44 at 51

Reuters: President Barack Obama’s approval ratings inched up again this month as Americans grew slightly more optimistic about the economy and the future, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Wednesday.

Obama’s job approval rating rose to 51 percent from 50 percent in January … continuing an upward trend since October’s low of 43 percent.

The improvement for Obama came as the economy showed signs of improvement … the jobless rate dipped to 9 percent in January from 9.4 percent the month before, completing a 0.8 percentage point drop since November that was the biggest two-month decline since 1958.

…Americans are feeling more confident about the future as the economy improves, the poll found … “The more positively people feel about the economy, the better they feel about Obama,” Ipsos pollster Julia Clark said.

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18 Responses to “44 at 51”

  1. 1 Sonjia Duncan
    February 9, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    Now if only the republicans would forget about trying to control women and concentrate on the economy and jobs the country would excel.

  2. 2 anniebella
    February 9, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    Doing the 2010 election all we heard from the Republicans was what they were going to do about JOBS. Well they have been in control of the House over a month, and tell me do we know anything about what their plans are to bring about jobs for the people? They have not said one thing about jobs. Is this what the voters kick the Democrats out for? No longer can they sit on the sideline and blame President Obama for everything. The people are going to want to hear plans from them about jobs. And Weeper Boehner, I meant Speaker Boehner, where are the jobs? Your plans to get more jobs is what, Speaker Boehner. WHERE ARE THE JOBS SPEAKER BOEHNER? One more thing, these Republicans want the Government out of the people life. Except when it come to women’s lives. They want the Government to tell women what to do were it concerns women’s body. I am not in favor of abortion, but I strongly feel it is my right, or any other woman’s right to do as we choose with our body. No Government, no man, except for my husband has a say so when it concerns if I do or don’t have an abortion.

  3. 3 Proud of Obama
    February 9, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    I called both Boehner’s and Cantor’s Washington offices today to ask where are the jobs and to tell them to stop wasting my tax dollors trying to tell women what to do with their uterus. I don’t live in either of their areas, but they are still wasting my tax dollars.

    Positive news: It’s early but according to PPP, the president is crushing repubs in New Mexico. Romping! Go, PBO!

    Click to access PPP_Release_NM_0209513.pdf

    • 4 Dorothy Rissman
      February 9, 2011 at 3:47 pm

      Good for you ProudObama. Living in Seattle is pretty dull in that everyone who represents my district and the is a dem. Actually that is great, but I kind of wish I had some dirty repugs to go after.

    • 5 Sue in Minnesota
      February 9, 2011 at 4:35 pm

      I’ll do the same. Every damn day. Cantor is someone who especially gets under my skin, I have a very negative reaction whenever I see his sneering smile. I think Boehner is an incompetent drunk….which I suspect will reflect in his performance. I don’t think he’ll remain in his position more than two years. I certainly hope not!

      My Republican State Rep has been very non responsive, although like Dorothy suggests it is a bit satisfying having someone to apply opposing pressure to …..if only to let off a little steam.

    • 8 VC prezOfan2
      February 9, 2011 at 6:33 pm

      If you are writing these hoodlums about wwasting tax dollars, an extra piece of ammunition is the fact that the House’s working schedule has changed to 2 weeks on and 1 week off (Supposedly back to visit home state). I don’t see how a schedule like this is using tax payer’s money wisely. Cutting THEIR salary would definitely help the budget!

  4. 9 Me4obama
    February 9, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    Chipsticks attention please….. I just read at DU that liberal bloggers and lefty writers are asking their followers to boycott huff and puff Website due to the deal with AOL. Now they call it a corporate website so they are directing their readers to different blogs and they listed them so when I didn’t see theobamadiary on listed ones I said to myself wait a minute we can’t sit by and let this wave go by. So I would like your opinion may be we can join to petition your blog.

    • February 9, 2011 at 4:11 pm

      Hiya Me4Obama, thrilled to hear about the push to boycott HuffPost – although, to be honest, I think it deserved to be boycotted long before the AOL deal! I won’t repeat my thoughts on Arianna Huffington – as I mentioned before, I’m, trying to cut down on my cursing. 😐

      You’re so good to think of promoting the blog – but to be honest, being the shy scaredy cat that I am (!!), I’m just happy for people to find it through word of mouth, friends telling them to drop in, etc. BWD’s The Only Adult In The Room is much more worth promoting, the world needs to know about that wonderful place!

      Thanks again Me4Obama, you’re lovely.

      • 11 Sue in Minnesota
        February 9, 2011 at 4:43 pm

        Ditto your perceptions on Arianna Huffington and that hot mess Huffington Post.

        Chipsticks, this blog is on par BWD’s…..absolutely, you have so much to be proud of, and those of us who follow have so much to be grateful for. Still praying for your personal invite to the WH…..an opportunity that would be well deserved.

        • February 9, 2011 at 6:15 pm

          Ah Sue, you’re a dote – honest, I didn’t mean to knock my own blog at all, it’s just that my first port of call every day is The Only Adult In The Room. BWD’s commentaries on the stories and photos she links are just sublime, I would give anything to see more and more HuffPost traffic go her way.

      • 13 Dorothy Rissman
        February 9, 2011 at 7:02 pm

        Chipstick, I was a little worried about that also. I did read that site until a year and a half ago. Very ugly, ugly comments. They are for the most part like DK. It is not that the uber screamers are bigger in numbers but they are willing to attack anyone over and over who defends Obama.

  5. 14 Dorothy Rissman
    February 9, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    One of my favorite images is PBO with children. They absolutely adore him. They sense his kindness and openness.

    February 9, 2011 at 4:52 pm


  7. 16 Yvonne D Baskerville
    February 15, 2011 at 1:04 am

    Good Morning:

    Whereas I agree with the majority of your statements showing that our Presidents approval rating is moving up; I want you to know that we Seniors who have not received Social Security increases or other Pension raises still support our Leader and can see clearly that he is working diligently toward enhancing the lives of the uninsured and strengthening the possibilities of a better education for our Grand and Great-grandchildren.

    We who no longer have homes to lose — they are already lost, and we are stuck in these tiny senior citizen cocoons they call apartments — yet we know that if a genuinely concerned man like President Obama had been in place we would have had wider choices before we had to give up our homes to move into these “afforable cells”. Even with these government retirement incomes we labored for 30 + years to earn — we are still paying heavy taxes since we have no deductions (home mortgages, dependents, or interest payments) we can no longer afford to drive our cars due to the oil/gasoline situation yet we see clearly that this President is committed to restoring America to the one we grew-up in and will love to the end. We are so proud of the manner in which he supported the Auto industry giving our U.S. manufacturers another chance to save face and get back on track. Despite all the restrictions — they were able to survive and we would buy a Ford, a Chevy, or even a Chrysler tomorrow –if only we could afford the darn gasoline.

    We have lost our mutual funds and stock values; our husbands have died and left us here to struggle on — but we see in President Obama the Son we tried to rear — the Brother we wished we had grown up with — and even more the Husband and Father who sees the American Family and is willing to focus and fight toward healing our economy, while improving our position in the real world.

    Kudos to Mrs.Marion Robinson and Ms. Michelle Obama — how delighted we all are to see them standing tall as real Women, educated, dedicated, Mothers working toward finding the best possible lives for all our Children — now and in the future.

    • 17 Chi
      February 15, 2011 at 2:31 am

      Oh Yvonne, God bless you…

      Thank you for your selflessness and for seeing beyond your many painful losses and looking out for the greater good…

      You are simply amazing and a rarity in America today…

    • February 15, 2011 at 9:35 am

      What a beautiful comment Yvonne, you have such a powerful, lyrical way with words. Thank you so much for writing about the reality of seniors’ lives, and for your continuing hope that things will get better. You’re lovely.

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