A substantial majority of Americans say President Obama has not developed a strategy to deal with the budget deficit, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll, which also found that support for his plans to overhaul health care, rescue the auto industry and close the prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, falls well below his job approval ratings.
The poll found a distinct gulf between Mr. Obama’s overall standing and how some of his key initiatives are viewed, with fewer than half of Americans saying they approve of how he has handled health care and the effort to save General Motors and Chrysler. A majority of people said his policies have had either no effect yet on improving the economy or had made it worse, underscoring how his political strength still rests on faith in his leadership rather than concrete results.
IT'S WORSE, PROBABLY SINCE THESE POLLS ALWAYS OVER-SAMPLE DEMS AND LIBS.
IOW: THE PEOPLE ARE WAKING UP!
I HOPE IT'S NOT TOO LATE...
*******UPDATE: MORE BAD POLL NUMBERS FOR OBAMA HERE.