Friday, March 13, 2009

Heh: Obama Polls Numbers Below Where Bush's Were in 2001

For all the propping up by the media, for all the slavish fawning from Hollywood, the left and the nonstop slobbering ovaer Obama, it's all going down the tubes. He's less popular than George W. Bush was at the same juncture of his presidency eight years ago. And don't forget that was coming off the Florida recount after Al Gore tried to steal the presidency.
It is simply wrong for commentators to continue to focus on President Barack Obama's high levels of popularity, and to conclude that these are indicative of high levels of public confidence in the work of his administration. Indeed, a detailed look at recent survey data shows that the opposite is most likely true. The American people are coming to express increasingly significant doubts about his initiatives, and most likely support a different agenda and different policies from those that the Obama administration has advanced.

Polling data show that Mr. Obama's approval rating is dropping and is below where George W. Bush was in an analogous period in 2001. Rasmussen Reports data shows that Mr. Obama's net presidential approval rating -- which is calculated by subtracting the number who strongly disapprove from the number who strongly approve -- is just six, his lowest rating to date.

Overall, Rasmussen Reports shows a 56%-43% approval, with a third strongly disapproving of the president's performance. This is a substantial degree of polarization so early in the administration. Mr. Obama has lost virtually all of his Republican support and a good part of his Independent support, and the trend is decidedly negative.
Yes, and hoping his socialist policies fail gets you called un-American and unpatriotic by the left. Just keep calling us names. That's sure to win us over.

No question Obama was privy to these numbers before the public. Which likely explains why all of a sudden he's ditched the relentless fearmongering that has become his trademark.

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