Americans Would Vote Against Obama Now, Health Care Rating and Approval Down
by Steven Ertelt
November 3, 2009
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — A new poll shows that, on the day voters head to the polls in several states for off-year elections, Americans would vote against pro-abortion President Barack Obama for president. Another survey shows his approval rating down as well as his rating on handling health care.
Americans are a little less enthusiastic about another presidential candidacy of Barack Obama.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds 45% of adults say they would be at least somewhat likely to vote for Obama if he was up for reelection now as opposed to 2012. But 49 percent say they would be unlikely to vote for Obama now.
The results are interesting, especially given that they don’t come from only registered or likely voters — which would likely show worse numbers for the pro-abortion president.
Thirty-four percent of adults would be very likely to support Obama, while 40% say they would be very unlikely to do so.
The question did not specify whom the president would be running against and the results contrast with the 53 percent who voted for Obama in the 2008 presidential election (46 percent voted for his opponent John McCain).
The Rasmussen poll found women are more supportive of Obama than men, adults 18-29 are more likely to vote for the president than those who are older, and 90 percent of black Americans would vote for Obama compared with 36 percent of white Americans. Independents ran strongly against Obama.
Meanwhile, a new CNN poll found Obama’s approval rating dropping from 58-40 percent in September to 54-45 percent now. The 45 percent disapproval figure ties the previous high recorded in late August.
On health care, where the current bills promote massive abortion funding, Americans disapprove of Obama’s handling of the issue by a 57-42 percent margin.
That is the lowest total the CNN poll has recorded since the health care debate began and is a dramatic shift from the 51-47 approval rating Obama had on health care in mid September.
The CNN poll found the number of people who say Obama’s policies have been too liberal is up to 42 percent, its highest recorded total yet.
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