Pro-Abortion President Barack Obama Hits new Low in Rasmussen Tracking Poll
by Steven Ertelt
June 16, 2010
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Just when political observers think it can’t get any worse for pro-abortion President Barack Obama, a new Rasmussen daily presidential tracking poll shows him hitting a new low. As the important November congressional elections approach, Obama continues to drop in popularity.
Overall, 42% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of Obama’s performance in office, the new Rasmussen Reports survey shows. Those are the lowest ratings yet recorded for Obama as 57 percent of likely voters now disapprove.
"The presidents approval rating has held steady in the 46% – 47% range for six months and it remains to be seen whether this new low is merely statistical noise or the start of a lasting change," pollster Scott Rasmussen said.
Looking at the most passionate voters either way, some 24 percent of Americans strongly approve of the job Obama has done while a larger 44 percent strongly disapprove.
That gives Obama a -15 percent overall rating and a -20 rating from Americans who are most passionate about his presidency.
Just 48% of Democrats strongly approve of Obama’s job performance while 75% of Republicans strongly disapprove. Among those not affiliated with either major party, 12% Strongly Approve and 52% Strongly Disapprove — a bad sign for Obama and his pro-abortion allies heading into the mid-term elections.
In 2008, Obama won 53%-46% over Sen. John McCain, who had the backing of pro-life organizations. That means Obama has dropped 22 percent from then in the eyes of American voters.
At this point, 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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