And it only took five years of crazy lies. Apparently lying about everything else didn’t convince people until Obama finally told a lie so blatant that no one could unsee it.
Unless they worked for the media.
For the first time today, American voters say 52 – 44 percent that Obama is not honest and trustworthy. His previous lowest marks on honesty were May 30, when 49 percent of voters said he was honest and 47 percent said he wasn’t.
American voters say 53 – 43 percent that the Obama Administration has not been competent running the government. By a similar 51 – 43 percent margin, voters say Obama is not paying enough attention to what his administration is doing.
In October, Obama’s honesty was at 54 percent. Now it’s down to 44 percent.
But don’t worry. 86 percent of Democrats still believe that Obama is both honest and trustworthy. Oddly enough only 75% of liberals believe the same thing.
80 percent of blacks believe in Obama’s honesty. Hispanics split on Obama’s honesty 51 to 49. Otherwise Obama’s honesty is underwater among all age groups and income groups.
But in our degraded state of political affairs, it all comes down to the caring question. Specifically this nasty cynical beastie that actually moves votes. Even if voters believe you’re a liar, an adulterer, a crackhead and a Communist, they’ll give you a pass if you score well here.
Q. Would you say that Barack Obama – cares about the needs and problems of people like you or not?
Obama is still slightly ahead on this 49 to 48 proving the depressing stupidity of people who listen to the media. Obama’s caring rating has fallen by 5 percent, which is half of what his honesty rating fell by.
There’s a lesson in practical politics here that Republicans really need to learn.
Interestingly enough, Hispanics are close to being split on the caring question as well 51 to 47. Outside of white people and men, it’s still a close split.
To really beat Obama, this is the indicator that has to fundamentally shift. Americans have to believe that not only is he incompetent and a liar, beliefs that they are now close to, but that he doesn’t care about them.