The good news is, his approval rating is dropping, as it should. The bad news is, the public is only marginally aware. They’re angry about gas prices. As the gas prices continue to go up, they’ll get even more upset, as it’s one of the few things of substance that the public notices.
In October, when gas prices ease to $3.50/gallon, all will be well, the public will be thrilled at what Obama has done for him, and will march to the polls and make the “smart” choice, as directed by the enemedia.
The bad news? Even with his job approval headed down the toilet, O still leads all four GOP candidates head to head. The good news? If CBS is right about gas prices weighing down his ratings, and they probably are, then The One’s hand might be forced on approving the Keystone pipeline if prices don’t start to ease soon. Go read John McCormack’s post at the Standard, too, arguing that the contraception fight isn’t hurting the GOP as much as the conventional wisdom would have you believe. Hard to say if these numbers bear that out. Obama leads all Republicans among women by double digits even as his overall numbers crumble — but then there’s this:
When you ask people, “Should religious employers be required to cover contraception?”, 61 percent will tell you yes. When you add the magic words “opt out,” you get the data set you see above. Makes me wonder how closely most voters are following the contraception debate in the first place. If slight tweaks in wording can turn the numbers upside down, the public’s probably not paying close attention, which may mean there’s fertile ground for Democratic “war on women” demagoguery. That moronic “permission slip” on Obama’s Tumblr account was no accident.
Oh, almost forgot: Another trillion-dollar deficit this year. Probably no poll damage to him from that, though. Yawn.
It’s sinking him just like it did Carter.
Barry is however a pragmatic weasel. He has no problem throwing his closest allies under the bus when they drag his poll numbers too low (see: Wright, Jeremiah)
Look for him to reverse himself on the Keystone Pipeline and Gulf drilling, and then try to take credit. The votes gained will more than offset the lost donations from Enviros.
He will however put a few futures traders through a kangaroo court to placate OWS.
——In October, when gas prices ease to $3.50/gallon, all will be well, the public will be thrilled at what Obama has done for him, and will march to the polls and make the smart choice, as directed by the enemedia.-——
Sometimes I think this way, too. But this depends on Obama doing something, ANYTHING, to increase supply, which he seems viscerally unable to do.
Certainly he could wait until November to destroy U.S. energy production, but he seems to be unable to resist. doing it now. It’s like catnip for him.