Thursday, June 24, 2010

Americans are more pessimistic about the country and less confident in Obama's leadership than at any point since he entered the White House

In the survey, 62% of adults feel the country is on the wrong track, the highest level since before the 2008 election. Just one-third think the economy will get better over the next year. Amid anxiety over the nation's course, support for Obama and other incumbents is eroding. For the first time, more people disapprove of Obama's job performance than approve and 57% of voters would prefer to elect a new person to Congress than re-elect their local representatives, the highest share in 18 years. Support for Obama and his party is declining among centrist, independent voters. But, some in his base also are souring, with 17% of Democrats disapproving of Obama's job performance, the highest level of his presidency. Approval for Obama has dropped among Hispanics, too, along with small-town residents, white women and seniors. African-Americans remain the firmest part of Obama's base, with 91% approving of his job performance.


Obama drops under 50% approval … in California

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