obama poll

Most Americans want Barack Obama back as President, poll shows
Donald Trump has been President for 13 days and yet more than half of Americans are missing former President Barack Obama, according to a new poll. A total of 52 per cent of Americans are yearning for Mr Obama, found a survey from Public Policy Polling, while just 43 per cent are glad that Mr Trump is in the White House. Furthermore, 40 per cent want the new President to be impeached, up from 35 per cent one week ago.

Most Americans say their lives have improved under Obama

According to a new Gallup survey, under President Barack Obama, Americans across all racial and ethnic groups think their lives have gotten better — despite Donald Trump’s many claims to the contrary. The study, released Tuesday, found 55.7% of U.S. adults considered their lives to be “thriving,” with one minority group reporting 60% “thriving.”

Those under 30 are less likely to approve of airstrikes than older Americans are, and they are much more likely to express concern about the risks of an expanding U.S. engagement in Iraq. By more than 3-1, 18-to-29-year-olds worry more that the U.S. will get too involved.
—  Interesting generational tidbit from a new poll about Iraq

Donald Trump ties for 2nd place in “Most Admired Man of 2015″ poll

When Gallup asked Americans their opinion about the world’s most admirable men, it wasn’t the top biller (President Barack Obama) who was worth the double take — it was the two men sharing the second place spot. Donald Trump and the Pope. The rest of the list will have you even more confused.

If everybody voted, then it would completely change the political map in this country, because the people who tend not to vote are young; they’re lower income; they’re skewed more heavily towards immigrant groups and minority groups; and they’re often the folks who are — they’re scratching and climbing to get into the middle class. And they’re working hard, and there’s a reason why some folks try to keep them away from the polls.  We should want to get them into the polls.
—  President Obama explaining why we should make voting mandatory. He’s right, it could change the face of America.

anonymous asked:

what do you think of Bernie Sanders?

I’m sure he’s a true believer in what he says, but that means very little. He seems like a typical American New Deal liberal, from the organized labour constituency. I’m sure things would be slightly nicer if he won the nomination and the presidency, and I actually think the odds favour him winning, since he seems to be having a similar time in the primaries as Obama did in 2008 (polling big in the early states, which he uses to make big gains in the later ones when it’s proven that he can win). Any Bernie presidency though is going to look about as dismal as an Obama one, who, we should remember, campaigned on a similar tone in the primaries. Nobody you elect will ever save you, and the more emotions you pour into elections, the more you risk a William Jennings Bryan moment, when the loss of a moderately populist but ultimately sellout candidate destroys the movements that coalesced around his campaign.

Washington Post/ABC News poll: 63% have "no confidence" in Obama's ability to make decisions

The polling for President Obama remains dismal, as the latest Washington Post/ABC News poll reveals.  Take a look at some of these numbers:

Only 37% of Americans approve of Obama’s handling of Obamacare.  Nobody likes this law, and nobody likes the implementation.  Yet somehow, the Republican establishment can’t find will to launch a full-throated opposition of the law.  

The most astounding stat comes towards the end of the poll:

That is a resounding rebuke of a US President.  The American people have virtually no confidence in Obama’s decision making, and why should they?