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Now there are new signs the president's second term -- honeymoon is so over we have told you about the president's poll numbers taking a dive now.
Some new data could suggest why.
Take a look at this graphic it is from a Republican consulting firm that tracks every time an issue organization celebrity or corporation is mentioned in any media.
And then it measures the tone of that coverage those bubbles show the top five issues brought up in relation to the president the -- they are.
The more negative the tone.
Let's bring in.
Also -- this Kirsten Powers who writes for the USA today.
And the Daily Beast pierce didn't want about it.
-- the president's job approval ratings haven't been looking so good we're gonna get to that in a moment.
But is the honeymoon over when it comes to his second term having just started.
While historically in the act of the last four presidents who have won reelection with the exception of Clinton there's always at a -- around this time so -- would be consistent with that it it seems that the president.
Is having all of you have hit -- with his approval ratings I think around 47%.
Which are down from what they were right after the election so yeah I mean it's fair to say that that that the honeymoon was over though historically I think it's pretty calm.
But Judy the Republicans caved on things like the fiscal cliff and the debt ceiling it seemed like he was on a roll there in the in the early weeks.
Right John but that me and established that the point which is that.
If you start out with a lower level of popularity -- presidents traditionally started out their second term.
You have them.
Further to the fought to to rise in the polls if you're numbers go up but you have.
Less to fall if -- below to get below that 50% acts so.
If you start out with a highly partisan politicized.
They -- going to really come down on you like a ton of bricks if you do anything they don't like which is a point.
That Nate Silver made in recent analysis on the polling drop I think.
Coming right after this the president's and that's what seems to be very successful trip to the Middle East.
Just shows you that the American people are focused on the economy.
And they are focused on economic uncertainty.
They're not focused and foreign policy as much as some of us would like they really care about whether or not he's going to deliver.
Any economic prosperity in the second term.
-- as we look at that video of the president you know shaking hands with world leaders in the Middle East you have the issues in this country probably.
Still resolve around jobs and the economy when you look at the approval lady ratings from the last Fox News poll.
Pretty much tied 4747%.
On approval of the job the president is doing.
This cures and after after he let you know came out in that inaugural address with a very liberal agenda talking about you know I mean this as essentially seeming to say that.
But he got this huge mandate.
Maybe doesn't exactly have that kind of popular support these days for the programs that he's been -- Well I of course was one of the loan people who didn't think that was a liberal knock her under house but I -- and I was pretty mainstream.
But he did lay out I think especially in the state of the union some very clear markers specifically.
On gun control and and you know saying over and over that.
All these people deserve a vote and now we see that actually one of the key components and assault weapons ban isn't going to be part of the bill.
And so I think that you know he is he is being held to those the standards of what he laid out and then people are probably disappointed there's also the sequester I think they gambled on that and thought they were going to be.
I make Republicans look bad it doesn't seem to have really played out that way so.
-- they're different things that are playing into this -- is that historically this is pretty common.
Your crystal is who writes about politics and blogs about politics for the Washington Post -- Suggests that in his era of Twitter and social media.
It's much tougher for our president any president to maintain this honeymoon do you agree.
You know I have to agree with that in fact I was just going to make that point because it's the second point that the Washington Post.
Pointed to an an explanation of why the president.
Maybe having shot shorter honeymoon and then -- then even historically presidents have had the last two of them.
It's really tough.
To go up against non stop.
Channels that are very critical of you bloggers who never wanted you to -- reelected in the first place and I think the steady drumbeat of criticism is something that previous presidents really didn't have to worry about.
It's all over the social media but is it isn't good politics good policy or vice Versa.
Contact Carol since tiger sad fact is that disagree with that -- -- and I I don't the -- this president no president has ever had such deference.
And such -- love among the media sell whatever is happening on Twitter among conservatives I don't really think.
Any President Bill Clinton what it killed the kind of crass.
That that Barack Obama I guess yeah whatever now -- -- risk alienating -- happening on Twitter.
Is more than balanced out by the fact that most of the mainstream media's carrying water perhaps.
Its -- in power is in Judy Miller thank you both we're gonna.
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