On Mon, 27 Sep 2010 07:40:05 -0700 (PDT), Jeff
Post by Jeff
September 24th, 2010
CNN Poll: Obama at all time low
(CNN) President Barack Obama is contending with the lowest approval
rating of his 20-month presidency, a new CNN/Opinion Research
Corporation poll finds.
The president's approval rating now stands at 42 percent an all time
low in CNN polling and 8 points lower than where Obama was only three
weeks ago. Moreover, 56 percent of all Americans think the president
has fallen short of their expectations.
No surprise to me. Pres. Obama was elected with very high hopes. No
matter who is in power, the voters want results.
McCain was defeated because the public blamed Republicans for the poor
choosing Palin cost him the election, and 8 years of Bush.
Looks like you were too young to remember. Facts clearly show that
McCain took the lead after Sarah Palin was announced as his VP. He
then lost the lead after the stock market crash.
...and anyone with a half ounce of brain knows that McCain didn't
stand a chance in a year that heavily favored the Democrat anyway.
Let stupidity and lack of facts continue to dominate your posts, we
want libs to stay stupid and uninformed.
Facts, libs hate them.
This is from Fox on Sep 24 showing McCain had already lost the lead
because of the economic collapse on Sep 15 -
FOX News Poll: Obama Reclaims Lead Over McCain, 45% to 39%
Barack Obama has recaptured the lead 45 percent to 39 percent over
John McCain in the presidential race, according to a FOX News poll
In addition, the poll shows Obama has improved his position on the
most important issue to voters this year the economy. He is seen as
the best candidate to handle the nation's economy, and more voters
also say he would be better at handling the current financial crisis
facing the country.
Opinion Dynamics Corp. conducted the national telephone poll of 900
registered voters for FOX News from September 22 to September 23.
McCain held a 3-point advantage earlier this month immediately after
the Republican convention (September 8-9). Before that Obama had a
3-point lead going into the Democratic convention (August 19-20).
McCains Fortunes Fell With the Stock Market
For John McCain, the crash of Lehman Brothers on Wall Street was worse
than the Crash of 1929. Looking back over the course of the campaign,
it seems clear that the financial meltdown in mid-September was the
final, decisive, event that secured Obamas path to the White House.
McCain stole some of Obamas bounce with his surprise announcement the
day after the Democratic convention closed of Alaska Governor Sarah
Palin as his running mate. The 44-year-old former beauty queen and
hard-nosed reformer was a fresh face in the race, added youth to the
ticket and also fired up McCains Republican base which had largely
been going through the motions up until then. National media coverage
of Palin was mostly critical, but she far exceeded expectations with
her speech to the Republican National Convention in Minneapolis in
early September. Republicans bolted out of the convention ready to
win, and it showed in the polls.
The week of September 8-14 McCain was ahead for the first time but
by only one point. Obama reclaimed a one-point lead the following
week. Basically the race was tied going into the last six weeks of the
Then on September 15, the 158-year-old investment banking firm of
Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy protection, marking the largest
bankruptcy in U.S. history. The bursting housing bubble had hit Wall
Street. Other firms fell like dominoes, and the resulting financial
meltdown dominated the front pages. The Bush Administration stepped
in with a proposal for unprecedented federal government involvement in
the private sector and hammered out an agreement with the
Democratic-led Congress. There was plenty of blame to go around, but
for voters it was the final nail in the coffin of the Bush years and
Voters agreed things were bad, and the economy for most was the number
one issue in the campaign. Interestingly, the same voters who think
most of the media was trying to help Obama told us in July that
reporters make the economy look worse than it really is. These
findings and others suggest that, along with McCain, the media may be
the other big loser in this years election
WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 (Xinhua) -- Republican presidential candidate John
McCain lost his lead in rural American voters as more of them favored
his Democratic rival, Barack Obama, in handling the country's economic
crisis, said a poll released on Thursday.
About 49 percent of rural voters favored Obama on key issue of the
economy, while 40 percent supported McCain in this regard.
The result was in strong contrast with a poll released a month ago,
showing McCain led by 51 percent to 41 percent among rural voters.
McCain's Odds Crash Along With Stock Market
PrintHenry Blodget | Sep. 29, 2008, 9:00 PM
Last week, before John McCain "suspended his campaign" to rush to
Washington to save the country's financial system, Intrade gave him a
48% chance of winning the presidency. By Saturday, after two days of
bizarre flip-flops on Friday's debate, a broken vow not to leave
Washington until a deal was in place, and a debate that most people
thought he lost, McCain's odds had dropped to 44%.
But that collapse was nothing. Now, with the stock market plummeting,
McCain having failed to deliver enough Republican votes for the
bailout, and Americans presumably wanting to do away with anything
that reminds them of Bush, McCain's odds have hit a recent, post-Palin
low of 37%.
Oct 14, 2008
McCain has sought to regain his footing on economic issues for the
past three weeks after drawing criticism for saying the U.S. economy's
fundamentals were strong despite brewing signs of crisis on Wall
Street that ultimately gave way to the biggest stock market drop since
the Great Depression.
During that time Obama has prospered, moving from a tie with McCain in
national polls to a lead. In bad news for the McCain campaign, a
Quinnipiac University/Wall Street Journal/Washingtonpost.com poll on
Tuesday gave Obama sizable leads in four battleground states.
On the eve of the debate, McCain and running mate Sarah Palin
headlined a Republican fundraiser in New York. The event, where
attendees paid at least $2,300 a plate, was expected to rake in more
than $8 million, mostly due to Palin's celebrity status among
Republican donors, a campaign aide said.