Surprise! Surprise! New National Polling Data from both Rasmussen and Gallup now shows President Obama's popularity has already begun to plummet. Precipitously! In addition, according to the Wall Street Journal, the American electorate is perhaps more polarized than ever this early into a new administration. Indeed, Obama's numbers are even worse than Jimmy Carter's were at the same point in his administration. And only less than a quarter of Americans believe that the federal government truly reflects the will of the people.
All talk of "reaching across the aisle," of "non-partisan cooperation," and of "a new era of change" has become sadly, though predictably, passe.