Of all the major polls, I’ve always consider those from CBS and AP the most skewed to the left. Well, today, the CBS poll registers a lower approval from the president than does Rasmusen’s survey:
A new CBS poll puts Obama’s approval rating at 44 percent.
Rasmussen has him at 46 percent.
Guess, he didn’t get that expected bump from pushing his health care overhaul through. Ed Morrissey writes, “Two weeks after finally getting his ObamaCare agenda item signed into law, Barack Obama has reaped the reward of pushing a deeply unpopular bill through Congress.” The CPAC Blogger of the Year (and all around nice guy) also observes:
. . . this poll surveyed the general adult population, not registered or likely voters, a sample that should have been more sympathetic to Obama.
Two issue approval ratings did get released this morning, and both show even worse approval ratings for Obama on key issues. He hit a new low on health care, with only 34% approving of his job performance. Small wonder Obama has taken to campaigning again for health care; he’s getting buried by it. Obama might do better to change the subject, but the next most pressing issue is another which Americans don’t like the job he’s doing. He only gets 42% approval on the economy, sinking closer to his all-time low of 41% in January.
Maybe the slight improvement in the employment situation might slightly improve the president’s approval on the economy even though we’re still “8.1 million jobs short of the 138.6 million he promised the American people.”
UPDATE: Glenn Reynolds offers, “Okay, so my prediction that he’d get a popularity bounce from passing healthcare wasn’t wrong — I just had the directionbackwards . . . .” I had also expected a bounce. . .