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    Obama’s poll numbers hold up despite the storm of scandal

    President Obama's approval ratings are going UP despite the three controversies that are currently brewing and the negativity expressed in the polls by Rassmussen and Fox News.

    President Obama’s approval ratings have increased since a trio of controversies involving his administration began dominating the news cycle.

    Fifty percent of those surveyed in Gallup’s three-day tracking poll released Wednesday say they approve of the job the president is doing, compared to 43 percent who said they disapprove.

    The 7 percentage-point positive margin is better than where the president stood in the poll over the two weeks before the IRS and Department of Justice scandals broke, and is near Obama’s rating over the waning days of the 2012 campaign when voters convincingly elected him to a second term in office.
    Obama’s Gallup numbers are up three percentage points since the pollster’s May 23-25 survey, and suggests Obama’s approval ratings held steady even as the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of Tea Party groups made headlines.

    The Real Clear Politics average of approval ratings shows the president with a considerably closer spread, at 48.6 approval and 47.6 disapproval. The average is dragged down by three recent polls from Rasmussen, Fox News, and The Economist/YouGov, which show him below water on favorability by 2, 6, and 5 percentage points respectively.

    Besides the IRS controversy, Obama is being hammered with questions from Republicans and the press over the September 11 terrorist attack in Benghazi, and the Justice Department’s seizure of journalists’ phone records in separate probes of national security leaks.

    But the timing of the controversies has intersected with positive economic headlines. The stock market is rising, as are home values, while the unemployment rate has fallen to a new low under Obama. Consumer confidence hit a five-year high in May.

    “We know that in the big picture, national conditions matter an enormous amount,” Pew Research director Michael Dimock told The Hill in an interview. “I think the jury is still out how on how optimistic the public is, but [the economic data] is certainly a good argument.” Snip

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    Re: Obama’s poll numbers hold up despite the storm of scandal

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    President Obama's approval ratings are going UP despite the three controversies that are currently brewing and the negativity expressed in the polls by Rassmussen and Fox News.

    President Obama’s approval ratings have increased since a trio of controversies involving his administration began dominating the news cycle.

    Fifty percent of those surveyed in Gallup’s three-day tracking poll released Wednesday say they approve of the job the president is doing, compared to 43 percent who said they disapprove.

    The 7 percentage-point positive margin is better than where the president stood in the poll over the two weeks before the IRS and Department of Justice scandals broke, and is near Obama’s rating over the waning days of the 2012 campaign when voters convincingly elected him to a second term in office.
    Obama’s Gallup numbers are up three percentage points since the pollster’s May 23-25 survey, and suggests Obama’s approval ratings held steady even as the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of Tea Party groups made headlines.

    The Real Clear Politics average of approval ratings shows the president with a considerably closer spread, at 48.6 approval and 47.6 disapproval. The average is dragged down by three recent polls from Rasmussen, Fox News, and The Economist/YouGov, which show him below water on favorability by 2, 6, and 5 percentage points respectively.

    Besides the IRS controversy, Obama is being hammered with questions from Republicans and the press over the September 11 terrorist attack in Benghazi, and the Justice Department’s seizure of journalists’ phone records in separate probes of national security leaks.

    But the timing of the controversies has intersected with positive economic headlines. The stock market is rising, as are home values, while the unemployment rate has fallen to a new low under Obama. Consumer confidence hit a five-year high in May.

    “We know that in the big picture, national conditions matter an enormous amount,” Pew Research director Michael Dimock told The Hill in an interview. “I think the jury is still out how on how optimistic the public is, but [the economic data] is certainly a good argument.” Snip

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    And what the american people want is a budget and jobs which it is apparant that the repubs do not.
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    Re: Obama’s poll numbers hold up despite the storm of scandal

    Quote Originally Posted by Carleen View Post
    And what the american people want is a budget and jobs which it is apparant that the repubs do not.
    I tried explaining to cons a couple of days ago how all this works, pointed out mistakes they're making, and all I got was a couple of nasty responses ... it seems that not only are they incapable of taking responsibility for their actions, but they can't even appreciate help when it is offered ... Should I give up on them? Am I wasting my time?

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    Re: Obama’s poll numbers hold up despite the storm of scandal

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    President Obama's approval ratings are going UP despite the three controversies that are currently brewing and the negativity expressed in the polls by Rassmussen and Fox News.
    Polls don't matter much... what matters is halting Obama until 2014 and winning local races. If we can keep him busy answering criminal activities on his watch and by his people... OK. The less damage the moron can do.

    Obama has given Republicans a lot of ammo to nuke the Commi-Libs. You folks called Mark Foley's sexting the "Culture of Corruption" which was a joke... now we have the real thing. Obama makes Nixon look like a pauper.

    Fast & Furious.
    Benghazi.
    Holder lying under oath.
    IRS/Gestapo as a wing of the Demokrat Partei.
    And a curious view on freedom of the press.

    Quote Originally Posted by Carleen View Post
    And what the american people want is a budget and jobs which it is apparant that the repubs do not.
    We want jobs that mean something, and we want it done in a manner that has been proven to work throughout history... not some Socialist shell game... and btw... wtf happened to all those "shovel ready jobs"? Did they go to China?

    Obama is concerned about Socialist styled "fairness" and class warfare... which means smashing the job creators. You can't get golden eggs by killing the geese that lay them... but Obama doesn't care... he is trying to fundamentally change America into The Banana Republic Amerika... and you know what? He's doing a bang up job.
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    Re: Obama’s poll numbers hold up despite the storm of scandal

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    Polls don't matter much... what matters is halting Obama until 2014 and winning local races. If we can keep him busy answering criminal activities on his watch and by his people... OK. The less damage the moron can do.

    Obama has given Republicans a lot of ammo to nuke the Commi-Libs. You folks called Mark Foley's sexting the "Culture of Corruption" which was a joke... now we have the real thing. Obama makes Nixon look like a pauper.

    Fast & Furious.
    Benghazi.
    Holder lying under oath.
    IRS/Gestapo as a wing of the Demokrat Partei.
    And a curious view on freedom of the press.


    We want jobs that mean something, and we want it done in a manner that has been proven to work throughout history... not some Socialist shell game... and btw... wtf happened to all those "shovel ready jobs"? Did they go to China?

    Obama is concerned about Socialist styled "fairness" and class warfare... which means smashing the job creators. You can't get golden eggs by killing the geese that lay them... but Obama doesn't care... he is trying to fundamentally change America into The Banana Republic Amerika... and you know what? He's doing a bang up job.
    I'm sure the fact the the pres is not losing any ground just galls the s---t out of you repubs. Just like when he was re-elected for a second term, which none of you will ever get over! Which is why you are making mountains out of molehills before all the facts are in. Just keep it up. To quote Boehner, what is important is jobs, jobs, jobs! What a joke!
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    Re: Obama’s poll numbers hold up despite the storm of scandal

    Quote Originally Posted by Carleen View Post
    I'm sure the fact the the pres is not losing any ground just galls the s---t out of you repubs. Just like when he was re-elected for a second term, which none of you will ever get over! Which is why you are making mountains out of molehills before all the facts are in. Just keep it up. To quote Boehner, what is important is jobs, jobs, jobs! What a joke!
    Know what... there's only one winner and that was Obama. Amerika won, and America lost. That was more than a half year ago. We're on to 2014 now and thankfully Obama has made himself a lame duck.

    Those scandals didn't happen because Republicans invented them. They're not molehills either. Lying about Benghazi, running guns to mobs in Mexico, shopping a judge to spy on a journalist, using the IRS as a weapon... that's serious sheet mon.

    Of course... you're a Kool Aid swilling Lib, and well... ASSUME POSITION LIBERAL!





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    Re: Obama’s poll numbers hold up despite the storm of scandal

    Quote Originally Posted by Carleen View Post
    I'm sure the fact the the pres is not losing any ground just galls the s---t out of you repubs. Just like when he was re-elected for a second term, which none of you will ever get over! Which is why you are making mountains out of molehills before all the facts are in. Just keep it up. To quote Boehner, what is important is jobs, jobs, jobs! What a joke!
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    Re: Obama’s poll numbers hold up despite the storm of scandal

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    Know what... there's only one winner and that was Obama. Amerika won, and America lost. That was more than a half year ago. We're on to 2014 now and thankfully Obama has made himself a lame duck.

    Those scandals didn't happen because Republicans invented them. They're not molehills either. Lying about Benghazi, running guns to mobs in Mexico, shopping a judge to spy on a journalist, using the IRS as a weapon... that's serious sheet mon.

    Of course... you're a Kool Aid swilling Lib, and well... ASSUME POSITION LIBERAL!





    It's your time to... dealwithit.
    Was this meant to be a serious post?

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    Re: Obama’s poll numbers hold up despite the storm of scandal

    Ocean... you can post stuff like that all day long... will not publicly phase Libs like pbrauer or Carleen. But... it's fun to have fun with 'em... and ruin their day... privately... LOL.
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    Re: Obama’s poll numbers hold up despite the storm of scandal

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Was this meant to be a serious post?
    You'll have to answer that yourself.

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