Ahem !!, Excuse me Mr. President are you listening?
Obviously he isn’t. The latest set of Rasmussen Polls report that the public is losing confidence in President Obama, they think that the government is doing too much, and their confidence in the economy is falling quickly.
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Thursday shows only 30% of the nation’s voters now Strongly Approve of the way Obama is performing his role as President. Thirty-eight percent (38%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of –8. This is a drop of 16 points in the past month. (see trends). Overall, 51% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the President’s performance so far. Forty-eight percent (48%) now disapprove.
Obama was elected based on economic issues, but now, more Americans feel that he is doing a poor job on the economy than approve of his performance (43% to 39%) . Those are by far his lowest ratings yet on the economy
. Thirty-four percent (34%) of voters nationwide say the U.S. is heading in the right direction, the lowest level of optimism since mid-March.
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The Rasmussen Consumer Index, which measures the economic confidence of consumers on a daily basis, dropped to its lowest level since March 23 on Thursday. At 65.0, the index is down two points from yesterday, down eight points over the past week and down twelve points over the past month. Consumer confidence is up only five points from the first reading of this year.
Nationally, 16% of consumers say the state of their personal finances are getting better. Fifty-three percent (53%) of adults say their finances are getting worse. Government workers (24%) hold the highest level of optimism on the current state of their personal finances. Entrepreneurs (21%) fall closely behind, followed by private company workers (17%) and retirees (8%).
The Rasmussen Investor Index, which measures the economic confidence of investors on a daily basis, also fell to its lowest level in four months. At 69.5, investor confidence is down fifteen points over the past week and sixteen points over the past month.
Perhaps it is the pace of the Presidential Programs, Forty-four percent (44%) of American adults say, generally speaking, the government tries to do too much, only 31% believes that it doesn’t try to do enough.
Maybe its time that the government start representing the people. We obviously don’t like way things are going, and the direction President Obama is trying to force us to go.