DOWN, DOWN, DOWN …
Following President Barack Obama jobs speech in front of a joint session of Congress, Obama has now hit an all-time low in his jobs approval with the McClatchy-Marist poll. Obama’s approval rating is at 39% among registered voters and for the first time a majority, 52% disapproves of the job he is doing as president.
“President Obama needs to reboot his presidency,” says Dr. Lee M. Miringoff, Director of The Marist College Institute for Public Opinion. “Although numbers like these typically spell doom for an incumbent’s re-election prospects, the Republicans in Congress and eventually his GOP opponent could still provide Obama with running room.”
President Obama’s current approval rating is his lowest since last December …
How damaging is this poll for Barack Obama, one only needs to look at the Independent vote. Only 32% of independent voters now approve of Obama’s job performance while 57% disapprove. Just last month 38% of independents gave Obama a thumbs up on his job approval and 46% disapproved. More polling data from Independents.
There has been a ten percentage point change among independent voters and Republican voters. 40% of independent voters have a favorable impression of the president while 50% shared this view last month. Among Republican voters, 87% have an unfavorable view of Mr. Obama while 77% thought this way in August.
69% of independent voters disapprove of how the president is handling the country’s economy. In June, 60% had this view.
As stated at The Daily Caller, even Obama’s personal popularity seems to be on the wane. Dr. Lee M. Miringoff, Director of The Marist College Institute for Public Opinion stated that “President Obama needs to reboot his presidency.” However, it appears from Obama’s recent comments that he he doubling down on his failed polices and spewing nothing more than class warfare. Hardly a reset of his presidency.