… Always in the back of voters’ minds about President Obama has been questions about his ability to be a “strong leader” and questions about his competence. The failure to press for an aggressive second term agenda combined with the poor handling and rollout of the President’s health care plan have reinforced those doubts and provided fertile ground for them to grow.
Can he turn it around? In modern polling history, there’s simply no precedent for that to happen – no President in their second term has ever recovered from sustained low approval scores like Obama has today. CONT.
Neil Newhouse, Public Opinion Strategies