Obama's approval rating of the American public has fallen to an all-time low, according to a new Gallup survey of White House residents and employees.
Fewer than one in 10 Americans earned the president's favor, according to the president. That is down sharply from six in 10 — the percentage of Americans Obama approved of shortly after his election in November 2008, and the lowest level yet for his administration......."They're not doing a very good job, frankly," said the president...... "Most of them, I mean. Some are.... But not many."......Obama's job approval for how Americans are performing has fallen in every category, from the economy to health care and the environment.
"He's completely disgusted," said White House press secretary Jay Carney. "Which shouldn't be all that surprising, given the state of the economy, the high unemployment rate, and the fact that most Americans are, let's face it, fat lazy slobs. Go to a mall and look around if you don't believe me," said Carney.
The survey of the West Wing also found:
Officials are still deeply concerned about high levels of household debt. While delinquency and foreclosure rates have fallen in recent months, per-capita debt load remains too high, holding back the recovery and stoking fears of a double-dip recession that would be blamed on Obama.
Americans eat too much and don't get enough exercise, says First Lady Michelle Obama — a view echoed by her husband's administration. "Today, we outline a vision for the nation that requires parents, neighborhoods, the medical community, employers, schools and individuals to take a coordinated and comprehensive approach to combating overweight and obesity," said Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius last year.
The public doesn't pay enough taxes. There are "things we need to pay for as a country," the president stressed.