Wisconsinites aren’t as enamored by President Obama as they were six months ago, according to a statewide survey by St. Norbert College in De Pere.
Political Scientist Wendy Scattergood, who coordinated the polling, says Obama’s approval rating dropped to 50-percent. That’s down from a favorable rating of 60-percent in a poll conducted this past spring.
Scattergood says the drop is expected of Presidents when the “honeymoon period” wears off.
An exception was George W. Bush, who scored a 93-percent approval rating among Wisconsin residents in the fall of 2001. But, Scattergood points out, that was right after 9-11.
She says Obama’s approval rating could easily go back up if the economy turns around.