Obama’s Poll Numbers Are Slip-slidin’ Away

Slip slidin’ away
Slip slidin’ away
You know the nearer your destination
The more you’re slip slidin’ away

– Slip Slidin’ Away by Paul Simon

New poll numbers out this week indicate that just as the anointed one appears to be “nearer (his) destination” in regards to his facio-socialist agenda, his polling numbers are slip slidin’ away. And while the state-run media tries to explain away these numbers by blaming the economy, the facts show us that Comrade Obama is falling short all across the board.

For the first time in his young presidency, more Americans “strongly disapprove” of Barack Obama’s performance as president than “strongly approve,” according to the most recent Rasmussen poll. In their daily Presidential Tracking Poll for today, 33 percent of respondents “strongly approve” of Obama’s performance on the job so far, but 34 percent “strongly disapprove.”


But the bad news for Barry doesn’t stop there. Other little tidbits from the poll:

  • Only 46 percent of respondents think Obama is doing an excellent or good job with the economy. 
  • Just 30 percent say they trust Obama to handle the economic crisis. 
  • 60 percent of voters now trust their own judgment on economic issues more than the president’s. 
  • 51 percent of voters favor an across-the-board tax cut for all Americans to stimulate the economy. 
  • 45 percent of voters trust the Republicans more to handle the economy, while 39 percent trust the Democrats more. 
  • Half of those polled agree that the economy is getting worse, and only 25 percent think it is getting better.

Hot Air blogged on this issue and referenced surveys by Pew, NBC News/Wall Street Journal and The New York Times/CBS News. Each of these polls showed a similar pattern. So much for any claim by the Obamatrons that the poll is somehow biased or an aberration.

And lastly, a Gallup poll shows his approval at 58%, which is actually lower than George W. Bush at the same point in his presidency (Bush was over 60% until Sept. 11th, and then of course shot upward).

Take us home, Paul…


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