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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For some reason, most people are starting to believe I'm a liberal.
So the Republic still works, a little.
“Adults” in a Pew poll. #s are much worse...
Please continue...don’t worry about the stock market folks...just keep those numbers diving...he needs to go.
The MSM will still spin this as high approval, however, I heard that Jimmy Carter started his term above 70% approval, and GW2 was above 60%.
The media is still in the tank for Hussein.
This can’t be right. Gallup has him at 112% approval rating.
I just saw an article today saying 2 out of 3 approve of the job Obama is doing.
Man, that is FUNNY. did u make that??!
That is LOL funny.
Regarding the slipping numbers, I just want to say to those who were duped, “so the rest of us weren’t telling stories, were we?!”
Obama’s teleprompter will be deeply saddened.
NO, You are not a Liberal, You are Natural Born Lying Commie, Born & Bred.
Pew is a Democrat-leaning polling outfit. If Pew is starting to show erosion, then things are not well in Obamaland.
The economy may be in a free fall. Wall Street investors may be scared off. Small business owners may be avoiding making any large investments. And the hotel and convention business is in the tank.
But Obama sure has some great pecs, doesn’t he?
Here’s a teleprompter editorial cartoon that cracked me up:
I posted it directly a couple of times, but it was a “violation”.
Thats true, fat a-s Michelle and one of his daughters
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