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The “Bin Laden Bounce” never really came to fruition, but the “Stimulus Skid” is all-too real:

President Obama’s summer woes have dragged his approval rating to an all-time low, sinking below 40% for the first time in Gallup’s daily tracking poll.

New data posted Sunday shows that 39% of Americans approve of Obama’s job performance, while 54% disapprove. Both are the worst numbers of his presidency.

Obama’s approval rating has hovered in the 40% range for much of 2011, peaking at 53% in the weeks following the death of Osama bin Laden.

I don’t think the “Tea Party downgrade” thing is selling as well as they’d like either (though some appreciate it), which is why Obama has taken to blaming everybody not named Barack Obama for all our problems. I’d expect nothing less from a president with a plaque on his desk that reads “The Buck Stops There.”

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12 Responses to “Obama Approval Below 40% for the First Time”

  1. OK_Loyalist on August 15th, 2011 12:38 am

    Up on Fox.com right now "Obama supporters prepare for 2012 run by depicting all GOP candidates as Tea Party 'lackeys' who seek tax breaks for wealthy Americans while slashing social programs for the middle class."
    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/08/14/obama-

    From one lackey to another ;)

  2. SignPainterGuy on August 15th, 2011 12:54 am

    Crash n burn ! "Officially" below 40% now. I like the 39% better. Kinda Like sayin` gas is $3.62 a gal. when the price is actually $3.629; $3.63 is accurate for 9 out of 10 gal. I know, I`m just pickin` that nit ! But wouldn`t it be nice to see the REAL % for a change, without the fluff ? Wouldn`t you guess it has been in the low 20s for some time ? And the REAL unemployment rate for all is more like 22% instead of 9.2% ?

    I did a phone poll a few weeks ago. It sounded lefty oriented by all the "approval of dems" Qs first. And they had Romney as the likely R candidate even then. Turned out to be Public Policy Polling (PPP), one of the agencies that does the WH insider polling. Fun stuff ! ;-)

  3. SignPainterGuy on August 15th, 2011 1:01 am

    Lacky back atcha ! ;-)

    The local paper and w/s has it as the Tea Party Downgrade, it`s all the R`s fault, the R`s are holding up all the good legislation. Arguing with them is useless, they usually get deleted or continue to spew their ignorance in insulting ways. Waste of time and energy !

    Oh, you may remember the NC leg. swung to R majority for the first time in 103 yrs, and along with that came some much needed redistricting. You should see / hear the lib whining and heads exploding . It has been a laugh-riot !

  4. backwoods on August 15th, 2011 11:02 am

    39% of Americans have a lot to learn.

  5. The Zoo Keeper on August 15th, 2011 11:11 am

    "The buck stops"… at the nearest union thugs doorstep in unmarked stimulus bills.

  6. Marshall_Will on August 15th, 2011 12:02 pm

    "while slashing social programs for the middle class."

    Since when do middle class people need 'programs'?

  7. Obama bin Biden on August 15th, 2011 12:36 pm

    Another great picture- LOL!!!!

  8. Granny55 on August 15th, 2011 12:51 pm

    Still trying to figure out who those idiots are!!!

  9. Doug on August 15th, 2011 1:10 pm

    Yeah, these polling places don't seem to ask the logical follow-up, which is "What's he doing that you approve of?"

  10. Marshall_Will on August 15th, 2011 1:23 pm

    No, that would make too much sense. Slowly but surely Oblunder's unwillingness to address GAS prices is slowly -gutting- out the avg. American's life to a point where it is no longer recognizable to they themselves!

    It's a little different for Mrs. Will and I but I look at our 20-something married daughters and their friends and it's getting DIRE. Understanding they're just getting adult lives started, we never turned our noses up at 'parties' ( consisting mostly of hotdogs, burgers and Busch Light )

    NOW… if 'we' don't show up w/ something, there basically ISN'T a party. We worry that they're being forced to make choices between paying their bills and EATING. Gas prices have taken up virtually ALL of their discretionary income to a point where there IS none.

    I'm pretty sure as parents, we're not alone. And it's getting to where it's affecting OUR lives/ret. plans. Of course we're not Oblame supporters to begin with, but for those that 'were'..?

  11. SignPainterGuy on August 15th, 2011 1:59 pm

    Excellent question !

  12. Dexter_Alarius on August 15th, 2011 3:03 pm

    Doug, shouldn't that read "The Buck We Inherited…"?

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