Sinking....sinking.....gone?

United States
September 5, 2010 10:47am CST
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Sunday shows that 24% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty-seven percent (47%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -23 (see trends). That’s the highest level of Strong Disapproval and the lowest Approval Index daily rating yet recorded for this president. http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll Do you think that America is finally wakening up to the fact that Obama is a lousy president. The "Blame Bush" syndrome and screaming "Racist" as a defense for all his actions (between vacations)which are bringing our country to it's knees seem to be losing it's punch! Do you think this is a trend which will last and bring down this president??
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@trruk1 (1031)
• United States
5 Sep 10
The Rasmussen polls consistently and reliably report better numbers for Republicans than any of the other polls. Why they have this built-in distortion is very difficult to determine, but it is definitely there. The "Blame Bush" syndrome is a result of the catastrophic mess the Bush administration created in so many areas. Bush really did create these problems--two wars, economic collapse, and on and on--and that is why he gets blamed.
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• United States
5 Sep 10
The whole point of electing a new president is to fix what the previous president did wrong not to make thing worse!
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@mattic (282)
• United States
5 Sep 10
trruk1, While I am not a big George Bush fan - your statements regarding his terms are a little misleading. The two wars can be blamed on the Bush administration - even though the leading Democrats voted for the action - but in terms of the recession, Bush's policies were only fiscal "misdemeanors" to Obama's "felonies". The past and continued bailouts, expansion of government, and the increasing tax burden upon small business owners will lead to a "double-dip" recession and possible a depression. Obama announced at his innaugeration that he was the "one we've been waiting for". He seemed assured that he would stop the oceans from rising, etc., etc. Now, he doesn't want to accept responsibility for a situation he worsened. He is the least qualified individual to ever hold the office of POTUS, and we are reaping the disastrous results of electing a "rock star" rather than a leader.
• United States
5 Sep 10
mattic thank you for your great response which in my opinion simply states the obvious. Actually you are the first person who has the same impression of Obama as I do. I always thought he was more of a rock star the way he ran his presidential campaign. Now it seems that is what we got - a man full of flash but no substance,
@Adoniah (7523)
• United States
5 Sep 10
Poor, poor Big"0" what a sad state of affairs. This is the time in one's term when one's ratings should be the highest..LOL How is he going to help all of his little Democratic friends come November? If he backs them, he will just sink them too. Whoo hoo.... Shalom~Adoniah
• United States
5 Sep 10
You are right!! Whoo hoo
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@trruk1 (1031)
• United States
5 Sep 10
Ronald Reagan's ratings at this point in his first term were about where Obama's are now.
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@fannitia (2172)
• Bulgaria
5 Sep 10
Just thinking... Maybe the americans had too big expectations about Obama? After 2 doses of Bush this is easy to explain.
@GardenGerty (86180)
• Marion, Kansas
5 Sep 10
We should have high expectations of all of our presidents, if not, then why bother to elect them.
@GardenGerty (86180)
• Marion, Kansas
5 Sep 10
I do not think he is a particularly good president, but the opinions of ALL past presidents tend to change the further away from their term in office we go. Eventually they all are heroes, or at least have done something praiseworthy. It will be interesting to see what is said in fifteen to twenty years. I do know that with this disapproval rating is is going to be a rough year for the democrats and for Mr. Obama as well.
@mattic (282)
• United States
5 Sep 10
Jimmy Carter was deemed lousy while in office and history showed he was actually worse than that. BO has had "Perma-grin" Pelosi and "Bed-wetting" Harry to push through an agenda that is purposefully destroying the American economy.
• United States
5 Sep 10
GardenGerty IMO it will take less than fifteen to twenty years for historians to expose Obama for having perpretrated the biggest scam ever on the USA..
• United States
5 Sep 10
mattic I am constantly in shock that Americans are not screaming in outrage when it is so obviously that Obummer is systematically destroying the USA.
• United States
5 Sep 10
Rasmussen poll? Could you find one that actually is worth the paper it is written on? I find it interested how Republicans want to look at polls when it says what they want them to say, but ignore them when they don't. You can make a poll say what ever I want it to say.
• United States
6 Sep 10
Rasmussen Poll number ONE in top 10 political polls. http://www.xmarks.com/topic/political_polls .....I find it interesting (corrected grammar from your sentence not "interested that is poor grammar,) how Democrats want to look at polls when it says what they want them to say, but ignore them when they don't.
• United States
6 Sep 10
LMFAO, what you don't understand is that they receive the questions from the person, or party that pay them, and then poll their group. Like I said: You can make a poll say anything you want it to say!!!!! Rasmussen will take money from ANYONE, and that doesn't say much for them at all.
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
6 Sep 10
Lets so hope soooooooooooooo. DId you see where San Deigo had a rally to impeach him?
@trruk1 (1031)
• United States
6 Sep 10
Impeach? For what/ Oh yeah, I remember, with Republicans, it is not necessary for the person in office to have committed any actual crimes. If they do not like the outcome of an election, find a way to throw out the winner. Bunch of sore losers. And with a VERY short memory. When bush was spending the country into the poorhouse, they applauded him. Now they want to blame Obama for all the trouble Bush got us into.
@amybrezik (2123)
• United States
6 Sep 10
I am not surprised by this at all, and I don't expect him to be back in 2012. I would actually be shocked if he was back up for election.
• United States
6 Sep 10
I hope and pray you are correct.
• Pamplona, Spain
5 Sep 10
Hiya heather, Do these Polls that they do have any real influence on President Obama´s being in the White House as actual President? What do they do if the Polls tip right against him do they all get together and have a Congress about it or is it all swept under the Mat for the general Public. As if to say there´s nothing going on around here. Just wondered here they take those kind of Polls which are usually rigged anyway to suit themselves and they ignore the protests about our Presidents way of doing things. So do the Rasmussen Polls have real influence on the outcome of his being President for the next Term I think it´s what you call it is´nt it? or are they just a mere reference and it´s all ignored even though they state that the Polls say this and that and the other? I don´t know as I don´t live there it could be a different way of doing things where you live. It seems you have Mid Term Elections coming up so I wondered if the Polls would impact on his actual status or future status could they actually oust him out? That would not work that way here but I wondered if it did there. Okay just an observation and a little wondering. I have read those pages about the Poll but it does not really say anything to me much.
• United States
6 Sep 10
IMO these type of polls are indicators of how the American population feels regarding the president, or what ever else politically one is curious about. I like them because often I think OMG am I the only one who thinks something about our politicians (good or bad) then I see that the polls confirm for me that others think the same way I do. As far as having any real influence on the president I would think he would use it as an indicator to change his actions if his popularity is going down hill.
@artistry (4154)
• United States
5 Sep 10
....DON'T YOU WISH?!!! And in turn bring down the country. How idioict can one be?