Skip to comments.REUTERS: Obama's ratings sink on economic doubts (Job approval lowest level since January)
Posted on 06/13/2012 9:44:15 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
(Reuters) - President Barack Obama's approval ratings have dipped to their lowest level since January on deep economic worries, wiping out most of his lead in the White House race over Republican rival Mitt Romney, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed on Tuesday.
The percentage of Americans who approve of Obama's job performance dropped from 50 a month ago to 47, matching his mark in early January. The number who think the country is on the wrong track rose 6 percentage points in a month to 63 percent.
The doubts about Obama's leadership helped Romney pull to within 1 point of the Democratic president in the White House race - 45 percent to 44 percent - among registered voters with less than five months to go before the November 6 election. Obama led by 7 points a month ago.
The poll was mostly taken after Obama suffered several recent campaign setbacks, including a weak jobs report in May and an optimistic comment on the good health of the private sector that critics say showed he was out of touch.
The gains for Romney also came as public concern deepened over the European debt crisis and a slowing recovery created a cloud of uncertainty about the U.S. economy.
"The economy is going through a rough patch, and that more than anything is going to determine President Obama's future," said Ipsos pollster Chris Jackson. "People's unhappiness with the economy carries over pretty directly to the president's numbers, and we see those weakening."
Romney now leads Obama 46 percent to 43 percent among all registered voters on the question of which candidate would be stronger on jobs and the economy. That reversed Obama's 2 point edge on the question last month.
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If the knee pad wearing water carrying Reuters and Ipsos have Obumbler at a 47% approval you can bet it’s truly a lot closer to 40% then not.
And if these were unemployment numbers they would be unexpectedly revised downward next Thursday.
Sick of Obama and sick of the MSM.
MSM is going to be dragged kicking, screaming, and spitting to the Obama defeat in Nov.