RealClearPolitics - Election Other - President Obama Job Approval Boy, with the 2012 elections starting to loom on the horizon, president Obama's overall approval rating looks a 'tad' on the iffy side as can be seen in the link above. With the RCP average spread approval rating of only 43.4% I would think there are several areas where the Obama administration needs to get moving on & fast. None of these areas is as sensitive as private sector job growth in my opinion. To do this the Obama admin must shrink government(overhead) to reduce taxes. The reduced taxes will leave money in private sector hands that will increase free market capitalism & reduce the presence of stagnant socialism policy. Ron Paul has reached a LOT of the constituency & his message has woken up MANY Americans in realizing that their problems mostly reside in big government & their restrictive bureaucratic regulations. If president Obama & company fails to recognize the growing discontent with the constituency regarding the intrusive & non Constitutional government policy of current then president Obama has no one but himself to blame for his upcoming defeat.