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A Trend Of Disapproval

- July 24, 2013

IT LOOKS LIKE YESTERDAY'S DISAPPOINTING POLL FOR OBAMA WASN'T AN OUTLIER

Yesterday, A Marist-McClatchy Polls Showed Just 41 Percent Of Americans Approve Of Obama's Job Performance, His Worst Showing In The Poll Since September 2011 And A Sharp Drop From April's 50 Percent Approval Rating. "Overall, the poll found Obama's job approval at 41 percent last week, a sharp drop from April's 50 percent and his worst showing in the poll since 39 percent in September 2011. Forty-eight percent disapproved in the latest poll, up from April's 46 percent. Obama won re-election in November with 51 percent of the popular vote." (David Lightman, "Poll: Obama's Job Approval Plunges; Congress, Especially GOP, Still Unpopular," McClatchy, 7/22/13)

  • Marist Institute For Public Opinion Director Lee Miringoff: "Clearly Six Months Into His Second Term There's Been Falloff Across The Board. It's Not Like One Group Bailed On Him." "'Clearly six months into his second term there's been falloff across the board. It's not like one group bailed on him,' said Lee Miringoff, director of the Marist Institute for Public Opinion at Marist College in New York, which conducted the poll."(David Lightman, "Poll: Obama's Job Approval Plunges; Congress, Especially GOP, Still Unpopular," McClatchy, 7/22/13)

Today's Polls Numbers Don't Look Any Better

NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll: 50 Percent Of Americans Disapprove Of The Job Obama Is Doing As President, While Just 45 Percent Approve. ( NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll, 1000A, MoE 3.1%, 7/17-21/13)

NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll: 46 Percent Of Americans Are Either "Uncertain" Or "Pessimistic" How Good Of A Job They Feel Obama Will Do During The Rest Of Second Term, While 44 Percent Are Either "Satisfied" Or "Optimistic." ( NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll, 1000A, MoE 3.1%, 7/17-21/13)

  • 34 Percent Of Americans Say They Feel "Pessimistic" About The Job Obama Will Do During The Rest Of His Second Term, While Just 17 Percent Say They Feel "Optimistic." ( NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll, 1000A, MoE 3.1%, 7/17-21/13)
  • 61 Percent Of Americans Say The County Is Headed Off On The Wrong Track, While Just 29 Percent Say Its Going In The Right Direction. ( NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll, 1000A, MoE 3.1%, 7/17-21/13)

"President Obama's Approval Rating Has Fallen To Its Lowest Level Since The Shellacking He Received From Mitt Romney On A Colorado Debate Stage Last Year, According To A New Poll From The Democratic-Leaning Firm Public Policy Polling." (Evan McMorris-Santoro, "Poll: Obama's Approval Rating Hasn't Been This Bad Since The First Presidential Debate With Romney," BuzzFeed, 7/23/13)

  • Public Policy Polling Found That 53 Percent Of Voters Disapprove Of The Job Obama Is Doing As President, While Just 44 Percent Approve. "PPP found that just 44% of registered voters approve of the job Obama is doing. Fifty-three percent disapprove. The survey of 800 registered voters was conducted over the weekend." (Evan McMorris-Santoro, "Poll: Obama's Approval Rating Hasn't Been This Bad Since The First Presidential Debate With Romney," BuzzFeed, 7/23/13)

Months Into His Second Term, Americans Are Still Waiting For The Economy To Turn Around

NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll: 51 Percent Of Americans Disapprove Of Obama's Handling Of The Economy, While Just 45 Percent Approve. ( NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll, 1000A, MoE 3.1%, 7/17-21/13)

  • NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll: 68 Percent Of Americans Say They Think The Economy Will Either Worsen Or Stay The Same In The Next Year, While Just 31 Percent Say They Think It Will Get Better. ( NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll, 1000A, MoE 3.1%, 7/17-21/13)

CBS News Poll: 61 Percent Of Americans Describe The Current State Of The Economy As "Bad" While Just 37 Percent Describe It As "Good." (CBS News Poll, 1036A, MoE 3%, 7/18-22/13)

Pew Research Center: Just 17 Percent Of Americans Say Current Economic Conditions Are Excellent Or Good, While 82 Percent Say They Are Fair Or Poor. (Pew Research Center, 1480A, MoE 3%, 7/17-21/13)

  • Pew Research Center: "The Public Thinks That The Economic Recovery Has Yet To Take Hold: 28% Say The Economy Is Recovering, 26% Say It Has Not Yet Recovered But Will Soon And 44% Say It Will Be A Long Time Before The Economy Recovers." (Pew Research Center, 1480A, MoE 3%, 7/17-21/13)

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