The Popularity Of The President

by Pejman Yousefzadeh on June 17, 2010


Or the lack thereof:

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.

It should be noted that this survey was taken before the President’s Oval Office address to the nation. Perhaps his poll standings have gone up since then, but at the very least, we know that his political position was exceedingly parlous beforehand.

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