Skip to comments.Pew poll: Obama's public support is eroding
Posted on 03/16/2009 11:13:46 AM PDT by Zakeet
A new poll by the independent Pew Research Center for the People & the Press has found that President Barack Obama's popular support is eroding, with his approval rating dropping below 60 percent.
"President Barack Obama's approval rating has slipped, as a growing number of Americans see him listening more to his party's liberals than to its moderates, and many voice opposition to some of his key economic proposals," the Pew Center concluded.
Its new survey finds Obama's approval rating falling to 59 percent from 64 percent in February. It also finds the ranks of Americans who disapprove of the president's job performance rising, to 26 percent from 17 percent.
Among those who registered a jump in disapproval were Republicans, up 15 percentage points, and independents, up 13 points, Pew found.
The survey was taken among 1,308 adults last Monday through Thursday and has an error margin of plus or minus 3 percentage points.
The Pew poll is the latest finding that the president has lost some support as he's started to flesh out his governing agenda.
A McClatchy-Ipsos poll last week found his approval rating dropping from 69 percent to 65 percent. An average of six public polls in the last few weeks Pew, Gallup, Rasmussen, McClatchy-Ipsos, Newsweek and Fox put Obama's approval rating at 60.3 percent.
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When his approval rating was 70%, there was nowhere to go but down.
40% of people are hardcore Republican, 40% are Democrat. Doesn't matter why, they just are. That's why the critical thinking 20% - quite a few of which are here on FR - are so crucial.
The ABC News break during Rush just announced the end of the Seattle newspaper. It didn’t do those Liberal propaganda outlets much good to promote BO’s election last fall, did it?
Take a look at Rasmussen predictions. Fascinating
So one cannot be “critical thinking” and hardcore Republican?
I am a rock-ribbed conservative, BECAUSE I habitually engage in critical thinking.
I don’t think his numbers were ever as high as these polls say. I would bet that only the population centers in the fly over states get polled and that the rural folk never get polled.
I thought that was flop sweat...
Hey, I hand't caught that, look at the McClatchy motto. Riiiigght.
Sure, but there are just as many here on FR that are Hardcore Republicans first, then critical thinkers second.
IMHO, I'm a conservative precisely because I'm a critical thinker. Being able to objectively and dispassionately discuss ideas should be a foundation to conservatism. It's one thing that separates us from Democrats.
BTW, I don't think that conservatism = Republican so much anymore. In many ways, they're a close approximation and closer to conservatism than Democrats....but in many others, they're little more than Democrat-lite. BUT - that's a whole other thread, and something that we could kick back and forth all night. :-)
My work? I wish. Alas, I had to steal it from another thread.
“BTW, I don’t think that conservatism = Republican so much anymore.”
Agreed. A sad state of affairs.
I understand your point, now. Thanks for the clarification.