Win-win: Dems and Republicans both highlight parts of new CNN/ORC poll
September 14th, 2011
11:27 AM ET
3 years ago

Win-win: Dems and Republicans both highlight parts of new CNN/ORC poll

Washington (CNN) - It's the same poll showing the same numbers, but both Republicans and Democrats see the benefit to their side in the latest CNN/ORC International survey gauging President Barack Obama's approval ratings.

Whether it's the benefits of rain from a dark cloud or that figurative silver lining, both the Republican National Committee and the Democratic National Committee sent emails to supporters Wednesday morning that touted findings from the same poll.

Republicans highlighted the number showing Obama's disapproval rating rising to a new high of 55 percent, using the subject line "Obama's disapproval rating hits new high." The number is indeed a new high for the president, representing an increase from a 54 percent disapproval rating in July and August.

Democrats chose to underscore a different number from the same poll that shows Americans trust Obama on the economy over Congressional Republicans. The figure indicated that Americans approve of Obama's economic program by a 43-35 percent margin.

The two groups weren't highlighting the same questions from the poll, and each group linked to different articles from CNN.com. The poll was conducted for CNN by ORC International from September 9-11 by among 1,038 adults questioned by telephone. It has an overall sampling error of plus or minus three percentage points.

READ MORE: CNN Poll: More Americans trust Obama on economy over Republicans in Congress

READ MORE: Obama's disapproval rating hits new high

soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. Lynda/Minnesota

    "The figure indicated that Americans approve of Obama's economic program by a 43-35 percent margin."

    Hey, GOPers. Keep paying really, really close attention to Obama's disapproval ratings. Seriously. It's a "sure" win.

    September 14, 2011 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  2. B

    The real judgement will come in 2012 when the big choice between instigating work programs that employ working Americans again or slashing and eliminating every program like Medicare and Social Securit. The Republicans are attempting to privatize absolutely everything for their owners in the Corporate world.

    It is all about Power and Greed as always.

    September 14, 2011 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  3. As GM goes, so goes the country...Unions/Democrats killed GM, now they are killing the country

    The more Obama talks, the more he lies, the more it becomes obvious to the American people he doesn't have one stinking clue about what he is doing. He's got everything he wanted and it has failed miserably. His solution is to now do more of the same. All this while we learn the American taxpayer lost a half billion dollars on loans to a "green company" that was billed as a success by Obama. The gig is up Democrats. Might want to start packing those bags and sending out resumes. Not sure what you're qualified for though as most companies look for people that have been successful at something.

    September 14, 2011 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  4. MTATL67

    The extremist and this 'DO NOTHING" Congress are preventing any sort of recovery. The Constitutions states NO IF'S AND OR BUTS Congress regulates commerce not the President. Typical extremist mentality of misplaced accountability. The GOP and the fiscal terrorist Tea party say folks on unemployment are lazy and shiftless and the Republicans in Congress got paid for doing absolutely no work. NO legislation has been passed to improve anything by the GOP and the fiscal terrorists.

    September 14, 2011 12:25 pm at 12:25 pm |
  5. stayintrue

    CNN/ORC INTERNATIONAL SUREY???? I simply don't know how you connect the dots here. Is it a survey of Americans living abroad and Americans living in the USA? I'll check it out, but I would wonder what the percentage of those living abroad were figured into the count. This is the first survey in a long time that gives Obama a margin like that on his handling of the economy. This Independent certainly would not have voted in the approval category. Please.

    September 14, 2011 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  6. TEA PARTY Mike

    As far as the 43% approval rating on Obama's jobs plan. Repubicans have nothing to worry about from voters unless it moves over 50%. Rasmussen's poll shows only 38% approve and a new Blomberg poll shows 51% believe Obama's plan will NOT lower the unemployment rate. The Rasmussen poll also shows only 24% believe government spending creates jobs and 62% believe reducing government regulations will create jobs. Obama is getting no bump in the polls after his jobs speech. Long way from being a winner with a majority of voters.
    The Blomberg poll shows Obama dropping from a 39% approval rating on the economy to 33% with independents at 29% approve and 66% disapprove.
    Also only 30% approve on Obama's handling of the deficit, independents 25% approve, 67% do not.
    On jobs 36% approve of Obama's performance, independents 30% approve, 63% do not.
    On health care 39% approve of Obama, independents 34% approve,57% do not.
    Obama is not running against Republicans in Congress for re-election. He will be running against a Republican candidate for President, and Obama is not setting the bar very high for the what will be needed for the Republican to look better than Obama.

    September 14, 2011 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  7. Rudy NYC

    Republicans have begun casting the Federal Reserve in a bad light. It seems like a safe target because he wants another bailout. Beware, American.

    The US Treasury is basically a banking business, which funds the US government. The Federal Reserve works somewhat like a bank teller at times when it sells and buys Treasury notes and bonds, but it is really more like the loan manager in the back office. If we eliminate the Federal Reserve, who will serve those critical roles? Private companies? We know conservatives would not create another government agency to take its' place.

    They would privatize the front office to the US Treasury. NOT GOOD. They are beginning their disinformation campaign now. It may take a few years, but watch it continue. They want to put all of that cash into the hands of Wall St., just like privatizing Social Security.

    September 14, 2011 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  8. Atlanta Independent Voters

    I am a independent voter and approve of president Obama job bill now pass the bill.

    Look what happen in the poll 2009 election when it show Hillary and John McCain we win the election now figure it out. President Obama came out to win the election so dont be fool in 2012

    September 14, 2011 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |