Obama’s Approval Crumbles in … New York

Posted by on Mar 11, 2013 at 7:40 am

He’s still above 50% and it would be a shock if he wasn’t in such a deep blue state. But something’s going on here. How is it his approval is at a -19 net in just a month?

President Barack Obama’s approval rating in New York fell precipitously in the last month, according to a poll released Monday, and three-fifths of the state’s registered voters now believe the country is heading in the wrong direction.

Obama’s approval rating remains high in New York, at 56 percent, with 41 percent disapproving, according to the Siena College poll.

But the president’s approval rating was at 66 percent last month, with only 32 percent disapproval – so the change is a net 19 point decline.

President Obama’s favorability rating dropped significantly this month,” Siena pollster Steven Greenberg said.

And even in one of the country’s bluest states, 60 percent of voters believe the country is headed in the wrong direction. Only 32 percent believe it’s headed in the right direction. In February, 46 percent believed the United States was on the right track, and 49 percent thought it was heading in the wrong direction.

Who knows, maybe he needs to expand his visibility. We hardly ever hear from the guy, who seems awfully camera-shy. Maybe he and ESPN should get together and have him make some college basketball picks. Considering what an awesome sportsman he is this might help get him some TV facetime.

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11 Responses to “Obama’s Approval Crumbles in … New York”

  1. dookhh on 11/11/13 at 9:42 am

    I think there are a couple things going on, but the end of the payroll tax holiday hit with all the tax talk going on, everyone thought only the rich were going to get hit, and then everyone gets hits, gives them the impression it was all bs, Obama just raised everyone’s taxes. Combine that with losing the sequester, and now having been stuffed by the GOP he is basically crawling back to the people he called all these horrible names begging for a deal and some mercy. Totally wipes out his cred and so diminishes the office.

  2. Marcus on 11/11/13 at 9:43 am

    People are suffering and all Mr. Obama throws them are a few crumbs of rhetoric. That and an “atta’ boy” won’t get you a job or pay the mortgage.

    But the real coup de grace in NY is Mr. Obama’s position on The Second Amendment. He apparently lied for years about his stance (the latest “revelation). Combined with his support for Cuomo’s anti-constitutional gun legislation, Democrats in general are just starting to see what their popularity and the next election cycle will look like.

    And nobody is going to forget this time…

  3. Blue Hen on 11/11/13 at 10:04 am

    Stick a ballot in front of them and watch many of the same people break out the crayons and scribble in his name. They’ll whine about nanny bloomie, but they still vote for him.

    Having said that, we’ve seen before that the more the dear leader does what he supposedly does best (talk), the worse his ratings get. The thread count on the Emperor becomes apparent to the dimmest in the land.

    I’m kinda curious as to if this is the reason the Senate finally did its job and crapped out a budget. The longer the passion play runs, the harder it is for them to keep their balls aloft.

  4. armin on 11/11/13 at 10:11 am

    41-32 is a net 9 point loss. not 19. It’s still bad. However, it is in line with national drops (taking into account the errors). But, can we do a little math please?

    How are we getting a 19 point drop? It’s amazing how the original post makes a mistake, and subsequent websites never do error checking, they just run with it.

    A drop is a drop though. :)

    Where are republicans at?

  5. Robroy on 11/11/13 at 11:53 am

    The Dear Liar’s approval rating crumbles Just in NY?

    What about the rest of the Country?

    Aren’t they also dealing with the disaster known as Obama’s Sequester?

  6. Semper Why on 11/11/13 at 11:56 am

    I suspect it’s a combination of the sequester scare mongering and Bloomberg’s overreach. The soda ban and the no-debate imposition of gun control upon New York has probably put a bad taste for all pols in power in the past month. Add the Obama administrations attempts to scare the country about a 2% reduction in spending when so many people are 1) Haven’t had a raise in years, 2) Had to take a pay cut, 3) lost their job entirely or 4) know several someones who did one of items 1-3. No matter how you scream about how that 2% is going to cause traffic jams and missed meat inspections, most people aren’t going to believe it.

    I thin this shows the power of the press and the low-information voter. Just a little crack in the media dyke and suddenly people are beginning to sour on Obama.

  7. JohnInMA on 11/11/13 at 1:11 pm

    It’s very possible this is a ‘drone drop’. After all, NY media was pretty silent on the matter for a long time, with the exception of minor bits in the NYT (typically excusing or covering for the actions, naturally). Perhaps Rand Paul’s actions forced additional media coverage that actually caused some progressive angst.

  8. there is no opposition party on 11/11/13 at 1:34 pm

    @Armin the republicant whigs are dining with dear leader backslapping and ballwashing him while laughing at the serfs. They are busy hoping to get a good review in a hostile state run stenographer press and waiting for the next invite to the cocktail circuit in the district of cesspool.

  9. Blue Hen on 11/11/13 at 2:44 pm

    there is no opposition party on 11/11/13 at 1:34 pm

    A tad more subtle than I would have done, but well played sir and/or madam. Well played indeed.

  10. mike191 on 11/11/13 at 6:55 pm

    The problem with Siena Polls is the sampling of NYC vs the rest of the state.For example ,Erie County,excluding the core area of Buffalo voted for Pallidino rather than Cuomo.Moreover,most people in the western portion of New York want NYC to be the 51st state-an assemblyman from Bativa has introduced such a resolution. If you eliminateNYC from the equation,New York is not the monolithic Blue State-just ask Cuomo how is gun bill is faring among citizens west of the Hudson.

  11. Gault Falcon on 11/11/13 at 8:28 pm

    And he cares because?

    I don’t know why these approval numbers are even important anymore. It’s like measuring the oxygen level on the moon. It doesn’t matter. He is king for the next 4 years. I just hope humanity can survive him.