Barack Obama Lowest Approval Ratings … Independents Fleeing in Mass


Barack Obama, the Disappointer in Chief … Obama loses support of Independents.

Over the weekend at the Tea Party Convention in Nashville, TN keynote speaker Sarah Palin asked the audience and America … “How’s that hope-y, change-y stuff working out for you?” According to the most recent polling, not well.

A new Marist College poll is out and it is more terrible news for President Barack Obama. 47% of American voters disapprove of the President’s handling of his job as compared to 44% approve.

The full polling cross tabs can be found HERE.

Obviously Republican and Democrat support of Barack Obama is polarised; however, it is the Independent vote, the individual that does not belong to either party that is the real story in this and all polls lately. They are running from Obama and his liberal policies as fast as they can. They are obviously disappointed in the change that Obama has brought to Washington, DC. Obama has only a 29% job approval among Independents.

Perhaps, particularly concerning for Mr. Obama is the drop in support among Independents. For the first time since taking office, a majority of Independents — 57% — disapproves of how he is doing in the role. 29% approve, and 14% are unsure.

Independent voters see Pres. Obama in a negative light by a nearly 2-1 margin.

Independent voters see Pres. Obama in a negative light by a nearly 2-1 margin, according to a new Marist College survey, while almost half of voters say he has failed to meet their expectations.

The poll, conducted Feb. 1-3, showed just 44% of registered voters approving of Obama’s job as president. 47% disapprove. But among indie voters, Obama’s approval rating sits at a terrible 29%, while his disapproval rating is at 57%.

Obama’s 44% job approval rating is the lowest he has scored in any non-internet poll since moving into the WH, according to a review of data compiled by

And while GOPers strive to avoid attacking Obama personally, for fear of offending voters who see him in a favorable light personally, even that aura of invincibility is wearing off. Independent voters view Obama negatively, too, by a 39% favorable to 52% unfavorable margin. All registered voters still see Obama favorably by a 50%-44% margin, but that’s down 5 points in just 2 months.

To many Obama has turned out to be a great disappointment as President.

47% of registered voters nationwide report President Obama has fallen below their expectations. 42% say he has met their expectations while just 7% think he has exceeded them. Slightly more members of the electorate currently think the president has let them down compared with Marist’s December survey. …

57% of Democrats report the president has met their expectations while 65% of Republicans see him as falling short. While these proportions are little changed from December, Independents’ impressions of the president have slipped. 53% of Independents report Mr. Obama has not risen to the occasion. This compares with 43% who thought he had fallen below their expectations in Marist’s December survey.

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  • Comments

    3 Responses to “Barack Obama Lowest Approval Ratings … Independents Fleeing in Mass”

    1. NewGirlBoston on February 9th, 2010 12:08 pm

      Independents’ impressions of the president have slipped. 53% of Independents report Mr. Obama has not risen to the occasion.

      Translation: OVER HALF of registered Indy’s in the US are not at all happy with the job Obama is doing. Keep in mind- that almost the other half are not even included in those polling numbers. These are the ones (along with those registered) that came out in Massachusetts and voted at the polls to put Senator Brown in office.

      There are millions more like us all around the Country—added to the REPs and the DEMs with buyers remorse = OBAMA WILL NOT GET RE-ELECTED and look for more bi-partisan representation in the house also.

      America has zero patcience left, collectively.

    2. super dave on February 9th, 2010 3:27 pm

      yes and obama now is having to adopt GWB’s policies on terrorists because his policies simply have no place in American society. he knows they don’t work and are unacceptable.
      he knows the liberal way is the wrong way but they own him along with the unions. must be a bad feeling to know you have failed in your first year.

    3. NewGirlBoston on February 9th, 2010 7:37 pm

      #2—Since Obomb-a is an elitist with a superiority complex—of course he will never admit to or feel bad about failing the American people.

      As far as him being too soft on terrorisim—besides the economy–this worries me most as I fear we will be attacked again on our own soil. He has not sent the right message to our enemies—it is really too late now. Extreme terrorists and muslims would still be at it plotting our demise anyway—but again the message Obama sends is not a good one leaving us even more vulnerable.

      Sad to say, but I predict Obama will have American blood on his own hands one day for his refusal to protect our nation as valiantly as he should have. That would be a much more difficult failure for him to live with, IMO.

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