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Obama in record poularity fall

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President Obama

Worst poll drop in fifty years!

Quite amazing how a President who was elected with such a huge popular mandate can lose the support of so many so fast. The decline in his popularity since July has been the steepest of any leader at the same stage of their first term since 1953. His first year in the White House has seen his administration bogged down in the quagmire of his health care reform plans, and a failure to make advances towards removing American troops form Iraq, the support for a discredited election in Afghanistan, and the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize can not have helped his ratings seeing as he has very little tangible evidence of producing/creating peace where American and Nato troops are engaged. Things are so bad at home that his wife has a better popularity rating than he has!

Bill Clinton had a lower popularity rating but started off from a lower position anyway, however the point I am about to make is this – it is widely expected that Britain’s Labour government will be replaced by David Cameron’s Conservatives at some point next year, they have some very, very tough and testing decisions to make in the first few months. Problems are piling up with the economy, the budget deficit, the national debt mountain,  public spending constraints, our continuing involvement in Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as our relationship with the EU.

Don’t expect Cameron to court popularity, don’t expect the Conservatives to bend and flex in the wind as storms batter their policies, I don’t and I expect the party doesn’t expect it either. Doing the popular thing may not necessarily be seen as doing the right thing, the natural thing is to expect a government making tough unpopular decisions to suffer a sharp reduction in poll ratings. I fully expect the Tory poll positions to drop dramatically in the months following an election win.

In fact I wouldn’t have it any other way.

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Written by curly

October 23, 2009 at 12:10 pm

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  1. i read those posts by john black on sanddancers a couple of months ago, checked out his opinion by looking up different sources, turns out he wasn’t wrong, obama has done nothing for america except to give sorry speeches to enemies and to make outlandish unworkable plans that will cost terrabillions or what ever the word is of money which will not do a thing to help the u.s. economy that obama has already helped to fall even further by quadrupling the defeicit in the time he has been president.

    and i found it strange that staunch obama supporter daddyo the big loudmouthed yanky arsehole refused to even attempt to make a second list of all the good things that obama has done, i think he did make a list of 5 things, most of which as at that time had not actually come to pass, (and still hasn’t)…

    so im not surprised if obama has lost popularity, perhaps america is waking up to itself, a country cant be successfully run by a well spoken charismatic bullshit artist who hires thugs, criminals and communists as his off siders and servants..

    obama is the biggest mistake america has ever made, he cant run the country well, but he will run it into the ground, and that i fear, is by design.


    October 27, 2009 at 2:55 am

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