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Obama Poll Watch -- March, 2016

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.04.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

President Obama made a big breakthrough in public opinion polling in March, one that is (for once) pretty obvious in his chart. Take a look at this month's new chart -- it's pretty easy to see how big a deal this is, even on the overall chart of his entire time in office.

Janie Velencia

Obama's Approval Rating Gets A Bump | Janie Velencia | Posted 05.05.2015 | Politics

President Barack Obama's job approval rating is positive for the first time in two years, according to a WSJ/NBC poll released Monday. The survey...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Here's Why The State Of The Union Doesn't Usually Change Many Minds | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 01.20.2015 | Politics

The state of the State of the Union remains largely unwatched. Last year's State of the Union was Jan. 28, 2014. Here's a chart of President Barack...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Obama's Approval Rating Ticks Up Amid Good Economic News | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 01.14.2015 | Politics

After nearly a year of static approval ratings, President Barack Obama's numbers are showing signs of a modest rise. Obama's approval rating langui...

Obama Has Tied Reagan In Public Opinion Polls

John A. Tures | Posted 02.26.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

Don't look now, but President Barack Obama has been inching up in the polls, tying Reagan for this juncture in his presidency. Several polls have him inching up to nearly 50 percent approval rating after a rough 2014.

Obama to Blame for Hurricanes, Disease -- and Everything Else

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 02.20.2015 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

In spite of the intense, unyielding, never-ending opposition to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare, nobody can deny that Obama has tackled the problem of health care costs growing out of control when nobody before him would. And that's not all.

Obama Poll Watch -- November 2014

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.31.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Added together, the differences from October to November for Obama's average monthly job approval and job disapproval ratings total a whopping 0.1 percent. That's pretty flat. Remarkably, this was during a month with several enormous political stories, from the midterm election results to immigration reform to Ferguson, Missouri.

Gallup Poll Shows How Much Latinos Loved Obama's Immigration Announcement

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 12.01.2014 | Latino Voices

President Barack Obama’s approval rating among Hispanics shot up 10 points to 68 percent after he announced his administration would offer deportati...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Americans Stubbornly Unmoved By Parties' Best Midterm Pitches | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 08.26.2014 | Politics

After months of campaigning and with primary season nearly at a close, the midterm elections landscape remains decidedly un-gamechanged. Americans ...

Fixing Our Democracy

Nick Desai | Posted 10.06.2014 | Politics
Nick Desai

Our society and our democracy are complex, fragile organisms upon which small changes can have great impact. The only way to stop doing nothing... is to start doing something.

President Obama's Approval Rating Very High Among Muslim Americans

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.11.2014 | Religion

President Obama's approval rating has dropped to 43% from its one-time high of 69% in January 2009, but the president still holds majority favor among...

A Third Of Voters Call Obama The Worst President Since WWII

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics

A third of voters think Barack Obama is the worst president since World War II, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday. Georg...

President Obama Keeps Hearing the Silly Charge He Has Failed Blacks

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 08.30.2014 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Obama has refused to say that any of his initiatives and programs were aimed at blacks. The absence of this frank statement and the longing of many blacks to hear him say that fuels the perception and frustration that he isn't doing enough, or even anything.

Poll Finds Challenging Midterm Backdrop For Democrats

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics

The 2014 elections are continuing to shape up as tough for Democrats, according to a Washington Post/ABC News poll released Tuesday. The survey fou...

New Poll Spells Potential Trouble For Democrats' Midterm Chances

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama's approval rating remains mired in the mid-40s, and there are signs his unpopularity could weigh on Democrats this November, a ...

Polls Tell Mixed Story About Obama's Approval Rating

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics

What kind of year is 2014 shaping up to be for President Obama? Two just-released polls tell significantly different stories, with one finding him plu...

Poll Shows Troubling Numbers For Obama

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 03.01.2014 | Politics

As President Barack Obama moves forward on his 2014 "year of action," a new poll shows disapproval of the president's performance is rising. Gallu...

Obama Poll Watch -- January 2014

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.05.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

As I accurately predicted last month, Obama was set to have a pretty good January -- and he did. To be fair, in absolute terms, this still is pretty dismal territory for Obama's polling. If you don't count the previous two months, Obama's January numbers would be the worst of his entire presidency.

Congress: Stop Acting Like Kids At Recess

The OpEd Project | Posted 02.25.2014 | Teen
The OpEd Project

I am frustrated with how things in this country are progressing. I am frustrated with policy, and I'm frustrated with my lack of voice.

Going Negative

Chris Kelly | Posted 02.11.2014 | Comedy
Chris Kelly

I'm going negative. I didn't want to do it -- no one ever wants to do it -- but it has to be done. I owe it to myself, my supporters and to America. Plus going negative works. Republicans and Democrats spent $6 billion on the 2012 elections, and almost all of it was negative.

New Poll Reveals Latinos Are Souring On Obama

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.09.2013 | Latino Voices

President Barack Obama’s popularity among Latinos has taken a beating this year. Obama’s approval rating among Hispanics plunged 23 points fro...

Senator: 2014 Dems In 'Great Position' With Obamacare

Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.01.2013 | Politics

Despite the troubled rollout of Obamacare, Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) said Sunday that he believes the health care law will be an advantage rather tha...

Here's How Many Americans Don't Trust Obama

Reuters | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

By Susan Heavey WASHINGTON, Nov 25 (Reuters) - A growing number of Americans doubt President Barack Obama's ability to manage the nati...

Soooo Crack-Smoking Mayor Rob Ford Is More Popular Than Obama

Posted 11.22.2013 | World

He's admitted to smoking crack cocaine and buying illegal drugs; he's been videotaped threatening to kill someone, and he's been stripped of most of h...

Obama's Approval Ratings Hit New Low After Health Care Rollout

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics

The American public is expressing serious doubts about the implementation of the new health care law, sending President Barack Obama's ratings to a ne...