President Obama’s approval rating steady at 45 percent despite election setbacks
Results from a brand new Internet poll show that President Obama’s approval rating is at 45 percent and remaining steady despite election setbacks.
Most Democrats are still in approval of the President’s job performance, and the general public also has a good opinion of him, even though the poll also shows they think the economy is not improving fast enough. Top of Form
The President’s approval rating is only three percent lower than it was in January, according to the Wall Street Journal/NBC poll.
Obama’s approval rating has been between 45 and 50 percent for the last seven months, which is considered very good according to some analysts since he is dealing with things like 10 percent unemployment rates, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the devastating BP oil spillage incident, and the Democrats losing seats in the midterm elections recently
The WSJ/NBC poll included votes from 1,000 people, including 200 by phone. It was completed during Dec. 9-13, which is about halfway through Obama’s term of office as President.
Even though the President’s ranking has stayed stable around 50 percent, about 63 percent of the people surveyed think the U.S. is going in the wrong direction and 32 percent say they think the economy will get better in the next year.
Even so, a lot of Americans aren’t ready to say if they think Obama’s term as President is going to be successful or not, which survey takers say is a positive bit of news for Obama.
A spokesperson told NBC that people believe that since things are not very good all over, that it makes it so the US can’t afford to have Obama be unsuccessful as President.
The President retains his popularity with most Democrats, who rated him with a 76 percent approval.
Particularly, a majority of Democrats are in favor of Obama’s recent attempts to come to an agreement with the Republicans on issues facing the nation such as the tax cut package that is now being put through Congress.
In total, 63 percent of Democrats surveyed reported that they desired their party leaders to work with Republicans, whereas only 29 percent didn’t want a compromise.
However, despite Obama’s popularity with Democrats, he is still not popular with the Republicans or Independents. Polls showed that only 11 percent of Republicans and 35 percent of Independents agree he is going a good job.