Obama’s Poll Ratings Are Tanking Again…(False Flag?…3..2..1..)
Mar. 12, 2012
So much for his inevitable re-election. Obama’s poll ratings are falling, and he’s looking weak against his Republican opponents.
That’s the gist of a new WaPo/ABC poll.
In the new poll, 46 percent approve of the way Obama is handling his job; 50 percent disapprove. That’s a mirror image of his 50 to 46 positive split in early February. The downshift is particularly notable among independents — 57 percent of whom now disapprove — and among white people without college degrees, with disapproval among this group now topping approval by a ratio of more than 2 to 1, at 66 versus 28 percent.
These groups are also the ones whose shifting support has re-shuffled prospective general-election matchups. Among registered voters, Obama is now on par with Romney (47 percent for the president, 49 percent for Romney) and Santorum (49 to 46 percent). Previously, Obama held significant advantages over both.
The full details of the poll are on this page, and you can see pretty clear deterioration in the categories that matter, especially the economy.
Hre’s a look at the trend on approval ratings of the economy.
Note that toal “approval” is only at 38% vs. 59% disapproving. Previously he had been at 44% approval and 53% disapproval.