Was that a joke or what? Wait, it sounded like he was really serious. Obama is the most unpopular President of all time. A serial liar, incompetent and clueless on how to fix anything, he just makes everything he touches even worse.
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest claimed Thursday that President Obama is the “most popular politician in America.”
Earnest made that claim in response to a reporter’s question about whether the ongoing battle for the Democratic presidential nomination between Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) will be an impediment to gaining ground on GOP presumptive nominee Donald Trump:
“Based on what the President has said before, I think he feels quite confident that Democrats will come together around a set of values that he himself has been advocating for for the last seven years. There’s a reason that the President is the most popular politician in America, particularly among Democrats, that his approval rating is higher and his unfavorable rating is lower among Democrats than anybody else in the country.
That is a strong endorsement of the work that this President has done over the last eight years or so, and that certainly is going to enhance the President’s ability to make an argument to those very voters about the stakes in the election, about the need to elect somebody who will look to build on that progress.” More
Obama sports a 51 percent approval rating, according to Gallup, with the lion’s share of that support coming unsurprisingly from partisan Democrats. Just 13 percent of Republicans approve of the job he’s doing. Key Obama initiatives like the Affordable Care Act and the Iran nuclear deal continue to score net-negative ratings with the public.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R.), however, sported a 70 percent approval in the traditionally blue state as of late March, and Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker (R.) was at 73 percent approval in March. More