F&M Poll: President Obama’s Approval Inches Up to 35%
The newest Franklin & Marshall poll has the President’s approval rating at 35%.
11% feel he is doing an “excellent job” while 24% say he’s doing a “good job”.
Meanwhile, 43% think Pres. Obama has done a “poor job” and 21% say it’s been “only a fair job”.
Compared to last October, Obama’s approval has gone up three points and his disapproval has gone down four points.
When broken down by demographic, the following groups give the President an approval rating of 50% or higher: Extremely Liberal (90%), Nonwhite (70%), Slightly Liberal (68%), Philadelphia residents (60%), and the Religiously Unaffiliated (50%).
As for his favorability rating, 41% have a favorable opinion of him (25% “strongly favorable”, 16% “somewhat favorable”) while 51% have an unfavorable opinion (44% “strongly unfavorable”, 7% “somewhat unfavorable”).
A silver lining for the Commander-in-Chief is that he is doing better at this point in his presidency than his predecessor George W. Bush did.
This poll surveyed 597 registered voters in Pennsylvania and was conducted from March 17th to March 23rd. The margin of error is +/- 4.2%.