Thursday, October 22, 2009

Gallop: Obama's Third Quarter Approval Drop Largest in Decades

Graphic from Gallop.
Hopey-Changey isn't as popular as it used to be. President Obama's 3rd quarter approval has suffered the biggest drop since Eisenhower was President.

From Gallop:
PRINCETON, NJ -- In Gallup Daily tracking that spans Barack Obama's third quarter in office (July 20 through Oct. 19), the president averaged a 53% job approval rating. That is down sharply from his prior quarterly averages, which were both above 60%.

In fact, the 9-point drop in the most recent quarter is the largest Gallup has ever measured for an elected president between the second and third quarters of his term, dating back to 1953. One president who was not elected to his first term -- Harry Truman -- had a 13-point drop between his second and third quarters in office in 1945 and 1946.


dprosenthal said...

I think perhaps the lowest approval rate in decades is due to so many people having such high hopes. I don't remember a time since JFK that Americans have been so mesmerized by a handsome face and a great smile.We all should have realized that no one could fulfill all those promies. Better luck to us next time.

Anonymous said...

If there is a next time. I was not concerned when President Obama was elected because I felt the country could survive any leader, but I am starting to wonder. My main concern was inexperience and I have seen nothing to change that concern.