Poll

You’re Doing Great Republicans!

via The Washington Post

Approval of congressional Republicans is in total free-fall, while approval of President Obama is swiftly rebounding from a low experienced over the summer during the height of the Deficit Hysteria Pandemic.

This further corroborates the premise that President Obama made the right move in robbing the Republicans of the deficit argument sooner rather than later. Because the deficit was the only issue that a majority of Americans polled said they trusted the Republicans more than the President to handle.

It was easy for the Republicans to demagogue on the deficit because for most people the deficit is a very abstract idea that doesn't effect their daily lives, but the Republicans still managed to fumble the football and turn it over to President Obama while they were in the red zone.

Now that they're being forced to deal with issues that do effect average Americans on a daily basis, including a majority of their own constituents, they have no idea what to do.

  • “This further corroborates the premise that President Obama made the right move in robbing the Republicans of the deficit argument sooner rather than later.”

    Gee, it’s almost like the president knows what he’s doing or something.

    • Well can you really blame us, hopeful doubters? You have to admit that sitting still watching the Republicans trash him day in and day out and seeing them dominate the MSM, it is very hard for many of us to keep the faith (so to speak). And for some of us, it is hard to put our faith in just one person, one basket so to speak. Because it often seems like he is alone facing a solid wall of ignorance and opposition (I mean in the context of other national Democratic political figures).

      • Not about faith. I never once heard him ask for faith in himself. He made campaign promises, of course; that’s how you get to be president.

        And he absolutely IS facing a wall of bad press. The media headwinds are undeniable. The fashion is to second-guess rather than tease out strategy. The polemics are grounded in questions of character, the narratives in nonsense. And that’s the “liberal media,” which is turning out to be quite a fail.

        • I didn’t say he asked us to have faith but relying on one man to overcome such bad odds, no matter how qualified he might be, is a matter of faith in him. We agree on the media stuff.

  • ranger11

    I thought Obama was going to lose and we were all fucked for fifty years. Wow, this is news to me.