Obama Approval Now at 43%

 

 

 

UTICA, New York--Republicans have increased their lead over Democrats in the national Congressional generic ballot, and now lead 50%-42%. Also, by 45%-43% voters say their Congressional representative does not deserve re-election.

The latest Zogby Interactive survey of likely voters conducted from Oct. 25-27 also found President Barack Obama's approval rating slipping to 43%.

In the Congressional race in 2010, for which party's candidate do you intend to vote--Democrat of Republican?

Generic Ballot

Oct
27

Oct
25

Oct
18

Oct
14

Oct
11

Oct
4

Sept
27

Sept
20

Sept
14

Aug
30

Aug
23

Republican

50%

48%

48%

49%

45%

43%

46%

43%

47%

43%

43%

Democrat

42%

43%

41%

40%

45%

43%

41%

44%

41%

41%

41%

Neither

3%

4%

3%

3%

4%

3%

4%

4%

3%

5%

3%

Not sure

5%

5%

9%

8%

6%

11%

10%

10%

10%

12%

13%

Totals may not add up to 100% due to rounding.

Among those who say they have already voted, Republicans led, 52%-42%; which is a reversal from Oct. 25, when Democrats led with early voters, 48%-44%. Republicans continue to lead among those who say recent information has changed their opinion about the Congressional election, 53%-30%.

Overall, do you approve or disapprove of Barack Obama's job as President?

Obama Job Performance

Oct
27

Oct
25

Oct
18

Oct
14

Oct
11

Oct
4

Sept
27

Sept
20

Sept
14

Aug
30

Aug
23

Aug
12

Aug
4

Jul
26

Approve

43%

47%

46%

44%

49%

46%

45%

49%

46%

44%

46%

43%

43%

46%

Disapprove

56%

53%

54%

56%

51%

53%

54%

51%

54%

56%

53%

56%

57%

53%

Not sure

<1%

<1%

<1%

<1%

<1%

1%

<1%

<1%

<1%

1%

1%

1%

<1%

1%

Totals may not add up to 100% due to rounding.

 

Pollster John Zogby: "Time is running out on the Democrats. Unless Democrats get very lucky by winning a lion's share of the close races, Nancy Pelosi will be handing over the Speaker's gavel to John Boehner."

The interactive poll consisted of 2,067 likely voters and has a margin of error of +/-2.2%. A sampling of Zogby International's online panel, which is representative of the adult population of the U.S., was invited to participate. Slight weights were added to region, party, age, race, religion, gender, and education to more accurately reflect the population.