In July, the number who Strongly Approve of Obama’s job performance was at 24%. That’s up one point from 23% in June , which matched the lowest finding since he’s been in office. The low of 23% was first reached in April , but the number who Strongly Approve of the president’s performance climbed two points in May following the killing of Osama bin Laden. That modest bounce quickly faded. Since July 2009, the number Strongly Approving of the president’s performance has ranged from a low of 23% to a high of 31%. By comparison, 43% Strongly Approved of the president’s performance in January 2009, the month he took office.
In July, 34.8% of adults consider themselves to be Democrats, virtually unchanged from 34.7% in June. The number of Republicans fell from 35.6% in May to 34.4% in June to 33.1% in July. That’s the lowest total for the GOP since July 2010. For Democrats, the current results are in the middle of a narrow range they’ve occupied for the first six months of 2011. Voters not affiliated with either party grew from 31.0% in June to 32.1% in July.
KEY VOTE ALERT
“NO” ON THE BUDGET CONTROL ACT OF 2011
The Club for Growth strongly opposes the most recent version of the Budget Control Act of 2011 that was negotiated by the White House and congressional leaders. We expect a vote on this proposal will take place in both chambers as early as today. This vote will be included in the Club for Growth’s 2011 Congressional Scorecard.
The problems with this proposal are many, but fiscal conservatives should have obvious concerns for the lack of guaranteed future spending cuts, no requirement that a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution be sent to the states, a commission that could still recommend job-killing tax increases, and worse of all, two debt limit increases totaling over $2 trillion within only a matter of months.
As we’ve said before regarding previous underwhelming debt ceiling bills, this simply doesn’t fix the country’s fiscal problems. We strongly oppose it and we urge a NO vote.
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