The daily presidential tracking poll is back to normal this morning after Obama received a bounce from the his SOTU address.
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Saturday shows that 26% of the nation’s voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Forty-one percent (41%) Strongly Disapprove which Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -15. That matches the President’s ratings just before the State-of-the-Union Address. While Obama received a modest bounce in his ratings following the speech, today’s results suggest that the bounce is over
One could attribute the drop to a number of causes, but this data point is telling:
The American people overwhelmingly reject the basics of Keynesian economics: only 11% believe more deficit spending is needed to spur the economy while 70% say deficit cutting is the answer.
Yet with even with such data available, House majority whip Clyburn (D-SC) still thinks “We’ve got to spend our way out of this recession, and I think most economists know that.” I was tempted to write unbelievable but such willful ignorance is now so common place it is sadly all too believable. So in (belated) birthday tribute to President Ronald Reagan, I’ll just say there you go again.