Posted on November 8, 2013 by John Hinderaker in Barack Obama, Poll
Are Voters Finally Catching On to Obama?
Barack Obama is a strange politician. He has never really been a popular president, yet when he places himself in sharp conflict with Republicans, his hate machine has been able to push them lower than himself and temporarily raise his own popularity. In 2012, he defied gravity, winning re-election despite having no significant accomplishments to his name, and with an economic record that would have spelled doom for any former incumbent.
So it’s a little hard to know how to take Obama’s current slide in the polls. First, though, let’s just enjoy it. In the Gallup poll, Obama has actually risen a bit–God only knows why–but he still stands at an anemic 43%/50%. In general, he has been doing better of late in the Rasmussen survey than in most other polls, I think because Rasmussen polls likely voters at all times, and therefore, based on recent turnout trends, he gives lots of weight to minority voters. But currently, Obama is plummeting there too, and Rasmussen currently has Obama under water at 44%/55%.