A set of polls by the Associated Press-GfK, ABC News and the Washington Post appear to show that a growing number of Americans are unsatisfied with the Presidency of Barack Obama.
His approval rating has fallen below 60% for the first time although his 55% approval rating is better than Bill Clinton and just below that of George W Bush six months into their presidencies.
An obvious reason would be the economy which is tanking and showing no signs of picking up.
What internal policies he has bought in i am not aware of enough to comment but the Universal Health System he is pushing seems to split opinion.
As for us over here, his pre-election stand on Israel was where people i know began to question him and his decision to escalate the Afghanistan War and take it to Pakistan was a horrific blunder that is in danger of exploding in his face.
The real problem for Obama was the hysterical over-reaction and hype his election victory bought. The expectations of not just Americans, but the whole World, after the disaster of George W Bush, was unsustainable and the bar was placed far too high.
We have the recent example of Tony Blair who came to the post with the highest approval rating ever after the 1997 election on the back of a widely loathed former Government. The fresh faced Blair promised much but delivered very little and was finally removed prematurely from the post with his approval rating bottoming out at 26%, making him the most unpopular Labour Prime Minister ever and the third lowest ever from any party since records began.
Six months is a desperately short time in which to assess anyone in power but at the moment Obama is on the same trajectory although it remains to be seen if he turns out to be the silver tongued incompetent that Tony Blair was exposed as or if he can turn things around.
I just hope that he doesn't follow the tried and trusted formula of many world leaders of provoking a war to boost his standing. Hopefully that painful lesson has been well and truly heeded.