We learned today that a CNN poll is showing that the errand boy sent by grocery clerks cannot be trusted. He’s dishonest, untrustworthy, a liar.
57% of those polled disagree with his views on the size and power of the federal government and 53% say he cannot manage the government effectively. No shit, Dick Tracy.
This poll, coming from the same people that have habitually showed better presidential approval numbers than any other pollster, reveals that this remarkably absent president is at his lowest rating in more than a year-and-a-half.
The CNN/ORC International survey released Monday morning comes as the White House has been reacting to controversies over a massive U.S. government surveillance program; the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of Tea Party and other conservative groups who applied for tax-exempt status; the administration's handling of last September's attack in Benghazi that left the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans dead; and the Justice Department's secret collection of journalists' phone records as part of a government investigation into classified leaks.
The poll indicates that for the first time in Obama’s presidency, half of the public says they don't believe he is honest and trustworthy. And Americans are split on the controversial National Security Agency anti-terrorism program to record metadata on U.S. phone calls, but they support the NSA program that targets records of Internet usage by people in other countries. That doesn't mean they necessarily like what is going on: Just over six in 10 believe that government is so large and powerful that it threatens the rights and freedoms of ordinary Americans.
Gee, I hope this news doesn’t hurt his chances for reelection. I kid.