Skip to comments.Hill Poll: Majority believe Obama has changed country for worse [By a WIDE margin]
Posted on 07/09/2012 6:56:32 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
Two-thirds of likely voters say President Obama has kept his 2008 campaign promise to change America but its changed for the worse, according to a sizable majority.
A new poll for The Hill found 56 percent of likely voters believe Obamas first term has transformed the nation in a negative way, compared to 35 percent who believe the country has changed for the better under his leadership.
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Maybe people are tired of being called a racist so they don’t answer honestly.
“Obama-Stashers” are still waiting for theirs.
I don’t know- polls are confusing. How can THIS poll be true when the other polls show this race is neck and neck? Or are the OTHER polls utterly skewed?
That's why I discount any comparisons to the dynamic that took place in the 1980. It's a far different, less educated, politically aware, and more government-dependent country.
“I bet the internals on this poll are even worse for Obamugabe.”
When you see polls with Romney in the “lead” by 2 percentage points, the internals obviously means it’s far...far worse for Buttcrack Odumbo.
*less* politically aware
I agree with you — that phenomena is certainly a big factor that skews the polls. However, June’s job numbers and continuing economic woes may provide “cover” for some of them to openly oppose him now.
“He is not winning”
I agree with most of what you state, but the result of a poll like this is that even though a good majority of voters believe Obama’s change was bad for America, he is still almost virtually tied with Romney.
This says more about the Romney campaign than about Obama. Romney should have a definitive lead with the baggage Obama is carrying, but that is not the case
Romney is failing to project himself as a positive alternative to Obama.
You may be right...I am not in the Romney camp, other than the fact that there is no realistic alternative. I feel like they were doing a damn good job into mid June, but it seems to be flat right now.
I am not an expert on polling by any stretch, but I am not sure how much of a lead we could expect right now in mid-summer. Obama’s polls are pretty much where they have been for the past 2-2.5 years, so it may be that Romney’s campaign is happy where they are at this stage. Certainly none of Obama’s or his campaign’s language is projecting any sense of winning. They are using desperate moves and outright lies in ads and speeches. They have virtually nothing legitimate to campaign on.
Additionally, I don’t know how much of a lead a challenger can build on an incumbent at this stage. Obama’s numbers are low, and Romney is tracking slightly ahead. Until all voters are paying attention (not watching Olympics, baseball, at the pool, etc), it may be hard for a challenger to do much in terms of building a decisive lead. Most voters aren’t like us, watching every move. We see serious dissatisfaction with Obama, but no clear uprising for Romney at this stage. I am not yet too concerned, although Romney would be wise to be doing at least a small stream of positive Romney biographical ads right now...he ran some really effective ones here in Florida months ahead of the primary. I was impressed, despite working hard to defeat him.
In other words, Obama to refer to the famous “March madness” phrase is “one and DONE” come this coming November.
And yet, the “majority” is willing to vote for the AnointedIdiot to a 2nd term....at least by various polling mechanisms..... =.=
We will see how stupid in November.
A poll Ive yet to see Why do you like Obama
2.He’s a socialist
3.He hates the rich
4.He hates the military
5.All of the above
Didn’t he head them off in 2008 with a murder of his own?
How many of ‘em live in battle ground states?
It doesn’t do us much good if most of them live in Red or “leaning Republican” states. Those votes are already counted...
In the middle of summer it's more than 35% who don't pay attention. The electoral cliff Obama has taken the Rats over will become very apparent to everyone in the fall.
I think the majority of the 35% who think he changed the country for the better are the ones who believe he did something to make gay marriage legal.
Loaded dice, no doubt.