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  1. HD

    More confirmation from liberals themselves that PDXRadio is among the few remaining and dwindling leftist conclaves. Cue the ensuing meltdown and we ain't talkin' global warming:

    Obama loses the left: Why his low approval rating may be here to stay

    "Except for the brief interregnum that separated the Republican Party’s George W. Bush era from its current Tea Party incarnation, President Obama has never enjoyed the kind of high approval ratings that used to accompany most two-term presidents. Whether it’s due to his race, our growing ideological polarization, the poor economy, or a combination of all of the above, Obama’s rarely known what it feels like to be a president of whom more than half of Americans approve. According to the Huffington Post, it only took until the tenth month of his first year before his number dipped below 50 percent.

    Fighting as he is now to keep his approval rating north of 40 percent, November 2009 probably looks to Obama like the good old days. And mindful, perhaps, of how he’s previously looked on the verge of irrevocably losing the people’s faith, only to bounce back to his usual place in the mid- to high 40s, Obama may also believe that this current spate of bad polling will eventually pass. Anything’s possible; the economy could start booming. Unemployment could drop. Wages could rise. Obama could recover.

    But I’m starting to think this time may be different, and that when it comes to Obama’s relationship with millions of former supporters, there’s no going back.

    What’s got me thinking this way is a raft of new polls showing not only that the president is unpopular, but that he’s becoming increasingly so in the very places, and among the very people, he could usually count on for support. A release from Field Poll earlier this month, for example, found the president to have only a 45 percent approval rating in über-blue California. Most strikingly, the pollster reported that California Dems’ support for Obama dropped 8 percent during just this summer and was down 11 percent in Los Angeles alone.

    The Field Poll wasn’t an outlier, either. This past week, Marist College released a poll from that other bedrock of the Democratic Party, the state of New York. No good news there, either: Only 39 percent of registered New York voters are happy with Obama’s performance, the lowest score he’s registered in the state throughout his entire presidency. As was the case with the California poll, Marist found a big drop in the number of New York Obama supporters in the past few months. He was at a passable 45 percent as recently as July."

    When leftists lose Salon, they're really hurting.

    Posted on September 29, 2014 - 10:08 AM #
  2. missing_kskd

    None of that means people coming out to vote for Republicans. It may well mean they stay home, though I personally think a ton of people get 2010 and what it means going forward.

    You really don't understand liberals or "the left" at all Herb. We can generally disapprove and still understand the importance of keeping the party strong.

    If we don't, then we know we will totally disapprove of what the Stupid Party, who thinks you are stupid, will end up doing.

    Posted on September 29, 2014 - 10:18 AM #
  3. duxrule

    "President Obama has never enjoyed the kind of high approval ratings that used to accompany most two-term presidents..."

    Could that be because from day one of his administration, the GOP publicly stated that their goal was to "make him fail"? And how high was the person that wrote that, anyway? GWB certainly didn't enjoy high ratings in his second term:

    That author is simply mis-stating history. It's another reason why you and the rest of the RWNJ's are becoming less and less relevant. You literally live in a fantasy world.

    Posted on September 29, 2014 - 11:58 AM #
  4. Andy_brown

    "That author is simply mis-stating history"

    Herb thrives on misstatements, distortions, slight of hand and other aberrations and misinterpretations of the facts.
    Without those techniques he would be unable to post.

    Posted on September 29, 2014 - 12:04 PM #
  5. HD

    What's laughable, Andy_Brown is that the sources saying this are liberal.

    That shows how marginalized PDXRadio leftists are when liberals en masse get it, but their uber-leftist comrades around here don't. Ergo, to wit:

    "The Obama approval rating has bounced back a little due to the authorization of airstrikes against the ISIS terrorist group, but in general many political pundits seem to the President’s drop in popularity may signal that the Democrats will lose seats in the 2014 mid-term elections.

    In a related report by The Inquisitr, President Obama’s “latte salute” has become a talking point lately used by Republicans like Sarah Palin, who claim that the POTUS is disrespectful to the U.S. Marines serving at the White House. Palin also claims the only reason Obama’s approval rating hasn’t dropped further is due to the media. Despite Obama’s approval rating dropping in recent times, Hillary Clinton has apparently decided to not distance herself from the President.

    In general, Hispanics have generally been counted as a sure vote for Democrats in the 2014 mid-term elections, but it’s possible this reality may be changing quickly, according to Gallup.

    “In the 2012 presidential election, Hispanics voted for Obama over Mitt Romney by a 71% to 27% margin, according to exit polls… The size of Obama’s approval advantage among Hispanics has varied significantly over the course of his administration, from as low as six points in some months in 2011 to more than 20 points in late 2012 and early 2013. In December 2012, just after the election, 75 percent of Hispanics approved, compared with 53 percent among all Americans. By August of this year, Obama’s Hispanic approval gap dwindled to 10 points — 52 percent among Hispanics versus 42 percent among the overall population.”

    Democrats also used to count on women to vote Democratic, but the drop in the Obama approval rating has also coincided with a drop in support by women voters.

    “While more women polled would still like to see a Democrat-controlled Congress, the gap between those who prefer Democrat control and those who prefer Republican is shrinking fast, causing some to take notice. Last month, there was a 14 point gap, 51 to 37 percent. The gap is half that this month, at 47 to 40 percent…. Mr. Obama’s approval rating among white women is only 32 percent, with a disapproval rating of 62 percent — a 30 point spread. Just last month, the gap was 24 points. Last month, that demographic hoped to see a Democrat controlled Congress, by a margin of four points. Now, 48 percent want to see the Republicans control Congress, while only 40 percent want the Democrats in power in the House and Senate.”

    The Obama approval rating reported by Rasmussen Reports has the president sitting at 47 percent, while Gallup is far lower at 42 percent, according to Real Clear Politics. The lowest Obama approval is at 37 percent, according to Reuters.

    The fall in support for the President even has some Democrats saying Congress should impeach Obama for some of his recent actions. A CNN/ORC poll claims 33 of all Americans believe Congress should have Obama impeached, but even 13 percent of Democrats agreed that President Obama should be removed from office.

    If these trends continue to maintain their course into Democrats, it’s fully possible the Republican Party could gain enough seats in both the Senate and the House to regain a majority. In addition, the mathematicians behind the FiveThirtyEight blog famously predicted President Obama would win in 2012 and now they’re claiming the same of the Republicans."

    Posted on September 29, 2014 - 02:02 PM #
  6. Vitalogy

    Put up or shut up.

    Better yet, be a man and stand for something. Go to the thread for predictions and put your money where your mouth is.

    Posted on September 29, 2014 - 02:06 PM #
  7. Skybill9

    Crap Herb, your article cited Sara Palin, now the libtards heads are going to explode trying to discredit her.

    On the other hand any libtards heads that explode means one less libtards which is a good thing.

    Posted on September 29, 2014 - 02:09 PM #
  8. NoParty

    Obama is gone in 2016 if your not intelligent enough to understand. Like YOUR God and Savior DUHbya was in his last 2 years a LAME DUCK.

    Funny how you CON"TARDS" were on here in 2006 complaining about DUHbya getting such bad press. Hmmmm

    If you gone to any RepubliTARD blogs or messageboards like this one they're ALL saying "How are we going to get back the millions that have left in droves over the last 10 years".

    Looks like Herb's propaganda isn't working.

    Poor CON"TARDS"...

    Posted on September 29, 2014 - 02:21 PM #
  9. NoParty

    There isn't one CON"TARD" that will make a prediction period. Herb has been wrong so many times and 99% of his sources are like the guys that search for UFO's and Bigfoot.... Coming up empty!

    CONservatives are big blow hard pussies that act like school yard bullies online yet they go home and hide in their houses and jack off to gay porn all night.

    Posted on September 29, 2014 - 02:26 PM #
  10. NoParty

    Andy said>>>
    Herb thrives on misstatements, distortions, slight of hand and other aberrations and misinterpretations of the facts.



    Not true!


    Posted on September 29, 2014 - 02:27 PM #