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Poll: Majority of Americans say Obama no longer able to lead the country
By Jeff Dunetz on June 18, 2014 at 10:39 am 

The only problem with the question asked in an NBC News/WSJ poll released this morning — “Do you think President Obama is still able to lead the country?” — is its implication that he ever was able to lead the country.

The poll as a whole is nothing short of a disaster for Obama. It augurs poorly for Hillary Clinton, too. We’ll get to her numbers shortly.

Back to the big question: A majority of Americans (54%) believe Obama is no longer able to lead the country, while 42% believe he is still able. Additionally, while the public is evenly divided (50% to 50%) on the question of whether the administration overall is competently managing he federal government, those numbers are lower than those recorded for the Bush administration at approximately the same time in his tenure (53% to 46%).

Obama’s overall approval rating fell back to his all-time low of only 41%. The number of people believing the country is heading in the right direction continued to decline, with only 25% saying the U.S. is going the right way.

One of Obama’s selling points in the 2012 election was his handling of foreign policy. The poll reflects a loss of approval for his performance in this area. Disapproval grew from 53% to 57%. Note: The survey was completed before the recent upheavals in Iraq.

In the past even when Obama’s job approval had fallen, his overall rating stayed high, indicating that Americans “like” him as a person. Since just before the 2012 election however, his overall likability numbers have been in free fall. Currently 20% feel very positive about Obama while 31% feel very negative toward him.

In other key Obama issues, 59% of Americans oppose closing Gitmo, and a plurality of votes (44% to 30%) disagree with the Bergdahl prisoner exchange.

On to Hillary: Her ratings have fallen also. Forty-four percent have a very or somewhat positive view of the former Secretary of State, while 37% have a very or somewhat negative view. In April, the last time this question was asked, those ratings were 48% and 32% respectively. And surprisingly, only 38% say they will probably or almost certainly vote for her if she runs in 2016.

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Yes, now those Americans are deep in thought, considering how they are "Ready for Hillary."

Ok, I lied, deep thought is beyond most Americans.

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Yes, now those Americans are deep in thought, considering how they are "Ready for Hillary."

Ok, I lied, deep thought is beyond most Americans.

Sad, but true on both counts...

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Obummer's a very busy guy. Give him a break. Just look at today's dizzying schedule:
Thursday’s Obama Schedule

10:15 am || Joins a President’s Export Council Meeting; Eisenhower Executive Office Building
2:15 pm || Awards Corporal William "Kyle" Carpenter, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.), the Medal of Honor; East Room

Whew! I'm exhausted just thinking about it. How does he do it? He's like a god or something.

Some reader comments about B.O. Plenty's busy day:
William USMC June 19, 2014 at 12:20 am

Despite POTUS’ lame schedule I would encourage all to watch the presentation of the MOH to Cpl Carpenter. Such a humble, good ole red blooded American at 1414 EDT. SF, Marine.
 srdem65 June 19, 2014 at 12:32 am

You got it. Won’t miss it.
 The recitation of the valor and courage that earned them this great honor is always awesome and inspiring.
DeniseVB June 19, 2014 at 8:05 am

Though will MO be there wearing something saucy and swingy so all eyes will be on her? :)
William USMC June 19, 2014 at 9:56 am

I don’t care if Mooch is there. I’m watching this for Cpl Carpenter and his selfless dedication above and beyond the call of duty to protect his fellow Marines.
Langley Spook June 19, 2014 at 6:43 am

Will Obama look bored and be snapping gum during the MOH ceremony?
CAR June 19, 2014 at 9:11 am

MOH recipients are the BEST of America.

In contrast, BO is not worthy even to speak at such an event.
« Last Edit: June 19, 2014, 10:40:30 AM by mountaineer »
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The shocker is that 42% of Americans are stupid enough to believe that the Poseur in Chief is doing an OK job.
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