By Dave Andrusko
It’s now official: President Obama’s job performance tumble has reached a record low.
Nearly six in ten (59%) disapprove of Mr. Obama’s job performance, according to an Associated Press/ GFK survey. Just 41% expressed approval.
And given the importance of the public’s support for Obama personally, it is ominous, from the Administration’s perspective, that a majority do not support him personally (51%). Only 42% of the 1,012 people surveyed do.
The Hill newspaper put the numbers in context.
“Other recent polling has found Obama’s disapproval rating slightly lower, remaining in the low 50s. A CBS News poll Tuesday showed 50 percent disapproval, while Gallup has his disapproval at 52 percent.”
Interesting while the CBS News poll asked about ObamaCare, the Associated Press/ GFK survey didn’t. No doubt an accidental oversight. What did the CBS News poll find?
That 53% disapprove of the President’s “signature” domestic achievement versus only 41% support. Guy Benson wrote “that undecided likely 2014 voters disapprove of Obamacare by a 40 point margin.”
Mr. Obama’s weakness on a whole range of issues makes clear why so many Democrats running for office this fall are avoiding him. To list just four (the approval number is first) his handling of the economy (39%-59%), the federal budget (36%-63%), immigration (38%-61%), and foreign affairs (40%-58%).