Thursday, March 18, 2010


You've probably seen the polls that show that Obama now has a higher "not approve" than "approve" rating for how he's doing his job.

Usually, the MSM will cover for him, making excuses and what not. But, this time, with the balance now tilted, with more disapproving than approving, some of them, are noticing and reporting on it. The article that prompted this post was from the L.A. Times and is called,
New Gallup Poll finds Americans suddenly souring more on Obama; Now, why could that be?, by Andrew Malcolm
Notice the word, "suddenly." The only part of this that is sudden is the attention the MSM is willing to pay to it. Just the picture they picked is worth taking a look. It captures his arrogance and top down attitude well.

The reporting sounds like someone who is struggling to come to grips with Obama's popularity,
Now, a new Gallup Poll finds, Obama's public approval rating has suddenly fallen to the worst level since he took office however many years ago that seems. He was right around 70% in January of 2009.

Today, Gallup reports, the ex-senator has plunged to a 46% approval rating.

Today, even more disapprove of his presidency, 48%. That seems right down there in the Sarah Palin neighborhood.
....but is now taking a closer look to see why that might be. It turns out there is quite a bit out there not to like.
The only possible reason to explain this drop is the public does not like the president's NCAA tournament picks. Or maybe the fact that the administration's $787 billion economic stimulus plan has stimulated unemployment up to 9.7%.

Unless this dramatic poll drop perhaps has a little something to do with Obama's determined drive to....

...push through/down/up/over/into the $940 billion healthcare legislation that seems to have dominated virtually every moment of his public thought and talk for months
He doesn't spare Pelosi or Reid, either,
Oh, speaking of Congress, the new Gallup Poll also finds that barely 16% of Americans approve of its job while 80% (as in eight out of every ten Americans) now disapprove of the work being done by both bodies and their Democratic leaders, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid. Both of whom are up for re-election in November.

We don't know Pelosi or Reid's NCAA picks. So perhaps their unpopularity is somehow also tied to their dedicated drive for this healthcare legislation. Or their inability to effectively direct the large Democratic majorities Americans elected in 2006 and then again in 2008 to provide change.
It really feels like the Obama colored glasses are coming off at least a few in the MSM.

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