Down, Down, Down: More Polls Show Obama’s Numbers are on the Decline … Washington Post-ABC Poll


Barack Obama has finally found bi-partisan agreement. All polls are beginning to show that his approval ratings and ratings on policy issues are going down. Its not just the Rasmussen Report that shows the President’s approval number dipping and strong opposition against Obamacare.

The One’s handing of healthcare drops below 50% for the first time. It might just be time to hit the panic button as Americans are strongly against raising taxes to pay for healthcare in the teeth of a recession. How much longer will Obama defy the American people and what will be the consequence?

This Washington Post-ABC News poll was conducted by telephone July 15-18, 2009.

1. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as president? Do you approve/disapprove strongly or somewhat?

          -------- Approve --------   ------- Disapprove ------     No   
          NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
7/18/09   59       38         22      37        9         28         4
6/21/09   65       36         29      31       10         22         4 
4/24/09   69       42         27      26        8         18         4 
3/29/09   66       40         26      29        9         20         5
2/22/09   68       43         25      25        8         17         7
b. Health care 

          -------- Approve --------   ------- Disapprove ------     No   
          NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
7/18/09   49       25         24      44       11         33         7  
6/21/09   53       27         26      39       10         29         9  
4/24/09   57       NA         NA      29       NA         NA        13


c. The federal budget deficit

          -------- Approve --------   ------- Disapprove ------     No   
          NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
7/18/09   43       19         24      49       11         38         8
6/21/09   48       22         26      48       13         35         5  
4/24/09   51       NA         NA      43       NA         NA         7
3/29/09   52       NA         NA      43       NA         NA         5

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  • Comments

    10 Responses to “Down, Down, Down: More Polls Show Obama’s Numbers are on the Decline … Washington Post-ABC Poll”

    1. rightknight on July 20th, 2009 10:57 am

      Obowma is just the tip of the Viceberg! Nancy,
      Chris, Joe, Barney, Rahm, and the entire collection
      of willing thugs are going down in the love-fest
      polling. What we have here is a failure to
      represent the People. This gang is already
      acting like Our Constitution is just a meaningly
      worthless piece of junk with some signatures
      on it. Keeping them all in office can be hazardous
      to Our health! Time to clean out the wound and
      apply some Common Sense.

    2. Obamacare: Governors Say Not So Fast On Obama’s Healthcare … Obama Gets Bipartisan Consensus for Healthcare Plan | Scared Monkeys on July 20th, 2009 11:25 am

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    3. Rusty Bridges on July 20th, 2009 12:54 pm

      twolf on 7-17 said; “Hold on a sec Super Nut…I don’t worship anyone…let alone Obama. Stop watching Hanity and Beck…scare tactics don’t really work on me.
      And gas..if you payed attention was most expensive last year..when your supreme leader was in command. Oh..b.t.w…my utilities went up last year too..should I blame that on Bush as well? I could go on and on….blame blame blame…as you do. And Bush care about me? I think not….he gave to the wealthy remember?”

      Actually gas prices dropped to their lowest in 4 years GW’s last year in office. Just wanted to set the record straight. I remember because I was wondering where the thanks was for pres Bush.

      Here is an article from Dec. ’08 showing when the gas prices reached their lowest. Who was it that was inaugurated shortly after that when the prices began to shoot up again? I forget.

    4. SUPER DAVE on July 20th, 2009 4:23 pm

      here’s one for the obama supporters: for all you that voted popular, and skin color, your obama “is not” the first black president. he is actually in 6th place behind Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, Old Abe himself, Warren Harding, and Calvin Coolidge. Obama is now in last place so the so called world event was just hype and nothing more.

    5. Susan on July 20th, 2009 4:51 pm

      And just how LOW will the Obamanator’s APPROVAL ratings GO? ROFLMAO!!

      I predict he will bottom out, down right flat line sooner than later :-)

    6. Addiction Analyst on July 20th, 2009 5:41 pm

      I believe that President Obama is losing his base because he isn’t taking a strong stance on a public option and real competition to the ins. companies. I have been in the healthcare field for 30+years and ins. companies have dictated the type and duration of my treatments. While I live in Denmark, I had certain restrictions, but they were patient centered and did not stop patients from getting the type of treatment they needed. I am feeling that I am one more number that is dropping.

    7. Ray on July 20th, 2009 6:14 pm

      Thinking all this ruler of the freeworld stuff is above Obama’s paygrade (our president’s own words). Chris Matthews just a few minutes ago said it is better to light a candle than curse the darkness. True, sure… but funny we are just hearing that now.

    8. USA/Gallup Poll Questions Obama’s Capability to Handle Economy, Health Care and Federal Budget | Scared Monkeys on July 20th, 2009 11:14 pm

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    9. domino on July 26th, 2009 5:43 pm

      I feel sorry for those that believe the Obama Healthcare reform will give them free medical how very wrong you are,You are going to pay and if you don’t IRS will attach everything you have including firewood. Even if you work a crap job you are going to pay.AND JUST WAIT UNTILL YOU SEE WHAT YOUR WONDERFUL INSURANCE YOU WILL BE MADE TO BUY WILL PAY FOR NOT MUCH. I hope you all realize this. Perhaps Obama should have been made a God instead of President SINCE HE WANTS TO BE IN ALL AREAS OF OUR MOST PRIVATE AREAS SUCH AS MEDICAL CARE..

    10. Bev on August 1st, 2009 8:45 pm

      Obama is doing a tremendous and diligent job. What a brilliant and faithful man.
      SM: Yea, drink some more of that Kool-aide. Obama is a joke. Yes, a diligent job of destroying what made this country great. Hell, he cannot even make a comment without causing a race riot.

      And the LEFT called GWB a fool … Obama is a dangerous idiot.

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