As we head into the 2010 midterm elections, the Harris Poll has Obama at 37% positive opinion of his job performance. 37%!!! That being said, 70% of Independents have a negative opinion of Obama’sjob performance and even 34% of Democrats and 33% of Liberals give him negative ratings. Remember when Obama gave himself an “I” for his job performance … it would appear that WE THE PEOPLE give Obama an “F”.
President Obama is spending the next week crisscrossing the country in support of Democratic candidates before this year’s midterm elections. While the president may do a great job of energizing the base, he may not be able to convert any Independents who have yet to decide for whom they will vote. Currently, two-thirds of Americans (67%) have a negative opinion of the job President Obama is doing while just over one-third (37%) have a positive opinion. This continues the president’s downward trend and he is now at the lowest job approval rating of his presidency.
These are some of the results of The Harris Poll of 3,084 adults surveyed online between October 11 and 18, 2010 by Harris Interactive.
It’s perhaps not surprising that nine in ten Republicans (90%) and Conservatives (89%) give the job the president is doing negative ratings. What may be surprising is that one-third of Democrats (34%) and Liberals (33%) also give him negative ratings, as do seven in ten Independents (70%) and six in ten Moderates (60%).