Barack Obama Over 50% Disapproval Rating For First Time In Gallup Poll
Fully half of Americans disapprove of job Pres. Obama is doing for the first time in the latest Gallup daily tracking poll, according to new data released today.
In interviews conducted Fri.-Sun., just 42% of Americans approved of the job Obama was doing, while 50% disapproved. The approval rating is equal to Obama’s lowest (tying the figure one day earlier in the rolling sample), and the 50% disapproval rating is the highest of his presidency.
To be fair, at this point in his presidency Ronald Reagan was at 42%.
According to Gallup, since 1946 when the President is below 50% approval in this poll the average number of House seats lost in the midterm election is 36. If that’s the number this fall, Republicans would still fall 3 seats short in the House.Tags: Barack Obama, election 2010, gallup, polls