Monday, January 26, 2009

Obama's poll numbers competing with stock market drop

Browsing through the interwebs this morning, I came across on this story from The UK Daily Mail:

After less than a week in office, Barack Obama's approval rating plunges 15 points

Barack Obama might have been in office for less than a week, but the euphoria is beginning to wane.

The new President's approval ratings have fallen from a stratospheric 83 per cent to a more modest - although still impressive - 68 per cent.

Washington analysts said the scale of the drop in the Gallup poll underlines the immense challenges Mr Obama faces in trying to turn round the U.S.'s battered fortunes.

And just to think that usually the polls are stacked with would be Obama worshipers. Very telling here. Even George H.W. Bush enjoyed 89% approval ratings and in less than a year got the boot from the electorate.

I guess when ya promise cute fuzzy unicorns and rainbow gumdrops falling from the skies and don't come through, the polls start to go down faster than a chubby Jewish intern in the Clinton White House.

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