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Obama Approval Jumped Once He Ducked Out of Sight

President Obama’s approval rating jumped during the past couple of weeks to 48 percent, according to Gallup, but it’s not clear whether this was due to anything other that he was no longer around.

On December 17, as Obama prepared to depart for his 17-day Hawaii vacation, his approval rating stood at 42 percent, about his usual level. By December 29, it has risen to 48 percent – the highest level since mid-2013 – even though Obama hadn’t done a single thing!

And that is just the point. Unable to do further damage to the economy, race relations, international affairs, or anything else other than a delicate fairway, Obama became more popular. About six percent of Americans, it seems, had forgotten he was president.

Alas, by January 3, as he boarded Air Force One to get back to Washington and resume the mischief, his approval had inched back down to 46 percent. The amnesia, it appears, was wearing off.

Poll: Obama the Worst President Since Truman

A poll of Tea Party members finds that President Obama is the worst president since Harry S Truman.

Wait. Wait a second. That’s not a poll of Tea Partiers. That’s a poll of American voters.

Ahh, the buyers’ remorse kicks in.

According to the poll, conducted by the respected Quinnipiac polling outfit, a third of voters think Obama is the worst president, followed by George W. Bush, who was the choice of 28 percent. Richard Nixon was third with a respectable 13 percent.

Both Republicans and independents rates Obama the worst. Democrats, no surprise, think he’s just great.

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Obama fared least well among the sensible folk in the 50-64 age demographic, 39 percent of whom rated him worst, followed by their elders 65 and up, among whom 34 percent gave him top billing in the Hall of Shame.

Even 24 percent of Obama’s young enthusiasts in the 18-24 age group thought he was the worst president since mid-century, though 38 percent of them gave the title to George W. Bush.

Meantime, Ronald Reagan was voted the greatest president since Truman, with 35 percent rating him tops. Bill Clinton was second with 18 percent, followed by John F. Kennedy with 15 percent. Obama was the pick of only 8 percent.

Americans Don’t Like Obama’s End Runs

My faith restored! Well, some of it, perhaps. Maybe Americans still do care about the Constitution. Musty old document written by men with more knowledge about history, philosophy and human nature in their ingrown toenails than most of our politicians, including former Constitutional professor/lecturers, have in their entire goopy reservoirs of grey matter.

Obama runsBy a large majority, voters do not think President Obama should be using executive authority to bypass Congress.

The Fox News poll finds that 74 percent think end running Congress through executive orders is “not the way our government is supposed to work.” This includes 93 percent of Republicans, 80 percent of independents, but also, surprisingly enough, 54 percent of Democrats.

Meanwhile, a plurality of voters, 24 percent, give Obama an F on the economy. Only nine percent give him a A, while 22 percent give him a B, another 22 percent rate him a C, and nine percent say he gets an “incomplete.”

Voters continue to be pessimistic over the future of the economy. Fifty eight percent think the worst is yet to come. That’s up from 52 percent a year ago, and it’s the highest level recorded since April 2009.

Obama is also failing at what he says is the issue nearest and dearest to him, decreasing income inequality. Sixty percent of voters think federal policies during Obama’s presidency have increased the income gap – a number that included 52 percent of Democrats.

Oh, and 51 percent of voters voted for Obama in 2012. Go figyah.

Obama’s Average Approval Now Equals Nixon’s

At just under 50 percent, President Obama’s average approval rating for his presidency is exactly the same as Richard Nixon’s, according to Gallup. Obama  has seen his approval numbers plummet as the public discovers the falsehoods he used to sell Obamacare and witnesses the incompetence of the Obamacare rollout. His Gallup approval was at just… Continue Reading

Obama Approval Rating in Free Fall

President Obama’s approval rating is falling fast and still looking for a bottom, declining below 40 percent for the first time in more than two years in the Gallup daily tracking poll. Americans, apparently, care about being lied to by their president. And they are seeing the skepticism they’ve long held about Obamacare confirmed as… Continue Reading

Obama Approval Hits New Low for 2013

President Obama’s approval rating has declined to 43.6 percent, according to the RealClearPolitics average of Obama polls, his lowest rating of the year and the worst performance since December 2011, when his rating was at a similar level but began rising as he moved toward reelection in 2012. Obama’s RCP average approval rating is now… Continue Reading

Gallup: Obama Job Approval Slowly Sinking

President Obama’s job approval rating is inexorably grinding its way downward, resting today at 45 percent – tied for the lowest level of the his second term, according to Gallup. The president’s approval during the first half of the year had generally been at about 50 percent. But since the end of June, Obama’s numbers… Continue Reading

AP: Obama Approval on Health Care at Lowest Point Ever

President Obama’s approval rating on health care has sunk to its lowest level ever, with just 41 percent saying they approve of his job on the issue, as people begin to find out what’s in the bill, according to the Associated Press. With reports proliferating about the difficulties in implementing Obamacare – while insurance rates… Continue Reading

Obama Approval Crashes as Sequester Kicks In

While conventional wisdom holds that Republicans will incur the wrath of voters for the sequester, President Obama’s approval rating has taken a sizable hit in just the past few days, suggesting he may claim a significant portion of the blame. Obama’s approval rating stood at 53 percent February 27 and at 51 percent on March 1,… Continue Reading

Obama Approval Rating Remains Low

President Obama remains stuck with historically low approval ratings, a potentially severe handicap that could hamper his ability to pass his second term agenda. Despite recent reports ballyhooing a rise in Obama’s approval numbers, which according to Gallup had  edged up to 58 percent in December, Obama is back to a bare majority, with only… Continue Reading

Gallup: Obama Approval Highest in Three Years

President Obama’s approval rating stands at 56 percent, the highest level since October 2009, according to Gallup. The survey, which was conducted Monday through Wednesday of this week, found that 37 percent disapprove of the job Obama is doing. According to Gallup, the sudden bump in Obama’s popularity – it has been hovering at just… Continue Reading