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Obama's Approval Rating Soars To Its Highest Point In Three Years
October 5, 2012 at 2:03 PM

Obama's Approval Rating Soars To Its Highest Point In Three Years

Barack Obama

AP

In the midst of a painful news cycle after last night's debate, President Barack Obama received a bright sign for re-election. His Gallup approval rating hit 54 percent, jumping to its highest level since November 2009. 

His approval rating soared four points from the previous day in Gallup's three-day rolling average. The last time he matched that came in the Nov. 11-13, 2009 period. 

The 54-percent mark puts Obama well above the "safe" 50-percent threshold for an incumbent's re-election. 

Obama's highest mark this year came in the sunny aftermath of the Democratic National Convention, when he reached 52 percent. Then it tanked, and since then it has fluctuated wildly.

Here's why the 50 percent threshold is important, per Gallup managing editor Jeffrey M. Jones:

The 50% approval mark is significant because post-World War II incumbent presidents who have been above 50% job approval on Election Day were easily re-elected. Presidents with approval ratings below 50% have more uncertain re-election prospects. Historically, two presidents below 50% in their final approval rating before the election -- George W. Bush and Harry Truman -- won, and three, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, and George H.W. Bush, lost.

George W. Bush's approval rating at this point in 2004 was only at 50 percent, so comparatively, Obama is in good shape. 

In the Gallup daily tracking poll, Obama leads Romney 49-45. That was unchanged from the previous day.  



Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/obama-approval-rating-gallup-debate-romney-2012-10#ixzz28Rt7TBTR

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  • rocketracer
    October 5, 2012 at 2:09 PM

    Approval number + Jobs number = BOGUS number

  • imamomzilla
    October 5, 2012 at 2:36 PM

     liar

  • motherslove82
    October 5, 2012 at 2:37 PM
    Yep.

    Quoting rocketracer:

    Approval number + Jobs number = BOGUS number

  • Sisteract
    October 5, 2012 at 3:01 PM

    And Latinos aren't buying MR's BS:

    New polls show Obama crushing Romney among swing-state Hispanics

    By Cameron Joseph 10/05/12 08:42 AM ET

    President Obama is crushing Mitt Romney among swing-state Hispanics, according to two new polls out from nonpartisan pollster Latino Decisions.

    Obama leads Romney by 78 to 17 percent with Nevada's Hispanic voters, a huge gap that outpaces the 76-to-22 percent edge he had over Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) four years ago in the state. 

    In Florida, where the Republican-leaning Cuban population bolsters Latino GOP support, Obama leads Romney by a 30-point margin, at 61 percent to 31. That's double the 15-point edge he had with the state's Hispanics four years ago, when he carried the demographic group by 57 percent to 42.

    If Romney can't close these gaps it will be very difficult for him to win Nevada, and complicate his path to victory in Florida. The group will release polling results in Colorado, another swing state with a large Hispanic population, next week.

    These new results mirror national polling by this and other groups that show Obama outpacing his 2008 performance with Latino voters and Romney struggling mightily. Two recent national polls of Hispanic voters show Obama cracking 70 percent, with Romney pulling between one-fifth and one-quarter of Latino voters. A senior Romney Hispanic strategist told The Hill this summer that the campaign's goal was to win 38 percent of the national Hispanic vote.

    Romney's campaign has made a recent push for more Latino support, and argued earlier this week that it was doing better than national polling indicated with swing-state Hispanics. But these polls, the only ones so far to conduct polling in Spanish as well as English and have large enough sample sizes to be trusted, indicate the opposite. 
  • lnrmom
    by lnrmom
    October 5, 2012 at 3:10 PM

    Well.. when you're running against a flip-flopping, lying, rude, crude, and unprofessional Mitt Romney... kinda not suprised.

    I'll be glad when its all over.

  • AdellesMom
    October 5, 2012 at 3:13 PM
    Good.
  • Pema_Jampa
    October 5, 2012 at 3:14 PM

    Thanks for posting

  • itsmesteph11
    October 5, 2012 at 3:26 PM

     

    OOPS!  Or NOT

    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows President Obama attracting support from 49% of voters nationwide, while Mitt Romney earns the vote from 47%. One percent (1%) prefers some other candidate, and three percent (3%) are undecided. See daily tracking history.

    These results are based upon nightly interviews and reported on a three-day rolling average basis. As a result, only about one-third of the interviews for today’s update were conducted after the presidential debate. The single night of polling conducted after the debate did show some improvement for Romney, but it remains to be seen whether that will continue or if it was merely statistical noise. Sunday morning’s update will be the first national polling based entirely upon post-debate interviews.

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    "In Florida, where the Republican-leaning Cuban population bolsters Latino GOP support, Obama leads Romney by a 30-point margin, at 61 percent to 30"

    Do what????? Where in the hell did they get these numbers.  LOL

    The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Florida Likely Voters shows Romney with 49% of the vote to Obama’s 47%. Three percent (3%) are undecided at this point. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

  • Sisteract
    October 5, 2012 at 3:30 PM

    Your R friends are busy dismissing all polls today- guess the flip flopping is a party thing?

    Quoting itsmesteph11:

     

    OOPS!  Or NOT

    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows President Obama attracting support from 49% of voters nationwide, while Mitt Romney earns the vote from 47%. One percent (1%) prefers some other candidate, and three percent (3%) are undecided. See daily tracking history.

    These results are based upon nightly interviews and reported on a three-day rolling average basis. As a result, only about one-third of the interviews for today’s update were conducted after the presidential debate. The single night of polling conducted after the debate did show some improvement for Romney, but it remains to be seen whether that will continue or if it was merely statistical noise. Sunday morning’s update will be the first national polling based entirely upon post-debate interviews.


  • itsmesteph11
    October 5, 2012 at 3:39 PM

     LOL I think it's the dems who are doing the dismissing and who's flip flopping?  Certainly not me as Rassmussen is the only Polls I even consider to be close. They have always been at the top when it comes to correct projections.

    But that's ok if the Dems don't want to believe credible polls. The best and most accurate poll will be Nov 6th.

    Quoting Sisteract

    Your R friends are busy dismissing all polls today- guess the flip flopping is a party thing?

    Quoting itsmesteph11:

     

    OOPS!  Or NOT

    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows President Obama attracting support from 49% of voters nationwide, while Mitt Romney earns the vote from 47%. One percent (1%) prefers some other candidate, and three percent (3%) are undecided. See daily tracking history.

    These results are based upon nightly interviews and reported on a three-day rolling average basis. As a result, only about one-third of the interviews for today’s update were conducted after the presidential debate. The single night of polling conducted after the debate did show some improvement for Romney, but it remains to be seen whether that will continue or if it was merely statistical noise. Sunday morning’s update will be the first national polling based entirely upon post-debate interviews.


     

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