Hmm … Barack Obama Approval Index Rating Continues a Steady Decline … The Bloom is off the Rose


It looks like the luster has faded from the Barack “Obamamessiah” Obama Presidential approval rating according to the Rasmussen report. Presently, Obama has a Presidential Approval Index rating of +11 that is down from just a week ago when he was at +21. (see daily trends here) Obama’s Presidential Approval Index is drastically down since he first was sworn into office when it was a +28 to +30.

Overall, 59% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the President’s performance so far while 39% disapprove. Today’s results mark the first time that Obama’s overall rating has fallen below 60% as either President-elect or President.


H/T: Gateway Pundit

So what took the bloom off the rose? Obama’s actions as President vs. voters perception, maybe. We would concur with The Gateway Pundit, that it has taken less than one month to accomplish the following:

All it took was one month, a few tax cheats, expanding abortion funding, closing Gitmo, moving the US Census to the White House, putting 25,000 US companies at risk and the most expensive piece of legislation in American history to drive his numbers southward to 59-39.

Making matters worse, only 37% support the stimulus package and 50% say that the Stimulus plan will make things worse. Also, America is evenly divided on Obama’s change from hope to fear in attempting to pass his stimulus plan.

There is a reason why even SNL went after the stimulus plan with the satire that they are known for. As they did when GWB was in office, SNL is presenting the public sentiment. However, the only difference was that SNL was too gutless to also go after President Obama who supports the very Stimulus plan that SNL was pointing fun at with Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid. We all know SNL would never make fun of “The Chosen One”.

Barack Obama was elected under the guise that he was the candidate of hope and the “Yes we can” candidate. Maybe, just maybe his numbers are declining as American’s see him as a politics as usual, doom and gloom, political fear candidate. Isn’t this what Democrats railed against GWB accusing him of talking down the economy when he took office and his speeches that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction. So I would ask, what’s the difference?

“Mr. Hope has to be careful not to become Dr. Doom,” said Frank Luntz, a political consultant and author of the book “Words That Work: It’s Not What You Say, It’s What People Hear.”

“The danger for him is using the Jimmy Carter malaise rhetoric, particularly for Mr. Obama, who was elected because people thought he was the solution. There’s only so much negativity they will tolerate from him before they will feel betrayed,” Mr. Luntz said.

Oh, now suddenly airmarks are acceptable … didn’t Obama rail against airmark spending during the election?

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  • Comments

    31 Responses to “Hmm … Barack Obama Approval Index Rating Continues a Steady Decline … The Bloom is off the Rose”

    1. MANTIS on February 9th, 2009 3:56 pm

      I hope this isnt the CHANGE.

    2. MANTIS on February 9th, 2009 3:59 pm

      Does anyone else have any spare CHANGE!

    3. Sharon Chicago on February 9th, 2009 4:21 pm

      Hey those Demo voters don’t like him closing down the big house (Gitmo) where the terrorist live… I think they don’t want any alien sharks swimming in their backyard pool!

    4. MANTIS on February 9th, 2009 4:41 pm

      America doesnt need this kind of CHANGE!!!

    5. Ted on February 9th, 2009 5:14 pm

      Since Obama’s earnest drive to convince the nation to weaken its economic strength through redistribution as well as weaken its national defense, COUPLED WITH HIS UNPRECEDENTED WHITE HOUSE TAKEOVER OF DECENNIAL CENSUS TAKING FROM THE COMMERCE DEPARTMENT, has confirmed the very threats to our Republic’s survival that the Constitution was designed to avert, it no longer is sustainable for the United States Supreme Court and Military Joint Chiefs to refrain from exercising WHAT IS THEIR ABSOLUTE CONSTITUTIONAL DUTY TO DEFEND THE NATION FROM UNLAWFUL USURPATION. The questions of Obama’s Kenyan birth and his father’s Kenyan/British citizenship (admitted on his own website) have been conflated by his sustained unwillingnes to supply his long form birth certificate now under seal, and compounded by his internet posting of a discredited ‘after-the-fact’ short form ‘certificate’. In the absence of these issues being acknowledged and addressed, IT IS MANIFEST THAT OBAMA REMAINS INELIGIBLE TO BE PRESIDENT UNDER ARTICLE 2 OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION. Being a 14th Amendment ‘citizen’ is not sufficient. A ‘President’ MUST BE an Article 2 ‘natural born citizen’ AS DEFINED BY THE FRAMERS’ INTENT.

    6. nutter on February 9th, 2009 5:39 pm

      Welcome to the American dark ages. Maybe the nation will be lucky and remain intact and with some chance of survival during the next 100 years.


    7. Richard on February 9th, 2009 6:00 pm

      I wonder what the polls would show about Congress now.

    8. bob on February 9th, 2009 6:40 pm

      Ted, I like what you say.

    9. nutter on February 9th, 2009 7:41 pm
    10. caesu on February 9th, 2009 7:44 pm

      Obama Has Upper Hand in Stimulus Fight

      Obama’s 67% approval rating on the stimulus is more than twice that of Republicans

      by Frank Newport

      PRINCETON, NJ — The American public gives President Barack Obama a strong 67% approval rating for the way in which he is handling the government’s efforts to pass an economic stimulus bill, while the Democrats and, in particular, the Republicans in Congress receive much lower approval ratings of 48% and 31%, respectively.

      some more polls for you :)

    11. kayjay on February 9th, 2009 7:57 pm

      Goody goody President Pelosi just got her stimulus package passed. Obama who?

    12. yoyo muffintop on February 9th, 2009 9:27 pm

      #5 – haha.
      You’re one of those “We the People” weirdos. Lol.

    13. Pat in Alabama on February 9th, 2009 9:28 pm

      I watched a part of Obama’s town hall meeting today. It was designed to make it look like he has broad support. It was located in an area where the economy is really bad, and stacked with a clearly partisan crowd. The people who stood up to ask questions just happened to ask questions that led him to expound on his plan as if it is the answer to all our problems. I hope most people see it for the PR stunt that it was!

    14. Greg on February 9th, 2009 11:10 pm

      This is like a bad movie. Eight years of W and the puppet master Cheney was bad enough. Now we have a mega meltdown.

      President Obama who ran with catch phrases
      “we will get it right on day one.” Soo far Obama has been stuck on getting it wrong all the time.

      Yes, we all must pray. God Save America!

    15. scott on February 10th, 2009 7:04 am

      He is a typical….politician. During his campaign he campaigned against hedge fund managers; BUT now he has said that hedge fund managers will be an integral part of helping the economy recover; using a Bush program. How this must eat at your liberal wackos who were convinced of CHANGE by this man.

      He can’t even lie with a straight face. He CLAIMS he has one of the most transparent vetting processes in presidential history, YET, MOST of his cabinet have serious conflicts of interest problems and tax problems. The #2 man in the Justice Dept is a lawyer who has defended CHILD PORNOGRAPHY. Our Treasury leader is a TAX CHEAT; head the IRS?!? Yet we are to have confidence in what is going to lay out today? Are you kidding me? He claims he is against lobbyist; but yet Tim Geihtner’s #2 man is from the failed Goldman Sachs (sp?).

      He lets conservative talk show hosts Rush Limbaugh and now Sean Hannity get to him. He has talked about them in public speeches. Why does he care what they say anyway?

      He does not act very Presidential. He is often tardy or late to meetings and appointments. Yesterday in his press conference he referenced everybody by name and the organization they work for EXCEPT Major Garrett. He cooley left out that he worked for FoxNews. And he briskly dismissed the question with his goofy TEETH smile.

      The guy has NO IDEA what is going on. He is not as charasmatic without a teleprompter or a speech written for him in a press conference setting. He stumbles, stammers and studders a ton.


    16. Rusty Bridges on February 10th, 2009 7:34 am

      #11, you mean Queen Pelosi.

    17. super dave on February 10th, 2009 7:57 am

      just what we wanted. a white house full of tax evading thugs and a trillion dollar deficit. there will be anarchy in the U.S. if obama is not ousted. he is a destroyer.

    18. Ted on February 10th, 2009 9:12 am

      Now, here’s an example of chutzpah: The Republicans didn’t get their act together enough to challenge Obama for not being constitutionally qualified to be President as an Article 2 “natural born citizen” so Obama’s White House steals the census from the Commerce Department against the specific instructions of the constitution itself — “actual enumeration” under Article 1.

    19. Dolf on February 10th, 2009 9:13 am

      super dave

      past admin were also tax evaders
      pre past admin were also tax evaders

      damn all those politicians are tax evaders

    20. nutter on February 10th, 2009 6:22 pm

      No stimulus can save us.

      Who really owns our Federal Reserve? I saw this earlier -

      The Federal Reserve Is A PRIVATELY OWNED Corp.

      An interesting web site with some amazing ideas. Anyone else have information about the current ownership of the Federal Reserve…

      Org chart -

      Lots of interesting names on that org chart, including Lehman, and Goldman, Sachs. Is the Federal Reserve really the cause of our nation’s problems, and who owns them?

      Can there be a stimulus if we don’t own our nation’s banking system…

    21. ANewGirl on February 11th, 2009 5:35 am

      #15- Scott.

      INEXPERIENCED is it, exactly! And we are watching it unfold before our eyes.

      Looks like as Americans we are all going to have to tolerate a minimum of 4 YEARS of ON THE JOB TRAINING?? What the hell is that all about anyway?? Oh, wait–that’s right…I almost forgot— CHANGE WE CAN BELIEVE IN.

      Scary, isn’t it??

    22. ANewGirl on February 11th, 2009 6:39 am


      It’s all in the numbers! And, as we know—numbers don’t lie. Wonder what today will bring, but I am guessing more of the SAME.

    23. Rusty Bridges on February 11th, 2009 8:08 am

      Please, everybody listen up! Forget about the economy and this big fat porky bill that just passed for a while. We have bigger worries than this.

      Our spy satalite that apparently only takes pictures every once in a while instead of all the time over China has apperantly snapped a picture of what possibly could be might be a slab of concrete being constructed for what possibly could be might be a launch pad for possibly could be might be a launch facility for what possibly could be might be a test which possibly could be might be in the near future for what possibly could be might be a rocket that possibly could be might be a threat to Alaska.

      Everybody get your blankies and start worrying about this huge threat to our national security. and don’t forget to pay your taxes this year. we are being threatened by another country!

      Forget about the man behind the curtain!

    24. super dave on February 11th, 2009 10:56 am

      DOLF: one thing i do believe is that politicians are dirty. regardless of which party they claim.

    25. StateUniv. on February 11th, 2009 12:35 pm

      lets bet on a second term or not.. i’ll take the Prez for re-election in 2012, any takers? anybody even stand a chance to beat him?
      his approval #’s just hit 70-75% this week depending which poll you prefer..
      no dem will run against him, what politician does the country love more?

    26. super dave on February 11th, 2009 12:59 pm

      #25: hope you’ve noticed that his popularity is going down not up . all the worship and fondling obama has been receiving will die out within the next few months as the public now sees what they paid for is not what they got.
      mayan calender ends december 2012. he will never serve a full term and the criminals he is putting in the white house will have an immediate negative result on your messiah.

    27. StateUniv. on February 11th, 2009 6:18 pm

      super dave, shut up with all the theatrics about mayan calenders & messiahs please, i’m not into all that crap..
      tell us who your pick is for president in 2012..

    28. ANewGirl on February 11th, 2009 7:58 pm

      #25 & #27- StateUniv.

      I certainly hope your parents aren’t footing the bill for whatever College you are attending, because you are a dumbass.

      Obviously, Political Science is not your major I also assume. If you are a glimpse into the future of America- we’re all in trouble. Take your blinders off and put down the bong. The next time Michael Phelps passes it to you- I suggest you refuse another hit…sounds to me like your brain cells are well on their way to being fried.

      Pass the Moonbat Kool-Aide, please.

    29. Pat in Alabama on February 11th, 2009 11:25 pm


      I’m betting on Vladimir Putin..

    30. StateUniv. on February 12th, 2009 11:29 am

      SHUT, UP with all your STUPID references, michael phelps bong hits & moonbat kool-aide? what the hell is that you DORK!
      look, all the college kids knew he was gonna win the 1st time, it was YOU who had blinders on & GOT SHOCKED(dont know your own country?)..
      if you think i’m sooo wrong about re-election, then tell us all your pick for president in 2012..

    31. call me Roy on March 1st, 2010 3:22 pm

      Say, anyone see a pattern developing here?

      Obama’s Envoy “Rashad Hussain” to Islamic Bloc Admits Controversial Statements About Supporter of Terror Group.

      Next, On Dec. 16, President Barack Obama’s signed an executive order “Designating INTERPOL as a public international organization entitled to enjoy certain priileges, exemptions, and immunities.” Why?

      Next, we have the three Navy SEALs who face assault charges for capturing one of the most wanted terrorists in Iraq. Why?

      Next, The White House is not responding to questions about House Minority Leader John Boehner’s (R.-Ohio) renewed call for the resignation of Harry Knox, a member of the President’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Knox is the director of the religion and faith program at the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s most prominent homosexual rights group.

      Next, President Obama appointed Ron Bloom, “Manufacturing Czar” who cites Chairman Mao as a political guide.

      Next, President Obama appointed Anita Dunn, White House Communications Director. She stated in an address to high school students this past June that Chairman Mao Tse-tung was one of the two “philosophers” she most often turns to.

      Next, WASHINGTON, Dec. 23 /Christian Newswire/ — Christian faith leaders stunned by reports that President Obama would have an ornament of the image of Mao Zedong hanging on the White House Christmas tree.

      Next, Valerie Jarrett helped to hire Van Jones, the self admitted Communist.

      Next, Valerie Jarrett also recruited Cass Sunstein into the administration. Obama appointed Sunstein as “regulatory czar” to direct the White House Office of Management and Budget’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. You remember, this is the guy who wants to establish legal ‘rights’ for livestock, wildlife and pets, which would enable animals to file lawsuits in American courts.

      Next, It’s bad enough that John Brennan, President Obama’s national security deputy, thinks Gitmo jihadi recidivism is “not that bad.”

      Next, Obama’s relationship with Anti-Israel activism people like Rob Malley (Foreign Policy Advisor). Malley is the Director of the Middle East/North Africa Program at the International Crisis Group (ICG). Malley’s Camp David propaganda has also become fodder for Palestinians, Arab rejectionists, and anti-Israel activists across the world.

      Next, Obama just met with the leaders of a collection of Jewish groups, ostensibly to quell their concerns about his approach towards Israel. Barely two weeks later, he gives an award to a person who has actively campaigned against Israel. Obama awards The Medal of Freedom to Mary Robinson, an enemy of Israel AND the host and mastermind of the Durban Conference (anti-Semitic, anti-Israel). By bestowing of the Medal of Freedom on Mary Robinson it is a slap in the face to the pro-Israel community.

      Next, George Soros is a man who has supported a wide variety of groups that have shown a propensity to criticize America and Israel; a man who has made clear his goal is to break the close bonds between America and Israel; a man who has also been a key financial backer of President Obama’s; Soros is a funder of the ICG through his Open Society Institute; Other members of the Board include Zbigniew Brzezinski (whose anti-Israel credentials are impeccable) and Wesley Clark (who called US support for Israel during the Hezbollah War a “serious mistake”.

      Next, Daniel Kurtzer blamed the Israeli response to terror attacks for “the radicalization of those Palestinians to violence”. He does not characterize the perpetrators as terrorists but as “guerillas”.

      Next, DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano. Beginning with her embrace of the impotent euphemism “man-caused disasters” to the hit job on conservatives and veterans that she was forced to apologize for, to her assertion that crossing the border illegally, “isn’t a crime per se”, to her claim that 9/11 terrorists came in through the Canadian border, Ja-No has confirmed time and again that she’s not ready for prime time. Let’s face it, she’s as effective as HS Sect as she was as Governor at stopping the invasion in her home state.

      Next, Georgetown Says It Covered Over Name of Jesus to Comply With White House Request; Wednesday, April 15, 2009. Georgetown University says it covered over the monogram “IHS”–symbolizing the name of Jesus Christ—because it was inscribed on a pediment on the stage where President Obama spoke at the university on Tuesday and the White House had asked Georgetown to cover up all signs and symbols there. Why?

      Next, Eric Holder has been busy. H.R. 2159, the Disarming American Citizens Act allowing anti-gun Attorney General Eric Holder to revoke the Second Amendment rights of ANY American he chooses based on pure “suspicion”; A new so-called “Assault Weapons” Ban, targeting ALL semi-automatic rifles and shotguns — which, unlike the Clinton ban, will NEVER expire; H.R. 45, the “Catch-All” Obama Gun Control Bill, which would create a national gun registry, require a two-day waiting period, hike taxes on gun sales, federally ban ALL private firearms sales, and FORCE you to take a written exam just to prove you’re “fit” to own a firearm; The U.N.’s so-called “Small Arms Treaty,” which would confiscate and destroy ALL “unauthorized” civilian firearms and set the stage for INTERNATIONAL gun confiscation.

      Next, Copenhagen was all about controlling the world’s energy sources, then being able to dictate how that energy will be distributed — and taxed. “Hopenhagen” was perhaps the most concrete step toward a one-world bureaucratic regime in recent history. Thats why to give our President bargaining clout in Copenhagen, the Environmental Protection Agency, declared ‘greenhouse gases,’ most notably carbon dioxide, a public health hazard. This would have allowed the EPA to regulate it — read that ‘tax it’ and ‘outlaw it’ — under the Clean Air Act.

      Next, President Obama Appoints John Holdren as Science Advisor. In 1977 Dr. Holdren and his colleagues Paul and Anne Ehrlich published the book Ecoscience. In it, Holdren and his co-authors endorse the serious consideration of radical measures to reduce the human population. The measures include: • People who “contribute to social deterioration” (i.e. undesirables) “can be required by law to exercise reproductive responsibility” — in other words, be compelled to have abortions or be sterilized. • Women — particularly women of insufficient means due to poverty, nationality, marital status, or youth — could be forced to abort their children and undergo sterilization. • Undesirable populations could be sterilized by infertility drugs intentionally put into drinking water or in food. • • A transnational “Planetary Regime” and a transnational police force should be assembled to enforce population control.

      Next, Air Force Retracted Invitation for Conservative Leader to Speak at Prayer Luncheon After He Criticized Obama’s Position on ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Dr. William Donahue, president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights in New York City condemned the action – and called for an investigation. “The decision to silence Tony Perkins, an ordained minister and Marine veteran, represents political correctness at a dangerous level,” Perkins, meanwhile, said the real issue isn’t that he was disinvited to an event – it’s about political correctness in the military on homosexuality. “This is not about the chaplain, it’s not even about Andrews Air Force Base, it’s about the chilling effect that this policy would have upon Christians who operate from an understanding of what’s right and wrong according to Scripture,”

      Next, Obama administration official, speaking on background Friday to a group of reporters, characterized the Fort Hood shooting as “an act of terrorism,” the first time an administration official has used that term in describing the massacre. The acknowledgement was stunning given the criticism from conservatives over the administration’s reluctance to call the incident an act of terror. Asked repeatedly about the relationship between Hasan and extremists in Yemen, the administration official declined to make that direct link. It has been reported widely that Anwar al-Awlaki, the radical American cleric living in Yemen whose influence also was cited in the attempted Christmas day bombing, exchanged multiple e-mails with Hasan.

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