Exactly 3 years in, Obama's job approval hits lowest level yet

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    Jan 22, 2012 5:56 AM GMT
    It's still early yet, but the trend is somewhat daunting.

    http://news.investors.com/Article/598535/201201201956/obama-annual-job-approval-worst-yet.htm

    In terms of historical patterns, Obama's third-year average is the lowest of any modern president except the doomed Democrat Jimmy Carter, who had 37.4%. The highest approval at this stage of a first term was Dwight Eisenhower with 72.1% and George H.W. Bush with just under 70%.

    According to Gallup's analysis:

    "Comparing Obama's third-year numbers with all presidential years in Gallup records, Obama's 44% average job approval rating is well below average, ranking 53rd of the 68 presidential years measured."
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Jan 22, 2012 4:19 PM GMT
    I don't trust any of these polls. Who here has ever actually been polled? Just curious
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    Jan 22, 2012 4:44 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidI don't trust any of these polls. Who here has ever actually been polled? Just curious

    Statistically the polls are sound. The percent error in the polls reflects the sample size. Their predictive capability for months ahead is more questionable, not knowing the future events, but even here they can get an indication of how strong people feel about issues and the likelihood they will change their minds.
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    Jan 22, 2012 5:57 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidI don't trust any of these polls. Who here has ever actually been polled? Just curious
    I have NEVER been 'polled'.. I am with Todd on this Polls are BS. Plus, Gallup never existed before 1958!
    Additionally, EVERY poll is skewed by the questions asked. There is NEVER room for explanation!
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    Jan 22, 2012 6:21 PM GMT

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    Jan 22, 2012 6:46 PM GMT
    oddly enough I get polled a lot.media polls, market surveys and political polls.
    a couple of them pretty long too.

    the latter I understand; it is the former that surprise me.