A new Quinnipiac poll has Pres. Obama at “all-time” lows.
American voters disapprove 48 – 42 percent of the job President Barack Obama is doing and say 50 – 41 percent he does not deserve to be re-elected in 2012, both all-time lows, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.
This compares to a 46 – 46 percent job approval rating and a 45 – 47 percent split on the President’s re-election in a March 3 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University. In a hypothetical 2012 matchup, President Obama gets 36 percent of the vote to 37 percent for an unnamed Republican challenger.
Democrats approve 80 – 13 percent of the job Obama is doing, but disapproval is 81 – 9 percent among Republicans and 50 – 39 percent among independent voters. Men disapprove 52 – 41 percent while women split 44 – 44 percent.
You can see Gallup’s poll above. Since Obama came into office he’s been slowly losing the “strong and decisive leader” competition.
One reason Americans are less likely to see Obama as a “strong and decisive leader” is because he isn’t one. There’s just no other way to analyze him as president. Libya is the latest example. He refused to do what Clinton and other presidents have done and take to the Oval Office for an address to the nation, because it’s not his best venue. He just hasn’t mastered the setting.
On Libya, the other issue is that before he finally decided to make an address, he sent Sec. Clinton out to try to explain what was going on.
Pres. Obama is rarely out front fighting for causes he believes are important.
At present, it’s catching up with him.