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    Re: CNN Poll: Obama Underwater on Key Issues....

    Quote Originally Posted by humbolt View Post
    Those folks will support Obama no matter what. Course, Obama lost on sequestration and he's going to lose his gun thing. That's two strikes. One more, and he's truly as irrelevant as Canada John says he already is. That teetering colossus called Obamacare may already be proving impossible, which would be strike three.
    We can only hope !!

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    Re: CNN Poll: Obama Underwater on Key Issues....

    Quote Originally Posted by humbolt View Post
    Those folks will support Obama no matter what. Course, Obama lost on sequestration and he's going to lose his gun thing. That's two strikes. One more, and he's truly as irrelevant as Canada John says he already is. That teetering colossus called Obamacare may already be proving impossible, which would be strike three.
    Not to mention he first has to get a budget that can pass his Democrats.....so far not one has voted for any of his budgets. So that will be another strike. Then once the penalties all kick in with Obamacare and the poor and the middleclass discover they got screwed. Well.....lets hope he will be able to finish out his term stuttering to himself about what went wrong.

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    Re: CNN Poll: Obama Underwater on Key Issues....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    We will have to see with those 20 Democratic seats that are up. Also like with Donnelly out of Indiana. Might as well consider it a one time hold.
    With a decent candidate, the GOP should pick up West Virginia and South Dakota with the retirements of Rockerfeller and Johnson. Louisiana, North Carolina and Alaska are rated toss ups at this point in time. Begich, Hagan and Landrieu are all vulnerable, but the right candidate has to be nominated.
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    Re: CNN Poll: Obama Underwater on Key Issues....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    The good news for Obama admirers? He's back at 51 percent overall approval in this survey -- as opposed to quite a lot of early 2013 polling. The bad news? His approval rating is upside down on virtually every major issue:



    Economy: 44% Approve, 54% Disapprove

    Federal Budget Deficit: 38% Approve, 58% Disapprove

    Taxes: 46% Approve, 52% Disapprove

    Illegal Immigration: 44% Approve, 50% Disapprove

    Gun Policy: 45% Approve, 52% Disapprove

    Health care policy: 44% Approve, 54% Disapprove

    Social Security and Medicare: 44% Approve, 52% Disapprove

    Regardless, this dynamic reinforces how complex and difficult the politics of this issue can be. Finally, within the context of the president's belated budget release this week, the question of tax increases has again reared its head. His proposal presents some modest, and laudable, entitlement reform ideas -- which Obama will only embrace if Republicans agree to raise taxes again. The public isn't enamored with the president's position on either issue set, it appears.....snip~

    CNN Poll: Obama Underwater on Key Issues - Guy Benson

    Obama down 7 points with his Gun issue. Plus now the public sees he wont compromise unless the Repubs do. Thoughts?
    Good afternoon, MMC.

    It's indeed strange that BHO can have an overall approval rating while at the same time have a major disapproval rating on most issues! I always thought the way issues were handled was what defined the Presidency. Does this survey mean that he's probably considered likeable enough by the public, but on major issues, the majority doesn't agree with him on anything? It would be interesting to see how the poll questions were worded, and who was polled.

    These are odd poll results for a POTUS, since that job is usually defined by how often people agree with what he is doing, but it does confirm that 51 percent of the people think they want a TV-type showman who makes smiling promises to them, and has excuses when they are not kept. Americans must be unique, as well as endlessly forgiving of failure, since other countries always hold their politicians responsible for their actions, and either vote them out or remove them by other means, as we've seen. Go figure...

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    Re: CNN Poll: Obama Underwater on Key Issues....

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Good afternoon, MMC.

    It's indeed strange that BHO can have an overall approval rating while at the same time have a major disapproval rating on most issues! I always thought the way issues were handled was what defined the Presidency. Does this survey mean that he's probably considered likeable enough by the public, but on major issues, the majority doesn't agree with him on anything? It would be interesting to see how the poll questions were worded, and who was polled.

    These are odd poll results for a POTUS, since that job is usually defined by how often people agree with what he is doing, but it does confirm that 51 percent of the people think they want a TV-type showman who makes smiling promises to them, and has excuses when they are not kept. Americans must be unique, as well as endlessly forgiving of failure, since other countries always hold their politicians responsible for their actions, and either vote them out or remove them by other means, as we've seen. Go figure...
    Ah the Lady Polgara Indeed I figure it is that Popularity Rating that gives him a better mark. As if he is polling against Hollywood Celebs for the Award of Best Actor to Portray a President who was Cool.

    I figured I would throw this up considering whos poll it was just so that it could be out there with that CBS poll and especially over the gun issue. Since Obama has a different reality as to what a majority is.

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    Re: CNN Poll: Obama Underwater on Key Issues....

    Evening Polgara.....Image means so much in American politics. A friendly, comforting smile and a little charm can go a long way. FDR, JFK, Reagan, and Obama have all had them, and Obama will probably join the others as having above average approval ratings upon leaving office.

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Good afternoon, MMC.

    It's indeed strange that BHO can have an overall approval rating while at the same time have a major disapproval rating on most issues! I always thought the way issues were handled was what defined the Presidency. Does this survey mean that he's probably considered likeable enough by the public, but on major issues, the majority doesn't agree with him on anything? It would be interesting to see how the poll questions were worded, and who was polled.

    These are odd poll results for a POTUS, since that job is usually defined by how often people agree with what he is doing, but it does confirm that 51 percent of the people think they want a TV-type showman who makes smiling promises to them, and has excuses when they are not kept. Americans must be unique, as well as endlessly forgiving of failure, since other countries always hold their politicians responsible for their actions, and either vote them out or remove them by other means, as we've seen. Go figure...

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    Re: CNN Poll: Obama Underwater on Key Issues....

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    I would, I am sure team Obama does too. But will it change the way they are doing things? I highly doubt it. November 2014 is still a long way off. Then remember Obama Care, when it was passed 58% was against and only 39% were in favor. What the public wanted or didn't want, team Obama paid no attention to it.

    If I were on team Obama, I wouldn't pay much attention to these polls this far out. But if I were a senator scheduled to run for re-election in Nov of 2014, I would take a good look at them, but continue to back my president. Now around June or July of next year, then I might just change my stance depending on how the people of my state view these issues. Americans have a very short memory.
    Good afternoon, Pero.

    I think that the Democrats realized long ago that Americans have short memories. Nothing else explains why they continue to repeat over and over the same old tired lines about Bush's "failures" from years ago...which, IMO, is simply a way to divert attention away from BHO's failures, which unfortunately for BHO, are current ones.

    As an example, as has been pointed out on these threads, BHO has yet to even meet, much less exceed, the economic successes that Bush achieved during his terms as POTUS. Since the economy affects us all, in one way or another, we never hear about that because it is not good for BHO, and therefore ignored or skirted as necessary. Instead, they target birth control, or Roe vs Wade, or Equal Pay for Women, or any number of other "hot button" issues that are already law, but are guaranteed to move attention away from things that demand accountability, like our crumbling infrastructure and unemployment in this country.

    When I read that the Senate is wasting time by revoting on laws that are already on the books, because they chose to change a line or two in said law, i wondered why, when there are so many areas that need immediate attention. The only conclusion I could draw is that they don't know how to fix the problems we face. Maybe it's time to get people in there that do! The debt clock is still ticking away at $10 million dollars per minute.... :

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    Re: CNN Poll: Obama Underwater on Key Issues....

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Good afternoon, Pero.

    I think that the Democrats realized long ago that Americans have short memories. Nothing else explains why they continue to repeat over and over the same old tired lines about Bush's "failures" from years ago...which, IMO, is simply a way to divert attention away from BHO's failures, which unfortunately for BHO, are current ones.

    As an example, as has been pointed out on these threads, BHO has yet to even meet, much less exceed, the economic successes that Bush achieved during his terms as POTUS. Since the economy affects us all, in one way or another, we never hear about that because it is not good for BHO, and therefore ignored or skirted as necessary. Instead, they target birth control, or Roe vs Wade, or Equal Pay for Women, or any number of other "hot button" issues that are already law, but are guaranteed to move attention away from things that demand accountability, like our crumbling infrastructure and unemployment in this country.

    When I read that the Senate is wasting time by revoting on laws that are already on the books, because they chose to change a line or two in said law, i wondered why, when there are so many areas that need immediate attention. The only conclusion I could draw is that they don't know how to fix the problems we face. Maybe it's time to get people in there that do! The debt clock is still ticking away at $10 million dollars per minute.... :
    Good evening, Polgara. Well said.
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    Re: CNN Poll: Obama Underwater on Key Issues....

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    Good evening, Polgara. Well said.
    Good evening, Jack.

    Coming from you, that is high praise indeed!

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    Re: CNN Poll: Obama Underwater on Key Issues....

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Good afternoon, Pero.

    I think that the Democrats realized long ago that Americans have short memories. Nothing else explains why they continue to repeat over and over the same old tired lines about Bush's "failures" from years ago...which, IMO, is simply a way to divert attention away from BHO's failures, which unfortunately for BHO, are current ones.

    As an example, as has been pointed out on these threads, BHO has yet to even meet, much less exceed, the economic successes that Bush achieved during his terms as POTUS. Since the economy affects us all, in one way or another, we never hear about that because it is not good for BHO, and therefore ignored or skirted as necessary. Instead, they target birth control, or Roe vs Wade, or Equal Pay for Women, or any number of other "hot button" issues that are already law, but are guaranteed to move attention away from things that demand accountability, like our crumbling infrastructure and unemployment in this country.

    When I read that the Senate is wasting time by revoting on laws that are already on the books, because they chose to change a line or two in said law, i wondered why, when there are so many areas that need immediate attention. The only conclusion I could draw is that they don't know how to fix the problems we face. Maybe it's time to get people in there that do! The debt clock is still ticking away at $10 million dollars per minute.... :
    Evening Pol, I probably won’t be around long tonight. To be honest here, Bush Jr. did leave a quagmire of things that needed to be cleaned up. Obama got us out of Iraq and about to Afghanistan. But I think some of his policies has hurt the economic recovery. But I am no economic guru, so this is my gut speaking to me.

    Yes, right now it is social issues that is dominating the news, unless North Korea blows up. But you are right, not media attention of just 88,000 new jobs and the increasing amount of people that just gave up looking for work. The Republicans help the president out on the social issues by constantly sticking their foot into their mouth.

    I do not think either party knows how to fix the problems facing America today. If they do, they certainly do not have the political will. It could be done, but every American would have to suffer a little, but if you make everyone suffer a little, you lose the next election. So nothing gets done and we continue to head for the abyss. Once in it, every American will be suffering a whole lot when they need not of had to. Thanks to our present day elected leaders.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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