CNN Poll: Glowbama to Nobama
Shocker! CNN Poll indicates that 52% of Americans polled do not want Barrack Obama to be reelected in 2012. And this is a CNN poll, which have been known in the past to overpoll Democrats.
Is the Glow fading? So it seems. Although, the President still has a personal likeability of 49/50. So many people still like the President personally. I think this is due to the President’s attempt to stay “above the fray” and letting Congress run the show. However, this is found to be maddening by leading Democrats like Howard Dean, who want the President to take charge and lead.
This morning on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” the comparison was made between Presidents Obama and Carter. It was said that these were/are the “thoughtful” cerebral Presidents who don’t act immediately, but consider a huge number of possible scenarios before action. The end result is usually, as was Carter’s case, complete immobility and failure.
It’s like if you go on a date with your girlfriend and a drunk attacks her as you stand considering the options: Fight him (I might get hurt or hurt him), run (but what about my girlfriend), call the Police (Will they get there in time?), give a “shout out” to a friend, to ask advice, scream for help, try to restrain the thug, ect.
In reality, this scenario ends up with you standing there with your hand under your chin with a thoughtful expression saying “Hmmm…”.
Of course, the opposite mentality is the “mover”. This mentality is one of almost immediate action, good or bad. As reckless as this can seem, it often is found in great leaders. They use their “gut sense” to make their decisions.
Another part of the poll shows that Congress fares even worse then the President, with 44% of individuals saying they would prefer if their elected Representative “Hit the bricks”. And this is the highest rate of dissatisfaction ever in this poll since it’s inception. And the rate is the same for Democrats and Republicans.
Call it the “Tea Party effect”.
Right now many Democrats, at least the leadership, are under the impression that people are mad because the Healthcare bill isn’t getting passed. But, a new Zogby poll says scrap the bill and start over at a rate of 57% over the fans of Socialized Healthcare.
The impression is clear, more Americans believe that the country, and the President’s agenda, are going in the wrong direction.
Rasmussen has another interesting poll result: Even if Obama and the Democrats raise taxes to bring the deficit down, 58% of Americans believe that they will keep spending.
So far, the feeling that most people have about the Democrats and Obama is that they exhibit typical Liberalism: Tax and spend
Few could disagree.