July 7th, 2010
11:17 AM ET
4 years ago

GOP touts new poll showing fading Obama support

Washington (CNN) – Some national Republicans Wednesday morning are touting a new Gallup poll that indicates a further erosion of independent support for President Barack Obama.

According to the Gallup survey, 38 percent of independent voters approve of the job Obama's doing in the White House, down 18 points from last July. Gallup notes that this is the first time the president's approval rating among independents has dropped below 40 percent.

The survey also notes that among Democrats, Obama's approval rating stands at 81 percent, while only 12 percent of Republicans give the president a thumbs up.


Both the Republican National Committee and the National Republican Congressional Committee sent out emails Wednesday morning linking to news reports of the new survey.

The Gallup poll was conducted June 28-July 3, with 3,055 adults questioned by telephone. The survey's overall sampling error is plus or minus two percentage points and plus or minus four percentage points for questioned asked only to independent voters.


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  1. glib lib

    That's why they're independents. 'Cause they don't know what they want.

    July 7, 2010 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  2. Janice Sims

    Who are they polling? I have never been polled and neither have any of my friends nor the people I work with! Ever.! I am 60 years old!

    July 7, 2010 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  3. CathyInAZ

    Why would anyone pay attention to the party of NO!
    The GOP has done NOTHING but impede progress since the inauguration. Perhaps I would put more stock in what they had to say IF ANY OF THEM had cooperated but they have not. Losers all and hoping they are all voted out of office starting with John McCain!

    July 7, 2010 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  4. sadlyperturbed

    Polls can be manipulated simply by the way a question is worded. Having said that, neither Democrats nor Republicans have shown much as far as leadership goes. What is wrong with this country is not the platform of either party, or the lack thereof, but the total disinterest in working together for the better good. This country is not what our forefathers believed it would be because the two party system, and the wide differences between the two, doesn't work, and never has. The parties cannot agree on anything so we languish in the bickering and deceit of both.

    I am not suggesting a third party, be it teabaggers or whatever else might arise, but rather a change to independence for all voters. Your party, either Right or Left, has failed you. It is time to find new ground. A change is most definitely needed, and long overdue.

    July 7, 2010 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  5. Ron

    Independents realize that when you put a person in the presidency who has NEVER worked in the private sector they just don't understand how business and this economy works. Obama has made mistake after mistake and it doesn't take long to realize he is way out of his league. He is so far out of his element that he couldn't touch a economic improving idea with a Black Panther nightstick.

    Glad to finally see intelligent individuals admitting they made a DRASTIC mistake voting this incompetent president into office. Wasn't quite the "Hope and Change" you were looking for – is it?

    July 7, 2010 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  6. A HA

    Goes to show that Obama is not listing to no one about todays issues and pandering to illigals is just a tip of a big ice burge showing that he just don't get it Just like the republicans last ellectioin. What America really needs is a person of the people and not corporations or special interests groups. Just my two cents worth(about all I got left now days)

    July 7, 2010 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  7. Susie

    I sincerely doubt that independents are going to find much to cheer for in a Republican Party that touts racism, class division, and support in general for corporate greed and big oil misdeeds. Of course people are unhappy. Job recovery is (as predicted) very slow, the economy is recovering slowly, and the spill is still not stopped. Not to mention the ongoing money drain the the Middle East. But until, or if, Republicans have some answers better than what the President is doing, they have no shot at more seats. "He is wrong!" and "Drill, bay, drill!" are not solutions...just more bumper sticker rhetoric from the right. I support our President.

    July 7, 2010 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  8. Laverne

    Yeah, but still no new ideas or solutions from the republicans. They have spent months trying to undermine President Obama with some success, but it won't last. Liars never win in the end!

    July 7, 2010 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  9. Zuloo

    38% still too high for OBUMA, It should be 10% approve of the job and he should be impeached.

    July 7, 2010 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  10. Chris

    Republicans once again show their true colors...green with envy!

    July 7, 2010 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
  11. DAW NC

    What is scary is if we do elect repugnats, what will they do for us, more war spending, more business deregulation and accountability, less civil liberties in the name of National Security, less clean air/water/environment regulations, tax cuts for the rich, cut benefits for those in needs and establishing moral standards for everyone to live down to (ie intolerance, bigotry, etct)

    July 7, 2010 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
  12. Bedtime for Obonzo

    Let me anticipate Dem responses - "No one polled me," "What about cellphones?," "This poll is meaningless," "Voters are stupid," etc. etc.

    July 7, 2010 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm |
  13. awaitingliberalizationbyCNN

    Going down, down. The more he sucks up to the unions and steals our money for them, the more he lies, the more people that realize how absolutely inept and corrupt he is, the farther it will drop. Trending, it will be below O in November,2012.

    July 7, 2010 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  14. diane

    no one asked me or any of my friends or any of my family, if they had, president Obama's rating would be a lot higher.

    July 7, 2010 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  15. JOhn

    This is how the right campaigns today. Poll after poll suggesting what everyone can see for themselves is somehow trumped by how teh right wants things to be. They hae learned that just saying it makes it true. Stay home all you Republcans, no need to vote at all is there?

    Recent polls show that less than .00000001% of polls mean anything at all.

    July 7, 2010 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  16. Uncle Sam

    Theres no signs that anything will improve it, contrary to Joe Biden's recent remarks ands outlook. The economy is still in trouble domestically and internationally, his immigration policy is not a winner – at least with US citizens, and he continues to make choices that show his bias against Americans. Yes, I said that he is biased against Americans who fulfill America's promise!

    July 7, 2010 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  17. BobH

    The thing is, "Independents" are not a real voting block: maybe half of them would support a "maverick" like Palin against Obama, but would never support a mainstream candidate like Romney, and the other half might go for Romney but never support someone like Palin. So, with his 80% support among Dems, he's still in a very strong position.

    July 7, 2010 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  18. Larry

    I look forward to at least one day in the NEXT SIX AND A HALF YEARS OF OBAMAS PRESIDENCY, where we might be just lucky enough to one day read on this site, that a Republican does something for this country or it's people ...

    Instead of the day in and day out of Republicans doing NOTHING but complaining and telling America how much they dislike us and our president

    July 7, 2010 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  19. Bill

    Could drop further with the Arizona mess and the largest tax increase ever on Jan 1, 2011.

    July 7, 2010 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  20. Robert Emery

    I don't know anyone who support Obama, if they do they keep it secret.

    July 7, 2010 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  21. Charlie in Maine

    Obama has the un-flatering job of cleaning the mess from the party that George W Bush threw for his rich friends. It is a job Obama wanted and I' sure he realized what he was in for... If you check your history most two term presidents were at similar levels at this point in their tenure.

    The GOP should be more worried as the tea party pulls them into the gutter but if they want to declare victory now be my guest. It is a while til election day.

    July 7, 2010 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  22. Mark P.

    What this poll confirms is the absolute fact that Democrats are idiots. Plain and simple, partisan idiots.

    July 7, 2010 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  23. Riley

    I don't need a poll to tell me that. I hear it all day long, at my office, how upset people are with Obama,

    Obama is CLUELESS!!! He will go down as the most inept president in history. He didn't have the experience needed to run this nation...Shame on us for voting for him.

    July 7, 2010 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  24. Larry

    LOL. Has the GOP looked at their polls lately?

    July 7, 2010 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  25. Brian in MD

    The results of the poll are of no surprise. He is finally being seen by the people who voted for him for what he is, an incompetent ideologue. Shame on you if you voted for this man.

    July 7, 2010 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
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