John Boehner's Approval Rating Takes Big Hit

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    WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner's (R-Ohio) approval numbers have dropped significantly since taking on his leadership position at the beginning of 2011, according to a poll released Wednesday.

    In the survey conducted by Public Policy Polling for DailyKos.com and the Service Employees International Union, 28 percent of respondents approved of Boehner, while 52 percent disapproved.

    These numbers are sharply lower than his approval ratings from earlier this year, according to PPP's polls. According to PPP, Boehner began 2011 with 35 percent of voters approving of him and 28 percent disapproving.

    MORE: Boehner's Low Approval Rating Could Hurt Republicans In 2012
     
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    I like to see a poll on a Pelosi vs Boehner in a head to head competition by a reputable polling institution.

    DailyKos.com and the Service Employees International Union.....:eusa_hand:...:lol:
     
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    Ok.

    So what is the man in charge, numero uno, Barack Hussein Obama, doing about our tanking economy??????????

    Boehner is the #3 man in charge. He needs to do well.

    But he ain't #1.

    What is the #1 man in charge doing, other than blaming everyone else, about our spiraling economy?
     
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    I'd rather communicate with a stump.
     
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    :lol:..
     
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    Surprise, surprise. I guess that is what you get when you deliver consistent failure. No one is happy.
     
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    It would probably be similar to attempting to get any type of idea out of President Obama other than "The rich gotta pay their fair share" (Despite the fact they pay, by far, the most in taxes already).
     
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    Yeah! I heard about this too!
     
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    :eusa_eh:... are you playing coy..?
     
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    Yes, I know you have fantasy of hanging Boehner's unpopularity around the GOP nominee's neck the way Clinton hung Newt around Bob Dole's neck. Ain't gonna happen for the following reasons.

    1) A DailyKos/SEIU poll? What, No "Pravda/Daily Worker" Poll available? Some pretty selective cherry picking of data.

    2) Boehner isn't running for anything, while Newt has always had higher ambitions. He's also not out there making a spectacle out of himself like Newt did in 1995. While it was easy to find lots of pictures of Newt with Bob Dole in 1996, (they had to work together as leaders of their party in their respective houses of Congress) not so much for either Romney or Perry.

    3) Clinton had the advantage of having a record he could run on. The economy had recovered quite a bit by 1996 from 1992. He could answer the Reagan Question pretty well- people were better off than they were four years before. The same thing could NOT be said of the Community Organizer. Even if things stay as they are now, people are a LOT worse off than they were in 2008.

    4) Clinton was actually a pretty adept politician. He knew when to hold them and knew when to fold them. He signed on to Welfare Reform because it was popular, but stood his ground on medicare reform because he knew it was unpopular. Obama just folds. "Don't Call my Bluff, Eric... Oh, wait, you're calling my bluff. You can't call my Bluff, I'm 'the One'. "
     

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