Monday, August 31, 2009

Forget Rasmussen at 45%: New Zogby has Obama down to 42% Approval

Right blogs and news sites are all abuzz today about Obama's "plummet" in the brand new Rasmussen poll released late last night. The new Rasmussen numbers have Obama at an all-time low of 45% approvals.

But the brand new Zogby poll released just hours ago, has even worse news for Obama and the Democrats; A shockingly low 42% approval compared to 48% disapprovals.


The latest Zogby Interactive poll of 4,518 likely voters conducted from August 28-31 found 48% disapprove and 42% approve of the job Obama is doing. The poll found 75% of Democrats approve of Obama's performance, a drop of 13 points among Democrats from an interactive poll done July 21-24 of this year. That same poll found 48% of all likely voters approving of Obama's job performance, and 49% disapproving.
Though there are no cross-tabs on Democrat ideology, it appears that moderate-to-conservative Dems may be finally abandoning Obama.

And one interesting side note: Fully 21% of all African-American voters now dissaprove of Obama's performance, 74% approve, though that's down from 81% last month.

Note - Rasmussen is generally regarded as a "Republican-leaning" polling firm, while Zogby is said to lean Democrat.


The Right Guy said...

I poll at Zogby from time to time. Anyway, Obama will still sign a "healthcare bill" no matter the consequences and I have to tell you some republicans are getting weak in the knees. In the end I think the congress has signed it's death warrant for 2010, but I think they'd rather believe they are right. So be it. After they are unemployed they can apply for Obamacare and get some psychiatric help for their delusions.

Eric Dondero said...

Let's hope we get a couple Dem switchers to GOP over this. I think that's a distinct reality, and it may come soon. That will send the fear of God into them.

Anonymous said...

Is the president a liar? That’s what they are asking at

Mike said...

Haha...not as many "yes, we can" people talking about "change we can believe in" now - there's a little dose of reality going around.