Obama's Approval Rating Down to -8

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Thursday shows that 30% of the nation's voters now Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Thirty-eight percent (38%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of –8. The President’s Approval Index rating has fallen six points since release of a disappointing jobs report last week (see trends).

Thirty-nine percent (39%) now give the President good or excellent marks for handling the economy while 43% say he is doing a poor job. Those are by far his lowest ratings yet on the economy Premium Members can see crosstabs, trends, and Scott Rasmussen’s Daily Briefing.


Thirty-four percent (34%) of voters nationwide say the U.S. is heading in the right direction, the lowest level of optimism since mid-March. The Rasmussen Index shows consumer and investor confidence are down again today reaching the lowest level in three months. The Discover U.S. Spending Monitor fell for the first time in three months. A Rasmussen video report notes that 46% want the government to stay out of the housing market.


Overall, 51% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the President's performance so far. Forty-eight percent (48%) now disapprove. For other barometers of the President’s performance, see Obama By the Numbers or review recent demographic highlights from the tracking polls.


An early look at the 2012 race for the Republican nomination shows Mitt Romney at 25%, Sarah Palin at 24%, and Mike Huckabee at 22%. Forty percent (40%) of GOP voters say that Palin hurt her chances of winning the nomination by resigning as Alaska’s Governor last week. Among all voters, Republicans now have a three-point edge on the Generic Congressional Ballot.

Just 27% of voters nationwide favor passage of a second economic stimulus package. Sixty percent (60%) are opposed.


These numbers are clear signs that his disgusting, rocket speed growth of Government is not going over well with the public at large. 48% of Americans at least somewhat disapprove of his performance, I would assume that is in the margin of error. That is huge. If the graph at the top is any indication, his disapproval numbers should continue to climb.

60% oppose a second stimulus; it is scary and sad that it isn't 100%.

The Republican nomination numbers aren't surprising, though I can't believe there are still Huckabee supporters. He is a good guy, but he doesn't stand half the chance Romney does in this economic environment, up against a pop icon like Obama.


Anonymous said...

and what do alllll of the other polls say?

Notoriously Conservative said...

Er... The same/similar findings? I don't know, why don't you share some info.

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