President Barack Obama’s job performance approval in Colorado is 39 percent, well below the level for re-election. Nationally, Obama’s approval has been below 50 percent throughout 2011, and is now 45 percent in both the Gallup weekly average and in Real Clear Politics’ average (December 13). In the just released Ciruli Associates poll, 53 percent of voters disapprove of Obama, or a 14 point negative spread between his positive and negative.
The Ciruli Associates poll was conducted with 500 registered voters who voted in the 2008 presidential election or are newly registered. The poll was sponsored by The Buzz, Floyd Ciruli’s blog site. It was conducted December 1 to 6, 2011, and has a margin of error plus or minus 4.4 percentage points.
In a just released Public Policy Polling robo poll, Obama received 45 percent approval and 50 percent disapproval, with a 5 percent negative spread.
Examining areas of the state, Obama’s poor rating was mostly uniform across the state, except for the Western Slope of Colorado where his approval rating was at freezing level – 32 percent.