The Rasmussen Reports daily presidential tracking poll out today shows that President Obama has hit a new low.
Obama’s Approval Index is now minus-21, with just 25 percent of those surveyed expressing Strong Approval and 46 percent Strongly Disapproving.
In other numbers from Rasmussen, 53 percent of white voters are strong disapprovals for Obama, while 58 percent of black voters strongly approve. Obama’s total approval rating is 44 percent, while 56 percent express some level of disapproval.
On the economy, 53 percent rate it as poor, though by a 51-41 count most still blame George W. Bush for the recession. Sixty percent say they trust their own economic judgement more than Obama’s, while only 27 percent go with the president.
(To that 27 percent, this quote from Sam Adams seems appropriate…
“Contemplate the mangled bodies of your countrymen, and then say ‘what should be the reward of such sacrifices?’ Bid us and our posterity bow the knee, supplicate the friendship and plough, and sow, and reap, to glut the avarice of the men who have let loose on us the dogs of war to riot in our blood and hunt us from the face of the earth? If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animated contest of freedom, go from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen!”
…but we digress.)
And 55 percent disapprove of Obamacare, with just 41 percent approving. Rasmussen’s numbers are pretty clear on the direction they’d like to see health care reform go: Fifty-three percent (53%) of voters believe that passage of the Democrats’ legislation will lead to a lower quality of care, and 58% say it will drive the cost of care up. Also, 47 percent of those polled trust the private sector more than government to keep health care costs down and the quality of care up. Two-thirds (66%) say an increase in free market competition will do more than government regulation to reduce health care costs.
Faced with these numbers, you really have to marvel at the determination and arrogance of Obama and his congressional minions to persist in their program. You simply cannot flout the will of the American people on issues of colossal significance without paying a terrible price at the polls, and the evidence continues to mount that an electoral holocaust is coming for them in 11 months’ time.