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The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Thursday shows that 30% of the nation's voters now Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Thirty-eight percent (38%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of –8. The President’s Approval Index rating has fallen six points since release of a disappointing jobs report last week (see trends).
Thirty-nine percent (39%) now give the President good or excellent marks for handling the economy while 43% say he is doing a poor job. Those are by far his lowest ratings yet on the economy.
Thirty-four percent (34%) of voters nationwide say the U.S. is heading in the right direction, the lowest level of optimism since mid-March.
The Presidential Approval Index is calculated by subtracting the number who Strongly Disapprove from the number who Strongly Approve.
Overall, 51% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the President's performance so far. Forty-eight percent (48%) now disapprove.
Originally posted by JulieMills
It hasn't even been a year yet! Methinks it is buyer's remorse...usually what happens when you impulse buy.
Originally posted by jjkenobi
we have seen a rare reporter or two who dare questions them.
I suspect Obama voters are not getting what was promised in the campaign and are disapproving. I still think they will stick up for him and vote for him though.
Originally posted by jjkenobi
Looking at it from a numbers point of view he had nowhere to go but down. He rode a media wave of hype and public speaking ventures which led him into office with very high poll numbers and he had not yet actually done anything other than run a good campaign. Voters liked what Obama promised.
Originally posted by Sestias
Besides, this poll is only measuring one day. People are moody and quixotic. You'd have to watch the polls over a long period of time.
Obama is doing what is needed.
Friday, July 31, 2009
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows that 28% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Thirty-nine percent (39%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -11
July 30, 2009
Barack Obama's public approval rating has fallen faster than presidents from George W. Bush to Jimmy Carter, based on a RealClearPolitics review of historical Gallup polling.
.....Obama began his presidency at 68. He hit 69 the following day. That means he's dropped 16 points since day one.
Originally posted by whatukno
And the same thing happened with every other president. His approval ratings will dwindle and drop, shoot up dwindle again.
What I will be shocked at is if his approval ratings go below W's all time low. That will be impressive.