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  1. HD

    LOS ANGELES — In a development many say harbingers ill for US Democrats everywhere in the midterm elections, President Obama’s approval ratings have fallen to a record low in California.

    A statewide Field Poll, released Tuesday, found that nearly as many Californians disapprove of the president’s job performance (43 percent) as approve (45 percent).

    “This reading is the poorest appraisal of the job performance that Obama has received of his presidency and is in sharp contrast to the 62 percent favorable perception that California voters had of him at the beginning of his second term,” say pollsters Mark DiCamillo and Mervin Field.

    “Most of the recent decline in the president’s approval ratings has occurred among subgroups of voters who had been among Obama’s strongest supporters in prior polls,” they add.

    “Does the GOP – in blue California – actually pick up a seat or two in the state's congressional delegation? Totally possible. Indeed likely,” says David McCuan, a political scientist at Sonoma State University.

    "The president’s waning popularity overall ... portends a tough day in November for Democrats," he adds.

    Some analysts say that it has been Obama’s handling of Ukraine, and the Islamic State (IS) that have led to the recent slide.

    Posted on September 3, 2014 - 01:49 PM #
  2. edselehr

    I like frogs.

    Posted on September 3, 2014 - 02:54 PM #
  3. Skybill9

    "I like frogs."

    What do the French have to do with the price of tea in China?

    Posted on September 3, 2014 - 02:58 PM #
  4. duxrule

    It has about the same relevance as Herb's poll numbers.

    Posted on September 3, 2014 - 03:11 PM #
  5. NoParty

    I hear that 10 out of 3 people surveyed agree that Herb is always wrong.

    Posted on September 3, 2014 - 08:39 PM #
  6. HD

    Fact is, liberals on this board are a minority that is dwindling by the day:

    “The vote intensity of Republican voters is strong – a net twelve-points more than their Democratic counterparts. Overall, sixty-two percent (62%) of voters say they are extremely likely to vote in the November elections. However, Republicans (69% extremely likely) outpace Democrats (57% extremely likely). In fact, this intensity advantage exceeds where Republicans were in the September 2010 Battleground Poll.”

    Posted on September 4, 2014 - 12:30 PM #
  7. duxrule

    When and where did I hear that before? :?:

    Posted on September 4, 2014 - 12:32 PM #
  8. HD

    DuxRule, you're really a glutton for punishment:

    "As the political environment continues to trend in favor of Republicans, or more specifically away from Barack Obama and Washington Democrats, it is interesting to note that virtually every Democratic political pundit on TV today falls back on the talking point of, “Barack Obama is not on the ballot this November.”

    Sounds right, and in fact, is technically right, but looking at this latest Battleground data, the reality is that Obama is very much on the ballot this November. Seven-in-ten voters (70%) believe the country is on the wrong track, including ninety-six percent (96%) of those voters who disapprove of the job Obama is doing as President, and ninety-five percent (95%) of the voters who disapprove of the job Obama is doing with the economy. Even a plurality of Democrats (47%) believe the country is on the wrong track, driven by conservative Democrats (55% wrong track). It will be tough for Democratic candidates in the next nine weeks to convince voters that they will change the direction of the country, especially the economy, with seventy-one percent (71%) of voters saying their personal economic situation is either the same or worse than four years ago.

    On top of that, President Obama is not only upside down in voter approval of his handling of the economy, but voters for the first time now “strongly” disapprove of his handling of the economy by a two-to-one margin. Add to that the fact that Obamacare remains unpopular, and is further driving voters’ economic angst in virtually every segment of the country, with the exception of partisan Democrats, and every Democratic member of Congress voted for Obamacare; time has run out for President Obama to change his image with voters for the better, and incumbent Democrats wanting to unlink from the President’s image."

    Your myopia is the problem. That's because a growing number of DEMOCRATS are peeling off. Again, leftists here are in a minority that is dwindling by the day.

    Posted on September 4, 2014 - 12:35 PM #
  9. duxrule

    Call me on November 5.

    Posted on September 4, 2014 - 12:37 PM #
  10. HD

    Boy, you are a glutton for punishment.

    Okay, if you insist.

    As you wish.


    Posted on September 4, 2014 - 12:39 PM #