That’s the Rasmussen Approval Index for President Obama today. Forty-three percent of respondents to Rasmussen’s polling over the last three days consider their opinion of the president to be Strong Disapproval, with just 22 percent constituting Strong Approvals.
Minus-21 is the worst rating Obama has had; he polled at that number on Dec. 22 of last year and Feb. 27 of this year. The 43 percent strong disapproval isn’t the worst it’s been, as it was as high as 46 percent on Dec. 23. But the 22 percent Strong Approval number ties the worst it’s ever been; Obama has had 22 percent strong support on several other polling releases.
Rasmussen’s polling has a lot of other interesting numbers. To wit…
- By a 57-25 margin, those polled think Obamacare will hurt the economy.
- Republicans lead Democrats by a 44-37 margin on the generic Congressional ballot.
- By a 34-29 count, respondents expect unemployment to be worse a year from now. Twenty-nine percent say it will be about the same. Among respondents looking for work, by a 53-15 margin the consensus is the job market is worse than it was a year ago. But 42 percent of government workers think the economy will be better a year from now.