Thursday, September 8, 2011
Still think President Barack Obama is viable in 2012?
U.S. News & World Report published two new polls today find that just one third of the public believes President Obama deserves reelection, while five times more Americans think Obama has done a worse job fixing the economy than Jimmy Carter, the modern era’s Herbert Hoover.
Washington Whispers contributor John Zogby says his new poll is spirit-crushing for the already depressed Obama White House. “It was a very bad week for Barack Obama. Our polling shows his job approval at 39 percent. The percentage saying he deserves re-election at 33 percent, both the lowest of his term, while the percentage of voters saying the nation is on the wrong track reached a high since he took office at 75 percent,” he said.
The American public’s view, like wet cement, may be setting when it comes with their dissatisfaction with President Obama’s handling of the economy.
All of which begs the a question? We know Mr. Obama spent 2009 trying to pass his national healthcare program. But, what the hell has he been doing the rest of the time he’s been president?
Clearly, Mr. Obama chose to ignore every public opinion polls which consistently said the American people were pleading with him to focus on jobs and the economy and not play golf and shoot hoops.
Zogby posed the question this way:
“Many recent presidents up for reelection have struggled with troubled economies and growing unemployment like the current situation. Which of the following was the worst at fixing the economy?”
1. President Obama: 47 percent
2. George H.W. Bush: 40 percent
3. Jimmy Carter: 8 percent
4. Ronald Reagan: 5 percent
Democrats had better cajole Hillary Clinton into a primary challenge to Mr. Obama or be prepared to say President-elect Romney or, President-elect Perry.