National Journal analysis: Obama still popular, Republicans still disliked

  • TroyAthlete

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    May 24, 2013 8:37 PM GMT
    http://www.nationaljournal.com/columns/cook-report/no-wonder-republican-criticism-of-obama-isn-t-working-20130523Americans may not be ecstatic about President Obama and his policies, but compared with the Republicans, they think Obama doesn’t look so bad. This might partly explain why...the president doesn’t appear to be hurt at all, at least as measured by job-approval ratings...

    The numbers paint a picture very different from most congressional Republicans’ view of the world. Obama’s job-approval ratings are pretty much where they have been for the past few months, before the controversies over Benghazi, the Internal Revenue Service, and the Associated Press began dominating the news two weeks ago. The May 17-18 CNN/ORC poll pegs Obama’s job approval at 53 percent, up 2 points from early April. The Gallup Organization’s polling...three-night average ratings for May 20-22 were 50 approve, 44 disapprove...His job-approval rating, according to the most recent ABC News/Washington Post poll, released May 21, is still hovering around the same place, at 51 percent.

    More troubling for the GOP should be the CNN poll in which only 35 percent of respondents said they view the Republican Party favorably and an incredible 59 percent said they view the party unfavorably...Democrats are hardly riding high—recording 52 percent favorable/43 percent unfavorable ratings—but they’re doing a heck of a lot better than Republicans in the public’s eyes...

    Basically, Republicans are attacking Obama where he is least vulnerable and at a time when they have minimal credibility. It isn’t working. By trying to turn everything into a scandal...rather than fixing their own image problems with minority, female, younger, and moderate voters—Republicans are focusing on attacking a guy whose name will never again appear on a ballot.

    The current situation is reminding many folks of the impeachment controversy in 1998. Blinded by their hatred for President Clinton, Republicans made irrational decisions then, and they are making the same mistakes today. For some House Republicans, their view of the president is a natural by-product of representing districts that...aren’t representative of the nation as a whole. I am constantly amazed at the number of Republican members of Congress who thought, all the way up to Election Day, that Mitt Romney would win.

    Most Americans are becoming more hopeful that the economy is improving. The value of their homes and retirement accounts are increasing; the stock market is at a record high. They may not think the president has done a great job. But compared with congressional Republicans, he’s the pick of the litter.
  • DalTX

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    May 24, 2013 8:42 PM GMT
    59 percent view the repug party unfavorably...
    Way to go GOP, keep up your lunatic rants...it's workin' great!!
  • TroyAthlete

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    May 24, 2013 8:49 PM GMT
    DalTX said59 percent view the repug party unfavorably...
    Way to go GOP, keep up your lunatic rants...it's workin' great!!


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    May 24, 2013 10:05 PM GMT
    Left wing tricks to discourage the right, and beat them into conforming. Sorry, people are onto your old tricks. Polls are meaningless, popularity among zealots is impossible. It took years, but people are onto you, and see you for the angry zealot that you are. Even if you got everything you ever dreamed of in life, you'd still be an angry zealot. Keep posting propaganda from left wing websites and pretending it's holy writ, we all know what it is. icon_wink.gif
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    May 24, 2013 10:30 PM GMT
    Quoting Jim "Gomer Pyle" Neighbors: "Su-prize, Su-prize, Su-prizzzzeeee!


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    May 24, 2013 11:26 PM GMT
    A lot of people never get out of that junior high school mentality that one must fit in with whatever self-annointed clique happens to have the biggest mouth. I think it's selfishness. Never venturing out of your comfort zone to stick to principles, because then you might be unliked. Childish and selfish.
  • HottJoe

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    May 24, 2013 11:37 PM GMT
    Excellent article. I recently heard a commenter say that if Obama can get immigration reform passed then he will seal his legacy as the most important president of our time..... I think he's already there actually.icon_smile.gif
  • TroyAthlete

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    May 25, 2013 7:49 AM GMT
    Aristoshark said
    Blakes7 said Polls are meaningless

    Yes, like all those polls that showed Obama crushing Romney were meaningless.

    Decrying the polls is standard right-wing delusion.


    Exactly. We know that Republicans do not care about popular opinion, popular votes, or the principle of self-government in general: they know what's best for you and they'll try to force it upon you, like it or not.

    They don't need to keep constantly reminding us of their disregard for what the American people want.
  • GQjock

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    May 25, 2013 10:53 AM GMT
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    May 25, 2013 12:04 PM GMT
    Republicans need to realize that the majority of Americans do not fall for their fake charges against the president and see the GOP for what it is, owned by the super wealthy and only interested in big business and screwing the average American.
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    May 25, 2013 12:12 PM GMT
    In other news, air is reported to be easier to breathe than water.
  • roadbikeRob

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    May 25, 2013 2:48 PM GMT
    Both democrats and republicans are owned by the richest of the rich. Both are just out for their own self aggrandizement and the hell with the majority of the American people. I don't trust the democrats anymore than the republicans.
  • roadbikeRob

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    May 25, 2013 3:31 PM GMT
    Aristoshark said
    roadbikeRob saidBoth democrats and republicans are owned by the richest of the rich. Both are just out for their own self aggrandizement and the hell with the majority of the American people. I don't trust the democrats anymore than the republicans.

    You win. You ARE the stupidest person on RJ, possibly even in Buffalo. Maybe all of New York State.
    You want stupidicon_question.gifThan go and stand in front of the mirror and you will see stupid.
  • roadbikeRob

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    May 25, 2013 4:01 PM GMT
    Aristoshark said
    roadbikeRob said
    Aristoshark said
    roadbikeRob saidBoth democrats and republicans are owned by the richest of the rich. Both are just out for their own self aggrandizement and the hell with the majority of the American people. I don't trust the democrats anymore than the republicans.

    You win. You ARE the stupidest person on RJ, possibly even in Buffalo. Maybe all of New York State.
    You want stupidicon_question.gifThan go and stand in front of the mirror and you will see stupid.

    Even your insults are lame.
    You are more detestable than the right wing republicans. That makes you a horrendous excuse for a human being. Now get back into your little room you raging psychopath.
  • roadbikeRob

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    May 25, 2013 4:25 PM GMT
    Aristoshark said
    roadbikeRob said
    Aristoshark said
    roadbikeRob said
    Aristoshark said
    roadbikeRob saidBoth democrats and republicans are owned by the richest of the rich. Both are just out for their own self aggrandizement and the hell with the majority of the American people. I don't trust the democrats anymore than the republicans.

    You win. You ARE the stupidest person on RJ, possibly even in Buffalo. Maybe all of New York State.
    You want stupidicon_question.gifThan go and stand in front of the mirror and you will see stupid.

    Even your insults are lame.
    You are more detestable than the right wing republicans. That makes you a horrendous excuse for a human being. Now get back into your little room you raging psychopath.

    You are such a chump.
    Brainless foolicon_mad.gif