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Poll: 26% say IRS Targeting Conservatives is Appropriate President Obama may have had the worst week of his presidency, but according to a new CNN poll his approval numbers actually increased. Obama's approval rating is at 53%. That is the highest approval rating since March 17th of this year. The CNN poll asked several questions about views of the IRS. It seems that 34% have a favorable view of the government agency. 26% of those surveyed think that singling out conservatives for additional review is wholly appropriate. Additionally, 51% say that IRS acted alone See the Full Poll Here
District of Columbia, Hawaii most approving; Utah, Idaho, least PRINCETON, NJ -- In 10 states plus the District of Columbia, a majority of residents approved of the job Barack Obama was doing as president last year, according to aggregated data from 2011. His greatest support came from District of Columbia, Maryland, and Hawaii residents, while Utah and Idaho residents gave him his lowest levels of support -- below 30%. via Obama Approval Above 50% in 10 States and D.C. in 2011.
by Albert N. Milliron One year before the 2012 election, Congressional Job approval remains at all time lows. Gallup who tracks approval ratings for Congress show a graph that contains approval ratings for 2011. Had one gone back to 2009, following the Healthcare bill and the Stimulus package, approval ratings were at 13% as well despite the Former Speaker going on the Daily Show and declaring that the good ole days when she lead up the House, "our approval ratings were at 40%". We here at Politisite are still looking for that Gallup Poll. Truth is, no matter how she tries to spin it, She did not enjoy an approval rating of 40% after she became speaker. Factually, Congress had a bump shortly after President Obama took office. Once they began legislating, their poll ratings [...]
Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama's overall approval rating remains in the mid-40s, where it has been since July, and he continues to receive much higher marks for foreign policy than for domestic issues, according to a new national survey out one year before he is up for re-election. A CNN/ORC International Poll released Tuesday indicates that 52% of all Americans approve of how the president is handling the situation in Iraq, an indication that Americans tend to favor Obama's decision to withdraw all U.S. troops from that country by year's end. Forty-eight percent of those questioned approve of how he is handling the war in Afghanistan. By contrast, only 35% have a positive view of his economic track record, and just 38% approve of how he is handling health care policy. Full [...]
President Obama's ratings on the the most important issue for his re-election -- the economy -- have posted the weakest showing of his presidency, according to a poll released Friday by CBS News. About 60 percent of voters said they disapprove of Mr. Obama's handling of the economy, the highest on record. Just 34 percent approve of the job he is doing on the matter. His overall approval ratings are just 43 percent, while 47 percent disapprove of the job he is doing as president. via Poll: Obama disapproval rating on economy at record high - Political Hotsheet - CBS News.
President Barack Obama's job approval rating averaged 41% in September, tied with August for the lowest monthly approval average of his administration. Obama began his term with average approval ratings of 66% in January 2009 and 64% in February 2009. His ratings gradually drifted downward from that point, with a slight uptick in January of this year and again in May, after the killing of Osama bin Laden. Read more at Obama's September Approval Rating Remains at Term-Low 41%. Even with Job Approval levels dipping to previous all time lows, Gallup says it is too early to predict re-election chances for the President. While the Above numbers look at a Monthly average, Today's approval is at 38%
CNN Opinion Research Poll – September 23-25, 2011 Obama Approval and GOP Presidential Candidate Field Analysis
CNN Opinion Research Poll - September 23-25, 2011 Obama Approval and GOP Presidential Candidate Field Analysis By Albert N. Milliron, Managing Editor, Iron Mill Interactive Media The latest CNN poll was conducted by telephonic interviews with 1,010 adults. The poll was conducted by ORC International between September 23-25, 2011. The margin of error (MOE) was +/- 3 percentage points. 917 of those interview were registered voters. Despite what people think, over 200 of the interviews were by cell phone contacts. Our review will look at this poll and the previous poll from the same organization. This way, we one can be assured that comparisons are closely related to methodology and error margins. President Obama President Obama's approval rating is currently 45% up 2 [...]
A new Economist/YouGov poll gives the President his lowest job approval numbers to date: This week’s Economist/YouGov Poll is full of bad news for President Barack Obama. The frontrunners for the GOP nomination in the 2012 contest are pulling very close to him in head-to-head matchups, and his approval rating has been at or near the lowest levels of his Presidency for the last few weeks. And the worrisome economy keeps it there: this week just 36% approve of the way he is handing his job overall, the lowest rating ever in the two and a half years of his Presidency. More than half the public — 56% — disapproves of the President’s performance. There are several other indications in the poll of how opinion about the President has changed over time. Well over half the country has [...]
As President Obama gears up to deliver a major jobs speech before Congress on Thursday, a handful of new polls give the president some of his most dismal approval ratings to date - adding renewed pressure for the White House to drive home a message on jobs and the economy that resonates with the American people. According to two new surveys by ABC News/Washington Post and NBC/Wall Street Journal, Mr. Obama's approval ratings are at a record low in his presidency, at just 43 percent and 44 percent respectively. And a POLITICO/George Washington University Battleground Poll released Monday night found that just 45 percent of voters approve of the job Mr. Obama is doing as president. Moreover, the president has scored particularly low marks across the board when it comes to his leadership [...]
American University professor Allan Lichtman is on a winning streak spanning nearly three decades — one that President Barack Obama might have an interest in seeing Lichtman extend. Lichtman created a formula that has correctly predicted the winner of each election since 1984, beginning with the reelection of President Ronald Reagan, U.S. News and World Report reported. The formula that predicted Obama's 2008 win is again showing that the incumbent president will win the election, despite the term-low approval rating Obama has been maintaining for past weeks. “Even if I am being conservative, I don’t see how Obama can lose,” Lichtman said. His model, described in his book The Keys to the White House, relies on 13 "keys" that gauge the performance of the sitting president's [...]