Hope & Change: Barack Obama, here is some job approval polling you can believe in …
You’ve come a long way baby in such a short period of time. Barack Obama won the 2008 Presidential election over John McCain by a 53% to 46% margin. Flash forward to less than one year into Obama’s presidency and in a recent poll only 43% stated that they would reelect The One in 2012. Obama’s actual job approval rating has also fallen to 49%.
It would appear that Obama’s policies and the handling of the economy, health care and Iran have come home to roost as his popularity no longer rules the day.
In what may be the ultimate job rating, 43 percent of voters say that they would vote to re-elect President Obama if the 2012 election were held today, down from 52 percent six months ago, from April 22-23, 2009.
Obama’s job approval rating comes in at 49 percent this week. That’s down just one percentage point from late September, but it marks a new low approval for the president — and the first time the Fox News poll has measured his approval below 50 percent.
Can you say voters buyers remorse! This is not only bad news for Obama, it’s bad news for all Democrat candidates running in elections in 2009 and the midterms in 2010.
The Corner brings up some interesting data from the polling numbers:
“Looking ahead to the 2010 Congressional election, for the first time this year the Republicans have the advantage: 42 percent of voters say they are more likely to back the Republicans to provide a check on President Obama’s power, while 38 percent say they would vote for the Democrat to help the president pass his policies.”
Hot Air points out that Obama’s approval numbers on the economy, Iran, Health care and Afghanistan are terrible. The key is the economy and the unemployment number. However, if Democrats ram through Obamacare with a nuclear option … the tidal wave against Obama and Democrats may be insurmountable to recover from.