Nearly Six In Ten Lack Faith In Obama

No need for one of those catchy headlines. The details of the article supply all the “ya think?” needed

Public confidence in President Obama has hit a new low, according to the latest Washington Post-ABC News poll. Four months before midterm elections that will define the second half of his term, nearly six in 10 voters say they lack faith in the president to make the right decisions for the country, and a clear majority once again disapproves of how he is dealing with the economy.

It is rather hard to have confidence in PeBO when he spends barely any time on the economy and jobs growth, and, when he does, his policies and talking points bear little relationship to the real world.

Overall, more than a third of voters polled — 36 percent — say they have no confidence or only some confidence in the president, congressional Democrats and congressional Republicans. Among independents, this disillusionment is higher still. About two-thirds of all voters say they are dissatisfied with or angry about the way the federal government is working.

Tuesday morning pop quiz: which Party controls the legislative agenda?

Just 43 percent of all Americans now say they approve of the job Obama is doing on the economy, while 54 percent disapprove. Both are the worst, marginally, of his presidency. Even a third of Democrats give him negative marks here. And overall, intensity runs clearly against the president on the issue, with twice as many people rating him strongly negative as strongly positive.

Know what Obama needs? Another scare-a-thon. Something else to make people concerned about. Hey, how about pushing AIDS?

Finally, on page two of the Washington Post web article, we get to the meat of the headline

On the question of Obama’s leadership, 42 percent of registered voters now say they have confidence that he will make the right decisions for the country, with 58 saying they do not. At the start of his presidency, about six in 10 expressed confidence in his decision-making.

Obama’s overall job-approval rating stands at 50 percent, equaling his low point in Post-ABC polling; 47 percent disapprove of the job he is doing. For the first time in his presidency, those who strongly disapprove now significantly outnumber those who strongly approve.

Among those who say they definitely will vote in November, 53 percent disapprove of the way he is handling his responsibilities.

56% say he is pathetic in handling the economy. Perhaps it’s time for another round of golf, eh, PeBO?

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