Hey Barack! Ummm, you suck.
Or so says the latest Quinnipiac poll.
A year after President Barack Obama’s political honeymoon ended, his job approval rating has dropped to a negative 44 – 48 percent, his worst net score ever, and American voters say by a narrow 39 – 36 percent margin that they would vote for an unnamed Republican rather than President Obama in 2012, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.
The real bottom line, because I don’t really put any stock at all in the “generic Republican” running in ’12, is this comment by Peter A Brown, assistant director of Quinnipiac polling.
“The Republican tilt of the electorate little more than 100 days before the 2010 election is evident, but not overwhelming. Republicans hold a 43 – 38 percent lead on the ‘generic ballot,’ compared to a 42 – 34 percent Democratic lead in July 2009,” said Brown. “What a difference a year makes.”
This is especially interesting given the divergence in that polling between Gallup and Rasmussen in the last couple of weeks.
There are a couple of real shockers in this poll as well. Not the polling numbers, the lack of any kind of cogent and coordinated attack on Democrats and their policies by Republicans. Note the following ratings of the President on specific issues and look at the national and especially your local headlines for a Republican response on these issues.
- Economy: 56-39 Unf.
- Foreign Policy: 46-43 Unf.
- Gulf Oil “Crisis”: 51-41 Unf.
- Illegal Immigration: 58-30 Unf.
So my question for Republicans is simple. Do you represent your constituents back home or do you represent your constituents in Washington DC? In Lindsey Graham’s case the answer is clear. How about the rest of you?