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Percentage Saying Nation on Wrong Track Up to 63%

 

UTICA, New York - President Barack Obama's approval rating among likely voters has slipped after the mid-term elections, and is now at 42% compared to the 45% approval a Zogby Interactive poll found on the day before elections.

Overall, do you approve or disapprove of Barack Obama's job as President?

Obama Job Performance

Nov.
10

Nov.
1

Oct.
27

Oct.
25

Oct.
18

Oct.
14

Oct.
11

Oct.
4

Sept.
27

Sept.
20

Sept.
14

Aug.
30

Aug.
23

Aug.
12

Approve

42%

45%

43%

47%

46%

44%

49%

46%

45%

49%

46%

44%

46%

43%

Disapprove

57%

54%

56%

53%

54%

56%

51%

53%

54%

51%

54%

56%

53%

56%

Not sure

1%

<1%

<1%

<1%

<1%

<1%

<1%

1%

<1%

<1%

<1%

1%

1%

1%

Totals may not add up to 100% due to rounding.

 

The President's approval rating held steady at 38% among independent voters, but fell six percentage points from Nov. 1 among Democrats, 87% to 81%.

The poll conducted from Nov. 8-10, 2010 also found the percentage of voters saying the nation was on the wrong track increasing to 63%, compared to the 58% found on Nov. 1.

The interactive poll consisted of 4,025 likely voters and has a margin of error of +/-1.6%.  A sampling of Zogby International's online panel, which is representative of the adult population of the U.S., was invited to participate.  Slight weights were added to region, party, age, race, religion, gender, and education to more accurately reflect the population.

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