Friday, August 7, 2009
News Talk Online August 7, 2009: How Do You Rate President Obama's 1st 200 Days?
He's been president now for 200 days and the latest polls show that President Obama's ratings are slipping to around the 50 percent approval mark. In large measure over constituent perception of the two biggest domestic issues on his plate: the economy and health care reform.
Obama has acknowledged the economy is not recovering quite as quickly as had been hoped but says the light is at the end of the tunnel. Figures released today show that both the unemployment rate and new layoffs declined in July. He also has been asking patience because the bulk of the money for the stimulus program hasn't even been distributed yet. It takes time, apparently, to prime the pump.
He also continues to press on regardless on health reform, but the lack of a single proposal and coordinated Republican attacks on his bottom up campaign to get it passed seem to be having their effect on a public that's both confused about details and concerned about how it would be funded.
How do you rate the president's first 200 days in office? Please comment here. You'll also have a chance to sound off at 5 PM New York time today on News Talk Online on Paltalk.com