MORE GRIM POLLING NEWS FOR OBAMA – AT 10:24 A.M. ET: The president's poll numbers, which had been rising slightly in the Rasmussen survey, have slipped back to their depressed, endangered species, levels. This deterioration has followed Tuesday's Massachusetts massacre:
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Saturday shows that 24% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Forty-three percent (43%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -19 (see trends).
These figures come from nightly telephone surveys and are reported on a three-day rolling average basis. Today’s update is the first based entirely upon interviews following Tuesday’s election in Massachusetts and the Approval Index has fallen eight points since Tuesday morning.
Overall, 44% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the President's performance. That’s down four points since Tuesday morning and matches the lowest level of overall approval yet recorded for this President. Fifty-five percent (55%) of voters now disapprove.
Will Mr. Obama, and the Chicago troopers around him, realize the reasons for his slide, or will he, as he did yesterday, do a Jimmah Carter and dig in to promote and defend failing policies?
Ah. To see or not to see – that is the question.
January 23, 2010