Barack Obama Hits New 46% Approval Rating Low in CBS Poll


Down, down, down … How low can he go.

More Hope & Change as CBS News poll has Obama at all time low.

President Barack Obama’s approval rating has hit an all time low at 46% in the most recent CBS News poll. It is official, Obama’s approval rating is under 50% in pretty much ever reputable poll. This is the first time that Obama has sunk under the 50% threshold in the CBS poll. Can you say downward trend?


President Obama’s job approval rating has fallen to 46 percent, according to a new CBS News poll.

That rating is Mr. Obama’s lowest yet in CBS News polling, and the poll marks the first time his approval rating has fallen below the 50 percent mark. Forty-one percent now say they disapprove of Mr. Obama’s performance as president.

In last month’s CBS News poll, 50 percent of Americans approved of how the president was handling his job, while thirty-nine percent disapproved.

80% of Democrats support Obama while only 13% of Republicans do. However, what is most damming number to Obama is that independents have declined 10 points in recent months and The One only gets 42% approval from them.

Just 41 percent now approve of his handling of the economy, which Americans say is the nation’s most pressing issue. Forty-seven percent disapprove. The president’s marks on handling health care, with reforms still under debate in Congress, are even lower – just 36 percent approve, while 54 percent disapprove. Both of these approval ratings are the lowest of Mr. Obama’s presidency.

As opined at the Gateway Pundit with this recent low approval rating represented by the abbe polling data, does that mean that Democrats and the Obama WH are going to start attacking CBS News like they did Scott Rasmussen?

One thing is for certain, the American people do not think that Barack Hussein Obama deserves a B+.  Going into the 2010 midterm elections and with a President who has been in office about a year with low approval ratings, it will be interesting to see what politicians  say to Obama … stay away, we don’t need any more of your help.

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  • Comments

    9 Responses to “Barack Obama Hits New 46% Approval Rating Low in CBS Poll”

    1. Scott on January 12th, 2010 9:45 am

      He and his cronies do not care. They do not care that over 70% of Americans do not want THIS healthcare reform; over 80% are happy with their current healthcare.

      You know, those in Congress with the MILLIONS of money they are pocketing from LOBBYING groups, who think they know what is best for us even though we don’t want it.

      I want to know what liberals think about Obama breaking his promise to deal with lobbyists? Do they know that Rahm had secret meeting behind the scenes with these lobbying groups to get them in their pocket?

      Unreal…but they guy is in a free fall, but like I said he don’t care.

    2. Jayne (on the left coast) on January 12th, 2010 12:33 pm

      46 seems high to me. I rate him at -0.

    3. nurturer on January 12th, 2010 4:13 pm

      Closer and closer to 10%. Looking forward to it. And yes, I do want him to fail. For Obama not to fail will mean the destruction of the USA as we’ve known and enjoyed. And the poor and disenfranchised are deluded if they think this punk is out for them. Obama is the Don King of the White House. A hustler with the entire US economy for him to play with. He’ll never have it this good again.

    4. Waterboy on January 12th, 2010 9:26 pm

      46 % of the public approve of this B.S. president—now that’s scary.


    5. yoyo muffintop on January 12th, 2010 10:03 pm

      “For Obama not to fail will mean the destruction of the USA as we’ve known and enjoyed.”

      Please, tell us #3 – how is President Obama destroying the USA?

      btw – Reagans approval rating was exactly the same as Obama’s in Jan 1982.

    6. brie. on January 12th, 2010 10:37 pm

      Michelle makes a better first lady than he does a president….

    7. Racer on January 12th, 2010 10:40 pm

      Wait till the boy asks for the 33 billion for iraq and another 700 billion for defense !!! Why dont he try pulling the money out of his @$$ there is probly more there than what the US has left !!!

    8. Dolf on January 13th, 2010 4:19 pm

      @6, funny remark (n/j)

    9. crystalangel on January 22nd, 2010 8:39 am

      After one year in Office I think we are seing the change from “Yes we can” to “Uhhh, maybe we couldn’t”.
      A president who gets (for whatever odd reasons) awarded the Nobel peace prize after a few weeks in office, without having done anything to actualy deserve it; A President who spent taxpayers money to fly to Kopenhagen to promote his hometown in a futile bid for the Olympic games…that this President may not be the best choice to bring America back on track and back on it’s feet.
      What is even worse than the approval rating dropping, for Obama anyway, is that already 44% of those polled would rather see the Bush administration back in office than the current one.
      An Administration that declines THIS fast shouldn’t be in place to begin with.
      So far he has not delivered on ANY of his campaign promises, but then again…did we really think he would?

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