Obama's Sliding Approval Rating
Dr. Schramm points me to a story
on an AP-GfK poll which shows Obama losing ground among white voters (especially white independents), women, and independents (I wish I could find the actual poll crosstabs on the internet rather than just those publicized on news sites.) The 36% approval rate among white voters is ugly. We're talking losing a 45 state landslide in 1980s America-type ugly. It look a little better at Real Clear Politics. Obama's job approval average has been stuck in the 43% range
for the last several weeks. That is below his previous floor of 44% and well within danger-of-losing range, but Harry Reid had a lower job approval rating
, higher unemployment in his constituency, and was still reelected with several percentage points to spare.
1:48 PM / August 28, 2011