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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

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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

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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. By a large majority, voters do not think President Obama should be

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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 40 percent as of Thursday, while a CBS News poll

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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 the program crashes on the launch pad. Obama’s approval rating

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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 closing in on the record low of 42 percent, which

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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 have been hovering in the range of 45-47 percent. Obama’s

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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 rise and people find they may have to switch coverage

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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, the day the sequester began – about the level where

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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 52 percent giving him the thumbs up in both Gallup

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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 over 50 percent since he was reelected – could stem

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