He’s still above 50% and it would be a shock if he wasn’t in such a deep blue state. But something’s going on here. How is it his approval is at a -19 net in just a month?
President Barack Obama’s approval rating in New York fell precipitously in the last month, according to a poll released Monday, and three-fifths of the state’s registered voters now believe the country is heading in the wrong direction.
Obama’s approval rating remains high in New York, at 56 percent, with 41 percent disapproving, according to the Siena College poll.
But the president’s approval rating was at 66 percent last month, with only 32 percent disapproval – so the change is a net 19 point decline.
“President Obama’s favorability rating dropped significantly this month,” Siena pollster Steven Greenberg said.
And even in one of the country’s bluest states, 60 percent of voters believe the country is headed in the wrong direction. Only 32 percent believe it’s headed in the right direction. In February, 46 percent believed the United States was on the right track, and 49 percent thought it was heading in the wrong direction.