Drip, drip, drip …
Just how law can Barack Hussein Obama’s approval ratings go? Since his election in 2008, the bottom of his polling numbers have completely dropped out from underneath. Obama’s job approval slide is not by accident, he has earned it. According to the most recent Gallup poll, President Obama has a 38% job approval rating among “Independents”. OUCH, that is most likely to leave a mark, especially this November in the 2010 midterm elections.
Thirty-eight percent of independents approve of the job Barack Obama is doing as president, the first time independent approval of Obama has dropped below 40% in a Gallup Daily tracking weekly aggregate. Meanwhile, Obama maintains the support of 81% of Democrats, and his job approval among Republicans remains low, at 12%.
Just one year ago Obama had a 56% approval rating among independents. His present 38% approval represents an 18% point drop with independents since July 6-12, 2009.
As Jammie Wearing Fool aptly writes, no wonder Obama is shamelessly pandering to Hispanics with the politicization of illegal immigration. Why else would Obama sue the state of Arizona over such a widely popular illegal immigration bill?Obama is desperate and needs to pander and BS a new voting block.
Why poll numbers matter. It is not the snap shot in time that is important, it is the continual downward trend of Obama’s job approval that is the news. It can only get worse with the state of the economy, the suing of Arizona and as more and more oil washes up on the shore of the Gulf Coast states.
Collectively, only 46% of Americans approve of the president’s job performance, just 1 point above his worst approval of 45%. Obama’s approval has not been above 50% since February.
Despite his professed success with the healthcare legislation, Obama is confronting a stubbornly sluggish economic recovery, continuing high unemployment, growing concerns over deficits and spending, impatience among some supporters such as gays and Hispanics and mounting casualties in his ongoing Afghanistan military campaign.
Ever wonder why Obama’s numbers have cratered, Obama thinks that Obamacare was a success. Talk about an out of touch President. 60% of Americans want to repeal the health care bill and Obama touts it as a success. Welcome to Obama in Wonderland and with much hard work, prayers and upcoming elections … we will not have to deal with it much longer.