LATEST RASMUSSEN DAILY TRACKING POLL – NEW LOW FOR O
Posted by Andrew Roman on June 16, 2010
The latest Presidential Daily Tracking Poll numbers from Rasmussen are in … and they’re not good.
Now to be fair, these figures were tabulated almost entirely from surveys taken before Obama’s Gulf oil spill address last evening – the defining moment of Barack Obama’s presidency.
Thus, I concede to being somewhat hesitant in posting the results.
It would be akin to assessing the life and accomplishments of Winston Churchill ten years before the start of World War II, or evaluating the career of Babe Ruth before he ever put on a major league baseball uniform.
Honestly, how can one appraise Lincoln without acknowledging the Gettysburg Address?
How can one take measure of Reagan’s stand against the Evil Empire without acknowledging his “Tear Down This Wall” speech?
Likewise, I grant that citing the President’s ever-plummeting approval numbers based on data compiled before last night’s history-altering, game-changing speech from the Oval Office places my credibility at risk.
But hey, what the hell …
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows that 24% of the nation’s voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty-four percent (44%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -20 (see trends).
Forty-eight percent (48%) of Democrats Strongly Approve while 75% of Republicans Strongly Disapprove. Among those not affiliated with either major party, 12% Strongly Approve and 52% Strongly Disapprove.
These results are based upon nightly telephone interviews and reported on a three-day rolling average basis. As a result, today’s results are based almost entirely on interviews conducted before the president’s speech to the nation. The impact of the president’s speech will be seen over the next several days.
Heading into the speech, 30% of voters gave President Obama good or excellent marks for handling the oil spill. Forty-five percent (45%) said he was doing a poor job. Most voters (57%) still favor offshore oil drilling.
Rasmussen also says that only 42% of Americans “somewhat approve” of this President’s performance. Since the dawn of the Messianic Age, that number has never been lower.
(Feel free to take an “ouch” out of petty cash).
But Obamacrats need not fear. Last night’s “Wrong Speech At The Wrong Time” presentation will figure in to the Presidential Daily Tracking Poll soon enough.
Hopefully, by then, the White House can squeeze in one more glitz-and-glam event with another ex-Beatle.