Behold, the Rasmussen Daily Presidential Tracking Poll from Sunday, December 13, 2009. As you can see, the gap between those who strongly approve and those who strongly disapprove has widened to -19 — or, if you’re into comparisons, slightly worse than Tiger Woods does among married moms.
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs and the spin machine can do what ever they choose — there’s simply no way around the reality that this president is becoming a lame duck quicker than an unfortunate mallard facing Dick Cheney before the afternoon cocktails. It’s only a matter of time before Democrats facing hotly contested elections in districts and states back home start to chuckle nervously and say: “Hey, that’s okay, Mr. President. I think we’re doing just fine back here. Instead of coming out for a few speeches and stuff, why don’t you and the First Lady take in some theatre?”
Negative nineteen. Great score if you’re a skirt-chasing multi-racial golfer. Not so good for a skirt-wearing (at least when it comes to foreign policy) multi-racial president.