Obama’s Approval Takes a Nose Dive

Saturday, December 5, 2009

For the first time, more Americans now disapprove of the job President Obama is doing than approve.

According to a new CNN/Opinion Research survey, 48% of Americans approve of the job President Obama is doing and 50% disapprove.. The 48% approval is a 7 point drop in approval from last month.

Said pollster Keating Holland: “The poll indicates that the biggest drop in approval comes from non college educated white voters. That’s one indication among many that Obama’s growing unpopularity may be more related to unemployment and the poor economy.”

For weeks I have argued that very soon, the economy will cease to be Bush’s recession and will become Obama’s recession. On January 20th, 2010, Obama will have been president one year and to Americans out of work and falling behind on their bills and mortgages, they will begin to point their finger — rightfully so, at President Obama for their financial situation.

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11 Responses to Obama’s Approval Takes a Nose Dive

  1. I would like to see a real progressive run against him in 2012. At this point he is an utter failure. More war, shitty on LGBT issues, spending like a fiend, failing to lead on issues like Health Care. He needs to grow a pair of balls and act like the man we elected to get the job done.

  2. libhomo says:

    The biggest reason that Obama’s ratings are falling is his choice to pursue mostly Republican policies. He never had support of conservatives and never will because his isn’t all white. Now, he’s flushing liberal support down the toilet by acting like Bush most of the time.

  3. feminazi says:

    What I see is a general perception that President Obama is focused on world events, Afghanistan and climate change, while unemployment remains stuck at record levels. I understand the limitations of the White House to fix employment but, I also see his economic team more concerned about Wall Street than Main Street and this isn’t good.

  4. BuddhalovesPaine says:

    I 2nd that. I hope that does not offend anyone.

  5. BuddhalovesPaine says:

    My other comments from another thread disappeared. They were,
    1. Disrupt military recruiting
    2. Do not join the military unless you are a leftist, progressive, marxist, or libertarian, or something along those lines and your goal is to destroy the MIC from the inside.
    3. Read

  6. Rock says:

    Billary had it right. It’s jobs, jobs, jobs, jobs…

  7. pobept says:

    My stance adopted in January 2009 is finely justified!

  8. bradfrmphnx says:

    This is what happens when you make a bunch of promises, and you do the exact opposite of what you promised. After the last year of trying to do too many things at once, while not concentrating on jobs, health care, and the human rights issues he promised that he would; while instead running around the world galavanting and prostrating himself in front of heads of state, that frankly, a lot of folks just don’t like very much….well, this is what comes out the other end of all that.

  9. Mauigirl says:

    I do agree he hasn’t done many of the things he promised to but he is still in his first year of his presidency. Things could still change. As for the economy, the timing of the recession is in his favor – two years from now it will no doubt have turned around just in time for elections.

    While I know he hasn’t done all we’d hoped he would do, the alternative remains unthinkable. We are in a bad place here and I don’t see any solution unless a viable third party comes along. It’s very frustrating.

  10. Blaming the president for your economic situation doesn’t seem right.

    Obama pushed through the 2009 stimulus and policies to help the needy. We shouldn’t expect him to solve the economic crisis in one year.

  11. Dee Dee says:

    I find it hypocritical that the very movement that supported him (Yes WE can) is now pointing the finger at a lone person. I have never expected one person to do all of the work, or to do exactly as I would. I voted for the man because I knew that taking him or his administration to task would not be in vain as it was in 2000-08.
    So perhaps one reason for the disappointment in Obama’s plans is that most of us took a seat in the back row and continue to watch. This constant criticism does nothing but show the world just how lazy and fickle our country is.
    If you don’t like what is going on, write to senators, demonstrate, organize. Just like you did to get the man elected.

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