Friday, June 18, 2010

New Poll Finds Obama's Endorsement May Be Toxic

President Obama personal approval numbers have dropped into the 40's, but, considering the agenda he has been pushing is opposed by most Americans, it is surprising his numbers aren't lower. Usually the endorsement from a President polling in the mid-forties would help a candidate at the polls. This doesn't seem to be the case for President Obama. In spite of pushing unpopular legislation, President Obama is still able to maintain some personal popularity. Unfortunately for Democrats, he is unable to impart this on thier candidates for office. Instead of campaigning this fall, President Obama should have plenty of time for golf.

PPP Polling reported:
PPP’s most recent national survey found that while Obama had a positive approval rating at 48/47, only 33% of voters were more likely to vote for a candidate endorsed by him while 48% said support from Obama would make them less likely to vote for someone. That’s because only 64% of voters who approve of the President say his endorsement would make them more inclined to vote for a candidate, but 91% who disapprove say Obama’s support makes it less likely they would vote for one of his preferred candidates....

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