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Businessinsider.com has just posted an article which reports the latest Washington Post/ABC News poll released earlier today. And the news continues to be bad for the President - as indicated by the title of the article. Here it is in its entirety:

"Obama's Current Approval Rating Is The Ugliest Since Nixon

President Barack Obama is ending his fifth year in office with the lowest approval ratings at this point in the presidency since President Richard Nixon, according to a new Washington Post/ABC poll released Tuesday.

Obama's approval rating in the poll stands at 43%. By comparison, President George W. Bush had a 47% approval rating at the end of the fifth year of his presidency. And all other Post-World War II presidents had approval ratings above 50% — with the exception of Nixon, who, amid the Watergate scandal, had a dreadful 29% approval rating.

The brutal numbers underscore what has been something of a lost year for the President. His approval ratings have been plunging recently as a result of the botched implementation of the Affordable Care Act. In the Washington Post/ABC poll, only 34% approve of how Obama is handling his signature health law's implementation.

Obama has also been hit by the damage of Washington's recent fiscal battles, including the 16-day federal government shutdown. His administration also experienced a number of setbacks throughout the year — the controversy over some of the National Security Agency's surveillance practices, the debate over military intervention in Syria, the controversy over the IRS' targeting of certain organizations for more scrutiny, and more.

Earlier this month, Obama's average approval rating, according to Real Clear Politics, slipped below 40% for the first time in his presidency.

Some of the key findings of the WaPo/ABC poll:

43% of respondents approve of Obama, compared with 55% who disapprove;

42% approve of how he's handling the economy; 55% disapprove;

34% approve of how congressional Democrats are handling their jobs; 64% disapprove;

24% approve of how congressional Republicans are doing their jobs; 73% disapprove;

On the question of who respondents "trust" to do a better job with the nation's problems, 41% say Obama, and 41% say congressional Republicans;

45% trust congressional Republicans more to handle the economy — 41% say Obama;

42% trust Obama more with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act — 37% say congressional Republicans

See: http://www.businessinsider.com/obama-approval-rating-polls-nixon-2013-12

"Brutal numbers." "Worst approval rating since Nixon" And even Dubya had a higher approval rating at this point in his presidency. Mr. Obama is now TIED WITH THE REPUBLICANS on who will do a better job with the nation's problems, and MORE TRUST REPUBLICANS to handle the economy.

Obama is going to need something dramatically positive (or is that "positively dramatic?") in order to salvage the last three years of his presidency. The economy does seem to be improving, but these poll results indicate that more people might credit the GOP for this rather than Mr. Obama. On the foreign front, things appear to be crumbling just about everywhere, and we are openly being viewed as ineffective and/or weak by our enemies and allies alike.

If the President is going to pull his chestnuts out of the fire, he'd better do something soon.


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sebekm commented on Wednesday, Dec 18, 2013 at 15:09 PM

...but I don't think this is it:

http://www.usatoday.com/story/theoval...

We don't need any more inflammatory rhetoric from West Wing occupants - new or old. Even the base doesn't like what's going on:

http://washingtonexaminer.com/pew-lib...

sebekm commented on Thursday, Dec 19, 2013 at 18:42 PM

....but the country does seem to be getting the message on "big government." According to the most recent Gallup poll:

"Seventy-two percent of Americans say big government is a greater threat to the U.S. in the future than is big business or big labor, a record high in the nearly 50-year history of this question."

http://www.gallup.com/poll/166535/rec...


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