Public support for President Barack Obama remains low in the United States, a new Angus Reid Public Opinion poll has found.
In the online survey of a representative national sample of 1,031 American adults, 40 per cent of respondents (unchanged since September) approve of Obama’s performance as president, while 52 per cent (-1) disapprove.
Obama is unable to reach the 50 per cent mark on approval in any of the country’s four main regions, getting his best numbers in the West (47%). One third of Americans (34%) strongly disapprove of the president’s performance, while 13 per cent strongly approve.
Real Clear Politics:
Congressional Candidate, Martin Baker, was subject to racial slurs by Obama supporters in St. Louis, Missouri tonight.
And since the numbers don’t look good, it’s unlikely the president’s campaign would want to spend the money and human resources they poured into the Omaha-centric 2nd District in 2008.
Obama obviously has no chance of carrying Nebraska’s statewide vote next year. Even among Democrats his approval rating is only 68 percent.
After the future president was caught on camera telling Wurzelbacher
his plan aimed to “spread the wealth around,” GOP nominee John McCain
seized on the moment and used the exchange to demonstrate his difference
with Obama on tax policy.
Wurzelbacher later distanced himself from McCain, saying in 2010 that the Arizona senator “screwed my life up.”
This is an interesting district because Marcy Kaptur and Dennis Kucinich are two incumbent left-wing members of congress who have been thrown into this one district and forced to run against each other. Perhaps if they bloody each other up, Mr. The Plumber will have a chance to win.
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney leads a Harvard-Saint Anselm poll
of likely Republican primary voters at 38 percent, 18 points ahead of
his nearest competitor.
“He is the best-known candidate, and the
most favorably viewed, with a 75 percent favorable rating,” said Chris
Galdieri, assistant professor of politics at Saint Anselm College,
Herman Cain registered second at 20 percent, with Ron Paul third at 13 percent.
All the other follow candidates, including Texas Gov. Rick Perry, were in single digits.
Perry, at just 4 percent, had a favorable rating of 43 percent but an almost equally high unfavorable rating of 41 percent.
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, 59, holds a single-digit lead in polling over Bill Maloney, a businessman who is the Republican nominee, in what both sides expect to be the most competitive governor’s race this year. Both sides have dug deep into their pockets to fund the battle.
“I believe we’re the next red state,” Mr. Maloney told The Washington Times, referring to the GOP sweep throughout the Southeast. “We feel poised to do that in West Virginia.”
Mr. Maloney, who has never held elected office, is up against a seasoned veteran. First elected to the Legislature at 22, Mr. Tomblin became state Senate president in 1995 and stepped in last year to fill in for former Gov. Joe Manchin, who won the Senate seat vacated by the late Sen. Robert C. Byrd.
“Pennsylvania voters say stick to the winner-take-all
formula used in most states: Whoever gets the most popular votes, wins
all of the state’s Electoral College votes,” said Tim Malloy, assistant
director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.
Malloy said the survey comes down along party lines. He said
Pennsylvania hasn’t voted for a Republican presidential candidate since
1988 and that Republicans see an advantage in having electoral votes
divided between candidates based on the individual congressional
districts they win.
“Pennsylvania voters think abandoning the traditional Electoral College formula would reduce the state’s swing state clout,” Malloy said in the Quinnipiac release.
Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear has extended his lead to 31 points over
Republican Senate President David Williams, with just five weeks left
before the Nov. 8 election, according to the latest
Courier-Journal/WHAS11 Bluegrass Poll.
poll, conducted by SurveyUSA, found that Beshear leads Williams 57
percent to 26 percent among likely Kentucky voters. The third candidate
in the governor’s race, independent Gatewood Galbraith, had 8 percent,
and 9 percent were undecided.
The poll questioned 569 likely voters Sept. 22-27 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.2 percentage points.