The Presidential Plummet: Obama Approval Slides To 43%
(Forbes, 9/20/2013) Now playing at a theater near you: Barack Obama and the Grand Funk Railroad. In our brand new monthly Zogby Analytics Poll taken September 17-18 among 1000 likely voters, the President’s job approval rating has taken a dive down to 43%, with 54% disapproving of his overall performance. What is particularly striking about this new set of numbers is the dive he has taken among key constituencies that have formed his reliable base.
The President won re-election last November with 71% of the Hispanic vote. He reached 84% approval among Hispanics a few months ago but now stands at 61% approval. African Americans voters gave him 93% support in 2012 but now have dropped to 81% approval. Young voters now stand at 47% approval – but gave Mr. Obama 61% support in his re-election bid. And 56% of the Creative Class voted for him, but today only 47% approve of his job.
And that is not all. Only 30% of independents today approve of his performance; he won a majority last year. He is under 50% from men and women (45% and 42% respectively). Even moderate voters are down on the President: 46% approve. Mr. Obama has dropped among Born Again voters to just 28%, Weekly Wal-Mart Shoppers 43% and self-identified members of the Investor Class 43% . He is down under 50% among voters with passports and self-identified members of the Creative Class – 46% and 47% respectively.