Obama approval falls to 40/54 in NBC/WSJ poll

posted at 10:01 am on August 6, 2014 by Ed Morrissey

How low can he go? Senate Democrats won’t be fans of this new version of “Limbo Rock,” because it’s Barack Obama’s plummeting approval numbers that have them in limbo, wondering whether they will end up on the wrong end of another electoral wave in November. The new NBC/WSJ poll puts the President’s approval number at 40%, its lowest in the series, and the shift is coming from Democrats themselves:

As for the politicians measured in the NBC/WSJ poll, President Obama’s overall job rating stands at an all-time low of 40 percent, a one-point drop from June.

That decline comes from slightly lower support from Democrats and African-American respondents. …

And Obama’s favorable/unfavorable rating remains upside down at 40 percent positive, 47 percent negative.

The takeaway there is that Americans are no longer separating Obama from his job performance. That may be because his attacks on his opposition have become increasingly personal and whiny, complaining about “hatin’ on” him, and so on. Or it may just be a realization after nearly six years that Obama just can’t be separated from his office in the same way that Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, and even George W. Bush could be. That sharp decline in personal favorability no longer buffers Obama from the failures of his administration.

How bad is that personal favorability? Even the overall number doesn’t really do justice to the collapse. Very negative now exceeds very positive by eleven points, 22/33, the worst since December in the middle of the ObamaCare crisis, when the overall was 42/46. In April, it was 24/28 and 44/41 overall. Even during the midterm elections four years ago when the Republican wave was forming, the worst Obama got was a 26/27 on the passionate ends of the spectrum in August with a 46/41 overall.

The full job rating for Obama is 40/54, both of which are new records for Obama in this series. The 54% disapproval ties Obama’s ratings in March and December, during the ObamaCare rollout debacle. Disapproval has now been a majority since late October, after only flirting with it twice before then during his second term.

On the economy, Obama gets an almost-identical 42/53, which actually has been an improvement of late; it had been 39/58 in December and 41/56 in March. Foreign policy, though, has been a disaster, as Obama fell again to a new low of 36/60. In December 2012, Obama got a 52/40, and last December it was 44/48. He’s been cratering ever since. And on the crises that have erupted on the foreign-policy front, Obama flunks across the board:

  • MH17 shootdown: 26/37 satisfaction with US actions
  • Ukraine/Russia conflict: 23/43
  • Syria: 18/37
  • Gaza war: 17/45
  • Rise of ISIS: 14/42
  • Immigration crisis: 11/64

Obama had better think twice about making the midterms about immigration. That’s about as complete of a vote of no confidence in an American head of state as it gets.

By the way, while Democrats attempt to rebrand the “war on women” for the midterms, this is what NBC found that people actually care about:

Even though the recession ended years ago and even though the U.S. economy has created 200,000-plus jobs over the past six months, a plurality of Americans – 49 percent – believe the economy is still in a recession. (However, that percentage is the lowest it’s been since the Great Recession began, and 50 percent of respondents believe the economy is improving.)

What’s more, a combined 71 percent say the recession personally impacted them “a lot” or “just some,” and 64 percent say it’s still having an effect on them.

Then there are these numbers in the poll:

  • 40 percent say someone in their household lost a job in the past five years;
  • 27 percent say they have more than $5,000 in student-loan debt for either themselves or their children;
  • 20 percent have more than $2,000 in credit card debt they are unable to pay off month to month;
  • and 17 percent say they have a parent or a child over 21 years old living with them for financial or health reasons.

“People are continuing to tell us what ways [the Great Recession] is still impacting them today,” said GOP pollster Bill McInturff. “Those stories are pretty grim.”

Oddly, it’s also what Democrats don’t want to discuss, too … except for the occasional pivot to distract from the latest Obama administration failure.


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My God!
Just imagine if the Press treated him the way they did President Bush!

Privatize It on August 6, 2014 at 10:05 AM

Being the World’s policeman ain’t cheap..isn’t that right, Ned??

And being one of the 40% who approve of this Blithering idiot
Ain’t Cheap for the rest of us…..

ToddPA on August 6, 2014 at 10:06 AM

Image now if race wasn’t taken into consideration. It would be lower.

Oil Can on August 6, 2014 at 10:08 AM

Wow, this guy really sucks.

How the heck did he get re-elected?

forest on August 6, 2014 at 10:09 AM

time to pivot back to the economy

MTF on August 6, 2014 at 10:12 AM

This is — and will always be — the average floor for DogEater … no matter the reality and extent of the damage done, the sycophantic LSM whores won’t let it fall below this.

ShainS on August 6, 2014 at 10:13 AM

Obama had better think twice about making the midterms about immigration. That’s about as complete of a vote of no confidence in an American head of state as it gets.

When their kids come home from school with hoof & mouth…

workingclass artist on August 6, 2014 at 10:14 AM

Being the World’s policeman ain’t cheap..isn’t that right, Ned??

And being one of the 40% who approve of this Blithering idiot
Ain’t Cheap for the rest of us…..

ToddPA on August 6, 2014 at 10:06 AM

Heh. I wrote a comment to address the trolls but decided not to post it.

22044 on August 6, 2014 at 10:15 AM

But the gop are lower so there
-lsm and dem hacks

Its not obamas fault with this do nothing congress
-dem hacks

cmsinaz on August 6, 2014 at 10:15 AM

“I think we’ve seen a president who’s inexperienced being an executive,” he tells me. “He’s never been an executive of anything. He was in the Illinois state Senate and the U.S. Senate long enough to find out where bathrooms are, but not long enough to really know how process works.” Americans, Perry says confidently, are ready for someone with a little more seasoning. “I don’t think they want to take a chance on another Barack Obama.”

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2014/08/meet-the-new-rick-perryis-he-the-same-as-the-old-rick-perry/375571/3/

workingclass artist on August 6, 2014 at 10:17 AM

The only thing that can really stop Obama from further executive action that undermines Congressional authority designated by the Constitution is stuff like this, and election results that match it on Nov. 4.

As much as Obama sees conservative Republicans as the only enemy truly worth opposing in the world, he’s also a beta-male who won’t do anything unless he’s got the vast majority of the Democratic Party and the media covering his back. Take those away and he’ll do nothing but whine and detach himself from governing, because he’s not going to threaten a Constitutional crisis unless there are people to both defend him and people to blame if things go wrong, and he won’t have too many Dems willing to either go to the mat for him or take the blame if they see their own careers swirling around the drain if they do it.

jon1979 on August 6, 2014 at 10:17 AM

time to pivot back to the economy

MTF on August 6, 2014 at 10:12 AM

Or pivot back to the culture wars…

workingclass artist on August 6, 2014 at 10:18 AM

His only support continues to be the low-info-mofo’s and the welfare queens like Ded Pecker.

HumpBot Salvation on August 6, 2014 at 10:19 AM

So the splits were 40 dumb/37 rep.

Close to reality, but still juuuuust enough to keep earflaps the imbecile at the magical 40% approval- can’t dip into the 30′s.

Also noticed that the dumb split was identical to the approval for lil’ choomie. Interesting, that.

And just think- only a bit more than two years left to suffer under the misrule of this bumbling twatwaffle.

GrassMudHorsey on August 6, 2014 at 10:20 AM

Oddly, it’s also what Democrats don’t want to discuss, too … except for the occasional pivot to distract from the latest Obama administration failure.

Just because they don’t want to talk about doesn’t mean that a conversation is not going to occur about the economy in November, just sayin…..

Johnnyreb on August 6, 2014 at 10:21 AM

Amnesty will pull him out with 11 million undocumented democraps.

BobK on August 6, 2014 at 10:21 AM

time to pivot back to the economy

MTF on August 6, 2014 at 10:12 AM

Or pivot back to the culture wars…

workingclass artist on August 6, 2014 at 10:18 AM

Clearly, the issue of our times is gorebull warming…………

VegasRick on August 6, 2014 at 10:22 AM

You’ve got to know that his numbers are far worse than this. People are still uneasy or reticent to be completely honest with the pollsters when it comes to the “first black president.”

If he were white, or let’s say it was any white lib, the negatives would be much higher.

TXUS on August 6, 2014 at 10:23 AM

Remember- part of this is libs that are giving Barky low numbers for being too moderate. It’s mind-boggling.

Bat Chain Puller on August 6, 2014 at 10:24 AM

So many racists.

The Notorious G.O.P on August 6, 2014 at 10:26 AM

I didn’t see demographic break-outs of approval/disapproval numbers in the polling result. Outside of core support groups, public union employees, African-American Democrats, and liberals I wonder what the Presidents approval/disapproval numbers look like. Perhaps his numbers are as low as 20-30% outside of those groups, which will make the election all about turnout on both sides. Immigration amnesty by Executive fiat won’t happen, with numbers like these.

MTF on August 6, 2014 at 10:26 AM

40 is not low.

When he gets to 30, let me know.

hrh40 on August 6, 2014 at 10:27 AM

What is the GOP’s cohesive, coherent MESSAGE on why to vote for them in 2014?

What’s their message on taxes and/or tax reform?
What’s their plan for economic growth and raising national income?
What’s their plan for the immigration crisis?
What’s their plan for Islamic fundamentalism?
etc…

They have none. No cohesive message. Which is why the GOP may be on the verge of squandering what could be “a wave election” if they ever got their act together.

aquaviva on August 6, 2014 at 10:27 AM

Or pivot back to the culture wars…

workingclass artist on August 6, 2014 at 10:18 AM

Yeah- I admit I was being snide. Your idea is much more likely. It might be the only thing the Dems have.

MTF on August 6, 2014 at 10:28 AM

This could be a perfect time to whore for more money!

Krupnikas on August 6, 2014 at 10:29 AM

time to pivot back to the economy

MTF on August 6, 2014 at 10:12 AM

Or pivot back to the culture wars…

workingclass artist on August 6, 2014 at 10:18 AM

Clearly, the issue of our times is gorebull warming…………

VegasRick on August 6, 2014 at 10:22 AM

And how global warming effects people’s lives and their loving actions…like geh marriages…border jumpers…womynz…po’ chillun and kittens…

workingclass artist on August 6, 2014 at 10:29 AM

Obama wants to try executive amnesty with 11/64 it would be a political death wish for the Dem’s. I knew his approval was bad on immagration but 11/64 damn.

sorrowen on August 6, 2014 at 10:29 AM

Is he running for re-election tomorrow? I’m confused.

msupertas on August 6, 2014 at 10:30 AM

Yeah- I admit I was being snide. Your idea is much more likely. It might be the only thing the Dems have.

MTF on August 6, 2014 at 10:28 AM

Given that Obama takes full credit for lying about the jobs numbers you weren’t far off at tall…

His pivots are the only consistant pattern in his un-ending campaign.

workingclass artist on August 6, 2014 at 10:32 AM

40 is not low.
When he gets to 30, let me know.
hrh40 on August 6, 2014 at 10:27 AM
Once we get to around 39-38% approval we will get somewhere executive action on amnesty is a no go for the American people plus he is petulant child who cries and whines….

sorrowen on August 6, 2014 at 10:33 AM

Nearly missed amidst the mounting outrage against President Obama’s decision to release five dangerous Taliban masterminds held at Guantanamo Bay for the return of alleged Army deserter Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl but no less controversial was President Obama’s decision to “work with” Hamas terrorists that are now part of a new Palestinian “unity” government. The White House announcement that it would break with existing US policy and work with a new Palestinian government which includes the terrorist organization Hamas has stunned and outraged Israelis and emboldened radicals in the Arab and Muslim world.

WHEN are Americans going to acknowledge that Obama is an Islamic Extremist / Terrorist Sympathiser, at the LEAST, and a direct threat to the United States and or allies?

1) Obama assisted the terrorist group the Muslim Brotherhood seize control of the government of our Ally, Egypt.

2) Obama ordered our military and took this country to war to help the perpetrators of 9/11/01 – Al Qaeda – take over Libya.

3) Obama illegally ran guns to Islamic Extremists / terrorists in Syria, many of whom are now part of ISIS that has called for a Caliphate and is seizing control of Iraq with eyes on Jordan and Syria next.

4) Obama SAW ISIS growing in power and refused to take action to stop this massive Islamic Extremist Terrorist group from sweeping through and taking much of Iraq, the nation we had just liberated with great sacrifice.

5) NOW Obama wants to officially recognize HAMAS as a legitimate political organization…HAMAS – the terrorist organization whose charter calls for the genocide of our Ally, Israel…who has fired over 3,000 rockets into Israel just sonce 8 July & has done so ever since entering Gaza, the organization that has built over 25 sophisticated tunnels into Israel to use to conduct kidnappings and murder of Israelis. Hamas is using it’s own people as Human Shields, hoping for many to be murdered so they can win a ‘PR Battle’. Last week HAMAS killed 5 of its own, executing them, because they began protesting rocket launchers being placed in their neighborhood and nearby school.and Obama wants their status to be changed from ‘Terrorist Group’ to ‘Legitimate Organization’…WHAT THE H#LL?!?

- Obama recently wrote an editorial praising HAMAS’s leader while completely ignoring Netenyahu & placed that editorial in an Israeli local newspaper…tolk about insulting Israel, a supposed ‘Ally’, and sticking it right in their face! WTF?!

- You THEN had new Secretary of State John Kerry caught on a ‘hot’ microphone mocking Israel…days before he was to fly to Egypt to try to negotiate a Cease Fire between Israel & Hamas. WTF?! (Face-palm).

- Once at the negotiating table, Kerry DEMANDS that Israel accept Qatar – the nation that actively supports and arms HAMAS – as a member of the Cease Fire Negotiations. WTF?!

- And, AGAIN, Obama wants to recognize HAMAS as a legitimae organization rather than as a TERRORIST Organization…. WTF?!

If Obama was trying to send a signal to Israel that one of his ‘fundamental changes’ he is making in the US is to sever all ties, no longer support, and no longer be an ally to Israel…they couldn’t do much more to get that point across!

easyt65 on August 6, 2014 at 10:34 AM

Is he running for re-election tomorrow? I’m confused.

msupertas on August 6, 2014 at 10:30 AM

It’s all he knows. And the scumbag dimbocraps won’t ever admit it. They suck.

VegasRick on August 6, 2014 at 10:34 AM

Obama could care less. It’s his Cloward/Piven results that matter to him.

Obama is getting no pushback, so he will continue on his Marxist takeover of America.

redguy on August 6, 2014 at 10:35 AM

Time for all the rescue polls to start coming on board with realty. They tell you the truth right before the Nov. blowout so they can reserve the ability to lie to you the rest of the time. It’s completely about fundraising and turnout with these guys.
And I wish they would stop with the congressional app. It’s totally meaningless. They only do it so they can ” yea Zero’s in the tank but look at congress”

rik on August 6, 2014 at 10:35 AM

Obama had better think twice about making the midterms about immigration.

I think Teh Miserable Failure just needs to get away for a while to help him focus.

Maybe a take a nice vaycay and try to slip in a few rounds of golf.

pain train on August 6, 2014 at 10:35 AM

40 is not low.

When he gets to 30, let me know.

hrh40 on August 6, 2014 at 10:27 AM

I think he’s already there, outside of the core Obama Progressives (African American Democrats, Public Employee Democrats and crazed Progressive Liberals). Among the remainder of Democrats and everyone else the approval ratings for the Obama administration must be incredibly low.

MTF on August 6, 2014 at 10:36 AM

I think Teh Miserable Failure just needs to get away for a while to help him focus.

Maybe a take a nice vaycay and try to slip in a few rounds of golf.

pain train on August 6, 2014 at 10:35 AM

I think I saw Ned post on another thread that he would fluff for obaME!

VegasRick on August 6, 2014 at 10:38 AM

The One’s biggest problem is his refusal to admit that he is ever wrong about anything.

He is a sort of super-Hillary! in this respect. He essentially came into office claiming vast powers to do things that mortal men couldn’t (“the oceans begin to recede and the planet begins to heal”) and when his policies didn’t deliver, instead of acknowledging that those were pretty stupid promises to make to start with, he “pivoted” to blaming a vast conspiracy against him, personally.

He tends to “ride” crises, in the sense that he “never lets one go to waste” if he can somehow use it to take and hold more (extra-executive) power. The drawback is that once he has such power, he uses it to enact more of his dogmas, simply automatically assuming that they, and he, are inescapably RIGHT.

And when that doesn’t work, he “doubles down”, demanding more money, more resources, and more power, to…do more of what caused the problem to begin with.

The American people’s problem with The One isn’t his albedo, no matter how much he’d like to blame it on that. Or his religion; we’re used to narcissists in positions of power.

The problem is that he absolutely refuses to learn from experience. And reacts to every failure of his own like a whiny schoolyard bully blaming the little kid with the glasses. “Well, he made me beat him up!”

The main problem is, to him, we’re simultaneously the kid with the glasses and The Source Of All Evil In The Universe. He wants to beat us up just for existing, at the same time that he’s sure that left unchecked by Super-Him, we will destroy the world.

He dislikes the world as it is almost as much as he dislikes us. To be exact, he hates the “evil, materialistic West” and loves the “mystical, enlightened East”. He wants to make the entire world like the bazaar he wandered happily through as an eleven-year-old in Indonesia. Not understanding what that sort of “de-evolution” would do to humanity as a whole.

Then again, like James Hansen and John Holdren, he may understand, and either be in favor of it or just not care.

This is at the heart of the disapproval of this POTUS. The American people see him as hostile to them, and to civilization.

What is more disquieting is the number of Americans who still support him. One can only assume that they share his contempt and animosity toward the rest of us, and the rest of humanity.

clear ether

eon

eon on August 6, 2014 at 10:38 AM

40 is not low.

When he gets to 30, let me know.

hrh40 on August 6, 2014 at 10:27 AM

I can let you know right now. NGHE

rik on August 6, 2014 at 10:38 AM

You know if you move your pivot foot its traveling and eventually you’ll get a 3 second call.

jmtham156 on August 6, 2014 at 10:38 AM

Its not obamas fault with this do nothing congress
-dem hacks

You scoff, but the numbers in the poll for the GOP brand, especially among women, are awful.

Do you think that’s because the GOP isn’t putting sufficient emphasis on free market economics? That RINOs are too willing to shape compromises to keep the government open? Perhaps we can really help those numbers by further limiting access to abortion and contraceptives /s.

What infuriates me about the “true conservatives” on this board is that in your personal lives — at the job, with your spouses, your friends — you have to compromise to survive.

But when it comes to politics, boy, someone says one thing that smacks of Nelson Rockefeller and Bob Michel and they’re garbage.

The true conservatives can say they’re standing by their principles and holding politicians feet to the fire. To me, it’s all self-indulgent crap that directly plays into the hands of the Dems.

bobs1196 on August 6, 2014 at 10:39 AM

40 is the new 60 or something.

HonestLib on August 6, 2014 at 10:44 AM

0bama approval rating? Whatever.

I don’t need some stinking poll to validate my loathing for this guy. At 40%, he’s at rock bottom. These are all his reliable constituencies: racists/racialists, leftists, takers, idiots, etc…

With him and Harry Reid in office, this malaise deepens.

freedomfirst on August 6, 2014 at 10:48 AM

While emotionally satisfying, Obama’s numbers are of virtually no consequence, except as a token of a larger dissatisfaction.

Obama, as a person, is a mewling, whiny untalented talking head who is a tool of others. His personal incompetence has had some effect but the decisions and actions of this government are only fractionally his own, and while his Teflon Blackness™ has allowed a much quicker advance of the statists than would have been possible otherwise, he can in no way be considered a leader of the progressives.

We should be much less concerned over who sits in the Captain’s chair and spend more worrytime over the half of federal government who appear to have sold their soul to the statists, and the vast majority of the leftwing bureaucracy that does the most to constrain our liberties.

Dolce Far Niente on August 6, 2014 at 10:48 AM

Its all conservatives fault.

bobs1196 on August 6, 2014 at 10:39 AM

Its all conservatives fault

/any leftwing idiot

Tell me again how we differentiate you Republican “centrists” from the Democrats?

Dolce Far Niente on August 6, 2014 at 10:51 AM

40 is not low.

When he gets to 30, let me know.

hrh40 on August 6, 2014 at 10:27 AM

This poll is not unlike most polls which oversample to make Obama look better than he is in order to help him and then start sampling more reasonably once it gets closer to the actual election and Republicans have been hit by a wave of negativity that invariably pushes Obamas rankings higher and therefore justifies he previous polls supposed legitimacy.

Sample breakdown of registered voters is:

31% Democrat
22% Republican
40% Independent

…which is of course a fantasy sample that helps Democrats as is shown by the data from another question that asks who the respondents voted for in the 2012 election:

Obama 44%
Romney 35%
Other/No/Not Sure 21%

Obama beat Romney in the popular vote by less than 4 percent just for reference.

Without going through the trouble of crunching numbers deeper, It’s more than obvious that Obama is already well into the thirties based on this poll.

Zybalto on August 6, 2014 at 10:52 AM

Approval should be in the single digits, but we don’t have a conservative opposition to provide any contrast. Boehner’s wing of the the GOP wants the same thing as Obozo in terms of deficit/economy, immigration/amnesty, and foreign policy. Winning in 2014 will be good news for GOP consultants and pundits, but which policies will change? A conservative will have to win the Presidency in 2016 to impact national policy.

The vaunted “deep bench” of 2016 is crashing and burning. Marco Rubio is a liar. Rand Paul is a coward. Chris Christie, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan have been exposed as frauds. Rick Perry is doing OK as a governor, but puts his foot in his mouth nationally. Sarah Palin is out of politics. So, that leaves us Ted Cruz and Scott Walker. I’m praying one of those two is up to the task.

sauldalinsky on August 6, 2014 at 10:53 AM

The sample (1000 adults) from the PDF

QF5 Thinking about your general approach to issues, do you consider yourself to be liberal, moderate, or
conservative? (IF “LIBERAL” OR “CONSERVATIVE,” ASK:) Do you consider yourself to be very
(liberal/conservative) or somewhat (liberal/conservative)?
Very liberal ……………………………….. 9
Somewhat liberal ……………………….. 13
Moderate ………………………………….. 35
Somewhat conservative ……………… 23
Very conservative ………………………. 17
Not sure ………………………………….. 3

What exactly is a “moderate?”

King Putt the Imperious reader is well under 40, if we accurately assess the sample.

the dems internal private polling must be fun to read. My money says Zero has sunk them under to UNDER 30.

dogsoldier on August 6, 2014 at 10:53 AM

Zybalto on August 6, 2014 at 10:52 AM

Yeah that whole independent group is hogwash. The question is warped.

Ask them how they VOTE. If in fact they CAN vote.

dogsoldier on August 6, 2014 at 10:55 AM

Big Yawn.

How is this “news”, if NBC (who did the “poll”) won’t even report its own findings?

NBC Ignores Own Poll Showing 54 Percent of Americans Disapprove of Obama Job Performance

On Tuesday, August 5, the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll found that President Obama’s popularity reached its lowest point since he first took office in 2009. Overall, 54 percent of Americans disapprove of the job the president is doing compared to just 40 percent who approve.

Despite the record low numbers for President Obama, NBC Nightly News failed to cover its own polling results during their Tuesday night broadcast.

-snip-

Rather than cover its own polling, NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams spent 40 seconds promoting a video of a Norwegian mom trying to get her 2-year old son to go to bed on a hot summer night.

Dr. Goebbels is looking up in approval.

Del Dolemonte on August 6, 2014 at 10:56 AM

One can be sure that DNC / Gallup and DNC /NBC are struggling to keep their “results” at 40 or above.

Whether it’s sampling or how the question is phrased or weekend polling when the taxpayers are away from home the pollsters are fully invested in propping up the Kenyan Pharaoh they’ve created.

Yet O’Barky can be thankful that he has probably the most ineffectual Speaker of the House ever and Turtle McConnell in the senate very easily upstaged by Nanzi Pelosi and Harry Reid. When the GOP leadership barely shows up it’s far easier for the Lapdog Media to spin for Ogabe yet as the food and gas bills pile up and more get screwed by DeathCare even the pollsters are starting to fatigue.

viking01 on August 6, 2014 at 10:58 AM

His disapproval is 79, so I’m betting that 40% is probably closer to 21%.

formwiz on August 6, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Obama wants to try executive amnesty with 11/64 it would be a political death wish for the Dem’s. I knew his approval was bad on immagration but 11/64 damn.

sorrowen on August 6, 2014 at 10:29 AM

I agree; it’s awful.

That said, Obama always thinks he’s the smartest guy in the room. He’ll say to Dems that amnesty may be a short-term loss, but it won’t matter. He’ll have flipped the country from divided to irrevocably blue. Obama sees this as LBJ saw the Great Society. Just as LBJ said that the Great Society programs will have “n*ggers voting for Democrats for two hundred years,” I’m convinced Obama has concluded that legalization and then naturalization soon thereafter will have Hispanics voting for Democrats for decades, though the US probably won’t last for another two or three decades in any recognizable form under one-party rule.

Sadly, what can conservatives do? Democrats have a blue wall of states on the coasts and a few in the Midwest where the GOP simply cannot penetrate anymore. That seems to counter any impeachment threat. I wish there were some kind of judicial action, say, an injunction while it were litigated whether Obama could actually exercise such a legalization power. I just don’t think it’s possible.

Right now, the only thing standing between us and amnesty, I think, are any not-brain-dead-Dems who still generally like America and who say that they’ll leave with a sizable cohort of Dem constituents to vote immediately for the GOP. I’m a pessimist. I don’t see this ending well.

BuckeyeSam on August 6, 2014 at 11:02 AM

Approval should be in the single digits, but we don’t have a conservative opposition to provide any contrast.

sauldalinsky on August 6, 2014 at 10:53 AM

Wrong. It is not that it is that we don’t have an honest news media.

The Notorious G.O.P on August 6, 2014 at 11:03 AM

It wouldn’t matter if his approval rating fell to zero. Obama is not in this for anything else except to be a martyr to the far-left cause.

He will use every minute of the day, every day that’s left of his administration to try to install as many socialism-soft programs, projects and legislation as he can.

He will prance through his presidency mocking and laughing at conservatives, taunting as much as he wants and he knows there is nothing anyone can do about it.

He has positioned himself almost perfectly to be a benign dictator and in his wake he will leave a trash heap of a county, well on it’s way to being a Democratic Social nation.

That appears to have been the plan from the start and as far as I can see, he won.

Unfortunately that’s the facts.

Walter L. Newton on August 6, 2014 at 11:06 AM

BuckeyeSam on August 6, 2014 at 11:02 AM Obama’s weakness is thinking he is the smartest guy in the room his hubris takes precident over consequences. Although in this case when you have 11/64 against amnesty and his handling of this human crises. So really his ego maybe his own undoing narcisstists tend to destroy themselves he is merely following suit.

sorrowen on August 6, 2014 at 11:10 AM

Walter L. Newton on August 6, 2014 at 11:06 AM

Most politicians lie about their beliefs.

President Obama lies about his motives.

HonestLib on August 6, 2014 at 11:13 AM

Well I would say that this poll just leads to more “hatin’” speeches by Obama. There just can’t be any other reason for the decline in approval in the narcissist in chief’s mind.

COgirl on August 6, 2014 at 11:15 AM

Well I would say that this poll just leads to more “hatin’” speeches by Obama. There just can’t be any other reason for the decline in approval in the narcissist in chief’s mind.

COgirl on August 6, 2014 at 11:15 AM

He takes the office to a lower level every time he opens his mouth. It’s disgusting what a mockery he has made the USA.

VegasRick on August 6, 2014 at 11:19 AM

Its all conservatives fault.

bobs1196 on August 6, 2014 at 10:39 AM

I’m not saying it’s all conservatives fault. My Dad was so gung, gung, gung-ho on passing the ACA, no matter what it took, no matter what it ultimately looked like. All he saw was a Democratic policy objective that was opposed by those mean bastard Republicans.

I could see he never once made the connection that what he politically wanted might signficantly affect me in a negative way, as it has. But for the politics, he would never support any action that would hurt me economically. But his political inclinations trumped all.

And I see the same sort of thing on the conservative side. I’d like to see eliminated every reference to race, color, gender etc. in all aspects of our public life. It ain’t happening. I think all illegal immigrants should be sent back home. It ain’t happening. I’d like to eviscerate every anti-poverty program. It ain’t happening.

It’s not a question of whether I hate conservatives. It’s a question of how we can improve the Republican brand. Those who think that moving further to the right, that being more uncompromising in our policies, will do it are kidding themselves.

bobs1196 on August 6, 2014 at 11:31 AM

Walter L. Newton on August 6, 2014 at 11:06 AM

Most politicians lie about their beliefs.

President Obama lies about his motives.

HonestLib on August 6, 2014 at 11:13 AM

And he doesn’t care if you know that. He doesn’t care if you don’t like that. And he doesn’t care if his approval ratings tank.

He has a mission and he has positioned himself to fulfill most of his objectives, with our without the help of the GOP or Democrats.

He doesn’t even care about his own party.

Walter L. Newton on August 6, 2014 at 11:35 AM

Obama wants to try executive amnesty with 11/64 it would be a political death wish for the Dem’s. I knew his approval was bad on immagration but 11/64 damn.

sorrowen on August 6, 2014 at 10:29 AM

This is why, I ultimately think that Obama will back down from undertaking any real abuse of his executive authority by granting a large scale amnesty.

All of this posturing by Obama and his allies is to push the Obama Republicans / Quisling Republicans of the establishment to make an incredible mistake by embracing and enacting ‘comprehensive immigration reform’ which is as much of an EpicClusterFark as ‘comprehensive healthcare reform’ has turned out to be.

Obama knows that if he decides, via executive action, to grant a unilateral amnesty to 3+ million, with the level of unfavorability that he’s at and will be, might have to face a real threat of impeachment and conviction as some Senate Democrats would turn on him to save their own positions in 2016.

Athos on August 6, 2014 at 11:40 AM

“Low-info Voters Finally Realize Chief Executive is Actually Slick-Assed, Teen-Aged, Street-Hustler” …film at 11:00…if we live that long.

a5minmajor on August 6, 2014 at 11:42 AM

Reality check

Schadenfreude on August 6, 2014 at 11:42 AM

An illegal killed a border patrol agent.

Schadenfreude on August 6, 2014 at 11:43 AM

What the heck is wrong with that 40%?

warmairfan on August 6, 2014 at 11:43 AM

Cow from the left defended on TV “you can’t deport criminal, nah, nah, nah”.

Schadenfreude on August 6, 2014 at 11:43 AM

Athos on August 6, 2014 at 11:40 AM All the rats would jump ship if he acts and it will be every dem for themselves then. Even Harry Reid could not stop the damage with his hyperhole and crap talking.

sorrowen on August 6, 2014 at 11:55 AM

An illegal killed a border patrol agent.

Schadenfreude on August 6, 2014 at 11:43 AM

They say they didn’t know he was a border patrol agent at the time.
One of the illegals had been deported 3+ times already.
They only wanted to steal the border patrol agent’s car.
The border patrol agent reached for his gun.

The offenders obviously received the message that breaking laws results in little consequence in the United States.

They probably figured that they were entitled to the agent’s car and that even if caught they wouldn’t be punished too severely given their short sentences and $10 fines from their previous deportations.

Lawlessness leads to lawlessness.

airupthere on August 6, 2014 at 11:57 AM

Athos on August 6, 2014 at 11:40 AM

President Obama has made it clear he has no intentions to pass amnesty without help from the Republicans. In the end, President Obama wants amnesty passed and blamed on the Republicans. From what I have seen from Republican politicians, they are setting themselves up for a serious heartburn.

HonestLib on August 6, 2014 at 12:09 PM

President Obama wants amnesty passed and blame placed on the Republicans.

Guess you guys by now have figured out that I am Noah’s ghost writer. Sheesh, why can’t I proof read?

HonestLib on August 6, 2014 at 12:12 PM

They probably figured that they were entitled to the agent’s car and that even if caught they wouldn’t be punished too severely given their short sentences and $10 fines from their previous deportations.

I don’t know about other states, but here in Texas, juries are not allowed to ask the legal status of offenders. We are, however, required to provide translation services at trial.

WhirledPeas on August 6, 2014 at 12:21 PM

Not low enough. He needs to get into the 30s and stay there. Obama seems to hit 39 or 40 percent then pop back up. And Rasmussen currently has him at 47! That cannot be right.

Jack_Burton on August 6, 2014 at 1:33 PM

Nixon Laughs.

Tard on August 6, 2014 at 1:46 PM

Where the hell is Ned Pepper?

Schadenfreude on August 6, 2014 at 3:36 PM