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Thursday, August 6, 2009

Obama's approval rating continues to drop

As the word gets out to the voting public on the increased need to raise taxes on the middle class as well as the cost of these huge social programs(namely health care) and stagnant economy the Obama administration will need to do some reshuffling of its agenda, as approval rating dips, so as to avoid a mass overhaul in the Democratic led Congress come midterm elections this November.....From Bloomberg:

President Barack Obama’s approval rating is falling amid concerns about the U.S. economy and his push to revamp the U.S. health-care system, a Quinnipiac University poll shows....Exactly half of the registered voters surveyed from July 27 to Aug. 3 by Quinnipiac said they approve of the job Obama is doing, compared with 42 percent who disapprove. That’s down from 57 percent approval and 33 percent disapproval in a poll taken in late June, according to results released today. ...Americans are upset about rising unemployment and worried that health-care plans making their way through Congress will add to the U.S. budget deficit, said Peter Brown, assistant director of the Hamden, Connecticut-based polling institute. The combination has helped drive down the president’s ratings....A “willingness to give him the benefit of the doubt is, among some voters, evaporating,” Brown told reporters in Washington yesterday. ....The poll found that voters disapprove of the way Obama is handling the economy by 49 percent to 45 percent. On his effort to overhaul of the health-care system, 52 percent disapprove of his handling of the issue while 39 percent approve. ....Only foreign policy offered a bright spot: 52 percent of poll respondents approved of his job on this front, compared with 38 percent who disapproved. ....The poll surveyed 2,409 registered voters nationwide and has a margin of error of plus or minus 2 percentage points

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