Politico tells us:"While Washington talks about Obama’s new mojo, polls show voters outside the Beltway are sulking — soured on the president, his party and his program.
The Gallup Poll has Obama’s approval rating at an ominous 49 percent, after hitting a record low of 47 percent last weekend.
A new poll in Pennsylvania, a bellwether industrial state, shows his numbers sinking, as did recent polls in Ohio and Florida.
So there are two Obamas: Rising in D.C., struggling in the U.S."
Why is Pres BO more popular in Washington than the rest of the country?
It starts with the economy and the famous stimulus that has not stimulated anything.
Add to this the way that BO-Care was legislated, i.e. corrupt deals, special treatment for some voters and a rush to pass a bill that was not properly discussed.
Add the "jobs" picture and another Friday of "unexpected" bad numbers.
Add the incident in Detroit last Christmas. How in the world do you arrest a guy trying to blow up an airplane and "lawyer him up"!
Add the insanity about holding the KSM trial in NY City.
Add the stupidity of signing an executive order to close GITMO. After all, how can you close GITMO in a year without a plan for processing the terrorists down there?
Add the Iran policy or the lack of an Iran policy. By the way, we learned that Sec Gates is very worried that the Obama administration does not have an Iran policy.
Add to the mix the fact that the US-Mexico border is burning and Pres BO has not made a public statement or agreed to send troops.
Why is Obama so popular in Washington and so unpopular outside of the nation's capital?
The answer is that the Obama administration is all about style rather than substance.
It worked during the campaign, specially after that banking crisis that froze the campaign in October '08.
It is not working anymore because the public is beyond "BO-mania" and into results!