(The tipping point has definitely been reached. Obama slightly recovered in the polls for a while. His handling of the Barack Petroleum oil leak may just sink his presidency.
Paul Ferro talked about the tipping point a while back. Here is his post. – promoted by Rob “EaBo Clipper” Eno)
Over the last several months, there has been a steady decline in the job approval ratings for President Barack Obama. For months now, he has hovered around 50% approval in opinion polls of “all adults” or “all voters.”
However, polls of “likely voters” have consistently shown higher disapproval ratings for the President, an ominous sign for the Democratic Party and him as we approach the 2010 mid-term elections.
Rasmussen, a highly respected pollster, which Democratic political consultant Nate Silver has rated as one of the most accurate pollsters in America, performs a high-sample size (3,000 person), daily, “Likely Voter” Presidential Approval poll, with a three-day running average.
Furthermore, Rasmussen doesn’t just list the bare “Approve/Disapprove” numbers like many pollsters, but further measures voter intensity by quantifying voters by “Strongly Approve”- “Approve” -“Disapprove” and finally “Strongly Disapprove”
In todays Rasmussen Poll, the President reached his tipping point. According to the Rasmussen poll, more Americans (46%) “Strongly Disapprove” of Barack Obamas performance as President than the total number (44%) who “Approve” of his performances.
Overall, 56% of Americans “Disapprove” of his job performance than “Approve” 44%, a twelve point gap.
Is this Baracks Tipping Point? A flurry of Democratic House retirements, and now a Congressman taking the step of switching parties leads this commentator to believe that many Democrats on the Capital Hill think it is.