46% One Year In

Obama’s Approval Rating Dips to New Low

President Obama’s job approval rating has fallen to 46 percent, according to a new CBS News poll.

That rating is Mr. Obama’s lowest yet in CBS News polling, and the poll marks the first time his approval rating has fallen below the 50 percent mark. Forty-one percent now say they disapprove of Mr. Obama’s performance as president.

The article says that 8 in 10 Democrats approve, but his support among independents is plummeting.

It appears that domestic issues are what’s causing the lack of support, with 47% disapproving of his handling of the economy compared to only 41% approval. Only 54% disapprove of the handling of the health care issue, which means a lot of people haven’t noticed or don’t understand exactly how Obama is making an end run around the government to get it passed.

Surprising to me is that 52% of respondents approve of Obama’s handing of terrorism. Contrasting this are the numbers which indicate that people were more confident of the government’s ability to protect them after 9/11 than they are now. I don’t quite grok how a majority can approve of the government’s handling of terrorism yet are less confident of the government’s ability to protect them than they were after 9/11, but I haven’t seen the exact survey questions and I haven’t seen the exact numbers.

Meanwhile, We are getting the Change You Can Believe In, and we are getting it good and hard. Both links via Instapundit.


  1. He is for deficit spending, the same way Bush was. Both reps and dems will come with arguments to justify war or social justice, but the fact is that both lead to unsustainable spending, and they keep on dreaming that if they spend just a little more, we will suddenly solve some problem (when all terrorists die, when everybody has good healthcare) and from the moment on there will be incredible prosperity.

  2. Congress makes the rules for itself.. A very corrupt group of people who are immoral – earmarks, lobbiest support, in-fighting, deal-making, secret meetings. The only way they can be happy if they are making deals. We need a national report card that the public can see: their goals, their accomplishments, and their rating. Obama is not telling the truth – listen to Mark Levin radio, and be educated.

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