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.
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.