Brutal: Obama’s job approval — and favorable rating — hit new lows in NYT poll

posted at 10:07 pm on September 16, 2011 by Allahpundit

His job approval’s been sinking for weeks along with the state of the economy and now stands at 43/50 in this poll. More significantly, though, this is the first time he’s been underwater on personal likeability. I wonder why. Is it a simple matter of unhappiness with someone’s performance inevitably bleeding over into unhappiness with them? Or, per Dennis Miller, have there finally been a few too many insinuations about the opposition putting party over country to maintain that Bambi-esque image?

For the first time, more Americans have an unfavorable opinion of President Obama than have a favorable opinion of him, according to a new CBS News/New York Times poll released late Friday, an indication that dissatisfaction with the president’s job performance and the direction of the country is dragging down how Americans view Obama personally.

Just 39 percent of Americans have a favorable opinion of Obama, while 42 percent view him unfavorably. In January of this year, 40 percent had a favorable image of Obama, and 34 percent had an unfavorable opinion. In January 2009, as he was inaugurated, 60 percent of Americans had a favorable opinion of him.

While the president’s approval rating — which is down to 43 percent in the new poll, an all-time low — is an important indicator of his re-election standing, the high regard Americans felt for Obama personally was a sign that Americans hadn’t yet given up on his presidency.

Is that it? Have people finally given up? If he’s underwater now, imagine what his numbers will look like when the Democrats break out the rhetorical brass knuckles next year for the GOP nominee.

As for his disintegrating job approval, there’s no mystery. Behold the trend when voters are asked whether the economy’s getting better, worse, or staying the same.

The closer we get to a double dip, the further down O gets dragged. In fact, a near-majority has already braced itself:

Thirty-nine percent say the economy is “fairly bad” and 49 percent say it’s “very bad,” the highest number since April 2009. Endgame for Obama’s re-election chances, then? I’m not so sure. Compare the following two data points:

A majority says Obama hasn’t made any real progress in fixing the economy — but a (smaller) majority now also says that it’s … not his problem! Can I quote myself here? From a post written on June 22:

I think it could go two ways if he doesn’t turn things around by next year. One: The public will continue to cut him lots of slack well into 2012, but as the election approaches and they realize that this will be their last chance until 2016 to change course, they’ll bail and we’ll see a rapid snowball effect among those blaming him for not fixing the economy. Or two: The public will decide that the current recession is so uniquely horrible, unlike anything since the Great Depression, that it’s unfair to expect any president to make major strides in just one term, which will have the ironic effect of partly neutralizing the economy as an electoral issue. That’s completely counterintuitive given its singular importance right now (fully 93 percent in this poll say the economy is extremely or very important to them, an all-time high), but paradoxically the worse things get, the easier it is for Obama to frame slow growth and chronically high unemployment as some sort of mega-quake or force majeure for which no one could reasonably be expected to have been prepared.

I think maybe we’re starting to see that here. The economy was, is, and will remain his biggest liability, but the plain truth is that this is no ordinary recession. The more keenly voters are aware of that — and the new crisis in the Eurozone is driving the point home — the more equivocal they’ll be about apportioning blame. Which is ironic, of course, since this was the guy who sold himself as an agent of change so miraculous that the oceans would cease to rise once he was sworn in. That mystique is gone for good, but I’m not sure the chance of a second term is.

Plus, he’s still got a handy dandy weapon to wield against the GOP, especially if Perry’s the nominee:

People are slightly more open to reform rather than tax hikes to keep trying to prop the programs up, but despite the GOP’s months-long education campaign to explain how massive the costs involved are, a greater number say entitlements are worth the burden now than said so last April. Brutal.

Via Greg Hengler, here’s Jim Cramer affirming that business leaders, at least, are more than willing to lay the blame for the economy at Obama’s feet.

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I love you Obama!

Electrongod on September 16, 2011 at 10:10 PM

Somebody report the NYT to AttackWatch!

predator on September 16, 2011 at 10:11 PM

B-b-b-but He’s gonna beat the GOP candidate in a landslide!!!

Lanceman on September 16, 2011 at 10:12 PM

Somebody report the NYT to AttackWatch!

predator on September 16, 2011 at 10:11 PM

I have been…but there is a limit of 10 reports.
I need help.

Electrongod on September 16, 2011 at 10:12 PM

I see the problem too. My only fear is that people will be fooled again into the blame Bush meme. I so hope that is over…

Jesse on September 16, 2011 at 10:12 PM

43 percent of Americans to be reported to AttackWaaatch? Better put on fresh pot of coffee.

John the Libertarian on September 16, 2011 at 10:13 PM

If the NY Slimes admit this, it’s far lower.

honsy on September 16, 2011 at 10:13 PM

Naw, the Stimulus Solyndras will take their toll on the 0.

AshleyTKing on September 16, 2011 at 10:14 PM

B-b-b-but He’s gonna beat the GOP candidate in a landslide!!!

Lanceman on September 16, 2011 at 10:12 PM

Only if it’s Palin!

heshtesh on September 16, 2011 at 10:15 PM

He is doing a fine job/thank you Mr President.

/sarc

F15Mech on September 16, 2011 at 10:16 PM

Thank you for the Hardball clip! I watched it and thought of Hot Air about half-way through. “What is it?! Do they think he’s a socialist!? With President Perry are they going to finally stop sitting on the money?”

Marcus on September 16, 2011 at 10:18 PM

He is doing a fine job/thank you Mr President.

/sarc

F15Mech on September 16, 2011 at 10:16 PM

Ah..crr6.
I haven’t seen her lately.

Electrongod on September 16, 2011 at 10:18 PM

imagine what his numbers will look like when the Democrats break out the rhetorical brass knuckles next year for the GOP nominee.

….

Rhetorical?

artist on September 16, 2011 at 10:18 PM

Who wants four more years of him saying “we’re going to start focusing on jobs and the economy”. He had his chance and he failed the public.

sherry on September 16, 2011 at 10:18 PM

Only if it’s Palin!

heshtesh on September 16, 2011 at 10:15 PM

Yep. You continue to believe whatever makes you happy, JohnTesh.

Lanceman on September 16, 2011 at 10:18 PM

I reported myself to #Gestapobama for not loving him as much as I should.

Bishop on September 16, 2011 at 10:18 PM

He is doing a fine job/thank you Mr President.

cr666

honsy on September 16, 2011 at 10:18 PM

It seems like there is a big pile on effect since the special election in New York. The mood in the news media sure seems different. It amazes me just how quickly they have turned after all the hard work they have done to prop him up.

Skandia Recluse on September 16, 2011 at 10:19 PM

Ah..crr6.
I haven’t seen her lately.

Electrongod on September 16, 2011 at 10:18 PM

I miss the curdog

Lanceman on September 16, 2011 at 10:19 PM

I reported myself to #Gestapobama for not loving him as much as I should.

Bishop on September 16, 2011 at 10:18 PM

7% will never report you.

Lanceman on September 16, 2011 at 10:20 PM

AP, Do you have the party sample on this?

D + what?

artist on September 16, 2011 at 10:21 PM

Ah..crr6.
I haven’t seen her lately.

Electrongod on September 16, 2011 at 10:18 PM

Probably gearing up for all the new opportunities she gains from the American’s Job Act with the new lawsuits from the unemployed not getting the job they interviewed for.

Electrongod on September 16, 2011 at 10:21 PM

Ah..crr6.
I haven’t seen her lately.

Electrongod on September 16, 2011 at 10:18 PM
I miss the curdog

Lanceman on September 16, 2011 at 10:19 PM

Ban hammer??

Khun Joe on September 16, 2011 at 10:21 PM

I miss the curdog

Lanceman on September 16, 2011 at 10:19 PM

We resent that!

The Curdog Coaltion.

predator on September 16, 2011 at 10:21 PM

cr666

honsy on September 16, 2011 at 10:18 PM

Too many sixes…..
Nevermind.

Electrongod on September 16, 2011 at 10:22 PM

Ban hammer??

Khun Joe on September 16, 2011 at 10:21 PM

Negatory. crr6 has never said anything to warrant it. Plus, she’s been around almost as long as that dooshbag Bradky.

Lanceman on September 16, 2011 at 10:24 PM

Too many sixes…..
Nevermind.

Electrongod on September 16, 2011 at 10:22 PM

No. The correct amount! ;)

honsy on September 16, 2011 at 10:25 PM

I miss the curdog

Lanceman on September 16, 2011 at 10:19 PM

LOL
Had to look that up.
I only had purebreds…what else is there?

Electrongod on September 16, 2011 at 10:25 PM

One thing, though.

You’re seeing Obama with low reelect numbers in swing states, and some others too.

So while they’re not necessarily blaming him for the economy, there’s not much enthusiasm for four more years.

amerpundit on September 16, 2011 at 10:26 PM

If you love Obama, report Jim Cramer to AttackWatch, now.

DrStock on September 16, 2011 at 10:26 PM

I’m not here as often as a lot of you, but I seem to notice a reduced amount of troll activity. Am I right? And what is causing it?

Depression?

Shame? *nah, their libs. they know no shame*

Lack of talking points from Soros/Axeldork?

predator on September 16, 2011 at 10:28 PM

but despite the GOP’s months-long education campaign to explain how massive the costs involved are, a greater number say entitlements are worth the burden now than said so last April. Brutal.

I would bet the average voter hasn’t a clue what a trillion dollars really is.

CW on September 16, 2011 at 10:28 PM

Much of his support lies in areas where they vote D-Rat no matter who heads the ticket. His loss of votes will cost him EV numbers in states that he thought were safe for him. This will be a wipe out like Reagan/Carter.

honsy on September 16, 2011 at 10:29 PM

What about this part, AP?

But there is an 18 point partisan enthusiasm gap that currently favors Republicans: 44 percent of Republican voters are more enthusiastic about voting in 2012, while just 26 percent of Democrats are. This is a reversal compared to October, 2007, when twice as many Democrats as Republicans expressed more enthusiasm about voting.

artist on September 16, 2011 at 10:31 PM

I’m not here as often as a lot of you, but I seem to notice a reduced amount of troll activity. Am I right? And what is causing it?

Depression?

Shame? *nah, their libs. they know no shame*

Lack of talking points from Soros/Axeldork?

predator on September 16, 2011 at 10:28 PM

You are correct…but we do have the drive-bys from time-to-time, but they have no energy to stick around.
They have been reduced…they know it…just can’t let it go though.

Electrongod on September 16, 2011 at 10:31 PM

The economy was, is, and will remain his biggest liability, but the plain truth is that this is no ordinary recession. The more keenly voters are aware of that — and the new crisis in the Eurozone is driving the point home — the more equivocal they’ll be about apportioning blame. Which is ironic, of course, since this was the guy who sold himself as an agent of change so miraculous that the oceans would cease to rise once he was sworn in. That mystique is gone for good, but I’m not sure the chance of a second term is.

WTF? Are you kidding me?? Everything he’s done has made it worse… Porkulous I and its crony pay-offs, big labor bailouts, and forays into crony ventue capitalism….the multitudes of new arm-twisting, business killing Federal Regs, his absolute inability to pass a budget, the Obamacare fiasco, a plethora of new unpaid for social programs…..all causing business-crushing uncertainty.

It’s all out in the open now….he’s an inexperienced, whiney, punk-@ss little thug (not a messiah) and he now has a record.

This has to be the stupidest piece I’ve ever seen here (bet ya $10K he loses in a landslide).

Tim_CA on September 16, 2011 at 10:31 PM

That mystique is gone for good, but I’m not sure the chance of a second term is.

I’m pretty sure that it is. This may be the beginning of the preference cascade. If it isn’t, it’s only a matter of time.

SlaveDog on September 16, 2011 at 10:32 PM

Barack Hussein Obama Mmmmmm Mmmmmm Mmmm!

alohapundit on September 16, 2011 at 10:33 PM

Vigilancia de Ataque! punto com

Ted Torgerson on September 16, 2011 at 10:34 PM

The poll numbers have to be really bad for CBS News/New York Times to admit it.

GarandFan on September 16, 2011 at 10:34 PM

oof.

Icarus syndrome.

ted c on September 16, 2011 at 10:35 PM

His loss of votes will cost him EV numbers in states that he thought were safe for him. This will be a wipe out like Reagan/Carter.

honsy on September 16, 2011 at 10:29 PM

I predict Reagan/Mondale.

alohapundit on September 16, 2011 at 10:35 PM

Barack Hussein Obama Mmmmmm Mmmmmm Mmmm!

alohapundit on September 16, 2011 at 10:33 PM

Aloha, Wofat.

Lanceman on September 16, 2011 at 10:35 PM

It seems like there is a big pile on effect since the special election in New York. The mood in the news media sure seems different. It amazes me just how quickly they have turned after all the hard work they have done to prop him up.

Skandia Recluse on September 16, 2011 at 10:19 PM

I noticed an abrupt turn against the administration, too, since the special elections. I think the media and the pundits were holding it together for the sake of the One, but he must suddenly seem indefensible to many of them.

DrStock on September 16, 2011 at 10:35 PM

A majority says Obama hasn’t made any real progress in fixing the economy — but a (smaller) majority now also says that it’s … not his problem!

Doesn’t matter, AP. If we compare the economy to a sports team, let’s say the roster really sucks. Tons of bad personnel moves have left us with a dysfunctional group of players that can’t get it done on the field. Do the fans just resign themselves to having a crappy team or do they demand the heads of the coach and GM and at least attempt to salvage the situation?

I’d say a majority of people next year will choose the latter. Even if they truly believe the economy is so screwed up it could take years to dig out of this hole, they’ll at least wanna put someone in charge who seems like he(or she) has a clue.

Doughboy on September 16, 2011 at 10:36 PM

Aloha, Wofat.

Lanceman on September 16, 2011 at 10:35 PM

LOL, Aloooohahahahahahaha.

alohapundit on September 16, 2011 at 10:38 PM

Now. Anybody who believes obama will have a billion bucks all to himself stand on your head.

Lanceman on September 16, 2011 at 10:39 PM

I predict Reagan/Mondale.

alohapundit on September 16, 2011 at 10:35 PM

I wish – but impossible. Vermont is a lost cause, as is Washington – what with their propensity to find votes in car trunks days after the election. And the guy who did this in Seattle now works in Minnesota, which is how Stuart Little became a senator.

honsy on September 16, 2011 at 10:42 PM

So basically, he’s doing a very $hitty job but, we are okay that he’s doing a very $hitty job…What??

Ltlgeneral64 on September 16, 2011 at 10:42 PM

Now. Anybody who believes obama will have a billion bucks all to himself stand on your head.

Lanceman on September 16, 2011 at 10:39 PM

pɐǝɥ ʎɯ uo ƃuıpuɐʇs llǝʍ ǝdʎʇ ʇ,uɐɔ ı

Electrongod on September 16, 2011 at 10:43 PM

but a (smaller) majority now also says that it’s … not his problem!

Doesn’t matter, AP. If we compare the economy to a sports team, let’s say the roster really sucks. Tons of bad personnel moves have left us with a dysfunctional group of players that can’t get it done on the field. Do the fans just resign themselves to having a crappy team or do they demand the heads of the coach and GM and at least attempt to salvage the situation?

I’d say a majority of people next year will choose the latter. Even if they truly believe the economy is so screwed up it could take years to dig out of this hole, they’ll at least wanna put someone in charge who seems like he(or she) has a clue.

Doughboy on September 16, 2011 at 10:36 PM

Depends on whether you are a:
- Any Cleveland sports team fan (Want so bad to have a great team but always get your heart ripped out at the end).
- Natinals Fan (Expect to lose, but have a good time at the park anyway and if you win its just a bonus)
or
- Raiders fan (Unrealistically expect to win, but know in your heart of hearts Al Davis is going to draft someone who runs a 4.2 forty, but he has the hands of stone and thus doom your entire year).

alohapundit on September 16, 2011 at 10:45 PM

pɐǝɥ ʎɯ uo ƃuıpuɐʇs llǝʍ ǝdʎʇ ʇ,uɐɔ ı
Electrongod on September 16, 2011 at 10:43 PM

We don’t speak Romanian here. Get out.

Bishop on September 16, 2011 at 10:46 PM

pɐǝɥ ʎɯ uo ƃuıpuɐʇs llǝʍ ǝdʎʇ ʇ,uɐɔ ı

Electrongod on September 16, 2011 at 10:43 PM

LIAR ! It’s perfect – except for the missing period at the end. ;)

honsy on September 16, 2011 at 10:48 PM

pɐǝɥ ʎɯ uo ƃuıpuɐʇs llǝʍ ǝdʎʇ ʇ,uɐɔ ı
Electrongod on September 16, 2011 at 10:43 PM

Then you shouldn’t stand on your head and type.

alohapundit on September 16, 2011 at 10:48 PM

Then you shouldn’t stand on your head and type.

alohapundit on September 16, 2011 at 10:48 PM

Lesson learned.
I did find out that I have to paint the ceiling.

Electrongod on September 16, 2011 at 10:50 PM

It reads just as well with this version.

but paradoxically the worse things GOT, the easier it WAS FOR FDR to frame slow growth and chronically high unemployment as some sort of mega-quake or force majeure for which no one could reasonably be expected to have been prepared.

burt on September 16, 2011 at 10:50 PM

Want to get his approval ratings down to minus 10? Just send this photo of Barack taken today scaring students at a VA high school.
Halloween Comes Early

No Niks on September 16, 2011 at 10:51 PM

Hi.
My name is Generic Republican and I’m running for President.

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on September 16, 2011 at 10:52 PM

Hi.
My name is Generic Republican and I’m running for President.

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on September 16, 2011 at 10:52 PM

You got my vote.

honsy on September 16, 2011 at 10:55 PM

that business leaders, at least, are more than willing to lay the blame for the economy at Obama’s feet.

willing???

hello, this IS dear leader’s economy

he owns this sucker….

cmsinaz on September 16, 2011 at 10:55 PM

I would bet the average voter hasn’t a clue what a trillion dollars really is.

CW on September 16, 2011 at 10:28 PM

I love that graphic.

My other favorite: Spending one million dollars per day, it would take you more than 2,739 years to go through a trillion dollars. Unfathomable. (Now multiply that by 15!)

IrishEi on September 16, 2011 at 10:57 PM

Cramer was devastating. No wonder Matthews cut him off. He was just making a strong connection between Pub pro-business policies and the revival of the job market. If that message catches on, it is absolutely all over for the Socialist.

paul1149 on September 16, 2011 at 11:02 PM

we can’t get all wee weed up but I’m back from the great State of Alabama and I say, let the TIDE ROLL. Nice to see ya’ll it’s been awhile. I haven’t posted in quite a bit, been under the weather in a major way, but I read twice daily, fellow patriots, Godspeed.

The admin will reap what it sowed.
We get to clean up.

God Bless you in the cities.

seesalrun on September 16, 2011 at 11:03 PM

These freaking polls make my eyes roll. WTF, “worth it” – worth the entire country going down the drain?

What, exactly, is worth that, you ignorant people?!

disa on September 16, 2011 at 11:05 PM

It is now acceptable to not like Obutthead. His race card has been revoked due to overuse.

If the rumors that the DNC Party poobahs want him gone are true, expect his favorability to
hit the 30′s as the PTB issue their instructions to destroy Obuttwipe. He’s going down.

ShaBoom!

PakviRoti on September 16, 2011 at 11:18 PM

They obviously didn’t poll Peggy Noonan about his likeability. That dummy still thinks he’s awesome, personally.

Kensington on September 16, 2011 at 11:21 PM

It is now acceptable to not like Obutthead. His race card has been revoked due to overuse.

If the rumors that the DNC Party poobahs want him gone are true, expect his favorability to
hit the 30′s as the PTB issue their instructions to destroy Obuttwipe. He’s going down.

ShaBoom!

PakviRoti on September 16, 2011 at 11:18 PM

Run, Hillary, Run!

(Just ’cause the fireworks would be fun.)

massrighty on September 16, 2011 at 11:23 PM

despite the GOP’s months-long education campaign to explain how massive the costs involved are, a greater number say entitlements are worth the burden now than said so last April.

What months-long education campaign?

BuckeyeSam on September 16, 2011 at 11:34 PM

Another bs poll.

Sample:
Republican 26%
Democrat 33%

So the 43% approve ismore like 37%.

angryed on September 16, 2011 at 11:35 PM

Punk a** Barry heading for 30%

RalphyBoy on September 16, 2011 at 11:45 PM

I’m not here as often as a lot of you, but I seem to notice a reduced amount of troll activity. Am I right? And what is causing it?

Depression?

Shame? *nah, their libs. they know no shame*

Lack of talking points from Soros/Axeldork?

predator on September 16, 2011 at 10:28 PM

I am thinking that the Journo-list talking points now want Obama to step down and not run in 2012. Now they want their people to encourage this regime change, so they are silent.

redeye on September 17, 2011 at 12:03 AM

I predict riots in the streets of new Yok City,..or is someone already ahead of me on that.

a capella on September 17, 2011 at 12:28 AM

I love love love reporting ALL THE DEMOCRATS to the ATTACKWATCH site!!!!

:-)

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATTTTTAAAAAAAAAAAACKKKK !!!!

PappyD61 on September 17, 2011 at 12:28 AM

These polls continually amaze me. Just how stupid are some Americans?

Mojave Mark on September 17, 2011 at 12:29 AM

These polls continually amaze me. Just how stupid are some Americans?

Mojave Mark on September 17, 2011 at 12:29 AM

Weapons Grade stupid.

PakviRoti on September 17, 2011 at 12:42 AM

I think Obama’s personal likability is down because the liberals are exhorting him to basically act like a d*ck , as Halperin would say, and he is obliging them.
I’ve basically begged Obama to listen to his far-left base and get mad and go on the attack because he sure would satisfy the blood lust of the leftists, but he’d also drive Independents away in droves.
Mission accomplished!

OxyCon on September 17, 2011 at 12:50 AM

Beware of a cornered animal.

retiredeagle on September 17, 2011 at 1:02 AM

Beware of a cornered animal.

retiredeagle on September 17, 2011 at 1:02 AM

Especially a cornered Community Organizer.

OxyCon on September 17, 2011 at 1:12 AM

Beware of a cornered animal.

retiredeagle on September 17, 2011 at 1:02 AM

Damn good advice.

I have a strong feeling that to win this one, we’re gonna have to get our pretty little Republican jeans a little bit soil-stained with this one.

Jugears has already went to the worst part of his beautifully-creased asshole soul (heh) to get this far.

What, if anything, can be put past his nonexistent conscience?

This guy would rather see our country tank than… well, than just about anything, judging from his actions thus far.

hillbillyjim on September 17, 2011 at 1:19 AM

Doggnabbit, I hate the new filters.

Fxxx.

hillbillyjim on September 17, 2011 at 1:24 AM

Doggnabbit, I hate the new filters.

Fxxx.

hillbillyjim on September 17, 2011 at 1:24 AM

Wow. That got through, and the last two didn’t. Good job, Townhall.

A couple of more of these misfires, and you can count your bazillions of hits down by a bazillion minus one.

Remember the old saw about dancing with the one which “brung” ya?

I guess not.

hillbillyjim on September 17, 2011 at 1:29 AM

Does anyone else up this late remember when HotAir wasn’t a pain-in-the-balls place to be?

Just askin’.

I can’t even say boo anymore.

hillbillyjim on September 17, 2011 at 1:36 AM

Since Obama’s bureaucracy has skillfully arranged that no recovery of sufficient strength to help him will be possible under their regime of regulations and decrees and yet-unwritten rules which exceed legislative authority in many cases and directly violate it in others, there is little chance of his numbers improving in any significant way but plenty of room for them to continue to deteriorate, these scenarios of him stepping down were inevitable.

But they aren’t realistic. Obama isn’t likely just to give up the power and the perqs to suit his fellow Democrats – in fact he would regard the request a breach of loyalty, and the ones overtly making it would find themselves persona non grata in their own party, at least in any area within reach of the incumbent’s influence, which is virtually all of it.

Only one sitting President was ever seriously in danger of not getting his own party’s nomination for a second term when he wanted it, Truman in 1952. He lost the NH primary to Southerner Estes Kefauver and realized the party was tired of him. LBJ withdrew, but there was no doubt he would have been renominated (as was his hand-picked successor). He just knew the party would be too divided to beat Nixon, especially with Wallace’s independent candidacy in the race.

No sitting President has ever lost his party’s nomination at the convention. Even a former President couldn’t pull it off, although TR managed to out-poll Taft in the general election – all he could do was split the party in two.

Besides, Democrats in the current era can’t even afford to try it with the first black President. Without 85%+ of the black vote, they don’t win many races, and never nationally. Beyond all the hype in the media, had it not been for the extraordinarily high turnout of blacks and young people in 2008, the election would have been close.

Adjoran on September 17, 2011 at 2:26 AM

These polls continually amaze me. Just how stupid are some Americans?

Mojave Mark on September 17, 2011 at 12:29 AM

Equally as stupid as those that take EVERY POLL as gospel…whether it makes a bit of sense or not!!!

99% of the polls reported here are PUSH POLLS…yet reported dutifully as factual

winston on September 17, 2011 at 2:36 AM

OODA America ant its Constitution are inside D’rats decision loop.

teh Won & co, decided on their course a hundred years ago with Wilson. Carter showed how American socialism would be applied. Mistake, the current attempt was more easliy recognized.

In less than six months, the Tea Party started. Lil’ Barry is toast and it is because the country is ahead of him. America is on his “six and low”. Squirm Barry and wriggle D’rats. You missed the OODA loop. And America still has position and ammo.

Caststeel on September 17, 2011 at 2:45 AM

I’m not here as often as a lot of you, but I seem to notice a reduced amount of troll activity. Am I right? And what is causing it?

predator on September 16, 2011 at 10:28 PM

It is becoming increasingly difficult for even the trolliest of trolls to come to a site like this and twist themselves in knots trying to defend the Dooshbag in Chief.

Although, every day on The Five, Bob Beckel gives it the old college try, professional troll that he is.

UltimateBob on September 17, 2011 at 4:23 AM

Doggnabbit, I hate the new filters.

Fxxx.

hillbillyjim on September 17, 2011 at 1:24 AM

It would be nice if, when we type out a comment and hit the “preview” button, if we got a little warning of some kind (a red asterisk or something) that would warn us that our comment would fall into moderation due to certain words.

Would it be so hard to add a feature like that? I mean, the filters are already there.

UltimateBob on September 17, 2011 at 4:27 AM

43% !!!???!!!
Amazing how it is still so high.

albill on September 17, 2011 at 6:01 AM

@UltimateBob
At least the “Preview” button works for you.
Rarely does it do its thing when I click it.

albill on September 17, 2011 at 6:02 AM

A serious Dennis Miller on BHO – worth a listen.
-
http://dennismillerradio.com/b/I-Dont-Like-President-Obama/563088672577454969.html

diogenes on September 17, 2011 at 7:34 AM

Remember 1936 !

PappyD61 on September 17, 2011 at 8:11 AM

Americans are a tolerate folk. The is the benefit-of-the-doubt factor wearing off. Finally.

curved space on September 17, 2011 at 8:14 AM

Hi.
My name is Generic Republican and I’m running for President.

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on September 16, 2011 at 10:52 PM

You had me at “Hi”

IowaWoman on September 17, 2011 at 8:16 AM

“This is the…”

curved space on September 17, 2011 at 8:20 AM

Or, per Dennis Miller, have there finally been a few too many insinuations about the opposition putting party over country to maintain that Bambi-esque image?

Well, that’s okay for openers. But there’s a lot more about him that’s grating on people’s nerves:

- Today’s speeches sound like his speeches two years ago. Broken record. SOS, slightly repackaged. Long on rhetoric and short on results.

- Too many demonstrable lies. Brazen dishonesty.

- Arrogant disdain for anyone who criticizes him. Offensive and often insulting response to critics.

- Class warfare.

- Thuggish governance. Contempt for Constitution and American founding principles.

And so forth.

petefrt on September 17, 2011 at 8:20 AM

What’s with dingleBarry always puffing out his lower lip? Is it some kind of nervous tick?

hogfat on September 17, 2011 at 9:39 AM

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