Obama’s Polls Plunge In New York

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    Aug 15, 2011 12:52 PM GMT
    http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/editorials/if_he_can_make_it_here_v3EvvbTBYl8rE0AU7i2NaI

    Three years ago, New Yorkers gave Barack Obama 63 percent of the vote on his way to winning the presidency.

    Today, even they are wondering if he’s up to the job.

    In a poll last week, Empire State voters gave Obama only a 45 percent approval rating -- with 49 percent not so happy.

    That’s the first time Obama’s registered in the negatives in New York.
    It’s not just anti-incumbent sentiment, either: Both incumbent Democratic senators, Kirsten Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer, get solid support.

    [...] It’s long past time he took responsibility for the nation’s economic mess.
    Folks have been hurting for far too long.

    Unemployment has hovered in the 8 percent-to-10 percent range for just about his entire presidency.

    And it’s been on his watch -- not his predecessor’s -- that the nation’s IOUs have soared by trillions and that S&P downgraded its US credit rating.

    Last week, the markets went bonkers -- and no one knows what this week will bring.

    If Obama doesn’t want to take ownership of this mess, it’s certainly understandable.

    But as the polls show, voters are increasingly attributing it to him nonetheless -- even in New York.

    Maybe he should quit blaming the other guy -- and finally lead.
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    Aug 15, 2011 1:00 PM GMT
    Really? the NY Post? Are you sure they didn't just tap the phones of every NYer? I mean, why bother with a poll when you can get it from the horse's mouth? icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Aug 15, 2011 1:02 PM GMT
    riddler78 said... Maybe he should quit blaming the other guy -- and finally lead.

    One change in their blame rhetoric; they are no longer blaming Bush, but Republicans and Congress. Saw Congress poll numbers even lower, so seems to be a convenient target. They do coordinate their scripts though. Obama and Wasserman Schultz (Grayson in heels) are saying the same practically verbatim.
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    Aug 15, 2011 4:51 PM GMT
    This is a total shock to me. I thought that Obama had very good job approval ratings among the people of New York.
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    Aug 15, 2011 5:11 PM GMT
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    roadbikeRob saidThis is a total shock to me. I thought that Obama had very good job approval ratings among the people of New York.


    He does! Obama is doing very very well in New York, and the nation as a whole. Nothing but rising poll numbers as the American people reject the evil, radical, extreme Republicans, as we saw in the landslide Democrat victory in the Wisconsin recall elections last week! icon_razz.gif





    The Irony of it SB is that his backing is falling away because he is too damn weak to stand up to the republicans, he compromises away his power without a fight, he cannot seem to handle the republicans. To many dems this debt limit deal was the last straw. He needs a lot more spine and a whole lot of Johnson's strength. to democrats Obama is more republican that Clinton was. LOL, That's why Obama's approval is dropping away.
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    Aug 15, 2011 5:39 PM GMT
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    realifedad saidThe Irony of it SB is that his backing is falling away because he is too damn weak to stand up to the republicans, he compromises away his power without a fight, he cannot seem to handle the republicans. To many dems this debt limit deal was the last straw. He needs a lot more spine and a whole lot of Johnson's strength. to democrats Obama is more republican that Clinton was. LOL, That's why Obama's approval is dropping away.



    No, no, no!

    Obama's expert handling of the economic recovery, all the things he's done for the gays, his healthcare reform that is beloved by a clear majority of Americans, his transformation of America's energy infrastructure away from carbon based and towards renewables (with expert guidance from his Secretary of Energy who - by the way - won a Nobel prize)... These are just a few of the reasons why Obama and the Democrats are surging ahead in all the polls!




    LOL !!! SB, your a hoot. you know he didn't have the spine it took to get any of these off the ground because he was to busy compromising away his power, his use of the bully pullpit was non existent, he was thinking the party of no would actually return some reasonable cooperation. It was and is not going to happen, because the repubs have one goal and that is to see Obama fail and for him to be a one term president.
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    Aug 15, 2011 6:18 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    realifedad said
    southbeach1500 said
    realifedad saidThe Irony of it SB is that his backing is falling away because he is too damn weak to stand up to the republicans, he compromises away his power without a fight, he cannot seem to handle the republicans. To many dems this debt limit deal was the last straw. He needs a lot more spine and a whole lot of Johnson's strength. to democrats Obama is more republican that Clinton was. LOL, That's why Obama's approval is dropping away.



    No, no, no!

    Obama's expert handling of the economic recovery, all the things he's done for the gays, his healthcare reform that is beloved by a clear majority of Americans, his transformation of America's energy infrastructure away from carbon based and towards renewables (with expert guidance from his Secretary of Energy who - by the way - won a Nobel prize)... These are just a few of the reasons why Obama and the Democrats are surging ahead in all the polls!




    LOL !!! SB, your a hoot. you know he didn't have the spine it took to get any of these off the ground because he was to busy compromising away his power, his use of the bully pullpit was non existent, he was thinking the party of no would actually return some reasonable cooperation. It was and is not going to happen, because the repubs have one goal and that is to see Obama fail and for him to be a one term president.




    Not at all true - all Americans understand that it takes some time to undo 400 years of Republican failures!





    If it takes that long to recover from Repub faliures, how long does it take to recover from Dem failures, like FDR's New Deal ? the repubs let some of that go for about 50 years before they got around to deregulate the banks and wallstreet, that was highly a highly successful recovery effort wasn't it. Ha !!