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Thu Dec 6, 2012, 01:41 PM

Obama Approval Rating Reaches Three-Year High In Poll

Source: huffpo

A month after the election, President Barack Obama's approval ratings are at a level he hasn't seen for years, with contentious negotiations over the upcoming "fiscal cliff" so far not dampening his support.

Obama has an approval rating of 53 percent among registered voters, according to a poll released Thursday by Quinnipiac University -- the strongest approval level the university has measured since the summer of 2009.

Obama's disapproval rating of 40 percent makes the president's net approval rating the best in over a year.

"Nothing like winning an election to boost your job approval," said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. "President Barack Obama hasn't had a score this good since his 52-40 percent approval rating May 5, 2011, right after the death of Osama bin Laden."

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/06/obama-approval-rating_n_2250788.html?utm_hp_ref=politics

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Reply Obama Approval Rating Reaches Three-Year High In Poll (Original post)
trailmonkee Dec 2012 OP
Blunt477 Dec 2012 #1
Zorra Dec 2012 #18
MrModerate Dec 2012 #19
NYtoBush-Drop Dead Dec 2012 #2
Liberal_Stalwart71 Dec 2012 #3
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Dec 2012 #4
skrempi313 Dec 2012 #5
Skittles Dec 2012 #6
grahamhgreen Dec 2012 #9
Indi Guy Dec 2012 #7
BlancheSplanchnik Dec 2012 #20
Indi Guy Dec 2012 #26
BlancheSplanchnik Dec 2012 #27
closeupready Dec 2012 #8
grahamhgreen Dec 2012 #10
barbtries Dec 2012 #11
sheshe2 Dec 2012 #12
Cha Dec 2012 #13
tarheelsunc Dec 2012 #17
willhe Dec 2012 #14
SunSeeker Dec 2012 #15
BlancheSplanchnik Dec 2012 #21
SleeplessinSoCal Dec 2012 #16
ebbie15644 Dec 2012 #22
INdemo Dec 2012 #23
reflection Dec 2012 #24
Politicub Dec 2012 #25

Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 01:46 PM

1. Spam deleted by gkhouston (MIR Team)

 

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Response to Blunt477 (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 04:53 PM

18. You nailed it on the first post. We want our Prez to be an assertive progressive. nt

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Response to Blunt477 (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 06:12 PM

19. Here, here! A component of his previously low approval ratings . . .

Came from the fact that he wasn't kicking Republican butt hard enough.

Those who thought the ratings resulted entirely from righties and far-righties never quite understood that many of us were voting in 2008 for a left-of-center progressive and were disappointed to end up with an (admittedly honest and thoughtful) moderate Republican.

These days Obama looks more like a Democrat.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 01:48 PM

2. Because he put on his man pants and told the baggers...

no.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 01:48 PM

3. It should be higher! Way higher!

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 02:08 PM

4. The sound you just heard

is the GOP collectively shitting themselves.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 02:15 PM

5. The President Continues To Slap Around Repubicans

 

The GOP Shouldn't have obstructed him for 4 straight years

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 02:31 PM

6. that is what having a spine does!!

WOO!

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Response to Skittles (Reply #6)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 03:10 PM

9. +1,000 - Imagine if he had stood up for a Public Option, or we all had Medicare now!!!

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 02:38 PM

7. Nothing like the contrast between the rational and the insane...

...to make one grow a renewed appreciation for the rational.

Our recent campaign season provided that very contrast.

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Response to Indi Guy (Reply #7)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 12:40 AM

20. you know, I think you hit it right there.

Finally at least some of the Democratic worldview is getting publicized; if people who get their current events and world view from M$M never have a chance to see SANITY, the insane worldview starts to seem normal.

The repuke propaganda has been accepted and regurgitated for so long and on so many different fronts...that is what propaganda is for. And it works.

Thank GAWD the election season offered some sound bites that even the mouthpieces couldn't cover up. Some of it even infiltrated the barbed wire and tinfoil around that poo-factory known as Fux Spews!

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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Reply #20)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 12:38 PM

26. Thanks but...

...I wish you were more outspoken

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Response to Indi Guy (Reply #26)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 10:35 PM

27. well, you know....

It's easy to be misunderstood on the web.

It's just so easy to sound LESS disgusted than you really are.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 02:40 PM

8. He's earned political capital; now he should spend it.

K&R

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Response to closeupready (Reply #8)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 03:11 PM

10. Invest it.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 03:22 PM

11. the more he stands up to the republicans

the better his numbers will be. i predict.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 03:32 PM

12. Those are great #'s.Thanks for posting Trailmonkee!

IMHO I do feel our "youngster" posters should show a tad more respect to our President. Just saying.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 03:33 PM

13. Love it that President Obama Won such a Strong Victory and

is building on that Strength!


"President Obama meets with members of the Governors Association Executive Committee, including Delaware Gov. Jack Markell, in the Roosevelt Room at the White House, December 4

(Judging by other pics, PBO was looking at Scott Walker in this one …. me likes the ‘four more years’ grin)"



http://theobamadiary.com/

Thanks trailmonkee

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Response to Cha (Reply #13)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 04:42 PM

17. It looks like he is graying exponentially now.

Or maybe he used some dyes during the campaign?

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 04:27 PM

14. well...

that was always the problem with the polls.

of course wingnuts hate the negro president but the left disapprove of bending over playing harlot for the right. you do right on the left youll always be sky high. this country is more progressive than the pundits try to tell us.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 04:37 PM

15. LOL. Beating the GOP got him the same rating as killing Bin Laden!

Coincidence? I think not!

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #15)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 12:45 AM

21. heh heh.....

Nice point!

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 04:40 PM

16. Only 52% after getting OBL is pretty telling.

Had Bush got Bin Laden by 2008, he'd have had likely 70% approval. More proof they only care about themselves.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 09:28 AM

22. sticking to democratic principals will do that for you!

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 09:39 AM

23. If he tries to cut Social Security or Medicare just watch those numbers

plummet.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 10:31 AM

24. Sludge had a headline a few days ago that read

"BUYER'S REMORSE: OBAMA'S JOB APPROVAL DROPS TO 49%" (like that is a damning figure or something)

I'm SURE he will be along shortly to append the record with this great news.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 11:16 AM

25. Rock on!!!

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