New AP/GFK Poll: Majority of Americans want Obama out

posted at 1:03 pm on December 16, 2011 by Tina Korbe

They might have reservations about the Republican candidates, but the majority of Americans still want President Barack Obama out of office, according to a new poll conducted by the Associated Press and Gfk Roper Public Affairs and Corporate Communications. That’s a first in the poll’s Obama-tracking history.

Specifically, 52 percent of those polled said Obama should be voted out, while just 43 percent said he deserves to be reelected. That’s almost a perfect inversion of the numbers from last May, when 53 percent said he should be reelected and 43 percent said he should be ousted.

Not surprisingly, Obama’s approval ratings were also dismal, at 44 percent approval and 54 percent disapproval. But the president is still popular on a personal level, with a favorability rating of 53 percent and a likability rating of 76 percent.

Perhaps that’s why the president still leads potential Republican challengers Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich in hypothetical head-to-head match-ups. Obama barely bests Romney 47 percent to 46 percent, but trounces Gingrich 51 percent to 42 percent.

And in a stark reminder to debate moderators and the GOP candidates, who last night discussed the economy and job creation hardly at all, the poll shows that an overwhelming majority (90 percent) continue to say the economy is an issue that is very important to them. Similarly, 80 percent cite the unemployment rate as a particularly important issue. Other issues a majority considered highly important: Education (82 percent) and health care (76 percent). In general, folks still don’t think Obama is doing particularly well on the economic and jobs front, but they do trust him to keep the country safe.

The poll had a sample of 1,000 adults and the D/I/R breakdown was 27/33/25. Self-identified conservatives outnumbered self-identified liberals by more than 2:1.

For the most part, this poll confirms what most of us probably already suspected. If the economic situation and Obama’s approval ratings stay the same from now until November 2012 and the GOP loses, Republicans will have no one to blame but their own candidate. It’s a truth uncomfortably acknowledged that, when it comes to judged competitions — as elections most certainly are, it matters less that the judges are impressed with you than that they like you. In this case, if voters like Obama and dislike the GOP candidate, no matter what they think of Obama’s record, they’ll still be tempted to vote for him.

One bit of poll-related news that pleasantly surprised me: While Americans generally think the country is on the wrong track, a majority of us — 76 percent! — are still pretty dang happy. And most — 60 percent — describe the financial situations in their own homes as “good.” Those numbers could be better — but they’re also not bad. For this gal, who spends a majority of her days reading depressing news and fielding discontented comments, it was a welcome reminder that life in America is still a cheerful, prosperous proposition.


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Obama wins 10, 11 states next year. Tops. Not makin’ 270, unless maybe you add states 51-57 to the mix.

Paul (who I’m no big fan of) had one of the best lines last night when he said “well, anybody up here can beat Obama”.

Reagan & Carter were “tied” in the polls only a few months prior to the election too. Let’s get over the “electability” crap, please. This is not a normal election. He is no longer an “unknown quantity”. He has a record, and it sucks. Big time. Even the MSM, as much as their little hearts will try, aren’t gonna sweep it under the rug this time. And – wait for it – Boooooosssshhhh ain’t gonna work either.

You’re fired, SCoaMF.

ICanSeeNovFromMyHouse on December 16, 2011 at 1:56 PM

The economy isn’t good now, hasn’t ‘recovered’ due to Obama’s remedies and now faces the break-up of the EU and the coming China implosion as their residential, commercial and industrial sectors are all built on bad debt. These two things have already started and will be in full swing within 6 months.

Obama is clueless with how to deal with these things and the US cannot bailout the world. The US can’t even deal with its own debt at this point.

I’m not seeing any good trendlines for Obama, and if he is counting on demonizing and running away from his inability to deal with the actual world, he has a major problem far beyond the election. Other Democrats are already running away from him, don’t want him to campaign for them and are trying to figure out if there will be much of a party left after 2012.

Mind you, the Republicans will be in the same boat.

The world is about to get scary nasty and mister apologize to everyone, appease tyrants, and slap our friends in the face will find that this outlook won’t last long when real problems start. They haven’t started yet and nothing is indicating that they will not arrive.

Pretend that the next President must lead us through a world war, a horrific global currency collapse, an economy near death and no industrial base to build upon and ask: who do you want in that seat?

You should think about that before ever casting a single vote for President. Never assume bright and cheery days ahead because the world has a nasty habit of not providing them on a regular basis. Obama will be wishing for these numbers in 6 months due to what is coming. And he wants it, not expecting the consequences.

Gotta give Newt, Romney, Bachmann, Perry, et. al. that: they are politicians with a survival instinct.

Obama is an ideologue lacking that instinct.

The difference is stark.

ajacksonian on December 16, 2011 at 1:57 PM

The poll had a sample of 1,000 adults and the D/I/R breakdown was 27/33/25. Self-identified conservatives outnumbered self-identified liberals by more than 2:1.

Which is about right.

Gallup in 2010:

“PRINCETON, NJ — Conservatives have maintained their leading position among U.S. ideological groups in the first half of 2010. Gallup finds 42% of Americans describing themselves as either very conservative or conservative. This is up slightly from the 40% seen for all of 2009 and contrasts with the 20% calling themselves liberal or very liberal.”

angryed on December 16, 2011 at 1:57 PM

43% actually want him reelected?

spiritof61 on December 16, 2011 at 1:07 PM

While I believe that he’ll get at least 43% of the vote, I do not believe that 43% want him reelected.

whbates on December 16, 2011 at 1:57 PM

Sorry libfreeordie, you are in a very small minority in this supposed center-left country.

angryed on December 16, 2011 at 1:58 PM

What is it that he’s doing that they find likeable? When he gives another speech full of lies, appoints another czar or writes an EO taking away more of their freedoms? He may have a nice smile and some people might enjoy having a beer and hotdog with him, but not me.

Kissmygrits on December 16, 2011 at 1:58 PM

Most people do get their info thru the MSM. I also wonder how many people are afraid to say he’s a d*uche because of the “racist” tag?

Hard Right on December 16, 2011 at 2:01 PM

I cannot believe the like-ability number. I, personally, cannot stand him. I cannot stand the sound of his voice or seeing him on TV. To me he is an emetic.

GaltBlvnAtty on December 16, 2011 at 1:54 PM

I think it’s race-based. People are afraid to be thought of as racist and the media incessantly tells us that any opposition to Obama is racist. You are right, GaltBlvnAtty, on a deeper level than you know. He is Syrup of Ipecac to the soul.

swinia sutki on December 16, 2011 at 2:02 PM

Well bho will just have to get on AF1 and get out of dc for his 17 day vacation to Hawaii for r&r with all this bad news? Poor widdle baby works so hard and it seems some don’t appreciate him?
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letget on December 16, 2011 at 2:03 PM

Those numbers could be better — but they’re also not bad. For this gal, who spends a majority of her days reading depressing news and fielding discontented comments, it was a welcome reminder that life in America is still a cheerful, prosperous proposition.

It isn’t very cheerful if you are one of the 25 million unemployed or underemployed Americans. I was one of them until very recently, and although I have recently found a good job, it is no thanks to this Admistration that is still choking the life out of my industry. And having a job does not make me feel much better about where this country is headed. I’m still buried in debt and have a huge hole where a lot of my retirement savings used to be.

Many people do not realize that the S&P 500 is about where it was 10 years ago, while the prices of gas, electricity, college tuition, and food have skyrocketed. The vast middle of America has been choked almost to death.

The only reason Obama is still polling above 40% is that a large percentage of people are enjoying no reductions in their lifestyle because they are either on public assistance, are government employees or work in academia or health care. Everyone else has been financially raped in the last decade. And Obama has made it all much worse.

rockmom on December 16, 2011 at 2:03 PM

Also reading the Gallup poll, look at the chart. 42% of Americans consider themselves very conservative or conservative. Last time it was that high….1994. Hmmm, what happened in 1994? Something to do with Newt Gingrich and some election or something, righ?

But given the resurgence of conservatives, the proper course of action in 2012 is to nominate Mittens, the most liberal Republican in the field. The same “Republican” who couldn’t win an election in 1994 while the entire country was bathed in red. The same “Republican” that couldn’t even break 50% when he won the governorship of MA.

They don’t call it the stupid party for nothing.

angryed on December 16, 2011 at 2:03 PM

He seems to be a good family man.
He seems like he’s nice to people.
He & his family are fairly good-looking…

itsnotaboutme on December 16, 2011 at 1:10 PM

You’re joking, right?

“He seems to be a good family man,” especially since he’s of dubious sechuelle liasons and relationships, spends an unusual amount of (and ‘need for’) time “on the golf course,” is married to a woman who has to have her own mother as live-in attendant “for the children” among other things (indicates a dubious relationship by the husband and wife as a workable family unit among other things, like who both of them chose to cohabitate with and why)…sends the wife and children off on vacations while he “remains behind” for various reasons, especially the golf course, martinis, smoking in the boys’ room, whatever…

“He seems he’s nice to people,”
like sending visiting dignitaries out the back door of the White House to walk past the piles of garbage positioned there, refuses to so much as have a dinner with another visiting dignitary in the White House after he’s flown in for such a meeting in the White House, refuses to dine with “the Jooooo” who heads another nation, when Obama arrives in official Presidential visit there in that Allied country, not to mention calling the majority of Americans “teabaggers” and other pejoratives, insulting their values, beliefs, our Constitution and those who refer to it…

“He & his family are fairly good-looking,”
…oh, no, you did.not.suggest.that! Please look again at that “family.”

Lourdes on December 16, 2011 at 2:05 PM

Sorry libfreeordie, you are in a very small minority in this supposed center-left country.

angryed on December 16, 2011 at 1:58 PM

Hey Willie Woodenhead, if he was in a tiny minority, Obummer would have approval rates in the single digits and the media would be clobbering him on a daily basis. Denying reality does not help things!

MelonCollie on December 16, 2011 at 2:07 PM

They don’t call it the stupid party for nothing.

angryed on December 16, 2011 at 2:03 PM

I don’t know who “they” are who call Republicans the “stupid party,” but, accordingly, if so, then the Democratic one is the evil party.

Lourdes on December 16, 2011 at 2:08 PM

Hey Willie Woodenhead, if he was in a tiny minority, Obummer would have approval rates in the single digits and the media would be clobbering him on a daily basis. Denying reality does not help things!

MelonCollie on December 16, 2011 at 2:07 PM

Are you saying the Gallup poll I referenced is wrong? If so, please refute it with facts. If not, STFU.

angryed on December 16, 2011 at 2:10 PM

Six months into his presidency MANY of us wanted him out.
Actually, those of us who actually researched his record
and/or lived in Illinois wanted him out before he was in!!!!!!!!

As far as likeability – there is nothing to like about this
socialist. People want to seem fair, impartial and not perceived
as racist since the media has everyone gunshy about being labeled
that term. So, they temper it by saying what a nice guy he is, however, we don’t like the job he is doing.

Nothing more than that.

Only if you are on the public dole in some fashion or another
will you vote for this creep. Or perhaps one might be brain dead-
those occupyers come to mind.

Amjean on December 16, 2011 at 2:11 PM

He may have a nice smile and some people might enjoy having a beer and hotdog with him, but not me.

Kissmygrits on December 16, 2011 at 1:58 PM

I agree. I’d, in fact, cross any street to avoid walking near the guy, or, if at all possible, would leave town to avoid being anywhere near where he is. I mean, Obama exudes some sort of disturbed field that deeply offends me as an American citizen and voter, and in relationship with just about everything I hold that is decent, reasonable, intelligent, conscientious, ethical and trustworthy.

What the remaining “support” for Obama is about, primarily, is likely due to the entertainment industry lending “celebrity” sheen to Obama by media lies and distortions and, of course, those “celebrity” visitors to Obama while he’s in the White House.

Lourdes on December 16, 2011 at 2:12 PM

NO SH!T!!!!

KOOLAID2 on December 16, 2011 at 2:14 PM

I wonder how many of those 76% that still give the President a personal favorable rating are doing so because they’re afraid to appear racist if they say they think the guy is a narcissistic doofus.

joejmz on December 16, 2011 at 2:16 PM

If he was in a tiny minority, Obummer would have approval rates in the single digits and the media would be clobbering him on a daily basis. Denying reality does not help things!

MelonCollie on December 16, 2011 at 2:07 PM

That’s addressing two separate issues.

Unfortunately, there is a certain segment of the population that votes for a living.

This problem is exemplified by the quotations for some like Benjamin Franklin:

When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.

Second, it’s been proven time and again that the National media leans heavily Socialist.

Chip on December 16, 2011 at 2:18 PM

In a Romney-Obama faceoff, nearly all the attention would be focused on Obama’s failed record. The less time we spend talking about Obama’s record, the greater the chance that Obama will be reelected.

bluegill on December 16, 2011 at 1:08 PM

Gee, ya think? Did you watch Romney in the debate last night? He was stammering all over himself when Chris Wallace asked him about the multitude of his flip-flops over the years. Then Santorum hammered him over his weather vane-spinning positions on gay ‘marriage’ and his pro- and anti-abortion stances.

I’ve never seen him not stammer and get all flustered when he’s confronted, attacked or otherwise pushed off his carefully tailored script. Obama and Axelrod & Co. have compiled reams of opposition research on him since before 2008, which they can’t wait to use on him. He isn’t going to know what hit him.

PatriotGal2257 on December 16, 2011 at 2:19 PM

My wife falls into the “he’s a nice guy but I won’t vote for him” group. It’s not that uncommon.

angryed on December 16, 2011 at 2:20 PM

In a Romney-Obama faceoff, nearly all the attention would be focused on Obama’s failed record. The less time we spend talking about Obama’s record, the greater the chance that Obama will be reelected.

bluegill on December 16, 2011 at 1:08 PM

I wish I lived in you fantasy world.

Google “Romney money picture”. This is where the focus of the campaign will be.

But we have to ignore all this. It is Romney’s turn. It has been spoken from Mount RNC and it shall be so.

angryed on December 16, 2011 at 2:22 PM

My wife falls into the “he’s a nice guy but I won’t vote for him” group. It’s not that uncommon.

angryed on December 16, 2011 at 2:20 PM

I assume she doesn’t listen to anything he says, then, which is typical of many people. They just don’t follow politics.

But anybody who spends 90% of his time trying to agitate groups of people against each other doesn’t fall into the category of “nice guy” to any well-informed right-thinking person.

The Rogue Tomato on December 16, 2011 at 2:25 PM

I wonder if Governor Romney was one of those polled who said Obama was “likable”?

Saw a clip on FOX about an hour ago of his campaign appearance in Iowa today.

Once again he said, Obama is a “nice guy”.

Flora Duh on December 16, 2011 at 2:27 PM

I assume she doesn’t listen to anything he says, then, which is typical of many people. They just don’t follow politics.

The Rogue Tomato on December 16, 2011 at 2:25 PM

You assume correctly.

angryed on December 16, 2011 at 2:27 PM

New AP/GFK Poll: Majority of Americans want Obama out

Unfortunately we can’t decide who to replace him with.

Win for Obama next year, unless we get our collective act together and focus on picking a replacement.

Lawrence on December 16, 2011 at 2:28 PM

I wonder if Governor Romney was one of those polled who said Obama was “likable”?

Saw a clip on FOX about an hour ago of his campaign appearance in Iowa today.

Once again he said, Obama is a “nice guy”.

Flora Duh on December 16, 2011 at 2:27 PM

But don’t you dare compare Mittens to McCain (who famously said Obama is a good man at his own freaking rally).

Mittens 2012 is an exact duplicate of McCain 2008. Same BS supposed appeal to moderates. Same aw shucks, let’s be nice to the other side attitude. And in Nov, same landslide defeat.

angryed on December 16, 2011 at 2:29 PM

I’m a newbie and this is my first post because this one really got to me. I don’t believe this likeability meme any more than I believe the “smartest guy in the room” meme.
53% favorability? 76% likeability? People aren’t being honest with the pollsters. I live in a blue state surrounded by people who voted for Obama, and the ones I’ve talked to will not support him again, they don’t like him, and they no longer think he’s brilliant. I work with trial attorneys who are notoriously liberal and they can’t support him because things are so bad in the economy that they’re feeling it in their wallets. People are always going to vote their wallet, and there are still more working Americans than there are people receiving government assistance. Nothing will improve in the economy until Obamacare is repealed and Obama is gone. At the end of the day, it will be an anybody-but-Obama election.

RedHotinNJ on December 16, 2011 at 2:31 PM

But we have to ignore all this. It is Romney’s turn. It has been spoken from Mount RNC and it shall be so.

angryed on December 16, 2011 at 2:22 PM

It would be the most hilarious thing ever to see [any other GOP candidate] receive the nomination instead of Romney, followed immediately by the massive crashing sound of the hopes of the establishment GOP/RNC that their boy has been rejected again.

I’d be outside in my yard setting off fireworks in joy.

PatriotGal2257 on December 16, 2011 at 2:32 PM

I wish I lived in you fantasy world.

Google “Romney money picture”. This is where the focus of the campaign will be.

But we have to ignore all this. It is Romney’s turn. It has been spoken from Mount RNC and it shall be so.

angryed on December 16, 2011 at 2:22 PM

Just so it’s already out there and the MSM can’t spring it on us:

The making of Mitt Romney
http://www.boston.com/news/politics/2008/specials/romney/part3/

Chip on December 16, 2011 at 2:33 PM

Are you saying the Gallup poll I referenced is wrong?

I’m saying liberals are not a tiny minority, as much as you and I wish they were.

MelonCollie on December 16, 2011 at 2:36 PM

angryed on December 16, 2011 at 2:29 PM

I will never forget hearing John McCain say: “We have nothing to fear with Barack Obama in the White House”.

I resigned myself right then to accepting that Obama was going to win the election.

I’ve often wondered if those words haunt McCain’s dreams?

Flora Duh on December 16, 2011 at 2:42 PM

FYI and others:

Gingrich will be hammered come election day.
Romney will not be the nominee. He CAN’T win the south

liberal4life on December 16, 2011 at 1:14 PM

Good, so you’ll be voting for him them, right chump?

The Count on December 16, 2011 at 1:34 PM

No I will be voting for Obama. Obama embraces his liberalism. Romney runs away from his but unfortunately for him he cant since he record is stuck with him. The godfather of Obamacare has no shame that I can tell you.

liberal4life on December 16, 2011 at 1:38 PM

I found this among some other results by searching the user name:

https://twitter.com/liberal4life

Lourdes on December 16, 2011 at 2:42 PM

angryed on December 16, 2011 at 2:29 PM

I will never forget hearing John McCain say: “We have nothing to fear with Barack Obama in the White House”.

I resigned myself right then to accepting that Obama was going to win the election.

I’ve often wondered if those words haunt McCain’s dreams?

Flora Duh on December 16, 2011 at 2:42 PM

I am sure that it was McCain’s motivation to elect Obama in 2008. As in, the motivating, primary reason McCain was the nominee and what his ‘candidacy’ was about.

Lourdes on December 16, 2011 at 2:44 PM

Out but not much regard for what will replace Obama. This is apparent based on how the media and the GOP gives Rommney a pass on any criticism or vetting at all.

Egfrow on December 16, 2011 at 2:47 PM

It will be a bloodbath in Florida, South Carolina and many southern states come primary night. Romney will NOT be the nominee

liberal4life on December 16, 2011 at 1:22 PM

Primary is one thing. If Romney is the nominee, the South will vote for him, much to the chagrin of liberal bigots like yourself.

How are you going to survive without your Obama stash? God forbid race-baiters like you and your Reverend Al actually have to start working for a living.

northdallasthirty on December 16, 2011 at 3:07 PM

Primary is one thing. If Romney is the nominee, the South will vote for him, much to the chagrin of liberal bigots like yourself.

How are you going to survive without your Obama stash? God forbid race-baiters like you and your Reverend Al actually have to start working for a living.

northdallasthirty on December 16, 2011 at 3:07 PM

In order for Romney to be the nominee he has to win the South, which he CAN’T

liberal4life on December 16, 2011 at 3:11 PM

Show me one poll where Romney is leading in the south? Other than that shut your **** mouth.

It will be a bloodbath in Florida, South Carolina and many southern states come primary night. Romney will NOT be the nominee

liberal4life on December 16, 2011 at 1:22 PM

You’re making broad generalizations of “The South” solely based on a tiny amount of polling data. RCP, which is a clearing house for polling data on the races, only shows polling in “The South” confined to a tiny number of States, mainly Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas. They have absolutely no polling data for other States in “The South” such as the Deep South States.

And most of that polling data was done before Newt started falling like a rock.

I’m no Romney supporter, but don’t write him off in “The South” based on such limited poll data.

Del Dolemonte on December 16, 2011 at 3:17 PM

Yeah, but Clinton perjured himself about his oval office affair with a young intern and was still reelected.

carbon_footprint on December 16, 2011 at 1:23 PM

Er, Clinton perjured himself 2 years after he was re-elected.

Del Dolemonte on December 16, 2011 at 3:18 PM

BHO, MO, and Joe Must Go

The Rogue Tomato on December 16, 2011 at 1:14 PM

“NO MORE B.O. IN THE WHITE HOUSE 2102″

The War Planner on December 16, 2011 at 3:37 PM

My dog is likeable. Doesn’t mean I want him as my President.

SA_Ron on December 16, 2011 at 3:38 PM

I’m no Romney supporter, but don’t write him off in “The South” based on such limited poll data.

Del Dolemonte on December 16, 2011 at 3:17 PM

..ditto. And perceptions will change once the choice is made starker. ABO will gain in significance.

The War Planner on December 16, 2011 at 3:40 PM

My 75-year old mother, a liberal of the first order, told me yesterday that she could not, in good conscience, vote for Obama to have a second term.

She said, “He should be a professor, not the President.”

She said she would pull the lever for Romney. And she’s not very happy about that.

I have hope now.

keebs on December 16, 2011 at 4:24 PM

The president is very beatable. He got 53% of the vote in 2008, to John McCain’s 46%. Here is what we know for sure: No one who voted for John McCain in 2008 will vote for President Obama next year, and the president will NOT get to 53% again.

Every candidate currently seeking the Republican nomination is electable with the exception of Ron Paul.

In fact, the Republican nominee is favored next year because while the president will be campaigning in a sharply negative tone to deflect from the record of his failed policies, the Republican nominee can become the candidate of hope and change.

The Bringer on December 16, 2011 at 4:28 PM

What this poll means is, while people are still too afraid of being called racist to say they don’t like him, nobody’s afraid anymore to say he’s a terrible president. This is what we call progress…

Dirty Creature on December 16, 2011 at 4:36 PM

RedHotinNJ on December 16, 2011 at 2:31 PM

Great first post, fellow Air Head. I’ll have a Martini on that one.

TheClearRiver on December 16, 2011 at 4:54 PM

76% say he is likeable? WTH? That’s just bizarre. Is it people saying, ‘Well yes of course he’s totally incompetent but he’s totally a nice guy’?

Or ‘She’s a big girl’ when you mean she’s a 450 lb heiffer.

[scratches head]

CorporatePiggy on December 16, 2011 at 4:58 PM

Not surprisingly, Obama’s approval ratings were also dismal, at 44 percent approval and 54 percent disapproval. But the president is still popular on a personal level, with a favorability rating of 53 percent and a likability rating of 76 percent.

People always read way too much into this contrast. It’s pretty natural for the two numbers to go together like this.

There are a lot of people who will vote against Obama for good reason, but don’t want anyone to think it’s for personal reasons. For those people, having expressed disapproval of the Obama administration, they are actually more likely to say they like him personally. It makes them appear more reasonable. Even when talking to pollsters, people want to sound reasonable.

So yes, he can be soundly rejected by the American voting population while still being rated favorably on a personal level. Don’t be surprised if that’s exactly what happens.

There Goes The Neighborhood on December 16, 2011 at 5:07 PM

It’s a sign of the times. What’s Congress’s approval and reelection favorability talk less of GOP approval ratings.

residentblue on December 16, 2011 at 5:30 PM

Bullwinkle could beat Obama next November. He’s a freaking disaster and the country (and the world) knows it. Let’s send the messiah packing.

jb34461 on December 16, 2011 at 5:31 PM

Bullwinkle could beat Obama next November. He’s a freaking disaster and the country (and the world) knows it. Let’s send the messiah packing.

jb34461 on December 16, 2011 at 5:31 PM

You’re right. But could Newt? Doubt it. In fact, Romney’s going to struggle against him. But Bullwinkle, yep, he’d pwn O.

Hey, there’s always, um, Huntsman?

bifidis on December 16, 2011 at 5:51 PM

Good grief!
I cannot believe 76% like this deceptive, dishonest, arrogant, petty, and vindictive man.
Why? Because he flashes that fake smile? Because he’s a good father?
That doesn’t make him a good human being.
I think he hates our country, hates Israel and most of the people in both countries.
Look into those cold blank eyes when he gets a tough question.

There’s something very wrong going on with this president.
I prays he gets voted out.

bailey24 on December 16, 2011 at 6:09 PM

I thought Jimma was a nice guy. At least until he opened his mouth about hating Jews and Israel. That boy lost his southren Baptist card over that one.

Obama can go be a great and wonderful father on the speech circuit and tell everyone how close it was to making America something he could be proud of… I am sure most pigs are proud of their mud holes too. Don’t mean I want to join them in it.

NTxOkie on December 16, 2011 at 6:29 PM

He seems to be a good family man,” especially since he’s of dubious sechuelle liasons and relationships, spends an unusual amount of (and ‘need for’) time “on the golf course,” is married to a woman who has to have her own mother as live-in attendant “for the children” among other things (indicates a dubious relationship by the husband and wife as a workable family unit among other things, like who both of them chose to cohabitate with and why)…sends the wife and children off on vacations while he “remains behind” for various reasons, especially the golf course, martinis, smoking in the boys’ room, whatever…
Lourdes on December 16, 2011 at 2:05 PM

what on earth are you going on about? bringing the grandmother of the children (that they are obviously attached to) to live in the WH as opposed to having some impersonal help/’nanny’ for the kids is a bad thing? huh??? you must be on crack. I think it is a wonderful thing. I had my grandmother living with us as a kid, she was basically day in and day out with us, while our parents (both professionals) were at work, and I could not be more grateful for that. Can’t think of a greater blessing than having your grandparents close by as a kid (and am sure my parents were grateful too), as opposed to countless nannies and baby-sitters, who who could never be as loving and dedicated as a grandparent…

‘sends the wife and children on vacation’…oh, mine, and you are so scandalized coz of this! that is so hypocritical…he was criticized for going too often on vacation, so, voila, he chooses staycation, but sees no reason to punish poor kids and wife….so they go, he stays….big deal…actually it makes sense….

as for ‘the Martinis’, and ‘smoking with the boys’, do you read the Inquierer or other tabloids, much? is this how you spend your days, when you don’t comment on HA? jee, you sound worse than the Inquisition…who are you, his ‘prison guard’, moralist in chief…seriously??? He is probably the worse president the US have ever had, but this doesn’t preclude him being a great father and possibly a great husband too…and that’s their family’s business, not mine. I’m rather indifferent at best, but that should be up to his family to decide,if he is (or not) a great family man, and not up to you who doesn’t have a clue of their private life and circumstances…

jimver on December 16, 2011 at 8:23 PM

They’re just to pig headed to admit they were wrong and fell for all the smoke and mirrors razzle dazzle that the snake oil salesman in chief was selling.

oregano on December 17, 2011 at 1:49 AM

Somehow I hope this is true. there are a lot of drones out there

Conservative4ev on December 17, 2011 at 3:28 AM

People think America is going down or whatever …. compared to what, where, whom? Europe? Asia? Socialist South America? Only down for this great country is the economy and I believe it is coming back!

residentblue on December 17, 2011 at 9:20 AM

I wonder how many of those 76% that still give the President a personal favorable rating are doing so because they’re afraid to appear racist if they say they think the guy is a narcissistic doofus.

joejmz on December 16, 2011 at 2:16 PM

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FYI Your observation even has a name!
It’s called the Bradley/Wilder effect.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bradley_effect

diogenes on December 17, 2011 at 11:05 AM

Git out.

minnesoter on December 17, 2011 at 1:32 PM

jimver on December 16, 2011 at 8:23 PM

Nothing I wrote is innacurate.

And what I wrote about is the disgusting lack of standards that Obama has, and the various, loopy contradictions of his and related behaviors that seems intent on discrediting the Office of the Presidency.

Lourdes on December 17, 2011 at 4:20 PM

I’m rather indifferent at best, but that should be up to his family to decide,if he is (or not) a great family man, and not up to you who doesn’t have a clue of their private life and circumstances…

jimver on December 16, 2011 at 8:23 PM

Anyone spending the taxpayers’ money without conscientious accountability at how they do is fair game to criticize by any voter.

Anyone and everyone who makes residence in the White House is fair game for any voter to critique, discuss and consider as to what they’re doing there, how and why.

Lourdes on December 17, 2011 at 4:22 PM

jimver on December 16, 2011 at 8:23 PM

And the sales pitch that Obama is “a good family man” is mere campaign hype. Leftmedia deployed it and it’s not based upon anything except election and campaign hype. “Obama is Bill Bradsky” is a similar claim, but it doesn’t make that real, either.

Lourdes on December 17, 2011 at 4:24 PM

Disclaimer: I’m among the crowd most folks here hate – the group that voted for Obama back in ’08.

That said, my political outlook has changed since then and I sure won’t be voting for him again. I do worry about the difference between Obama’s approval numbers, low as they might be, and the results of hypothetical matchups between him and some Republican candidate, however – he just might be able to pull off a win if he can make his opponent look bad/stupid enough. (Most folks wouldn’t want a high school dropout who’d worked entry retail positions his whole life to manage their medical care but they’d take him in a heartbeat over Josef Mengele, I’m sure.)

Aquarian on December 17, 2011 at 9:58 PM

I’d like him out of the White House…

disa on December 17, 2011 at 11:51 PM

Aquarian -

What, exactly, were you voting for when you voted for Obama? Did you really not do your own homework?

disa on December 17, 2011 at 11:53 PM

Aquarian -

What, exactly, were you voting for when you voted for Obama? Did you really not do your own homework?

disa on December 17, 2011 at 11:53 PM

A number of things… and nope, I wasn’t doing my homework at that time. Frankly I was a moderate/lean liberal at the time so voting for a Republican was out of the question anyway. (I was also 18 at the time, so my vote was pretty much in line with most folks my age.)

Aquarian on December 18, 2011 at 2:54 PM

Obama is still liked …
So what’s new…every conman in history is likable – that’s how they can con people !!

Jimbobby on December 18, 2011 at 11:14 PM

The only explanation for Obama’s likability numbers is stupidity.

This is not encouraging.

Sherman1864 on December 19, 2011 at 7:36 AM

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