Voters Say Hillary More Qualified To Be President Than Obama, Romney, Gingrich, Palin

Everything’s comin up roses. But she will not run until ’16

Rasmussen:

…A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 57% of voters feel Clinton is qualified to be president, but 34% disagree and say she is not

As for President Obama, 51% say he is fit for the job. However, 44% say he is not qualified to be president, even though he has now served 17 months in the job.

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June 22, 2010. Tags: , , , , . Obama Administration, Politics, Popular Culture. Comments off.

Pundits Ponder: Why is TOTUS losing ‘Waitress Moms’ aka white working women in the polls?

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Donna Summer could tell them why:

More bad polling data breakdowns for Teh TOTUS (go read the whole thing):

…In the election, Obama won 52.9 percent of the vote; Pew, echoing other recent findings, put his latest approval rating at 51 percent….

But Pew’s new survey also records perceptible, if still generally modest, erosion among groups that were central to Obama’s coalition last year–including young people, college-educated white women and even partisan Democrats. That is more worrisome for Obama, especially amid signs that the bruising combat over his health care plan is inflaming the conservative base. If conservatives are energized at the same time that Obama’s core supporters are wavering, Democrats could face a withering differential in turnout during next year’s election, many party strategists fear.

…Obama’s ratings have declined the most among the group that was always the most skeptical of him–white men without a college education. At 35 percent, his approval rating among those men has now sunk below his performance with them last November, and converged with their meager support for the last two losing Democratic presidential nominees–Al Gore in 2000 and John Kerry in 2004.

Obama’s numbers with the “waitress moms”–white women without a college education–are also slipping back toward his 2008 vote level, which was itself lower than the Democratic showing among them in three of the previous five presidential elections.

Figures provided by Pew’s Jocelyn Kiley show that from Obama’s Pew highpoint in April, when his overall approval rating hit 63 percent, the president has dropped a daunting 12 percentage points among the waitress moms and 11 points among the non-college men…

If Axelrasputin is still unclear why TOTUS is losing support with Indies, moderate Dems, the former Obamicans ie Marty Feldstein and others,  here is another diva who can give him a clue, Dolly Parton:

Courtesy of alan421

Update: From RCP a nifty summary of what MiM has been saying for 2 years:

…But as the first act of his presidency has played out, he has shown himself to be anything but transcendent. Instead, he is an utterly predictable creature – a conventional liberal who mixes the weakness of Jimmy Carter with the ideological rigidity of George McGovern. And he is thus engaged in a conversation that the rest of the country concluded decades ago. Since the liberal movement became ascendant in the Democratic Party 40 years ago, no president has successfully governed from the left. Jimmy Carter ran as a moderate, governed as a feckless liberal, and boarded a plane back to Georgia four years later. Bill Clinton ran as a moderate, governed as a liberal for two years, then – chastened by the Republican Revolution – made the last term and a half of his presidency an extended genuflection to his conservative opposition. Unabashed liberalism has homes in cosmopolitan pockets throughout the nation. But left-wing presidents don’t rest their head in the White House for long. Either they change or their housing arrangement does….

August 21, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Economy, Foreclosures, Healthcare, Housing, Labor Department, Obama Administration, Politics, Popular Culture, Taxes, Unemployment Statistics. Comments off.

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