Majority of Americans lack faith in Obama

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Pop Sickle, Jul 13, 2010.

  1. Majority of Americans lack faith in Obama

    Tue Jul 13, 12:58 am ET

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Nearly 60 percent of American voters say they lack faith in President Barack Obama, according to a public opinion poll published on Tuesday.

    The results of the Washington Post/ABC News poll are a reversal of what voters said at the start of Obama's presidency 18 months ago when about 60 percent expressed confidence in his decision making.

    Confidence in Obama is at a new low but the poll found that his numbers are still higher than lawmakers of either major party four months ahead of the November congressional elections.

    Asked how much confidence they have in Obama to make the right decisions for the country's future, 58 percent of respondents said "just some" or "none."

    Sixty-eight percent expressed the same sentiments about Democrats in Congress and 72 percent said the same of Republicans.

    The Post said problems in the housing industry, sluggish job growth and other economic issues may have taken a toll on Obama's approval rating.

    Just 43 percent of all Americans, including a third of Democrats, now say they approve of the job Obama is doing on the economy, while 54 percent disapprove.

    The survey also found wide anti-incumbent sentiment with 62 percent of voters saying they were not inclined to support their current representative.

    All 435 seats in the House of Representatives are up for grabs in the November 2 election as well as 36 of the 100 Senate seats.

    Democrats now control both houses of Congress, but a slight majority of those polled said they would prefer to have Republicans in control to serve as a check on Obama's policies.

    The poll of 1,288 people was conducted July 7-11 and has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.

    (Reporting by JoAnne Allen; editing by Eric Beech)
  2. Lucrum


    Majority of Americans lack faith in Obama

    This is one majority I like being a member of.
  3. Quite unlike when Bush the Dumber had a 23% approval rate?
  4. Obama is trying to exercise his Presidential authority like a little Dictator, just as did Bush. Both POSs...
  5. Hey perhaps he'll enlisted the help of Dick "the toe sucker" Morris to help him triangulate like the toe sucker did with with Bubba Jeff? Who knows? Could work.
  6. Obama won't need to enlist Morris. There are enough leftist kool aid drinkers to support him for now.
  7. Well I thought the article you posted said there weren't?

    But I'll make side bet with you? If the toe sucker was asked and thrown a little more slut toe sucking coin...I bet he would go advise The Anointed One. Bet?

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  9. What not man enough to make a bet on
    your conviction?

  10. First, I don't make silly bets with anonymous pussies like yourself on the internet.

    Second, between drinks tonight, go back and look at what you wanted to bet on. Do you think that bet could be verified? If so, how?

    Finally, you must have better things to do instead of trying to pick a fight on the internet.
    #10     Jul 13, 2010