This headline at First Read is simply incredible:
Public lowers expectations heading into Obama’s 2nd term
Apparently Hope and chance is gone, the public has lost hope and doesn’t expect much change.
In addition, more than seven in 10 are dissatisfied with the current state of the economy, and just more than a third are either “very” or “fairly” confident in Obama’s ability to promote a strong and growing economy.
And 60 percent believe the coming year will be a time to hold back and save because of harder times ahead, versus 34 percent who instead think it will be a time of economic expansion and opportunity
So let’s get this straight, Over seventy percent of the public are dissatisfied with the economy, just over a third of the people are confident in the president’s ability to fix it, and 60% of the folks are battening down the hatches for rough weather.
Yet this man just two months ago won 300+ electoral votes?
What’s more this directly contradicts other aspects of the poll:
on Obama’s qualities as president, he gets the best marks for being easygoing and likeable (61 percent give him high marks here), having the ability to handle a crisis (55 percent), being compassionate (53 percent), being knowledgeable and experienced (53 percent) and being a good commander in chief (51 percent).
Bottom line, if this poll is accurate, the public doesn’t expect President Obama to get anything done, but he’s a nice compassionate guy and that’s all that counts. “Yeah my contractor hasn’t fixed that wall, the roof still leaks and the patches in the wall are failing, but I hate to replace him, he’s SUCH a nice guy.” What does this say about us as a nation?
I’ve said in the past that we get the government we deserve and I really thought we deserved better. But looking at these poll results, we just plain don’t.