Voters Are Unhappy With the Economy,and Don't Think Obama Has Helped.

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    Voters Are Unhappy With the Economy, and Don't Think Obama Has Helped
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    Nearly three-quarters of voters are dissatisfied with the way things are going in the country, 91 percent describe the economy as poor or "not so good," and most believe that President Obama's policies have either made no difference or have hurt, according to a Quinnipiac University poll conducted Dec. 15-20.
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    The poll also echoes other recent surveys in showing a majority disapproving of the health care reform legislation working its way through Congress, and the survey finds that the margin of voters saying they trust Obama more than congressional Republicans on the issue has narrowed.

    Seventy-four percent say they are very or somewhat dissatisfied with the state of the nation, with 26 percent very or somewhat satisfied. That compares to a 71-29 margin at the beginning of the month and 69-30 in mid-November. In the current poll, 77 percent of independents expressed dissatisfaction compared to 23 percent who had a positive outlook.

    Only 7 percent describe the economy as good, compared to the 91 percent who say it is poor or not so good. No one describes it as excellent.

    A CNN/Opinion Research poll conducted Dec. 16-20 said 80 percent considered the economy very or somewhat poor compared to 20 percent who said it was very or somewhat good (only 1 percent said "very" good).

    Fifty-one percent in the Quinnipiac poll disapprove of Obama's handling of the economy while 44 percent approve, with 5 percent undecided. Independents disapprove by 61 percent to 32 percent, with 7 percent undecided. The disapproval number for Obama was slightly lower than it was in this poll at the beginning of December.

    When those who say Obama's economic policies have made no difference or hurt are added together, it forms a big majority -- 66 percent -- who believe those policies have had no impact or have made things worse.

    Asked how Obama's policies have affected their personal financial situations, 58 percent say they have made no difference, 26 percent say they have hurt, and 15 percent believe they have helped. Looking forward, 37 percent think Obama's policies will hurt their future personal financial situation, 31 percent believe they will help and 30 percent say they will make no difference.

    Fifty-six percent disapprove of how Obama is handling the employment situation while 37 percent approve, with 8 percent undecided.

    On health care reform, 56 percent disapprove of the current legislation compared to 38 percent who support it, with 6 percent undecided.

    Forty-five percent trust Obama more to handle health care than congressional Republicans, while 40 percent trust the Republicans more, with 16 percent undecided. At the beginning of the month, Obama's margin was 44 percent to 37 percent, and in November it was 45 percent to 36 percent.
     
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    Damn right we're upset with Obama and the dems. They borrowed too much, wasted most of it on things like Cash-for-clunkers which bought mostly foreign cars, gave too much money to AIG. The bank investments worked well. C+T is a waste, UHC a disaster. Obama ignores the solvency of SS & Medicare, which will be bankrupt in 2017 if not sooner. The interest on the debt may bankrupt the US. Candidate Obama said "when you're in a hole stop digging". Prez Obama ignored his own campaign pledge.
     
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    I am fed up but not with Obama but with the people who absolutely believe that comand and control economies work. Everytime a democrat speaks they say the government must do something but have they realize that one of the psychological elements of owning your own business is control over that business. Once you remove that from the business owner then it kills some incentive to do operate that business.
     
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    The Rs have crashed the world economy twice now.

    Jobs are always the last thing to recover in a economic downfall.

    It is not very surprizing that people are unhappy in the face of such a huge economic downturn.

    This one has already earned the label "the Great Recession" and it did not start with Obama and in fact was shallowed by his actions.

    History will show this no matter how bad Americans "feel" at the moment.

    Next year you guys will not be happy with the polls I suspect.
     
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    "Jobs are the last thing to recover"---:lol::lol: Employment statistics in this country are considered a "leading" economic indicator--not a "lagging one"--as Right Winger & Criss will try to tell you. This is why unemployment is measured on a "weekly" basis with a monthly overview.

    When an employer needs an employee--no bell is going to ring in his head & say geez--in two months I am going to hire someone. They do it immediately. They do that to keep their customers happy & not turning to the competition to service their needs. Lay-offs are also the first thing a business person will do when that business experiences a slow-down. Employees are "always" the first to get hired & the first to get "laid-off."

    The polls next year will be worst--as economists & the federal reserve have stated they expect unemployment in this country to remain higher than 9%. That's not good news--no matter how many jobs this admininstration states the "jobs they saved."---:lol::lol:

    This is Obama's flood the basement economics. He now owns this recession. He has spent us into oblivion on a stimulus bill that wasn't--then in the next week signed off on another 450 billion dollar Ominius bill that was loaded with over 9000 earmarks & political pay-offs.

    It just proves that massive government spending does not create private sector job growth.

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    Now up to 12 trillion
     
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    wrong. im not sure employment has ever, ever preceded the GDP in any expansion. heard of a 'jobless recovery'?

    put two LOLs behind that.
     
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    Of course they are, but Barry and friends have a tin ear to anything they don't care for.
     
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    I remember how the right used to rail against Clinton governing by polls.

    Funny how the arguement changes to fit your every need.
     
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    I would go even further and say that he has actually made things much worse. His policies are no different than the previous President's policies. The only possible difference in policies is that this President has actually managed to already vastly out-spend the previous President. I didn't think that would even be possible. The Socialists have rapidly moved us closer to becoming a Third World Nightmare. How sad.
     
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    :( Folks got every damn reason to be angry, and then some. I voted for him, and now i am kicking myself in the ass, every day i hear of something else he has gone back on.WHOA!!!MAC!!!!
     

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