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Obama job approval up

May 27, 2010

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— For the first time this year, more people approve of President Barack Obama’s performance than disapprove, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday morning.

The latest soundings come as the White House is seeking to deal with the political fallout from the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and the president has been trying to find a route to bipartisanship by reaching out to GOP lawmakers in the hope of getting help with his legislative agenda.

According to Quinnipiac, American voters approve of Obama’s job by 48 percent to 43 percent, up from April when 44 percent approved and 46 percent disapproved. The overall approval was the first since December, according to the poll.

The findings are based on the survey of 1,914 people from May 19 to May 24. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.2 percentage points.

“The increase in President Barack Obama’s job approval is a welcome step for the White House. His ratings have been in the no man’s land of just below parity for some time, and now the question is whether this is the beginning of an upward trend or just a blip,” said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University poll.

The poll follows most other national polls showing a steady erosion of faith in Obama since he took office. Of course, Obama’s popularity then was at an all-time high, partly because he was following George W. Bush, whose administration ended with a political thump, and partly from Obama’s own upbeat campaign that led him to become the nation’s first African American president.

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Flap Doodle 3 years, 10 months ago

Wait till "let 'em go" Holder gets some show trials going. Stalin would be proud.

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g_rock 3 years, 11 months ago

Please repoll in another week and a half once the entire Gulf Coast starts to realize what they will lose in tourism dollars after Memorial day weekend...

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beobachter 3 years, 11 months ago

But the teabaggers and the clueless will always hate him. need I also point out this group is also racist, as well as ignorant. and thought W walked on water and talked to some alleged "god". Ok. snap, go ahead and post it. I alraedy know how much I piss you off.

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Flap Doodle 3 years, 11 months ago

Well, heck he's promised everybody a high-level government job, of course he's gonna poll well among the saps that believe him.

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UNIKU 3 years, 11 months ago

So you clowns are saying that when Obama's approval ratings were down in the past year the so called liberal media didn't cover it. And that they only feature it now because the numbers are positive? Really!? Then how did everybody know about it back then -- was the Blond Foxy News the only one who reported it? Not likely. And I suppose the liberal media conversely over-reported W's paltry approval ratings over his 8 year stumble in office. Stop whining and blaming the media for reporting positive things you don't want to hear. And before you pipe up about me being an obvious Democrat because of these comments -- wrong! I am not. Just someone who is tired of hearing blowhard right wingers be so cynical about everything.

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Fred Whitehead Jr. 3 years, 11 months ago

I think given the incredible abyss left by the shrub's administration, that President Obama is doing as good a job as anyone could under the circumstances with the extremist right hate radio barons and every tom,dick, and harry who thinks they could do better.

I think that in the end as history looks back on this political morass, mostly crated by the extreme right, the Nazi party, the KKK, and Rush Limbaugh, that Mr. Obama will emerge and the solid rock and hero of the era. The final "tea party" will be in the White House and sara palin wil not be invited!!

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br549 3 years, 11 months ago

If they would get away from the bus station they might come up with a poll that means something. I know I know, I'm a racist.

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mr_right_wing 3 years, 11 months ago

"Oh, there he is again, how is he going to trash obama this time?!"

Nope. Look over my comment history...there have actually been a few (albeit very few) time's I've praised this president, and this will be one more.

mr. obama signed a bill about a month back that will allow guns in National Parks, a good move to protect the rights of gun owners. (Kind of uncharacteristic) Thank you mr. obama.

See....I really can do it from time to time!!

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lawrenceguy40 3 years, 11 months ago

barry o is an embarrassment to our nation. He has failed at just about everything he has attempted. His words on the oil spill disaster this morning were clearly sending the signal that he doesn't give a dime about the folks down there. If there were ever a clear case for impeachment based on incompetence, this is it.

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Tom Shewmon 3 years, 11 months ago

This deserves white space? Every time there is a temporary small spike, some leftist reporter has to justify his or her job I suppose.

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