USA Today poll puts Obama approval at 41%

posted at 12:15 pm on August 3, 2010 by Ed Morrissey

But you’ll have a hell of a time finding it at either USA Today or at Gallup, which partnered with the newspaper for the poll.  The USA Today lead on the survey is that approval for the war in Afghanistan has dropped since the Wikileaks exposure of internal documents from the military, and that decline is notable, a 12-point plummet in just five months from 48% to 36% approval.  But they buried the real lead, which is that Obama is now struggling to keep his approval ratings in the 40s (via Jim Geraghty):

Public support for President Obama’s Afghanistan war policy has plummeted amid a rising U.S. death toll and the unauthorized release of classified military documents, a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll shows.

Support for Obama’s management of the war fell to 36%, down from 48% in a February poll. Now, a record 43% also say it was a mistake to go to war there after the terrorist attacks in 2001.

Meanwhile, in the fifth paragraph:

Only 41% of those surveyed Tuesday through Sunday approved of the way Obama is handling his job, his lowest rating in the USA TODAY/Gallup Poll since he took office in January 2009. In Gallup’s separate daily tracking poll, his approval was at 45% Monday.

That’s still better than Gallup, which reports this in the final paragraph before the conclusion.

On Afghanistan, Obama still has a well of support from which to draw.  According to this survey, a majority of respondents don’t believe it was a mistake to go to war in the Af-Pak theater, 52/43.  When Obama took office, that number was 66/30, which means that while Obama still has support and some time to improve, that window may be quickly closing.  Just a couple of weeks ago, the number was 58/38.

The news on Obama’s approval rating gets worse when one considers the sampling.  Gallup surveyed 1200 adults in the general population, not registered or likely voters, a sampling technique that should be more sympathetic to Obama, not less.  Either the Left is abandoning Obama or his decline is picking up steam — or both.  Obama is heading for Bush territory in job approval, which took Bush more than five years to reach.


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Gotta change the pictre, Ed. Having the same pic side-by-side is… mega creepy.

joejm65 on August 3, 2010 at 12:17 PM

Unprecedented.

kingsjester on August 3, 2010 at 12:17 PM

It couldn’t happen to a more deserving guy…

sandee on August 3, 2010 at 12:17 PM

RACISTS!

Jaibones on August 3, 2010 at 12:18 PM

That’s ‘picture’…ugh.

joejm65 on August 3, 2010 at 12:18 PM

Meanwhile, in the fifth paragraph:

Only 41% of those surveyed Tuesday through Sunday approved of the way Obama is handling his job, his lowest rating in the USA TODAY/Gallup Poll since he took office in January 2009. In Gallup’s separate daily tracking poll, his approval was at 45% Monday.

That’s still better than Gallup, which reports this in the final paragraph before the conclusion.

Harlots

Schadenfreude on August 3, 2010 at 12:18 PM

Rush is talking about this now.

carbon_footprint on August 3, 2010 at 12:18 PM

I absolutely cannot wait for the coming <39% numbers from Rasmussen. Bush territory in a scant 18 months. What a worthless douchebag.

Jaibones on August 3, 2010 at 12:19 PM

That’s ‘picture’…ugh.

joejm65 on August 3, 2010 at 12:18 PM

I know, the Obama as anti-Christ photo, and in stereo.

carbon_footprint on August 3, 2010 at 12:19 PM

Rush is talking about this right now, comparing it to the way Wolf Blitzer went off about Bush’s low polls.

kingsjester on August 3, 2010 at 12:20 PM

Rush Limbaugh is playing Wolfman Blitzer from 2006, happily reciting Chimpy Bush’s new low (36%).

CNN is strangely silent about O’bama’s new low. Wonder why?

Del Dolemonte on August 3, 2010 at 12:20 PM

carbon_footprint on August 3, 2010 at 12:18 PM

Great minds.

kingsjester on August 3, 2010 at 12:20 PM

Gotta change the pictre, Ed. Having the same pic side-by-side is… mega creepy.

joejm65 on August 3, 2010 at 12:17 PM

A two-fer.

((((shudders))))

GrannyDee on August 3, 2010 at 12:21 PM

If you cross your eyes on the main page, Obama becomes 3D.

Electrongod on August 3, 2010 at 12:21 PM

Del Dolemonte on August 3, 2010 at 12:20 PM

hmmmm

rush is digging in….love him

cmsinaz on August 3, 2010 at 12:21 PM

If you cross your eyes on the main page, Obama becomes 3D.

Electrongod on August 3, 2010 at 12:21 PM

If I close my eyes, will he disappear?

kingsjester on August 3, 2010 at 12:22 PM

Rush Limbaugh is playing Wolfman Blitzer from 2006, happily reciting Chimpy Bush’s new low (36%).

CNN is strangely silent about O’bama’s new low. Wonder why?

Del Dolemonte on August 3, 2010 at 12:20 PM

Maybe CNN could update their story from last year about Obama’s “swagga” and how he’s lost it.

Doughboy on August 3, 2010 at 12:22 PM

tonight on CNN:
*crickets chirping*

cmsinaz on August 3, 2010 at 12:22 PM

NY Times Headline:

“Obama approval rating still well above Bush low”

Bush fans hardest hit

Felonious Monk on August 3, 2010 at 12:22 PM

But you know, the admin just hasn’t explained things quite enough for us dolts…that’s it. That explains everything in the poll numbers. We simply DON’T GET IT./

NJ Red on August 3, 2010 at 12:23 PM

It is amazing. bush hit his lows thanks to 6+ years of constant media assault and Bush’s own silly evangelical habit of not defending anything he did or his allies. OTH, Obama gets every benefit of the doubt and people are still able to figure out what’s what.

joeindc44 on August 3, 2010 at 12:26 PM

40 is the magic threshold. Looking forward to it with relish. Hopefully, it will happen around Sept.

a capella on August 3, 2010 at 12:26 PM

For the first time ever, the RealClearPolitics average of polls has Obama below 45%. He’s at 44.9%. He had been holding steady around 47 or so for several weeks and then in the last week or two there has been some downward movement.

JohnInCA on August 3, 2010 at 12:30 PM

Gotta change the pictre, Ed. Having the same pic side-by-side is… mega creepy.

joejm65 on August 3, 2010 at 12:17 PM

It’s Obama looking at himself in the mirror. He doesn’t like what he sees.

faraway on August 3, 2010 at 12:30 PM

Obama is already in Bush territory, if you factor out his near-fanatical 90% approval rating among blacks. On the bright side, I hear he’s been getting to play a lot of golf.

Travis Bickle on August 3, 2010 at 12:30 PM

Ed (or someone) added two posts to the Top Picks column, moving the other creepy Zero photo down two notches. Whoever is responsible for this…thank you!

joejm65 on August 3, 2010 at 12:30 PM

OT: Looks like the mosque passes hurdle…

d1carter on August 3, 2010 at 12:32 PM

USA Today and Gallup: “Hide the decline”

AUINSC on August 3, 2010 at 12:34 PM

Obama is heading for Bush territory in job approval, which took Bush more than five years to reach.

Unprecedented.

ted c on August 3, 2010 at 12:35 PM

40 is the magic threshold. Looking forward to it with relish. Hopefully, it will happen around Sept.

[a capella on August 3, 2010 at 12:26 PM]

Yah, it’ll be an out of control spiral to the next grim milestone of 30.

Dusty on August 3, 2010 at 12:35 PM

but..but..but..I don’t get it. Obama won the war in Iraq. don’t people get it? he’s a heeeeerrroooo man!

DrW on August 3, 2010 at 12:37 PM

Results for this USA Today/Gallup poll are based on telephone interviews conducted July 27-Aug. 1, 2010, with a random sample of 1,208 adults, aged 18 and older, living in the continental U.S., selected using random-digit-dial sampling.

This poll is horse shyte. If they don’t report the dem/con/ind breakdown in a political poll then the poll is a LIE.

If the Dem/Con ratio in a politcal poll is close to 2:1 the poll is a LIE.

1200 people over the age of 18? Does any rational person consider that valid? Why waste the time? If a poll could be called a vacuous waste of effort this would be it.

What if 41% of those called lived in college dorms? Could a polster use a technique like that to arrange a poll outcome? Why, yes, they can!

Bozo’s real popularity is probably close to 30% if one seriously set about performing a fair poll, but you know what?

The poll in November will say it all.

dogsoldier on August 3, 2010 at 12:39 PM

The Journolist Meme of the Day is that 40 is the new 60.

Cicero43 on August 3, 2010 at 12:40 PM

Trolls strangely silent.

Americans aren’t as stupid as PBHO and the ‘rats think we are, the constant blaming of everyone else is hurting them.

Bishop on August 3, 2010 at 12:42 PM

The “October surprise” strategy has been used by both incumbents and challengers to influence election results (from Wikipedia):

In 1980, by presidential candidate Ronald Reagan. on release of hostages taken by Iran,
In 1992, by the Clinton Administration, implicating Reagan’s Secretary of Defense in selling illegal arms to Iran,hurting incumbent George H. Bush,
In 2000, presumably by the Gore campaign, news of candidate George W. Bush’s 1976 arrest for drunk driving which may have cost Bush the popular vote and several close states, and,
In 2006, Congressman Mark Foley’s sexual scandal broke with allegations that the Republican leadership had knowledge of Foley’s actions.

Just a thought.

fourdeucer on August 3, 2010 at 12:43 PM

Faster drop to this level than Chimpy, who took over 4 years to get to 41%.

“Mission Accomplished”.

Del Dolemonte on August 3, 2010 at 12:45 PM

Someone up there said Bush’s low was 36%. I actually thought it was lower. But that’s the number I’ll look for. When Obama hits 36, then all those Bush bashers will just have to shut up!

Obama, by rights, should not have 5% approval, but he is a symbol rather than a man to far too many.

petunia on August 3, 2010 at 12:49 PM

59% of America are racists.

What happened to our dream, America?

/O-bot off

Good Lt on August 3, 2010 at 12:49 PM

No president with an approval rating below 45% has ever won re-election. I predict Obowmba will at 35% or lower come 2012.

Result: President Palin get sworn in on January 21, 2013.

Norwegian on August 3, 2010 at 12:49 PM

This polling thingy is so unfair to the great leader. When will these pollsters start to get serious and only poll Obambi’s real base supporters…..the illegals. I’ll bet you Obambi still enjoys at least 95% support from the illegals. :(

poxoma on August 3, 2010 at 12:50 PM

A One Term President … Like Carter.

Bill Clinton’s legacy … still secure!

I’ll make another prediction … he hasn’t hit rock bottom yet and his base will abandon him eventually

– at some point, the CBC will throw the final race card and point out the fact that Obama is only HALF Black. That will be the signal for all rats to leave the USS Obama.

HondaV65 on August 3, 2010 at 12:51 PM

Speaking of Chimpy, schmaybe Obama could use some of of that leftover monkey blow we paid for to work through his feelings of inadequacy.

tree hugging sister on August 3, 2010 at 12:52 PM

Cicero43…….excellent

cmsinaz on August 3, 2010 at 12:53 PM

Unexpected.

Yeah, riiiight…

Fuzzlenutter on August 3, 2010 at 12:58 PM

Suing Arizona was a really bad idea …

tarpon on August 3, 2010 at 12:58 PM

Flush twice, it’s a long way to Chicago…

Wyznowski on August 3, 2010 at 1:02 PM

OT: your tax dollars at work

ConservativePartyNow on August 3, 2010 at 1:05 PM

But…….He’s still polling better than the Hillbilly from Wasilly!!!

PappyD61 on August 3, 2010 at 1:06 PM

The USA Today lead on the survey is that approval for the war in Afghanistan has dropped since the Wikileaks exposure of internal documents from the military, and that decline is notable, a 12-point plummet in just five months from 48% to 36% approval. But they buried the real lead, which is that Obama is now struggling to keep his approval ratings in the 40s (via Jim Geraghty):

Public support for President Obama’s Afghanistan war policy has plummeted amid a rising U.S. death toll and the unauthorized release of classified military documents, a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll shows.

Actually Ed, there is a difference between support for the war and support for Obama’s handling of the war. Maybe that is where a lot of the decline is. I know there are some people on the right and left…the usual suspects on the left and the Paulbots and their ilk on the right, who want to abandon Afghanistan, but I think most Americans know that it is not that simple. People just don’t have a lot of patience with Obama anymore.

Terrye on August 3, 2010 at 1:07 PM

When Obama hits 36, then all those Bush bashers will just have to shut up! petunia on August 3, 2010 at 12:49 PM

Only the liberal media is preventing Obama from hitting the low 30′s.

When the reality sets in that close to one sixth of the “working force” is unemployed, even the fourth estate will have trouble backing this practicing socialist. The importance of tying every liberal democrat who has endorsed his policies should supply a landslide of victories by the Republican Party.

We may never shut up the Bush bashers, but the anger is directed at this administration that refuses to listen to the majority of the electorate.

Rovin on August 3, 2010 at 1:10 PM

Was this poll conducted pre- or post- The View you wingnuts.

/s

Marcus on August 3, 2010 at 1:13 PM

obama <40%
Fire/police laid off in major metropolitan areas
race card deck empty…all cards on table.
civil unrest pot being stirred at a frenzied pace….

oh what days we live in…

ted c on August 3, 2010 at 1:15 PM

ConservativePartyNow

Jinx! But my pictures are way better.

tree hugging sister on August 3, 2010 at 1:15 PM

To compare his approval rating to other president’s I always mentally subtract 5%, because Obama has about 85% of 13% of the population (blacks) in thrall no matter what he does.

So, in my book, if blacks weren’t basing their approval rating of Obama entirely on his skin color, he’d be around 36% in this poll.

29Victor on August 3, 2010 at 1:16 PM

Obama is heading for Bush territory in job approval, which took Bush more than five years to reach.

And that was with 5 years of MSM pounding and pounding away at the Bush presidency. Obama receives nothing but hugs and kisses from his willing co-conspirators.

garry on August 3, 2010 at 1:17 PM

My husband and I plan to break out the champagne when Obama’s approval rating drops into the 30s. Obama is always bashing on Bush so we just want the Prez to know what it feels like to be so unpopular!!

Callie C. on August 3, 2010 at 1:20 PM

O/T:

Hypocritical statement of the day:

“We congratulate the Landmarks Preservation Commission for promoting our nation’s core values and not letting bias get in the way of the rule of law,” ACLU

Illegal immigration must be a rule of law that can be ignored, right?

Rovin on August 3, 2010 at 1:20 PM

Obama: Not to worry, I inherited bad ratings from Bush.

petefrt on August 3, 2010 at 1:21 PM

My husband and I plan to break out the champagne when Obama’s approval rating drops into the 30s. Obama is always bashing on Bush so we just want the Prez to know what it feels like to be so unpopular!!

Callie C. on August 3, 2010 at 1:20 PM

I’m waiting for the day, but unless Obama declares himself white then he’s got a dead lock on about 10% of the population.

29Victor on August 3, 2010 at 1:22 PM

Heh – how low can he go

gophergirl on August 3, 2010 at 1:26 PM

I personally believe that the good old MSM was the major contributing factor in George Bush’s numbers. After years of bashing and smear campaigns the average dumb-ass American simply was not able to fend off the attacks on the President. President Bush had several critical situations arise shortly after taking office which influenced the economy on top of the Dems preposterous activities in the Florida election after which the heat never really lowered. This current fool has brought it down on himself for helping to engineer a failed economy and then not being able to fix what he helped ruin. If you disagreed with this assessment you are welcome to do your own homework. I suggest you start with George Soros, Apollo, ACORN, CRA, FannieMae, FreddieMac and everyone involved. Thank you.

LarryG on August 3, 2010 at 1:30 PM

The last day of the poll was on August 1st, the day Palin made the “cojones” comment. I wonder if that comment sent his numbers down as well.

technopeasant on August 3, 2010 at 1:35 PM

I personally believe that the good old MSM was the major contributing factor in George Bush’s numbers.

I agree.

And with that in mind, imagine how low Barry’s numbers would be without the MSM cheering section.

Then again, without that cheering section he probably wouldn’t be President at all.

Missy on August 3, 2010 at 1:37 PM

Can anybody say the word bloodbath in November?

Messiah, obviously your appearance on The View did not work.

If you continue to lose WHITE women, you certainly aren’t going to win back WHITE men.

technopeasant on August 3, 2010 at 1:38 PM

“Gibbels, there seems to be something wrong with our bloody ships today.”

Knott Buyinit on August 3, 2010 at 1:40 PM

I inherited these poll numbers from the previous administration. ~ B. Obama

ButterflyDragon on August 3, 2010 at 1:41 PM

technopeasant on August 3, 2010 at 1:35 PM

I’m thinking Sarah’s ‘cojones comment’ may take on a life of it’s own, getting bigger in time. Like her ‘death panels’ comment, it reframed the debate… into an issue of leadership competence. It may be a game-changer.

petefrt on August 3, 2010 at 1:44 PM

Now, a record 43% also say it was a mistake to go to war there after the terrorist attacks in 2001.

Ugh

Ortzinator on August 3, 2010 at 1:44 PM

Folks this has not gotten much play but in the Gallup Weekly Summary (based on averaging last week’s approval numbers of the Gallup DTP)Obama hit an all-time low with the GWS in his job approval with Hispanics at 48%. It was 55% the week before. That’s right folks: 48%.

For those who don’t remember, Obama got 66% of the Hispanic vote in the 2008 election.

technopeasant on August 3, 2010 at 1:46 PM

I personally believe that the good old MSM was the major contributing factor in George Bush’s numbers. After years of bashing and smear campaigns the average dumb-ass American simply was not able to fend off the attacks on the President. President Bush had several critical situations arise shortly after taking office which influenced the economy on top of the Dems preposterous activities in the Florida election after which the heat never really lowered. This current fool has brought it down on himself for helping to engineer a failed economy and then not being able to fix what he helped ruin. If you disagreed with this assessment you are welcome to do your own homework. I suggest you start with George Soros, Apollo, ACORN, CRA, FannieMae, FreddieMac and everyone involved. Thank you.

LarryG on August 3, 2010 at 1:30 PM

I watched the Bush-bashing with fascination. It became a meme all it’s own without any basis in fact for many people. It was almost like a lemming march with the way people would react.

I know when people would start Bush-bashing to me and I wouldn’t reciprocate or I would say something positive about him, people would literally do the “ewwwww” thing as if we were 10 year olds and I just told them I like brussels sprouts.

Living in a college town, I watched firsthand people being pressured by their peers to buy into the Bush-bashing for no other reason to “fit in” with the crowd.

Honestly, it’s one of the strangest things I’ve ever seen.

Though, I can also say I knew quite a few people who didn’t like Bush because of his “smirk”. They couldn’t name a single policy or objective they disliked, but because of his smirk, they disliked him on a whole.

ButterflyDragon on August 3, 2010 at 1:46 PM

The reason for O’s sinking numbers is simply because the American populace is waking up from a media-enhanced hallucination – the hallucination being that the Federal Government, as long as it’s run by the “correct” people, can do anything or solve any problem.

furytrader on August 3, 2010 at 1:53 PM

The mid 30′s are here by NO!vember!

Fail you despicable Marxist traitor!

csdeven on August 3, 2010 at 1:58 PM

joeindc44 on August 3, 2010

LarryG on August 3, 2010 at 1:30 PM

Similar points and both well said. Don’t expect the MSM to do anything but ignore these facts for two reasons. It will show Obama as a cojoneless incompetent with a real marxist bent and it will expose their complicity in the Democrats effort to demonize anything Republican from late 2001 through 2008.
They may not be able to keep people from realizing they’re a bunch of stinking 5th columnists, but they aren’t going to consciously help us connect the dots.

Extrafishy on August 3, 2010 at 1:59 PM

Honestly, it’s one of the strangest things I’ve ever seen.

Though, I can also say I knew quite a few people who didn’t like Bush because of his “smirk”. They couldn’t name a single policy or objective they disliked, but because of his smirk, they disliked him on a whole.

ButterflyDragon on August 3, 2010 at 1:46 PM

It was simple marketing using tremendous frequency and reach. The same tools that convince people to buy beer, soda, toothpaste and Koolaid were used to destroy a President.

TheBigOldDog on August 3, 2010 at 2:01 PM

Barry is certainly UNPRECEDENTED in his numbers UNEXPECTEDLY tanking in only his first 20 months in office.

Can’t wait to see what those numbers will be in November.

Remember when Barry said the 2010 election would be a referendum on his policies? You don’t hear him saying that anymore.

GarandFan on August 3, 2010 at 2:21 PM

I absolutely cannot wait for the coming <39% numbers from Rasmussen. Bush territory in a scant 18 months. What a worthless douchebag.

Jaibones on August 3, 2010 at 12:19 PM

Rasmussen’s job approval numbers have been around 46% for months, because Ras polls job approval the sum of “strongly approve” and “somewhat approve”, and some voters might approve of some of Obama’s policies, disapprove of others, and classify themselves as “somewhat approve”.

Rasmussen also polls the difference between “strongly approve” and “strongly disapprove”, and “strongly approve” has been mired in the upper 20′s for months, while “strongly disapprove” has been in the low 40′s. Combined with “somewhat disapprove”, total Obama DISAPPROVAL has been a MAJORITY (low to mid 50′s) for many months. Rasmussen is now telling us that 10% of the electorate mildly disapprove, and 40+% are PO’d!

Some of the other pollsters, who only measure “approve/disapprove” without a “somewhat approve / somewhat disapprove” option, give people a choice of “no opinion”, meaning that total “approval” will be lower than Rasmussen, but disapproval may be only a plurality, not a majority.

What is new here is that people are now willing to tell MSM pollsters, not just Rasmussen, that they don’t approve of Obama. Wonder why USA Today didn’t publish the disapprove number?

Steve Z on August 3, 2010 at 2:22 PM

It was simple marketing using tremendous frequency and reach. The same tools that convince people to buy beer, soda, toothpaste and Koolaid were used to destroy a President.

TheBigOldDog on August 3, 2010 at 2:01 PM

That must be it! Obama’s poll numbers are sinking because he’s drinking Kool-Aid!

Steve Z on August 3, 2010 at 2:25 PM

But but but, -how can this be??? He has accomplished so much!

slickwillie2001 on August 3, 2010 at 2:25 PM

The mid 30’s are here by NO!vember!

Fail you despicable Marxist traitor!

csdeven on August 3, 2010 at 1:58 PM

We’ll take 40′s–number of Republican pickups in the House.

Steve Z on August 3, 2010 at 2:26 PM

HondaV65 on August 3, 2010 at 12:51 PM

as the designated recovering Dem, (and Big Dawg fan) I cannot WAIT for them to get CRUSHED in November, then O can have the unprecedented losses in the first term label, the only thing he deserves to take from Big Dawg…

the frakker

as far as October ‘surprises’ unless the FHFA takes Morgan Stanley’s advice and does a 1 pg refi for all, the consumer will still be sitting out the O Term and waiting for ’12 to get back in the game, I know I am…

ginaswo on August 3, 2010 at 3:02 PM

Obama is holding my future hostage. Someone send in the FBI and get to the bottom of this creature’s criminal enterprise.

leftnomore on August 3, 2010 at 3:06 PM

LarryG on August 3, 2010 at 1:30 PM

Agree. I think I greatly misjudged Dubyah, and based my views on Dem propaganda and media coverage, but I repeat myself there dont I?

I am sorry. It wasnt until the media hammer turned on MY candidate (HRC) during our primaries that the blinders were taken from my eyes.

I try to enlighten others now to the media machine. 9/10 times they tell me they agree and the media absolutely lies and 1/10 I get a diehard lib under age 25 who wouldnt know their axx from a hole in the ground. They cling to O like their cheesy poofs despite the 25% UE rate amongst young peeps.

anywho, the O campaign wasnt the best run evah! it was the most assisted by media evah! it was THE MEDIAs campaign, journOlist shows that. If we ever got to see what they were saying on journOlist during our Dem primaries I guarantee they were plotting taking Hill down for the One. the frakkers.

IMO the American people have totally tuned out the media elites at this point. we will have the proof of where things stand this November.

can not wait.

ginaswo on August 3, 2010 at 3:07 PM

I inherited these poll numbers from the previous administration. ~ B. Obama

ButterflyDragon on August 3, 2010 at 1:41 PM

OMG!! Hahah.

leftnomore on August 3, 2010 at 3:10 PM

Cheer up, Comrade Barry…just a few more months in that crappy job and you can collect that super-sweet pension and rake in TONS of dough…just like Hill & Bill.

joe btfsplk on August 3, 2010 at 4:24 PM

Obama is heading for Bush territory in job approval, which took Bush more than five years to reach.

Of course Bush had all the glowing supportive MSM coverage throughout his 60 month tenure. Something Obama has never received in his short 18 months in office.

chickasaw42 on August 3, 2010 at 5:58 PM

“Obama approval rating still well above Bush low”

For now. When’s it going to sink below that? Thanksgiving? Christmas? Next spring?

englishqueen01 on August 3, 2010 at 6:34 PM

Dang, I got a thrill running up my leg.

We were the ones we’ve been waiting for….no mo.

dthorny on August 4, 2010 at 6:04 AM

Did those 41% vote with drool?

Only 2 years and Barrah can golf as much as he wants with mirrors surrounding…so he can admire his favorite subject.

I love me some me!!!

dthorny on August 4, 2010 at 9:03 AM

If you continue to lose WHITE women, you certainly aren’t going to win back WHITE men.

technopeasant on August 3, 2010 at 1:38 PM

Full disclosure: I’m a white woman. I’m embarrassed for my sisters….too many of us are easily duped in the ballet box.

I won’t say the rest of what I’d like to say about women voters.

/comments off

Grace_is_sufficient on August 4, 2010 at 9:11 AM

What scares me is that the lower his numbers go the more likely we are to have some major problem suddenly occur that is intended to increase his poll numbers.

UncleZeb on August 4, 2010 at 10:49 AM