Sad, But Funny

When it comes to Barack Obama, Americans like George W. Bush best.
Of the seven specific issue approval ratings measured in a Sept. 11-13 USA Today/Gallup poll, President Obama gets his highest rating (56%) on his handling of Iraq, and his lowest (38%) on the federal deficit.
It's a little confusing, given that he only became President because he was able to convince voters that he was the most against the Iraq war of all the candidates, but despite promises to the contrary, Iraq is the area in which Obama has followed most closely the course laid out by President Bush.
Obama's overall job approval rating is 54%. Of the seven issues tested, only for Iraq is Obama's approval rating higher than his overall approval rating.
Ain't that something? And, on the areas in which Obama has declared a course most different from Bush - health care, the economy and government spending - that's where voters are least impressed with him!
It seems we didn't need a new President - we just needed President Bush to look and sound like Barack Obama!
One more irony - the harder the President tries to convince us he's doing a good job on something, the lower our opinion of his work is.
Obama's approval ratings on handling the economy and healthcare, at 46% and 43%, respectively, are little changed over the past two months.
Want to get confused a bit further? Americans are so happy that Barack is following the Bush plan in Iraq that he doesn't even lose points for having abandoned his promise to do the opposite!