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