Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Doom: Obama Falls Below 50% Approval ... in California

When you've lost California, what's the hope you can win any state?
Concern about the economy has pushed President Barack Obama's approval rating below 50 percent in California, a state assumed to be an easy win for him in next year's presidential election.

Obama carried California in the 2008 election but Field Poll findings released on Wednesday show he is having trouble in the most populous U.S. state, where most disapprove of his handling of the economy and just 46 percent of registered voters now support his performance as president.

It is the first time since Obama took office that his approval rating has slipped below 50 percent in the poll, which showed an 8 percentage point decline since June.

The percentage of California voters disinclined to re-elect Obama was 44 percent -- compared with 40 percent in June and March -- while 49 percent are inclined to vote for him next year, unchanged from June and March.

"Most would consider this a reliably blue (Democratic) state and if he's having problems here it's fairly ominous for his standing in the rest of the nation," said Mark DiCamillo, director of the Field Poll.

The poll showed 54 percent of California voters disapprove of how Obama is handling the economy, compared with 40 percent who approve and 6 percent with no opinion.
Is it any wonder the media wants to talk about issues like vaccines, gay marriage and climate change?


The Reaganite Republican said...

Woah, dude!

Robert Holmgren said...

And this is before most Californian's get wind of the desire of state Democrats to fund college for illegals from the increasingly meager earnings of those legally there.

CharlyCigar said...

Has President Obama started smoking again?  Or did he ever really quit?  Maybe he's been going to the White House portrait of Jimmy Carter, and asking it for advice.

Richard Butler said...

Well Jammie, if you don't count San Francisco, there are a few normal people here. I for one can't wait to see him go.... even if he has to be dragged kicking and screaming from office.

Hmmm... I wonder if he'll leave office peacfully?

James Hlavac said...

Well I got to say this; out of all the issues this nation faces; gay marriage is so far down the list as to be impercepible. And the GOP should just lay off the issue, but no, they're going to drum it up, bizarrely.

And the Media is a bunch of fools when it comes to this issue; for CNN, MSNBC and the rest keep on having Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council (who hasn't found a gay man in a family since 1983, despite copious research apparently,) to give his sermon-opinion that the "biggest threat" to America is her sissies who are "domestic terrorists." It's ludicrous of course, but Perkins and his boyfriend Peter Sprigg are quite sure that by outlawing gay sex, arresting us all, incarcerating us all, and forcing a Biblical faith-healing upon us against our will (as if that's going to work, yah,) at a cost of untold billions of dollars and the inhumanity of it all, then the nation will be saved. (And I got to laugh when people think I'm "obsessed" with the subject when Perkins and Sprigg go to work 8 or 9 hours a day, 6 or 7 days a week, to make sure me, a piano player, doens't do damage to their family or something. Perkins and Sprigg are as delusional as Obama is.

It's the taxes and the laws, the debt & deficit, not we sisies, for heaven's sake.

Meanwhile, for all these "family values" people -- where the hell were they when 9/11 came and I was there to help my niece and nephew brace for the reality that their father of FDNY Rescue 1 was lost in Tower 2? Gays "attack family"? Hell, I was there as the cool rational one to help us all through the horror.

Egad, GOP, lay of the gay thing, and work on something that matters; and who knows, you might get all those gays out in San Fran to get rid of Pelosi, herself still "evolving" on the issue or something. It's surreal already.

James Hlavac said...

And yes, dear informative website I visit everyday, I'm a little looney, for I'm trying to convince gay folks to join the tea party (oh do we know something of "don't tread on me"!) while I'm also trying to convince the GOP to give up on the gay thing. But we "Sissies for Sarah" have a thing to say about this all. (hey you brought up gay marriage.)

It's mind boggling that I take care of a dying WWII vet, (yes, DADT, honorably discharged, enlisted & served for the duration,) have a FDNY brother-in-law who died in 9/11, and pay my taxes, and live quietly in a nice house, and I still have to listen to how I'm a horror to everything, and attack everything, and accused of some horrendous things (oh, being a "barbarian," "going straight to hell," you Tea Party folks are new at this, I've heard it for 35 years,) by some people in the GOP, and not a few in the Democrats if African-American preachers are an indication, merely for smooching who the hell I damn well please without some cop knocking at the door, while I pursue a happiness wholly unrelated to anyone else in the nation save my family and friends whom love me and my boyfriend very much.

Meanwhile the nation is going to hell in a handbasket at the behest of morons.

And people wonder why I'm cranky.
Have a beautiful day on the way to some rational thought for once.