Gallup: Obama's Approval Below Reelection Standard...

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    Gallup released a memo earlier this week titled, "Where the U.S. Election Stands Now," comparing past presidential approval ratings with each candidates reelection results. Gallup concluded:

    This historical pattern suggests that Obama would need to see his job approval rating climb to 50% to be in a comfortable position for re-election. History shows that by March of the election year, all winning presidents in the modern era, including George W. Bush, had job approval ratings above 50%, and all losing presidents had job approval ratings below 50%. This suggests that where Obama stands by next month may be an important indicator of his ultimate re-election chances.

    According to Gallup's most recent daily tracking poll, Obama's current approval rating is even at 47 percent. He has not been over 50 percent since Osama bin Laden was killed last May.

    Gallup: Obama's approval below reelection standard | Campaign 2012 | Washington Examiner
     
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    Maybe there'll be an election and no one will vote!
    I read where the voting participation has been way down with the GOP state caucuses and primaries due to the fact there's alot of unhappiness with the GOP field.
    And there's Obama.
    There's not alot of enthusiasm out there for anyone right now, right and left.
     
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    Rest assured, Obama will do things between now and the election to pander for votes. I predict he will quote the Bible and act like he is a devoted Christian to get the evangelical vote. I predict he will, by Executive Order establish some sort of social giveaway to the moochers of the nation.

    The Republican turnout in the general election is likely to be higher than it has been in these primaries so far. I suspect Super Tuesday will show more turnout also.

    We need for Obama to be a one-term kinda guy!
     
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    His pushing to continue violating the seperation of church and state by making religious organizations provide services that, in their religions, are sins is going to sink him hard if he keeps it up.

    I mean what is next...telling jewish people they have to circumsize the boys at birth for health reasons?
     
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    a great argument for a legitimate third party
     
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    Too bad there wasn't a good 3rd party canidate out there.
     
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    im sure there are many great candidates out there. they just dont have the exposure and financial backing to break into the mainstream.

    before you ask, i have no idea who they are, but i am not cynical enough yet to believe there are only people out there who are looking to enrich themselves and maintain the status quo
     
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    I like to vote 3rd party, I live in MA so my state will vote for obama or the democrat for pres every time so I have the ability to vote 3rd party without having an impact other than to give a higher percentage of the vote to the 3rd party.....if one time they get enough support maybe people will try financially backing a 3rd party next time.
     
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    I am shocked Carter's was that high.
     

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