‘Poll-Bounce’ from Slick Obama Speeches
Not Lasting Nearly So Long These Days
There’s a strange dichotomy – a weird chasm -- in the brains of those on the Left. Much more slowly than the conservatives in this country, but oh so slowly and oh so surely the Left has been noticing the deeds of Barack Obama and he’s been dropping steadily in their esteem as a result. For example, Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for today, Saturday, June 5, 2010 shows that 25% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Slick Barack is performing his role as president while 42% Strongly DISapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -17. And yet, every time that’s happened (for example ten days back his strong approval was at 23% and his strong disapproval was at 44%) he’ll make a “key speech” and suddenly he’s bounced back to only -7 or -10 in the polls again. That pattern has gone on now for well over a year.
Yes, Obama’s approval rating has gradually slid lower and lower. But the surprising thing is how much credence the “great man’s words” carry with the adoring Left. While Unaffiliated voters and Republicans grade him on his deeds, clearly the Left is just sitting at home waiting to be inspired by his voice over and over and over again. One good thing, however, is that each time Obama’s silver-tongued 'bounce' has lasted for a shorter and shorter time. The last bounce came when he gave his “the buck stops with me” (about the Gulf oil spill) speech nine days ago early in the day on Thursday, May 27. In contrast, when he addressed Congress on Obamacare the “tongue-bounce” lasted almost a full month. More and more Americans are grading Obama on his deeds rather than his promises and more and more are finding the president grossly wanting on GO, despite his always intriguing SHOW.
It all comes down to the American Dream . . . . According to info from the Rasmussen Consumer Index surveys, most Republicans (57%) believe the economy is getting worse while a plurality of Democrats (46%) say it is getting better. Among those not affiliated with either major party, 29% say better and 43% worse. However, when asked about their own personal finances, a plurality of Republicans, Democrats, and unaffiliated voters all say “things are getting worse.”
According to Rasmussen, “It will take several days before the impact of yesterday’s jobs report is reflected in the daily consumer confidence updates,” but the situation on the home owner front is perhaps the single-most bleak aspect of the present economy: right now, one in seven homeowners (14%) expect to miss a mortgage payment in the next six months but only 55% of homeowners believe their home is currently worth more than the mortgage. This data show that Mr. Obama’s mortgage-relief plan has been a dismal failure and has done exactly the opposite of what it was supposed to do as foreclosure rates keep rising around the country.
Most recently, Mr. Obama is seemingly enjoying flaunting his "superior" intellect in constant opposition to the will of the American people as he did on Obamacare. For a recent example, Rasmussen polls showed that 70% of voters favor strong sanctions against employers who hire illegal immigrants; 50% favor sanctions on landlords who provide housing for illegal immigrants; and 58% say a child born to an illegal immigrant in this country should NOT become a U.S. citizen automatically. Mr. Obama is deliberately NOT protecting our southern borders; has made five-weeks worth of nasty remarks about Arizona’s efforts to protect her own borders and now opposes an earlier Arizona law from his own Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano when she was Arizona governor imposing sanctions on employers who knowingly hire illegal aliens.
That law has already been tested** and passed muster by the most liberal federal court in the country, but Obama is now seeking to take it all the way to the U.S. Surpreme Court. Among Rajjpuut’s friends, 96% believe that Mr. Obama’s “Comprehensive Immigration “Reform” is just a euphemism for making 13-20 million illegal aliens into virtually automatic U.S. citizens expecting 80% of them to vote Democrat and insure him his second term.
Despite actions, rhetoric and figures like those above and the most truly gruesome first fifteen months in office of any of our first forty-four presidents, Democrats in particular, find it difficult if not impossible to criticize Obama. Overall, 45% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the president's performance. Fifty-four percent (54%) disapprove. The lowest presidential overall approval has been 42% so far. In Ol’ Rajjpuut’s eyes anything above 7% strong approval by 100% of the certifiable 7% of maniacs in this country means the nation is standing up to its neck in deep doggy-doo.
Ya’all live long, strong and ornery,
** It jives 100% as it should with the applicable 1986 federal immigration law. In fact, the federal law gives the right to license or remove licensing for companies due to immigration violations to the states and forbids the federal government from getting involved.