‘HOPE AND CHANGE’ TO HOPE FOR CHANGE

The Washington Times Weekly - - Politics -

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.”

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