Voters in battleground states think President Obama is worse at "managing the basic functions of the federal government" than his predecessor George W. Bush, according to a POLITICO poll released Monday. In other words, voters think Obama is a less effective manager than the man he stills blames for his failures.
Thirty-eight percent of respondents said Bush, the greatest living president, was a more effective manager of government, compared to 35 percent who said Obama was more effective; 26 percent said the two were "about the same." So in total, 64 percent of respondents think Obama is, at best, no better than George W. Bush at managing the government.
But that wasn’t the only disconcerting news for the president. Nearly two-thirds of respondents said the situation in the United States was "out of control," while 50 percent said the country was "off on the wrong track," compared to just 20 percent who said the country was "headed in the right direction."
No wonder Obama supporters seem to have lost interest. At a recent campaign rally in Maryland, attendees headed for the exits shortly after the president began speaking.
In addition to being an impressive manager of the government, Greatest Living President Bush is also a fantastic painter whose artistic prowess continues to impress. That's just one more example of how Bush is better than Obama.