Ouch! For all that talk about being a warrior for the middle class, Obama really isn’t all that popular with blue collar folks – with those making less than $40,000 disapproving of the president’s performance by 51%. Only 45% of that income bracket support Obama’s job performance. Additionally, fifty-percent of Americans making $40-100,000 disapprove of Obama’s performance, while 48% approve of it. The interesting aspect of this poll concerns the 54% of Americans making over $100,000, who think Obama is doing a good job. Paul Bedard of the Washington Examiner wrote about this poll on May 1 about how the wealthy, not the middle class, back the president’s agenda. In all, Obama has only spent a meager 3.6% of his presidency trying to fix the economy.
Bedard wrote that:
A largely jobless recovery coupled with a Quantitative-Easing-fueled stock market rally seems to earn more smiles from the upscale among us, fewer from the working class,” said the pollsters.
YouGov conducted the poll April 27-29 among 1,000 Americans aged 18 and over.