Obama's Approval Rating Down Past 50%

By: Rasmussen Reports
By: Rasmussen Reports

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows that 25% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president.

35% Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -10 .

Overall, 49% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the president's performance.

50% at least somewhat disapprove.

Most voters agree that Barack Obama is qualified to be president, but nearly as many don’t think Vice President Joe Biden is qualified to take his place. Mitt Romney is the only Republican 2012 hopeful that a sizable number of voters considers qualified to be president.

Voters remain narrowly divided over how much the government should get involved in trying to turn around the U.S. economy.
Republicans hold a six-point lead over Democrats on the Generic Congressional Ballot for the week ending Sunday, June 5.

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.


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