POLL: President Obama’s Job Approval Rating Drops to 43 Percent
President Obama’s job approval rating has dropped to 43 percent, according to the most recent Gallup poll. This is a consistent downward trend for President Obama who, in February of 2009, had an approval rating above sixty percent.
Gallup’s poll “ tracks daily the percentage of Americans who approve or disapprove of the job Barack Obama is doing as president. Daily results are based on telephone interviews with approximately 1,500 national adults; Margin of error is ±3 percentage points.”
Before this latest poll, Obama had been tracking at about 45 percent. President Obama’s disapproval rating registered at 48 percent.
There is other bad news for team Obama as well. A model which has predicted the correct winner of the Electoral College since 1980 is predicting a big win for Mitt Romney.
The Huffington Post reports:
To predict the race’s outcome, the model uses economic indicators from all 50 states and it shows 320 electoral votes for Romney and 218 for Obama, according to The Associated Press. The model also suggests that Romney will win every state currently considered a swing state which includes Florida, Virginia, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Minnesota, New Hampshire and Colorado.
The predictive model is very different from what current data suggests, which is that President Obama will win with 257 electoral votes.
If there’s any solidly good news for the Obama campaign, it’s that most Americans are still predicting that he will win in November. Based on an August 20-22 Gallup poll, 58 percent of Americans believe Obama will win, versus only 36 percent of people who believe Romney will win.
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