Poll: President Obama Taking The Country Down The Wrong Track

A majority of people believe that the country is on the wrong track according to this Wall Street Journal poll via Politics Daily:

Fifty-two percent say the country is on the wrong track compared to 36 percent who say it is headed in the right direction with 9 percent saying conditions are mixed and 3 percent undecided. While there have been pluralities saying the U.S. is on the wrong track in four of the previous five WSJ/NBC polls during Obama’s presidency, this is the first time the number broke 50 percent. The one month where that was not true was April when 43 percent said things were on the right track and an equal number said they were going in the opposite direction.

And now for Congress and the GOP:

Sixty-five percent disapprove of the job Congress is doing compared to 24 percent who approve with 11 percent undecided. Fifty-six percent have a very or somewhat positive view of Obama (this is a different metric than job approval) while 33 percent are in the negative camp. Americans see the Democratic Party positively by a 42 percent to 36 percent margin with 20 percent declaring themselves neutral, while the Republican Party is regarded negatively by 46 percent to 25 percent with 27 percent being neutral. Fourteen percent see the Democrats “very positively” while only 6 say the same about the GOP.

What I see in all this is a country absolutely exasperated at the political class. They had hope and hope is currently failing them. The economy stinks. The Republicans are not acting very Republican. Where does a voter turn to get satisfaction?

This poll also shows me that the country likes Barack Obama personally–they just don’t like the policies all that much.

And reports like this from USA Today about job creation just seem like fanciful thinking. It’s all funny-money. Basically, it looks like stimulus funds spared state governments from having to make cuts. That means there will still be hell to pay–someone has to generate revenue to pay for government employees. Private sector job creation is nil. So, a year from now, state budgets will, once again have to beg the federal government for money and the fed won’t have it because the federal tax revenue continues to decline.

Nancy Pelosi speaks of another stimulus. This will again delay the inevitable and provoke inflation. The 70s were ugly. It looks like 2010 will be ugly, too.

Cross-posted at MelissaClouthier.com

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