Even after his embarrassing and incompetent performance over the last sixteen months,44% of the people in this poll are under the impression that Obama is still the "real deal".
They must think he's something - some inherently gifted man from the world community who brings hope to the world. But little by little, we see his support frittering away. It's not a runoff, it just gradually dries up into the atmosphere. The big question is, how low can he go?
Maybe it's because he is seen as the weakest President in the Common Era.
North Korea is trying to provoke a war with South Korea. Neither China nor Russia gives a damn what Obama says, about anything of any real value. The hostile, anti-Semitic, Israel-hating Middle East nations know he's an apologist. What else can we expect from ANY of them, at this point in time?
Europe is wrapped up in their own problems and can't do much of anything to help right now - except, keep their own people from shutting down the continent to protest the loss of over extended benefits. We must forgive them, if are not too concerned about much of anything else, their cradle-to-grave model is in grave danger of evaporating away.
In all of this, the man who sits in the Oval Office does nothing but demonize Bush and those who disagree with his errant and irresponsible governance. It's more important issue edicts, while avoiding intellectual debate about policy. You cannot get them to defend any of their positions on anything, without them taking potshots at the question or the questioner.
So with his inept leadership in a time of great peril, it's easy to understand why he does not have the guts to take questions from the media anymore. It's even easier to see why his support is slowly slipping away day by day, week by week......event by event.