Not much change in the Rasmussen Reports Presidential Tracking Poll: Nearly half of Americans believe Barack Obama is doing a lousy job as president.
From Rasmussen Reports:
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Thursday shows that 26% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty-six percent (46%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -20.For more poll results, click here.
These results are based upon nightly telephone interviews and reported on a three-day rolling average basis. As a result, nearly two-thirds of the updates for today’s results are based upon interviews conducted before the president’s speech to the nation. The impact of the president's speech will be seen over the next several days.
Sixty-nine percent (69%) agree with President Obama that BP should pay for more than just the direct cost of the clean-up. Sixty-seven percent (67%) believe better government inspections of oil rigs might have prevented the spill. Heading into the speech, 30% of voters gave President Obama good or excellent marks for handling the oil spill. These figures will be updated later today.
Seventy-two percent (72%) of GOP voters continue to believe that Republicans in Congress are out of touch with the party's base. By contrast, 61% of Democratic voters think their representatives in Congress have done a good job of representing Democratic values over the past several years.