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Obama Less Popular Than Carter, More Popular Than Bush

Obama Less Popular Than Carter, More Popular Than Bush

Is President Barack Obama the worst president in recent history? So claims Washington Whispers, who points to Obama’s dismal job approval ratings that now rank him even lower than former Democratic President Jimmy Carter. “Since March, Obama’s job approval rating has hovered above Carter’s, considered among the 20th century’s worst presidents, but today Obama’s punctured Carter’s dismal job approval line. On their comparison chart, Gallup put Obama’s job approval rating at 43 percent compared to Carter’s 51 percent.”

Talking Points Memo’s Josh Marshall calls the claim “bogus.” “This new factoid stems from the fact that Carterís approval numbers actually spiked dramatically (about 20 points) in November of 1979 at the beginning of the Iranian hostage crisis,” Marshall explains, pointing out that Obama’s approval rating has actually been increasing recently.

And while the USA Today political pundit notes that George W. Bush had a much higher approval rating a year out from reelection, a CBS poll that put Bush and Obama in a hypothetical head-to-head match-up actually has the Democratic president winning.† “Overall, 40 percent of respondents said they would prefer Obama, compared to 31 percent for Bush – while 27 percent said that they would reject both, according to the CBS/Vanity Fair poll. While partisan voters are deeply divided, independents prefer Obama by a significant margin. Thirty-three percent of indie would vote for Obama, 24 percent would back Bush, and 42 percent donít want either.”

But Obama isn’t the only unpopular political entity out there.† It seems that the Tea Party’s time may be coming to an end, and they may be taking the Republican party’s popularity down with them.† Post Partisan reports: “[H]ereís the bad news for the GOP. Its unfavorable rating among the general public has always been higher than its favorable. Back in September 2010, it was a 49 percent-43 percent split. Today, itís 55 percent-36 percent. More ominous for the Republican party is that even its standing in Tea Party districts has gone underwater. In September 2010, the GOP was viewed favorably in those districts by 51 percent and unfavorably by 43 percent. Today, the party is viewed favorably by 41 percent and unfavorably by 48 percent.”

Still, not everyone is struggling in the polls these days. In a sure sign that the Newt Gingrich momentum is still continuing, a new Florida poll shows the GOP frontrunner ahead in the Sunshine State, leading former Governor Mitt Romney by 24 points.† Add that to yesterday’s polling in other key early voting states, and it looks like we have a definite trend occurring.

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5:35PM PST on Dec 27, 2011

what a mess we are in...oy!

12:35PM PST on Dec 5, 2011

Most Americans are taught in school that our country does not produce or support propaganda. http://www.thenation.com/article/media-lobbying-complex Very few of us are actually taught what propaganda actually is, http://www.propagandacritic.com/ much less logic http://editthis.info/logic/Course_in_Logic_101 to work out way through this

So almost ALL of the mainstream media is owned by the very same fellows that are funding these politicians up the ladder.

There are independent news sources.
http://www.ucsusa.org/
http://truthout.org/
http://www.commondreams.org/
http://www.freespeech.org/
http://zfacts.com/p/318.html
http://fsrn.org/index.php
http://www.fair.org/index.php?page=100
http://mediamatters.org/
http://www.grist.org/ and


Buchanan was, prior to recent history, the un-lauded worst president. I cannot use corruption as a measure, because too many of these people were plainly corrupt, both old and new. We need something as galvanizing as the Teapot Dome was in it's day to clean things up, but all the avenues we have except general uprising are stymied by those same politicians;

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Buchanan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teapot_Dome_scandal

10:43AM PST on Dec 5, 2011

Then perhaps those such as jeffrey, diane and their ilk may be discounted and marginalised.
'Tis no wonder the Brits came down hard in Colonial days when confronted with the likes of the above.

10:36AM PST on Dec 5, 2011

No doubt about it, the US is on the slide, it's overbearing and arrogant dominance will come to an end, maybe sooner than might be supposed; remember the demise of the USSR? By the end of this century the US may be no more than a loosely connected grouping of dirt farmers.
It may not be too late; if the US totally changed its foreign policy, kicked the Republicans into shape and stopped their oligarchical machinations for the benefit of a few(themselves), then the World might just respect the US again.
Who are the Morons who vote repugnicaunt anyway? Would I want to live in a country where OJ is set free, where the likes of bushy wushy is president or where an air brained little tart like palin has a sufficient number of totally deluded voters behind her?
It's bad enough in Europe but at least we have some semblance of accountability and decency.
Surely there are enough sane minded voters in the US to kick the likes of palin, bush, regan and etc. into the long grass, even taking account mindless voters of the GOP and Teatards.
How do the GOP persuade those with nothing to support them?
What are Yanks thinking of when they listen to this garbage? There must be as many savvy people in the US as anywhere so how/why have they allowed the ideals of the Founding Fathers to be so corrupted?
Another War of Independence is needed to free the US from corporatism and another Civil war perhaps to sort out the greedy bar stewards who populate the Republican Party.

10:34AM PST on Dec 5, 2011

No doubt about it, the US is on the slide, it's overbearing and arrogant dominance will come to an end, maybe sooner than might be supposed; remember the demise of the USSR? By the end of this century the US may be no more than a loosely connected grouping of dirt farmers.
It may not be too late; if the US totally changed its foreign policy, kicked the Republicans into shape and stopped their oligarchical machinations for the benefit of a few(themselves), then the World might just respect the US again.
Who are the Morons who vote repugnicaunt anyway? Would I want to live in a country where OJ is set free, where the likes of bushy wushy is president or where an air brained little tart like palin has a sufficient number of totally deluded voters behind her?
It's bad enough in Europe but at least we have some semblance of accountability and decency.
Surely there are enough sane minded voters in the US to kick the likes of palin, bush, regan and etc. into the long grass, even taking account mindless voters of the GOP and Teatards.
How do the GOP persuade those with nothing to support them?
What are Yanks thinking of when they listen to this garbage? There must be as many savvy people in the US as anywhere so how/why have they allowed the ideals of the Founding Fathers to be so corrupted?
Another War of Independence is needed to free the US from corporatism and another Civil war perhaps to sort out the greedy bar stewards who populate the Republican Party.

6:17PM PST on Dec 4, 2011

Pego R.
Please forgive my ignorance but who was Buchanon? I can recall presidents from Eisenhower onwards but no bells are ringing! By the way your other choices are also on my loath list, my main reason for choosing Ray-Gun as No.1 is because he was the first president to install an environmental wrecking crew in the White House, thereby making it easier for both Bushes and, yes, Obama, to follow his shoddy precedent.

5:29PM PST on Dec 4, 2011

Sorry Cornelius

I have to go with Duh-bia, then Buchanon, THEN Regan, then Sr. I have a number of quibles with Obama. Until we pay for the elections and ban corporate/lobby money, we will always be stuck with pre-sold-out politicians. The parties lend themselves to helping politician by virtue of how much campaign contributions they can generate. Any of the upper state and any National tier politician will alway come with a bagage of indebtedness to the Industries that funded their rise in the political parties; http://www.followthemoney.org/database/IndustryTotals.phtml?PHPSESSID=03de5f69b292be461e6b6cef444a0c15

5:14PM PST on Dec 4, 2011

Diane O. Feel my.........................instead, the experience might make a woman of you.

4:55PM PST on Dec 4, 2011

Carter NEVER WAS the worst president. This "honour" belongs to Rancid Rawnny Ray-Gun, may he rot for all eternity in the lowest pit of hell.

9:09AM PST on Dec 3, 2011

It don't surprise me. jr. Bush was about the worst president ever!! I cannot see how he got 2 terms.
Maybe the war he started guaranteed a second term.

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