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Gallup’s latest tracking poll shows President Barack Obama‘s public approval rating at 39 percent — the first time he has dropped below 40 percent during his presidency.
His negative approval rating? It’s 54 percent, a clear indication that the Obama presidency is in trouble.
Poll numbers increasingly show Americans have had it with the former purveyor of hope who has failed to deliver. His numbers are worse than ratings for former President George W. Bush at the same point in the first term.
Democrats find it more and more difficult to spin the Obama record for any more that what it is — a monumental failure in leadership, in policy and in practice.
Liberal Democrats see him as too moderate. Conservative Republicans view him as too liberal. Voters see him as too weak when it comes to leadership.
Republicans, of course, want to see Obama as a one-term President. If they had anything to offer up as a viable alternative winning back the Presidency would be easy but the party of the elephant is hamstrung with its own demons driven by tea party extremism and old-hat ideas.
Tea party centerfold Michelle Bachmann won the Iowa straw poll, followed closely by perennial Presidential loser Ron Paul. Neither stands a chance of winning the Presidency, assuming Republicans are dumb enough to hand either the nomination Bachmann is a just another Sarah Palin — too much flash, too little substance. Paul is a phony populist with too many skeletons.
Rick Perry? Another Republican governor from Texas. We all remember how well the last one worked out.
Sounds like we need “none of the above” on the Presidential ballot in 2012.
At least then, voters would have a clear choice.