The Rahmbo/Axelturf/Fibbs axis must be spinning like tops this morning over the latest polling news from Public Policy Polling on President Obama’s approval ratings in red states he flipped to blue in 2008:
Barack Obama now has a negative approval rating in every state he flipped from the Bush column to his in 2008.
Here’s the state by state rundown:
-In Colorado a recent Rasmussen poll found his approval at 45/53. Research 2000 found his favorability at 46/47 in January.
-In Florida Rasmussen found his approval at 45/54 and Quinnipiac’s latest found it at 45/49.
-In Indiana Rasmussen has his approval at 44/54 and Research 2000 finds his favorability at 46/49.
-In Iowa Rasmussen has him at 45/54, and the latest Des Moines Register poll put his approval at 46%, though I can’t find the disapproval number anywhere.
-In Nevada Rasmussen finds his approval at 46/54. We found 44/52 in in January.
-In New Mexico we found his approval last week at 45/48.
-In North Carolina our last poll put him at 45/51.
-In Ohio Quinnipiac’s last poll put him at 44/52.
-In Virginia Rasmussen’s latest has him a 48/51. SurveyUSA last had him at 44/54, and we put him at 42/52.
Jennifer Rubin quips that it must be Bush’s fault. I know she’s joking, but there actually are some deluded folks out there, mostly on the left, who really do believe it’s Bush’s fault because of all the problems our celebrity President “inherited” from the evil W, like the deficit.
Of course, they never stop and consider Obama’s *record* deficit numbers (more here and here) which, via comparison, makes Bush look like one of the most fiscally conservative Presidents we’ve ever had.
I think it’s safe to say that BarryO’s tanking numbers have everything to do with his overreaching agenda than anything else. His signature issue, healthcare “reform”, is hurting him in ways most people predicted were impossible after he was sworn in in a blaze of glory last January. I’m especially happy to see that North Carolinians are waking up from the drunken stupor that was the 2008 election as well. As I’ve said before, this state will be red again when it comes to choosing Presidents – hopefully as soon as 2012.