State-Run Media in Crisis Over Obama’s Reelection Prospects

The Washington Post is deeply concerned. Jon Cohen and Dan Balz have a story today: “Obama Ratings Sink to New Lows as Hope Fades — Public pessimism about the direction of the country has jumped to its highest level in nearly three years, erasing the sense of hope that followed President Obama’s inauguration and pushing his approval ratings to a record low, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.” Oh, gee, how soon people forget that Obama Killed Osama. Really, that didn’t last long, did it? Whatever happened to that? Obama Killed Osama. That’s supposed to get them all the way through the election. Hell, here we are, we’re still 14 months away and people have already forgotten that Obama Killed Osama.

“More than 60 percent of those surveyed say they disapprove of the way the president is handling the economy and, what has become issue No. 1, the stagnant jobs situation. Just 43 percent now approve of the job he is doing overall.” That’s a new career low in this poll. Remember, 38% in Gallup. “Fifty-three percent disapprove, a new high. … By this time in their presidencies, approval ratings for both Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton … had settled safely above the 50 percent mark. Both then stayed in positive territory throughout their reelection campaigns. … Current trends are highly unfavorable for the president. By 2 to 1, more Americans now say the administration’s economic policies are making the economy worse rather than better,” by two to one



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