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Pew: Most Americans Want New Direction in '16
Real Clear Politics ^ | May 6, 2014 | Adam O'Neal -

Posted on 05/06/2014 8:48:12 AM PDT by Hojczyk

According to the new Pew Research survey, Americans are ready for a change of direction. By a 2-1 margin, poll respondents said they want the country's next chief executive to pursue "different policies and programs" than President Obama.

“The public’s desire for a change from the president’s policies is almost as widespread as it was during Bush’s second term,” according to analysis that accompanied the poll results.

Some 65 percent of Americans want the next president to pursue policies and programs that are different from President Obama’s. Just 30 percent want someone who will pursue similar initiatives, and only 5 percent are undecided.

Obama’s policies remain slightly more popular than President Bush’s. Seventy percent of Americans wanted a leader who would pursue different policies at the same point in Bush’s presidency (April 2006). Only 23 percent wanted a president who would act similarly (7 percent were undecided).

The survey of 1,501 adults (including 1,162 registered voters) was conducted April 23-27 and has a margin of error of plus or minus three percentage points.

(Excerpt) Read more at realclearpolitics.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government
KEYWORDS: obama

1 posted on 05/06/2014 8:48:12 AM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

We could have done that in 2012….Bet they elect Hillary unless Benghazi kills her off


2 posted on 05/06/2014 8:50:18 AM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

Nice news to hear.

We have seen what will happen if we put liberals in charge. In Obama’s first 2 years, we saw what happens when a liberal president teams up with liberals in control of both houses of Congress.

Glad to see Americans are rejecting liberalism.


3 posted on 05/06/2014 8:51:53 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Hojczyk

How long before MSNBC calls this racist, if they cover it at all.


4 posted on 05/06/2014 8:52:06 AM PDT by matt04
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To: Hojczyk

If anyone thinks JEB! will provide a new direction, they are smoking something. All the Bushes are globalists just like their best friend B.J. Clinton and the current pResident. JEB! will lead us into the New World Order that Poopy Bush wanted along with a global currency and a new feudalism. He is utter scum.


5 posted on 05/06/2014 8:54:39 AM PDT by Dr. Thorne ("How long, O Lord, holy and true?" - Rev. 6:10)
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To: Hojczyk

Only those tratorous GOPe RepubliCRATS can decide that!


6 posted on 05/06/2014 8:55:16 AM PDT by nomad
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To: Hojczyk

When one finds out liberalism makes you poor you CHANGE.


7 posted on 05/06/2014 8:56:40 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Our “new direction” is the first woman President who will make gender equality her first priority along with fixing Obamacare.


8 posted on 05/06/2014 8:57:03 AM PDT by kabar
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Here’s the problem. Imagine the “direction” is color, and obama’s color is blue. When they ask people if they want a different color, 70% says YES. That means 30% like blue. However, if one asks the others what color they want, 10% say yellow, 10% say green, 10% say red, etc.

And we are left with blue being the most popular color at the end of the day.


9 posted on 05/06/2014 8:58:35 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: Dr. Thorne

Now every swinging D!ck will want a crack at the sure thing. We will see a dozen or more people debating each other for the nomination.

If we do, hopefully, we can trim the field down quicker than last time and get behind a good centrist GOP candidate... Just kidding!

But hopefully, quickly we will have our best choice figured out early and not have 15 debates with 12 mealy mouth candidates drowning out real conservative candidates.

And God Please Silence John McCain in any way you see fit. I don’t care who he endorses or if he tries to run himself again, just silence him. Thank you!


10 posted on 05/06/2014 9:00:09 AM PDT by BookaT
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To: Hojczyk

At the rate that the nation is declining, it will be interesting to see how desperate people are for change a couple of years from now when we go from bad to worse. The next two years are going to be truely frightening IMO.


11 posted on 05/06/2014 9:01:38 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Don’t hold your breath. My guess is the Dem wins the WH with 55% of the vote. We have been suckered by these types of polls before. We keep being told that Americans are overwhelmingly conservative then we elect Barry twice.


12 posted on 05/06/2014 9:03:24 AM PDT by redangus
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To: Vaduz

Liberalism: equality in misery.


13 posted on 05/06/2014 9:03:30 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: Dr. Thorne

Last night on the Fox All-Stars both George Will and Steve Hayes seemed to agree that anyone who endorses Common Core can NOT win the GOP nomination in ‘16.

Seems like Jeb is headed straight for that iceberg.


14 posted on 05/06/2014 9:03:57 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Hojczyk

Yes - intelligence and sanity - these days, that would be a VERY new direction indeed.

Given the nature of government and the people who work therein (if you can call it work), it’s also rather unlikely.


15 posted on 05/06/2014 9:08:28 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Glad to see Americans are rejecting liberalism.


I spent many years consulting and found that people could tell me in GREAT DETAIL what they didn’t want. But when I asked them what they wanted, I encountered silence.

Managing for what you don’t want, gets you no where...................


16 posted on 05/06/2014 9:15:35 AM PDT by PeterPrinciple
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To: Hojczyk
MIKE PENCE 2016
17 posted on 05/06/2014 9:21:02 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: Starboard

Liberalism the first step to communism and the misery grows,


18 posted on 05/06/2014 9:25:32 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Hojczyk

I guess the low-information voters have slowly, painfully discovered that they don’t want Marxism after all? (Hey, I can dream, can’t I?)


19 posted on 05/06/2014 9:29:42 AM PDT by Tallguy
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Or they’ve decided they want a much more robust Marxism that delivers a lot more freebies.


20 posted on 05/06/2014 9:31:58 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Hojczyk
Pew: Most Americans Want New Direction in '16

So whom will these Americans vote for in the great Bush-Clinton presidential race of 2016?

21 posted on 05/06/2014 9:34:00 AM PDT by PaulCruz2016
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To: Hojczyk; All
As a consequence of parents not making sure that their children are taught about constitutional checks and balances on the federal government's constitutionally limited powers, please consider the following.

Patriots have so far twice passed up the opportunity for a new direction in '10 and '12. This is because if patriots had worked to win 2/3 conservative majority control of both Houses of Congress in those elections, then Congress would have had the power, under the Constitution's Clause 2 of Section 7 of Article I, to override presidential vetoes. In other words, Congress could have repealed constitutionally indefensible Obamacare Democratcare, for example, without Obama's signature.

In fact, for the naysayers that have been saying that Congress overriding presidential vetoes is impossible, note that Congress has exercised this power as recently as Bushes 41 & 43, and also with Clinton.

List of United States presidential vetoes

22 posted on 05/06/2014 10:08:30 AM PDT by Amendment10
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To: Hojczyk
According to the new Pew Research survey, Americans are ready for a change of direction.

I hate the word "change" because no one quantifies it. Change from what to what? Obama used the word to exhaustion and it became a buzz word no one could explain but everyone seemed to know what it was but could not explain it.

Change of direction to what?

"Well, we know that what's going on right now is not working."

Problem is that it is working for the commie-progressives. We are exactly where they want us.

In order to quantify "change" you have to know what your foundation is made of. Is it made of grounded ideas that have stood the test of time? Or are your ideas in a bunch of muck surrounded by sand?

It is good to do what successful people have done in the past by looking to solid ideas that worked like when our Founders took all of the Biblical, Roman and Greek ideas and sifted through them and built a Constitution that so far has stood the test of time.

What Obama and his progressive hoard has spoon-fed us is crap. We must demand the actual truth and solid ideas, not regurgitated pablum from the "greatest Socialist thinkers."

And that goes for the RINO's. If they can not stand in the same shoes as our Founders then we don't need them.

23 posted on 05/06/2014 10:37:23 AM PDT by Slyfox (When progressives ignore moral parameters, they also lose the natural gift of common sense.)
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To: Hojczyk

Obvious signal to the parties to nominate Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush. Maybe they can talk H. Ross Perot into making a third run for the Presidency.


24 posted on 05/06/2014 11:36:57 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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