Barack Obama Falls to Another New Low Just Days After Hitting Rock Bottom

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jun 18, 2010   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Barack Obama Falls to Another New Low Just Days After Hitting Rock Bottom

by Steven Ertelt Editor
June 18
, 2010

Washington, DC ( — Just days after hitting rock bottom in his approval ratings, President Barack Obama has hit a new low with American voters. A new Rasmussen Reports poll finds just 41 percent of likely voters now say they are pleased with his job performance, compared with 58 percent who now disapprove.

The new numbers are surprising given that Obama recently addressed the nation to further discuss his response to the oil spill that has caused severe problems in the Gulf of Mexico.

"Obama’s numbers have typically bounced following a national television event. Generally, they bounce up a little. Once, following a press conference, they went down. In all cases so far, the bounce has lasted a week or so and then faded," pollster Scott Rasmussen said.

The new daily presidential tracking poll numbers from Rasmussen show just 25 percent of the nation’s voters give Obama a strong approval rating while 46 percent strongly disapprove of his performance.

The passion and intensity of the opposition to Obama could very well translate at the polls in November with voters throwing out Obama’s pro-abortion allies who control Congress and replacing them with mostly pro-life lawmakers.

Currently, 76 percent of Democrats approve of the president’s performance while 85 percent of Republicans disapprove along with 72 percent of independent voters.

The very low marks Obama receives from independents, who are the voters who decide some of the closer elections for the House and Senate, is a poor omen for pro-abortion forces come November.

Conservative writer Ed Morrissey of Hot Air responded to the new numbers in a column.

"The initial response to his Tuesday-night Oval Office speech would be seen on Thursday and today, and I expected a small increase in approval despite the delivery of a widely-panned address," he said. "Yesterday, Obama’s job approval went from 42% to 43% — but today, it’s dropped even lower than on Wednesday."

"Yesterday’s survey, however, must have been bad enough to wipe out the gain from the previous day and be lower than the pre-speech polling. That indicates that the extended reaction to the speech has been especially bad," he added.

"Obama may not be in Bush-approval territory, but that’s the direction he’s heading. One thing is certain: Obama can’t get a bounce any more just from giving a speech," Morrissey concluded.


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