It’s just a cursory glimpse, but Canadians were asked by Business News Network what they thought about President Obama’s ability to boost the Obama economy. It did not turn out well for Obama. This from a country that was even more enamored by the specious blather of Barack Obama than many Americans and their media and academia were.
Incidentally, it’s also from a country which voted for a Conservative government, after witnessing Obama’s first couple of years.
Back at home, things are not better.
Public pessimism about the direction of the country has jumped to its highest level in nearly three years, erasing the sense of hope that followed President Obama’s inauguration and pushing his approval ratings to a record low, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.
More than 60 percent of those surveyed say they disapprove of the way the president is handling the economy and, what has become issue No. 1, the stagnant jobs situation. Just 43 percent now approve of the job he is doing overall, a new career low; 53 percent disapprove, a new high.