Barack Obama Is Not A Popular President

by Pejman Yousefzadeh on July 30, 2009

The latest from Gallup. It ain’t pretty if you are a worker bee in the White House’s political operation, with the task to ensure that the President remains popular. More here:

Despite his public-relations blitz over the past two weeks to promote his plans to reform the nation’s health-care system — including holding two town halls on Wednesday — President Barack Obama has lost ground on this issue with the American public, according to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.

Pluralities now say that the president’s health care plan is a bad idea, and that it will result in the quality of their care getting worse. What’s more, just four in 10 approve of his handling on the issue.

The poll also finds that Obama’s overall job-approval rating has dropped to 53 percent. And it shows a public that has grown increasingly concerned about the federal government’s spending as the administration defends its $787 billion economic stimulus and supports a $1 trillion-plus health-care bill.

That whole “you can fool some of the people, some of the time” comment is rattling around in my head at this point. I am sure that there must be a reason for that.

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