Poll: Obama Worst President Since WWII

I used to have a bumper sticker that read:  “Hopium – feels good until it wears off.” The O was stylized as the O that Obama used in his campaign logos. The bumper sticker eventually peeled and dried up in the hot Southern sun until it fell off, as if it were a picture of Obama’s waning and arid popularity.

From the Washington Times:

Poll after poll shows President Obama’s approval rating dipping recently, and one new Quinnipiac University Poll finds that voters say Mitt Romney would have been a better choice in 2012.

With Mr. Obama deploying military troops to Iraq, failing to find compromise with Congress and seeing major defeats in the Supreme Court, voters continue to sour on him.

Quinnipiac found 45 percent of voters say the country would have been better off if Mr. Romney, the 2012 GOP nominee, had been elected, while just 38 percent say Mr. Obama remains a better choice. Even Democrats aren’t so sure — just 74 percent of them told the pollsters Mr. Obama was clearly the better pick in the last election.

Voters also rate him the worst president since World War II, topping even his predecessor, President George W. Bush, who had left office with terrible ratings.

“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.

A Zogby Analytics Poll released Wednesday also found Mr. Obama slipping — in that survey, to 44 percent approval, while his disapproval leapt 4 percentage points from last month to reach 54 percent.

Nearly half of voters told the Zogby poll that Mr. Obama is “unable to lead the country.”

I’m not confident that Romney would have left on much better terms with voters than Obama. Like Obama, Romney was the political celebrity of the GOP. He was propped up by the Republican Party establishment despite his unpopularity with conservatives. He had the hair, the right “presidential” image, the ability to lie and dodge questions effectively. He had it all. If Republicans had won the White House in ’08 or ’12, the GOP base would feel a sense of euphoria for a time until reality set in. It always happens this way, because most voters in America don’t care about principals. They care solely about image and making sure their team wins.







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  • patriotusa2

    How sweet it is!

  • LABobfromNYC

    The Dow just hit 17,000 for the 1st time in history on a strong jobs report! The day Dubya left it was 7,949 & we were losing 800,000 jobs a month!

    • woonsocket

      Yes, I just noticed it this morning! This liberal invests in the stock market and I’ve been giddy with delight for almost 2 yrs.! My fortunes have improved since Obama took office. We can ignore those polls. The “proof is in the pudding.”

      • buckman21

        So kudos to you for investing money wisely. But what about everyone else that doesn’t have that opportunity, or doesn’t think about the future? The government is supposed to help us out? And where will that money come from? The questions can keep going on in this chain, but I don’t think you care as long as you believe the smoke and mirrors.

    • http://renewthearts.org/projects/music/bands/physick/ Physick

      A strong jobs report, where yet again, a record number of people are out of the labor force while unemployment magically went down?

      • LABobfromNYC

        The Dow just hit 17,000 for the 1st time in history on a strong jobs report. That’s a FACT! Everything else is rhetoric

        • rndiadem

          The dow doesn’t pace with jobs. Otherwise it’d be lower than 2009!

        • LABobfromNYC

          Gee, since when did uneducated morons like you know more about the Dow then the most intelligent investors on the planet?

        • Looey

          Many people are in the market to get the dividends from the stocks as they can’t earn anything on their money anywhere else. This drives up the market, but I do agree with the fact that the Fed is driving the market due to bond buying and printing of money. This makes our dollar worth much less, and it takes more dollars to buy the same amount of goods that were bought years ago.

          Wall Street runs on emotion, not good economic sense.

    • Uncle Albert

      Where do you get your BS numbers? I think that you pull most of them straight out of your a$$.

      Is there a website where trolls go to receive their daily doses of BS?

      • woonsocket

        Why do you support the 1% against the middle class?

        • rndiadem

          Obamanomics is killing the middle class. The Affordable care act is so unaffordable for the middle, it’ll ruin most. I’m happy woon can afford a $6500 deductible on top of $7200 annual insurance premiums, but for someone who makes a mere $30,000 it’s absolutely devastating! It’s criminal. FORCING a person into financial hardship year after year after year after year. ..

      • LABobfromNYC

        You can got the numbers for the Dow in any paper on the planet.

    • woonsocket

      Because Republicans worked against the 99%,we can call this The Obama Recovery. He lead the recovery with Democrats. They deserve ALL the credit.

    • Nanasfj40

      Yeah, and why was that? The housing bubble! And who created that bubble? Clinton with his vision of opening up mortgages for people who could not normally qualify for them! (They were called ‘subprime’ for a reason…the loans and the borrowers.). I know what I’m talking about…I was a mortgage loan officer when Clinton did that…and I saw the results over the years. Luckily for me I had specialized for years in doing VA Streamline Refinances, so I never got into purchase loans where I would have been forced to make loans to unqualified buyers just so the liberals would be happy. And remember that queer, Barney Frank? How he said there wasn’t a problem??

      The moral of this story is that not everyone can have everything they want in life. And the taxpayers shouldn’t have to foot the bill. Have you ever heard of Congressman Davy Crockett and his reason for denying money to a widow? Probably not. He told other members of congress that he would donate his own money to the widow, but they couldn’t give the government’s money because “It’s not ours to give.”

      • rndiadem

        Actually it was during the Jimmy Carter term that FORCED banks to make risky loans, it made the dems feel good and that’s what it’s all about right?

    • Bannorhill

      Bush had 83 months with an unemployment rate under 6%.
      Obama has had zero months under 6%. So much for a strong jobs report.

      • Frank Revelation

        Bannorhill: That’s a terrible, deceptive manipulation of statistics.

        The worst U.S. recession since the Great Depression started… when in Bush’s term? 3rd year? 5th year? 7th year?

        The 8th year. Bush’s 8th & final year.

        What happens just before a recession? Bubbles, baby!

        What’s a bubble? Tell us Economist Bill Conerly of Forbes:

        A bubble is a run-up in the price of an asset that is not justified by the fundamental supply and demand factors for the asset. Bubbles can occur in any traded commodity or financial instrument.

        Rising prices attract attention from those interested in getting rich quick.

        Swindles frequently occur at this stage, though they are usually not the key element in the bubble-crisis episode.

        Then wiser investors look at the fundamentals and sell. Eventually, others start to sell, but the market becomes illiquid and panic selling results in plummeting prices.

        Bill Conerly ~ Economist
        Forbes Contributer

        The worst economic downturn in the U.S. since the Great Depression, and you, Bannorhill, ignore the Starting Line & Finish Line.

        (Source: usgovinfo.about.com)
        Q: When did the Great Recession begin?

        A: December 2007, according to the National Bureau of Economic Research, a private, nonprofit research group.

        Q: When did the recession end?

        A: June 2009, though lingering effects such as high unemployment continued to plague the United States well beyond that date.

        Q: How does the length of the Great Recession compare to past downturns?

        A: The recession lasted 18 months, making it the longest of any recession since World War II, according to the committee
        ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

        In no way am I defending Obama. I am solely discrediting you.
        Frank Revelation

        • Bannorhill

          “Q: When did the recession end?

          A: June 2009,”

          So the recession lasted 13 months under Bush and 6 months under Obama and yet Bush had 83 months with an unemployment rate under 6%. Obama has had zero months under 6%. Of the 13 months in the Bush part of the recession he still managed to keep unemployment under 6% for 7 of those months, something Obama still has not figured out how to do.
          It is time to stop blaming Bush for Obama’s failure.

        • LABobfromNYC

          No matter how hard you try to spin it the economic meltdown happened on Dubya’s watch.

        • Bannorhill

          LABoob, no matter how hard you try to spin it that was 5 1/2 years ago and despite Obama’s $850,000,000,000 stimulus we have not recovered.

        • Frank Revelation

          You did not read me blame Bush in reply, did you?

    • rndiadem

      Sorry for the koolaid you’ve been guzzling. We have the LOWEST employment rate since the 70s. We have NOT returned to pre obama employment. Not even close. Try some tea for a refreshing change of pace!

  • woonsocket

    Not worried one bit. The President will be traveling all summer. He’s in lock-step on issues on the issues that the majority of Americans favor. He’s presenting a contrast between him and Congress. Most Americans don’t know about the antics of the GOP and their unwillingness to govern. He’s already explaining why the GOP wants to sue him.
    No, I’m not worried at all. Let the far right opine what ever they want to.

  • ahandout

    Liberal’s brains produce Hopium: false beliefs based on the delusions of man.

  • Walt

    I did not vote for Obama but I did listen to what he had to say. Nearly all the things he has done while in office are things he told you he was going to do. He said he would change medical care, more taxes for businesses, take money from those that saved it to give to those that don’t. He said he would side with the Muslims and continue giving our money to our enemies to try and make them friends. This guy is useless. Perhaps next time you will listen to what a man says instead of looking at his color when it is time to vote.

    • Uncle Albert

      ” Perhaps next time you will listen to what a man says instead of looking at his color when it is time to vote.”

      There is a large segment of the US voting population that is no longer capable of logically evaluating anything, or anyone. Sad, but true.

    • woonsocket

      Share your economic and foreign plans for us. We’d like to hear how you would do things better.
      I say that you’re tone deaf. With respect to skin color, all the GOP has going for them are white conservative males. Democrats see EVERY COLOR.

      • Looey

        Of course, they see every color unless they are BLACK Conservatives. Stop the lies.

  • jhforsythe

    Of course! Only a total fool would believe otherwise.

  • woonsocket

    Thank you Mr. President for making my life so much better!
    Thank you for;
    1. Helping Americans with Obamacare. Lives are being saved.
    2. Making me financially secure.
    3. The expansion of Medcaid.
    4. A recod-breaking Dow.
    5. Mr. Bruce Bartlett appearing on MSNBC and saying that today’s GOP is wrong about all their economic ideas of tax cuts for the rich, blocking everything Obama wants for Americans.
    6. Bruce Bartlett saying that an infrastructure bill would have produced jobs and earlier recovery. Republicans are to blame for blocking infrastructure bill.

    • buckman21

      So, let me get this straight. We want people to become self dependent and improve themselves, but you claim to help everyone with something that was supposed to help the 15% (which is less than 5% actually using it now)? To me, it seems you have the attitude of “I got mine, screw you guys”

      And the Dow is only this high because of the fed injecting so much digital money into it monthly. Take that away, and it will crash. It has not created jobs, it has not helped those that actually need help, and has only caused food, energy, and gas prices to rise astronomically.

      • Frank Revelation

        “So, let me get this straight” ~

        You put the lime in the coconut ~
        you drank ‘em both up ~
        You put the lime in the coconut ~
        you drank ‘em both up ~
        Put the lime in the coconut ~
        you drank ‘em both up ~

        Put the lime in the coconut ~
        You called your doctor, woke him up & said ~
        Doctor, ain’t there nothing I can take ~
        I said, Doctor, to relieve this belly ache ~
        I said, Doctor, ain’t there nothing I can take ~
        I said, Doctor, to relieve this belly ache ~

  • woonsocket

    The President brought down the deficit by 2/3. He’s been too nice to Republicans for too many years. He’s caved in to them when they held the economy hostage over and over again.
    As for the rest of you on the far right; Keep insulting liberals, Democrats and The President all you want to. My financial advisers say that this president has been good for the economy – not Republicans.

    If Republicans had worked with Obama, we would be able to move on and pay off our DEBT!!!!!!!

    • Bannorhill

      Really?

      In 2008 Obama promised to cut the $458 billion deficit in half.

      The 2012 deficit is $1.086 Trillion. The deficit doubled in four years, instead of being cut in half as Obama promised.
      Today, the deficit is $744 billion, still 60% higher, not 50% lower.
      When Obama “caved in” he agreed to lower spending than what he had imposed. If he had not “caved in” the deficit would have been larger.

    • Coldcowboy

      What snake hole did you crawl out of??

    • FedUpChuck!

      @woonsocket What rock did you crawl out from under?? This S.O.B. in our White House has blown more TAXPAYER DOLLARS than ALL of our previous presidents combined! Destroying the U.S. in any way he can find is at the TOP of his agenda. His racist attitude has caused more division in this country than ever before and it is time for his removal from the office that he is illegally occupying. He should be deported to his beloved Kenya along with Mooch and the rest of their fraudulent family!

  • Coldcowboy

    Hell, he is the worst president since G. Washington!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • rndiadem

      The most destructive, anti American, anti freedom, anti Christian, anti constitution, anti middle class, pro poverty, pro control, pro communist, socialist, Marxist evil..
      People, walk away from socket.. he is a sheeple, he is a lost cause. He cannot listen to fact. It’s like trying to reason with a drunk. Can’t be done. Sadly he’ll NEVER sober up though. .

    • LABobfromNYC

      According to the liberal rag Forbes economically Obama could be our BEST President!

      http://www.forbes.com/sites/adamhartung/2013/05/16/economically-could-obama-be-americas-best-president/

      • Coldcowboy

        That’s why its a liberal rag.

  • zagozana

    It the future when all the fallout from the invasion of Iraq settles you will see that Buch and Chainy’s rein of terror will show that he was by far the worst president ever. Chainy’s approval rate was at 17%. The lowest in American history.
    After serving as president all of them did something positive afterward.
    What did Buch do, paint?

  • Bill

    Well, I can do better than this poll. My memory goes back to before Hoover. Hoover, claimed to be Repub, but in fact was a very big progressive. Although this poll claims just to WWll, Going to pre-Hoover would fit even better. And, although I can’t go back to Washington, via personal memory, I do believe that limit would not be out of line.
    Also, when princess duncan took her throne over the dept of ed, it claimed one of the goals were to stop teaching, economics, the Constitution, and the history of our founding. They have met most of their goals so far.

  • Frank Revelation

    ~~~ Quinnipiac University National Poll ~~~

    FOR RELEASE: JULY 2, 2014
    OBAMA IS FIRST AS WORST PRESIDENT SINCE WWII, QUINNIPIAC UNIVERSITY NATIONAL POLL FINDS; MORE VOTERS SAY ROMNEY WOULD HAVE BEEN BETTER

    (I have grouped percentages for statistical comparison clarity w/o (D) or (R) partisan attacks. You decide political relevance / importance)

    American voters say ~ worst President since WWII:
    A 5-point spread: 33/Obama v. 28/Bush

    Best president since WWIl? Ronald Reagan by 17%, voters say.
    Ronald Reagan ~ 35%. (A commanding lead)
    Bill Clinton (distant 2nd) ~ 18%.

    American voters say ~ who’s the better President: Obama or Bush?
    A 1-point spread: 39/Obama v. 40/Bush (Bush is better)

    By a narrow 37% – 34%, Obama is better for the economy than Bush.

    Would America be better off if Mitt Romney had won in 2012?
    A 7-point (Yes) spread
    45% of voters say yes.
    38% say the country would be worse off.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    My take: A 2-party nation still deep in ideological gridlock & getting used to it.
    My Analysis: Obama losing ground on favorability & confidence, demonstrating consistency with 2014 election predictions.

    I view the the Quinnipiac University poll as a clean poll. They receive national recognition for its independent surveys of residents throughout the USA.
    Cited frequently by major news outlets including The Washington Post, Fox News, USA Today, The New York Times, CNN and Reuters.

    Happy 4th of July to ALL Voters!

    (To the over 40% non-voters: USA deserves your input)

    • LABobfromNYC

      40% of voters think the planet is 6,000 years old!

      • Frank Revelation

        Well , , , there’s a reality check. And mate.

        And 50% believe in angels. I don’t know ~ it’s 4th of July.

      • Bannorhill

        Do you have a poll that proves that or did you pull it out of your A$$ like your other “facts”?

  • jessica22

    I don’t agree with Philip Hodges.
    He claims most Americans don’t care about principles and I believe they do.
    For the Tea Party, principles are what differ us from the GOP. Not just saying we support women’s rights or gun rights or state independence, but fighting to implement those freedoms.

    Yes, Mr. Hodges, Tea Party Americans care about principles and are true to them.

  • BarrackHussein

    OK, this ‘quota’ experiment at president has not worked out well for Americans. But, look how innovative the Marxists have become at finding ways to fail… just when you think that you have seen the pinnacle of moronic behavior, the Democrats sink to a new level.