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Obama starts 2014 with rebound in poll rating
« on: January 07, 2014, 12:20:46 PM »
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/194620-obama-starts-2014-with-rebound-in-approval-rating

January 07, 2014, 11:35 am
Obama starts 2014 with rebound in poll rating

By Justin Sink


The new year is bringing some encouraging news for President Obama, with a new poll from Rasmussen showing his approval rating no longer under water for the first time since October.

Forty-nine percent of voters approve of the president's job performance β€” equal to the number who disapprove, according to the survey from Rasmussen Reports

It's the first time since Oct. 27 in the conservative pollster's survey that fewer than half of people said they disapproved of the president.

It also represents a seven-point rebound from the 56 percent of Americans who said they disapproved of Obama on Nov. 20 β€” the low point for his poll numbers in 2013.

The Rasmussen survey also found that Democrats had taken a lead on the generic congressional ballot for the first time since November, posting a 40 to 38 percent edge over Republicans.

The survey results suggest that the repairs to the ObamaCare website might have helped stem the bleeding for the White House.

The poll found that 48 percent of voters believed the U.S. health care system is likely to get worse because of ObamaCare, but that's down eight points from a month ago. That represents the smallest percentage of Americans concerned about the effect of ObamaCare on the broader health care system since February.

The president may also have benefited from recent pushes on the minimum wage and unemployment insurance, both of which remain popular with voters.

Still, concerning signs persist for the president. According to the survey, 39 percent of those survey strongly disapprove of the president, while just 24 percent strongly approve, suggesting a softening of the president's base.

The poll of 1,500 likely voters carried a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.

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Re: Obama starts 2014 with rebound in poll rating
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2014, 12:28:43 PM »
Republicans are in the process of allowing Obama to change the subject.  They should pass an extension of unemployment benefits with offsets, and agree to a small minimum wage hike with the approval of the XL Pipeline.

Then get back to Obamacare.  The GOP is not going to out-entitlement the Democrats.

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Re: Obama starts 2014 with rebound in poll rating
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2014, 12:48:17 PM »
The greatest political excitement and enthusiasm on the right, is for replacing Republicans with other Republicans.

aka "circular firing squad"

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Re: Obama starts 2014 with rebound in poll rating
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2014, 01:54:31 PM »
His numbers go up when people hear nothing of him. 
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Re: Obama starts 2014 with rebound in poll rating
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2014, 02:57:05 PM »
His poll numbers always go up when they don't hear from him.



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