TOTUS loses the upper hand…

Team TOTUS has lost ‘hand’ in the polls and is hiding the economic forecast and new deficit numbers from us and Congress until AFTER the August recess…

…Heading into a critical period in the debate over health-care reform, public approval of President Obama’s stewardship on the issue has dropped below the 50 percent threshold for the first time, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll…

…Since April, approval of Obama’s handling of health care has dropped from 57 percent to 49 percent, with disapproval rising from 29 percent to 44 percent. Obama still maintains a large advantage over congressional Republicans in terms of public trust on the issue, even as the GOP has closed the gap…

…Obama’s approval rating on his handling of the deficit is down to 43 percent, as independents now tilt toward disapproval (42 percent approve; 48 percent disapprove). More broadly, 55 percent of Americans put a higher priority on holding the deficit in check than on spending to boost the economy, compared with 40 percent who advocate additional outlays even if it means a sharply greater budget shortfall. This is a big shift from January, when a slim majority preferred to emphasize federal spending…

HotAir has coverage of the ‘hide the deficit’ story and Ace HQ and HA and MM are also all over the poll shift…(we learned in our DEM primaries that most pollsters oversample Dems and undersample Indies and GOP to ‘give good poll’ for TOTUS, but once one pollster is truthful about the trend, usually Rasmussen, the others s-l-o-w-l-y restore regular accurate sampling and come in line with the REALITY. This time things are bad enough that the Obama lovin media is trying to get in front of the vote)

Critters may not know how to read a bill before they sign it but they are damned good at reading polls and their chances for re election..

Seinfeld clip courtesy of safeaim and CastleRockProductions

July 20, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , . Comedy, Economy, Finance, Healthcare, Obama Administration, Politics, Taxes. 1 comment.

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