Saturday, June 6, 2009

The Zero is about to go Negative - can you hear the gnashing of teeth at the White House?

I'm going to bet that his latest Attention Whore Tour/Apology Tour will finally make Obama's Presidential Approval Index go negative. If that happens, watch for the White House to make a big media push to improve his image. I'm hoping that the American Public has finally started to wake-up and that no matter what the White House does, they won't be able to stop the negative perception from growing.

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows that 34% of the nation's voters now Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Thirty-four percent (34%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of 0. That’s the highest level of strong disapproval and the lowest overall rating yet recorded (see trends).

The President’s ratings have slipped since General Motors filed for bankruptcy to initiate a new government bailout and takeover. Just 26% of Americans believe the GM bailout was a good idea and nearly as many support a boycott of GM products. It remains to be seen whether the dip in the President’s numbers is a temporary reaction to recent news or something more substantive.

The Presidential Approval Index is calculated by subtracting the number who Strongly Disapprove from the number who Strongly Approve. It is updated daily at 9:30 a.m. Eastern (sign up for free daily e-mail update). Updates also available on Twitter.

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