Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Latest Poll Show Americans are Learning the Truth

Two years ago, the majority of American voters supported freshman U.S. Sen. Barack Obama for president. Today, neither he nor his party seem that popular. Why?

No one supported candidate Obama based on his achievements — military, legislative, administrative, or creating jobs in the private sector. There weren’t any.

"Just 43 percent of all Americans now say they approve of the job Obama is doing on the economy, while 54 percent disapprove. Both are the worst, marginally, of his presidency. Even a third of Democrats give him negative marks here. And overall, intensity runs clearly against the president on the issue, with twice as many people rating him strongly negative as strongly positive."

"On the question of Obama's leadership, 42 percent of registered voters now say they have confidence that he will make the right decisions for the country, with 58 saying they do not. At the start of his presidency, about six in 10 expressed confidence in his decision-making."

"Among those who say they definitely will vote in November, 53 percent disapprove of the way he is handling his responsibilities."

Not to pile on the dropping approval ratings, but by a margin of more than two to one, according to a new Gallup poll, Independents oppose the Obama administration’s lawsuit against the new Arizona immigration law that requires local law enforcement officers to determine the immigration status of someone they have stopped if there is reason to suspect the person might be in the United States illegally.

Meanwhile additional reasons for Americans to distrust this administration continue to appear. This Sunday, on NBC’s Meet the Press, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said that, “The President is not going to, at a time of economic crisis, raise taxes on the middle class… For middle class Americans, who have borne the brunt of this economic calamity, we’re certainly not going to raise taxes on them.”

Too late.

Since January of 2009, President Obama and Congressional Democrats have enacted into law $670 billion in gross tax increases — $316 billion of which will be collected through tax hikes that hit the middle class families the President claims to be protecting. So far, Democrats have passed, and the President has signed into law, at least 14 violations of the President’s pledge that, “no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase."

Just hours after the WaPo/ABC poll showed that only 43% of Americans had confidence in Barack Obama as a leader, CBS reports that their poll shows that number to be only 40%. Fifty-four percent disapproved of his economic policies.

The Emperor is naked.

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