The Mood of the Nation

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    1. Most voters still favor repealing the president’s national health care law and think that would give the economy a boost. Unlike the economy, however, voters overwhelmingly believe the man who is elected president will make a difference. Eighty percent (80%) say repeal is likely if Romney is elected and Republicans win control of Congress.

    2. Obama’s on safer ground with his proposal this week to extend the so-called Bush tax cuts for a year but only for those who earn less than $250,000 annually. Sixty-three percent (63%) favor extending the tax cuts, but voters are almost evenly divided on how far those cuts should go: 44% believe they should be extended for all Americans, while 46% say they should be extended for everyone except the wealthy. It’s important to note, however, that the question did not define “wealthy.”

    3. While voters prefer the president’s plan over the Republican effort to extend the tax cuts permanently for all Americans, it remains close when they have to choose one over another – with a dollar figure attached. Forty-seven percent (47%) would prefer a one-year extension of the Bush tax cuts for everyone who makes less than $250,000 a year. But nearly as many (41%) favor instead a permanent extension of the Bush tax cuts for all Americans


    4. The economy remains a tough nut for the president to crack. The recent dismal jobs report led to a slight decline in the Rasmussen Consumer and Investor Indexes. At the beginning of 2012, 37% of investors thought the economy was getting better, while 45% thought it was getting worse. Now, just 30% believe the economy is getting better, and 52% hold the opposite view.

    5. One thing most voters continue to agree on, though: As the country searches for solutions to the federal budget crisis, spending cuts should be considered in every program of the federal government

    6. Yet while the president’s ratings on the economy are at the lowest level since last November, a strong plurality (47%) of voters continues to give him positive marks for his leadership

    7. Another area of disagreement is the administration’s legal challenge of Texas’ new law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls. Attorney General Eric Holder told the NAACP this past week that such laws are like the poll taxes of old intended to keep blacks from voting. But only 21% of Likely U.S. Voters nationwide think it’s discriminatory to require all voters to prove their identity before being allowed to vote. There’s been overwhelming voters support for showing photo ID prior to voting in recent years.

    8. National security has been a strong suit for the president since the killing of Osama bin Laden in May of last year, but confidence in how the United States is doing in the War on Terror has fallen to its lowest level this year.


    9. Americans have more trust in local government than any other level in our federalist system

    10. Voters continue to be more conservative about fiscal issues than about social ones. Twenty-six percent (26%) say they are both fiscal and social conservatives. Just 10% say they are liberal in both areas, while 63% are some other combination.


    11. Voters have a slightly more favorable view of the Tea Party than they did at the first of the year, but that support is still well below where it was three years ago when the grass roots movement came into existence to protest President Obama’s growth of government.


    12. Voters continue to lack faith in the Social Security system and do not believe they will see all they've been promised


    13. Nearly half (49%) of voters believe the Constitution should be strictly interpreted as written. Forty-three percent (43%) disagree and say they are more inclined to view it as a “living document” subject to constant reinterpretation depending on the changing times. But only 21% believe the U.S. Supreme Court has strictly interpreted the original words of the Constitution over the years.\

    What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week
     
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    I will be SHOCKED if I see much of anything back from Social Security when I retire
    maybe 7 years from now.And to take it a step further I will be equally shocked if I don't see some form of government takeover of my IRA,401 K plan...

    Liberals man they are gonna take every penny away that they can to attain their vision of this country where every aspect of our life will be determined by government. :mad:
     
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    Still with the Rasmussen bullshit, eh? :eusa_eh:
     
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    You've got nothing, eh?
     
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    There were positives for Obama. Didn't like it?
     
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    Likely voters not just anyone walking sown the street is who Rasmussen polls
     
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    Sarah G When Nothing Goes Right, Go Left Supporting Member

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    Uhm, I have a lot, it just gets sickening correcting you dummies ALL the time..
     
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    To correct someone, you would be required to have facts. Since we are talking about polls (a deliberate answer to a dishonest question for the purpose of influencing people) you are incapable of correcting anything..

    Because you don't like Rasmussen and favor polls that deliberately skew results toward the Democrats is not even relevant.

    So, you can now consider yourself corrected.
     
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    Why you hate him for his Constant record of Accuracy that can be easily Verified?

    Sucks eh.
     
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    Sure nice excuse.

    You are Just another Radical Ideologue. It does not matter whether you guys are left wing or Right you are all the same. You make claims that you are always right, Rarely supply evidence, and if you do it's almost always from a Partisan Source, then you insult your opponents Intelligence and suggest you don't have to Prove anything because you "already did"

    lol
     

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