McClatchy-Marist Poll: Obama’s Approval Ratings Sunk to the Lowest Level of his Presidency … 42% Approve-50% Disapprove
Barack Obama heading toward the 30′s …
President Barack Obama’s approval ratings have hit the lowest of his presidency according to the most recent McClatchy-Marist poll. Not only does the McClatchy-Marist poll have Obama with a 42% approval and 50% disapproval rating, it also states that if the election was held today, Barack Obama would lose to presumptive GOP candidate Mit Romney. What is Obama’s polling problem … liberal Democrats (the base) are incensed with Obama’s backtracking on tax cuts for the rich, while independents to think he is doing a poor job.
President Barack Obama’s approval ratings have sunk to the lowest level of his presidency, so low that he’d lose the White House to Republican Mitt Romney if the election were held today, according to a new McClatchy-Marist poll.
The biggest reason for Obama’s fall: a sharp drop in approval among Democrats and liberals, apparently unhappy with his moves toward the center since he led the party to landslide losses in November’s midterm elections. At the same time, he’s gained nothing among independents.
“He’s having the worst of both worlds right now,” said Lee Miringoff, the director of the Marist Institute for Public Opinion at Marist College in New York, which conducted the national survey.
“As he moves to the center, he’s not picking up support among independents and he’s having some fall-off among his base. If his strategy is to gain independents and keep the Democrats in tow, it isn’t working so far.”
Without the middle and without his base, who will vote for Obama in 2012?