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December 22, 2009

Obama Ending Year On Low: 56 Percent Disapprove

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Obama Ending Year On Low: 56 Percent Disapprove

Forty-six percent of the nation’s voters strongly disapprove of the way President Obama is doing his job compared to just 25 percent who strongly approve, giving the president the lowest approval index rating during his time in the White House, according to the Rasmussen daily tracking poll for Tuesday.

Rasmussen’s presidential approval index is calculated by subtracting the number who strongly disapprove of the president from the number who strongly approve so Obama’s now stands at minus 21.

Obama’s disapproval rating had never topped 42 percent before this week, yet Rasmussen’s tracking shows it has risen dramatically since the Senate voted early Monday to push the mammoth health care legislation forward. Rasmussen shows a 55 percent majority of voters oppose that legislation.

A new Quinnipiac poll released Tuesday also shows American voters “mostly disapprove” of the health care plan 53 – 36 percent. They disapprove of the president’s handling of the health care issue 56 – 38 percent.

Quinnipiac also shows voters oppose 72 – 23 percent using any taxpayer money to pay for abortions as part of the health care overhaul.

Overall, Rasmussen found 44 percent of voters said they at least somewhat approve of the Presidents performance, while 56 percent disapprove.

Seventy-seven percent of Democrats approve while 88 percent of Republicans and 62 percent of unaffiliated or independent voters disapprove.

(Source: NY Post)


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