Skip to comments.In Poll, Obama Is Seen as Ineffective on the Economy
Posted on 06/18/2009 3:50:14 AM PDT by reaganaut1
A substantial majority of Americans say President Obama has not developed a strategy to deal with the budget deficit, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll, which also found that support for his plans to overhaul health care, rescue the auto industry and close the prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, falls well below his job approval ratings.
A distinct gulf exists between Mr. Obamas overall standing and how some of his key initiatives are viewed, with fewer than half of Americans saying they approve of how he has handled health care and the effort to save General Motors and Chrysler. A majority of people said his policies have had either no effect yet on improving the economy or had made it worse, underscoring how his political strength still rests on faith in his leadership rather than concrete results.
As Mr. Obama finishes his fifth month in office and assumes greater ownership of the problems he inherited, Americans are alarmed by the hundreds of billions of dollars that have been doled out to boost the economy. A majority said the government should instead focus on reducing the federal deficit.
But with a job approval rating of 63 percent, Mr. Obama has the backing of Democrats and independents alike, a standing that many presidents would envy and try to use to build support for their policies. His rating has fallen to 23 percent among Republicans, from 44 percent in February, a sign that bridging the partisan divide may remain an unaccomplished goal.
The poll was conducted after Mr. Obama completed his fourth international trip as president. He received high marks for his focus abroad, with 59 percent of those polled saying they approve of his approach to foreign policy.
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It is not an unaccomplished goal, he never intended to do anything other than what he is doing. He intends to destroy the nation.
Lying Kenyan Muzzie Commie!
OMG! That is exactly what is happening.
Thanks. (but now I feel more depressed that we can’t stop it)
How about downright destructive!
0bama isn’t even likable as a person. There are a lot of people who do not like to admit they are wrong. It’s coming around though. A lot of people don’t want to look in the mirror and take responsibility for damning this country and contributing to its demise.
Uh...he has developed a strategy to “deal” with the Budget Deficit: increase it geometrically. My theory is that he is trying to shell out enough goodies in a short period of time to give the Dems total control...effectively making the US a one party system with him as Emperor.
I don't think we should make fun of Michelle Obama's appearance. I'll stick to policy.
Ineffective? I’d say he’s been pretty effective at ruining it!
But the MSM says he is the most popular TOTUS and doing the best in the approval ratings. Someone should inform them their kool-aide has worn off and to stop drinking it.
In Poll, Obama Is Seen as Ineffective on the Economy...and War, and Confidence, and social justice, and........
...........a black Jimmy Carter?
1) Massively revamp the Internal Revenue Code or scrap it altogether so the next taxation system encourages personal savings and capital investment in the USA.
2) Tighten regulations on today's more exotic investment instruments such as credit default swaps and hedge fund investments.
3) Increase the minimum margin requirements for stock futures and commodities trading from 5% to 15%, with possibly as high as 25% for strategically critical items like crude oil, critical foodstuffs, precious metals and certain industrial metals.
4) Get the banks out of the equities business by re-instituting the full provisions of the Glass-Steagall Act.
These four steps will get the "make the fast buck" speculators out of our financial markets and provide a solid, conservative financial foundation to rebuild our economy.
I don't know that he intends to destroy the nation. He won the election, so he is grabbing as much power and spoils for his constituents as he can. His problem is there aren't any spoils left. It may very well lead to the downfall of the nation to borrow to give his followers the spoils..
The dictator O is far worse than Jimmah.
In my opinion-
He is “owned by foreign interest”.
Who’s intent is to destroy our influence and power in the world.
This is bigger than George Soros.
I think we are seeing the merging on a global scale the remaining communist world with the Muslim powers to destroy Israel and the West (especially the U.S.)
He does not understand America, because he is un-American by birth, background, and lineage. He is underestimating what “we” are capable of when forced to resist.
Just remember ... the MSM, along with Gallup, is trying to bamboozle us by polling "Americans" [i.e. all adults] not likely voters.
Only Ras polls likely voters. In his polls, the One's approval is just a tad over 50%. Nuthin to brag about this early in the game.
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