Poll Has Barack Obama’s Approval Rating at Second Lowest Point Since January
by Steven Ertelt
October 21, 2009
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — A new Rasmussen poll has pro-abortion President Barack Obama’s approval rating at its second lowest point since he took over the White House in January. The poll tracks more than normal approval ratings as it also measures the intensity of the support or opposition.
The Rasmussen Reports daily president tracking poll released today finds 27% of the nation’s voters strongly approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president while 40 percent strongly disapprove.
That yield’s Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -13, which is just one point higher than the lowest recorded rating of -14.
Its also the sixth straight day in negative double digits, matching the longest such streak, Rasmussen noted.
Looking at more traditional numbers, 47% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the President’s performance while 53 percent disapprove.
Rasmussen also noted support for the pro-abortion health care bills is low as just 42 percent of Americans back them while 54 percent are opposed.
The low polling results for Obama come a day after a CNN poll also had bad news for the president.
The poll found 56 percent disapprove of Obama getting the Nobel Peace Prize award while just 42 percent say they think he should have received it.
Asked if "Obama has accomplished enough so far to deserve the Nobel Peace Prize," a large 67 percent of Americans say they don’t think so compared with just 32 percent who agree.
Americans approve of Obama’s job performance thus far by a 55-43 percent margin, but the 12 percent positive approval rating and 55 percent clip are the second lowest of his presidency, according to CNN. Obama was at 53-45 percent in late August but has bounced back slightly.
The poll also found, by a 51-48 percent margin, Americans say they disagree with Obama "on the issues that matter most to you."
Asked if "Obama has done anything that made you angry since he became president," some 52 percent of Americans say yes while 48 percent say no.
On January 23, during his first week after having taken over the White House, Obama officially scrapped the Mexico City Policy that protected taxpayers from involvement in overseas abortions for eight years.
Obama’s record at the time of his nomination for the Nobel Prize also included a litany of nominations of pro-abortion activists to key positions.
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