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The latest roundup of President Obama's job approval or favorability ratings by state updates Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and West Virginia.

Alabama

Rasmussen Reports, June 3; Capital Survey Research Center, April 13-14 (no link available)

2008 election: McCain 60 percent, Obama 38 percent

Rasmussen says 58 percent disapprove of Obama's performance (with 50 percent "strongly" disapproving) while 40 percent approve. Sixty-eight percent favor repealing the new health care reform law (with 59 percent "strongly" in favor) while 29 percent are opposed.

Capital Survey Research says 52.5 percent are very or somewhat dissatisfied with the job Obama is doing, with 4 percent undecided. Fifty-nine percent believe the country is on the wrong track and 25.6 percent blame the Democrats in Congress, 20.2 percent blame Obama and 13.9 percent citing former President George W. Bush, with the rest of the culprits in single digits. While 70 percent say the U.S. health care system needs to be changed, 52.9 percent oppose President Obama's health care plan while 40.5 percent support it with 6.7 percent undecided.
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Arizona

Rasmussen Reports, June 29

2008 election: McCain 53 percent, Obama 45 percent

Rasmussen says 59 percent disapprove of Obama's performance (with 49 percent "strongly" disapproving) while 39 percent approve. Sixty percent favor repealing the new health care reform law (with 49 percent "strongly" in favor) while 37 percent are opposed, with 3 percent undecided.

Arkansas
Rasmussen Reports, June 15

2008 election: McCain 59 percent, Obama 39 percent

Rasmussen says 61 disapprove of Obama's performance (with 49 percent "strongly" disapproving) while 38 percent approve. Sixty-five percent back repeal of the new health care reform law (with 57 percent "strongly" in favor) with 34 percent opposed, with 4 percent undecided.

California
Rasmussen Reports, June 9; USC/L.A.Times, May 19-26

2008 election: Obama 61 percent, McCain 37 percent

Rasmussen says 59 percent approve of Obama's performance (with 43 percent "strongly" approving) while 39 percent do not.

USC/L.A. Times says Obama is seen favorably by 59 percent and unfavorably by 36 percent. Fifty-four percent want to elect a senator that will support his policies (with 44 percent "strongly" holding that view) while 35 percent don't, with 11 percent undecided.

Colorado
Rasmussen Reports, June 14

2008 election: Obama 54 percent, McCain 45 percent

Rasmussen says that 53 percent disapprove of Obama's performance (with 42 percent "strongly" disapproving) while 48 percent approve. Fifty-three percent favor repealing the new health care reform law (with 46 percent "strongly" in favor) while 44 percent do not, with 3 percent undecided.
Connecticut

Quinnipiac University, June 2-8; Rasmussen Reports, June 1

2008 election: Obama 60 percent, McCain 38 percent

Quinnipiac says 53 percent approve of the job Obama is doing while 42 percent do not, with 5 percent undecided.

Delaware
Rasmussen Reports, April 29

2008 election: Obama 62 percent, McCain 37 percent

Rasmussen says 54 percent approve of the job Obama is doing while 46 percent disapprove. Fifty-one percent approve of the health care plan he signed into law while 34 percent oppose it.
Florida

Rasmussen Reports, July 6; Quinnipiac University, June 1-7

2008 election: Obama 51 percent, McCain 48 percent

Rasmussen says that 57 percent disapprove of the job Obama is doing (with 45 percent "strongly" disapproving) while 43 percent approve. Fifty-seven percent favor repeal of the new health care reform law (with 47 percent "strongly" in favor) while 37 percent are opposed, with 6 percent undecided. Sixty-two percent favor enactment of an Arizona-like immigration law -- which is under consideration in the state -- while 24 percent are opposed, with 14 percent undecided.

Quinnipiac says 54 percent disapprove of the job Obama is doing compared to 40 percent who approve, with 6 percent undecided. That is his lowest point ever in Florida in this poll. Fifty-six percent disapprove of the new health care reform law while 34 percent approve, with 10 percent undecided. Fifty-four percent disapprove of Obama's handling of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico while 37 percent approve, with 8 percent undecided.

Georgia

Rasmussen Reports, May 20

2008 election: McCain 52 percent, Obama 47 percent

Rasmussen says 57 percent disapprove of Obama's performance (with 49 percent "strongly" disapproving) while 41 percent approve. Sixty-three percent favor repealing the health care reform law (with 54 percent "strongly" in favor) while 32 percent oppose such a move. Fifty-five percent favor enacting an Arizona-like immigration law in Georgia while 27 percent do not, with 19 percent undecided.

Hawaii

Rasmussen Reports, June 24

2008 election: Obama 72 percent, McCain 28 percent

Rasmussen says that 72 percent approve of Obama's performance (with 52 percent "strongly" approving) while 26 percent disapprove. Forty-nine percent oppose repeal of the new health care reform law while 43 percent favor it, with 8 percent undecided. Thirty-nine percent oppose enactment of an Arizona-like immigration law while 37 percent favor it, with 24 percent undecided.
Idaho
Rasmussen Reports, May 11

2008 election: McCain 61 percent, Obama 36 percent
Rasmussen says 69 percent disapprove of Obama's performance (with 60 percent "strongly" disapproving) while 30 percent approve. Sixty-nine percent would also like to see his health care reform plan repealed (with 61 percent "strongly" feeling that way) while 28 percent are in opposition.

Illinois
Rasmussen Reports, July 7; Public Policy Polling, June 12-13

2008 election: Obama 62 percent, McCain 37 percent

Rasmussen says 54 percent approve of Obama's performance while 46 percent disapprove. Fifty-five percent favor repeal of the new health care reform law (with 42 percent "strongly" in favor while 43 percent are opposed, with 3 percent undecided. Fifty-two percent favor enactment of an Arizona-like immigration law while 33 percent are opposed, with 15 percent undecided.

PPP says 53 percent approve of Obama's performance while 41 percent do not, with 6 percent undecided. Independents approve by a 53 percent to 40 percent margin, with 7 percent undecided. Forty-five percent support the new health care reform plan he signed into law, while 43 percent do not, with 12 percent undecided.

Indiana
Rasmussen Reports, June 2-3; SurveyUSA, April 22-26

2008 election: Obama 49.8 percent, McCain 48.8 percent

Rasmussen says 58 percent disapprove of the job Obama is doing (with 45 percent "strongly" disapproving) while 41 percent approve. Sixty percent favor repealing the new health care reform law (with 48 percent "strongly" in favor) while 33 percent oppose doing so. Fifty-nine percent would support Indiana enacting an Arizona-like immigration law while 26 percent are opposed, with 15 percent undecided.

SurveyUSA says 57 percent disapprove of the job Obama is doing while 34 percent approve, with 9 percent undecided. Sixty-six percent believe the country is on the wrong track.

Iowa

Rasmussen Reports, June 14; Public Policy Polling, May 25-27

2008 election: Obama 54 percent, McCain 44 percent

Rasmussen says 50 percent approve of Obama's performance while 48 percent disapprove. Forty-nine percent favor enacting an Arizona-style immigration law in Iowa while 33 percent are opposed, with 18 percent undecided.

PPP says Iowans disapprove of Obama's performance by 52 percent to 43 percent, with 5 percent undecided. Fifty-two percent oppose his health care reform plan while 36 percent support it, with 11 percent undecided.

Kansas

Rasmussen Reports, June 30

2008 election: McCain 56 percent, Obama 41 percent

Rasmussen says 64 percent disapprove of Obama's performance (with 53 percent "strongly" disapproving) while 35 percent approve. Sixty-nine percent favor repeal of the health care reform law (with 56 percent "strongly" in favor) while 29 percent are opposed, with 3 percent undecided.

Kentucky

Public Policy Polling, June 28-30; Rasmussen Reports, June 28

2008 election: McCain 57 percent, Obama 41 percent

PPP says 58 percent disapprove of Obama's performance while 37 percent approve, with 5 percent undecided. Sixty percent oppose the new health care reform law he advocated while 31 percent support it, with 9 percent undecided.

Rasmussen says 58 percent disapprove of Obama's performance (with 46 percent "strongly" disapproving) while 29 percent approve. Sixty percent favor repeal of the new health care reform law (with 44 percent "strongly" in favor) while 36 percent are opposed, with 5 percent undecided. Fifty-four percent back enactment of an Arizona-like immigration law while 26 percent are opposed, with 20 percent undecided.

Louisiana

Rasmussen Reports, June 24

2008 elections: McCain 59 percent, Obama 40 percent

Rasmussen says 58 percent disapprove of the job Obama is doing (with 50 percent "strongly" disapproving) while 40 percent approve. Sixty-seven percent favor repeal of the new health care reform bill (with 58 percent "strongly" in favor) while 28 percent are opposed, with 5 percent undecided. Fifty-nine percent support enactment of an Arizona-like immigration law while 24 percent oppose it, with 17 percent undecided.

Maine
Rasmussen Reports, June 24

2008 election: Obama 58 percent, McCain 40 percent
Rasmussen says 51 percent disapprove of Obama's performance while 48 percent approve. Fifty-three percent want to repeal the new health care reform law (with 41 percent "strongly" in favor of doing so) while 41 percent are opposed, and 6 percent undecided. Fifty-six percent favor enacting an Arizona-like immigration law while 28 percent are opposed, with 16 percent undecided.

Maryland
Rasmussen Reports, June 8

2008 election: Obama 62 percent, McCain 36 percent

Rasmussen says 56 percent approve of the job Obama is doing while 43 percent do no. Fifty-three percent favor repealing the new health care reform law (with 42 percent "strongly" in favor) while 42 percent are opposed, with 5 percent undecided. Forty-nine percent favor enacting an Arizona-like immigration law while 38 percent are opposed, with 12 percent undecided.

Massachusetts
Rasmussen Reports, June 21

2008 election: Obama 62 percent, McCain 36 percent

Rasmussen says 56 percent approve of Obama's performance while 43 percent do not. Voters tie at 48 percent
each on whether the new health care reform law should be repealed. Forty-five percent would favor an Arizona-like immigration law in Massachusetts while 38 percent are opposed, with 17 percent undecided.
Michigan
Rasmussen Reports, June 9

2008 election results: Obama 57 percent, McCain 41 percent

Rasmussen says 51 percent disapprove of Obama's performance and 49 percent approve. Fifty-six percent favor repealing the new health care reform law (with 44 percent "strongly" in favor) while 38 percent are opposed, with 7 percent undecided. Fifty-six percent favor enacting an Arizona-like immigration law while 28 percent are opposed, with 16 percent undecided.

Minnesota

Rasmussen Reports, May 24; Minnesota Public Radio, May 13-16

2008 election: Obama 54 percent, McCain 44 percent

Rasmussen says 53 percent approve of the job Obama is doing while 46 percent do not. Fifty percent favor repealing the health care reform law (with 41 percent "strongly" in favor) while 43 percent are opposed, with 7 percent undecided. Fifty-three percent favored enacting an Arizona-like immigration law in Minnesota while 34 percent were opposed, with 14 percent undecided.

MPR says 51 percent approve of the job Obama is doing while 49 percent do not.

Missouri
Rasmussen Reports, June 28

2008 election: McCain 49.3 percent, Obama 49.2 percent

Rasmussen says 53 percent disapprove of Obama's performance (with 46 percent "strongly" disapproving) while 47 percent approve. Sixty-one percent favor repeal of the new health care reform law (with 48 percent "strongly" in favor) while 35 percent are opposed, with 4 percent undecided. Fifty-six percent favor enactment of an Arizona-style immigration law, while 29 percent are opposed with 15 percent undecided.

Nebraska
Rasmussen Reports, March 4

2008 election: McCain 57 percent, Obama 42 percent
Rasmussen says 61 percent disapprove of the job Obama is doing (with 47 percent "strongly" disapproving), while 38 percent approve. Sixty-four percent oppose the health care plan advocated by Obama and Democratic leaders in Congress (with 51 percent in strong opposition), while 32 percent favor it. Fifty-five percent rate Obama's handling of the health care issue as poor, 16 percent call it fair, and 28 percent say it is good or excellent.
Nevada
2008 election: Obama 55 percent, McCain 43 percent

Rasmussen says 52 percent disapprove of Obama's performance (with 45 percent "strongly" disapproving) while 48 percent approve. Fifty-three percent want to repeal the new health care reform law (with 45 percent "strongly" in favor of doing so) while 42 percent are opposed, with 5 percent undecided.
New Hampshire
Rasmussen Reports, May 11; Public Policy Polling, April 17-18

2008 election: Obama 54 percent, McCain 44 percent

Rasmussen says voters are evenly divided at 50 percent each on whether they approve of the job Obama is doing or not, although 41 percent are in the "strongly" disapprove camp while 32 percent are in the "strongly" approve. Fifty-three percent favor repealing the health care reform measure Obama backed (with 41 percent "strongly" favoring such a move) while 44 percent are in opposition.

PPP says 48 percent disapprove of Obama's performance while 47 percent approve, with 5 percent undecided. Independents disapprove by a margin of 51 percent to 43 percent, with 6 percent undecided. Fifty percent oppose the health care reform plan he signed into law while 42 percent support it, with 8 percent undecided.
New Jersey

Quinnipiac University, June 10-15

2008 election: Obama 57 percent, McCain 41 percent
Quinnipiac says 50 percent approve of the job Obama is doing while 46 percent do not, with 4 percent undecided. Last January, 55 percent had approved of his performance compared to 40 percent who did not. Independents disapprove of his performance by 52 percent to 45 percent, with 3 percent undecided.

New Mexico

Rasmussen Reports, June 3

2008 election: Obama 57 percent, McCain 42 percent

Rasmussen says 52 percent approve of Obama's performance while 48 percent do not. Fifty-two percent favor repealing the new health care reform law (with 40 percent "strongly" in favor) while 42 percent are opposed, with 6 percent undecided.

New York

Rasmussen Reports, June 24; Quinnipiac University, June 15-20

2008 election: Obama 63 percent, McCain 36 percent

Rasmussen says 61 percent approve of Obama's performance while 39 percent disapprove.

Quinnipiac says 55 percent approve of the way Obama is doing his job while 39 percent disapprove, with 6 percent undecided. That's down from April when 62 percent approved and 33 percent disapproved but back about to where it was last February.

North Carolina

Rasmussen Reports, July 6

2008 election: Obama 49.7 percent, McCain 49.4 percent

Rasmussen says 59 percent disapprove of the job Obama is doing (with 49 percent "strongly" disapproving) while 41 percent approve. Sixty-four percent favor repeal of the new health care reform law (with 55 percent "strongly" in favor) while 31 percent are opposed, with 4 percent undecided. Sixty-two percent favor enactment of an Arizona-like immigration law while 27 percent oppose it, with 11 percent undecided.

North Dakota
Rasmussen Reports, June 15-16
2008 election results: McCain 53 percent, Obama 44 percent
Rasmussen says 58 percent disapprove of Obama's performance (with 47 percent "strongly" disapproving) while 41 percent approve. Sixty-four percent favor repeal of the new health care reform law (with 49 percent "strongly" in favor) while 31 percent are opposed, with 5 percent undecided.

Ohio


Rasmussen Reports, June 29; Public Policy Polling, June 26-27; Quinnipiac University, June 22-27

2008 election: Obama 51 percent, McCain 47 percent

Rasmussen says 52 percent disapprove of Obama's performance (with 44 percent "strongly" disapproving) while 48 percent approve. Fifty-seven percent favor repeal of the new health care reform law (with 43 percent "strongly" in favor while 38 percent are opposed, with 6 percent undecided.

PPP says 54 percent disapprove of Obama's performance while 42 percent approve with 4 percent undecided. Independents disapprove by a 58 percent to 33 percent margin, with 8 percent undecided. Fifty-three percent oppose the new health care reform law he advocated while 38 percent support it, with 9 percent undecided.

Quinnipiac says 49 percent disapprove of Obama's performance while 45 percent approve with 6 percent undecided, about the same as in late April. Forty percent say Obama has been a better president than George W. Bush, 33 percent say he has been worse and 24 percent rate them about the same, with 3 percent undecided. Obama lost 4 points in the "better" column since late April. Voters are split on whether they will support a Senate candidate based on whether the candidate backs or opposes Obama. Forty-eight percent will vote for someone who will oppose Obama while 46 percent want a senator who will support him, with 6 percent undecided. Independents want a senator who will oppose Obama by a 50 percent to 41 percent margin, with 9 percent undecided. Fifty-four percent disapprove of Obama's handling of the economy while 41 percent approve, with 5 percent undecided. Fifty-five percent disapprove of the new health care reform law, while 36 percent approve, with 9 percent undecided. Thirty-six percent said it makes no difference to them in their vote for a member of Congress whether he or she supported the health care measure, while 38 percent said they'd be less likely to vote for that lawmaker and 22 percent said it would be more likely. "Given Ohio's key position in the Electoral College, the White House needs to keep a sharp eye on the President's numbers in the Buckeye State," said Quinnipiac's Peter Brown. "They aren't awful, but they aren't good either."

Oklahoma

Rasmussen Reports, June 30

2008 election: McCain 66 percent, Obama 34 percent

Rasmussen says 65 percent disapprove of Obama's performance (with 54 percent "strongly" disapproving) while 35 percent approve. Sixty-four percent favor enactment of an Arizona-like immigration law while 24 percent are opposed, with 12 percent undecided.

Oregon
Rasmussen Reports, June 17

2008 election: Obama 57 percent, McCain 40 percent

Rasmussen says 49 percent approve of the job Obama is doing while 48 percent disapprove, with 3 percent undecided. Fifty-one percent favor repeal of the new health care reform law (with 41 percent "strongly" in favor) while 45 percent are opposed, with 5 percent undecided.

Pennsylvania

Rasmussen Reports, June 29; Public Policy Polling, June 19-21

2008 election: Obama 54 percent, McCain 44 percent

Rasmussen says 53 percent disapprove of the job Obama is doing (with 40 percent "strongly" disapproving) while 47 percent approve. Fifty-four percent favor repeal of the new health care reform law (with 40 percent "strongly" in favor) while 42 percent are opposed, with 4 percent undecided. Fifty-seven percent support enactment of an Arizona-like immigration law while 28 percent are opposed, with 14 percent undecided.

PPP says 50 percent disapprove of Obama's performance while 43 percent approve with 7 percent undecided. Independents disapprove by a 61 percent to 32 percent margin, with 7 percent undecided. Fifty-one percent disapprove of the health care reform measure he signed into law while 40 percent approve, with 10 percent undecided. Fifty percent oppose enacted an Arizona-like immigration law while 35 percent favor doing so, with 15 percent undecided.

Rhode Island

Rasmussen Reports, May 27

2008 election: Obama 63 percent, McCain 35 percent

Rasmussen says 55 percent approve of the job Obama is doing while 43 percent do not. Fifty percent oppose repeal of the new health care law while 47 percent are in favor, with 4 percent undecided. Fifty percent favor Rhode Island adopting an Arizona-like immigration law while 38 percent are opposed, with 12 percent undecided.

South Carolina

Rasmussen Reports, June 23

2008 election: McCain 54 percent, Obama 45 percent
Rasmussen says 57 percent disapprove of Obama's performance (with 47 percent "strongly" disapproving) while 42 percent approve. Fifty-seven percent favor repeal of the new health care reform law (with 48 percent "strongly" in favor) while 37 percent oppose doing so, with 6 percent undecided. Independents oppose the plan by a 55 percent to 33 percent margin, with 11 percent undecided.

South Dakota
Rasmussen Reports, July 6

2008 election: McCain 53 percent, Obama 45 percent

Rasmussen says 59 percent disapprove of the job Obama is doing (with 46 percent "strongly" disapproving) while 40 percent approve. Sixty-two percent favor repeal of the new health care reform law (with 49 percent "strongly" in favor) while 34 percent are opposed, with 4 percent undecided. Sixty-eight percent back enactment of an Arizona-like immigration law while 19 percent are opposed, with 12 percent undecided.

Tennessee

Rasmussen Reports
, June 15

2008 elections: McCain 57 percent, Obama 42 percent

Rasmussen says 57 percent disapprove of the job Obama is doing (with 47 percent "strongly" disapproving), while 42 percent approve. Sixty-three percent favor the repeal of the new health care reform law (with 55 percent "strongly" in favor) while 40 percent do not, with 7 percent undecided. Sixty percent favor enactment of an Arizona-like immigration law while 19 percent do not, with 21 percent undecided.

Texas
Rasmussen Reports, May 13June 16

2008 election: McCain 55 percent, Obama 44 percent

Rasmussen says 60 percent disapprove of Obama's performance (with 50 percent "strongly" disapproving) while 40 percent approve. Sixty-five percent favor repeal of the new health care reform law (with 58 percent "strongly" in favor" while 32 percent are opposed.

Utah
Rasmussen Reports, June 23

2008 election: McCain 62 percent, Obama 34 percent
Rasmussen says 63 percent disapprove of Obama's performance (with 50 percent "strongly" disapproving) while 33 percent approve. Sixty-six percent want to repeal the new health care reform law (with 56 percent "strongly" in favor of doing so while 30 percent are opposed, with 4 percent undecided. Fifty-eight percent back enactment of an Arizona-like immigration law while 25 percent are opposed, with 16 percent undecided.

Vermont

Rasmussen Reports, June 17

2008 elections: Obama 67 percent, McCain 30 percent

Rasmussen says 62 percent approve of Obama's performance (with 40 percent "strongly" approving) while 37 percent do not. Fifty-two percent are opposed to repeal of the new health care law (with 41 percent "strongly" opposed) while 41 percent favor doing so, with 7 percent undecided.

Virginia
2008 election: Obama 53 percent, McCain 46 percent
SurveyUSA, Dec. 11-13; Public Policy Polling, Oct. 31- Nov.1;
SurveyUSA says 54 percent disapprove of Obama's performance, while 44 percent approve, with 2 percent undecided. Sixty-eight percent of whites (72 percent of the sample) disapprove, while 88 percent of blacks (18 percent of the sample) approve. Independents disapprove by a 63 percent to 35 percent margin. Last month, 60 percent disapproved and 37 percent approved.
Public Policy Polling says Virginians disapprove of Obama's performance by 52 percent to 41 percent, with 6 percent undecided.
Washington State

Rasmussen Reports, June 22

2008 election: Obama 57 percent, McCain 40 percent

Rasmussen says 51 percent approve of the job Obama is doing while 48 percent do not. Fifty percent favor repealing the new health care reform law (with 41 percent "strongly" in favor) while 48 percent do not.

West Virginia

Rasmussen Reports, July 8

Election 2008: McCain 56 percent, Obama 43 percent

Rasmussen says 64 percent disapprove of Obama's performance (with 51 percent "strongly" disapproving) while 35 percent approve.

Wisconsin

Rasmussen Reports, June 21

2008 election: Obama 56 percent, McCain 42 percent

Rasmussen says 51 percent disapprove of Obama's performance (with 42 percent "strongly" disapproving) while 49 percent approve. Fifty-eight percent favor repeal of the new health care law (with 49 percent "strongly" in favor) while 39 percent are opposed.

Wyoming

Rasmussen Reports, June 22

2008 election: McCain 65 percent, Obama 33 percent

Rasmussen says 70 percent disapprove of Obama's performance (with 57 percent "strongly" disapproving) while 30 percent approve. Sixty-eight percent favor repeal of the new health care reform law (with 57 percent "strongly" in favor) while 28 percent are opposed, with 5 percent undecided. Seventy percent favor enactment of an Arizona-style immigration law while 21 percent are opposed, with 8 percent undecided.
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dlsbasscop

Bringing the troop home, Lied, I'm closing Guantanamo this year, Lied again, No tax increases, Lied Again, If ALL the media reported the REAL news, Obama's poll numbers would be even lower.

July 13 2010 at 7:33 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
Christina

I just wanted to let you know, especially jjohnblack who likes to repy to all the comments, bush increased the national defecit by 5 trillion in 8 years. And honestly, I don't consider him a real republican. In my opinion he made too many mistakes. Unfortunately, the pendulum swings from extremes and sometimes they arent that different. Many people ran from Bush to President Obama because he was a democrat and all they knew was that a republican was in office and he was crappy. Going back to my original statement. Bush increased the defecit by 5 trillion in 8 years. President Obama has increased it by almost 3 trillion... in less than 2 years. SO yea jjohnblack. He is leaving our children and grandchildren in debt. He inherited a hel of a lot...but hes added fuel to the fire and has done it faster. How much do you think he will have increased the defecit in the next 2 years? If he gets reelected, which I'm joping for everyones sake he does not, how much will it increase in 6 years. By the way...he can't really increase or decrease it himself but if you want to use that excuse about bush, then ill use it for our current president.

July 13 2010 at 5:45 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
tnickerson08

johnblack: where do you get your fact from? The community reinvestment act (barney frank/chris dodd democrats) created the sub-prime mortgage, not George Bush. It was the democrats who required banks to invest into gettos (redevelopment areas) not the Republicans you need to look at the REAL fact. The community reinvestment act lowered credit scores and allowed higher loan to value ratio's; which is the only reason why the banks loaned money in the getto's, it wasn't their choise.

July 12 2010 at 3:43 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
jbanksesq

Ask yourselves, is it just a coincidence that all previously "slave states" disapprove of President Obama?

July 11 2010 at 10:45 PM Report abuse -31 rate up rate down Reply
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gtheel

You better take history over again as there are quite a few states missing from this article, and Michigan , Indiana , Utah , Wisconsin , Wyoming , Pennsylvania , South Dakota , Nevada , Nebraska , Ohio , North Dakota , Nevada , Colorado , Maine , Kansas , and Idaho were all non slave states , and as you can plainly see , the states that do still approve , barely are doing so for the most part.

July 12 2010 at 11:01 AM Report abuse +6 rate up rate down Reply
jspe7

jjohnblack53----agree with you all the way. How quick they forget what a dismal failure Bush was and are trying to put the blame on Obama, who is trying to fix the worst financial disaster since the Great Depression
Another thing they just fail to recognize is that if Obama had not acted and put the stimulus in place, the unemployment figure would probably be at about 30 percent, eliminating millions more jobs, including many of those who are still working and criticizing Obamba, the one who is helping them and their families

July 11 2010 at 10:31 PM Report abuse -31 rate up rate down Reply
fware

Please stop with the "Bush left a mess" nonsense. Democrats controlled the U.S. Senate when the authorization of force was given for Iraq. Democrats controlled the House and Senate when the sub-prime mortgage/Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac bubble began to show signs of bursting. And now Democrats have control of everything! Don't blame Republicans because the Democratic party couldn't use filibuster proof one party rule to their advantage. It isn't the power or the "obstruction" that is the problem, it's the inept policy.

July 11 2010 at 10:10 PM Report abuse +37 rate up rate down Reply
Doyle

You might say it's Bush's fault that Obama's disapproval ratings are taking a nose dive - we all remember how it used to be! As the old blues song lyrics go, "You don't miss your water 'till the well runs dry!"

July 11 2010 at 9:56 PM Report abuse +25 rate up rate down Reply
itie9

We hope that this mid-term election will start turning our govt around drastically. We need to encourage the private sector to invest in their future. This is usually done by not increasing taxes, and DEFINATELY voting the Dems out of office. This is our last chance America.

July 11 2010 at 9:37 PM Report abuse +38 rate up rate down Reply
consurvative

stikfigure , when Oboma is rendedered powerless after the Republicans take over both houses in 115 days , it will be a change that needed to be made.

July 11 2010 at 9:33 PM Report abuse +36 rate up rate down Reply
Ciao Italiani

Obama is out after one term ..will the country regain itself thats another question.

July 11 2010 at 9:28 PM Report abuse +38 rate up rate down Reply

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