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Obama Approval

Obama Poll Watch -- March, 2014

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

President Obama's job approval polling was down a bit last month, ending three months of positive news. He didn't slip back much, but the reversal does bring up a serious question: is Obama stuck in a "new normal" of job approval numbers in the low-40s range?

Obama Bounces Back

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics

A new poll shows President Barack Obama has bounced back from a career-low approval rating. According to a Bloomberg National Poll released Tuesday...

Obama Poll Watch -- February, 2014

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

For the second month in a row, President Obama had an all-around positive month in the public polls. His job approval average was up, his job disapproval was down, and he has almost completely recovered from the dip his numbers took after the Obamacare website rollout fiasco.

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.

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Most Americans Are Totally Over The State Of The Union Thing

HuffingtonPost.com | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics

For presidents, the annual State of the Union address means trying to find a fresh way to outline top priorities. For pollsters and journalists, it me...

Obama Poll Watch -- December 2013

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.08.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama started the month of December at rock bottom. There's just no other "polite" way to put it, folks.

What Went Wrong With the Promises of the Barack Obama Presidency

Mario Almonte | Posted 02.18.2014 | Politics
Mario Almonte

For a moment in time, Barack Obama was truly the world's president, as much beloved as Nelson Mandela, speaking boldly of global brotherhood, but carrying the big stick that was the awesome economic and military might of the world's most powerful nation. Then he showed up for work.

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.

This Is How Many Americans Approve Of Congress

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON and JENNIFER AGIESTA | Posted 12.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Heading into a congressional election year, Americans hold Congress in strikingly low regard, and nearly two-thirds say they would...

Why President Obama's Approval Dip Doesn't Matter

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Whether a president's ratings rise or fall, they aren't running for reelection so their approval numbers have no effect on their prospects. The only issue of concern is their legacy. The same is true with Obama.

Poll Finds Support For Obama At All-Time Low

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 11.20.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama's approval rating is at an all-time low, according to a CBS News poll released Wednesday, the latest in a number of recent surv...

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...

Obama's Approval Rating Drops To Lowest Point Ever

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 11.13.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama's approval rating is down to its "lowest point ever," according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday. Just 39 pe...

Message to Obama: 'Stop Being the Policeman of the World'

Steve Siebold | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics
Steve Siebold

It's time to bring all the troops home, secure our borders like Fort Knox and reduce our foreign policy to negotiation, trade embargoes and other fiscal restrictions.

'Troubling Sign' For Obama's Foreign Policy

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics

Public disapproval of President Barack Obama's handling of foreign policy is at the highest level in his presidency, two polls released Monday found. ...

Obama Poll Watch -- July 2013

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.05.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

There was plenty of political news in July, but little of it was directly attributable to President Obama. What this means is that it's really anyone's guess why the polling continued downwards.

Congress Disapproval Hits All-Time High In Poll

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics

A NBC/Wall Street Journal poll released Wednesday finds that Americans' disapproval of Congress has reached unprecedented levels, while approval of Pr...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Poll: Obama's Approval Shows Only Slight Drop Since May

HuffingtonPost.com | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 06.19.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama's public standing has remained relatively steady over the last month, according to a Pew Research poll released Wednesday, alth...

Obama Approval Falls

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 06.17.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama's approval rating dropped eight points from last month, according to a CNN poll released Monday. The survey found that 45 pe...

Obama Poll Watch -- May 2013

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.03.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Barack Obama had a pretty bad month inside the Beltway, with Republicans on the warpath over multiple scandals. Outside Washington, Obama didn't have too bad a month at all, as his job approval ratings barely budged.

In 2014 Elections, Republicans Must Decide How To Use Obama

The New York Times | Jeremy Peters | Posted 05.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — His name won’t be on any ballot in 2014. Or ever again, for that matter. But plenty of Republicans are still eager to wage a midte...

Despite Controversies, Obama Holds Steady

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 07.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The economy is recovering, the White House is dealing with multiple controversies, and President Barack Obama appears generally una...

Jason Linkins

Half Of America Wants To Impeach Obama, According To Impeachable Polling Outfit

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics

Big news this week from WorldNetDaily, America's pre-eminent source of far-right fringe theories and weird scams: about half of America would like to ...

Obama's Teflon Presidency?

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.20.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Even after multiple scandals all vying for the top headline throughout the week, over the weekend CNN reported poll numbers showing Obama currently enjoys 53 percent of the public's approval for the job he's doing. His numbers actually rose from the last time the poll was taken.

Obama Approval Rating Not Hurt By Scandals

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 07.19.2013 | Politics

A new poll shows that recent scandals haven't hurt President Barack Obama's approval rating. The poll, from CNN and ORC International, found that ...