Polls Show Barack Obama Once Again on the Wrong Side of the American People with Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl Swap for GITMO 5
THE AMERICA BACKLASH AGAINST OBAMA AND HIS DEAL TO GIVE UP 5 HIGH RANKING TALIBAN DETAINEES FOR WHAT APPEARS TO BE A DESERTER …
The polls are in and they are not good for Barack Obama and Democrats. The American people are outraged over Obama’s unilateral deal, bypassing the law and not notifying Congress in advance, ans swapping five Taliban, GITMO detainees for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. A recent CBS poll shows that 45% of Americans disapprove of the deal, while just 37% approve. Also, most Americans, 56 percent, say the U.S. paid too high a price to secure Bergdahl’s release. The backlash against the so-called Commander in Chief is even worse with veterans as the number rises to 65%. The poll finds a clear majority, 72 percent, think President Obama should have notified Congress in advance, and that includes 55% of people identifying themselves as Democrats.
Just over a week after U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was freed by the Taliban, a CBS News Poll shows 45 percent of Americans disapprove of the deal that saw him released in exchange for five Taliban militants, while 37 percent approve of it. About one in five do not have an opinion.
Views differ by political party: most Republicans disapprove of the deal, while just over half of Democrats approve. Among those who have served in the military, 55 percent disapprove of the prisoner swap.
Most Americans — 56 percent — say the U.S. paid too high a price to secure Bergdahl’s release. Among veterans, that figure rises to 65 percent.
A Pew Research Poll also shows that the public has doubts about the Bergdahl Prisoner Exchange.
Overall, 43% say it was the wrong thing for the Obama administration to exchange five Taliban prisoners for captive soldier Bergdahl, while fewer (34%) say it was the right thing to do; 23% do not offer an opinion.
Overall, 56% say the U.S. has a responsibility to do all it can to return an American captive soldier, no matter what the circumstances; 29% say that because Bergdahl left his post, the U.S. was not obligated to do all it could to secure his release.
Reactions to the Bergdahl case are deeply divided along partisan lines. Fully 71% of Republicans think the prisoner exchange was the wrong thing to do, while just 16% say it was the right thing to do. Democrats, by more than two-to-one (55% to 24%), have a positive opinion of the agreement.
USA Today/Pew Research Poll: Republicans Have 4 Point Lead in Generic Congressional Ballot Over Democrats, 47% to 43%
A new USA Today/Pew Research Poll … Democrats in trouble for 2014 midterm elections.
The latest USA Today/Pew survey has the GOP ahead of Democrats with a 4 point lead in the Generic Congressional ballot and other poor Obama polling has Democrats in a pickle heading into the 2014 midterm elections. The vote also appears to be a vote against Barack Obama and his policies than for him. According to the poll, 54% say that Barack Obama will not be a factor in their vote this fall; however, 26% see their vote as a vote against the president than only 16% for him.
With the midterm elections six months away, Democrats are burdened by an uneven economic recovery and a stubbornly unpopular health care law. Perhaps equally important, Barack Obama’s political standing is in some respects weaker than it was at a comparable point in the 2010 campaign, which ended with the Republicans gaining a majority in the House.
A national survey by the Pew Research Center and USA TODAY, conducted April 23-27 among 1,501 adults (including 1,162 registered voters), finds that 47% of registered voters support the Republican candidate in their district or lean Republican, while 43% favor the Democratic candidate or lean Democratic. The trend over the past six months in the so-called generic ballot shows that Democrats have lost ground. In October, Democrats held a six-point lead (49% to 43%) in midterm voting preferences.
The Weekly Standard also points out that survey shows Obamacare polling as poorly as it ever has.
Obamacare remains stubbornly unpopular. Although the legislation received positive press coverage after the national health care exchange reached its sign-up target, a majority of Americans (55 percent) still disapprove of the law and just 41 percent approve.
Economic pessimism, a persistent problem for the administration, remains strong. Nearly two-thirds of those surveyed said it is difficult to find jobs in their community. Just 27 percent of respondents said it was easy. Nearly half the country believes the economy won’t change over the next year. Twenty-four percent believe it will be worse, and 25 percent think it will improve.
The public remains divided over whether the GOP would better handle the economy, however. Forty-three percent said Republican leaders could “do more to strengthen the economy over the next few years,” and 39 percent believe the Obama administration is preferable. About 9 percent see no difference between the two.
Pew Poll: Obama’s Approval Rating Hit the Skids … 41% Job Approval Rating … Only 37% Approve of Obama’s Handling of Obamacare, 59% Disapprove … Only 31% Approve of Handling of Economy
BUYERS REMORSE: Barack Obama’s poll approval numbers are in free-fall.
According to a recent PEW Poll, President Barack Obama’s poll numbers in his job approval and on Obamacare are in free-fall. Barack Obama’s job approval now stands at 41% approval, 53% disapproval. His approval rating is down 11% since January 2013. From top to bottom, the polling data is disastrous for Obama. It is even worse for Obama’s signature piece of legislation and his handling of it. Only 37% approve of his handling of Obamacare, while 59% disapprove. Back in January, it was 45% approve, 47% disapprove. But with all the attention on Obamacare, what might be the most damning poll number of all is Obama’s 31% approval rating on handling the economy.
But it gets even worse for Obama:
- 31% approve of the way Obama is handling the economy, while 65% disapprove.
- 21% of Independents give Obama positive marks on the economy, while 75% disapprove.
- 32% approves of the job Obama is doing on immigration policy; 60% disapprove.
- 32% of independents approve of his job performance while 61% disapprove. In December, 53% approved and 39% disapproved.
Powerline best describes Obama’s plummeting polling numbers as self-inflicted as compared to what happened in GWB’s second term. They ask the question, have the voters finally caught on that they have been had and mislead? Maybe. However, what might be one of the biggest reasons for Obama’s polling free-fall across the board, are the all too many scandals, a continues pathetic economy, individuals actually being affected personally by the cancellation of their insurance and the sticker shock of Obamacare and the fact that the MSM is actually having to cover the stories as they are all too noticeable.
Barack Obama has lost the trust of the American people, even those that gave him the benefit of the doubt.
Barack Obama has had a difficult year since his reelection victory. His overall job rating stands at 41%, down 14 points since last December. A majority (53%) now disapproves of the way he is handling his job as president.
The new survey finds that majorities disapprove of the way Obama is handling four of five issues tested, with terrorism the lone exception (51% approve, 44% disapprove). For every issue, including terrorism, his ratings are lower than they were earlier this year.
Obama’s job ratings on the economy have been more negative than positive for more than four years, but the current measure is the worst of his presidency. Just 31% approve of the way Obama is handling the economy, while 65% disapprove.
Only about one-in-five independents (21%) give Obama positive marks on the economy, while 75% disapprove. About a third of Democrats (34%) disapprove of the way Obama is handling the economy (64% approve).
Obama also gets negative ratings on health care policy (37% approve, 59% disapprove). In January, views of Obama’s handling of health care policy were mixed (45% approved, 47% disapproved).
Posted November 9, 2013 by Scared Monkeys
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According to a recent PEW Poll, 77% of Americans are “Angry” and “Frustrated” with the federal government . Imagine that. As per poll results, 26% of Americans recently reported that they feel “angry” with the federal government, while another 51% say they are frustrated. With all the scandals, excessive spending, out of control debt, fears and lies of Obamacare and record number of recipients on food stamps with no job recovery in sight, is it any wonder why so many Americans are angry and frustrated. It would appear that only liberal Democrats are not angry with the current federal government … what does that tell you America?
With a possible government shutdown just hours away, public anger at the federal government is as high as at any point since the Pew Research Center began asking the question in 1997. Anger is most palpable among conservative Republicans – 41% say they are angry at the federal government, the highest among any partisan group.
The new national survey by the Pew Research Center, conducted Sept. 25-29 among 1,005 adults, finds that 26% overall say they are angry at the federal government, while 51% feel frustrated. Just 17% say they are basically content with the government.
The share of Americans who say they are angry at the federal government has risen seven points since January and now equals the high reached in August 2011, a few weeks after the widely criticized debt ceiling agreement between the president and Congress.
As in the past, substantial majorities across the political spectrum are either angry or frustrated with the federal government. But anger at the government is far more widespread among conservative Republicans than other partisan groups. This marks a change from 2011, when political independents (30% angry) were about as likely as conservative Republicans (32%) to express anger at the federal government. In the new survey, 41% of conservative Republicans say they feel angry at the government, compared with 27% of independents. Conservative Republicans are roughly twice as likely as liberal Democrats to say they are angry with government (41% vs. 18%).
Posted October 1, 2013 by Scared Monkeys
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Remember when then House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) made the ridiculous comment, that we have to pass the bill (Obamacare) in order to find out what is in it? Well, all these years later and the American people still do not like it, nor do they understand it. Which begs the question, how in the HELL was Obama reelected? And why isn’t the GOP doing every meaningful thing to prevent this nightmare from being inflicted on the American people? With something so unpopular, why do Republican think they will be punished by the voters for doing so?
A recent USA TODAY/Pew poll shows that as much as ever “We the People” do not like Obamacare and also do not like how it is being implemented by Barack Obama and his minions. When Obama signed the law more than three years ago, supporters predicted Americans would embrace it. FAT CHANCE. The law is as unpopular as ever and the more Americans find out of the debacle, the worse support gets.
Opposition hits new highs: 53% disapprove of the health care law, the highest level since it was signed; 42% approve. By an even wider margin, intensity favors the opposition; 41% of those surveyed strongly disapprove while just 26% strongly approve. Fifty-three percent disapprove of Obama’s handling of health care policy, an historic high. And Democrats have lost their traditional advantage on the issue. For the first time in polling that stretches back more than two decades, Americans narrowly prefer Republicans in dealing with health care policy, 40%-39%.
A boost in approval for the law that followed the Supreme Court decision in July 2012 upholding most of its provisions, to 47% approve-43% disapprove, has disappeared.
Confusion continues: Only one in four say they understand the law’s impact on them and their families well while one-third say they have little or no understanding about how the law will work. Despite increasing education efforts by the administration, advocacy groups and some states, the percentage of Americans who don’t understand the law has declined only modestly, to 34% from 44%, since it was passed.
Hot Air presents other polls that have the same outcome … Americans dislike Obamacare.
Even among those in the know — or perhaps especially among the informed — the Affordable Care Act remains unpopular, and opposition is deepening in two new polls released today. The NBC/WSJ poll puts opposition in the plurality, but the trend lines are not improving for the White House.
Pew Research Poll, The Failure of Barack Obama to Black America: Only 26% Say the Situation of Black People in US is Better Now Than It was 5 Years Ago
Barack Obama – The Phony President: Wasn’t Barack Obama supposed to be the answer for Blacks Americans … not even close, he is not the one they were waiting for.
Wasn’t everything supposed to change for blacks in America when Barack Obama was elected in 2008? Obama was supposed to part the seas, “The One” was supposed to help blacks because they helped him get elected. They were no loner going to have to worry about paying for their “gas and mortgage” (VIDEO) because their Savior, the Obamamessiah was President. So after having elected the first black president, how is it that only 26% of black America think that their situation is better today than it was five years ago before “The One” was elected? That is correct, according to a PEW Research poll, only 26% of blacks say that their situation is better today than before Obama was elected. That is down from 39% in 2009 when they fell for the “Hope & Change” nonsense, hook, line and sinker.
Just the other day it was reported that under Obama, only the top 5% have benefited. The remaining 95% have not and are still feeling the effects of a recession. Where do you think a majority of minorities fall in the 5%-95% range?
The sense of progress black Americans felt in 2009, on the heels of Barack Obama’s historic election as president, seems to have reversed itself. Today, only about one-in-four (26%) say the situation of black people in this country is better now than it was five years ago, down sharply from 39% who said this in 2009. Nearly as many (21%) say the situation of black people is worse today, and 51% say it’s about the same.
The positive feelings registered in 2009 among blacks represented one of the peaks in this long-term trend. Even in the face of the Great Recession, blacks seemed buoyed by the promise of an Obama presidency. This poll does not provide evidence as to what caused the downward shift in opinions about black progress. However, the fading glow of Obama’s first term and the lingering effects of the recession are likely to have been important factors. [...]
In the most recent Pew Research survey, the share of both whites and blacks who see short-term progress for black Americans is down significantly from the 2009 levels. For whites, the current share (35%) saying the situation of African Americans is better than it was five years ago is similar to what it was in 2007 and lower than it had been in the mid-1980s and 1990s. For blacks, the share saying blacks are better off today (26%) has returned to roughly where it was prior to Obama’s election.
Barack Obama was not the one they had been waiting for, far from it. Obama has made promises and delivered on nothing except maybe make minorities even more dependent on government. If a white president was in office under these circumstances there would be marches in the streets and cries of discrimination. Seriously folks, how did Obama get reelected and why? If blacks think they are worse off than they were before his election in 2008, why would blacks have voted for Obama at a rate of +90%?
We are the One’s we have been waiting for … Not even Close
What is truly amazing is that under a black president just how bad the perception is among blacks that their situation is terrible. Let’s face it Obama has been a total failure for blacks in America. Black unemployment is high, teen blacks unemployment is through the roof, and food stamps are given out like candy. Black unemployment under Obama is now once again double that of whites. Blacks have not made strides under Obama, they have regressed. Obama has done nothing economically for them, because he has done nothing for America.
Black adults are much more likely than whites to say the average black person is worse off financially than the average white person (59% vs. 39%). Whites, meanwhile, are more likely than blacks to say the average black person is about as well off as the average white person (43% vs. 27%).
The latest PEW Research poll looks much like many of the other polls that Obama and his minions want you to disregard.
PEW Research poll has President Barack Obama’s job approval rating falling to 47%. This represents an 8% fall from his reelection to a second term and his December 2012 approval ratings. As The Daily Caller astutely points out, and as we learned from the 2012 presidential elections, the polls are always correct. There is going to come a point where Obama’s numbers crater for good. The American people are tired of being tired, and frankly growing weary of Obama’s promises. George W. Bush can no longer be blamed for the economy and the fact that the unemployment rate is going down has nothing to do with job growth. It has to do more with individuals leaving the work force. Look for the 2014 midterms to be a final choice by America whether they want to be a once proud country on the principles that our Nation was founded, or whether they want to be Western Europe and Cyprus.
Barack Obama’s job approval rating has tumbled since shortly after his re-election, as the public’s economic expectations for the coming year have soured. Despite substantial public awareness of recent gains in the stock market and rebounding real-estate values, the percentage saying economic conditions will get worse over the next year has risen to its highest point in nearly eight years.
Obama’s job approval measure has fallen eight points since December, from 55% to 47%. His rating is comparable to George W. Bush’s (45%) at the same point early in his second term and is much lower than Bill Clinton’s 60% rating in February 1997.
Who was that again who said Presidential debates do not matter? Oh yea, the bias in the tank liberal MSM for Obama. President Barack Obama is learning the hard way that they certainly do. In the latest of post debate polls, the PEW poll has GOP candidate Mitt Romney now in the lead over Obama, 49% to 45%. Romney has erased ab 8% prior debate deficit and now leads by 4%, a 12% swing. 89% of Republicans believed that Romney won the recent Presidential debate and more importantly, 72% of Independents did as well.
In turn, Romney has drawn even with Obama in the presidential race among registered voters (46% to 46%) after trailing by nine points (42% to 51%) in September. Among likely voters, Romney holds a slight 49% to 45% edge over Obama. He trailed by eight points among likely voters last month.
Fully 66% of registered voters say Romney did the better job in last Wednesday’s debate, compared with just 20% who say Obama did better. A majority (64%) of voters who watched the debate describe it as mostly informative; just 26% say it was mostly confusing.
Check out at Hot Air the change in the demographic vote of men and women toward Romney, Mitt is now tied with Obama for the women vote.
What a difference a debate makes and more importantly, what a difference it makes for Romney to introduce himself to America and be juxtaposed to Obama and allowed to present his own ideas rather than being falsely dictated by Obama attack ads. America saw for themselves that Romney was intelligent, rational and had ideas to fix the economy and work with others to do it. America saw an” empty chair” in Obama as he failed miserably.
Global Approval for International Rock Star Barack Obama Declines Drastically Since The One Became President
The International Rock Star has fallen …
According to a recent Pew Research Center poll, Barack Obama, the International rock star President is no longer.Global opinion of Obama was declined in 21 countries. As reported at the Politico, approval of Obama’s international policies has dropped from 78% to 63% in Europe; from 34% to 15% in Muslim countries; from 40% to 22% in Russia; and from 57% to 27% in China.
Some countries remained confident in Obama, but others like Muslim countries did not. Hmm. You mean that Obama apology tour and the outreach by Obama to the Muslim world no longer calling it a “global war on terror” but instead an “overseas contingency operation” did not work? Go figure. Barack Obama also likes to tout the drone strikes to show how tough he is on terrorism, even though Obama inherited it from GWB. It would seem that in predominantly Muslim nations, American anti-terrorism efforts are still widely unpopular.
Global approval of President Barack Obama’s policies has declined significantly since he first took office, while overall confidence in him and attitudes toward the U.S. have slipped modestly as a consequence.
Europeans and Japanese remain largely confident in Obama, albeit somewhat less so than in 2009, while Muslim publics remain largely critical. A similar pattern characterizes overall ratings for the U.S. – in the EU and Japan, views are still positive, but the U.S. remains unpopular in nations such as Egypt, Jordan, Turkey and Pakistan.
Meanwhile, support for Obama has waned significantly in China. Since 2009, confidence in the American president has declined by 24 percentage points and approval of his policies has fallen 30 points. Mexicans have also soured on his policies, and many fewer express confidence in him today.
Occupy protesters … THEY ARE THE 31%!!!
According to the Pew Research Center, not even the Barack Obama endorsed Occupy protesters can change the fact that Americans look upon socialism as negative and capitalism positive. Even with all of Obama’s rhetoric and railing against capitalism (VIDEO), he loses the battle. Socialism was looked upon negative by 60% and favorable by only 31%. Meanwhile, capitalism had a 50% positive rating and a 40% negative one.
The recent Occupy Wall Street protests have focused public attention on what organizers see as the excesses of America’s free market system, but perceptions of capitalism – and even of socialism – have changed little since early 2010 despite the recent tumult.
The American public’s take on capitalism remains mixed, with just slightly more saying they have a positive (50%) than a negative (40%) reaction to the term. That’s largely unchanged from a 52% to 37% balance of opinion in April 2010.
Socialism is a negative for most Americans, but certainly not all. Six-in-ten (60%) say they have a negative reaction to the word; 31% have a positive reaction. Those numbers are little changed from when the question was last asked in April 2010.
As stated at Weasel Zippers, looks like Newsweek was wrong, we are all not socialist now. Imagine that, Newsweek was wrong again.