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Obama's approval rating down in poll

Tuesday, August 24, 2010 - 03:54

Aug. 24 - Ipsos pollster Clifford Young talks to Reuters Insider about the latest Reuters/Ipsos Poll data, which revealed a growing concern over the U.S. job market and the economic recovery.

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primaries in Arizona Florida and Alaska today. To select candidates for the November congressional elections and new Reuters it those poll shows the president's party. Don't look so good. 52% of Americans disapprove of how Barack Obama has handled his job as president and number one concern in the country is on an appointment. Clifford young managing director at much more energized and Democrats. And so. In that sense and big broad brush strokes very similar. You say it looks like pop pop possibly a Republican year -- how likely is that the Democrats will. Loser our thanks to Clifford young managing director at -- in Washington I'm Fred Katayama . This is what. Voters are casting their ballots in primaries in Arizona Florida and Alaska today. To select candidates for the November congressional elections and new Reuters it those poll shows the president's party. Don't look so good. 52% of Americans disapprove of how Barack Obama has handled his job as president and number one concern in the country is on an appointment. Clifford young managing director at those joins us from Washington the clever. -- this looks bleak for Democrats going into the primaries. Americans think their countries. Well. Definitely that -- general backdrop is a pass in this. And I would say overall. The economy is catching up the Obama and the Democrats. They've had a year a year and a half. The benefit of the doubt for an American populists. And now they're starting to to reconsider their valuation of the president and his party we've seen over the last four months. I don't taken seven. Points in terms of approval rating from 52 to 45 so. Generally. That's -- At least 62% in the poll said they feel the country's going in the wrong direction now. Your methods look at three to four month running trend not instant reaction so is safe to say these numbers show a broad sense of -- Yes -- was city do it and we do look at month to month as well like ice and all of the last four months or so. There's been it down tick in the numbers in addition other polls by -- this and other firms show. And overall decline in optimism so not a very good backdrop for Democrats going into this midterm elections yet just months away. Now there's a lot of debate the bush tax cuts and and whether or not to let them expire. According Europe poll it showed that up 49% want the tax cuts extended for all Americans. How -- a breakdown in terms of the parties by Democrats and Republicans. -- 49% are in favor extending them. Approximately 46 in favor. Of letting them expire. Think the key -- take away here it's gonna get tough battle for the administration. Because -- 2% of Republicans are in favor extending them and there's a relative split among Democrats the Democrats are not is right. And it's as consistent in in the position around issue versus their Republican counterparts. Are right now. How does your poll compared to other polls in terms the results again. But overall the polls in general are showing it -- been down tick in terms of optimism. At the polls in general are showing that this is most probably going to be a Republican year. The Republican base in general is much more enthusiastic. And much more energized and Democrats. And so. In that sense and big broad brush strokes very similar. You say it looks like pop pop possibly a Republican year -- how likely is that the Democrats will. Loser majorities in the house and senate based on what you've seen the polls. Well we don't want to venture a specific -- a prediction at this point will be doing that in the future but without a doubt we can see at this point that -- The Republicans will definitely narrow the gap in the house. It might be split -- a little bit to Democrats a little bit Republicans were not quite sure at this point. In terms of senate to minimize the different probably not taking it and one last point at which is important. We typically don't look at likely voters at this stage of the game which typically do it one or two. -- months out. Because it difficult thing to calculate the right now we're just looking at registered voters but an. Even among registered voters. This scenario is not very rosy for Democrats okay thanks much for -- cliff. Thank you -- our thanks to Clifford young managing director at -- in Washington I'm Fred Katayama . This is what.

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Obama's approval rating down in poll

Tuesday, August 24, 2010 - 03:54

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