Obama drops to 42% in Rasmussen poll

posted at 11:36 am on June 16, 2010 by Ed Morrissey

And that’s before the dud Barack Obama dropped last night in the Oval Office.  Rasmussen’s latest daily poll shows Obama hit his lowest level of support from Rasmussen’s daily tracking poll, and coming close to a new low in the “passion index”:

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows that 24% of the nation’s voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty-four percent (44%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -20 (see trends).

Forty-eight percent (48%) of Democrats Strongly Approve while 75% of Republicans Strongly Disapprove. Among those not affiliated with either major party, 12% Strongly Approve and 52% Strongly Disapprove. …

Overall, 42% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the president’s performance. That’s the lowest level of approval yet recorded for this president. Fifty-seven percent (57%) now disapprove. Those are the lowest ratings yet recorded for this president. The president’s approval rating has held steady in the 46% – 47% range for six months and it remains to be seen whether this new low is merely statistical noise or the start of a lasting change.

A relatively new feature at Rasmussen shows that Obama can’t count on the media to pull him out of his tailspin:

The Rasmussen Reports Media Meter shows that media coverage of President Obama has been 41% positive over the past week. Since the passage of the health care law, coverage has ranged from a high of 60% positive to a low of 39% positive.

While the President remains directionless in the Gulf disaster, that media coverage won’t improve.  We’ve seen hints of that already in the broad consensus of reaction to Obama’s speech last night.  Without any specifics to report to the American public, many are asking the question of why Obama bothered to give an Oval Office speech at all.  Expect the media to be asking that question a lot this week.

However, I’d be surprised if Obama didn’t get at least a slight bump in tomorrow’s poll.  Usually when a Chief Executive speaks from the bulliest of bully pulpits, the spectacle alone tends to impress people.  It would probably take another couple of days of polling to test the longer-term impact and assessment of Obama’s speech.  I’d look for a two- to three-point tick upwards tomorrow, which by Saturday or Sunday should be gone entirely.


Related Posts:

Breaking on Hot Air

Blowback

Note from Hot Air management: This section is for comments from Hot Air's community of registered readers. Please don't assume that Hot Air management agrees with or otherwise endorses any particular comment just because we let it stand. A reminder: Anyone who fails to comply with our terms of use may lose their posting privilege.

Trackbacks/Pings

Trackback URL

Comments

Another White House party should fix these numbers.

Electrongod on June 16, 2010 at 11:38 AM

A lot more needs doing …

tarpon on June 16, 2010 at 11:39 AM

Obama is all about ‘messaging’. so he ‘messaged’. What else could he do?

Phoenician on June 16, 2010 at 11:39 AM

How low can he go? What are the future bets?

lukespapa on June 16, 2010 at 11:40 AM

“Another White House party should fix these numbers.”

And don’t forget another 5 or 6 hours on the golf course…

Fuzzlenutter on June 16, 2010 at 11:43 AM

Sounds like the only ass Captain Kickass is kicking is his own!

pilamaye on June 16, 2010 at 11:43 AM

..this is where this is ultimately headed.

The War Planner on June 16, 2010 at 11:40 AM

Resign?? You must be joking. The only way he’ll VOLUNTARILY leave office is if someone offers him the job of emperor of the world.

Daggett on June 16, 2010 at 11:45 AM

HOW, for the love of Pete, is Captain Kickass still above 20 much less 40???????

search4truth on June 16, 2010 at 11:45 AM

42%! He’s approaching Bush territory. And this is before the inevitable tax increases. He’ll lose minimum 5 points from that.

Doughboy on June 16, 2010 at 11:46 AM

Oh, sorry, War Planner, I was reading a different link…

Daggett on June 16, 2010 at 11:46 AM

Could I suggest hiring Elton John to sing, Mr. President? I hear it brings people together.

hoosiermama on June 16, 2010 at 11:46 AM

Looks like Barry is…..

Patrick S on June 16, 2010 at 11:46 AM

maybe if we employ hundreds of thousands of people building monuments to him, erecting statues, and painting giant murals of him on walls it will help. Hey, it’s Kim Jung Ill in power all this time!

Justrand on June 16, 2010 at 11:49 AM

maybe if we employ hundreds of thousands of people building monuments to him, erecting statues, and painting giant murals of him on walls it will help. Hey, it’s Kim Jung Ill in power all this time!

Justrand on June 16, 2010 at 11:49 AM

Well, he’ll need an excuse to keep all those Census workers employed. That’s as good a reason as any.

Doughboy on June 16, 2010 at 11:52 AM

Slightly OT, but not really.
Did anyone see Frank Lutz (sp)this morning on F&F? He had his focus group from the speechafying last night. I couldn’t help but be struck by the fact that ALL, ALL of the feedback from the group was negative (even among those who voted for Cap’n KA), except for two FG members…both of them African American women who said no one had listened to the President’s very clear and concise plan.
I guess that makes me a racist.

Chewy the Lab on June 16, 2010 at 11:54 AM

What, did Rasmussen hire every 5 year old in town? I’ve seen better polls done by toddlers with crayons.

Bishop on June 16, 2010 at 11:55 AM

Slightly OT, but not really.
Did anyone see Frank Lutz (sp)this morning on F&F? He had his focus group from the speechafying last night. I couldn’t help but be struck by the fact that ALL, ALL of the feedback from the group was negative (even among those who voted for Cap’n KA), except for two FG members…both of them African American women who said no one had listened to the President’s very clear and concise plan.
I guess that makes me a racist.

Chewy the Lab on June 16, 2010 at 11:54 AM

You didn’t hear his plan? He said he’s gonna do whatever it takes to stop the spill, make BP pay a crapload of money, and create a clean energy economy. What the hell do you people want? Specifics? Substance?

Doughboy on June 16, 2010 at 11:58 AM

Among those not affiliated with either major party, 12% Strongly Approve and 52% Strongly Disapprove.

A majority of Independents “strongly disapprove”? Ouch! After less than a year and a half in office, Obama is already a lame duck, and pandering to the lefty “base” won’t bring back those Indies.

We need to get those 52% of Indies to vote Republican in November, to slam the brakes on this runaway train before it goes over the cliff…

Steve Z on June 16, 2010 at 11:58 AM

Maybe Interior Secretary Salazar should put his boot on the throats of the people polled. They might reconsider that “Strongly Disapprove” answer the next time.

Dan Pet on June 16, 2010 at 11:58 AM

I’d look for a two- to three-point tick upwards tomorrow

Otherwise known as the Idiot Factor.

fogw on June 16, 2010 at 11:59 AM

Chewy the Lab on June 16, 2010 at 11:54 AM

O.J. is innocent!

John the Libertarian on June 16, 2010 at 12:00 PM

His response has definitely been less than impressive, and that speech will not help at all.

kingsjester on June 16, 2010 at 12:02 PM

What’s Obama’s floor? There are a certain number of people who will approve of him no matter what he does due solely to identity politics. It’s similar to the advantage Jack Kennedy must have enjoyed being the first Catholic President. As an example, most homes in Boston had a picture of JFK hanging right next to Jesus in the 60s. This high floor is a tremendous advantage for him.

TheBigOldDog on June 16, 2010 at 12:02 PM

Oh great. Teh One is going to give a flatulent speech about his photo op with BP execs.

John the Libertarian on June 16, 2010 at 12:04 PM

Just remember that this is a 3 day rolling average and does not include “the speech”. So, I think it’s safe to say we’ll be looking at around 38% by early next week.

Key West Reader on June 16, 2010 at 12:04 PM

Is it just me or did anyone else see the photos of Mr. President on the beach with rolled up sleeves and felt is looked contrived.

scalleywag on June 16, 2010 at 12:06 PM

42%! He’s approaching Bush territory. And this is before the inevitable tax increases. He’ll lose minimum 5 points from that.

Doughboy on June 16, 2010 at 11:46 AM

Uh, unless he and Congress act fast this fall, there will be massive tax increase just due to the Bush tax cuts expiring on 31 December. It is going to be really ugly when people see the new rates of witholding on their pay stubs come January.

Johnnyreb on June 16, 2010 at 12:06 PM

Oh great. Teh One is going to give a flatulent speech about his photo op with BP execs.

John the Libertarian on June 16, 2010 at 12:04 PM

This clown NEVER shuts up. Blah, blah, blah.

VegasRick on June 16, 2010 at 12:07 PM

I saw on Drudge he met with BP execs for 20 minutes. Twenty minutes? Seriously? What the hell could you accomplish in 20 minutes?

scalleywag on June 16, 2010 at 12:07 PM

Obama has actually been at 42% in Ras at least once before, on 5/25/10. His disapproval was a point lower on that date tho (56%).

Jon0815 on June 16, 2010 at 12:07 PM

Oooo, is he starting to lose some of his base? Maybe even they are starting to realize that Obamas speechs are just words with no substance.

docdave on June 16, 2010 at 12:08 PM

Just wait until that poll has time to take this into account.

President Obama’s only hope at re-election at this point is for the GOP to nominate a polarizing and controversial figure or for illegal immigrants to get the right to vote. Any number of potential 2012 candidates could probably beat Obama if he keeps this up, but this is the guy that will beat President Obama for sure!

dnlchisholm on June 16, 2010 at 12:08 PM

Just remember that this is a 3 day rolling average and does not include “the speech”. So, I think it’s safe to say we’ll be looking at around 38% by early next week.

No, he’ll get a small, short-lived bump from his speech, he always does.

Jon0815 on June 16, 2010 at 12:10 PM

I saw on Drudge he met with BP execs for 20 minutes. Twenty minutes? Seriously? What the hell could you accomplish in 20 minutes?

scalleywag on June 16, 2010 at 12:07 PM

Now, now. Thats 1225 seconds for him to scowl, wag the bony finger and tell them they gonna pay. AAnd plug the hole. That is all. Off to lunch!”

Key West Reader on June 16, 2010 at 12:11 PM

Obooba doesn’t live or die by the polls, he’s working hard for the Amerikkkan people.

Akzed on June 16, 2010 at 12:12 PM

Maybe if he can get John Lennon to perform at the WH, he’ll get back to 50%

angryed on June 16, 2010 at 12:12 PM

Uh, unless he and Congress act fast this fall, there will be massive tax increase just due to the Bush tax cuts expiring on 31 December. It is going to be really ugly when people see the new rates of witholding on their pay stubs come January.

Johnnyreb on June 16, 2010 at 12:06 PM

..when he hits the 30s, then he will have the stink of death about him and even Pelosi will drop him like fourth period French.

If/when the calamity hits in November and he loses his majority, then the MSM and all but the most swooning moon-pie leg-tinglers will abandon him — especially because they will (finally) fear his dragging the Democrat party over the cliff. It will not be a pretty sight.

As Ed characterized hiim in another post this morning, all he’s got is the “I ran my campaign mantra” and zero, zippoid, butkus, nada else.

The War Planner on June 16, 2010 at 12:13 PM

I saw on Drudge he met with BP execs for 20 minutes. Twenty minutes? Seriously? What the hell could you accomplish in 20 minutes?

scalleywag on June 16, 2010 at 12:07 PM

Yeh, he met with them for 20 minutes, now he and his staff will spend 2 hours preparing a 5 minute fairy tale speech explaining how he kicked the BP CEO’s ass at the meeting.

fogw on June 16, 2010 at 12:13 PM

More golf should fix everything.

Cicero43 on June 16, 2010 at 12:14 PM

I saw on Drudge he met with BP execs for 20 minutes. Twenty minutes? Seriously? What the hell could you accomplish in 20 minutes?
scalleywag on June 16, 2010 at 12:07 PM

PBHO was able to show them not only his new set of Pings but also his improved swing, courtesy of the golf lessons he’s been taking.

Bishop on June 16, 2010 at 12:14 PM

There’s only one way for Obama to improve.

He has to give more speeches!

SlaveDog on June 16, 2010 at 12:15 PM

Maybe if he can get John Lennon to perform at the WH, he’ll get back to 50%
angryed on June 16, 2010 at 12:12 PM

If PBHO can get Lennon to perform, I would be impressed. Very impressed.

Bishop on June 16, 2010 at 12:15 PM

It is going to be really ugly when people see the new rates of witholding on their pay stubs come January.

Johnnyreb on June 16, 2010 at 12:06 PM

Yeah but here is the thing. Obama’s base pays $0 taxes. Their welfare check will still be the same Jan 2011 as it was Dec 2010…maybe even more since there is a COLA adjustment for welfare every year.

People who work for a living and pay taxes are already disgusted with him.

angryed on June 16, 2010 at 12:15 PM

I saw on Drudge he met with BP execs for 20 minutes. Twenty minutes? Seriously? What the hell could you accomplish in 20 minutes?

scalleywag on June 16, 2010 at 12:07 PM

He got criticized for not meeting with them. So now he can say he met with them. That was his goal. He could have accomplished that in 1 minutes. The extra 19 was just play time.

Daggett on June 16, 2010 at 12:15 PM

Obama could just as easily be at around 50% so I’m not too excited that he’s at 42%

The other week or so Ras had him at 44% and then in a few days back up to 49%

LurkerDood on June 16, 2010 at 12:16 PM

The gulf is impinging on his golf.

Akzed on June 16, 2010 at 12:16 PM

I saw on Drudge he met with BP execs for 20 minutes. Twenty minutes? Seriously? What the hell could you accomplish in 20 minutes?

scalleywag on June 16, 2010 at 12:07 PM

..talk about the fam, old times, their favorite golf courses..

The War Planner on June 16, 2010 at 12:16 PM

Ive heard that Obama’s much (recently) touted BP CEO meeting is scheduled to take 20 minutes.

If that’s true, I think his numbers will tank even more.

LASue on June 16, 2010 at 12:18 PM

Somewhere a GOP loyalist is putting the finishing touches on a campaign video in which his “The oceans will rise and earth will heal” speech will be played with the background image of the oil gushing from the pipe and coating the coasts.
Carter had his Day ___ count for the hostages in Iran. Obama has his Day ___ count for the oil spill.

The only way he gets back on track is to plan for a speech after the expected Nov 2010 shellacking in which he humbly admits he has gotten it wrong and will endeavor to shift hard to the center. Odds are he won’t do that until well into 2011 when someone finally gets through to him about his chances in 2012.

Bradky on June 16, 2010 at 12:18 PM

Forty-eight percent (48%) of Democrats Strongly Approve while 75% of Republicans Strongly Disapprove. Among those not affiliated with either major party, 12% Strongly Approve and 52% Strongly Disapprove. …

Move over Jimmy

Southernblogger on June 16, 2010 at 12:19 PM

Bush territory?

dczombie on June 16, 2010 at 12:22 PM

boy, he’s even lost eugene robinson the 4th cheerleader….

yowser…

cmsinaz on June 16, 2010 at 12:24 PM

I was hoping he was going to come out with the “America needs a full time President” speech, but was sorely disappointed.

ButterflyDragon on June 16, 2010 at 12:26 PM

I’m looking forward to him losing the 2012 dem primary.

Vashta.Nerada on June 16, 2010 at 12:27 PM

I’m looking forward to him losing the 2012 dem primary.

Vashta.Nerada on June 16, 2010 at 12:27 PM

Hypothetically, if he loses to Hillary in the primaries the GOP is in deep trouble as far as the Pres election goes.

Bradky on June 16, 2010 at 12:29 PM

Almost what? Seventeen months? He would have lasted about seventeen days at a Wall Street law firm. Now wonder they are getting away with grand theft! Well, along with all the other usual miscreants.

I’m still waiting for someone on FOX to notice that this guy really isn’t that bright. Soaring preaching is a talent like music. And you know musicians…

IlikedAUH2O on June 16, 2010 at 12:30 PM

42% and dropping…

mmm… mmm… mmm…

Khun Joe on June 16, 2010 at 12:30 PM

Bradky on June 16, 2010 at 12:29 PM

you’re not kidding….i would like for dear leader to win the primary so that it will be that much sweeter if we win :)

cmsinaz on June 16, 2010 at 12:34 PM

I saw on Drudge he met with BP execs for 20 minutes. Twenty minutes? Seriously? What the hell could you accomplish in 20 minutes?

scalleywag on June 16, 2010 at 12:07 PM

Decide on what course to play, clear the tee time and slip them your Swiss bank account’s routing numbers.

TheBigOldDog on June 16, 2010 at 12:36 PM

A woman on Frank Luntz’s panel was almost in tears defending Obama. She said, “None of you listened to President Obama, you talked the whole time he was talking!”

She seemed like a sweet young woman who bought into the messiah thing, and now that he’s failing epically, it’s personal to her.

Sad to watch. I hope the grownups in the audience talk to her afterward. I’m afraid they won’t–and the gulf between the “strongly approve” and the “strongly disapprove” will widen even more.

Grace_is_sufficient on June 16, 2010 at 12:37 PM

OT:

The AP reports that BP has agreed to set up a $20 billion fund to pay damages claims from people affected by the oil leak in the Gulf Coast. The fund will be led by Kenneth Feinberg, the Obama administration’s pay czar who oversaw payments to families affected by the Sept. 11 attacks, the AP says.

BP kowtowed

cmsinaz on June 16, 2010 at 12:38 PM

Maybe if he can get John Lennon to perform at the WH, he’ll get back to 50%

angryed on June 16, 2010 at 12:12 PM

With Groucho Marx as an opening act?

Del Dolemonte on June 16, 2010 at 12:38 PM

I saw on Drudge he met with BP execs for 20 minutes. Twenty minutes? Seriously? What the hell could you accomplish in 20 minutes?

scalleywag on June 16, 2010 at 12:07 PM

At least one par 4 hole.

Chuck Schick on June 16, 2010 at 12:41 PM

A woman on Frank Luntz’s panel was almost in tears defending Obama.

Grace_is_sufficient on June 16, 2010 at 12:37 PM

Expect to see a lot of that in the coming days, weeks, and months. They would rather be waterboarded and then Daniel Pearled before admitting they were fooled by O’Kickass. Hence, they will continue to defend him.

Sad, isn’t it? Not just for them, but for our country.

Del Dolemonte on June 16, 2010 at 12:42 PM

Hypothetically, if he loses to Hillary in the primaries the GOP is in deep trouble as far as the Pres election goes.

Bradky on June 16, 2010 at 12:29 PM

Hmmm…no one can picture a ‘Shall not seek, will not accept’ LBJ type thing???

BigWyo on June 16, 2010 at 12:44 PM

BP kowtowed

cmsinaz on June 16, 2010 at 12:38 PM

No, they did the right thing that a responsible business would do. 20 billion only scratches the surface of what has been damaged but it at least opens a way for affected families to get non-government assistance. For the sake of argument assume 1,000,000 families and businesses were impacted. this breaks out to about 20K per family/business.

Bradky on June 16, 2010 at 12:44 PM

Bradky on June 16, 2010 at 12:44 PM

point taken—
the next question is, will dear leader’s czar actually take care of it in the correct manner?

cmsinaz on June 16, 2010 at 12:48 PM

BP kowtowed

cmsinaz on June 16, 2010 at 12:38 PM

Yes, they did but they also made a fatal mistake. By allowing Feinberg to oversee this windfall bonus for the Admin/Dem caucus, we’re guaranteed that those in the Gulf who deserve compensation will be asked to “get in line”. You can’t argue with the gubmint.

They should have insisted on a Third Party Administrator to oversee this program… Such as a Crawford & Company/Broadspire. They are international and have offices in every state, plenty of adjusters and competent claim management staff. 20-20 hindsight for BP.

Key West Reader on June 16, 2010 at 12:49 PM

Hmmm…no one can picture a ‘Shall not seek, will not accept’ LBJ type thing???

BigWyo on June 16, 2010 at 12:44 PM

Not with Hillary. It would be likely that many independents would flock to her given the chance. Particularly if someone such as Palin were the GOP pick. Democrats would be jumping at a chance to pick a more reasonable person than Obama. Carter got schwacked by Reagan because even moderate Dems couldn’t make themselves vote for reelection. Knocking off Obama in the primaries would not drive moderate Dems to the GOP. Keeping Obama on might drive them to vote R or sit home depending on the GOP pick.

Bradky on June 16, 2010 at 12:50 PM

Key West Reader on June 16, 2010 at 12:49 PM

I feel better

/s

cmsinaz on June 16, 2010 at 12:56 PM

approval down to 42% before last nights ‘malaise’ speech…

how low can you go?

phreshone on June 16, 2010 at 1:01 PM

People know which end of the Bull is at the bully puplpit when all they are stuck with is bullcrap.

ajacksonian on June 16, 2010 at 1:03 PM

Is it just me or did anyone else see the photos of Mr. President on the beach with rolled up sleeves and felt is looked contrived.

scalleywag on June 16, 2010 at 12:06 PM

Every photo this man appears in is contrived. Of course his sleeves have to be rolled up,otherwise, we won’t think he’s hard at work. Slurping on that lemon-lime snowcone at the beach really helped drive home the hard at work image, didn’t it? Ooh, and the bushwacker drink at Tacky Jacks? Wasn’t Obama drinking on the job? It just amazes me that his approval rating as high as 42. It should be ZERO!

GrannySunni on June 16, 2010 at 1:05 PM

scalleywag on June 16, 2010 at 12:07 PM

An a$$ whipping.

chemman on June 16, 2010 at 1:05 PM

Hmmm…no one can picture a ‘Shall not seek, will not accept’ LBJ type thing???

BigWyo on June 16, 2010 at 12:44 PM

Obama’s narcissism won’t allow him to not seek another term. He hasn’t done anything wrong in his mind. It’s everyone else that has the problem, not him.

ButterflyDragon on June 16, 2010 at 1:07 PM

Captain Ass Kicked.

Akzed on June 16, 2010 at 1:07 PM

And that’s before the dud Barack Obama dropped last night in the Oval Office.

That’s funny … by most accounts, he pinched a loaf there last night.

ya2daup on June 16, 2010 at 1:07 PM

Bradky on June 16, 2010 at 12:44 PM

Setting up a fund was the correct thing to do. Allowing the government to run it is highly debatable. A 3rd party administrator would have been much better.

chemman on June 16, 2010 at 1:11 PM

What the hell could you accomplish in 20 minutes?

scalleywag on June 16, 2010 at 12:07 PM

Extort a billion dollars per minute, apparently. It’s too bad his lunch with Sheriff Joe interfered or he’d have gotten more. Priorities.

ya2daup on June 16, 2010 at 1:11 PM

OT: About AZ immigration law. When Gov Brewer met with Obama he promised he’d send someone from his admin out to talk with her or her staff within two weeks. Tomorrow is the two week deadline and Brewer has heard nothing from DC.

We need help to secure our borders now, before all the violence from Mexico bleeds ito the US. This past Monday there were 95 drug trade related deaths in Mexico and 14 deaths Tuesday. http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2010/06/15/20100615mexico-drug-cartels-outmatch-police.html

GrannySunni on June 16, 2010 at 1:31 PM

Setting up a fund was the correct thing to do. Allowing the government to run it is highly debatable. A 3rd party administrator would have been much better.

chemman on June 16, 2010 at 1:11 PM

Read his speech text. He promised it would be administered by a 3rd party. He was lying thru his teeth, as usual.

Del Dolemonte on June 16, 2010 at 1:36 PM

Obama drops to 42% in Rasmussen poll

Unexpectedly!

Phoenician on June 16, 2010 at 1:48 PM

Another White House party should fix these numbers.

Electrongod on June 16, 2010 at 11:38 AM

Only if it’s The Mother of All Keggers and EVERYONE’S invited…

SuperCool on June 16, 2010 at 1:56 PM

Move over Jimmy

Southernblogger on June 16, 2010 at 12:19 PM

..oh, that ship ahs sailed..or, I mean, that toilet’s been flushed.

The War Planner on June 16, 2010 at 2:05 PM

I couldn’t bear to watch the speech, but one thing that struck me is how insignificant and scared Obama looked in the photos. The blank expression and empty eyes are pretty creepy.

I predict that, in a few weeks, he’ll be longing for the good old days of 42% approval.

mr.blacksheep on June 16, 2010 at 2:09 PM

Hypothetically, if he loses to Hillary in the primaries the GOP is in deep trouble as far as the Pres election goes.

Bradky on June 16, 2010 at 12:29 PM

I don’t know about that. The closest recent analogy is 1968 when Johnson decided not to run again partially out of the very realistic fear that he would lose the primary. And Nixon eventually won big.

Missy on June 16, 2010 at 2:53 PM

Setting up a fund was the correct thing to do. Allowing the government to run it is highly debatable. A 3rd party administrator would have been much better.

chemman on June 16, 2010 at 1:11 PM

Dem fundraising has been awful this year – $20 billion will help in the fall.

Vashta.Nerada on June 16, 2010 at 2:59 PM

Dog predicts: Zero’s numbers will plummet with a road kill bounce from last night’s poor speech and absent leadership.

It isn’t just executive experience folks. This clown has done absolutely nothing but talk his entire adult life.

Now we all see how truly cheap talk is.

dogsoldier on June 16, 2010 at 3:16 PM

I saw on Drudge he met with BP execs for 20 minutes. Twenty minutes? Seriously? What the hell could you accomplish in 20 minutes?

Nice ‘lil oil company you got here. I would just hate for something to happen to it. Tell you what, for just a cool $20B we will let you keep it for now, and of course there will be my fee to consider.

That doesn’t take much time.

Zomcon JEM on June 16, 2010 at 3:50 PM

GRIM MILESTONE

jeff_from_mpls on June 16, 2010 at 3:59 PM

However, I’d be surprised if Obama didn’t get at least a slight bump in tomorrow’s poll. Usually when a Chief Executive speaks from the bulliest of bully pulpits, the spectacle alone tends to impress people.

The only impression he gave was a deer in headlights.

I wouldn’t be surprised if he ends up tracking lower.

The Ugly American on June 16, 2010 at 4:21 PM

I’d look for a two- to three-point tick upwards tomorrow, which by Saturday or Sunday should be gone entirely.

Not if they saw any of the analysis (Chrissy, Olby, etc), or for that matter if they saw the speech.

iurockhead on June 16, 2010 at 9:13 PM