Friday, August 21, 2009

Zogby: Obama's Approval Sinks to Record Low, 45%

President Barack Obama's job approval rating has sunk to a record low of just 45%, the latest Zogby Interactive poll shows. Fifty-one percent of likely voters now say they disapprove of the President's job performance.
"None of these numbers looks counter-intuitive to me. Gallup, NBC, and Pew all have Obama at record lows. Rasmussen also shows low approval. Things are volatile out there and news travels fast. There is a lot of anxiety over healthcare," said Zogby International President and CEO John Zogby. "The President let it get away from him and voters are scared right now. They are experiencing sacrifice overload and feel more threatened than empowered. The President is being forced to play defense and he is much better when he is in possession of the ball."
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Thursday, August 20, 2009

The Most Powerful Man on Earth Actually Said "All Wee-Weed Up!"

President Barack Obama launched a typical liberal-style mocking attack Thursday on politicos who think "Obama's lost his mojo."

Finding villains at every turn and in every shadow, Obama said, "There is something about August going into September where everybody in Washington gets all wee weed up!"

Incredibly, with soaring deficit spending, spiraling unemployment and an increasingly divided public, Obama said, "We should be proud of what we have done."


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Jobless Claims Continue Rise: Where's the Press?

The number of U.S. workers filing new claims for jobless benefits rose last week, a government report showed on Thursday, fanning worries of an anemic recovery from the worst recession in 70 years.

The press is reporting the story as "unexpectedly."

However, the rise should have been expected, given the state of the economy and warnings, even from the Obama administration, to expect rising unemployment to continue for some time to come.

Initial claims for state unemployment insurance benefits rose 15,000 to a seasonally adjusted 576,000 in the week ended August 15 from 561,000 the prior week, the Labor Department said. Analysts polled by Reuters had forecast new claims slipping to 550,000 last week from a previously reported 558,000.

Some undocumented economists say that the recession will be over when the claims drop below a half million.

Go figure...


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Sunday, August 16, 2009

Obama Polls: Highest Level of Strong Disapproval Yet

Most Americans would prefer no health care reform this year rather than passage of the legislation currently working its way through Congress.

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Sunday shows that 32% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Forty-one percent (41%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -9.

Today’s update marks the highest level of Strong Disapproval for President Obama. Previously, the number who Strongly Disapprove had reached 40% three times in late July. Most Americans would prefer no health care reform this year rather than passage of the legislation currently working its way through Congress.

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