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a kennedy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:12 AM
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Boehner falling out of favor
It hasn't taken John Boehner long to fall out of favor with the American public. His national approval rating has dropped a net 18 points already since the beginning of January. At the outset of the year 35% of voters approved of the job he was doing to 28% who disapproved and 37% who were reserving judgment. Now his approval has declined 10 points to 25% and his disapproval has risen 8 points to 36%.

What's most interesting about Boehner's fall is that you can't pin it to a single voter group- he's down a good deal with everyone. He is, as has been speculated, having trouble with the base. 56% of Republicans gave him good marks at the start of the year but now less than half of them do at 45%. He was on narrowly positive ground with independents in January at 34/30 but now he's in negative territory at 21/34, reflective of the national trend back away from the GOP with independents after a good year for Republicans with them in 2010. And where Democrats were willing to give Boehner a chance starting out- only 39% disapproved of him- that number is now up to 53%.

What might be most remarkable about Boehner's numbers is that Nancy Pelosi now has a higher approval rating than him- 30% to his 25%. Pelosi's disapproval is still a whole lot higher too- 53% to Boehner's 36%- but for as much as Pelosi has been maligned it's interesting to see that there are more voters who like her than her successor.

http://publicpolicypolling.blogspot.com/2011/04/boehner...
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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:13 AM
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1. That enough to make him cry.
Not that he needs much help........
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OHdem10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:15 AM
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2. Boehner should Sista Soulja the Tea Party. He has enough
sensible Republicans and Conservative Democrats
to pass the budget.

He better be careful, that IMMORAL Budget of Paul
Ryan's, is going to rub off on him.

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Historic NY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:19 AM
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3. Well at least he has some supporters.......Walker, Daniels & Beam.
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Siouxmealso Donating Member (89 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:54 AM
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4. He's a wimp
The American people don't like wimps in leadership roles.
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KurtNYC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:58 AM
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5. He's going limp. n/t
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FSogol Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:41 AM
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6. Orange is more of a Autumn color.
Cry Boehner, cry. :cry:
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Wounded Bear Donating Member (665 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:43 AM
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7. You mean there was a time when 35% of people favored him?!?!
I think you're lying. ;)
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jtown1123 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:55 AM
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8. I don't think most Americans know who he is. 50% didn't know who Joe Biden was.
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