AP poll: Obama’s numbers rebounding, especially on the economy

posted at 7:14 pm on February 22, 2012 by Allahpundit

A little piece of sour candy from your friendly neighborhood eeyore to put you in the right frame of mind for tonight’s debate.

Second look at concentrating on House and Senate races?

There is evidence that the nation is becoming markedly more optimistic, and that Obama benefits from that attitude.

Thirty percent in the poll describe the economy as “good,” a 15-point increase since December and the highest level since the AP-GfK poll first asked the question in 2009. Roughly the same share say the economy got better in the past month, while 18 percent said it got worse, the most positive read in over a year.

Looking ahead, four in 10 said they expect the economy to get better in the next year and a third said they think the number of unemployed people in the U.S. will decrease, the highest share on either question since last spring. A quarter of those surveyed said they expect the economy to get worse over the next 12 months, while 31 percent said it would stay the same, the poll found.

As optimism has risen, Obama has received a corresponding bump in his approval rating for handling the economy. Forty-eight percent now say they approve of how he’s handling it, up 9 points from December.

The partisan split was 29D/25R/30I or, if you include some indies as leaners, 41D/40R. O’s 48 percent approval on handling the economy is the highest in nearly two years if you exclude his Bin Laden bump in May 2011; among independents, he’s at 49 percent. The same is true for his job approval on unemployment: He’s back to even at 49/49, which is not only the first time in years that he’s avoided net disapproval on that figure — again, excluding May 2011 — but the first time since June 2010 that his disapproval number has been below 50 percent. (Scan the crosstabs and you’ll find the Bin Laden bump affecting his numbers across the board.)

The bottom line:

Decent evidence that the conventional wisdom is right: For an incumbent to have a fair shot at reelection, the economy’s bottom-line numbers are less important than the trendlines. Last month’s drop in unemployment suggests a good trend, which translates here into a 6-7 point swing over two months in whether The One should be reelected. Is that good news for Santorum fans, since it weakens Romney’s supposed economic strength against Obama, or good news for Romney fans, since it suggests we should opt for the most electable possible candidate as Obama’s fortunes brighten? (58 percent of Republicans think Romney’s more electable versus 32 percent who say Santorum is.)


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But we can’t talk about social issues, because this election is going to be all about the economy.

…And then we’ll get slaughtered.

Stoic Patriot on February 22, 2012 at 7:16 PM

where’s the Gallup link about Carter’s poll #’s vs Reagan in May of ’80?

mjbrooks3 on February 22, 2012 at 7:16 PM

Propagand works well. Just ask the third reich.

they lie on February 22, 2012 at 7:16 PM

This rebound, as with all the others, won’t last. Once we finally pick a nominee, the focus will be back squarely on Obama’s many failures.

Slainte on February 22, 2012 at 7:17 PM

What the hell is wrong with you people? This guy is a freakin disaster.

Brian Mallard on February 22, 2012 at 7:18 PM

AP poll. No need to say anything else.

jan3 on February 22, 2012 at 7:18 PM

Not for long. Just wait until this summer when gas prices “necessarily skyrocket.”

Stu Gotts on February 22, 2012 at 7:18 PM

Five dollar gas should take care of that.

a capella on February 22, 2012 at 7:18 PM

But we can’t talk about social issues, because this election is going to be all about the economy.

…And then we’ll get slaughtered.

Stoic Patriot on February 22, 2012 at 7:16 PM

No, it will still be about the economy. It’s recovering despite Obama’s attempts to destroy it. His blunders are legion, and if we concentrate on lower taxes, less regulation and opening up our energy reserves, we win. Talking about “how not to be teh ghey” just scares people.

John the Libertarian on February 22, 2012 at 7:19 PM

i hope he gets another four years. i would just die if i couldn’t get a daily dose of Michelle my belle’s BEAUTIFUL face!

GhoulAid on February 22, 2012 at 7:19 PM

Anyone betting on a bad economy in November 2012 will be very disappointed

liberal4life on February 22, 2012 at 7:20 PM

Uh, does this poll take into account the rising gas prices? That usually takes a few weeks, if not months, before it negatively affects his ratings. People have to realize it’s not just a temporary spike but rather the new normal(at least for a while).

Plus if Gallup is right and unemployment is about to go back up, that’ll snuff out any inclination that the economy is improving(which it isn’t, BTW). In other words, get back to me in April and tell me he’s still at 48%.

Doughboy on February 22, 2012 at 7:20 PM

$3.90 for a gallon of gas today. That’s some recovery.

JPeterman on February 22, 2012 at 7:21 PM

3rd look at Newt!

davemason2k on February 22, 2012 at 7:21 PM

Just keep getting people to quit looking for work and he is back in easy.

CW on February 22, 2012 at 7:21 PM

Don’t get cocky, Barack. Weren’t we just reading yesterday that the dems are afraid — very afraid — that Team Obama is a little over-confident?

Rational Thought on February 22, 2012 at 7:22 PM

People are getting back to work and unemployment keeps dropping.

America is on the right track. Unfortunately for some people these facts get in the way of their political bias

liberal4life on February 22, 2012 at 7:22 PM

If America chooses Obama over RSG than we are really sunk. I don’t much like any of those three but Obama is 1.8 trillion times worse.

arnold ziffel on February 22, 2012 at 7:23 PM

Anyone betting on a bad economy in November 2012 will be very disappointed

liberal4life on February 22, 2012 at 7:20 PM

You probably think we have a good economy now. I think what you meant to say is “Anyone betting on the media not covering up a bad economy in November 2012 will be very disappointed.”

You’re such a dupe.

Do you know what GIGO stands for?

CW on February 22, 2012 at 7:23 PM

MSM = B.S. for Barack.

It won’t work.

profitsbeard on February 22, 2012 at 7:23 PM

their political bias

liberal4life on February 22, 2012 at 7:22 PM

Heh…the irony.

This is a pathetic recovery. You ignore past recessions because of your bias.

CW on February 22, 2012 at 7:24 PM

There is evidence that the nation is becoming markedly more optimistic,

Rising prices of food and gas,
packs of criminals roaming the streets with no fear of law,
owning a business becoming unaffordable,
unemployment being so bad that Odinga has to manipulate the data,
and people are becoming markedly optimistic ?
WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE ?

burrata on February 22, 2012 at 7:24 PM

The October Surprise will be a report showing a massive economic rebound.

The numbers will be “adjusted” in mid-November.

obladioblada on February 22, 2012 at 7:25 PM

I see the article in the Headlines about the “Secret WH memo called for $800 billion stimulus to be $1.8 trillion instead” and I see this poll…and all I can do is shake my head

Jackalope on February 22, 2012 at 7:26 PM

People are getting back to work and unemployment keeps dropping.

liberal4life on February 22, 2012 at 7:22 PM

People won’t be able to afford to look for work or go to work when gas hit’s $5 bucks a gallon.

JPeterman on February 22, 2012 at 7:26 PM

$4.23/gal this morning…

… $4.31/gal this evening.

What a difference half a day makes…

Seven Percent Solution on February 22, 2012 at 7:26 PM

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canopfor on February 22, 2012 at 7:26 PM

My god you guys are an excitable lot.

Thirty percent in the poll describe the economy as “good,” a 15-point increase since December and the highest level since the AP-GfK poll first asked the question in 2009.

That’s right, a whopping SEVENTY PERCENT of people don’t think it’s “good”.

It’s simply libtards coming home in an election year, and this is the best they can do.

Apologetic California on February 22, 2012 at 7:26 PM

Let’s see how rosey his numbers look when folks are paying close to $5 per gallon.

Plus eeyore, did you forget about this?

“The U.S. unemployment rate, as measured by Gallup without seasonal adjustment, is 9.0% in mid-February,” Gallup said in its mid-month unemployment survey, released on February 17. “The mid-month reading normally reflects what the U.S. government reports for the entire month, and is up from 8.3% in mid-January.”

Gallup said the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) would likely report a rise in the official unemployment rate in early March, when it publishes its February figures. Source

Flora Duh on February 22, 2012 at 7:26 PM

Anyone betting on a bad economy in November 2012 will be very disappointed

liberal4life on February 22, 2012 at 7:20 PM

I wish you were right. I know that you’re wrong.

ElectricPhase on February 22, 2012 at 7:27 PM

The polling universe of the AP poll is all adults. Yes, even illegals presumably.

Apologetic California on February 22, 2012 at 7:28 PM

When’s the last time Barack had a bounce that stuck? Never. That’s when. A little propaganda thrown out. A little bounce. The truth comes out. The bounce disappears. Up-down, lie-truth, up-down, lie-truth. It must be exhausting for his staff.

Rational Thought on February 22, 2012 at 7:29 PM

Obviously picked the wrong month to give up sniffing glue.

CorporatePiggy on February 22, 2012 at 7:29 PM

Well whomever our nominee ends up being, he better make it a point to highlight that while Obama sees fit to cut the military and school vochers, as well as deciding what needs to be packed in our childrens lunch, he has in no way curtailed his (Tuesday? Really, Tuesday?) night parties and all the big expensive vacations. That clip making the rounds of him boogying to Mick Jagger is sitting on my last nerve tonite.

BettyRuth on February 22, 2012 at 7:30 PM

$4.23/gal this morning…

… $4.31/gal this evening.

What a difference half a day makes…

Seven Percent Solution on February 22, 2012 at 7:26 PM

Yep, I drove past one station at noon and it was $3.79. When I drove past 3 hours later that same station had raised the price to $3.99 a gallon.

JPeterman on February 22, 2012 at 7:30 PM

BS

Bmore on February 22, 2012 at 7:30 PM

Socons must be so pleased with themselves.

mythicknight on February 22, 2012 at 7:30 PM

People are getting back to work and unemployment keeps dropping.

liberal4life on February 22, 2012 at 7:22 PM

Hanging out with occupoopers for free food, drugs and sex
in exchange for screaming at people going to work
is not
” getting back to work”

burrata on February 22, 2012 at 7:31 PM

People are getting back to work and unemployment keeps dropping.
America is on the right track. Unfortunately for some people these facts get in the way of their political bias
liberal4life on February 22, 2012 at 7:22 PM

Gallup is showing a surge in unemployment mid Feb and gas prices are about to skyrocket.

Chuck Schick on February 22, 2012 at 7:31 PM

ap poll? whatever….

thedevilinside on February 22, 2012 at 7:31 PM

Cue the Obama Anthem……………………….

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canopfor on February 22, 2012 at 7:31 PM

Food prices are ridiculous. The Fed and CBO are hiding the inflation index by not taking food and fuel prices into account.

John the Libertarian on February 22, 2012 at 7:31 PM

Wait until Spring and Occupy numbnutz hit the streets with $5 gas prices.

HopeHeFails on February 22, 2012 at 7:31 PM

liberal4life on February 22, 2012 at 7:22 PM

Yer silly.

Mimzey on February 22, 2012 at 7:32 PM

AP knows the real reason for the poll improvement – He’s not Catholic.

Fuquay Steve on February 22, 2012 at 7:33 PM

Anyone betting on a bad economy in November 2012 will be very disappointed

liberal4life on February 22, 2012 at 7:20 PM

Obama’s own OMB says you’re wrong, so does $5+ per gallon gasoline. November is less than 9 months away, and only Rick Santorum can produce miracles because God loves him best.

jan3 on February 22, 2012 at 7:33 PM

People are getting back to work and unemployment keeps dropping.

America is on the right track. Unfortunately for some people these facts get in the way of their political bias

liberal4life on February 22, 2012 at 7:22 PM

You can’t possibly be real. I’ve seen your posts and you are just playing some silly game trying to get people to respond.

Ditkaca on February 22, 2012 at 7:33 PM

Half the country never pays taxes. We won’t just be able to beat the moochers at the polls for much longer.

SirGawain on February 22, 2012 at 7:33 PM

Five dollar gas should take care of that.

a capella on February 22, 2012 at 7:18 PM

Not if we can’t agree and come together as a party to hammer Obama on his failed policies…as well as the ones that “suceeded”.

We cannot count on the press to serve up “fair play” on showcasing Obamas faults like he was a Republican President…we all know this.

Otherwise, gas can be $7 and he could still get re-elected…and I don’t know about you, but I sure as heck can’t take another 4 years.

Anyone betting on a bad economy in November 2012 will be very disappointed

liberal4life on February 22, 2012 at 7:20 PM

Anyone better that it’ll be candy canes and lollipops if he’s in for another 4 years will be EXTREMELY disappointed. Especially since its not JUST about the economy of the US…it’s trade, the deficit, a resurrecting Russia…China continuing to pick our pockets (whats left in them anyway), Middle East issues…

We got enough on our plate to take care of if we can get the WH for 4 years…it’ll take another 4 years after THAT for us to even get to where we were in the late 1980′s.

BlaxPac on February 22, 2012 at 7:34 PM

But there’s also this….

varnson on February 22, 2012 at 7:34 PM

The Fed and CBO are hiding the inflation index by not taking food and fuel prices into account.

It is absolutely ludicrous that food and fuel are not considered. That is all I spend my money on, besides mortgage

Jackalope on February 22, 2012 at 7:35 PM

Country is simmering for a change again. This is a vote-against election rather than a vote-for, very similar to 2008. It ends up in the middle and Obama’s track record can’t hold them.

salem on February 22, 2012 at 7:35 PM

This is an election of the informed vs the uninformed.

rjoco1 on February 22, 2012 at 7:36 PM

That survey was before $4/gallon (much less $5 like in kalifornia) gas hit and the masses were believing that 1.2 million people leaving the work force ACTUALLY lowered the unemployment rate.

Me thinks the greatest and smartest president in the history of the world peaked juuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuust a bit too soon.

jukin3 on February 22, 2012 at 7:36 PM

Ah, the propaganda continues.

carbon_footprint on February 22, 2012 at 7:36 PM

Crude Oil and Commodity Prices
February, Wednesday 22 2012 – 19:27:12
***************************************

WTI Crude Oil
$105.93

Brent Crude Oil
$122.90

http://www.oil-price.net/

canopfor on February 22, 2012 at 7:37 PM

Anyone betting on a bad economy in November 2012 will be very disappointed

liberal4life on February 22, 2012 at 7:20 PM

Even a squirrel finds a nut once in a while. You just keep posting dumbbell, and one of these days you may say something that makes sense.

KOOLAID2 on February 22, 2012 at 7:37 PM

Obviously picked the wrong month to give up sniffing glue.

CorporatePiggy on February 22, 2012 at 7:29 PM

Yep. Onward to KoolAid.

Who is John Galt on February 22, 2012 at 7:38 PM

Wow, the poll is “1,000 adults” and Obama can’t get to 50%??! That is pitiful. He is in deep, deep trouble.

And then there’s this:

The average cost of a gallon has risen 30 cents in that time, according to the Energy Information Administration.

Views on the president’s handling of the issue are about the same as in December: Six in 10 respondents disapprove, including 36 percent who strongly feel that way, while 39 percent approve.

And you have just got to love this:

Presidents don’t have a great deal of control over oil or gas prices, which now are being influenced by higher U.S. demand and tensions over Iran’s nuclear program. But few factors generate as much interest and anxiety among Americans. The rise in prices, faced almost daily by voters, could undercut Obama’s argument that he’s strengthening the economy and making families more financially secure.

Ha! “Presidents don’t have a great deal of control over oil or gas prices.” You don’t say, Associated Press! Cuz that wasn’t your narrative when GWB was president. How nice of you to explain that to the people now. In. The. (Gas) Tank.!

Rational Thought on February 22, 2012 at 7:38 PM

People are getting back to work and unemployment keeps dropping.

liberal4life on February 22, 2012 at 7:22 PM

Lol

spinach.chin on February 22, 2012 at 7:40 PM

AP poll. No need to say anything else.

jan3 on February 22, 2012 at 7:18 PM

AP poll! May as well have JugEars himself give you the numbers!

KOOLAID2 on February 22, 2012 at 7:40 PM

As I’m allergic to bullcrap, I think I’ll pass on this “poll”.

squint on February 22, 2012 at 7:40 PM

Yep, I drove past one station at noon and it was $3.79. When I drove past 3 hours later that same station had raised the price to $3.99 a gallon.

JPeterman on February 22, 2012 at 7:30 PM

Time to buy a gas station…”windfall profits”, eh? The wind changed, and profits increase overnight…from the SAME GAS that was in the tank 8 hours ago.

Who is John Galt on February 22, 2012 at 7:40 PM

That photo has a creep factor of 1000.

Fallon on February 22, 2012 at 7:40 PM

Yup,its all Pushing up Daiseys for Hopey!!

Spin Baby Spin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

canopfor on February 22, 2012 at 7:41 PM

If Obama can have twice as many people leave the work force than people getting new jobs he still wins. Just ask the libturd.

CW on February 22, 2012 at 7:41 PM

What the hell is wrong with you people? This guy is a freakin disaster.

Brian Mallard on February 22, 2012 at 7:18 PM

With the clown college running for the R nomination, Obama is starting to get the “beer goggle” effect going for him.

ebrown2 on February 22, 2012 at 7:41 PM

Unfortunately, this country is an idiocracy of uninformed people who shouldn’t be voting. The propagandist media will fool enough of those on the fence to give Obama another four years. Hopefully, four more years of this will awaken the country.

Decoski on February 22, 2012 at 7:42 PM

He’s selling poverty for the masses and they’re loving him for it, unfortunately.

As long as that special donor strata get to keep their millions/billions and all those perks, the masses get the poverty and they’ll be happy as pie to let Obama deliver it to them.

Our human population has nurtured the wrong things and we’ve raised a big population of people who really, really, really want to be taken care of, even if it’s one room and a hotplate, as long as someone else is paying for it.

Lourdes on February 22, 2012 at 7:43 PM

I made it in!

:)

cmsinaz on February 22, 2012 at 7:43 PM

Ha! “Presidents don’t have a great deal of control over oil or gas prices.” You don’t say, Associated Press! Cuz that wasn’t your narrative when GWB was president. How nice of you to explain that to the people now. In. The. (Gas) Tank.!

Rational Thought on February 22, 2012 at 7:38 PM

In Bush years : Gas prices went up like crazy because Bush held hands with the Saudi King when he visited Bush’s house in TX

In Obama years : Gas prices keep going up because he is not responsible although he bows to the Saudi King in his palace

burrata on February 22, 2012 at 7:43 PM

Libs have been talking up the economy since Obama took office. This is no different.

spinach.chin on February 22, 2012 at 7:43 PM

Time to buy a gas station…”windfall profits”, eh? The wind changed, and profits increase overnight…from the SAME GAS that was in the tank 8 hours ago.

Who is John Galt on February 22, 2012 at 7:40 PM

I hope that some day someone will explain that to me.

JPeterman on February 22, 2012 at 7:43 PM

Food prices are ridiculous. The Fed and CBO are hiding the inflation index by not taking food and fuel prices into account.

John the Libertarian on February 22, 2012 at 7:31 PM

They really get away with this? Not like Food or Fuel are important consumer commodities, or anything, right?

/ssss

Who is John Galt on February 22, 2012 at 7:44 PM

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canopfor on February 22, 2012 at 7:44 PM

If the election is about Satan and the pill, the GOP loses…it is that simple. Santorum didn’t lose by 20 points in his last race simply because it was a bad year for the GOP. He lost in a landslide because he moved too far right to attract the independant voters. Because of that, he would lose to Obama by 15 points.

You may not like Romney, but he is the best chance left at winning.

RedSoxNation on February 22, 2012 at 7:44 PM

Socons must be so pleased with themselves.

mythicknight on February 22, 2012 at 7:30 PM

I see no reason not to be.

Stoic Patriot on February 22, 2012 at 7:44 PM

I made it in!

:)

cmsinaz on February 22, 2012 at 7:43 PM

Cool!!!

Take pictures if possible.

JPeterman on February 22, 2012 at 7:44 PM

With the clown college running for the R nomination, Obama is starting to get the “beer goggle” effect going for him.

ebrown2 on February 22, 2012 at 7:41 PM

The way things are going, he’s gonna need the “crack goggles” very soon.

squint on February 22, 2012 at 7:45 PM

I made it in!

:)

cmsinaz on February 22, 2012 at 7:43 PM

cmsinaz:Ya,as soon as an Open Thread Debatey thingy goes up!!:)

canopfor on February 22, 2012 at 7:45 PM

Camera police on the move :(

cmsinaz on February 22, 2012 at 7:46 PM

Hopefully, four more years of this will awaken the country.

Decoski on February 22, 2012 at 7:42 PM

I don’t think so…what I think it would result in is further condemnation of individual achievement, if not ruination of that as possibility.

Obama is — and I don’t mean this racially, I really don’t, but as to behavior and appeal that he has to those who find him appealing — Obama is a “tribalist”: he’s promising a hut for all, a boiling pot of food each week and everyone gets to wear the same color made out of the same bolt of fabric and, wow, happy Democrats.

It’s only going to get worse, far worse, for our nation and the world at large if Obama is re-elected. In fact, I can’t begin to imagine the horror if he is, it’s a horrendous idea.

Lourdes on February 22, 2012 at 7:47 PM

Obama’s poll numbers will go down soon because people are getting mad about high gas prices.

SoulGlo on February 22, 2012 at 7:47 PM

Camera police on the move :(

cmsinaz on February 22, 2012 at 7:46 PM

Take notes! Be our eyes and ears on the ground!

JPeterman on February 22, 2012 at 7:47 PM

What do we do if the economy does do alright this year?

Boomer_Sooner on February 22, 2012 at 7:48 PM

$3.90 for a gallon of gas today. That’s some recovery.

JPeterman on February 22, 2012 at 7:21 PM

Princess Nana already blaming evil speculators and filthy disgusting profiteering oil companies. Don’t you dare try to blame poor widdow Bammie.

slickwillie2001 on February 22, 2012 at 7:49 PM

Obama’s election song:

“I don’t wanna work,
I just wanna’ bang on the drum all day…”

That’s exactly what those who continue to fawn over Obama find appealing, about him and about what the “promise” of him in office (so they think) will deliver.

Lourdes on February 22, 2012 at 7:50 PM

What do we do if the economy does do alright this year?

Boomer_Sooner on February 22, 2012 at 7:48 PM

Somehow, I don’t think that’s gonna be a problem.

squint on February 22, 2012 at 7:50 PM

Bull Hockey. Average Joe/Jane citizen drives by strip malls that are deserted. It is astounding how many small businesses have folded, even ones that have been around for 20+ years. The only business’s surviving are guns and ammo. And this is Obumba’s first term…imagine what a second…no worry about re-election…term would be? To say nothing about judge appointments. The Union is in peril.

Dingbat63 on February 22, 2012 at 7:51 PM

I hope that some day someone will explain that to me.

JPeterman on February 22, 2012 at 7:43 PM

Okay, I will :) when Oil drops, Gasoline stays high for weeks/months. When Oil rises, Gasoline goes up instanter.

(warn: my numbers my be rusty) It takes at least a month for a brand-new $105 barrel of (Texas) crude to be refined and enter the US market as Gasoline. A week or two from there to your local station. Add more for crude shipped long distances.

It’s a scam, always has been.

Who is John Galt on February 22, 2012 at 7:51 PM

This is an election of the informed vs the uninformed.

rjoco1 on February 22, 2012 at 7:36 PM

In which case, America is totally screwed!

OldEnglish on February 22, 2012 at 7:51 PM

Anyone that votes for that POS deserves the dictatorship that follows. Unfortunately, the rest of us will have to suffer imprisonment too. Stupid Obots.

Conservchik on February 22, 2012 at 7:51 PM

What do we do if the economy does do alright this year?

Boomer_Sooner on February 22, 2012 at 7:48 PM

Get the Obamas out of our White House so that the economy KEEPS doing alright, for our children and grandchildren

burrata on February 22, 2012 at 7:53 PM

Gas prices have been going up for a while now and Obama’s approval numbers have gone up right with them. IMO, a red flag was when the economy was at it’s worst, Obama’s approval only dipped to about 43%. That showed that the American public desperately wants to like the guy and will give him the benefit of any doubt. There must be something about him that people relate to and like. I don’t get the appeal, but it is most certainly there.

gumbyandpokey on February 22, 2012 at 7:53 PM

So when do the people who hate Christians start blaming those who support Santorum for the rift? I’m so sick of these pompous know-it-all” faux conservatives deciding that they are the only one who gets a say in who receives the GOP nomination.

Romney needs to earn the nomination despite all the effort going into bashing Christians and conservative values in the name of “electability.” To all you hate-filled bastards who want to hijack the nomination process all I’ve got to say to you is that we did it your way in 2008- How’d that work out?

Happy Nomad on February 22, 2012 at 7:53 PM

Princess Nana already blaming evil speculators and filthy disgusting profiteering oil companies. Don’t you dare try to blame poor widdow Bammie.

slickwillie2001 on February 22, 2012 at 7:49 PM

That’s Bill O’Reilly’s line of bullsh!t.

JPeterman on February 22, 2012 at 7:56 PM

Romney needs to earn the nomination despite all the effort going into bashing Christians and conservative values in the name of “electability.” To all you hate-filled bastards who want to hijack the nomination process all I’ve got to say to you is that we did it your way in 2008- How’d that work out?

Happy Nomad on February 22, 2012 at 7:53 PM

Just as badly as you remember. These Orwellian willful idiots disown McCain even though, by their own filthy little defense of cowardly appeasement and compromise with liberals, he did EXACTLY what they advocated in 2008 AND what they advocate now in 2012.

ebrown2 on February 22, 2012 at 7:57 PM

People are getting back to work and unemployment keeps dropping. South America is on the right track

liberal4life on February 22, 2012 at 7:22 PM

Yeah, saw that we’re spending money on oil exploration and creating lots of jobs. Oh wait, that’s in South America.

chewmeister on February 22, 2012 at 7:57 PM

AP poll: Obama’s numbers rebounding, especially on the economy

** Excluding food and fuel prices.

TugboatPhil on February 22, 2012 at 7:58 PM

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