Friday, March 19, 2010

Again: Obama (Dis)Approval Index from Rasmussen

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday, March 19 shows that 23% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Forty-four percent (44%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -21. That matches the lowest Approval Index rating yet recorded for this President.

Obama was personally well-liked during the campaign and when he was elected (swoon!). He was so charming, so clean, so smart, his policies so humane. He sounded so centrist, so reasonable! But as Jonah Goldberg says in his column at NRO, "No Drama Obama"--Obama has much to lose if he persists in making such a boor of himself. . . . As he becomes less likeable, there's not a lot for Democrats to fall back on. The White House communication shop's 'cowbell' strategy shows that they don't know how to sell anything on the merits. They're selling Obama selling the merits. It's the celebrity endorsement style of political argumentation, and it's getting stale.

Each time Obama leads a big push for his health crap bill, his numbers head down.

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