Just published by independent Quinnipiac University Poll.
Tells us what the country thinks of the president’s job performance.
July 21, 2010 – Obama Approval Drops To Lowest Point Ever, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Independent Voters Turn On President Since Honeymoon over.
Job approval rating has dropped to a negative 44 – 48 percent, worst net score ever.
American voters say by a narrow 39 – 36 percent margin that they would vote for an unnamed Republican rather than President Obama in 2012.
The political firestorm created by opposition to his health care plan galvanized political opponents and turned independent voters against him.
American voters also say 48 – 40 percent Obama does not deserve reelection in 2012.
American voters like Obama more than Sarah Palin, giving him a 49 – 45 percent favorability, while she gets a negative 35 – 49 percent.
Asked to describe their feelings toward the President, 17 percent say they admire him; 33 percent are satisfied; 33 percent are dissatisfied and 15 percent are angry with him.
“The Republican tilt of the electorate little more than 100 days before the 2010 election is evident, but not overwhelming. Republicans hold a 43 – 38 percent lead on the ‘generic ballot,’ compared to a 42 – 34 percent Democratic lead in July 2009,” said Brown. “What a difference a year makes.”
Voter approval of the President’s handling of some of the nation’s problems shows:
- Disapprove 56 – 39 percent of his handling of the economy;
- Disapprove 46 – 43 percent of his handling of foreign policy;
- Disapprove 51 – 41 percent of his handling of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill;
- Disapprove 58 – 30 percent of his handling of illegal immigration;
- Approve 46 – 34 percent of his nomination of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court.
"The massive disapproval of his handling of illegal immigration stems from voter opposition to his decision to have the government ask the federal courts to throw out the Arizona law. They say 60 - 28 percent the lawsuit is a bad idea," said Brown. From July 13 - 19, Quinnipiac University surveyed 2,181 registered voters nationwide with a margin of error of +/- 2.1 percentage points. See entire survey at: http://www.quinnipiac.edu/x1295.xml?ReleaseID=1478