Jul 07 2009

Obamanomics Bringing Down The House (White House, That Is)

Published by at 9:58 am under All General Discussions

I noted below (and many times in the past few months) how the democrats have set the seeds of their own demise in 2010 and 2012. I am now very confident this is now unavoidable, as I note in the post regarding Palin’s future. 

It’s the economy stupid. In that post I note how the worsening unemployment will turn the people against the Dems again (and this time probably for more than a decade or two). As if to underscore this prediction a shocking poll is out today from Ohio – another state Obama would probably now lose to Palin (along with CA, MI and OR):

President Obama’s job approval in Ohio has dropped significantly in the last two months, dipping under the 50% mark for the first time, according to a new poll by Quinnipiac University. In the last Quinnipiac poll in Ohio taken in early May, Obama enjoyed a healthy 62% job approval rating, with only 31% disapproving. Today, Obama’s job approval stands at 49%, with 44% disapproving – a twenty-five point net drop in just eight weeks.

Not surprsingly, Obama has seen a corresponding drop among voters’ approval of his handling of the economy: two months ago he had a net +21 approval (57/36), today it is -2 (46/48).

Yeah, its called ‘jobs, jobs, jobs and jobs’ – that would be 5 words there Nancy.

33 responses so far

33 Responses to “Obamanomics Bringing Down The House (White House, That Is)”

  1. kathie says:

    An economic up turn is based on confidence to spend.

  2. WWS says:

    Have you noticed how the full court press on the left started this weekend on the theme – “WE NEED A SECOND STIMULUS”


    How about just repealing all the goodie giveaways in the first so-called stimulus and actually applying them to creating jobs? WOW, what a concept!!!

    And there will be no “second stimulus” bill because the idea is politically poisonous. No way will Congress vote for jacking up the deficit by ANOTHER trillion, in a baldfaced admission that they blew it the first time.

  3. […] But over the years many on the left have lived and died by them. What do they say to this? (h/t The Strata Sphere) President Obama’s job approval in Ohio has dropped significantly in the last two months, dipping […]

  4. Toes192 says:

    After listening an interview of Liz Trotter on Fox and her execrable comments [along with many others] on my Governor… [Sarah].. I have reconsidered… Although I still opine that quitting was very bad… Just move over so I can get back on board and let’s move forward…

  5. Neo says:

    … and this begets talk of another of those marvelous “stimulus” packages. Let’s now even consider another “stimulus” until they actually manage to spent the first “stimulus”.

    If Obama and the Democrats in Congress who put this last one together had been a bit more bipartisan, it would have been more stimulating. Of course, we will never know if that money taken out for Nancy’s condoms would have had a stimulating effect.

  6. Rick C says:

    I have argued for a long time, and AJ’s graphs confirm it, that this second stimulus program was not a stimulus, but rather mostly a political payoff. This $800 billion monstrosity was the second stimulus. The first was a tax rebate under Bush. the first one worked for a quarter or so.

    Obama is now claiming he underestimated the problems with the economy when he took office. That may be true, but it is only because he didn’t pay attention. Certainly Geithner at the NY fed had a pretty good idea.

    No, Obama’s problem is the same problem he has continuously had as a politician. He does not want to be responsible for his actions. So, outsourced the writing of the stimulus bill to Pelosi and now he is paying the price for a very bad bill.


  7. crosspatch says:

    Obama must be beside himself. Here he is on a summit to Moscow and a funeral for a drug addled pervert is getting all the press!

  8. ph2ll says:

    Is it me but is BO constantly on TV everyday? I for one wish he would govern and get this economy moving along and stop worrying about his exposure. Personally, I think he is at risk of overexposure as people see the economy is getting worse and all he does is smile and speak pretty words written out for him in advance and placed on a teleprompter. Some may already see him as an empty suit as his approval index has slipped to -3. See here:

  9. GuyFawkes says:

    And this would have some relevance in terms of the 2010 and 2012 elections, if it wasn’t for the inconvenient fact that the public has much, MUCH lower opinions of Republicans than Democrats, including Obama.

    So, exactly how is Obama in position to lose the White House in 2012? A monstrously popular Green Party nominee?

  10. WWS says:

    Oh look, guy fawkes shows his nasty little head on an economics post!!!

    C’mon Guy, Tell us what a GREAT JOB Obama is doing!!!

    Your entire idiot point is that the Economy doesn’t matter, Jobs don’t matter, people don’t matter – only POWER matters.

    Spoken like the vicious, morally crippled neo-Fascist that you are.

  11. WWS says:

    and as to how Obama might lose in 2012 – here’s the latest poll out today.

    “The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows that 33% of the nation’s voters now Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Thirty-six percent (36%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of –3. Those figures reflect the highest level of strong disapproval measured to date and the lowest level recorded for the overall Approval Index …
    Overall, 52% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the President’s performance so far. That, too, is a new low for the President. Forty-seen percent (47%) now disapprove.”

    And we aren’t even close to the depths of this depression yet.

    By 2012, Obama probably won’t even run for re-election, he’ll be so hated.

  12. GuyFawkes says:

    “By 2012, Obama probably won’t even run for re-election, he’ll be so hated.”

    LOLZ. Wow – every time I become convinced that I’ve seen the dumbest thing anyone is ever going to write on this blog, one of you tops it. Congrats, WWS – you win Dumbass of the Day!

  13. crosspatch says:

    “if it wasn’t for the inconvenient fact that the public has much, MUCH lower opinions of Republicans than Democrats, including Obama.”

    Guy, as usual, you are blabbering about things you know nothing about. The GOP currently leads the Democrats generic congressional ballot polls. There is not a single poll anywhere that supports your fantasy that the public has “MUCH lower opinions of Republicans than Democrats”. In fact, Pelosi’s popularity rating is below that of George W. Bush before he left office.

    Care to back up your foolish drivel with some recent numbers?

  14. crosspatch says:

    Here are some hard recent numbers:

    Support for the GOP remains unchanged this week – at its highest level over the past year, but support for Democrats dropped one point to tie its lowest level in the same time period.

    Democratic support on the congressional ballot has ranged from a low of 38% to a high of 50% in the past 12 months. In that same period, Republicans have been preferred by 34% to 41% of voters nationwide.

    Democrats held a six- or seven-point lead over the GOP for the first several weeks of 2009. That began to slip in early February, and since mid-April, the parties have been roughly even.

    Men prefer Republicans by a 44% to 36% margin. Women are more evenly divided this week, favoring Democrats 40% to 37%.

    Voters not affiliated with either party like GOP candidates by a 37% to 21% margin, showing little change since last week.

    Fifty-four percent (54%) of all voters say the average congressional Democrat is more liberal than they are, while 36% believe the average Republican congressman is more conservative in comparison to themselves. Forty-four percent (44%) say their own representative in Congress is about the same as them ideologically.

    So I see no validation of the notion that Democrats are “MUCH more” favored over Republicans for anything.

  15. Terrye says:

    The new Rasmussen poll shows this is not just happening in Ohio. The number of people who strongly disapprove is outpacing the number of people who strongly approve of Obama’s job performance. He is at -3 on that score. Over all his numbers are down to 52%. That is not bad of course, but compared to where he was a couple of months ago it looks like a free fall.

  16. Terrye says:


    Keep whistling past that graveyard.

    In recent polls Republicans are doing better than Democrats in several areas, the economy among them. Even polls like Gallup are showing a trend toward more conservatism, not less.

  17. Alert1201 says:

    You should know better then to confuse a liberal with facts.

  18. kathie says:

    OH NO, GUY’S HERO IS GOING DOWN THE TUBS. Is Guy a tiny, weeny bit scared? Defensive? Worried?

  19. crosspatch says:

    I believe “crumbling” would be a more accurate description of Democrat popularity in the US.

  20. lurker9876 says:

    I hope Congress will pass the second stimulus. Why? It will force many Americans (other than Guy Fawkes) to see the truth about our Democratic Party.