Quinnipiac has some bad news for the president on his birthday. So expect to see some government bureaucracy move to shut them down.
The national debt ceiling deal does not rescue President Barack Obama’s crashing job approval rating in Florida as he gets a negative 44 – 51 percent score among voters surveyed August 1 – 2, after the deal was announced, compared to a negative 44 – 50 percent score among voters surveyed July 27 – 31, before the deal, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.
This compares to a positive 51 – 43 percent approval rating for President Obama in a May 26 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll.
Florida voters surveyed after the deal say 50 – 42 percent that Obama does not deserve to be reelected, compared to a 47 – 46 percent split before the deal and 50 – 44 percent support for his reelection May 26.
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, theleading Republican challenger in the 2012 presidential race, ties Obama 44 – 44 percent post-deal, compared to a 46 – 41 percent Obama lead pre-deal. Obama has double-digit leads over other top Republicans pre-deal and post-deal, except for Texas Gov. Rick Perry who trails Obama 44 – 39 percent post-deal.
And of course, Perry isn’t even in the race yet.
The president is also crashing in the last poll out of Pennsylvania.
A majority of respondents (52%) did not believe President Obama deserves to be reelected. Only 42% of respondents believed he deserves a second term. These numbers should be a warning sign for the President, who carried the state by over 10% in 2008 against John McCain.
It’s shark week, and the president is underwater.
Happy birthday, champ!