Barack Obama Approval Rating Hits New Low in National Poll

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Mar 30, 2011   |   11:16AM   |   Washington, DC

A Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday shows the approval rating for pro-abortion President Barack Obama has reached a new low with Americans saying he doesn’t deserve a second term in office.

Half of the registered voters surveyed say Obama should not be back in the White House for another four years while just 41 percent of Americans say he does. That’s a lower number than the same Quinnipiac University poll question when it conducted its survey four weeks ago showing a 45-47 percent split against a second term.

In a hypothetical 2012 matchup, President Obama gets 36 percent of the vote to 37 percent for an unnamed Republican challenger

The survey also showed Obama’s approval rating has dropped 4 percentage points since early March and is now at a record low of 42 percent in the poll. The disapproval rating for the abortion advocate has risen from 46 to 48 percent in that time. Democrats approve 80-13 percent of the job Obama is doing, but disapproval is 81-9 percent among Republicans and 50-39 percent among independent voters. Men disapprove 52-41 percent while women split 44-44 percent.

“President Barack Obama’s approval numbers are at their lowest level ever, slightly below where they were for most of 2010 before he got a bump up in surveys after the November election and into the early part of this year,” said Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. “Some reasons for his overall numbers might be that Obama receives negative ratings on his handling of the budget deficit, the economy, foreign policy, health care and energy policy.”

For pro-life voters, Obama’s extensive pro-abortion record has turned them off and they will not support Obama’s re-election bid under any circumstances.

Meanwhile, a new Rasmussen Reports poll posted today shows 24% of the nation’s voters strongly approve of Obama’s performance while 41 percent strongly disapprove. Overall, 43% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the president’s performance. Fifty-six percent (56%) disapprove.

Quinnipiac University conducted the survey March 22-28 with 2,069 registered voters and the error margin is plus or minus 2.2 percentage point.