Barack Hussein Obama’s poll numbers took a huge leap over at Rasmussen in the first update since his State of the Union insultfest in which he chastised, sometimes angrily, the American people, Republicans, Democrats, Congress in general and even the U.S. Supreme Court for not just bowing down to his agenda and going along quietly with his program.
For the first time since November 14, 2009 Obama climbed back into the single digits in Rasmussen’s ‘strongly disapprove’ category. For those who haven’t been keeping track, because the lamestream media sure as hell won’t tell you about it, the last time Obama was in positive numbers in the ‘strongly approve’ column was all the was back on June 29, 2009. For well over half his term the percentage of likely voters who strongly disapprove of his job performance outnumber those who strongly approve, often by double digits.
Unfortunately for Mr. Obama the big bounce in the polls came strictly from likely Democrat voters with the crucial Independent voters actually pulling even further away from him following the SOTU speech. It goes without saying the mood of GOP voters towards the president after the speech hasn’t improved.
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rasmussenreports.com–The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Sunday shows that 33% of the nation’s voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Forty percent (40%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -7. This is the first update based entirely upon interviews conducted since the State-of-the-Union Address and it reflects a bounce for the President. The number who Strongly Approve is the highest in more than four months (since September) and the overall Approval Index rating is the best in more than three months (since October).
The bounce comes almost entirely from those in the president’s party. Sixty-four percent (64%) of Democrats now Strongly Approve, up from 50% before the speech. However, the speech appears to have had the opposite impact on unaffiliated voters. Among those not affiliated with either major party, 50% now Strongly Disapprove. That’s up from 42% before the speech. The next few days should give an indication as to whether these changes will fade or if they signify the beginning of a new phase in the political environment.
Most voters do not believe the President’s assertions about tax cuts, economic growth, or job creation. [emphasis added…ed] Additionally, just 19% believe the President accomplished most of his first year objectives….
In other words Obama’s track record of lying, his often baffling BS and his inability to follow through on virtually anything he says he is going to do (close GITMO within a year of taking office, bring our troops home, keep unemployment rate at less than eight percent, convince the muslims to quit hating us…etc) has the American people, on both sides of the aisle, hearing nothing but ‘blah blah blah’ when the man’s lips are moving.