Friday, November 20, 2009

Slip Sliding Away: Gallup Has Obama At 49%

Is anyone really surprised?

From Gallup:
PRINCETON, NJ -- The latest Gallup Daily tracking results show 49% of Americans approving of the job Barack Obama is doing as president, putting him below the majority approval level for the first time in his presidency.
Although the current decline below 50% has symbolic significance, most of the recent decline in support for Obama occurred in July and August. He began July at 60% approval. The ongoing, contentious debate over national healthcare reform has likely served as a drag on his public support, as have continuing economic problems. Americans are also concerned about the Obama administration's reliance on government spending to solve the nation's problems and the growing federal budget deficit. Since September, Obama's approval rating had been holding in the low 50s and, although it has reached 50% numerous times, it had never dropped below 50% until now. MORE
What Obama needs is an actual accomplishment and one that the people actually want (i.e. lower the deficit, create some REAL jobs, etc.)  I don’t see that on the horizon. We have the $18 million looking like really expensive way to lie to the American people, Eric Holder sounding like a second rate law clerk explaining his actions to try KSM in NY, health care reform looking more and more like a big fat tax scheme and Obama dithering his head off with Afghanistan. The nation seems rudderless.  If things keep up like this Obama will have worse numbers than Bush.

Via: Drudge
Via: Gallup


Fuzzy Slippers said...

Exactly right, if he keeps going on this path, he'll definitely sink to the 20s in popularity. Is it evil that I hope he does?

Anonymous said...

The nation's honeymoon with the Obama administration is now officially over --- and it is it's own fault. Obama has given too much priority on things which are not America's priorities. His wishy-washiness over Afghanistan, his cow-tow to foreign dignitaries and pushing a health agenda which can only lead to the economic ruin of the nation have detracted from the fact that what Americans really want are jobs; not handouts!

TKZ said...

In addition, a lot of families here voted for him because they thought it would get their loved-ones out of more deployments to the war, but they have been very disappointed all around with how he has handled making decisions about the war and troops. His dithering is dangerous to their lives, and I'm not surprised that they are livid right now.

Clifton B said...

Fuzzy Slippers:

Is it evil to hope Obama end's up in the low 20's? No, especially since he seems hell bent on getting there himself.

Clifton B said...


Exactly, Obama is working on everything except what the people want. If you recall his policies during the campaign BEFORE the housing meltdown, you will find that they are exactly the same things he is pursuing now, but saying they are the correct steps to save the economy. No they are not.

Obama is following a prescribed agenda that does not seem to take into account our current economic situation. It is a recipe for disaster.

Clifton B said...

The Knowledge Czar:

I do feel sorry for those military families who voted for Obama. They may just pay the highest price for their folly.

I have said it before and I will say it again, Obama could very well end up being America's most despised president. He came in with huge promises and is no where near close to keeping them. It is like getting taken by a tacky used car salesman, people despise tacky used car salesmen.

Osumashi Kinyobe said...

Of course confidence in Obama is sinking. People expect their leaders to do something useful. Patting himself on the back isn't useful.

Janelle said...

Very funny about the used car salesman, Clifton! Obama is worse, you just get the bill without the car.

Anonymous said...

Given this man has done the wrong thing every step of the way, I am suprised. Surprised that his rating is that high at 49% since he's doing the opposite of everything the American people want including liberals. What's scary is the liberals think he's too compromised to the Republicans and want him to be even MORE radical. Given that only about 20% of the population is radical socialist (I'm being "liberal" in that estimation), if he continues his path, the best he can maintain will be 20%. Perhaps he's having a contest with congress on who can get the lowest rating. After all, this man is such an anti-American, America hating nut case that low numbers are a badge of honor for him.

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