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Dec 11, 2009 6:40 pm

The Worst President Ever?





The White House has tried to dismiss the quite extraordinary results of a new poll on Barack Obama’s approval ratings.



Maybe they shouldn’t be so quick.



The Gallup figures show Obama’s rating now stands at 47 per cent – the lowest ever recorded for any president at this point in his term of office.



With Obama fighting to persuade America on healthcare, climate change and the war in Afghanistan you would think this would be cause for concern.



So what was the response of press secretary Robert Gibbs? “If I was heart patient and Gallup was my ECG, I’d get another doctor.



“I don’t pay a lot of attention to the meaninglessness of it.”



He then compared the poll result to “what a six-year-old with a crayon” could come up with.



Sure, polls go up and down but this Gallup survey of presidential approval ratings has taken place since 1938. It is significant.



And while George W Bush’s rating of 86 per cent came in the immediate aftermath of 9/11 even Watergate-tainted leaders like Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford polled more than 50 per cent.



Analysts say the poor ratings have a lot to do with the economy - high unemployment and people feeling the pinch.



There is also a sense that Obama has tried to do too much too soon. And US politics has descended to an all-time low in terms of partisan bickering.



But dipping below 50 per cent is a big deal and Obama should be worried.



Even if his press secretary is not.





Dec 11, 2009 7:06 pm

Yeah, gallup polls are meaningless when they are against Pres Barry, but his supporters had no problem using these exact numbers against Bush. Clowns.


In other news, if anyone sees that ass clown Al Gore tell him to come shovel my driveway when its 5 degrees and he can tell me about global warming when he is finished.
Dec 11, 2009 7:18 pm

This is all about meeting people's needs (need to be PC, need to be idealistic, need to be right, need to feel important, need for money). After all the money is spent, which is now,  the liberals' needs should be met for a long time.

Dec 11, 2009 7:30 pm

Am I supposed to vote Republican no matter what because I'm in the investment industry?

 
I think you told me yes before but I wanted to double check.
 
Thank you.
 
Your pAL
 
Winston Smith
 
Palin '12
Go Family Values
Dec 11, 2009 8:13 pm

I thought this was about Hoeckstra.

Dec 11, 2009 8:22 pm

And what does this have to do with what is happening at firms?

Dec 11, 2009 10:12 pm

I don't like Obama.  The fact  is that the poll is meaningless.  He has no need to be popular right now. 

Dec 11, 2009 10:22 pm

Bush/Cheney were proud to be at 50.1% in 2004...in politics, they call that winning!

Dec 11, 2009 10:25 pm

Worst ever?  I would not even think it's fair to name a second worst ever behind this guy, he is running away with this award.  People are catching on to this mess he is creating, no chance for re election.  All the college kids and poor that showed up at the polls last year will not show up in 2012, his administration will have a hard to replicating the rock star image a second time, it will no longer be history to go vote. 

Dec 11, 2009 10:27 pm
anonymous:

I don't like Obama.  The fact  is that the poll is meaningless.  He has no need to be popular right now. 

 
You want to bet?  That is all they care about.  Obama is a politician, he makes decisions based on what will get him in again, 3 years will be here fast. 
Dec 11, 2009 10:30 pm
Shania Twain:
shantom1:

And what does this have to do with what is happening at firms?





Thanks for sharing.



blow m*





As usual you show us how easy it is for anyone to get into this business irregardless of their mental capacity. My comment was directed at the obvious fact that this thread was posted in he wrong forum (and I think Obama will certainly sink this country into the abyss). Your comment was a derogatory remark asking me to engage in a homosexual activity with you, sorry, no thanks. One thing I find amazing is how so many people put on a facade in public when in reality they could never live up to that standard with their activities, and treatment of others, in private. Imagine a client read your comment, what would be their reaction?



I belong to many online forums, mostly car based, but nonetheless it is embarrassing the childish behavior that is so dominant in this forum. No wonder most of the country wants our industry buried....







Dec 11, 2009 10:35 pm

mel?

Dec 11, 2009 10:44 pm

Nope, I'm a 15 year veteran of the business, but I pray every day the public does not find this site b/c it would be a major black eye to our industry....

Dec 12, 2009 4:08 am
shantom1:
Shania Twain:
shantom1:

And what does this have to do with what is happening at firms?





Thanks for sharing.



blow m*





As usual you show us how easy it is for anyone to get into this business irregardless of their mental capacity.



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irregardless



irregardless



Indeed.

Dec 12, 2009 9:47 am

Barack "One-Termer" Obama

Dec 12, 2009 10:27 am
B24:

Barack "One-Termer" Obama

 
When he got elected I thought 2 terms was a guarantee and it would have been true if he did absolutely nothing and let the economic cycle turn back around like it always does. OOPS!
Dec 12, 2009 12:02 pm

Politics is tough...

Bush said he wouldn't raise taxes(oops, but he needed to for the economy)
Clinton looked like a genious because he caught the internet boom.
Bush looked like an idiot because(well is underlyings were, FEMA, CIA, VPetc)
Obama will look like an idiot because he caught a terrible recession..
 
Judging politicians is pretty unfair.. especially in this time period with tv,internet and 24hour access..
 
Presidents popularity is always based on current events(which are normally shaped by decisions made by previous administrations, at least on the policy level) and sometimes sh*t just happens
Dec 12, 2009 12:04 pm

PS..

 
I normally vote democrat, but this year voted for McCain because I didn't think Obama had enough experience...
 
I don't think McCain would be doing any better...events shape the presidency, presidents shape the next guy's events
Dec 12, 2009 2:59 pm

Obama!!! with 8 years of knucklehead #1 and #2 mucking it all up, a new dynamic was welcomed by most.



Sarah Palin???? ouch!!!!!!!!!!!!! can you imagine?

Dec 12, 2009 3:14 pm

I'm a bit surprised to see so many here bash Democrats since the historical evidence is pretty strong that the economy does better under Dems. More importantly for this crowd, the stock market tends to do better as well. You can Google this yourself, but here's one example of many:



http://www.usatoday.com/money/perfi/columnist/krantz/2005-12-02-presidents_x.htm







I guess there's a reason why so many here make it clear that this is a sales, not an analytical job.