Karma, that concept that what you give is what you get. For eight long years we have dealt with an Administration that failed at each and every step. Foreign policy, bringing the country together, the economy. We have a foreign policy that is vilified by most of the world, we are, as a society torn apart, the most divisive in over a generation, maybe since the Civil War and our Economy is in shambles [at least that part that is still in the United States].
23% almost seems like too high of a grade.
Discontent Buffets the Nation; Bush Craters, Obama Benefits
Obama in Drivers Seat Amid Economic Worry
ANALYSIS by GARY LANGER
Oct. 13, 2008
A tornado of economic discontent is buffeting the nation, sending satisfaction with the country's direction to a 35-year low, George W. Bush's approval rating below Richard Nixon's worst β and Barack Obama, boosted by economic empathy, to his best-yet advantage in the presidential race.
Given the global economic crisis, a record 90 percent of registered voters say the country is seriously off on the wrong track, the most since this question first was asked in 1973. At 23 percent, Bush's job approval rating has fallen below Nixon's lowest
; it's a point away from the lowest in 70 years of polling, set by Harry Truman in early 1952. Bush's disapproval, meanwhile, is at an all-time record β 73 percent.
Powered chiefly by the public's economic concerns, Obama leads John McCain by 10 points among likely voters, 53-43 percent,
in this ABC News/Washington Post poll. Though every race is different, no presidential candidate has come back from an October deficit this large in pre-election polls dating to 1936.
Still, Obama's lead depends upon a shift in basic partisanship that will need to stand the test of turnout come Nov. 4. And while movable voters β those who haven't definitely made up their minds β have inched down to 13 percent, that's still more than enough to change the shape of the race.
ABC News: Discontent Buffets the Nation; Bush Craters, Obama Benefits