November has not been kind to the Obama administration. Piece after piece of the Affordable Care Act has very publicly fallen apart or failed to function as promised, and voters have punished Obama in the polls accordingly. …
Yet what has made this last month different is not that it is the first time Americans have disapproved of the job Obama has done as President. … But for the first time in Obama’s presidency, Americans have decided that they generally do not like and do not trust our president. Rather than a gauge of a president’s competence or effectiveness, questions of whether or not Obama is honest, or whether a voter has a favorable opinion of Barack Obama, give a much more personal assessment—an assessment of a man rather than an office. CONT.
Kristen Soltis Anderson (Winston Group), Daily Beast
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