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Fri Apr 6, 2012, 02:08 PM

Gallup: Obama approval 50 percent, disapproval 43 percent

http://www.gallup.com/poll/124922/Presidential-Approval-Center.aspx

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Reply Gallup: Obama approval 50 percent, disapproval 43 percent (Original post)
ProSense Apr 2012 OP
Champion Jack Apr 2012 #1
JaneQPublic Apr 2012 #2
ProSense Apr 2012 #5
uponit7771 Apr 2012 #10
BklnDem75 Apr 2012 #3
Scurrilous Apr 2012 #4
malthaussen Apr 2012 #6
ProSense Apr 2012 #7
malthaussen Apr 2012 #8
uponit7771 Apr 2012 #9
aaaaaa5a Apr 2012 #11

Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 02:12 PM

1. Gallup...(yawn)

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 02:13 PM

2. I tell ya, it's the women.

The only women left to vote GOP will be the ones who let their husbands tell them how to vote.

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Response to JaneQPublic (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 03:46 PM

5. Yup! n/t

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Response to JaneQPublic (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 03:58 PM

10. +1!!! You see what Scott did in Wisconsin!? these people are bastards

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 02:21 PM

3. Very nice! nt

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 02:27 PM

4. K & R

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 03:51 PM

6. I think "approval" polls are dumb.

I "disapprove" of the job Mr Obama has done, but that doesn't mean I want any of the alternatives to be elected. The only important poll question is "who ya gonna vote for?"

-- Mal

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Response to malthaussen (Reply #6)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 03:55 PM

7. Tell that

I think "approval" polls are dumb.

I "disapprove" of the job Mr Obama has done, but that doesn't mean I want any of the alternatives to be elected. The only important poll question is "who ya gonna vote for?"

...to the people who get excited about Obama's disapproval rate and those who disapprove and don't plan to vote for him.


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Response to ProSense (Reply #7)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 03:57 PM

8. I thought I was

n/t

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 03:57 PM

9. Bush was RE-selected with 44% RCP average rating before the election....nice

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 04:55 PM

11. Guys, try not to get to excited about this number.



The daily tracking polls have become absurd.


Both Gallup and (R)asmussen go up and down for no reason. I think we have reached the point with these daily tracking polls of public saturation. This is why the results are so random and at odds with traditional polling. Next week Obama could be at 43%. And it will be just as difficult to find a big newsworthy event to justify the real low rating as it is to justify this one.


Obama is the first President to have a daily tracking poll run by Gallup. This is why sometimes it is wrong to even compare Obama's Gallup approval numbers to Gallup's approval numbers of past Presidents. The poll setups are not the same.


Gallup has even done traditional polls that have led to different approval ratings from their tracking polls, even when both polls were done at the same time.


Remember this post, when Obama falls back down to 43% for no apparent reason.


A few days ago the (R)asmussen tracking poll had Romney up 3 or 4% points over the President. This completely contradicts every other poll on the planet with regard to the Obama/Romney race. Today the tracking poll says the race is even. So what happened?


I have come to believe that the only thing these tracking polls are good for is recognizing trend lines.

But even here the daily tracking polls are losing value.

This is because the Gallup numbers are so up and down, that any trend big enough to break though the inconsistency is likely to be obvious to anybody. (Example: Everyone gets a bump during convention week. We don't need a daily tracking poll to tell us that.)







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