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Steverno~POTL~PWCM~JLA 2012/07/09 19:45:02
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Two-thirds of likely voters say President Obama has kept his 2008 campaign promise to change America — but it’s changed for the worse, according to a sizable majority.
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.
Debate about Obama’s first-term legacy has intensified since the Supreme Court ruled the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate to be constitutional.
The healthcare legislation, once fully implemented, would usher in the most sweeping changes to the nation’s social safety net since the 1960s.
To Obama’s supporters, the ruling was a validation of his 2008 campaign theme of “change we can believe in.” At that time, Obama hinted at his ambitions to become a transformative president in the mold of Ronald Reagan.
“I think Ronald Reagan changed the trajectory of America in a way that Richard Nixon did not and in a way that Bill Clinton did not. He put us on a fundamentally different path because the country was ready for it,” he told the Reno Gazette-Journal in January 2008.
Beyond the healthcare law, Obama won passage of the Dodd-Frank financial industry reforms, generally viewed as the biggest Wall Street regulatory changes since the 1930s.
In the absence of major immigration legislation, Obama recently eased deportation rules for young illegal immigrants brought to the country as children.
Obama’s ambitions for big change fell short in other areas. He has been unable to pass climate change legislation or repeal the Bush-era tax rates.
On social issues, Obama recently became the first president to endorse gay marriage.
Independent of voter opinions about how the country has changed, The Hill Poll found an overwhelming majority of voters — 89 percent — view the choice between Obama and Romney as important in terms of the future impact on the country.
Almost half (47 percent) say they are paying more attention to this year’s election than the 2008 vote. Republicans are generally paying more attention than Democrats — 56 percent to 44 percent — to the 2012 campaign compared to 2008.
Among centrists, views are evenly split on how Obama has changed the country — with 40 percent saying the United States is better today and 42 percent saying it is worse off. Eighty percent of liberals think Obama has changed the country for the better.
There is a marked difference of opinion along racial lines, with just 29 percent of whites saying Obama has changed the country for the better compared to 92 percent of blacks.
The poll was conducted among 1,000 likely voters on July 5 and has a margin of error of 3 percentage points.

Link to view poll internal data.
http://thehill.com/images/stories/news/2012/07_july/hill_poll...

From: The Hill.com
By: Sheldon Alberts

Read More: http://thehill.com/polls/236627-hill-poll-majority...

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  • Murph 65 2012/09/10 23:21:41
    I agree with this poll because....
    Murph 65
    +1
    I agree with this poll wholeheartedly.
  • Tom 2012/08/01 00:29:35
    I agree with this poll because....
    Tom
    +2
    I believe Obama has done more to divide that country than any President in my life time.
  • Murph 65 Tom 2012/09/10 23:22:21
    Murph 65
    +1
    I agree with you completely.
  • Claybern 2012/07/19 19:05:49 (edited)
    I agree with this poll because....
    Claybern
    +1
    This country is stagnant and getting worse.
  • Wolfman 2012/07/16 07:13:44
    I agree with this poll because....
    Wolfman
    +4
    Folks like me will say, "I told you so." That being said, let's get rid of him.
  • ☆stillt... Wolfman 2012/07/16 07:15:06
    ☆stillthe12c☆
    +4
    For sure lets do that!
  • ☆stillthe12c☆ 2012/07/16 07:01:31
    I agree with this poll because....
    ☆stillthe12c☆
    +4
    The man has been a catastrophe.
  • Beccy 2012/07/15 22:40:57
    Other Thoughts!
    Beccy
    +1
    Little george broke it but Obama ha thrown the parts away
  • Murph 65 Beccy 2012/09/10 23:23:17
    Murph 65
    +1
    The day the democrats took over was not January 22nd 2009; it was actually January 3rd 2007 the day the Democrats took over the House of Representatives and the Senate, at the very start of the 110th Congress.

    The Democrat Party controlled a majority in both chambers for the first time since the end of the 103rd Congress in 1995.

    For those who are listening to the liberals propagating the fallacy that everything is "Bush's Fault", think about this:

    January 3rd, 2007 was the day the Democrats took over the Senate and the Congress. At the time: The DOW Jones closed at 12,621.77 The GDP for the previous quarter was 3.5%. The Unemployment rate was 4.6% George Bush's Economic policies SET A RECORD of 52 STRAIGHT MONTHS of JOB GROWTH!

    Remember the day... January 3rd, 2007 was the day that Barney Frank took over the House Financial Services Committee and Chris Dodd took over the Senate Banking Committee.

    The economic meltdown that happened 15 months later was in what part of the economy? BANKING AND FINANCIAL SERVICES! Unemployment... to this CRISIS by (among MANY other things) dumping 5-6 TRILLION Dollars of toxic loans on the economy from YOUR Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac FIASCOES!

    Bush asked Congress 17 TIMES to stop Fannie & Freddie - starting in 2001 because it was financially risk...



    &&



    &








    The day the democrats took over was not January 22nd 2009; it was actually January 3rd 2007 the day the Democrats took over the House of Representatives and the Senate, at the very start of the 110th Congress.

    The Democrat Party controlled a majority in both chambers for the first time since the end of the 103rd Congress in 1995.

    For those who are listening to the liberals propagating the fallacy that everything is "Bush's Fault", think about this:

    January 3rd, 2007 was the day the Democrats took over the Senate and the Congress. At the time: The DOW Jones closed at 12,621.77 The GDP for the previous quarter was 3.5%. The Unemployment rate was 4.6% George Bush's Economic policies SET A RECORD of 52 STRAIGHT MONTHS of JOB GROWTH!

    Remember the day... January 3rd, 2007 was the day that Barney Frank took over the House Financial Services Committee and Chris Dodd took over the Senate Banking Committee.

    The economic meltdown that happened 15 months later was in what part of the economy? BANKING AND FINANCIAL SERVICES! Unemployment... to this CRISIS by (among MANY other things) dumping 5-6 TRILLION Dollars of toxic loans on the economy from YOUR Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac FIASCOES!

    Bush asked Congress 17 TIMES to stop Fannie & Freddie - starting in 2001 because it was financially risky for the US economy.

    And who took the THIRD highest pay-off from Fannie Mae AND Freddie Mac? OBAMA and who fought against reform of Fannie and Freddie? OBAMA and the Democrat Congress! So when someone tries to blame Bush, REMEMBER JANUARY 3rd, 2007.... THE DAY THE DEMOCRATS TOOK OVER! Budgets do not come from the White House. They come from Congress and the party that controlled Congress since January 2007 is the Democrat Party.

    Furthermore, the Democrats controlled the budget process for 2008 & 2009 as well as 2010 &2011.

    In that first year, they had to contend with George Bush, which caused them to compromise on spending, when Bush somewhat belatedly got tough on spending increases.

    For 2009 though, Nancy Pelosi & Harry Reid bypassed George Bush entirely, passing continuing resolutions to keep government running until Barack Obama could take office. At that time, they passed a massive omnibus spending bill to complete the 2009 budgets.

    And where was Barack Obama during this time? He was a member of that very Congress that passed all of these massive spending bills, and he signed the omnibus bill as President to complete
    2009.

    If the Democrats inherited any deficit, it was the 2007 deficit, the last of the Republican budgets. That deficit was the lowest in five years, and the fourth straight decline in deficit spending. After that, Democrats in Congress took control of spending, and that includes Barack Obama, who voted for the budgets.

    If Obama inherited anything, he inherited it from himself!!!

    In a nutshell, what Obama is saying is I inherited a deficit that I voted for and then I voted to expand that deficit four-fold since January 20th. There is no way this will be widely publicized, unless each of us sends it on!
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  • JoeM~PWCM~JLA 2012/07/13 22:08:32
    I agree with this poll because....
    JoeM~PWCM~JLA
    +2
    it seems to be a fair poll that asked enough people to get a good sense of the situation.
  • rknothead 2012/07/13 20:13:32
    I agree with this poll because....
    rknothead
    +3
    He has failed to lead our nation. His ideas are not in step with most americans.
  • Constitution Believer 2012/07/12 21:57:17
  • Ballade... Constit... 2012/07/13 01:07:29
    Balladeer-PWCM-POTL
    +3
    well said
  • AlliePonie 2012/07/12 08:44:32
    Other Thoughts!
    AlliePonie
    +1
    It might be because i'm still young and dumb, but I have not noticed much of a difference.
  • D D AlliePonie 2012/07/12 10:20:34
    D D
    +2
    Young but I will not say dumb.
  • AlliePonie D D 2012/07/12 19:06:05
    AlliePonie
    +1
    Thank you. :)
  • Dr. John AlliePonie 2012/07/14 10:43:07
    Dr. John
    +1
    All we ask is that you pay attention. Read the Magna Carta. Read the Founding Documents. Declaration of Independence. The Federal Constitution and your State Constitution. Articles of Confederation. As much of the Federalist Papers and the Anti Federalist Papers as you can. Those will give you a sense of what the Founders had in their minds when they were writing the Constitution. And stay away from the main stream media as much as possible. :-)
  • AlliePonie Dr. John 2012/07/14 17:18:41
    AlliePonie
    +1
    Thank you for the kind words! I will make sure to look those documents over again. It never hurts to learn more. =)
  • Dr. John AlliePonie 2012/07/14 21:47:43
    Dr. John
    That's so true. I wish I would have started doing that when I got out of Nam instead of waiting till after 9-11. BIG MISTAKE THERE!!!
    This has become one of my favorite quotes:
    “Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you.” Pericles (430 B.C.)
    This man knew, 2,442 years ago that The People needed to know what government was all about. Government is the essence of power, and power can easily corrupt those who wield it, to the detriment of the average Citizen.
  • CAPISCE 2012/07/12 04:31:17
    I agree with this poll because....
    CAPISCE
    +5
    Obama is a constitutional serial rapist
  • bill 2012/07/12 00:53:58
    I agree with this poll because....
    bill
    +5
    He's gotta go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Vicki26 2012/07/12 00:06:27
    I agree with this poll because....
    Vicki26
    +1
    what has he done
  • Big brother 2012/07/11 23:18:38
    I disagree with this poll because....
    Big brother
    +1
    It's just a way to bolster the republicans attack . Please, i would take Obama over liar and master of disguise we all know as MITT. He is the personification of a hypocrite. Come debate time the world will see his horns and tail.
  • Constit... Big bro... 2012/07/12 22:10:44
  • Dr. John Constit... 2012/07/14 10:54:39
    Dr. John
    +1
    Pardon me, please! "Romney who IS A NATURALIZED CITIZEN BEING BORN IN MICHIGAN..." Did you mean "NATURAL CITIZEN"?
    Thank you!
    signed: One of those many "old farts"!! :-)
  • Constit... Dr. John 2012/07/15 21:09:18
  • Dr. John Constit... 2012/07/16 06:25:36
    Dr. John
    No problem!! S**T Happens! :-)
  • Constit... Dr. John 2012/07/16 16:18:57
  • Prime Time Lime 2012/07/11 22:23:58 (edited)
    I disagree with this poll because....
    Prime Time Lime
    Because John McCain would have made many more mistakes than Obama has made.McCain had little credibility and his running mate had even less credibility.
  • Constit... Prime T... 2012/07/12 22:17:26
  • ScottyG - Faqueue 2012/07/11 17:39:57
    I agree with this poll because....
    ScottyG - Faqueue
    +4
    I'm not blind.
  • sbtbill ScottyG... 2012/07/11 20:41:40
    sbtbill
    Obama came in at the beginning of the worst recession since the 1930's. It took him about 6 months to turn that recession around. Since then things have gotten better.

    The recession started about a year before Obama took office. Bush tried to hide it with a stimulus check in the spring before the elections, realized it was going to hit hard in the fall and did the we have to throw money at the banks or die stimulus, which did little but increase the deficit. We can argue about what caused that recession but not the timing.

    As I said at the start it took Obama about 6 months to turn the Bush recession around. That to me seems reasonable. The question is did he do as much as he could, Probably not more spending should have been done, but there were huge objections to the spending he did. Those objections remain and the power to enforce them now exists.

    The bottom line is that Obama's programs have had some success and the Republicans proposals would make things much worse.
  • ScottyG... sbtbill 2012/07/11 21:18:44
    ScottyG - Faqueue
    +6
    The day the democrats took over was not January 22nd 2009, it was actually January 3, 2007... the day the Democrats took over the House of Representatives and the Senate, at the very start of the 110th Congress.

    The Democrat Party controlled a majority in both chambers for the first time since the end of the 103rd Congress in 1995.

    For those who are listening to the liberals propagating the fallacy that everything is "Bush's Fault", think about this: January 3rd, 2007 was the day the Democrats took over the Senate and the Congress. At the time:

    The DOW Jones closed at 12,621.77 The GDP for the previous quarter was 3.5% The Unemployment rate was 4.6%

    George Bush's Economic policies SET A RECORD of 52 STRAIGHT MONTHS of JOB GROWTH Remember the day...

    January 3rd, 2007 was the day that Barney Frank took over the House Financial Services Committee and Chris Dodd took over the Senate Banking Committee.

    The economic meltdown that happened 15 months later was in what part of the economy? BANKING AND FINANCIAL SERVICES!

    Unemployment... to this CRISIS by (among MANY other things) dumping 5-6 TRILLION Dollars of toxic loans on the economy from YOUR Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac FIASCOES!

    Bush asked Congress 17 TIMES to stop Fannie & Freddie - starting in 2001 because it was financially risk...



    &&

    &





    The day the democrats took over was not January 22nd 2009, it was actually January 3, 2007... the day the Democrats took over the House of Representatives and the Senate, at the very start of the 110th Congress.

    The Democrat Party controlled a majority in both chambers for the first time since the end of the 103rd Congress in 1995.

    For those who are listening to the liberals propagating the fallacy that everything is "Bush's Fault", think about this: January 3rd, 2007 was the day the Democrats took over the Senate and the Congress. At the time:

    The DOW Jones closed at 12,621.77 The GDP for the previous quarter was 3.5% The Unemployment rate was 4.6%

    George Bush's Economic policies SET A RECORD of 52 STRAIGHT MONTHS of JOB GROWTH Remember the day...

    January 3rd, 2007 was the day that Barney Frank took over the House Financial Services Committee and Chris Dodd took over the Senate Banking Committee.

    The economic meltdown that happened 15 months later was in what part of the economy? BANKING AND FINANCIAL SERVICES!

    Unemployment... to this CRISIS by (among MANY other things) dumping 5-6 TRILLION Dollars of toxic loans on the economy from YOUR Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac FIASCOES!

    Bush asked Congress 17 TIMES to stop Fannie & Freddie - starting in 2001 because it was financially risky for the US economy.

    And who took the THIRD highest pay-off from Fannie Mae AND Freddie Mac? OBAMA And who fought against reform of Fannie and Freddie? OBAMA and the Democrat Congress So when someone tries to blame Bush.. REMEMBER JANUARY 3rd, 2007.... THE DAY THE DEMOCRATS TOOK OVER!" Budgets do not come from the White House. They come from Congress, and the party that controlled Congress since January 2007 is the Democrat Party.

    Furthermore, the Democrats controlled the budget process for 2008 & 2009 as well as 2010 & 2011. In that first year, they had to contend with George Bush, which caused them to compromise on spending, when Bush somewhat belatedly got tough on spending increases.

    For 2009 though, Nancy Pelosi & Harry Reid bypassed George Bush entirely, passing continuing resolutions to keep government running until Barack Obama could take office. At that time, they passed a massive omnibus spending bill to complete the 2009 budgets.

    And where was Barack Obama during this time? He was a member of that very Congress that passed all of these massive spending bills, and he signed the omnibus bill as President to complete 2009.

    If the Democrats inherited any deficit, it was the 2007 deficit, the last of the Republican budgets. That deficit was the lowest in five years, and the fourth straight decline in deficit spending. After that, Democrats in Congress took control of spending, and that includes Barack Obama, who voted for the budgets.

    If Obama inherited anything, he inherited it from himself. In a nutshell, what Obama is saying is "I inherited a deficit that I voted for and then I voted to expand that deficit four-fold since January 20th."
    (more)
  • sbtbill ScottyG... 2012/07/11 23:14:06
    sbtbill
    The flaw in your logic is that at best the Democrats had partial control after 2007. That meant that after months of work they could pass a few things over a
    Bush veto. The House and Senate can stop things quite well but in divided government stating something is difficult therefore the policies remained the polices of previous congresses.

    The primary causes of the deficit, which should currently be ignored, were the unpaid for medicare drug benefit, the 2 unpaid for wars, and the Bush tax cuts. Bush in the nutshell followed a guns and butter policy which history shows almost always results in disaster. In 2007 the Democrats could temper that but it was to late to stop it.

    The housing bubble was building for 30 years. Bush called for an ownership society which only made it worse. There is plenty of blame to go around for the bubble and it covers almost everyone in America.

    All that said the point is the Democratic unified government only came to power in 2009. It succeed in turning the economy within 6 months. Then in 2010 the tea party took the House and many state governments. The tea party republicans have now succeed in stopping employment gains by laying off public sector worker and stopping needed stimulus programs thus bringing us to the verge of another recession.
  • ScottyG... sbtbill 2012/07/11 23:15:22
    ScottyG - Faqueue
    +5
    There is no flaw in my logic. Just your reading comprehension.
  • Kat ♪.B... ScottyG... 2012/07/13 01:24:54
    Kat ♪.BTO-t-BCRA-F~PWCM~
    +2
    How true.
  • ScottyG... Kat ♪.B... 2012/07/13 02:23:43
    ScottyG - Faqueue
    +2
    What else could I expect from that thing? bs bill the alien hunter!
  • Kat ♪.B... ScottyG... 2012/07/13 02:25:40
    Kat ♪.BTO-t-BCRA-F~PWCM~
    +2
    Yep, he is a piece of work.
  • ScottyG... Kat ♪.B... 2012/07/13 02:28:14
    ScottyG - Faqueue
    +2
    Not sure what it is. It's got that androgynous smell about it.
  • Kat ♪.B... ScottyG... 2012/07/13 02:29:04
    Kat ♪.BTO-t-BCRA-F~PWCM~
    +2
    True, doesn't seem to add up.
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