Obama Approval Rating Surges - Highest Since May

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The president's total job approval for September inched up a point from August to 48%, his highest rating since May. But that’s still down eight points from December’s high of 56%.  Furthermore, according to the latest Rasmussen poll (of these people?), it is noteworthy that 29% "Strongly Approve" while 38% "Strongly Disapprove," leaving the spread at -9 - which while still negative, is the highest since June surging this week as the showdown over the shutdown continues. At this rate, by the time the debt-ceiling debate is over - Obama will have the entire nation begging him for a 3rd term...


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Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:14 | 4013541 Dollar Bill Hiccup
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Who took this poll?

Those on the podium behind POTUS yesterday?

I did not take it.

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:14 | 4013546 Bosch
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Nor was I asked my opinion. 

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:17 | 4013560 Zer0head
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Obama gets a Boehner

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:20 | 4013574 Xibalba
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"I hate Obamacare, but The Affordable Care Act makes sense!"

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:24 | 4013588 playnstocks
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How could you not like FREE healthcare....?

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:26 | 4013594 MillionDollarBonus_
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I was impressed by President Obama’s diplomatic address to congress about how to end the government shutdown. I didn’t understand all of it, but you can see this guy knows what he’s doing, and that’s what I like about him. When people are worried, they look to our leaders for reassurance and guidance, and when I listen to one of Obama’s calm and well-thought out speeches, I know the country is in good hands.



Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:29 | 4013606 NoDebt
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"but you can see this guy knows what he’s doing"

OK, OK, you tipped the balance back in favor of 'funny' over 'annoying' with that comment.

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:49 | 4013703 DaddyO
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Here's something for MDB to chew on this morning...make sure you watch to the very end!



Wed, 10/02/2013 - 11:45 | 4013982 Race Car Driver
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This 'poll' is just cheap red meat for ZH mouthbreathers. Space weather articles are more interesting and pertinent.

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 11:54 | 4014015 I am more equal...
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Someone more credible from Illinois once said '"You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time."

This poll proves there are Perpetual Obamanure Fools.

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:29 | 4013607 Beam Me Up Scotty
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MDB, people like you are why the US and the rest of the world are swirling the drain.

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:29 | 4013612 steveo77
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sarc, right?

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:31 | 4013620 AlaricBalth
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"look to our leaders..."

Thanks for the laugh MDB. I can always count on you for a little levity.

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:59 | 4013750 GainByBrokenWindow
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Ha Ha! MDB, why do I always think there's a missing /sarc at the end of each of your posts?

Am I the only one who thinks the Prez sounds like Daffy Duck talking to toddlers?

(What!? That's Raciss!)

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:27 | 4013602 Beam Me Up Scotty
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Just think of how great the world would be if everything was FREE!!??!!


/sarc for the strongly stupid out there.....

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:37 | 4013646 Alcoholic Nativ...
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Ferengi hell.

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 11:11 | 4013814 GainByBrokenWindow
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You have to give it away. Otherwise you get called names.

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:24 | 4013589 NoDebt
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You think Obama even cares what his approval rating is?  He's governed against the will of the people since his first day in office.

He loves himself, and that's what really matters, right?

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 12:13 | 4014107 PeterSchump
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Yes, but what is really disconcerting is how the majority of Americans love being tied up, ball gagged, and "taken advantage of" by these creeps.

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 14:20 | 4013593 smlbizman
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tally em up

ok with 39 down and no ups, based on the new coors koriculum, he has a positive rating of 94.56 %..thanks for ur vote

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 13:28 | 4014439 torak
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...'en I gotsa free Obama phone too! And when he smoke he look soooo cool.

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:22 | 4013576 GetZeeGold
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Dead cat bounce.

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:57 | 4013744 Pooper Popper
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Harry Reid’s Office Leaks Boehner Office Emails— Boner has been working with harry and the other dems the whole time,he is a TRAITOR
Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:15 | 4013555 Manthong
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The same clowns who counted the last vote.. and now work for the BLS.. er, at least did.

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:23 | 4013558 LawsofPhysics
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That's easy, the free shit army, took the poll.  Of course they are happy.  Just like the bankers, they are getting "money for nothing".

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:35 | 4013637 ceilidh_trail
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I drive by the projects taking my daughter to school. This morning I saw 4 people out and about (typical). This afternoon, I'll drive by 50-100 or so. I tell my daughter that instead of asking for donated fans every summer, we shoud send in alarm clocks... 

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:41 | 4013663 malikai
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I suggest you and your family get the hell away from the ghetto before the ghetto comes for you lot.

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:45 | 4013681 ceilidh_trail
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We live 20 miles out. The school is the best in the area (she graduates high school this May at age 15) for her, so we have to do it. It's what one does for their kids. She also gets to observe the welfare state in action. Let me tell you, a lesson well worth getting.

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:44 | 4013682 Normalcy Bias
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Exactly. The sample phone numbers must be 'randomly' chosen from an Obamaphone number database.

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 11:10 | 4013802 sister tika
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The Rasmussen poll also had Romney ahead of Obama by  1-2 percent just before election day in 2008.

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 11:18 | 4013853 gtb
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Wed, 10/02/2013 - 11:31 | 4013928 sister tika
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2012.  Thanks!!

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:16 | 4013547 aint no fortuna...
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and moar war!!!!!!

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:16 | 4013551 replaceme
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We're all taking this pole.

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:45 | 4013691 kralizec
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I didn't want either one. 

Payback is a bitch.

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:15 | 4013552 Everyman
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"I see stupid pepope, everywhere, all the time."

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:16 | 4013553 small towel
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How stupid do you need to be to "Strongly Approve"?

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:24 | 4013585 Beam Me Up Scotty
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Strongly Stupid

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:31 | 4013597 Bay of Pigs
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And in deep denial.

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:32 | 4013619 Crazed Weevil
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Surely you mean how much do you have to be paid in benefits and subsidies to "Strongly Approve".

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 11:03 | 4013771 GainByBrokenWindow
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As stupid as Nancy.

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:17 | 4013554 RacerX
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good thing so many Fed workers are home to take the polling calls.

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:15 | 4013556 max2205
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Welcome to the dumbest nation in history

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:15 | 4013557 BobPaulson
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Tea party needs some serious lessons in messaging. They are stuck in a doom cycle of ranting at their base instead of winning over the opposition. Diminishing spiral.

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:28 | 4013604 slotmouth
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The tea party is just neocons trying to keep republicans from voting libertarian.

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:30 | 4013608 Bay of Pigs
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I'm still waiting for someone to explain how a handful of 400 Congressional members can "shut the gov't down"?

Boehner and Cantor aren't part of that group. It is all complete bullshit.

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:40 | 4013666 LawsofPhysics
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and yet they are still being paid.


Roll the mother fucking guillotines...

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 11:12 | 4013809 ElvisDog
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I think it's because if the Tea Party republicans roll over too quickly on funding Obamacare, they will lose in the primary elections next year. They promised their constituents that they would fight it in 2012. The Republican leadership is supporting them for the moment, because that's what parties are supposed to do.

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 11:21 | 4013875 Bay of Pigs
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Impossible. The Tea Party has no clout on the hill. They are too small.

Something else is afoot, which is much bigger than this story. This is a distraction and sideshow that the Dems and Reps appear to want, or were instructed to do.

We shall see soon enough.

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:30 | 4013609 GeorgeHayduke
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To most folks Obama looked reasonable while the far right republicans looked like spoiled kids doing the whole "play my way or I'll take my ball and go home" routine. Plus, no war with Syria...yet and most people didn't want that war. It adds up to makes Tea Partiers look like self-absorbed impediments.

People are tired of the whole my way or the highway schtick in Washington and those from either party who act that way are likely to get punished for it. Just my guess from observing this crap for so long.

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