‘HOPE AND CHANGE’ TO HOPE FOR CHANGE
Once, the nation was all about “hope and change.” Now, the White House simply hopes for some change upon confronting these numbers of woe: 54 percent of American voters disapprove of the job President Obama is doing, 39 percent approve. And of interest to Democrats who suggest there’s a Republican “war on women” afoot? Well, even the ladies have soured on the White House, with 51 percent disapproving of Mr. Obama’s job performance, according to a new poll from Quinnipiac University.
Some folks remain happy: 75 percent of black voters and 79 percent of Democrats approve of Mr. Obama. Some remain vexed: 91 percent of Republicans disapprove. The poll also notes that for the first time, 52 percent overall say the president “is not honest and trustworthy.” Another 46 percent think Mr. Obama “knowingly deceived” the public during the rollout days of Obamacare.
“Any Democrat with an 11-point approval deficit among women is in trouble. And any elected official with an 8-point trust deficit is in serious trouble,” Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. “President Obama’s job approval rating has fallen to the level of former President George W. Bush at the same period of his presidency.”