President Barack Obama’s approval ratings have hit the skids and continue to fall. The latest Gallup Poll has Obama at a new low of 46%. At one point when Obama was sworn into office, he had an approval rating of 68%. Those days are long gone.
His recent handling of the BP oil spill, the Israeli raid on the flotilla, jobs, unemployment and immigration have all caused Obama’s numbers to fall.
At 46%, President Obama’s job approval average for the week ending May 30 is the lowest weekly average of his administration, one point below the previous low of 47% measured in April.
Barack Obama remains a very polarizing President.
What do Obama’s 46% Opproval rating compare to in a second year President? Obama is getting near Jimmy Carter approval numbers, there is a ringing endorsement. Of course Democrats will point to Ronald Reagan’s low second year approval numbers; however, Reagan’s were trending upward, not the downward spiral that Obama is experiencing.
What is most troubling for Obama and Democrats is that Obama has completely lost the independent vote. Only 41% of independents support Barack Obama.
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