Thursday, August 4, 2011
The debt battle and subsequent deal, created an albatross around President Obama’s neck, making him weaker and producing new low job approval numbers.
Politico notes the fundamentals point to a very difficult reelection fight ahead. The breeze is no longer at Obama’s back.
His economic stats are even worse. The nation has 2.5 million fewer jobs today than the day Obama took office, a fact you’re sure to hear the Republicans repeat. A gallon of gas was $1.98 back on January 20, 2009. Today the national average is $3.68 a gallon. Another fact Republicans will remind voters of.
Gallup pegs his approval rating at a discouraging 42 percent, with his standing among independents falling nine points in just four weeks.
One Obama adviser conceded, “The numbers add up to defeat.”