Grim Milestone: Majority Disapprove of Obama’s Handling of the Economy

Posted by on Jun 21, 2012 at 6:59 am

Geez, that took long enough. Three and a half years into this unmitigated disaster and finally a majority of Americans are unafraid of being called racist.

Looks like “Blame Bush” may have an expiration date after all.

Fewer Americans believe the economy is getting better and a majority disapproves of how President Barack Obama is handling it, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.

Republican challenger Mitt Romney has exploited those concerns and moved into a virtually even position with the president.

Three months of declining job creation have left the public increasingly glum, with only 3 out of 10 adults saying the country is headed in the right direction. Five months before the election, the economy remains Obama’s top liability.

Obama has lost the narrow lead he had held just a month ago among registered voters. In the new poll, 47 percent say they will vote for the president and 44 percent for Romney, a difference that is not statistically significant. The poll also shows that Romney has recovered well from a bruising Republican primary, with more of his supporters saying they are certain to vote for him now.

On the upside for Obama, he and his media lackeys will just move their “Blame Bush” mantra to the Fast & Furious” story now.

About half — 49 percent — approve of how Obama is handling his job as president, dropping him below the 50 percent mark he was above in May. Disapproval of Obama is highest — 55 percent — for his handling of the economy. Still, registered voters are split virtually evenly on whether Romney or Obama would do a better job improving it.

“I’m not going to vote for Obama,” said Raymond Back, a 60-year-old manufacturing plant manager from North Olmsted, Ohio, one of the most competitive states in this election. “It’s just the wrong thing to go. I don’t know what Romney is going to do, but this isn’t the right way.”

In the end come November, that’s what’s it’s all about. Team Obama has tried every possible distraction under the sun, from gay marriage to amnesty to the absurd “War on Women,” and none have any traction with Americans struggling to make ends meet. If the GOP can remind folks they’ll be facing an even more burdensome time with the Bush tax cuts expiring, Obama’s history.

I can’t locate the breakdown of the sample used, so assume like most it uses far more Democrats than Republicans. It would be groundbreaking if they did otherwise.

In the meantime, how ridiculous does that Bloomberg poll from Wednesday look?


8 Responses to “Grim Milestone: Majority Disapprove of Obama’s Handling of the Economy”

  1. rich b on 21/21/12 at 2:19 pm

    This just in: The Bloomberg poll was sampled in _____________ fill in the blank line with any neighborhood in San Francisco.

    More “exit polling samples” from our “trusted” news sources.

  2. SpideyTerry on 21/21/12 at 10:59 pm

    Imagine that. Holding the leader of the nation accountable for what goes on in the nation. Haven’t seen anything like that for 3½ years.

  3. pat on 23/23/12 at 2:37 am

    We were always told not to ridicule or pick on the special ed kids. But Obama is the exception.

  4. pat on 23/23/12 at 2:41 am

    Mr. Wearing Fool. You might want to check out Juan Williams take on Fast and Furious as expressed on The Five. Apparently 300 dead Mexicans is not nearly so important as the reputation of a black political hack named Holder. It was a stunning display in callousness, calculation, and misrepresentation.

  5. Observer on 23/23/12 at 10:45 pm

    Only now does the American public disapprove. Popycock!! The media aand the pollsters have been lying to us for the last three plus years. As the election drws closer the pollstershave decided that to preserve any sghred of credibilty they must come clean.
    Those of us who lived through the horror that was the Carter dministration can clearly remember that the pollsters and the media were telling the public Jimmah the Dimmah was leading by
    13 points and that he was a surefire shoo in.
    The polls & the have been lying for the left since the Galup poll first appeared on the national political scene.The mdia has been slamming& smearing those they see as consservative since the administration of John Adams.

  6. Bart on 25/25/12 at 12:22 am

    No hope and increasing despair and fear for the future with this man and the new type of Dems in charge.

    They are ‘others’. They seem so anti-American, socialist, foreign.

  7. Tom22ndState on 25/25/12 at 10:45 am


    What troubles me is our own people- Issa, Rubio, Noonan- hell the whole lot of them, just could not articulate just why Fast and Furious is such a scandal!

    Our government essentially commited act an of war against Mexico by arming the drug gangs and exploiting the chaos.

    @JWF no shit, aren’t we all wondering how anyone thinks king zero know what to do; especially concerning the economy .
    I am especially curious how anyone finds him even remotely likable?