Friday, December 18, 2009

Judicial Watch Poll Shows Deep Divide Between Obama and Likely Voters

President Obama may have given himself "a solid B+" grade the other day for his performance during his first year in office, but neither he (nor Congress) scored anywhere near that high with the American people.

Earlier this week, Judicial Watch released the shocking results of a new nationwide survey conducted in partnership with SurveyUSA concerning the American people's attitudes on a variety of subjects, including President Obama's job performance, healthcare, political corruption, transparency, ACORN, illegal immigration, and climate change. (The poll was conducted December 11-14, 2009.)

Check out some of these highlights. (And click here for the complete results, including information by age, race, party, etc.)

•A majority of likely voters (58%) believe decisions by the Obama administration are "Bad for America." (37% say these decisions have been "Good for America.") And most Americans (56%) believe Obama's administration is too secretive.

•A majority of likely voters believe that government is too big (64%) and that bigger government leads to more corruption (62%). The vast majority of likely voters (72%) believe political corruption played a "major role" in the financial crisis. (President Obama recently suggested "fat cat bankers" were the chief cause of the crisis.)

•A majority of likely voters (56%) say the government is operating in a manner "Out Of Line" with the U.S. Constitution. In fact, a majority think shrinking the size of government by 25% would be good for America (and not many think increasing government by 25% would be good for America!)

•Sure enough, most Americans (62%) believe increasing government's role in healthcare will lead to more corruption in the healthcare system.

•A majority of likely voters (59%) disapprove of the way the Obama administration is handling illegal immigration. An even greater majority (69%) disapprove of the way Congress is handling illegal immigration.

•The vast majority (77%) of likely voters are opposed to local governments providing sanctuary to illegal aliens, and a majority (61%) want local law enforcement to be more involved in enforcing immigration laws. Also a majority (59%) oppose local governments using tax dollars to support sites for day laborers who are seeking work.

•Among likely voters, 56% have a negative view of ACORN, only 8% have a favorable opinion, giving ACORN a net favorability rating of minus 48.

•More likely voters believe global warming scientific data is "mostly falsified" (49%) than believe this data to be "mostly genuine" (41%).

On virtually every single issue polled the Obama administration appears to be completely out of step with the majority view of the American people. President Obama's advisors ought to take note when nearly 6 out 10 voters say that the administration's policies are bad for America! Frankly, these poll results suggest that President Obama and many other politicians ought to rethink their approach to government.

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