Friday, August 21, 2009

Obama's Popularity at an All Time Low

It seems that he blew all of his political capital on ObamaCare and has nothing to show for it but terrible numbers.

The Washington Post-ABC News survey found that less that half of Americans — 49 percent — say they believe the president will make the right decisions for the country. That's down from 60 percent at the 100-day mark of the Obama presidency.

The poll published Friday says Obama's overall approval is 57 percent, 12 points lower than it was at its peak in April. Fifty-three percent disapprove of the way he's handling the budget deficit and his approval on health care continues to deteriorate.

I think some of this might be due to Obama's overexposure. I was watching a cable news show about new digital photo advertising that they were putting in an upcoming issue of Entertainment Weekly. Just as I was getting into it it cut off mid story. Of course it was "breaking news" about Obama from the Rose Garden shilling for ObamaCare or who knows what. I immediately changed the channel.

I'm at the point now that I cannot even go to the comic store without seeing Obama staring back at me from some comic or another. I think for this whole vacation week coming up he should have total radio and TV silence unless a major crisis develops. He needs to get out of the public eye for a while just so we can actually care about things he says again.

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