Obama's new poll low

Gene Schwimmer
Today, Obama's Approval Index  revisits its previous low, first set on June 21, which was also the day of his lowest approval rating, 53%, to which he also returns today.  What is new, however, is that Obama, for the first time, registers three negative days in a row - which, under Rasmussen's methodology, actually means three negative three-day averages in a row.  It also means, mathematically, that at least one of the three days comprising today's average must be below -2.  Tomorrow should be interesting.

In other Rasmussen news, support for Supreme Court Justice wannabe Sonia Sotomayor "has at least temporarily diminished public support for President Obama's first Supreme Court nominee" after being publicly dope-slapped by that very Court.  37% now support the nomination, while 39% oppose, reversing the trend of the poll taken only two weeks ago, when 42% favored the nomination, with 34% opposed.

Republicans currently lead Democrats 41%-30% on the Generic Congressional Ballot.  No clear trend here, as both parties remain locked in a range of only three points, with one party or the other leading or both tied on any particular day.  One can speculate, however, that the GOP, at least at the congressional level, may be off life support, if, in fact, it was ever on it in the first place.

You can't fool all of the people all of the time.

Richard Baehr adds: 35% now strongly disapprove -- an all time high since he was elected (33% strongly approve).
Today, Obama's Approval Index  revisits its previous low, first set on June 21, which was also the day of his lowest approval rating, 53%, to which he also returns today.  What is new, however, is that Obama, for the first time, registers three negative days in a row - which, under Rasmussen's methodology, actually means three negative three-day averages in a row.  It also means, mathematically, that at least one of the three days comprising today's average must be below -2.  Tomorrow should be interesting.

In other Rasmussen news, support for Supreme Court Justice wannabe Sonia Sotomayor "has at least temporarily diminished public support for President Obama's first Supreme Court nominee" after being publicly dope-slapped by that very Court.  37% now support the nomination, while 39% oppose, reversing the trend of the poll taken only two weeks ago, when 42% favored the nomination, with 34% opposed.

Republicans currently lead Democrats 41%-30% on the Generic Congressional Ballot.  No clear trend here, as both parties remain locked in a range of only three points, with one party or the other leading or both tied on any particular day.  One can speculate, however, that the GOP, at least at the congressional level, may be off life support, if, in fact, it was ever on it in the first place.

You can't fool all of the people all of the time.

Richard Baehr adds: 35% now strongly disapprove -- an all time high since he was elected (33% strongly approve).