July 26, 2009
RASMUSSEN: OBAMA DROPS AGAIN: “The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Sunday shows that 29% of the nation’s voters now Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Forty percent (40%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -11. That’s the first time his ratings have reached double digits in negative territory. . . . Today is the first update based entirely upon interviews conducted after the President’s prime time televised press conference.”
And a reminder: “It is important to remember that the Rasmussen Reports job approval ratings are based upon a sample of likely voters. Some other firms base their approval ratings on samples of all adults.”
UPDATE: Have people figured him out?
ANOTHER UPDATE: Reader Chris Breisch emails: “4 out of 5 of the people who disapprove of Obama, strongly disapprove. Did even GWB ever have such skewed disapproval numbers?” I don’t know. Clearly, Obama is a polarizing figure, not the post-partisan he was presented as during the campaign.