Pre-election and for a few months thereafter, an Obama speech would stop crowds at airport televisions. I rarely looked at the screen then, instead I studied the faces, and saw an enthralled public. Black and white faces would exchange smiles. There was a genuine belief that change was coming. In the last months, a lot has changed, but not in the way the myth merchants had in mind.
Obama is now in the red in Ohio as voters disapprove 53 - 42 percent of the way the President is handling the economy, and disapprove 57 - 36 percent of the way he is handling health care. In September, Ohio approved of his handling of the economy 48 - 46 percent and split on his handling of health care 44 - 45 percent.
Those polls were taken before the inexplicable political decision to try terrorists in NYC. Even the Democratic Governor of New York rejects that politically foolish decision. Obama has burned much of his capital and yet has hardly started anything that is appealing to the American public. Obama has foolishly made himself look detached, indecisive and ideological at a time when the public is looking for leadership and common sense.
The public has noted as will Congress. Congress has an election in 2010 and that is only 44 days and a wake-up away.
Poll: Obama's overall approval rating falls to new low in Ohio
November 12, 10:21
PMCincinnati Political Buzz Examiner
President Obama's approval ratings have fallen to a new low in Ohio. For the first time, Ohio voters disapprove 50 - 45 percent of the job President Barack Obama is doing, down from his 53 - 42 percent approval September 16 and 49 - 44 percent approval July 7.
The Quinnipiac poll of Ohio voters conducted from November 5-9 is particularly problematic for the President as the dates of the survey spanned the weekend in which the House of Representatives' healthcare reform bill was passed. Nevertheless, his disapproval in a key swing state reached an all-time high.
"The Democratic wave that swept through Ohio in 2006 and 2008 may be cresting. [F]or the first time President Barack Obama is under water in the most important swing state in the country," said Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. "In July, when the President's job approval began falling nationally from the high 50s and low 60s into the low 50s, Ohio was the first place it showed up in the polls," said Brown.
Ohio voters disapprove 53 - 42 percent of the way the President is handling the economy and disapprove 57 - 36 percent of the way he is handling health care. In September, they approved of his handling of the economy 48 - 46 percent and split on his handling of health care 44 - 45 percent.