Because the voters already invested in one of his grandiose schemes, the stimulus package, and the ROI has been pretty dismal. That boondoggle has done serious damage to his credibility.
More and more voters are taking a dim view of his performance on the economy. As this chart highlighted by Sullivan shows, O is going south even with the all important independents:
That’s right. For the indies, the disapproval number is now higher than the approval figure. This is very bad news. These aren’t Sarah Palin fans we’re talking about here.
This is why his big speech before Congress and his blitz of the talking head shows didn’t move the ball forward on health care reform. The voters don’t want to throw good money after bad.