Barack Obama’s Job Approval Poll Numbers Fall … Only 37% Approve of his Handling of the Economy


He’s fallen and he can’t get up …

A new McClatchy-Marist poll has President Barack Obama’s job approval numbers in free fall. Just 41% approve of the job that Obama is doing now as president and worse yet, only 37% approve of his handling of the economy, while 56% disapprove. Thus the reason why Obama suddenly feels the need to talk about the economy today and give another yawn inducing, failed policy speech on taxing the rich, infrastructure spending and finding a way to provide jobs for his union buddies. Barack Obama appears to be pivoting from his race-baiting speeches on George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin back to his class warfare ones. Let’s go out on a limb and predict that Obama will talk about all the investments that government needs to make. Code for more government spending.


The disappointing results come as the White House this week looks to turn the national conversation back to the economy. Obama will deliver the first of a series of speeches Wednesday aimed at offering his vision for boosting economic growth, even as the new poll found that just 37 percent of the respondents approved of his handling of the economy, while 56 percent disapproved.     

Overall, the poll found Obama’s job approval at 41 percent last week, a sharp drop from April’s 50 percent and his worst showing in the poll since 39 percent in September 2011. Forty-eight percent disapproved in the latest poll, up from April’s 46 percent.

Have the scandals finally caught up to Obama? The closer IRS-gate gets to the White House, the more Obama will have to deflect attention and “wag the dog”. The Benghazi scandal, once thought to have been silenced, now appears to have found legs again. The NSA spying on Americans does not seem to be going away either. Barack Obama then had to interject himself once again into the George Zimmerman-Trayvon Martin case and provide his opinions on race. Instead of looking forward and bringing people together in the wake of the “not guilty” jury verdict, Obama did what a community agitator does well, agitate. However, with all of these scandals going on, the Middle East in turmoil, Obamacare falling apart before his very eyes, suddenly Obama remembers that the economy stinks and the economic recovery has been anemic at best.

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  • Comments

    6 Responses to “Barack Obama’s Job Approval Poll Numbers Fall … Only 37% Approve of his Handling of the Economy”

    1. A Texas Grandfather on July 24th, 2013 4:00 pm

      One has to ask if he ever handled the economy. He has never produced an approved budget while depending on continuing resolutions to fund the various agencies.

      This should have been stopped in 2009 by the House of Representatives. Since it was allowed to continue, it needs to be done immediately. Shut down the government and use the time to dig into the scandals in the Dept. of State, the IRS, Fast and Furious and others.

      When you promote a person that has zero experience in anything other than living off the efforts of others to the office of POTUS, what we see is what we get. Socialist concepts that have never ever worked in managing a village, town, city, state or country.

    2. kashekamon on July 24th, 2013 5:29 pm

      What is going on with his face, it’s disgusting, now he has another growth under the first? Never had a President that looked like a Sharpay before. The difference being, a Sharpay is suppose to look like he does.

      He wants the rest of his term directed toward the middle class and the economy. Never mind, he isn’t capable of being a success, only one failure after another. Besides that, what makes him so sure he is going to finish his term. Impeachment, looking him straight in the face and hanging directly over his head.

    3. kashekamon on July 24th, 2013 9:09 pm

      He is totally repulsive to look at!!!! The evil is beginning to show!!!! He doesn’t even look presentable anymore!!!!

    4. kashekamon on July 24th, 2013 10:26 pm

      So now he trying to appeal to the middle class and throwing in the race factor at the same time. Forget obama, you’ve got the intelligence of a toad. You’ve LOST all trust and credibility.

    5. super dave on July 25th, 2013 9:17 am

      you can’t give a homey money and power. they will self corrupt every time. just look at the proof already out there. blatant corruption and crime coming from the democrat party like a tidal wave.

    6. Karma on July 26th, 2013 11:46 am

      What’s a “homey”? You mean a black person?
      The president is a Harvard educated lawyer/law professor/lawyer/senator/president of the USA. Rember that if you answer.
      SM: You forgot community agitator.

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