Obama Will Not Rest For 10 Days On Martha’s Vineyard

But not until he will not rest in Bar Harbor, Maine this weekend.

President Obama, his poll numbers tanking, will return to Martha’s Vineyard – the most Democratic spot in the bluest of blue states – for his summer vacation next month, island sources said.

Our spies on The Rock report that the first family will return to Chilmark’s Blue Heron Farm for about 10 days in August.

“It’s the same deal all over again,” said our source.

The White House declined to confirm the report, saying the prez’s schedule “cannot be confirmed” at this time. But the big buzz on the Rock is that the commander-in-chief, Michelle and the girls, Sasha and Malia, will return to The Rock about Aug. 19. And why wouldn’t they?

The fab farm where the first family beaches themselves has a basketball court for Barry, and the prez was greeted like a rock star everywhere he went. And with his approval ratings at an all-time low, a little love from the locals can’t hurt.

But what about the first lady’s plea to Americans to vacation in the Gulf region to help the oil-ravaged area and “send a different message about the extent of the spill”?

Apparently it’s yet another case of presidential do-as-I-say-not-as-I-do, because tomorrow the Obamas will head north to recreate on Maine’s Mount Desert Island for three days. And, come August, the only oil slick that will be causing the president agita will be from the fried clams at Nancy’s in Oak Bluffs!

Barry and Michelle need some love and there is no better place to bask in the Kool-Aid glow than with the Beautiful People of Martha’s Vineyard.

Poll: 6 in 10 Lack Faith In Obama To Make Right Decisions For Country

This is the third poll in less than two weeks which continues to show Obama’s numbers tanking.  His approval rating – at just 43% – is at an all-time low in this poll.

UPDATE: This just-released CBS poll shows even more dismal numbers for Obama with just 40% having confidence in him as a leader.

Public confidence in President Obama has hit a new low, according to the latest Washington Post-ABC News poll. Four months before midterm elections that will define the second half of his term, nearly six in 10 voters say they lack faith in the president to make the right decisions for the country, and a clear majority once again disapproves of how he is dealing with the economy.

Regard for Obama is still higher than it is for members of Congress, but the gap has narrowed. About seven in 10 registered voters say they lack confidence in Democratic lawmakers and a similar proportion say so of Republican lawmakers.

Overall, more than a third of voters polled — 36 percent — say they have no confidence or only some confidence in the president, congressional Democrats and congressional Republicans. Among independents, this disillusionment is higher still. About two-thirds of all voters say they are dissatisfied with or angry about the way the federal government is working.

But you keep on golfing and flying around the country to ‘help’ Democrats running for reelection, Barry.

Obama’s Approval Numbers Hit New Lows In 2nd Poll In As Many Days

This time the bad news for Barry & Co. comes from an NBC/Washington Post poll released yesterday.

For the first time in the survey, more disapprove of his job performance than approve; for the first time in his presidency, more than 60 percent believe the country is on the wrong track; and as he relieves Gen. Stanley McChrystal of his command in Afghanistan, Obama’s scores on being able to handle a crisis and on being decisive have plummeted since last year.

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In the poll, Obama’s job-approval rating stands at 45 percent, which is down five points from early last month and down three points from late May.

What’s more, Obama’s favorable/unfavorable rating is now at 47 percent to 40 percent, down from 49 percent to 38 percent in early May and 52 percent to 35 percent in January.

His scores on other ascpects of the presidency also have declined. In April 2009, 54 percent gave the president high marks for being able to handle a crisis; now it’s 40 percent.

In July 2009, 57 percent gave him high marks for being decisive and for his decision-making; now it’s 44 percent.

And also in July 2009, 61 percent gave him high marks for having strong leadership qualities; now it’s 49 percent.

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In the survey — which was conducted after Obama’s fourth visit to the Gulf last week, after his Oval Office address on the spill, and after getting BP to agree to a $20 billion escrow account to help pay for relief — 50 percent say they disapprove of Obama’s handling of the spill, while 42 percent approve.

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After last month’s disappointing jobs report (in which the economy added just 41,000 private-sector jobs), only 33 percent believe the U.S. economy will get better in the next 12 months. That is a seven-point drop since May.

In addition, 62 percent say the country is headed in the wrong direction, which is its highest point in Obama’s presidency.

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The Republican Party has a major advantage in the fall, and this poll just reconfirms that,” Hart said.

Moreover, 32 percent say their vote this November will be a signal of opposition for Obama, versus 27 percent who say it will be a signal of support for him. That’s a reversal from January, when 37 percent said their vote would be in support for the president, while 27 percent said it would be in opposition.

All signs lead to a bloodbath for the Democrats this fall.

CBS/NYT Poll: Majority Of Americans Think Obama Is Clueless On Jobs, Oil Spill & Energy

Keep in mind this is a CBS/New York Times poll – not exactly known for their conservative leaning samples.

Most Americans do not believe President Obama has a clear plan to deal with the oil spill in the Gulf, according to a new CBS News/New York Times poll.

Just 32 percent say Mr. Obama has a clear plan to deal with the oil leak, while 59 percent (including 64 percent of Gulf coast residents) say he does not.

The numbers are not much better among those who watched the president’s Oval Office speech on the spill last week, with 35 percent of that group saying he has a clear plan and 56 percent saying he does not.

The spill isn’t the only issue on which the president is seen as lacking a plan of action: Just 41 percent say Mr. Obama has a clear plan for developing new sources of energy, while 45 percent say he has no clear plan. And when it comes to creating jobs, just 34 percent say he has a clear plan; 54 percent say he does not.

A majority of Americans – 61 percent – says the president’s response to the oil spill was too slow. Just 31 percent say they have “a lot” of confidence in his ability to handle a crisis, though a majority has at least some confidence that he can do so. Since January, the percentage who says Mr. Obama has strong qualities of leadership has fallen from 70 percent to 62 percent.

Overall, 43 percent approve of Mr. Obama’s handling of the oil spill, while 47 percent disapprove.

But the most devastating numbers (and the most alarming for the White House) are the right track/wrong track results which are not featured in either the cbs.com on-line or New York Times stories on the poll results.

60% think the country is headed in the wrong direction while only 32% think the country is headed in the right direction.

I can’t wait until November.