Inaugural Civitas Flash Poll Shows More Disapprove of President’s Job
Raleigh, N.C. – More voters disapprove of Barack Obama’s job as President than approve according to the results of the inaugural Civitas Flash Poll released today.
According to the poll of 662 registered voters, when asked if they approve or disapprove of the job Barack Obama is doing as President, 46.3 percent said they disapproved while 44.3 percent said they approved. Only 9.4 percent of voters said they had no opinion.
“The divisive health care proposal along with unemployment in North Carolina remaining above 11 percent has sent President Barack Obama’s job approval numbers in a downward spiral,” said Francis De Luca, executive director of the Civitas Institute. “While people seem to still like the President personally, his approval numbers are now reflecting the polarized nature of today’s politics.”
Obama can no longer count on the support of unaffiliated voters to bolster his approval ratings. Nearly half (48.5 percent) of unaffiliated voters now disapprove of his performance in office, while only 35 percent said they still approve.
Along party lines, 75.4 percent of Republicans said they disapprove of Obama’s job performance. Nearly a quarter of Democrats, 22.6 percent, are in agreement.
“Over the course of just eight months in office, Obama has lost the support of nearly all Republicans, half of unaffiliated voters and a quarter of his own party,” concluded De Luca.
Full text of question:
Do you approve or disapprove of the job Barack Obama is doing as President?
Approve – 44.3%
Disapprove – 46.3%
No opinion – 9.4%
The Civitas Flash Poll study of 665 registered voters was conducted September 2-3 by Insider Advantage of Atlanta, Georgia. It has a margin of error of +/- 3.9 percent. Other factors such as weighting may introduce additional error.