even if you don’t like the style, is not even on the air this week.

BigD on July 9, 2009 at 2:54 PM

I can’t believe we have some idiots who have a teenage girl crush on the guy who barely even shows up for work anymore, but yeah he is a real fighter. What has he accomplished for our side again?

ClassicCon on July 9, 2009 at 2:58 PM

BigD on July 9, 2009 at 2:54 PM

Ignore gorubby troll; it is only attempting to fulfill the Alinsky rules that their dear leader so loves to employ by making Rush the target in this thread instead of focusing on its ever failing dear leader.

Brat on July 9, 2009 at 2:58 PM

Democrats don’t believe in God. If they are praying it is at the altar of socialism to Obama.

highhopes on July 9, 2009 at 2:56 PM

FTFY

Vic on July 9, 2009 at 2:59 PM

Pelosi shuts down resolution on Michael Jackson

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi shut the door Thursday to a resolution honoring Michael Jackson because debate on the symbolic measure could raise “contrary views” about the pop star’s life.

Knucklehead on July 9, 2009 at 2:49 PM

If John McCain ever tried to shut the door on a holiday honoring popular African American figure …

VibrioCocci on July 9, 2009 at 2:59 PM

If you thought last week’s job numbers were bad, take a look at the latest from Morgan Stanley’s chief economist, Richard Berner.

In a research note that’s been making the rounds of economics blogs this week, Berner declares that “America’s long-awaited fiscal train wreck is now under way.”

By “train wreck,” he means out-of-control federal budget deficits that he’s sure will finally drag the economy under — as if we weren’t already feeling badly enough about its shaky state.

Jeff from WI on July 9, 2009 at 2:59 PM

Bond yields 1% worse in 3 weeks.

Dow down 750 points in 3 weeks.

Unemployment poised to jump into double digits.

Obama apologizing to Russia for the Cold War.

North Korea firing missiles off at will.

G8 giving Iran a pass, while Obama jerks off the mullahs.

Like the Medvedev caption – this is going to be easier than I thought.

Jaibones on July 9, 2009 at 3:00 PM

this kind of news is my HOPE for CHANGE!

like in 2010 midterms)

SDarchitect on July 9, 2009 at 3:00 PM

Exit question:

When do the rats start abandoning ship?

faraway on July 9, 2009 at 2:54 PM

April/May 2010 if not sooner. Spring is about the time the reelection campaigns ramp up and the Congressmen who hide behind interns and form responses for the bulk of their existence have to actually get out there and interact with their constituents. If the electorate is unemployed, angry, and wanting to know how Washington could foul up the economy on such a grand scale, anybody in the professional political class is going to distance themselves from the focal point that is the filthy liar currently infesting 1600 Penn. Ave.

My hope is the GOP is effective in nailing each and every Democrat who voted for these measures and removes all the wiggle room so that each Democrat Congressman owns the failures as much as their street thug leaders.

highhopes on July 9, 2009 at 3:00 PM

Oh wow, I guess some of you annoyed with this blog have good reason.

No post on the gallup poll, showing 70% support for Palin.

LOL*

Guess I found myself a real anti-traditionalists, eh?

Figures.

AnninCA on July 9, 2009 at 3:01 PM

I can’t believe we have some idiots who have a teenage girl crush on the guy who barely even shows up for work anymore, but yeah he is a real fighter. What has he accomplished for our side again?

ClassicCon on July 9, 2009 at 2:58 PM

I have a better question: What have you accomplished??

If you don’t Rush, don’t listen to him.

BigD on July 9, 2009 at 3:01 PM

Wait, I meant opposite. I found a nest of traditionalists.

Unbelievable that poll didn’t get a thread.

AnninCA on July 9, 2009 at 3:02 PM

What has he [Rush] accomplished for our side again?

ClassicCon on July 9, 2009 at 2:58 PM

Quite a bit. He has been one of the only voices articulating conservative positions and pushing back against the left, when the rest were shivering in the corner.

If you don’t like Rush, then fine, but don’t try to act as if he has done nothing. He was the only voice of reason, on more than a few occasions. I certainly appreciate his contributions.

progressoverpeace on July 9, 2009 at 3:02 PM

For those of you posting here, and you sort of “get” someone like me?

Where should I head?

I don’t think it’ll be a blog that ignores the Gallup poll. That’s just too nuts.

So, steer me!

AnninCA on July 9, 2009 at 3:03 PM

Something just came to mind.

Obama clearly started out his administration talking the economy down and deliberately let it tank in order to come up with the crisis mentality that passed the stimulus bills he needed to pay off ACORN, the unions (who now own automobile manufacturers), and all the rest of the special interests.

What if he did such a good job killing the economy that he is completely incapable of fixing it in the time he has left before reelection?

highhopes on July 9, 2009 at 3:04 PM

HELP!

AnninCA on July 9, 2009 at 3:04 PM

Obama didn’t fail,he succeeded in his purpose–to destroy the economy and turn the country Socialist.
The voters failed to recognize an obvious con artist.Do you think they might be starting to realize that Socialism doesn’t work?I doubt it,but one can always hope.

DDT on July 9, 2009 at 3:05 PM

Ignore gorubby troll; it is only attempting to fulfill the Alinsky rules that their dear leader so loves to employ by making Rush the target in this thread instead of focusing on its ever failing dear leader.

Brat on July 9, 2009 at 2:58 PM

I’ve been here since Day 1. You are extremely paranoid.

I want Obama gone as much as anyone else. I’m only hoping Rush or someone on “our” side doesn’t give the media anything to distract from what Obama’s disastrous policies. It’s the last thing we need right now.

Go RBNY on July 9, 2009 at 3:05 PM

The wheels are coming off…get outa da way.

Wyznowski on July 9, 2009 at 3:05 PM

Where should I head?

I don’t think it’ll be a blog that ignores the Gallup poll. That’s just too nuts.

So, steer me!

AnninCA on July 9, 2009 at 3:03 PM

How about the DailyKos or HuffPo where you came from?

Knucklehead on July 9, 2009 at 3:05 PM

Seriously, I want a blog that is as open as this one, but wouldn’t ignore the obvious.

This is too slanted.

AnninCA on July 9, 2009 at 3:06 PM

HELP!

AnninCA on July 9, 2009 at 3:04 PM

I need somebody…not just any body….

What poll?

Jeff from WI on July 9, 2009 at 3:06 PM

So, steer me!
AnninCA on July 9, 2009 at 3:03 PM

Ok. Walk west till your hat floats. Then keep going.

Akzed on July 9, 2009 at 3:06 PM

AnninCA on July 9, 2009 at 3:03 PM

I don’t think you’re going to find any blogs that highlight a poll showing support for Palin. Pajamas might be carrying it, or Human Events, but their commenting sections really suck. Human Events’ comments are almost unreadable, due to the insane paging and Pajamas has delays as they moderate everything as it comes in.

progressoverpeace on July 9, 2009 at 3:06 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

Yeah, like the truth. The truth always distracts the msm and liberals from their agenda.

HornetSting on July 9, 2009 at 3:07 PM

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

ClassicCon on July 9, 2009 at 2:51 PM

Yes because the 2008 campaign was fought with Rush as the Grand Strategiest. He completely supported McAmnesty from the beginning, was all for amnesty, out of control spending and backing RINOS. Yeah, the Dem sweep was all Rush’s fault. Try living in reality before you insult a true conservative please.

Rogue on July 9, 2009 at 3:07 PM

Seriously, I want a blog that is as open as this one, but wouldn’t ignore the obvious.

This is too slanted.

AnninCA on July 9, 2009 at 3:06 PM

Try HGTV.

HornetSting on July 9, 2009 at 3:07 PM

Knucklehead…..bite it. I already have a progressive blog.

I’m asking about a blog that isn’t this ridiculous. Gallup just released a HUGE poll.

No thread on it?

Come on. That’s just silly.

AnninCA on July 9, 2009 at 3:07 PM

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

Are you saying that we haven’t seen some seriously nasty crap coming out of the White House already? They are ignoring the constitution, putting “non elected or senate confirmed” people in charge of major items and ignoring contract law.

duff65 on July 9, 2009 at 3:07 PM

Ok. Walk west till your hat floats. Then keep going.

Akzed on July 9, 2009 at 3:06 PM

+1 LMAO

Knucklehead on July 9, 2009 at 3:08 PM

I’m only hoping Rush or someone on “our” side doesn’t give the media anything to distract from what Obama’s disastrous policies.


be-vewy-vewy-quiet
!

runner on July 9, 2009 at 3:08 PM

Oh, really. *thinking this is a flipping business opportunity*

Nobody in the conservative world?

Seriously?

AnninCA on July 9, 2009 at 3:08 PM

Ignore gorubby troll; it is only attempting to fulfill the Alinsky rules that their dear leader so loves to employ by making Rush the target in this thread instead of focusing on its ever failing dear leader.

Brat on July 9, 2009 at 2:58 PM

Yep. At the end of the day, Rush is just a guy on the radio. A very VERY talented and influential guy on the radio, but on the radio nonetheless.

Rush can’t raise anyone’s taxes.

He can’t take away anyone’s health care.

He can’t cause what industry we have left to flee our borders by imposing “cap and tax”.

He can’t confiscate investments and private property, fire CEO’s, or take over whole industries.

Obama has done or has tried to do all the above, and with 70% approval and a complicit Congress, COULD do them all.

Thankfully he’s the man who fell from the sky.

wildcat84 on July 9, 2009 at 3:09 PM

I have a better question: What have you accomplished??

If you don’t Rush, don’t listen to him.

BigD on July 9, 2009 at 3:01 PM

If you don’t want to talk about him, don’t bring him up.

I used to respect Rush, I even stalked him at the airport and got a picture with him and have him autograph a copy of Conservative Chronicle for me when I was 19, back in 1989.

After a few years I realized he really didn’t give a damn about the country, just his ratings and advertising dollars.

If he really cared he would be our Soros, he would fund vicious 527 groups to do to Pelosi, Dowd what they have done to Palin. Every reporter’s and Democrat’s personal lives would be front page news. All academic professors would be subject to public ridicule.

Won’t ever happen I am afraid, and that is why waiting for the GOP to make you happy is a recipie for suffering.

ClassicCon on July 9, 2009 at 3:09 PM

AnninCA

How about in front of a freight train?

Dark-Star on July 9, 2009 at 3:10 PM

OK, well, did you guys even know about this poll?

It was VERY big news with the liberals.

Gallup did a poll AFTER she announced resignation.

70% of Republicans said they would vote for her.

How can any “conservative” site ignore this?

AnninCA on July 9, 2009 at 3:10 PM

Exit question:

When do the rats start abandoning ship?

faraway on July 9, 2009 at 2:54 PM

Wrong, the (Democ)rats will stay on the ship and go down with it gurgling something about racism or something. The Independents will slowly swim away and the misguided Republicans who were caught up in Obamania will swear they never voted for him and scrub any mention from their blogs.

sswenviron on July 9, 2009 at 3:10 PM

I just went to Gallup..4-10 would support Palin…big deal…ZZZZ

Jeff from WI on July 9, 2009 at 3:10 PM

Where should I head?

I don’t think it’ll be a blog that ignores the Gallup poll. That’s just too nuts.

So, steer me!

AnninCA on July 9, 2009 at 3:03 PM
How about the DailyKos or HuffPo where you came from?

Knucklehead on July 9, 2009 at 3:05 PM

It still posts on HuffPo.

I seen it!

Joe Caps on July 9, 2009 at 3:11 PM

Are you saying that we haven’t seen some seriously nasty crap coming out of the White House already? They are ignoring the constitution, putting “non elected or senate confirmed” people in charge of major items and ignoring contract law.

duff65 on July 9, 2009 at 3:07 PM

No, it’s been bad. But my thinking is if Obama gets hamstrung because all the democrats know he’s sinking for good and abandon ship to save their own hides, then Obama and Rahm have nothing left to do but start attacking folks. Like the CIA. Like Republicans, or anyone else.

Think of it like the kid who’s finally called out by everyone for being a bully. Nothing left to do but lash out at everyone, because admitting you were a bully isn’t possible when you have an ego that big.

Thunderstorm129 on July 9, 2009 at 3:11 PM

I’m only hoping Rush or someone on “our” side doesn’t give the media anything to distract from what Obama’s disastrous policies. It’s the last thing we need right now.

Go RBNY on July 9, 2009 at 3:05 PM

Yeah, and I’ll bet you watched the Michael Jackson funeral coverage open to close.

BigD on July 9, 2009 at 3:11 PM

How can any “conservative” site ignore this?
AnninCA on July 9, 2009 at 3:10 PM

Howsabout if we just ignore you? Starting…. now.

Akzed on July 9, 2009 at 3:11 PM

Jeff….that so conflicts with the poll I saw.

And yes, I clicked the link.

70%.

Astounding.

AnninCA on July 9, 2009 at 3:11 PM

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

Was this same distinction made during Bush’s administration. I don’t think so. It seems that if there was, Bush’s personal approval ratting would have been much lower than his approval rating over his policies. The contrast between the two administrations should be clear. People simply hated bush because he was a rick Texan. While Obama is loved because he is “of the people”.

shick on July 9, 2009 at 3:12 PM

Try living in reality before you insult a true conservative please.

Rogue on July 9, 2009 at 3:07 PM

This coming from a 9-11/Bill Oreily political neophyte who can’t stand any critism of his celebrity pundit.

ClassicCon on July 9, 2009 at 3:12 PM

Seriously?

AnninCA on July 9, 2009 at 3:08 PM

Seriously, buzz off, quit derailing yet another thread and go google something up. Your mask is slipping.

Knucklehead on July 9, 2009 at 3:12 PM

I’m only hoping Rush or someone on “our” side doesn’t give the media anything to distract from what Obama’s disastrous policies. It’s the last thing we need right now.

Go RBNY on July 9, 2009 at 3:05 PM

Yeah, and I’ll bet you watched the Michael Jackson funeral coverage open to close.

BigD on July 9, 2009 at 3:11 PM

LOLOLO

Jeff from WI on July 9, 2009 at 3:12 PM

eff….that so conflicts with the poll I saw.

And yes, I clicked the link.

70%.

Astounding.

AnninCA on July 9, 2009 at 3:11 PM

72% of Republicans voting for her isn’t big news, it’s actually a little low in my opinion.

Jeff from WI on July 9, 2009 at 3:13 PM

It still posts on HuffPo.

I seen it!

Joe Caps on July 9, 2009 at 3:11 PM

I hope your eyes are ok and you didn’t get any cooties on you when you went there.

Knucklehead on July 9, 2009 at 3:13 PM

Exit question:

When do the rats start abandoning ship?

faraway on July 9, 2009 at 2:54 PM

I expect Hillary to be the first. She has a real chance to get the nomination over him in 2012, since the Dems have a habit of jettisoning candidates who can’t win. Compared to Obama, Hillary looks like a centrist and like a mature adult.

And, she’s set up for it perfectly, and can claim “I tried to work with the administration, but he insisted on ignoring experienced advice and look what happened”.

After Hillary bails on him, Obama will be using food tasters with all the Clintonites he surrounded himself with. They aren’t loyal to the Boy Emperor, they are loyal to Bill and Hillary.

wildcat84 on July 9, 2009 at 3:14 PM

Soo… how ’bout them Yankees, huh?

Daggett on July 9, 2009 at 3:14 PM

It still posts on HuffPo.

I seen it!

Joe Caps on July 9, 2009 at 3:11 PM

I hope your eyes are ok and you didn’t get any cooties on you when you went there.

Knucklehead on July 9, 2009 at 3:13 PM

or an STD…LOL

Jeff from WI on July 9, 2009 at 3:14 PM

OK, well, did you guys even know about this poll?

It was VERY big news with the liberals.

AnninCA on July 9, 2009 at 3:10 PM

So is an arugula sale at Whole Foods.

Don’t whine to us, go bother Ed and Allah.

HornetSting on July 9, 2009 at 3:14 PM

This is positive news, but at the same time, they only polled 1,500 people.

I wonder how the media will spin this in Obama’s favor? Perhaps they’re trying to make it look like he’s “bottomed out”, so that any inevitable blip in the positive direction will look massive.

Sign of the Dollar on July 9, 2009 at 3:15 PM

Yeah, and I’ll bet you watched the Michael Jackson funeral coverage open to close.

BigD on July 9, 2009 at 3:11 PM

What does that even mean?

Go RBNY on July 9, 2009 at 3:17 PM

This is positive news, but at the same time, they only polled 1,500 people.

I wonder how the media will spin this in Obama’s favor? Perhaps they’re trying to make it look like he’s “bottomed out”, so that any inevitable blip in the positive direction will look massive.

Sign of the Dollar on July 9, 2009 at 3:15 PM

They will make hay out of it for sure, and some sort of “dead cat bounce” for Obama’s approval ratings is inevitable. But it’s now officially HIS economy, and it’s going to keep dropping as unemployment rises.

And there is nothing Obama can do about that.

Well, “yes he could” but only by completely changing course. Which he doesn’t have in him.

wildcat84 on July 9, 2009 at 3:18 PM

Interesting that the trolls are piling on this thread-you assclowns can play divide and conquer all you want, but your guy is the prez and has blown his wad 6 months in.His economic plan is warmed over socialism and has failed completely.
And your party is going to be blamed for it

jjshaka on July 9, 2009 at 3:18 PM

Yeah, and I’ll bet you watched the Michael Jackson funeral coverage open to close.

BigD on July 9, 2009 at 3:11 PM

Michael Jackson funeral…LOLOLOL

Jeff from WI on July 9, 2009 at 3:18 PM

I wonder how the media will spin this in Obama’s favor? Perhaps they’re trying to make it look like he’s “bottomed out”, so that any inevitable blip in the positive direction will look massive.

Sign of the Dollar on July 9, 2009 at 3:15 PM

They won’t spin it at all, they will continue to ignore Rasmussen like they always do (regardless of the fact he’s called the past 3 elections spot on).

Instead they’ll find the one outlier that still has Obama at 60 and pretend everything is fine. That strategy is running out fast though.

Go RBNY on July 9, 2009 at 3:19 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

The poor woman probably actually wanted to serve as the secretary of state. Heck, it’s supposed to be a very important and prestigious position, and it had to be clear to her after the 2008 primary that she would have a very slim shot at ever becoming president. Unfortunately for her, Obama won’t even let her do the job he appointed her for.

Sign of the Dollar on July 9, 2009 at 3:19 PM

Yeah, and I’ll bet you watched the Michael Jackson funeral coverage open to close.

BigD on July 9, 2009 at 3:11 PM
What does that even mean?

Go RBNY on July 9, 2009 at 3:17 PM

Who is this?
I swear, like mosquitoes thru an open door!

HornetSting on July 9, 2009 at 3:19 PM

No, it’s been bad. But my thinking is if Obama gets hamstrung because all the democrats know he’s sinking for good and abandon ship to save their own hides, then Obama and Rahm have nothing left to do but start attacking folks. Like the CIA. Like Republicans, or anyone else.

Think of it like the kid who’s finally called out by everyone for being a bully. Nothing left to do but lash out at everyone, because admitting you were a bully isn’t possible when you have an ego that big.

Thunderstorm129 on July 9, 2009 at 3:11 PM

I agree, however, if it gets to that point the MSM will have abandoned ship as well as most “moderate” democrats. Under those conditions it can’t do nearly the harm that they are doing now.

duff65 on July 9, 2009 at 3:21 PM

Interesting that the trolls are piling on this thread-you assclowns can play divide and conquer all you want, but your guy is the prez and has blown his wad 6 months in.His economic plan is warmed over socialism and has failed completely.
And your party is going to be blamed for it

jjshaka on July 9, 2009 at 3:18 PM

Obama is failing because Americans aren’t socialists, much less the “national socialists” that he and his Chicago mob think they can mold us into.

Yes, we have a problem with a rising dependent class, but that can be overcome with a good economy, jobs, and by turning welfare into an incentive to work. Being independent is liberating, and I suspect a lot of the dependent can be made independent with more jobs :)

wildcat84 on July 9, 2009 at 3:21 PM

Who is this?
I swear, like mosquitoes thru an open door!

HornetSting on July 9, 2009 at 3:19 PM

Just a loyal Republican who doesn’t like Rush Limbaugh, which apparently makes me the anti-christ around here. Sorry, I won’t mention him again. Please forgive me!!

Go RBNY on July 9, 2009 at 3:21 PM

It still posts on HuffPo.

I seen it!

Joe Caps on July 9, 2009 at 3:11 PM

I hope your eyes are ok and you didn’t get any cooties on you when you went there.

Knucklehead on July 9, 2009 at 3:13 PM
or an STD…LOL

Jeff from WI on July 9, 2009 at 3:14 PM

I don’t wana talk about it. :(

OK maybe I will a little bit.

I thought it would be fun to rub it in their faces that Obama sucks, but after having every single valid point I made rebutted with “All republicans are evil and only care about corporations,” I gave up.

Joe Caps on July 9, 2009 at 3:22 PM

Just a loyal Republican who doesn’t like Rush Limbaugh, which apparently makes me the anti-christ around here. Sorry, I won’t mention him again. Please forgive me!!

Go RBNY on July 9, 2009 at 3:21 PM

It’s ok, you can come sit at the grown up table.

ClassicCon on July 9, 2009 at 3:23 PM

Just a loyal Republican who doesn’t like Rush Limbaugh, which apparently makes me the anti-christ around here. Sorry, I won’t mention him again. Please forgive me!!

Go RBNY on July 9, 2009 at 3:21 PM

Just a loyal CONSERVATIVE that doesn’t give a rats butt about the present GOP and enjoys listening to Rush when I can.

Jeff from WI on July 9, 2009 at 3:24 PM

I don’t wana talk about it. :(

OK maybe I will a little bit.

I thought it would be fun to rub it in their faces that Obama sucks, but after having every single valid point I made rebutted with “All republicans are evil and only care about corporations,” I gave up.

Joe Caps on July 9, 2009 at 3:22 PM

Well big props to you for at least posting over there. Unlike most here who will not leave the safety of HotAir’s skirt.

ClassicCon on July 9, 2009 at 3:24 PM

Who is this?
I swear, like mosquitoes thru an open door!

HornetSting on July 9, 2009 at 3:19 PM
Just a loyal Republican who doesn’t like Rush Limbaugh, which apparently makes me the anti-christ around here. Sorry, I won’t mention him again. Please forgive me!!

Go RBNY on July 9, 2009 at 3:21 PM

I don’t much care if you don’t like Rush, but do you agree with his conservative values, or are you a David Frum, Colin Powell, John McCain ‘Loyal republican’?

HornetSting on July 9, 2009 at 3:24 PM

Just a loyal Republican who doesn’t like Rush Limbaugh, which apparently makes me the anti-christ around here. Sorry, I won’t mention him again. Please forgive me!!

Go RBNY on July 9, 2009 at 3:21 PM

I’m a loyal Conservative who is a small letter republican who could care less about a party that wants to be “democrat lite”.

And I have been a Rush fan for 15 years. In fact, Rush played a big role in allowing me to overcome the liberal indoctrination of my parents and youth.

wildcat84 on July 9, 2009 at 3:25 PM

I thought it would be fun to rub it in their faces that Obama sucks, but after having every single valid point I made rebutted with “All republicans are evil and only care about corporations,” I gave up.

Joe Caps on July 9, 2009 at 3:22 PM

Sorry,I was jokin’ around and not paying attention which anyone in here who knows me is par for the course.

Jeff from WI on July 9, 2009 at 3:25 PM

can tell you..is par for the course

Jeff from WI on July 9, 2009 at 3:26 PM

This is positive news, but at the same time, they only polled 1,500 people.

I wonder how the media will spin this in Obama’s favor? Perhaps they’re trying to make it look like he’s “bottomed out”, so that any inevitable blip in the positive direction will look massive.

Sign of the Dollar on July 9, 2009 at 3:15 PM

this is a running poll… they poll 1500 people every day. So the trends are pretty clear.

46% to 27% margin, men Strongly Disapprove

Romeo13 on July 9, 2009 at 3:28 PM

The poor woman probably actually wanted to serve as the secretary of state. Heck, it’s supposed to be a very important and prestigious position, and it had to be clear to her after the 2008 primary that she would have a very slim shot at ever becoming president.

I would agree with this, which is why I think she’s a very stupid woman. There’s no autonomy in the cabinet – certainly not with The Precedent at the head. She gave up so mch potential power, and autonomy, as a major player in the Senate to become a footstool for the idiot from Indonesia.

Unfortunately for her, Obama won’t even let her do the job he appointed her for.

Sign of the Dollar on July 9, 2009 at 3:19 PM

He did let her run with that historically moronic ‘reset’ button. I’m sure that the whole Washington junta thought it was “brilliant”. I still find it hard to believe that anyone connected to that fiasco can show their face in public, though The Precedent demonstrates his hard-core stupidity by referencing the ‘reset’ over and over. What a friggin’ retard.

As far as I can see, not counting Chu at Energy, the total IQ of this cabinet is hovering around 193 … the TOTAL. Now, Chu has a high IQ, but it’s clear that he is emotionally damaged well beyond repair and is unable to function as a normal human being. He probably cries himself to sleep every night and is awoken by nightmares on a regular basis.

progressoverpeace on July 9, 2009 at 3:28 PM

I don’t much care if you don’t like Rush, but do you agree with his conservative values, or are you a David Frum, Colin Powell, John McCain ‘Loyal republican’?

HornetSting on July 9, 2009 at 3:24 PM

Powell I wouldn’t even consider a Republican at all. Frum is okay sometimes. I do like McCain a lot and was happy to vote for him.

Go RBNY on July 9, 2009 at 3:30 PM

I thought it would be fun to rub it in their faces that Obama sucks, but after having every single valid point I made rebutted with “All republicans are evil and only care about corporations,” I gave up.

Joe Caps on July 9, 2009 at 3:22 PM

You tried.

It’s time to stop trying to reconcile, and start trying to defeat them.

rollthedice on July 9, 2009 at 3:30 PM

When I said that many blacks would never admit to abandoning Obama, I mean when they talk to pollsters.

Liberals and Democrats had better be carefull here, because Obama’s real numbers may be lower than what the polls say.

A black may tell a pollster that he still approves of Obama, maybe even strongly approves of him, but that won’t mean that this “approval” will transfer to any politicians that votes for policies that Obama supports.

MarkTheGreat on July 9, 2009 at 3:30 PM

Welcome Aboard, Ed. It’s about time you saw the ( lack of ) Light….

This lying incompetent clown is a near-future Train Wreck, and he’s drag his fundamentally criminal Party down with him.

The challenge to conservatives is to create a viable Republican Party that can campaign well and win elections–rather than entertain the masses with Argentine and other Scandals.

Janos Hunyadi on July 9, 2009 at 3:30 PM

Just a loyal Republican who doesn’t like Rush Limbaugh, which apparently makes me the anti-christ around here. Sorry, I won’t mention him again. Please forgive me!!

Go RBNY on July 9, 2009 at 3:21 PM

Well, when Ed or Allahpundit devotes a discussion thread to who does/does not like Rush and why/why not, you can tell us all about it.

BigD on July 9, 2009 at 3:32 PM

Frum is okay sometimes. I do like McCain a lot and was happy to vote for him.

Go RBNY on July 9, 2009 at 3:30 PM

Go RBNY is Meghan McCain!

BigD on July 9, 2009 at 3:34 PM

What if he did such a good job killing the economy that he is completely incapable of fixing it in the time he has left before reelection?

highhopes on July 9, 2009 at 3:04 PM

I think that’s called karma.

AZCoyote on July 9, 2009 at 3:34 PM

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