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Yet another poll Obama slipping in polls

Posted by on Jun. 21, 2009 at 11:07 PM
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The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Sunday shows that 32% of the nation's voters now Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Thirty-four percent (34%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -2. That’s the President’s lowest rating to date and the first time the Presidential Approval Index has fallen below zero for Obama (see trends).

Sixty percent (60%) of Democrats Strongly Approve of the President’s performance but only 8% of Republicans share that view. Sixty-one percent (61%) of Republicans Strongly Disapprove.

Check out our weekly review of key polls to see “What They Told Us.

The Presidential Approval Index is calculated by subtracting the number who Strongly Disapprove from the number who Strongly Approve. It is updated daily at 9:30 a.m. Eastern (sign up for free daily e-mail update). Updates also available on Twitter.

Overall, 53% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the President's performance so far. Forty-six percent (46%) disapprove. For more Presidential barometers, see Obama By the Numbers and recent demographic highlights.

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Americans remain evenly divided as to whether or not health care reform should wait until the economy is better.

When comparing Job Approval data from different firms, it’s important to keep in mind that polls of likely voters and polls of all adults will typically and consistently yield different results. In the case of President Obama, polls by all firms measuring all adults typically show significantly higher approval ratings than polls of likely voters. Polls of registered voters typically fall in the middle. Other factors are also important to consider when comparing Job Approval ratings from different polling firms.

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A Fordham University professor has rated the national pollsters on their record in Election 2008. We also have provided a summary of our results for your review.

Daily tracking results are collected via telephone surveys of 500 likely voters per night and reported on a three-day rolling average basis. The margin of sampling error—for the full sample of 1,500 Likely Voters--is 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Results are also compiled on a full-week basis and crosstabs for full-week results are available for Premium Members.

Like all polling firms, Rasmussen Reports weights its data to reflect the population at large (see methodology). Among other targets, Rasmussen Reports weights data by political party affiliation using a dynamic weighting process. While partisan affiliation is generally quite stable over time, there are a fair number of people who waver between allegiance to a particular party or independent status. Over the past four years, the number of Democrats in the country has increased while the number of Republicans has decreased.

Our baseline targets are established based upon separate survey interviews with a sample of adults nationwide completed during the preceding three months (a total of 45,000 interviews) and targets are updated monthly. Currently, the baseline targets for the adult population are 40.1% Democrats, 33.1% Republicans, and 26.7% unaffiliated. Likely voter samples typically show a slightly smaller advantage for the Democrats.

A review of last week’s key polls is posted each Saturday morning. Other stats on Obama are updated daily on the Rasmussen Reports Obama By the Numbers page. We also invite you to review other recent demographic highlights from the tracking polls.

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by on Jun. 21, 2009 at 11:07 PM
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WAHM_Teresa
by Member on Jun. 21, 2009 at 11:09 PM

It's up, it's down, it's all over the place.  No different than any other president.


muslimah
by on Jun. 21, 2009 at 11:11 PM

He doesn't have my approval.

I can't bring my self to support anyone who has sold their ass to the Zionist.

Happytime
by on Jun. 22, 2009 at 12:33 AM


Quoting muslimah:

He doesn't have my approval.

I can't bring my self to support anyone who has sold their ass to the Zionist.

Hes sold his ass to almost everyone who can benefit him and his agenda.

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Happytime
by on Jun. 22, 2009 at 12:34 AM


Quoting WAHM_Teresa:

It's up, it's down, it's all over the place.  No different than any other president.


Actually its below GW bush at this time in his presiency ...

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Eilish
by on Jun. 22, 2009 at 12:43 AM


Quoting Happytime:


Quoting muslimah:

He doesn't have my approval.

I can't bring my self to support anyone who has sold their ass to the Zionist.

Hes sold his ass to almost everyone who can benefit him and his agenda.

Ditto this ... he's a pompous puppet.


skisbufly1
by on Jun. 22, 2009 at 12:46 AM

I still support what Obama

cowgirlsr2
by Silver Member on Jun. 22, 2009 at 2:46 AM

Well I wish they would quit polling Republicans and Democrats personally so we really know what Americans know.

Quoting Happytime:


Hes sold his ass to almost everyone who can benefit him and his agenda.



norwegianwood
by Platinum Member on Jun. 22, 2009 at 8:44 AM


Quoting muslimah:

He doesn't have my approval.

I can't bring my self to support anyone who has sold their ass to the Zionist.

Could you please explain to me YOUR interpretation of zionist? Because for a person who is continuously sounding as a proponent of human rights and the rights of people/nations 'to exist'...I'm guessing your interpretation of the accepted definition of the term today is perhaps a bit 'different'...

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Armywife6
by Member on Jun. 22, 2009 at 8:59 AM

I didn't like him, didn't vote for him & my  opinion hasn't changed. He's not given me any reason for it to change.

Stefanie1085
by Silver Member on Jun. 22, 2009 at 9:13 AM


Quoting Armywife6:

I didn't like him, didn't vote for him & my  opinion hasn't changed. He's not given me any reason for it to change.

Exactly

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