Obama at new low in Quinnipiac survey

posted at 9:30 am on December 9, 2009 by Ed Morrissey

Hide the decline!  Barack Obama’s job approval rating dropped to a new low in yet another survey, this time in the respected Quinnipiac survey.  Obama can only muster an anemic 46% approval overall, with 44% disapproving and 10% on the sidelines.  His domestic-agenda priority now has even lower support, and Obama is seriously underwater on a number of issues:

American voters give President Barack Obama a split 46 – 44 percent job approval, his lowest ever, and both the health care reform package that he wants Congress to pass and his personal rating on handling health care now win support from less than four in 10 Americans, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

Voters disapprove 52 – 38 percent of the health care reform proposal under consideration in Congress, and they disapprove 56 – 38 percent of President Obama’s handling of health care, down from 53 – 41 percent in a November 19 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh- pe-ack) University. …

“It’s a good thing for those pushing the health care overhaul in Congress that the American people don’t get a vote. At this time, supporters are down 14 percentage points,” said Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

To provide a little more context for that, Obama won his election in November by half of that spread.  That was not considered a close election, either.

The downward decline has picked up speed, too.   It may be hard to recall this, but just six- months ago, Obama had a 59% approval rating, with only 31% disapproving.  Two months ago, he still had a 50/41 split.  It’s worse among independents, though.  He’s underwater by 14 points, 37/51, an eleven-point plunge from last month’s 43/46.  Six months ago, independents gave Obama a 27-point gap to the good, which means he’s flipped 41 points in just six months among this key group.

Over that same six-month period of time, Obama has had a 37-point flip on the economy, too: he’s 41/54 now, as opposed to 57/33 in June.  He’s been underwater for most of that same time on health care, the last three months in double digits, so the 18-point deficit at 38/56 now is more evolutionary than sudden.

The combination of results from various pollsters shows that Obama has entered a free-fall on his approval ratings.  Robert Gibbs can blame Gallup all he wants, but these results vindicate Gallup and show that his boss has a real problem.  People have begun to realize that this emperor wears no clothes.


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My only worry is what will this guy do to stay in power? I don’t put martial law crisis to be created to stop election from happening.
xler8bmw on December 9, 2009 at 10:40 AM

What created?

He’s got the petal to the metal trying to Cloward-piven the economy.
He’s doing everything he can to NOT protect us from terrorism.

Heap on some new entitlements, open the borders to millions of new ‘voters’ and he stays in like Flin.
The martial law crisis scenario could be thought of as a plan B.

Insert witty screen name here on December 9, 2009 at 10:57 AM

Well said! This is no time to get confident and complacent. We have to remember what happened in the 1990’s – the republicans did very well and then we got another term of Bill Clinton. And here we are again! If we’re going to get this putz out by 2012 we have plenty of work to do and need to keep up our determination. The democrats are imploding, but idiots in this country keep voting them back into power because that’s all they’ve been indoctrinated to trust for the past 80+ years. Some change, huh?

mozalf on December 9, 2009 at 11:02 AM

The talking points seem to include the phrase, “The stimulus is working” I heard that a lot yesterday. And if they can get that false message out they could bring their numbers back.

petunia on December 9, 2009 at 10:47 AM

I think it has the opposite effect. People are angry when the President screws up like Bambi did with the porkulus bill; but they get REALLY angry when that same president insults their intelligence by telling them that porkulus was success and created millions of jobs.

We’re a free people and we don’t like to be BS’d to.

PackerBronco on December 9, 2009 at 11:02 AM

Barry and Company will shortly outlaw polls. See? No more problem.

GarandFan on December 9, 2009 at 11:10 AM

I wonder when the MSM will start calling him “the unpopular President Obama.” When President Bush’s polls were less than 50%, in every news story he was referred to as the “unpopular President Bush.”

Gabe on December 9, 2009 at 11:14 AM

But, but his golf game has been improving, and he’s been on lots of cool Air Force One trips, and he says lots of feel good stuff when he speaks.

Doesn’t this all count as leadership?

JeffB. on December 9, 2009 at 11:19 AM

Folks done went and got wise to this hoax and change BS

When will they add the poison to the Kool-aid for the lefties

bluegrass on December 9, 2009 at 11:21 AM

Pookie-Mon Obama:

“Polls don’t mean nuttin’. I got skin in the game. If I were anymore Me I‘d get all wee-wee’d up.”

Yoop on December 9, 2009 at 11:23 AM

crayons rule!

cmsinaz on December 9, 2009 at 11:35 AM

Hey. Messiah! The people are coming. The people are coming.

kens on December 9, 2009 at 11:35 AM

With his poll numbers tanking it is all the more reason to push all of this crap he has on the table through. He’s figured it can only go up from here so push all this crap through and wala his numbers will go up. I’m sure he’s got to be thinking that.

Brat4life on December 9, 2009 at 11:56 AM

I’m sure he’s got to be thinking that.

Brat4life on December 9, 2009 at 11:56 AM

I guess I could argue that he doesn’t take the time to think.

Yoop on December 9, 2009 at 12:06 PM

Our enemies read these numbers too.

Obama had better get it together. His agenda puts our military and national security at risk. He won’t resign, but he can fire Axelrod and Emanuel.

the_souse on December 9, 2009 at 12:08 PM

I can’t help but wonder how many people are sitting around saying “What did I do last November? The conservatives were right!” Of course, people are too proud to admit this on any massive scale, but the insanely fast drop in every poll leads one to believe there are quite possibly millions of people who feel like idiots for not listening before placing their vote in 2008.

RightWinged on December 9, 2009 at 12:13 PM

Should be interesting to see how people react when he and the family flee the White House to spend Christmas and New Years’ in Hawaii in a multi-million dollar McMansion on the beach.

What a cool guy!

Del Dolemonte on December 9, 2009 at 12:56 PM

Quinnipiac Tomato Hits Barry.

BHO Jonestown on December 9, 2009 at 12:58 PM

I’ve had 3 posts disappear.

ORconservative on December 9, 2009 at 10:13 AM

Check with the CRU……

Rovin on December 9, 2009 at 1:04 PM

What are the predictions: When will he be under 40%? It will happen, and at this rate soon. I’m going to throw out the first day of spring as a possible date.

Goldenavatar on December 9, 2009 at 1:21 PM

What are the predictions: When will he be under 40%?
Goldenavatar on December 9, 2009 at 1:21 PM

When Santa doesn’t show up and the kids are crying all day on 12/25…..I predict a 7% drop.

angryed on December 9, 2009 at 1:27 PM

America is waking up.

My nephew’s alarm clock has to go of four times, before he gets up for things he wants to do.

Slowburn on December 9, 2009 at 1:36 PM

You’ll all be sorry you gloated when the oceans begin receding.

elduende on December 9, 2009 at 2:03 PM

elduende on December 9, 2009 at 2:03 PM

At least it will create some new beachfront property that someone other than libs can own.

chemman on December 9, 2009 at 2:44 PM

It must be nice to have 22% of the population (blacks) supporting you no matter what you do.

jay12 on December 9, 2009 at 3:19 PM

People have begun to realize that this emperor wears no clothes.

He never did. What took them so long?

Schadenfreude on December 9, 2009 at 3:44 PM

Obama at new low in Quinnipiac survey

Obama Administration also at new low in morality, but, I guess, I am stating the obvious.

MaiDee on December 9, 2009 at 3:45 PM

,

People have begun to realize that this emperor wears no clothes.

Not only that, they also realized he ain’t that pretty without them although Chris Matthews gets a thrill anyway.

larvcom on December 9, 2009 at 4:19 PM

I can hear the “Fair & Balanced” Chris Matthews already:

“This is largely white — almost no minorities in this survey” – “I think there is a tribal aspect to this thing, in other words, white vs. other people.” – This is obviously a monochromatic sampling of people.” – ” A mostly paranoid tea party, maybe even birther crowd.”

Oopsdaisy on December 9, 2009 at 4:21 PM

What else do you expect from a man whos only experience was community organizing and printing press operator???????

bluegrass on December 9, 2009 at 4:59 PM

Do you think that Gibbs will say Quinnipiac is Sharing crayons with Gallup?

The_Lid on December 9, 2009 at 10:13 PM

testing

LegendHasIt on December 10, 2009 at 2:17 AM