Obama Job Approval Rating Drops Nine Points

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    New York, July 15, 2009 - The Diageo/Hotline Poll of 800 U.S. registered voters conducted by FD from July 9-13, 2009, finds that the percentage of American voters who approve of the job President Obama is doing has dropped nine points to 56%. The previous Diageo/ Hotline Poll, conducted from June 4-7, found that 65% of voters approved of the job he was doing.

    Obama's Job Approval Ratings

    With 56% of voters approving of the job he is doing, the Poll finds President Obama's job approval rating is at its lowest level recorded in the six monthly Diageo/Hotline Polls since President Obama took office.

    Interestingly, compared to June, the decrease in Obama's job approval ratings is being driven primarily by decreases among male voters (-15 points), Independent voters (-15 points), and rural voters (-15 points).

    President Obama's Job Approval Ratings among Males, Independent Voters and Rural Voters

    Other Key Opinion Metrics Seeing Dips

    The Poll also finds that the percentage of voters who say that "things are seriously off on the wrong track" has increased 12 percentage points from a record-low of 43% in last month's Poll to 55% in today's Poll.

    Additionally, in looking ahead to 2012, the Poll finds that 42% of voters say they would vote to re-elect President Obama, while 39% say they would vote for someone else. The June Poll found that 46% of voters said they would vote to re-elect President Obama and 30% of voters would vote for someone else.

    The Diageo | Hotline Poll
     
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    shocker, the guy can't drop his approval when he actually starts the job?

    When you get elected by a brainwashed "majority" how can your approval numbers NOT go down?
     
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    If you think his numbers are dropping now, just wait another 12 to 18 months! This asshole will have to use a ladder to get out of the hole he's digging for himself. Sure glad these one term Presidents are so easy to spot.
     
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    The more we all come to realize that he is just another politician who is out for his own set of special interests the lower his numbers will get.

    I dont think we will see him hit bush's lows the even more atrocious congress approval numbers but I'm sure it will go down to the 40% range by christmas.
     
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    Not a good time to start on amnesty methinks.

    Maybe he'll put another 13 dollars in people's paychecks. Better yet- increase welfare checks. Yeah baby. That's the ticket.
     
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    Wow - 76% of those polled see Obama as "Very Liberal" - not a good thing in a country that remains right of center politically.

    And his negatives are now the highest they have ever been.

    And only 25% think the Stimulus package actually helped the economy.

    And even among Democrats Obama's strong approval rating is down to 56%.


    Yikes!
     
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    He's overstepped his mandate dramatically, and the American people are reacting.
     
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    WE shall see. Presidential popularity goes up and down with circumstance. Only total failure puts one down in Bush's territory. I do not see President Obama ever down as far as Bush. Were there to be a major crisis, such as a natural disaster or another attack, and the President handles it well, his popularity will be clinched. If the present efforts in ameliorating the economic debacle inherited from the last administration turn out well, that will also be much in his favor.
     
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    thats because of the number of braindead morons like you that will still support him no matter what
     

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