HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Latest Breaking News (Forum) » Obama's Approval Rating S...
Introducing Discussionist: A new forum by the creators of DU

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 06:36 PM

Obama's Approval Rating Soars To Its Highest Point In Three Years

Source: Business Insider

n the midst of a painful news cycle after last night's debate, President Barack Obama received a bright sign for re-election. His Gallup approval rating hit 54 percent, jumping to its highest level since November 2009.

His approval rating soared four points from the previous day in Gallup's three-day rolling average. The last time he matched that came in the Nov. 11-13, 2009 period.

The 54-percent mark puts Obama well above the "safe" 50-percent threshold for an incumbent's re-election.
Obama's highest mark this year came in the sunny aftermath of the Democratic National Convention, when he reached 52 percent. Then it tanked, and since then it has fluctuated wildly.

Here's why the 50 percent threshold is important, per Gallup managing editor Jeffrey M. Jones:

go to link for the rest...




Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/obama-approval-rating-gallup-debate-romney-2012-10

10 replies, 4715 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 10 replies Author Time Post
Reply Obama's Approval Rating Soars To Its Highest Point In Three Years (Original post)
OKNancy Oct 2012 OP
OKNancy Oct 2012 #1
Rosa Luxemburg Oct 2012 #4
Ebadlun Oct 2012 #5
Spitfire of ATJ Oct 2012 #2
underthematrix Oct 2012 #3
Liberal_Stalwart71 Oct 2012 #6
defacto7 Oct 2012 #7
wordpix Oct 2012 #8
EC Oct 2012 #9
Cha Oct 2012 #10

Response to OKNancy (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 06:42 PM

1. Also, the daily tracking poll is unchanged

In the Gallup daily tracking poll, Obama leads Romney 49-45. That was unchanged from the previous day.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to OKNancy (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 07:24 PM

4. Yes

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to OKNancy (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 07:27 PM

5. It took an epic series of fuckups by Romney to get it to that point

A single feisty performance isn't going to get it back - this is a needle that's not easily shifted.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to OKNancy (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 06:43 PM

2. So much for the Romney Media.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to OKNancy (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 07:14 PM

3. how about that . . .

mittnocchio got no lift from his fall.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to OKNancy (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 07:32 PM

6. The so-called Librul Media is not reporting this today, neither are they reporting the fundraising

record. Why?

Because the LIBRUL MEDIA is creaming its pants over Mitt Romney!!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to OKNancy (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 08:19 PM

7. Keep your fingers crossed...

I like reality and this certainly is a nice bit of news, but as I read it, this is the last day of data before they include the post debate data in the 3 day roll. Since today's data is even, it shouldn't make too much of a difference as long as the next couple of days hold.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to OKNancy (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 09:03 PM

8. praise goddess!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to OKNancy (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 09:16 PM

9. What's the saying?

Everybody loves the underdog? Well, after the debate that is where he's being perceived by many.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to OKNancy (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 02:56 AM

10. Thanks OKNancy..

Let's Keep it Going UpWard!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread