The sobering numbers come as the president backpedals from two prime-time gaffes - one comparing his bowling score to a Special Olympian and another awkwardly laughing about the economy, which prompted Steve Kroft of “60 Minutes” to ask “are you punch-drunk?”
Pollster John Zogby said his poll will show Americans split on the president’s performance. He said the score factors out to “about 50-50.”
The poll, released this afternoon, shows the president’s “excellent or good” job performance rating hitting 49 percent, down 3 points from a March 5 Zogby poll. Other poll highlights include:
• 50 percent rate Obama’s performance as “fair or good.”
• 1 percent are not sure about the president’s performance.
• 45 percent believe the nation is heading in the right direction, an upward trend.
• 91 percent of Democrats rate the president favorably.
• 14 percent of Republicans support his performance in office.
Some polls show Obama coasting with a 65 percent job approval, but not in Zogby’s tally.
“The numbers are going down,” Zogby told the Herald. “It’s not because of the gaffes, but a combination of high expectations and that things aren’t moving fast enough with the economy.”
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