The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows that 25% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Forty-six percent (46%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -21 That's the lowest Approval Index rating yet recorded for this President.
Why the sudden surge? I'm sure you've guessed it:
For the second straight day, the update shows the highest level of Strong Disapproval yet recorded for this President. That negative rating had never topped 42% before yesterday. However, it has risen dramatically since the Senate found 60 votes to move forward with the proposed health care reform legislation. Most voters (55%) oppose the health care legislation and senior citizens are even more likely than younger voters to dislike the plan.
It's interesting to note that more people strongly disapprove of Obama than everyone who approves to any degree (46%-44%). Losing seniors and independents is bad, bad news for the ballot box next year. Hot Air notes that it may get worse:
Normally, weekends tend to be more sympathetic to Democrats on polls. Two of the three days of this survey were Saturday and Sunday, before Reid got his cloture vote. The bump Monday perhaps shows some of the reaction to that, but more will be coming in the next couple of days.
Despite this, Obama's top adviser is predicting a 'good result' for Democrats in 2010. Yeah, good luck with that. The tens of millions of American 'Nazis' who don't want DemCare might have other ideas.
There's my two cents.