Americans approve of “stand your ground” laws despite the incredibly misleading campaign from the so-called Rev. Al Sharpton & Co., according to a new Quinnipiac Poll released August 2. From the president’s job approval rating to disapproval over Obamacare, it was clearly not a good month for the White House. Let’s take a look Inside The Numbers beginning with “stand you ground.”
Even though Democrats have retaken the lead on the Generic Congressional Ballot, voters are almost evenly divided when asked which party they trust more to handle the 15 important issues regularly tracked by Rasmussen Reports, but they continue to favor Republicans most on the number one issue, the economy.
Obama’s job approval has plummeted to the lowest level – 41% – in two years, according to the latest McClatchy-Marist. The sinking numbers – albeit still higher than those of Congress – appear just after weeks of rising gasoline prices, revelations about domestic spying and turmoil in the Middle East.
Republicans continue to hold a one-point lead over Democrats on the Generic Congressional Ballot for the week ending July 7, 2013, which is the third week in a row.
Republicans continue to hold a one-point lead over Democrats on the Generic Congressional Ballot for the week ending July 7, 2013.
Republicans have regained the lead over Democrats on the Generic Congressional Ballot for the week ending June 30, 2013.
President Barack Obama’s presidential approval rating is still tanking, and in the new Fox Poll it is continuing its upside-down decent, but there are three reasons for the precipitation in Obama’s approval rating. Overall, Obama’s approval rating is underwater by 8%, as 43% of voters approve and 51% disapprove of his performance. The implications from these recent numbers are far-reaching for the next generation of conservatives burdened with the task to rebuild a party with national appeal, capable of building a majority coalition.
In light of the momentum, which has culminated with Ohio Governor Kasich enjoying an all-time high approval rating, I just may have to move Ohio to safe Republican.
In a recent survey, Gallup found that Americans still rate the Republican Party – 39% – less favorably than the Democratic Party – 46%. However, both parties’ favorability ratings are down from November 2012, just after the presidential election. The Democrats’ favorability rating dropped more, down from 51%, which was a post-election bump just after President Barack Obama won re-election. Even though Americans’ ratings of the Democratic Party clearly show that bump is over, their views of the GOP are the lowest since May of 2010.
In a new survey, Gallup found Americans’ confidence in newspapers fell slightly to 23% this year, from 25% in 2012 and 28% in 2011. However, the percentage of Americans saying they have “a great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in newspapers has been generally trending downward since 1979, when it reached a high of 51%.