Obama’s Approval Rate at All-Time Low

Finally, the President and the GOP have something in common

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Public anger at the GOP registered in polls throughout the shutdown, as their approval rating with the American public sank to the lowest level on record. With the shutdown over and public focus on the botched roll-out of Obamacare, now President Obama has joined them.

Obama’s approval rating is now 42% in an NBCNews/Wall Street Journal poll released Wednesday, an all-time low. His disapproval rating of 51% is an all-time high.

Republicans don’t come out looking any better, with only 22% of respondents saying they have a positive view of the GOP.

[MSNBC]

46 comments
buckeye1155
buckeye1155

Obama has lied to this country about Obama care ! And letting immagrants into the country at a all time high rate will jump the us debt higher, and raise unemployment ! Hes sinking this country !

sundayNbed
sundayNbed

These numbers are inaccurate. According to the gallup pole, his numbers were 40% (A) and 53% (D), respectively, for most of August 2011. 

LindaSeamount
LindaSeamount

Why do they insist on comparing the national disapproval rating of the President with the national approval rating of congress overall.  One (President) is a nationally selected position, the other (congressional), is local for house seats, and State for senate seats..  The only poll they care about is the one that keeps them in power.  Mr. Obama, though he is through with elections, must maintain a certain level of popularity to maintain significance.  He is losing the ability to sway and influence.  The Affordable Health Care Act, Benghazi, IRS, have become an Albatross around Mr. Obama;s neck.  The lack of a free press had ensured that this country is saddled with an incompetent president for the next 3 years.  They failed to clearly and objectively vet him the first time, and ignored his incompetence and lack of leadership during the first term.  The Media, which is now simply the propaganda wing (Pravda American Style), of the Democratic party, was unified in destroying the Republican field of candidates and propping Mr. Obama up.  The way to ensure this Obama fiasco is never repeated is to place a microscope on the media in order to force reform.

SharongeGe
SharongeGe

my friend's mom makes $62 every hour on the internet. She has been unemployed for 8 months but last month her check was $13696 just working on the internet for a few hours. ......>>>>>>>>>>  www.jobs60.ℂom

Curious_Quiche
Curious_Quiche

That's going to shoot right the hell back up as soon as the site gets fixed next month. The Repubs? Still eating sh|t.

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

Seeing as his approval rating is still almost double that of the GOP, spare us the fake comparison.

StormPlains
StormPlains

You would think with all the spying Obama does on Americans and the rest of the world, he could get his website right.

notsacredh
notsacredh

The botched roll-out of the ACA may cost President Obama his second Nobel Peace Prize.

notsacredh
notsacredh

The ACA online problems can be fixed fairly quickly. Can the GOP fix their problems before Thanksgiving? The connection between Obama's problems and the GOP's is spurious at best. He's still twice as popular. There's also the little fact about the GOP civil war to consider.

USAfreedomshackles
USAfreedomshackles

Someone on the news today compared President Odumba to Richard Nixon it was a live debate or whatever don't watch the news too much cause they paint the president golden but anyways the other democratic guy retorted no way can you compare President Odumba to Nixon and the watergate scandal all Odumba did was lie to the citizens when he said they would be able to keep their current simple insurance plans but now they can't. I mean to me that's just as bad. This majorly effects every citizen in the U.S. how can they pretend that this is so simple and is an easy transition for citizens. Odumba moved what was considered full time from 33+ to now 30+ many employers cut their part time from 32 to 29 hours just to avoid insurance and now these cut back part timers have to find a way to afford insurance with 12 hours missing from thier pay check a month. Odumba's objective should have been the job issues people with jobs get insurance and rather leaning on the government they'd be paying taxes and support the government then politicians could give themselves an guilt free raise for once

ChrisWyman
ChrisWyman

Obama's TEE PARTY is lazy and good for I don't know ANYTHING. 

AmericaWakeupnow
AmericaWakeupnow

Could it get any lower? Alas Americans duped by another crooked president! When will they see that this two party system is totally controlled!

MrObvious
MrObvious

Wait what, this is something that he has in common with the teabillies?

They as a group is about at half.

I mean, really.

drudown
drudown

Hmm.

We keep hearing these incessant “calls” to “repeal” or “defund” Obamacare.

Want to have a Halloween scare?

(enter dramatic screech)

Let’s do a reasonable approximation of the fiscal cost of “repealing” or "defunding" Obamacare- that is, approximate the ACTUAL, out-of-pocket cost including, but not limited to (1) the rising, unsustainable costs of Health Care under the prior format to be reinstated [i.e., with ZERO guarantees whatsoever they won’t be HIGHER]; (2) the direct and indirect costs to date of passing Obamacare and implementation [i.e., what, do you think the People don’t absorb the ACTUAL costs to date if the GOP gets to “repeal” or “undo” Obamacare?] and (3) then add, of course, the direct and indirect costs of "changing back to the old laws."

Sorry, all of a sudden, these “unfounded” Obamacare “tales of woe”- much less website glitches- immediately seem puny and trivial. The CBO should run these projected numbers for the People immediately.

"To listen acutely and sincerely is to be powerless, even if you sit on a real or imagined throne." - Cynthia Ozick

S_Deemer
S_Deemer

Hardly surprising. Healthcare.gov went down Tuesday night, was down all through today's Sebelius hearing, and is still down as of 1915 EDT October 30. That's two 24-hour outages in 4 days. The ACA was the signature piece of legislation in his first term, and his reputation is tied to its success more than any other thing. 

sundayNbed
sundayNbed

@LindaSeamount That is why I only watch Fox News. I am not on the right, or anywhere near it, and I loathed "W" when he was pres, but Fox is the only media outlet not controlled by Soros and The Hill. It is hated by Obama and dems in general, because of its transparency and reporting of things other media won't reveal. 

sundayNbed
sundayNbed

@StormPlains I'm surprised he didn't hire Team Zuckerberg to make the site. It's well known FB is Obama's spy tool and Z is his #1 butt kisser.

drudown
drudown

@StormPlains 

Clearly you operate under the unfounded assumption the unlawful NSA program doesn't end in the GOP Decider's ear.

sundayNbed
sundayNbed

@sacredh I guess that depends on what source you use to find out who's more popular. http://www.policymic.com/articles/71237/obama-approval-rating-very-low-but-he-still-beats-the-gop  

I don't like the republican platform, as a whole, but between the two right now, it's imperative that we go GOP to get control of the Senate and Obama impeached and, hopefully, tried and convicted for his growing list of crimed against America. We don't have a 3rd party or we'd probably all vote for their candidate/s. Unfortunately, the GOP is the only alternative and the only way we will stop the train wreck that is the ACA and the inevitable financial collapse of this country. #debtceiling 

sundayNbed
sundayNbed

@USAfreedomshackles Watch Fox News - no Obama painting over there. They tell us what the Soros-owned media won't. It's why Obama hates Fox and has tried to have them shut down (or so I heard once upon a time).

drudown
drudown

@USAfreedomshackles

You are so full of BS.

First of all, OF COURSE underinsured (read: "junk" insurance policies) are DROPPED due the ACA's more stringent consumer protections. Duh. So, that is hardly a "misrepresentation" in any sense other than you trying to create a silk purse out of a pig's ear.

Oh, you poor little dung beetle.

That makes President Obama a servant of the People…not some GOP Grover Norquist slave funded by Foreign money evil.

"Thy love afar is spite at home." - Emerson

jmac
jmac

Crooked?   How is rolling out a health care plan crooked?  Bush's prescription drug plan certainly didn't roll out well, but that's the last thing I would have called him crooked on.     O'Reilly wants to know if Obama lied about Obama care and, if so, can we impeach him?   Yes, the GOP's approval rating can go below 22%.   

shepherdwong
shepherdwong

@MrObvious

"...the President and the GOP have something in common."

"Obama’s approval rating is now 42%"

"...only 22% of respondents saying they have a positive view of the GOP."

Didn't take Nicks long to hit hacktacular territory, did it?

sundayNbed
sundayNbed

@drudown The ONLY thing Obamacare does is line the pockets of politicians. It's NOT about the People and never was. That is why it is a law and not an option. That is why certain groups are exempt. That is why Obama refused to negotiate it. Its horrible architecture and horrible effects are absolutely undeniable and glaringly obvious. How ANYONE can continue to defend Obamacare or its namesake is so completely bizarre it's beyond comprehension.

IanBortner
IanBortner

@drudown Forcing people to buy even more expensive insurance as an answer to our health system's fiscal problems is downright tyranny.  The government should have changed patent laws for prescription drugs, provided cheap public insurance to compete with the private companies, and taken other measures to alleviate the rampant corruption in the medical and insurance sectors which is the real reason for outrageous costs.  Instead Obama sold us out to the vultures.  I will never submit to this unconstitutional garbage.  

IanBortner
IanBortner

@S_Deemer Obama's has secured his reputation: he will forever be remembered as the greatest liar and traitor in American history.  

Curious_Quiche
Curious_Quiche

Don't talk with your mouth full, winger. And not to me.

Curious_Quiche
Curious_Quiche

Watch it happen, sh|tbird. And enjoy the sandwich.

drudown
drudown

@sundayNbed @sacredh

Oh please, Sunday.

"The best throw of corrupted dice is to throw them away." - English Proverb


My god... “fracking” water is already radioactive…so please don’t make the People “puke” with puff pieces purporting to show "the Tea party is best" when its agendas show the Tea Party-led GOP "doesn’t care one iota about America”. Nothing good came from the Bush Administration's policies. Perhaps you'd care to point out how that is not correct? 

People in the Nation need to "wake up" and see that this "Tea Party" charade is a pretext for Foreign Influences to corrupt our political process under the auspices of "partisan politics." The fact nobody in the GOP (or Congress) has the common sense to tell Rand Paul, Ted Cruz and Sarah Palin to "shut up" and stop undermining US military diplomacy tends to prove that the GOP has no heart, no guts and no loyalty to the People at all. 

What a sad Veteran's day for our soldiers serving abroad...to see some corrupt, ignorant GOP flunky purport to undermine our own Commander in Chief's authority at home simply because the Foreign funded Tea Party pays these people to say so. Just this: the SAME GOP supporters that felt united with their democrats BROTHERS after 9/11…apparently have no real guts and cannot even police their own self-mutilating, "magic" Filibuster wand waving GOP brethren from turning our Constitution on its head. 

And for what reason exactly? Because of the 9/11 dead? 

The JUDGMENT of our 9/11 departed souls…SCOLDS the GOP leaders in Congress SANCTIONING such Filibuster abuse….The JUDGMENT of our 9/11 departed souls…SCOLDS the GOP leaders in Congress SANCTIONING such NSA abuse….The JUDGMENT of our 9/11 departed souls…SCOLDS the GOP leaders in Congress SANCTIONING such "no new taxes, ever" abuse….The JUDGMENT of our 9/11 departed souls…SCOLDS the GOP leaders in Congress SANCTIONING such poisoning of our potable water in drought conditions via "fracking" abuse….The JUDGMENT of our 9/11 departed souls…SCOLDS the GOP leaders in Congress SANCTIONING such divisive, undermining verbal abuse of the COMMANDER IN CHIEF OF OUR MILITARY….

My God, what happened to your American souls?

Bought for a cheap hooker and super-PAC "gift" along with an army of online GOP PR trolls?

Just this: can someone in the (once mighty) media start to investigate whether or not, inter alia, either Ted Cruz, Rand Paul or Sarah Palin have received or tried to use the GOP lobbyist regime to shroud donations from Foreign Influences (via Campaign Contributions from the OPEC states)? The "Libertarian" movement has NO loyalty to America. Whether trying to THWART the ACA…or trying to "rationalize" the egregious crimes against the Bill of Rights by the NSA…

Their TREASON and SEDITION goes inexplicably un-prosecuted to this very day. 

Tell me, Mr. or Mrs. Voter:

Do you- or do you not- unequivocally SUPPORT the United States Military?

If so, HOW CAN YOU EVER AGAIN VOTE for the "shut down the government" GOP when doing so irreparably and unnecessarily LIMITED- and will again LIMIT our Military's very ability to provide for the Common Defense? Pursuant to the EXPRESS LANGUAGE of the Constitution the same GOP "leaders" claimed required a "strict construction" no less.

What, the GOP Congress "doesn't have to follow the law" (i.e., here to do so means doing its Article I, Section 8 "job") because the Foreign-funded Tea Party "pays" the Congress to "just take more vacation" and "cite an alleged hatred for OUR OWN President" as some sick and demented expression of "partisan justification?"

The "serpent party" poisoning our ONLY FRESH WATER supply upon which our children, crops and commerce DEPEND (see, e.g., 'Gas Land' documentary) IS the Tea Party-led GOP and- make no mistake- the GOP has been apparently "bribed" to the extent it "believes' it is "above the law" and can "end Social Security" despite the Constitution that will not bend.

Taken to its illogical conclusion, the same GOP members of Congress that REFUSE to FOLLOW FEDERAL LAW and RAISE TAXES (er, simply COLLECT them from US Corporations; see, e.g., "We're Not Broke" documentary) by, what, citing some "pledge" to the LOBBYIST vowing his intention (i.e., criminal mens rea) to "DROWN THE GOVERNMENT IN THE BATHTUB" seem to believe in their NON-CHRISTIAN HEARTS AND MINDS that declaring "war on the poor" is not the same as just using lethal force with a club? 

Tell me, Speaker Boehner, Sen. Graham and Count Cantor…how is the "cut the blue collar worker's/elderly woman's/poor children's dependence on Food Stamps" not the OPPOSITE of what the Bible teachings are for? 

I am hereby declaring "war" on you as true Americans and true Christians. 

Your LEGAL OBLIGATION to RAISE TAXES precludes any "self-perceived discretion"…not simply to even effectuate your LOBBYIST-driven, pre-meditated "shut down" of the government costing the US TAXPAYERS $180 BILLION in LOSSES 

It's the shameless nature of your abrogation of the very FUNCTIONS of your office for which the PEOPLE tender you a salary that renders your Christian Faith as illusory as your greed-driven lies nailed to plastic crosses.

Nothing you say is true. 

Tell me, how can some "Debt Ceiling" act "trump" the EXPRESS language of Article I, Section 8 requiring CONGRESS RAISE REVENUE?

As for your ACA baloney...

Here's some evidence for you:

http://www.urban.org/UploadedPDF/412665-Despite-Criticism-The-Affordable-Care-Act-Does-Much-to-Contain-Health-Care-Cost.pdf

"Truth fears no trial." - Thomas Fuller, M.D.

sundayNbed
sundayNbed

@drudown Wow, the dems sure are hostile. They all sound like this, on every forum and at the bottom of every political article I have come across online. They are all resorting to mud-slinging and name-calling of anyone who sees Obama and Harry Reid, et al, for who and what they really are. I find it interesting and a little bit funny, in a smug sort of way. It's like the democrats are humiliated (or something) and are angry at having to defend the absolute catastrophe that is the man they put in the White House. I, like so many others, am awestruck by the democrats' collective denial and tunnel vision. I simply can't imagine how the IN THE WORLD they still can't see what is happening. Astounding. (p.s. I am neither dem or GOP.)

sundayNbed
sundayNbed

@jmac I will add to IanBortner's comment by saying that forcing post-menopausal and/or childless women to pay for maternity and pediatric coverage; men with vasectomies to pay for childcare coverage; people who've never taken a drink to pay for alcoholism counseling coverage is superfluous and LUDICROUS. Why the hell would a 70 year old woman need maternity insurance?!???

IanBortner
IanBortner

@jmac Forcing young, healthy people into buying expensive health insurance from private, for-profit corporations and calling it "universal healthcare" as if it had something in common with a single-payer system is the very definition of crooked.  The government is stealing our money and handing it to private mega-corporations.  

drudown
drudown

@sundayNbed

Please respond to the following:

Any reasonable approximation of the fiscal cost of “repealing” or "defunding" the ACA- that is, approximate the ACTUAL, out-of-pocket cost including, but not limited to (1) the rising, unsustainable costs of Health Care under the prior format to be reinstated [i.e., with ZERO guarantees whatsoever they won’t be HIGHER]; (2) the direct and indirect costs to date of passing the ACA and implementation [i.e., what, do you think the People don’t absorb the ACTUAL costs to date if the GOP gets to “repeal” or “undo” the ACA?] and (3) then add, of course, the direct and indirect costs of "changing back to the old laws" would obviously be PROHIBITIVELY EXPENSIVE, correct?

And if it cannot be “undone” without GREATER FISCAL INJURY to the People…under what legal justification (i.e., what’s the COMPELLING STATE INTEREST) in “Red States denying its citizens the ACA and Medicaid Expansion and/or thwarting the implementation of either?

The ACA was already passed and so is time to modify it. [see, INS v. Chadha, (1983) 462 U.S. 919]. Per INS v. Chadha, any attempts to "exact concessions" on the ACA constitute an UNLAWFUL Legislative Veto. 

True or False?

(cricket, cricket)

drudown
drudown

@IanBortner @drudown 

Your analysis rest on several fallacies which I will highlight for readers in turn.

As a threshold matter, you purposefully omit any reference whatsoever to the CBO finding that- if the ACA was not passed- the 'status quo' would literally render the United States insolvent in 100 years. You think that is "preferable" because "nobody is 'forced' to buy insurance? Sure, right. Riveting analysis. 

Moreover, you can throw the word 'tyranny' around as it applies to 'forcing people to buy insurance' but I doubt anyone feels 'forcing people to get insurance for the cars' is tyranny. How are they different? In each instance, if someone doesn't "choose" to insure themselves in either context and an accidents/damages foreseeably accrue, those COSTS are simply redistributed onto the rate payers, shareholders and (drumroll, please) the US taxpayers. 

So, just as your "analysis" imagines that there is no opportunity or objective "cost/benefit" juxtaposition to the former format, so too, is your "imaginative" and wholly Despotic notion the State should "have changed the patent laws" without any nexus to reality. Gee, just come out and say what you mean: "why don't we just 'reform' our NATION OF PRECEDENT according to the 'whim' or 'caprice' of the Corporations that provide the GOP campaign contributions?"

Well, we would no longer be a Nation of Precedent now would we?

"The best mirror is an old friend." - German Proverb

As for your Tea Party tantrum about "not submitting to Federal law"? Maybe you can go live in Saudi Arabia. Is that not the "mirror" that the Decider seeks to shape our laws under the purported auspices it is 'necessary' to protect us from OPEC-funded terrorist groups?

Brilliant logic.

(not)

How about we keep the United States as it's been up until 2000, shall we?

"Necessity never made a good bargain." - Benjamin Franklin


Curious_Quiche
Curious_Quiche

You're going to take this health insurance and you're going to like it.

drudown
drudown

@IanBortner @S_Deemer

Maybe Ted Cruz and the GOP should abstain from making unfounded claims about our Commander in Chief's citizenship and explain how Koch Brothers/Grover Norquist's acceptance of donations from OPEC states is not a National Security issue if Tea Party candidates openly call for civil disobedience? The media is too chicken to even "report" on the most glaring breach of National Security of all: the "pledge" to Norquist to "refuse" to "raise taxes" for the Common Defense- that is, even if same clearly infringes upon the EXPRESS language requiring Congress RAISE REVENUE per Article I, Section 8's plain meaning. "So much for 'strict construction' being a litmus test." - ghost of Robert Bork.

I cannot wait for the Fall Elections when every "conservative" Baby Boomer has to carefully weigh whether to vote GOP and (literally) drive the nail into their own Social Security/Medicaid/Medicare programs' very existence. Fortunately, the GOP has let the "cat out of the bag" (kudos to you Krauthammer in Jon Stewart interview) and nobody in the GOP can feign they want to keep programs they clearly claim they intend on "ending" because of (drumroll, please) it is the natural consequence of "no new taxes, ever"…



So much for: 

"I have to live for others and not myself; that's middle class morality." - George Bernard Shaw.

Curious_Quiche
Curious_Quiche

Spare us the hyperbole. Barack Obama is the greatest President in living memory.

drudown
drudown

@sundayNbed

You are a Tea Party traitor. You simply proffer unfounded, conclusory statements that conspicuously omit any COST/BENEFIT analysis, much less a juxtaposition against the alternate GOP policy. Why is that? 

Why shouldn't every American voter be "hostile" that you and your Foreign funded Tea Party regime is hell bent on WEAKENING the United States?

After a continuous barrage of anti-Health Care reform articles…the (once mighty) media thinks the People should, what, be (enter Ron Burgundy voice) "shocked, offended and hurt" that the President's approval rating is taking some "boos"? Is this our contrived opportunity to say "noooooo! we would 'rather have' Health Care WITHOUT a competitive pricing component and WITHOUT consumer protections that prevent the SAME insurance companies polluting our media machine from DENYING coverage based on pre-existing conditions"?

Above all, it is beyond disingenuous to have the "paid for" media dispense (literally) negative story after story on the purported (enter dramatic Halloween screech) "horrors" of the ACA website and/or implementation and/or wholly unfounded "hidden costs" or "tax increases" and then, what, "cite" the "low enrollment numbers", as if, in the end, there is not a causal link between the aforementioned, pre-meditated effort by the GOP, its lobbyist regime and "paid for" media to discredit the ACA before it is even up and running and "lower than expected" enrollment numbers?

Try to be serious.

"The politician is condemned when the lawbreaker is acquitted." - Publilius Syrus (1st Cen. B.C.)

How can ANYONE even whisper "abolishing" the ACA without approximating the fiscal cost of “repealing” or "defunding" Obamacare- that is, approximate the ACTUAL, out-of-pocket cost including, but not limited to (1) the rising, unsustainable costs of Health Care under the prior format to be reinstated [i.e., with ZERO guarantees whatsoever they won’t be HIGHER]; (2) the direct and indirect costs to date of passing Obamacare and implementation [i.e., what, do you think the People don’t absorb the ACTUAL costs to date if the GOP gets to “repeal” or “undo” Obamacare?] and (3) then add, of course, the direct and indirect costs of "changing back to the old laws."

Sorry, these “unfounded” Obamacare “tales of woe”- much less website glitches- is immaterial in light of the SOCIETAL and FISCAL BENEFIT of the ACA.

How's this.

Maybe it is time to "forget the ACA rollout glitches" and so some actual JOURNALISM on how the GOP Congress' FILIBUSTER MISUSE has THWARTED the Founding Fathers' Appointment Power delineated in the Constitution…you know, reposed in the Executive branch on BEHALF of the PEOPLE?

Next, how the GOP PLANS ON USING SAME to PREVENT a mere expression of DEMOCRACY to keep our State SOLVENT and STRONG as our Founding Fathers' Constitution requires?

Life may given to us, but we earn respect by performing our solemn duty in office.

Enough of the GOP puppeteer trying to strangle Democracy with Filibuster wires.

Tell me, WHAT EXACTLY IS THERE TO FEAR by allowing FUNCTIONS of our very Government to reach the Floor as Justice REQUIRES, i.e., as EVERYONE in the media must know as we approach the end of the year?

"True nobility is exempt from fear." - Shakespeare, 'Henry VI'

Your insults and conclusory drivel do not constitute a substantive rebuttal. So either address the policy arguments (directly or via Tea party proxy) or your inability to do so shall be deemed an admission that my assertions are right and true.

drudown
drudown

@MrObvious @IanBortner @jmac 

MrObvious, you are "debating" points with "robots". They are programmed to condition readers with "talking points" that have no real basis (see, e.g., the deceptive notion that "the President 'lied' about being able to 'keep any plan'- that is, OF COURSE EVERY informed person KNEW and KNOWS that under-insured coverage plans are to be dropped). Your logic is sound, but they have no mind to hear the other side, much less engage in a cost/benefit analysis FOR THE PEOPLE.

MrObvious
MrObvious

@IanBortner @jmac 

No one is calling it universal healthcare. That's what GOP is scaring people into believing. We should be so lucky if we had actual universal healthcare.

Welcome to America where every good program needs to be filtered through the free market first.

Unlike other nations with the fraction of our healthcare costs and with better healthrelated overall outcomes.