Skip to comments.Poll: Majority Believe Obama's White House is Incompetent
Posted on 01/22/2014 11:17:21 AM PST by Kaslin
According to new polling from Quinnipiac, a majority of Americans view President Obama's White House as incompetent. In addition, a majority of Americans are still questioning Obama's character and view him as dishonest and untrustworthy.
The Obama administration is not competent running the government, voters say 53 - 42 percent. The president is paying attention to what his administration is doing, 45 percent say, while 47 percent say he is not paying attention.
The president's character measures remain low:
46 percent say he is honest and trustworthy and 49 percent say he is not;
49 percent say he is a strong leader and 48 percent say he is not;
51 percent say he cares about their needs and problems and 46 percent say he does not. Olympic Terrorism
In the same poll, Americans still list their top priority as the economy, which explains their response about White House competency. For 77 percent of Americans, the economy is viewed as "not good" with a majority saying the economy is not getting better despite the White House touting economic improvement.
The economy is perceived as "not so good" or "poor" by 77 percent of voters. A small minority say the economy is getting better and many Americans say it is getting worse.
Naming "the top priority for President Obama and Congress in 2014," 15 percent of voters say the economy, while 16 percent list jobs or unemployment, a total of 31 percent, while 18 percent list healthcare, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds. A total of 10 percent list the budget, the budget deficit, spending or other budget-related items. Another 4 percent list bi-partisanship or cooperation and 2 percent list education.
The economy is "not so good" or "poor," a total of 77 percent of voters say. Only 28 percent say the economy is getting better, while 26 percent say it is getting worse and 44 percent say it's the same.
"'It's the economy, Mr. President,' say dissatisfied American voters who are not yet willing to give President Barack Obama a thumbs up on his presidency," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.
Over the past few weeks, President Obama has been focused on income inequality and is expected to highlight the issue in his State of the Union Address next week.
Obozo says, “They’re all just rayciss!”
I don’t “believe” it, I know it.
It would be better if the WH were irrelevant.
I’m worried about those numbers.
There are still FAR too many people out there who think Obama is a strong, trustworthy leader who cares about their problems.
This is a scary statistic. And what Obozo would want you to believe.
This is what O’Reilly says EVERY TIME Obama does something shady.
It’s a way to get out of taking blame for doing evil things. “Well he’s just incompetent.”
In reality he’s just as evil as they come. Obama is on a mission directed by Satan himself.
... and they would vote for him again, if they could.
Yeah, but what really disturbs (and astonishes) me is that 38% think he’s doing a swell job. THAT’S TWO OUT OF FIVE PEOPLE!
I heard THIS summer was going to be “recovery summer” !
Amazing that the majority are just now figuring out what many of us knew almost instantly. That Obama was incompetent
I knew it would be incompetent the day after he was elected.
“Obozo says, Theyre all just rayciss!
Yeah? So what? That’s all he’s got, then he ain’t got squat.
The Obama agit/prop campaign team blanketed the media w/ this pic.
Obama found his inner Caucasian at the Mandela Memorial.
This is race war---all caught on camera.
Yes. At least THAT part of the fundamental transformation is proceeding as planned.
Evidently the majority of Americans are having a problem getting a tee time at their favorite course in Hawaii. Who would have thunk it?
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Not Obama’s fault.
GOP blocked all his really good picks for his staff.
It must be true, I heard it on MSNBC LOL
What jimmy Carter did during his term was incompetent.What Obama is doing in his two terms is intentional.
Which phase are we in now for “recovery summer”? This was supposed to take place 4 summers ago.
And just where, pray tell, were all these people in 2008?
That is too generous. It implies that they have SOME competence ... but not exactly enough. NOT!
I have a secretarial position and I am CERTAIN that neither “O” nor all his creatures combined (on their best day) could do MY job.
If I did my work the way they do THEIRS... I would have been fired LONG AGO!!
If I put a period upside down in a sentence, my boss comes after me like I took her wallet!
None of THEIR BS would be tolerated for one instant here.
Who says Americans are stupid?!? It only took five years for some to figure this out! Of course there are still morons like Chrissy Matthews walking around loose ....
And if he could run again, he’d win.
We can live through incompetence. No, this administration has thought out carefully how they are destroying the US.
These numbers stink. If the represent what Americans really think, the Republic is dead,
His positives should be down in the 20% bracket in all criteria.
This from a Czech Newspaper editorial last year sums up what most Europeans now think of us.
The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president.
The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America. Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president.
This is more bad than good. It means they still have no understanding of leftism, communist revolution and “progress” in the demented leftist mind.
When it comes to tanking the economy, deflecting blame, and covering their filthy tracks, this administration is quite competent.
The 'incompetent' rationale for Obama's failures must hurt since he has always been told how 'brilliant' he was but as we know, the failures and scandals of the Obama administration are not based solely on incompetence (although it certainly exists) but on determined plan to reduce American economic success and with it, the influence on world affairs being a superpower brings.
The left considers the U.S. a bully and Obama is trying to 'take us down' while grinning at us and making speeches that are intended to distract and confuse those who are only marginally involved with politics and have little concept of the infamous Cloward-Pivin strategy or Saul Alinsky's book.
But his voters are incompetent as well, so big deal.
I don’t think it’s incompetence, I think it’s deliberate destruction. I don’t think that Obozo himself is that smart-Mr Golf King?!-but his puppet masters, the Soros types, are. And they’ve never made any secret of their desire to bring America down.
He’s only “incompetent” if you measure his accomplishments by the goals you’d expect of a president that wanted America to prosper.
He’s ENTIRELY COMPETENT if you measure him by his true goals.
The left is really stupid in not considering how they’d fare under a caliphate, or communism, or any of their other crazy opium dreams. Trotsky entered Russia at Lenin’s side during the revolution, and was one of the first people purged when Stalin got going. His cred as Lenin’s friend and a pioneer of Bolshevism didn’t help him one bit. And Stalin was willing to go so far as to have him hunted down in a foreign country.
Beat you to it. I knew well before then.
This poll just shows how many idiots are still out there voting. 49% think he cares about them?
Actually I knew at “Fundamentally change America”
What do you expect from these idiots? Not much goes into their pea-sized brains
Ha, I knew it before he announced his candidacy.
So voting against a democrat, even I have never voted for one and never will is racist?
You got it
You one uped me then. He didn’t shine on my radar until he made that crack. before that, he was illinois’s problem, so I didn’t care.
I do remember a couple of liberals at work being moon eyed after he gave the keynote at the Democrat convention. Didn’t realize how stupid America was until they started fainting over this d!ck wad.
Typical illiterate modern "journalist". 49% is a plurality, not a majority.
Blah, blah, blah
The rest KNOW he’s incompetent, but would vote for him again.
“There are still FAR too many people out there who think Obama is a strong, trustworthy leader who cares about their problems.”
For sure. Always look on the negative, French surrender-monkey side. That will help raise your blood pressure.
“I know you’re a nincompoop, and I strongly suspect you of being a scalawag!”