Obama Approval Rating Reaches New Low at 42 Percent With Pro-Abortion Record
by Steven Ertelt
May 25, 2010
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — A new poll today from Rasmussen Reports showed there is more room for pro-abortion President Barack Obama’s approval rating to drop. Its new daily presidential tracking poll finds Obama has reached a historic low with just 42 percent of likely voters saying they approve of his job performance.
Overall, 42% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the job Obama is doing in office. On the other hand, 56 percent now disapprove of his performance.
The Rasmussen Reports daily presidential tracking poll shows 24 percent strongly approve while a whopping 44 percent not only disapprove but strongly disapprove of Obama.
Conservative writer Ed Morrissey of Hot Air says the low numbers aren’t related to Obama’s poor handling of the Gulf oil spill.
"At least at the moment, the downward pressure on his numbers doesn’t appear to be coming from his handling of the Gulf spill. Rasmussen shows an almost even split on approval for that issue, 34/33, although that could change abruptly if the media catches up to the story," he said.
The low numbers appear to come in relation to his handling of all issues.
"The internals for perceptions of Obama are looking very shaky indeed. Only 39% approve of his performance on the economy; only 44% approve of his overall leadership. Just 37% approve of his energy policies. A microscopic 26% trust Obama in an economic crisis, and only 35% believe his ethics to be good or excellent," Morrissey noted.
An Obama press conference this week will be his attempt to get back on track.
"Keep an eye on the numbers after Obamas presser on Thursday. He may get a bump just for showing up; if he does, expect him to start hitting the campaign trail ASAP. If he doesn’t, don’t expect to see Obama much at all," Morrissey said.
For the pro-life movement, there are likely relatively few pro-life Americans who support Obama.
He has crafted a pro-abortion record starting with his decisions to force Americans to pay for groups that promote and perform abortions in other nations by overturning the Mexico City Policy and by overturning President George W. Bush’s limits on embryonic stem cell research funding.
Obama’s pro-abortion record continued with numerous pro-abortion appointments, naming pro-abortion Justice Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court, and then signing the pro-abortion health care bill and naming pro-abortion activist Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court.
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