American voters disapprove 55 – 41 percent of the job President Barack Obama is doing, an all- time low, and say 77 – 20 percent that the economy is in a recession, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. Voters say 44 – 11 percent that the economy is getting worse, not better, while only 29 percent say the economy will improve if the president is re-elected.
Obama’s rating on the economy are the biggest red flags. With jobs and economic growth almost certain to be the biggest issues in the 2012 general election, less than a third of voters think a second Obama term will help matters. His approval numbers on the economy are almost as bad, 32/64, and only 66% of Democrats approve, while 29% disapprove. Independents disapprove 26/69. Voters now give an edge to Republicans in Congress on economic leadership, 43/41, never a good sign for an incumbent President.
As Morrissey points out, Obama’s hard Left turn has cost him lots of points in the polling numbers. Obama was doing poorly enough when he was merely a radical Leftist. Now that he’s becoming a radical radical Leftist, to play to his very tiny base, he’s losing even more independent voters. And he’s still doing rather poorly among Democrats. A 66/29 economic approval among Democrats and a 26/69 economic approval among independents is a sure-fire way to get fired from the job the Democrats and independents hired Obama to do.
And Obama trails both Mitt “three positions on each issue” Romney and Rick Perry in the Quinnipiac polling numbers. The radical Left like to mock Rick Perry as an “extremist” when — aside from being nothing of the sort — independents and Republicans alike prefer Rick Perry to Barack Obama. The radical Left need new talking points, because the ones they’re using now aren’t selling their battery-powered Edsel to the public.