Barack Obama polling … the train wreck continues.
President Barack Hussein Obama’s job approval numbers are in free fall. Is it any wonder after Obama’s lackluster and lack of Presidential leadership displayed the other night as The One spoke from the Oval Office? Obama claimed that he was in charge; however, nothing in his speech pointed to any thing of the sort. Obama’s job approval numbers have hit the skids in the Rasmussen Report as The One has a 42% approval, 57% disapproval and a Daily Presidental Tracking Index of -20.
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows that 24% of the nation’s voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty-four percent (44%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -20 (see trends).
Forty-eight percent (48%) of Democrats Strongly Approve while 75% of Republicans Strongly Disapprove. Among those not affiliated with either major party, 12% Strongly Approve and 52% Strongly Disapprove.
Heading into the BP oil speech from the Oval Office, Obama’s numbers were less than stellar when it came to voters opinions on how he had handled the crisis. Can one only imagine how bad his polling will be in the aftermath of his weak, leaderless, pointless, rudderless and lack of Presidential control speech? With comparisons to former President Jimmy “Misery Index” Carter, this is hardly the image that Obama and Democrats were looking for heading into this November’s midterm election.
Obama has lost the LEFT and his BASE … Left & Right finally agree on Obama … He is useless.
Making matter worse for this Novembers midterm elections is the recent poll in USA Today showing the widening gap in enthusiasm between Republicans and Democrats. Republicans now benefit from an 18% advantage heading into the midterms. OUCH! Barack Obama is literally discouraging his own party.
Midterm elections, when turnout is traditionally low, are all about getting voters engaged enough to actually go the polls and vote. In the USA TODAY survey taken Friday through Sunday, there’s sobering news on that front for Democrats. Just 35% of Democratic and Democratic-leaning voters said they were “more enthusiastic than usual” about voting in November. That’s down eight percentage points from May and a precipitous 22-point drop from the poll we took in March.
In fact, it’s the lowest level of enthusiasm for Democratic voters since 1998.
Enthusiasm among Republicans and Republican-leaning voters dipped, too, but not as much as among Democrats. Now, 53% of Republicans say they are more enthusiastic than usual about voting, down six points from May and 16 points from March.
So Republicans now benefit from an 18-point enthusiasm advantage — an edge that, if it holds up, could be more important than money in the bank.