August 13, 2010

Best Buds Crist and Obama Both Get Low Marks On Oil, Economy

Obama - Crist - best buds
Interesting Update: The Buzz - Florida Politics is reporting that "Gov. Charlie Crist's schedule shows he will participate in a "roundtable" discussion President Obama will hold with small business owners tomorrow in Panama City."

Amanda Henneberg, RNC Spokesman noted "The Buzz" and remarked, “Perhaps Governor Crist didn’t get the message from his plummeting approval ratings that Floridians have rejected his embrace of President Obama’s big-spending, big-government agenda. Unfortunately for Florida, since the failed Obama-Crist $862 billion stimulus was passed, over 152,000 Floridians have lost their jobs as our nation has racked up over $13 trillion in debt. Having President Obama and Charlie Crist lead a small business roundtable together is like putting The Office’s Michael Scott and Dwight Schrute in charge of our economic recovery.”

The Crist-Obama Hug and Crist's self-willed actions to split the Florida vote and thereby potentially sending his friend Obama a Democrat Senator has earned Crist the ire of both Floridians and the RNC.  Looking forward to the new "Crist-Obama moment" photo.

The following article today by Ray Reyes in The Tampa Tribune reveals that both Gov. Charlie Crist and President Barack Obama have received low polling numbers with respect to handling the Gulf Oil Spill and the economy.
The oil spill did not help Gov. Charlie Crist politically, new poll results show. Crist is getting low marks for his recent job performance, the result of Floridians' view of the recession and skepticism that the economy will improve soon, according to results of the latest survey by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research, released today.

Statewide, 55% rate Crist's performance over the last three months as "fair" or "poor," up from 48%, the latest survey says; 48% rate Crist as "excellent" or "good," down from 51%. These ratings are "an all-time low for Crist and the first time his performance rating has dropped below 50 percent," Brad Coker, managing director for Mason-Dixon said in the report.

The approval rating of President Barack Obama – whose stimulus plan was supported by Crist – also took a significant hit. Forty-one percent of Florida voters rate Obama's job performance as "excellent" or "good," down from 47%, and 59% rate it as "fair" or "poor," up from 53%, the poll shows.

Floridians also gave Crist and Obama low ratings for their handling of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Crist's performance on the spill was rated "fair" or "poor" by 51% of voters. Obama's performance was considered "fair" or "poor" by 61% of Floridians.

In the report, Coker speculated that one reason for the "less than stellar marks may be the political gamesmanship that both played during the crisis." During the spill response efforts, the Obama administration pursued a moratorium on offshore drilling and Crist called a special legislative session to ban it – even though public support for drilling increased in Florida, Coker said.

Statewide, 47% support offshore drilling and 44 percent are opposed, the poll shows.
As demonstrated by the low approval ratings of both Obama and Crist, it appears that voters are realizing that the failed, big-spending economic policies of the Obama-Crist agenda are doing nothing to improve the conditions in the Sunshine State.

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