Last month the MSM had dubbed President Barack Obama the come back kid. The media’s effort to build back up Obama after the shellacking Democrats took in the 2010 midterm elections seems to have been for naught. According to the most recent Rasmussen Presidental Approval Index, Barack Obama is back where he started at -17%.
Obama’s Approval Index ratings have fallen nine points since Monday as the crisis in Egypt unfolds as the trending shows that the presidents numbers are headed back to where they started.
Rasmussen reported the following:
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Saturday shows that 23% of the nation’s voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty percent (40%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -17 (see trends).
As the Gateway Pundit states,”too bad the Comeback Kid couldn’t quite hang on.” One might say that the Egypt crisis caused the downfall in Obama’s polling numbers; however, as Hot Air points out Obama was at -4 in the Rasmussen poll on 1/24 and then came the SOTU and it skyrocketed back up to double digits.
However, I think this is more due to the abrupt end of a second Obama honeymoon. The goodwill seems to have faded almost as soon as Obama left the podium from his State of the Union speech. In two days