Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Republicans are enjoying a five-year peak in popularity after their wins in the midterm elections, according to a new Bloomberg Politics poll, while Barack Obama struggles with his lowest job approval rating, at 39%

Obama also faces a backlash from independents who oppose his unilateral moves on immigration, and just 24% say that the country is on the right track, the lowest rating since September 2011. Forty-five percent of Americans say that they now view the Republican Party favorably, while 47% hold an unfavorable view. That’s the best showing the party has had since the inception of the poll in September 2009. Opinion about the Democratic Party has plunged, with a favorable rating of 41% and an unfavorable rating of 50%. This was Democrats’ worst showing in more than five years. "This is a rising tide for Republicans while the tide has kind of gone out for the Democrats," said J. Ann Selzer, president of Selzer & Co., which conducted the poll. Obama is viewed favorably by 45% of Americans, a tick higher than in a June 2014. A bright spot in the survey: his approval rating on managing the economy rose five points since June to 42%, although a majority, 53%, still disapprove of the job he's doing on that issue. Americans also issued negative ratings for his handling of health care, the budget deficit, immigration and foreign policy. His lowest approval rating — 32% — is on the question of negotiating with the Republican majority in the U.S. House. As for Obama’s decision to take executive action to give some illegal immigrants temporary legal status, 56% say that they don’t approve, while 39% are okay with it and 5% aren’t sure. This is partly a partisan issue; 83% of Republicans oppose the decisions while two-thirds of Democrats favor them. More ominously for Obama, though, a clear majority — 57% — of independents oppose the actions.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It is a mathematical impossibility that Obama has a 39% approval rating and here is why. In all elections in the U.S 50% of the people don't vote. Those people are so sick of the system and want no part of either candidates. So now we have 50% of the population voting and with all presidential elections and like Obamas it is usually almost split in half. So Obama got 51% of the voting populations votes. That means he got 51% out of 51% so 74% of the public did not vote for Obama and want no part of him. An overwhelming % of the population didn't vote for him. So now his 26% of the public supports him and that is the most he will ever get. With time even those fools will soar and walk away from him. So you see an absolute perfect score Obama can ever reach is 26% and I'm sure a good number now have walked away so his approval rating is nearer to 17%-19%. See how easy that was and how fun Math is.