President Obama’s approval ratings remain high, even as more and more of the electorate are starting to chafe under the crushing burden the president is placing on them and their posterity.
NY Daily News reports today:
[According to a new Wall Street Journal/CBS News poll] Nearly seven in 10 Americans said they had concerns about the federal government's intervention in the economy, including the administration's decision to take an ownership stake in General Motors and the limits set by the White House on executive compensation.
Obama and Congress should worry more about keeping the deficit down, 58% of the respondents said. A majority disapproved of Obama's decision to close the prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
The latest New York Times/CBS News poll revealed 60% of Americans believe the Obama administration has failed to develop a clear plan for dealing with the budget deficit.
A majority, 52%, said the government should not spend money to stimulate the economy and should focus instead on reducing the deficit.
According to the poll, fewer than half of the country approves of Obama's handling of health care or the crisis facing the nation's auto industry. Obama received positive reviews for his handling of foreign policy and the threat of terrorism.
For all these bad reviews of Obama’s policies, the WSJ/CBS poll still shows his overall job approval rating as 56%.
In other words, the voters have Battered Wife Syndrome: Apart from the daily beatings, my husband is not a bad person!