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Obama job approval sinks to 35% in Reuters national poll, even New York only gives him 39%

by | Sep 25, 2014


By Dave Andrusko

Pro--abortion President Barack Obama

Pro–abortion President Barack Obama

As far back as March/April, I wondered if once President Obama’s approval ratings dropped below 40% (even if by only a percentage point), would he ever come out of that nosedive before he hit the mid-30s, or even lower.

If you go to the latest Reuters-Ipsos poll, you find the President’s job approval ratings at a dismal 35%. But it gets worse.

“Fifty-eight percent of Americans expressed disapproval of the White House’s current occupant — 37 percent of them ‘strongly,’” according to Fox News’s Brendan Bordelon. “Just 17 percent strongly approved of Obama’s current performance.”

A few weeks ago we discussed the unimaginable. A Field poll conducted in California—the bluest of the blue states—found that only 45% of voters approved of Mr. Obama’s job performance, just two points more than disapproved.

Then, this week, a Marist College poll found that a total of 39% of registered voters in New York thought the president is doing an “excellent” [12%] or “good” [27%] job, the lowest percentage since Obama took office in 2009.

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But note, 61% said President Obama is doing a “fair” [28%] or “poor” [33%] job.

Finally, ROLL CALL yesterday reported what it described as an “ignominious milestone”: “a solid year with more people disapproving than approving of his performance.”

Steven Dennis notes that there are an occasionally outlier—what he calls “upticks”—such as yesterday’s Gallup numbers which had him slightly better at 44/51. (Today Obama’s job approval numbers were down again—42% approval, 53% disapproval.)

But the key is well under 50% for over a year and what Dennis describes as other polls which “showed broad weakness for the president, particularly as a series of foreign policy crises have hit in recent months.”

However it is not just foreign policy performance where the President’s numbers are mired well below 50%, as we have discussed many times.

People question his competency, his interest in being president, his stewardship of the economy, and, perhaps most ominous, his supposed commitment to working in a bi-partisan manner.

Earlier this month, a Washington Post-ABC News found that many more Americans say Obama is more of a divider than a uniter–by 55% to 38%!

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