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As President Obama reappoints Ben Bernanke as Chairman of the Federal Reserve this morning, we'll continue to look at how the nation views the 44th president. Gallup released a report last night on his weekly approval ratings -- which have declined for the past two-plus months.
In early June, Obama enjoyed a 62% approval rating in the Gallup Weekly report -- double his disapproval rating. The report released last night found him down to 52%/41%.
President Barack Obama's popularity has plummeted to a record low, with just 45 percent of voters now approving of his performance, according to the latest Zogby International poll.
Asked whether they approve or disapprove of the president's job performance, just 45.3 percent of likely voters say they approve. That compares with 50.5 percent who disapprove of the job Obama is doing.
Of greatest concern to Obama may well be his decline among all-important independent voters. Just 37.5 percent of self-identified independents say they approve of how Obama is handling the presidency. That compares with 59.2 percent of independents who disapprove.
Originally posted by jam321
Wasn't Bill Clinton in his forties?
Oh well. Personally, I don't buy into the popularity poll.
If his ratings were to go down to zero, what can we do about it. The election isn't till 2012.
By then the economy may be fully recovered, Obama will have high poll numbers, and well on his way to winning a reelection.
The bad economy at the beginning of his term actually plays to his advantage.
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Sunday shows that 32% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Forty-two percent (42%) Strongly Disapprove. That’s the highest level of Strong Disapproval yet recorded for this President and it gives Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -10
Originally posted by vor78
Two new polls:
Rasmussen: Obama at 45%
Zogby: Obama at 42%
Both are new lows. The most concerning number has to be that among 18-29 year olds in the Zogby poll, collapsing nearly 20 points in a month and at just 41% now. Rasmussen also has his disapproval among unaffiliated voters at 66% as of yesterday.
Overall, 45% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the President's performance. That’s down a point from yesterday and the lowest level of total approval yet measured for Obama. Fifty-three percent (53%) now disapprove.
"Among all Americans, his rating on health care has dropped 13 points since March. Compare that to his 16 point drop on the deficit and 17 point dip on taxes and it looks like there is growing discontent with Obama's overall domestic agenda — not just his health care policy."