Gallup: Barack Obama Averages 45.8% Job Approval in Year Five … Most Recent Quarterly Average was 41.2%
HOW IN THE HELL DID THIS GUY GET REELECTED AGAIN???!!!???
How does a president who does not average anywhere close to 50% get reelected? However, will Obama’s charmed political career due to some less than truth telling ultimately shred the Democrats in 2014, Real Clear Politics seems to think so. The downward spiral of Obama’s polling numbers will have a political consequence on him and fellow Democrats. Let’s just hope the GOP does not manage to pull defeats from the jaws of victory.
I noted at the end of last year that the Senate playing field in 2014 is substantially worse for Democrats than it was in 2010. If Democrats ultimately suffer losses in marginal seats at the rate they did in 2010, we’d expect them to lose nine to 10 seats. This time, I’m going to take a slightly different tack, and look at these races from the point of view of the president’s job approval.
President Barack Obama averaged 45.8% job approval during his fifth year in office. That is down more than two percentage points from his fourth-year average, and slightly better than his career-low 44.4% in his third year.
From a historical perspective, Obama’s fifth-year approval average is in the lower range. It is similar to George W. Bush’s 45.7%, but lower than those for Dwight Eisenhower, Ronald Reagan, and Bill Clinton. Obama’s fifth-year average exceeds Richard Nixon’s 41.1% in the year ending Jan. 19, 1974. Nixon’s fifth-year approval rating reflected declining support as the Watergate scandal unfolded, but his fifth year ended well before he resigned from office.
From the historical polling below, it would appear that Barack Obama is not the one we have been waiting for. In fact, Obama is the one we can’t wait to get rid of. Obama has been a total and complete failure and a fraud.