McClatchy: Obama approval “plummeting” to 41%

posted at 10:01 am on July 23, 2013 by Ed Morrissey

If the WaPo/ABC poll put the best spin on what looks like a record arrival for second-term malaise, McClatchy drives the point home in its more dramatic poll results.  That’s worth a post of its own, as the results from the two surveys bracket the trend in the RCP numbers over the past month:

The disappointing results come as the White House this week looks to turn the national conversation back to the economy. Obama will deliver the first of a series of speeches Wednesday aimed at offering his vision for boosting economic growth, even as the new poll found that just 37 percent of the respondents approved of his handling of the economy, while 56 percent disapproved.

Overall, the poll found Obama’s job approval at 41 percent last week, a sharp drop from April’s 50 percent and his worst showing in the poll since 39 percent in September 2011. Forty-eight percent disapproved in the latest poll, up from April’s 46 percent.

Obama won re-election in November with 51 percent of the popular vote.

“Clearly six months into his second term there’s been falloff across the board. It’s not like one group bailed on him,” said Lee Miringoff, director of the Marist Institute for Public Opinion at Marist College in New York, which conducted the poll.

Unlike the WaPo/ABC series, McClatchy-Marist had Obama peaking at 50% only occasionally.  The last survey in the series was in March (at least when the survey was conducted — it was published in April), when Obama had a 50/46 approval rating even in the midst of the sequester fight.  This is an eleven-point swing in the gap in four months, a dramatic shift that gives Obama the lowest approval rating of any RCP-listed poll for 2013.

It’s not just the economy, but it’s a big part of the problem. Miringoff claims that Obama’s approval drops every time the White House stops addressing the issue, which explains why they’re anxious to get Obama on the stump again.  A majority of 54% believe the US is still in a recession four years after the recovery began, hardly complimentary to Obama’s economic policies, and like the WaPo/ABC poll, 60% see the country going in the wrong direction.

Maybe that’s why he crossed up Jay Carney last night and declared that he would offer some new “big and bold ideas” an an OFA event:

So far there’s no slogan attached to the White House’s latest initiative, which kicks off Wednesday in Galesburg, Ill. The president’s advisers are billing his remarks as a major address on the economy, though no new initiatives are expected to be announced.

“I’m going to talk about where we need to go from here, how we need to put behind us the distractions and the phony debates and nonsense that somehow passes for politics these days, and get back to basics,” Obama said Monday as he addressed Organizing for Action, the non-profit group backing his agenda.

Obama said Wednesday’s speech would kick off a months-long effort to refocus on the economy and start exploring “some big and bold ideas” — some he’s offered previously, and some new ones, too. Aides said those fresh policy proposals would come in a series of follow-up speeches planned through September, most of which will be narrowly targeted on issues like housing, retirement security and expanding access to education.

White House spokesman Jay Carney said Obama’s repeated attempts to orient his public agenda on the economy should serve as a reminder that “the president has always been focused on these issues.”

Maybe the slogan should be “This Time I Really Mean It.”  The confusion at the White House over the speech’s purpose doesn’t lend much credibility to that slogan, of course, but it might be that the West Wing wants to bait the media with a will he or won’t he? narrative to intensify interest in the event.  If so, that would be rather ironic, since the American people have consistently made this issue their central concern for the last six years, and Obama this year has gone far out of his way to talk about nearly anything except the economy.


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Faster, please.

faraway on July 23, 2013 at 10:04 AM

Faster, please.

faraway on July 23, 2013 at 10:04 AM

Yep

22044 on July 23, 2013 at 10:05 AM

Still 41 points too high.

He is an utter failure and a complete fraud.

UltimateBob on July 23, 2013 at 10:07 AM

So far there’s no slogan attached to the White House’s latest initiative,

“He’s RESTED. He’s READY. He’s going to PIVOT!”

GarandFan on July 23, 2013 at 10:08 AM

The disappointing results come as the White House this week looks to turn the national conversation back to the economy.

Somehow, I doubt McClatchy ever used the phrase “disappointing results” when reporting low approval numbers for Bush.

Bitter Clinger on July 23, 2013 at 10:08 AM

Looks the Doge Eater in Chief hasn’t been racially divisive enough.

NotCoach on July 23, 2013 at 10:09 AM

Could it be that the nation is finally waking up to the empty suit known as Obama? Clint Eastwood is a genius!!

Deano1952 on July 23, 2013 at 10:09 AM

We haven’t had an Obama speech in, well, several days now.

Is this Recovery Summer a 2010 rerun or a new sequel? Last time Biden kicked it off. Obama will jump-start things for sure.

Drained Brain on July 23, 2013 at 10:10 AM

His RCP average has been between +4 and -4 for most of his Presidency. Today he’s at -2.6. Yawn.

A couple weeks ago, it looked like he actually was trending downward when he hit -6. Right now, it could just be normal day to day variances, or he could actually be rebounding. Ugh.

Low point for his Presidency was about -12. Wake me up when he gets close to that again.

Chris of Rights on July 23, 2013 at 10:11 AM

So, we’re supposed to get past the phony scandals like Fast & Furious, IRS privacy invasion, NSA snooping, Benghazi, etc…..

And get back to listening to stale ideas about how to make America into a European socialist state? Lotsa luck with that you rat-eared mullato.

Happy Nomad on July 23, 2013 at 10:11 AM

A majority of 54% believe the US is still in a recession four years after the recovery began

Just because Obama and his media sycophants declare an economic recovery has occurred does not make it so. Apparently, they don’t buy groceries, fill up their gas tanks, pay their electric and gas bills, and take vacations. Oh wait. We DON’T take vacations because we can’t afford to! Incidentally, I just got a notice that our $4.35/monthly water treatment fee is increasing to $11.00 to “cover costs.” It’s Obama’s economy. Own it!

conservative pilgrim on July 23, 2013 at 10:11 AM

So far there’s no slogan attached to the White House’s latest initiative,
“He’s RESTED. He’s READY. He’s going to PIVOT!”

GarandFan on July 23, 2013 at 10:08 AM

More like “Jobs are an offensive 4-letter word”.

Bitter Clinger on July 23, 2013 at 10:12 AM

He’s still trying to sell New Coke.

faraway on July 23, 2013 at 10:13 AM

So far there’s no slogan attached to the White House’s latest initiative,

More of the Same!

Same Sh!t, Different Day!

Eat your Crap Sammich and Like it America!

ted c on July 23, 2013 at 10:13 AM

Is this Recovery Summer a 2010 rerun or a new sequel? Last time Biden kicked it off. Obama will jump-start things for sure.

Drained Brain on July 23, 2013 at 10:10 AM

Maybe the slogan should be “This Time I Really Mean It.”

Asked and answered….. Recovery Summer 4: This time I really mean it! No for reals this time.

Happy Nomad on July 23, 2013 at 10:13 AM

The people working in government know that Obama has been given the chance to refine the cuts in the sequester, and threatened to veto any legislation. That is an obdurate person, unwilling to even help out his base. Of course they get the days off in summer, and usually get the pay back from union negotiations, but the other glaring cuts, made to make the sequester look worse…now the Blue Angels are cut off for the summer and of course, they never re opened the White House to tours even when private citizens offered to pay that one…just reeks of obduracy and self importance.

And now they won’t even be at the White House, they need to visit their constituents on MV. Only the Clintons in recent history liked to live so large, everyone else the media complained went to their own home for a few weeks and made the reporters sit, bored in a field waiting for something to happen.

If the Obama’s had to go to Chicago in summer, we might see how he didn’t fix anything there…and that place is headed for detroit style bankruptcy, according to the news I read this morning…unfunded BIG PROMISES to union workers…just promise them, don’t fund it, (someone will pay.) How about democrat property owners in Chicago…with real estate worth a million dollars or more?…

Fleuries on July 23, 2013 at 10:13 AM

Fired up and Ready for Some Malaise on our Crap Sammich!!!

ted c on July 23, 2013 at 10:13 AM

Still 41 points too high.
He is an utter failure and a complete fraud.
UltimateBob on July 23, 2013 at 10:07 AM

There will always be a devoted base to Obama, unfortunately. I still see people in my neighborhood who wear Obama shirts. I have to endure living in a heavy blue area, but still. They’ll always love them some Obama-Obama-Obama. Blek.

conservative pilgrim on July 23, 2013 at 10:14 AM

More like “Jobs are an offensive 4-letter word”.

Bitter Clinger on July 23, 2013 at 10:12 AM

Three letter word.

NotCoach on July 23, 2013 at 10:14 AM

“Forget the on-going Fast & Furious’ Scandal…
Forget the on-going Benghazi Scadal…
Forget the on-going IRS Targeting Scandal…
Forget the on-going Spying Scandal in which I collecting every type of personal communication you have and every ATM/Credit Card transaction you make…
Forget I have set every record there is regarding deficit-spending and my 1st economic bill was the failed Stimulus bill that cost $875 Billion and contained over 7,000 pieces of pork…
Forget the 13 failed Obama-donor-funded Green Energy companies that went under after being paid billions of tax dollars…

I want to distract everyone by giving a series of cute speeches written by someone else that won’t do / change a thing!”

What a President….

easyt65 on July 23, 2013 at 10:15 AM

Big Speech followed by Big Speech followed by Vacation!

it’s like a shot of dope for the low information voters, he’s just keeping it between the ditches folks before he lets go of the wheel again.

ted c on July 23, 2013 at 10:15 AM

When does the media start pushing their new messiah for 2016?

Flange on July 23, 2013 at 10:15 AM

Maybe the slogan should be “This Time I Really Mean It.”

I thought that was the slogan last time. Or was it the time before that?

tommyboy on July 23, 2013 at 10:15 AM

Obama this year has gone far out of his way to talk about nearly anything except the economy.

POSTED AT 10:01 AM ON JULY 23, 2013 BY ED MORRISSEY

This year? You mean most of his Presidency, except when he thought he could make political hay of it, don’t you?

I still remember 2009 when the Democrats spent a year ignoring the economy in the midst of “the worst recession since the Great Depression” so they could pass Obamacare.

Chris of Rights on July 23, 2013 at 10:15 AM

Just because Obama and his media sycophants declare an economic recovery has occurred does not make it so. Apparently, they don’t buy groceries, fill up their gas tanks, pay their electric and gas bills, and take vacations.

conservative pilgrim on July 23, 2013 at 10:11 AM

Oh! Obama does all those things but he uses our money to do so. He and the shaved Yeti can’t even take the same 747 on vacations to the same place. They simply don’t care about working Americans as they are already deep in planning for the Yeti’s 50th star-studded birthday party in January. Maybe some of those furloughed DoD workers can get temp work passing champagne out to the favored few at during the gala.

Happy Nomad on July 23, 2013 at 10:18 AM

Could it be that the nation is finally waking up to the empty suit known as Obama?

My sincere advice is: stop looking for this to happen. Five years of his crap presidency and no sign of it. His ratings will never, ever, ever get much below 35% or so, and we know why, don’t we?

Bat Chain Puller on July 23, 2013 at 10:18 AM

Yeah, but his slapdash nonsense the other day about the sorry state of race relations under his rule will bring him right back up I’m sure.

forest on July 23, 2013 at 10:21 AM

I have to hand to to this crew. They know when the national psyche needs a shot of dope and then a speech from obama is just what they get. It moves the numbers–a little–it feeds the narrative–for a time. However, the trend seems always to be stagnant or in decline with the occasional orgasm courtesy of the knob polishers in the MSM and their cohort at secondary level places like Time, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, Hollywood etc. They move the narrative to create some vacation room, then the wave again hits the beach and its time for another pivot–a big speech–then off on vacation. It’s wash rinse spit repeat folks.

ted c on July 23, 2013 at 10:22 AM

OT: I thought I’d check out the Terms of Use here since I hadn’t in ages (ever?) and wanted to remind myself of them.

So, I clicked on the link.

So, looks like to me it’s anything goes…

Oh, I see. It’s okay in here, but not in the Headlines.

Chris of Rights on July 23, 2013 at 10:23 AM

“What difference at this point does it make?”

The honey boo boo electorate re-elected the turd. They can enjoy the consequences.

This poll will just be another small bump in the road for Obama. The media will start working overtime to boost their messiah’s numbers. We’ve had a small lull but the media/democrat machine will ramp up and begin to demagogue and demonize the republicans and Tea Party again.

HumpBot Salvation on July 23, 2013 at 10:23 AM

He will finish his presidency in no worse shape than he is right now. Most likely it will be better. If dead ambassadors, dead border agents and a WH-brewed IRS scandal doesn’t tarnish him, then nothing will. He has a solid defense. Or does he?

ted c on July 23, 2013 at 10:23 AM

Big Speech followed by Big Speech followed by Vacation!

it’s like a shot of dope for the low information voters, he’s just keeping it between the ditches folks before he lets go of the wheel again.

ted c on July 23, 2013 at 10:15 AM

And like an Alka Seltzer Enema for the rest of us..

ToddPA on July 23, 2013 at 10:23 AM

President taking in approval. Operation Trayvon blew up in his face. Flailing around failing at his job. Per usual.

Coincidentally, there is now “a major speech”…tomorrow!

Isn’t that wonderful?

Good Lt on July 23, 2013 at 10:24 AM

“..what looks like a record arrival for second-term malaise..”

..Ed, serious question: what does this phrase mean? It is certainly not early or momentous. Like Bat Chain Puller says, “Five years of his crap presidency” and , if it isn’t in the toilet — plus the rat-eared mulatto was re-elected — ain’t never gonna happen. After 2014, the nostalgia factor will take over as the invested liberal media wistfully realise they’ll never see a knee-grow Prexy in our lifetime.

The War Planner on July 23, 2013 at 10:25 AM

And like an Alka Seltzer Enema for the rest of us..

ToddPA on July 23, 2013 at 10:23 AM

That puts a twist on the old “Plop, Plop, Fizz, Fizz” slogan.

Flange on July 23, 2013 at 10:26 AM

How can 41% of the population be so stupid?

Hening on July 23, 2013 at 10:27 AM

No worries! The economy is on an ‘uptick’!

President to seek credit on economic uptick
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/312725-president-to-seek-credit-on-economy
President Obama will grab credit for an improving economy in a series of speeches this week that the White House hopes will increase his political clout.

We just have to figure out what the Dear Liar has done in order for him to take credit……

Galt2009 on July 23, 2013 at 10:27 AM

Bat Chain Puller on July 23, 2013 at 10:18 AM

Exactly. His legions will not admit how much of a failure he is. The closest they will come is equating his failures with Republican policies. OFA = obama f@€king America.

JAGonzo on July 23, 2013 at 10:28 AM

That puts a twist on the old “Plop, Plop, Fizz, Fizz” slogan.

Flange on July 23, 2013 at 10:26 AM

..you mean like this?

The War Planner on July 23, 2013 at 10:29 AM

it’s like a shot of dope for the low information voters, he’s just keeping it between the ditches folks before he lets go of the wheel again.

ted c on July 23, 2013 at 10:15 AM

Sadly, most of the women in my family are bamboozled. They think NBC/CBS/ABC News is still legit.

faraway on July 23, 2013 at 10:29 AM

That this jerk has 41% approval tells you all you need to know about his base. Speaking of his base, It looks like the Dems have discovered the holy grail. Just keep nominating black candidates and you will have the Presidency forever. Thats why Duval Patrick is being considered. Never mind that this economy is killing the black family even worse than whites, he is their guy and by golly they’re going to back him come heck or high water.

neyney on July 23, 2013 at 10:29 AM

41% has pretty much been his floor. That’s all the true believers there or in the case of blacks the people that are blind to everything but Obama’s skin color.

bannor on July 23, 2013 at 10:29 AM

How can 41% of the population be so stupid?

Hening on July 23, 2013 at 10:27 AM

How much of the population is parasitically voting for a living?

Galt2009 on July 23, 2013 at 10:29 AM

He will finish his presidency in no worse shape than he is right now. Most likely it will be better. If dead ambassadors, dead border agents and a WH-brewed IRS scandal doesn’t tarnish him, then nothing will. He has a solid defense. Or does he?

ted c on July 23, 2013 at 10:23 AM

Sadly, he’s black and therefore untouchable. No matter what this guy does, he will be propped up and protected for life because he is the 1st black preezy. It just is, what it is and everyone knows it, just won’t admit it.

Tim Zank on July 23, 2013 at 10:30 AM

Unexpectedly???

patch on July 23, 2013 at 10:31 AM

His ratings will never, ever, ever get much below 35% or so, and we know why, don’t we?

Bat Chain Puller on July 23, 2013 at 10:18 AM

I get your drift. But if/when it does drop into the 20′s, hang on to your hats, because the country and especially the low information voter will have become completely unglued. Then it will be anything goes to survive.

Deano1952 on July 23, 2013 at 10:34 AM

..you mean like this?

The War Planner on July 23, 2013 at 10:29 AM

That’s great. Did you see the question in the comment section, if the woman was Al from Happy Days? Sure looked like it.

Flange on July 23, 2013 at 10:34 AM

How can 41% of the population be so stupid?

Hening on July 23, 2013 at 10:27 AM

When you have a woman on a “cable news channel”
using tampons as ear rings, you will
no longer ask this type of question.

ToddPA on July 23, 2013 at 10:35 AM

So supporting a teen thug, gun grabbing, illegals, etc ain’t working out for Prezzy? Really?

hillsoftx on July 23, 2013 at 10:36 AM

Until I see proof otherwise, I’m convinced all these polls retain their pro GOP bias. As Nate Silver demonstrates nearly every pollster did in the last election:

http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/11/10/which-polls-fared-best-and-worst-in-the-2012-presidential-race/

libfreeordie on July 23, 2013 at 10:37 AM

When does the media start pushing their new messiah for 2016?

Flange on July 23, 2013 at 10:15 AM

Don’t laugh, but I fully expect there to be a movement (likely from OFA or some such organization) that will attempt to overturn the 22nd Amendment and nominate the jug-eared jackass for a third term.

UltimateBob on July 23, 2013 at 10:38 AM

“I’m going to talk about where we need to go from here, how we need to put behind us the distractions and the phony debates and nonsense that somehow passes for politics these days, and get back to basics,” Obama said Monday as he addressed Organizing for Action, the non-profit group backing his agenda.

So does that mean he won’t talk about climate change or windmills or Trayvon Martin any more?

I’ll believe that when I hear it, but I might have to wait til 2017.

Steve Z on July 23, 2013 at 10:38 AM

libfreeordie on July 23, 2013 at 10:37 AM

“Pro GOP Bias”???!!!

Quit smoking dope in the hallways with your students, perfesser.

And, start smelling what you’re shovelin’.

kingsjester on July 23, 2013 at 10:39 AM

libfreeordie on July 23, 2013 at 10:37 AM

Looks like all those polls under-estimated Democrat voter fraud.

sentinelrules on July 23, 2013 at 10:39 AM

libfreeordie on July 23, 2013 at 10:37 AM

And what is the opinion amongst all your racist perfesser buddies?

NotCoach on July 23, 2013 at 10:41 AM

Tim Zank on July 23, 2013 at 10:30 AM

Exactly. I have been saying this to friends and family for a while. There will be no Great Awakening.

My biggest concern is 40% is a pretty big chunk of the population. It is hard to imagine that many people supporting the trashing of our freedoms so they can install a redistributionist society.

JAGonzo on July 23, 2013 at 10:41 AM

Barky has a pretty high floor.

99.9% of blacks will always approve that’s 13% of the population.

The 12% of the population that are far leftwing nuts will always approve.

Then the 13% of the population that has white guilt will always give the black guy another chance.

There is some overlap but let’s face it, 33% is the floor for our brave first historic white-black president no matter how bad the economy is or how many scandals.

jukin3 on July 23, 2013 at 10:42 AM

I predict he’s going to PIVOT to full on socialism and the 47% will just eat it up and demand it.

/Bet me.

Key West Reader on July 23, 2013 at 10:44 AM

kingsjester on July 23, 2013 at 10:39 AM

KJ,

As a group, I think HA has a pretty broad level of knowledge with individuals from all walks of life, all ages, and with a wealth of real-life experience. Then you’ve got intellectual hacks like Libfree who ignores all that and thinks he/she/it doesn’t have to listen to anybody else because he/she/it is smarter than everybody else and holds the only view that is relevant. I’m beginning to see the appeal in trollcots.

Happy Nomad on July 23, 2013 at 10:45 AM

he also has the approval of 100% of the MSM and that counts for a lot.

bannor on July 23, 2013 at 10:45 AM

And what is the opinion amongst all your racist perfesser buddies?

NotCoach on July 23, 2013 at 10:41 AM

150% approval rating.

Steve Eggleston on July 23, 2013 at 10:46 AM

Until I see proof otherwise, I’m convinced all these polls retain their pro GOP bias. As Nate Silver demonstrates nearly every pollster did in the last election:

http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/11/10/which-polls-fared-best-and-worst-in-the-2012-presidential-race/

libfreeordie on July 23, 2013 at 10:37 AM

The gulag-loving collectivist thug worries about the collective not being enamored enough of slavery, how cute.

ebrown2 on July 23, 2013 at 10:47 AM

Down goes Obama,down goes Obama!

celtic warrior on July 23, 2013 at 10:47 AM

That number seems a little high to me…higher than it should be. Worst. President. Ever. We couldn’t possibly elect someone any worse in the years to come. So there’s some comfort in that I guess.

scalleywag on July 23, 2013 at 10:47 AM

that will attempt to overturn the 22nd Amendment and nominate the jug-eared jackass for a third term.

UltimateBob on July 23, 2013 at 10:38 AM

I don’t doubt that the mindless zealot’s will try, but I think a more likely scenario is the media will turn on obozo when he is no longer of any use, I think right after the 2014 election, Shrillary will be the pretend frontrunner to absorb all the attacks from the right. And then some time next summer the media will start pushing some little known politician with a scant background. By 2016 this candidate will become almost God like, to them, while obozo and his inner circle will be personally blamed for the left’s failings. It wasn’t the Party’s fault, and it isn’t the fault of the ideology. It was their fault. But this new group is sooo much better, they’ll get it right.

Flange on July 23, 2013 at 10:47 AM

Galesburg, IL? Southern Illinois coal country.

lea on July 23, 2013 at 10:48 AM

I predict he’s going to PIVOT to full on socialism and the 47% will just eat it up and demand it.

/Bet me.

Key West Reader on July 23, 2013 at 10:44 AM

You missed a step. First the rat-eared mullato will need to create a crisis that can only be “solved” with full frontal socialism. We see it coming in healthcare by creating a failed private/public Obamacare system that is so massive a flop that only single-payer national healthcare will “fix” what is wrong. Next up, IMO, is to mandate a 30-hour work week for all- thus making everybody part time and forcing employers to hire more people for less hours just to cook the books on unemployment (France did this) and dump more people on the public exchanges that need to fund Obamacare.

Happy Nomad on July 23, 2013 at 10:50 AM

Why does this matter? W’s approval in his second term was about as low, but he continued on his own. Barack is and will do the same, especially since he has a spineless GOP House to help him.

America is just a memory.

madmonkphotog on July 23, 2013 at 10:51 AM

You missed a step. First the rat-eared mullato…

Happy Nomad on July 23, 2013 at 10:50 AM

Hahaha…. rat-eared mulatto. I’m going to steal that one.

UltimateBob on July 23, 2013 at 10:53 AM

Even if it were 0.41% approval rating, it doesn’t matter at all as long as Barry still wields power as our Imperial pResident. If no one cares to make the effort to legally remove Barry from office his popularity with the public is irrelevant…….

Except possibly for taking note in terms of future punishment to be meted out to the unappreciative, dissatisfied and ungrateful masses by Barry’s hench men and women in his government bureaucracies.

hawkeye54 on July 23, 2013 at 10:54 AM

I’m too busy to worry about polls. I’m devoting all my time to figuring out why we are supposed to honor Trayvon. This is a tough one.

Academic achievement? No
Acts of heroism? No.
Athletic accomplishment? No
Community service? No
An example to others? No
A pious life of service? No.
Service to his country? A bit young for that.

The way he got himself killed? Definitely no.

Do tell, Mr. Obama, is it because of what he did for you and your agenda?

Basilsbest on July 23, 2013 at 10:57 AM

I don’t doubt that the mindless zealot’s will try, but I think a more likely scenario is the media will turn on obozo when he is no longer of any use, I think right after the 2014 election, Shrillary will be the pretend frontrunner to absorb all the attacks from the right. And then some time next summer the media will start pushing some little known politician with a scant background. By 2016 this candidate will become almost God like, to them, while obozo and his inner circle will be personally blamed for the left’s failings. It wasn’t the Party’s fault, and it isn’t the fault of the ideology. It was their fault. But this new group is sooo much better, they’ll get it right.

Flange on July 23, 2013 at 10:47 AM

They won’t turn on him -directly,- because of their patronizing racism. They, like slavenowandie, judged him on the color of his skin, not his competency or character, so they will blame the Republicans for being “kulak wreckers” and only blame O’s advisers and Cabinet members if they try to fake impartiality. “If only Comrade Obama knew!,” is their cry.

ebrown2 on July 23, 2013 at 10:58 AM

Why does this matter? W’s approval in his second term was about as low, but he continued on his own. Barack is and will do the same, especially since he has a spineless GOP House to help him.

madmonkphotog on July 23, 2013 at 10:51 AM

Big difference. GWB’s approval was low over prolonged conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan. The rat-eared mullato’s low rating are a combination of scandals, bad economic policy, and other things that more directly relate to individuals’ private lives. It does matter.

Happy Nomad on July 23, 2013 at 10:58 AM

And when the Zimmerman persecution winds up achieving nothing the numbers will drop even more… He is clueless, rudderless, completely inadequate to the task…

Pest on July 23, 2013 at 11:06 AM

Drudge:

SHOCK POLL: SLIDE TO 41%…

Slips 10% in CA…

President begs Hollywood celebrities to help pitch…

PRISON BREAK: Al Qaeda claims Iraq prison raids, says 500 inmates freed…

STUDY: Al Qaeda growing…

Obama: ‘I’ve Got a Little Over 1,200 Days Left in Office’…

Schadenfreude on July 23, 2013 at 11:08 AM

All who brung this disaster upon the land and the world, then kept him, I hope he destroys you and yours. YOU deserve NO less, you idiots.

Schadenfreude on July 23, 2013 at 11:09 AM

This is an eleven-point swing in the gap in four months, a dramatic shift that gives Obama the lowest approval rating of any RCP-listed poll for 2013.

That assumes the original polls were truthful and accurate in the first place.

Obama will deliver the first of a series of speeches Wednesday aimed at offering his vision for boosting economic growth,

That statement should be edited to “first of a series of speeches again

Mr. Obama has done nothing meaningful to the economy except destroy it. He’s eliminated the 40 hour work week, a long-time staple of our economic success and put oppressive taxes and costs on our business sector with his “signature” achievement Obamacare. Along with Democrats in Congress he’s crushed the financial sector and manufacturing. But don’t let that stand in the way of a good speech.

Will Mr. Obama be acknowledging these facts and eliminating Obamacare? How about rolling back the overzealous regulatory environment to let businesses grow? Wait, I know, he’s going to announce a plan that doesn’t include some level of government assistance to reverse the longest string of high unemployment since the early 20th century.

Doubt it.

Six years later, we still have an amateur in the White House whose only talent is dividing people against each other. It’s glad to see some of the blind cheerleaders are finally waking up. Albeit a bit late.

Marcus Traianus on July 23, 2013 at 11:12 AM

Obie “It ain’t my fault. Whie racists just don’t understand how it feels to be a black–to see them creepy-ass crackas run away every time attack them with income tax increases, EPA regulations, Obamacare,government subsides, foods stamps, welfare, immigration reform, military downsizing, internationalism, increased death taxes, urban destruction and decay. Those filthy whiteys. It’s a good thing I’m fair-minded and president to all the people.”

MaiDee on July 23, 2013 at 11:13 AM

That’s great. Did you see the question in the comment section, if the woman was Al from Happy Days? Sure looked like it.

Flange on July 23, 2013 at 10:34 AM

..don’t think so. Close though.

The War Planner on July 23, 2013 at 11:13 AM

Actually, his “major” speech events are the worst thing for him, it focuses on the fact he has nothing to say. Look no further than the Germany speech.

Tater Salad on July 23, 2013 at 11:14 AM

So far there’s no slogan attached to the White House’s latest initiative

“Spend money. Live better. Detroit.”
“When it absolutely, positively has to be bankrupted overnight.”
“Have it my way.”
“What used to be in your wallet?”
“Expect less. Pay more.”
“A presidency that will live in infamy.”
“I lie!”

MrKleenexMuscles on July 23, 2013 at 11:18 AM

How many times does this guy have to say nothing and do nothing before people stop listening to him?

I had my fill during the 2008 campaign.

Some have a higher tolerance for inanity.

NoDonkey on July 23, 2013 at 11:30 AM

It doesn’t make any difference.

trigon on July 23, 2013 at 11:31 AM

Unfortunately, the Congressional GOP rating is even lower. If the GOP would represent Middle Class America rather than cow-towing to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and landscapers, it would be better off.

bw222 on July 23, 2013 at 12:06 PM

It’s been a couple months since Barack Obama was out on the campaign trail, or at least since June. So it’s time for him to get out there and do some more speechifying. That’s really all we need to make America great again — more speeches by Obama.

J Baustian on July 23, 2013 at 12:49 PM

Organizing for Action, the non-profit group backing his agenda.

How is this group a non-profit?

They basically are campaigning for his agenda.

Barred on July 23, 2013 at 12:55 PM

Two words:

“Lazer.”

“Focus.”

*snicker*

RegularJoe on July 23, 2013 at 1:12 PM

“I’m going to talk about where we need to go from here, how we need to put behind us the distractions and the phony debates and nonsense that somehow passes for politics these days, and get back to basics,” Obama said….

That would be living within your means and keeping the federal government out of its citizens’ underwear.

IndieDogg on July 23, 2013 at 1:13 PM

Miringoff claims that Obama’s approval drops every time the White House stops addressing the issue

You know, if things actually got better, you wouldn’t have to talk daily about how you have plans to make things better… people would see improvement and know you’re working.

When things don’t get better, endless talk doesn’t really convince me. Sorry.

http://data.bls.gov/timeseries/LNS12300000

Look at the chart on that page; then maybe you’ll get why people aren’t happy.

gekkobear on July 23, 2013 at 1:38 PM

Still 41 points too high.

He is an utter failure and a complete fraud.

UltimateBob on July 23, 2013 at 10:07 AM

That was my first thought, “his approval rating is that high?” There are only three reasons his rating are still that high, an in the tank media, an in the tank polling system, and a moronic public!

Worst president evah!

Liberty or Death on July 23, 2013 at 3:22 PM

Organizing for Action, the non-profit group backing his agenda.

How is this group a non-profit?

They basically are campaigning for his agenda.

Barred on July 23, 2013 at 12:55 PM

Organizing for Action is an Obama tool and because they are a liberal/prog/socialist organization they were not vetted by the IRS at all, they were given instant non-profit status by the IRS.

Had Organizing for Action been a conservative group they wouldn’t be anywhere near getting their non-profit status but instead would still be going through a rectal exam by the jack-booted IRS thugs!

Liberty or Death on July 23, 2013 at 3:26 PM

Obama said Wednesday’s speech would kick off a months-long effort to refocus on the economy and start exploring “some big and bold ideas”

Let’s see, what would Karl Marx or Cloward & Piven do at this point?

No doubt Obama will be regulating, taxing and spending us into prosperity.

RJL on July 23, 2013 at 4:25 PM