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Defying the Odds

Defying the Odds
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Sunday, August 28, 2011

Bad Obama Poll Numbers, Late August Edition

Caroline May writes at The Daily Caller:

President Obama’s disapproval rating reached its highest level to date Sunday, according to Gallup’s daily presidential tracking poll.

Based on the latest data, 55 percent of Americans say they disapprove of the job President Obama is doing. Just 38 percent of Americans say they approve of Obama’s performance as president. (RELATED: Obama’s approval rating reaches lowest point of his presidency)

Gallup’s polls are based on telephone interviews with approximately 1,500 adults and carry a margin of error of ±3 percentage points.

Following up on previous data, Jennifer Agiesta writes at AP:

Whites and women are a re-election problem for President Barack Obama. Younger voters and liberals, too, but to a lesser extent.

All are important Democratic constituencies that helped him win the White House in 2008 and whose support he'll need to keep it next year.

An analysis of Associated Press-GfK polls, including the latest survey released last week, shows that Obama has lost ground among all those groups since he took office. The review points to his vulnerabilities and probable leading targets of his campaign as he seeks to assemble a coalition diverse enough to help him win re-election in tough economic times.