Obama’s star is fading. I never had any doubt that he would be an ineffective President; he simply didn’t have a single ounce of experience that would lead a reasonable person to think otherwise. He is, in essence, a lifetime member of the #OWS crowd. Not an executive.
However, as the campaign wore on and I saw that he was going to be elected, I began to doubt America’s ability to discern competence, or at least lack of it, in our Presidents. We went from electing capable leaders to voting for American Idol.
But, good news. America is waking up:
PRINCETON, NJ — President Barack Obama’s 11th quarter in office was the worst of his administration, based on his quarterly average job approval ratings. His 41% approval average is down six percentage points from his 10th quarter in office, and is nearly four points below his previous low of 45% during his seventh quarter.
These results are based on Gallup Daily tracking from July 20-Oct. 19, 2011. During this time, Obama’s approval rating ranged narrowly between 38% and 43% for all but a few days of the quarter. The 38% approval ratings, registered on several occasions, are the lowest of his presidency to date.
This is fantastic news on two levels. On the first, it reflects an awaking of Americans and does some little bit to restore my faith. On the second, it means that the Republican Primary is really the Superbowl. That condition where the one team is widely regarded as being too weak to defeat whoever the other team is.
At this point in his term, Reagan was well on his way to recovering from his horrible numbers. There is no such movement on Obama’s part. In fact, he continues to slide. I fully expect worse numbers as the months go by.