Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Positive ratings for President Obama’s leadership are at their highest level since January, but one-in-four voters still gives him poor marks in this area.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely Voters shows that 46% rate the president’s leadership as good or excellent, including 25% who say he is an excellent leader. Thirty-four percent (34%) see Obama’s leadership as poor. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
Positive marks for the President are up six points from last month, two weeks prior to the killing of Osama bin Laden. At that time, nearly the same number of voters (38%) gave the president poor marks for his leadership as those who gave him good or excellent marks (40%). The latest findings are more in line with the president’s ratings over the past two years. When he first took office, 64% gave Obama good or excellent marks for leadership. Those positives fell into the 40s by July 2009 and have generally remained in that range ever since.
The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on May 19-20, 2011 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.Rasmussen subscribers can log in to read the rest of this article.
ORRasmussen Reader subscribers can now get full access to current articles for 1 year for $24.95
Rasmussen Reports is a media company specializing in the collection, publication and distribution of public opinion information.
We conduct public opinion polls on a variety of topics to inform our audience on events in the news and other topics of interest. To ensure editorial control and independence, we pay for the polls ourselves and generate revenue through the sale of subscriptions, sponsorships, and advertising. Nightly polling on politics, business and lifestyle topics provides the content to update the Rasmussen Reports web site many times each day. If it's in the news, it's in our polls. Additionally, the data drives a daily update newsletter and various media outlets across the country.
Some information, including the Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll and commentaries are available for free to the general public. Subscriptions are available for $4.95 a month or 34.95 a year that provide subscribers with exclusive access to more than 20 stories per week on upcoming elections, consumer confidence, and issues that affect us all. For those who are really into the numbers, Platinum Members can review demographic crosstabs and a full history of our data.
To learn more about our methodology, click here.