Skip to comments.RASMUSSEN POLL: Obama Approval at 45%, Lowest in Month—President Falls Behind Romney and Paul
Posted on 02/27/2012 8:11:25 AM PST by RobinMasters
Romney 45% Obama 43%... Paul 43% Obama 41% Obama 45% Santorum 43% Obama 49% Gingrich 39%...
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 26% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty-two percent (42%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -16 (see trends). Thats the presidents lowest rating in over a month.
Matchups between President Obama and GOP hopefuls shift along with the presidents Job Approval ratings. As a result, with the presidents overall approval ratings down six points since Valentines Day, the general election polling is looking weaker for the incumbent. It remains to be seen, of course, if this is merely statistical noise or a lasting change signaling that the presidents recent bounce in the polls has come to an end.
For the first time since late December 2011, Mitt Romney leads the president in a hypothetical 2012 matchup. Romney earns 45% of the vote, while the president attracts support from 43%. Romney holds a nine-point advantage among unaffiliated voters.
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Runnin on empty....
“I support Newt and will not change because somebody tried to force me to support Santorum because hes not Romney.”
Me too!!! Next to gaffe-prone Romney, there’s Santorum. He steps in it just like Romney. And he supported Romney in 2008. Santorum; no thanks!
Very true. And it is very possible the US will vote for him again.
Maybe it is time to go back to the land of my ancestors in the Czech republic.
Romney / Paul would obliterate obama.
Overall, 45% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the president's job performance. Fifty-three percent (53%) at least somewhat disapprove.Glad to see Zero dropping back to the mid-forties. Still too high, but at least he looks beatable.
Most discouraging news for us Newt supporters:
With former House Speaker Newt Gingrich as his opponent, the president enjoys a 10-point lead, 49% to 39%.Weirdest news:
For the first time ever, Texas Congressman Ron Paul also leads the president. In that matchup, 43% prefer Paul and 41% Obama. [Say what!?!](FYI, Santorum trails closely, 41% to 43%). Come to think of it, the news tidbit about Paul is encouraging. Even Paul has nosed ahead of Zero, indicating that almost anybody can be competitive in the fall.
Thank goodness the approval boomlette for Zero wasn't sustainable. Been depressed the last few weeks over this.
Oops sorry, didn’t even notice you had the head-to-head results in your top line.
Actually, Rasmussen has been showing his weighting target trending more Republican in recent months.
The historic trend data posted for 2/26 has an error in the “strongly disapprove” number of 21% - it was 40% for 2/25 and is reported today at 42%.
There is no way it would swing that wildly.
That 21% “strongly disapprove” number from yesterday is absolutely postively a typo. You’ll notice the approval index was -14. Given the the “strongly approve” number was at 27%, you can only get the -14 calculation when the “strongly disapprove” number is 41%, not 21%.
Again, Gingrich is the ONLY candidate who can defeat Obama in November. The Democrats know it, the press knows it, and Hollywood knows it.
If the objective is to oust Obama, the choice is crystal clear.
Non-black Muslims hate blacks, even the muslim ones.
Conservative author Willmoore Kendall once said (I'm paraphrasing), "Americans have their country in their hips." He meant that we have an inbred sense of how to judge and manage our national affairs. The ordinary citizen was never too theoretical about it. This visceral instinct for how things should go was operative well into the 1990's. It was enough to label Hillarycare "socialized medicine," and Americans' instincts kicked in and settled the debate. Hillarycare was sunk.
The Left, however, never gives up. Through the unrelenting efforts of the media and the national school system, the Left has eroded Americans' visceral, seemingly innate sense of how things should be run. They no longer have the country "in their hips." The moral and intellectual patrimony of whole generations seems to have been evaporated over the last 15 years, and now we face an upcoming generation that outwardly looks and sounds American, but inwardly may as well be Apache Indians--or Martians for that matter.
But it's not just the media and the Marxist professors; the religious beliefs that formed the moral consensus of the country are vanishing at an alarming rate. In Peggy Noonan's What I Saw at the Revolution, she tells a story about the Sunday morning talk shows. She was very exercised over some slander directed at Reagan, and asks a fellow speechwriter, "What will the electorate think when it hears these lies every Sunday morning?!" Her boss says, "Peggy, most of America won't hear any of these lies. On Sunday mornings, most of America is at church." Although most of America used to be sitting in church on Sundays, I wonder if that's true any more.
I suspect that one of the things driving the Santorum boomlet is a desire to retrieve something from that former time. And although I am deeply sympathetic to that urge, I think it's a futile gesture to elect Santorum in hopes that he will revive our vanishing moral consensus. You can't reinstate a widespread moral consensus simple by electing one individual who symbolizes it. Santorum is a decent man who practices what he preaches, but I don't think that's enough any more, if it ever was (BTW, I'm Catholic and believe in everything Santorum does, from the Triune nature of God right down to forbidding the pill). No, electing Santorum won't be enough. You need great men in the pulpits--no, holy, saintly men in the pulpits, and crazy, saintly listeners in the pews who act on what they hear.
Anyway, I've gone on too long. I simply pray that the people of this country can be jolted to their senses. We're not facing your garden variety crisis, but a civilizational one. That's probably why I follow the polls now with more foreboding than I ever did before. This post is probably too elaborate for a simple poll thread, but I don't have as much chance to read and respond to others these days. I hope this answer can be food for thought for you and others.
It is—and I thank you for telling us your thoughts.
I certainly see nothing with which to to disagree.......
I had the extreme pleasure of visiting the Czech Republic shortly after the Wall came down in Berlin, and some of the Eastern countries were once again open to tourists.
Funnily enough, the German friends who took me there kept telling me to watch out for pickpockets and other assorted criminal types. I never felt any threat by anyone while there.
It was further my great good luck that the German friends had a relative living a short ways outside of Prague, and I was invited to visit in their home. That was an especially nice thing to do.
Yes—but then we would have Romney/Paul, which in my opinion are not the best we could have........
This dude ain’t winning this year, unless there is a wholesale economic recovery. I am talking 5%+ for the next two quarters. Not going to happen. Now that this January bump is ending, I feel more confident than I have in awhile. Gas prices are going to go up and pop any chance of strong recovery this year. Once the focus is off the GOP field and back on the bumbling idiot, it is going to be decisive.
I hopeb you are right. But the polls and other indicators are pointing to a second Obama term