Did You Know...

   

Gallup: No Need to Raise the Presidential Approval Rating Ceiling

Share
By Doug Powers  •  July 29, 2011 04:07 PM

**Written by Doug Powers

The presidential approval rating ceiling doesn’t have to be raised, but the floor might need to be lowered soon.

Los Angeles Times:

As the economy sags, unemployment climbs and debt negotiators dawdle, President Obama’s job approval rating has fallen to a new low.

A new Gallup Poll, just released, finds the Democrat’s job approval rating has dropped to 40% in recent days, one point below his previous low from April and a full 10 points below the job approval he enjoyed as recently as June 7.

Gallup notes his job approval has hovered in the mid-40s for most of the last two months.

“However,” the new survey says, “it has stumbled in the past few days, coinciding with intensification of the debt ceiling/budget battle in Washington.”

According to Gallup, Obama’s approval among independents has dropped from 41% to 34%, and his approval among Democrats was 79% and now stands at 72%. The “call or Tweet your member of Congress” leadership style during threat of “economic Armageddon” doesn’t seem to be doing much for the ol’ approval rating either.

Additionally, the president has major problems in battleground states, and trails a generic Republican by six points. The trick now is for the GOP to figure out how to get this generic Republican on the ballot.

**Written by Doug Powers

Twitter @ThePowersThatBe

blog comments powered by Disqus
Posted in: Barack Obama

Obama advising Greece on how to stave off financial ruin

June 29, 2015 10:39 AM by Doug Powers

Image (1) debt1.png for post 119731

Obama to the rescue!

Open thread: Obamacare renamed ‘SCOTUScare’ for good reason

June 25, 2015 08:27 PM by Doug Powers

obamapelosireid

Interpreted

Going green: Obama and Bill Nye’s Earth Day fuel-fry cost taxpayers a cool million

June 24, 2015 09:53 PM by Doug Powers

billnye

A small price to pay for hypocrisy of this caliber

Obama gets halos from the AP; Ted Cruz gets this

June 22, 2015 09:37 AM by Doug Powers

obamacruz

A study in contrasting coverage

Open thread: Affluent white candidate calling for end to affluent white privilege expects your vote

June 21, 2015 10:13 AM by Doug Powers

hillary

Plus: Celebrating the Father’s Day patriarchy


Categories: Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, Politics

Follow me on Twitter Follow me on Facebook