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At 0 Now, lOl!
« on: June 05, 2009, 10:51:38 AM »
Like I said, just watch as he paints himself into corners.

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll
Friday, June 05, 2009

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows that 34% of the nation's voters now Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Thirty-four percent (34%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of 0. Thatís the highest level of strong disapproval and the lowest overall rating yet recorded (see trends).

The Presidentís ratings have slipped since General Motors filed for bankruptcy to initiate a new government bailout and takeover. Just 26% of Americans believe the GM bailout was a good idea and nearly as many support a boycott of GM products. It remains to be seen whether the dip in the Presidentís numbers is a temporary reaction to recent news or something more substantive.

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 also available on Twitter.

Overall, 54% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the President's performance so far. Forty-six percent (46%) disapprove. For more Presidential barometers, see Obama By the Numbers and recent demographic highlights.

As the President makes his case for pressing both sides in the dispute, only 21% expect that peace is likely between Israel and the Palestinians over the next decade. Sixty-six percent (66%) see Israel as an ally of the United States while 29% say the same of Egypt. The number who see Iran, Syria, and Pakistan as allies is much smaller.

Overall, just 28% of voters nationwide expect that U.S. relations with the Muslim world will get better over the next year. Twenty-one percent (21%) expect things to get worse.

Overall, the initial reaction to Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor was more positive than that received by President George W. Bushís Supreme Court nominees. Support for her nomination has softened a bit over the past week.