Monday, March 09, 2009
When The Clown™ had a 73% JAR, the liberal media said, "He is so popular amongst the American people. They trust him - they love him."
Well, what goes up must come down, and The Clown's JARs are dropping faster than Bill Clinton's trousers. Now, they are at 56% - respectable, but in six weeks that means a 17% drop.
Of course, this also means that the slavish media will use the phraseology, "His job approval ratings are still so high...higher than any politician around." And they will not mention numbers. If the JAR goes below 50% (and we predict that it will by July 4), watch as the MSM doesn't mention the JAR ever again.
Daily Presidential Tracking Poll, Monday, Mary 09, 2009
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 38% of the nation’s voters now Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. With just a few exceptions, that number has remained steady on a daily basis between 38% and 42% since Inauguration Day.
Thirty-two percent (32%) now Strongly Disapprove of the President’s performance, the highest level of disapproval measured to date. The rising negative is driven by Republicans, 58% of who Strongly Disapprove of Obama’s performance. Since Inauguration Day, Republican opposition has doubled.
These figures give Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of +6, his lowest rating to date. The Presidential Approval Index is calculated by subtracting the number who Strongly Disapprove from the number who Strongly Approve. It is updated daily at 9:30 a.m. Eastern.
Overall, 56% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the President’s performance so far while 43% disapprove. Those figures have remain unchanged for three straight days. Thirty-one percent (31%) of voters now expect their own taxes to go up during the Obama years while 18% expect a tax cut. Seventy-two percent (72%) expect government spending to grow under this Administration.
Opposition by Republicans is not The Clown's™ problem. His problem is Independents. If they start to oppose him, watch out.