It seems like President Obama’s Approval Index hits a new low each month. This month is no different:
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows that 27% of the nation’s voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Forty-two percent (42%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -15. This is the lowest Approval Index rating yet measured for President Obama.
Fifty-two percent (52%) of Democrats Strongly Approve while 68% of Republicans Strongly Disapprove. Among those not affiliated with either major political party, just 16% Strongly Approve and 51% Strongly Disapprove.
After the off-year election victories by Chris Christie and Bob McDonnell, I remember swarm after swarm of Democratic strategists and politicians telling us that the elections weren’t a referendum on President Obama, that these were local races decided by local issues and local candidates.
Subsequent polling consistently proves that spin as being worthless. Whether it’s President Obama, Jon Corzine or Creigh Deeds, independents are consistently rejecting Democrats by a 2:1 to 3:1 margin. That margin isn’t shrinking, much less disappearing, anytime soon.
The only things that would make this horrific polling reverse are things that President Obama will never consider, namely dumping the health care bill and actually doing something to increase entrepreneurial activity. Doing those things would be a step towards showing a little fiscal restraint and a step towards proving he has a tiny bit of capitalist blood flowing through his veins.
The day that President Obama voluntarily leads the Democratic Party in that direction is the day I’ll be outside scanning for pigs flying in V-formation over my house.
The disdain that’s building against the Democrats’ irresponsible spending will hurt them in the 2010 elections. Anyone thinking that this will just be a typical first midterm of an administration is likely to be surprised.
Cross-posted at California Conservative