Wednesday, December 4, 2013

If the polls lie , then what else ?

If the polls lie , then what else ?California is a deep blue state without its reason. Democrats could double the state tax and majority of Californians will still vote for democrats. Maybe different democrats but they will still vote for democrats. In California which in a predominate blue state  would give President Obama his worst ratings  is vary baffling Even in deep blue California, *** disapproval of Democratic President Barack Obama is rising and voters are souring on the country’s prospects, according to a new Field Poll.   Stung by plunging approval numbers at a low point in his presidency, President Barack Obama is urging donors to buck up while making a thread-the-needle appeal for bipartisanship with Republicans even as he calls for replacing the House GOP majority and holding his Democratic edge in the Senate. The survey also shows a dramatic worsening in voters’ views on the direction of the country: 33 percent believe the U.S. is moving in the right direction, while 55 percent feel it is on the wrong track. In February, 48 percent felt the country was turning a corner and 44 percent said it was heading the wrong way.The Field Poll found California voters expressing increasing disapproval on the administration’s handling of the health care issue, with 50 percent disapproving and 43 percent approving (when the same question was asked in March 2010, the poll found an even split at 45 percent). The poll also found sharply declining support for the president’s handling of foreign policy. Whereas the poll found very strong support for the president’s foreign policy early in his first term — 63 percent approving, 16 percent disapproving in March 2009 — the latest survey shows 49 percent approving and 40 percent disapproving. The president’s rating for his handling of the economy is virtually unchanged from three years ago, with 49 percent approving and 45 percent disapproving.  An ABC-Washington Post poll released last week found the president's approval rating at an all-time low of 42 percent, down 13 percent from January when he began his second term. His job approval was down 6 percent in the last month following the faulty rollout of the website and revelations of the extent National Security Agency surveillance program"I've gone up and down pretty much consistently throughout," Obama told Walters in a White House interview set for broadcast Friday evening on a special edition of ABC's "20/20." "But the good thing about when you're down is that usually you got nowhere to go but up," he said.  Just about all recent polling suggests Americans are angry and frustrated, and it's not just the President who's feeling the heat. According to the NBC/WSJ survey, only 22% see the Republican party in a positive light, another all-time low those surveys. The poll also indicates that more than six in 10 want to replace their own member of Congress, the highest percentage ever recorded on that specific question. And only 22% say the nation's headed in the right direction. Now get this ,  another Field Poll found three potential GOP presidential candidates are viewed favorably by more than half of California Republicans: Christie rides highest, at 59 percent favorability and 13 percent unfavorability, with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, close behind. U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., trail. The poll provides a worrying data point for both parties. While 33 percent of voters in the poll identify as Democrats, a dip from earlier polling of the demographic group, just 24 percent identify as Republicans. Approval ratings of both Democrats and Republicans in Congress continued to plunge: Just 35 percent approve of Democrats in Congress, while 19 percent approve of Republicans in Congress.


 *** The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Sunday shows that 50% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Obama's job performance. Forty-nine percent (49%) disapprove (see trends).
The latest figures include 26% of all likely voters who Strongly Approve of the way Obama is performing as president and 40% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -14.

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