Ouch: Only 43% Of Americans Would Vote For Obama If The Election Were Today
It’s easy to get people to like you when your campaign consists of vague and pretty-sounding platitudes. Not so much when the reality of your tax-and-spend policies are in front of them.
In what may be the ultimate job rating, 43 percent of voters say that they would vote to re-elect President Obama if the 2012 election were held today, down from 52 percent six months ago, from April 22-23, 2009.
Obama’s job approval rating comes in at 49 percent this week. That’s down just one percentage point from late September, but it marks a new low approval for the president — and the first time the Fox News poll has measured his approval below 50 percent.
Moreover, the number of Americans saying they would vote to re-elect President Obama has dropped. If the election were held today the poll finds more voters say they would back someone else in the 2012 election than would back the president.
Meanwhile, in New Orleans today, Obama continues to promise that they’ll cram a health care bill through Congress by the end of the year.
Which could mean that Obama intends to make good on this assertion that he’s willing to lose the next election to force government health care on an unwilling American public.