The bloom is falling off the Barack Obama support. In just over 50 days in office Barack Obama’s approval ratings are falling as a second major polling firm shows and erosion and chink in the Obama armor. The Pew Research Center reports that Obama’s approval rating has slipped from 64% in February to 59% while The One’s disapproval rating has risen from 17% to 26% during the same period.
Obama is finally being exposed for the wolf in moderate sheep’s clothing that he really is. Even as CNN tries to defend Obama’s poll numbers there is no doubt that American’s have become uneasy at Obama’s willingness to embrace the liberal left and to spend, spend, spend without regard. As Red State appropriately puts it, the American public has discovered that Obama is a liberal. Make all the excuses you want for Obama, if we do not come out of this economic mess it is an Obama Recession and he will own it. There is only so much patience that the American people have and Obama will soon learn this.
The most dramatic shift in opinion about Obama in the new survey is about whether he is listening more to his party’s moderates or liberals. By 44% to 30%, the public now sees him listening more to liberal Democrats rather than to moderate Democrats. This is a reversal from January when 44% said he was listening more to moderates in the Democratic Party, while 34% said he was listening more to the party’s liberals. The proportion of Republicans who see liberals having greater sway over Obama has increased by 23 points since January; the proportion of independents holding that view has risen 13 points.
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 36% of the nation’s voters now Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Thirty-two percent (32%) now Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of +4, his lowest rating to date (see trends).
UPDATE I: From The Gateway Pundit, Obama Continues Slide… Americans Continue to Prefer Free Markets Over Socialism