President Obama’s jobs approval rating in Pennsylvania is a horrifying 41 percent, seven points below the national average in a state he surely expects to win.
From the new Susquehannah Polling and Research survey:
President Obama’s job approval rating in Pennsylvania is a negative 48% to 41% (disapprove to approve), which reflects an even further decline in the percentage of those who approve of his job performance when compared with his 45% job approval score from our March Statewide Omnibus Poll. This drop in the President’s job performance score virtually erases any positive “bump” he may have enjoyed since the killing of Osama Bin Laden, which according to national surveys has been an average of approximately five points.
Unfortunately, the economy seems headed nowhere for now, and it’s not possible to kill Bin Laden AGAIN, so this poll doesn’t look to improve anytime soon.
When asked if they think President Obama deserves reelection, 43% say he has done his job well enough to deserve reelection, while 50% say it is time to give a new person a chance.
So half of Pennsylvanians have had it and are looking for someone else.
Obama won the Keystone State 55-44 percent in 2008, and Pennsylvania hasn’t gone Republican since it took a look at Michael Dukakis and puked like everyone else back in 1988.
If Obama loses Pennsylvania in 2012, he can kiss all those Hawaii golf courses HELLO.
H/T to Ace of Spades HQ, where I found this.