Wednesday, October 8, 2014

A Majority of Americans Now View President Obama as a Failure...

by: Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA
Purveyor of Truth



Six years into the presidency of Barrack H. Obama and a majority of the American public view his tenure as one of failure. At east according to this IBD/TIPP survey. 53% of adults believe Obama is a failure while 41% still believe he has been a success. The presidents strongest support is found in the 18-24 year olds with 75% believing he has been a success. 54% of single women also se the President as a success.

One half of people residing in states won by Obama consider his presidency a failure and 59% of those age 24-44 consider him a failure as well.

Full report from THE HILL BELOW.

A clear majority of Americans describe President Obama's tenure as a "failure" according to a new poll released Monday.

The survey from IBD/TIPP indicates that 53 percent of adults in the United States now characterize Obama's presidency as a "failure," while 41 percent chalk it up as a success. Half of the people who live in states won by Obama see his tenure negatively, as do 59 percent of those aged 25-44 years old.

Some of the key groups remain solid in their support of the president, though. More than three-quarters of voters aged 18-24 see Obama's presidency as a success, as do 54 percent of single women.

By contrast, only 32 percent of married women describe Obama as a success while 58 percent of independents see him as a failure.
The survey also found that only 43 percent of U.S. adults say they would vote for Obama, who has been besieged by international crises, were a presidential election held today. Some 49 percent would favor 2012 Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

The slide in approval of the president seems to be primarily driven by concern over his economic record. While three in four Americans say they place a "high importance" on the economy and jobs when evaluating candidates, just 31 percent say Obama is doing a good job at growing the economy.

At a speech last week at Northwestern University, Obama looked to reverse those perceptions, arguing it was "indisputable that our economy is stronger today than it was when I took office." Obama said progress "has been hard, but it has been steady, and it is real."

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Via: Memeorandum

15 comments:

  1. Interesting poll. Here's another poll from the recent past: George W. Bush left the presidency with a 28% approval rating, and then five years after that dismal showing a poll conducted by some polling organization showed that the American people wanted him back as president. Short memories, eh? And also an insight into the fickleness and impatience of the American voting public. Please also note how dismal Harry S Truman's numbers were when he left office, and how history sees him today.

    Here's more polling history, Ronald Reagan's poll numbers were just as dismal and the American people were just as discontented with him at this point in his presidency. It's part of the curse of a two-term presidency. Remember what was happening to Bill Clinton too?

    Yes, the polls show that the American people do not approve of Mr. Obama, just as they showed the same disapproval of Give 'em Hell Harry, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush. Those disapproval ratings give the opposition a measure of satisfaction, but that satisfaction will be fleeting, and will not count when history is written about this era.

    Maybe when Mr. Obama leaves office he will take up painting terrible artworks. Then watch his approval ratings soar!

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  2. it is wise to make no judgments based on polling results or surveys. Given the fickleness of the American public, and its relatively questionable assessments I find it best to base judgment on ones own observations over time combined with a data set and a broad cross section of educated views and opinions.

    Ah, history. I've always maintained that it takes a 100 years or more to really determine the merits or demerits of any administration. I've also been known to say the problem with history is our failure to lean from it.

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  3. I'm sure both of you are aware also of the bias and inaccuracy of so many polls and pollsters ( which shows up in glaring ways when Nov.voting contradicts pre -election and even exit polls.)

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  4. All good points. Let me add a few more points of conjecture. As dmarks says, partisan polls inject a cetain amount of self-serving bias on half of their respective candidates. So do attack ads that appeal to the fears of the voter: Anti-Obamacare ads, gun lobby ads, anti-immigration fearmongering, and mis-attribution ads - those that project blame on erroneous causes. And sometimes polls and attack ads conspire together - on whatever issue de jour sways the vote.

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  5. People are blaming Obama for Republican obstructionism. Obama could have been much more successful if the Republicans in Congress would only agree with their own ideas instead of obstructing for partisan advantage. In any case, the ACA is with us to stay. A future Congress (not this obstructing one) will pass amendments to improve it and it will eventually gain wide acceptance and appreciation. Not many presidents leave behind such a lasting legacy. I say "success".

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  6. People are blaming Obama for Obama.

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  7. dmarks, this quite true.

    What we cannot know for certain is if republicans had given Obama calm waters and clear and smooth sailing if things would have been worse or better, we can merely draw conclusions based on data points we choose and the history we are familiar with.

    (O)CT(O)PUS's points above, ... do attack ads that appeal to the fears of the voter: Anti-Obamacare ads, gun lobby ads, anti-immigration fearmongering, and mis-attribution ads - those that project blame on erroneous causes. ... have relevancy here I think.

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    1. RN: I should have added that the people are blaming Republicans for the Republicans too. They are also quite unpopular.

      "What we cannot know for certain is if republicans had given Obama calm waters..."

      Some hint of this could be found by looking at the policies where Obama has pretty much had his way, and how unpopular these are.

      My problem with blanket, blindly partisan claims that blame one politician's unpopularity entirely on the machinations of other politicians, is that if the (D) and (R) are reversed, the same people making such claims will change their argument completely. As with so many things.

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    2. Yeah, I know what you mean dmarks. I have a great aunt who believes democrats are still like FDR. The dear lady doesn't concern herself with knowing the issues of the day, her automatic reflex response is oif D good, if R bad, and so she votes.

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  8. I bet that great aunt gets it right more often than she gets it wrong. In any case, I don't know why "blanket blindly partisan" claims are referenced by the commenter above. Maybe he's talking about his own comment where he said "people are blaming Obama for Obama"? I mean, he obviously realizes this when he tries to blunt the partisanship of his comment later by saying "I should have added".

    BTW, I did not mean there is nothing Obama did wrong for which he should not rightly be blamed. But, If what Obama does is so unpopular, how did he get elected twice?

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  9. I bet that great aunt gets it right more often than she gets it wrong.

    Of course that would be your bet. I bet she doesn't.

    I don't know why "blanket blindly partisan" claims are referenced by the commenter above. Maybe he's talking about his own comment where he said "people are blaming Obama for Obama"? I mean, he obviously realizes this when he tries to blunt the partisanship of his comment later by saying "I should have added".

    Argumentative and based on conjecture.

    But, If what Obama does is so unpopular, how did he get elected twice?

    Well, IMO the hopey changey hadn't ran its course. It is now becoming evident that hopey changey either takes a lot more time (which we don't have) or it's a failure. It is up to thinking individuals to decide for themselves which it is.

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    1. And to answer "how did he get elected twice?", one answer might be that the other guy was even more unpopular.

      I had no partisanship to blunt by stating the very informed opinion that people blame Obama for Obama. Obama is the main subject of the post, after all.

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    1. Correct, Jerry. The ACA is a part of Obama's legacy. One day the there will be Republicans who will argue that they would have voted for the ACA if they had been in Congress when it passed.

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