Monday, September 14, 2009

Lack of Faith

Or lack of trust if you prefer. Either way Congress and Obama are in trouble.

In In Obama We Don't Trust Salena Zito discusses the public's growing mistrust...
On the eve of Obama’s health-care pitch to Congress and the country last week, an Associated Press-GfK poll highlighted his fall from grace: A whopping 52 percent of the country disapproved of his handling of health-care reform.

“I can’t emphasize enough how bad it is for a politician to lose trust,” says Democratic pollster Pat Caddell, a former senior adviser to President Jimmy Carter.

It's bad all over. Star Parker reports "Some Blacks Now Have Doubts About Obama." African-American's overwhelmingly voted for Obama so for him to loss this core constituentcy is big bad.
According to the Pew Research Center, the president's approval rating nationwide is now 10 points lower than last April. Included in this is a three-point drop in his approval among blacks.

You might say, Star, a drop in approval ratings among blacks from 95 percent to 92 percent is trivial. But I say not so.

If we assume this reflects the 16 million blacks who voted for Obama last November, a three point shift means there are about a half million blacks who now have buyer's remorse.

Rasmussen reports that polls indicate a bump for Obama after his healthcare speech but it will be interestng to see if that bump continues an upward trend or if it drops down again once the impact of the DC TEA Party protest sinks in and after Congress finally starts revealling its Obamacare plans.

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