ABC News/Washington Post Poll show Obama Job Approval at 9 month low

President Obama’s Job approval has tracked back to his lowest point since August 2010.  Obama had a 68 Percent Approval Rating back in February 2009.  The latest Polling data shows Obama at 47 percent.  Couple that with and unemployment rate at 9.1 percent and that spells a recipe for an uphill batten for re-election.  The last President who got reelected with an unemployment rate over 7.1 percent was Franklin Delano Roosevelt

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. June 2-5, 2011. N=1,002 adults nationwide. Margin of error ± 3.5.
“Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as president?” 


Approve Disapprove Unsure
% % %
6/2-5/11 47 49 4
4/14-17/11 47 50 3
3/10-13/11 51 45 4
1/13-16/11 54 43 3
12/9-12/10 49 47 4
10/25-28/10 50 45 5
9/30 – 10/3/10 50 47 3
8/30 – 9/2/10 46 52 3
7/7-11/10 50 47 3
6/3-6/10 52 45 4
4/22-25/10 54 44 3
3/23-26/10 53 43 3
2/4-8/10 51 46 3
1/12-15/10 53 44 2
12/10-13/09 50 46 4
11/12-15/09 56 42 2
10/15-18/09 57 40 3
9/10-12/09 54 43 3
8/13-17/09 57 40 3
7/15-18/09 59 37 4
6/18-21/09 65 31 4
4/21-24/09 69 26 4
3/26-29/09 66 29 5
2/19-22/09 68 25 7

via Obama: Job Rating details.

POLL: Obama’s rating on U.S. economy hits new low

Americans’ disapproval of how President Barack Obama is handling the U.S. economy and its growing budget deficit has reached new highs amid broad frustration over the slow pace of economic recovery, according to a Washington Post-ABC New poll released on Tuesday.

The ratings boost Obama received after the killing of Osama bin Laden has dissipated with his job approval rating back to 47 percent. Forty-nine percent disapprove of his performance.

Obama’s approval rating bounced to 56 immediately after bin Laden was killed last month.

Fifty-nine percent, a new high, gave Obama negative marks for his handling of the economy, up from 55 percent a month earlier.

Obama’s approval rating on the deficit issue hit a new low of 33 percent, down 6 points since April.

The state of the economy poses a huge challenge for the president, whose re-election in 2012 may depend on his ability to convince voters that his economic policies have been successful.

The survey reflects a broadly pessimistic public mood as high gasoline prices, sliding home values and high unemployment numbers raised concerns about the pace of the U.S. economic recovery, The Washington Post said.

Eighty-nine percent of Americans say the economy is in bad shape; 57 percent say the recovery has not started and 66 percent said the United States was seriously on the wrong track.

via POLL: Obama’s rating on U.S. economy hits new low – The Economic Times.

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