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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Prez Obama Slips in Polls

Prez Obama Slips in Polls

As fall weather cools, the President continues to see his polling numbers follow the trend toward lower approval and high disapproval by Rasmussen Reports:

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows that 27% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Forty percent (40%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -13. That’s just a point above the lowest level ever recorded for this President. It’s also the sixth straight day in negative double digits, matching the longest such streak   

Let’s look at the President approval (positive numbers) when he was first sworn into office in January on the 21st of each month since then.    Now the Rasmussen Reports numbers (Approval Index) are negative for President Obama

January 21, 2009       Obama starts at +28
February 21st             Obama is down to +10
March 21st                 Obama in single digits at +4
April 21st                   Obama just positive at +2
May 21st                    Obama climbs to +7
June 21st                    Obama slips to negative -2
July 21st                     Obama trends down to -5
August 21st                Obama down to -8
Sept 21st                     Obama stays at -8
October 21st               Obama into double digits -13

It appears that the PR machine at the White House is failing to prop up support for the President, and instead the WH press office has decided to mount an attack and isolation campaign against Fox News.    Perhaps the White House under the Obama administration could change their policies and politics?   That is what is the likely cause for President Obama slide into a Jimmy Carter and George Bush type approval index.   While Mr. Obama campaigned as a moderate Democrat and one who was bi-partisan, the actual Presidential staff (Axelrod, Emanuel) and Administration is sharply partisan in their Chicago style political operations.  And the Presidential approval index reflects the opinion of the American people to that partisan approach.

© 2009, Jasper Welch, Four Corners Media

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