- 71% of Obama voters said they regret voting for the President in the last presidential election.
- An amazing 55% of self identified Democrats also regret voting for him.
- 84% of women and 61% of men surveyed regret voting for him.
- The poll also simulated the last Presidential election and found that Romney would have won if the election was run today, with 55 million votes vs. 52 million votes for Obama.
- A majority of those surveyed characterize Obama as “incompetent,” “a weak leader” and oblivious to individuals’ real problems and needs.
- 39% have a negative view of his handling of the economy.
- 36% have a negative view of his handling of health care.
- 40% have a negative view of his handling of foreign policy.
- 39% have a negative view of his handling of Iran.
- Over three quarters of those surveyed believe the economy is “poor,” while only 28% believe the economy is getting better.
- 31% of registered voters (41% of Independent registered voters) rated them an “F”
- 31% (30% of Independents) rated them a “D”
- 27% (23% of Independents) rated them a “C”
- 10% (5% of Independents) said a “B”
- A whopping 1% (the same percentage of Independents) said an “A.”
- 68% of adults said the President was not doing enough, 21% said he was and 11% weren’t sure.
- 76% of adults said Republicans in Congress weren’t doing enough, 13% weren’t sure and 11% said they were.
- 74% of adults said Democrats in Congress weren’t doing enough, 14% said they were and 12% were unsure.
- A recent survey by RealClearPolitics found that the President’s latest job approval rating was 42.3% while his disapproval rating was 53.0%.
- The Economist poll found a 42% approval rating and 53% disapproval rating.
- The Ipsos/Reuters poll found a 40% of approval rating (26% of Independents) and 54% disapproval rating (66% of Independents).
- The Marist/McClatchy poll found a 42% approval rating among registered voters (35% of Independent registered voters) and 52% disapproval rating (58% of Independents).
- The Gallup poll found a 41% approval rating and a 51% disapproval rating. tracks President Obama’s job approval on a weekly basis.
- The interesting trend is at this time last year the numbers were basically reversed according to Gallup: 52% approved and 42% disapproved.
- The Rasmussen poll found a 49% approval rating and a 50% disapproval rating. Similar to Gallup, last year at this time, the President’s approval was 54% and his disapproval 45%.
- The recent RealClearPolitics poll found that Congress had an approval rating of 12.3% and a disapproval rating of 81.7%.
- The Economist poll found a 7% disapproval rate and 71% disapproval rate.
- The Gallup poll found a 12% approval rate and an 83% disapproval rate
- The recent RealClearPolitics poll found that 29.6% of those surveyed think the country is headed in the right direction while 63.6% think it is headed in the wrong direction
- The Economist poll found that 30% think the country is headed in the right direction while 59% think it is headed in the wrong direction.
- The Ipsos/Reuters poll found that 23% of adults (11% of Independents) think the country is headed in the right direction and 62% (78% of Independents) think it is headed in the wrong direction
- The Marist/McClatchy poll found that 33% of registered voters (26% of Independent registered voters) think the country is headed in the right direction and 64% (72% of Independents) think it is headed in the wrong direction.
- The trend is not good when the about two out of three Americans on average think the country is not headed in the right direction. Makes if very difficult to change the mindset and reality of the country starting on such a negative note.
- Of course, given the low approval ratings of the President and Congress it is not a surprise that the country thinks we are heading in the wrong direction when we think very little of those that should be leading the country in the right direction.
- The Gallup “Economic Confidence Index” recently dipped to -18 for the week ending Feb. 9 — the lowest weekly reading so far in 2014.
- According to the Economist, 37% think the economy is stuck in neutral, 36% of adults think the economy is getting worse and 22% think it is getting better.
- President Obama approval rating on the economy and jobs is only 41% as measured by The Economist and also 41% as measured by the Marist/McClatchey poll.
- 44% of adults think the law should be repealed; 28% think it should be expanded; 17% are not sure what should be done; and 11% think it is should be kept as is.
- 25% think Obama Care is a complete failure, 22% think it is more of a failure than a success, 19% think it is equal parts a success and a failure, 13% think it is more of a success than a failure, 13% think it is too early to tell and 2% think it is a complete success. Thus, about three out of four Americans have some sort of a negative view with almost 50% having a rather strong view that it is a failure.
- 37% think the Obama Care has hurt the economy a lot, 22% think it has helped the economy somewhat, 17% think it has hurt the economy somewhat, 13% are unsure and 11% think the Affordable Care Act has helped the economy a lot.
- 49% of uninsured adults, the target market for the legislation, are not sure the individual mandate will compel them to buy health insurance, 28% said they are more likely to pay the fine, 15% said they are likely to buy insurance and 9% have already bought insurance because of the mandate.
- 55% of adults think employers will cut jobs or reduce hours because of the employer mandate, 24% are unsure and 21% say employers will not cut jobs or reduce hours.
- 41% of adults approve of the President’s handling of the situation.
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