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September 3, 2009



By Dick Morris And Eileen McGann 09.3.2009

Published in the New York Post on September 2, 2009

This week’s polls are a disaster for President Obama. The Rasmussen poll has his approval dropping to 45 percent, after several weeks at 49 percent. The Zogby poll has it even lower — at 42 percent.

Worse yet, he’s losing his political base:

* People under 30 — long a key element of his support — give him no better than break-even ratings, with 41 percent approving and 41 percent disapproving of the job he’s doing, according to Zogby.

* Only 75 percent of Democrats, who formerly have supported Obama strongly, now approve of his performance in office. Zogby reports that this represents a slide of more than 10 points over the summer.

* Even among blacks, only 74 percent approve of the job he’s doing (also a drop of more than 10 points).

* Hispanics, who voted for him by a margin of more than 40 points, now break even (36-36) when rating his performance.

Independents, the key swing group in our politics, now deliver a sharply negative 37-50 verdict on Obama’s job performance. The elderly also give him negative ratings by 42-51.

This poll-implosion leaves Obama with few good options.


One Comment
  1. Ida Jones permalink
    September 9, 2009 12:19 PM

    You know all of you supposedly conservatives want is for Obama to fall on his face, and in my opinion all of you are just racist who cant stand it because a part black american is in the White House. I dont remember anything great that George Bush did except get us into a war that was unnecessary, but while he was the president I respected his office but you people have no respect for the president. Maybe you would like to live in a country like Iran. I personally like Obama and think that he is a an honest person who truly wants people to have some kind of health insurance and so do I. Anyone who works should be able to afford some health insurance. I dont think he wants a government run program, like MediCare. We have friends who pay 8000.00 a year for seconday insurance on top of their Medi Care Insurance. I would like to hear your great plan for everyone to be able to afford insurance.

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