52% of registered voters in New York State think President Barack Obama is doing either an excellent or good job in office. 24% believe he is performing fairly well while 23% say he is doing a poor job.
The president’s job approval rating has rebounded. When The Marist Poll last asked about President Obama’s job performance in early February, Mr. Obama’s rating stood at 46% — his lowest approval rating in the state since taking office. At that time, 27% thought the president was doing a fair job, and the same proportion reported he was performing poorly.
Whereas Mr. Obama’s rating slipped across the electorate in Marist’s previous poll, the improvement now occurs among non-enrolled voters. 56% currently approve of the president’s job performance. This compares with 45% who thought that way early last month. President Obama has also gotten a bump from his base. 72% of Democrats give the president above average grades while 65% did so in Marist’s February survey. There has been little change, though, among Republicans. 22% report Mr. Obama is excelling while 21% said the same in February.