This from Rasmussen Reports and dated for March 20, 2011:
The number of voters nationwide who give President Obama good or excellent marks for his handling of economic issues has fallen to a new low.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely Voters show that just 31% rate Obama’s handling of economic issues as good or excellent. Forty-five percent (45%) say the president is doing a poor job handling these issues.
Positive ratings for the president on these issues are down from 34% last week and are the lowest since he took office in early 2009.
Voters ages 40 and older are more critical of the president’s economic performance than those who are younger.
Sixty percent (60%) of Democrats rate the president’s handling of the economy as good or excellent, compared to seven percent (7%) of Republicans and 26% of voters not affiliated with either of the major parties.
Only one-out-of-three (33%) workers nationwide expects to earn more money a year from now, marking the lowest level of optimism in nearly two years.The number of voters who think America’s best days still lie ahead is now at its lowest level in 17 months.
Voters give the president a bit more credit on national security issues. Forty-one percent (41%) say the president is doing a good job handling those issues, while 36% give him a poor rating. Those numbers have held relatively steady for the past several months.
A majority of voters, for the first time, however, support an immediate withdrawal of all U.S. troops from Afghanistan or the creation of a timetable to bring them all home within a year.
Eighty percent (80%) of voters now think terrorism is a bigger threat to the country than traditional wars.
Forty-four percent (44%) of voters think the United States is safer today than it was before the 9/11 terrorists attacks nearly 10 years ago. Thirty-six percent (36%) disagree with that assessment, and another 20% are not sure.