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THE MIDDLE CLASS AND OBAMA ARE PARTING WAYS

Posted by Andrew Roman on June 15, 2010

To be sure, the numbers aren’t good. The latest Gallup poll shows that the American middle class is turning its back on President Obama. In fact, in every income group, save for one, Barack Obama’s approval numbers are less than 48%. Only the under-$24,000 income bracket still has a majority approval rating of 52% – but even there, that number is the lowest of Obama’s presidency.

Terrence P. Jeffrey of CNSNews.com writes:

During the week of June 7-13, only 46 percent of Americans overall told Gallup they approved of the job Obama is doing as president, tying for the worst week of Obama’s presidency. Two weeks ago, forty-six percent also said they approved of the job Obama is doing, and last week 47 percent said they approved.

But when the president’s approval is separated by incomes groups, it is only the lowest income bracket recorded by Gallup—those who earn less than $2,000 per month—that gives Obama a majority approval rating, with 52 percent saying they approved of the job he is doing as president.

Among those earning $2,000 to $4,999 per month (or $24,000 to $59,988 per year), 46 percent said they approved of the job Obama is doing. Among those earning $5,000 to $7,499 per month ($60,000 to $89,988 per year), 44 percent said they approved of the job Obama is doing. And among those earning $7,500 or more per month ($90,000 per year or more), the highest income bracket recorded by Gallup, 47 percent said they approved of the job Obama is doing.

That’s all well and good, but am I the only one on the surface of God’s green Earth who is altogether befuddled as to how this man’s approval numbers are still so high? Even with my liberal-English dictionary in hand I have to admit, I am mystified.

This is a man whose picture fills out the “clueless” entry in the Encyclopedia Incompetentia. Former Carter administration officials are high-fiving each other as Obama continues to do the impossible – namely, challenge Jimmy Carter for the top spot on the Worst Presidents Countdown.

He bungles, fumbles, stumbles, bumbles, mismanages and mishandles everything in his scope. He is detached, disconnected, aloof and unable to speak publicly without his rolling electronic cue cards just off-shoulder.

And he is about to use the oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico to promote yet another expansion of federal government.

How is it that Barack Obama still gets a thumbs-up from 46% of the American people? What am I missing? Or better yet, what are they missing?

Shouldn’t that number more realistically be around 35%? Or 4%?

Are they counting the dead? Life-sized cardboard cutouts? Obama’s extended family? Hamsters?

And I would love to have just two minutes to try and pick apart the brains of the 8% of self-identified “conservative republicans” who said they approve of the job President Obama is doing.

What an adventure that would be.

Perhaps I should take comfort in knowing that there still more people who believe Elvis is alive than there are “conservative Republicans” who approve of Bammy.

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GALLUP POLL – YOU MEAN PEOPLE ACTUALLY WORRY ABOUT THE DEBT? AND TERRORISM?

Posted by Andrew Roman on June 11, 2010

We should fear large corporations – those soulless, money-hungry rapists of all that is decent, upstanding and pure, those bastards.

We should recognize that discrimination against minority groups is not only a major problem in this country, but that it could very well be the single most destructive force in America today.

We should understand that the very existence of humanity hangs in the balance due to the perils of global warming and environmental-health ignorance.

And we had better be willing to admit that the ungoing battles against overseas contingency brigades in Afghanistan and Iraq are tearing this nation apart.

Or should we?

According to a Gallup poll, these four topics come in dead last (out of ten) on the list of things Americans fear today.

From The Foundry, via the Say Anything blog:

“How serious of a threat to the future of the United States do you consider the following…” The results are clear: Americans judge the national debt on par with terrorism as the top threat facing the nation. Further, independents – a crucial constituency during an election year – believe the debt to be the single most threatening issue facing the country, even topping terrorism.

A quick analysis of the numbers reveals why the public is alarmed. Today debt held by the public stands at approximately $8.6 trillion, up from around $7.5 trillion less than a year ago. Over the past 30 years, debt held by the public has averaged about 39.4 percent of gross domestic product, and last year stood at 53 percent, the highest since 1955. Unfortunately, instead of taking swift actions to address the worsening problem, Congress and the White House have chosen to double down on the unrestrained spending policies of the past. Obama’s budget (the only budget available because Congressional Democrats refuse to draft one this year) sees debt held by the public hitting 90 percent of GDP by 2020.

 

What would the percentage have been had one of the choices been “Barack Obama?”

Or Michelle Obama’s belt collection?
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MONDAY MORNING GALLUP POLL PEAK

Posted by Andrew Roman on November 23, 2009

A Monday morning reality check for all the guys and dolls who either make their living, or take up needless space, at the White House …

As President Obama’s approval and disapproval numbers edge ever-closer to each other – separated by only four points in the latest Gallup Daily Poll – his “thumbs-up” rating remains below the 50% line (Now at 48%).

On November 20th, his approval rating had dipped below 50% for the first time in his presidency – the fourth fastest slip below majority approval ever.

Here’s the latest from Gallup:

Gerald Ford dropped below 50% approval during his third month in office, and Bill Clinton did so in his fourth month. Ronald Reagan, like Obama, also dropped below 50% in his 10th month in office, though Reagan’s drop occurred a few days sooner in that month (Nov. 13-16, 1981) than did Obama’s (Nov. 17-19, 2009).

Half recovered quickly — Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, Ronald Reagan, and George W. Bush were back above 50% approval the same month they dipped below that mark, and Lyndon Johnson returned to majority approval in his second month after his initial sub-50% rating. The remainder continued to sink further below 50% and remained there for many months, but eventually recovered, with Ford’s effort boosted by the Mayaguez incident.

Wasn’t it Chris Matthews, Rachel Maddow and the other boob-tube Leftocrats who said that if Obama’s approval rating ever dipped below 50% that it would be time to start worrying?

Well …

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HOW TO WIN? LET DEMS KEEP TALKING

Posted by Andrew Roman on November 13, 2009

All it takes is shining a spotlight on liberals, and affording them the opportunity to step out from the security of their abstractions, to get people to open their eyes. Once lefties are forced to go beyond bumper sticker rhymes and pretty protest signs and actually elucidate the details of their destructive plans and schemes, Americans begin to see the light.

For years, the notion of having the federal government responsible for the health care of the American people, to many, didn’t seem like such a bad idea. Inasmuch as most folks didn’t invest too much time or energy digging into the matter, on its surface, it really didn’t sound particularly offensive. As a concept, it simply didn’t trouble most to think of someone else (i.e., the federal government) footing the bill for their health care costs. In fact, since November, 2001, Gallup consistently found that a majority of Americans believed that health care was the responsibility of the federal government.

That is, until now.

For the first time since Gallup began asking the question eight years ago in an annual poll, more Americans now say that health care is not the responsibility of the federal government.

How about that?

For eight years, Gallup has been posing the following question:

Do you think it is the responsibility of the federal government to make sure all Americans have heath care coverage, or is that not the responsibility of the federal government?

In this year’s poll, 50% said no, compared to 47% who said yes.

Gallup Health Care Poll

As recently as three years ago, nearly 7 in 10 Americans said that it was the responsibility of the federal government to provide health care coverage for all Americans.

Of course, that was prior to the Messianic Age.

According to Gallup:

The reason behind this shift is unknown. Certainly the federal government’s role in the nation’s healthcare system has been widely and vigorously debated over the last several months, including much focus on the “public option.” These data suggest that one result of the debate has been a net decrease in Americans’ agreement that ensuring all Americans have healthcare coverage is an appropriate role for the federal government.

If I may be so bold …

The reason is pretty clear to me: Liberals have had ten months to yak about it – and thus expose it for unsustainable, liberty-eroding, financial disaster that it is.

To that end, I invite all ObamaCare-supporting liberals – from the garden variety, off-the-rack, big-government types to the slobbering post-Clinton, anti-Bush, transformation-happy, Marxist wanna-bes – to keep finding hot microphones to speak into. I encourage all socialized-medicine enthusiasts who have made a lifetime’s work out of repeating insipid platitudes and vapid bromides (without ever having to fully explicate their feel-good, pie-in-the-sky utopian aspirations) to continue yapping into any camera they can find.

I want all Obamacrats to keep on talking.

Let the debate go on.

We’ll all ears.

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UNDER HILLARY?

Posted by Andrew Roman on October 15, 2009

Hill and BamFrom the “Gee, I Wonder Why” file …

There aren’t icicles forming in hell exactly, but still … who’d have guessed that former President Bill Clinton’s wife would be more popular than the Annointed One himself, President Barack Obama, less than a year after the ushering in of the Messianic Age?

Take a huge “wow” out of petty cash.

Wasn’t it only a year ago that Barack Obama, as a candidate, was causing unsuspecting young women all across the United States to stick to the script – er, faint in his presence?

Today, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton – in many ways, a better man than he – rates six points higher in favorability than the President.

A new Gallup poll shows that the number of people who have a favorable impression of Barack Obama has fallen to its lowest point since he became president. Fifty-six percent say they have a favorable impression of Obama, versus 40 percent who say they have an unfavorable impression. (Four percent say they have no opinion.) Historically, a president’s personal favorable rating has often been higher than his job approval rating; right now, Gallup has Obama’s job approval at 52 percent.

Gallup points out that in this latest survey, Hillary Clinton is now more popular than Obama. Sixty-two percent say they have a favorable impression of the Secretary of State, versus 34 percent who have an unfavorable impression. That’s a big change from the height of the battle for the Democratic nomination last year; in February 2008, just 48 percent had a favorable impression of Mrs. Clinton, versus 49 percent who had an unfavorable impression.

I’ve got to ask … Who are these people clinging to their favorable impressions of him, and what narcotics are they taking?

What is there to be impressed about exactly?

His unending compassion for those less fortunate than he? (i.e., his facility to confiscate money from society’s most successful and distribute it to others?)

There are only so many $250 bribery checks that can be handed out to America’s seniors  before it all starts looking suspicious, you know.

It’s regrettable that ObamaCare couldn’t have been implemented sooner.

There’d be a lot less old people around to have to buy off.

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