Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Confidence drops for Obama

And this makes it hard for November. I don't know if the Democrats will hold onto the House of Representatives, but if President Obama's ratings are tanking it does not help the party.

It is not that the public embraces the Republican position, from every poll, the public does not. The Republicans have not been forgotten for putting this country in the position it is in while standing by and saying NO to everyone. The main problem here, for me, has been communication and messaging on this administration's positions and the about face on much from the campaign to voters. The Democrats need all those massive voters that came out in 2008, but the enthusiasm gap is real, they are not excited. That is a real issue.

As I have been writing, November is about the economy/jobs. The Obama Administration dropped the ball on that one. The perception of this administration not doing anything about job creation will be one taken all the way to the polls.

Public confidence in President Obama has hit a new low, according to the latest Washington Post-ABC News poll. Four months before midterm elections that will define the second half of his term, nearly six in 10 voters say they lack faith in the president to make the right decisions for the country, and a clear majority once again disapproves of how he is dealing with the economy.

And the bottomline is this:
Recent economic developments -- a declining stock market, problems in the housing industry and an unemployment report showing only tepid job growth in the private sector -- may have bruised the president's ratings.

Lastly, the Obama White House needs total re-haul, TOTAL. New EVERYBODY, especially that political and communication team. The messaging on everything has been atrocious coming from the White House and for all the hand wringing, in the end, Barack Obama is head of the Democratic Party, whether he likes it or not. Not head of the Bi-Partisan Party but the Democratic Party and he needs to get that.

Full Washington Post/ABC Poll

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