Monday, January 21, 2013

Obama's approval rating in the tank

The article is interesting, considering King Obama was elected with a 51.4% majority - the quesiton being - why have 2%-plus of those low-information voters indicate their disapproval of his first four years?  His approval rating after the first four years is a "third-lowest in modern history" 49.1%.  Odd.  Anyway.  While I found the article enjoyable, I was more enamored with one of the comments posted.  It is a concise, accurate summation of this President's past tenure and future agenda. It follows the article. Worth a read even if you skip the article

Gallup: Obama average first-term approval ratings among lowest in modern history
A Gallup poll released on the morning of Barack Obama’s second public presidential inauguration shows that his first term was marked by a level of public disapproval exceeded in the modern era only by Presidents Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford.

Obama “averaged 49.1% job approval during his first term in office, among the lowest for post-World War II presidents,” Gallup said Monday.
“Obama’s first-term average is most similar to Bill Clinton’s. Lyndon Johnson, John Kennedy, and Dwight Eisenhower were the most popular first-term presidents.”
The president’s job approval rating was highest — 57.2 percent — during his first year in office. His worst-performing year was his third, during which only 44.4 percent of Americans approved of his work in the White House.
Obama’s 48.1 percent approval rating in the fourth year of his presidency also ranked third-worst among modern-era presidents who sought re-election after a four-year term. Presidents George H.W. Bush and Carter, the only two in that group to lose their re-elections, were also the only two to fare worse by that measurement.
Obama faces “the mounting federal budget deficit and the continuing need to find ways to reduce federal spending” in his second term, Gallup said, “something he and the Republicans have failed to make significant progress on over the last two years.”

“He has made legislation to reduce gun violence a high priority and has expressed a desire to pass comprehensive immigration and energy reform. As in the latter part of his first term, the president’s ability to succeed in these efforts will depend greatly on his ability to work with a divided Congress. The extent to which he can do that, along with the health of the economy, will be major factors in determining the level of public support Obama will get in his second term in office.

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What history will show is how easy it was for one man to turn the great American melting pot into a divisive tribal war zone. A man who used empty promises, a man who sold the people the idea of wealth redistribution as social justice and used this class warfare on his manufactured victim class while ripping the last vestige of economic freedom from the hands of the next generation - leaving their children and grand children a ~$26trillion plus debt that will never be paid and a nation perpetually enslaved to the interest payments. History will show the Obama era as the moment in time when the rot reached the core and became a systemic economic national death sentence.

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