A new CNN poll demonstrates that President Barack Obama’s popularity ratings are falling fast, and the question is whether he can revive his popularity, or will be seen as a failed President in the three remaining years of his Presidency.
53 percent now see him as not honest and trustworthy; only 40 percent consider him capable of operating the government effectively.
But 60 percent still believe he has a vision for the country’s future; and 70 percent still see him as likable, but even those numbers are lower.
Obama still, however, is seen in a positive way personally overall, but his ability to get things done has suffered dramatically in 2013, and particularly over the massive failure of the launch of ObamaCare.
And now, there is new conflict over the deal with Iran, with many seeing it as a disaster in the making, almost like a Munich 1938 agreement, which led to World War II. The word being bandied about is “appeasement”.
The immigration bill is stalled in Congress, and the likelihood of any kind of cooperation with the Republicans in Congress seem highly doubtful.
So the question is what will happen in the next three years, and it is anyone’s guess as to how Obama will fare, and look in the eyes of history.