Louisianans’ severe disapproval of Obama overall, 35-61, mirrors their disdain for his efforts in the cleanup, 32-61. George W. Bush’s handling of Hurricane Katrina, by contrast, is viewed barely negatively, 44-47; the response in June, 34-58, was more in line with Obama’s, 32-62. A full 54% now think Bush did a better job dealing with crisis than Obama, who gets the vote of only 33%. Considering the shift in the electorate, that is little if any change from the 50-35 divide in June. 24% of Democrats still prefer Bush’s response; the small set of independents go for him, 47-30, after favoring Obama, 41-37, two months ago.Oopsie.
In his exclusive "live" 2-minute interview tonight with Brian Williams, President Obama referred to himself at least 7 times, according to my semi-accurate count. He also told Mr. Williams, while reassuring people that he is a Christian, that "I can't spend all my time with my birth certificate plastered to my forehead." When the President speaks in this fashion, off-prompter and off-point, he comes across as a douche.
I counted at least 29 self-references in the President's 20 minute speech this afternoon at Xavier University.
Perhaps his polling numbers would be better were he not such a narcissist.