Hows that “HOPEY, CHANGEY” thing working out for you America?
According to a new poll, most Americans say the United States is less respected in the world than it was two years ago. Oops, wouldn’t that be under President George W. Bush?
Obama & Holder, perfect together
Wasn’t some of candidate Barack Obama’s campaign rhetoric that he would make America more respected in the world and make nicey nice with our friends and enemies? It would appear from this most recent poll that Obama’s bowing and apology tour as well as his policies have failed to make that respect promise come to fruition.
A majority of Americans say the United States is less respected in the world than it was two years ago and think President Obama and other Democrats fall short of Republicans on the issue of national security, a new poll finds.
The Democracy Corps-Third Way survey released Monday finds that by a 10-point margin — 51 percent to 41 percent — Americans think the standing of the U.S. dropped during the first 13 months of Mr. Obama’s presidency.
“This is surprising, given the global acclaim and Nobel peace prize that flowed to the new president after he took office,” said pollsters for the liberal-leaning organizations.
The poll also shows that Americans don’t trust Obama or Democrats on the issue of national security and keeping America safe. Barack Obama, how is that AG Eric Holder and the DOJ decisions to hire lawyers who have represented terrorists and then withholding their names working out? This will certainly play well in November 2010 and 2012.
On the national security front, a massive gap has emerged, with 50 percent of likely voters saying Republicans would likely do a better job than Democrats, a 14-point swing since May. Thirty-three percent favored Democrats.
• “Keeping America safe”: Democrats now trail by 13 points (34 percent to 47 percent.) The gap was just 5 points in July 2008.
• “Ensuring a strong military”: Democrats trail by 31 points (27 percent to 58 percent.)
• “Making America safer from nuclear threats”: Democrats trail by 11 points (34 percent to 45 percent,) “despite the president’s strong actions and speeches on steps to reduce nuclear dangers,” the pollsters said.
As Hot Air reminds us, this was a poll of Americans and not foreigners, however, it sheds light on how we perceive ourselves as being respected around the world. Let alone how safe we feel under Barack Hussein Obama.
FYI, this poll was done by Democrats Democrats James Carville and Stanley Greenberg.