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October 24, 2009

Failure Obama Sees Worst Poll Rating Drop in 50 Years

Barack Obama sees worst poll rating drop in 50 years

The decline in Barack Obama's popularity since July has been the steepest of any president at the same stage of his first term for more than 50 years.

Gallup recorded an average daily approval rating of 53 per cent for Mr Obama for the third quarter of the year, a sharp drop from the 62 per cent he recorded from April.

His current approval rating – hovering just above the level that would make re-election an uphill struggle – is close to the bottom for newly-elected president. Mr Obama entered the White House with a soaring 78 per cent approval rating.

The bad polling news came as Mr Obama returned to the campaign trail to prevent his Democratic party losing two governorships next month in states in which he defeated Senator John McCain in last November's election.

Jeffrey Jones of Gallup explained: "The dominant political focus for Obama in the third quarter was the push for health care reform, including his nationally televised address to Congress in early September.

"Obama hoped that Congress would vote on health care legislation before its August recess, but that goal was missed, and some members of Congress faced angry constituents at town hall meetings to discuss health care reform. Meanwhile, unemployment continued to climb near 10 per cent."

Governor Jon Corzine of New Jersey is in severe danger of defeat while Democrats are fast losing hope that Creigh Deeds can beat his Republican opponent in Virginia. Twin Democratic losses would be a major blow to Mr Obama's prestige.

Campaigning for Mr Corzine in Hackensack on Wednesday night, Mr Obama delivered a plea that almost seemed as much for himself as the local candidate:

"I'm here today to urge you to cast aside the cynics and the sceptics, and prove to all Americans that leaders who do what's right and who do what's hard will be rewarded and not rejected."

Mr Corzine, a former Goldman Sachs executive and multi-millionaire, is currently running even in New Jersey, which is normally comfortably Democratic, while Mr Deeds is trailing badly in Virginia, a swing state that was key to Mr Obama's 2008 victory.

Mr Obama is also facing widespread criticism for his drawn-out decision-making process over what to do next in Afghanistan.

Wild Thing's comment.......

The decline in Barack Obama's popularity since July has been the steepest of any president

That is going to leave a mark,, LOL!!!

The Marxist media knitted a cheap, ghetto suit made of sock puppets, poodles, French surrender flags and whiffs of Chamberlain and covered him with platitudes, hosannas and hymns. Now that the words have fallen away and the music stopped, people are laughing or at least waking up a little more every day.

.... Thank you Richard for sending this to me.

Posted by Wild Thing at October 24, 2009 05:48 AM


Obama has turned Afghanistan into a domestic political tool. I don't know a whole lot about LBJ but the deaths of our service members in Viet Nam appeared to weigh heavily on him. I see nothing of the sort from Obama. He is the prime example of why the founders wrote the natural born citizen clause into our Constitution. Reading a book from 1912, it states that a person can't qualify if they've been out of the country for an extended period of time. Maybe that's incorrect or has been since changed. There are many people who are culpable in allowing this usurper to hold power.

Posted by: Jim at October 24, 2009 12:35 PM

The Congressional Black Caucus was founded in 1969, nobody protested the Communist cancer in their midsts, The Congressional Progressive Caucus was founded by Bernie Sanders founded in 1991, nobody complained then either, Sanders never hid the fact that he was a Socialist. Nancy Pelosi is the most powerful member in the CPC, just who is setting Obama's agenda? Here are the CBC Members,here are the CPC Members . They don't hide their affiliation, they wear it proudly and flaunt it at every opportunity. Where is the moral integrity of their fellow Democrats or our fellow Republicans, I doubt seriously if they would object to Kim Jong Il or Hugo Chavez being a member of their Congress or running for public office in our nation. They are either complicit, or are sympathetic to Communist causes an/or don't give a rats ass about what the public thinks once they are elected. We get what we vote for, if and when we vote. If not then we get TOTUS and Soros because we can't reject outright Communist takeover for fear of being labeled as racists!!!

Posted by: Jack at October 24, 2009 02:06 PM

Let's hope that the poll rating of obama continues to tumble. Maybe by 2010 it will be so bad that even long term Democrats will lose their seats in Congress.

Posted by: TomR at October 24, 2009 02:33 PM

"Hey Hey LBJ... Oh No It's BHO!"
The Taliban leaders are laughing, along with Vlad in Russia and the Chicoms about "NO STICK BHO!"

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at October 24, 2009 06:54 PM