BAM’S NUMBERS DIP SOME MORE
Posted by Andrew Roman on December 13, 2009
Not that I am wont to regularly track the tracking polls or anything (as my nose inconspicuously grows), but I freely admit to peeking in on the Rasmussen Daily Presidential Tracking Poll now and then.
Maybe more than that.
You’ll recall that’s the one that combines the percentage of Americans who strongly approve of the President’s performance with the percentage of those who strongly disapprove.
Since Obama’s anointment, there has been a very definite trend.
The day after his inauguration, President Obama’s Daily Tracking Poll number was +28. Just eleven days later, he dropped seven points.
By St. Patrick’s Day, his approval rating had dwindled down to +5.
By July 1st, he would be in negative territory to stay.
And as of yesterday, President Obama hit a new low.
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Saturday shows that 25% of the nation’s voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Forty-one percent (41%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -16. That’s the lowest Approval Index rating yet recorded for this President.
The 25% who Strongly Approve matches the lowest level of enthusiasm yet recorded. That’s partly the result of declining enthusiasm among Democrats. While Democrats continue to offer their approval, just 43% Strongly Approve.
Not that I’m tracking it or anything.
Meanwhile, the current health care reform plan being bandied about on Capitol Hill is getting its least favorable reviews yet.
Most voters think health care reform is something the federal government should be addressing, but they don’t like the plan that’s working its way through Congress. In fact, only 41% support it now, marking the lowest extended period of support for the plan yet.
Sorry Bam. Go ahead and take an “ouch” out of petty cash.