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CNN: Majority of Americans no longer trust Obama

Posted by on Jun. 18, 2013 at 6:30 AM
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Over the course of just one month, President Obama's approval rating in the CNN/ORC poll has dropped a full eight points to 45%–his lowest rating in eighteen months. His disapproval rating climbed to 54%. On the all-important issue of trust, the president took a nine point hit. Only 49% of those surveyed believe Obama is honest. This is the first time he has been rated under 50% on this question and the lowest level of his presidency.

In worse news, back in 2006, only 52% of Americans disapproved of how President George W. Bush handled government surveillance of Americans. Today, a full 60% disapprove of Obama on the same issue.

This is likely due to the fact that Bush always made clear that the War on Terror was his foremost concern and that he was doing everything possible to make us safe. On the other hand, Obama ran against Bush's surveillance state and now tells us that the War on Terror is pretty much over. But then we learn that, rather than wind down the surveillance along with the war, he has put it on steroids.  

It is apparent that all the scandals have finally taken a toll, especially among those under thirty, where the president saw a 17% decline in approval. Approval among Independent voters collapsed ten percent, to a measly 37%. Disapproval rocketed 12 points to 61%.

CNN's polling director Keating Holland says, "It is clear that revelations about NSA surveillance programs have damaged Obama's standing with the public, although older controversies like the IRS matter may have begun to take their toll as well[.]"

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mamavalor
by on Jun. 18, 2013 at 8:50 AM
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To quote DD2's 5 y/o words, "Everyone at school wants to be president.  I don't want to be president.  I know I won't make everyone happy."

momto3B
by on Jun. 18, 2013 at 9:09 AM
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Can anyone name a single President in the last 30 years who was thought highly of by his second term - besides Regan?

SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Jun. 18, 2013 at 9:53 AM
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The point is, the audacity of audacities is that Obama is the first black  president. No one should be able to disagree with him, or think badly of him, and also have the right to live. Because if someone disagrees with Obama's ideology, they are by definition a racist pig. If someone is a real American, or has even half a brain, they will always be for Obama, never against. Since Obama likes to give speeches, and because he is the first black president, it means that his ideas, his strategies are always the right ones. Everybody knows that.


Quoting momto3B:

Can anyone name a single President in the last 30 years who was thought highly of by his second term - besides Regan?



momto3B
by on Jun. 18, 2013 at 9:57 AM

I personally do not care, nor do I think most people care, about not question Obama because of the color of his skin.  To think otherwise is foolish.  He has as many detractors as supporters and the kid gloves came off a long time ago.



Quoting SallyMJ:

The point is, the audacity of audacities is that Obama is the first black  president. No one should be able to disagree with him, or think badly of him, and also have the right to live. Because if someone disagrees with Obama's ideology, they are by definition a racist pig. If someone is a real American, or has even half a brain, they will always be for Obama, never against. Since Obama likes to give speeches, and because he is the first black president, it means that his ideas, his strategies are always the right ones. Everybody knows that.


Quoting momto3B:

Can anyone name a single President in the last 30 years who was thought highly of by his second term - besides Regan?





Luvnlogic
by on Jun. 18, 2013 at 10:01 AM
It's actually more surprising that his rating is that high considering congress' approval ratings....well, really any pols ratings right now. I voted for him twice...the first time cuz I hoped he'd be able to deliver on more of his campaign platform and the second because the alternative was...uh...well, anyways. But my point is no one is particularly thrilled with what any politician is doing. The whole system is a sham and will continue to produce lackeys for the lobbyists until citizens demand and vote for change.
JoJoBean8
by Silver Member on Jun. 18, 2013 at 10:34 AM
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especially among those under thirty, where the president saw a 17% decline in approval That is surprising
SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Jun. 18, 2013 at 3:42 PM

The liberal MSM - who set the tone for liberals in America - never took off those kidskin gloves. The neutral MSM. They are the main culprits. But you know that.


Quoting momto3B:

I personally do not care, nor do I think most people care, about not question Obama because of the color of his skin.  To think otherwise is foolish.  He has as many detractors as supporters and the kid gloves came off a long time ago.



Quoting SallyMJ:

The point is, the audacity of audacities is that Obama is the first black  president. No one should be able to disagree with him, or think badly of him, and also have the right to live. Because if someone disagrees with Obama's ideology, they are by definition a racist pig. If someone is a real American, or has even half a brain, they will always be for Obama, never against. Since Obama likes to give speeches, and because he is the first black president, it means that his ideas, his strategies are always the right ones. Everybody knows that.


Quoting momto3B:

Can anyone name a single President in the last 30 years who was thought highly of by his second term - besides Regan?







Pema_Jampa
by 2HotTacoTini on Jun. 18, 2013 at 3:47 PM
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This is news? Americans don't trust politicians?

Woah...someone get me a chair!

SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Jun. 18, 2013 at 3:48 PM
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That's not the point - which is that the majority of Americans no longer TRUST Obama.

You are comparing this with Congress's APPROVAL rating. Approval relates to one's success at the job. Trust refers to someone's character. Decrease in one's trust rating is far more devastating than decrease in one's approval rating. 

Besides, the Congressional approval rate is very different from the presidential one. Ironically, while few people like Congress as a whole, they do love their own individual Senators and members of Congress. You knew that, right?


Quoting Luvnlogic:

It's actually more surprising that his rating is that high considering congress' approval ratings....well, really any pols ratings right now. I voted for him twice...the first time cuz I hoped he'd be able to deliver on more of his campaign platform and the second because the alternative was...uh...well, anyways. But my point is no one is particularly thrilled with what any politician is doing. The whole system is a sham and will continue to produce lackeys for the lobbyists until citizens demand and vote for change.



SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Jun. 18, 2013 at 3:50 PM
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Not politicians, PJ - the golden boy, the Messiah,  Barack the First, King of America, who gives newsmen a thrill up the leg.


Quoting Pema_Jampa:

This is news? Americans don't trust politicians?

Woah...someone get me a chair!



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