Monday, April 11, 2011
President Obama plans to deliver “a major speech” on Wednesday laying out an aggressive plan (READ: Tea Party-approved) for deficit reduction which will include slashing Medicare, Social Security and Medicaid but not military spending.
Meanwhile, according to the latest Rasmussen Reports Daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows only 19% of the nation’s voters Strongly Approve of the way Mr. Obama is performing as president. His lowest numbers yet.
But perhaps most surprising, just 37% of liberals Strongly Approve of the president’s performance. That’s down from 63% a year ago, 57% at the beginning of 2011, and 52% a week ago. Suggesting a shrinking of his once huge political base.
Liberals have expressed disappointment with President Obama over the extension of the Bush tax cuts, the military action in Libya, and most recently, the budget deal to avert a partial shutdown of the Federal government.