June 21, 2009 Obama net approval slips to negative for first time (updated) Richard Baehr
The Rasmussen Daily Presidential Tracking Poll slips into negative net approval territory for President Obama on Father's Day, 2009.
32% of the nation's voters now Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Thirty-four percent (34%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -2.
Then again, CBS Sunday Morning show just had a fawning ten minute interview conducted by Harry Smith of the first father. The ABC prime time special on health care is coming up.
Rosslyn Smith adds:
Overall, 53% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of Obama's performance. This ties a prior low.
Gene Schwimmer writes:
Need I mention that, barely six months into his presidency, Obama is only four points away from below 50% apprival?
Note that Obama's previous low was zero and, the day before, was +1 - so he went, in one day, directly from +1 to -2 without stopping at zero or -1. Which would mean that the yesterday's poll (the third day of Rasmussen's three-day rolling average) must have been very bad.
Obama has a pattern of splashy media events driving a recovery, each time hisapproval drops. ABC's White House Telethon to the rescue. Butif, after the American people have had an all day explanation-cum-promotion of his plan, he is in deep doo-doo.