Skip to comments.Obama’s Ratings Dive
Posted on 07/24/2012 4:02:29 PM PDT by Hojczyk
His personal favorability, once a strong point for Obama, has vanished and is now being replaced by a personal dislike that is dragging him down.
These data, buried deep in the latest NY Times/CBS poll (of registered voters, not likely voters) are both stark and important. In April, Obama had a 42-45 favorable/unfavorable rating, itself a shock given his vastly higher favorable ratings only a few months before. Now, he has a favorable rating of only 36% and an unfavorable rating of 48%.
The NY Times poll showed Romney getting 47% of the vote compared to 46% for Obama (again, this poll is of registered voters, likely voter polls are more pro-Romney). So that means that one-quarter of Obamas voters do not give him a favorable rating a danger sign for the president.
What is most notable about this statistic is that it is not due primarily to the bad economy. While the Times poll showed that the percent of voters who feel he is doing a good job in handling the economy has dropped to 36%, Obamas ratings in this category have been low for some time. The drop in favorability is new.
Rather the cause of his decreased likeability is his negative campaigning, both in person and on the air. He is now no longer the sunny, optimistic, friendly person he portrayed himself as being in 2008. Instead, a nasty, surly, angry image has taken over.
This change is at the heart of Obamas dilemma. The more he goes negative, the more he hurts himself in the process and undermines the reservoir to good will that has sustained him through tough economic times.
As recently as one year ago, Obamas personal favorability was ten points above his vote share in most polls. Now it is ten points below it presaging further a likely further drop in his poll number
The toe sucker can read the tea leaves.
but but but, “if you love me”
Romney needs to hire the people that did this great ad for Scott Brown:
Well...I know there is a huge “Dick Morris is always wrong” echo chamber here. But...it does seem, regardless of the source, that IF obama’s personal favoribility’s have in fact actually dropped by like 15 points, then, this is significant.
His favorability’s were always expected by the left to pull his approval numbers up, over the 50% mark. “I don’t approve of his job as President, but he’s such a nice guy...so...I’ll go ahead and vote for him...and who likes Romney anyways?”
that was supposed to be the logic that would put him over the top.
Now...if it is true that the favorables are under the approvals...then, if the favorables are sort of a magnet, then they will actually pull them down. So he drops from like 47, down to like 43, which starts to look like an electoral landslide.
We shall see. But this date, IF TRUE, is significant.
Agree that is a good ad, it painted the One in a bad light.
Yes that ad is great, someone should post the story and link but I’m always afraid it’s been posted already.
Obama doesn’t wear well—even many who supported the “historic” president—have grown tired of his speeches and talk. they see him as disconnected—too much fundraising and golf —— A weak president unable to handle things. These are Democrats too.
You got a problem with toe suckers?
Some one needs to post the Obama/Joker poster to the angry snarly side of him...
Yea, and those are his good points!
I think you are right.
And I think Romney is doing “ok”. Not great, but ok. Some days are better than others. All in all, probably a B. And a B might well get him past obama! (And there’s still plenty of time in the fall for him to get into “A” territory!)
Yes, and no matter how great the story, or how important that it be seen by one of Romney's minions, there is NO WAY IN HE!! that the Thread Police are going to allow a story to be reposted to FR.
When your policies SUCK and try to drag America down a hole so deep it will take generations to crawl out of, you better believe people don't personally "like" you.
And the 36% who favor you are delusional nutcases or don't know any better!
I cannot image why it took this long. He has ALWAYS left me with the impression that he is nothing but a smart-a$$ punk.
Obama: “l love you back”
The fact that Obama retains a thirty-six percent favorability rating speaks volumes about both the (lack of) intelligence and the (absence of) integrity of the American people.
Oh God, what part of Okie are ya at so I can avoid it, Caunte?
Just kidding. couldn’t help it.
I wouldn’t have drawn any attention to it, but it is his preferred nomenclature, Donny.