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New questions about whether a big political victory is what -- -- Obama needs to jumpstart a second term that scenes at times mired in scandal and controversy.
Six months into his reelection in recent fox polls.
Showing that his job approval is slipping take a look at this right now 51%.
Say they disapprove.
Of the job he's doing as president.
43% approve that disapproval up 5% from December of 2012.
I was right after his reelection but now check out 2009.
Right after his first victory as approval then.
Bring him is a fox senior political analyst.
Rick good to see you you -- president's often see a slide.
From their initial term.
To what do you -- this.
What I'd say is great if he doesn't have a great deal to show for his second term.
He got elected in spite of the economy.
Which was weakened and -- was too high on him the economy remains shaky although perhaps in better shape.
And unemployment remains.
Five different political terms and let's remember this about the Tony -- victory.
While Obama will the president won reelection in a convincing though not huge way.
-- the president lost.
A majority of congressional districts Mitt Romney won which tells you why the house remains firmly in Republican control.
And why the politics.
Of the House of Representatives within each district is different.
From the national picture.
So when the president sets forth to accomplish -- from his agenda members of the house look at it gotten national political terms.
But they look at -- local political terms and in local political terms things look very different.
But democratic strategist is quoted.
He's saying he needs wins any needs them soon.
You see any on the horizon.
I doubt I think there's a possibility that he could.
Bring some kind of immigration reform.
Proposal off but diet I think that at the moment looks like it's in very great jeopardy.
He's gonna take some environmental measures by executive order it's not entirely clear how much of -- did accomplish that way.
And whether that will improve his standing politically.
-- -- a the president has a problem.
The country is is not really leftist senator it's kind of still a center right country.
He's managed to get elected in that atmosphere by -- -- by virtue of his personal qualities which people admire and buy a great turnout of you know voter turnout effort particularly funny.
But he's got a congress to clean the house that remains -- all for -- opposed to much of what he wants to do the president would have to straight pretty far.
From the people who worked so hard to elect game and ordered to propose something that it could get by the Republicans in the house represented so it's a tough position and that's our task.
And so Far -- had trouble was understandably.
You were talking about where -- country is politically -- -- put up on the screen.
How the president is doing with independents.
But in -- it's dropped in half it's -- all away from 66%.
Of independents supporting and 231%.
But I wonder how much of that.
And his overall approval and disapproval.
A ratings has to do with.
Difficulties implementing what is in the minds of many Americans -- still.
Well it's not only that your point is well taken but it's also the fact that it's right in front of us now we're hearing more about it you know they tried it.
To make this announcement that they're gonna postponed the enforcement -- of the employer mandate which is really a central feature of the of the of the legislation.
Through Tony fourteen seed.
Won't won't have to be done by the election will be in process.
As the election is happening.
But that didn't work very well it got tremendous publicity anyway and everybody you know who pays a Texas a single of heard about it and so employers know it.
It's a sign that the bill -- -- that -- the implementation of legislation is in some trouble there's been a lot of difficulty with it.
So what you have is an unpopular bill.
That is not being implemented effectively and that ends up being kind of two strikes instead of just walk -- You know you know wasn't that long ago that Democrats.
In congress were talking about taking back the house in the mid term elections of 2014.
-- in May the president said.
We've got a great chance to take back the house.
How would you handicap that well I think what's happened here is the president -- to convincing victory.
One in which I think a lot of people notice that a -- -- thought that race was closer than it turned out to be at the very man.
And I think he's he feels like he won some -- landslide.
And he over interpreted his mandate he did the same thing after the 2008 victory -- which was a big win.
I think that aided enormously buddy.
By the economic meltdown that occurred in the fall right before the election which I think swamped -- republicans' chances.
And the president always sees things.
As a big opportunity for him.
And so he rams through this health care bill.
And after passing a stimulus he neglected the economy to some extent got killed in -- 2010 mid terms.
So trying to -- rolls around he wins election this Motorola's Republicans in the house.
And the president thinks he's got a huge mandate everybody better go along -- or will take back the house will -- politics in the house just -- the same.
He doesn't seem to get that.
And maybe he's getting it now but and that's where that that's the problem and I think the chances of his of the group of Republicans losing their house.
-- pretty remote although Republicans can screw things up for sure have repeatedly though they might screw their ability might screw themselves now but.
You know all things being equal it looks like -- very unlikely it is the Democrats regain control.
Heard him as always thanks so much -- event.
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