Friday, January 24, 2014

GALLUPing all over Obama

Gallup released results of two surveys today that reflect poorly on Obama and his administration. First, and this should really annoy liberals since he's polling worse than their favorite "villain", George W. Bush [ht: DrudgeReport.com]:
"Obama is on course to have the most politically polarized approval ratings of any president, with an average 69-point gap during his presidency, a full eight points higher than was the case with Bush," he said in a memo accompanying the polling analysis. "Each year since 2004, the average party gap in presidential job approval has been 60 percentage points or greater. The only other two years with that degree of polarization were Ronald Reagan's and Bill Clinton's re-election years."
Read more, here.  And the second Gallup poll asks about the size and power of the government:
Gallup released its "Mood of the Nation" poll yesterday, conducted between January 5-8, finding that 66% of Americans are "unhappy with the size and power of the federal government." This number has been the roughly the same for the last three years after jumping 10 percentage points between 2008 and 2011. In addition, 65% of Americans "are dissatisfied with the nation's system of government and how well it works, the highest percentage in Gallup's trend since 2001."
Much more about these results, here.