For the first time since he was sworn in as President in January, less than half of America’s likely voters approve of the way Barack Obama is handling the job according to a poll released this morning by Rasmussen Reports.
Rasmussen was the most accurate pollster in predicting the results of the 2008 Presidential Election.
Unfortunately for the US, Obama was able to trick enough voters into believing that he was a moderate last November. He has done nothing but institute far-left socialist policies since being inaugurated, and voters are finally starting to hold him accountable for the failure of those policies.
Eighty-three percent (83%) of Democrats continue to approve of the President’s performance while 80% of Republicans disapprove. Among those not affiliated with either major party, 37% offer a positive assessment. The President earns approval from 51% of women and 47% of men.
It is important to remember that the Rasmussen Reports job approval ratings are based upon a sample of likely voters. Some other firms base their approval ratings on samples of all adults. President Obama’s numbers are always several points higher in a poll of adults rather than likely voters. That’s because some of the President’s most enthusiastic supporters, such as young adults, are less likely to turn out to vote.
In addition to being underwater in his approval rating, the Approval Index for Obama is at -8%. This ties the all-time low first reached on July 9. Rasmussen calculates the Approval Index by subtracting the percentage of voters who strongly disapprove of the President’s performance from those who strongly approve. In this morning’s results, 30% strongly approve while 38% strongly disapprove.
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