Remember when Bush went below 50 percent approval in the polls how the media kept reminding us how unpopular he was? Where were are they now? Rasmussen - most accurate of the polls in 2004, 2006 and 2008 has Obama at 46% approval and 53% disapproval. UPDATE: Today at %45. David Brooks - who supported THE ONE.
"The administration hasn’t been able to pull it off. From the stimulus to health care, it has joined itself at the hip to the liberal leadership in Congress. The White House has failed to veto measures, like the pork-laden omnibus spending bill, that would have demonstrated independence and fiscal restraint. By force of circumstances and by design, the president has promoted one policy after another that increases spending and centralizes power in Washington. The result is the Obama slide, the most important feature of the current moment. The number of Americans who trust President Obama to make the right decisions has fallen by roughly 17 percentage points. Obama’s job approval is down to about 50 percent. All presidents fall from their honeymoon highs, but in the history of polling, no newly elected American president has fallen this far this fast. Anxiety is now pervasive. Trust in government rose when Obama took office. It has fallen back to historic lows. Fifty-nine percent of Americans now think the country is headed in the wrong direction."We said it all along, there's a kid driving the bus, and he's headed for a cliff. Question is how many more jump off before it goes over?