14 Dec 2009

Rasmussen: 55% of Americans Disapprove of Obama’s Job Performance

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Rasmussen‘s Presidential Approval Poll indicates that, if the numbers get any worse, the White House can start expecting visits from mobs of angry peasants brandishing torches and pitchforks.

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 24% of the nation’s voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Forty-two percent (42%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -18. …

Overall, 44% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the President’s performance. That’s the lowest level yet measured for this president.Previously, his overall approval rating had fallen to 45% twice, once in early September and once in late November.

Fifty-five percent (55%) now disapprove.

Seventy-two percent (72%) of Democrats now offer their approval while 80% of Republicans disapprove. Among voters not affiliated with either major party, just 36% approve.

Seventy-seven percent (77%) of liberals approve while 76% of conservatives disapprove. The bad news for the President is that there are a lot more conservatives in the country than liberals. However, he gets a bit of a boost because 57% of moderate voters still offer their approval.

The President earns approval from 37% of White voters and 98% of African-American voters.

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