CBS poll has Obama approval at new low of 44%

posted at 9:30 am on April 2, 2010 by Ed Morrissey

How’s that Hopey-Changey working out for you?  Two weeks after finally getting his ObamaCare agenda item signed into law, Barack Obama has reaped the reward of pushing a deeply unpopular bill through Congress.  A new CBS poll shows Obama dropping to his lowest approval rating in their survey yet, down to 44% (via JWF):

Last week, President Obama signed historic health care reform legislation into law — but his legislative success doesn’t seem to have helped his image with the American public.

The latest CBS News Poll, conducted between March 29 and April 1, found Americans unhappier than ever with Mr. Obama’s handling of health care – and still worried about the state of the economy.

President Obama’s overall job approval rating has fallen to an all-time low of 44 percent, down five points from late March, just before the health bill’s passage in the House of Representatives. It’s down 24 points since his all-time high last April. Forty-one percent of those polled said they disapproved of the president’s performance.

CBS hasn’t released the raw data yet on the poll.  They want to wait until tonight’s news broadcast to unveil some of the other results from the poll.  That can’t be good news for the White House, since the big hit on the approval rating will very obviously be their lead on the story.  We do know, however, that this poll surveyed the general adult population, not registered or likely voters, a sample that should have been more sympathetic to Obama.

Two issue approval ratings did get released this morning, and both show even worse approval ratings for Obama on key issues.  He hit a new low on health care, with only 34% approving of his job performance.  Small wonder Obama has taken to campaigning again for health care; he’s getting buried by it.  Obama might do better to change the subject, but the next most pressing issue is another which Americans don’t like the job he’s doing.  He only gets 42% approval on the economy, sinking closer to his all-time low of 41% in January.

A drop of five points since the bill passed should show Republicans that the best way to win the next two elections is to promise to repeal ObamaCare.  For Obama, the best strategy might be to quit talking about it and start looking for ways to really rebuild the economy rather than indulge himself in progressive agenda wish lists for government programs, which have done nothing so far except delay the recovery.


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VBMax on April 2, 2010 at 9:56 AM

jbh45 on April 2, 2010 at 9:49 AM

Patrick S on April 2, 2010 at 10:08 AM

My point was more global than this post. I hear so often about the president shifting policies to create jobs. Or jump starting the economy.

If it was that easy, unemployment would be at 0% every year since all a president had to do was come up with ideas to help the economy.

The truth is presidents – whether Dems or Reps – don’t have that much control over the economy. Sure at the margin they can help or hinder. And they can create long term damage (which Obama is certainly doing). But in short term, the economy is cyclical and will go through the cycle regardless of who sleeps in the White House. Presidents get the blame/credit for the economy by sheer luck of when they took office. Clinton is the best example. He took office right as the economy was starting to boom and took all the credit for it.

Problem is, Joe 6 Pack has been conditioned by the MSM (and bloggers) to expect a miracle each time an election happens.

angryed on April 2, 2010 at 10:44 AM

Whoever the new president is in 2012, he’s got a full eight years of “we inherited” after Barack the Bolchevik is carted away kicking and screaming.

joe btfsplk on April 2, 2010 at 10:44 AM

I’m surprised it is not lower. These lunatic Democrats rammed through the HC bill and then started doing victory laps as if they had finally won over the general population. Strange circus performance to watch unfold.

They didn’t get it before the vote and they d@mn sure didn’t get it afterward. They pushed through a monstrosity that most of America wants no part of and they did it in a slimy, deceitful way. People do not like the bill, but people do not like the process even more.

Throw the bums out!

joedoe on April 2, 2010 at 10:45 AM

Well, I have heard the libereal arguement articulated by Howard Dean. His point is taken about the need to prop up the middle class, and in recent years the rich get richer and the middle class is squeezed.

However, I believe lower taxes, less regulation, more incentioves for self reliance and a strong work ethic, and free markets achieve that goal much better than punishing taxes on our top economic players on the field.

Everything today seems upside down, and Obama has years to go. Looking foreward, I am deeply concerned about how much damage he can do before his time is up. It could take decades to repair.

saiga on April 2, 2010 at 10:45 AM

He isn’t melting, he just stepped barefoot in a fresh pile of dog crap.

UltimateBob on April 2, 2010 at 10:10 AM

…and now he’s tracking it everywhere he goes and getting it on everything he touches.

thomasaur on April 2, 2010 at 10:23 AM

Especially all those dims who voted for this POS healthcare bill who will be getting the sh$t kicked out of them this November (when he comes to campaign for them)as they are one by one removed form elected office- we’ll fix their BO cootie disease for them!

huskerdiva on April 2, 2010 at 10:46 AM

Liam you beat me to it. I was about to say the same thing…that the MSM will somehow write the poll off as asking too many righties out on the fringe.

jbh45 on April 2, 2010 at 9:39 AM

..and we want this to happen, comrades, that the Left get locking into the comfort and isolation of their echo chamber. It soothes them and enrages the common, hard working American who is tired of being ignores by the gummint and the MSM. Hopefully, the latter two won’t emerge from their cocoon until 3 November.

VoyskaPVO on April 2, 2010 at 10:46 AM

–Temp part time work is why underemployment is up.

Jimbo3 on April 2, 2010 at 10:16 AM
Please prove this statement. You must be able to document it not just say it.

CWforFreedom on April 2, 2010 at 10:38 AM

From the Gallup report: A rise in the percentage of part-timers wanting to work full time (from 9.2% to 9.9%) is responsible for the March increase in underemployment.

Jimbo3 on April 2, 2010 at 10:46 AM

locking=locked

VoyskaPVO on April 2, 2010 at 10:46 AM

For Obama, the best strategy might be to quit talking about it and start looking for ways to really rebuild the economy rather than indulge himself in progressive agenda wish lists for government programs, which have done nothing so far except delay the recovery.

But that’s his problem — his policies have scared the bejeezus out of business so nobody is hiring. Unless he backtracks on everything it isn’t going to improve. He seems content to pursue his agenda come hell or high water. The net result will be debt for generations and a nation mired in mediocrity, with millions comfortable in their poverty.

rockmom on April 2, 2010 at 10:48 AM

I’d like to see the GOP, when talking about repeal, say things like: “We’ll take the best parts of this bill, add the best of our own ideas, and give Americans a BIPARTISAN bill that saves money, improves health care, and lowers costs — which is what Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama should have done in the first place but they refused to work with us.”

That would be a winning narrative with the voters.

Rational Thought on April 2, 2010 at 10:39 AM

I agree, the “repeal” language is a loser because I’ve heard it alienates moderates.

But maybe they’d get behind language to “defund” the health care takeover at the federal level, and eliminate all of its unfunded state mandates; and for good measure, completely defund President Bush’s “No Child Left Behind” and remove those unfunded state mandates.

jeff_from_mpls on April 2, 2010 at 10:48 AM

If CBS is polling 44% it is much worse than that in reality. Good news for November.

FireBlogger on April 2, 2010 at 10:48 AM

ISTM that this is a manufactured crisis, designed to raise the profile of a has been LL Cool J. Seriously, when was the last time you heard or saw his name before this. 1989?

rbj on April 2, 2010 at 10:01 AM

I like Michael Steele, but I worry he aint the guy to press this advantage to the max. This is serious stuff with a lot at stake, and if amnesty goes through, that damage will be impossible to repair. It will take the kind of courage the current GOP hasn’t the stomach for.

saiga on April 2, 2010 at 10:49 AM

Wrong paste.

Especially all those dims who voted for this POS healthcare bill who will be getting the sh$t kicked out of them this November (when he comes to campaign for them)as they are one by one removed form elected office- we’ll fix their BO cootie disease for them!

huskerdiva on April 2, 2010 at 10:46 AM

saiga on April 2, 2010 at 10:50 AM

I’m surprised it is not lower. These lunatic Democrats rammed through the HC bill and then started doing victory laps as if they had finally won over the general population. Strange circus performance to watch unfold.

Throw the bums out!

joedoe on April 2, 2010 at 10:45 AM

..it probably is lower except that the pollsters are madly trying to skew their samples to ameliorate the bad numbers.

VoyskaPVO on April 2, 2010 at 10:50 AM

“I need a fix cause I’m going down”

the_nile on April 2, 2010 at 10:50 AM

Here’s a Newsflash for ya Champ
44% does NOT = B+

huskerdiva on April 2, 2010 at 10:51 AM

<blockquote“I need a fix cause I’m going down”

the_nile on April 2, 2010 at 10:50 AM

Happiness is a warm gun, huh?

saiga on April 2, 2010 at 10:52 AM

I notice Hillary Clinton hasn’t issued a high profile comment on the historic health care takeover, despite this being what state-run media calls her signature issue.

So I think of the great movie Ben-Hur, in which two roman officials discuss how to destroy the Jews. One asks: how do you destroy an idea? The other: with another idea.

How do you pulverize a mental disease like Obamamania?

With another mental disease: Hillary!

jeff_from_mpls on April 2, 2010 at 10:54 AM

CBS hasn’t released the raw data yet on the poll. They want to wait until tonight’s news broadcast to unveil some of the other results from the poll. That can’t be good news for the White House, since the big hit on the approval rating will very obviously be their lead on the story.

–They now have a pdf of the poll on their website. 858 adults randomly sampled nationwide. Approval for Obama: 44%; Disapproval: 41%; Don’t Know: 15%.

Jimbo3 on April 2, 2010 at 10:03 AM

…which means the lead will probably be “President Obama continues to enjoy the support of a plurality of Americans in the latest CBS News/New York Times poll…” even if they do bury the story at the end of Block C of the broadcast, just before the final Polident commerical of the night.

jon1979 on April 2, 2010 at 10:54 AM

How do you pulverize a mental disease like Obamamania?

With another mental disease: Hillary!

jeff_from_mpls on April 2, 2010 at 10:54 AM

What a mess we are in.

saiga on April 2, 2010 at 10:55 AM

He’s the one saying that he understand the bill was unpopular. But for the ‘importance’ (historic value) of this bill, he is willing to ‘take the blame’ for passing (strong-arming) it.

Yet Obama’s willingness to take the blame = pushing it all on his opponents (not his political equals, but the general public, the people he is supposed to ‘rule’).

However, this is to be expected. Frankly I would be extremely surprised if Obama, for once in his whole life, takes responsibility of any kind for his actions.

Sir Napsalot on April 2, 2010 at 10:55 AM

–They now have a pdf of the poll on their website. 858 adults randomly sampled nationwide. Approval for Obama: 44%; Disapproval: 41%; Don’t Know: 15%.

Jimbo3 on April 2, 2010 at 10:03 AM
…which means the lead will probably be “President Obama continues to enjoy the support of a plurality of Americans in the latest CBS News/New York Times poll…” even if they do bury the story at the end of Block C of the broadcast, just before the final Polident commerical of the night.

jon1979 on April 2, 2010 at 10:54 AM

–Let’s wait for the breakdown of the D/R/I split in the sample. But I think you’re probably right about the lead.

Jimbo3 on April 2, 2010 at 10:57 AM

I notice Hillary Clinton hasn’t issued a high profile comment on the historic health care takeover, despite this being what state-run media calls her signature issue.

jeff_from_mpls on April 2, 2010 at 10:54 AM

“She’s not a girl who listens much”.

That one is for you the_nile

saiga on April 2, 2010 at 10:58 AM

Barry was hoping that people would ‘forget and move on’. Yet, at the same time, he keeps rubbing everyone’s face in ‘health care reform’.

GarandFan on April 2, 2010 at 10:58 AM

What a mess we are in.

saiga on April 2, 2010 at 10:55 AM

Hillary operatives are whispering that there have been subtle but unmistakable “all hands on deck” signals coming from her inner circle in the form of reactivating e-mail lists, etc.

jeff_from_mpls on April 2, 2010 at 10:59 AM

Hillary operatives are whispering that there have been subtle but unmistakable “all hands on deck” signals coming from her inner circle in the form of reactivating e-mail lists, etc.

jeff_from_mpls on April 2, 2010 at 10:59 AM

A Hillary challenge, perhaps?

saiga on April 2, 2010 at 11:00 AM

The one thing about Hillary, she’s well acquainted with the touch of a velvet hand like a lizard on a window pane.

jeff_from_mpls on April 2, 2010 at 11:01 AM

A Hillary challenge, perhaps?

saiga on April 2, 2010 at 11:00 AM

The speculation is she is positioning herself, Phoenix-like, to emerge from the ashes of November 2, 2010.

My fantasy: Obama and family head to Europe on another costly vacation, Hillary is invited by Joe Biden into the White House for coffee. Nothing serious, mind you. Just to talk…

jeff_from_mpls on April 2, 2010 at 11:02 AM

The one thing about Hillary, she’s well acquainted with the touch of a velvet hand like a lizard on a window pane.

jeff_from_mpls on April 2, 2010 at 11:01 AM

Unfortunately, happiness is a gone gun with her.

saiga on April 2, 2010 at 11:03 AM

Breaking:
44% of US adults clueless, film at 11:00

With November on the horizon, my question is: What would have to happen to reverse the downward spiral in popularity? He can spin and spin, but what will it take for his coat tails to have a measurable positive impact on close house and senate races? I have a hard time believing that continuing to trash tea-party types will buy him any more votes, seems to me it will only galvanize conservatives. So on that question, I am the clueless one.

JusDreamin on April 2, 2010 at 11:04 AM

Unfortunately, happiness is a gone gun with her.

saiga on April 2, 2010 at 11:03 AM

Her husband is accustomed to lying with his eyes while his hands are busy working overtime.

jeff_from_mpls on April 2, 2010 at 11:05 AM

Her husband is accustomed to lying with his eyes while his hands are busy working overtime.

jeff_from_mpls on April 2, 2010 at 11:05 AM

In his hobnail boots?

saiga on April 2, 2010 at 11:06 AM

Breaking:
44% of US adults clueless, film at 11:00

JusDreamin.

Victims to be sure.

saiga on April 2, 2010 at 11:11 AM

“Like most people, I can’t wait until that whole nest of snakes is gone from Washington. But, like I said before, with amnesty looming and the explosion of the welfare state coupled with the bloating of government, our long term prognosis for a functional country is waning”

I agree, fearfully, Medicare and Social Security are un-touchable by the Politicians..how long until this HC monster is accepted? Hopefully the voters will come to understand it is a disaster for their pocketbooks and our health and Republic. Trying to remain optimistic and these polls are helping some, along with energy of the new activists.

I am not a racist on April 2, 2010 at 11:14 AM

heh

Y-not on April 2, 2010 at 11:14 AM

The truth is presidents – whether Dems or Reps – don’t have that much control over the economy. Sure at the margin they can help or hinder. And they can create long term damage (which Obama is certainly doing). But in short term, the economy is cyclical and will go through the cycle regardless of who sleeps in the White House. Presidents get the blame/credit for the economy by sheer luck of when they took office. Clinton is the best example. He took office right as the economy was starting to boom and took all the credit for it.

Problem is, Joe 6 Pack has been conditioned by the MSM (and bloggers) to expect a miracle each time an election happens.

angryed on April 2, 2010 at 10:44 AM

Actually, presidents have a great amount of influence on the economy so far as doing something that can damage it. (When congress allows) But very little influence so far as doing something that can benefit it.

That is due to the nature of the government, it’s ever-expanding. Free markets correct an economy best. Always has, always will. But our government rarely legislates policy that is beneficial to a free market. But regulatory policy constraining free market principles runs amok.

But the president’s blame only goes so far as what congress allows him to dictate in policy. Overall, congress is the branch of government that should be blamed when the economy goes south.

ButterflyDragon on April 2, 2010 at 11:20 AM

Hillary operatives are whispering that there have been subtle but unmistakable “all hands on deck” signals coming from her inner circle in the form of reactivating e-mail lists, etc.

jeff_from_mpls on April 2, 2010 at 10:59 AM
A Hillary challenge, perhaps?

saiga on April 2, 2010 at 11:00 AM

Hillary HAS to run in 2012… She’s getting too old to wait any longer… After 2008 was “her” year…

Khun Joe on April 2, 2010 at 11:23 AM

Imagine how low the number would be if the lamestream media did its job instead of distorting the truth.

redridinghood on April 2, 2010 at 11:25 AM

Here’s a Newsflash for ya Champ
44% does NOT = B+

huskerdiva on April 2, 2010 at 10:51 AM

No, 44% is an A+ in affirmative action land.

AZCoyote on April 2, 2010 at 11:26 AM

Jimbo3 on April 2, 2010 at 10:13 AM

1. CNN’s “pollster” is Vinod Gupta, registered Democrat and longtime Clinton donor.

2. CNN “polls” always refuse to disclose their polling demographics.

Del Dolemonte on April 2, 2010 at 11:34 AM

I don’t think Hillary will have to challenge Barry at all. If it looks like he’ll lose — as it does right now — he’ll step aside. As I said in another thread, Barry really wants to be the ex-president. All the money; none of the work. He has never been in a hard campaign. He has never had to run on a record. I don’t think Barry can handle it. He’ll step aside “to spend more time” with Michele’s children.

Rational Thought on April 2, 2010 at 11:35 AM

Well this is the least surprising news of the week. It’s a direct result of how poorly the administration has managed its public image.

Independents, for the most part, hate the health care bill. Despite that, the White House chose to have a signing ceremony that resembled a political pep rally. To make matters worse, the press secretary smugly dismisses any criticism or public opinion. Capping this perfect storm of bad PR is the president himself, who continues to go out on the road to sell this wreck of a bill while mocking those who have legitimate concerns about it in a fashion that’s unbecoming of his office.

Slublog on April 2, 2010 at 11:39 AM

“Tone. It. Down. Vegetables. Don’t. Grow. So. Fast” –Obama

Tee Hee

Well this is the least surprising news of the week. It’s a direct result of how poorly the administration has managed its public image…

Slublog on April 2, 2010 at 11:39 AM

Arrogance, for the Pretender in Chief, and for crr6, does get ‘rewarded’…sometimes a little later…but it always does. It s/b forbidden to have such teenagers run this land.

Schadenfreude on April 2, 2010 at 11:47 AM

A new CBS poll shows Obama dropping to his lowest approval rating in their survey yet, down to 44%

The surprise in this isn’t the 44% — I can’t believe it’s not 30%. The surprise is that it’s CBS coming up with that figure. WTH?

Jaibones on April 2, 2010 at 11:53 AM

This egotistical president of ours wants to make history and he doesn’t much consider long-term consequences. He wanted a health care bill and it didn’t matter what kind of sleazy deals had to be cut. The true cost doesn’t even matter, if the books can be thoroughly cooked. He just wanted to be the guy that got it done when all the past presidents have failed. To hell with how it will impact the large majority of people in this country.

That kind of BS thinking does not belong in the White House.

joedoe on April 2, 2010 at 11:53 AM

No, 44% is an A+ in affirmative action land.

AZCoyote on April 2, 2010 at 11:26 AM

Ouch. And the Harvard grade inflation scandal deepens.

Jaibones on April 2, 2010 at 11:54 AM

Communists don’t adhere to the mystique of the prom queens and the football heroes. They never liked these people and were angry that their innate brilliance and creativity were ignored. To them popularity contests are fine when they’re in the lead, but don’t give a damn when they’re down. They simply had to know in advance that all this would fly like a lead balloon.

They are convinced that they have the corner on intelligence and intellectualism and will do whatever they need to in order to enforce their Marxist vision upon the populace. It’s not about government-it’s about forcing each and every one of us and our progeny to adhere to at the very least and at best embrace their social religion.

It’s more personal than many would think.

The brainwashing and “attitude adjustment” began decades ago. Many of us put on the proverbial Hoffman lenses like in the movie They Live at some point in our lives…and what we found was not the Hitler/Nazi subterfuge they hysterically rant about. That was all just propaganda to keep any thought of being Patriotic and pro-free enterprise from being socially acceptable and make that way of thinking sound un-Christian.

They use our own weaknesses against us. They feed off of our own insecurities, divisions and greed.

Dr. ZhivBlago on April 2, 2010 at 11:56 AM

I don’t think Hillary will have to challenge Barry at all. If it looks like he’ll lose — as it does right now — he’ll step aside. As I said in another thread, Barry really wants to be the ex-president. All the money; none of the work. He has never been in a hard campaign. He has never had to run on a record. I don’t think Barry can handle it. He’ll step aside “to spend more time” with Michele’s children.

Rational Thought on April 2, 2010 at 11:35 AM

He has never completed a job without spending most of his time campaigning for the next one. He is probably very disappointed that he can’t start campaigning right now for King of the World.

joedoe on April 2, 2010 at 11:56 AM

GLorious revolution forever! Comrades! Soon poll will be 99% great success! Obama! Obama! Obama! Obama!

daesleeper on April 2, 2010 at 11:57 AM

The Clintons knew exactly what they were doing when they told Barry he had to pass it. Clintons-1 Barry-0

PrincipledPilgrim on April 2, 2010 at 12:05 PM

He has never completed a job without spending most of his time campaigning for the next one. He is probably very disappointed that he can’t start campaigning right now for King of the World.

joedoe on April 2, 2010 at 11:56 AM

Well he is still campaigning for something….

PrincipledPilgrim on April 2, 2010 at 12:06 PM

Hillary HAS to run in 2012… She’s getting too old to wait any longer… After 2008 was “her” year…

Khun Joe on April 2, 2010

She is already as ugly as a mud fence and not getting any prettier. Make no mistake, it matters. Personally, I don’t think she has a cankle to stand on anyway since she locked her lips around the Ob+ama machine and took that SOS job. She has nowhere to go and still retain even faux credibility if she opposes him. Mr. Hanky’s cabinet appointment of her brilliantly took her out of the equation.

SKYFOX on April 2, 2010 at 12:08 PM

We may need better Republicans.

We don’t need any Dems at all.

trigon on April 2, 2010 at 12:11 PM

He has never completed a job without spending most of his time campaigning for the next one. He is probably very disappointed that he can’t start campaigning right now for King of the World.

joedoe on April 2, 2010 at 11:56 AM

We will never be rid of this guy. Ever. Even after he’s long out of office, he’ll be pulling a Jimmy Carter/Jesse Jackson move on every little thing that happens in the world.

Hostage crisis somewhere in the world, Obama will be there! Land disputes in the world, Obama will be there! Crisis in America, Obama will be calling every news agency in the country to get on TV and offer his insight.

He will not allow us to be rid of him. Ever.

ButterflyDragon on April 2, 2010 at 12:16 PM

He will not allow us to be rid of him. Ever.

ButterflyDragon on April 2, 2010 at 12:16 PM

I’m not so sure about that. He might go out like Arsenio. His crap is getting old fast.

saiga on April 2, 2010 at 12:29 PM

“Obama might do better to change the subject . . .”

Yeah, I know! That’s why I was so happy to see that he was going out on the campaign trail for it again!

Kind of like you force your kid to eat some vegetable he totally hates. After he does, you then follow him around the house telling him how great that vegetable was.

hahaha!

Alana on April 2, 2010 at 1:07 PM

HOW LONG….HOW LONG…..Will the Media cover for him?

As long as Guam doesn’t tip over (thank you you jokester Hank Johnson)?

PappyD61 on April 2, 2010 at 1:08 PM

Vitriol.

rollthedice on April 2, 2010 at 1:14 PM

Show me the sample. These guys have a history of working their polls like the CRU, NASA and the BLS.

I’ll wager Bozo’s real approval number is in the low 30′s. Look what happened in Mass. A relatively unknown guy drew an audience twice as large and half of the had to stand outside in the rain and snow, while Bozo’s people dragged people into a half full middle school gym.

It was so embarrassing they had to close the curtain that divided the gym to make it look full. Hmmmm more CRU work there, wouldn’t you say?

dogsoldier on April 2, 2010 at 1:18 PM

JusDreamin on April 2, 2010 at 11:04 AM

If the economy turned around, he would grow in popularity.

That’s not happening between today and election day.

1) because there’s not much time left and 2) because this idiot refuses to do anything that would aid the economy, his entire agenda is a job-killer.

He can lie to the country to get elected and pass this crap “reform” using sleazy Chicago tactics.

What he can’t do is to fool and manipulate the economy. The Democrats are going to get absolutely hammered in November, I’m growing optimistic that we may have a supermajority and be able to pass things over this irrelevant jackass’ head.

NoDonkey on April 2, 2010 at 1:22 PM

This 44 percent, though. They’re still out there. Who are they? Scary.

curved space on April 2, 2010 at 1:42 PM

This 44 percent, though. They’re still out there. Who are they? Scary.

curved space on April 2, 2010 at 1:42 PM


They (for the most part) are either far left or welfare recipients. Unfortunately, I don’t see that number ever changing unless The One does something that hurts them.

jackal40 on April 2, 2010 at 2:49 PM

NoDonkey on April 2, 2010 at 1:22 PM

Also, even the media can’t spin the numbers in Obama’s favor. They will certainly try, but if people are reading headlines about an “improving economy”, while still unemployed themselves, they’re going to smell a rat.

Daemonocracy on April 2, 2010 at 2:55 PM

curved space on April 2, 2010 at 1:42 PM

This is just general adults, not registered or likely voters, so among them, he’s got to be below 40%.

Health care “reform” was supposed to be a big success for this jackass and his Democrats.

Wait until the economy continues to drag until the fall. The only Democrats in the House who will win will be in districts where few have held a job in the lives and where few have any interest at all in ever finding a legitimate job.

NoDonkey on April 2, 2010 at 2:57 PM

CBS shall pay for daring to show the results of this poll! I see a strike in the near future as all the Obamazombies employed there protest this obvious insult to the Won…

Army Brat on April 2, 2010 at 3:01 PM

What he can’t do is to fool and manipulate the economy. The Democrats are going to get absolutely hammered in November, I’m growing optimistic that we may have a supermajority and be able to pass things over this irrelevant jackass’ head.

NoDonkey on April 2, 2010 at 1:22 PM

I wish you were right but there are not enough democratic senators up for reelection for it to happen in one midterm. Therefore, it is going to be a race between how much “junk” legistation the dems can pass between now and November. After November the repubicans should have enouth votes in the house to block any further stupitidy but any chance to roll any of this back won’t come until 2012.

duff65 on April 2, 2010 at 4:09 PM

If you ever watch Judge Judy or Judge Joe Brown, you will see the make up of that 44% in all their self-centered, ignorant, stupid glory.

Dhuka on April 2, 2010 at 5:14 PM

My point was more global than this post. I hear so often about the president shifting policies to create jobs. Or jump starting the economy.

If it was that easy, unemployment would be at 0% every year since all a president had to do was come up with ideas to help the economy.

The truth is presidents – whether Dems or Reps – don’t have that much control over the economy.

To an extent you are right. It can be a slow ship. Reagan’s tax cuts took time to undo the horrible mess of Carter.

What Obama’s agenda is doing is creating a very bad environment to hire, start a business or otherwise expand. He’s heaping new taxes on Americans that take dollars to spend out of our pockets.

While he doesn’t have direct control, his policies can affect the mood of the consumers and businesses.

On topic: This poll is coming from one of Obama’s cheerleaders. I can’t even begin to imagine how they tried to skew it, but failed and had nothing to do but report it.

PastorJon on April 2, 2010 at 6:18 PM

…indulge himself in progressive agenda wish lists…

It’s all he knows HOW to do.

Kevin71 on April 2, 2010 at 6:32 PM

If you ever watch Judge Judy or Judge Joe Brown the studio audience for “The View”, you will see the make up of that 44% in all their self-centered, ignorant, stupid glory.

Dhuka on April 2, 2010 at 5:14 PM

Fixed.

Del Dolemonte on April 2, 2010 at 6:38 PM

On topic: This poll is coming from one of Obama’s cheerleaders. I can’t even begin to imagine how they tried to skew it, but failed and had nothing to do but report it.

PastorJon on April 2, 2010 at 6:18 PM

After C-BS sold their collective soul to Dr. Goebbels in 2007 and 2008 to get O’bama elected, they regularly over-sampled Democrats by 14 to 19% to get the results desired.

Del Dolemonte on April 2, 2010 at 6:48 PM

A drop of five points since the bill passed should show Republicans that the best way to win the next two elections is to promise to repeal ObamaCare. For Obama, the best strategy might be to quit talking about it and start looking for ways to really rebuild the economy rather than indulge himself in progressive agenda wish lists for government programs, which have done nothing so far except delay the recovery.

For Ed, the best strategy might be avoiding these final paragraghs. The question of whether or not Obama will indulge himself in his progressive agenda has been signed, sealed, and delivered.

uknowmorethanme on April 2, 2010 at 6:48 PM

Del Dolemonte

A good fix, but I don’t have enough barf bags in my house to ever watch The View.

Isn’t that where Joy Beharhar spews?

Dhuka on April 2, 2010 at 7:03 PM

Test

Jimbo3 on April 2, 2010 at 7:28 PM

GodBahma is above the polls…..

…..heck he created the polls, the media, the earth, the moon, community organizing, the universe and all the cauliflower in Michelles’ garden.

Pollsters under the BarryBus in 5……4……3…..

PappyD61 on April 2, 2010 at 8:05 PM

Oh but Russia loves him. Space weapons for Chavez, and missile defenses for China while we are fixing Toyotas sticky gas pedals all while the Catholic church gets beat up. See a pattern? I think I do. Lord help us.

johnnyU on April 2, 2010 at 8:58 PM

I see that commercial in my head of Shatner saying…’ Go Lower’. lol.

johnnyU on April 2, 2010 at 9:08 PM

Who cares, this guy is gone. Barry (AKA Barak OBUMMA) the one time wonder.

jollybird on April 2, 2010 at 9:21 PM

Oh, you can now add “Native Peoples Treaty Breaker” to Obama’s growing list of accomplishments.

pilamaye on April 3, 2010 at 7:50 AM


Obama might do better to change the subject…

But Barack Obama is a unreasoning and wrong-headed FANATIC. A crypto Marxist-Leninist fanatic, to boot.

And as Winston Churchill famously described:

“A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject.”

Jack Bauer on April 3, 2010 at 9:44 AM

Obooba’s approval rating is actually much higher than it should be.

Akzed on April 4, 2010 at 12:44 AM

This Jimmah Cahtah wannabe couldn’t bounce a dead cat off a trampoline.

Cybergeezer on April 4, 2010 at 7:19 PM

Am starting to feel sorry for him. He’s a tool. Used and abused and his face is starting to show it.

How horrible it must be to realize that you’re not “all that”, youre not
famous”. You’re a joke.

O.U.C.H.

Key West Reader on April 4, 2010 at 8:00 PM

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