The media will not say it, but Barack Obama is an unpopular president as half the country now disapproves of his job performance. And his antics on the debt debate are hurting him in the long-ball game, whatever happens in the short term.
Here’s Gallup’s latest.
President Obama’s job approval rating is at a new low, averaging 40% in July 26-28 Gallup Daily tracking. His prior low rating of 41% occurred several times, the last of which was in April. As recently as June 7, Obama had 50% job approval.
Obama’s approval rating averaged 46% in June and was near that level for most of July; however, it has stumbled in the past few days, coinciding with intensification of the debt ceiling/budget battle in Washington.
Another key stat:
Obama’s job approval rating among Democrats is 72%, compared with 34% among independents and 13% among Republicans.
All his base-baiting is doing is keeping the left somewhat in his camp, while turning independents off. They’re tuning him out. When he speaks, he doesn’t move the needle. And a lot of independents are in the Tea Party, which Obama and his party keep demonizing.
So, you know, he’s acting stupidly and it’s showing up in the polls.