President Barack Obama is doing better in the approval rating game, but he’s still behind. According to Rasmussen Reports:
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Sunday shows that 34% of the nation’s voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Thirty-eight percent (38%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -4. That’s the President’s best Approval Index rating in over a month (see trends).
It doesn’t bode well for him if his well-delivered speech didn’t move him into positive territory. He’s almost certainly irretrievably lost the fiscal issue, and budget arguments will reassert themselves after the glow fades from his talk. On both health care and cap and trade, he loses as soon as the discussion goes from general (reform) to specific (tax and regulate).