Tags: obama | romney | gallup | business

Gallup: Obama Losing Favor Among Business Owners

Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 11:41 AM

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
American business owners’ approval of President Barack Obama has dipped to just 35 percent, a 6 percent decline from a previous poll, a quarterly Gallup assessment has found.

However, the average for the second quarter of 2012 found that overall approval of Obama’s job performance is increasing. The most recent survey found that 47 percent of working Americans approve of the job he is doing and 47 percent disapproved. In the first quarter of the year 45 percent approved and 48 percent disapproved.

Gallup noted that while Obama’s approval rating inched up across occupations, business owners were the only group to register a significant drop. However, the recent controversy over Obama’s remarks concerning government and other assistance that contribute to business success is not a factor in the decline.

“While there are too few respondents in some occupational groups to report their approval ratings by month, the internal data suggest the decline in business owners' approval of Obama came for the most part between March and April, with approval holding at a lower rate since then,” Gallup wrote. “The data precede Obama's much-discussed July 13 comments that small-business owners have had help from others to achieve success. Thus it is not yet clear whether those comments have led to further deterioration in Obama's standing among small-business owners.”

The survey was based on interviews conducted as part of the Gallup Daily tracking April 1-June 30, 2012 and polled 25,464 employed adults.

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Mark Begich Is Latest Dem Not Saying Whether He Voted for Obama

Monday, 20 Oct 2014 20:33 PM

Sen. Mark Begich, an Alaska Democrat running for re-election against Republican Dan Sullivan, has joined a group of seve . . .

David Horowitz to Conservatives: Work Harder for GOP Victory

Monday, 20 Oct 2014 19:00 PM

Conservatives must work harder to guarantee a sweeping Republican victory in the midterm elections, says David Horowitz, . . .

Tina Brown: Obama Losing Women Because They 'Feel Unsafe'

Monday, 20 Oct 2014 18:44 PM

Journalist Tina Brown says President Barack Obama is losing the support of women voters because he has left them feeling . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved