More All-Time Job Approval Lows for Barack Obama in NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll … 19% Think Country Headed in Right Direction
Another day and another all-time job approval low for President Barack Obama.
Remember when Obama said that the American people are going to judge him in 2012 on the economy … YES THEY ARE. However, now Barack Obama’s mouth pieces say his low numbers are not his fault … YES THEY ARE.
This time its the NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, that shows that Obama has fallen 3% since July and his job approval now stands at 44%. Making issues even worse for Obama’s 2012 reelection, The One has a 37% approval rating in handling the economy and a meager 19%, yes that is not a typo, only 19% think the country is headed in the right direction and a whopping 73% think we are head in the wrong direction. Not to be outdone, the ABC-WAPO poll was just as devastating.
After the bruising debt-ceiling fight — as well as Standard & Poor’s subsequent downgrade of the nation’s credit rating — Obama’s job approval rating has sunk to a low of 44 percent, a 3-point drop since July. His handling of the economy stands at a low of 37 percent. And only 19 percent believe the country is headed in the right direction, the lowest mark for this president.
Perhaps most ominously for Obama, a majority of poll takers — 54 percent — think he’s facing a longer-term setback from which he’s unlikely to recover. Back in January, just 39 percent agreed with that assessment.
These poll numbers reflect all of the recently released polling data on Barack Obama and the way in which Americans think he has handled his job as President. Although, this poll has Congress as historic lows as well, there is a much different perception when you ask an someone how an individual is doing vs. a mass group of individuals.
At some point, if this terrible polling continues doe Barack Obama, the Democrats are going to have to build a fire line between themselves and Obama to insulate themselves from a crushing defeat in 2012.