Skip to comments.New poll shows Obama approval at all-time low
Posted on 06/25/2010 12:41:30 AM PDT by Brytani
The White House has been fond of citing turning points lately, most recently when describing the administration's handling of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Now President Obama faces a turning point of his own and not for the better.
A new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll finds Obama's approval rating to be the lowest it's been since he took office 18 months ago. According to the poll, only 45 percent approve of the job Obama is doing in the White House, compared with 48 percent who disapprove. And the numbers only get worse from there: Sixty-two percent of respondents believe the country is on the wrong track the highest number recorded since just before Election Day in 2008 and just one-third believe things are going to get better, a 7-point drop since a month ago and the lowest such number in the Obama presidency.
The fallout from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill appears to be the biggest drag on Obama's numbers. Fifty percent disapprove of his handling of the crisis including one in four Democrats. But generally, the poll finds increasing doubts about Obama as a leader.
Just 49 percent of those polled give Obama positive ratings when asked if he has "strong leadership qualities" that's a decline of 8 points since January and nearly 20 points from when he first took office.
Less than half rate him positively when asked if he's "honest and straightforward." In January '09, 63 percent gave him positive marks for "being firm and decisive in decision-making." That number is now at 44 percent.
Asked about his "ability to handle a crisis," only 40 percent rate him positively, an 11-point drop since January. You can read the full poll results here.
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“but among voters who describe themselves as most interested in the 2010 midterms, the GOP jumps to a 21-point lead over Democrats.”
I saw that. Interesting number. I’ve always figured we have to have a good 20% in order to counter the Dem fraud vote. Looks like the GOP is covering that and may pull this out.
Geez, that’s been a standing headline for months now.
True, but it’s fun to watch as Obama’s water carriers have to admit their messiah can’t walk on water...
I love it. Consider it stolen!!!!
I’m genuinely amazed Obama’s approval rating is still in the mid-40’s. He’s not the “new guy” who can claim he’s inherited a mess (well, he *does* still claim that, but no one’s buying it anymore). He’s had a year and a half as President, and is failing on pretty much every front. The economy, foreign policy, The War on Terror (at home *and* abroad), immigration - the list goes on and on.
Not really. We were all enjoying their meltdowns over the oil spill address, and today those same ones are calling him brilliant over Petreus. They like it when even their guy is "chastened" so they can then feel good about welcoming him back.
How long before the libtards and their media co-horts start sending up a trial balloon about banning public opinion polling?
I don’t believe he’s at high as polls suggest.
There are a lot of people completely disgusted with Obama who never receive a single call from a pollster or asked to give their opinion of Obama to anyone.
I’m in liberal Miami-Dade and we went from car after car pimping Obama’s symbol to heaving to really work to find a anyone displaying anything pro.
While not the most accurate take on the electorate it’s pretty telling.
It’s probably in yesterdays censorship bill passed by the house...not like we’re allowed to read legislation until they pass it.
Even if the media goes back to their doe-eyed fawning over “The Won” look at the poll numbers - he’s losing ground in every single group, including his own base.
No amount of media love is going to improve his poll numbers. He and the Dem’s went way to far and this center right country is pushing back.
I’m sure this makes Chris Mathews’ tingling leg go limp.
The lower his poll numbers the more likely he’ll do something very bad for this country.
I’m more interested in his numbers for different states, especially those that flipped from Bush to 0bama: FL, VA, OH, and so on.
They’re preparing for the polls in November.
Don’t you get it?
Obama isn’t incompetent.
Obama is the greatest traitor in American history.
He wants to destroy the USA - and so far he’s been very successful.
Most people fall for the “Big Lie” - like Global Warming.
However, most people won’t believe the “Big Truth” for instance, that Obama is a traitor bent on the destruction of the USA.
The Manchurian President...
... But the media call his Afghanistan move “brilliant”.
Yea, even todays Toronto news rag claimed that Ozero “Shined” in confrontation with the General. Shined? Like maybe Obama shined his shoes! That would have been more fitting!
Will he get a bump for firing McCrystal?
Democrat voters...YOU are responsible for this disaster in the Gulf. You have OIL on your hands...
This poll gives one pause. Great news. Now the question is while we think he is an absolute failure, Pelosi, Reid and Obama are passing laws that we can’t even
keep up with. One was the Disclose act yesterday. This is just an example of what this man’s agenda is doing to our freedoms. Failure? You bet. But his agenda is getting passed. Don’t celebrate yet. Get the job done in November to stop this run away train.
I’m sure the fact that he is siding with the Mexican drug cartels against Arizona isn’t helping his case any.
that’s what I was thinking too but it’ll be more of a dead cat bounce though.
He promised too much to too many different groups and anyone with two brain cells knew that what he was saying was not possible.
I’m in Massachusetts, and I’m hearing a high percentage of disappointment among people who voted for him.
“Everything you think, do and say,
Is in the pill you took to-day...”
Polls are meaningless when your building a dictatorship.
By the time we reach 2012, we won’t recognise this country anymore.
They are moving that fast, so I laugh every time I see a silly approval poll post, suggesting we are still living in the free climate as before.
As I have said a hundred times here: Polls are meaningless to this guy as he is getting everything he wants with amazing ease.
Egg-zackley. Whoop-dee-doo, Obama's numbers at an all-time low among all Republicans and a lot of "Independents."
BFD in the states with the Electoral votes. He may have slipped drastically there ... down to 85% or so. OK, there's going to be a Republican sweep of the House in 2010. Again, Whoop-dee-doo! What are they going to do when they get there?
By 2012, which is what counts, the economy will be so bad and the Democrats so organized that they will blame the mess on an obstructionist Republican Congress and sweep back into office behind Hillary.
The official Republican Party of the RNC and Michael Steele, Lindsey Graham, et al. Could not even prevent two Republicans, Castle of Delaware, and Cao of LA from handing the Democrats a victory .... their anti-constitutional repression of Free Speech with the "Disclosure" bill which passed the House by 1 vote!
The Official Republican Party is fighting for its position as deal broker ... not for the crucial battle of preserving the Republic, the Constitution, and Americans.
This poll stuff is meaningless pablum. Zero and his band of thieves are ramming through their financial bill this week. Cheering like we have won something is pointless. Right now we need to light up the Congressional republicans who are on cruise control thinking they have November in the bag.
Bingo. However - A Mancurian Candiddate would at least be an American. He is not. He is a Saudi and Indonesian agent.
MCCain-Feingold also helped the Dems seize power in 2006 and 2008. McCain is one of them.
November is gonna be fun. 1994 will look like a walk in the park (to the Dems) compared to this.
Polls never mattered to Stalin. To Hitler. To Pol Pot.
It doesn't matter to a dictator.
“According to the poll, only 45 percent approve of the job Obama is doing in the White House, compared with 48 percent who disapprove.”
B S, 45% approval is about 20 points too high.
...won't argue with that, but people voted for Democrats on their own.
Mark my words - pretty soon the media will start the mantra they introduced during the Carter years: “The job is too big for any one man” “Nobody can win the approval of the majority of the people given the problems we now face”
Yadda, yadda, yadda - that was their excuse for Carter - and then when Reagan came in and cleaned up all the mess, while also garnering favorable approval ratings, suddenly the job wasn’t so impossible after all - Reagan could do it even though he supposedly slept through his presidency. And of course the Soviet Union collapsed all on its own.
I won’t be even mildly happy until I see it closer to 30%......
But that’s just me.......
a 45% approval for this bumbling idiot is still WAYYY TOO HIGH!
Comon folks, we have work to do.
His approval rating should be equal to the percentage of black folks in this country cause they will NEVER abandon him....EVER!
I don’t know where they are getting these figures, but 45% approve of the job he is doing? 49% think he has good leadership skills?
These are fraudulent numbers. There isn’t a chance half the people in this nation think he’s a good leader.
He’s offended the right. He’s offended the left. This guy has stabbed more people in the back in 1.5 years, than any president in U.S. history.
Does the left think he’s done a good job on the Bay of Rigs? Does the left think he’s been brilliant by appointing Petraeus to be the new Afghanistan General in charge?
45%? 49%? How about 23% and 27%. Only a die-hard Obama disciple could approve of him. That isn’t anything near 45 or 49%.
In fact, he probably will find it even more enjoyable to be a ruthless dictator ruling over masses of people who he knows HATES HIM.
Can you imagine the “fun” of having complete control over the lives of your enemies, being able to send them to labor camps of death if they so much as look at you wrong?
Fun if you are evil. I believe Obama is evil.
Unoccupied lampposts, rope, rails, tar and feathers will soon be in short supply. The tranny is much larger than just this stupe indonesian/kenyan and much more important will their purge be.
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