Skip to comments.Poll: Obama worst president since WWII
Posted on 07/02/2014 5:23:22 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
President Obama is the worst president since World War II, according to a Quinnipiac poll released Wednesday.
The poll finds that 33 percent of voters say Obama is the worst since the war, with George W. Bush trailing in second place at 28 percent. The only other president in double digits, at 13 percent, is Richard Nixon, who resigned from office after the Watergate scandal.
The results raise the possibility that voters are choosing the presidents who are freshest in their memory. Or they could just think that this century has produced historically bad presidents.
Obama ran in 2008 as a change from the deeply unpopular Bush, but the poll finds that in a head-to-head matchup, more voters now think Obama is a worse president than Bush. Forty percent say Obama is worse than Bush, while 39 percent say he is better.
Obama won his 2012 reelection with a healthy 4-percentage-point margin over Mitt Romney in the national popular vote, but voters are now feeling some regret on that choice. Forty-five percent say the country would be better off if Romney had won, compared to 38 percent who say it would be worse.
That includes 10 percent of Democrats and 47 percent of independents who say they now wish the Republican nominee had won.
"Over the span of 69 years of American history and 12 presidencies, President Barack Obama finds himself with President George W. Bush at the bottom of the popularity barrel," Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll, said in a statement.
"Would Mitt have been a better fit? More voters in hindsight say yes."
Following the healthcare.gov rollout, failures at Veterans Affairs and other problems, voters say the Obama administration is not competent to run the government, 54 to 44 percent.
The president is in negative territory on a slew of key issues, from the economy (40 percent approve) to foreign policy (37 percent) and healthcare (40 percent) to terrorism (44 percent).
The one issue area where Obama gets positive marks is the environment, where voters approve of Obamas handling, 50 to 40 percent.
In another sliver of good news in an otherwise brutal poll for Obama, his approval rating ticked up from a low of 38 percent in December, to 40 percent.
More than half of all Americans, 51 percent, say Obama cares about their needs and problems, and voters are evenly split at 48 percent - on whether Obama is honest and trustworthy.
The survey carries a margin of error of plus or minus 2.6 percentage points.
WORST PRESIDENT...EVER!!! (fixed it)
Imagine how much worse the numbers would be if a fawning lame stream media wasn’t licking Obama’s boots clean every time he steps in crap.
One more town run by Democrat thieves in a Democrat run County, a Democrat run State in a Country run by a Democrat.
Harvey faces financial crisis, other cities to follow?
Posted: Jul 01, 2014 9:37 PM CST Updated: Jul 02, 2014 2:20 AM CST
By Mike Flannery, FOX 32 News Political Editor - bioemail
Cities across Illinois may face financial crisis
CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -
The treasurer of south suburban Harvey told FOX 32 News the city is running out of cash to pay its bills.
“I’d say yes, we’re getting short on cash. Absolutely,” said Treasurer Gloria Morningstar.
Its among dozens of Illinois communities on the verge of financial collapse, because of mismanagement and economic decline.
Angry aldermen claimed Mayor Eric Kellogg and his aides hid details of the growing crisis.
“We must start addressing these issues. We can’t just keep acting like they don’t exist,” said Alderman Keith Price.
Harvey and its former comptroller were accused of fraud last week by federal regulators. The city has more than $26-million in unpaid bills.
FOX 32s Mike Flannery has MORE.
“Obama worst president since WWII”
No doubt about it. I think back through my 70 years and remember my first exposure to politics, and father cursing Truman. I grew up despising Democrats, but none of them came anywhere close to deserving the contempt that I have for the illegal alien Kenyan POS POTUS.
Who knew? I’m stunned!!
Millard Fillmore is happy that he is NOT the worst anymore.
*****Imagine how much worse the numbers would be if a fawning lame stream media wasnt licking Obamas boots clean every time he steps in crap.*****
The MSM is still destroying GW Bush while propping up Clinton and his missus.
Hey, I’ll go back even further than that....to 1776. THE WORST.
So they are saying Jimmy Carter is better than Bush? Bush was bad in a few ways (spending, multiple war quagmires, mexican invasion) Carter was bad in every measure. Bush with the wars was bad, but at least enemies feared him or respected him. Carter? Not so much. Obama hates this country & its Judeo-Christian heritage. I don’t think Carter hated the US.
Well, Obama certainly is the worst, maybe in history. That said, any poll that doesn’t have Jimmy Carter in second place is hogwash.
Carter loves everyone. He really loves bam bam now that he’s taken the “worst President” award away from Carter.
Obama doesn’t care.
From the article - “voters are evenly split at 48 percent - on whether Obama is honest and trustworthy.”
How 48% can say he is honest and trustworthy is beyond me. What has he been either about? Keeping our doctors? Having our insurance rates go down? Improving the economy? Benghazi? Causes of current illegal immigration? Deporting those who have crossed our border illegally? IRS actions? Having Al Qaeda on the run?
I don’t have the time or skill, but it would be great to see a montage of his defining statements about what he was going to do and has not done - with Congressman Joe Wilson’s short, concise, and complete description of anything out of Zero’s mouth repeated after each statement.
Is there anything this liar whose incompetence is only exceeded by his arrogance has told the truth about - other than punishing political opponents? I guess that may account for 47 of the 48%.
There is truth in your observation.
He may in fact see this transformation (and the people’s displeasure) as communist birthing pains.
Clinton scored higher than Truman and Eisenhower combined? America is doomed.
He wears it like a badge of honor.
Worst president, by far, in American history!
the 40 off percent are all active in the FSA (Free S**t Army). when you get free stuff and moar on the way...well he is the best evah!!!
I thought that was Jim Buchanan. They're all looking good in comparison to the Obamanator.
You've got to be kidding. Of course the far left crowd will applaud such rulings as CO2 now being declared a pollutant (as opposed to it being plant food), holding up Keystone etc but for any thinking person Obummer has been a disaster for the environment..... unless of course you are in favour of less pollutants being emitted because he has harmed the economy so deeply and forced more companies to move overseas.
One reason why Obamas numbers are as high as they are is because his base KNOWS he’s on their side.
Remember that Bush’s numbers at the end of his Presidency were so low because he’d made a play for amnesty and launched the bailout with TARP. He lost the base, which left him.
I'd rate Obama 3rd worst behind FDR and LBJ. FDR was even more of a dictator than Obama. Thankfully, the SCOTUS put a stop to FDR's National Recovery Administration; so he set to work to try to pack the court and remove them as an obstacle. He managed the economy so badly it is remarkable that it ever rebounded. LBJ created the welfare state, and Obama ruined the healthcare system. There may have been more incompetent boobs in office; but these three had the most lasting negative effect. Between the three of them, they have essentially destroyed the country.
I think the majority of us knew that on day 2 of his first election.
Day 2 of his nomination.
Correct... Thanks !!
First communist potus in our history.
Make no mistake, these polls are a serious problem for the liberal psyche. Polls serve a much more important purpose for liberals than they do for conservatives.
Liberals require constant affirmation for their beliefs, because events and consequences of these beliefs consistently prove them wrong. A warped worldview needs lies to sustain itself.
This is why the MSM exists, to sate the constant psychological craving liberals have for affirmation of these beliefs. Someone has to provide the lies that prop up their tenuous hold on sanity.
It is also imperative for liberals to maintain the moral high-ground, so they literally go nuts when polling shows they’re not popular. It really shakes up their world.
It’s not a good time to be a liberal.
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