ABC News/Washington Post Poll Has Barack Obama Down 6% Points in One Month


Barack Obama Down 6% points in most recent ABC News/Washington Post Poll. In every poll, the trend for Obama is downward with policies and with most every demographic.

Yet another poll has Obama sinking like a rock. This time it is the ABC News/Washington Post Poll that plainly shows the American discontent with Obama on issues of the economy, health care, out of control spending, federal deficits as far as the eye can see and no job creation even though the $787 billion stimulus package promised that unemployment would be kept at 8% instead of the present 10%.

There are further challenges. Obama’s approval rating among independents, the crucial center of national politics, is 43 percent, a new low and down from a peak of 67 percent in the heady days a month after he took office.

All of these things including a lack of prmised transparenct and bipartisanship has led to Obama’s job approval ratings to trend downward badly.

Fifty percent of Americans in this ABC News/Washington Post poll approve of the president’s work overall, down 6 points in the last month; nearly as many, 46 percent, now disapprove. On the economy, 52 percent disapprove, a majority for the first time. On the deficit, his worst score, 56 percent disapprove.

Click HERE for a PDF with charts and questionnaire.

But it’s not just the economy: Fifty-three percent also disapprove of Obama’s work on health care, and the public by 51-44 percent now opposes the reform package in Congress – both more than half for the first time in ABC/Post polls.

Most noticably as pointed out by Hot Air is that the WAPO poll finally shows some polling integrity as they cleaned up the bias Democrat sampling.

The problem with WaPo’s polls is that they’ve been using samples that skew overwhelmingly Democratic; this month they finally bowed to ideological trends and cleaned up their act, reducing the partisan gap from a ludicrous 14-point spread in November to a more respectable six.

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    2 Responses to “ABC News/Washington Post Poll Has Barack Obama Down 6% Points in One Month”

    1. dprosenthal on December 16th, 2009 11:12 am

      Drop in poll numbers are not so much a reaction to Obama’s mismanagement of so many issues, but his complete ‘Jekyll & Hyde’ type of turn around from the man he was during the campaign and the deceitful and overbearing person who now sits in the White House. If one could rate plain old disappointment and loss of trust, his numbers would be even lower.

    2. Democrats Whining & Attacking Pollster Scott Rasmussen as to Why America Against Democrat Agenda … That’s Your Plan? | Scared Monkeys on January 2nd, 2010 11:37 pm

      [...] believe that there are poll numbers out there that do not paint Obama is a glowing light. Really? Have you looked at the other polls lately? Have you taken a look at the Real Clear Politics average job approval poll from when Obama first [...]

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