U.S. president Barack Obama's already abysmal approval numbers have hit a new low.
According to Rasmussen Reports:
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows that 25% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty-five percent (45%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -20 (see trends).
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.
Overall, 44% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the president's performance. Fifty-six percent (56%) disapprove.
In a desperate bid to win back some of his lost Kool aid drinkers, Obama will begin running for reelection now rather than wait until later. As of this week, Obama is now back on the campaign trail. One of his first stops will be the set of 'The View' on Thursday where he is in friendly territory.
Expect a lot of kissing up and glad-handing from the mostly partisan co-hosts. There will also be pitchers of free flowing Kool Aid for the audience. Okay, I made up that last part.
I hear the Boy Scouts of America aren't happy that Obama basically dissed them in favor of the ladies on 'The View'. Obama is the honorary president of the Boy Scouts of America. But he plans to skip the historic Boy Scout Jamboree marking the Scouts' 100th anniversary tomorrow in DC.
Both of my brothers were proud members of the Boy Scouts -- and I'm sure that many of Obama's supporters are former Boy Scouts too. But narcissists like Obama usually don't care about such things as honor and integrity or cute photo ops with the scouts.
Even so, 'The View' guarantees Obama will reach a larger audience than the Boy Scouts Jamboree. And right now, a larger audience is what he needs more than ever.