Back in March I did a piece Countdown to 49%, analyzing President Obama's already-slipping poll numbers.
Included was a reader's poll asking when the approval rating would fall below half- and congratulations to my readers, I'm proud to say they guessed it dead-on. July 2009 was 44% of The Reaganite Republican readers' choice, far and away the favorite pick. And I think I learned something from all of you... the next time I run a predictions-poll here... I'm running out to Vegas and putting $1000 on the result!
Besides the fact that Obama's now at the symbolic 49% point, the Rasmussen differential between those who "strongly approve" and "strongly dissapprove" of his overall job performance is also at an all time low... a negative eight. Hopefully this continuing shift in public opinion will embolden the GOP to filibuster both Cap-n-Tax and Obamacare right into the ground if either of these seriously flawed pieces of far-left legislation hobble their way on to the Senate.
And it's surely in the nations' interest that this arrogant montebank be knocked-down a peg or two... it's becoming more than obvious that Team Obama's radical agenda and ludicrous spending is not only completely out-of-control. This ideological binge comes at a time that calls for pragmatic management- and isn't what a lot of independents and moderate Democrats voted for last fall either... not by a long shot-
And that's not all from the 2008 election's most accurate pollster Rasmussen Reports... other interesting numbers out today:
Fifty-three percent (53%) now oppose the Congressional health care reformpackage. That’s up eight points over the past month. Just 20% now see health
careas the most important of the President’s priorities. Nearly twice as many, 37%, say deficit reduction is most important.
Fifty-five percent (55%) of California voters oppose the budget agreementreached by the state’s political leaders. Sixty-four percent (64%) believe thatillegal immigrants create a major strain on the state’s budget.
Nationwide, 72% don’t want the federal government determining what type of light bulbs they should purchase.
Forty-six percent (46%) say that network television news is more reliable than the internet. Thirty-five percent (35%) disagree.
Thirty-one percent (31%) now say the U.S. is heading in the right direction. That’s down nine points from the 2009 peak. Republicans continue to enjoy a slight edge on the Generic Congressional Ballot.
A pitiful 25% believe that the economic stimulus package has helped the economy...
See recent demographic highlights from the Presidential Tracking Poll. For more measures of the President’s performance, see Obama By the Numbers.
UPDATE Sat July 25th: Obama slips in Rasmussen Poll differential to -9%... a new all-time low for this administration. Looks like a lot of people sympathized with Officer Crowley...