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. key

    How juvenile for the GOP to look at the POTUS as a congeniality contest they don't him they must really like me how high school.

    July 7, 2010 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  2. hypocricnnation

    I Hope That These Republicans Aren't Arrogant Enough To Think That It Somehow Favors Them In Any Way.

    July 7, 2010 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  3. alicia

    That's right as a hispanic independent, I'm done with Obama and his congress crew, VOTE THEM OUT!!!!!!!!!!!

    July 7, 2010 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |
  4. keith A. sillsbury

    and since the number of dems, repugs and independants get even out in polls, it means obamas ratings are still very high because only 15% of the population are dumb enough to be republicans.

    July 7, 2010 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |
  5. roro

    With the minority Republican party saying NO to everything Obama was elected to do, I can't imagine what will happen if the Republicans gain any seats this year. This 60-vote majority nonsense is ridiculous if the party elected to power still can't get anything done. What happened to a simple majority? Don't the people realize that the Democrats are trying to move forward, and the Republicans are blocking everything they do? How can you blame one man for this. Shame on the Republicans for their lock-step refusal to get this country back on its feet and moving forward. They are all obstructionists. Wake up, people, and let the Republicans know you are against their tactics, which are strangling the middle class of this country.

    July 7, 2010 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  6. CBR

    Polls, polls, and more polls, Please stop with this madness. Let people do their jobs and if they do not vote them out of office.

    The GOP might be happy today But their polls and other polls may make them unhappy tomorrow. I find it very difficult to support politicians who just say no and provide no alternatives. I am sure that there are other people who fee the same way as I do. We will support the active politicians who are trying to move the country forward.

    July 7, 2010 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  7. No solutions

    The Republicans are touting there new Gallup poll. It has a been a party of no solutions and a party basically working to inject negative views of the president and his administration. What they need to work on is to be true Americans and try to build the country. Starting from the economical slide that started during Bushes era, Wall Street collapse, Irag war and now the BP problem the Republicans played a big role in our misery. So forget polls, people need help and let's get to work. Our great country belongs to all of us. God Bless.

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

    ANOTHER ...meaningless poll

    I assure you ... I could run a poll where 100 percent of the adults questioned would be in favor of throwing the lousy Republicans out on their butts, for dereliction of duty ....

    GET TO WORK YOU REPUBLICAN BUMS !!!!!!!

    July 7, 2010 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  9. keith A. sillsbury

    it's the only way to get things done anymore. Everyone else in washington blocks and stalls. This is what they think their job is instead of serving the taxpayers.

    July 7, 2010 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  10. Oregon Calling

    LOL, what a poll?!?!?!?! Say it ain't so Joe! Just kidding, there have been more polls taken since this President took office than I can remember in my lifetime! Do yourself a favor, Republicans, believe the polls ;-)

    Peace :-)

    July 7, 2010 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  11. Brian - Seattle

    Yay you are winning GOP good for you! You have succeeded in tearing down the President and creating a completely fabricated crisis that we are becoming Socialist! You win!

    Meanwhile you have done nothing to actually show you can lead the country forward and solve our serious problems other than saying "NO" and scoring political points whenever it is convenient.

    So celebrate all you like but "winning" a political game has consequences and since you have nothing to suggest other than the same old fear laced rhetoric and hyperbole, the ultimate loser is the American People.

    July 7, 2010 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  12. Hugo

    Cannot wait to vote them out in 2010 and 2012!

    July 7, 2010 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  13. payback

    .....The ISSUE should be the republicans. They offer no solutions, at all....They are responsible for MOST OF THE PROBLEMS. How quickly, we forget. It takes time, to turn things around. Remember the saying. ROMAN WASN'T BUILT IN A DAY. The economy is not where we would like it to be. But remember. It was, far, far worst.....

    July 7, 2010 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  14. Whatever

    Did I miss the part of the GOBP annoucement that Independents are now supporting them? I didn't think so.

    The GOBP needs to be trying to help clean up the mess they made.

    July 7, 2010 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  15. kem

    Go ahead laugh it up and tout these stupid poll results taken from cavemen with landlines, its makes for the perfect lead up to to the perfect upset, with democrats taking the presidencey again in the next election. I cant wait.

    July 7, 2010 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm |
  16. Dave

    No big surprise.
    The people are just getting what they voted for. You vote vote in the two-party scam and this is what you get.

    July 7, 2010 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm |
  17. Kraznodar

    Sure, but we all still remember who created the mess to begin with. This is a great time for a third party to rise to power.

    July 7, 2010 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm |
  18. steven harnack

    The republicans really don't have anything to gloat about. I wonder what kind of numbers they would have?

    July 7, 2010 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm |
  19. munchmom

    Slowly, the curtain is closing on the incompetent dems, especially the one who fooled so many people in 2008...

    July 7, 2010 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |
  20. JOhn

    To independents.........is the grass greener?..just remember...

    8.4 of the 13 trillion federal deficit created during GOP presidencies
    stock market return 2000% (you read it right) better during the past 4 presidencies (2 GOP & 2 Demo) with demo's in power
    9 of the last 10 recessions began during GOP presidencies
    8 of the last 10 times a year-end unemployment exceeded 7%, a GOP president was in power (includes 2010 as 1 of the 2 Demo)
    Our trade deficit has increased 42% more during GOP presidents than during Demo presidents
    Crime rate & wealth to poor gap both significantly worse during GOP presidencies.....They talk a reasonable game, but when put in power, our economy goes in the tank...Don't let it ever happen again!!!!!!

    July 7, 2010 12:25 pm at 12:25 pm |
  21. Tony

    Obama has been on the way out for quite some time. This isn't really news. I'm just surprising that the Progressive propaganda media is actually admitting this now and acting like it's shocking.

    July 7, 2010 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  22. David in Houston

    Yes, they all must really miss the good old days when all they had to worry about was misguided wars based on lies, the deregulation of everything (deepwater drilling included), & fleecing the poor to benefit the wealthy...

    Yes, good times indeed.

    How short our memories must be...

    July 7, 2010 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  23. felicia

    So what, President Obama is the man. You can talk all you want but my President got it going on. cnn sucks

    July 7, 2010 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  24. Doug

    Do you want a Supreme Court so conservative it ignores the constitution in favor it's own political agenda? If so, vote GOP! Obama's Supreme Court nominations is by itself enough to give him a "thumbs up".

    July 7, 2010 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  25. doug

    Every free thinking American who doesn't just regurgitate lies from Stewart, Olberman, Colbert, Mayr-terer disapproves of this administrations socialist agenda.

    Imagine the good that could be done if every Democrat took all the energy they use in hating and lying about great Americans, and used that energy to help people for real like they do in red America. One can only dream, instead libs carry on as they do and 53 people get shot in one weekend in Chicago thanks to the liberal Democrat mentality.

    July 7, 2010 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
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