Nearly 7 in 10 voters think the economy will improve in the next year despite the fact their trust in the President and major institutions continues to slide. In other words, adults polled think the economy will improve in spite of Obama:
As trust in national institutions falls, so has Obama's approval rating. Just 48% approve of the job Obama is doing, while 46% disapprove, the poll shows. That's down from a 61% approval rating Obama sported in an Allstate/National Journal poll conducted in April '09.The poll goes on to note Obama's approval, currently 48 approve/46 disapprove, is a greater measure of a President's position with the public. While this certainly sounds a bit more comforting for those who continue to root for this President, it does still represent a significant drop from his position in the same poll one year ago. In April 09 Obama had an astounding 61% approval rating.
Voters have lost faith in Obama to craft solutions to the country's economic challenges. Just 39% say they trust Obama more than GOPers in Congress, while 32% say they believe the GOP has the right ideas. That 7-point gap is down from a 29-point Obama advantage in the April '09 poll.
Only 39% of voters said they would vote to re-elect Pres. Obama if the election were held today, while 50% say they would vote for someone else. A quarter of voters would definitely vote to re-elect Obama, while 37% would definitely vote for someone else.
The Heartland poll represents a sample most likely to skew toward Democrats. The sample measured opinions of adults instead of either registered or likely voters. The poll measured opinions of adults instead of registered or likely voters. For a sample most likely to produce the best case scenario for Obama to show such widespread buyer's remorse, it appears Obama has been a big disappointment. Too bad we can't return the unused portion for a full refund at the end of the free-trial period.
Thanks to Fishersville Mike for linking!