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Obama's Mid-August Slump

- August 17, 2012

Gallup: “Americans Continue To Give Obama Low Marks On The Economy.” (Lydia Saad, “Americans Continue To Give Obama Low Marks On The Economy,” Gallup, 8/16/12)

60 Percent Of Americans Disapprove Of Obama’s Handling Of The Economy, While 38 Percent Approve.  (Lydia Saad, “Americans Continue To Give Obama Low Marks On The Economy,” Gallup, 8/16/12)

  • 64 Percent Of Americans Disapprove Of Obama’s Handling Of The Federal Budget Deficit, While 30 Percent Approve.  (Lydia Saad, “Americans Continue To Give Obama Low Marks On The Economy,” Gallup, 8/16/12)
     
  • 58 Percent Of Americans Disapprove Of Obama’s Handling Of Creating Jobs, While 37 Percent Approve.  (Lydia Saad, “Americans Continue To Give Obama Low Marks On The Economy,” Gallup, 8/16/12)

“Obama's Ratings On The Economy Are Significantly Worse Than All Three Prior Successful Presidential Incumbents At This Same Point In Their First Term, According To The Available Gallup Trends.”  (Lydia Saad, “Americans Continue To Give Obama Low Marks On The Economy,” Gallup, 8/16/12)

  • “His 36% Approval Rating On The Economy Is Well Below George W. Bush's Rating In August 2004 (46%), Bill Clinton's In August 1996 (54%), And Ronald Reagan's In July 1984 (50%).”(Lydia Saad, “Americans Continue To Give Obama Low Marks On The Economy,” Gallup, 8/16/12)

BATTLEGROUND STATES CONTINUE SOURING ON OBAMA

Battleground State Voters Aren’t Happy With Obama

50 Percent Of Battleground State Voters Disapprove Of Obama’s Job Performance, While 49 Percent Say They Approve. (Politico/George Washington University Poll, 1,000 LV, MoE 3.1%, 8/5 – 9/12)

54 Percent Of Battleground State Voters Disapprove Either “Somewhat” Or “Strongly” Of Obama’s Handling Of The Economy, While 44 Percent Approve Either “Somewhat” Or “Strongly.” (Politico/George Washington University Poll, 1,000 LV, MoE 3.1%, 8/5 – 9/12)

  • 61 Percent Of Battleground State Voters Disapprove Either “Somewhat” Or “Strongly” Of Obama’s Handling Of The Federal Budget And Spending, While 37 Percent Approve Either “Somewhat” Or “Strongly.” (Politico/George Washington University Poll, 1,000 LV, MoE 3.1%, 8/5 – 9/12)
  • 50 Percent Of Battleground State Voters Disapprove Either “Somewhat” Or “Strongly” Of Obama’s Handling Of Taxes While 46 Percent Approve Either “Somewhat” Or “Strongly.” (Politico/George Washington University Poll, 1,000 LV, MoE 3.1%, 8/5 – 9/12)

Battleground State Voters Aren’t Sure They Want To Reelect Obama

52 Percent Of Battleground State Voters Say They Will Either “Vote To Replace Obama” Or “Will Consider Someone Else,” Compared To 43 Percent Who Say They Will “Vote To Re-Elect Obama.”  (Politico/George Washington University Poll, 1,000 LV, MoE 3.1%, 8/5 – 9/12)

Among Battleground State Voters, Romney Leads Obama On Handling The Economy 49-44 Percent. (Politico/George Washington University Poll, 1,000 LV, MoE 3.1%, 8/5 – 9/12)

Among Battleground State Voters, Romney Leads Obama On Ability To “Get Things Done” 47-41 Percent. (Politico/George Washington University Poll, 1,000 LV, MoE 3.1%, 8/5 – 9/12)

Battleground State Voters Are Concerned About The American Economy 

41 Percent Of Battleground State Voters Say The Economy Is Either In Or Approaching Recession, Compared To 33 Percent Who Say It Is Either In A Recovery Or “Strong And Growing.” (Politico/George Washington University Poll, 1,000 LV, MoE 3.1%, 8/5 – 9/12)

64 Percent Of Battleground State Voters Do Not Believe The Next Generation Will Be Better Off, Compared To 29 Percent Who Believe They Will. (Politico/George Washington University Poll, 1,000 LV, MoE 3.1%, 8/5 – 9/12)

  • 53 Percent Say They Believe “Strongly” That The Next Generation Will Not Be Better Off, Compared To Just 18 Percent Who Believe “Strongly” That They Will. (Politico/George Washington University Poll, 1,000 LV, MoE 3.1%, 8/5 – 9/12)

43 Percent Of Battleground State Voters Say The Obama’s Economic Policies Have Made The Economy Worse, Compared To 40 Percent Who Say His Policies Have Made It Better. (Politico/George Washington University Poll, 1,000 LV, MoE 3.1%, 8/5 – 9/12)

OBAMA’S LOW APPROVAL RATINGS ARE REFLECTED IN STATE POLLS

Colorado

Purple Poll: 48 Percent Of Colorado Voters Disapprove Of President Obama’s Job Performance, While 45 Percent Approve. (Purple Poll, 600 LV, MoE 4%, 8/13-8/14/12)

  • 48 Percent Of Colorado Independent Voters Disapprove Of President Obama’s Job Performance, While 42 Percent Approve. (Purple Poll, 600 LV, MoE 4%, 8/13-8/14/12)

50 Percent Of Colorado Voters Have An Unfavorable Opinion Of Obama, While 46 Percent Have A Favorable View. (Purple Poll, 600 LV, MoE 4%, 8/13-8/14/12)

Florida

Purple Poll: 52 Percent Of Florida Voters Disapprove Of President Obama’s Job Performance, While 42 Percent Approve. (Purple Poll, 600 LV, MoE 4%, 8/13-8/14/12)

  • 53 Percent Of Florida Female Voters Disapprove Of President Obama’s Job Performance, While 43 Percent Approve. (Purple Poll, 600 LV, MoE 4%, 8/13-8/14/12)
  • 49 Percent Of Florida Independent Voters Disapprove Of President Obama’s Job Performance, While 42 Percent Approve. (Purple Poll, 600 LV, MoE 4%, 8/13-8/14/12)

49 Percent Of Florida Voters Have An Unfavorable Opinion Of Obama, While 46 Percent Have A Favorable Opinion. (Purple Poll, 600 LV, MoE 4%, 8/13-8/14/12)

Romney Leads Obama 48-47 Percent In Florida. (Purple Poll, 600 LV, MoE 4%, 8/13-8/14/12)

New Hampshire

WMUR Poll: 49 Percent Of New Hampshire Adults Disapprove Of President Obama’s Job Performance, While 47 Percent Approve. (WMUR, 581 A, MoE 4.1%, 8/1-8/12/12)

  • 54 Percent Of New Hampshire Independents Disapprove Of President Obama’s Job Performance, While 38 Percent Approve. (WMUR, 581 A, MoE 4.1%, 8/1-8/12/12)

Ohio

Purple Poll: 52 Percent Of Ohio Voters Disapprove Of President Obama’s Job Performance, While 42 Percent Approve. (Purple Poll, 600 LV, MoE 4%, 8/13-8/14/12)

  • 64 Percent Of Ohio Independent Voters Disapprove Of President Obama’s Job Performance, While 29 Percent Approve. (Purple Poll, 600 LV, MoE 4%, 8/13-8/14/12)

50 Percent Of Ohio Voter Have An Unfavorable Opinion Of Obama, While 45 Percent Have A Favorable View. (Purple Poll, 600 LV, MoE 4%, 8/13-8/14/12)

Romney Leads Obama 46-44 Percent In Ohio. . (Purple Poll, 600 LV, MoE 4%, 8/13-8/14/12)

  • Romney Leads Obama 53-31 Percent Among Ohio Independent Voters. (Purple Poll, 600 LV, MoE 4%, 8/13-8/14/12)

Public Policy Polling: 51 Percent Of Ohio Voters Disapprove Of President Obama’s Job Performance, While 46 Percent Approve. (Public Policy Polling, 961 LV, MoE 3.2%, 8/9-8/12/12)

  • Public Policy Polling: 49 Percent Of Ohio Independent Voters Disapprove Of President Obama’s Job Performance, While 46 Percent Approve. (Public Policy Polling, 961 LV, MoE 3.2%, 8/9-8/12/12)

Pennsylvania

Franklin & Marshall College Poll: 33 Percent Of Pennsylvania Voters Think Obama Is Doing A Poor Job As President, 23 Percent Think He Is Only Doing A Fair Job, 31 Percent Think He Is Doing A Good Job, 12 Percent Think He Is Doing An Excellent Job. (Franklin & Marshall College Poll, 681 RV, MoE 3.8%, 8/7-8/12/12)

44 Percent OF Pennsylvania Voters Think Obama Is Doing A Poor Job Of Handling The Economy, 22 Percent Think He Is Only Doing A Fair Job, 26 Percent Think He Is Doing A Good Job, And Only 7 Percent Think He Is Doing An Excellent Job.  (Franklin & Marshall College Poll, 681 RV, MoE 3.8%, 8/7-8/12/12)

Virginia

Purple Poll: 52 Percent Of Virginia Voters Disapprove Of President Obama’s Job Performance, While 42 Percent Approve. (Purple Poll, 600 LV, MoE 4%, 8/13-8/14/12)

  • 54 Percent Of Virginia Independent Voters Disapprove Of President Obama’s Job Performance, While 36 Percent Approve. (Purple Poll, 600 LV, MoE 4%, 8/13-8/14/12)

49 Percent Of Virginia Voters Have An Unfavorable Opinion Of Obama, While 46 Percent Have A Favorable View. (Purple Poll, 600 LV, MoE 4%, 8/13-8/14/12)

Romney Leads Obama 48-45 Percent In Virginia. (Purple Poll, 600 LV, MoE 4%, 8/13-8/14/12)

  • Romney Leads Obama 49-40 Percent Among Virginia Independent Voters. (Purple Poll, 600 LV, MoE 4%, 8/13-8/14/12)

BATTLEGROUND STATE VOTERS THINK ROMNEY-RYAN HAVE THE BEST ECONOMIC PLAN FOR THE COUNTRY

Purple Poll: 47 Percent Of Florida Voters Think Romney-Ryan Have The Best Plan For The Economy, While 41 Percent Think Obama-Biden Do. (Purple Poll, 600 LV, MoE 4%, 8/13-8/14/12)

Purple Poll: 43 Percent Of Ohio Voters Think Romney-Ryan Have The Best Plan For The Economy, While 42 Percent Think Obama-Biden Do. (Purple Poll, 600 LV, MoE 4%, 8/13-8/14/12)

Purple Poll: 47 Percent Of Virginia Voters Think Romney-Ryan Have The Best Plan For The Economy, While 42 Percent Think Obama-Biden Do. (Purple Poll, 600 LV, MoE 4%, 8/13-8/14/12)

Franklin & Marshall College Poll: 44 Percent Of Pennsylvania Voters Think Romney Is Most Prepared To Fix The Economic Problems, While 42 Percent Think Obama Is. (Franklin & Marshall College Poll, 681 RV, MoE 3.8%, 8/7-8/12/12)


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