Submitted By Todd on July 8th at 10:22pm
Overall, 52% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the President's performance so far. Yesterday and today are the first time that the number of voters who approve of the President’s performance has slipped below the 53% share of the vote he won last November. Forty-eight percent (48%) now disapprove.They're not bad numbers in general, but they just might indicate that an end to the silly period is moving in.
32% of the nation's voters now Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Thirty-seven percent (37%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of –5.The blind support that the President has enjoyed is critical to his un-American agenda coming to fruition. He won't be able to force compliance amongst traditional members of Congress, even in his own party, if they don't fear his sway with voters.
The number who strongly disapprove inched up another point to the highest level measured to date and the overall Approval Index is at the lowest level yet for Obama (see trends).As Joe Biden, Chris Dodd and other leading Dems indicate that the administration blew it with the stimulus package, the President is scrambing to convince Americans that he's made the right moves on the economy, even as some Democrats admit that a second stimulus might be needed.
In the wake of last week’s disappointing report on job loss, consumer confidence has fallen to the lowest level in two months. The Rasmussen Investor Index shows investor confidence falling to the lowest level in three months. The number of investors who say the economy is getting worse jumped from 43% before the jobs report to 51% today.If Obama goes into a decline that matches the economy, say goodbye to Cap and Trade and Universal Health Care dreams. Bad for the socialists, good for America. So the news from Gallup is also... constructive.
President Obama's job approval rating for the month of June is 61%, which is one percentage point below his previous monthly low of 62% in March.As of yesterday, his Gallup approval is at 56%.