February 27, 2014
US President Barack Obama can add one more disappointing poll to his resumé.
A new CBS News and New York Times poll shows a mere 40 percent of Americans are “Satisfied” with the president’s job performance. 59 percent, on the other hand, are “Disappointed” with the 44th president.
Disappointment with Barack Obama’s presidency has grown since the summer of 2012, and much of that rise has been among independents. Forty percent of independents say they are very disappointed today, up from 27 percent in August 2012.
President Obama’s overall approval rating is now 41 percent, a dip of five points from last month and similar to what it was in December. Fifty-one percent disapprove of the job he is doing, up four points from last month.
More specifically, Mr. Obama gets low marks for his handling of both foreign policy (39 percent approve) and the economy (38 percent approve).
The survey results add to a long list of abysmal polls revealing Americans reaching their tipping point with the way the president is executing his agenda.
– A Washington Post-ABC News poll showed 63 percent of Americans have little to no confidence in President Obama to make the right decisions.
– Last month a Quinnipiac University poll also found that 53 percent of voters view the Obama administration as incompetent, while more Americans also believe the president himself is not honest or trustworthy.
– Another poll of CNN/ORC viewers who watched Obama’s 2014 State of the Union address found that 67 percent oppose Barack Obama’s plan to pursue his political agenda via executive orders.
But poll results don’t really faze the president. If so, he wouldn’t have propagated his infamous lie of the year, “If you like your health care plan you can keep it.”
A Quinnipiac poll last November revealed 46 percent of people believe Obama “knowingly deceived” the public in declaring that Americans would be able to keep healthcare insurance plans despite the introduction of new laws.
With poll after poll showing the American public waking up to the emperor having no clothes, the need to manufacture “extraordinary crisis” scenarios in order to pose as saviors and restore faith back in the state increases.
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