Poll: 26% Approve of Obama on Economy

From Gallup:

A new low of 26% of Americans approve of President Barack Obama’s handling of the economy, down 11 percentage points since Gallup last measured it in mid-May and well below his previous low of 35% in November 2010.

Fully 71% disapprove.  And I would really like to meet someone who approves of Obama’s economic policies.  I guess that number is proof that some people will never shift away once they decide to back a man.

Just wait until unemployment starts to tick upwards and economic activity goes completely flat, or even negative.

37 thoughts on “Poll: 26% Approve of Obama on Economy

  1. neocon1 August 17, 2011 / 8:57 pm

    I guess that number is proof that some people will never shift away once they decide to back a man.

    bloood is thicker than water on the donk plantation.

  2. casper August 17, 2011 / 9:02 pm

    And they like Congress less. No one is doing what needs to be done. Where are the jobs. At 5% unemployment everyone would be getting approval ratings.

    • ragingbull August 17, 2011 / 9:03 pm

      except bush….right? don’t you just miss 5% unemployment now?

  3. ragingbull August 17, 2011 / 9:02 pm

    who said, “it’s the economy, stupid!”?

    • neocon1 August 17, 2011 / 9:08 pm



      by the way she was sounding much more like a candidate today and a lot less of a regime light weight.
      exchange a kenyan empty suit, for a muncher empty pantsuit?

  4. js August 17, 2011 / 9:16 pm

    shoot…do we really have that many socialists and morons in this country?

    • neocon1 August 17, 2011 / 9:26 pm


      30 million mexican illegal peasants does not help matters, and that is not even mentioning the 80 IQ inner city drones.

      • Green Mountain Boy (KOOK)1st Class w/obama ear clusters in silver(p) August 17, 2011 / 9:27 pm

        Havent you heard. King Putt McTeleprompter is now in favor of a border wall. To keep them here. 😛

      • Cavalor Epthith, Esquire, D.S.V.J August 18, 2011 / 7:45 am


        Who in America then will do the work that your children are too weak of back to do that must be done? And exactly how did those “inner cities” become the way they were? Are these 80 IQ drones as you call them the result of a level playing field for 400 years? What explains when children of wealth act like 80 IQ drones???

      • Caveat Emptor, Legal Sockpuppet (but not a real lawyer outside of Hell [heh heh, I said “hell”]); G.L.B.T(Dormant) August 18, 2011 / 3:33 pm

        When in another’s lair, show him respect or else do not go there.

      • neocon August 18, 2011 / 6:25 pm

        caviot exemptor forkerfromhell

        400 years has NOTHING to do with anything. that is total BS.
        what matters is what YOU do in YOUR lifetime.

        My ancestry has NOTHING at all to do with the way I think act, learn, talk, dress vote.
        I am my own man and do not need the crutch of generational victimization to lean on for excuses of failure.

        I went to school worked and served with blacks so have my kids.
        there is NO reason they failed and live in a SHIITE hole of their makings and I dont.
        It is on THEM not whitey!!!!

  5. Ryan Murphy August 18, 2011 / 7:42 am

    the 26% are those on the receiving end of the plunder, naturally.

  6. Cavalor Epthith, Esquire, D.S.V.J August 18, 2011 / 7:43 am

    Let none of us forget how America got to where she is now. From the Daily Beast:

    “When I haven’t had to leave the room to avoid smashing the television, I can only laugh when I hear Tea Party conservatives avow today, with all the credibility of Larry Craig explaining his wide-stance technique, that they have no love for Bush. Nonsense. What did they have for him in real time? Were there protest marches, mass donnings of tricorn hats, nullification threats from states regarding federal legislation? Of course not. In real time, there was a little polite caviling, but in the end they voted for all this debt. After all, Bush was defending freedom.”

    • Cluster August 18, 2011 / 8:30 am

      Tea party conservatives opposed, and stopped, Bush’s immigration plan

      Tea party conservatives opposed, and stopped his appointment of Harriet Myers

      Tea party conservatives opposed, but could not stop Medicare Prescription Part D

      Tea Party conservatives opposed, but could not stop the Kennedy/Bush NCLB

      Tea party conservatives opposed the actions of the GSE’s and to his credit, Bush warned Congress numerous times, but with no success

      So the tea party did indeed battle Bush on a number of things. What liberals do is just blame him – for everything, because that’s what children do.

      • Majordomo Pain August 18, 2011 / 10:18 am

        The TEA Party did not exist, as a political organ, in that time. We saw no such “battles” at that time from conservatives, just mild dissent and continued support of “the troops.”

      • Cluster August 18, 2011 / 10:27 am

        It was the same conservatives that opposed Bush on those measures, that formed the tea party. We will always support the troops, and if mild dissent resulted in defeating a bad appointee to the SC, and a bad immigration policy, then we will take it. It doesn’t really matter what level the dissent is, as long as it is effective.

      • Sunny August 18, 2011 / 10:36 am

        Tea Party conservatives oposed and stopped Bushes immigration plan and his appointment of Harriet Myers? REALLY? I didn’t see any Tea Party rallies during any of these events. I didn’t see them oppose the NCLB. Where were the heated “meet your congressperson” confertations we saw a couple of summers ago? No, the Tea Party movement came into being only after the election of Barak Obama. No such thing as the Tea Party during the Bush years.

        You want to discuss childish behavior? Maybe you need to review what has happened for the past two and a half years to really understand how supposedly adults act like children. You do not believe that Bush was resposible for any of the economic pain we are feeling as a country today because you are too immature to admit what really happened during the eight years Bush/Cheney were running this country with the neo-conservatives calling the shots. When you and your ilk are mature enough to accept some of the blame for where we are today then you can call yourselves adults. This economic mess did not begin on January 20, 2009.

      • Cluster August 18, 2011 / 10:41 am


        It’s the same people, just more organized and under a new label. I know this must distress you, but we have been around for quite some time, and we aren’t going anywhere.

      • Luckee August 18, 2011 / 10:42 am

        Majordomo Pain, perhaps you could take the time to go back and take another look at the post by Cluster. He said “tea party conservatives” several times.

        i think you do not know what the Tea Party is. You do not seem to understand that it is a movement of conservatives who use the term Tea Party as a general identifier of people who share conservative principles. Even now the Tea Party is not a political organ. It is still just a few hundred thousand people who have finally realized that they have a lot in common and get together to express their views. And it is a few million who agree with those views and appreciate that there is a voice for them.

        Tea Party conservatives existed back in the 1980’s and during the LBJ term. They had the same ideas of following the constitution and keeping taxes low because they understood just like they do today that high taxes just allow Congress to do more that is not allowed by the constitution. It is not complicated. I don’t know why you people try to make it sound complicated.

        A Tea Party conservative believes that we are legally required to have a very small federal government and do not need high taxes if we do what we are required to do. The only thing is that the government got so big so fast and so much more money was demanded to fund this huge government that a lot of people realized they needed a louder voice to express what had been said more quietly for many many years.

      • Sunny August 18, 2011 / 11:17 am

        Luckee, you are wrong – we do know who are members of the Tea Party. They are the same people who were members of the Moral Majority in the 1980s – and they were neither moral nor the majority. They just yelled louder than the rest of us and got more attention. That is the Tea Party of today.

      • Bodie August 18, 2011 / 11:18 am

        “It’s the same people, just more organized and under a new label.”

        Exactly. Tea partiers are just republicans.

      • neocon August 18, 2011 / 6:31 pm

        AHHHHHHH scummy

        FINALLY the truth is driveled out…I have been waiting for this slip.

        the Tea Party. They are the same people who were members of the Moral Majority in the 1980s –

        Ohhhhhhhh Yesssssss those Eeeeeeeeeeevil CHRISTIANS.


      • Sparkly August 19, 2011 / 12:49 am

        You never address issues Sunny just talk about all the things you hate hate hate. Well more like all the people you hate hate hate.

  7. Green Mountain Boy August 18, 2011 / 8:55 am

    Everything is back to normal. 🙂

  8. Cluster August 18, 2011 / 10:45 am

    You do not believe that Bush was resposible for any of the economic pain we are feeling as a country today because you are too immature to admit what really happened during the eight years Bush/Cheney were running this country with the neo-conservatives calling the shots. – Sunny

    Maybe you have missed my posts where I lay the blame squarely on the shoulders of conservatives, and the GOP congress of 2000-2006. I could never fault liberals for being incompetent, because that is who they are, but conservatives know better. The GOP congress and Bush were irresponsible in their spending, and Obama simply accelerated that irresponsibility. Now, the adults in the room will finish what we started in Nov. 2010, and get this country back on the right path in Nov. 2012.

    • Majordomo Pain August 18, 2011 / 10:53 am

      However, it was better to have conservatives in power and failing than to move in some new direction?

      • Luckee August 18, 2011 / 11:00 am

        What new direction do you think we should move in?

  9. Luckee August 18, 2011 / 10:59 am

    Anybody who ever had a garden knows that this is a process. From the time the garden is started there is a long time when not much is visible. The ground is prepared and the seeds are planted and then the shoots are very small. They kind of look alike when they are small and it takes awhile to see what they will become.

    We started to see the garden of left policies develop in the Bush administration. We were not seeing seeds that Bush planted but we were seeing the young shoots of what had been planted before he became president. We saw these plants mature by the end of his terms and we are now harvesting what they produce.

    Bush did spend too much money but what he spent is not causing the problems today. It is what we get when the seeds planted so long ago are all grown up and we can see what they are producing. Bush tried to warn us that the plants he saw growing were going to be very poisonous if they were not controlled but he was ignored. He was ridiculed by the same people who planted the seed in the first place.

    Some people do not understand that plants start from seeds. They saw the young shoots during a time when a Republican was in office but they do not understand that the seeds were planted before he got there. They insist that he was the one who put those plants in place that are now poisoning the economy.

    They could just admit they were wrong, they planted the wrong seeds. They could say it seemed like a good idea at the time but now we see it was not and let’s fix it. They could admit they made a mistake, we all make mistakes, and they could work with the people who tried to tell them they were making a mistake to fix it now. But they do not want to do this. They want to pretend they had nothing to do with it. They want to deny that the seeds came from them. They want to pretend that they did not plant them. They want to insist that no one ever warned them the plants they planted were going to poison us all. They just want to point fingers at everyone else and pretend they had nothing to do with any of it. They want to take their own mistakes and turn them around and point them at other people for political gain.

    But there is a record. There is a record of what seeds were planted and the reasons given for planting them. There is a record of the promises made by the people who did the planting. There is a record of who voted to plant these seeds and there is a record of who did the work. There is a record of those who tried to warn us all that they were planting weeds that would choke out the rest of the garden and there is a record of those who shouted them down.

  10. Green Mountain Boy August 18, 2011 / 11:59 am

    When did this economic mess start? Well if you want to get right down to it, it started on Febuary 3, 1913. Enough states foolishly thought giving the federal goverenment unfettered ability to tax and spend was a good thing, so the 16th amendment to the constitutuion was ratified.

    Very wise move on thier part.

  11. tiredoflibbs August 18, 2011 / 12:07 pm

    When the obAMATEUR was inaugurated, 76% of America believed that the obAMATEUR would improve economic conditions and calm the markets. What were these people basing this on? Hope! Change! “We got Barack Obama!” Now that reality has set in, you see where that got us.
    It has been two years, and almost eight months since the obAMATEUR was inaugurated. We are $3.7 trillion poorer and we spend 24% more than we did in 2008. There are 2.5 million fewer Americans working and businesses are paying $38 billion more every year just to comply with federal regulations. He had time to do all of that … what is taking so long to come up with a “jobs plan” that he will not reveal to us until after he goes on a vacation to Martha’s Vineyard?

    You drones can blame Bush all you want, the FACT that you overlook is that the confidence that obAMATEUR could turn the economy around is GONE!

    Also, it is laughable that these drones are arguing that the TEA party did not oppose Bush. Of course, it is too much to ask of them to realize that the TEA party is made up of people who opposed Bush’s and the republicans who aced like liberals in their spending.

    I guess they cannot fathom the FACT that we oppose our own, while that concept is foreign to them. They cannot oppose their own all they can do is defend them no matter what as they have written in this blog time and again.


    • neocon August 18, 2011 / 6:34 pm

      The Taxed Enough Already party is NOT a party, just a monicker used by GOP and indy conservatives to mutually agree upon.

    • Bodie August 18, 2011 / 7:33 pm

      “the TEA party is made up of people who opposed Bush’s and the republicans who aced like liberals in their spending.”

      Which is why the former Blogs for Bush is now all about the Tea Party.

      Uh-huh. The penultimate paragraph here has you absolutely nailed, your ignorant rage notwithstanding.

      • neocon August 18, 2011 / 7:40 pm


        rage??????????? Huh

        WTH X 10,000 X 10,000

        SHOW us the GOP/ TEA
        flash mobs?
        union droids?
        communist party usa/democrats
        on and on and on

        camon aligator mouth, show us your canary ass

      • Luckee August 19, 2011 / 4:15 pm

        Oh yes the former Blogs for Bush is now all about the Tea Party.

        food prices
        Standard and Poor
        the debt committee
        amnesty for illegals
        calling Perry a Nazi
        Calling Perry a hypocritical homosexual
        out-of-control police forces
        the Mexican military
        Sarah Palin
        municipal bonds
        media bias
        Europe’s financial crisis
        the post office
        England, economy
        England, riots
        Chinese aircraft carrier
        leftist trolling in the sewer
        presidential vacations

        This in the last couple of weeks or so.

        Sure looks like a good definition of “now all about the Tea Party”

      • Bodie August 19, 2011 / 4:44 pm

        Is reading comprehension a problem for you, Luckee?

        And I will note with bemusement that neocon once again wants to see my ass. Poor guy just can’t seem to come to terms with his non-hetero sexual orientation.

      • Luckee August 19, 2011 / 5:59 pm

        Bodie do you even try to make sense? I quoted you word for word, a whole sentence standing on its own, just as you wrote it. You said the former Blogs for Bush is now all about the Tea Party.

        Do you disagree that in the last couple of weeks it was not just about the Tea Party but was about the things I listed?

      • Luckee August 19, 2011 / 6:00 pm

        I think your speculation on neo’s sexual orientation is just wishful thinking.

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