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Poll: Majority Believe Obama's White House is Incompetent
Townhall.com ^ | January 22, 2014 | Katie Pavlich

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.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: 2014election; 2014polls; 2016election; abortion; bho44; bhojobapproval; deathpanels; election2014; election2016; miserablefailure; obamacare; zerocare
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1 posted on 01/22/2014 11:17:21 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Obozo says, “They’re all just rayciss!”


2 posted on 01/22/2014 11:19:27 AM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Kaslin

I don’t “believe” it, I know it.


3 posted on 01/22/2014 11:19:57 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (ObamaCare. The "global warming" of healthcare plans.)
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To: Kaslin

It would be better if the WH were irrelevant.


4 posted on 01/22/2014 11:21:20 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: Kaslin
We are all racists now.
5 posted on 01/22/2014 11:22:00 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: Kaslin

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.


6 posted on 01/22/2014 11:22:18 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: FlingWingFlyer

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.


7 posted on 01/22/2014 11:22:23 AM PST by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: Kaslin

... and they would vote for him again, if they could.


8 posted on 01/22/2014 11:22:51 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (Anti-Complacency League! Baby!)
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To: Kaslin

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!


9 posted on 01/22/2014 11:23:10 AM PST by LittleBillyInfidel (This tagline has been formatted to fit the screen. Some content has been edited.)
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To: Kaslin

I heard THIS summer was going to be “recovery summer” !

....

ROFL

Amazing that the majority are just now figuring out what many of us knew almost instantly. That Obama was incompetent


10 posted on 01/22/2014 11:23:23 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: Kaslin

I knew it would be incompetent the day after he was elected.


11 posted on 01/22/2014 11:23:23 AM PST by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: mrsmel

“Obozo says, “They’re all just rayciss!”

Yeah? So what? That’s all he’s got, then he ain’t got squat.


12 posted on 01/22/2014 11:24:13 AM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: WayneS
There are still FAR too many people out there who think Obama is a strong, trustworthy leader who cares about their problems.

If he was paying your grocery and cell phone bills, you'd think so too.


13 posted on 01/22/2014 11:24:44 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: All
SINKING IN THE POLLS, OBAMA CUNNINGLY PLAYS THE RACE CARD--“There’s no doubt some folks really dislike me because they don’t like the idea of a black President,” Obama said. Yet, as a 2008 candidate salivating after the highest office in the land, he tried to convince voters his blackness was of no consequence. He made dam sure voters knew he was half-white---photographs with his white grandparents popped up allover.

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.

14 posted on 01/22/2014 11:25:54 AM PST by Liz
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Yes. At least THAT part of the fundamental transformation is proceeding as planned.


15 posted on 01/22/2014 11:28:37 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
We are all racists now.

LOL, excellent!

16 posted on 01/22/2014 11:28:46 AM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Kaslin
51 percent say he cares about their needs and problems . . .

Evidently the majority of Americans are having a problem getting a tee time at their favorite course in Hawaii. Who would have thunk it?

17 posted on 01/22/2014 11:31:24 AM PST by madprof98
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18 posted on 01/22/2014 11:31:48 AM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Kaslin

Not Obama’s fault.

GOP blocked all his really good picks for his staff.

It must be true, I heard it on MSNBC LOL


19 posted on 01/22/2014 11:33:27 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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To: Kaslin

What jimmy Carter did during his term was incompetent.What Obama is doing in his two terms is intentional.


20 posted on 01/22/2014 11:33:41 AM PST by puppypusher ( The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Which phase are we in now for “recovery summer”? This was supposed to take place 4 summers ago.


21 posted on 01/22/2014 11:35:39 AM PST by mothball
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To: Kaslin
And they was right. lol
22 posted on 01/22/2014 11:38:39 AM PST by Phlap (REDNECK@LIBARTS.EDU)
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To: Kaslin

And just where, pray tell, were all these people in 2008?


23 posted on 01/22/2014 11:40:30 AM PST by AFreeBird
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To: Kaslin
Incompetent?

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.

24 posted on 01/22/2014 11:47:31 AM PST by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: Kaslin
Poll: Majority Believe Obama's White House is Incompetent

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 ....

25 posted on 01/22/2014 11:48:32 AM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Who but a TYRANT shoves down another man's throat what he has exempted himself from?)
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To: Kaslin

And if he could run again, he’d win.


26 posted on 01/22/2014 11:49:39 AM PST by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: Kaslin

We can live through incompetence. No, this administration has thought out carefully how they are destroying the US.


27 posted on 01/22/2014 11:49:58 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Kaslin

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.


28 posted on 01/22/2014 11:54:47 AM PST by ZULU (Magua is sitting in the Oval Office. Ted Cruz/Phil Robertson in 2016.)
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To: Kaslin
Obama is just a symptom of a serious disease afflicting our country, and the disease is an electorate stupid enough to elect such a man to the Presidency. How did we, as a people, become so stupid in such a short period of time, and become a laughing stock around the world?

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.”

29 posted on 01/22/2014 11:54:51 AM PST by DJ Taylor (Once again our country is at war, and once again the Democrats have sided with our enemy.)
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To: Kaslin

This is more bad than good. It means they still have no understanding of leftism, communist revolution and “progress” in the demented leftist mind.


30 posted on 01/22/2014 11:56:50 AM PST by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: Kaslin

When it comes to tanking the economy, deflecting blame, and covering their filthy tracks, this administration is quite competent.


31 posted on 01/22/2014 12:02:47 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Obama played the race card because he knows that he was elected mostly on the basis of being The First Black President (and his opposition was a joke). Unaware Americans are loath to criticize The First Black President. Obama and his minions are well aware of this reality. That's why he finally, personally used his race (the black half) to excuse his sinking popularity so he can screw the American people a bit longer.

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.

32 posted on 01/22/2014 12:09:08 PM PST by Jim Scott
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To: Kaslin

But his voters are incompetent as well, so big deal.


33 posted on 01/22/2014 12:12:26 PM PST by SgtHooper (If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.)
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To: SMARTY

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.


34 posted on 01/22/2014 12:33:58 PM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: SMARTY

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.


35 posted on 01/22/2014 12:35:32 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Jim Scott

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.


36 posted on 01/22/2014 12:38:23 PM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: puppypusher

THIS!


37 posted on 01/22/2014 12:38:51 PM PST by ealgeone (obama, border)
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To: 12th_Monkey
"I knew it would be incompetent the day after he was elected."

Beat you to it. I knew well before then.

38 posted on 01/22/2014 1:10:35 PM PST by cincinnati65
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To: Kaslin

This poll just shows how many idiots are still out there voting. 49% think he cares about them?


39 posted on 01/22/2014 1:18:34 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: cincinnati65

Actually I knew at “Fundamentally change America”


40 posted on 01/22/2014 1:18:41 PM PST by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: VerySadAmerican

What do you expect from these idiots? Not much goes into their pea-sized brains


41 posted on 01/22/2014 1:23:39 PM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: 12th_Monkey

Ha, I knew it before he announced his candidacy.


42 posted on 01/22/2014 1:25:39 PM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Liz

So voting against a democrat, even I have never voted for one and never will is racist?


43 posted on 01/22/2014 1:28:06 PM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: SpaceBar

You got it


44 posted on 01/22/2014 1:30:10 PM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

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.


45 posted on 01/22/2014 1:32:08 PM PST by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: Kaslin
In addition, a majority of Americans are still questioning Obama's character and view him as dishonest and untrustworthy.

Typical illiterate modern "journalist". 49% is a plurality, not a majority.

46 posted on 01/22/2014 2:21:21 PM PST by Hugin
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To: Hugin

Blah, blah, blah


47 posted on 01/22/2014 2:32:00 PM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

The rest KNOW he’s incompetent, but would vote for him again.

Thanks Kaslin.


48 posted on 01/22/2014 4:06:20 PM PST by SunkenCiv (;http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: WayneS

“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.


49 posted on 01/22/2014 4:25:17 PM PST by sergeantdave
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To: Kaslin

“I know you’re a nincompoop, and I strongly suspect you of being a scalawag!”

What movie?


50 posted on 01/23/2014 12:50:06 AM PST by RPTMS
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