The post-debt deal poll shows little change in Obama’s May approval among Republicans and Democrats. But among independent voters he plummets from a 47 – 45 percent split in May to a 61 – 33 percent disapproval today.
It was with independents where Obama took his biggest hit. Sixty-one percent of independents said they now disapprove of the president’s performance compared to 33 percent who approved. In May, 47 percent of the independents approved of Obama’s job performance compared to 45 percent who did not.
Obama wasn’t helped by the recent fight with Congress over raising the nation’s debt ceiling, the poll indicated.
Republican Senator Marco Rubio‘s approval rating jump four points (from 45 to 49 percent) after he voted against the debt deal.
Senator Rubio recently associated himself with the tea party in his address on the debt ceiling on the Senate floor. See: https://bellalu0.wordpress.com/2011/07/31/marco-rubio-freshman-fla-senator-telling-truth-on-debt/
And who acted in the best interest of the United State in the debt ceiling plan?
Total D, R, and I: Obama 36 %, Boehner 33%, and Harry Reid only 11%.
Posted: 08.04.11 @ 3:08 p.m.