Obama upside-down by 15% in latest poll
According to the latest presidential tracking numbers from the Rasmussen poll, only 26% of registered voters say that they "strongly approve" of Barack Obama's job performance, while 41% "strongly disapprove" - leaving him upside-down by 15 points among passionate voters.
The poll also finds that (currently), in a hypothetical general election matchup, Obama leads Mitt Romney 48% to 42%, and leads Rick Santorum 48% to 41%, (no numbers were available for Gingrich or Paul).
Meanwhile, Republicans lead Democrats on a "generic" congressional ballot by 4 points (43% to 39%). (The generic ballot just asks people which party they plan to vote for in congressional races without mentioning specific candidate's names).
Some other interesting findings:
53% Favor Repeal of Health Care Law
"While Congress continues to battle over President Obama’s contraceptive mandate, most voters still favor repeal of the national health care law.
"The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 53% of Likely U.S. Voters at least somewhat favor repeal of the health care law, including 42% who Strongly Favor repeal. Forty-two percent (42%) oppose repeal, with 30% who are Strongly Opposed. ..."
Partisan Trends: GOP Holds Steady, Democrats Fall To New Low
"The number of Republicans in the country was virtually unchanged in February, while the number of Democrats fell to a new low for the third month in a row. During February, 36.0% of Americans considered themselves Republicans. That’s up from 35.9% in January and the highest number of Republicans measured since December 2010. ..."
Economy Still Number One on Voters' Minds
"The economy remains far and away the most important thing on voters' minds this election season on a list of 10 key issues regularly surveyed by Rasmussen Reports.
"A new national telephone survey finds that 82% of Likely U.S. Voters see the economy as a Very Important issue in terms of how they will vote in the next congressional election. That's up two points from December, but generally consistent with findings since August 2007. ..."