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04-20-2011 03:03 AM  7 years agoPost 1
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Poll: Economic Crisis Batters Obama, Could Doom Re-election

Tuesday, 19 Apr 2011 By David Alliot

The darkening economic cloud has sent President Barack Obama’s job performance ratings plummeting to just 47 percent — just 1 point higher than his lowest ever mark — according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.

And his economic approval ratings are his worst since September, when he stood at 41 percent approval and 57 percent overall disapproval.

In the event that the White House didn’t receive the message, Wall Street drove the point home on Monday when benchmark rater Standard & Poor’s cut its long-term outlook on U.S. debt to a dismal negative rating, signaling a financial crisis if the Obama administration does not bring down the national debt.

Today’s poll shows that Americans agree with the S & P verdict. In a tie with his overall worst economic approval rating, 57 percent said they disapprove of how Obama is handling the economy, with 46 percent saying they strongly disapprove. Only 23 percent strongly approved.

On the heels of the gloomy economic news, GOP leaders renewed calls for more drastic cuts in federal spending saying raising the roof on debt should be contingent on those cuts.

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Republican Rep. Eric Cantor, majority leader of the House, said Republicans would not sign off on any debt-limit increase without serious reforms, according to The Hill.

“For decades, Washington has blindly increased the debt-ceiling limit while doing little to stop spending money that it doesn’t have, a dangerous pattern that must end,” Cantor said. “As S&P made clear, getting spending and our deficit under control can no longer be put off for another day.”

In a statement, Rep. Paul Ryan — whose own plan promised to slash $6 trillion over a 10-year period — said that Obama’s current spending spree “threatens not only the lives of future generations, but also the economic security of American families today.”

For his part, Obama’s plan calls for raising income taxes and a repeal of the “Bush tax cuts” he originally agreed to continue on Dec. 7.

Obama’s poll numbers could doom his 2012 prospects: A Newsmax poll placed Donald Trump far ahead in a matchup with Obama — 68 percent would vote for Trump, 13 percent for Obama, and 13 percent for another candidate.

The independent vote, which Obama relied on heavily in his 2008 bid, remains dubious for 2012 after showing overwhelmingly in Republicans’ court last year. The Washington Post-ABC poll pits independents squarely against Obama — 55 percent disapproved of the job he is doing.

http://www.newsmax.com/Headline/oba...omo_code=C1CB-1

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04-20-2011 12:49 PM  7 years agoPost 2
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You know that you are doing an awful job when the Donald can whip your but in the polls! If they loose to Obama in the next election the Republicans should just disband.

Anything is possible if you don't know what you are talking about!

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04-20-2011 03:25 PM  7 years agoPost 3
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they should be able to run Zippy the Clown and still beat Obama, but alas, I think there's still a shot the "other clown" will get re-elected. The rhetoric and backstepping has already begun. He's now against the tax cuts for the wealthy, though he just signed just such a bill a few months ago.
It's official: it's time to run for re-election. This oughta be fun, even if it's the end of our country. At least we'll all have a front row seat.

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04-20-2011 03:28 PM  7 years agoPost 4
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As much as I hate to say it unless Trump manages to pull off winning the Republican nomination Obama will get elected to a second term. Hard to swallow but people better start getting used to it. He will skate right in no the backs of Congressional Republicans just like Clinton did his second go around, because the Republicans refuse to play hardball. Quite frankly after a couple of decades of this it is seriously pissing me off. I may have to start voting for Ron Paul...

"There is a fine line between cutting edge and bleeding edge.."

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04-20-2011 04:42 PM  7 years agoPost 5
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He will skate right in no the backs of Congressional Republicans just like Clinton did his second go around, because the Republicans refuse to play hardball.
Thats possible.

But, if these gas prices continue to rise along with food prices, Yosemite Sam could win in 2012.

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04-20-2011 05:11 PM  7 years agoPost 6
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But, if these gas prices continue to rise along with food prices, Yosemite Sam could win in 2012.
20 bucks says that right before the elections the cost of gas will drop with Obama taking all the credit. It seems that just before an election something great happens to help push the existing people in office to re-election.

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04-20-2011 05:24 PM  7 years agoPost 7
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20 bucks says that right before the elections the cost of gas will drop with Obama taking all the credit.
Maybe.

But, if the cost of gas remains high for that long, no matter what he does to get it down, it will not be forgotten when voting takes place. Everything else will go up because of the high gas prices, and those prices will not come down.

Food and gas prices hit to close to home for way to many people. All except elite SOB politicians. They could care less unless high prices stay to long. Ask Jimmy Carter about that.

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04-20-2011 06:15 PM  7 years agoPost 8
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If they loose to Obama in the next election the Republicans should just disband.
They should disband along with the Democrats anyways. The political parties are what is really killing this country.

Stupidity can be cured. Ignorance is for life!

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04-20-2011 08:24 PM  7 years agoPost 9
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The political parties are what is really killing this country.
I think it has more to do with peoples stubborn refusal to see past their own noses. People who vote one way or the other simply because "they just always have". Until people lose this mentality and quit buying into the class warfare, Republicans want to kill your Seniors and feed your babies to cheap, illegal workers line new politicians won't change anything. We don't necessarily need new faces, we need a new game where they are all on level field.

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