President Barack Obama has hit a new low in the Rasmussen Reports Presidential Approval Index, with a -16 reading. The latest survey shows only 25% of Americans surveyed "strongly approve" of the job Obama is doing as President, while 41% "strongly disapprove." The index is figured by subtracting the number who "strongly disapprove" from those who "strongly approve" - hence the -16 number today. His previous low had been -15.
Perhaps most ominous for Obama and 2010 Congressional Democrats, only 43% of Democrats "strongly approve" of his performance as President:
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Saturday shows that 25% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Forty-one percent (41%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -16. That’s the lowest Approval Index rating yet recorded for this President.
The 25% who Strongly Approve matches the lowest level of enthusiasm yet recorded. That’s partly the result of declining enthusiasm among Democrats. While Democrats continue to offer their approval, just 43% Strongly Approve. . . . MORE