In a series of polls conducted in the week of June 10-18, only 23% of Americans now say that they are likely to vote for President Obama. Increasingly troubled by the economy, more Americans are convinced the country is headed in the wrong direction and fewer approve of President Barack Obama’s economic stewardship. Twenty-six percent (26%) of Likely U.S. Voters now say the country is heading in the right direction, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey taken the week ending Sunday, June 19. http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/mood_of_america/right_direction_or_wrong_track
A CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll also indicates that the economy overall remains issue number one to voters, with other economic issues – unemployment, gas prices and the federal deficit – taking three of the remaining four spots in the top five. http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2011/06/08/cnn-poll-obama-approval-rating-drops-as-fears-of-depression-rise/ Adding to the troubling numbers for Obama, 80% now believe the economy is in poor shape, with 36 percent calling it “very poor,” a new high in AP-GfK polling. http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2011/jun/23/ap-poll-economic-worries-pose-new-snags-for-obama/
President Obama enjoyed a brief spike in positive numbers following the operation leading to the death of Osama Bin Laden, but that spike has been lost and more. His numbers are now nearing historic lows with many Americans viewing the Murdergate Scandal, troop withdrawal schedule and failing economy as reasons for dramatically declining polling numbers.