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spiritual_gunfighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 02:46 PM
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President Obama at One Year: Lower Ratings, Higher Doubts
Edited on Sun Jan-17-10 03:21 PM by spiritual_gunfighter
ABC News/Washington Post Poll: 53 Percent Approve of Obama's Job Performance

Bruised if unbroken, President Barack Obama faces shrinking public confidence, increasingly negative views of the country's direction and far lower ratings than those he carried triumphantly into the White House a year ago this week.

But it could be worse.

Despite their disappointments, 53 percent of Americans in this ABC News/Washington Post poll approve of Obama's job performance overall -- 15 points lower than his opening grade, but still just over half at the one-year mark. He remains personally popular, if far less so. And confidence in his leadership, as weakened as it is, greatly exceeds that in the Republicans in Congress, or, for that matter, in his own party.



The comedown nonetheless is dramatic, partly given the high expectations when Obama took office. Sixty-two percent of Americans now say the country's off on the wrong track, the most in 11 months. For the first time more than half, 53 percent, aren't confident in Obama to make the right decisions for the country's future. Just 41 percent say he's keeping his major campaign promises. And while a year ago 76 percent thought he'd bring "needed change" to Washington -- his campaign mantra -- far fewer, 50 percent, today say he's actually done so.

Indeed more than half, 52 percent, now say Obama hasn't accomplished much overall -- up sharply from 36 percent at the three-month mark, the height of his economic recovery efforts. With the economy still rated as the country's most pressing problem, Obama's approval for handling it has fallen from 60 percent a month after he took office to 47 percent today. And a new low, barely over a third, says his policies are making the economy better.

http://abcnews.go.com/PollingUnit/Politics/obamas-year-...
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 02:48 PM
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1. See, if it were me, I would have used the sub headline.......
instead of the negative one ABC Headline Writers wrote.

SUBHEADLINE:
ABC News/Washington Post Poll: 53 Percent Approve of Obama's Job Performance


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spiritual_gunfighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 02:59 PM
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3. It's not about you Frenchie n/t
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 03:02 PM
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4. And it shouldn't be about spreading ABC corporate media's negative agenda
about Democrats onto these boards.
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spiritual_gunfighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 03:20 PM
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7. If you think that is a negative article about Obama
you obviously didnt read it. There are many numbers in the internals which are very favorable. And the last I heard 53% is a majority.
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uponit7771 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 10:05 PM
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9. The OP title is NO DOUBT negative, don't even try to act like it was nuetral
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spiritual_gunfighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 06:56 AM
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10. it was the title of the article
You should take it up with ABC News.
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mkultra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 10:52 AM
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34. Its MSM smear and you are dragging it in here
doing your job as a paid troll.
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spiritual_gunfighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 10:53 AM
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36. If you think an article about a poll where Obama is enjoying a 53 percent approval
Edited on Mon Jan-18-10 10:54 AM by spiritual_gunfighter
in this political climate is a negative article about Obama, it says a lot more about you than me.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 10:56 AM
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39. Deleted sub-thread
Sub-thread removed by moderator. Click here to review the message board rules.
 
suzie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 04:55 PM
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45. +500
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uponit7771 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 10:04 PM
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8. Yeap, haters gotta hate and mislead ... no doubt
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spiritual_gunfighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 06:57 AM
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11. The only person who is hating on this thread
is you with your name calling. Thank you for that.
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Phoebe Loosinhouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 07:13 AM
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12. Incredible! An OP that is strictly a headline and text from a major news source
Edited on Mon Jan-18-10 07:15 AM by Phoebe Loosinhouse
posted with NO COMMENT gets reviled for negativity and "hating" because it violates some strict code of happy ostrichdom that is being enforced by happy ostriches.

We are only supposed to post pleasant articles with positive titles that reflect only good things about our President and any other Democratic entity or policy. Didn't you get the memo?

This is starting be like the "It's a Good Life" episode of the Twilight Zone. We've got our own little Anthony Fremonts running around telling people what they can post, discuss and think.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It\'s_a_Good_Life_ (The_Twilight_Zone)
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spiritual_gunfighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 08:48 AM
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13. It is getting really pathetic around here n/t
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 09:22 AM
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16. Deleted message
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Phoebe Loosinhouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 10:01 AM
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19. If you cannot handle the news as it is reported OUT THERE in the real world
you have serious issues.

You might want to discuss the spin in the article, the lede, the headline, whatever, but calling the person who posted it without comment a "hater" who "bashes Obama" by printing something verbatim from a major news source is just sad and weird. Did you pause to think that perhaps you might want to know what is being written and read and discussed OUT THERE?

We do know the media is our enemy. They prove it time and time again. Why not focus your wrath on any errors or inaccuracies in the article?

I found the link below yesterday. We need to keep on our toes, not try to bury how the media slants their coverage.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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dionysus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 10:05 AM
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20. nah. you guys displayed your hand a long time ago. i'm surprised you're not openly cheering the news
:shrug:
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Phoebe Loosinhouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 10:13 AM
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21. If actual news articles are so upsetting, I suggest spending more time in the happy clubhouse
thinking up bad names for people who read and post the news.
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dionysus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 10:20 AM
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24. the article doesnt upset me at all.
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spiritual_gunfighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 10:43 AM
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31. Sure it does
Be honest at least.
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dionysus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 10:46 AM
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33. no, you guys cheering and pushing your anti-obama shtick annoys me. the article doesn't upset me.
hey, at least you telegraphed that's what you're hoping it does to people.

rock on with your bitter self.
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spiritual_gunfighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 10:52 AM
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35. If you think a 53 percent approval rating
in this political climate is "anti-Obama shtick", you have only outed yourself. New low dionysus.
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dionysus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 10:54 AM
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37. wow. talk about projection. people read what you post. you don't fool anyone.
Edited on Mon Jan-18-10 10:55 AM by dionysus
surprised you're not doing backflips he went down a few points.

i guess you thought you were being clever, huh?
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spiritual_gunfighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 10:55 AM
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38. I dont even know who you are
I dont know whether to be amused or concerned that you are following me.
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spiritual_gunfighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 10:19 AM
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23. Of course continue to promote the "us vs. them" meme
As evident by your other posts, everything is black and white to you.
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dionysus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 10:20 AM
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25. LOL. says the person whose every single post is against the administration...
:rofl:
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spiritual_gunfighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 10:43 AM
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30. It's all black and white to you
I guess that makes it simpler for you to get your head around, and stalking is against the rules.
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dionysus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 10:44 AM
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32. responding to your claptrap is now stalking? uh-huh.
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mkultra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 01:14 PM
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40. We are not required to "handle" the MSM smears here
Edited on Mon Jan-18-10 01:17 PM by mkultra
this is a DEMOCRATIC board meaning not that it is a democracy but rather it is established to support the democratic PARTY. It is a haven from the MSM smears and Obama bashing that are frequent "OUT THERE."


We all know what goes on in the mainstream. We don't come here to learn more MSM crap.

from the rules


Constructive criticism of Democrats or the Democratic Party is permitted. When doing so, please keep in mind that most of our members come to this website in order to get a break from the constant attacks in the media against our candidates and our values. Highly inflammatory or divisive attacks that echo the tone or substance of our political opponents are not welcome here.
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Romulox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 01:19 PM
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41. Right. But if it were you, I would've clicked "unrec" without reading the OP.
:hi:
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 02:48 PM
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2. It just doesn't matter and is not an indicator of re-electability. nt
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treestar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 03:04 PM
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5. Maybe people need to grow up and lift a little finger for themselves
53% is a majority in the math I was taught.

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Romulox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 01:20 PM
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42. Right. They need to pull them up by their own bootstraps.
You're like Estelle Getty from "Golden Girls". :hi:
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Writer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 03:20 PM
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6. President Obama a Year Ago: Higher Ratings, Outrageous Expectations n/t
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dionysus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 09:18 AM
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14. no doubt it warms the cockles of your heart....
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Kaleva Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 09:20 AM
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15. Republican support for Obama is down to almost single digits.
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Phx_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 09:44 AM
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17. 53 percent approval is hardly a sad Sally moment.
And the fact that 52 percent think he hasn't accomplished much is no surprise for two reasons:

1) The media has not acknowledged any of Obama's many accomplishments this year.

2) Generally speaking, Americans are fucking stupid. They believe anything they hear. On the other hand, if cable news doesn't ram something down their throat on a daily basis, they don't know about it because they're too fucking stupid to educate themselves on issues.
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spiritual_gunfighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 10:17 AM
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22. 53 percent one year in with the challenges facing him is pretty damn good
Some of the internals are cause for concern, but he still has a majority. Of course if you are a fucking cheerleader this post is probably making you pissy.
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fugop Donating Member (901 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 09:48 AM
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18. Approval up in their own damn poll
Isn't 53 actually UP several points from last month? Love how they paint the picture of his sinking approval and leave out the fact that he jumped a couple of points since December. Way to go again, Post. You suck.
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spiritual_gunfighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 10:21 AM
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27. Take it up with the pollsters
53 is still a good number considering what is going on in this country right now. If you dont like the internals which I am sure you dont, maybe you should stop focusing your wrath on OP's and try and figure out why the numbers are the way they are.
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fugop Donating Member (901 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 10:30 AM
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28. Wrath?
Gosh, was I showing wrath toward the OP? I'm pretty sure I was slamming the Post for not reporting its own findings, which is that Obama's approval appears to be up from last month. Instead, they just focus on saying he's down a year later, which ... duh. Considering what he's been dealing with, he's still doing pretty damn good at 53. What I took issue with is the media, which as usual, paints the picture it wants to paint while conveniently leaving out part of the story. It's all "The sky is falling! Obama is falling!" -- ignoring that their own polling seems to show him climbing up a few points from last month.

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Autumn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 10:21 AM
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26. 53 percent approval ratings,
get negative rec's. Not bad at all considering congress and the senate and their crap.
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spiritual_gunfighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 10:40 AM
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29. Agreed considering what is going on in the country right now
53 is pretty damn good.
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billh58 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 01:29 PM
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43. This entire thread
Edited on Mon Jan-18-10 01:36 PM by billh58
is a prime example of a battle of egos which has become so popular on DU. The insults being flung back and forth are at best juvenile, and at worst are deliberate attempts to disrupt reasonable debate and discussion.

Accusations of "cheerleader," and "paid troll" are about as helpful as deck chairs on the Titanic, but then again scoring "loudest asshole" points, and starting surefire flame-bait threads, seems to be all the rage these days.
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centristgrandpa Donating Member (314 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 01:48 PM
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44. disappointed is an understatement...
trillions to wallstreet thugs, pennies to mainstreet America. It's a small wonder why many don't believe that "Change is coming"
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Phoebe Loosinhouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 08:18 PM
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46. kicking for assininity in this thread
Someone posts a mainstream Washington Post Abc News poll verbatim and then is swarmed because it is "negative" an "MSM smear" "Obama bashing" "a paid troll" etc. etc. etc.

This thread is pathetic and illustrative.

It is a freaking MSM article. DISCUSS THE ARTICLE!!!!!

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