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December 05, 2009

Barack Obama Job Approval Rating Slips to 47% in CNN Poll …

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Not even a CNN poll has Barack Obama above 50% these days. In the most recent CNN/Opinion Research poll, Obama has a 48% approval rating down 7% from the previous month. With a 48% approve and 50% disapprove, how will this affect Senators from sticking their neck out for Obamacare and Congress in dealing with Cap & Trade and other extremely unpopular policies?

According to a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation national survey released Friday, 48 percent of Americans approve of the job Obama’s doing as president, with 50 percent disapproving. The 48 percent approval is a 7 point drop in approval from last month.

“The poll indicates that the biggest drop in approval comes from non college educated white voters,” says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland. “That’s one indication among many that Obama’s growing unpopularity may be more related to unemployment and the poor economy.”

Leave it to CNN to make this a black and white issue. The fact of the matter is that “white” America voted Obama into office. The fact that many have second thoughts and buyers remorse is their right to change their opinion.

What is interesting in the CNN poll is the 61% supporting Obama’s Afghan surge. As pointed out by The Weekly Standard, Obama can thank the loyal opposition Republicans for those high numbers. However, a majority of Americans disapproved of the President announcing a time table for withdrawal in advance. But  Rasmussen polling shows a much different picture on Afghanistan.

Hot Air has some of the cross tabs that spell some real trouble for Barack Obama:

Obama’s rating dropped 18 points among non-college whites, but only four points among whites who attended college – a good indication that the economy and other domestic issues are hurting the president.

Obama also dropped 15 points among whites under the age of 50, but only four points among older whites.

“That may partly be due to Afghanistan, but the young are also the group hardest hit when unemployment rises. The same is true for white women, whose approval of Obama dropped 12 points,” says Holland.

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