Public confidence in President Obama has hit a new low, according to the latest Washington Post-ABC News poll. Four months before midterm elections that will define the second half of his term, nearly six in 10 voters say they lack faith in the president to make the right decisions for the country, and a clear majority once again disapproves of how he is dealing with the economy.
It’s safe to assume that the general electorate now thinks that Captain Kick Ass is in over his head, especially with his cataclysmic failure in showing any leadership ability during the worst environmental disaster in our history. An epic failure by any measure – outside of MSNBC of course.
But does the electorate really think Obama now owns from CBS the economy and not the “previous administration?” Maybe not, you say? From CBS:
Mr. Obama’s approval rating on the economy has tumbled five percentage points from last month, according to a new CBS News poll, with just 40 percent of those polled expressing full confidence in his actions.
More than half of those questioned (54 percent) said they disapproved of Mr. Obama’s handling of the economy. Last month, 45 percent approved. The drop in approval has been seen mostly among independents, just 35 percent of whom now say they approve.
Let’s not forget, independents got this clown elected and he’s basically lost them all to this point. A complete lack of leadership and horrendous economic policies, with even more horrendous results will tend to do that. Throw in amateurish foreign policy and a complete disconnect to the American people and you, my Democratic friends, have a disaster of your own to deal with.
The fact of the matter is this: Barack Obama got elected due to tremendous hype, much of which included a tenet of hope and change, as well as a promise to govern from the center and bring the parties together. The latter certainly hasn’t happened – this president has been the most divisive in our history – and all the hope and change he has brought thus far has resulted in close to 10% unemployment and an economy that is heading into a double dip recession.
I’m hearing footsteps, people. Could those be Hillary’s footsteps?