Maybe you remember the images from last summer with hundreds if not thousands of grey haired Americans attending town halls all over the country to give their representatives an earful.
Many of the Obama supporters tried to label the town halls, the tea-party members, and retirees as "crazy people" who have no idea what is good for them. Most of this vitriol comes from a much younger generation of Americans who demographically and overwhelmingly support Obama and have in their short lifetimes become self-proclaimed experts on many health related topics these days.
Today across America 42% of our population STRONGLY DISAPPROVES of Obama and full 26%STRONGLY APPROVES of the President. Much of this is tied to the Democrats approach on Healthcare, but certainly there is the broader view that Obama is NOT listening.
Is this just a bunch of "crazy" people who woke up on the wrong side of the bed all across America? Who suddenly decided to go scream at representatives in little auditorium town halls just for the thrill of it?
As of March 20th this is no anomaly this is a trend. Regardless of the healthcare outcome today this may mark the end of the Democrat majority in Congress since 2006. Certainly many of us hope it is the end of watching Pelosi preside over our House of those elected to Represent our voice from our local districts.
The 3 most recent Polls published within the last few days:
The latest Gallup poll: 48% of Americans DISAPPROVE - 46% of Americans APPROVE
The latest Rasmussen poll: 56% of Americans DISAPPROVE - 43% of Americans APPROVE
The latest FOX dynamic poll: 48% of Americans DISAPPROVE - 46% of Americans APPROVE
What is most significant is not that the President's popularity has fallen so far from 70%, so fast to below 50%, but that in all the polling more than 85% of those expressing disapproval record their voices as STRONG DISAPPROVAL. This momentum of frustration, anger, and strong opposition to Obama's ideological push overwhelmingly dwarfs any comparable levels of strong approval by the liberal American population.
Ridicule the tea party's, marginalize old people, endlessly criticize those who want more independence from an all powerful government and you will serve to mount a very strong opposition that is still GROWING.