Washington DC, Mar 10, 2012. The latest Rasmussen daily Presidential Tracking Poll shows that only 25% of the nation's voters "Strongly Approve" of the way that Barack Hussein Obama, D-Kenya, is performing his job as president.
Unfortunately for the President, forty-four percent (44%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -19.
If Mitt Romney becomes the GOP nominee facing President Obama in November, then he beats President Obama by five points.
The most recent poll shows Mitt Romney at 48%, and Barack Obama at 43%. That would be Romney’s largest lead since December.
If Rick Santorum becomes the Republican nominee, then he is up by one point over President Obama, 46% to 45%. This is the second time since polling began in 2011 that Santorum has had a slight lead over Obama. Romney is the only other candidate to lead the president more than one time in the polls
Overall, 44% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the president's job performance. Fifty-four percent (54%) at least somewhat disapprove.
Thirty percent (30%) now believe the United States is heading
in the right direction. That’s down two points from a week ago and down
four points from three weeks ago.
Daily tracking results are collected via telephone surveys of 500 likely voters per night and reported on a three-day rolling average basis.
The margin of sampling error for the full sample of 1,500 Likely Voters is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.