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Obama Slip Slidin’ Away – Hits All Time Lows in Rasmussen AND Gallup Polls


Paul Simon’s “Slip Slidin’ Away” is replacing Fleetwood Mac’s “Don’t Stop (Thinkin’ about Tomorrow)” in the Appropriate Theme Song category. The gloss and sheen has worn off of the Gold Plated Presidential Candidate as the reality of Barack Obama’s clueless administration sets in with American voters.

The “Generic” Republican Candidate has been replaced by the likes of Rick Perry, Michele Bachmann, Mitt Romney and Ron Paul. A Gallup Poll released August 22, 2011 shows the four potential contenders in a statistical tie with Obama.

Voters seem to be finding Republican alternatives to Obama acceptable as the President’s job approval has fallen to it’s lowest levels yet in both a Rasmussen Poll and a Gallup Poll.

The latest Gallup Poll shows a new record low for Obama’s job approval at just 38%. The same poll showed 54% disapprove of the job Obama is doing as president.

The latest Rasmussen Poll has equally bad news for this president in decline.

Rasmussen has a unique take on their job approval poll. They measure those who strongly approve and strongly disapprove of the job the president is doing. The difference between these two extremes is called an approval index. The highest marks Obama received was the second day of his administration when his job approval index was +30. At the time, 44% strongly approved of the president and only 14% strongly disapproved. Those numbers have shown a dramatic turnaround. The latest poll shows the index at -26 (that’s minus 26). That represents a 56 point negative swing.

The poll shows that only 19% strongly support Obama and 45% strongly disapprove.

With nearly half of those polled indicating an intense disapproval of Obama’s job performance, this is bad news for any reelection prospects. While the overall poll numbers show more approval than the Gallup poll (44% approve, 56% disapprove), it is clear that this president is in trouble.

As America slips further and further into the great abyss with an absentee president who carried his Senate record of voting “Present” to the White House and has continued to meander with the wind, playing golf and vacationing in exotic and upper crust vacation spots, the polls show that most Americans believe this is an incompetent president that is out of touch with Mainstream America.

November 2012 will not get here soon enough for most Americans.

About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog. Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

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Nothing is more conservative than a republican wanting to get their majority back. And nothing is more liberal than a republican WITH a majority.

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