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The result: The president is fast losing the confidence of American people who voted for him in November. They see a chief executive who has an excuse for everything that has gone wrong in his presidency, who spends much of his time at party fundraisers and focusing on next year’s midterm elections, rather than dealing with bread-and-butter issues that concern most Americans.

In a nationwide survey, the Gallup Poll read out a list of institutions in American society, asking, “How much confidence do you, yourself, have in each one?” Confidence in the Obama presidency ranked fifth in the responses, with a dismal 36 percent answering in the affirmative.

Donald Lambro is a syndicated columnist and contributor to The Washington Times.