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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Obama's Approval Ratings Lowest Since Truman-- Except Nixon Post-Watergate


"Don't put too much stock in these numbers. It was mostly racists that were polled."

Yet, (surprise!) The Washington Post is making lame excuses for him.

From The Washington Post (via Ace of Spades):

President Obama is ending his fifth year in office matching the worst public approval ratings of his presidency, with record numbers of Americans saying they disapprove of his job performance and his once-hefty advantages over Republicans in Congress eroded in many areas, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll
His position is all the more striking when compared with his standing a year ago, as he was preparing for his second inauguration after a solid reelection victory [Solid victory? It was a victory bouyed by lies ("You can keep your insurance if you like it."), the IRS attacking political opponents leading up to the election, and an intentional delay of enacting his most damaging policies and regulations by the EPA, HHS, and other executive agencies. He is most definitely president asterisk.] That high note [high note? how about comparing his numbers right after Obama's first inauguration so we can see how much the American people disapprove of his total performance.] proved fleeting as the president faced a series of setbacks, culminating in the botched rollout of his Affordable Care Act two months ago [rollout and Americans finally finding out what was actually in this behemoth law].  
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The president’s overall approval rating stands at 43 percent, while disapproval is at 55 percent. Those numbers are virtually identical to a poll taken a month ago. At this time last year, 54 percent approved of Obama’s overall performance and 42 disapproved. Even after the huge losses his party suffered in the 2010 midterms, Obama’s approval rating was higher, at 49 percent, than it is today and was slightly more positive than negative. 
Obama ends his fifth year in office with lower approval ratings than almost all other recent two-term presidents. At this point in 2005, for example, former president George W. Bush was at 47 percent positive, 52 percent negative. All other post-World War II presidents were at or above 50 percent at this point in their second terms, except Richard M. Nixon, whose fifth year ended in 1973 with an approval rating of 29 percent because of the Watergate scandal that later brought impeachment and his resignation.

The article goes on to say that Obama's on his back and this is only a challenging bump blah, blah, blah. We'll see how challenging it will be when 50 to 80 million more American lose their insurance plans to ObamaCare.

Anyway, the fact is Obama and the Democrats are in dire straits. ObamaCare, the IRS scandal, the NSA spying on Americans, record high unemployment, the abysmal economy, all belong to the Democrats. And the heavy hand of Obama's feds are beginning to be felt by normal citizens-- especially through ObamaCare.

Obama's in trouble and the press are just now beginning to understand how bad it is. They'll begin making excuses and probably crying racism ("It's racist to want to keep your insurance!") within the next month.

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