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New Rasmussen Reports polling finds only 37% of likely voters think President Obama is doing a good or excellent job as a leader. Forty percent rate his performance as poor.

The poll’s finding represents a huge shift in opinion from just a month ago after Obama delivered his State of the Union speech. Back then, 47% of voters viewed Obama’s leadership positively.

Other interesting findings from the poll Include:

  • Twenty-seven percent view Obama’s leadership style as too confrontational.
  • Female voters think the president is doing a better job than do male voters.
  • Only 35% of those who work in the private sector say Obama is doing a good or excellent job, compared to 50% of government employees.
  • Sixty-five percent  of GOP voters and 43% of Independents rate Obama’s leadership as poor.
  • And of course 70% of Democrats view Obama’s performance as good or excellent.

I’m sure Obama’s incitement of labor unrest in Indiana, Ohio and Wisconsin contributed to the sudden turn around in voters’ approval of his leadership style.

Credit: Red State



“If Congress can do whatever in their discretion can be done by money, and will promote the General Welfare, the Government is no longer a limited one, possessing enumerated powers, but an indefinite one, subject to particular exceptions.” – James Madison

“The only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over a member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others. His own good, either physical or moral, is not a sufficient warrant.” – British philosopher John Stuart Mill (1806-1873)

“Disregard Barack Obama’s rhetorical cotton candy about aspiring to be transformative. He is just another practitioner of reactionary liberalism and champion of a government unchastened by its multiplying failures. The word ‘entitlements’ was absent from his nearly 7,000-word State of the Union address — a $183 million speech that meandered for 61 minutes as the nation’s debt grew $3 million a minute.” – columnist George Will

“America is on a path to bankruptcy. It’s easy to get bogged down arguing about lots of small cuts, but we’ll only make progress by abolishing whole departments and entire missions. I hope the public understands it has to be done.” – columnist John Stossel

What the midterm elections proved is that the American people do not trust Barack Obama to lead them. And trust, that magic five-letter word, is the most important element in the relationship between a nation and its government. … The scars from the financial crisis are still raw and unhealed; unemployment is a cruel scourge; and there are terrible threats to the country’s internal and external security, with the future overshadowed by emerging superpowers and competitors. And there is no one to trust. The U.S. has all kinds of problems. But its biggest over the course of the next two years is how to find a leader who will inspire through character and integrity, vision and resolution, courage and judgment the belief, faith and confidence that Americans have always warmly given to the right person — someone they can trust.

historian Paul Johnson