Obama’s job approval rating is down across almost every issue. The only issue where a majority still approve of how he is handling his job is the threat of terrorism. On that issue he is at 51 percent approval.
|By: masaccio Sunday July 7, 2013 10:30 am|
Congressional approval ratings have been falling for years, to the point that they really can’t go much lower. At the same time, a recent survey shows that our elected representatives are quite satisfied with themselves and the job they are doing. Why is there this disconnect?
For starters, it’s shocking to see the things that provide job satisfaction to these people
|By: Jon Walker Monday July 23, 2012 8:45 am|
There is some good news for President Obama. His job approval numbers have improved modestly in the last quarter, continuing a trend over the last year. Obama’s average job approval rating is now up to 46.8 percent. This represents a year of slow but steady improvement since his approval score hit a low of 41% a year ago.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday February 16, 2012 7:13 pm|
President Obama’s job approval rating has started to break the very important 50 percent mark according to three new national polls. The CBS News/New York Times poll found him at 50 percent approval to 43 percent disapproval, CNN/ORC International has him at 50 percent approval to 48 percent disapproval, and the Democracy Corps poll puts him at 50 percent approval to 46 percent disapproval.
|By: Jon Walker Saturday December 17, 2011 7:00 pm|
Obama should be in serious political trouble and to a degree he would be if the Republican nominee is Mitt Romney. According to the same poll in a hypothetical match-up it would be Obama 47 – Romney 46; but since this is a poll of all adults Romney would likely hold a modest edge among those likely to actually go vote.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday October 18, 2011 12:40 pm|
More Americans now think marijuana should be legal than approve of Obama’s job performance as President. Gallup found 50 percent of American adults think marijuana should be legal, but they found only 41 percent of Americans approve of Obama’s job performance, while 52 percent disapprove. Those numbers won’t help Obama’s voter turnout efforts in 2012.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday October 11, 2011 1:00 pm|
While President Obama’s job approval numbers had being trending steadily downward since the May bump following the killing of Osama Bin Laden, his job approval numbers appear to have stabilized over the past two months. Every day since August 9th Obama’s job approval number has fallen between 43-38 percent, and his disapproval number has been between 48-54 percent in Gallup daily tracking poll.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday October 5, 2011 1:00 pm|
Two new national polls both find that Congress’ job approval rating has reached a new historic low. Americans want Congress to fix the unemployment problem and the economy, but Congress is fixated on deficit hysteria. No wonder more people want to “occupy” public squares and demand change
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday September 14, 2011 7:09 pm|
The drop in approval for Obama came mostly from Democrats as well as those who don’t identify with the two major parties, mainly because Obama’s job approval ratings among Republicans were all ready so low there wasn’t much room for it to fdrop lower. In the past few months Obama’s job approval number among Democrats dropped by 10 points from 79 percent in June to 69 percent now. The erosion in support among “non-partisans/others” was even greater, dropping 13 points, from 58 percent in June to only 45 percent now.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday September 8, 2011 9:12 am|
According to Gallup, President Obama’s job approval number has dipped below 50 percent among Hispanics for the first time in his presidency. This year’s decline is steep, having gone from 60 percent approval in January to only 48 percent approval now.