Saturday, April 16, 2011

Obama's Approval Dips... Finally!

In the utterly dismal environment that constitutes contemporary politics, there is one small crumb of good: Obama's approval ratings are falling.
The latest Gallup Daily tracking three-day average shows 41% of Americans approving of the job Barack Obama is doing. That ties his low as president, which he registered three times previously -- twice in August 2010 and once in October 2010.
Apparently, even the Democrats are miffed at the atrocious CR budget compromise.

It's far too little – his approval should be in the 20% range, about equal to the number of immovable Progressives — and who knows if it's too late. And, it's shocking that there are still a large percentage of Americans who do NOT yet believe that Obama is even worse than Wilson and only slightly better than Hugo Chavez of Venezuela. Though not for lack of trying to be both. (So, far as I know Wilson never committed treason). But, in the present circumstances, it's healthy to be grateful for even small favors.


madmax said...


Read this short blog post to put Obama's approval rating in perspective.

"Reagan's numbers were similar a year before his 1984 landslide. It is forgotten by most conservatives that Reagan had lower numbers during most of his first term than Obama's have been."

Obama's approval ratings are irrelevant. Non-whites, gays, single white women, and the entire left-liberal establishment will not abandon him ever. Also, take into account that many Leftists who were polled had negative views of Obama because he is not Leftist enough. Sobering.

Jeff Perren said...

Thank you, max, for that thoroughly depressing analysis.

I agree that he still has the advantage, in many ways. That's just one reason I was so disturbed when the only serious candidate (in my view) dropped out of the race already. (Mike Pence).

It's not beyond the realm of possibility that relocation to a foreign country may be the best option within the next few years.

David Beatty said...

Sadly, the Stupid Party (Republicans) doesn't help matters.