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Poll: Americans Don't Really Like the Job Obama's Doing

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( - When President Obama discusses the economy in his State of the Union Address Tuesday night, he will be dealing with an area in which the American public gives him relatively low performance ratings.

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Carol D (346)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 11:32 pm
( - When President Obama discusses the economy in his State of the Union Address Tuesday night, he will be dealing with an area in which the American public gives him relatively low performance ratings.

The same thing applies to immigration, energy policy, guns, and taxes. On all of those issues, more Americans disapprove than approve of the job Obama is doing, according to a new Gallup Poll.

Gallup found that President Obama is heading into his fourth State of the Union address Tuesday night with an overall job approval rating of around 50 percent. But in eight of the nine specific areas measured, more Americans disapprove than approve of the job he's doing.

In only one category -- national defense -- did Obama's approval rating (53 percent) exceed his disapproval rating (44 percent).

The Gallup poll shows that Obama's lowest approval rating is 31 percent, for his handling of the federal budget deficit. Only 39 percent approve of the way he's handling the economy. And the economy is expected to be a main topic of discussion Tuesday night.

Obama's Job Approval on 9 Issues:

National defense - 53% Approve, 44% Disapprove
Foreign affairs - 46% Approve, 48% Disapprove
Immigration - 46% Approve, 48% Disapprove
Energy policy - 44% Approve, 46% Disapprove
Gun policy - 42% Approve, 54% Disapprove
Taxes - 41% Approve, 57% Disapprove
the economy - 39% Approve, 60% Disapprove
Middle East: Israelis/Palestinians - 36% Approve, 55% Disapprove
The federal budget deficit - 31% Approve, 65% Disapprove

Gallup noted that Obama finds himself in a situation similar to the one he was in one year ago, with a job approval rating at roughly the 50 percent level, and approval ratings on issues very similar to where they are now.

The Gallup Poll is based on telephone interviews conducted Feb. 7-10, 2013, with a random sample of 1,015 adults, aged 18 and older, living in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia.

Jae A (316)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 12:04 am
This coming from a rightwinger that's something to believe isn't it. How rediculous for starters as the man just won a second term For the millioneth time rightwingers...saying something again and again doesn't make it true ...and this one...well the proof just how wrong this article/title is ...was in the last election.

Tim C (2420)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 12:33 am

Bill K (4)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 12:45 am
Well Jae, if this latest right wing rant was really based in reality we can be glad all those people who don't like the job Obama is doing stayed home on election day. But maybe saying things over and over helps them with the grieving process of having lost. Who knows, maybe Mitt is at home right now telling himself he is the president. I can just see him standing in his living room this evening giving the state of the union to his dog. Oops! Is he allowed to have a dog after what he did to his last dog?

Carol D (346)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 9:52 am
Jae...Anyone can win by fraud!!! And this is how he ask it REALLY winning!? Not on my watch!

You're welcome Tim!!

What you don't seem to realize Bill is YOU ALSO lost!! Only someone who is intentionally blind and refuses to see what is really going on and lives in a bubble can't see the destruction that man is doing and has done and could care less about you! He is using you for a fooland you can't see it!! Pretty sad!

Carol D (346)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 9:59 am
Ask yourself Bill...Did he care anything about Benghazi that he had to lie!? Did he care anything about Chris Kyle to not even recognize the tragic loss of a hero!? Did he care anything about the border agent who was murdered Brian Terry to not investigate into this and to stop border agents from doing their job!? Did he care anything about a number of other instances that affected people and their families and you REALLY think he cares about you!?!? ROTFL...

Bill K (4)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 4:51 am
you don't really believe this stuff you write, do you Carol? you grab rumors and accusations then embrace them like you have proof. or are you simply lampooning some of the right wing loonies to try to make them look bad?

Carol D (346)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 9:03 am
Bill..The problem is you have proved you really do not know what truth is!! :-) The brainwashing of the liberals has been evident for a long time!

Carol D (346)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 9:05 am
Ohhhhh...and I didn't wrote anything....this poll is done from real Americans...actual people that you say don't exist or call ignorant or any other of your favorite names. It's quite clear you can't handle the fact that there are people out there who do not agree with your insane agenda!

Carol D (346)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 9:06 am
That should be didn't write..

. (0)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 1:51 pm
Unhappily with a "SLANTED?" and extremely "BIASED" media we will never get the TRUTH as it stands and hope stats from others are legit and we`ll have the courage to withstand the continuing LIBS bullying!!...that is what the LIBS do best!!!! As for Libs being brainwashed...let`s be honest they are "WASHED OUT""

Carol D (346)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 2:17 pm
ROTFL...You hit that one on the head scarlett!!
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