Skip to comments.President Obama Heads into Midterms at Lowest Approval Rating of Presidency (UNDER 40: 37%)
Posted on 10/25/2010 12:33:14 PM PDT by kristinn
President Obama is spending the next week crisscrossing the country in support of Democratic candidates before this year's midterm elections. While the president may do a great job of energizing the base, he may not be able to convert any Independents who have yet to decide for whom they will vote. Currently, two-thirds of Americans (67%) have a negative opinion of the job President Obama is doing while just over one-third (37%) have a positive opinion. This continues the president's downward trend and he is now at the lowest job approval rating of his presidency.
These are some of the results of The Harris Poll of 3,084 adults surveyed online between October 11 and 18, 2010 by Harris Interactive.
It's perhaps not surprising that nine in ten Republicans (90%) and Conservatives (89%) give the job the president is doing negative ratings. What may be surprising is that one-third of Democrats (34%) and Liberals (33%) also give him negative ratings, as do seven in ten Independents (70%) and six in ten Moderates (60%).
Americans who give the president the highest positive ratings are those with a post-graduate education (48%), a college education (47%), and those living in the West (42%). On the other end of the spectrum, almost three-quarters of those with a high school education or less (72%) and two thirds of Midwesterners (66%) and Southerners (66%) give the President negative marks on his overall job.
While the president is at a low point, there is a political body with ratings much lower than his. Just one in ten Americans (11%) give Congress positive ratings on the job they are doing while nine in ten (89%) give them negative marks. While Congress may be under Democratic control, even four in five Democrats (81%) give them negative ratings.
Part of this negativity may have to do with the way Americans believe the country as a whole is going. Just one-third of U.S. adults (34%) say the country is going in the right direction while two-thirds (66%) say it is going off on the wrong track. While not close to the low it was before the 2008 election (11% said things were going in the right direction), this is one of the lower points of this year.
Harris has a typo on the dispproval number for Obama. It’s 63% from Table 2 at the source link.
You get the feeling the Dems are in deep denial land right now...I mean they’re talking like it’s 2008?
I hope he can get to all 57 States.. Everywhere he goes, he helps the rest of us..
The Imam’s approval will dump even lower when We The People realize they’re going to kissing their lives or the lives of their family members goodbye thanks to DeathCare.
Welcome to the real horrors of Obamacare.
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Okay, liberal media and entertainers, time to call for a Waaaaambulance
Obama the campaign cooler. Everyday he’s out there his polling drops.
This poll was of adults, not even registered or likely voters - So it’s even worse for Dems than this poll indicates.
“two-thirds of Americans (67%) have a negative opinion of the job President Obama is doing while just over one-third (37%) have a positive opinion.”
Obama and Biden need to resign NOW. No... wait... not now. Resign on November 3rd!
I sure wouldn’t want Obama showing up in my district if I was a Dem! He is the kiss of defeat!
Harris does not do a lot of polls - when they do them - they are very good and accurate. The sample size was almost 3,100 people which is big.
What about the Newsweak Poll that they have been touting on PMSNBC? That one had Ozero’s approval over 50%.
I expect we’re going to see one angry little man on the morning of November 3rd, and I can’t wait!
The American people will probably get a tongue lashing from the would-be messiah.
He just doesn’t get it.
It's Election Time. Results up to 118% are considered valid. I think...
The sad think is, they polled only Leftists! BWAHAHAHAHHAHA!
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