USA TODAY/Gallup Poll: Majority of Americans do not believe President Obama deserves to win reelection in 2012

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    Aug 10, 2011 10:32 PM GMT
    It's early days but just a datapoint to add to some of the other poll data that's been posted.

    http://www.politico.com/politico44/perm/0811/obama_2_0_607db609-209e-4b8f-9274-02f70a843b06.html

    Fifty-one percent of voters surveyed said they don’t think Obama should have a second term at the White House, while 47 percent signaled that he deserves four more years.

    These numbers are hardly encouraging for Obama, who is back to raising cash for his reelection campaign after a brief hiatus – attending two back-to-back DNC events Monday evening -- but he is faring pretty well compared to his colleagues in Congress. Only 24 percent of those polled think a majority of lawmakers on Capitol Hill deserve re-election.

    The poll also revealed the president’s job approval rating to be 50 percent or higher in D.C. and the following 16 states: Washington, California, Hawaii, Minnesota, Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Maine, Vermont, New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland.
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    Aug 10, 2011 11:12 PM GMT
    "The poll of 1,319 adults Thursday through Sunday has a margin of error of 4 percentage points."
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    Aug 10, 2011 11:56 PM GMT
    q1w2e3 said"The poll of 1,319 adults Thursday through Sunday has a margin of error of 4 percentage points."


    Congress in general is also polling pretty poorly. At the pace that the economy is heading, this is quite bad news for the Obama administration - at the same time, in context, this is a datapoint and the trending has not been positive for quite some time.