Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Obama’s approval rating slips to 44 percent
Rasmussen Reports has a new poll showing 55 percent disapprove of Obama’s job performance

WASHINGTON, DCRasmussen Reports daily tracking has President Obama’s job approval charting at 44 percent, with 55 percent disapproving. According to the polling firm, “Overall, 44% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the president's performance. Fifty-four percent (55%) disapprove. The Rasmussen Reports Media Meter shows that media coverage of the President has been 51% positive over the past week.”

There are a host of reasons for the president’s poor performance rating: unemployment that remains close to 10 percent, a lingering recession, unpopular legislation, unfinished wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, GITMO remaining open, near-miss terrorist attacks, and inaction to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Obama’s disapproval numbers also account for four high profile election losses and the prospects in November’s midterm elections—that is quite simply, governing against the will of the American people (both left and right) has real consequences. Mr. Obama has said he wouldn’t mind being a one term president and if he stays with his current agenda, he’ll likely be one.

--Killswitch Politick

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