December 13, 2009

President's Rasmussen Numbers Officially Tank

President Obama's Rasmussen poll numbers released today bode very badly for the President. Very badly indeed.

The overall approval index is at the worst level yet for President Obama.

That's not the only bad news for him. Overall his approval rating is 46% and disapproval is at 53%.  His aproval index is into the negatives among even the under 30 criwd.  Forget about seniors - his index is at -29.

But that's still not the worst of it.  The worst of it is still to come.  There's a couple of almost throw away lines in the daily Rasmussen tracking poll summary, and what it means is that the President cannot win elections in 2010 and re-election for himself in 2012, if the economy stays in neutral or reverse.

Among those who consider the economy to be the most important issue, just 26% Strongly Approve of the President’s performance while 39% Strongly Disapprove.

Among those who consider fiscal policy issues the most important, just 1% Strongly Approve and 81% Strongly Disapprove.

Those are some pretty serious numbers.  What isn't clear is what percentage of polled voters those categories reflect, but if things don't change before next November, one thing is certain - those categories will reflect a larger percentage of the electorate.  If you are the President there aren't many ways this can end well, but for the GOP, there are a number of ways it can.  Then again for the GOP, it doesn't mean it will, again as Rasmussen points out.

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