New polls show a narrowing on approval/disapproval; on issue, Barry's cratering
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows that 31% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Thirty-six percent (36%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -5.
So far in August, the President’s Approval Index rating has ranged from -4 to -9. That’s an improvement from the last week in July when his ratings ranged from -8 to -12. ...
Overall, 48% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the President's performance. That matches the lowest level of total approval yet recorded. Fifty-two percent (52%) now disapprove.
We think this goes to two things about Barry. First, he's overexposing himself. People are sick of seeing him on TV all the time. For the media, it's all Barry all the time, 24/7, and they're not picking up on the fact that people are sick and tired of seeing him on the boob tube. He seems to love the media attention -- classic narcissist -- and he believes that he needs to be out there, acting like a doting father to all of his children. Problem is most of us are adults, and we don't need him in our lives all the time.
The second thing contributing to his disapproval numbers are the Democrats. No, he's not in Congress anymore, but the Democrats are in charge, and it's reflecting on his numbers. People are sick of the Democrats running rough-shod over the Republicans, over the people, and over the Constitution. They're having a difficult time explaining themselves to the people of this nation on the Pork-A-Palooza, the seizure of GM and Chrysler, Crap and Tax, and the health care plan. They can't explain why this was needed as quickly as it was, and they also can't explain why things like the Pork-A-Palooza haven't worked as they said it would.
This is why, we believe, his numbers took another hit. And if you check out the numbers per issue, as polled by Rasmusson show that the nation doesn't have a lot of confidence in what he's doing. Check out all the tables there. There's even one for job approval on Pelosi and Reid. Pelosi's unfavorable numbers are at 57%; Reid's are at 48%.
I know a lot of people blow off polling because they don't trust them. That's true of media-driven polls and of Zogby, but Rasmusson is usually spot-on with it's findings. They don't overweight the people polled.
These numbers show that the nation now knows they were hoodwinked by the Democrats. The hope and change they voted for wasn't the hope and change the Democrats had in mind for the nation. They've got a forty-year wish list of what they want to do to this nation, and they're running it by the numbers and ramming it down our throats.
The people of this nation aren't stupid. Yeah, sure, a few were dumb enough to fall for this song and dance, but overall the majority isn't stupid. They know the health care plan won't bring reform to the industry. The reform that's needed can be accomplished through tort reform and in creating health savings accounts that are paid for by tax credits given to taxpayers. But Congress doesn't want that. They want to nationalize the industry. That will cause further damage to the economy, create a mass exodus of health care professionals, and result in rationed care akin to the Canadian and British systems.
That's not reform. That's a disaster. And the poll numbers show that people are now seeing this president as the face of disaster. He doesn't know what he's doing, and he's such a big-government advocate that he can't see the forest through the trees. Government isn't the solution, it's part of the problem. Instead of us getting out of the way and shutting up, maybe Barry and Company should take his advice, and get out of the way.