From our That’s a Shame Desk comes this report from the Pew Research Center on the numerical woes of President Obama:
“Barack Obama has had a difficult year since his re-election victory. A new national survey from the Pew Research Center finds his overall job rating stands at 41 percent, down 14 points since last December. A majority (53 percent) now disapproves of the way he is handling his job as president,” the pollster says.
There are predictable divides: 88 percent of Republicans and 17 percent of Democrats agree with this.
The lowest disapproval ratings of all among the 68 demographic groups that were measured was 10 percent among “liberal Democrats” and 12 percent among “non-Hispanic blacks,” Pew reports.
And what’s this? Mr. Obama’s drop in approval is even a little worse than what former President George W. Bush experienced back in the day. “A year after Bush’s re-election, 36 percent approved of his job performance, down from 48 percent in December 2004,” Pew Reports.