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Since "Progressives" are big on polls..

Posted: 7/2/2014 10:34 AM

Since "Progressives" are big on polls.. 


(CNN) - President Barack Obama tops the list of the worst presidents since World War Two, according to a new national poll.

And the survey, released Wednesday by Quinnipiac University, also indicates that a plurality of voters nationwide say in hindsight that the country would be better off if Mitt Romney had won the 2012 presidential election.

Thirty-three percent of people questioned in the poll say that Obama is the worst president since the Second World War, with 28% saying George W. Bush was the worst. Thirteen percent picked Richard Nixon, with 8% naming Jimmy Carter.

"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.

It's important to note that Obama and Bush, his predecessor in the White House, are more in the public conscious than previous presidents, and that both have governed during a time of bitter partisanship that's made compromise between the two major political parties extremely difficult. When Quinnipiac last asked the question, in 2006, Bush topped the list, with 34% saying he was the nation's worst president.

According to the poll, Ronald Reagan (at 35%) tops the list of the best president since WWII, with 18% saying Bill Clinton was best, followed by John F. Kennedy and Obama each at 8%.

Voters are divided on whether Obama's been a better president than his predecessor, with 39% saying he's better than Bush and 40% saying he's worse. No surprise, there's a wide partisan divide on this question.

Bush left office in January 2009 with very low poll numbers. But according to a recent CNN/ORC International survey, his favorable rating now stands at 46%, up 11 percentage points over the past five and a half years. His favorable rating, according to the CNN poll, is now on par with Obama.

Better off if Romney had won?

Forty-five percent of those questioned say that American would be better off if Romney had won the 2012 election, with 38% saying the country would be worse off. Again, it's no surprise that 84% of Republicans say that America would be better if Romney had won and nearly three quarters of Democrats saying things would be worse.

By a 54%-44% margin, the survey indicates that the Obama administration is not competent in running the government.

The poll's Wednesday release comes as the scandal rocking the Department of Veterans Affairs dominated headlines recently. It's the latest controversy of the past year, following the NSA snooping scandal, the controversy over the IRS targeting of some conservative non-profit groups, and the rough rollout of the new federal health care law.

The President has also faced numerous international challenges, including the new bloodshed in Iraq, the civil war in Syria, and the fighting in Ukraine, as well as the controversial swapping of five Taliban prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay for the release of a U.S. soldier held captive in Afghanistan.

"This poll gives a window into the sentiment of Americans at the moment," said CNN Chief National Correspondent John King, who said he suspects the numbers could change dramatically in four or five years.

The Quinnipiac University poll was conducted June 24-30, with 1,446 registered voters nationwide questioned by telephone. The survey's overall sampling error is plus or minus 2.6 percentage points.
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Posted: 7/2/2014 11:26 AM

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King Barry isn't listening. He is the best.....just ask him.
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Posted: 7/2/2014 12:15 PM

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That dipshit actually compares himself to Lincoln. 
IOP25 wrote: King Barry isn't listening. He is the best.....just ask him.
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Posted: 7/2/2014 12:35 PM

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An executive order was just written for a drone strike on Quinnipiac Polling Institute.
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Posted: 7/2/2014 12:35 PM

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benbarton wrote: That dipshit actually compares himself to Lincoln. 
IOP25 wrote: King Barry isn't listening. He is the best.....just ask him.
Is that because Ol' Abe took one in the noggin' at Gerald Ford's play???biggrin

WT
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Posted: 7/2/2014 12:40 PM

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in today's political climate, lincoln would be a failed president..and so long as the scotus believes that free speech requires unlimited and unregulated political spending, it will not get better.

you won't find me trumpeting for obama anywhere, but worst since ww2?.meehhh..but definitely the most polarized political climate since the 1850's and 60's, i'd say.
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Posted: 7/2/2014 12:59 PM

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That poll is classic. Bunch of pissed of partisanship behind every number...regardless of side. Except for W...who's approval rating climbed 11% b/c Obama sucks. Lol.

The only thing you can take from that poll is we're all divided and ticked.

One of the more entertaining polls I've read recently.
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Posted: 7/2/2014 1:18 PM

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Abe made better decisions AFTER the hole in his head than Barry could ever make. pirateDude is paralyzed to make any decisions for fear of upsetting his base. 
WalkingTall wrote:
benbarton wrote: That dipshit actually compares himself to Lincoln. 
IOP25 wrote: King Barry isn't listening. He is the best.....just ask him.
Is that because Ol' Abe took one in the noggin' at Gerald Ford's play???biggrin

WT
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Posted: 7/2/2014 3:09 PM

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only making it fair play up against big union money...which has nearly zero regulation...or limits on contribution amounts...libs/dems need to stop whining...you have had union money for years...

it is not our fault that most libs are tight wads with their own money...

requires? 


jackorange wrote: in today's political climate, lincoln would be a failed president..and so long as the scotus believes that free speech requires unlimited and unregulated political spending, it will not get better.

you won't find me trumpeting for obama anywhere, but worst since ww2?.meehhh..but definitely the most polarized political climate since the 1850's and 60's, i'd say.

Last edited 7/2/2014 3:32 PM by F16Cook

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Posted: 7/2/2014 3:21 PM

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benbarton wrote: Abe made better decisions AFTER the hole in his head than Barry could ever make.


LMAO
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Posted: 7/2/2014 3:24 PM

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Screen shot from campus webcam today


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Posted: 7/2/2014 3:30 PM

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Wear a hat and don't look up.
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Posted: 7/2/2014 9:24 PM

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So the two most recent Presidents are neck and neck for worst?  Shocking.

Just means that the people polled don't remember how turrible the Carter/Ford years were.
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Posted: 7/3/2014 7:11 AM

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So the two most recent Presidents are neck and neck for worst?  Shocking.

Just means that the people polled don't remember how turrible the Carter/Ford years were.

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I agree.
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Posted: 7/3/2014 8:19 AM

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So the two most recent Presidents are neck and neck for worst?  Shocking.

Just means that the people polled don't remember how turrible the Carter/Ford years were.

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I agree.

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To comment a little further. Until we sit in 1 hour gas lines or have 15% inflation, neither Bush nor O'Bama is as bad as those guys.
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Posted: 7/3/2014 9:28 AM

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How was Ford so bad, he was only president for 2 years?
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Posted: 7/3/2014 9:49 AM

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mallred8383 wrote:


To comment a little further. Until we sit in 1 hour gas lines or have 15% inflation, neither Bush nor O'Bama is as bad as those guys.

and don't forget 20% interest rates.
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Posted: 7/3/2014 9:57 AM

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Agreed the political climate is not good but is it really any worse than when Reagan or Slick Willie was president?  Reagan found a way to work with Tip O'Neal and Clinton found a way to work with the Republican Congress (Newt).  Both presidents are remembered fondly because (in part) they were able to work with the other side to get things accomplished.

Obama, on the other hand, has pretty much stayed with his campaign agenda. This is all well and good except the Republicans have a different agenda.  Unlike Reagan and Clinton, Obama has chosen to lecture the other side instead of finding a compromise solution.   When the lecture did not work he has gone to the people to demagogue the issue and trash the other side and their ideas.   I attribute his actions to his lack of experience prior to being elected.  Obama has never run a large organization or been forced to deal with customers/general public who often have different agendas.  I don't think Obama is a bad guy but his experience has taught him that all he has to do is sell his argument/agenda and he can get the peoples support which is much easier when you are proposing to give people something instead of asking people to pay for something.

jackorange wrote: in today's political climate, lincoln would be a failed president..and so long as the scotus believes that free speech requires unlimited and unregulated political spending, it will not get better.

you won't find me trumpeting for obama anywhere, but worst since ww2?.meehhh..but definitely the most polarized political climate since the 1850's and 60's, i'd say.
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Posted: 7/3/2014 11:17 AM

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Things that Tip O'Neil said about Reagan to the media.

O'Neill even went as far as calling Reagan "the most ignorant man who had ever occupied the White House". O'Neill also said that Reagan was "Herbert Hoover with a smile" and "a cheerleader for selfishness." He also said that Reagan's policies meant that his presidency was "one big Christmas party for the rich."

Has Boehner ever called O'Bama the most ignorant man in the White House? Or anything close to it?

Gingrich went after Clinton also. Most liberals consider Newt a pretty far right guy. But all 4 of them, (Newt, Clint, Reag, and Tip) got things done after 6 PM when the press wasn't around.
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Posted: 7/3/2014 12:09 PM

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well...i am not so sure what they got done has worked out to be worth a crap...deeper in debt...war on poverty ... fail ...worse than ever ...fail ...imigration... total fail ....

war on drugs.... fail ...

all the while spending money like a drunken sailor...but, that would be an insult to sailors...

education ...fail ...but, spend more money...

and we think these clowns can fix our healthcare...?

washington, dc ...

fail fail fail
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