Gallup, CBS/NYT poll show Obama approval heading toward historic lows

posted at 2:41 pm on June 25, 2014 by Ed Morrissey

With the rest of the bad news this week, we’ve missed its impact on the electorate to some extent. Two new national polls this week show Barack Obama’s approval rating sliding back toward historic lows, and the economic news this week might make it even more difficult to reverse the trend. Yesterday, Gallup reported that Obama’s weekly approval rating had skidded to its lowest point in a quarter, coming close to a personal low for his presidency:

The situation in Iraq seems to be taking a toll on President Barack Obama’s public standing. His weekly job approval rating is down a total of three percentage points over the last two weeks, to 41%. While this drop is not large in absolute terms, it is notable because it follows nearly three months in which his job approval averaged 44% with little week-to-week variation.

The long stretch of stability from mid-March to early June occurred during a period that was hardly uneventful for the president, including controversies over medical care for U.S. military veterans at Veterans Affairs hospitals and a prisoner exchange of five Taliban detainees for U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. But Iraq may be the issue weighing most heavily on Obama’s public support given the timing of the drop in approval.

Obama’s approval rating in Gallup Daily tracking first showed signs of decline (from the mid- to the low 40s) in the immediate days after Islamic militants took control of Mosul, the second-largest city in Iraq, on June 10. The Gallup Daily tracking three-day average for June 11-13, based on fully post-Mosul interviewing, was 41%, and Obama’s approval rating has been either 40% or 41% in each subsequent measurement up through June 22 interviewing.

Left unmentioned by Gallup in the lead is that Obama’s disapproval has risen to 53%. Most of the damage in this poll takes place with Democrats and independents. It’s no great surprise to see Obama get a 76% approval rating in his own party, but that’s down from 80% and shows some dimming of enthusiasm. Among independents, Obama has dropped to a 35% approval rating, a very problematic result for Democrats facing a tough midterm election with Republican enthusiasm ascendant.

In fact, Gallup points out that the only lower midterm cycle rating in its history was George W. Bush’s 38% approval at the time of the 2006 election. That turned into a wave election for Democrats, who seized control of the Senate and House, and who have held the Senate ever since — a streak that is very much in jeopardy this November.

Yesterday’s CBS/NYT poll also shows Obama plumbing the depths of his popularity. His overall approval rating is 40/54, slightly lower than Gallup’s, and second-lowest in the entire series (November 2013′s 37/57 was the nadir in the wake of the ObamaCare rollout disaster).  But that’s still better than Obama gets in policy areas:

  • Foreign policy: 36/58, worst ever and first majority disapproval ever
  • Economy: 41/54
  • Iraq: 37/52 (Allahpundit covered this in the separate CBS/NYT release)

Perhaps even more telling, the percentage of people who believe Obama has made America less safe from terrorism has hit its highest level ever, 36%, an eight-point increase from last year. It’s the first time that the “less-safe” figure has outstripped the “safer” result, 29%, which is a drop of seven points from 2013 and 2011.

After this week’s GDP revision, it will be interesting to see how that will impact Obama’s approval levels in both polling series. His RCP average for June across all national polls is 41/54, very close to both Gallup and CBS/NYT, but at the rate things are going for this White House, it won’t bounce back any time soon.

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obama is lower than “chimpey”, ultimate irony.

Schadenfreude on June 25, 2014 at 2:42 PM

“Brownie you’re doing a heckuva job” — GWB, the prescient

Schadenfreude on June 25, 2014 at 2:43 PM

“I’m the luckiest coot, right after Cochran” — Jimmuh Carter

Schadenfreude on June 25, 2014 at 2:43 PM

How many HA D-rats will show up to defend their god?

Schadenfreude on June 25, 2014 at 2:44 PM

Yet, the Rs don’t deserve to win the senate, though they might.

Schadenfreude on June 25, 2014 at 2:45 PM

Obama is going to be mad as hell when he reads this in the news reports.

Good Lt on June 25, 2014 at 2:45 PM

Now, if only we had an opposition party that didn’t support all his policies.

Doomberg on June 25, 2014 at 2:45 PM

Some of the alphabet obama-propaganda-wings don’t even mention their own polls :)

Schadenfreude on June 25, 2014 at 2:46 PM

He may need some time off. He’s been under stress.

butch on June 25, 2014 at 2:46 PM

The polls are racist, rubes.

Schadenfreude on June 25, 2014 at 2:46 PM

Perhaps even more telling, the percentage of people who believe Obama has made America less safe from terrorism has hit its highest level ever, 36%, an eight-point increase from last year. It’s the first time that the “less-safe” figure has outstripped the “safer” result, 29%, which is a drop of seven points from 2013 and 2011.

The open border, which an obama-appointed judge declared “racist”, if closed, is directly related to the new terrorist caliphate. Keep this message in your mind. You’ll need it, soon.

Schadenfreude on June 25, 2014 at 2:48 PM

It’s no great surprise to see Obama get a 76% approval rating in his own party

No, it’s not a surprise, but IT SHOULD BE, because you have to be nearly brain dead to ignore the unending litany of abuses of this administration. It SHOULD be surprising when people shut their brains off en masse like that for partisan politics, but it isn’t for progressives. Sad state of affairs.

xNavigator on June 25, 2014 at 2:48 PM

Everyone understands that he doesn’t care about his poll numbers right? He will never run for anything again in his life and he couldn’t care less about any poll numbers now.

He is so Narcissistic that he doesn’t even care that his numbers are going to hurt the Dems in 2014, no big deal to him as he knows Congress will continue to try and thwart his plans. That’s why he made the pen and phone remark. He has already written them off. He is busy implementing his vision of America and that is not good for the Country IMO, but he doesn’t give on wooden nickel about any polls now or in the future.

Johnnyreb on June 25, 2014 at 2:48 PM

OMG…that’s a Remington bronze in the background, called “Bronco Buster”, I have that piece as well as “Monumental” in my place.

Ugh! NO!

Bishop on June 25, 2014 at 2:48 PM

When ever your Gallup / NYT pollster whores hate you Ogabe it’s time to reconsider your strategery.

viking01 on June 25, 2014 at 2:48 PM

So what?
He’s still in office…scorched earth in process.

In my mind there’s no poll low enough that describes how awful he is.

freedomfirst on June 25, 2014 at 2:49 PM

Not nearly low enough…

PatriotRider on June 25, 2014 at 2:50 PM

But all of his policies based on his ideology are working…!

… What’s the problem?

Seven Percent Solution on June 25, 2014 at 2:50 PM

No worries – when the spectacular new, fresh out of the oven unemployment, Obamacare, and GDP numbers come out a month or so before the election, all will be right again in the progressive little dreamworld, I’m sure.

Midas on June 25, 2014 at 2:51 PM

How long before the White House plays the race card on the Gallup & CBS/NYT polls?

NixTyranny on June 25, 2014 at 2:53 PM

Among independents, Obama has dropped to a 35% approval rating, a very problematic result for Democrats facing a tough midterm election with Republican enthusiasm ascendant.

We’ll see about that last part. I have no enthusiasm to vote this November.

Doughboy on June 25, 2014 at 2:53 PM

Unexpectedly? Unprecedented?

redzap on June 25, 2014 at 2:53 PM

Not sure why this is relevant. Obama is not running for reelection. No Democrat will take hits over these poll numbers. You also left out how Republican polling numbers are worse. The media will ensure it.

The 9/11 appeals to authority and the drum beating for perpetual war in the Mideast is not working even on Republicans now. Hence the Cheney money-laundering political group to whip Reps back into line.

These poll results may indeed be reality. My point is that reality does not matter in politics.

antisense on June 25, 2014 at 2:54 PM

So what?
He’s still in office…scorched earth in process.

In my mind there’s no poll low enough that describes how awful he is.

freedomfirst on June 25, 2014 at 2:49 PM

Until the peasants show up at the palace gates with pitchforks ready to do business, Obummer could have double digit negatives in approval and be mentioned in the same breath as the most vile of history’s villains, and well, as long as he still in the WH wielding his pen and phone…..what difference does it make.

I hear ya.

hawkeye54 on June 25, 2014 at 2:54 PM

Time to pivot to the economy, healthcare, foreign affairs and when none of these work RACISM!!!

txdoc on June 25, 2014 at 2:54 PM

Water’s world

Some, when asked “rate obama from 1 to 110″ said “I give him a 5″.

“Is that good; do you like him?”

“Oh, yeah, he’s the coolest”.

Schadenfreude on June 25, 2014 at 2:54 PM

And yet he still has 40% support.

What’s his support with black voters? Has it crept down to 99%?

crrr6 on June 25, 2014 at 2:55 PM

Among independents, Obama has dropped to a 35% approval rating, a very problematic result for Democrats facing a tough midterm election with Republican enthusiasm ascendant.

I wouldn’t be so sure about Republican enthusiasm being ascendant. The GOP seems hell-bent on driving off its base, and the Cochran debacle may be the last straw for many of its remaining conservative stalwarts.

Cicero43 on June 25, 2014 at 2:55 PM

antisense has a perfect nom, like Charles Blow has a perfect last name.

Schadenfreude on June 25, 2014 at 2:55 PM

Where are the trolls?

Schadenfreude on June 25, 2014 at 2:56 PM

Hummm,
Someone want to comment on the pose?

Whiterock on June 25, 2014 at 2:56 PM

Brian Williams needs to kiss Obama’s ass with greater fervor.

Too late for Diane Sawyer. She got the boot from ABC for doubting Killary.

viking01 on June 25, 2014 at 2:58 PM

The only thing most people are noticing is the price of gas.

It took a jump last week.

cozmo on June 25, 2014 at 2:59 PM

The only thing most people are noticing is the price of gas.

It took a jump last week.

cozmo on June 25, 2014 at 2:59 PM

Everything is up, especially the misery factor.

Schadenfreude on June 25, 2014 at 2:59 PM

antisense has a perfect nom, like Charles Blow has a perfect last name.

Schadenfreude in the Year of our Lord June 25, 2014 at 2:55

You seriously doubt my assertion that the media will cover for Obama and blame the Republicans? How wonderfully absurd.

antisense on June 25, 2014 at 2:59 PM

100% love by his skin color equivalents and 99% by the fawning media…and still at GWB’s numbers….#epicfailure..

hillsoftx on June 25, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Where are the trolls?

Schadenfreude on June 25, 2014 at 2:56 PM

Panicking.

Their euphoria over Cochran was short lived.

cozmo on June 25, 2014 at 3:00 PM

You seriously doubt my assertion that the media will cover for Obama and blame the Republicans? How wonderfully absurd.

antisense on June 25, 2014 at 2:59 PM

There is no difference.

Schadenfreude on June 25, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Yeah, but many of the same clowns who put him in office and are now complaining, would vote for him again if they could.

Alabama Infidel on June 25, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Getting cold in Washington. Might be time to throw a few more hard drives on the fire.

Mr. D on June 25, 2014 at 3:01 PM

Poll: 76% of Americans Believe That The IRS ‘DELIBERATELY DESTROYED’ Lois Lerner’s Emails

That includes – hold onto your hat – 63% of Democrats!

Resist We Much on June 25, 2014 at 12:36 PM

Schadenfreude on June 25, 2014 at 3:02 PM

Everything is up, especially the misery factor.

Schadenfreude on June 25, 2014 at 2:59 PM

I go by the people I interact with. There was a freak out last week when the price of gas jumped a dime. Even the lefty’s my wife works with were mentioning gas and 0bama in the same sentence.

cozmo on June 25, 2014 at 3:02 PM

I go by the people I interact with. There was a freak out last week when the price of gas jumped a dime. Even the lefty’s my wife works with were mentioning gas and 0bama in the same sentence.

cozmo on June 25, 2014 at 3:02 PM

But, antisense senses that it don’t matter one iota.

Schadenfreude on June 25, 2014 at 3:03 PM

Where are the trolls?

Schadenfreude on June 25, 2014 at 2:56 PM

Being reprogrammed for the Friday surprises.

Lord Whorfin on June 25, 2014 at 3:03 PM

The D-rats will run HiLarry, to save them from obama.

Fiction could never be this good/bad.

Schadenfreude on June 25, 2014 at 3:04 PM

With all the bad news this week, it’s sad to see that racism is also on the rise. /

Happy Nomad on June 25, 2014 at 3:04 PM

I’m worried the stress may cause Obama to start smoking again.

He never stopped, you say?

Never mind.

jangle12 on June 25, 2014 at 3:04 PM

With all the bad news this week, it’s sad to see that racism is also on the rise. /

Happy Nomad on June 25, 2014 at 3:04 PM

The left have made a mockery of real racism and NO one cares any more.

Schadenfreude on June 25, 2014 at 3:04 PM

Should be mid 30s at best.

Would be mid 20s if we had an engaged press.

will77jeff on June 25, 2014 at 3:05 PM

And where would his numbers be if was being hammered incessantly by the press as was GWB.

Deano1952 on June 25, 2014 at 3:05 PM

Hummm,
Someone want to comment on the pose?

Whiterock on June 25, 2014 at 2:56 PM

“Dammit, Valerie. I’ve already sat through some kind of stupid meeting this morning! What do you WANT from me now??????”

Harbingeing on June 25, 2014 at 3:05 PM

And where would his numbers be if was being hammered incessantly by the press as was GWB?

Deano1952 on June 25, 2014 at 3:06 PM

Knock about 10 points off and that’s what it really is.

formwiz on June 25, 2014 at 3:06 PM

I go by the people I interact with. There was a freak out last week when the price of gas jumped a dime. Even the lefty’s my wife works with were mentioning gas and 0bama in the same sentence.

cozmo on June 25, 2014 at 3:02 PM

IIRC the AAA gasoline national average price the day GWB left office was $1.89 per gallon.

I wonder where the Obots minds were the previous twenty or so dimes?

I know… what minds?

viking01 on June 25, 2014 at 3:07 PM

The polls are racist, rubes.

Schadenfreude on June 25, 2014 at 2:46 PM

Really, I have to ask, how much worse would Barry’s numbers be without Bradley-Wilder?

slickwillie2001 on June 25, 2014 at 3:07 PM

The 9/11 appeals to authority and the drum beating for perpetual war in the Mideast is not working even on Republicans now.

anti_intelligence on June 25, 2014 at 2:54 PM

The new C-BS/NYT poll cited in this story proves you to be an unusually bad liar. It shows that a majority of Republicans say the US does have a responsibility to do something in Iraq. Even 43% of Democrats say that.

And even 50% of Republicans tell that same poll that they favor the US working with Iran to help solve the Iraq problem.

F-

Del Dolemonte on June 25, 2014 at 3:08 PM

Schadenfreude on June 25, 2014 at 3:03 PM

What anybody says doesn’t matter. What matters is that people who would other wise praise 0bama are noticing. Some of the more ethnic people I know are telling me things they wouldn’t say to their more ethnic peers.

cozmo on June 25, 2014 at 3:08 PM

Obama is able to convince himself he’s God on Earth. There is nothing that can go wrong for which he won’t blame others. There is nothing that can go right for which he won’t take credit.

The only chance to bring him back to reality came and went 2 years ago. Even if he were unelected, it wouldn’t have changed his opinion of himself but rather what he thinks of the country.

crrr6 on June 25, 2014 at 3:08 PM

Where are the trolls?

Schadenfreude on June 25, 2014 at 2:56 PM

Libby is still in burn-center rehab since his last trolling in a “Barry’s approval…” thread.

slickwillie2001 on June 25, 2014 at 3:09 PM

I wonder how his approval rating in congress compares to these results.

Does congress mirror the people?

freedomfirst on June 25, 2014 at 3:10 PM

Really, I have to ask, how much worse would Barry’s numbers be without Bradley-Wilder?

slickwillie2001 on June 25, 2014 at 3:07 PM

Is that French for White Guilt? By the way, I think Wilder is still around.

Alabama Infidel on June 25, 2014 at 3:11 PM

viking01 on June 25, 2014 at 3:07 PM

Other increases were slower. There are a lot of people who now put gas in the tank $5 or $10 at a time. This last dime was noticed, and it hurt.

cozmo on June 25, 2014 at 3:11 PM

Nothing to see here, America

Chuck Schick on June 25, 2014 at 3:11 PM

Really, I have to ask, how much worse would Barry’s numbers be without Bradley-Wilder?

slickwillie2001 on June 25, 2014 at 3:07 PM

I wonder if the numbers would be different if the poll was automated.

freedomfirst on June 25, 2014 at 3:12 PM

It seems to me that every doomsday Obama approval rating poll is always 41%. It’s hard to believe it’s that high.

hopeful on June 25, 2014 at 3:12 PM

Ya, but, Global Warming caused the fall in the polls.

Just you wait when EXXON gets to drill for more oil the CO2 will rise and smot the tea party and the red commies will rise with the sea level and flood the land with taxes and spending………….

APACHEWHOKNOWS on June 25, 2014 at 3:12 PM

Gallup, CBS/NYT poll show Obama approval heading toward historic lows

Sooo many racists out there. Just sickening.

Dr. ZhivBlago on June 25, 2014 at 3:12 PM

The real poll nubers where on Lois Lerners hard dive……

APACHEWHOKNOWS on June 25, 2014 at 3:13 PM

If we had a real press, the Dems would be trying to impeach Obama.

faraway on June 25, 2014 at 3:15 PM

Obama doesn’t care about polls anymore.

alanstern on June 25, 2014 at 3:15 PM

Congress sorry to report is about 53% made up of RINO’s and Democrats, so ya the tax and spend congress has a very low poll number.

Same with the Senate, the two party evil money cult of commies and go along for the “pork” RINO’s keeps the Senate poll number low.

On Obama not one real poll on him ever, it is all fake with this commie gofer’.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on June 25, 2014 at 3:16 PM

If we had a real press, the Dems would be trying to impeach Obama.

faraway on June 25, 2014 at 3:15 PM

If we had an intellectually and ethically honest press, we’d be dealing with President Romney….Obama never would have been reelected in Nov 2012.

Athos on June 25, 2014 at 3:17 PM

the oval office hard drive has crashed, the dog ate his presidency, finding all the pieces of it could take years… but seriously, what does it take to get this guy below 40%?

independent76 on June 25, 2014 at 3:17 PM

cozmo on June 25, 2014 at 3:11 PM

I’m sometimes putting less gas in the car to save gas not hauling extra gas around versus trying to save by buying more before Obamanomics jolts the price upwards again!

Back in the Reagan years I would fill the tank whenever convenience presented because gas during those years was so phenomenally inexpensive by comparison.

What a difference a strong World leader like Ronaldus Magnus makes…

viking01 on June 25, 2014 at 3:19 PM

Obama is going to be mad as hell when he reads this in the news reports.

Good Lt on June 25, 2014 at 2:45 PM

This is more than likely the one and ONLY thing he doesn’t wait to read in the news reports!

rubicon on June 25, 2014 at 3:19 PM

but seriously, what does it take to get this guy below 40%?

independent76 on June 25, 2014 at 3:17 PM

Many people don’t watch the news. They see happy Obama talk on Entertainment Tonight. They have no idea what’s going on.

faraway on June 25, 2014 at 3:20 PM

Yet they keep winning elections.

kcewa on June 25, 2014 at 3:24 PM

“Brownie you’re doing a heckuva job” — GWB, the prescient

Schadenfreude on June 25, 2014 at 2:43 PM

Schad…a historic low attempt at wit for you.
If you’re struggling this much, stick to your Harlots.

verbaluce on June 25, 2014 at 3:24 PM

Hummm,
Someone want to comment on the pose?

Whiterock on June 25, 2014 at 2:56 PM

I’m gonna click my heels three times and say “we are almost like Kenya”.

can_con on June 25, 2014 at 3:27 PM

I’m gonna click my heels three times and say “we are almost like Kenya Zimbabwe”.

can_con on June 25, 2014 at 3:27 PM

Missed it by —-> <—— that much….

viking01 on June 25, 2014 at 3:29 PM

The media slobbery, which still continues, has propped him up by at least 10%. If this presidency was being honestly reported by an honest media, he’d be in the high 20%’s – tops.

forheremenaremen on June 25, 2014 at 3:31 PM

In fact, Gallup points out that the only lower midterm cycle rating in its history was George W. Bush’s 38% approval at the time of the 2006 election.

And that was with the media in full 24/7 attack mode. Contrast this to their current “Problems? What problems?” mode with President Choom. If and when the truth of President Dog-Eater’s crimes ever become public, watch out.

RoadRunner on June 25, 2014 at 3:32 PM

viking01 on June 25, 2014 at 3:29 PM

I was going for the birthplace jab, but Zimbabwe works too!

can_con on June 25, 2014 at 3:33 PM

Don’t forget these are polls of “adults”, which overstate Democrats’ numbers and understate Republicans’. Correct those to the actual electorate, and Obama is behind (June 2006) Bush.

Texastoast on June 25, 2014 at 3:34 PM

How in the world he still has that much support just boggles my mind.

KMC1 on June 25, 2014 at 3:34 PM

but seriously, what does it take to get this guy below 40%?

independent76 on June 25, 2014 at 3:17 PM

I got lectured last weekend on how great Obamacare is. A few weeks before that, a different person was telling me about how the Republicans were interfering and keeping the Prez from doing all the great things he wants to do to fix America.

You can’t discount the likeability, racial and ideological factors. Then there’s all the LSM spin, including support from popular smartasses like Colbert, Maher and Jon Stewart, et al. I’d put his overall popularity at more like 55%. Most of the people in this country aren’t even vaguely aware of what’s happening in the Middle East-and don’t care.

As far as the economy goes, there’s Booosh and all those expensive wars you see, and the One Percenters (like the Koch Brothers) who don’t want to provide decent health care and a “living wage”…

In short, you can’t fix stupid and the polls never show reality. There’s a disconnect between how folks think things are, how they think things should be and how things really really are.

Dr. ZhivBlago on June 25, 2014 at 3:36 PM

Schad…a historic low attempt at wit for you.
If you’re struggling this much, stick to your Harlots.

verbaluce on June 25, 2014 at 3:24 PM

Idiot, I’ve been posting this for a long time, but especially since your god is now lower in the ratings than “chimpey”, the one you named. It’s the ultimate irony.

Fluke off with your racism. I have done more for blacks and minorities than you and your oaf, who’s chief and I’ve never been, nor ever will be a racist. Dip your stupid head into that D-latrine.

Schadenfreude on June 25, 2014 at 3:45 PM

Just for you, verbie.

Schadenfreude on June 25, 2014 at 3:47 PM

REMINDER: This is with the media giving Obama and the democrats tongue baths on hour, every hour.

jukin3 on June 25, 2014 at 3:50 PM

verbie, you fool, what is your take on topic?

Schadenfreude on June 25, 2014 at 3:50 PM

Tragic that 40% of the voting public still supports him – and that’s probably a floor regardless of whatever else happens.

Or, put another way, what would it take to shake the faith of that 40% of the electorate, and would this nation survive it in a still-recognizable form?

bofh on June 25, 2014 at 3:51 PM

I’m sometimes putting less gas in the car to save gas not hauling extra gas around
viking01 on June 25, 2014 at 3:19 PM

That makes sense. Just 10 gallons weigh over 60 pounds. You wouldn’t waste gas hauling around 60 pounds of bricks for no reason.

That’s what we did every day when I flew BE350′s, but mostly for a different reason—so we could carry more fat-ass passengers and luggage.

Alabama Infidel on June 25, 2014 at 3:52 PM

Where are the trolls?

Schadenfreude on June 25, 2014 at 2:56 PM

One of them posted an article on the leftards circling the wagon for hildebeest a couple of hours ago.

MisterElephant on June 25, 2014 at 3:53 PM

Fluke off with your racism. I have done more for blacks and minorities than you and your oaf, who’s chief and I’ve never been, nor ever will be a racist. Dip your stupid head into that D-latrine.

Schadenfreude on June 25, 2014 at 3:45 PM

I didn’t and am not calling you a racist.
I’m just noting that using his skin color for a punchline is weak…and silly.
But you’ve always been a little silly.

verbaluce on June 25, 2014 at 3:53 PM

When they ask the Dark One about his sinking in the polls he’s gonna say that he doesn’t pay attention to polls. That’s right, he’s gonna lie like he always does. You heard it here first.

HiJack on June 25, 2014 at 3:53 PM

I’m just noting that using his skin color for a punchline is weak…and silly.
But you’ve always been a little silly.

verbaluce on June 25, 2014 at 3:53 PM

I treat him and his skin-color the same as anyone else.

You’re the silly one.

Schadenfreude on June 25, 2014 at 3:54 PM

“Gosh, governing is hard!
How about just fundraising, golf and blame-shifting, instead?
That should work..”

Barack Obama: January 22, 2009

orangemtl on June 25, 2014 at 3:57 PM

Tragic that 40% of the voting public still supports him – and that’s probably a floor regardless of whatever else happens.

Or, put another way, what would it take to shake the faith of that 40% of the electorate, and would this nation survive it in a still-recognizable form?

bofh on June 25, 2014 at 3:51 PM

Nothing will…they’re right and we’re wrong…simple as that.

How does this Socialist stuff keep springing up over and over and over again and people keep buying into it, even though it never works and always turns out to be a scam along the lines of organized crime?

Because they think it should work. And if you lie, cheat and steal in the Name of the People, it’s OK.

But I will say that we on the Right need to quit deluding ourselves into thinking that whatever businesses and banks do is always awesome, and that every candidate that comes along spouting Conservative platitudes is the real deal.

When you come down to it, we’re all just a bunch of suckers.

We argue with each other while our respective leaders are socking away billions in hidden and overseas bank accounts.

Dr. ZhivBlago on June 25, 2014 at 4:03 PM

verbie, you fool, what is your take on topic?

Schadenfreude on June 25, 2014 at 3:50 PM

Same as it always is on this topic…polls schmolls.
They’ve always been given selective credence at HA…but both bloggers and commenters.

Obama’s got a term to finish…whether he’s polling well or not.
And that because he won the (as Ed calls it) ‘only poll that matters’.
And if at the end of that term the citizens want to send a huge message of disapproval by electing a slate of Tea Party candidates and Social con Repubs…so be it.
But I’d caution about making any big bets based on current ‘approval ratings’.
That’d make you a certified fool.

verbaluce on June 25, 2014 at 4:03 PM

Looks like King Putt needs yet another vacay.
Too much to think about … so … there must be a T-time somewhere for HIM.

Perhaps President Downgrade is hoping for that Summer of Recovery that started in (what was it?) 2009? Yea, let’s talk that up. The Rubes will fall for it YET AGAIN!

OR maybe HE’s hoping for some NEGATIVE numbers … because after all a negative times a negative is a postive … right? But then again, Dear Liar knows absolutely NOTHING about mathematics.

I wonder when the Pressitutes will discover they’ve been religiously supporting the Panahou High School Bench Scrub while he ruins the best hope of civilization has as we watch helplessly as it is ground into dust only to have HIM waiting to shovel shiite all over us?

Missilengr on June 25, 2014 at 4:05 PM

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