The Obama slide continues as the Obama wars drag on and the Obama economy continues to devastate American families.
Okay, okay, I’ll stop acting like I’m writing an RNC press release here, lol.
But, in all seriousness, Afghanistan and the continuing high jobless rate are negatively affecting the president’s job approval ratings, and the slide is serious. Rasmussen Reports indicates that as of today only 44% of the public approves of the way Barack Obama is performing as president. That is the lowest mark of his presidency, and it comes at a time when he could use all the political capitol he could get to help push through the health care package in the Senate.
Unfortunately for Democrats, 56% of Americans oppose health care reform as it is currently being debated. It’s true that much of that majority probably doesn’t know a lot of the details, but then again, neither do the politicians who will actually vote on the measure. Furthermore, from a political perspective, it doesn’t really matter if they don’t know all the details – if Congress passes it and the people don’t like it, those members who voted in support and come from vulnerable districts will have a problem on their hands.