Posted by Curt on 20 July, 2009 at 8:49 am. 27 comments already!


We’ve seen Obama’s numbers slipping for some time now, no surprise of most of us.

And now those numbers are slipping hard when it comes to his latest Socialist push:

Heading into a critical period in the debate over health-care reform, public approval of President Obama’s stewardship on the issue has dropped below the 50 percent threshold for the first time, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.

Obama’s approval ratings on other front-burner issues, such as the economy and the federal budget deficit, have also slipped over the summer, as rising concern about spending and continuing worries about the economy combine to challenge his administration. Barely more than half approve of the way he is handling unemployment, which now tops 10 percent in 15 states and the District.

The president’s overall approval rating remains higher than his marks on particular domestic issues, with 59 percent giving him positive reviews and 37 percent disapproving. But this is the first time in his presidency that Obama has fallen under 60 percent in Post-ABC polling, and the rating is six percentage points lower than it was a month ago. …

Since April, approval of Obama’s handling of health care has dropped from 57 percent to 49 percent, with disapproval rising from 29 percent to 44 percent. Obama still maintains a large advantage over congressional Republicans in terms of public trust on the issue, even as the GOP has closed the gap.

The erosion in Obama’s overall rating on health care is particularly notable among political independents: While positive in their assessments of his handling of health-care reform at the 100-day mark of his presidency (53 percent approved and 30 percent disapproved), independents now are divided at 44 percent positive and 49 percent negative.

And this is with a sample that includes 22% Republicans, 33% Democrats, and 41% independents. Just a bit skewed…/sarc

Kind of explains why he will hold another press conference on Wednesday eh? He is desperately trying to shore up support….even if that means delaying the latest bad economic news:

The White House is being forced to acknowledge the wide gap between its once-upbeat predictions about the economy and today’s bleak landscape.

The administration’s annual midsummer budget update is sure to show higher deficits and unemployment and slower growth than projected in President Barack Obama’s budget in February and update in May, and that could complicate his efforts to get his signature health care and global-warming proposals through Congress.

The release of the update — usually scheduled for mid-July — has been put off until the middle of next month, giving rise to speculation the White House is delaying the bad news at least until Congress leaves town on its August 7 summer recess.

The administration is pressing for votes before then on its $1 trillion health care initiative, which lawmakers are arguing over how to finance.

Funny… would think our MSM would be shrieking about this. How dare our elected President purposely delay a report on ANOTHER miscalculation on the economy (they calculated growth occurring by Q2). This is the kind of news our lawmakers need to see to make an informed decision on the upcoming Socialist bills, but Obama hides them.

With the poll numbers slipping he understands he has to hide any news that he was wrong, to push a wrong agenda.

And our MSM and Obama faithful won’t say a thing.

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