Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Presidential Approval Ratings Through History

GW Bush 86%    Bill Clinton 52%     GHW Bush 71%      Ronald Reagan 49%        Jimmy Carter 57%       Gerald Ford 52%         Nixon 59%       Lyndon Johnson 74%     John Kennedy 77%        Eisenhower 69%       Harry Truman 49%          and for the number you have all been waiting to hear  BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA with and approval rating of a all time low of          47%.   I remember when the left used to throw Obama's high approval rating in our face. But what they forget is like the Nobel Peace Prize Obama didn't do anything to get such high ratings. Now that American know who our president is they don't like him much. This is an anecdotal post but fun none the less. heeeheeeheeee


  1. lol....

    least they aren't the numbers Bush had....

    last years Gallup had him at 22%...


  2. True JoeC but Obama is well on his way down there and he is getting there faster then any President in history. BWAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHHAHA

  3. Hmmmm... Chris, remember when Joey said that "BWAAAAAAHAHAHAHA" was homoerotic? Joey, when did you go homo? Very interesting, the homos got to you Joey!

    In fact Joey, here is the quote. Your very own words big guy:

    JoeC said...

    whats up with both John and christohper doing the BWAAAAAAAHAHAHAHA thing??? Some strange homoerotic right wing thing or might they just write exceedingly alike? Very alike.

    November 10, 2009 8:16 AM

  4. yeah, he did nothing and got the prize. and i don't approve Democrats' war policy. they are withdrawing soldiers from Iraq but sending ten thousand to Afghanistan. what?!! bulshit! the war, murder, rape, shame is on. and The States Goverment also wants Turkey send soldiers to Afghanistan. This is not our war. this should be nobody's war. there souldn't be any wars anywhere. is this civilisation? then i am a caveman!

  5. Does anyone remember the big SWINE FLU CRISIS better get your shots or you're going to DIE and ohmyGod there aren't enough SHOTS ahhhhhhhh!!! Well, as noted by several conservative commentors on Chris' blog, as well as many other sources, it has now been proven to be a bunch of BS: Flu Pandemic Much Milder Than Expected by RICHARD KNOX http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=121184706&ft=1&f=1001 As federal health agencies launch a big campaign to convince more Americans to get flu shots, new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and outside analysts indicate this pandemic is much milder than officials expected or have let on so far. "It is probably going to be the mildest pandemic on record — compared to the three that happened in the 20th century," says Dr. Marc Lipsitch, a professor of epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health and co-author of a new analysis in the journal Public Library of Science. There are a number of ways to measure how severe — or mild — a flu pandemic is. One way is to look at the proportion of the population that gets sick. The season isn't over yet, but so far it's been less than 8 percent. Lipsitch says assuming the virus doesn't change, it's reasonable to expect that between 10 percent and 20 percent of the population will become sick from it. "[That's] toward the upper end of a typical flu season," he says, but still not as bad as was anticipated. Another measure is the number of people who get sick enough to require hospital care. Lipsitch says if 15 percent of Americans get this flu, "then we would expect anywhere from about 70,000 up to over 600,000 hospitalizations." He says the figure will probably end up somewhere in the middle, about where we'd be in a typical flu season. The most important measure is how many people die. Last spring, experts thought it was entirely possible swine flu would kill 1 out of every 100 people who got the virus. "We now know that's at least 20-fold too high and probably more than 20-fold too high," he says. In fact, the death rate from swine flu so far has actually been less than the death rate during the average flu season. It's around 1 out of every 2,000 who've gotten sick, perhaps fewer. The big difference this year is that most of those deaths have been among children, teenagers and adults under age 50. Flu typically kills mostly people over 65. But that's not because this flu is more severe among children and young adults, as many think. It's simply because many more young people are getting the flu than usual. "And what you find is that the pandemic is making more kids sick. But it's killing a smaller percentage of the kids it makes sick than it is of the adults and seniors it makes sick," says Peter Sandman, an expert in risk communication. He says the CDC has been reluctant to acknowledge that swine flu has been much milder than expected. "The CDC may be thinking, you know, 'There are already millions of people who plan not to get vaccinated because they think the pandemic is mild, and if we announce as the official health agency of the U.S. government that the pandemic is mild, than even fewer people will get vaccinated and some of those people will die,'" he says. Not so, says the head of the CDC, Dr. Thomas Frieden. "I think we've been completely transparent with what we think is happening. I think we have a difference of opinion on whether that is mild or severe," he says. He points out that the CDC has counted more than 250 deaths among children. "Any flu season that kills at least three times more children than a usual flu season — I think it would be very misleading to describe that as mild," he says. But Frieden agrees that perception is what matters. The more that people think the pandemic threat is over, the fewer who will get vaccinated. Experts worry that could increase the chance of a third wave of swine flu early next year.

  6. yağmur, I see you are from Turkey. How many soldiers is Turkey sending to Afghanistan? Do you protest the war in Turkey? I would love to know more on your perspective to the war in that region of the world. Thank you so much for your comments.

  7. Got this in an email from my brother-in law, who goes on a 3 month hunting and fishing trip to Alaska every year. He got it from one of his Alaskan friends.

    By Dewie Whetsell, Alaskan Fisherman.
    As posted in comments on Greta's article referencing the MOVEON ad about Sarah Palin..

    The last 45 of my 66 years I've spent in a commercial fishing town in Alaska. I understand Alaska politics but never understood national politics well until this last year. Here's the breaking point: Neither side of the Palin controversy gets it. It's not about persona, style, rhetoric, it's about doing things. Even Palin supporters never mention the things that I'm about to mention here.

    1. Democrats forget when Palin was the Darling of the Democrats, because as soon as Palin took the Governor's office away from a fellow Republican and tough SOB, Frank Murkowski, she tore into the Republican's "Corrupt Bastards Club" (CBC) and sent them packing. Many of them are now residing in State housing and wearing orange jump suits. The Democrats reacted by skipping around the yard, throwing confetti. Name another governor in this country that has ever done anything similar.

    2. Now with the CBC gone, there were fewer Alaskan politicians to protect the huge, giant oil companies here. So she constructed and enacted a new system of splitting the oil profits called "ACES." Exxon (the biggest corporation in the world) protested and Sarah told them, "don't let the door hit you in the stern on your way out." They stayed, and Alaska residents went from being merely wealthy to being filthy rich. Of course, the other huge international oil companies meekly fell in line. Again, give me the name of any other governor in the country that has done anything similar.

    3. The other thing she did when she walked into the governor's office is she got the list of State requests for federal funding for projects, known as "pork." She went through the list, took 85% of them and placed them in the "when-hell-freezes-over" stack. She let locals know that if we need something built, we'll pay for it ourselves. Maybe she figured she could use the money she got from selling the previous governor's jet because it was extravagant.

    Maybe she could use the money she saved by dismissing the governor's cook (remarking that she could cook for her own family), giving back the State vehicle issued to her, maintaining that she already had a car, and dismissing her State provided security force (never mentioning - I imagine - that she's packing heat herself). I'm still waiting to hear the names of those other governors.

    4. Now, even with her much-ridiculed "gosh and golly" mannerism, she also managed to put together a totally new approach to getting a natural gas pipeline built which will be the biggest private construction project in the history of North America. No one else could do it although they tried. If that doesn't impress you, then you're trying too hard to be unimpressed while watching her do things like this while baking up a batch of brownies with her other hand.

    5. For 30 years, Exxon held a lease to do exploratory drilling at a place called Point Thompson. They made excuses the entire time why they couldn't start drilling. In truth they were holding it like an investment. No governor for 30 years could make them get started. Then, she told them she was revoking their lease and kicking them out. They protested and threatened court action. She shrugged and reminded them that she knew the way to the court house. Alaska won again.

    end part 1

  8. part 2

    6. President Obama wants the nation to be on 25% renewable resources for electricity by 2025. Sarah went to the legislature and submitted her plan for Alaska to be at 50% renewables by 2025. We are already at 25%. I can give you more specifics about things done, as opposed to style and persona. Everybody wants to be cool, sound cool, look cool. But that's just a cover-up. I'm still waiting to hear from the people who hate her so much the names of other governors who can match what mine has done in two and a half years. I won't be holding my breath.

    After the national election, she was content to return to work for the people of Alaska, but the haters wouldn't let her. No candidate in history has ever been so thoroughly scrutinized, investigated or had their life put under a microscope like Sarah Palin. Now she has written her book and they STILL will not leave her alone. The Associated Press has 7 people "fact checking" her book. Know how many "fact checkers" the Associated Press hired to work on Obama's two books? Not one.

    You have just read the truth about Sarah Palin. This kind of information sends the media, along with the democrat party, into a wild uncontrolled frenzy to discredit her. I guess they are only interested in skirt chasers, dishonesty, immoral people, liars, womanizers, and bitter ex-presidents' wives.

    So "You go, Girl." I only wish the men in Washington had your guts, determination, honesty, and morals. I rest my case. Only FOOLS listen to the biased media.

  9. Hey JoeC Once again with Approval rating you are JUST half Right with Bushes Numbers last year being 22%. I beleive the Democratic Led Congress was 11% just a SMALL thing But thats the REST of the STORY!

    Once again that REAR VIEW Mirror is Where LIBS are Looking sad PART is RIGHT now THEIR DRIVING so Country Hang on!

  10. What I find funny is they laud the approval ratings and trot them out for show when they're high, and dismiss them as meaning nothing when they're low.

    I heard today the dismissal of the poll showing overall approval rating and with the next breath trotting out a poll showing over 50% support for health care.

    So polls only mean anything if they show support for you. By the Democrat philosophy, the Bush rating of 22% meant nothing.

  11. Did you know that Palin and Obama have the same approval rating? One is hated by the media and the other is worshiped by them. It must burn your liberal buns knowing that Palin and Obama are in the same boat. Well different boats, one is rising and the other is sinking. What do you on the left think of that FACT?

  12. Here's what I think of that.

    The Irrefutable Stupidity of Sarah Palin.

  13. It is amazing that the person you loath so much has the same approval rating as the person you love so much. That is proof of how backward you liberals are. And the best part is Obama is still dropping and Palin is on her way up the approval charts. hahahahahhaaha

  14. Spinter made some great points on the picking and choosing you on the left do with the info you get. I see know why liberals are twice as likely to kill themselves as conservatives. They are 3 times more likely to kill others then themselves over conservatives.

  15. Sorry Spinster. I told you all I suck at spelling.lol. As if I needed top tell you.

  16. It is JUST amazing how much LIBS hate Palin and the GREAT thing about that is the MORE they BITCH the MORE Nobama gets to being a ONE Termer!Lib Play Book has to be revised,the Bitching is getting OLD!

  17. blobama sucks that is why he is the worse president. what good has blobama and the dumb-o-rats done for this country? they are all blow and no show and this will kill the dumb-o-rats in 2010.

  18. John, i did that on purpose...


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