Barack Obama already less popular than Nixon or Carter?

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  1. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/james_...ular_than_nixon_or_carter_quelle_surprise_not

    Well i guess that the Honeymoon period is well and truly over :D
     
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    You sure this isn't a spoof? For example ...
    Dry British humour non?
     
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    Hard to tell, really. There are many who sorta hold him higher than I do, but don't like quite a few of his ideas. "Like the man, don't like his actions."

    I've never liked his ideas about monetary policy. With him having been a disciple of Saul Alinsky, it's easy to understand why he's ignorant of realities in that arena. I think his expansion of governmental power into areas where there is no governmental expertise in management will prove harmful to the nation's economy in the long run--and I don't think it'll be successful in the near-term.

    (Shrug) If that's what folks want, however, far be it from me to worry about it...

    'Rat
     
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    Shouldn't take the paper bag off the mail order bride's head so soon, might ruin the honeymoon.
     
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    Some of the statements regarding the approval ratings, I think, are true in any event... for instance, commented upon also in this WSJ article from last month:

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123690358175013837.html
     
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    He's above 60% in multiple polls:

    http://www.mcall.com/news/local/all-a6_obama-polls.6870703apr24,0,2731903.story

     
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    Obama Defense Force will not take this poll laying down, burn the washington times to the ground. :D
     
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    I don't think so, its just the Telegraph is losing its touch - the piece is completely moronic.
     
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    Didn't you read the above links from GALLUP ?
     
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    Didn't work with the New York Times, they were wise to Air Force One making a run on their city desk.
     
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    Et tu, Gallup?
     
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    Cherry picking polls. The Moonie Times poll appears to be an outlier at this point, considering that Pollster.com has the aggregate of all polls putting Obama's approval number at 62%.

    In related news, the Republican Party is now less popular among Americans than Hugo Chavez is... :D
     
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    Looks like this is a trumped up poll. Whatever. Nothing to see here. Move along.
     
  16. kastenbrust thread starter macrumors 68030

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    i thought it was funny that Arlen Specter the Pennsylvania Republican Senator is switching from Republican to Democrat for his reelection in 2010

    http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-04-28-voa41.cfm
     
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    We all missed this interesting tidbit...

    They are forcing adoptions now, and we don't even get to pick their political alignment. The horror!
     
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    This completely reminds me of when Clinton got elected. The right started foaming at the mouth and made complete asses of themselves. They'll keep going too for the next 8 years. They have nothing on their side but fear.
     
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    The left was so much better when Bush was in. :D
     
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    And the country was so much worse.;)
     
  22. leekohler macrumors G5

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    And so was a lot of the right. Look at what Bush did to this country. People had a right to be angry. You can't say that 72% of the country is all left wing. That was Bush's disapproval rating, BTW.
     
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    Just saying, anytime a party is in the high minority they are going to look like raving loons.... thats why they are the minority. If the Republicans come back closer to center they will gain ground, instead they seem to be focusing on far right wing loon votes.
     
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    Which they will continue to do, trust me.
     
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    Huh? This makes no sense. The Democrats were in "the high minority" in 2004, and managed to make significant gains in 2006 and again in 2008, so obviously the nation didn't see them as raving loons.
     

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