...on both performance and policy.
Gallup shows the president's ratings at a 57% approve/35% disapprove. Not denying the strength of that first numebr, but it marks almost a 20% decline since Obama's inauguration. That's a trend, folks. I have a few friends that are pretty serious gamblers, and they tell me to always bet on a trend continuing, and never assume that someone is "due" for a turnaround. If what's true in football and roulette is good for politics, expect to see a number below 50% by Labor Day.
And the president's policies, which have always had a disconnect from his persona, are also showing increasing weakness among the public.
Rasmussen reports that forty percent (40%) of U.S. voters now say President Obama has not been aggressive enough in supporting the reformers in Iran protesting the results of the presidential election. That’s a five-point increase from a week ago. Maybe it's because of stories (and videos) like this?
More from Rasmussen:
....voters now regard North Korea as a bigger threat to the United States than Iran....
Sixty-two percent (62%) of voters say Iran should be required to stop developing its nuclear weapons capabilities before a meeting is allowed between the Iranian president and the president of the United States....Eighty-one percent (81%) agree with Israeli President Benjamin Netanhyahu that Palestinian leaders must recognize Israel’s right to exist as part of a Middle Eastern peace agreement.
Maybe if the Republican party did a better job in tying Barack Obama to his policies (and those of his Demcoratic Congress), people would realize the disconnect between who Obama says he is and who/what he really is.
It's not like the media is going to help make it happen...