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YardleyLabs
04-20-2010, 03:10 PM
According to Gallup today, Obama's average approval rating for the 5th quarter of his Presidency, at 48.8%, ranks him as one of the least popular Presidents since World War II. In fact, only two other Presidents have ranked lower: Jimmy Carter, at 48%, and the all time loser in 5th quarter rating, President Ronald Reagan at 46.3%.

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badbullgator
04-20-2010, 03:18 PM
I love how the libs love to hate on Regan except when they want to say obongo is similar because of his poll numbers....
Much more in line with dear Jimmy than Ronald

dnf777
04-20-2010, 03:22 PM
I love how the libs love to hate on Regan except when they want to say obongo is similar because of his poll numbers....
Much more in line with dear Jimmy than Ronald

Hey, now that you mention it, I have never personally seen Ronald Reagan's birth certificate! Has anyone here seen his birth certificate? Ok, I'm going to start making signs and banners! We need to posthumously remove him from office!

YardleyLabs
04-20-2010, 03:33 PM
I love how the libs love to hate on Regan except when they want to say obongo is similar because of his poll numbers....
Much more in line with dear Jimmy than Ronald
I don't know how anyone could hate either Reagan or Bush. Both were thoroughly decent people in most ways. However, I believe that Reagan's economic policies irreversibly damaged America's long term economic competitiveness and were the foundation of much of what has happened recently. The parallels in the polls numbers are not simply coincidence. Both Reagan and Obama inherited terrible recessions. Both instituted stimulative policies and saw the economy begin to improve sluggishly. Reagan had trouble in his mid-term elections because of that. However, as the economy progressed, his position strengthened, leading to a landslide victory over Mondale. By contrast, Carter inherited an economy that was not going too badly and finished his term with n economy in recession. I suspect that Obama's future depends almost solely on what happens with the US economy between now and mid 2012. If the economy, including employment, is strong at that time, he has an excellent chance of being reelected. If it is weak, he will be defeated.

menmon
04-27-2010, 12:12 PM
According to Gallup today, Obama's average approval rating for the 5th quarter of his Presidency, at 48.8%, ranks him as one of the least popular Presidents since World War II. In fact, only two other Presidents have ranked lower: Jimmy Carter, at 48%, and the all time loser in 5th quarter rating, President Ronald Reagan at 46.3%.

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Reagan went into office during a bad recession too. I wonder if approval is based on the men or the state of the economy?

luvmylabs23139
04-27-2010, 12:16 PM
Well I liked Reagan and thought he was trying to and would fix things. BUmface, on the other hand, is turning us into a commi socialist US destroying place. "SHARE THE WEALTH" He is a traitor!!!!

Nor_Cal_Angler
04-27-2010, 12:16 PM
I don't know how anyone could hate either Reagan or Bush. Both were thoroughly decent people in most ways. However, I believe that Reagan's economic policies irreversibly damaged America's long term economic competitiveness and were the foundation of much of what has happened recently. The parallels in the polls numbers are not simply coincidence. Both Reagan and Obama inherited terrible recessions. Both instituted stimulative policies and saw the economy begin to improve sluggishly. Reagan had trouble in his mid-term elections because of that. However, as the economy progressed, his position strengthened, leading to a landslide victory over Mondale. By contrast, Carter inherited an economy that was not going too badly and finished his term with n economy in recession. I suspect that Obama's future depends almost solely on what happens with the US economy between now and mid 2012. If the economy, including employment, is strong at that time, he has an excellent chance of being reelected. If it is weak, he will be defeated.

I must say that is one of the most "Fair & Balanced" ;);) points I have seen you make, KUDOS to you!!!!!!

NCA

menmon
04-27-2010, 02:02 PM
I must say that is one of the most "Fair & Balanced" ;);) points I have seen you make, KUDOS to you!!!!!!

NCA

I agree...he sized it up about as good as one could.

depittydawg
04-27-2010, 02:15 PM
I don't know how anyone could hate either Reagan or Bush. Both were thoroughly decent people in most ways. However, I believe that Reagan's economic policies irreversibly damaged America's long term economic competitiveness and were the foundation of much of what has happened recently. The parallels in the polls numbers are not simply coincidence. Both Reagan and Obama inherited terrible recessions. Both instituted stimulative policies and saw the economy begin to improve sluggishly. Reagan had trouble in his mid-term elections because of that. However, as the economy progressed, his position strengthened, leading to a landslide victory over Mondale. By contrast, Carter inherited an economy that was not going too badly and finished his term with n economy in recession. I suspect that Obama's future depends almost solely on what happens with the US economy between now and mid 2012. If the economy, including employment, is strong at that time, he has an excellent chance of being reelected. If it is weak, he will be defeated.

Can't argue with that logic. It is the same formula that applied to Bush Senior and Carter. American's tend to blame their Presidents, right or wrong, when the economy goes sour. Changes in economic policies take years to unravel. Clinton's record looked great when he left office. But 8 years later the mistakes he, and the Republican Congress made, brought the economic world to its knees. Reagan's record didn't look bad either. Until we fast forward 30 years and now live with the deficits he created.

huntinman
04-27-2010, 05:36 PM
Let's see where the ratings are in Nov 2010 and 2012.

dnf777
04-27-2010, 06:10 PM
Let's see where the ratings are in Nov 2010 and 2012.

That's all that really matters.
I think the fact that Obama didn't even get a bump after healthcare reform passed, is not a good sign. Not disasterous either. Nobody will feel the benefits for several years (if it goes according to plan, and that's a big "if") at best, but will likely feel tax increases before then. Whether or not they're related to the health care bill is irrelevant.
This banking reform bill seems to be playing in his favor, and if the economy continues to grow, he may be all right come the Novembers.