Obama Approval Tests Record Low; Majority Of Americans Would Vote Out Entire Congress

Just 45% of those surveyed in the NBC News-WSJ poll said they approved of the job the President was doing. This is a big drop from just a few months ago - even as stocks surge (and apparently so do jobs?). This is close to the lowest ever approval rating for a President proclaiming things are on the up. Congress is even worse - with its lowest approval rating on record - as bad as during the debt-ceiling debt debacle. What is most stunning is that a huge 57% of those surveyed would vote fopr a ballot measure to replace all members of Congress. As is clear from the charts below - people in the real economy do not care about the market (anymore) as it appears the link between Obama's popularity and stocks broke in February 2013.

 

President Obama's approval rating nears its record lows - even as the stock market surges...

 

because - unlike our markets - people (real people) follow the real economy to reflect just how badly things are going...

 

and Congress has its all time lowest approval rating ever... as bad as during the debt-ceiling debate

 

Source: NBC News-WSJ Poll