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Obama’s Approval Rating Mirrors 2010
Weekly Standard, by JEFFREY H. ANDERSON

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Posted By:rightwingkevin, 9/27/2012 5:41:23 PM

For all of the wishful thinking in the mainstream press about President Obama’s positioning 40 days before this election, Obama’s approval rating looks remarkably similar to what it was on this date in 2010 — shortly before his party lost a historic 63 House seats and 6 Senate seats. On September 27, 2010 — exactly two years ago — Rasmussen Reports showed Obama’s net approval rating among likely voters to be minus-3 percentage points (with 48 percent approving and 51 percent disapproving).

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Reply 1 - Posted by: TheMotherCO, 9/27/2012 6:11:32 PM     (No. 8894639)

Gosh, my approval rating is minus 2,000 for old flapears.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: southron, 9/27/2012 6:13:35 PM     (No. 8894645)

Romney and Ryan can jump way ahead by trouncing Obama and Biden in the debates - which they can easily do - they mustn't mess up this golden opportunity.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: butch, 9/27/2012 6:24:32 PM     (No. 8894660)

Why is Obama spending so much time in Ohio if he's up by 10 points? Answer: He's not up at all; the race is neck-and-neck, and that's never good for an incumbent.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: L.A. Guy, 9/27/2012 6:44:50 PM     (No. 8894692)

So, same numbers before the Poseur was shellacked two years ago. I think that, the Economic malaise, CONTINUED 11-12% Real Unemployment, Health Care driving costs UP, Gas twice the price, Manufacturing on fumes and the 1.3% GDP numbers revised DOWN, Again, should tell you something.

If Independents aren't supporting the Marxist after 4 YEARS, they certainly won't in 40 days.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Phil_hk, 9/27/2012 6:55:40 PM     (No. 8894709)

What was the media saying about the congressional elections in 2010?

Were they predicting the shellacking?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Daisymay, 9/27/2012 7:15:05 PM     (No. 8894733)

Nobody in the Obama administration, or the Media, is talking about 2010. They're talking about 2008! Guess What..all of those voters in 2010 are still out here and they're more motivated than ever. Add to them the disenchanted and the Independent voters and you have Romney winning, hands down. I'm sure NONE of the Pollsters are using 2010 as their model and that's where the surprise is going to come in. Obama is going down!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Heraclitus, 9/27/2012 7:28:05 PM     (No. 8894742)

Imagine what his ratings would be if the media were reporting the truth... no wonder they won't do real journalism, but do do propaganda.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Gr8Shiphandler, 9/27/2012 7:28:31 PM     (No. 8894743)

Chris Matthews must by getting mighty tired trying to carry Obama's sorry Axx across the finish line.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: StephaniePlum, 9/27/2012 7:43:05 PM     (No. 8894763)

This is another reason I have been citing to friends when I try to keep spirits up (my own included) about what I believe will be a Romney landslide on Nov. 6. Media was caught so off guard at the nationwide GOP landslide in 2010. There are no mentions of those elections during the run-up to the November election. And nothing in the economy, foreign policy, etc. of the nation has changed since then, except perhaps becoming worse. Why in the world would voters attitudes change from what they were in 2010?

In Wisconsin, especially, they went through 2 years of upheaval, retained their governor by a wide margin in a recall effort, and then last week saw the courts nullify one of that governor's most popular acts. I'm certain Wisconsin voters are ready to vote overwhelmingly for Romney in November even tho the current polls don't show it.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Mr. Hanky, 9/27/2012 8:33:50 PM     (No. 8894856)

Obama stinks and he has an aversion to the truth. Face it.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: snapper451, 9/27/2012 9:37:32 PM     (No. 8894944)

Yes, and can anyone recall anyone that won when Bill Clinton campaigned for them? Anyone noticed how Slick Willy has disappeared from the campaign trail since Monica announced the "tell all" book? How's that working for you Barry? Plus, between the Libya problem and Monica's book - who would want to be Bill Clinton? She'll have rolling pin out!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Jebediah, 9/28/2012 7:22:27 AM     (No. 8895408)

Just digusting---Obama will win because the public does not pay attention and the Press does not cover the massive problems..........and then they will wonder why their country has gone down the tubes and their kids' futures are zilch.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Bad Dog, 9/28/2012 7:30:32 AM     (No. 8895425)

#1 - You just gave me an idea for a rally sign.... TEA Party Express is coming to town again this Sunday - same day Barcky shows up here for THREE DAYS - speech/lecture at a local school (of course), then ''debate prep'' at a posh hotel NOT on the Strip....but surrounded by expensive homes and a man-made lake. No housing crisis to be seen out there....

But the sign I'm thinking of is this:

My Obama Approval Rating: -2012

But my favorite is of a coiled snake, a la Gadsden 'Don't Tread on Me' flag, looking angry and ready to strike, with caption: You Were Warned!

As for 2010, the air feels EXACTLY THE SAME now as it did then - maybe even more intense. Here's my metric: My son, in the military, actually talks POLITICS with me now - and he tells me lots of interesting things - nothing at national security level or any level of secret, but about the attitude and morale he's surrounded by. The good guys all want out if Obama is re-elected. That will leave our military - and the big toys - in the hands of the Affirmative Actions and their perfumed princes.

We are 40 days out - let's follow that one pastor's idea and try 40 days of prayer, beginning today...... ? We need a miracle...

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Reply 14 - Posted by: gwmcclintok, 9/28/2012 8:04:55 AM     (No. 8895483)

A died in the wool democrat who is a friend of mine in MS, called me to say he was voting for Romney. He hates Rush and Hannity, loves Bill Clinton as President. I was shocked. Romney will win by a landslide I think. With democrat votes.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: convert, 9/28/2012 8:17:39 AM     (No. 8895497)

All well and good--but remember--it's all about turnout. In 2010 nobody was paying much attention--midterm elections have lower numbers voting. THIS time turnout will be much higher--and women have bought the "Romney will outlaw birth control" nonsense in droves. EVery poll shows women still voting for Obummer overwhelmingly. UNLESS MEN SHOW UP AND STAND IN LINE IN DROVES Obama will win again--based on the electoral college, not popular vote.....

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Ned Scott, 9/28/2012 8:42:34 AM     (No. 8895529)

I wonder if CNN "conservative" strategist Alex Castellanos is still so sure of "The Chosen One's" ultimate victory on November 6?

By the way, with those cheesy moustaches of theirs, don't Alex Castellanos and White House lackey/henchman David Axelrod look like longlost brothers?

Heck, they might even try starting a comedy act like the Smothers Brothers someday. (I'll leave it to you as to whom would portray the dim-witted Tommy and the thoughtful Dicky Smothers in THAT comedic tandem.)

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Reply 17 - Posted by: fed-up, 9/28/2012 9:04:37 AM     (No. 8895563)

What worries me is that s very small segment of the country will decide this election and the future of our country. Within the swing states, there are crucial counties. That's what keeps me up at night. I can do all I can in my state, but its already going for Romney. Ohio and Florida... crucial. And whats with the military ballots?? anyone hear anything about those yet? Are they being sent out.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 9/28/2012 9:30:51 AM     (No. 8895634)

My Jewish dentist will not say a critical word about Obama, but did mention in yesterday's visit that he won't be voting this year. Well, there goes one...

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Udanja99, 9/28/2012 9:44:51 AM     (No. 8895675)

I don't just want him to lose. I want him to suffer the most humiliating defeat in American history. Then he can crawl off to his $35 million digs in Hawaii to lick his wounds.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Arby, 9/28/2012 9:51:17 AM     (No. 8895698)

I have been polled by Rasmussen. It was done objectively, professionally and in great depth. I don't trust any other polls.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: AnnaS, 9/28/2012 10:06:46 AM     (No. 8895742)

Chris Wallace is on FOX saying the trending is toward Obama winning!!! How the hell is this happening when things could hardly look worse? We can say the media is biased-duh- but most polls show Obama winning! Why?

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Reply 22 - Posted by: congaree53, 9/28/2012 10:12:22 AM     (No. 8895756)

Rasmussen poll surveys usually have a Republican lean, but it seems to have gotten stronger in the last few weeks. It has also been stronger in some years than others. Rasmussen got reasonably good results in years like 2006 and 2008 when their polls were close to the consensus. However, their polls were the least accurate of the major polling firms in 2010, when they had an especially strong Republican house-effect.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: FenwayFrank, 9/28/2012 10:19:04 AM     (No. 8895781)

22 - Fox polling leaves a lot to be desired. The anchors have to hawk the company's wares, just like they do at the MSM. Truth be told, I'll bet many Fox anchors would rather not report their own results.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: kayjaymac, 9/28/2012 10:34:46 AM     (No. 8895844)

I am going to be a poll observer on election day. Went for training the other day. There are so many volunteers on the Republican side that they are going to have a hard time finding a place for everyone. (In 2008 they had about 50.) It's the first time I've ever volunteered for anyone's campaign. The anger and distrust on our side is so deep that I was uncomfortable in that room with all of them. The worst thing is that if the governor is a democrat (our is until November 6!), then the poll chief judge is a democrat. That judge is the one who decides to rule on anything we find suspicious. I'm a little concerned.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: snowcloud, 9/28/2012 10:40:26 AM     (No. 8895864)

#25, what state do you live in?

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Kayworthy, 9/28/2012 11:16:22 AM     (No. 8895952)

The people being polled must get a free gift pack for each Obama approval nod---otherwise it makes no sense.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: zbogwan2, 9/28/2012 11:45:02 AM     (No. 8896039)

#7 got it right. We/Us 2010 voters are here rabidly awaiting Nov 6 and we're more pumped than in 2010. Obama and his mob are going to be in for a rude awakening come this election.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: kennedylaw, 9/28/2012 12:07:16 PM     (No. 8896094)

Obama is going to get >90% of the Democrat vote, Romney is going to get >90% of the Republican vote, and most of the independents (I'm betting >60%) are going to vote for Romney. Whichever side gets a bigger turnout of their base will win the election.

If we had a much better candidate on the top of the ticket, I think we could reasonably have expected a Republican landslide election similar to what occurred in 1980, 1984, 1994, or 2010. As it is, I think the best we can hope for is a repeat of 2004.

All of the MSM polls currently anticipate that the Democrats will have a much better turnout than they did in 2008, which is nothing more than a liberal fantasy.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: mollyb0122, 9/28/2012 12:42:59 PM     (No. 8896173)

My husband and I have both been polled here in Ohio. We both said we were voting for O. Ain't going to happen my friends. Just messing with em.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: kayjaymac, 9/28/2012 1:36:48 PM     (No. 8896310)

#26, NC. Mitt isn't even advertising here anymore, at least in my area. The R candidate for Gov is 13 pts. up. It's looking good here!

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Reply 31 - Posted by: bobn.t, 9/28/2012 2:37:45 PM     (No. 8896488)

I live in Colorado Springs but just visited Aspen, to view the Aspen changing colors. While enroute to/from Aspen and while in Aspen/Snowmass, I saw Romney bumper stickers and yard signs everywhere. I saw ONE (1) Obama bumper sticker and it was on a Missouri tag - probably travelers.

Aspen is a Hollywood/Jet setter community but I didn't get an Obama sense while there.

Reports say Colorado is an Obama swing state. If you discount the Denver metroplex and Boulder, the rest of the state is solidly red for Romney. BTW: Ryan is loved by the Repubs here.

Denver station KHOW seems to think Obama's got it in the bag. I don't think so. Nov 6th will be a whitewash for Romney.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 9/28/2012 3:10:13 PM     (No. 8896558)

@#22: Chris Wallace is highly overrated. He is merely echoing the MSM polls for story effect. Wait until his Sunday program where he`ll hammer the GOP talking head of the day with the skewed polling. He`s creating controversy where none exists. That`s why Fox is not all it`s cracked up to be. They are leaning more and more left every day an once you begin hiring liberals they wreck everything so don`t expect Fox to be a cheerleader for Romney/Ryan.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: joeyinempirestate, 9/28/2012 3:32:00 PM     (No. 8896616)

Dems not as motivated as in 2008, Reps not as motivated as in 2010, Mitt's diss of SP didn't help. Imagine if she had been out there blasting away at 0 like she can...

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Oregonian, 9/28/2012 4:22:29 PM     (No. 8896750)

I can't help but thinking back to 1980 and worrying why Jimah was going to swamp Reagan, say, how did that election turn out? Next, I personally am thrilled with the MSM reports, Sure it will be an O landslide, except that just maybe, his folks knowing that it is a landslide for the anointed one, will stay home, it is in the bag, no sense wasting time and effort. We of the Conservative SPRING are so motivated, we will turn out, we do not have any option.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: dman, 9/28/2012 7:08:56 PM     (No. 8897063)

I hope #14 is right about the "feel" this year, but several Tea Party friends and I don't feel it. Add to that that this is a general election, and the turnout profile will be very different from 2010.

Kudos, #25. Every precinct must be watched, especially in swing states like NC. This election has been set up to be stolen.

We must be very concerned, and do whatever we can to avert what seems to be on the horizon.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 9/28/2012 7:55:22 PM     (No. 8897130)

Folks, watch out for the bombardment from the left via the msm (and now fox news apparently) as to the sense of inevitability that precedes election day. This is one of the oldest tricks from the liberal playbook. Tune out the msm for good.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Rubinski, 9/28/2012 9:34:11 PM     (No. 8897294)

I live in Aurora, a suburb of Denver. My current avocation is to watch and count bumper stickers when I'm out driving. I rarely see Obama bumper stickers. The ratio about 1:1 on bumper stickers--oddly hardly anyone does have them this year.

However, I had to go downtown yesterday and did see about 5 Obama stickers down there. In 2008 it would have been about 50.

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