Friday, April 22, 2011

Captain Obvious: Maybe My Poll Numbers Suck Because of High Gas Prices

Yes, maybe it's true. Factor in trillions in debt, socialized medicine and an open hostility to anyone who disagrees with him and he may be on to something.
President Obama on Thursday suggested his lagging poll numbers are due to high gas prices around the nation.

Speaking to supporters at his sixth fundraising event in California, Obama conceded that gas prices are having an effect on how people view his administration, but indicated he is prepared to weather the storm.

"My poll numbers go up and down depending on the latest crisis and right now gas prices are weighing heavily on people," he told a gathering of backers at a Los Angeles restaurant, according to a pool report.

Pollsters have said that rising gas prices have played a large part in the decline of his approval rating since announcing his reelection campaign on April 4, but the president's comments Thursday are among the first times he has publicly acknowledged it.

Obama's Gallup approval rating fell into a tie of its all-time low of 41 percent last Friday as the national average for gas prices edged closer to $4 per gallon.

1 comment:

rich b said...

Just another (out of hundreds) big fat-ass rationalization from Omama. You notice he blames his low polling on gas prices and not the fact that he's the lamest president in history. He always blames his fuck-ups on something or someone else instead of taking the credit he so richly deserves.

And yeah, gas prices are partially his fault too. That and a couple of hundred other problems we have here in the USA. Fuck you Omama - it's time to man up. Your poll numbers suck because you suck!