RCP’s average ranking for Obama’s approval rate drops below 40 percent for the first time

President Barack Obama’s approval rating has dipped so low in recent months over the failed roll out of the Affordable Care Act that the aggregate ranking of his approval rating, as conducted by Real Clear Politics, reached an all-time low of 39.8 percent on Tuesday.

The president’s disapproval rating, according to RCP, also rose to an all-time average high of 55.9 percent.

The news outlet determines its aggregate ratings by averaging together all the recent publicly released polls conducted. The two polls that factored the most into Tuesday’s numbers were the daily tracking studies by Gallup and Rasmussen Reports, which found the president’s approval ratings to be all-time lows of 40 and 44 percent, respectively.

Among other news sites that post aggregate approval ratings for the president, Talking Point Memo’s PollTracker shows Obama’s approval rating to be at 45.5 percent and Huffpost-Pollster shows his approval rating to be at 41.5 percent.

The continued drop in the president’s approval numbers comes just days after the administration failed to fix all of Healthcare.gov’s problems before its self-imposed Nov. 30 deadline, leaving many Americans both confused about the law and unable to enroll in its signature healthcare exchanges in time for the Jan. 1 start date. A growing number of people have even started to doubt Obama’s leadership abilities, as a Rasmussen poll released last week found that 44 percent of Americans consider the president’s leadership to be “poor” – the highest it’s been in three years. Even young voters have started to turn against the president, as Fox News poll released last month showed that just 40 percent of registered voters under the age of 35 now approve of the president’s job performance in office.

As the National Journal pointed out last month, the president’s approval ratings aren’t likely to bounce back between now and 2017 based on historical trends of past presidents. And if RCP‘s latest numbers are any indicator of that, it’s only a matter of time before Obama’s numbers drop as low as his predecessor’s did during his second term in office.

Comments

Polititainment

Billy Joel: Obama smoking story 'untrue'

After a report emerged from a source for The Hill newspaper that Joel on a trip to Washington, D.C., claimed that he recently smoked a cigarette with President Obama, the musician is now denying the story.

Pharrell: Brown's actions 'bully-ish'

Musician Pharrell Williams said in a recent Ebony magazine interview that President Obama "should have gone down" to Ferguson to address the situation.

Billy Joel smoked with Obama

According to one of The Hill's sources, Obama invited Billy Joel to have a cigarette with him when the musician made a recent trip to the White House.

Beckham's catch = Obama's executive act

You know it is.

'SNL' remakes Schoolhouse Rock
“Saturday Night Live” hit today’s political process right on the nose during the show’s cold open. Spoofing Schoolhouse Rock’s “I’m Just a Bill,” Kenan Thompson as the bill tried to explain how he becomes a law. But before he can make his way  to President Obama’s desk to be officially signed into law, Obama beats him […]

White House

Poll: Americans split on Obama’s immigration order
Americans are sharply split on their reaction to President Barack Obama’s recent executive actions on immigration that will essentially give amnesty to about five million undocumented immigrants,according to a new poll. The latest Quinnipiac University survey released Tuesday found that 45 percent of voters support the president’s move, while 48 percent opposes it. Support for […]
Eric Holder stresses that federal investigations in Ferguson are not over

Attorney General Eric Holder released a statement Monday night assuring rioters that the Justice Department still has two investigations to complete in Ferguson.

Obama appeals for calm after Ferguson decision

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama appealed for calm and understanding in Ferguson on Monday after a grand jury decided not to indict in the death of Michael Brown, pleading with both residents and police officers to show restraint.

Obama defends his flip-flop on immigration executive action
President Obama may have denounced the very executive action on immigration he ended up taking  more than 20 times in his presidency, but that’s not stopping him from ardently defending his actions. Obama appeared on ABC’s “This Week” and host George Stephanopoulos grilled the president about his the contradictions in his words and actions. “You […]
Obama: Voters want ‘new car smell’ in 2016, Hillary would be ‘great president’
President Obama still has two years left in office, but with the GOP overhaul in the midterms and his waning popularity, most people are already looking to 2016. Including, it seems, Obama himself. He said the best part of running for president after a two-term president is that “you can stake out your own positions” […]

Congress

Pelosi and Obama versus Schumer and America

This is like one of those times a member of a professional wrestling posse turns heel on national television and sets off the drama.

Rand blames 'politicians,' drug war in Ferguson

Sen. Rand Paul’s Time op-ed on Ferguson Tuesday blamed politicians for creating “a culture of violence” through the War on Drugs, and urged Ferguson protesters to “channel your frustration in ways that will make a positive change.”

Why are House Members exempt from ethics training?
Two U.S. representatives are questioning a curious practice on the Hill that exempts House Members from ethics training. But it doesn’t look like they are getting much support from their colleagues that enjoy this perk. Reps. David Cicilline (D-R.I.), and Scott Rigell (R-Va.), are urging congressional leaders to end the House exemption on the annual ethics […]
Paul calls for formal declaration of war on ISIS

Sen. Rand Paul wants Congress to formally declare war against ISIS.

The fallout from Boehner not owning a dog

President Obama's offer to smooth over an immigration reform compromise with Speaker John Boehner has turned out to be a case of barking up the nonexistent tree.