It must be hard to know that the majority of Americans don’t think you’re doing a very good job. But what’s it like to know that the people who don’t like you REALLY DON’T LIKE YOU?
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Sunday shows that 24% of the nation’s voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty-seven percent (47%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -23 (see trends).
That’s the highest level of Strong Disapproval and the lowest Approval Index daily rating yet recorded for this president. However, while the daily ratings are sometime volatile, a Month-by-Month review of the president’s numbers continues to show a high degree of stability. On a full-month basis, the Presidential Approval Index has stayed between -14 and -17 for eight of the past nine months.
Twice as many people have strongly negative as strongly positive opinions of his performance. Indeed, almost half of the population strongly disapproves of his record.
It ain’t easy being Barack Obama these days!