An 18-state survey of likely voters shows that President Obama’s approval rating is dropping in all states but Connecticut, according to Public Policy Polling, a Democratic firm.
In Connecticut, a consistently blue state, only 46 percent approve of Obama’s job as president, a two point increase since the poll was last taken. Other traditionally Democratic states, including California, Illinois and Washington, saw decreases in their approval of the president. Kentucky voters had the lowest opinion of Obama with just 31 percent approving.
The survey suggests that the Democrats’ anticipated heavy losses this election cycle are tied directly to Obama’s dwindling support around the country, said PPP founder Tom Jensen.
“There’s a lot of good Democrats tonight — both incumbents and challengers — who are going to lose and it won’t be because of anything they did wrong,” Jensen wrote on PPP’s website Tuesday. “It’s just hard to overcome an incumbent President of your party being so unpopular with the people most motivated to vote.”