WASHINGTON (CNN) – A new national poll indicates that President Barack Obama's approval rating among Americans remains steady.
Sixty-one percent of people questioned in a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Monday say they approve of how Obama's handling his duties as president. Thirty-seven percent disapprove.
The 61 percent approval rating is down one point from May and down six points from February.
"Since March, Obama's approval rating has gone down one percentage point each month in CNN polls," notes CNN Polling Director Keating Holland. "In March it was 64 percent; in April it was 63 percent. Last month his approval rating stood at 62 percent and now it is at 61 percent."
The poll suggests when it comes to opinions of Obama, gender and generation gaps continue.
Sixty-seven percent of women questioned in the survey approve of how Obama's handling his job as president. That number drops to 54 percent among men. Two-thirds of people under 50 years old questioned in the poll approve of the president's handling of his duties. That number drops to 54 percent among people over 50 years of age.
"We saw these same patterns in the exit polls on election night," Holland says. "It looks like the groups who voted heavily for Obama are sticking with him, but the groups in which his vote was lower are starting to drift."
The CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll was conducted Friday through Sunday, with 1,026 adult Americans questioned by telephone. The survey's sampling error is plus or minus three percentage points.
Another CNN fabricated poll. Would like to know who you are polling. How is spending money faster than we can print it.......good? Nothing has been accomplished so far by this administration. Lots of talk and pushing through huge spending bills, but nothing to show for it, but massive debt.
1 percent drop per month, consistent over 4 months (longer if you want to look at a longer time period) equals steady approval?
Welcome to the new – liberal – don't look too close at the facts – world.
I believe that's what the captain of the Titanic said...
I voted for him, he was lesser of the evils in the election. I'm starting to question his decisions every day now. Starting with the fact that he made Hillary Clinton Secretary of State, and now he wants to make racist Sotomeyer a supreme court justice. Maybe Bill Clinton will get the next supreme court justice seat. I'm starting to regret voting for Obama.
"Two-thirds of people under 50 years old questioned in the poll approve of the president's handling of his duties. That number drops to 54 percent among people over 50 years of age."
With age comes wisdom.
Ummm... A six point, or nine percent drop, is holding steady? CNN, continuing to carry the water.
No wonder his approval rating is high. He is trying to make the USA number one again. After 8 years of corruption and going backwards this sure is a fresh nice change.
Now if he eliminates off shore tax loopholes, there will be plenty of money for health care without taxing anyones benefits. Obama and congress can do that. The republicans will fight it because their friends own off shore businesses. End it now and the money will flow in the USA again.
Steadily dropping that is.
He will continue to slide as the truth about his inexperience and poor judgment becomes clear.
Obama is popular. His policies are not.
According to an average of six polls, as reported by Real Clear Politics, 51.6% of individuals polled believe the country is on the wrong track. Only 42.2% believe it is on the right track. This is an average of the following polls – Democracy Corps, ABC News/Washington Post, Daily Kos/R2000, CBS News/NY Times, NBC News/Wall St Journal and Pew Research.
Considering the sources, it's not slanted at all to the right.
This poll proves that the older over 50 generation of white males didn't want change. They enjoyed the totalitarian fascist police state plantation that america was and still is to some extent. Republicans never quit and they only lose once in a while(thank god!)
As a senior citizen I fully support President Obama.
Also as a senior citizen I have never seen a political party take part in trying to destroy the future of our country. Am disgusted, dismayed and angry that the republican party tries to obstruct, discredit and distort any and every policy put out there regardless of it's merits.
They have become our countries most dangerous domestic
Good. Maybe that means the right-wing hate speech is losing its effectiveness.
Why are you doing polls every single week? We never saw this with any other President. Chill out.
He's an excellent president – and the only people that don't support him are the fox news and Limbaugh haters.
67% ? Is it too late to repeal the whole women voting thing?
I am one of the few people that hasn't pre-judged Obama. I am neither an Obamaniac nor an Obama hater.
My opinion on Obama so far: Foreign policy is a great change from the incompetent Cowboy Diplomacy of GW Bush and Obama could be on course to be one of the great diplomatic figures in US history. Economy, it is too early to tell. Social rights– he has angered extremists on both ends of the spectrum, which means he is in the middle where he belongs. He represents ALL of Americans, not just extremists.
67% of women approve, huh? Women really ARE the smarter gender! I have yet to hear anyone provide a decent argument as to why they disapprove of the President and most of the stupidity I hear still comes from men.
the presidents approval rating is higher than . cnn needs to poll the youth, they would add 15 points,to the so called rating from cnn. the president will remain popular,because he is honest,and very smart.the president , will be even more popular ,when the stimulus takes full effect, the country will see ,it was the right thing to do.health care will be passed, immigration reform will pass,and the economy will recover and florish.this president is supported by the american people,and around the world. no matter what the gop does ,to block his agenda,will not succeed. we are blessed to have this gifted leader , and we as americans will continue to support him.
There is no doubt that my President is in total control of what he's doing. I hope his ratings rocket to 100%, WTG OBAMA!!!!
HA HA HA will is going to cause the GOP to have sleepless nights!
No one has started paying for his big spending yet. When that hits, lets see what the opinion polls say!!
his approval rates are steady that means he is doing fine job.....that's it...He has passed energy bill....he is going to pass health care reform, and it needs little time for him to get economy back...George Bush messed it...He has to concentrate on "INDUSTRIAL SECTOR" AND IMMIGRATION....
I hope RUSH AND CHENEY are reading this!!