Thursday, July 30, 2009

New low: Obama's Presidential Approval Index rating is -12

President Obama continues his slide in the polls. His Presidential Approval Index rating is now -12. This is a new low. President Obama's overall approval is 48%. Not surprisingly, after Obama's recent remarks on the Gates arrest and racial profiling, 49% of voters think Obama views America as unfair and discriminatory.

Rasmussen reported:
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Thursday shows that 28% of the nation's voters now Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Forty percent (40%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -12. That’s the lowest rating yet recorded for President Obama.

The Presidential Approval Index is calculated by subtracting the number who Strongly Disapprove from the number who Strongly Approve. It is updated daily at 9:30 a.m.