Saturday, July 25, 2009
Barry ain't doin' so good ...
From yesterday's Campaign for Working Families blog:
According to the daily Rasmussen tracking poll, Barack Obama’s approval ratings are continuing to spiral downward. Thirty-eight percent of the American people strongly disapprove of the job President Obama is doing, while 30% strongly approve. This ties his previous low of -8 on the Rasmussen Presidential Approval Index (the difference between those who strongly approve and strongly disapprove of his job performance). What’s even more interesting about these results is Obama’s total approval rating. Now, just 49% somewhat approve of the president’s performance, while 51% disapprove. This is the first time his overall approval has dipped below 50%.
These numbers are averaged based on three days of polling. Two of these days were done before Obama’s national press conference Wednesday night. It would not surprise me to see these numbers get even worse for the president given the way he is handling the Sgt. Crowley controversy.
Here’s more news from Rasmussen that must be worrying the White House. In a hypothetical 2012 matchup, Barack Obama leads Alaska Governor Sarah Palin but only narrowly at 48%-to-42%. Meanwhile, the president is tied with former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney at 45% each. And here’s more news that must have Nancy Pelosi reaching for the Pepto: In Rasmussen’s weekly question on control of Congress for 2010, Republicans now lead Democrats by 42%-to-38% -- the highest level of support Rasmussen has measured for the GOP in more than two years.