President Barack Obama's awfully low numbers shouldn't be surprising to anyone. This isn't buyer's remorse; this is American's realizing they've been scammed by a man who is fundamentally failing as President one crisis at a time.
It's a bait and switch by a man who held himself out as a strong leader and a President who would change Washington and has proven time and again to be a weak and detached leader who occasionally pokes his head up to enact policy by executive fiat before returning to the golf course and elegant fundraising parties with a shrinking cadre of fawning admirers.
He's not so much a President as an incompetent monarch.
American's turned on Obama's policies long ago, but now they're doubting the man himself and wishing they had never voted for him; in fact, they're wishing they had voted for Romney.
According to the recent CNN poll, 53% of survey participants said they would vote for Romney if the presidential election were held today, as opposed to 44% who said they would vote for Obama.
Moreover, as many Americans now see him as insincere in what he says (in other words, as a liar) as see him as sincere. That's a 16 point drop from the last time the question was asked.
A majority of Americans think he doesn't share their values, a flip from just before the 2012 elections.
Secretary of State John Kerry offers a proposal to Israel and National Security Advisor Susan Rice immediately disowns it in public.
The intelligence community confirms that we know that the Malaysian airliner was shot down by Ukrainian separatists, probably with weapons supplied by Russia, and hours later Obama goes on TV and urges a thorough investigation as though he has no idea what we know.
It's no wonder a majority of Americans don't think the man is a decisive leader and it's no wonder that both our friends and enemies abroad have basically decided that we're irrelevant at least until January of 2017.
Nearly three-in-five voters (57%) in the CNN poll say that Obama can't manage the government effectively. I'd be more interested in seeing how many think he's even trying.
This is the President who apparently had no idea about the catastrophic failure of the VA, about the IRS targeting conservative organizations, or about the Fast and Furious gun walking program until he heard about them from reporters.
That's not a failure to lead, that's a failure to even bother engaging in the responsibilities of a Commander-In-Chief.
Chris Wilson is the Founder and Partner of @WPAResearch, a public opinion research company whose clients include Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mike Lee (R-UT).