Are Americans Waking Up about Obama?

This from Little Green Footballs should be considered good news: Obama’s Ratings Drop:

According to Rasmussen Reports, Barack Obama’s approval ratings are dropping fast: Daily Presidential Approval Index.

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Approval Index for Sunday shows that 36% of the nation’s voters now Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing as President. Twenty-five percent (25%) Strongly Disapprove to give Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of 11.

The Presidential Approval Index is calculated by subtracting the number who Strongly Disapprove from the number who Strongly Approve. It is updated daily at 9:30 a.m. Eastern (sign up for free daily e-mail update).

One week ago today, 44% Strongly Approved and 23% Strongly Disapproved to give Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of 21.

In the first set of interviews conducted after inauguration day, 45% Strongly Approved of his performance while 16% Strongly Disapproved for a Presidential Approval Index rating of 29 (see trends).

Overall, 59% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the President’s performance so far while 39% disapprove. Today’s results mark the first time that Obama’s overall rating has fallen below 60% as either President-elect or President.

I’d love to believe that Americans are waking up to the truth of President Obama: that he’s a hardcore Leftist who managed to hoodwink them throughout an election season that revealed little to nothing about his true character. I imagine there will be some cognitive dissonance, that is, folks who hold onto their hope that he really is the Messiah they’ve been waiting, primarily because they’re too embarrassed to admit to even themselves that they could have acted so foolishly in voting for him.

In fact, in this respect, I’m surprised to see the numbers change so quickly. And imagine: it’s only been a few weeks. Or, is that the point? Perhaps Obama’s always known what the country’s reaction would be to his policies, and so he’s acting quickly–some might say, frantically–to get as much done before everyone’s against him.

One can only hope, and fear. This post is truly a mix of food and poison.

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