Thursday, June 16, 2011

President's Approval Rate Down Again

After a brief lift from the aftermath of the Osama bin Laden assassination, Obama's approval rating is back in the tank.  What I would love to know is who ARE those 23% of the people who strongly believe Obama is doing an acceptable job as POTUS?

It would appear from these numbers that America is still discontent with leadership at the top. If change is what Obama promised, then he can only be judged as a roaring success. Change in America is exactly what he has delivered. The only problem is that it wasn't the kind of change Americans were pining for.

We're now embroiled in three costly foreign wars. He's still in denial, however, refusing to call Libya a "war." Debt has escalated on his watch. Deficit spending is out of control. There is absolutely no willingness to consider looking at the entitlement programs to reduce spending. Instead of boosting worldwide confidence in America, Obama has induced fear and uncertainty in the hearts and minds not only here at home, but among our greatest allies, Israel being the prime example.

It's obvious to me that we cannot endure another four years of similar domestic and foreign policies. The leader of the Democratic Party the other day proudly boasted, "We own this economy." She actually believes the country is on the path to recovery, and so does Obama. If this is what their definition of economic recovery looks like,  there will be a majority of voters in November 2012 who will vociferously disagree and demand a change from what we've seen.

That's indicated by the huge spike up in this polling data among those who strongly disapprove of the job the President is doing. I loved Donald Trump's answer to the question, "What has President Obama done right?" He said, "He got elected."

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