A never-ending cascade of cover-ups, outright lies and deceptions has finally registered with Americans. The Obama administration can neither be trusted nor believed. It is just that simple. Ed Carson at Investors Business Daily outlines the results of a poll conducted by that organization that found record low disapproval of the President.
President Obama’s approval rating tumbled to a record low as Americans reacted to the government’s sweeping surveillance programs and other scandals, according to the latest IBD/TIPP Presidential Leadership Index.
The Presidential Leadership Index fell to 43.2 from 48.9 a month earlier. The 11.7% slide was the worst since Obama took office. For the fourth straight month, the reading stood below 50, signaling disapproval.
Revelations about the National Security Agency’s surveillance of Americans’ phone records and Internet activity dominated recent headlines. Meanwhile, more news came out about the IRS’ targeting of Tea Party and other conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status.
“Each day that passes there’s a new mention of these things,” TechnoMetrica Market Intelligence President Raghavan Mayur said of the NSA, IRS and other scandals. “They seem to kind of fester. They don’t seem to go away.”