If you listen to Barack Obama tell it, he is one of the – if not the – greatest President in American history.
But the American people have a different opinion on his Presidency.
And it doesn’t paint a flattering picture.
Gallup released Obama’s final average approval rating.
It was not good.
His average approval rating of 47.9 percent ranked him 9th place out of 12 post-World War II Presidents.
The Daily Caller reports:
“President Barack Obama had a lower average approval rating than a president who resigned and another who was impeached, according to Gallup.
Gallup published Jan. 20 that Obama’s average approval rating was 47.9 percent. When compared to post-World War II presidents, Obama ranks ninth out of 12, according to CNS News.
Both Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton ranked higher than Obama. Nixon famously resigned after the Watergate scandal. Clinton was impeached by the House of Representatives for perjury, but later acquitted by the Senate.
John F. Kennedy takes the top spot at 70.1 percent. He’s followed by Dwight Eisenhower, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Lyndon Johnson, Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush and Richard Nixon.
Obama beat out Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter and Harry Truman.”
Obama ranks below even George W. Bush.
And the media routinely places Bush at the bottom of their list of Presidents because he left office with an approval rating in the 20’s.
But the American people disagree.
They judge Obama to be among the worst President of the last 70 years.
It’s not hard to see why.
Obamacare is a disaster.
Obama’s weak foreign policy has allowed ISIS to attack across the globe and destabilize the Middle East.
His support for open borders and global trade deals helped send jobs overseas and depress the wages of Americans who were left to compete with illegal immigrants flooding the labor market.
Obama’s Presidency was such a failure that the American people upended the political system by electing Donald Trump.
The voters were fed up with politics-as-usual and the status quo in Washington.
And they put Trump in the White House, despite Obama’s claims that he was a danger to the Republic and despite his efforts to make the election a referendum on his legacy.
But the American people did agree with Obama on one thing – that the contest between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton was a verdict on his Presidency.
And their verdict is they judge it a failure.