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US: Obama Approval (Harris 6/8-15)


Harris Poll
6/8-15; 2,177 adults
Mode: Internet

(source)

National

Obama Job Approval
54% Excellent/Good, 46% Only fair/Poor (chart)
Dems: 85 / 15 (chart)
inds: 47 / 40 (chart)
Reps: 19 / 81 (chart)
Economy: 47 / 53 (chart)

State of the Country
43% Right Direction, 57% Wrong Track (chart)

 

Comments
Stillow:

Anohter poll showing him below 50 with the Indy's...and his GOP and Dem support are slowly trickling down....Rasmussen also has him at 54 and Gallup has him down to 57....the honeymoon is coming to an end.

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sjt22:

Its a Harris poll. Excuse me while I go get a whole spoonful of salt.

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sjt22:

Also, keep in mind that this isn't approve/disapprove, its excellent/good vs. fair/poor. Despite that difference, which we should expect to naturally bias away from a high reading, its still at 54%. Not too shabby. Again, its a Harris poll, so don't forget your shaker.

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Stillow:

Its not just the poll...its the falling in line with the trend. There's been a few polls lately showing Obama losing support amongst Indy's....even Dems are starting to peel away. Gallup who has had him at one of the highest for a long time is trending down. I think as we see the honeymoon end, his overall approval will come down to the approval of his policies, low to mid 40's....He has a real long term problem coming with inflation which is just goign to kill him I think. Just as Iraq brought down W, inflation is goign to bring down Obama....to much spending...!

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airhawk86:

It will be tough to portray this a good for Obama. It looks like the wheels are really starting to fall off.

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conspiracy:

Something for everyone in the polls this week. ABC/WP says 65% approve. So they side with Pew, CBS and Fox at above 60. Clearly his numbers have come down a bit but, when looking at the comparative numbers for the Republican party in ALL of these polls, if I was a conservative I wouldn't be popping the champagne corks just yet.

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Stillow:

@conspiracy

Your making a common mistake...your equating republican with conservative. That is not the case any longer. Both parties have moved left and I view them both as being left of center parties. The recent gallup poll showed 41 percent consider themselves "conservative", but republican party ID is much much lower than that... I do not equate dems with liberals, nor should republicans be equated with conservatives. Conservatives exist in both parties and many of the Indy's....its true the GOP has a large portion of conservatives in it, but look who the party nominated for president? Mccain was quite a liberal candidate from my point of view...fiscal conservatives like me do not really have a a strong elected presence at the moment. I am a conservative but am a registered indy after leaving the GOP for moving to far left.
Its only natural for Obama's personal approval to come down to where his policies poll at, it was bound to happen. Bush had the same asset, people personally liked him, but eventually poor policy triumphed....

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conspiracy:

In the United States you a have two possibilities a President and/or Congress that is Democratic and mostly liberal or Republican and mostly conservative so obviously we equate Republican with conservative. I must say Stillow, I am highly amused by your contention that the GOP has moved far to the left. You must be some way to the right if you found McCain a quite liberal candidate. Thank goodness the American people don't agree with you. While Obama may be coming down to earth with some of them they aren't even close to turning to conservatives and/or Republicans as a result.

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