Poll: 43% Independents 47% Seniors Strongly Disapprove of Obama

Another new poll, this time from the Washington Post – ABC News:

Barack Obama

Washington Post, The Fix:

While the topline numbers are troubling enough, dig deeper into them and the news gets no better for Obama. Forty-three percent of independents — a group the president spent the better part of the last year courting — strongly disapprove of the job he is doing. Forty seven percent of people 65 years of age and older — reliable voters in any election — strongly disapprove of how he is doing his job.

Strong opposition to Obama has grown markedly since the start of the year…

All of those numbers — and yes, we here at the Fix do love us some poll numbers — point to a simple fact: The “anyone but Obama” crowd is getting larger and more strident in their opinions, while the president’s base is growing less and less strongly supportive of how he is doing the job.

The same poll shows 45% of Democrats strongly approving of Obama’s job performance, with 74% of Republicans disapproving.

Apparently the writer believes Obama’s Jobs plan, which Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) refuses to bring to the Senate floor, will help bring Obama’s base back to the altar of The Time of Obama – as 81% of Liberals support it. See the latest CBS Poll here, and what may be ahead for Sarah Palin here.

Posted by Maggie @ Maggie’s Notebook

  • Proud to be in the 43% and the 47%. Numbers among Independents is growing each day.