Barack Obama is human? You wouldn’t have thought so with all of the hype and media blessings he’s received in the past year.
You would have thought him to be a god.
But a recent Wall Street Journal article says that his popularity is “falling to earth.”
WSJ writers Douglas Schoen and Scott Rasmussen wrote an intriguing piece on the subject of presidential approval ratings, and the findings from their research would surprise many:
Polling data show that Mr. Obama’s approval rating is dropping and is below where George W. Bush was in an analogous period in 2001. Rasmussen Reports data shows that Mr. Obama’s net presidential approval rating — which is calculated by subtracting the number who strongly disapprove from the number who strongly approve — is just six, his lowest rating to date.
In addition, the research revealed that he is losing any support that he promised to attain through a presidency of bipartisanship:
Overall, Rasmussen Reports shows a 56%-43% approval, with a third strongly disapproving of the president’s performance. This is a substantial degree of polarization so early in the administration. Mr. Obama has lost virtually all of his Republican support and a good part of his Independent support, and the trend is decidedly negative.
Now I am not one who desires for our president to fail, but I am glad that he is losing his immortality. Nebuchadnezzar, David, Ahab, Ahasuerus, and many other kings in the Bible had to learn this lesson the hard way. There was and is only one King who has proven Himself to be Messiah, and I have a hunch that it is going to stay that way.
There’s something for all of us to learn here, though, and not just our president. The reason why we have any positions of authority is not because we deserve it. It is because the Lord has allowed us the privilege of having them. I am reminded of a passage in Daniel (interpreting the king’s dream) that puts this all in perspective:
It is a decree of the Most High, which has come upon my lord the king, that you shall be driven from among men, and your dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field. You shall be made to eat grass like an ox, and you shall be wet with the dew of heaven, and seven periods of time shall pass over you, till you know that the Most High rules the kingdom of men and gives it to whom he will. Daniel 4:24-25
You can get to the original article from the WSJ here.
Hat tip to Peter D’Souza for finding it.