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    Five years in, Obama and Bush poll numbers nearly identical

    The headline spins it just a bit, Obama's numbers are actually a bit worse even. If it looks like a lame duck, walks like a lame duck, quacks like a lame duck......



    "In fact, Bush comes out one point ahead, 40 percent to 39 percent, respectively.The Gallup daily tracking poll for November 5th 2013 puts Obama’s approval at 39 percent, with 53 percent disapproving of his job performance.
    By comparison, polling for the first week of November in 2005 had Bush’s approval at 40 percent, with 55 percent disapproving of his job performance.
    And the negative comparison to Bush’s numbers is potentially worse for Obama than just a tough headline.
    As former Bush adviser Matthew Dowd said on ABC’s “This Week,” the real damage lies in the fact that historically low approval numbers often constrain a president’s ability to rebound with the public.
    “I think what you have right now is you talked about the floor of the president's approval numbers, which are almost exactly where President Bush's were. Every time you establish a new floor, you establish a new ceiling,” Dowd said.
    Noting that Bush’s approval free fall “wasn’t all about Katrina,” Dowd said Obama faces a similar assault from multiple fronts.
    "The president's problems have been brewing for a while,” Dowd said. “What the Republican circus did was cover up a lot of the president's problems. That circus that went on with the Republicans for a while. And then once that was over, it revealed a deeper problem with the presidency."



    Five years in, Obama and Bush poll numbers nearly identical

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    Re: Five years in, Obama and Bush poll numbers nearly identical

    Maybe you should stop electing presidents you don't like.

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    Re: Five years in, Obama and Bush poll numbers nearly identical

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    Maybe you should stop electing presidents you don't like.
    I did not elect this fool.

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    Re: Five years in, Obama and Bush poll numbers nearly identical

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    Maybe you should stop electing presidents you don't like.
    We don't have any choice. The politics business here is run by political parties. They decide who the candidates are, not the public.

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    Re: Five years in, Obama and Bush poll numbers nearly identical

    The best indicator will be where this country will be when Obama leaves office. GWB took a country with a budget surplus and drove this country to the brink of economic and moral bankruptcy. Obama took over a country in a mess...and hopefully he won't leave it in a mess....time will tell.
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    Re: Five years in, Obama and Bush poll numbers nearly identical

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    The headline spins it just a bit, Obama's numbers are actually a bit worse even. If it looks like a lame duck, walks like a lame duck, quacks like a lame duck......



    "In fact, Bush comes out one point ahead, 40 percent to 39 percent, respectively.The Gallup daily tracking poll for November 5th 2013 puts Obama’s approval at 39 percent, with 53 percent disapproving of his job performance.
    By comparison, polling for the first week of November in 2005 had Bush’s approval at 40 percent, with 55 percent disapproving of his job performance.
    And the negative comparison to Bush’s numbers is potentially worse for Obama than just a tough headline.
    As former Bush adviser Matthew Dowd said on ABC’s “This Week,” the real damage lies in the fact that historically low approval numbers often constrain a president’s ability to rebound with the public.
    “I think what you have right now is you talked about the floor of the president's approval numbers, which are almost exactly where President Bush's were. Every time you establish a new floor, you establish a new ceiling,” Dowd said.
    Noting that Bush’s approval free fall “wasn’t all about Katrina,” Dowd said Obama faces a similar assault from multiple fronts.
    "The president's problems have been brewing for a while,” Dowd said. “What the Republican circus did was cover up a lot of the president's problems. That circus that went on with the Republicans for a while. And then once that was over, it revealed a deeper problem with the presidency."



    Five years in, Obama and Bush poll numbers nearly identical
    And what is congress rated? probably like 15%?

    I don't understand how a president could even have such a high approval rating while congress is so low considering our congress is responsible for legislation and spending...

    Sure the president has veto power but the congress can still reject a veto..

    Given the numbers our society is clearly ignorant to how government works - that or they just enjoy blaming or propping up the wrong people..

    I wasn't the biggest fan of Bush but I would take him any day over Obama.

    Hell, I'd take a lot of democrats over Obama any day....

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    Re: Five years in, Obama and Bush poll numbers nearly identical

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    The best indicator will be where this country will be when Obama leaves office. GWB took a country with a budget surplus and drove this country to the brink of economic and moral bankruptcy. Obama took over a country in a mess...and hopefully he won't leave it in a mess....time will tell.
    He took a mess and is making it worse. It would also not be fair to blame everything on Bush and not recognize that he had to work with a Democrat majority House/Senate for some of his term.

    As far as moral bankruptcy goes I don't see how Bush furthered that. I'd say culture is doing that coupled with weak family units.
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    Re: Five years in, Obama and Bush poll numbers nearly identical

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    I did not elect this fool.
    But, did you vote for the previous fool, the one who looks more and more like the current one?
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    Re: Five years in, Obama and Bush poll numbers nearly identical

    How did losing 4.4 million jobs at the end of Bush's reign help tax receipts for Obama's budget ?
    Got higher budget deficits maybe ?
    Not exactly playing it straight .
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    Re: Five years in, Obama and Bush poll numbers nearly identical

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    I did not elect this fool.
    Bush?
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