Gallup: Support for Obama dips slightly but stays high among Democrats

By David Ferguson
Thursday, July 28, 2011 10:02 EDT
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According to a new Gallup poll, support for President Obama has fallen slightly on a national level, but remains high among Democrats.

The president’s over-all approval rating went down one point from the previous survey period from 44 percent to 43 percent. However, 78 percent of Democrats approve of how the president is doing his job. According to Sam Stein of Huffington Post, these are the highest numbers any Democratic president has enjoyed at this point in their term since Harry Truman.

President Obama also scored high marks with Liberal Democrats, scoring an 81 percent approval rating, a number surpassed only by his approval among black voters, which held steady at 86 percent.

At this point in his presidency, George W. Bush had a 59 percent approval rating, which was late July of 2003, three months after the invasion of Iraq and two months after he famously declared “Mission Accomplished” from the deck of the U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln.

David Ferguson
David Ferguson
David Ferguson is an editor at Raw Story. He was previously writer and radio producer in Athens, Georgia, hosting two shows for Georgia Public Broadcasting and blogging at Firedoglake.com and elsewhere. He is currently working on a book.
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