Rumours of removal from office indicate disquiet amongst administration
Friday, Oct 22nd, 2010
President Obama’s approval ratings continue to plummet according to national surveys, with the latest from Gallup showing a decline of more than two percentage points in the last quarter alone.
The rating averages out at 44.7%, translating into a steady decline from his initial 63% high.
Obama’s rating at this point in his presidency is amongst the lowest of all time, behind only Carter, Reagan and Clinton.
It touched an time low in mid-August when it dropped to just 41%.
The poll also found that 54% of Americans believe Obama does not deserve to be reelected.
In addition, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s rating is down seven percentage points since May to 29%, another new low point:
Another recent survey indicated that Obama has lost almost half of his support base since taking office.
The Bloomberg poll noted that more than 4 in 10 voters who say they once considered themselves Obama backers now are either less supportive or say they no longer support the President at all.
Unpopularity for Obama and the Democrats is not translating into support for Republicans however, with voters describing them as “the lesser of two evils”.
Meanwhile, rumours have surfaced today that some White House officials have raised the possibility of legal action to remove Obama from the presidency.
While the notion seems highly unlikely, the Executive Intelligence Review believes that there has been discussion in Washington and within the government of using the 25th amendment to the US Constitution to remove Obama from office.
The 25th amendment deals with successions to the presidency if the incumbent is deemed to no longer be able to fulfil the role.
Steve Watson is the London based writer and editor at Alex Jones’ Infowars.net, and regular contributor to Prisonplanet.com. He has a Masters Degree in International Relations from the School of Politics at The University of Nottingham in England.
This article was posted: Friday, October 22, 2010 at 10:20 am