Gallup’s clickbait: Obama’s still pretty popular among …

posted at 2:01 pm on July 11, 2014 by Ed Morrissey

If the White House still looks like it needs remedial training on social media, someone at Gallup apparently has a post-grad degree in clickbait. Based on a data dive on its daily tracking poll on presidential approval ratings, Gallup has produced trend lines on approval by religious identification — a handy way to look at Barack Obama’s relative strength among faith-based groups. The big news is the sharp decline across all religious demos over his presidency and even since the first of the year, but the headline is … well, let’s just say this caught some attention on Twitter:

U.S. Muslims Most Approving of Obama, Mormons Least

But …

Relative rank order of religious groups stable throughout his presidency

That’s because Muslims have been a strong Democratic demo since at least early in the Bush administration. Almost two-thirds of Muslim voters identify as Democrats, according to a Pew poll in 2007. Most polls put Republican identification at nearly nil among Muslims in America. It’s not terribly surprising, then, that they tend to be very favorable to Obama:

Seventy-two percent of U.S. Muslims approved of the job President Barack Obama was doing as president during the first six months of 2014, higher than any other U.S. religious group Gallup tracks. Mormons were least approving, at 18%. In general, majorities of those in non-Christian religions — including those who do not affiliate with any religion — approved of Obama, while less than a majority of those in the three major Christian religious groups did.

By the way, this has been true all along, so it’s not exactly news:

The relative rank order of the religious groups on job approval has been consistent throughout Obama’s presidency. In fact, the current rank order, with Muslims most approving and Mormons least, exactly matches the order seen over the more than five years he has been in office since January 2009.

The next paragraph, though, is actually significant:

Moreover, current job approval among each religious subgroup is between five and seven percentage points lower than the full 2009-2014 average for each. Obama’s current 43% overall job approval average is five points lower than his 48% average so far in his presidency.

Gallup includes two charts, one for approval in Christian religion demos over Obama’s presidency, and the other for non-Christians, including unaffiliated voters. The trendlines in both charts are downward, although sharper among Christian religions than non-Christian. There isn’t a single demo where Obama hasn’t dropped in 2014 by a margin larger than the five-plus year average’s MOE. That’s true even among Mormons, where Obama’s average approval levels in his presidency were already atrocious.

Besides, the Muslim demo is tiny and not dispositive in elections at all. That’s very much not the case for the Christian demos, with tens of millions of voters in each, and the decline has been significant over the last five-plus years. In 2009, Obama got 67% approval among Catholics and 58% among Protestants, and his presidential averages among each are 50% and 43%. The 2014 averages are 44% and 37%. Jewish voters, another traditional Democratic demo, are a smaller group but the situation is worse there. Obama started off with a 77% approval rating among Jewish voters, and has a presidential average of 62% — but that’s dropped to 55% in 2014, an arguably dangerous nadir among a traditional voting bloc that Democrats will need in the midterms. Even atheists have fallen off the pace, dropping six points in 2014 from the overall presidential average, 54% from 60%.

Gallup buries the lede here. There’s no surprise in the ranking of religious demos when it comes to Obama approval ratings, but what is a surprise is how much approval has fallen off this year, and how it has done so almost identically in all religious demos.


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His brothers

Schadenfreude on July 11, 2014 at 2:04 PM

I love how people try to make Obama being liked by Americans who are Muslims into a bad thing. Lol

coolrepublica on July 11, 2014 at 2:04 PM

So when is Elizabeth Warren going to discover her Muslim roots…

ladyingray on July 11, 2014 at 2:05 PM

He’s going to get the last 20% of the muzzies when he sides with the PLO bombing Israel.

He’s gon’ lose some of the black vote over his border usurpation hand-made disaster, at the cost of the legal American minorities.

Schadenfreude on July 11, 2014 at 2:06 PM

I love how people try to make Obama being liked by Americans who are Muslims into a bad thing. Lol

coolrepublica on July 11, 2014 at 2:04 PM

You forgot “as if that is something new”.

Schadenfreude on July 11, 2014 at 2:06 PM

I love how people try to make Obama being liked by Americans who are Muslims into a bad thing. Lol

coolrepublica on July 11, 2014 at 2:04 PM

Yup.

It’s the 98% of Muslims that make the 2% moderate Muslims look bad.

sentinelrules on July 11, 2014 at 2:07 PM

As long as Obama remains popular among foreign Muslims, his war chest (and that of his party) will never be empty. And that’s what matters.

Rix on July 11, 2014 at 2:07 PM

Hillary “Bill, how can I be more Muslim?”.

“Honey, you’ll always have Huma”.

Schadenfreude on July 11, 2014 at 2:07 PM

Actually, 70% of Muslims voted for Bush Jr. in 2000.

Guess why?

sentinelrules on July 11, 2014 at 2:07 PM

Valerie Jarrett is the unofficial president, fools.

Schadenfreude on July 11, 2014 at 2:08 PM

Proving yet again that Mormons are Racist /sarcasm

E L Frederick (Sniper One) on July 11, 2014 at 2:08 PM

I love how people try to make Obama being liked by Americans who are Muslims into a bad thing. Lol

coolrepublica on July 11, 2014 at 2:04 PM

Yeah, I hear ya..it’s not like that particular group of
religious fanatics was responsible for anything bad happening
to our Nation 14 years ago…or 5 years ago at a Military
installation in Texas….or

And your response is…blah blah, blah blah…

ToddPA on July 11, 2014 at 2:09 PM

Actually, 70% of Muslims voted for Bush Jr. in 2000.

Guess why?

sentinelrules on July 11, 2014 at 2:07 PM

Before 9/11 and the caliphate.

Schadenfreude on July 11, 2014 at 2:09 PM

Where’s the link to the Gallup poll?

Bitter Clinger on July 11, 2014 at 2:09 PM

Barack HUSSEIN Obama, most popular apostate in Dearbornistan.

ConstantineXI on July 11, 2014 at 2:09 PM

So when is Elizabeth Warren going to discover her Muslim roots…
ladyingray on July 11, 2014 at 2:05 PM

Her staff is researching her family history as we speak.

Herb on July 11, 2014 at 2:10 PM

Trolls, can you ever, ever, ever see how ironic you are?

Schadenfreude on July 11, 2014 at 2:10 PM

I love how people try to make Obama being liked by Americans who are Muslims into a bad thing. Lol

coolrepublica on July 11, 2014 at 2:04 PM

My problem is not that Obama is liked by Muslims, but rather him being liked by all the wrong Muslims. Please share what made you like him all the way back in 2008 – his skin color, or his endorsements by Hamas, Hezbollah, and Louis Farrakhan?

Rix on July 11, 2014 at 2:10 PM

So when is Elizabeth Warren going to discover her Muslim roots…

ladyingray on July 11, 2014 at 2:05 PM

She has high muslim cheekbones.

ConstantineXI on July 11, 2014 at 2:10 PM

Bitter Clinger

Schadenfreude on July 11, 2014 at 2:11 PM

OT but dire

Schadenfreude on July 11, 2014 at 2:11 PM

The ones who want to cut your head off are probably the staunchest democrats.

Red Creek on July 11, 2014 at 2:11 PM

Before 9/11 and the caliphate.

Schadenfreude on July 11, 2014 at 2:09 PM

Remember Al Gore’s running mate….

sentinelrules on July 11, 2014 at 2:11 PM

Actually, 70% of Muslims voted for Bush Jr. in 2000. Guess why?

sentinelrules on July 11, 2014 at 2:07 PM

Because they are stupid?

Rix on July 11, 2014 at 2:12 PM

Gallup buries the lede here. There’s no surprise in the ranking of religious demos when it comes to Obama approval ratings, but what is a surprise is how much approval has fallen off this year, and how it has done so almost identically in all religious demos.

Unpleasant truths about Il Doofus shall not be spoken of…..

Athos on July 11, 2014 at 2:13 PM

I love how people try to make Obama being liked by Americans who are Muslims into a bad thing. Lol
 
coolrepublica on July 11, 2014 at 2:04 PM

 
Five EBT credits says opposites if it was an (R) and Americans in Alabama.

rogerb on July 11, 2014 at 2:13 PM

So when is Elizabeth Warren going to discover her Muslim roots…

ladyingray on July 11, 2014 at 2:05 PM

Her second cousin, twice removed, once visited a mosque.

Bitter Clinger on July 11, 2014 at 2:13 PM

I hope that IS (formerly known as ISIS) will use the open border and play soccer with a few heads.

Nothing short of it will wake the leftist thugs and their R-allies up.

Hopefully something short of that will rattle their safety cages and fat pockets, but I doubt it very much.

9/11 did nothing to wake anyone up.

The establishment of the caliphate is a real big deal, in spite of the media down-playing it.

The open borders play right into it.

Schadenfreude on July 11, 2014 at 2:14 PM

So,….. how does sharia law handle gay marriage? Is it noisy?

butch on July 11, 2014 at 2:15 PM

I’d guess that there’s also a big difference between Christians that attend church 40+ times per year, and those Christians who attend church 4 times per year, at best.

RBMN on July 11, 2014 at 2:16 PM

Schadenfreude on July 11, 2014 at 2:11 PM

Thanks.

Bitter Clinger on July 11, 2014 at 2:17 PM

Gallup buries the lede here. There’s no surprise in the ranking of religious demos when it comes to Obama approval ratings, but what is a surprise is how much approval has fallen off this year, and how it has done so almost identically in all religious demos.

Swallow this, obama-azz-kissers. Must be Hell to be you these days.

Schadenfreude on July 11, 2014 at 2:17 PM

Translation: most everyone dislikes this imbecile.
Except bomb throwers.

Happy to have cut through the needless details.

orangemtl on July 11, 2014 at 2:17 PM

Mormons — we rock! :)

Nicole Coulter on July 11, 2014 at 2:18 PM

Even the atheists are turning sour on I Won.

Bitter Clinger on July 11, 2014 at 2:18 PM

Ed, pls. link the Gallup poll, somewhere in your write-up.

Schadenfreude on July 11, 2014 at 2:19 PM

So when is Elizabeth Warren going to discover her Muslim roots…

ladyingray on July 11, 2014 at 2:05 PM

Well she did submit an article “How to make falafel in the kitchen of your mom” in Middle Eastern Living.

HumpBot Salvation on July 11, 2014 at 2:19 PM

Schadenfreude on July 11, 2014 at 2:07 PM

You naughty, naughty man!

GWB on July 11, 2014 at 2:20 PM

Allah Akbar.

petefrt on July 11, 2014 at 2:21 PM

So,….. how does sharia law handle gay marriage? Is it noisy?

butch on July 11, 2014 at 2:15 PM

Cranes tend to make a lot of noise.

Grammar Nazi on July 11, 2014 at 2:22 PM

I hope that IS (formerly known as ISIS) will use the open border and play soccer with a few heads.

Nothing short of it will wake the leftist thugs and their R-allies up.

Hopefully something short of that will rattle their safety cages and fat pockets, but I doubt it very much.

9/11 did nothing to wake anyone up.

The establishment of the caliphate is a real big deal, in spite of the media down-playing it.

The open borders play right into it.

Schadenfreude on July 11, 2014 at 2:14 PM

jimbo3 says there is nothing to worry about..it’s only infants and toddlers that are streaming across the border.

HumpBot Salvation on July 11, 2014 at 2:22 PM

OMG-that pic!

Dr. ZhivBlago on July 11, 2014 at 2:22 PM

So when is Elizabeth Warren going to discover her Muslim roots…

ladyingray on July 11, 2014 at 2:05 PM

She would look better in a burka.

faraway on July 11, 2014 at 2:25 PM

Was this mentioned here yesterday?:

Rep. Steve Stockman @SteveWorks4You
Follow

We just filed a resolution directing the Sergeant-At-Arms to arrest Lois Lerner for contempt. Statement coming in minutes. #IRSscandal

davidk on July 11, 2014 at 2:26 PM

Was this mentioned here yesterday?:

davidk on July 11, 2014 at 2:26 PM

We need a theater schedule :)

faraway on July 11, 2014 at 2:29 PM

You naughty, naughty man!

GWB on July 11, 2014 at 2:20 PM

“Honey, you could also wear a burqua” –Billie

Schadenfreude on July 11, 2014 at 2:31 PM

Prius owners

John the Libertarian on July 11, 2014 at 2:31 PM

“Honey, you could also wear a burqua” –Billy Clinton

Schadenfreude on July 11, 2014 at 2:32 PM

Off-topic but had to tell. Saw this on Fox.com about a second judge ordering IRS explanation under oath. At the bottom of the article was this:


Meanwhile, Texas Republican Rep. Steve Stockman took things a step further on Friday, filing a resolution directing the House sergeant-at-arms to arrest Lerner on charges of contempt of Congress.

Cool.

HomeoftheBrave on July 11, 2014 at 2:33 PM

The HA pictures of obama are absolutely perfect.

What a goon is chief!

Schadenfreude on July 11, 2014 at 2:33 PM

Active loves Texas:

California is minus one more company that is relocating its global headquarters to downtown Dallas.

San Diego-based Active Network announced Thursday that it will bring 1,000 jobs to Dallas as part of the move, which will begin immediately and continue through 2015.

http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2014/07/04/active-network-to-move-from-california-to-downtown.html

davidk on July 11, 2014 at 2:34 PM

I love how people try to make Obama being liked by Americans who are Muslims into a bad thing. Lol

coolrepublica on July 11, 2014 at 2:04 PM

Barack Hussein Obama quotes on Islam:

“I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.”

“The future must not belong to those who slander the Prophet of Islam”

“The sweetest sound I know is the Muslim call to prayer”

“We will convey our deep appreciation for the Islamic faith, which has done so much over the centuries to shape the world — including in my own country.”

“As a student of history, I also know civilization’s debt to Islam.”

“Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance.”

TarheelBen on July 11, 2014 at 2:35 PM

So when is Elizabeth Warren going to discover her Muslim roots…

ladyingray on July 11, 2014 at 2:05 PM

Elizabeth Warren al-Havardi.

slickwillie2001 on July 11, 2014 at 2:36 PM

She would look better in a burka.

faraway on July 11, 2014 at 2:25 PM

Burkas would improve the looks of Hildabeast Sr and Junior (Chelsea) as well.

Lena Dunham too, but that would eliminate the whole purpose of her show (random pointless scenes of her tubby tatted ugly ass in the nude).

ConstantineXI on July 11, 2014 at 2:38 PM

HomeOfTheBrave, the black judges must hate obama, the “racists”.

Schadenfreude on July 11, 2014 at 2:38 PM

Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the Speaker issue his warrant, directed to the Sergeant-at-Arms, or his deputy, commanding him to arrest and take into custody forthwith, wherever to be found, the body of Lois G. Lerner, and bring her to the bar of the House without delay to answer to the charge of contempt of its authority, breach of its privileges, and gross and wanton insult to the integrity of its proceedings, and in the meantime keep the body of Lerner in his custody in the common jail of the District of Columbia, subject to the further order of the House. While in custody, Lerner shall enjoy no special privileges beyond those extended to her fellow inmates, shall not access any computer or telephone, and shall not be visited by anyone other than her counsel, clergy, physician, or family.

-30-

http://stockman.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/stockman-files-motion-ordering-the-arrest-of-lois-lerner

davidk on July 11, 2014 at 2:39 PM

Obama still gets approval from

* 72% of American Muslims
. 55% of American Jews

The first figure proves that American Muslims are pretty smart.

Considering that Iran will soon be using Israel as a nuclear proving ground, the second figure indicates that American Jews are stupid, masochistic or just hate Israel!!!

MaiDee on July 11, 2014 at 2:40 PM

Gallup should do a poll re: how many unlikable people seek popularity. No, wait. I guess you can’t poll something like that. Too bad for us. Human nature, though, seems to indicate that people who are not liked would be more likely to put forth a sustained effort into seeking popularity.

No, I am not smoking pot. I’m tired and rambling.

gocatholic on July 11, 2014 at 2:41 PM

“A new beginning”

In retrospect this is funny, but only to a point.

The cut off heads are not thankful.

The families aren’t either.

Schadenfreude on July 11, 2014 at 2:41 PM

Drones?

formwiz on July 11, 2014 at 2:45 PM

Gallup’s clickbait

HotAir knows a thing or two about ClickBait.

reddevil on July 11, 2014 at 2:46 PM

I love how people try to make Obama being liked by Americans who are Muslims into a bad thing. Lol

coolrepublica on July 11, 2014 at 2:04 PM

Ready to go full Islam?: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/2558211/posts

davidk on July 11, 2014 at 2:46 PM

Undignified president is perfect.

Schadenfreude on July 11, 2014 at 2:46 PM

Elizabeth Warren al-Havardi.

slickwillie2001 on July 11, 2014 at 2:36 PM

I thought that was spelled with a “t”?

GWB on July 11, 2014 at 2:49 PM

Allahu Akbar!: http://answering-islam.org/Silas/wife-beating.htm#_Toc160373822

cool’s down with it.

davidk on July 11, 2014 at 2:52 PM

Obama ‘stands with the Muslims’, the Muslims stand with Obama. Optics — for those who have eyes to see.

otlset on July 11, 2014 at 2:53 PM

Mormons – Ability to judge people by the character

Proving yet again that Mormons are Racist /sarcasm

E L Frederick (Sniper One) on July 11, 2014 at 2:08 PM

Why is it that every time Mormons play Pictionary, a drawing of the devil gets the automatic answer of Barak Obama? Must be the inherent racism of all those old white people.

My Prayer:

Obama is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
He makes me buy worthless health insurance,
he leads me to poverty,
he corrupts my soul.
He guides me along to misery
for his name’s sake.
Even though I walk
through the valley of death,
I will fear no evil,
for he will punish me;
His rod and your staff,
they will beat me for his pleasure.
He prepares a table before me with kobe beef
and in the presence of my enemies, he throws me a clean bone.
You anoint my head with oil;
just to set it on fire.
Surely your narcissism and love of self will inflect me
all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of despair forever.

PrettyD_Vicious on July 11, 2014 at 2:54 PM

I love how people try to make Obama being liked by Americans who are Muslims into a bad thing. Lol

coolrepublica on July 11, 2014 at 2:04 PM

Barack Hussein Obama quotes on Islam:

“I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.”

“The future must not belong to those who slander the Prophet of Islam”

“The sweetest sound I know is the Muslim call to prayer”

“We will convey our deep appreciation for the Islamic faith, which has done so much over the centuries to shape the world — including in my own country.”

“As a student of history, I also know civilization’s debt to Islam.”

“Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance.”

TarheelBen on July 11, 2014 at 2:35 PM

CONTENTS

1) INTRODUCTION
2) EVIDENCE THAT ISLAM ALLOWS CHILDREN TO ENGAGE IN SEX BEFORE MENSTRUATION
3) EVIDENCE THAT AISHA WAS 9 WHEN SHE CONSUMMATED HER MARRIAGE
4) EVIDENCE THAT MUHAMMAD HAD SEX WITH AISHA PRIOR TO HER FIRST MENSES
5) DISCUSSION
6) CONCLUSION

APPENDIX 1: DEFINITION OF THE WORD TRANSLATED AS “CONSUMMATE”
APPENDIX 2: JEWISH CULTURE AND MARRIAGE
APPENDIX 3: SCIENCE AND PUBERTY (It does not begin with menarche).
APPENDIX 4: ISLAM AND DAMAGE TO YOUNG GIRLS
APPENDIX 5: AISHA’S ACTIONS
APPENDIX 6: ABUSIVE PRACTICES IN THE ISLAMIC WORLD TODAY
APPENDIX 7: MUHAMMAD’S REASONS FOR MARRYING AISHA

http://www.answering-islam.org/Silas/childbrides.htm

davidk on July 11, 2014 at 2:56 PM

“bacha bazi”:

I recently saw the documentary on the Dancing Boys of Afghanistan. It exposed an ancient custom called “bacha bazi” (boy for play), where rich men buy boys as young as 11 from impoverished families for sexual slavery. The boys are dressed in women’s clothes and made to dance and sing at parties, before being carted away by the men for sex. Owning boys is considered a symbol of status and one former warlord boasted of having up to 3,000 boys over a 20-year period, even though he was married, with two sons. The involvement of the police and inaction of the government means this form of child prostitution is widespread.

The moral hypocrisy is outrageous in a country where homosexuality is not only strictly forbidden but savagely punished, even between two consenting adults. However, men who sodomise young boys are not considered homosexuals or paedophiles. The love of young boys is not a phenomenon restricted to Afghanistan; homosexual pederasty is common in neighbouring Pakistan, too.

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2010/apr/25/middle-east-child-abuse-pederasty

davidk on July 11, 2014 at 3:04 PM

To the cultist followers of the Cult of Islam, Obama is doing an AWESOME job.

I’m sure his approval among illegal aliens is sky high as well.

For the rest of America, not so much.

Meople on July 11, 2014 at 3:06 PM

Well duh.

Do you think they wouldn’t love the first muslim slimeball president.

Celebrating Ramadan, but cancelling the National Day of Prayer.

It won’t be after he leaves office, that he starts going to mosque.

txdoc on July 11, 2014 at 3:24 PM

Of course muslims love obama: they take care of their own.
Out of the jerk’s own mouth, before prompted by a left wing media sycophant:
http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=my+muslim+faith+obama+slip&FORM=VIRE2#view=detail&mid=D08DFBF5CABC69F3F229D08DFBF5CABC69F3F229

GaltBlvnAtty on July 11, 2014 at 3:24 PM

So when is Elizabeth Warren going to discover her Muslim roots…
ladyingray on July 11, 2014 at 2:05 PM

Maybe her great great granfather was a child molester or screwed a camel or donkey. That would clinch it.

Elizabeth Warren Al-Fauxahontas

txdoc on July 11, 2014 at 3:29 PM

That’s because Muslims have been a strong Democratic demo since at least early in the Bush administration. Almost two-thirds of Muslim voters identify as Democrats, according to a Pew poll in 2007. Most polls put Republican identification at nearly nil among Muslims in America. It’s not terribly surprising, then, that they tend to be very favorable to Obama

Is it because Democrats have such similar positions on things like abortion, gays, etc as Muslims (/), or because both groups share an interest in actually destroying the country as we’ve historically known it?

Hmmm…

Midas on July 11, 2014 at 3:39 PM

or because both groups share an interest in actually destroying the country as we’ve historically known it?

Hmmm…

Midas on July 11, 2014 at 3:39 PM

Yep, that’s it right there. They all hate America, even the Hater-in-Chief.

Meople on July 11, 2014 at 3:41 PM

Gallup’s clickbait: Obama’s still pretty popular among …

Idiots?
Retards?
Low Information Voters?
…..
All of the above?

UltimateBob on July 11, 2014 at 4:24 PM

Great photo op Mr. President you tell U.S. “up yours” as only you can.

MSGTAS on July 12, 2014 at 9:50 AM

Gallup’s clickbait: Obama’s still pretty popular among …

other despots around the world. Idi Amin would have been a good buddy if was around today.

geezerintraining on July 13, 2014 at 1:58 PM