Obama Approval Rating Drops to Lowest Point Since September

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Mar 15, 2011   |   11:10AM   |   Washington, DC

President Barack Obama has seen his approval rating drop to its lowest levels since September as two new national polls show the abortion advocate is seen less favorably by American voters.

The Rasmussen Reports daily presidential tracking poll for Tuesday shows 20% of the nation’s voters strongly approve of the way Obama is performing his role as president while 42 percent strongly disapprove. That -22 rating among the most passionate voters for or against Obama’s job performance is the lowest point at which Obama has been in the Rasmussen survey since last Fall.

in fact, the 20 percent of people who strongly favor Obama’s job performance as president is at its lowest point since Rasmussen began polling in January 2009, when Obama took over the White House from pro-life President George W. Bush. The high-water mark for the number of people who strongly disapprove came in the months leading up to the November 2010 congressional elections and they are climbing again after dropping after that.

Overall, 43% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the president’s performance while 57 percent disapprove.

Meanwhile, Rasmussen shows Republicans currently enjoy a nine-point advantage on the generic congressional ballot — in terms of which party voters would favor in terms of candidates for the House and Senate. That’s good news for pro-life advocates — who need to retake the Senate as well as the White House to have a chance at securing the fifth and final vote needed in the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade.

A new CNN poll¬†also released today has bad news for the president as loss of support among low income men and independent voters has dropped Obama’s approval rating in its national survey. The Tuesday CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey shows 50 percent of Americans approve of the job Obama’s doing, down five percent from January. Another 47 percent disapprove.

Men disapprove on a 51-46 percent margin while women approve on a 54-44 percent margin. White Americans disapprove on a 56-41 percent margin while non-white Americans approve on a 72-25 percent margin.

“President Obama has held his own among people who make more than $50,000 a year, and he still has majority support among women with lower incomes,” says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland. “But among men with incomes under $50,000, Obama’s approval rating has dropped 20 points, to just 39 percent, since the start of the year. It has also dropped 11 points among independents in that time.”

The survey finds 46 percent say Obama’s views and proposed programs are too liberal while 39 percent say they are about right and 12 percent saying they are not liberal enough.

Obama has compiled a lengthy pro-abortion record.