Thursday, December 10, 2009

Other politicians losing popularity too

Barack Obama's approval slide has received all the attention, but he's far from alone among politicians in seeing their popularity decline over the course of 2009.

Let's look at his approval and the favorabilities of Mike Huckabee, Mitt Romney, and Sarah Palin from our first 2012 poll conducted back in April and see how they match up to now:

April Numbers

December Numbers

Net Shift

Obama

53/41

49/47

-10

Huckabee

42/34

35/35

-8

Palin

42/49

41/50

-2

Romney

40/35

32/36

-9


These numbers suggest that at least part of Obama's decline in popularity can be attributed to a general dissatisfaction of voters with politicians right now regardless of their party. Across the board voters are seeing elected officials as part of the problem instead part of the solution and that's not likely to change until they start really feeling that things are headed in the right direction. Obama is the main person being hurt by that sentiment but it's not restricted to him by any means.

5 comments:

Venu said...

Tom,

Huckabee, Romney and Palin aren't "elected officials", so how can they be attributed to much of anything right now?

Anonymous said...

Tom,

Are you going to give us the breakdowns for everyone among the different groups not discussed in the crosstabs?

e.g. conservative Republicans, moderate Republicans, moderate indies, conservative indies, conservative Democrats

Anonymous said...

Because people are stupid.

/thread

Anonymous said...

By the way Tom, Chris Matthews slammed your poll today on Hardball.

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