Saturday, August 20, 2011
Obama's Poll Numbers Suck Everywhere in August 2011
Let's look around and see how President Downgrade is doing in most states while he parties it up with the millionaires and billionaires on Martha's Vineyard during his umpteenth vacation this year.
The last poll in Iowa, done in early August 2011 by Republican pollsters The Tarrance Group, said 52% of Iowans disapprove of his performance. Only 43% approve. Obama won Iowa by nearly 10 points.
In Pennsylvania, which Obama won in 2008 by more than 10 points. He has a 35% approval rating according to the recently released Muhlenberg College poll.
In Oregon, which Obama won with 57% of the vote in 2008, he has a 44% approval rating.
In New York, which Obama won 63% to McCain's 36% in 2008, he only has a 45% approval rating and a 49% disapproval rating according to Quinnipiac.
Last month, in Wisconsin, Obama had a 50% approval rating. That's a state where Obama beat McCain by 14 points in 2008.
Illinois seems to have had few polls out about Obama's approval rating there. No wonder. Here's a story about one from Democratic pollsters Public Policy Polling from September 2010 where he had 44% approval and 49% disapproval in Illinois.
Minnesota? I can't find any polls done there in the past year. I'm not going to spend all day paging through Google. If it's been done recently, it should come up in the results. In August 2010, the Strib had Obama at 44% approval. Where do you think he is today? Minnesota was another state Obama won by over 10 points in 2008.
Ohio, which Obama won by almost 5 points in 2008, had his job approval rating at 46%, with 50% disapproving in July according to Quinnipiac.
Back in 2008, Obama won the Electoral College by getting 365 votes compared to McCain's 173.
It takes 270 votes to win.
Let's subtract all the Electoral College votes in the states where Obama is underwater, meaning we'll leave out Wisconsin since he's at 50% there.
So far, Obama is losing in states where he got 118 Electoral votes in 2008 (IA, PA, OR, NY, IL, MN, and OH).
365 - 118 = 247
We haven't even gotten to Michigan, Florida, Virginia, North Carolina, and, oh my god, New Jersey. He's underwater in polls in all of those states, and has been for a while. Shave another 87 points off Obama's count.
247 -87 = 160
I don't really need to check polls in other states, do I?
You know, I read the comments at the Des Moines Register web site very rarely. The deranged Obama voters have driven everybody away, plus that need to use a stupid Facebook account to comment. It used to be that the Des Moines Register was mostly unreadable. Now the comments on the online stories are mostly unreadable, or at least unreasonable. Particularly when the subject is Obama or the economy.
The Obamabots are really unhinged, don't you think? They are going down with the ship when Obama loses in a massive landslide in 2010, to whoever. Does it matter who Obama is up against? His supporters get crazier and crazier. Madder and madder. Pointing fingers at everybody but their guy. It's insanity on parade.