Rove’s Numbers

Sunday, September 6, 2009
The Astute Bloggers
Rove’s Numbers

Discussing public sentiment on Thursday night with Sean Hannity, Karl Rove offered the following numbers relating to Obama and the Democrats in power:


• 242 days since the inauguration

• 111 speeches given by President Obama on health care

• 40 days was the original amount of time given by Obama for Congress to completely overhaul health care

• 67% of Americans oppose or strongly oppose a government takeover of health care

• 53% job approval for President Obama as an average of all major polls

• 50% job approval for President Obama as measured by Gallup; this means Obama dropped to 50% approval faster (by 8/26) than all prior Presidents including Ford (after pardoning Nixon) and Clinton (gays in the military debacle)

• 40%-47% approve-disapprove ratio relating to Obama

• 37% job approval for Congress, the lowest in 24 years

• 45%-44% generic identification Democrat vs. GOP, which signals a major shift

• New Jersey’s incumbent Democrat Governor trails by 10 points in the latest polling

• Virginia’s Democrat trails by 9 points for the Governorship

It’s way too early to get very excited, but the groundswell of public distaste for the Democrats’ poor leadership abilities is becoming clear.

Writing just a couple of weeks after the election, Rove’s Wall Street Journal op-ed now appears eerily prescient.

[Graphic by Doug Ross@Journal]

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