Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Obama's Approval Dips

Daniel Foster at NRO:

Rasmussen has Obama's approval index — strong disapproval subtracted from strong approval — at -20, its lowest point to date. Obama's overall approval/disapproval split stands 42/56, dragged down by poor grades on the economy and the handling of the BP oil spill. The president's national security favorables remain relatively higher at 44 percent.

As Kyle's mom would say"Whatwhatwhatwhatwhatwhat?" National security is his best suit? The Norks don't seem to be shaking in their boots. Iran is as defiant as ever. And still Obama thinks that distancing himself from Israel will lead to a safer middle east.

Where are the benefits from all these offered olive branches and American apologies? When will strength through inoffensiveness start showing dividends?