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petegz28
03-18-2010, 06:43 PM
Down, down, down he goes...

http://www.gallup.com/poll/126809/Obama-Approval-Rating-Lowest-Yet-Congress-Declines.aspx

PRINCETON, NJ -- President Barack Obama's job approval is the worst of his presidency to date, with 46% of Americans approving and 48% disapproving of the job he is doing as president in the latest Gallup Daily three-day average.

Obama's approval rating has hovered around 50% since November, but in the last two days has declined to the point that slightly more Americans now disapprove than approve of his performance in office.

The new low ratings come during a week in which the White House and Democratic congressional leaders are working to convince wavering House Democrats to support healthcare reform, which they hope to pass using a series of parliamentary maneuvers in the House of Representatives and Senate.

Americans hold Congress in far less esteem than they do the president -- 16% approve and 80% disapprove of the job Congress is doing, according to the latest update from a March 4-7 Gallup poll. That is just two points off the record-low 14% Gallup measured in July 2008. Gallup has been measuring congressional approval since 1974.

Congress' image improved during the early part of the Obama administration, peaking at 39% in March 2009. But by last month its ratings were back to where they were before Obama took office, mainly due to a loss in support from Democratic identifiers.

Bottom Line

Public support for President Obama and Congress -- both of which were running near their low points prior to the beginning of this month -- continues to slip. That is an ominous sign heading into this year's midterm elections. As of now, Gallup's tracking of congressional election preferences suggests a close House race, and a much worse performance for Democrats than in the 2006 election that restored the party to majority status in Congress.

Survey Methods

Results for Obama job approval are based on telephone interviews with a random sample of 1,478 national adults, aged 18 and older, conducted March 15-17, 2010, as part of Gallup Daily tracking. For results based on the total sample of national adults, one can say with 95% confidence that the maximum margin of sampling error is 4 percentage points.

Results for congressional job approval are based on telephone interviews with a random sample of 1,014 national adults, aged 18 and older, conducted March 4-7, 2010. For results based on the total sample of national adults, one can say with 95% confidence that the maximum margin of sampling error is 4 percentage points.

Interviews are conducted with respondents on land-line telephones and cellular phones.

In addition to sampling error, question wording and practical difficulties in conducting surveys can introduce error or bias into the findings of public opinion polls.

Fairplay
03-18-2010, 06:45 PM
What goes down must come up?

petegz28
03-18-2010, 06:51 PM
What goes down must come up?

Congress' rating will come up after November. Obama will see a huge decline if this bill passes this weekend.

banyon
03-18-2010, 07:09 PM
Congress' rating will come up after November. Obama will see a huge decline if this bill passes this weekend.

That's definitely wrong. Many of the disapproval votes are people who are angry because he hasn't gotten anything done (including me).

The people hyperventilating about this bill were going to disapprove no matter what Obama did.

petegz28
03-18-2010, 07:11 PM
That's definitely wrong. Many of the disapproval votes are people who are angry because he hasn't gotten anything done (including me).

The people hyperventilating about this bill were going to disapprove no matter what Obama did.

So, you're pissed cause he hasn't gotten anything done yet you are against the bill he is going to sign next week??? :clap: You win the fickle award. And he sure has outspent Bush already doing a whole lot of nothing.

banyon
03-18-2010, 07:23 PM
So, you're pissed cause he hasn't gotten anything done yet you are against the bill he is going to sign next week??? :clap: You win the fickle award. And he sure has outspent Bush already doing a whole lot of nothing.

I didn't say I would switch my approval position. Just that there are people like me who do approve of it and will switch.

Taco John
03-18-2010, 07:28 PM
All things considered, 48% isn't bad.

The Mad Crapper
04-21-2010, 01:38 PM
Jackass sets yet another new low record:

President Barack Obama's job approval, which bounced slightly to a 45 - 46 percent split March 25 in the wake of his health care victory, has flattened out at 44 - 46 percent, his lowest approval rating since his inauguration, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released today.

A total of 53 percent of American voters are "very confident" or "somewhat confident" President Obama will make the right decision in nominating a U.S. Supreme Court justice, while 46 percent are "not too confident" or "not confident at all," the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN- uh-pe-ack) University survey finds.

"President Barack Obama's approval rating hovers at an all-time low. The White House had predicted passage of the health care overhaul would boost his fortunes, but that has not been the case, and that legislation itself remains decidedly unpopular," said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

Amnorix
04-21-2010, 01:57 PM
48% is like double Bush at the end, no? :p

The Mad Crapper
04-21-2010, 02:03 PM
48% is like double Bush at the end, no? :p

It took B.O. 1 year to do what Bush did in 8. That's quite an accomplishment.

:loser:

InChiefsHell
04-22-2010, 08:21 AM
48% is like double Bush at the end, no? :p

Almost twice as good as Suck still equals Suck. And Barry has a ton of room to fall further...:shake: