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Rasmussen: Yup, Obama Tied His All-Time Low Today



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I don’t always spotlight Scott Rasmussen’s nearly daily polls, but today’s survey result is pretty eye-opening:

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 20% of the nation’s voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty-four percent (44%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -24 (see trends). 

That matches the lowest Approval Index rating yet recorded for President Obama, a level previously reached just once last September. By way of comparison, President Bush had ratings near the end of his second term in the minus 30s. For President Obama, 42% of Democrats Strongly Approve while 79% of Republicans Strongly Disapprove. Among those not affiliated with either major party, 13% Strongly Approve and 44% Strongly Disapprove.

UPDATE: Hmm. That is from the link the Rasmusssen folks sent me today; I am informed by others that the Tuesday results show even worse numbers: 19 percent strongly approving, 45 percent strongly disapproving.

Rasmussen also finds that ”only six percent of adult consumers rate the U.S. economy as good or excellent, while 64% give it a poor rating.”


Tags: Barack Obama , Rasmussen


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