Overall the number who Strongly Approve has fallen from 43% in January to 30% in August. During that same time frame, the number who Strongly Disapprove has grown from 20% to 39%. Those numbers translate to a Presidential Approval Index that has declined from +23 in January to -9 in August.Of course the healthcrap bill and the manner in which Obama handled this situation encouraged the decline in his approval numbers but the cause of the drop is not entirely limited to just that. Overall the American public is unquestionably angry and even more so, frustrated with this administration and Congress. They are calling on their representatives, many of whom they voted for, to pay attention to their views on a wide variety of issues, the most pressing at this present time being the proposed healthcrap bill which would overhaul the whole health care system for the worse. Instead of having these representatives, supposed public servants, treat their constituents with respect and listen to their legitimate concerns (or in the very least, they could pretend to listen), they treat them like barbarians and proceed to name calling as if they are 2 year olds having a temper tantrum.
Also in August, the President’s total approval fell below 50% for the first time.
Its not too difficult to imagine a politican...say Barney Frank for example...jumping up and down, screaming “wahhh I want my healthcare bill to go through but they are being mean to me and wont let me have it…It's all mine! Wahh, they wont give me all their money…its MY money. I know how to spend it better than they do. They don't even know what's good for them. They're stupid and meaniess”.
These concerned citizens are now the enemy and they’ll stop at nothing to tear them down. For the first time this administration and politicians on the left are running a smear campaign, not against any organized group or corporation but against the American people. Apparently, they think we are stupid enough to believe that these stay at home moms who are worried about their families future and health are mob members. CHyeah ohhkay!
At any rate, its not difficult to understand why Obama’s numbers have been dwindling away and whats more, the Republicans have a pretty good opportunity to grab seats in the midterm election…that is if they don’t screw it up!