Obama then and now, cont’d

I wrote yesterday that Barack Obama had proved rather spectacularly to be a false messiah.

What manner of man is this? He is America’s own Sabbatai Sevi. It’s a painfully obvious observation, but it should not be forgotten how Obama held himself out in 2008 as our lord and savior.

Now comes Sheldon Alberts to report these illuminating poll results in The Hill:

Two-thirds of likely voters say President Obama has kept his 2008 campaign promise to change America — but it’s changed for the worse, according to a sizable majority.

A new poll for The Hill found 56 percent of likely voters believe Obama’s first term has transformed the nation in a negative way, compared to 35 percent who believe the country has changed for the better under his leadership.

The results signal broad voter unease with the direction the nation has taken under Obama’s leadership and present a major challenge for the incumbent Democrat as he seeks reelection this fall.

Conducted for The Hill by Pulse Opinion Research, the poll comes in the wake of last month’s Supreme Court decision that upheld the primary elements of Obama’s signature healthcare legislation.

It found 68 percent of likely voters — regardless of whether they approve or disapprove of Obama — believe the president has substantially transformed the country since his 2009 inauguration.

The feeling that Obama has changed the country for the worse is strongest among Republicans, at 91 percent, compared to 71 percent of Democrats who support Obama’s brand of change.

Strikingly, 1-in-5 Democrats say they feel Obama has changed the United States for the worse.

For a man with Obama’s grandiose self-conception, these poll results must be something like “the most unkindest cut of all.”

UPDATE: See also Jay Cost’s excellent column “The state of the race, four months out.”

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