September 24, 2009
9/24: Obama Holds Onto Slim Majority in NYS…Approval Rating Slips
The flare-up between the White House and Albany is not doing President Barack Obama any good either. 52% of New York State registered voters say President Obama is doing either an excellent or good job in office. 46% report he is doing a subpar job.
The president’s approval rating has dipped 5 percentage points since Marist last asked this question earlier this month. At that time, 57% thought the president was doing an above average job, and 43% said Mr. Obama was doing either a fair or poor job in office. The president’s approval rating has been declining among New York State’s voters since March when he received a positive rating of 68%.
There has been little change in the proportion of Democrats and Republicans who approve of the president’s job performance since Marist last asked this question. However, there has been a drop among non-enrolled voters in the state. Currently, 42% of these voters report Obama is performing well in office. 53% held this view last week.