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    Re: Gallup: Gop congress more popular than obama

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    Obama's approval rating is not cratering unless you go by just one poll, maybe. On Election day president Obama's approval rating was at 42.0%, RCP's average, as of 12 November it is at 41.6%.

    RealClearPolitics - Election Other - President Obama Job Approval

    Using Gallups own numbers Obama was at 42% on election and yesterday he is at 41%. I call that normal fluctuation. As for the GOP congress, it hasn't even been seated yet and won't be until January.

    Here is the actual Gallup poll:

    Democratic Party Favorable Rating Falls to Record Low

    Yet on ABC's exit polls it had this:

    44% of voters view the Democratic Party favorably, 53% unfavorably
    40% of voters view the Republican Party favorably, 55% unfavorably

    National Exit Poll Reveals Major Voter Discontent in Midterm Elections - ABC News

    The above results underscores the importance of averaging polls and no to rely on just one poll. Myself I am waiting for the party affiliation numbers and will compare them to what they were prior to the election.
    Did you find it fishy they compared party approval to job approval?
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    Re: Gallup: Gop congress more popular than obama

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Did you find it fishy they compared party approval to job approval?
    Not fishy at all.

    Ever since he was elected the first time, Obama has always been compared to the Republican Party. I think this is because the Democrats have consistently been considered nothing more than Obama's rubber stamp and, therefore, inconsequential. Since the 2010 election, the only Democrat, other than Obama, that has mattered has been Harry Reid...and he's mattered only insofar as he was able to pigeon-hole House legislation that came across his desk.
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    Re: Gallup: Gop congress more popular than obama

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    Not fishy at all.

    Ever since he was elected the first time, Obama has always been compared to the Republican Party. I think this is because the Democrats have consistently been considered nothing more than Obama's rubber stamp and, therefore, inconsequential. Since the 2010 election, the only Democrat, other than Obama, that has mattered has been Harry Reid...and he's mattered only insofar as he was able to pigeon-hole House legislation that came across his desk.
    Ah, so you mean job approval and party approval are comparable? As opposed to Obama's job approval and the GOPs job approval? Yes?
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    Re: Gallup: Gop congress more popular than obama

    Anywho, for those interested:

    Congressional job approval:

    RealClearPolitics - Election Other - Congressional Job Approval

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    The GOP's job approval:

    Congress: Republicans

    Attachment 67175879

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    Attachment 67175881

    It must be more of that great reporting from Breitbart. Conflate job approval with party approval and claim them to be the same thing.
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    Re: Gallup: Gop congress more popular than obama

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Ah, so you mean job approval and party approval are comparable? As opposed to Obama's job approval and the GOPs job approval? Yes?
    No...I don't mean that they are comparable. I'm only saying that "that's the way it is" and I gave my speculation as to why.
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    Re: Gallup: Gop congress more popular than obama

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    No...I don't mean that they are comparable. I'm only saying that "that's the way it is" and I gave my speculation as to why.
    Now, whomever you think Obama has been compared to is not relevant to the question. I actually have no problem with Obama and Republicans being compared. I'm asking about whether the areas of comparison are actually comparable. Are job approval and party approval comparable? If they aren't, then why does this article exist? It's making a nonsensical comparison. Why doesn't Breitbart compare Republican job approval to Obama's own? Could it be that polls have them somewhere around 20-25% job approval? Could it be that the GOP run Congress' job approval is at... 12.5%?
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    Re: Gallup: Gop congress more popular than obama

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Not soon after his media-enabled reelection, when President Obama's poll numbers almost immediately began to crater, the media narrative shifted to the steady drumbeat of, "But the approval rating for Congress is much lower." That spin was obviously directed at Republicans, who controlled Congress. Although "congress" can mean both the Democrat-controlled Senate and the House, this was a nifty rhetorical trick the media used to argue that the GOP was in worse shape than Obama.



    That lie was not only laid bare in last week's midterm elections, where Republicans at every level of government crushed Democrats (and their media cheerleaders) in a tidal wave that hit blue and purple states, but also in new polling numbers from Gallup that shows GOP lawmakers currently enjoy a higher approval rating from the American people than President Obama.

    cont... Gallup: GOP Congress More Popular Than Obama
    They just came fresh off of a election. Let's revisit this coming February when the GOP has to govern.

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    Re: Gallup: Gop congress more popular than obama

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Did you find it fishy they compared party approval to job approval?
    Hmm, not quite the same thing. Job approval of congress is below 10% which includes the R House and the D senate. Party favorability is much higher for both parties. Naturally Republicans will rate their party favorable while the Democrats do the same. Hence the huge gap between congressional approval and favorability ratings of the parties. But both R and D agree Congress sucks for their own reasons.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: Gallup: Gop congress more popular than obama

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    Hmm, not quite the same thing. Job approval of congress is below 10% which includes the R House and the D senate. Party favorability is much higher for both parties. Naturally Republicans will rate their party favorable while the Democrats do the same. Hence the huge gap between congressional approval and favorability ratings of the parties. But both R and D agree Congress sucks for their own reasons.
    I agree, I just found the comparison a bit weird. Party approval and job approval have nothing to do with each other.
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    Re: Gallup: Gop congress more popular than obama

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    Why do you think they need to deal with immigration? Because Obama wants to deal with it? Heck, that's the best reason not to deal with it. Besides, the American People have other things to worry about...like whether they can get a job or not...or whether Obamacare is going to bankrupt them or not.

    Immigration is WAAAY down on the list of important stuff.
    Yeah, he might as well be demanding the Republicans address "climate change" or face 2016 defeat.
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