More negative polling for President Obama …
More Americans than not say that Barack Hussein Obama does not deserve reelection in 2012, according to a recent Bloomberg national poll. 45% of US adults said that Obama does not deserve a second term in 2012, 42% said the president deserves reelection, while 4% said that their decision depended on alternatives. 9% were too busy watch Survivor and were unsure.
The poll underscores the precarious political situation the administration faces going into the bottom half of Obama’s first term in office. The president’s approval rating has teetered into negative territory since July, and he’s only going to face more stiff GOP opposition once the Republican-controlled House is sworn in to power in January.
FULL POLL can be seen here.
What other important data is seen in this poll? As reported at The Daily Caller, 66% of respondents feel that the nation is on the wrong track, while 27% felt the country was heading in the right direction. Can anyone imagine that 1/4th of those polls think that 9.8% unemployment, trillions of dollars of debt, record food stamps and an economy in disarray is headed in the right direction?
In a sweeping poll released by Bloomberg today, 66 percent of respondents said that they felt that “things in the nation…have… gotten off on the wrong track,” compared to just 27 percent who felt the country was heading in the right direction. 51 percent of respondents said they were worse off now than they were two years ago.
Though reducing the deficit has been a central part of political rhetoric in recent weeks, only 25 percent of respondents said that they considered “the federal deficit and government spending” to be “the most important issue facing the country.” In addition, 51 percent of Americans said they feel that in addressing the deficit, it is more important to “minimize sacrifices for the American people,” and only 40 percent said the answer is “bold and fast change” that would tackle the issue head on.