Washington - President Obama's Poll Numbers In Drastic Slide
Washington - President Obama is having one bad summer.
Only 46 percent approve of the job Obama is doing—a 19-point slide since he took over the White House from President Bush in January, according to a Rasmussen Reports daily presidential tracking poll released today.
The new poll numbers represent the lowest level of total approval yet measured for Obama.
Fifty-three percent disapprove of the job he is doing.
With the war in Afghanistan worsening and the president pushing for an overhaul of the health-care system that includes a government-run insurance program, voters have become increasingly disenchanted with Obama over the past few weeks.
Differences of opinion, however, come down across party lines as 81 percent of Democrats approve of the job Obama is doing, according to Rasmussen.
By comparison, 83 percent of Republicans disapprove.
Nowhere has that loss of confidence been as profound as it has been among highly valued independent voters.
Among those who are not part of either party, a whopping 66 percent disapprove of the job Obama is doing, according to the poll.
The Rasmussen Reports poll also found that 55 percent of those polled believe that the war in Afghanistan will get worse during the next six months.
That’s a 14-point jump since the beginning of the month and represents in how the White House is managing the “War on Terror.”
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