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Rasmussen: Obama Double-Digit Negatives

A new Rasmussen Reports poll shows that President Barack Obama's rating in Rasmussen's Presidential Approval Index has hit negative double digits for the first time.

The survey found that 29 percent of voters strongly approve of Obama's job performance, while 40 percent strongly disapprove.

Rasmussen calculates its Presidential Approval Index by subtracting the "strongly disapprove" figure from the "strongly approve" figure. As a result, Obama's overall score is a minus-11. That's the first time his rating has reached negative double digits.

Other results of the poll:

  • 49 percent somewhat approve of Obama's performance.

  • 50 percent disapprove of Obama's performance.

  • 76 percent see Obama as liberal.

  • 48 percent see Obama as very liberal.

  • 54 percent primarily blame former President George W. Bush for America's economic woes.

  • 25 percent say the U.S. economy has been aided by the economic stimulus package.

  • 53 percent oppose the Democratic healthcare reform package.

  • 37 percent say deficit reduction should be Obama's top priority.

  • 20 percent say healthcare should be Obama's top priority.

    The poll is based on answers from 1,500 likely voters. It has a margin of error of +/- 3 percentage points.

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