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NBC/WSJ poll finds 54% have no confidence in Obama’s leadership
Hotair ^ | 06/18/2014 | Ed Morrissey

Posted on 06/18/2014 6:39:33 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

The sixth-year blues have caught up to Barack Obama … with a vengeance. In an NBC/WSJ poll taken before the meltdown in Iraq, Obama gets his lowest marks ever on foreign policy, where his claim to “smart power” has evidently reached its expiration date. But the real danger to Obama and to Democrats vying for office in less than five months is the vote of no confidence in Obama’s leadership:

The percentage of Americans approving of President Barack Obama’s handling of foreign policy issues has dropped to the lowest level of his presidency as he faces multiple overseas challenges, including in Iraq,according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.

Additionally, the public is evenly split on whether Obama is a competent manager of the federal bureaucracy. And a majority of respondents – 54 percent – believe the term-limited president is no longer able to lead the country. …

Just 37 percent approve of his handling of foreign policy, which is an all-time low in the survey, while 57 percent disapprove, an all-time high.

What’s more, by a 44 percent-to-30 percent margin, Americans disagree with the Obama administration’s decision to secure the release of U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in exchange for five imprisoned Taliban fighters.

Obama’s job approval comes in at 41/53, the second-worst in the NBC/WSJ series (March 2014′s 41/54 is the nadir). The 37/57 on foreign policy is a record low for Obama, and the economy is nearly at a historical low at 41/54. But it’s the leadership issues that will make headlines today. In terms of competency, Obama now ranks below Bush at the analogous point in time of his predecessor’s presidency. Post-Katrina Bush had a 53/46 rating for competency, while it’s an even split at 50/50 for Obama. Thirty-one percent say Obama isn’t competent at all, compared to 24% for Bush in the same time frame, and that’s a ten-point increase for Obama from last June.

That last metric isn’t an anomaly. Only 15% believe that Obama’s performance has improved over the past year, while 41% think it has gotten worse. The top areas in which those respondents believe Obama has gotten worse are ObamaCare, foreign policy — and the Taliban 5 swap for Bowe Bergdahl, with the economy and Obama’s dishonesty rounding out the top five. Small wonder, then, that only 42% of respondents think Obama can still lead this nation, while 54% reject Obama’s leadership.

As Chuck Todd tells Morning Joe, “This is the public saying your presidency is over”:

I’d disagree with Chuck on what this means for Democrats, though. While it’s true that the Congressional polling isn’t a disaster for Democrats, voters will be looking for ways to fill the leadership vacuum and deal with the perceived incompetence and dishonesty at the White House — and they won’t be choosing Democrats for that mission.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: approval; leadership; obama; poll
“This is the public saying your presidency is over.”

1 posted on 06/18/2014 6:39:33 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

It is extremely worrisome that 46% do have confidence in this degenerate.


2 posted on 06/18/2014 6:40:58 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: hal ogen

Exactly. The real surprise in this story is that 46% of Americans — almost half — still have confidence in this fool. Romney was right. If you give enough people transfer payments, they will support you no matter what else you do.


3 posted on 06/18/2014 6:42:17 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: SeekAndFind
The power mad are the most dangerous when they are cornered. Even Hitler didn't start fast tracking his murderous death camps until it became clear he was losing the war.
4 posted on 06/18/2014 6:42:23 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

Romney was off by 1%.


5 posted on 06/18/2014 6:42:58 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: SeekAndFind

46% are too stoned to care


6 posted on 06/18/2014 6:43:44 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: SeekAndFind

The good news in all of this is the Hillary for Prez may be coming to an end, also


7 posted on 06/18/2014 6:43:58 AM PDT by LMAO (("Begging hands and Bleeding hearts will only cry out for more"...Anthem from Rush))
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To: SeekAndFind

If this was Britain, we would be seeing a new vote for prime minister within a year. Same as Bush’s seventh year. I think Obama may have actually beat Bush to the bottom. By the 2006 midterms the democrat bloodbath actually came as a surprise as few had realized the GOP had bottomed out. For the Dems, it became evident early this year.


8 posted on 06/18/2014 6:44:58 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

” - - - The real surprise in this story is that 46% of Americans — almost half — still have confidence in this fool. - - - “

Why be “surprised?” 47 % of American do not pay ANY personal Federal Income Taxes, EVER!


9 posted on 06/18/2014 6:45:07 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

ideology

there isn’t anything he could ever do to lose their support.
absolutely nothing

so their point of view is irrelevant


10 posted on 06/18/2014 6:45:13 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: sten; hal ogen

RE: 46% are too stoned to care

46% is statistically close to Romney’s 47%. There’s your answer.


11 posted on 06/18/2014 6:45:14 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Opinionated Blowhard
almost half — still have confidence in this fool. Romney was right. If you give enough people transfer payments, they will support you no matter what else you do.

I still say his 47% comment was the most honestly accurate thing ever said in American politics.


12 posted on 06/18/2014 6:45:38 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SeekAndFind
As Chuck Todd tells Morning Joe, “This is the public saying your presidency is over”

Two thoughts - Obama's presidency will be over when Obama says its over (its not as though he feels constrained by law or anything); and the poltroons in the GOP aren't exactly setting their base on fire, so the upcoming elections are still a tossup, IMO.

13 posted on 06/18/2014 6:47:41 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

That 46% have been successfully Socialized!


14 posted on 06/18/2014 6:50:20 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: SeekAndFind

He’s not leading; he’s destroying.


15 posted on 06/18/2014 6:51:26 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: SeekAndFind

“Obama” and “leadership” should never be used in the same sentence. He’s a thief.


16 posted on 06/18/2014 6:54:45 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Too bad we can’t have no confidence votes here.


17 posted on 06/18/2014 6:56:35 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: SeekAndFind

37% in the poll were “not currently employed” and 2% were not sure whether they were employed.

Democrats have a 2% advantage in the 2014 congressional elections according to the poll. So a lot of Democrats finally realized that Obama is a drug-addled loser who is in over his head. Sadly, they have also latched onto Hillary.


18 posted on 06/18/2014 6:57:14 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Vigilanteman; Jane Long; RitaOK; BuckeyeTexan; Texas Fossil; LucyT; Nachum; Republicanprofessor; ...

Interesting analogy when losing:

* Hitler’s Fast tracking of Death Camps and

* Obama’s Fast flooding of Illegal Alien Invaders from Mexico.

IMHO: both Dictators saw their fast actions efforts as THE FINAL SOLUTION.


19 posted on 06/18/2014 6:57:15 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: hal ogen
46%? We're up
20 posted on 06/18/2014 6:58:03 AM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: LMAO
The good news in all of this is the Hillary for Prez may be coming to an end, also

Hopefully... but...

What's starting to happen is Hillary is distancing herself from Obama. The narrative we may soon see is: "Obama has made such a mess of this country's affairs, there's only one person with competent enough to clean it up, and that's Hillary."

Remember... we're now dealing with what is likely the lowest level of voter awareness and intelligence ever.

21 posted on 06/18/2014 6:58:29 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If it doesn't include border security, it isn't "reform." It's called "amnesty.")
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To: SeekAndFind
I think his leadership has been very effective.

Who else could take and nearly turn a 220 year old constitutional republic with the world's greatest economy and freedoms into a third world dump in only six short years and still have people and the media organs fainting at his feet in ecstacy?

That takes some real leadership and talent!

22 posted on 06/18/2014 7:00:20 AM PDT by Gritty (The war is over. We won. - Michael Yon, Top Iraq War Correspondent, 07/21/2008)
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To: Graewoulf
* Obama’s Fast flooding of Illegal Alien Invaders from Mexico.

I fully agree... Obama's going scorched-earth on America now.

23 posted on 06/18/2014 7:00:33 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If it doesn't include border security, it isn't "reform." It's called "amnesty.")
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

Soccer has always been a European/third world collectivist game.

World Cup Audience in the U.S. Is Growing
Monday’s Match Against Ghana Produced Records for ESPN, Univision
http://online.wsj.com/articles/u-s-match-in-world-cup-sets-a-tv-record-1403034850

Another sign of how Socialized/Europeanized America has become.


24 posted on 06/18/2014 7:05:37 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: hal ogen
It is extremely worrisome that 46% do have confidence in this degenerate.

He is taking them where they want to go ...


25 posted on 06/18/2014 7:09:40 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The Obamas' Black skin has morphed into Teflon thanks to the Obama Media)
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To: ScottinVA
You said...
“Hopefully... but...

What's starting to happen is Hillary is distancing herself from Obama. The narrative we may soon see is: “Obama has made such a mess of this country's affairs, there's only one person with competent enough to clean it up, and that's Hillary.”

Remember... we're now dealing with what is likely the lowest level of voter awareness and intelligence ever”

I know it's easy to be cynical esp after the nation voted for BHO twice, but Hillary's attempt to distance herself from BHO won't work. For one, McCain tried that and failed. Secondly, Hillary actually worked in the administration. Her record as SOS is prime target. GWB’s mishaps benefited the Democrats in 2006 and 2008. Obama’s mishaps are not going to benefit the Democrats.

How is Hillary and her backers going to convince the country that she's the one whose competent to clean it up when she helped make it?

A little expressed truth is 2016 is the GOP’s to loose

26 posted on 06/18/2014 7:12:14 AM PDT by LMAO (("Begging hands and Bleeding hearts will only cry out for more"...Anthem from Rush))
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To: ScottinVA; LMAO

The narrative we may soon see is: “Obama has made such a mess of this country’s affairs, there’s only one person with competent enough to clean it up, and that’s Hillary.”

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IMHO the “luncheon” that Hillary had with Obozo about three weeks ago was all about her demanding that Obama clean up his mess to “clear the decks” for her. I think she told him if you don’t do this, she and Bill would adopt exactly the theme you just stated. In other words, the purpose of her visit was to establish an “understanding” that we’re prepared to trash you big time, or we can go easy on you (on your way out) if you quickly dispose of some of your “political garbage” that’s threatening to contaminate and complicate our campaign.


27 posted on 06/18/2014 7:13:23 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: LMAO

A little expressed truth is 2016 is the GOP’s to loose

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Remember, these people specialize in snatching defeat fromthe jaws of victory. If the Republicans were an army, they could outnumber their enemy 100 to 1 and still lose.

They are the White Flag party.


28 posted on 06/18/2014 7:16:21 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: Iron Munro

America used to be the Land of the Free.

Now its just the Land of the Freebie.


29 posted on 06/18/2014 7:17:48 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: Graewoulf

Obama cant Lead

Obama Cant Follow

Obama is Useless

See Obama

See Obama Sulk!

DIck and Jane were harmless...Obama on the other hand


30 posted on 06/18/2014 7:19:44 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: hal ogen

and 46% have never heard of Obama


31 posted on 06/18/2014 8:14:30 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: LMAO
"The good news in all of this is the Hillary for Prez may be coming to an end, also"

Why the joy? Name one Rat you could tolerate as President - not like, just tolerate. Chucky? Dingy? Any? They are all tarred with same brush - they are dishonest, immoral, power-hungry cretins. Hillary is just one of many.

32 posted on 06/18/2014 8:14:58 AM PDT by I am Richard Brandon
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To: Opinionated Blowhard
Exactly. The real surprise in this story is that 46% of Americans — almost half — still have confidence in this fool.

They don't want to be called racists.

33 posted on 06/18/2014 8:23:52 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I don’t believe this poll. Obama won both elections, and that’s the only poll that matters.


34 posted on 06/18/2014 9:07:13 AM PDT by grundle
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To: grundle

YourBlackWorld.com has an article on this poll. The response from the black readers is that this is due to racism.


35 posted on 06/18/2014 9:13:26 AM PDT by aimhigh (1 John 3:23)
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