President Barack Obama has a far-reaching agenda, but no political foundation. After battling hard on health care, he finds that slightly more people disapprove than approve of his performance as president.
The results of a Zogby Interactive survey taken from Sept. 15-17 found that 49% approve of Obama’s job performance, and 50% disapprove. A similar poll conducted on Sept. 10-14 found the same results.
In both surveys, majorities of Independents registered disapproval. The most recent result for Independents was 57% disapprove and 43% approve, which was three points less in approval from Sept. 10-14. Among Democrats, 84% approved; and for Republicans, 14% approved.
Not a lot of political capital there to spend browbeating moderate Democrats in Congress!