When a President starts to move through his agenda at a lighting pace and makes more press conferences, you can be certain that something is up—or down. President Barak Obama is seeing his job approval rating slip just as he tries to take on Iran, Health Care and Climate Change all at a record speed.
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows that 31% of the nation’s voters now Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Thirty-three percent (33%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -2. That matches the lowest level yet recorded (see trends). [Rasmussen Reports: Daily Presidential Tracking Poll]
This is newsworthy only because it’s beginning to indicate that the President is not as popular in his policies as he once was. Though he may still be personally popular, the more this number goes down, the more the press will be able to feel safe in finding negative things to say about him.
The press is an amplifier. While the polls are high, everything seems great and the polls continue to stay high. As the polls fall, more stories about difficulties begin to emerge to drive them down further.
Look to see if the press starts to allow more critique of the plans Pres. Obama puts forth—one first step would be to get on the bandwagon of the current moves to force Congress to actually read what it votes on before it puts it to a vote. I mean, it’s only logical, and would be an easy thing to get on board with, since it doesn’t mean you have to change your vote!