President Barack Obama has a 39 percent approval rating in Colorado.He loses the self-described independent voter – 41 percent approval to 46 percent disapproval.
Obama receives near universal Republican disapproval (93%), but holds the approval of three-quarters of Democrats (75%).Fifteen percent of Democrats don’t approve of his job performance.
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.
Floyd Ciruli founded Ciruli Associates, a research and consulting firm specializing in public policy, community and cultural affairs and strategic planning, in 1985. Clients include major Colorado corporations, business and civic associations.
Ciruli is a pollster and political analyst for 9-KUSA TV, KOA Radio and The Denver Post. Most recently, he has appeared on NBC Nightly News, CBS Evening News, Lehrer News Hour, CNN with John King, Fox News Special Report, National Public Radio and the BBC.
Ciruli holds a law degree from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. and a bachelor’s degree in political science from UCLA. Ciruli is a member of the American Association of Public Opinion Research (AAPOR). He is Past-President of the Pacific Chapter of AAPOR. Ciruli is a board member of the Social Science Foundation of the University of Denver Josef Korbel School of International Studies, the Georgetown Law Alumni Board and the Past-President of the Denver Athletic Club. He is a native of Pueblo, Colorado.