Uh-oh … is Obama’s star starting to fade ?

Ken’s Take: The press constantly points to Obama’s 60% approval rating.  That’s good, but drilling down: since inauguration day, total approval is down 5 points, strong approval is down 7 points, strong disapproval is up 10 points, and the approval index (strongly approve minus strongly disapprove) is  down to 11 from it’s high at 30.  He got a pop from the nationally televised press conference, but it faded quickly.

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Excerpted from Rasmusssen Reports, February 14, 2009

Overall, 60% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the President’s performance so far   … that’s down 5 points from 65% just after the inauguration.

37% strongly approve of the President’s performance so far … that’s down 7 points from 44% just after the inauguration

26% strongly disapprove of the President’s performance so far … that’s up 10 points from 16% just after the inauguration

48% of Republican voters nationwide now voice such a negative opinion, up from 29% in the first polling after inauguration day.

85% of African-American voters strongly approve of the President’s performance so far … 30% of white voters do 

66% of political liberals strongly approve of the President’s performance while 50% of conservatives Strongly Disapprove.

Obama’s Presidential Approval Index (the differ3nce between the strongly approve and strongly disapprove) is now 11, down from 28 just after the inauguration

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49% of Americans trust their own judgment on economic matters more than they trust the President’s judgment … two-thirds of voters trust their own judgment more than the average member of Congress.

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Source article:
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/obama_approval_index_history

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2 Responses to “Uh-oh … is Obama’s star starting to fade ?”

  1. MM Says:

    I just thought Jack Cafferty’s commentary on CNN went right along your post. It’s a shame. http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/02/17/cafferty.stimulus/index.html

  2. FLASH ! … The HomaFiles scoops WSJ … by almost one month ! « The Homa Files Says:

    […] On Feb. 17, 2000 — using Rasmussen’s data — we posted  “Uh-oh … is Obama’s star starting to fade ? “ https://kenhoma.wordpress.com/2009/02/17/uh-oh-is-obamas-star-starting-to-fade/ […]

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