Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Obama's Approval Rating is Now 50-50

It is still amazing to see how far Obama’s star has fallen, since Inauguration. Granted, Obama has trashed the dollar, spent the country into bankruptcy, destroyed the Democratic Party, and then there are the public gaffes.

He sent a letter to the wrong French President, the "overpriced" button to Russia, the comment on Leno, his actions on”60 Minutes,” and the list goes on and on. I have not even gotten to his foreign diplomacy blunders. After all this, no wonder his approval rating has plummeted.

According to Jules Crittenden:

"Zogby poll due out in the morning will be reporting the Obama admin’s latest grim milestone. As many people don’t like him as do. Boston Herald:

The honeymoon is over, a national poll will signal tomorrow as President Obama’s job approval stumbles to about 50 percent over the lack of improvement with the crippled economy.

The sobering numbers come as the president backpedals from two prime-time gaffes - one comparing his bowling score to a Special Olympian and another awkwardly laughing about the economy, which prompted Steve Kroft of “60 Minutes” to ask “are you punch-drunk?”

Pollster John Zogby said his poll out in the morning will show Americans split on the president’s performance. He said the score factors out to “about 50-50.”

Some polls show Obama coasting with a 65 percent job approval, but not in Zogby’s tally.

“The numbers are going down,” Zogby told the Herald. “It’s not because of the gaffes, but a combination of high expectations and that things aren’t moving fast enough with the economy.”

Maybe, but the
vast presidential gaffe repository Obama is amassing can’t be helping. The guy’s only been in 60-odd days and he’s tripped more than Ford.*

As for the president’s love of the limelight, it could backfire, according to a media watcher.

“I thought he overexposed himself weeks ago,” said Tobe Berkovitz, associate dean of Boston University’s College of Communication.

“I wonder when the public will say ‘Instead of being in front of the camera, be in front of a spreadsheet.’ ”

To judge by
Falcone’s reaction, soon, if not already. But we won’t know until the media organizes itself to do some gaffe polling. What’s the holdup?

* All Ford ever bonked was his head. Obama’s stubbed his toe on disabled kids, backed into bonuses, tripped over mullahs, and walked right into the Ivans."


  1. And he is ONLY 60 days in. Imagine say 120 days, 2 years? Yeah, I think he will be the limbo winner for approval ratings.

  2. I don't know if his approval rating is truly dropping. Instead it may be that we are finally getting realistic numbers instead of all the fawning that was delivered by the msm during the election. Not everyone is in love with this guy.

  3. If we could get everyone in the world to hold up an Obama "We love you" sign so he finally feels good about himself, could we then put someone in the President's office that has a clue how to do the job?

    I'm starting to fondly remember the "good old" Carter and Clinton regimes now. Frankly, three months ago I would have said that was impossible.

    The Republicans need to take the House back in 2010 and put a stop to this foolish on the job training program.

    This Rahm Emmanuel- did he really fight in the Israeli Army (not in the US Army)?