The president’s approval index is -16% but this does not seem to be impacting the polls where Obama is in the lead.
The links to presidential poll results seem to depend on the ideology of the site. The left points to the Pew Poll which shows the best results for the Obama camp. The right points to the Gallup poll showing a tie. The main polling centers are shown below last courtesy of Real Clear Politics.
A current average of the polls shows a 2.5% advantage to Obama. Amazingly, the 46.9% average support for Obama is statistically the same at the 47% of the population who pay no taxes. Any people who trade Liberty for government dependence will reap only the consequences of tyranny and slavery.
President Barack Obama has gained an advantage over Republican Mitt Romney in a Pew Research Center poll of public confidence in handling of the economy.
Obama leads Romney by 50 percent to 43 percent among registered voters surveyed, Pew reports, with the Republican Party’s presumed presidential nominee losing 3 percentage points since its previous poll in early June.
Public opinion on which candidate would do a better job of improving economic conditions has shifted from an advantage for Romney in Pew’s June survey to support for Obama in the latest survey of 2,373 registered voters conducted June 28-July 9.
“Romney has not seized the advantage as the candidate best able to improve the economy,” the Pew Research Center states in its website report on the survey. “In fact, he has lost ground on the issue over the past month.”
From Real Clear Politics:
|Poll||Date||Sample||MoE||Obama (D)||Romney (R)||Spread|
|RCP Average||6/28 – 7/13||–||–||46.9||44.4||Obama +2.5|
|Rasmussen Tracking||7/11 – 7/13||1500 LV||3.0||46||45||Obama +1|
|Gallup Tracking||7/6 – 7/12||3050 RV||2.0||46||46||Tie|
|Reuters/Ipsos||7/5 – 7/9||885 RV||3.4||49||43||Obama +6|
|Wash Times/JZ Analytics||7/6 – 7/8||800 LV||3.5||42||43||Romney +1|
|ABC News/Wash Post||7/5 – 7/8||RV||4.0||47||47||Tie|
|Quinnipiac||7/1 – 7/8||2722 RV||1.9||46||43||Obama +3|
|Pew Research||6/28 – 7/9||2373 RV||2.3||50||43||Obama +7|
|CNN/Opinion Research||6/28 – 7/1||1390 RV||2.5||49||46||Obama +3|
|Newsweek/Daily Beast||6/28 – 6/28||600 LV||4.0||47||44||Obama +3|