This is surprising. A new poll shows Obama has a negative approval rating in New York, of all places. Not to worry, though, the rich and famous still adore him and are willing to open their wallets to prove it. Some of them shelled out over $35,000 per person to schmooze with him before he jets off to Martha’s Vineyard.
The New York Post reported:
President Obama might need to start taking a few more campaign trips to New York — and not just to raise cash.
A stunning new survey gives the president a negative approval rating in the Empire State for the first time, with just 45 percent approval and 49 percent disapproval among voters, according to the latest Quinnipiac University poll.
That’s a sharp turnaround from June, when Obama’s New York popularity was a healthy 57-38.
In the 2008 presidential election, Obama carried New York with 63 percent of the vote.
The poll of 1,640 registered voters was conducted from Aug. 3-8, just after Congress approved the hard-fought debt legislation and before this week’s market mayhem on Wall Street. (Read More)
November 2012 can’t come fast enough. But don’t think New York is likely to vote Republican, New Yorkers will vote for anyone with a D after his name, regardless of whether they approve of the person’s performance.