Friday, July 24, 2009

Obama's Poll Numbers Plummet: Approval below 50% for First Time

The most accurate pollster from the 2008 presidential election has President Obama's approval under 50% for the first time. Only 49% of Americans somewhat approve of President Obama's performance.

Rasmussen reported:
Overall, 49% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the President's performance. Today marks the first time his overall approval rating has ever fallen below 50% among Likely Voters nationwide. Fifty-one percent (51%) disapprove. (accent mine)

President Obama is rapidly losing polling numbers on many other issues. Fifty-three percent of Americans now view him as a partisan Democrat. Fifty-three percent are against Congressional health care reform. Only twenty-five percent think the economic stimulus helped the economy. Seventy-two percent don't want the government deciding what kind of light bulbs they use. Additionally, President Obama's Presidential Approval Index is now -8. This number is calculated by subtracting the number of people that strongly disapprove from number of people that strongly approve.

From Rasmussen:

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