Polls turning on Obama
The sky is not falling, but President Barack Obama is running into a bit of a poll problem.
In the latest Rasmussen Reports survey, Obama’s overall approval rating dipped below 50 percent — to 49 percent — for the first time among likely voters, compared with a 51 percent disapproval rating.
Most of the survey was conducted before Obama’s Wednesday press conference where he pressed for healthcare reform.
Rasmussen Reports will release a poll based entirely on post-press conference interviews on Sunday.
Other recent public opinion polls have shown declining approval of Obama’s handling of the healthcare issue.
But of course a few polls do not a longterm trend make.
The stock market is on the rise and that may help bump up the numbers in the future.
Photo credit: Reuters/Kevin Lamarque ((Obama leaves White House for healthcare reform forum in Ohio)