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Uh-oh...

http://www.gallup.com/poll/113980/Gallup-Daily-Obama-Job-Approval.aspx

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administra...

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And don't forget the most recent Ohio poll, even worse... his approval rating dropped by double digits!

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601103&sid=aZMUgRYN_PlE

http://www.quinnipiac.edu/x1284.xml?ReleaseID=1347&What=&strArea=;&strTi...

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While waiting for Pogo to address this, here's a warmup.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s27Oq5ot0ZI

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Last time I used cute names instead of usernames the moderator sent an email. Why not use the correct username or don't make posts directed in a personal way Expatriate?

Double standard.

When poll numbers fall from high in the stratosphere down to upper atmosphere I don't get too worried. Especially when I look down to the corsstabs by party ID as I'm sure you all did. Dems and Independents are all that I'm concerned with. The GOP is a dying party imploding on itself.

If one reads the whole article one can get a better understanding of the demographics.

http://www.gallup.com/poll/121511/Obama-Averages-61-Job-Approval-June.aspx

I especially like the numbers with Hispanics. Sotomayor is having an affect. I read polls all the time. Obama remains hugely popular. Fair or not presidential popularity is often affected less by policy than by personal appeal. Despite Fox and the big 3 networks Obama's carisma has done him and the party well.

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Last time I used cute names instead of usernames the moderator sent an email. Why not use the correct username or don't make posts directed in a personal way Expatriate?

Double standard.

When poll numbers fall from high in the stratosphere down to upper atmosphere I don't get too worried. Especially when I look down to the corsstabs by party ID as I'm sure you all did. Dems and Independents are all that I'm concerned with. The GOP is a dying party imploding on itself.

If one reads the whole article one can get a better understanding of the demographics.

http://www.gallup.com/poll/121511/Obama-Averages-61-Job-Approval-June.aspx

I especially like the numbers with Hispanics. Sotomayor is having an affect. I read polls all the time. Obama remains hugely popular. Fair or not presidential popularity is often affected less by policy than by personal appeal. Despite Fox and the big 3 networks Obama's carisma has done him and the party well.

Wow, they did that? Emailed you a warning about cutesy names and then turn a blind eye when ol expats and company does it! Seems awful small and lacking of class to me. But, oh well, it's their game they get to make the rules.

And, on the info you interjected you don't want to spoil the happiness and joy they are having over their view of things. I say let em be happsky! Big smile

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Cry baby

As I recall, I was pretty faithful about using pongo's correct name when he was civetcat. But when he changed his name I sort of lost track of what to call him.

Besides -- the guy's been spewing insults from the day he arrived on this forum, and has even stooped so low as to make cutting remarks about my son's death in a pathetic attempt to score some sort of point. So cry me a river.

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expatriate wrote:
Cry baby

As I recall, I was pretty faithful about using pongo's correct name when he was civetcat. But when he changed his name I sort of lost track of what to call him.

Besides -- the guy's been spewing insults from the day he arrived on this forum, and has even stooped so low as to make cutting remarks about my son's death in a pathetic attempt to score some sort of point. So cry me a river.

I don't believe he would have done that. Can you provide a link to this? Also, we've all thrown petty insults at each other, at least those with differing view points. It's part and parcel with religion and politics. That's why most don't engage in these two topics.

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I'm willing to discuss it offline if you want, SoCo, but I'm sure there's nothing pingo would like better than to get this thread off topic.

The issue is Obama's continuing slide in the polls, and the fact that dissatisfaction is starting to work its way to the middle. Anyone want to place odds on when he'll drop below 50%?

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0709/24717.html

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I only glanced at the links. Do they provide any insight into why the numbers are down?

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Expatriate you have a PM.

CVC Presidents poll numbers do go down after elections, they go up after big events. I wouldn't doubt they are down in Ohio, people there are experiencing a severe depresion, the worst in 70 years, they're angry at everyone. I read polls all the time from many sources. Lately I follow polling on policy, because that's what is happening.

The article in Politico that Expatriate linked to is one persons opinion based on recent polls. Often people spin polls whichever way they want. You are free to do the same, everyone is working with the same numbers, but which poll you choose to use can have an affect. For something as broad as pres aprove, I follow trends of the same poll, usually Gallup. Gallup is good in that they break out the numbers amongst specific populations, and they've been doing so for a while.

I'd suggest going to their web site and favoriting it, I do, and I read a couple times a week.

This web site takes all the polls and averages them.

http://www.pollster.com/polls/us/fav-obama.php

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The poll results aren't event-driven. Since January, there has been a steady downward trend in approval numbers and an even steeper upward trend in disapproval, according to Gallup. Since the innauguration, the approval rate has dropped 11 points, while disapproval has jumped 24 points in the same timeframe.

If economics are the sole driver, the number will only continue to decrease. People remember trillions of dollars of stimulus that had to be passed RIGHT NOW in such a hurry that there wasn't even time to let anyone read it -- and yet things have only gotten worse. So we've had enormous growth in government debt that acts as a drag on the economy. Furthermore, they're trying to pass a cap and trade bill that would jack up energy prices, discourage domestic production and refining, and ship jobs overseas. Then there's the health care plan that will add billions or trillions more burden to an already struggling economy. And to top it off, they're talking about funding Obamacare by a surtax on the wealthy -- thus reducing the amount of money that could be plowed into investment.

In short, he's done nothing since the innauguration that would actually grow an economy. All he's done is punish business, increase regulation, print gobs of money, increase the price of American labor, and make us less competitive. So if people are worried about the economy, he's not giving anyone any hope of improvement.

Meanwhile, as Obama embraces socialism and attacks corporate America, China is embracing capitalism. In 2007, China reduced its corporate tax rate from 33% to 25% (effective in 2008) -- significantly lower than the 34% US rate. The difference in business culture is clear: the number of US firms in the world Fortune 500 has dropped to its lowest point ever, while more Chinese firms have made it into the 500 than ever before. Studies are predicting that China's economy will overtake the US by 2035, and double it by 2050.

http://www.industryweek.com/articles/china_enacts_new_corporate_income_t...

http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=CNG.abdd7545cd0f77da8486a4cd0b87...

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