To think we still have this boob in office for another 28 months, which will only see like a lifetime.
President Obama’s poll numbers are plummeting in deep-blue states such as New York and California, with core liberal supporters who have stuck with him through thick and thin beginning to sour on his leadership.
Obama’s decisions to punt on immigration reform, defend government surveillance and attack fighters in the Middle East have all alienated parts of the coalition that elected him twice to the White House.
The growing dissatisfaction on the left could limit Obama’s ability to help Democrats in the midterm elections, and could threaten his political legacy if — as happened with George W. Bush — his party begins to abandon him.
The slipping support for Obama is most evident in a pair of recent surveys of Democratic strongholds. Just 39 percent of registered New York voters surveyed in a Marist College poll said Obama is doing an “excellent” or “good” job, down six points from June and the lowest level in the state since the beginning of his presidency.
Earlier this month, only 45 percent of California voters said they approved of how Obama was handling his job — a 5 percent decrease from June.
National polls also suggest a growing discontent.
A YouGov survey released last week showed that the president’s approval rating at just 40 percent, and that among Democrats, Obama had slipped eight points since June.
“He’s entering the lame duck period of his presidency where people are tired of him, and aware of his vulnerabilities and flaws,” said Princeton University political historian Julian Zelizer.
“As gridlock gets extended into a sixth year of a presidency, people may conclude that while Congress might be at fault, it’s the president’s responsibility to move the Congress,” added Southern Methodist University political scientist Cal Jillson. “Democrats are less confident in his abilities, and less enamored of his performance.”
Perhaps they’re realizing what a colossal failure he is, although we don’t expect these people to learn a lesson. They’ll all go vote for that empty pantsuit waiting in the wings. It’s interesting to point out that nowhere in this analysis do they mention all of Obama’s scandals. It’s as if people are disenchanted with him for some mysterious reason.