Obama isn’t doing nearly as bad as the media has made you think.
True, he isn’t making a lot of friends these days. Liberals feel like he is not pushing their agenda, or he is compromising too much; and conservatives think he is a socialist.
You can’t please all the people all the time, but you have to please most of the people most of the time if you are going to be a two-term president (Or in the case of George W., of you need to have most of the supreme court in your corner, and run against Herman Munster in term two).
This is a graph shown on Meet the Press from Sunday, Dec. 5th 2010.