Tha MAJORITY of people dissaprove of Obama'a performance

@Taskr36 (13925)
United States
July 24, 2009 11:56am CST
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll Well we knew it would happen eventually, but that Honeymoon sure did end fast. As Obama's agenda becomes more clear, more and more Americans disapprove of his performance as president. His stimulus has failed based on the standards he himself set (unemployment has exceeded 8.5%) and the majority oppose both his health care and his cap and trade plans. http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/business/healthcare/july_2009/53_now_oppose_congressional_health_care_reform http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/56_don_t_want_to_pay_more_to_fight_global_warming Typically Obama's ratings increase after he makes a speech selling his ideas. It worked after the grossly unpopular stimulus plan. Do you believe his ratings will rebound? How much longer will they decline? What does he have to do to get back above the 50% mark? FYI, his approval ratings are also lower than Bush's were at this point in his presidency http://www.clipsandcomment.com/2009/02/08/the-daily-graphic-george-w-bush-approval-rating-over-eight-years/ http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/interactive/2009/jan/16/george-bush-approval-ratings-america http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/276288
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• United States
24 Jul 09
Taskr36, I love how you offer proof in your discussions, and they are not just your opinion. I think that speaks highly of you, whether people agree with your point of view or not. Anyway, on to responding to this discussion, no, I don't think that Obama will get his ratings back up. I think people are starting to see him for what he is, and will be remembered as...a celebrity president. I had high hopes for him at first, who wouldn't want to be part of history in electing the first black man to office. But, after hearing his ideas, and beliefs, I had to change my mind. I think he was voted in because he was a celebrity figure, and I think that is sad.
@Taskr36 (13925)
• United States
24 Jul 09
Thank you. I do that because I expect sources when people make similar claims. It's very hard to tell fact from fiction and inevitably, if people don't like what they hear, they'll say it's a lie and demand proof. Sadly, even with proof some will say this just isn't true or accuse Rasmussen Reports of being a right wing anti-Obama organization.
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• United States
27 Jul 09
I get the Rasmussen report every day and was not surprised to see his approval rating was now -11. I do not think it will stop there as finally some people are wakening up to the fact that this man as president forebodes nothing but disaster for our country. His motto of Yes we Can is very clearly Yes I Can and to hell with the rest of you. I don't know if the following is a saying in the US but in the UK they have a saying "I'm OK Jack so buggar you!" IMO this describes Obama perfectly. His arrogance knows no boundaries when he blatantly uses a Prime Time appearance to further his very racial prejudices then has the audacity take vacation in the most expensive area in the US while out of work Americans are struggling to put food on their family table and a roof over their heads.
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@Rollo1 (16685)
• Boston, Massachusetts
24 Jul 09
I saw the latest poll this morning and could hardly believe how fast he dropped this week. I believe his failure to give numbers and specifics on his health care plan during his press conference, failing support in Congress, the economy and his rush to judgment on the Gates incident that it was racially motivated, all had a part to play in the disillusionment of many. They voted for hope and change. The change is for the worse and no one feels hopeful.
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• United States
24 Jul 09
I can't say that I'm sorry about all of this. I saw it coming. I saw it coming back when he was campaigning against McCain. I saw it after he got elected. I watched him silently digging his own grave with a huge bulldozier and just watched him keep digging and digging. He's dug himself into a huge hole and I'm not sorry. As I read in another discussion, hopefully by the time Congress comes back together in a few months, 0's rating will be so low, even his own political allies in the House and Senate will be against him.
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@goldeneagle (6775)
• United States
24 Jul 09
The honeymoon ended fast because people found out just what an idiot Obama is. His approval ratings are dropping by 1% or more per WEEK. I was hoping they would impeach him for some reason, like the fact that he is not an American citizen, and that we wouldn't have to deal with him for four years, but it doesn't look like that is going to happen. About the best we can hope for now is that enough people will hate him by the time the next election comes around that he will have NO chance of being re-elected.
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• India
25 Jul 09
I myself don't agree with what the people are saying about Obama.I think he is elected and is and was the most deserving candidate.probably u and should change the way they percieve about him.have a good day
• United States
24 Jul 09
It feels good to no longer be outnumbered! No, I don't think it's gonna get better for him, unless he pulls a miracle out of his butt, and that would be hard to do with the media residing all up in there. Perhaps Americans are NOT so stupid after all and are finally seeing the truth? Too bad they didn't see what was so glaringly obvious to some of us last fall.
@machizmo (279)
• United States
24 Jul 09
I think the usa is in a mess. I do not think Mccain would have faired any better. Whoever is president has alot to do and they may not get it done before their term is over.