By Kevin “Coach” Collins
On October 16, the results of a Harris Interactive poll on Barack Obama were quietly posted. Because it was bad news for him, it was released on a Friday afternoon so it could be buried on Saturday and you would miss it.
The report started with some blunt language, “President Obama may have won the Nobel Peace Prize, but unfortunately, he is not winning accolades from the American public as his job approval rating continues its downward slide.”
Numbers tell the story
Americans have run out of good will toward Obama. We don’t like what we see in him.
In September we were evenly split (49/51 against him), but in October 2293 adult respondents expressed a clear 45/55 bias against Obama.
Of course Democrats are more supportive than Republicans by 77/14%, but Independents have soured on Obama and side against him 40/60.
Obama has lost the youngest Americans (18 to 32). The group which supported him 66/34 has all but abandoned their hero and now barely supports him 51/49.
Seniors whose support for Obama was unenthusiastic last November at 47% are now fully convinced he’s not the man they want running our country. Seniors are against Obama 39/61%.
Congress slipping toward 2006 and 2008 approve/disapprove numbers
A very sobering 84% of Americans see the job performance of the Democrat controlled Congress negatively.
Right track/wrong track as viewed by average Americans falling as well
Harris reported the number of Americans who think our country is on the wrong track has continued moving downward. In August those saying “Right track” was 46%. In September the same survey found 42% thought we are on the “Right Track” but by October that group had fallen to just 39%.
While its findings were higher, The Wall Street Journal’s “Right/Wrong Track” at 36/52 isn’t much different.
Just when you want to believe people “get it”
The respondents to the Wall Street Journal/NBS News Poll still believe at a rate of 63/22% that the problems we face are the fault of George Bush. Clearly we have work to do in convincing our fellow citizens of the truth. Realities like this need to be explained head on if we are to finally drive a stake through the heart the Marxist plans Barack Obama Nancy Pelsoi and Harry Reid have for our future.
Get educated. Learn the facts and seek out opportunities to engage those who don’t understand the dangers these people pose to our freedoms. Blaming George Bush at this point is asinine and doesn’t stand the smell test.
The bill has come due
Our nation’s future is on the line. The bill for our freedoms has come due. It was paid eight generations ago by our forefathers, but now it has come due again. A little sacrifice and hardship now can save our country.
We have been abandoned by the political leadership of the Republican Party and the Democrats have become the enemies of freedom. If we don’t save America no one will.
This day in history October 30
1938 Orson Welles broadcast his radio play of H. G. Well’s “The War of the Worlds” which caused extreme anxiety in some of the audience and proved that people will believe the worst in any situation. They disregarded the multiple announcements that the broadcast was only a play and no invasion from outer space was taking place.
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