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Obama's Approval Rating just took a huge hit

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8/10/2012 1:19:09 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
http://www.gallup.com...

Gallup has reported today that Obama's disapproval rating has hit 51% -- that is -3% points in one day.

Trends on approval http://www.gallup.com...

Trends on disapproval http://www.gallup.com...

Needless to say, Romney and Obama are still neck and neck at 46% each.
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8/10/2012 1:22:29 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
One day shouldn't really count that much.

The Real Clear Politics meter has Obama's general approval/disapproval ratings nearly even. And it is the average of a whole list of polls, instead of a single one.
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8/10/2012 1:24:44 PM
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-3 points in a day is insignificant when the margin of error is +- 3 points. More troubling for Obama supporters should be that his approval rating has consistently remained below 50% for quite a while now.
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8/10/2012 1:29:13 PM
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The most interesting stat is that people who identify themselves as 'moderates' support Obama over Romney by 18%.
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8/10/2012 1:37:18 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/10/2012 1:24:44 PM, thett3 wrote:
-3 points in a day is insignificant when the margin of error is +- 3 points. More troubling for Obama supporters should be that his approval rating has consistently remained below 50% for quite a while now.

This is what my whole point was trying to be. If Obama was such a great Pesident and signifigantly improved the economy, then shouldn't his approval ratings be much highger than it is?
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8/10/2012 1:40:58 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/10/2012 1:37:18 PM, Microsuck wrote:
At 8/10/2012 1:24:44 PM, thett3 wrote:
-3 points in a day is insignificant when the margin of error is +- 3 points. More troubling for Obama supporters should be that his approval rating has consistently remained below 50% for quite a while now.

This is what my whole point was trying to be. If Obama was such a great Pesident and signifigantly improved the economy, then shouldn't his approval ratings be much highger than it is?

Approval rating is a poor measure of how good a President someone is. If the public was smart enough to pick the right people and policies, would they have elected any of the politicians we currently have in the first place? Maybe Obama's lower approval rating indicates that he's actually doing better now--or, more likely, it's just meaningless noise.
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8/10/2012 1:45:20 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/10/2012 1:37:18 PM, Microsuck wrote:
At 8/10/2012 1:24:44 PM, thett3 wrote:
-3 points in a day is insignificant when the margin of error is +- 3 points. More troubling for Obama supporters should be that his approval rating has consistently remained below 50% for quite a while now.

This is what my whole point was trying to be. If Obama was such a great Pesident and signifigantly improved the economy, then shouldn't his approval ratings be much highger than it is?

Recovery is gradual, and approval ratings are in no way a reflection of quality of policy. Most people in these polls, (I assume) look at the president's actions in a vacuum. The next 4 years will be an economic boom no matter who's president. My fear is that if Romney get's a elected. He won't be out in 4 years,...playing on the results of his predecessor's actions.
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8/10/2012 1:48:39 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/10/2012 1:37:18 PM, Microsuck wrote:
At 8/10/2012 1:24:44 PM, thett3 wrote:
-3 points in a day is insignificant when the margin of error is +- 3 points. More troubling for Obama supporters should be that his approval rating has consistently remained below 50% for quite a while now.

This is what my whole point was trying to be. If Obama was such a great Pesident and signifigantly improved the economy, then shouldn't his approval ratings be much highger than it is?

Nope.
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8/10/2012 1:51:15 PM
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At 8/10/2012 1:49:44 PM, Apollo.11 wrote:
Micro, Romney had a 32% approval 2 months before he left office.

Newsflash: I DON'T SUPPORT ROMNEY!
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8/10/2012 1:53:06 PM
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At 8/10/2012 1:51:15 PM, Microsuck wrote:
At 8/10/2012 1:49:44 PM, Apollo.11 wrote:
Micro, Romney had a 32% approval 2 months before he left office.

Newsflash: I DON'T SUPPORT ROMNEY!

But you concede that by the standard you're putting forward, no matter how theoretic or tentatively, Romney was a worse Governor than Obama is President?
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8/10/2012 1:57:11 PM
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At 8/10/2012 1:53:06 PM, NixonianVolkswagen wrote:
At 8/10/2012 1:51:15 PM, Microsuck wrote:
At 8/10/2012 1:49:44 PM, Apollo.11 wrote:
Micro, Romney had a 32% approval 2 months before he left office.

Newsflash: I DON'T SUPPORT ROMNEY!

But you concede that by the standard you're putting forward, no matter how theoretic or tentatively, Romney was a worse Governor than Obama is President?

I never stated that it was my absolute standard...
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8/10/2012 1:57:55 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/10/2012 1:51:15 PM, Microsuck wrote:
At 8/10/2012 1:49:44 PM, Apollo.11 wrote:
Micro, Romney had a 32% approval 2 months before he left office.

Newsflash: I DON'T SUPPORT ROMNEY!

I know. But you think Romney can beat Obama because he has a low approval. Romney's approval way MUCH lower.
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8/10/2012 1:59:54 PM
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At 8/10/2012 1:57:55 PM, Apollo.11 wrote:
At 8/10/2012 1:51:15 PM, Microsuck wrote:
At 8/10/2012 1:49:44 PM, Apollo.11 wrote:
Micro, Romney had a 32% approval 2 months before he left office.

Newsflash: I DON'T SUPPORT ROMNEY!

I know. But you think Romney can beat Obama because he has a low approval. Romney's approval way MUCH lower.

Where did I say that Romney was going to 100% win?

His approval ratings is a lot higher. Moreover, you are judging the approval rating by one state and a long time ago.
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8/10/2012 2:01:08 PM
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At 8/10/2012 1:57:11 PM, Microsuck wrote:
At 8/10/2012 1:53:06 PM, NixonianVolkswagen wrote:
At 8/10/2012 1:51:15 PM, Microsuck wrote:
At 8/10/2012 1:49:44 PM, Apollo.11 wrote:
Micro, Romney had a 32% approval 2 months before he left office.

Newsflash: I DON'T SUPPORT ROMNEY!

But you concede that by the standard you're putting forward, no matter how theoretic or tentatively, Romney was a worse Governor than Obama is President?

I never stated that it was my absolute standard...

Sure, but in the context of this discussion concerning approval ratings, the fact that Obama's is higher than Romney's was as Governor implies that Obama is a better President than Romney was a Governor, right? Other factors might mitigate that, but to the extent that your initial assertion was true, to that extent what I just wrote is true.
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8/10/2012 2:03:28 PM
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At 8/10/2012 1:59:54 PM, Microsuck wrote:
At 8/10/2012 1:57:55 PM, Apollo.11 wrote:
At 8/10/2012 1:51:15 PM, Microsuck wrote:
At 8/10/2012 1:49:44 PM, Apollo.11 wrote:
Micro, Romney had a 32% approval 2 months before he left office.

Newsflash: I DON'T SUPPORT ROMNEY!

I know. But you think Romney can beat Obama because he has a low approval. Romney's approval way MUCH lower.


Where did I say that Romney was going to 100% win?

His approval ratings is a lot higher. Moreover, you are judging the approval rating by one state and a long time ago.

Wasn't that the implication?

Or was the implication argumentum ad populum with you trying to say because many people don't like him, he must be a bad president.
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8/10/2012 2:06:37 PM
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At 8/10/2012 2:03:28 PM, Apollo.11 wrote:
At 8/10/2012 1:59:54 PM, Microsuck wrote:
At 8/10/2012 1:57:55 PM, Apollo.11 wrote:
At 8/10/2012 1:51:15 PM, Microsuck wrote:
At 8/10/2012 1:49:44 PM, Apollo.11 wrote:
Micro, Romney had a 32% approval 2 months before he left office.

Newsflash: I DON'T SUPPORT ROMNEY!

I know. But you think Romney can beat Obama because he has a low approval. Romney's approval way MUCH lower.


Where did I say that Romney was going to 100% win?

His approval ratings is a lot higher. Moreover, you are judging the approval rating by one state and a long time ago.

Wasn't that the implication?

Or was the implication argumentum ad populum with you trying to say because many people don't like him, he must be a bad president.

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8/10/2012 2:08:09 PM
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Wow I feel so stupid that I ever cared about stuff like this :P
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8/10/2012 2:13:06 PM
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Indeed. That is exactly what your point is:

At 8/10/2012 1:37:18 PM, Microsuck wrote:
This is what my whole point was trying to be. If Obama was such a great Pesident and signifigantly improved the economy, then shouldn't his approval ratings be much highger than it is?
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