CNN poll: Obama numbers plunge into generation gap
June 17th, 2013
01:03 PM ET
1 year ago

CNN poll: Obama numbers plunge into generation gap

Washington (CNN) - It's a glaring number in a national poll that's making headlines.

President Barack Obama's approval rating dropped 8 percentage points over the past month to 45%, the president's lowest rating in more than 18 months, according to a CNN/ORC International survey released on Monday.

And Obama's disapproval rating soared 9 points to 54% since mid-May.

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  1. Sniffit

    Please provide the data for the breakdown in age groups among those polled.

    June 17, 2013 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  2. just sayin

    this is what happens when the lsm actually starts doing some reporting instead of just regurgitating the obama administration talking point as if they were fact. had they started doing their job a year earlier, obama wouldn't have got re-elected and the country would not have had to endure another 4 years of failure.

    June 17, 2013 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  3. Tabeth

    Friends,
    let us be fair in our judgment. What if 9/11 happened during Obama Presidency?
    Does he deserve credit for keeping America safe?

    June 17, 2013 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  4. Caumont

    All the youngsters are trying to get jobs in the Obama economy. I feel for them. It is not an enviable position to be in to be looking for work after dropping major cash on college.

    June 17, 2013 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  5. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    let us be fair in our judgment. What if 9/11 happened during Obama Presidency?
    Does he deserve credit for keeping America safe?
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    So you want to play the "what if" game? Ok. What if Bush actually paid attention to that PDB that read "Bin Laden determined to strike within U.S.?"

    June 17, 2013 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  6. it must be said

    NEWS FLASH: Young people find out Obama is a lying two faced politician like all the rest! News at 11....

    June 17, 2013 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  7. Rudy NYC

    just sayin

    this is what happens when the lsm actually starts doing some reporting instead of just regurgitating the obama administration talking point as if they were fact. had they started doing their job a year earlier, obama wouldn't have got re-elected and the country would not have had to endure another 4 years of failure.
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    No. This is what happens when an administration gets broad ranging warrants to monitor several phone lines and collect emails of a large news organization. The collective media shows solidarity for the AP, joins hands and fights back.

    It has nothing to do with your straw man, conspiracy theory. The truth has been long known in all of these recent "scandals" that have hit the administration, but the media has been suppressing it. For example, the Fox News reporter who had his phone and emails tapped was being investigated at the behest of Sen. McConnell.

    June 17, 2013 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  8. Steveo

    Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    let us be fair in our judgment. What if 9/11 happened during Obama Presidency?
    Does he deserve credit for keeping America safe?
    ---------------–
    So you want to play the "what if" game? Ok. What if Bush actually paid attention to that PDB that read "Bin Laden determined to strike within U.S.?"
    ------------
    Think about this: Citizens failed as well. Why didn't anyone think it was strange to have a potential flight student only want to learn to to pilot in the air and not learn how to take off and land? A lot went wrong!

    June 17, 2013 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  9. luke,az

    President Obama is the best President since President Lincoln. In spite of Republican obstruction, President Obama continues to lead this country into the 21st century. Republicans haven't done anything but sit on the sidelines hoping America fails. Good job, actually Great job President Obama. We are praying for you, your family and your staff.

    June 17, 2013 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  10. tom l.

    @Dutch, Sniffit and Dominican,
    These are tough numbers to swallow. 18-29 year olds now only have 48% approval which is an 18 point drop. Wow. The biggest number is the independents. 61-37 disapprove. Wow. Are you now going to give the independents some cute little angry nickname? The most disappointing issue must be that you guys can't blame the TEA Party or the republicans on this one. Who are you gonna blame? I'm sure you guys will figure something out and rationalize it away somehow to make yourselves all feel better. :)

    June 17, 2013 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  11. truth hurts but reality bites

    This can only mean one thing. Time for Obama to roll out the Obama Student Loan Forgiveness Act. It will only cost the country one trillion dollars to fix this poll. You people worry too much!

    June 17, 2013 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  12. Micah ayuba

    Obama deserve a big credit he capture de big terorist so if de govt siriya will use chemical weapon,i surgest obama shou

    June 17, 2013 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  13. just sayin

    Rudy NYC
    No. This is what happens when an administration gets broad ranging warrants to monitor several phone lines and collect emails of a large news organization. The collective media shows solidarity for the AP, joins hands and fights back.
    --
    yeah, obama's lackey holder really messed up big time but obama still won't dump the incompetent loser. i mean obama was hand picked and fully endorsed by the media in the usa. they wouldn't let anything stick to him. now the honey moon is over after they caught him trying to go after them.

    It has nothing to do with your straw man, conspiracy theory. The truth has been long known in all of these recent "scandals" that have hit the administration, but the media has been suppressing it.
    ---
    so there is no conspiracy and then you admit the media has been suppressing the truth. i rest my case!

    For example, the Fox News reporter who had his phone and emails tapped was being investigated at the behest of Sen. McConnell.
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    too funny.... the obama administration taking direction from one of their most hated political adversaries?! totally hilarious rudy. one of your best concoctions ever!

    June 17, 2013 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  14. Wilson

    @Boomer in Mo

    Apparently 100 percent of the journalists were not paying attention because Snowden's big secret was well known, and hated, years ago.
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    They have even made a TV show based loosely on the capabilities. "Person of Interest." I watch that show and am amazed about how accurate it is.

    June 17, 2013 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  15. NameFrank Deery

    Obama is a good family man, unlike Clinton,
    but also unlike his saviour, he's a bad manager. He came too soon, and at trying, evolving times, the problems of which he dodges by endlessly "fundraising"
    or, like Holder, playing "dumb". Please! Instead of fleeing, he should be Leading.
    Very sad-and Watergate 2 is on his doorstep,
    via the IRS.

    June 17, 2013 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  16. mike Lake Orion Michigan

    We need to fire the President, the Politicians and the Supreme Court Judges. They collectively are ruin this once great Country!

    June 17, 2013 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  17. Rudy NYC

    Steveo wrote:

    Think about this: Citizens failed as well. Why didn't anyone think it was strange to have a potential flight student only want to learn to to pilot in the air and not learn how to take off and land? A lot went wrong!
    -------------------
    Citizens failed? Here in NYC we teach folks "If you see something, say something." But, sometimes it's all to easy to get stuck between a rock and a hard place. Take the Jared Loughner dude, the one who shot Gabby Giffords. The one with the scary look in his eyes.. They say that he bought his gun two weeks prior to, and bought his ammo just the day before. Had he come into your store, I doubt if very many of you would have told him "No. I will not sell you ammunition because you look like you're a little crazy."

    June 17, 2013 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  18. just sayin

    tom l.
    @Dutch, Sniffit and Dominican,
    These are tough numbers to swallow. 18-29 year olds now only have 48% approval which is an 18 point drop. Wow. The biggest number is the independents. 61-37 disapprove. Wow. Are you now going to give the independents some cute little angry nickname? The most disappointing issue must be that you guys can't blame the TEA Party or the republicans on this one. Who are you gonna blame? I'm sure you guys will figure something out and rationalize it away somehow to make yourselves all feel better.
    --

    they are already blaming it all the news media, how they are all of a sudden right wing news outlets, and of course, their usual pathetic, scandal? what scandal? it's all made up mantra, like the american people are complete idiots.

    well, the way they have been playing them like fools the last 6 years, i can understand why they continue to try. seems the koolaide is finally wearing off and the american people don't like what they see. unfortuantely 8 months too late.

    June 17, 2013 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  19. Donna

    So how are you liking your 2014 election chances now lefties??? And then there is the Obamacare train wreck in progress. Hopefully the country will wake up before it is too late. Time is running out.

    June 17, 2013 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  20. Fair is Fair

    "too funny.... the obama administration taking direction from one of their most hated political adversaries?! totally hilarious rudy. one of your best concoctions ever!"
    ------
    My vote goes to his reply when someone opined that the government doesn't produce anything... to which his response was, "oh yes they do – postage stamps".

    June 17, 2013 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  21. Rudy NYC

    just sayin wrote:

    yeah, obama's lackey holder really messed up big time but obama still won't dump the incompetent loser. i mean obama was hand picked and fully endorsed by the media in the usa. they wouldn't let anything stick to him. now the honey moon is over after they caught him trying to go after them.

    too funny.... the obama administration taking direction from one of their most hated political adversaries?! totally hilarious rudy. one of your best concoctions ever!
    -------------–
    AG Holder obtained search warrants. How else do you think that AP and News Corp were made aware of the wiretaps on their phones and emails? Furthermore, they did just discover the wiretaps a few ago. They've both known about the wiretaps on phones and emails for over a year.

    Despite your denials, the Senate Republicans went ballistic two years ago over national security leaks, and demanded an investigation take place. Mitch McConnell complained the loudest, of course, for it. Holder complied.

    June 17, 2013 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  22. Rudy NYC

    Fair is Fair wrote:

    My vote goes to his reply when someone opined that the government doesn't produce anything... to which his response was, "oh yes they do – postage stamps".
    ----------------
    So why don't you tell us who produces and sells postage stamps? Here's a hint. It's not private industry. Government produces lots of things, but many of them are not for sale. For example, space shuttles.

    June 17, 2013 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  23. Guy

    Obama is not so cool anymore, huh? Too bad you didn't realize that in 2008.

    June 17, 2013 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  24. Bill from GA

    The constant stream of propaganda does seem to work.

    June 17, 2013 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  25. plain&simple

    Who cares what his approval rating is at this point. When it was high the idiot right hated him and didn't pass one damn thing to help the working class of this country. In fact they worked to destroy anything connected to our president. Now that his ratings are dropping,a victory party has started by the small minded among us. WOW!!! I wish real life were ash easy as criticism....never identifying or constructing solutions. Just tear it down. That's a victory??? Grow up!!!

    June 17, 2013 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
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