Gallup Sets Obamic Baseline on Afghanistan
posted at 3:56 pm on December 2, 2009 by Dafydd ab Hugh
Gallup just released the polling numbers on Barack “Lucky Lefty” Obama’s Afghanistan policy; they polled from November 20th to 22nd, so this poll sets a perfect baseline for how the One’s policy speech last night, and his new policy itself, affect his approval on this issue.
We’ll check back in a week or so and see what Gallup indicates has happened to the Tally of O, at least anent Afghanistan.
I suspect that rather than helping the Commander in Chief, the new policy — we send 30,000 more men, who will fully arrive in about six months; then come what may, we yank them out one year later, just as his reelection fight kicks off — and especially his “explanation” of the policy last night, will actually hurt his job approval on Afghanistan… significantly.
As it happens, his Afghanistan policy approval has already plummeted from 56% in mid-July to a scary 35% now, dropping an average of 5.25% per month:
Even fellow Democrats barely approve:
Approval by party
The same poll also asked about Obama’s policies on six other issues: energy policy, terrorism policy, globaloney, economic policy, ObamaCare, and (heh) job creation. His approval ranges from a high of 49% for energy down to 40% for jobs.
I wonder how long this fellow can even sustain his current low overall job approval of 49%; sooner or later (probably sooner), his general approval will sink to match the low-average rating of his policy approvals.
We may very well charge into the November elections next year with President Obama languishing at 40% to 42% job approval. How might that affect the congressional elections?
Cross-posted on Big Lizards…