Obama Approval Hits 1-Month High in Gallup Poll

Looking at the latest results from Gallup, Barack Obama's approval rating currently stands at 54 percent, with 38 percent disapproving. This marks the President's best rating in Gallup polling in nearly a month (since September 4, to be exact), both in terms of approval rating and margin between approval and disapproval.

The movement, of course, is at the margin -- indeed within the margin of error. But if the numbers were moving in the other direction -- say if Barack Obama's approval rating hit 49 percent in Gallup polling -- wouldn't there be a siren on Drudge?

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Re: Obama Approval Hits 1-Month High

54-38 is pretty darn good in my book.  Although someone said the other day that we can't have a public option unless Obama has at least 65% approval.  Sadface!

by Steve M 2009-10-01 11:18AM | 0 recs
whether Obama gets re-elected

has nothing to do with his approval rating as of October 2009. It will depend on the economy and whether he's managed to accomplish key agenda items, like health care.

I get that he didn't want to micromanage the health care reform process, but I think Jay Rockefeller is right that "the crunch is really beginning to count now" and it's time for Obama to weigh in to make the bill stronger.

by desmoinesdem 2009-10-01 11:18AM | 0 recs
Re: trend

The trend ain't so hot. Nevermind the monthly margins. We'll see what it looks like 6 months from now for how it matters heading into the midterms.  So far, it mirrors his accomplishments-- not much happening.

by Jerome Armstrong 2009-10-01 11:23AM | 0 recs
Well if tthe trend is correct

he'll be exactly where he is now.

by DTOzone 2009-10-01 11:49AM | 0 recs
Re: trend

Yeah! Hillary would have had a 120% approval rating by now!

by John in Chicago 2009-10-01 12:44PM | 0 recs
Re: trend

I differ. Her numbers would likely be lower, because I think she would have been more partisan.

by Jerome Armstrong 2009-10-02 02:43AM | 0 recs
The Jonathan Singer Jinx

Well Obama will go down now, like he has every time Jonathan has posted on approval ratings.

Stock market falling gain, jobless claims up.  Even with a good health care bill, one can't be too optimistic.  Drudge won't have a siren big enough.

by esconded 2009-10-01 12:05PM | 0 recs
Remember what Grover Norqueist said?

He said that the higher the stock market is, the weaker Obama is.  

by Kent 2009-10-01 01:28PM | 0 recs
Remember what Grover Norqueist said?

He said that the higher the stock market is, the weaker Obama is.  

by Kent 2009-10-01 01:28PM | 0 recs
Re: The Jonathan Singer Jinx

There needs to be major inflating of currency before the summer of 2010, even if it is destructive for future years.  We cannot lose these elections.  These are the most important elections of the next decade.  

by Kent 2009-10-01 01:31PM | 0 recs

this may be the stupidest thing I've EVER seen you post.

by DTOzone 2009-10-01 01:34PM | 0 recs
In fairness

they way underestimated jobless claims...any idiot could predicited they would be slightly higher...the true number will come tomorrow.

If job losses come in at 200,000 or less, that a good trend (they're predicted 180,000). This is a lagging indicator and will be a problem for YEARS.

It's important to realize the unemployment rate was still high in 1984 when Reagan won his landslide reelection, it was just down from 10%. Nearly everybody is predicting unemployment will be lower next year at this time, how low is the question.

And the stock market...up 15% last quarter, best run since 1998...it better go down a little because the rally was getting ridiculous. I'll laugh if the Dow crosses 10,000 before Thanksgiving, though I think it will some time thereafter. The only things that would drive the market now are

1.) The end of the recession, GDP growth
2.) Better employment numbers, we won't see that under November at the earliest, though we probably will see it in November.
3.) consumer spending rising drastically...it won't.

by DTOzone 2009-10-01 01:46PM | 0 recs
Re: Obama Approval Hits 1-Month High in Gallup Pol

Lead the country and the polls go up. Dither, appeal for bipartisanship, stay away form the Hill and the polls go down.

President Obama, America wants you to direct, lead, take charge and demand. America wants work being done, blockages broken up and they want a take no prisoners attitude to making the country work for working folks.

Lead and rise in the polls. Dither and die.

by commentist 2009-10-01 12:38PM | 0 recs
So what exactly

has he been doing in the past couple of days to "lead" that he hasn't been doing for the past month.

Kinda odd that his approval rating jumped a net 5 points after the public option gets defeated...I don't think the two are connected at all, but one could make that argument.

by DTOzone 2009-10-01 01:33PM | 0 recs


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