Gallup: Americans reject Obama’s policies

Radical agenda on gun control, taxes, the economy, federal deficit, and Middle East come up short

Juxtaposed against Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech, the results of the most recent Gallup poll are nothing for the frequently vacationing president to write home about.

On gun policies, only 42% of Americans approve of Obama’s “solutions” while 54% disapprove.

Taxes? 41% approve and 57% disapprove.

On the economy, 39% approve and 60% disapprove.

He fares no better in his handling of the strife in the Middle East, 36% approve and 55% disapprove.

And on the federal budget deficit, Obama’s numbers plummet significantly as only 31% approve and 65% disapprove.

The only area in which Obama gains the support of a majority is on national defense issues, although the poll was conducted before North Korea reportedly tested a nuclear weapon on Monday. Obama seeks to diminish America’s nuclear arsenal.

Scroll down the Gallup page for job approval ratings by party affiliation. Registered Independents represent a core of voters dissatisfied with Obama’s handling of the issues of major importance.

Check out Obama’s approval ratings in depth and compare them with those of past presidents in the Gallup Presidential Job Approval Center. Scroll over the photo of each president from Truman to Obama to view graphs.


34 Responses to Gallup: Americans reject Obama’s policies

  1. CD9 says:

    Did they expect anything else from him? Please tell me what happened last November, all of a sudden the voter had stars in their eyes, and now they can see?

  2. Doc says:

    CRACK COCAINE is the only logical answer to your question, CD-9.

  3. eubykdisop says:

    If Obama’s policies are so unpopular, how did he get re-elected?

    “Obama Likely Won Re-Election Through Election Fraud”

    “Rachel Alexander
    Nov 11, 2012”

    “According to the Columbus Dispatch, one out of every five registered voters in Ohio is ineligible to vote. In at least two counties in Ohio, the number of registered voters exceeded the number of eligible adults who are of voting age. In northwestern Ohio’s Wood County, there are 109 registered voters for every 100 people eligible to vote.”

    “Aiding Obama’s win was a devious suppression of the conservative vote. The conservative-leaning military vote has decreased drastically since 2010 due to the so-called Military Voter Protection Act that was enacted into law the year before. It has made it so difficult for overseas military personnel to obtain absentee ballots that in Virginia and Ohio there has been a 70% decrease in requests for ballots since 2008.”

    “At least 52 employees of the left wing group ACORN have been convicted of voter registration fraud.”

  4. Westnash says:

    No Euby, there may well have been fraud on both sides, just as there usually is, but Barry Obama won because his voters went to the polls and others did not.

    Romney was a good man and might have been a wonderful President but he didn’t generate the enthusiasm and went about a Management Consultant’s process….it didnt work.

    As bad as the figures show people reject Obama’s ideas…the Republicans are not making any inroads in getting their ideas across.

    • eubykdisop says:

      No, Westnash. The reason you hold that Liberal view is because you hold these Liberal views:

      “1776 says:
      January 2, 2013 at 9:53 pm”
      How about five examples of “far right” ideas and their “center right” alternatives Mr W?”

      “Westnash says:
      January 5, 2013 at 8:54 am”


      5 Far Right:

      1. Refusing to compromise on Gun Laws in wake of the recent shootings and publicity.

      2. Refusing to compromise on fiscal cliff issues.

      3. Touting Joe McCarthy for anything but the buffoon he was.

      4. Insisting on the full Military Budget.

      5. Refusing to discuss the immigration issue and developing a “guest worker” program.”

      “These are killer issues for the National Republican party.”

      Somehow I don’t think that you’ve gone from being a Liberal to being a Conservative since January 5th, LOL!

  5. CD9 says:

    2.5 Million Republican’s stayed home. I realize Romney was no where near my real choice, but I agree with Newt, compared to BHO he was wonderful. Mitt like Mc@#$%^& gave the election away.

    • eubykdisop says:

      Hi, CD9!

      While voter turnout was down in 2012 for both Democrats and Republicans, Republican turnout dropped less than did Democrat turnout!

      “2012 Election Turnout Dips Below 2008 and 2004 Levels: Number Of Eligible Voters Increases By Eight Million, Five Million Fewer Votes Cast”

      “Nov. 8, 2012”

      “Turnout was down for both Republicans and Democrats, falling 4.2 percentage points for the Democrats from 33.0 percent of eligible citizens in 2008 to 28.8 this year; and 1.2 percentage points for the GOP from 28.4 in 2008 to 27.2 this year.”

      “Democratic turnout also increased in only two states and the same states—Louisiana (up .4 percentage points) and Iowa (0.1).”

      “Republican turnout increased in 15 states led by North Dakota (up 2.7 percentage points), followed by Wisconsin (2.5), Utah (1.6), Iowa (1.5) and Massachusetts (1.1).”

  6. Westnash says:

    I post a good bit about hubris. I think it is a cancer in our political system. I have been skeptical of the new boy wonder Rubio for the same reason. This story is interesting and even if slanted it says much:

    • eubykdisop says:

      That’s interesting, Westnash, but what do you have to say about this:

      “On gun policies, only 42% of Americans approve of Obama’s “solutions” while 54% disapprove.”

  7. Doc says:

    What happens when you put th’ 4th string Q-B in th’ SUPERBOWL?

    ….you lose…as America did in Nov., 2012

  8. Westnash says:

    When the Luddites squeal about a chance of less military spending I point them at an example like this. The Defense Department is the greatest waster of public money of any organization in the history of America. Most of the waste is never reported. Here is just an example:

    • eubykdisop says:

      What do you propose should be done, Westnash?

      • Westnash says:

        I would propose an immediate 10% cut in all military expenditures including salaries. All of us can get by on 9 out of 10…..the govt. can as well…it is nothing but would make a huge dent in the problem.

      • Eubykdisop says:

        And, of course, that’s wrong and would weaken our defense, which is exactly what Liberals like you want.

        If waste is found, cut it. But an across the board cut makes no distinction between what we need to preseve at all costs and what can safely go.

        And since you are so keen on cutting the pay of those who put their lives at risk to defend this country, how about we add a 10% surcharge to your income tax, reducing your income by 10%. After all, you aren’t out there facing IED’s and Jihadists.

    • Hunter says:

      Westnash, as bad as that particular project is in terms of waste, at least it was finally cancelled even if after 10 years. These types of software development failures occur in private companies too – on a similarly large scale. Private companies, of course, either absorb the cost or go out of business rather than stick taxpayers with the bill.

      In other parts of the government, though, far more expensive programs continue on – many for several decades – without being successful and no serious thought even given to cancelling them.

      While there is waste in the Pentagon, I think there is far more waste in the rest of the government. Many programs, even when the money is spent as it is supposed to be, are a waste.

      We should take opportunities to cut military spending without hurting national security, but there are far better opportunities for cutting government spending outside of the Pentagon.

      • Westnash says:

        There can always be mistakes but not the huge $$$$ blunders that take place in military spending on solutions that were not needed or weapons or equipment not necessary.

        Look back to what President Eisenhower said and who was always skeptical of the military who wanted a war and more money to stay relevant.

        No Euby, it wont make us less safe to cut 10%….we could cut 30% and still have no equal…..we need some of the Wal Mart buyers to do procurement for the military if goof value for taxpayer money spent.

      • eubykdisop says:

        Westnash wrote: “No Euby, it wont make us less safe to cut 10%….we could cut 30% and still have no equal…..”

        Really, Westnash? That’s a great Liberal assertion. What hard facts do you have to offer us to back that up? You know, facts like this statement from the Secretary of Defense.

        “Secretary Panetta said any additional defense cuts—on top of the hundreds of billions over the past several years and hundreds of billions over the next 10 years—would result in a hollow force. The term “hollow force” describes the situation when readiness declines because the military does not have enough funding to provide trained and ready forces, support ongoing operations, and modernize simultaneously. Like a freshly painted house with no plumbing or wiring inside, the military may appear functional, but in reality it would be too poorly trained and equipped to be reliable without incurring excessive and unnecessary risk.”

        “Panetta went on to note that additional defense spending cuts would weaken the military’s ability to respond to threats around the world.”

    • American Dad says:

      So you have no problem with weakening our already constricted national defense apparatus? Remember, Reagan kept us strong by bolstering our defenses.

      Between those liberals who think as you do and those who want to open the floodgates and lay out a welcome mat to foreign nationals (many from terror sponsoring nations as well as Mexico and Central America) who thumb their noses at our heritage and laws, our children and grandchildren should have quite a legacy from those who claim to love them. Not only will they be burdened with inconceivable debt, but they will be minorities in their own land and functioning under Sharia law. You’re quite a guy, Westnash. I’m glad I don’t know your true identity. I’d have a hard time treating you with basic courtesy.

      • eubykdisop says:

        Hi, American Dad! :-)

        Tell it like it is!

      • Westnash says:

        There has never been a General that didnt want more spent on defense to feather his nest and a nice war to keep his men occupied and increase their budgets.

        Eisenhower is the model as he knew both sides and was the only President to successfully hold military costs in line.

        If you really believe that an across the board 10% reduction in actual budget would hurt……you cannot be serious. Anyway all the proposed sequester will do is cut the INCREASE in spending. It’s not enough…the country is broke and needs to live within the means of its citizens to pay.

        The benefits that govt workers get while in and after they leave office are astronomical…they are laughing at the rest of the public for being so gulliable.

  9. eubykdisop says:

    Was Ohio the only state where the votes didn’t add up?

    “BREAKING: Massive Voter Fraud in St. Lucie County, Florida”

    “Heather Ginsberg
    Nov 10, 2012 01:21 PM EST”

    “On Tuesday only one precinct had less than 113% turnout. “The Unofficial vote count is 175,554 registered voters 247,713 vote cards cast (141.10% ). The National SEAL Museum, a St. Lucie county polling place, had 158.85% voter turn out, the highest in the county.”

    “The Supervisor of Elections, Gertrude Walker, had this to say concerning the 141% voter turnout: “They may have had something like that in Palm Beach County, but we’ve never seen that here.”

  10. eubykdisop says:

    “O’Keefe and Project Veritas expose Obama for America/DNC voter fraud enablers”

    “By Michelle Malkin • October 10, 2012 12:33 PM”

    “James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas investigators went inside Organizing for America headquarters in Houston, Texas, and captured footage of paid campaign workers and other volunteers conspiring to commit election fraud not in 1 or 2 states, but in five different states. The video above speaks for itself. But there is much, much more.”

  11. Doc says:

    Here’s our senior senator last nite @ jughead’s speech:

    • eubykdisop says:

      This is probably McPain’s last term, if he lives through it, so he doesn’t feel any need any more to hide his enthusiasm for the Liberal/”New World Order” agenda.

  12. eubykdisop says:

    It’s little wonder that Obama’s gun control “solutions” are so unpopular in the polls when we read news stories like this:

    “Miami ‘super dad’ dies protecting daughter, 11, during home invasion”

    “Published February 13, 2013”

    “Police say two heavily armed men fatally shot a homeowner as he tried to protect his daughter during a home invasion.”

    “The incident happened late Tuesday night in Miami. The father, identified as Maurice Harris, 36, got into a struggle with the suspects when they tried to gain entry into his 11-year-old daughter’s bedroom, police told The father was fatally shot in the struggle.”

    Notice first that the murderers were “heavily armed”. Had the father been “heavily armed” as well, the bad guys might never have made it into his home.

    Secondly, note that there were TWO bad guys. Obama wants to ban high capacity gun magazines but how many rounds would it take to definitively put down TWO heavily armed bad guys in the heat of a struggle? Would there be time to slap in another clip as the TWO bad guys were both attempting to lay down fire?

  13. Hunter says:

    Obama’s re-election is probably due to a combination of apathy, low information voters, greedy recipients of government funding, and election fraud.

    Voting precincts showing a higher percentage of registered voters compared to eligible voters is not conclusive because the census may have been wrong or there might have been population changes since the last census.

    However, when number of votes is greater than the number of registered voters, that is a serious problem that should lead to votes getting thrown out and to serious criminal investigations.

    The Republican Party should be focusing on this as it is something it can do on behalf of all Republican candidates in the general election. Elected Republican political leaders should be relentless in pursuing criminal investigations in these cases. Unfortunately, most Republican elected officials and party leaders just roll over and let the corrupt Democrats get away with fraud.

  14. eubykdisop says:

    Hunter wrote: “Obama’s re-election is probably due to a combination of apathy, low information voters, greedy recipients of government funding, and election fraud.” Hey, thanks for the nuanced analysis, Hunter. Now try this!

    “VADUM: Obama’s favorite gangsters convicted again”

    “How many convictions before Justice Department recognizes racketeering?”

    “By Matthew Vadum
    April 14, 2011”

    “The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), the radical left-wing activist group, was convicted in a massive voter-fraud conspiracy. It has been committing identify theft for decades.”

    “Significantly, this is the first time ACORN itself, as opposed to its individual employees, has been convicted of a crime. The fact that the nonprofit entity was found guilty strongly suggests that ACORN’s ambitious voter-fraud schemes were sanctioned at the highest levels.”

    “Last year, ACORN settled a racketeering lawsuit in Ohio out of court and agreed to leave the state. In the settlement with the Buckeye Institute’s 1851 Center for Constitutional Law, ACORN agreed to “cease all Ohio activity” and surrender all its state business licenses.”

    “As Judicial Watch reports, “The group has been busted for forging voter registration applications in key battleground states and submitting falsified forms in more than half a dozen others. In 2007, ACORN settled the largest case of voter fraud in the history of Washington State after seven workers were caught submitting about 2,000 fake registration forms.”

    “So brazen is ACORN that its voter-registration arm, Project Vote, allowed Ms. Busefink to run its voter-mobilization campaign in the fall even while she was under indictment for election-related improprieties in Nevada. Amazingly, Project Vote, which used to employ President Obama, continues to operate unmolested in ACORN’s former Washington, D.C., headquarters.”

  15. eubykdisop says:

    Hey, Hunter, it wasn’t Democrat voter fraud that got Obama re-elected, was it!

    “After he became president, Obama had his Justice Department sue Arizona for passing SB 1070, claiming that immigration is a Federal issue and that SB 1070 would interfere with Federal procedures. Of course he has never sued Illinois for enabling the matricula consular to function as a valid state ID, or sued Cook County for allowing the matricula consular to function as a “valid passport” when a Latin American returns to their native country.”

    “These two actions have the effect of enabling illegal Hispanic immigrants to cross Arizona into Illinois and other states, and vote. From 1990 to 2000, the number of Hispanics of voting age in Cook County, IL increased 54% to 689,383.”

    “Enabling foreign nationals to vote in Illinois allowed the Democrats to manipulate not just local and state elections, but the presidential election as well. This is because the electoral college is not based on votes counted, but on population. The 2000 Census found that in 19 of the 100 largest U.S. cities the only part of the population that is growing is the Hispanic segment. Mexican families have twice as many children as white families. And children are also counted by the Census Bureau to determine the number of Congressional Representatives. The larger the population a state has, the more electoral college members it has. States that are solidly Democratic can continue to extend their influence on the Presidential elections by extending their Hispanic populations. Today, one in four children born in the U.S. is Hispanic.”

  16. Hunter says:

    I never wrote that there wasn’t fraud. I just indicated it was one of several factors. It is definitely an important factor. Even in Arizona, there are some VERY old people who vote regularly. It’s amazing how spry some of those 110-120 year olds can be.

    Your specific examples of fraud are very useful. If anyone from the Republican Party is watching this blog, they should take your examples seriously and expose fraudulently registered voters and get voter rolls cleaned up. You have done a great service to the Republican Party by putting so many good examples in one place. Unfortunately, it is more difficult and expensive to deal with these problems without having a political party involved because of access to voter lists, organization, legal standing, etc. If the party doesn’t organize this, it probably won’t get done because of those obstacles. We need Republican Party leaders to take the examples you have provided and get to work correcting those problems. I hope they do something, but past experience is not encouraging.

    Al Franken was “elected” at US Senator in Minnesota because of fraudulent voting records during the recount. The Republican governor just stood by and did nothing while Democrats stole the election. No aggressive investigations were done. He just let the leftist vote counters manipulate and steal the election. There were cases of more votes than registered voters there as well. The number of extra votes got even higher during the recount in precincts Franken did well in. How amazing! Of course, the election was close in the first place because there was a third party candidate who probably took more Republican than Democratic votes. In that case, voter fraud was the decisive factor, but it would not have even mattered if the third party candidate could have been persuaded not to run.

    While fraud is a serious problem, it is one of several structural problems that hurt Republicans. Buying votes with government money is very effective, and the government dependent population has been growing. Welfare reform needs to be one part of the solution to this problem.

    I totally agree that voter fraud is a serious problem that needs to be addressed. I wish that the Republican Party would get just half the money Karl Rove blew in the last election to set up legal and investigative teams to dig into the fraud, expose it, get people sent to jail, and get most of the fraud out of our elections. Republican elected officials should also use their offices to aggressively fight election fraud. People should be afraid that they will get caught and pay huge fines, serve jail time, and get a criminal record for committing voter fraud instead of just considering it business as usual and getting a slap on the wrist for getting caught.

    I also think we need to address other factors that are also important to make sure we will be winning elections even if we get rid of most of the fraud or that we can win in spite of fraud.

    • eubykdisop says:

      I don’t think that the Republican Party per se can put money into that, Hunter. However, Republican lawmakers are seeking to pass legislation to address vote integrity issues while the Obama DOJ, Democrats and the courts seek to negate that. Nevertheless, there are a plethora of organizations outside of the Republican Party actively working on the sorts of things you would like to see done!

  17. eubykdisop says:

    Hunter wrote: “I wish that the Republican Party would get just half the money Karl Rove blew in the last election to set up legal and investigative teams to dig into the fraud, expose it, get people sent to jail, and get most of the fraud out of our elections.”

    An unrealistic expectation, Hunter. Republican lawmakers have been addressing the issue through legislation but the Obama DOJ and the courts throw a wrench into that! However, there are people outside of the party per se who are on the case as you described! Check out these few primary examples and feel free to make a contribution and/or volunteer as appropriate.

    RNLA (Republican National Lawyers Association)

    2012 Election Integrity Project: Judicial Watch Announces Legal Campaign to Force Clean Up of Voter Registration Rolls

    True the Vote

    Project Veritas