his approval rating is tanking! oh….maybe not

CBS: President Obama’s overall job approval rating has risen in a new CBS News Poll, showing 3 percent more Americans feel he’s doing a good job than did a month earlier.

According to the survey conducted by phone between Nov. 29 and Dec. 2, 48 percent of Americans approve of Mr. Obama’s job handling, up from 45 percent in November.

Approval among independents has risen, also, from 40 percent last month to 45 percent now.

Americans also seem more optimistic about the country’s economic outlook than they have been for months. According to the new poll, 31 percent believe the economy is getting better, the highest number since April.

A whopping 82 percent said they favor the idea of the U.S. and Russia coming to an agreement to limit nuclear weapons, a huge show of support for the Obama administration’s push to have Congress ratify the new START treaty, which is being held up by Congressional Republicans. Only 12 percent of those questioned in the latest CBS News Poll said they were against such a treaty.

17 Responses to “his approval rating is tanking! oh….maybe not”

  1. December 3, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    Honestly, it’s ASTONISHING that he’s at 48% with almost 10% unemployment. Just astonishing.

    Thanks, Chip. You are the sunshine of my life. 🙂

    • December 3, 2010 at 5:08 pm

      BWD, you sparkling star you 🙂

      It’s a staggeringly GREAT figure, considering everything that’s going on. I laughed loudly when I read the CBS headline on the story: “Obama’s Approval Rating Up a Bit”. A bit?? If he had dropped three points the headline would have read” “Obama’s Approval Rating PLUNGES!!!!!”

      • 3 Thro67
        December 3, 2010 at 5:30 pm

        I feel for the little children trying to learn English these days. They’re probably completely confused by the choices of adjectives being used to describe things by the conservative media. good=bad, up=down, a little can be a lot – if it pertains to anything bad about President Obama, and a lot can be a disappointing little – if it pertains to something monumental that he’s accomplished. Very confusing.

      • 5 Lou
        December 3, 2010 at 9:26 pm

        Yep! I had that same thought.

    • 6 Little Lulu
      December 3, 2010 at 6:29 pm

      blackwaterdog, YOU are the sunshine of MY life! I honestly believe that without your photo diaries, my head would explode listening to all the non-stop lies, hatred and vilification of this incredible president.

      LIVE LONG AND STRONG, BWD! This country needs you!

  2. 7 GN
    December 3, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    Hmm, so I guess all of the predictions of POTUS’ demise were in haste! I expect that number might move for the worse considering the disappointing jobs news, but it’s incredible that his approval is this high in such a challenging climate.

    Thanks for the report.

  3. 8 Little Lulu
    December 3, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    The more VISIBLE this president is, the more Americans LOVE him. That’s the reason major “news” outlets are only interested in Sarah’s tweets and right-wingers’ lying talking points. The corporations know that this man is an amazing speaker, an amazing leader, an amazing husband, an amazing American, an amazing president and they want to keep that hushed up so they can swiftboat him into becoming a scary Muslim with “radical” ideas. Yup. Radical like focusing on job creation, rescuing the economy from a Great Depression, bringing 100k troops home from Iraq, making health insurance work for the INSURED, helping students with loans, school lunch programs, unemployement insurance extensions, cutting taxes for 98% of Americans. All real radical stuff like that. I’m so AFRAID!!!! LOL. But as long as the corporate media can set the tone, define this president any way they like and keep him out of sight, this country is royally (and I LITERALLY mean royally) screwed.

    Thanks, Chipsticks! Your blog ROCKS!!!

    • 9 TrumpDog
      December 3, 2010 at 7:20 pm

      If you remember, the “liberal” media was constantly attacking him, saying how he couldn’t get the “white, working class” votes. They then focused on Jeremiah Wright nonstop as well as William Ayers. Contrary to what the right wingers said, the mainsteam media has NEVER been on President Obama’s side. They’ve been trying to knock him down from the beginning, which was evident in their gleeful faces at the press conference after the GOP won the House.

      It was the will of the people that showed them wrong. It looks like the polling is holding up well for the president, considering the circumstances.

      • 10 Lovepolitics2008
        December 3, 2010 at 8:02 pm

        I’m wondering… Could it be that the media needs a tight race in a presidential election ?? I mean… If the President’s approval numbers are like 55%, 60% percent or even more, the election won’t be exciting, people won’t pay attention as much… Ratings, ratings…

        In 2008, it was absolutely fascinating to see them go Jeremiah Wright, William Ayers 24/7, but they barely talked about the S&L scandal because you know… it was so old news. Furthermore, that very bizarre religious ceremony featuring Sarah Palin didn’t make the rounds on cable news. The video was seen once on Rick Sanchez. If they had shown that video as often as they showed Jeremiah Wright’s speeches, the McCain/Palin ticket would have been really hurt in the polls. But better to keep it tight till the end.

        I know we have to be careful about conspiracy theory, but something was obviously wrong.

        • 11 EDP4BHO
          December 3, 2010 at 10:42 pm

          You are exactly correct on the conspiracy tip. It was always there, but the media used this man’s quick rise for ratings…..it was exciting, no doubt. The most exciting thing in recent political runs. So, of course they had to feed the curiosity, no matter the method. Damn the devils, all of them. I don’t watch anymore- I get my news from this site, as well as others on the right side of history.

    • 12 avpmom
      December 4, 2010 at 4:08 am

      Can you even begin to imagine how fiercely protective and reverent the Republicans would be if they had anyone even remotely like President Obama in the Republican party? Can you imagine??!!

      They would place him on a pedestal, circle the wagons and would make even the slightest cockeyed glance at him a capital offense!

      And yet the Democrats permit and even encourage the continued belittling, attack, disrespect and udermining of one of the most brilliant, decent, dignified, influential, important and relevant figures to ever grace their party. A man who ought to be held up as the platinum standard for politicians and world leaders!

      I laugh when the so-called progressives keep making their threats; They’ve obviously all gotten carried away and seem to have forgotten that many of us became Democrats and involved *FOR* President Obama –

      They forget a LOT – But they’ll remember in time! You betcha!

  4. December 3, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    I remember how the media, which supposedly has such a left wing bias, was always talking about how popular Ronald Reagan was. In fact, they still talk about what a popular president Ronald Reagan was compared to the oh so-beleaguered Obama. Guess what. Reagan’s approval rating at this point in his presidency was actually about 3 or 4 points LOWER than Obama’s is now. http://www.gallup.com/poll/124922/Presidential-Approval-Center.aspx

    And although we were in a recession in 1982, the economic conditions back then were better than they are now. Reagan’s approval rating, by the way, hit a low point of about 35% in January of 1983, a full two years into his presidency. After that, his ratings rebounded and he was re-elected in 1984 with one of the largest landslides in history. That should cheer up anyone worried about Obama’s re-election.


  5. 17 joyce
    December 4, 2010 at 9:33 am

    I agree with you on the president continuing to be himself. With all the outside advise from political pundits, at least he can say and feel good that he did it his way, win or lose

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