Thursday, April 30, 2009

Obama 2nd least popular president in 40 years

"Obama is second least popular president in 40 years."

You won't see that headline on NBC or CNN or the New York Times. The only president less popular? Bill Clinton.

Barack Obama's lap-dogs, the mainstream media, are a protective bunch of the man they helped put into office. They praise him and cover for him and avoid printing the negatives about him.

If George W. Bush had mangled a teleprompter the way Obama does on a continuous basis, the MSM would have howled with glee and run belittling headlines day after day. However, Obama regularly loses his place and repeats names or information without even realizing he has just mentioned them -- all because he is tethered to the teleprompter while his brain appears to be disengaged from its surroundings.

The latest coverup by the MSM is Obama's in-the-tank approval ratings at the 100-day mark of his administration. Lower than Richard Nixon. Lower than Jimmy Carter. Even lower than George W. Bush.

An editorial in the Washington Times says it all:
President Obama's media cheerleaders are hailing how loved he is. But at the 100-day mark of his presidency, Mr. Obama is the second-least-popular president in 40 years. [emphasis added]

According to Gallup's April survey, Americans have a lower approval of Mr. Obama at this point than all but one president since Gallup began tracking this in 1969. The only new president less popular was Bill Clinton, who got off to a notoriously bad start after trying to force homosexuals on the military and a federal raid in Waco, Texas, that killed 86. Mr. Obama's current approval rating of 56 percent is only one tick higher than the 55-percent approval Mr. Clinton had during those crises.

As the attached chart shows, five presidents rated higher than Mr. Obama after 100 days in office. Ronald Reagan topped the charts in April 1981 with 67 percent approval. Following the Gipper, in order of popularity, were: Jimmy Carter with 63 percent in 1977; George W. Bush with 62 percent in 2001; Richard Nixon with 61 percent in 1969; and George H.W. Bush with 58 percent in 1989.

It's no surprise the liberal media aren't anxious to point out that their darling is less popular than George W. Bush. But given the Gallup numbers, their hurrahs could be more subdued. USA Today's front page touted the April poll results as positive, with the headline: "Public thinks highly of Obama." The current cover of Newsweek magazine ponders "The Secret of His [Mr. Obama's] Success." The comparison with previous presidents is useful because they are usually popular during their first few months in office - and most presidents have been more popular than Mr. Obama.
Mr. Obama's popularity after 100 days is the second-lowest for a simple reason: He is more partisan and divisive than his predecessors - including Richard Nixon.
Read the entire editorial here.

H/T to mcs

1 comment:

Lisa said...

They deleted it! The Washington times deleted it! I searched their own internal engine, it came up, and stated the article was no longer there! Welcome to the New Government.