The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Thursday shows that 25% of the nation’s voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Thirty-five percent (35%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -10 (see trends).
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that just 31% of Republican Likely Voters believe their members of Congress have done a good job representing GOP values over the past several years. But 61% believe they have lost touch with Republican voters throughout the nation. (To see survey question wording, click here.) Still, this is a slightly higher opinion of their congressional members than GOP voters have had in surveys back to November 2008 when 68% thought they were out of touch. A year ago, several months before the Republican takeover of the House in the midterm elections, 72% felt that way.
Among Democratic Likely Voters, 50% say their legislators have done a good job representing Democratic Party values. Thirty-seven percent (37%), however, disagree and say they have lost touch with the party base throughout the nation. Thirteen percent (13%) are undecided.