The latest polling data as of July 10 showed the percentage of Americans who strongly or somewhat approve of how President Barack Obama is doing his job has fallen to 51 percent in the latest Rasmussen polling — the lowest ever.

Conservative commentators like Dick Morris jumped at the decrease, calling it a big problem.


“President Obama has crossed the red line in his dropping approval rating,” said conservative commentator Dick Morris.

Obama Polling Graph

“Because Obama got 52 percent of the vote in the presidential race, defeating McCain by 52-47, the fact that his approval has dropped below his vote share indicates that he is actually shedding real support for the first time.

“Until this drop, all Obama was doing was losing McCain voters. Now he is losing his own. It didn’t really matter whether people who voted for McCain approved of the job Obama was doing. They were never part of his base. But now voters who pulled the lever for Obama have started to tell pollsters that they disapprove of his job performance. As he wades deeper into the healthcare reform battle, raises taxes to pay for it and pushes cap-and-trade legislation, the drop is likely to be even sharper and much, much steeper,” Morris added.

So what do you think?

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  1. Gallup actually has shown him this week only dipping to 58% and now has him at 60%. Also Gallup did an analysis and showed that the State of the Nation numbers have shot up almost double under his presidency so far. Also, biggest voter bloc to drop in support for him are Republicans with minimal Independent losses. Stop sensationalizing a routine dip in polls for your agenda!

  2. Actually according to a gallup poll his ratings have dipped to 53% approval and 30% disapproval. Either way you look at it, its not good for Obama

  3. It’s interesting how you decided to use Rasmussen, a famously Conservative-leaning poll. Why not use something bi-partisan, like Gallup? If you look at Gallup’s ratings, you’ll see that Obama hasn’t dipped below the average he has enjoyed for his Presidential run thus far and also has not fallen below the average of the past 7 presidents.

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