Submitted By Todd on September 1st at 3:27pm
Overall, 45% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the President's performance. That’s down a point from yesterday and the lowest level of total approval yet measured for Obama. Fifty-three percent (53%) now disapprove.It's worse with Zogby.
President Barack Obama's job approval rating is down to 42%, with a decline in approval from Democrats the leading factor. The latest Zogby Interactive poll of 4,518 likely voters conducted from August 28-31 found 48% disapprove and 42% approve of the job Obama is doing. The poll found 75% of Democrats approve of Obama's performance, a drop of 13 points among Democrats from an interactive poll done July 21-24 of this year. That same poll found 48% of all likely voters approving of Obama's job performance, and 49% disapproving.It's hard to find good news for the Prez.
Gallup, typically a more favorable poll to Obama, even shows the President's approval rating at 51%. In addition, the Gallup poll says that 53% of Americans think the economy is getting worse.Paul Krugman argues in the New York Times that the meltdown over ObamaCare, and his subsequent fall in popularity, might not really be Obama's fault - it's the hold that special corporate interests have over the political process that makes the country unmanageable.
There was a lot of talk last year about how Barack Obama would be a “transformational” president — but true transformation, it turns out, requires a lot more than electing one telegenic leader. Actually turning this country around is going to take years of siege warfare against deeply entrenched interests, defending a deeply dysfunctional political system.Is it so dysfunctional that the government might pass the leftist ObamaCare legislation that American voters have no interest in? We'll see. The trends, at least, are heading in the right direction.