New Poll Numbers Show Obama’s Post-Bin Laden Bump is Over
Sorry liberals, the party is over. Less than two weeks after
Osama Bin Laden was killed by a squad of hero Navy Seals, the bump in
Obama’s ratings has disappeared, in fact the latest Rasmussen poll shows that some of his numbers are worse than before.
For example the chart below reflects Obama's approval index
from the day the Bin Laden news was released though today. Approval
index represents the people who strongly approve of the Obama's
performance minus the people who strongly disapprove. So it is an
indication of the people most passionate about his performance,
these are the people who are most likely to work toward/against
Re-election of the present POTUS.
Keep in mind, the Bin Laden news was released well after the May 2nd
sample was taken and released. Rasmussen numbers reflect three days
sampling ending with the day prior to the numbers being released so, for
example for the May 4th numbers only one third of the sample was
questioned after the Bin Laden death was reported. It was not until May
6th that the entire sample had the possibility of being aware of the
death of Bin Laden.
On May 2nd, the day Bin Laden was killed Obama's approval index was at a -12. From there it generally rose
through May 7th, and started falling through today’s report which shows
him back at a -12.
Overall approval and disapproval numbers show the same pattern.
Prior to Bin Laden’s trip to hell, Rasmussen reported that Obama's overall approval/disapproval numbers were both at 49%, today
his disapproval stands at 52% and approval stands at 48%
What should be even more troubling to Obama should be the
fact that his numbers among independents are not promising (the Oth column in the chart below boxed in red)
Among independents, the president’s approval index is at a minus 22,
and almost 70% of independents believe that the country is on the wrong
Over-all Obama received (and frankly deserved) an approval
bounce based on the Navy Seals heroic action eliminating Osama Bin Laden
as a threat to this country. As the saying all good things must pass,
but nobody expected things to pass so quickly.
But this is a nation which is on the precipice of a financial abyss.
As soon as the joy that Bin Laden is no longer a threat passed, the
weekly new unemployment claims figure shot up and the monthly
unemployment percentage rose back to 9%. These number shocked America
out of its post Bin Laden euphoria and back into the reality that Barack
Obama has mis-handled the economy. Look for his numbers to continue to
fall as long as the economy continues to falter.
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