Perhaps suing the state of Arizona was not such a good idea after all. It would appear that Arizona voters have had enough and sent Obama’s approval ratings plummeting so far south that even our porous border the president supports may be well out of reach.
In January of this year, President Obama’s Arizona approval rating was 40%. After waging a war of political gain against SB 1070, his scores have plummeted to 28%. The president’s strongest critics are those Republicans and Independents whom favor SB 1070, though the erosion of his job performance scores transcends all political and demographic groups in the state.
While 52% of Democrats still favor the work of the president, it is important to note that he once saw support of 85% of the Arizona Democrat voters. The least favorable view of the president’s job performance is found in those whom feel the job market is static or worsening.
In an open letter to Obama last week, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce charged that Obama and the Democrats “vilified industries while embarking on an ill-advised course of government expansion, major tax increases, massive deficits, and job-destroying regulations.” A sense of national dissatisfaction that is clearly and accurately reflected in Arizona.
Similar trends in declining presidential polls are the overall job approval; or lack thereof. Nationally, President Obama’s approval ratings are down to a mere 28%, identical to that of Arizona. This serves as further evidence that the Obama Administration’s priorities are out of touch with the people’s priorities. As a result, the once minority of those who “strongly disapprove” of Obama are now the majority while those who “strongly approve” are now the clear minority.
While opposing the enforcement of law in Arizona seems to be what has pushed him over the edge with Arizona voters, he has been on such a consistent and rapid decline that is was inevitable.
In Arizona and across the nation, frustrations are mounting. The majority now feel the “change” was for the worse. In order to prevent history from repeating itself, the voter must become more knowledgeable about the candidates. In ebbing the damage being caused by the Obama Administration, a line must be drawn in the Arizona sand. That line is the midterm elections. Research the candidates thoroughly. If more is sealed by a candidate than is allowed to made public; they are probably not a good candidate. Arizona Clean Elections Commission is a good starting point.
Research, register, vote!