Gallup Poll Shows President Barack Obama’s Approval Rating at New Lows Again
by Steven Ertelt
August 27, 2009
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — A new Gallup poll shows pro-abortion President Barack Obama’s approval ratings hitting a new low. Gallup now has Obama at 50-43 percent, with barely half of Americans approving of the job he is doing and nearly half disapproving of his performance as president.
The poll’s seven percent approval margin is the lowest in any Gallup survey since it began conducting them shortly after Obama took over the White House.
Obama’s rating of 50 percent is the lowest approval rating in any Gallup poll and the 43 percent who disapprove of his job as president is the highest disapproval level since January.
Wendy Wright, the president of Concerned Women for America, told LifeNews.com she is not surprised that Obama continues to record low rating after low rating.
"Obama misled people during the campaign and now the chickens are coming home to roost," she said about Obama’s pro-abortion record.
"One year ago he said pro-lifers lied that he voted against the Born Alive Infant Protection Act," Wright continued. "Now he says we ‘ bear false witness’ that his health care bill would pay for abortions."
"Voters were fooled the first time, but this time they don’t believe him. His pro-abortion record is catching up to him, and people don’t like it," Wright said. "His popularity was bound to plummet as his true beliefs and horrifying policies were revealed."
When it comes to abortion, specifically, one poll has shown that Americans are not happy with Obama’s decision-making.
A February Gallup poll found strong majority of Americans are upset that President Barack Obama overturned a policy that prevented funding of groups that promote or perform abortions overseas. In overturning the Mexico City Policy, Obama reneged on his promise to reduce abortions as president.
As LifeNews.com reported, the pro-life policy had been in place during the entirety of the Bush administration and Obama rescinded it on his first week in office.
Reacting to the decision in a poll conducted by the Gallup organization, 58 percent of Americans opposed Obama’s pro-abortion decision while just 35 percent supported it and 7 percent had no opinion.
Breaking down the new poll further, Gallup asked respondents to state their opinion on seven major actions President Obama has taken since becoming president. Overturning the Mexico City Policy engendered more opposition than any of the other actions and it had the lowest level of support.
The pro-abortion move also evoked the least support from Democrats and the most opposition from Republicans and independents.
While 59 percent of Democrats supported the move, it came in last among the seven total issues on which Gallup surveyed.
Only 8 percent of Republicans backed overturning the limits as did just 33 percent of the independent voters surveyed — with opposition higher about this action than any other Obama has taken a president.
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