The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows that 26% 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 -15.
Today’s update is a slight improvement after the President’s ratings fell to new lows over the past three days (see trends)....Sixty-two percent (62%) believe that Afghanistan will be tougher than Iraq. However, 50% agree with the President’s assertion that it’s a “just war.” Overall, voters remain divided on the President’s strategy, with 37% in favor and 38% opposed. But, 34% now see things getting better in Afghanistan over the next six months. ...The Presidential Approval Index is calculated by subtracting the number who Strongly Disapprove from the number who Strongly Approve. It is updated daily at 9:30 a.m. Eastern (sign up for free daily e-mail update). Updates are also available on Twitter and Facebook....Overall, 46% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the President's performance. Fifty-three percent (53%) now disapprove. See recent demographic highlights from the tracking poll.