A year after President Barack Obama's political honeymoon ended, his job approval rating has dropped to a negative 44 - 48 percent, his worst net score ever, and American voters say by a narrow 39 - 36 percent margin that they would vote for an unnamed Republican rather than President Obama in 2012, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.Let’s review:
This compares to a 48 - 43 percent approval for Obama in a May 26 national poll by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University and a 57 - 33 percent approval last July, just before the political firestorm created by opposition to his health care plan galvanized political opponents and turned independent voters against him.
In this latest survey of more than 2,000 voters, independent voters disapprove of Obama 52 - 38 percent and say 37 - 27 percent they would vote for a Republican contender in 2012.
American voters also say 48 - 40 percent Obama does not deserve reelection in 2012.
· The Stimulus was supposed to hold unemployment at 8 percent. It didn’t.
· ObamaCare was sold as a money saver. It isn’t.
· Obama was supposed to be a “post-racial” president. He isn’t.
The Obama administration has mishandled everything it has touched. Obama wanted everything on a grand scale. Voters wanted competence. In the end, the only thing done on a grand scale was incompetence.
Weasel Zippers sums up the Obama presidency: