Question: How does a man win an election when the effects of his rule is rejected by 78% of the population?

From Rasmussen Reports:  

Democrats are happier with the status quo than Republicans and voters not affiliated with either of the major parties when it comes to the current Congress and the federal government.    One of the central tenets of the Declaration of Independence is that governments derive “their just powers from the consent of the governed.” Only 22% of the nation’s likely voters believe the government today has such consent.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds a wide partisan gap on the question. Democrats are evenly divided as to whether or not the government has the consent needed for legitimacy. Only eight percent (8%) Republicans and 21% of unaffiliated voters believe it does.  (To see survey question wording, click here.) . . . . . . . . .

Notes:  what is most troubling in this report for the Obama Administration,  is the fact that so many identifying themselves as "unaffiliated" or "independent," are displeased with Obama's governance.  Understand that it is the "independents" who will determine the outcome of the coming election.