Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Majority Say America Is On The Wrong Track

The results of a Wall St Journal/NBC poll taken last week for a lot of us just states the obvious. I have no doubt CNN will be able to recast the questions to get a more favorable outcome or the NY Times can up their sampling size of Democrats to around 85% and give a different finding.
Fifty-two percent say the country is on the wrong track compared to 36 percent who say it is headed in the right direction with 9 percent saying conditions are mixed and 3 percent undecided. While there have been pluralities saying the U.S. is on the wrong track in four of the previous five WSJ/NBC polls during Obama's presidency, this is the first time the number broke 50 percent. The one month where that was not true was April when 43 percent said things were on the right track and an equal number said they were going in the opposite direction.

And yet he still enjoys a 51% job approval rating. Which, I guess if you are good at compartmentalizing, is conceivable since the path this country is headed on is being spearheaded by Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid and their progressive brethren in the congress.

The thing is Barry O is no leader. He won't lead his liberal congress, he won't take the lead in outlining and defining any sort of strategy in Afghanistan, and he damn sure can't lead this country out of it's economic woes. He got the job and the only thing he seems capable of doing is making more campaign speeches and attending fundraisers. Several times Democrat leaders in the congress have looked to him for some sort of guidance on the health care issue only to find out he is either giving another speech to some union chapter in the Midwest or teeing it up with his political cronies somewhere.

Of course all of this was foretold in the run up to the election and was apparent to those willing to listen. For a lot of us the best we could hope for is that he would surround himself with some halfway competent advisors who could give the appearance he was leading the country while pulling the strings in the background. Unfortunately those closest to him also know nothing about how to govern but rather are all excellent campaign managers.

There is no telling when the adults will once again be in control and given the way the Republican party is acting they too seem more enamored with the election process then what the actual effect of winning an election means.

Why couldn't you people have voted for Fred!?

UPDATE: Here is the link to the full poll and for those that are curious the sampling percentage of Democrat/Republican is 43% Dems and 31% Republican and 17% who were strictly Independent.

They asked a lot of other questions covering the gamut from climate change to political figures.

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