Obama Losing The Support Of The Middle Class
From this posting at Weasel Zippers, citing CNSNews.com:
The middle class is abandoning President Barack Obama, according to data released by the Gallup Poll. The only income bracket among which a majority still says they approve of the job he is doing as president are those earning $2,000 per month or less.Clearly, BHO's status as "The One" is fading.
Among those earning $2,000 to $4,999 per month (or $24,000 to $59,988 per year), 46 percent said they approved of the job Obama is doing. Among those earning $5,000 to $7,499 per month ($60,000 to $89,988 per year), 44 percent said they approved of the job Obama is doing. And among those earning $7,500 or more per month ($90,000 per year or more), the highest income bracket recorded by Gallup, 47 percent said they approved of the job Obama is doing.
The last time Obama’s approval topped 50 percent among the $24,000 to $59,988 income bracket was the week of May 10-16, when it was 51 percent. The last time it topped 50 percent among the $60,000 to $89,988 income bracket was the week of May 3-9, when it was 51 percent. The last time Obama’s approval topped 50 percent among the $90,000 and above income bracket was the week of April 19-25, when it was 51 percent.
Obama’s current 52 percent approval among Americans earning less than $2,000 per month is the lowest it has been among that income bracket in his presidency. In the week of April 19-25, his approval was at 60 percent in this income bracket. It has dropped eight points since then.
The week of his inauguration—Jan. 19-25, 2009—Obama’s approval was 73 percent among those earning less than $2,000 per month, 66 percent among those earning between $2,000 and $4,999, 69 percent among those earning $5,000 to $7,499 per month, and 66 percent among those earning $7,500 per month or more.
November 2012 cannot come soon enough!
True or not, the following makes a good conclusion for this posting:
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
John Batchelor Show:
By John Batchelor on June 13, 2010
Disturbing and mesmerizing whispering that the Oval Office is the scene of stormy and romantic melodrama between POTUS and his most senior and trusted advisers. Whispering that POTUS is sleeping poorly and is much aggrieved at slights, shortfalls, interruptions. Whispering that POTUS is vulnerable to jet lag. That POTUS has returned to chain-smoking. That POTUS hesitates to heed his advisers, because POTUS frets that he is being sand-bagged by experts, allies, confidantes. Whispering that POTUS frailties most in display in West WIng settings. That POTUS evidences a Nixonian persecution mania. Can any of this be confirmed? Not easily. Less detailed, POTUS is said to express his opinion to pals in Chicago that he dislikes his job. Wilder whisperings that some pros are now weighing that POTUS try an LBJ exit after one term - rather than face a Carter collapse.