As the year 2013 draws to a close, new polls are out rating President Obama’s performance. According to the McClatchy-Marist Poll, Obama’s disapproval ratings have reached an all time high. Obama’s disapproval rating in the poll was 53 percent the worst result since he took office. Meanwhile his positive rating was 43 percent. The Poll also showed for the first time his personal popularity was down to 46 percent, the first time it’s fallen below 50%.
Meanwhile, the New York Times Caucus blog has a poll also is bad news for the Obama administration showing that only 37 percent of the people surveyed approved of Obama’s handling of the economy, though poll results are mixed regarding the state of the economy itself with a slight improvement in those viewing the economy as improving from 32 to 37 percent.
On the other hand, L.A. Times.com sites a poll from the Pew Research Center as showing Obama’s approval-disapproval numbers as 45-49 percent, an improvement since mid-summer. The Times argues this shows Obama’s ratings have stabilized.
No doubt these ratings will be seen as a referendum on the difficulties faced by the President in rolling out his Health care plan and concerns over the economy.
Obama’s Approval Rating 2013