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US: National Survey (Kos 5/31-6/3)

Topics: National , poll

DailyKos.com / Research 2000
5/31-6/3/10; 1200 registered voters, 2.8% margin of error
Mode: Live telephone interviews
(Kos release)

National

Favorable / Unfavorable
Barack Obama: 51 / 44 (chart)
Nancy Pelosi: 37 / 52
Harry Reid: 32 / 57
Mitch McConnell: 24 / 60
John Boehner: 21 / 59
Democratic Party: 38 / 55
Republican Party: 29 / 64

State of the Country
39% Right Direction, 59% Wrong Track (chart)

 

Comments
tjampel:

Huge drop for Obama. The Oil Spill is taking its toll. I guess that's why he's in the Gulf right now....for the 3rd time since the spill. This time he's meeting with people affected by it. He needs to get a little more emotional about this. People's lives are being ruined every day this goes on.

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hoosier_gary:

Remember, this is favorables - not job performance. And this is KOS - one of the Obama cheerleaders. You have to subtract 7 points from all the democrats and add 7 to the republicans and you see how bad it has gotten.

Even using KOS's insanely biased liberal numbers, you can see that he is at +7 favorable this week, down from a +13 the week before and down from a +53 a year ago.

He doesn't need to put on a show and pretend that he's emotional. He needs to take charge and do his job. He needs to be a leader - not a campaigner.

It took him 18 days to partially approve the governors requests to build sand berms to keep the oil offshore. The idiots in his EPA wanted an environmental impact study on building sand barriers. He still won't approve of all of them.

If he was any kind of a leader he would push the pencil-neck bureaucrats who are standing in the way aside and take control.

BP has spent over $1 billion on trying to contain this spill so far. Obama's white house fool, Gibbs, proudly stated that Obama was presenting a bill to BP for the $69 million the federal government has spent so far. That's it? Only $69 million in 46 days?

And then the idiot launches lawsuits right in the middle of the cleanup. He is a stumbling, bumbling moron and people are finally discovering that because even the loony lefty liberal media can't hide it any more.

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Field Marshal:

It took him 18 days to partially approve the governors requests to build sand berms to keep the oil offshore. The idiots in his EPA wanted an environmental impact study on building sand barriers. He still won't approve of all of them.

In the end, didn't they only approve 5 out of the dozens? Typical highly efficient government!!

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iVote:

@hoosier_gary

You worthless moron. NOW it's the role of the federal government to get involved. Not with the healthcare system or with anything else, but NOW Obama and the federal government should be taking over. How dare he only spend $69 million!

Seriously, what kind of a conservative are you? You must get off on your own hypocrisy.

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sjt22:

@ Tjampel

Huge drop? He's down 3 points and up 1 negative from the last Kos poll. Well within the realm of statistical chance.

@ Ivote

Save your breath, Hoosier Gary isn't worth it. No matter what Obama did, short of swimming down and plugging the leak himself a la Aqua Man, people like Gary would still criticize him.

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sjt22:

Even using KOS's insanely biased liberal numbers

Yes, insanely biased... which are pretty much backed up by every other pollster over time. In fact, they are often less favorable to Obama than other pollsters. But hey, you'd have to do 10 seconds of research to learn that.

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tjampel:

sjt22:

@ Tjampel

"Huge drop? He's down 3 points and up 1 negative from the last Kos poll. Well within the realm of statistical chance."

That's not correct.

FAVORABLE UNFAVORABLE DON'T KNOW NET CHANGE
PRESIDENT OBAMA 51 (54) 44 (41) 5 (5) -6

This is not within MOE. That's 2.8% so...max drop of 5.6%.

Why try to see this as a quirk. Better to accept it and understand it. He may be right back up next week, but I don't just stick my head in the sand when something bad happens to my team.

I also didn't mean that Obama should fake his emotions. He must really be incredibly pissed off at BP; who isn't. And this has not only screwed up the country, it's screwed up his administration, his initiatives, his agenda, his political capital. So he has two strong reasons to be furious ....personal and for the same reason I'm furious. He needs to give voice to that anger.

As for leadership I think he was too deferential to BP for too long. But it's stupid to blame him one bit for a single drop of oil that's still flowing into the gulf. BP made huge mistakes leading to this and they lack the ability to work effectively when dealing with pressures greater than the thrust from a Saturn 5 rocket...around 14,000 psi. They simply lack the technology and the US Gov certainly doesn't have it either.

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tjampel:

hoosier_gary:

You simply pulled this 7% number for Kos out of your nether regions. It's made up. I use Nate Silver's basis as a starting point, and then I compare Kos polls with Ras and others deemed more neutral by polling experts and determine my own house effects.

If you work a little and look at actual results in actual states it should be clear to you that Kos has a house effect of around 3...4 at most and Ras about 3. Using 7 only shows lack of research, lack of analysis, lack of thought...on this topic. You threw it out to make a statement and as such it's pure fail.

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melvin:

At least the Daily Kos is more honest then Rasmussen.Did you know President Carter was the only democratic incumbant to not win a 2nd term in over 120yrs compared to 5 Republicans.

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TeaPartyRules:

MSM rats are jumping the Obama ship on a daily basis. Tonight on Dateline Ann Curry is questioning Obama's leadership on handling of the oil spill, and not in a good way. Soon BoBo will be in the thirties.

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TeaPartyRules:

Ann Curry just referred to Obama as "The fox that 's guarding the hen house".

Obamas' "Bay Of Rigs"

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iVote:

Thank you for looking into your crystal ball of horse shit, TPRules. Now please go back to watching the tea party circle jerk known as Fox News, will ya?

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TeaPartyRules:

Obama aids are now saying that Obama knew the extent of damage to the oil well back in April. They say he also knew the leak would take until Aug. at the earliest to stop. So it appears that Obama has just been putting on a method act of some type. Wouldn't you all agree?

BTW found this on HuffPost LOL

http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2010-06-04/obama-briefed-in-april-by-carol-browner-on-how-bad-bp-spill-was-/?cid=hp:mainpromo1

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ndirish11:

@Melvin

First of all DailyKos is just as biased as Rasmussen, don't kid yourself.

@iVote

I'd call myself a libertarian before a conservative, but true conservatives and libertarians tend to see eye to eye on economic issues. The primary role of the federal government is national defense and disasters fall under this role. The oil spill is a disaster that is threatening our environment, wildlife and destroying our coastline. It is a national defense issue. The government, of course, should be involved in this.

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iVote:

@ndirish11

Well you're a pretty misguided libertarian then. A true libertarian/conservative would rather have the local government and/or BP control the response effort and have the federal government as far away from the gulf coast as possible.

Even Ron Paul, as libertarian a guy as they come, said two days ago that the president deserves absolutely no blame whatsoever for this. He said that Obama would actually be of more help if he cleared out all federal involvement and made way for the governors to take over instead (too bad Bobby Jindal has no clue what to do about it either.)

http://thehill.com/blogs/e2-wire/677-e2-wire/101193-ron-paul-obama-facing-too-much-blame-on-oil-spill

But it's damned if you do, damned if you don't with you conservatives. If the government gets involved with healthcare, it's an apocalyptic government takeover. When Obama "only" spends $69 million on the oil spill response, you say he's not doing enough. Until you can make up your minds and stop contradicting yourselves, you'll continue to look like hypocrites with strictly political motives.

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iVote:

Also, to lump a domestic environmental disaster like this oil spill accident in the Gulf in the same category as national defense (aka protecting us from terrorist attacks, a nuclear holocaust or any other imminent threat to our safety) is pretty disingenuous. Therefore, a true conservative would NOT think the federal government should be involved with this.

But in my opinion, we absolutely need the federal government to keep pressure on BP and to make sure they're not letting up on their recovery efforts. Without the government's involvement, there's no guarantee that BP will live up to their obligation. Also, we need the federal government to provide the resources and funds that the local governments down there just doesn't have access to. Luckily, that's exactly what the Obama administration is doing.

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TeaPartyRules:

It's time for Obama to resign. I look for Dems to start calling for his resignation soon. We are sinking fast. National debt, corruption, oil spill, unemployment, HCR, and a lot of socialism. Get out Barry.

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TeaPartyRules:

Sarah Palin would bust BP right in the mouth.

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iVote:

What world are you living in? Seriously. Were you ever screaming for resignation when Bush was in office? If running up the debt, corruption, and unemployment numbers are really so important to you, where the fuck were you?

And Sarah Palin would bust BP in the mouth? Wow, how "un-American" of Miss Wasilla.

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TeaPartyRules:

Attention Libs; comparing Obama to Bush doesn't help your case. We don't care because today is a new day for conservatives. Rinos and Libs are both on the endangered electoral list.

Yes, Sarah would have actually jacked BP on day one instead of whatever it is that Obama done.

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iVote:

For one, I'm not a liberal. For another, what exactly do you mean when you say that she'd "jack" them and "bust them the mouth." Those are all cute little folksy sayings, but what the hell does it mean from a policy standpoint?

If you're implying that she'd put them out of business or something else along those lines, do you not realize that that would mean federal involvement with a private company? That goes against everything you Tea Party anti-government conservatives supposedly stand for.

If you guys were truly what you say you are and not just neo-con hypocrites, you'd be screaming for less government involvement in the oil spill cleanup effort. But instead, you're crying out for more federal help and more government intervention from the president, which is EXACTLY what I'm hearing from the liberals you claim to hate so much.

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TeaPartyRules:

Definitions for idiots,

Jacked or Bust in the Mouth- Immediately responding to BP, similar to Exxon Valdez spill. Then making the real info public. And not dicking around like a poo boy.

One of Gov't main responsibilities is to protect the country from all threats. ie OIL SPILLS or other disasters. Not "jacking around" with HCR, Cap n Tax or the many others things Obama is wasting time on.

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iVote:

You're right, that is a definition that only idiots like yourself would use.

And what's your fetish with Sarah Palin and "jacking around" and "busting in the mouth"? Is there something else you'd like to tell us?

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