It’s been a very bad week for the Obama Administration with losses on every front. The loss in the Massachusetts Senate race has left healthcare reform gasping for breath. This loss also removed the filibuster proof Senate as a White House tool. Finally, the release of the latest jobs report showed that after showing job gains in 36 states in November the trend reversed with 43 states losing a total of 85,000 jobs in December. All of this has sent the President’s numbers into a freefall.
New data from Rasmussen Reports indicates the honeymoon is over. The President’s Approval Index has slipped to -19 reflecting a real slip in his base support.
According to a new survey by Rasmussen Reports, Democrats who Strongly Approve has fallen from 55% to 48% over the past four days. Fifty one percent (51%) of unaffiliated voters, a key to his election, now Strongly Disapprove this is up from 43% just four days ago as well.
According to Rasmussen sixty-one percent (61%) of voters say Congress needs to refocus on the economy and quit focusing on healthcare reform, with 58% saying they are against the current plan anyway. This figure includes 50% who are Strongly Opposed to the proposed plans.
Here are the key numbers used to calculate the Approval Index:
Obama Approval Index -19
Strongly Approve 24%
Strongly Disapprove 43%
Here are some other key areas where the numbers indicate that the President’s problems are growing as they indicate further erosion in his policies:
Trust Obama on Economic Crisis 27%
Tax Increases Help or Hurt Economy?
Help = 19% Hurt = 59%
Tax Cuts Help or Hurt Economy?
Help = 59% Hurt = 17%
Increases in Gov’t Spending Help or Hurt Economy?
Help = 24% Hurt = 59%
Decreases in Gov’t Spending Help or Hurt Economy?
Help = 51% Hurt = 23%
The US is on the Wrong Track 66%
America’s Best Days in Future 36%
Generic Congressional Ballot GOP +8
Is the tide turning? Maybe but the game is still in the first quarter. We must keep turning up the heat and demanding the transparency and accountability we were promised.
The numbers are clear, our message is clear… So will the President listen to his citizens? America, this is the litmus test for this president. If Obama, the administration and the “progressive left” continue to ram their health care bill down our throats, after we have been as clear as we have; we must move fast and take action. The power grab is over! The economy and jobs must be the top priority. These must be created in the private sector not through some fake government stimulus. We need tax cuts for businesses and individuals as well as freedom from government interference in the form of unnecessary regulations or over reaching legislation. It is time for a free market recovery.
Most important – the events in Massachusetts was not a Republican victory, it was an American victory. Every elected official needs to prove what side they are on. We need leaders with conservative American values. Party affiliations should no longer be the gauge of values, we must judge our leaders on the content of their character and their values.
Wake up America! Restore the Republic, Reject the agenda of the Socialist Left!
“The principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale.” – Thomas Jefferson
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