You are here

Log in or register to post comments
soulful.terrain
soulful.terrain's picture
Offline
Last seen: 4 months 3 weeks ago
Joined: Nov 22 2010 - 12:15pm
Obama job approval rating drops below Carter's

 

President Obama's slow ride down Gallup's daily presidential job approval has finally passed below Jimmy Carter, earning Obama the worst job approval rating of any president at this stage of his term in modern political history.

In the early stages of Obama's presidency, every democrat and a vast majority of the media, praised Obama as a historic president. the term 'historic' was virtually synonymous with ever move Obama made. Well, fast forward to 2011 and Obama has in reality, made history. I don't think the democrats will be touting this one.

Since March, Obama's job approval rating has hovered above Carter's, considered among the 20th century's worst presidents, but today Obama's punctured Carter's dismal job approval line. On their comparison chart, Gallup put Obama's job approval rating at 43 percent compared to Carter's 51 percent.

According to Gallup, here are the job approval numbers for other presidents at this stage of their terms, a year before the re-election campaign:

-- Harry S. Truman: 54 percent.

-- Dwight Eisenhower: 78 percent.

-- Lyndon B. Johnson: 44 percent.

-- Richard M. Nixon: 50 percent.

-- Ronald Reagan: 54 percent.

-- George H.W. Bush: 52 percent.

-- Bill Clinton: 51 percent.

-- George W. Bush: 55 percent.

What's more, Gallup finds that Obama's overall job approval rating so far has averaged 49 percent. Only three former presidents have had a worse average rating at this stage: Carter, Ford, and Harry S. Truman. Only Truman won re-election in an anti-Congress campaign that Obama's team is using as a model.

Change you can believe in?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lamont Sanford
Lamont Sanford's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 month 6 days ago
Joined: Mar 31 2006 - 8:32pm
What a coincindence

I worked as one of Carter's hired guns for his last two years as president.  By coincidence I was  visiting Arlington today.  Specifically, the Iran Rescue graves.  Some of the names I remember well.  Carter was a worthless fuck.  If you are president and your ratings go below his than you have a major problem to deal with.   After Carter, I became one of Reagan's hired guns.  Things changed with Reagan.  The USSR got worried and we started preparing for Iran, which we are still doing to this day.  I pity those poor motherfuckers.  It is getting close to pay back time and those worthless pricks have it coming to them.  In spades.  But not under Obama's command.  We will  just fuck that up as well.

 

eattoride
eattoride's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 year 2 months ago
Joined: Sep 7 2009 - 5:52pm
I guess from this survey we

I guess from this survey we can conclude that a presidents popularity does not equate to results that benefit the general public.

 

Lamont Sanford
Lamont Sanford's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 month 6 days ago
Joined: Mar 31 2006 - 8:32pm
Well, Harry Truman did do a

Well, Harry Truman did do a good job of promoting communism within his own administration.

soulful.terrain
soulful.terrain's picture
Offline
Last seen: 4 months 3 weeks ago
Joined: Nov 22 2010 - 12:15pm
Jimmy Carter - Epic failure

 Lamont,

I remember that failed attempt. Probably, if not, the most embarrasing event presented upon the world stage. Carter made America look foolish and apathetic. With that said, God bless those American heroes that lost their lives in that failed mission. So many great American soldiers have lost their lives due to incompetent administrations full of politicians that tie the hands of our brilliant military commanders. The ever changing 'rules of engagement' makes me sick!

You 100% right on Reagan. Reagan exhibited strength and did not tolerate dictators. Reagan's policy of 'trust but verify' was brilliant. Look how he handled Quadaffi. On the other hand, Jimmy Carter never met a dictator he didn't like. He negotiated with the military junta in Haiti even while human rights groups condemned them. Not that his negotiations led to anything; Haiti remains today what it has remained throughout the post-colonial period - a Carribean backwater run by military strongmen.

Carter has been a self-deluded pawn for dictators, and the anti-American European left-wing. When Carter took office in 1977, he received a moderately growing economy in which inflation was 5.4 percent and interest rates were around 8 percent. When he left office, the Soviets were entrenched in Afghanistan, Iranian students had been holding US State Department personnel and US Marines hostage for 444 days, the American military had been gutted by the administration's post-Vietnam cutbacks, American prestige was in tatters abroad and inflation was in the double digits and interest rates were so high it was impossible for Americans to finance large purchases like homes and cars. Carter's administration is without a doubt the worst in modern American history, yet Carter himself blamed his failures on a "national malaise". This "malaise" kept his Democratic party out of power for 12 years; even today it wrestles to free itself from a failure within the United States and the admission of North Korea only shows once again that he is a failure abroad as well. A Nobel Prize will never obscure these facts.

Obama is carrying on that failed legacy, only with Obama, it's amplified ten-fold.

mav52
mav52's picture
Offline
Last seen: 3 days 7 hours ago
Joined: Aug 29 2011 - 10:42am
Talk about approval ratings,

Talk about approval ratings, our Governor Rick Scott in Florida has the worst approval rating across the US.  The man's evil and Obama rating doesn't even stand close to this person.

Lamont Sanford
Lamont Sanford's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 month 6 days ago
Joined: Mar 31 2006 - 8:32pm
My previous governor was Bill

My previous governor was Bill Richardson.  I saw he is under federal investigation again.  This time for using taxpayer money to pay for his mistress.  Nothing new but Bill is slippery.  He'll never get caught at anything.

soulful.terrain
soulful.terrain's picture
Offline
Last seen: 4 months 3 weeks ago
Joined: Nov 22 2010 - 12:15pm
S.C. or Fla?
mav52 wrote:

Talk about approval ratings, our Governor Rick Scott in Florida has the worst approval rating across the US.  The man's evil and Obama rating doesn't even stand close to this person.

mav52,

Are you in South Carolina or Florida? It shows that your in South Carolina.

I do like the fact that Rick Scott wants drug testing for welfare recipients.

mav52
mav52's picture
Offline
Last seen: 3 days 7 hours ago
Joined: Aug 29 2011 - 10:42am
I moved up to South Carolina

I moved up to South Carolina in April of this year.  I still have my home in Orlando waiting for the horrid market to return. 

 

testing for welfare recipients, that is about the only thing he did.  Like when he took office he sold the state plane and started using his own to help save the state some money but all along slick Rickie was having it updated using TAX payers money. So when he leaves office he takes his plane with him and Florida will have to buy another plane. Odd but so true.

soulful.terrain
soulful.terrain's picture
Offline
Last seen: 4 months 3 weeks ago
Joined: Nov 22 2010 - 12:15pm
I hear ya.
mav52 wrote:

I moved up to South Carolina in April of this year.  I still have my home in Orlando waiting for the horrid market to return. 

 

testing for welfare recipients, that is about the only thing he did.  Like when he took office he sold the state plane and started using his own to help save the state some money but all along slick Rickie was having it updated using TAX payers money. So when he leaves office he takes his plane with him and Florida will have to buy another plane. Odd but so true.

Ok. cool. I pretty much had to do the same thing so I moved from Alabama to Tennessee. The 'Bama home is a renter now.

Scott sounds alot like the ex- Mayor of Montgomery, Al. Bobby Bright (D). Bright owned alot of Riverfront property in Montgomery. When he took office, he put all his property in his Mother's name.

Then Bright floated a 30 million dollar bond to "re-invigorate" the riverfront, massive landscaping projects, Belgian cobblestone round-a-bouts, built shops, restuarants, bars, built an ampitheatre, and brought in a minor league baseball team and built a pro stadium for them to play in.

Bright ran for Congress in 2008 and won. He served one term and got his corrupt ass kicked by (R) Martha Roby. Thank God.

He leaves office, guess what?  His mom puts the property back into his name and now he has property worth multi-millions thanks to taxpayer monies when before, it was only a marginal investment.

To top it off, his wife is a district judge, so he has the legal angle taken care of, just in case. How do these jerks sleep at night is what I would like to know.

mav52
mav52's picture
Offline
Last seen: 3 days 7 hours ago
Joined: Aug 29 2011 - 10:42am
 How do these jerks sleep at

 How do these jerks sleep at night is what I would like to know.

 

Well I would say at the moment they sleep with money in their bank account and no doubt smiling.  Jerks for sure but their day will come.

ColorfulPellets
ColorfulPellets's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 years 5 months ago
Joined: Feb 23 2012 - 2:36pm
Methinks soulless.terrain

Methinks soulless.terrain suffers from O.D.S.

soulful.terrain
soulful.terrain's picture
Offline
Last seen: 4 months 3 weeks ago
Joined: Nov 22 2010 - 12:15pm
.
ColorfulPellets wrote:

Methinks soulless.terrain suffers from O.D.S.

So, is that it?

'Methinks' nobody gives a flying fuck what you think.

Using the term 'Methinks' doesn't make you sound intelligent either.

  • X
    Enter your Stereophile.com username.
    Enter the password that accompanies your username.
    Loading