Here, let the DNC Chairwoman say it for you:
With President Obama beginning a bus tour and making stops in Minnesota, Illinois, and Iowa this week in order to talk to supporters about ways to grow the economy and strengthen the middle class, Democratic National Committe chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz says that Obama is in good shape heading into the 2012 elections.
“He still has widespread support,” Rep. Wasserman Schultz said Sunday on Face the Nation. She added that Obama is in “remarkably good shape” despite his approval ratings falling.
“The president is in actually remarkably good shape, given that he is still struggling to help pull our economy out of the Republican recession that he inherited. His numbers are still strong,” Wasserman Schutlz said Sunday on CBS.
She also put the blame on the economy on former Pres. George W. Bush. “[Obama inherited] the worst recession that we’ve had since the Great Depression, created by the policies, the failed policies of the previous Republican administration, where we went from a record surplus to a record deficit. So we have begun to turn things around. We acknowledge that we have a long way to go and we are certainly no longer in free fall,” she said.
If that isn’t evidence for being out of touch, then perhaps this will do it:
President Obama’s summer woes have dragged his approval rating to an all-time low, sinking below 40% for the first time in Gallup’s daily tracking poll.
New data posted Sunday shows that 39% of Americans approve of Obama’s job performance, while 54% disapprove. Both are the worst numbers of his presidency.
Obama’s approval rating has hovered in the 40% range for much of 2011, peaking at 53% in the weeks following the death of Osama bin Laden.
But Americans’ view of his job performance continued to tick downward as the debt-ceiling debate heated up. By the time he signed legislation averting a federal default, he was mired in the low-40% range.
The self proclaimed party of the people need to hang out with them a little more I suspect.