In Obama’s first 100 hours in office he signed legislation to free the prisoners and abort the babies.
…Neither action proved to be very popular.
This may be why Obama’s approval ratings are slipping.
This may also explain why Obama signed the legislation to fund foreign abortions on a Friday afternoon.
FOX News reported:
Fifty-eight percent of Americans said they disagreed with the president’s decision to give overseas funding to family planning organizations that provide abortions… Obama signed an order Jan. 23 reversing the “Mexico City policy” — a prohibition first implemented by Ronald Reagan, which forbade the U.S. government from sending money to overseas family-planning organizations that perform abortions or offer abortion counseling…
The poll also found that more Americans — 50 percent to 44 percent –oppose the president’s decision to close the Guantanamo Bay prison for terror suspects within in a year.
Related… Obama’s overall popularity continues to drop after 2 weeks in office:
In today’s Rasmussen survey, President Obama’s approval rating is down to 61 percent. There’s nothing wrong with that, but there’s nothing special about it, either. It’s in line with what most Presidents have experienced near the beginning of their terms; slightly lower, actually, than George W. Bush’s approval rating in the Gallup poll 60 days into his first term, notwithstanding the acrimony surrounding the 2000 election.
Obama’s decline was inevitable once he actually started making decisions.
Democracy Corps (pdf) already has Obama’s approval down to 55%.
UPDATE: 58 Percent Say Congressional Democrats Governing Like Partisans, too.
Hat Tip Larwyn