Obama: Record Highs In Quinnipiac

Ed Morrissey cites the Quinnipiac poll:

American voters disapprove 55 – 41 percent of the job President Barack Obama is doing, an all- time low, and say 77 – 20 percent that the economy is in a recession, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. Voters say 44 – 11 percent that the economy is getting worse, not better, while only 29 percent say the economy will improve if the president is re-elected.


Obama’s rating on the economy are the biggest red flags. With jobs and economic growth almost certain to be the biggest issues in the 2012 general election, less than a third of voters think a second Obama term will help matters. His approval numbers on the economy are almost as bad, 32/64, and only 66% of Democrats approve, while 29% disapprove. Independents disapprove 26/69. Voters now give an edge to Republicans in Congress on economic leadership, 43/41, never a good sign for an incumbent President.

As Morrissey points out, Obama’s hard Left turn has cost him lots of points in the polling numbers. Obama was doing poorly enough when he was merely a radical Leftist. Now that he’s becoming a radical radical Leftist, to play to his very tiny base, he’s losing even more independent voters. And he’s still doing rather poorly among Democrats. A 66/29 economic approval among Democrats and a 26/69 economic approval among independents is a sure-fire way to get fired from the job the Democrats and independents hired Obama to do.

And Obama trails both Mitt “three positions on each issue” Romney and Rick Perry in the Quinnipiac polling numbers. The radical Left like to mock Rick Perry as an “extremist” when — aside from being nothing of the sort — independents and Republicans alike prefer Rick Perry to Barack Obama. The radical Left need new talking points, because the ones they’re using now aren’t selling their battery-powered Edsel to the public.
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  1. Actually, I’d suggest that our friends on the left would hardly describe President Obama as being a radical leftist, certainly not a radical radical leftist, and would have problems Mr Morrissey’s description of him having made a “hard-Left tilt.” He’s putting out what Mr Morrissey described as “Obama reinvent(ing) himself last month as a John Edwardsian Two-Americas populist” speeches, but that’s really just what he is saying; he really isn’t actually doing anything. He didn’t present a radical jobs program, but just another standard Democratic center-left stimulus plan, half the size of the one which has already failed. Our friends on the left would have liked to see a single-payer health care system; he never even proposed such a thing.

    Really, it seems to me that President Obama is neither a conservative nor a moderate nor a liberal; at times, it doesn’t seem to me as though he has any compass at all, but simply proposes things he thinks will gather him some support, and which some of his advisors have told him will possibly work. He knew that he wanted to be President, but it’s almost as though he really doesn’t know why he wanted to be President, or had any clear idea what he would do as President. Now that he is President, he’s still trying to figure out what he is and what he wants to do. He’s not a leader, because he has no real idea where he wants to go.

  2. “Really, it seems to me that President Obama is neither a conservative nor a moderate nor a liberal; at times, it doesn’t seem to me as though he has any compass at all, but simply proposes things he thinks will gather him some support, and which some of his advisors have told him will possibly work.”

    Instead of flinging labels around with no justification or debate like Hitchcock did, I think you have made a reasonable point here Dana, to explain the Obama leadership style as our President.

    Given the political environment the President faced in Congress, first with a Senate dedicated to obfuscation by unbridled use of the filibuster, then by this same Senate and a House full of uncompromising Tea Partiers, President Obama’s delegation style of leadership was not as effective as Dems like myself would have liked to have seen happen.

    I blame these failures more on Congress than I do on the President, although the President seems to get the blame, especially by those who wish to unseat him. I am hoping that as his list of accomplishments, which is considerable, comes out during the campaign, that the American people will come to realize what a magnificent President Barack Obama has been.

    His greatest accomplishment to date was to turn our economy from a free-fall contraction leading to another Great Depression back to growth in GDP and jobs. But granted, our growth has not been sufficient. My point is that no President could have done more or better, given the circumstances he inherited, certainly not a Republican whose solution would have been only austerity, like the Brits. And how are the Brits doing?

    Our main problem is not the recession, but the corruption of our entire government, which amounts to a successful takeover by a cadre of very wealthy people who then are able to call the shots. Rather than being devoted to the well being of their country, they are devoted to expanding their own wealth by whatever means they can garner in their own behalf.

    Whether there will be some collateral benefit to us ordinary Americans is problematic. I doubt it!

  3. Perry contradicts himself:

    Given the political environment the President faced in Congress, first with a Senate dedicated to obfuscation by unbridled use of the filibuster, then by this same Senate and a House full of uncompromising Tea Partiers, President Obama’s delegation style of leadership was not as effective as Dems like myself would have liked to have seen happen.

    I blame these failures more on Congress than I do on the President, although the President seems to get the blame, especially by those who wish to unseat him. I am hoping that as his list of accomplishments, which is considerable, comes out during the campaign, that the American people will come to realize what a magnificent President Barack Obama has been.

    These are two consecutive paragraphs, from the same comment, in which you have said that:

    • President Obama’s delegation style of leadership was not as effective as Dems like myself would have liked to have seen happen; and
    • the American people will come to realize what a magnificent President Barack Obama has been.

    Just how can you describe a man whose leadership has not been as effective as you think it should have been as “a magnificent President?” Either one or the other could be true, but not both at the same time.

    His greatest accomplishment to date was to turn our economy from a free-fall contraction leading to another Great Depression back to growth in GDP and jobs. But granted, our growth has not been sufficient. My point is that no President could have done more or better, given the circumstances he inherited, certainly not a Republican whose solution would have been only austerity, like the Brits. And how are the Brits doing?

    Very well, thank you. Oh, they are experiencing some pain right now, as an austerity policy will always produce immediate pain. But it will lead to less government debt in the future, which means less that the British taxpayers will have to see taken out of their economy and sent to China in the future; their futures are better because they are doing the right thing today.

    As for “turn(ing) our economy from a free-fall contraction leading to another Great Depression back to growth in GDP and jobs,” most people don’t think another depression was in the offing — I certainly don’t — but whether one was or was not is something that cannot be known. President Obama certainly didn’t think one was coming, given that he forecast unemployment to top out at 9% without his stimulus plan, and 9% unemployment isn’t considered a depression condition. You call it a looming depression, because you seem to think that makes President Obama look good, an economic savior. Fortunately, the American people aren’t quite so starry-eyed when looking at the President, and will grade him on reality, not fantasy . . . and that is what will enable him to begin his White House memoirs book four years earlier than he had planned. :)

  4. I appreciate your checking things out over my way from time to time, Dana. Lately I’ve been focused more over here than over there, so I need to change that.

  5. I appreciate your checking things out over my way from time to time, Dana. Lately I’ve been focused more over here than over there, so I need to change that.

    There’s that passive-aggressive Perry for us, again! One minute blasting Dana as a radical, hateful creep, the next “appreciating” Dana checking in on him. Y’know, on the blog that Dana set up for him out of simple kindness and generosity.

  6. “Just how can you describe a man whose leadership has not been as effective as you think it should have been as “a magnificent President?” Either one or the other could be true, but not both at the same time.”

    My point was that no matter how magnificent a particular President may be, he/she must have a Congress which believes in governing instead of the one we’ve had since President Obama was inaugurated.

    Regarding your point negating the claimed near onset of a great depression in late 2008, I suggest you ask former Treasurer Hank Paulson about that? But it was not only he, there was/is a widely held contention that we averted a great depression by the TARP and then ensured this aversion with the ARRA. Here is how one expert expresses it, and the aftermath, in a NYT op/ed piece written last year:

    “This time around, policymakers had knowledge their counterparts didn’t have in 1929; they knew they could avoid immediate financial calamity by flooding the economy with money. But, paradoxically, averting another Great Depression-like calamity removed political pressure for more fundamental reform. We’re left instead with a long and seemingly endless Great Jobs Recession.

    THE Great Depression and its aftermath demonstrate that there is only one way back to full recovery: through more widely shared prosperity. In the 1930s, the American economy was completely restructured. New Deal measures — Social Security, a 40-hour work week with time-and-a-half overtime, unemployment insurance, the right to form unions and bargain collectively, the minimum wage — leveled the playing field.

    In the decades after World War II, legislation like the G.I. Bill, a vast expansion of public higher education and civil rights and voting rights laws further reduced economic inequality. Much of this was paid for with a 70 percent to 90 percent marginal income tax on the highest incomes. And as America’s middle class shared more of the economy’s gains, it was able to buy more of the goods and services the economy could provide. The result: rapid growth and more jobs.

    By contrast, little has been done since 2008 to widen the circle of prosperity. Health-care reform is an important step forward but it’s not nearly enough. “

    I still don’t think that we have faced up to the future in store for us if we continue to permit the unelected wealthy class to run all branches of our government.

  7. “There’s that passive-aggressive Perry for us, again! One minute blasting Dana as a radical, hateful creep, the next “appreciating” Dana checking in on him. Y’know, on the blog that Dana set up for him out of simple kindness and generosity.”

    This is Hube’s version of discussing the issues on here. Sick-o!

  8. This is Hube’s version of discussing the issues on here. Sick-o!

    Says the “man” who believes “discussing the issues” includes copying and pasting the same tired old talking points day after after day, and injecting people’s family members into online disputes.

    Sick-o!

  9. You know, Perry, if you want to talk about someone refusing to discuss the issues, you could talk about Perry refusing to discuss the article upon which Perry is spewing his passive-aggressive bile yet again.

    You know, the article which has yet another polling agency declaring Obama’s disapproval numbers hitting all-time highs and Obama’s approval/disapproval among independents proving that Obama has lost the independent voters altogether.

    You could also quit sliming people in order to prevent your slimings from vanishing, IYKWIMAITYD.

  10. “You know, Perry, if you want to talk about someone refusing to discuss the issues, ….”

    The partisan control freak has spoken again, complaining that I did not discuss HIS issue, when I commented twice already on the issue he raised in his topic, until Hube interrupted with his usual slime. Are you dyslexic too, Hitchcock?

    But let me say, polls are practically meaningless at this point in time over a year before the election. Moreover, I have pointed out to you before that the approval/disapproval ratings for Congress are far worse than President Obama’s. On this fact, you are unfazed.

    It could be that the outcome of the general election depends on whether the Dem campaign is effective in demonstrating the truth, that the dysfunctional do-nothing Repubs in Congress are responsible for making little to no progress on the fiscal crisis which they created to begin with. I will give them credit for helping to pass TARP and ARRA, but after that — NOTHING!!!

    This is THE message, Hitchcock!

  11. Are you dyslexic too, Hitchcock?

    Too? Besides dyslexic, Fossil, you’re just stupid. Maybe that should be classified as a disability too. That way, you’d be fully covered!

  12. Instead of discussing the issue being addressed, here is what we get from Hube, again:

    “Too? Besides dyslexic, Fossil, you’re just stupid. Maybe that should be classified as a disability too. That way, you’d be fully covered!”

    Again, Hube, you are out.of.control! ‘Tis a waste!!

  13. Voters now give an edge to Republicans in Congress on economic leadership, 43/41, never a good sign for an incumbent President.

    Perry does not want to see that because that destroys Perry’s meme. Beyond that,
    My article.
    My thread.
    My rules.
    And Dana has clearly said I have that authority.

    And the thread I cleaned out of a lot of non-germane comments a while back had a lot of Hube’s comments go missing as well. Hube isn’t crying about his flames disappearing like Perry is crying about his flames disappearing. So, Perry, if you want to go playing your passive-aggressive games, find an article I didn’t write in which to do it. I have been more than fair and have given more than enough warnings.

  14. Again, Hube, you are out.of.control! ‘Tis a waste!!

    Why do you keep addressing me, then, Fossil? I know: Not only are you an outrageous political and cultural hypocrite, you’re the REAL sufferer of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. You just can’t help yourself. You’re diseased, inside and out.

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