Obama net approval slips to negative for first time (updated)

The Rasmussen Daily Presidential Tracking Poll slips into negative net approval territory for President Obama on Father's Day, 2009.

32% of the nation's voters now Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Thirty-four percent (34%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -2.

Then again, CBS Sunday Morning show just had a fawning ten minute interview conducted by Harry Smith of the first father. The ABC prime time special on health care is coming up.

Rosslyn Smith adds:

Overall, 53% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of Obama's performance. This ties a prior low.

Gene Schwimmer writes:

Need I mention that, barely six months into his presidency, Obama is only four points away from below 50% apprival?

Note that Obama's previous low was zero and, the day before, was +1 - so he went, in one day, directly from +1 to -2 without stopping at zero or -1. Which would mean that the yesterday's poll (the third day of Rasmussen's three-day rolling average) must have been very bad.

Obama has a pattern of splashy media events driving a recovery, each time hisapproval drops. ABC's White House Telethon to the rescue. But if, after the American people have had an all day explanation-cum-promotion of his plan, Obama's ratings go down, he is in deep doo-doo