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”.