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18 Jun 2010

Obama Still Sinking

The latest Rasmussen survey of likely voters shows President Obama at the low point of his administration so far, with only 41 percent approving of his performance, while 58 percent disapprove. The Approval Index, the difference between the number who strongly approve and those who strongly disapprove, stands at -21, which I believe matches Obama's low-water mark: More than two-thirds of these interviews were conducted after Obama's Oval Office speech on the Gulf spill, so the early returns, at least, suggest that the President failed to improve his position with voters. That shouldn't be surprising, as the physical realities of the Gulf spill continue to trump any words Obama can utter about it. The latest Rasmussen survey of likely voters shows President Obama at the low point of his administration so far, with...

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17 Jun 2010

Obama Plumbs New Depths Of Unpopularity

In Great Britain, anyway. Nile Gardiner writes in the Telegraph: "Barack Obama: the most unpopular man in Britain?" It's hard to believe that any politician could become more disliked in the UK than Gordon Brown, but Barack Obama is achieving that in spades. ... The key catalyst for rising anti-Obama sentiment in the UK has been his disastrous handling of the BP issue, and his relentless desire to crush Britain's biggest company. There is no doubting BP's responsibility over the Gulf oil disaster, and it is right that the firm is being held to account for its failures. But the brutal, almost sadistic trashing of BP by the imperious Obama administration, which has helped wipe out about half its value, threatens its very future, as well as the pensions of 18 million British people and the jobs of 29,000 Americans. There is now the very real danger of the bankrupting of a great British enterprise, and the prospect even of a Chinese or Russian takeover. Instead of adopting a constructive, statesmanlike approach, Barack Obama's decision to launch a "boot on the throat" campaign, while adopting a thinly veiled Brit-bashing agenda, has generated significant bad blood in America's closest ally. At the same time, the president has inexplicably rejected offers of help from the UK and an array of European countries, no doubt out of both pride and protectionism. President Obama's handling of BP is part of a far bigger problem. This is an administration that has consistently insulted Britain, and has even sided with her foes in some cases, most notably in its wholehearted support for Argentina's call for negotiations over the sovereignty of the Falklands, a position that has been strongly backed by Venezuelan tyrant Hugo Chavez. Time and time again, the Obama team has undercut America's key allies, from London to Prague to Jerusalem, while kowtowing to the enem
In Great Britain, anyway. Nile Gardiner writes in the Telegraph: "Barack Obama: the most unpopular man in Britain?" It's...

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