Obama’s sagging numbers, at home and abroad

By Dave Andrusko

Pro-abortion President Barack Obama

Pro-abortion President Barack Obama

Consider these two quotes:

“People in Europe were looking for a political redeemer,” said Jan Techau, the director of the European center of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace [referring to President Obama]. “Those expectations, of course, were greatly exaggerated.” — From Monday’s Washington Post

“For the first time in his presidency, the poll also found less than half of respondents believed Obama was honest. Forty-nine percent of those surveyed said he was honest and trustworthy, a drop of 9 points from last month.” [To be precise, a month ago 58% thought the President was honest and trustworthy, to 41% who did not.] — From a story in today’s POLITCO, referring to a new CNN/ORC International poll.

These numbers are a reflection, the consensus is, of a tsunami of bad news for the President. The difference, of course, is that a tsunami is an act of nature while Obama’s plunging numbers are a direct reflection of what he has done—and not done.

Of all the harbingers in the CNN/ORC poll probably the most unnerving for the Obama administration is the 17-point drop in support among Americans who are 30 or younger. Even they are beginning to understand the true nature of Obama.

From our single-issue perspective, we always take special heed when pro-abortion Presidents take a serious tumble. They—in this case Obama–might go to even greater lengths to try to placate the Abortion Establishment whose thirst to increase the number of abortions is unquenchable.

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That notwithstanding, it is encouraging to see (to quote the Washington Post) that “the glow surrounding his presidency in Europe has faded” just as the bloom is beginning to come off the rose here at home.