Uh-oh. 57% of Americans disapprove of Obama’s handling of economy

by editor on April 30, 2011

First time unemployment numbers continue to hover over 400,000 per week. We’re this close to a double dip recession. The debt is soaring. The dollar in sinking. Far as we’re concerned, the only question that arises from this new Marist poll is this:

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Mission accomplished: America's economy destroyed

What the hell is wrong with the 43% who don’t disapprove of Obama’s handling of the economy.

McClatchyDC.com has the details:

Public disapproval of President Barack Obama’s handling of the economy reached a new high in mid-April, according to a new McClatchy-Marist poll, as gasoline prices neared $4 a gallon and Washington lawmakers fought a bitter battle over the federal budget.

Some 57 percent of registered voters said they disapproved of Obama’s economic management, while only 40 percent approved. That’s the lowest score of his presidency.

“These numbers spell political trouble,” said Lee Miringoff, the director of the Marist Institute for Public Opinion in New York, which conducted the survey. “To get re-elected with a 57 percent disapproval rating would be a very tall order.”

Meanwhile, public pessimism is growing: Fifty-seven percent of U.S. adults said they thought the worst was yet to come for the U.S economy, up sharply from 39 percent in January. And 71 percent said the nation was still in a recession, even though the slump, which began in December 2007, officially ended in June 2009.

Yes. The worst is yet to come. It’s more than a year and a half until the next election and no Republicans stand out yet.

Source: McClatchyDC.com

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hisham
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hisham

“Yes. The worst is yet to come. It’s more than a year and a half until the next election and no Republicans stand out yet.”

The MSM is doing a pretty good job of either character assassination of or total ambivalence towards viable presidential contenders and the Republicans are doing a pretty good job of committing suicide, and between the two of them, the rest of us are doing a pretty good job of getting screwed!

nonkenyan
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nonkenyan

Obama has created 1 job for sure: Someone has to be making buttonup shirts with a 12″ neck

Ten
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I keep hearing folks like Juan Williams insist that there is no one who can defeat Obama in 2012 and I wonder if he just hasn’t noticed that with gas prices, rising food prices, and the housing market crashing, pretty much ANYONE could beat Obama in 2012.

Navyvet
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I too wondered what on earth the 43% could be smoking or injecting. Then I figured. Hell there are more than 43% whose total life support system is the public trough. Remember you 43%, the more people feeding at the same trough, the less for everyone doing it. tick tick tick.

The Obumbly Obomster
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The Obumbly Obomster

We’re screwed. This summer is going to be Greece all over again, except we are going to crash, and crash hard. I highly suggest that you (if you haven’t already), get a good stash of water, food, emergency supplies, and the start buying all the precious metals you can get. Gold right now is around $1500 per ounce, and silver is around $35-$45 per ounce. Get what you can, because come winter 2011, there’s going to be a LOT of changes.

Warren
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I Doubt that. It didn’t happen in the 1970s and I don’t see it happening this summer. Heck it didn’t happen in the 1930s either during the depression. Despite what the media says, there are still many hardy americans left in this country that can sustain themselves sans government support. The people that can’t? They don’t own guns so we don’t have to worry about ’em 😀

hardwurkindaddy
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hardwurkindaddy

Remember folks, Anarchy is not the desired outcome! Being able to shoot to kill without consequences sounds nice on paper but, like Communism, never works in reality!