Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Obama job approval sinks to 39%
Obama's job approval rating as calculated by the Zogby Poll has now sunk to 39%, a new low for his 22-month presidency that began with so much hope and excitement and poll numbers up around 70. A whopping 60% now disapprove of his job. Obama began losing the support of independents in the summer of 2009, as he responded to polls showing voter concerns focused on the economy by staging 59 town hall meetings on health-care. Independents were a crucial part of his coalition win in 2008 but his approval rating with them has now dwindled to 39%. Only 42% of younger voters now approve of Obama. Nearly 7 in 10 likely voters say the country is on the wrong track, rarely a good sign for incumbents.