U.S. president Barack Obama's already abysmal approval numbers have hit a new low.

According to Rasmussen Reports:

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows that 25% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty-five percent (45%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -20 (see trends).

The Presidential Approval Index is calculated by subtracting the number who Strongly Disapprove from the number who Strongly Approve. It is updated daily at 9:30 a.m.

Overall, 44% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the president's performance. Fifty-six percent (56%) disapprove.

In a desperate bid to win back some of his lost Kool aid drinkers, Obama will begin running for reelection now rather than wait until later. As of this week, Obama is now back on the campaign trail. One of his first stops will be the set of 'The View' on Thursday where he is in friendly territory.

Expect a lot of kissing up and glad-handing from the mostly partisan co-hosts. There will also be pitchers of free flowing Kool Aid for the audience. Okay, I made up that last part.

I hear the Boy Scouts of America aren't happy that Obama basically dissed them in favor of the ladies on 'The View'. Obama is the honorary president of the Boy Scouts of America. But he plans to skip the historic Boy Scout Jamboree marking the Scouts' 100th anniversary tomorrow in DC.

Both of my brothers were proud members of the Boy Scouts -- and I'm sure that many of Obama's supporters are former Boy Scouts too. But narcissists like Obama usually don't care about such things as honor and integrity or cute photo ops with the scouts.

Even so, 'The View' guarantees Obama will reach a larger audience than the Boy Scouts Jamboree. And right now, a larger audience is what he needs more than ever.

  • BeautifulBliss

    I'm not an Obama fan, but I won't bash. :)

  • Ebony

    Obama is a celebrity :coffee:

  • Redeemed777

    He don't really care. It's all a chess game to them.

  • LadyJustice

    #teamObama :cheer:

    i will be sure to set my DVR to record The View thursday

  • OutsidetheBox

    I am gonna stay home tomorrow so I can see Pres. Obama on The View.

    Barbara rolling off her sick bed for that one! Mmhmm. :coffee:

  • ohpretty1

    "I hear the Boy Scouts of America aren’t happy that Obama basically dissed them in favor of the ladies on ‘The View’. Obama is the honorary president of the Boy Scouts of America. But he plans to skip the historic Boy Scout Jamboree marking the Scouts’ 100th anniversary tomorrow in DC."

    Nothing against the Boy Scouts, BUT, I'd skip also. If he had a photo op making smores with them, folks would complain about that also. :coffee:

  • Anna

    Did Babs forget to take her coat off?

  • OutsidetheBox

    @Anaa Its a trench dress. I want one. :ashamed:

    Hers does look kind of wonky and ill-fitting though.

  • MissGauzzz

    :coffee: i don't really like when he makes himself too available to these venues! it just seems off to me... it somehow takes away from the power of the presidency... JMO

  • Ashley

    lol. Poor Boy Scouts. I wonder do the little kiddos really care that much?

  • StellaElla

    i don’t really like when he makes himself too available to these venues! it just seems off to me… it somehow takes away from the power of the presidency… JMO

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    I agree! I think it makes people lose respect for him and almost disregard him as just another president.

  • StellaElla

    *just another celebrity

  • free

    Ashley says: lol. Poor Boy Scouts. I wonder do the little kiddos really care that much?

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    yes, we don't want him "indoctrinating" the kiddies like they accused him of when he tried to do his televised education speech.

    i do agree that the view is simply non-presidential but he seems hell-bent on doing these types of things. more for palin/beck/hannity/rose to comment on in the next few days.

  • MissGauzzz

    @ free... more for palin/beck/hannity/rose to comment on in the next few days.

    Yep...Exactly...to me by visiting all these shows and shi.t he's opening himself up further for these no-talent a-wipes to clown him and pick apart any and everything he says. this man seriously needs someone in his camp to set him straight on a few things and to tell him honestly to sit down some damm where and just be the president.

  • Al-Ameera

    I am going to DVR this

  • http://twitter.com/dckim74 dcwife1622

    This poll was taken by 1500 likely voters..lol. GTFOH. How does this poll speak for 300 million people?

  • Anna

    StellaElla says:

    i don’t really like when he makes himself too available to these venues! it just seems off to me… it somehow takes away from the power of the presidency… JMO

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    That's like reality shows, twitter, entertainment news. What happended with "Old Hollywood when things were a mystery and glam was glam?

  • Destinee

    The Rasmussen Reports Media Meter shows that media coverage of President Obama has been 49% positive over the past week.

    It is important to remember that the Rasmussen Reports job approval ratings are based upon a sample of likely voters. Some other firms base their approval ratings on samples of all adults. President Obama's numbers are always several points higher in a poll of adults rather than likely voters. That's because some of the president's most enthusiastic supporters, such as young adults, are less likely to turn out to vote. It is also important to check the details of question wording when comparing approval ratings from different firms.

    Somtimes it is beneficial to do your own research and just not take Sandra word for it. Also it said Obama @ -15 not -20.

  • TruGemini

    I guess I ain't surprised that he's choosing to appear on 'The View'. I mean with him letting folks like Jay Z and Beyonce and Usher all up in the White House. I guess he'll be on 'Ellen' or 'Wendy Williams' next or maybe he'll let MTV do a 'Cribs' segment on him... :rolleyes:

  • Ashley

    I still cant believe he gave Jay Z the time of day. lol. I truly think obama gets star struck like us every day people

  • Ashley

    TruGemini: lol@ the Cribs comment. Hey, that might actually be pretty cool to see.

  • OutsidetheBox

    Did you all not follow Bush's presidency? He had just as many celeb visitors. There was always some car driver or country singer up and through there. He didnt do interviews because he wasnt savvy enough to hold court like Obama.

    The White House is the people's house. I would feel some kind of way if he didnt invite folks over.

  • whatdoesitmatter

    Sherry's shape is so distracting. :blink: