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Quinnipiac: Obama Worst President Since World War II, Reagan the Best
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 07:45 AM

By: Sandy Fitzgerald

President Barack Obama is the worst president since World War II, and the United States would have been better off if his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, had won the election in 2012, a new Quinnipiac University national poll released today reveals.

The best president? Ronald Reagan.

"Over the span of 69 years of American history and 12 presidencies, President Barack Obama finds himself with President George W. Bush at the bottom of the popularity barrel," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

"Would Mitt have been a better fit? More voters in hindsight say yes," Malloy said.

Out of 1,446 registered voters surveyed nationwide from June 24-30, 33 percent deemed Obama as the worse president, while another 28 percent picked former President George W. Bush as the worst, Quinnipiac reported Wednesday.

In addition, 45 percent of the voters said the country would be better off if Romney won in 2012, and 38 percent said the country would be worse off.

The choice was sharply divided among party lines, with Republicans choosing Romney by 84 percent to 5 percent and Democrats choosing Obama by 74 percent to 10 percent. Independent voters came in with a 47 percent to 33 percent nod to Romney.

Overall, Reagan topped voters' pick for the best president since World War II, with 35 percent of the voters choosing him. Trailing Reagan were former presidents Bill Clinton at 18 percent, 15 percent for John F. Kennedy and just 8 percent for Obama. Among Democrats, 34 percent picked Clinton as the best president, followed by 18 percent each for Obama and Kennedy.

Meanwhile, among the Republicans polled, an overwhelming 66 percent chose Reagan as the best president. He was followed distantly by former President George H.W. Bush and Kennedy, with 6 percent each, and Obama and Dwight D. Eisenhower, who tied at 4 percent each.

George W. Bush and Obama, compared side-by-side, came out very closely matched among the voters polled. Thirty-nine percent said Obama has been a better president than Bush, while 40 percent said he was worse.

Obama has been a better president than the junior Bush, 39 percent of voters say, while 40 percent say he is worse. Obama fared better with women voters, with 42 percent-38 percent saying he has been a better president than Bush. With men, 43 percent said Obama is worse worse than Bush, while 36 said he is better.

The Bush/Obama comparison fell mainly along party lines. Republicans said Obama is worse than Bush by 79 percent to 7 percent, while independent voters said Obama is worse by 41 percent to 31 percent.

Meanwhile, the Democrats polled said Obama is better than Bush was by 78 percent to 4 percent.

The voters did say, by 37 percent to 34 percent, that Obama is better for the economy than Bush.

Voters say by a narrow 37 - 34 percent that Obama is better for the economy than Bush.

American voters say 54 - 44 percent that the Obama Administration is not competent running the government. The president is paying attention to what his administration is doing, 47 percent say, while 48 percent say he does not pay enough attention.

The poll showed Obama's job approval rating is stalled at a negative 40 percent to 53 percent.

His rating hit an all time low in December 2013 of 38-57 percent, Quinnipiac reports, and an April 2 national survey put the presidents rating at a negative 42-50 percent.

President Obama's job approval rating, inching up since a negative 38 - 57 percent in December, 2013, his all-time low, is stalled at a negative 40 - 53 percent. This compares to the president's negative 42 - 50 percent job approval in an April 2 national survey.

Obama netted negative scores of 10 percent to 88 percent from Republicans, 31-59 percent from independents, 37-57 percent from men and 42-49 percent from women. But Democrats approve of him by 79-13 percent, the poll said.

Obama got mixed grade for his character, with voters split 48-48 percent on his being honest and trustworthy and 51-47 percent that he cares about their needs. But as far as his leadership qualities, Obama got a negative 47-51 percent. The president gets mixed grades for character as voters say 48 - 48 percent that he is honest and trustworthy and 51 - 47 percent that he cares about their needs and problems. He gets a negative 47 - 51 percent for leadership qualities.

The president also got negative grades for how he handles most key issues, including 40-55 percent for handling the economy; 37-57 percent for foreign policy; 40-58 percent for healthcare; and 44-51 percent for terrorism. He netted a positive rating of 50-4 percent for how he handles the environment.

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John Zogby: 'Is it all over for Obama?'
BY PAUL BEDARD | JULY 2, 2014 | 9:44 AM

President Obama's approval numbers are in the cellar, a new Quinnipiac University survey just dubbed him the worst president in six decades, so maybe it's no surprise that analyst and pollster John Zogby is asking: “Is it all over for him?”

Armed with new numbers that are depressing to an already deflated White House, Zogby on Wednesday found that most don't believe that Obama can lead the country and he compared the president to Bill Clinton following the Democrat's sweeping 1994 Congressional loss and when former White House Correspondent Brit Hume asked if Clinton was even relevant.

“Mr. Obama finds himself in the uncomfortable position where every age group, independents, and whites all agree that the public has given up on his ability to accomplish anything before the end of his term,” said Zogby in releasing his latest numbers.

“In short, we see a president in full salvage mode. He is not only racing for his legacy but for his relevancy,” Zogby added.

The analyst who pens a weekly report card on the president for Secrets, however, said that there is one positive in all of his polling: As much as Americans disapprove of Obama, they like Congress even less.

Some of his latest findings:

The President's support has dropped 2 points among men (44% to 42%); women 4 points (49% to 45%); 30-49 year olds (5 points, 51%-46%); Democrats (81% to 77%); independents 7 points (39% to 32%); liberals 7 points (83% to 76%); Hispanics 6 points (73% to 67%); African Americans 10 points (86% to 76%); and voters in union households 5 points (65% to 60%).

Those more likely to be ashamed of the president include Republicans (73%-11%) and conservatives (73%-11%); whites (46%-32%); both groups over 50 (50-64 year olds, 44%-39%, and those 65 and older (49%-36%).

We then presented respondents with the following statement:

Which statement comes closer to your view — Statement A or Statement B? Statement A: A recent poll showed that a majority of Americans think that President Obama is "unable to lead the country." One broadcast commentator said that the public is saying to the president that his presidency is over. Statement B: President Obama has been obstructed by Republicans on virtually every initiative he has supported, yet he has still accomplished a lot. He can continue to make progress on the environment, income inequality, foreign policy and job creation.

Almost half of voters nationwide agree with Statement A that the President currently "unable to lead" and that the "public is saying to the President that his presidency is over". Only 42% agree with Statement B that "still he has accomplished a lot… (and) can continue to make progress" on a number of initiatives. While the partisanship splits are predictable, Mr. Obama finds himself in the uncomfortable position where every age group, independents, and whites all agree that the public has given up on his ability to accomplish anything before the end of his term.

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"Those more likely to be ashamed of the president include Republicans (73%-11%) and conservatives (73%-11%....."

The numbers are remarkably alike, and contradicts the continuous anti-GOP mantra from self-styled true conservatives.

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The poll is an insult to Dwight David Eisenhower. But it does explain why, to paraphrase Forrest Gump, "stupid is as Democrats vote".
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The voters did say, by 37 percent to 34 percent, that Obama is better for the economy than Bush.

what rock do these people live under?  :wtf: :#@$%:


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what rock do these people live under?  :wtf: :#@$%:
I blame Bush for a sham economy, based on irresponsible lending practices.

Lawyers, appraisers, accountants, bond rating agencies and government agencies knew full well that it was a big problem waiting to happen, and didn't take any meaningful steps.

Christopher Cox was Securities and Exchange Commissioner. His agency knew or should have known what was going on.

My father taught me a good manager "should know" what is going on in his areas of responsibility.

Bush failed badly if he didn't know. He failed badly if he did know, and did nothing.

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I blame Bush for a sham economy, based on irresponsible lending practices.

Lawyers, appraisers, accountants, bond rating agencies and government agencies knew full well that it was a big problem waiting to happen, and didn't take any meaningful steps.

Christopher Cox was Securities and Exchange Commissioner. His agency knew or should have known what was going on.

My father taught me a good manager "should know" what is going on in his areas of responsibility.

Bush failed badly if he didn't know. He failed badly if he did know, and did nothing.

Regardless of what Bush did or didn't do, the point being that people think Obama is "BETTER ON THE ECONOMY"? 


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Obama and Obama alone is destroying the economy at this time and managed to start the very first year of his horrible reign. Bush has been long gone and no he wasn't the real cause of the economy tanking it was the democrats in power during his administration that had a great big hand in that. I was not crazy about Bush in his second term but he was never that bad on economy but the dems were behind all that went bad then.

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I blame Bush for a sham economy, based on irresponsible lending practices.

Lawyers, appraisers, accountants, bond rating agencies and government agencies knew full well that it was a big problem waiting to happen, and didn't take any meaningful steps.

Christopher Cox was Securities and Exchange Commissioner. His agency knew or should have known what was going on.

My father taught me a good manager "should know" what is going on in his areas of responsibility.

Bush failed badly if he didn't know. He failed badly if he did know, and did nothing.

The irresponsible lending practices were driven by, inter alia, Fannie and Freddie, and when the Bush administration circa 2004 or so tried to impose higher prudential lending standards on them the democrats, as Barney Franks so eloquently put it, rolled the dice and refused to do so.  We got snake eyes as a result.

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I find it interesting that former Defense Secretary Bob Gates relates in his book that when he was a child, he grew up thinking that President Truman's first name was "Goddam"....

And Harry didn't make this poll at all......

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The irresponsible lending practices were driven by, inter alia, Fannie and Freddie, and when the Bush administration circa 2004 or so tried to impose higher prudential lending standards on them the democrats, as Barney Franks so eloquently put it, rolled the dice and refused to do so.  We got snake eyes as a result.
Bush and his appointees didn't try hard enough. Why would they want to upset a seemingly good economy?

They'd be gone before the tulip prices collapsed.

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Bush and his appointees didn't try hard enough. Why would they want to upset a seemingly good economy?

They'd be gone before the tulip prices collapsed.

Against a Congress controlled by the roll-the-dice democrats?  Ri-i-i-i-i-ght.


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