Deconstructing confidence in Obama
Confidence in President Obama has reached a new low, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll out today. Overall, six in ten say they have just some or no confidence in him to make the right decisions for the country's future, a negative shift since January of this year and a near-reversal from the numbers at the 100-day mark of his term.
The graph after the jump shows the share saying they lack confidence, broken down by sub-group. Red dots represent groups where more than 50 percent have little or no faith that Obama will make the right choices, blue ones show numbers under 50 percent. Each point on the chart is surrounded by a line, indicating the "plus or minus" sampling error for each breakdown.
In the new poll, nearly three in 10 self-identified Democrats say they have little faith in the president, up from 20 percent in January. Nearly two-thirds of white college grads (64 percent) question the president's decisionmaking as well, compared with about half at the beginning of the year.
Since politics is all context: in spite of the decidedly mixed review for Obama, public opinion remains even worse for the parties in Congress. Two-thirds have little or no confidence in Congressional Dems and nearly three in four have little faith in Congressional Republicans.
July 13, 2010; 12:48 PM ET
Categories: Barack Obama , Post Polls
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