Monday, June 22, 2009

The SHIFT: Obama's Presidential Approval Index rating is now -2

Scott Rasmussen's most recent Daily Presidential Tracking Poll indicates that Obama's numbers have gone negative for the first time since he took office January 20th.

Obama's Approval Index has slipped to -2. The Index figure is calculated by subtracting the percentage of respondents who strongly disapprove (34% in this last poll) of the President's performance from the percentage who strongly approve (32%) of his performance. Obama remains personally popular with 53% generally approving of his performance, however that number is well off its high of even just a few months ago.

Time will tell whether this is a watershed event for the President, but I wouldn't want to be working for Axelrod or Emanuel right now!

UPDATE AS OF TODAY (2009-6-22), OBAMA'S APPROVAL INDEX IS -1, marking two straight days of negative numbers. Go here for current tracking polls. For historical daily tracking trends, click here


The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Sunday shows that 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. That’s the President’s lowest rating to date and the first time the Presidential Approval Index has fallen below zero for Obama.
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