Gallup Shock: Obama Job Approval Sinks Below 40% for First Time

Sunday, August 14, 2011

President Obama seen slithering out of the White House last Friday on his way to play golf.

August is turning out to be the cruelest month of President Obama’s tenure.

First, the contentious debt battle resulted in Republicans getting 98% of what they wanted, leaving Obama’s base demoralized. Then U.S. forces in Afghanistan suffered the deadliest day of the decade-long war when insurgents shot down an American helicopter, killing 30 U.S. servicemen, included 22 Navy SEALs, most of whom were members of SEAL Team 6. If not bad enough, the U.S. debt was downgraded by S&P from “AAA” to “AA” for the first time in our history, sending the stock market into a violent up and (mostly) down trajectory.

Now comes new data from Gallup posted Sunday showing sinking job approval numbers for the president. Only 39% of Americans approve of President Obama’s job performance, while 54% disapprove. Both are the worst numbers of his presidency.

With Americans citing jobs as the issue they are most concerned with, President Obama is set to depart on a three-day bus tour of the Midwest beginning Monday.

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16 Responses to Gallup Shock: Obama Job Approval Sinks Below 40% for First Time

  1. Sayingwhatneedsaying says:

    I hope the ‘BOY’ gets his cotton picking clothes out of the cleaners…….. Three years ago I contributed heavily to the Boy, now I just throw requests for money from the Dumbocratic party right in the garbage without even opening them up. O-Bummer, You useless Ni&&er. Go fuck yourself!

  2. Marcus Ybanez says:

    Obama is just floundering. It’s like watching a car crash in slow motion.

    I honestly think the best thing for the nation is for President Obama to announce he won’t run for a second term. If he stays in the race he’s going to lose. How is this good for the Democratic party and for the nation? LBJ saw reality and decided not to run. For once, Obama needs to do what’s right for the nation and not his bloated ego and withdraw. He is not up for the job.

  3. Debbie Banuelos says:

    President Obama seen slithering out of the White House last Friday on his way to play golf.

    That’s all he ever does is play golf. More than 76 times in 3 years.

    Obama plays golf as the markets slide and the unemployed drown. He doesn’t care. Obama’s future is lined with speaking engagements and book deals.

  4. Harry says:

    Obama’s just running the clock out. He knows he won’t win his race for reelection so, he spends his time playing golf. Like Peggy Noonan said: He’s a loser.

  5. Vivzz says:

    I have no sympathy for Barack Obama. He’s lazy and handed his legacy over to David Axelrod and David Pflouffe instead of following true liberal values to reelection. This bizarre obsession of winning the independent and Republican voters suggests a president lost in a 1960′s fantasy world. College level Poli-Sci teaches you to start with the base and work from there. Not the other way around. I think Obama is headed for a trainwreck in 2012 and eh only has himself to blame for it.

  6. Robyn says:

    I’m preparing for the possibility of President Bachmann and her First Lady occupying the White House in roughly 16 months. Don’t laugh. A lot can happen between now and November 2012.

  7. fran says:

    Bachmann will self implode. Right now she’s been scripted by her handlers, but it is just a matter of time before the real batshit Bachmann shows her crazy eyes & the ideas behind them.
    Palin, like an annoying mosquito keeps buzzing around, playing her not sure if I’m running, but chase me , media games (why do they continue to swarm all over her like flies on a pile of fresh manure?).
    Perry & his old time religion, & Mitt (rhymes with …) are our choices???
    What a hopeless lot!

  8. JollyRoger says:

    I’ve been thinking that if there was a way to do it, maybe it’s time for people to put some weight behind Jon Huntsman. He’s to the right, but in terms of broad policy we can look at his record and see someone more reasonable than Bushack HW Obama has ever been.

    It doesn’t matter, of course: Guv Goodhair will be the nominee, and also the President, if they can find a way to get the election into court.

  9. feminazi says:

    It’s a shame, really. Obama wasted such good will and opportunity and what does he have to show for it? An extension of the Bush era tax cuts and a national healthcare plan will probably not survive a US Supreme Court challenge? He overreached when he tried to leave the senate. This is not a man who is capable of great things. He can’t even stand up to the Tea Party. How embarrassing.

  10. Joe in Colorado says:

    I have to laugh when my Democratic friends tell me, “If you stay home next year and don’t vote, you’re helping elect a Republican.” To which I reply, “But we already elected a Republican.” Obama is the very essence of a Democrat in Name Only. I’m done with him.

  11. Jim says:

    What a disappointment, to say the least. Time for change indeed! Enough with the pretty speeches.
    It’s time for the U.S. to create manufacturing jobs once again and to start repairing roads and bridges with new employees!!!!!

  12. Darkrain0088 says:

    What a load of garbage over here. Not a word of truth; all hate. I hope Michele gets elected so you bloated pricks will have a real reason to complain.

  13. Darkrain0088,

    So what are you saying? In an election season bloggers should ignore presidential approval polls in an attempt to somehow make Obama look better?

    Son, if you’re an example of Obama’s base (what’s left of it anyway), he’s in worse trouble than even I imagined.

  14. JollyRoger says:

    Christopher, in case you weren’t aware of it, the DNC has unleashed paid bloggers to post comments extolling the Drear Leader on the blogs of those of us who are awake and aware.

    I know who some of them are, and I have a whole new level of contempt for them. Taking their 20 pieces of silver while my kids lose any hope of a decent future.

  15. Jolly Roger,

    No, I wasn’t aware of this. Thanks for the heads up.

    As they appear, I will add their IP address to my oblivion forever list.

  16. better him playing golf than making MORE bad decisions

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