In a Bloomberg poll, the second week in September suggests that President Obama’s job approval numbers are the lowest since he won the election. Based on their numbers, the president is at 45%, and other polls put the numbers lower. With fourteen months before the election for his second term, many leaders and grassroots folks in the Democratic Party are starting to panic.

“I don’t think he’s done as good a job as I think he could have,” said Paul Kaplan, 58, an unemployed Democrat from Philadelphia. “We were hopeful that things would improve in the economy and they’ve only gotten worse. People in Washington just don’t seem to want to cooperate with each other and work for the people.”

Based on the Bloomberg poll, only 40% of Americans believes that President Obama’s job bill will help jumpstart job creation, and lower the unemployment rate. Even though the president is going around the country to promote this initiative, many are just skeptical about its success. There is a feeling in the country that Congress is too busy fighting each other than working together.

The Republicans in Congress are looking at President Obama’s job approval numbers, and they are happy with the direction they are going. Realistically, the jobs bill proposal has merit, and it would probably help all Americans. But many of the Republicans do not want to work with the president on a bipartisan jobs and deficit-reduction plan, because it makes him look like a good president.

As one senior House Republican aide told Politico, ”Obama is on the ropes; why do we appear ready to hand him a win. The question is likelier to be, what is the best strategy for winning the White House in 2012? The answer to that question is to further the impression that Obama is a tax-and-borrow liberal, who can’t get thinks done in Washington and doesn’t have a sound plan for the economy.”

As the country gets closer to the 2012 election, I am wondering if President Obama can remain cool with the tremendous pressure being put on him. Even in the Democratic Party, a third of Democrats say they’d like to see Obama face a primary challenge. This would be unprecedented because the incumbent usually never has a primary challenge.

In the next few months the president will have to consolidate his party and organize his core supporters. Americans have a short memory and they forget what President Obama walked into when he took office. The economy was crashing and every industry was close to bankruptcy.

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