As mid-terms loom on the horizon, 53% rate Obama’s presidency a failure, only 41% a success

  By Dave Andrusko A poll released Friday reveals that a whopping 53% of respondents characterized the presidency of Barack Obama as a failure versus only 41% who rate it a success. Only 6% say that they aren’t sure in the poll conducted by IBD/TIPP. “Obama’s standing among independents is even worse, with 58% calling …

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Obama unable to reach 50% approval on any of 12 issues, questions about competency grow more urgent

  By Dave Andrusko Tomorrow we will post on what is (to my mind) the single most bizarre story ever written (seemingly) in defense of President Obama. It appeared earlier this week in POLITICO and is as long as it is convoluted. A real head-scratcher. Wednesday got away from me so I am picking up …

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“Record numbers of Americans” disapprove of President Obama’s job performance, Washington Post/ABC News poll finds

  By Dave Andrusko To be fair, President Obama’s falling-through-the-skylight approval numbers wouldn’t seem QUITE so bad had his approval numbers not been so gaudy a year ago. Remember how they were practically stratospheric? But…that was then and… The question now is, just how far will his job approval and personal popularity sink? Since one …

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New York Times Lamely Hypes Obama Recovery: ‘Rebound In His Approval Ratings’ — to 42 Percent?

  By Tim Graham The New York Times is including all the Happy Talk That’s Fit to Print. Their latest poll came with the headline “Obama Sees a Rebound In His Approval Rating.” One might think it’s getting close to 50 percent. Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Allison Kopicki wrote, “President Obama’s approval ratings, which hit …

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Even the Most Partisan Democrats Rethinking Obama

By Dave Andrusko When you’re pro-abortion President Barack Obama and you seem to be losing no less rabid a partisan than Chris Matthews, it may be time to seriously rethink the battle plan. On the same morning The Hill newspaper reported on mounting tension between Obama and Senate Democrats, Matthews (who once famously said that …

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Obama Hype versus Gallup Reality

By Dave Andrusko What a fascinating juxtaposition. A piece titled “Obama’s reelect’s first job: Reconnect” and the results of a Gallup Poll titled “Obama Job Approval at 41% Tying His Low: Independent’s approval rating down to 35%” The first appeared in POLITICO, which more and more appears to be a virtual in-house organ for the …

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