Joe Arpaio's Approval Rating a Measly 37 Percent

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Sheriff Joe Arpaio


Pollsters say Sheriff Joe Arpaio's job-approval rating is 37 percent.

Although that seems extraordinarily high, it's the lowest rating the Behavior Research Center has found for Arpaio since it began polling on the subject in 1996.

Back in April '96, about 73 percent of people thought Arpaio was doing a good job, and just 5 percent said he was doing a poor job.

Now, 37 percent say he's doing "good" or "excellent," while 42 percent say he's doing poorly or very poorly.

If you guessed old people, white people, and Republicans had generally favorable views of Arpaio, you'd be correct.

Every other group, including Latinos, other non-white people, Independents, Democrats, middle-aged people, and young people, all had unfavorable views of Arpaio, according to the poll results (which can be seen here).

Arpaio's press team responded on Arpaio's Twitter account with, "My wife of 57 yrs, Ava, still gives me a 100% approval rating," which gave us the urge to vomit in our mouths.

See the links below for possible explanations of "Nickel Bag Joe's" approval rating, just from the last few months:


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dennis20
dennis20 topcommenter

Interesting. Now lets break it down. 

Of the 37% that approve of Arpaio, 75% think Obama is responsible for Hurricane Katrina, 98% think his birth certificate is fake and 100% think undocumented immigrants will get Obama care. 

How close am I?

Les Witt
Les Witt

I hate this guy...time to retire

Arizona Highrise
Arizona Highrise

I hope we get a new Sheriff who is dedicated to following the Constitution and is at least a basically decent person, but who will continue the works of Arpaio by fighting against the massive attempted Federal encroachment including the Governor Jan Brewer who is acting as a Federal enabler.

Louise Stevens
Louise Stevens

I approve of Sheriff Joe not because I'm White or Old or Republican, but because I'm not a criminal.

Kerry Wright
Kerry Wright

That aproval raitting is much to high, they had to go out and check on people that had supported him in the past to get the number that high.

Judy Hunter
Judy Hunter

But why do they keep re-electing this idiot?

Kaayla Taylor
Kaayla Taylor

What poll? Who participated in the poll? No one sent me a poll. Gee, what a surprise ... the illegals don't like him. Joe missed the mark on some things in his career, and he lost a lot of support with all the lawsuits, but if it wasn't for him, Arizona might as well have been sold to Mexico. And apparently there has been enough support to keep him in office for all these years. The votes tell the story , not the polls.

Vince Rafferty
Vince Rafferty

haven't had your soy latte yet this morning James? grab a snickers you're kinda gay when you're hungry

James Thompson
James Thompson

Trolling New Times? Aren't your militia buddies missing you out in the desert?

James Thompson
James Thompson

The only way his approval rating will go up, is when he leaves the MCSO. It won't be for him though, just the news that he's finally gone!

Jeffrey Wade
Jeffrey Wade

Maybe if you poll non-criminals you'd get a more accurate count. And I'm certain its much higher than you think it is.

Vince Rafferty
Vince Rafferty

Too bad the folks that dislike him can't vote ;) VIVA LA SHERIFF JOE! and I'm sure the pollsters are some liberal cockstains. We'll see how bad he's doing at the voting polls!

StopTheHating
StopTheHating

At least he can say his approval rating is higher than that of the U.S. Congress.  They have a 15.2% approval rating. (realclearpolitics.com)

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

I wonder what the old bastard's going to do when he is no longer sheriff and no longer has the protection of an MCSO goon squad.

The only blessing is that he'll have to get out of Arizona and find a nice deep hole somewhere to hide in.

OATHKEEPER1958
OATHKEEPER1958

DEAR LORD WE COME TO YOU BOWED DOWN ON OUR KNEES TO PRAY FOR THESE FOLKS THAT WISH HARM ON THE GOOD SHERIFF.  MAY YOU TOUCH THEIR HEARTS TO SEE THAT THE LAW NEEDS TO BE ENFORCED AND THANK GOD WE HAVE A GOOD SHERIFF TO LEAD US AND UPHOLD YOUR LAW BY FIGHTING THE GOOD FIGHT.  YALL HAVE A BLESSED DAY AND HAVE A LOOK OUTSIDE THE GOOD LORD HAS PROVIDED SOME RAIN! 

robert_graham
robert_graham topcommenter

Behavior Research Center is nothing bunch a bunch of whackjob fruitcakes.

robert_graham
robert_graham topcommenter

What can you expect of a poll written by liberals? It's a lie meant to deceive.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@StopTheHating normally i would say this is a good post..................but i gotta call bullshit.  there is no F***ing way congress has as approval rating as high as 15.2, it has got to be lower than that

Cozz
Cozz topcommenter

There's not a hole deep enough.....

Onthetake
Onthetake

@shadeaux14

Good Point.

However for Arpaio's  Cowering Abilities I am sure the Old Drama Queen would receive a much greater "Approval Rating." than this pathetic rating for doing the job of M.C.S.O. Sheriff.

One thing is certain, Arizona will be far Greater when this Tyrant has left.

To: Arizona

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@HILLFOLKREDNECK enforcing the law also includes following the law. if Joe wont obey a Judge, he is NOT following or upholding the law, he is demonstrating that we dont have to obey the law. 

Onthetake
Onthetake

@Hillidiot

Your "Good Sheriff" didn't enforce the Law at his Executive Posse Buddy's many Danny's Car Washes, instead he had Deputies work side by side with your so called "illegals" . It would seem Arpaio could give a Damn about "Enforcing the Law" when he is the one benefiting from the Immigrants HARD LABOR!

"Uphold the Law" what a Pathetic Joke!

Arpaio did "Uphold the Law" against Danny' scompetitor Car Washes?!

Protection Racketeering?!

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@robert_graham lol funny since no one seemed to mind when their polls were favorable for arpaio..truth hurt? 

OATHKEEPER1958
OATHKEEPER1958

@Onthetake WELL HE CAN'T GET 'EM ALL NOW CAN HE? THATS WHY YALL NEED TO HELP OUT AND CALL ICE IF YOU SEE ILLEGALS THE GOOD SHERIFF CAN'T DO IT ALL.  OUR COMMUNITY NEEDS TO START HELPING TO UPHOLD THE LAW TO.

OATHKEEPER1958
OATHKEEPER1958

@FuckJoeArpaio @robert_graham OH SHUT THE HELL UP AIN'T GOT NOTHIN' NICE TO SAY DON'T SAY IT.  USE MANNERS!!  THIS COUNTRY WOULD BE A HELL OF ALOT BETTER IF WE HAD MORE SOUTHERN HOSPITATLIY.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@HILLFOLKREDNECK nobody can get them all, but he could have gotten the ones that were at Danny's family since he had so many dealings with them and had people there often (its not like they would have had to go out of their way)

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

I'm from Virginia. I like Arizona too except for the corrupt and hateful politicians like Joe.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@HILLFOLKREDNECK a nice thing to say would not be something like "RACE TRAITOR". another nice thing to say would be to call your wife by her name or to refer to her as your wife, not the "OL' LADY"  for such a self proclaimed bible thumper, you really dont display much in  respect. 

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@HILLFOLKREDNECK this country would be better if we had sheriffs that obeyed the law. refusal to obey a judges orders is not obeying the law. and for gods sake use some manners, stop screaming

OATHKEEPER1958
OATHKEEPER1958

@MaskedMagician1967 I KNOW PLENTY ABOUT BEIN' A UPRIGHTHEOUS PERSON AND WAS BORN IN BILOXI, MS BUT MOVED UP TO THE CHATAHOOCHEE RIVER SANDY SPRINGS , GA AND ME AND THE OL' LADY MOVED OUT HERE IN THE 80'S BECAUSE OF HER ASTHMA.  LOVE EVERY BIT OF IT OUT HERE EXCEPT FOR THE ILLEGALS AND COMMIES.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

Hillfolk, just curious, what Southern state are you from?

Seems to me you know nothing of Southern hospitality or professional law-enforcement. A real Southern gentleman (like myself) would be critical of the hateful old man.

BTW, the South refused to comply with the laws and court orders until President Dwight D. Eisenhower sent the Screaming Eagles (101st Airborne division) to force compliance.

Cozz
Cozz topcommenter

@david_saint01 @HILLFOLKREDNECK @robert_graham  

They'd have a hard time rubbing one brain cell together between them....

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