Obama poll problem persists, Congress too
President Barack Obama can’t shake off his public opinion poll problem.
The Rasmussen reports daily presidential tracking poll today shows likely voter approval of presidential performance at 46 percent, the lowest level yet for Obama.
But wait, before anyone in Congress starts jumping up and down in glee, the public opinion of Congress is even more unflattering.
A Rasmussen Reports poll yesterday shows that 57 percent of likely voters would replace the entire Congress and start all over again.
And in the battle to claim the upper hand on healthcare, another poll last week found likely voters say they understand healthcare legislation better than Congress.
Basically in the healthcare debate the public opinion polls don’t seem to help anyone.
Gallup had an interesting analysis on Friday about how there is historically no clear relationship between presidential approval and the stock market. So even if the stock market improves, it won’t necessarily bump up Obama’s numbers.
Photo credit: Reuters/Jason Reed (Obama walks to Oval Office)