59% of Americans Disapprove of Obama

Negative views of Obama have hit a new high


Don't think Two Ferns can fix this.

Negative views of President Obama have hit a new high, according to a poll.

The AP-GfK poll shows 59 percent of Americans now disapprove of Obama — a point higher than the previous high set in December.

Obama’s approval rating stands at 41 percent. That’s the second-lowest figure the poll has ever found.

What's interesting about the AP poll history is not just how the negative numbers grow, but how the positive numbers trickle from Strongly Approve to Somewhat Approve to Lean Approve.

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During the election, 30 percent strongly approved of Obama. Now only 14 percent do. Lean approve went from 5 percent to 16 percent. This indicates a shift among  Democratic voters who are no longer all that enthusiastic about Obama.

Preference for having the Republicans win control of Congress has risen from 32 percent in January to 37 percent now, narrowly beating out the Democratic Party, an important warning that Obama's ruin is not the same as the GOP's favor.