Poll: 59% 'disappointed' with Obama's leadership
A new poll by CBS/New York Times shows that 59% of Americans are "disappointed" with President Obama and his leadership, while 37% are "very disappointed."
Forty percent still say they’re satisfied with his leadership, The Daily Mail reported.
The sluggish economy contributed to the president’s poor showing with the American people, CBS said. His popularity has only continued to fall off since the summer of 2012, especially among independents. Forty percent say they’re now disappointed in the president, compared to 27 percent in August of 2012, the poll found.
Meanwhile, Mr. Obama’s overall approval stands at 41 percent — down 5 points from just a month ago. Fifty-one percent disapprove of his leadership, up 4 full points from January.
And the president’s worst area?
The U.S. economy, followed closely by foreign policy. CBS reported that Mr. Obama only received check marks from 39 percent of the survey respondents for his handling of overseas issues; similarly, only 38 percent gave him good marks for his handling of the economy.
That's an extremely high number of people who feel "very disappointed" in the president's leadership. Usually, only about 1/3 of respondents have "very" strong feelings about a man or an issue. I should add that 37% who feel that way is a far larger number than the number of Republicans surveyed.
We were told that once the Obamacare website was fixed, that Obama's numbers would climba back to where they were late last year. But the damage has been done and it seems likely that barring some foreign crisis that rallies the country behind him, the president is doomed to a long, slow slide into political irrelevancy.