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Obama Loses Support Faster Than Any President in Modern History

From his inauguration to the end of his first month in office, President Obama has dropped between 5 and 7 percentage points in approval according to Fox News and Rasmussen, respectively.  That’s the largest first month drop in approval rating of any president since polling began.

PresidentDay 1 %Month 1 %Change
Bush 4157592
Bush 435756-1

This drop could portend bad news for the Obama administration.  Of the 5 presidents who lost popularity their first month in office, on Truman and Clinton won re-election.  Both were helped by Republican Congresses.  In Clinton’s case, the Republican Congress passed a flurry of popular, conservative laws, all of which Clinton signed and took credit for.  In the case of Truman, the unpopular Republican Congress, and a weak liberal opponent in Thomas Dewey, gave Truman’s populism more credibility than it deserved.

Barring a major plebiscitory reversal in 2010, Obama will go into the 2012 election with no scapegoats and no Congressional help.  The Democrat Congress under Reid and Pelosi is the least popular since polling began, and Reid and Pelosi promise to deliver more of what made them so unpopular.

Moreover, Obama seems incapable of making good decisions as President.  In addition to his numerous failed cabinet appointment, unpopular Executive Orders, and botched stimulus bill, Obama is poised to plunge the world into economic depression by raising taxes and unleashing the largest expansion of federal regulations in history.  The American automobile industry is doomed to either extinction or nationalization, either of which will make the American car a rare thing. 

Conservatives, and no-so-conservatives, are lining up to paint the land with Tea Parties protesting Obama’s rapid expansion of Soviet-style socialism in America.  From Senator DeMint to CNBC’s Rick Santelli, the people are fed up with the vacuous Obama already. 



Author: William Hennessy

Co-founder of St. Louis Tea Party Coalition and Nationwide Chicago Tea Party Persuasive design expertLatest book: Turning On Trump: An Evolution (2016)Author of The Conservative Manifest (1993), Zen Conservatism (2009), Weaving the Roots (2011), and Fight to Evolve (2016)I believe every person deserves the dignity of meaningful work as the only path to human flourishing.

4 Comments on “Obama Loses Support Faster Than Any President in Modern History

  1. Wow, you are a moron. Do you read your stuff before you submit it? You have a couple of typos there. Obama is vacuous? Hmmm, compared w/ Bush, McCain, and Palin he is amazingly sharp, intelligent and a credit to this country. Fox News poll huh? They’re not biased now are they?

  2. It is only six weeks into this empty suit’s adminitration and he has broken every campaign promise he made. The fact that the kool-aid drinkers don’t seem to care about this trivial matter is all the rest of us should need to know about the opposition.This is a hellbound train trvelling at the speed of light toward the blackhole of communism!The action that need to be taken must happen now. the democrats and a few traitorous republicans have put the constitution itself in harms way.I pray that we can convince enough real Americans to passively revolt before another “shot heard around the world” is needed.

  3. Pelosi, Reid, and Obama will all get real oily close to election time, hoping that with the complicity of the “mainstream media” , “given two weeks, the American public can be made to forget anything”. This plan to get everything thrown at us at once, is not without purpose. The Johnson regime was quite successful in this scheme. He threw everything at us at once, and even though much of his abominal lawmaking was eventually undone, he was successful in that some of it stayed. If not for that which stuck, we would not have the Constitution so weakened that some of the laws that were outrageous at that time, are today accepted as if they were always part of the “law”. Socialists learned
    from Pavlov that “if you turn the heat up slowly enough, you can cook a frog before it jumps out of the pot.” By the same token, If you throw enough garbage at your opponent quickly enough to overwhelm him, then you do not have to have all of it stick to be successful in the long run.

  4. Thanks for this chart and article. I would appreciate seeing this chart updated each month. I knew that Obama would be a disastrous president, so my only consolation is to watch him fail and watch his approval ratings go down as others start getting a clue. Thanks for this bit of encouragement in a dismal situation.

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