CBS Poll: President Obama’s Popularity Hits New Low
President Obama is still sliding down in the polls, with one new survey giving him one of his lowest ratings yet, at 46% approval.
The poll, by CBS News, found Obama at 50% last month, and this is the first time he’s slipped below that mark in the news outfit’s survey.
It’s not the only place Obama is treading water. The Gallup daily tracking poll has the commander-in-chief at 49% this morning.
Obama still has fewer people disapproving of his job performance, with that number at just 41% in the CBS findings.
But CBS pollster Charles Cooper notes that’s not good, especially since the poor ratings seem linked to the President trying to make good on his biggest campaign promises, bringing change and passing health care reform.
Just 36% like the way hes handled health care reform, against 54% who disapprove.
“The irony is that President Obama’s job approval ratings have suffered even as he has tried to push through an ambitious agenda in Congress to force the very change he promised,” Cooper says in his analysis. “If you interpret the numbers as an interim report card, this isn’t one to trumpet.”
On the plus side for Obama, the survey finds 52% of the country approves of the way the President is handling terrorism, and 57% thinks he did well with the X-Mas underwear bomber.
(Source: NY Daily News)