August 13, 2010 1 Comment
As if you needed more evidence that the president can really do very little about his approval ratings, consider how Obama is faring now that they’ve actually plugged the oil well. Via Kevin Drum:
Here’s a trivial little tidbit from the latest NBC/Wall Street Journal poll:
What a difference a couple of months makes. Nothing at all has changed in Obama’s actual handling of the BP spill, of course. He’s doing exactly the same things he was doing back in June. But now the leak has finally been capped, and that must mean he’s doing a better job, right?
So, if BP had messed this up and it was still leaking, presumably Obama would be down under 40, despite the fact that the technical success of the well-plugging is basically totally removed from anything Obama does. I wonder if there’s a way of making money off the irrationality of the American public? (Oh yeah, credit default swaps).