Monday, February 02, 2009

Barack's Approval Ratings Fading...Fading...

Maybe it's the trillion-dollar "stimulus to nowhere" that is starting to get under people's skin? From a poll run by Democracy Corps:

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as president?

Strongly approve 42%
Somewhat approve 13%

That's a combined 55%, down from the 80%+ of inauguration day, and a bulk of this percentage is "somewhat" weak. Maybe it's because people are beginning to read stories like this, where it is speculated (with good reason) that Obama may cut the military's budget while increasing spending on the Nationa Endowment of the Arts?

And here's a poll question people stopped asking as soon as Obama was inagurated:

Q. Generally speaking, do you think that things in this country are going in the right direction, or do you feel things have gotten pretty seriously off on the wrong track?

Right direction - 27%
Wrong track - 65%
(Don't know/refused) - 8%

This poll ran through January 30th, so the Big O had already had a week in office to show the direction he planning on taking the country in....not sure how they match up against Bush-era numbers, but I gotta believe they are not significantly different.

Courage, my Republican representatives. This Obama guy is going down faster than Jimmy Carter on an Islamist terrorist....

UPDATE 2-4: Gateway Pundit reports that Rasmussen has President Obama's approval rating down to 61%. It is a Bushian level; George W. had an approval rating slightly higher 60 days after the much-maligned 2000 election. Where will Obama be when we come to the Ides of March? Expect another Bushian level, this time circa 2008....

1 comment:

Anonymous said... the last line! LOL