Obama Approval Ratings Nosedive to New Low

President Barack Obama's overall approval rating has hit a new low. According to the results of the Marist College survey released Monday, independent voters are particularly fed up with the job he has been doing.

Obama's overall approval among all registered voters has hit a new low of 44 percent, which is the lowest of any poll to date that uses people to survey voters. Among independents, his job approval rating has sunk to to just 29 percent, and his disapproval rating is almost double that at 57 percent.

The massive loss of independent voters could be devastating from Democrats if the trend continues through Election Day this fall. Independents have stayed away from the Democratic Party in off-year elections in both New Jersey and Virginia, and most recently they lost Massachussets when Ted Kennedy's old seat when to the Republicans. Rep. John Murtha of Pennsylvania died Monday, and is in danger of being lost by the Democrats as well.

In addition to disapproving of the job Obama is doing in Washington, Independents are also tiring of the President on a personal note. His favorability rating among independents is down to 39 percent, with a 59 percent unfavorable rating. 45 percent of independents also say that Obama is changing the country for the worse, while only 26 percent believe its for the better.

Fifty-three percent of independents, which make up about one-third of the total electorate, now believe Obama has fallen below expectations. Comparatively, this figure was 43 percent.

The independents have jumped ship, which is extremely troubling for the Democratic party. He won independents in 2008, which made him the first Democrat to do so in a presidential election since 1972.

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I am not sure what the news is here other than Independents are leaving Obama like rats from a sinking ship. They (Independents) should be a bit embarrassed that they fell for his rhetoric and alleged oratory skils turned teleprompter skills. He was the most Liberal politician in Washington before the election and to his credit and his party's possible demise, he is remaining so, as the Liberal ship sinks in the red ink created by his unprecedented spending. Clearly, he is not in touch with most of America and especially the Independents of America. Wait a minute, you mean "change" like this is not what you wanted? Surprise! Part of the blame goes on the Independents for being so gullible as to believe BHO's BS and putting him in office.

Otherwise now known as Progressives! Some wearing Republican/conservative titles.

I'f Obama wants to be a hero and cut government spending like he said in the State of the Union Address--Get rid of Nancy Pelosi' jet!!!! It will save our government and taxpayers millions of $$$$$$$ I resent spending my tax $$$$'s on her having a fancy jet to fly to California.. Let her walk throught the airports like the rest of the tax payers and representatives

If Obama wants to be a hero ,he need to cut out Nancy Pelosi's jet. It will save the taxpayers and governament millions of $$$$$$$$. She can walk through the airports like the rest of the taxpayers and representatives.

Must be some reliabel poll since it is never referenced or linked in the article.

No doubt Obama is loosing support of Independents but it is mostly because Washington won't and will not change. I think everyone is tired of the kids on the hill.

Teh Googlez is your friend. Here's the poll, found through a simple search:

http://www.gallup.com/poll/125678/Obama-Approval-Economy-Down-Foreign-Affairs-Up.aspx

The grammer in this article is horrible!

"and most recently they lost Massachussets when Ted Kennedy's old seat when to the Republicans. Rep. John Murtha of Pennsylvania died Monday, and is in danger of being lost by the Democrats as well."

His old seat "when" to the republicans?

Stop hiring freelance wirters and stick with professionals for christ's sake!

What is a freelance wirter?

A Freelance Writer: a writer who isn't paid professionally nor his/her job to write. In other words , everyone who types on a page is a freelance writer.

You are a ranting, empty head. Go work for Palin.

grammAr ...

It's hard to take your comment on grammar seriously when your spelling, punctuation, and capitalization leave something to be desired.

Yes I know I spelled grammar wrong!

I take it you are a freelance writer yourself, well done.

Sen. John McCain would be doing a better job now if he were elected. Yeah and I'm not in Paskistan now drinking a potato.

I think that Obama has really screwed this country up big time! I thought Bush did better even though I did not think that Bush did a good job either. However, Obama is an EXTREME left-wing Democrat (Blue Dog Democrat) and he is very short-fused! What "change" has he done to recover this economy? NOTHING! You know what, his policies are messed up, he's doing corrupt politics, and he is short-fused! Also, if Obama signed the Health Care Bill into law, that would've been a COMPLETE disaster! It causes a deficit and you know what, he would not even have read the bill before signing it. He would just sign it. I am so glad Scott Brown won the U.S. Senate Seat from Massachusetts once held by Ted Kennedy for almost half a century and also once held prior to that by John F. Kennedy. Liberal lionness seat at once! Looks like the conservative beat the lion! Obama is a very corrupt politician and I hope he will lose the 2012 election like Jimmy Carter did to Ronald Reagan in the 1980 Presidential Election. Let's hope!

Can you give an example of how Obama has screwed up the country? You might Google to see what foreigners think of him compared to Bush. Obama is governing near the center, not the left -- to the dismay of liberals. He's also trying to show that he is willing to compromise with the GOP, but they will not reciprocate. To say that he will not even read the health care proposal is just an unfair assumption on your part. How can so many middle class people support a party whose goal is to make the rich richer by giving them more tax cuts and perks for big business? Obama and Bush stopped a depression with the stimulus act. My retirement savings have been on the upswing for the past year after losing over $100K in 2008. What has Obama done to say he is short fused and deals in corrupt politics? You throw out these points without giving examples. I would appreciate debates with people like you if you would offer more concrete evidence rather than jibberish.

"He's also trying to show that he is willing to compromise with the GOP"

Really? When his party held a Super Majority he effectively told the GOP to bugger off, not even inviting them into closed door sessions. Now that it has been lost he says out of one corner of his mouth that he wants to work with them, then out of the other tells the Democrats to keep pushing because they still hold a majority.

How short could your memory possibly be? Or is it a selective hearing problem?

Obama shifts to the Left, gets hammered in the polls, and slides slickly back towards the center. He is an ACORN man, for god's sake! What was his extensive community service in? Duh!

Foreign people still have a high opinion of him simply because of his shining kiss everyone's backside rhetoric. It has not gotten him a lot of mileage with the Politicians in those other contries now has it? Ever wonder why? He lacks substance my friend, and foreigners care less about that than even you do.

And all the "bipartisan" rhetoric is SO transparent. Give me a break! The Dems were bullies from the beginning, pushing the geeky kid with glasses to the ground and kicking the ever loving snot out of him! Now he wants a "bipartisan" commission to "propose" "new" ideas, but only if it accomplishes EXACTLY what his current Obamacare proposals do! DUH! If that was bipartisan, we would not have these problems! How is putting Lipstick on THAT pig going to make it any less of a PIG, I ask you?

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Can you give an example of how Obama has screwed up the country? Are you serious You might Google to see what foreigners think of him compared to Bush. What does Bush have to do with Obama’s approval rating, he repeatedly lied throughout his campaign promised things he had no intention of delivering, IE; Willingness to cross the isle, does secret and closed door meetings ring a bell, is it any wonder that the most single visitor to the White House was SEIU President, Andy Stern, whom secured special privileges on the Health care Cadillac plans at your and my expense, he has upwards of 40 democratic special interest lobbyists in his administration and the list of broken campaign promises goes on and o, he has also appointed so many tax cheats, extremists, and far right liberals to his cabinet. Obama is governing near the center, not the left -- to the dismay of liberals. You are correct in your assertion, he is not pleasing the ‘far left’. He's also trying to show that he is willing to compromise with the GOP, but they will not reciprocate. He is so far from conservative principals and on those, he refuses to compromise. To say that he will not even read the health care proposal is just an unfair assumption on your part. He has not read it, and if he did, he can’t explain it, over 200 speeches and interviews and so few want it. How can so many middle class people support a party whose goal is to make the rich richer by giving them more tax cuts and perks for big business? Drop the ‘big business’ in your mantra, Business will not start hiring because of the tax cuts he keeps promising, how can you hire when you know that larger tax proposals are on the way. Obama and Bush stopped a depression with the stimulus act. My retirement savings have been on the upswing for the past year after losing over $100K in 2008. During the ‘Bush years’ we had the longest stretch of decreased unemployment rates in history and the highest market gains as well, when the Dems took the House and Senate in 2006, the decline began. Bush was bad for America in the long run, he was a progressive Republican at best, and we’re proposing conservatives. What has Obama done to say he is short fused and deals in corrupt politics? Obama proved to be an inexperienced immature ideology without substance, You throw out these points without giving examples. I would appreciate debates with people like you if you would offer more concrete evidence rather than jibberish. Lastly, you try showing substantive arguments of Obama’s achievements, hint: don’t site the Dow, or S&P, that is about to drop out from under the weight of printing money without backing, borrowing from China like a drunken sailor and borrowing money from your children’s children as he avoids tried and true capitalist principals, remember, he promised unemployment to not go over 8% if the stimulus was passed, he promised no earmarks but passed a bill with over 9,000 to fulfill democratic wish lists, he’s a failure, tried and true and you should take a class if you still believe in him.

you are an ahole---bo has done alot for this country---like f--ing destroying it.

Dow Jones dropped 44% during the last 15 months of the Bush Presidency
so much for his scary leadership skills.

HEY K - Listen, you just keep watching Kieth "Anger Management" Oberman and Rachel the Lesbo on MSN-BS as your only news source...you'll feel fine! Face it, buddy, you are not handle qualified to take on an honest debate with your data feed. Here, have a Brain Slug.

K-YOU ARE A IDIOT

If you want to guarantee Obama will be re-elected, then run Sarah Palin in 2012

First off, I don't believe in these corrupt polls because is tweaked and they only include about 1200 people and neither you or I are included.

Obama is "short-fused", but that's exactly what Washington needs.... a foot in their @$$. There are somethings I don't like what Obama did, like dropping the funding for Anti-Satellite Weapons. For the most part, Obama's stimulus bill help everyone, including those without jobs. However, it didn't completely fix the economy but it DAMN SURE helped.

Let's not forget, THE COUNTRY'S DOWN FALL HAPPEN DURING THE 8 YEARS OF BUSH PRESIDENCY. <------ I'm sure EVERYONE can agree on that! Bush was voted as the WORST PRESIDENT IN HISTORY by The Rolling Stone http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/9961300/the_worst_president_in_history

McCain (LMAO) is Bush's B!tch who fell out of a helicopter breaking his arms, then gave up the American Military. Then tried to get the American people to think he's a war hero. <-- that's BS

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXjWguoFbpI&feature=related

EEEEEE - Do you really think McCain would've done better??????????????? THAT'S A JOKE in itself. McCain and Palin would've caused the country to FALL to the ground.

Occassionally, that is not the case. However, You seem to think that the Rolling Stone is the height of clear thinking. When it comes to discussing music, I might agree. When they start getting into the personal lives of the Artists, they are beginning to loose me. When they do their unscientific and clearly slanted polls, it is only good for a laugh at their expense. There are some (like you, it seems) that take the Stone's polls seriously. Most of us do not, and are smirking at the children who do.

I would blame Bush for some of the problems. I would blame Dodd, Pelosi, Obama (who was a bought and paid for Party Man -- check his voting and earmark records) for the nightmare of Freddie and Fannie, the lynchpins of this meltdown! Remember Bush making a speech about reigning those clowns in? Remember Dodd and the rest of the Democratic Controlled congress being the clear party of "NO" on that? Have you seen who the biggest recepients of their considerable political cash was? Dodd #1 with many years to get there. Obama #2 with less than one full term in the Senate!

Yes, there is something that he did for the economy: He prolonged the agony. His policies are going to ensure that it takes a long time to recover. The stimulus *might* have prevented an all out meltdown, but looking at the economy now, I am not so sure that it did. I think it only drew the process out a little longer and made the slide downhill longer and harder, while lining the pockets of his (yes HIS, Obama's!) friends in the Banking Industry and Wall Street, not to mention the UAW sweetheart deals in the Auto Industry Buyout!

Dude, you are as clueless a drone as they get. Examine the stuff you are shoveling before you throw it around!

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Once you know what you are looking for, you can read past Obama's slick oratory skills and his spinmasters angle they are trying to sell.

For example:

He wants "bipartisanship" and supposedly entertains Republican Ideas in the commision he is trying to gimmick into support for his plans.

Problem: That one caveat is that it must "Do everything the currently proposed healthcare bills propose to do."

Duh! THAT was not bipartisan, and has many of the points that Republicans and Americans at large do not support! Once we've become jaded enough to actually examine what this Zero Man says, we can see past the rhetoric and discover that he has NOTHING of substance to offer here!

The emperor has new clothes! And a child has pointed out he is naked!

The King is dead! Long Live the King!!!

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I could give a rats you know what about what the rest of the world thinks of us. The only ones I care about are AMERICANS! The jihadists are laughing at the little man in the White House. They laugh at our political correctness. When are we going to get a pair and nuke some of these folks back to the stone age? The BBQ at Hiroshima and Nagasaki got the Emperor's attention; it is time to do likewise before the jihadists get their hands on one first. And oh yea, they will not hesitate to use it on us infidels. You see, we are the enemy of their religion and they get rewarded for dying for the cause. I say we BBQ a few million to get them to their virgins.

OBAMA RULES!!!!!!

Just another Bum lookin' fo change

If Dems were really bullies there would be no bipartisan talk. They would simply run over Republicans and pass bill after bill heavy on left wing politics just like Bush and the Republicans did on the right. They haven't done that so what kind of bullies can they really be?

That one caveat is that it must "Do everything the currently proposed healthcare bills propose to do."

Actually the talk is supposed to help them find common ground and yet all we keep hearing is scrap it and start over? Why? There are some good proposals in it. How about find common ground and pass that and then argue over the things you don't see eye to eye on?

I bet that at this point every politician's approval rating is taking a nose dive because they are all talking a lot of garbage and getting less and less done. I'm sick of them all.

obama is good,for going on vacation.

I would blame Bush for some of the problems. I would blame Dodd, Pelosi, Obama (who was a bought and paid for Party Man -- check his voting and earmark records) for the nightmare of Freddie and Fannie, the lynchpins of this meltdown! Remember Bush making a speech about reigning those clowns in? Remember Dodd and the rest of the Democratic Controlled congress being the clear party of "NO" on that?

You guys are just a big empty collection of closed factories and you still support the right? you should be supporting a party that at least says it cares about the middle class. the GOP has Ohio so brainwashed it's scary...Goebbels would be so proud!

FACE IT YOU LIB LOSERS, THIS MORON IS ONE DUMB S.O.B.. GEORGE MAY HAVE HAD ALOT FAULTS, BUT THIS FIASCO IS ONE FUCKED UP ADMINISTRATION! I USED TO BE A DEMOTARD, BUT I PULLED MY HEAD OUTTA MY ASS AFTER JIMMY. I REGRET EVER VOTING FOR THAT IDIOT, AND TO THINK PEOPLE WERE SO INFATUATED WITH THAT "BUBBLE HEAD". 17% INTEREST RATES WHAT A WONDERFUL TIME THE 70'S WERE. SHITTY CLOTHES, SHITTY MUSIC, SHITTY ECONOMY AND A SHITTY PREZIDUNT! AND NOW IT'S BITING US IN THE ASS AGAIN. WHEN ARE PEOPLE GONNA LEARN?

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