The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows that 27% of the nation’s voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Thirty-seven percent (37%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -10 (see trends).
Strong Disapproval of the president has been consistently lower since Obama reached a deal on tax cuts with Congressional Republicans last month.
Voters give the president positive reviews for his response to the Tucson shooting. However, they don’t expect any lasting change in the political dialogue.
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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 are also available on Twitter and Facebook.
Overall, 48% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the president’s performance. Fifty-one percent (51%) disapprove.
Republicans hold an eight-point advantage on the Generic Congressional Ballot.
Eighty-two percent (82%) have a favorable opinion of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Who I want to speak with:
The 18% that do not have a favorable opinion of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
I mean really, what was MLK thinking? That whole compassion and social equality angle is a bit cliche. His nonviolent approach to horrificly oppressive treatment by the white majority was pretty soft Dr. King.
18%, chiiild pleeease.
I can only hang my hat on the fact that that 18% mistook Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for some other historical figure that was not a champion of justice, equality, and a better America.