Seven Polls: Obama, Tea Party, Dems, GOP, Oil drilling

Seven Rasmussen Polls that cover all kinds of political and policy areas:

1. Support for Offshore Oil Drilling Down To 58%
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2. Generic Congressional Ballot:
Republicans 44%,
Democrats 37%
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3. Tea Party
46% Say Tea Party Good for America,
31% Disagree
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4. Rasmussen Employment Index
19% Say Their Firms Hiring,
26% Laying Off
Best since Sept 2008
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5. Partisan Trends:
Democrats Fall Back to Record Low
– Dems at 35%,
– Yet GOP at 32%
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6. Obama Approval Index Month-by-Month
Health Care Bounce is Gone
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7. Daily Presidential Tracking Poll
40% disapprove
Approval Index Rating of -14%
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  • Rick Hickey

    I thought this was very important in this Rasmussen poll also as this is why AZ. Gov. Jan Brewer & Az. Sheriff Joe Arpaio will be re-elected as they actually work for Americans.
    Sen. RON WYDEN however last week Voted against 2 amd. 1 – to add 6,000 personell to our border w/Mex. & 2 – to spend more money to stop Drug cartels on our Mex. border. Sen. Wyden does NOT work for Americans as he obviously hates US workers and supports Mex. drug cartels.
    Will my fellow R’s be brave enough to get the Voters excited on this issue? Even the D’s & I’s want to vote for someone that works for them. Note to CHRIS DUDLEY; B.O.L.I. is exempt from our Sanctuary law (ors181.050) under subparagraph 5, so you can issue an executive order to make all Employers, Gov’t included, to use E-Verify. Result? Over 100,000 jobs newly opened to US!

    67% now favor troops on Mexican border
    June 2, 2010 | 6:10 am

    While the favorable opinions of Americans about their commander-in-chief have dwindled since soon after Barack Obama took office last year, …A new Rasmussen Reports survey of 1,000 adult Americans… 67% of U.S. voters believe the country’s military should be used to halt illegal immigration on the border with Mexico. Only 18% oppose that idea.

    Fifty-eight percent now favor their own state passing legislation similar to Arizona’s tough new illegal immigrant measure. up from 55% two weeks ago. Now that both Obama and the president of Mexico, Felipe Calderon, have denounced the Arizona legislation, most Americans say they trust Arizona state officials more than Washington on the immigration issue.

    Sixty-eight percent say boycotts of Arizona over the controversial law are not a good idea, three-out-of-four don’t think the federal government is doing enough to secure the border and 58% say federal policies actually encourage illegal immigrants.

    Oh, and 69% not only think it is OK for a police officer to investigate the immigration status of someone stopped for violation of any law including traffic infractions, 69% say it should be required of a police officer.

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  • Rupert in Springfield

    As I did from the outset of his presidency, I would expect Obamas approval numbers to continue to fall. In the average persons mind the only thing he has shown competence at was getting health care passed, problem is it was an unpopular bill passed at a time when adding new entitlements seems, and is, economic suicide.

    Other than that, today’s devastating job numbers 400k and change in new jobs, about 90% of them census workers aint so good.

    Frankly the best thing that could happen to Obama would be large Republican victories in November. If he had sense and changed course like Clinton did his popularity would improve. If he maintains the current direction of his administration he can look forward to further popularity decline.

    The truth of the matter is Obama has gotten most of what he asked for in terms of passing his policies. It hasn’t improved the economy nor his popularity. The reason for this latter is obvious, people generally are not enamoured of leftest policies in this country.

    Mr. Obama has repeatedly stated he would rather be a great one term president than a good two termer. If greatness is defined by passing policies at odds with the sense of the people and economic common sense, Mr. Obama is well on his way to achieving his definition of a great presidency.

    • valley p

      “The truth of the matter is Obama has gotten most of what he asked for in terms of passing his policies. It hasn’t improved the economy ”

      What planet do you live on? You think the economy has not improved since Obama’s policies went into effect? The stock market you complain about is up over 2000 points since he took office. The economy is growing pretty well the past few quarters. More jobs are being created than lost. TARP is being paid back. How do you define *improve* ?

      You just can’t stand any good news to the point of pretending it does not exist.

      “Mr. Obama has repeatedly stated he would rather be a great one term president than a good two termer. If greatness is defined by passing policies at odds with the sense of the people and economic common sense, Mr. Obama is well on his way to achieving his definition of a great presidency. ”

      As usual, you are getting way ahead of yourself. Obama is more popular now in comparison with Reagan and Clinton at similar moments in their 1st terms, and both won re-election by wide margins. Buckle in for 8 years Rupert. Take a vallium if you have to.

      • Rupert in Springfield

        >What planet do you live on?

        The same one you do.

        Please Dean, any time anyone says Obama isn’t doing anything you go through the litany

        Got health care passed – check

        Got stimulus passed – check

        Got tax increase on wealthy passed – check

        and on and on.

        Don’t try and pretend now that he hasn’t gotten his way on most of his signature items

        >You think the economy has not improved since Obama’s policies went into effect?

        Not when I look at the unemployment numbers. Not when I look at the incredible debt he has saddled us with. Not when virtually all the job growth has been in hiring government workers.

        >How do you define improve ?

        I define improve by the uptick we tend to get whenever your boy shuts his mouth.

        >You just can’t stand any good news to the point of pretending it does not exist.

        Pretending?

        Not sure what good news you are looking at but the Dow tanked with the devastating jobs report.

        Oh, and looks like my prediction was met.

        The Dow closed below 10,000

        >As usual, you are getting way ahead of yourself.

        And as usual, you don’t read before popping off.

        If BO continues to pass policies at odds with the American people, and no one denies that hasn’t largely been the case, then he will be thrown out.

        Remember, your political instincts tend to be 180 degrees out of phase with reality most of the time. You thought health care would be passed in year one. Wrong. You thought health care would be popular, its a dog. You thought measures 66 and 67 would go down because eagle eye voted that way? Wrong. You promising a two term Obama is about the closet omen of a Republican victory!

        • valley p

          “Not when I look at the unemployment numbers. Not when I look at the incredible debt he has saddled us with. Not when virtually all the job growth has been in hiring government workers.”

          Well then you will just have to content your self with being wrong by looking at a too narrow range of measures. Objectively, on most indicators and measurements the economy has improved markedly since Obama was elected and passed his core policies. Deficit by the way, is not a factor in economic performance. Employment is the last piece to recover.

          “I define improve by the uptick we tend to get whenever your boy shuts his mouth.”

          So during the 14 month stock “uptick” from March of last year to the last few weeks, Obama had kept his mouth shut? That is your explanation? No. I didn’t think so.

          “Not sure what good news you are looking at but the Dow tanked with the devastating jobs report.”

          I need to run the numbers by you again? Stocks up 2000 points. Economy growing past 3 quarters. Employment (including non government) growing. Inflation at 0. Consumer confidence up. TARP being paid back. Banks stabilized. Auto companies making money again. Or do you really measure the national economy by what happened today or last week? And how was the job report “devastating?” Below expectations? Sure. But “devastating”? Hardly. The oil in the Gulf…not THAT is devastating. Spill baby spill.

          “Remember, your political instincts tend to be 180 degrees out of phase with reality most of the time.”

          Oh? Gee. Health care did not pass until shortly into year 2? Wow. I sure missed that one big time! How could I be so stupid!And old Eagle Eye, I was merely buttering him up a bit. The polls were pretty clear. Turnout was the question. I usually go with the professionals on these things.

          “You promising a two term Obama…”

          Let me clarify something before you wrap yourself too tightly around this new blankie of yours. *I promised nothing* . Elections are not mine to promise. Based on history and logic and fortunate recession timing, Obama will be a 2 term president. But history and logic mean nothing compared to what is actually happening in the fall of 2010 AND who the Republicans nominate. Pick someone like Palin and things would have to get very bad indeed for him to lose. Pick a Romney or Daniels or Pawlenty and let them run as the moderates they actually are as opposed to the libertarian plus militaristic nut cases you want them to be and Obama will have a fight on his hands.

          But do the math Rupert. Since the end of WW2 all but Carter and Bush 1 have in effect served 2 terms (counting Kennedy an Johnson as 1). Carter and Bush had economic problems at the end of their 1st terms, not at the beginning. Odds are thus on Obama’s side. Deal with it.

  • Rupert in Springfield

    As of now the Dow is down 170.

    And its Friday – usually a big sell day.

    The other poll, the one that counts, might fall below 10,000 today.

  • Rick Hickey

    VALLEY P, The economy is doing better? Hello? Liberals = Reality – NOT!

    Austin American-Statesman

    Unemployment numbers not declining

    …The Labor Department’s new employment snapshot released Friday suggested that outside of the burst of hiring of temporary census workers by the federal government many private employers are wary of bulking up their work forces. — Virtually all the job creation in May came from the hiring of 411,000 census workers…

    Orange County Register — Santa Ana, Calif.

    Orange County bankruptcy filings leap 49% in April

    The number of Orange County individuals and businesses filing for protection from the bankruptcy court jumped 48.8% in April from a year earlier, according to the California Central District of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court. — Bankruptcy filings also rose again year-over-year for the entire district

    • valley p

      Yes Rick, objectively the economy is improving. Every indices is positive, including hiring. Recovery of employment is always the last thing that happens after a recession. This is Econ 101. It is as true for Obama as it was for Reagan.

      • Rupert in Springfield

        >Every indices is positive, including hiring.

        Wrong – the job numbers that were out today. It was the lead story everywhere (well, I guess except the Daily Kos, since you apparently missed it). They were dismal and the report was devastating.

        This was what made my prediction about the Dow ridiculously easy.

        You you still think all the indices (not every indicies) are positive

        The deficit is exploding, private sector job growth (which needs to be about 5 times that of public sector in order to pay for those jobs) needs to be measured with a micrometer. States are going insolvent and having to delay tax refund checks.

        Yet you think all the indices are positive.

        Frankly a jobs report that showed zero hiring, both in public and private sectors would have been preferable to this one.

        When you have ten times the public job growth as private, that is in negative numbers as far as an economy goes. Someone has to pay for those government jobs. Obama isn’t getting that. All he is doing is running up the deficit to pay for government make work and temp jobs at census.

        Oh, and just so you know, don’t look for jobs to pick up any time soon.

        The tax credit for home buyers is about to expire.

        Say bye bye to 25% of the work force, thats approximately how many people are employed in the construction sector.

        Really BO just needs to shut his yap and let things recover on their own. The guy has been something of a nightmare as a president and its time to face that reality and move on.

        • valley p

          “Wrong – the job numbers that were out today.”

          They were positive, as in more jobs gained than lost. Or did you miss that negative and positive numbers class at MIT?

          “This was what made my prediction about the Dow ridiculously easy.”

          So you made how much on that? What can we expect tomorrow? Can I follow you around?

          “Yet you think all the indices are positive. ”

          Every needle is pointing in the right direction. Yesterdays performance is not a guarantee of tomorrows however.

          “Frankly a jobs report that showed zero hiring,”

          That would be 0 plus 440,000. But what is the difference?

          “All he is doing is running up the deficit to pay for government make work and temp jobs at census.”

          Yes. The census, made necessary by our constitution. Plus a few bridges, some rail lines, transmission lines, wind turbines, gulf mess cleanup, 2 wars, tax cuts, and other odds and ends. Lets not forget our tax cuts.

          “The tax credit for home buyers is about to expire.”

          Right. I would think that is a good thing. I would think the idea is to have temporary measures to help get things back on their feet and let them expire. What would you think? Should we keep the house purchase credit and run the deficit up more?

          “Say bye bye to 25% of the work force, thats approximately how many people are employed in the construction sector.”

          So…according to your calculations, every single construction sector job, most of which are not in housing, is dependent on the housing tax credit? And every one of them will disappear? Seriously? And you do great at stock market predictions? Eeek.

          “The guy has been something of a nightmare as a president and its time to face that reality and move on. ”

          Yes. I’m buying a “miss me yet?” t-shirt with Bush’s face on it tomorrow. I am prepared to go all the way back to the days of 8 track tapes if necessary to move on. Ah for the good old days.

          • Anonymous

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          • valley p

            And thanks for sharing your complex, nuanced, cultured thoughts.

  • Anonymous

    Yeah v-dean the jobs picture is looking up

    Is the Census Bureau Double Counting Jobs?
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