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DCBob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 01:43 PM
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Gallup: Obama starts with 68% approval and only 12% disapproval..


The survey was conducted from Wednesday through Friday, Jan. 21-23, spanning Obama's first three full days on the job. Only 12% of Americans disapprove of how he has performed thus far, while 21% have no opinion. Obama's 68% approval score is on the high end of the range of initial job approval ratings Gallup has recorded for the previous eight presidents who were elected to their first term. The low percentage of Americans disapproving of his performance is fairly typical for new presidents -- although Bill Clinton and George W. Bush both started with much higher public disapproval.

more: http://www.gallup.com/poll/113962/Obama-Starts-Job-Appr...

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Great numbers to start the Obama era!!

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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 01:44 PM
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1. Any American who would go against the president in these times gives aid & comfort to the enemy
Disgusting, those 12%.
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DCBob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 01:51 PM
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2. It would be fascinating to know the demographics of those 12%..
I would guess uneducated, rural, white, lower income, right-wing talk radio listeners...
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Still Sensible Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 02:11 PM
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7. The dittoheads probably dominate that 12%
with the birthers making up a tiny crying minority.
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 02:17 PM
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9. Hmph. My white-collar ex-BF is probably one of them.
Edited on Sat Jan-24-09 02:18 PM by kestrel91316
Beer-drinking, sports-addicted couch potato, gun collector, RW talk radio and Fauxsnooze fan, jumbo truck-driver (too lazy to walk 2 blocks to work every day for 16 years). What can I say.....

Oh, and did I mention RACIST?
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DCBob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 02:24 PM
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10. So what's there to love -- or should I ask.
:hi:
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 03:41 PM
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16. He faked Dem leanings for a long time. Seriously.
Turned wacko around the 2nd Bush selection.

He was fun to hang out and do stuff with as long as the conversation wasn't politics.......
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nsd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 02:14 PM
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8. Hah! (as Tweety would say)
It'll be fun watching Freepers justify their hypocrisy now that a Democrat is president.
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gcomeau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 02:58 PM
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12. I'm extending the benefit of the doubt...
...and assuming that was a sarcastic shot at the idiots on the right who have been spewing that exact bullshit for the last 8 years. The sarcasm deadening properties of the interwebs make it difficult to know for sure of course...
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 01:53 PM
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3. I know some are worried about Obama being too soft or lenient...
Edited on Sat Jan-24-09 01:53 PM by Deja Q
re: Gitmo prisoners and all, but otherwise LOVE what he is doing.

((I am in the "Approve" group too for President Obama.))

Obama is being fair and balanced and is reaching out. He has the proper staff to deal with crises pertinent to national security. He's bright, articulate, on the ball, and hittin' a home run in my book. And it's only been a week.

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Ichingcarpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 01:54 PM
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4. Gallup spokesman said this morning that
Since WWII only Eisenhower and Kennedy started in the 60s
an both were around 62-63%.


Everyone else was in the 50s.
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DCBob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 01:56 PM
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5. Cool. The only problem is will hard to get any higher..
but heck who knows!
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tom_paine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 02:05 PM
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6. Very nice. Sane and thhinking people UNITE!
Right now we have that rarest of coalitions, when the other 2/3rds of us are awake enough (hopefully for longer than briefly) to wrest control back from the increasingly-crazies and criminals who pull their weak-minded puppet strings.

So far so GREAT, Obama! Make me sorry I doubted you.
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DCBob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 02:27 PM
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11. It is looking promising. My only fear is that this economic mess is going to trump everything..
and Obama will be blamed as the economy most likely continues to tank in the short term.
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camera obscura Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 03:27 PM
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13. I guess we can call the wingnuts "the 12%ers" now
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Jennicut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 03:30 PM
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14. Obama is really popular. On CNN there is not much negative about him.
I turn to Faux and its all crap. We know who the 12% are.
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Drunken Irishman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 03:32 PM
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15. According to their historical #s...
http://www.gallup.com/poll/113923/History-Foretells-Oba...

Since Eisenhower, only Kennedy has had a higher approval rating. Eisenhower had 68%, as well.

Bush had a 57% approval rating when he took office and Clinton 58%.


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jefferson_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 06:45 PM
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17. Idiots at Politico and Sludge say Obama's numbers have "normalized"...
"Now that hes in office, Obamas approval ratings are starting to normalize, as partisan back-and-forth picks up. Just a week ago, Gallup found an astonishing 83 percent approval of how he has handled his transition, showing he had even won over most Republicans."

Y'right... :rofl: Obama: "I won!"
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 07:18 PM
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18. Politico hard at work. The 83% was not his approval ratings than.....
His approval rating has ranged from 65 to 73, I believe.

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Cash_thatswhatiwant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 07:48 PM
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19. of couse politico spins it as negative as possible:
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