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Monday, July 09, 2012

Change for the worse

A new poll for The Hill found 56 percent of likely voters believe Obama's first term has transformed the nation in a negative way, compared to 35 percent who believe the country has changed for the better under his leadership.

The results signal broad voter unease with the direction the nation has taken under Obama's leadership and present a major challenge for the incumbent Democrat as he seeks reelection this fall.

Conducted for The Hill by Pulse Opinion Research, the poll comes in the wake of last month's Supreme Court decision that upheld the primary elements of Obama's signature healthcare legislation.

It found 68 percent of likely voters - regardless of whether they approve or disapprove of Obama - believe the president has substantially transformed the country since his 2009 inauguration.

The feeling that Obama has changed the country for the worse is strongest among Republicans, at 91 percent, compared to 71 percent of Democrats who support Obama's brand of change.

Strikingly, 1-in-5 Democrats say they feel Obama has changed the United States for the worse.

Compared to the sentiment about Obama's impact, fewer people see presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney as a candidate who will change the country dramatically if elected.

Still, 50 percent of people think Romney will bring a "significant" level of change - a finding that may reflect the desire among anti-Obama voters for a reversal of the president's policies.
I wonder what the numbers are for Obama outside the US. My guess is that in Israel, and even in Europe, they are worse.

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At 12:28 AM, Blogger Empress Trudy said...

I can only tell you that my spouse, the bluest of blue-state liberals for life is openly declaring they will vote for Romney and that Obama is the worst president in the history of America regardless of ones political leanings.


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