Gallup: Obama job rating sinks below 40% for first time

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Trader666, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. Gallup: Obama job rating sinks below 40% for first time

    By Michael A. Memoli

    August 14, 2011, 10:31 a.m.
    President Obama's summer woes have dragged his approval rating to an all-time low, sinking below 40% for the first time in Gallup's daily tracking poll.

    New data posted Sunday shows that 39% of Americans approve of Obama's job performance, while 54% disapprove. Both are the worst numbers of his presidency.

    Obama's approval rating has hovered in the 40% range for much of 2011, peaking at 53% in the weeks following the death of Osama bin Laden.

    But Americans' view of his job performance continued to tick downward as the debt-ceiling debate heated up. By the time he signed legislation averting a federal default, he was mired in the low-40% range.

    The polling setback comes as the Republican race to unseat him has kicked into overdrive. The past week has been dominated by the activity in Iowa ahead of the Ames Straw Poll, and the entrance of a new contender in Texas Gov. Rick Perry. The candidates have routinely assailed Obama's leadership in appealing to conservative activists who dominate this stage of the nominating contest.

    Obama is set to launch something of a counter-offensive on Monday with a three-day bus tour of the Midwest, a trip that includes two stops in Iowa. The White House denied that the itinerary was politically motivated, however.

    The three-day tracking poll was conducted from Aug. 11-13.,0,2481281.story
  2. Ricter


    "Appealing to conservative activists..." Lol, that's a good one.
  3. The breakdown of Odumbo's job rating to a new 133 week low is an even better one :p Too bad he's not a stock.
  4. Lucrum


    Are the gullible sheeple finally waking up?
  5. Ricter


    They're ticked off he doesn't care about the economy but instead he's wasting time on debt nonsense.
  6. Lucrum


    Wasting time on debt nonsense? Except for running his mouth he hasn't done anything about the debt, expect expand it exponentially.
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  9. bone

    bone ET Sponsor

    Spoken like a truly outdated European Socialist. Notice how Germany is now demanding that EU members pass a 'constitutional' balanced budget amendment for each country's government ?
  10. I'm waiting for one of AK47's approval polls that miraculously shows a better than 50% approval rating.

    Is he busy Photoshopping it together?
    #10     Aug 14, 2011