Most Republicans and a large plurality of Americans agree with Rudy Giuliani’s comment last week that President Barack Obama doesn’t love America, National Review‘s The Corner blog reports today. The YouGov.com survey shows that 85 percent of Democrats disagree that Obama doesn’t love America, while 69 percent of Republicans do think that Obama doesn’t love America. Independent voters were almost evenly split, siding against the view of Giuliani by a 42 to 38 percent margin. Of all Americans surveyed, 35 percent believe Obama doesn’t love America while 47 percent, less than a majority, believe he does.
“I thought Giuliani’s comments inappropriate, but the White House should be concerned to the extent their own signaling and policies have led to such a result. It is indeed hard to imagine similar results for any modern president,” John Fund wrote for The Corner, “As for Americans themselves, love of country still runs deep: 90 percent of conservatives say that they love America, compared to 85 percent of moderates and 82 percent of liberals.”
Mediaite reported on the survey with the headline that “Rudy’s Not Alone: Most Republicans Think Obama Doesn’t Love America.”
“In response to former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani‘s assertion that President Barack Obama “doesn’t love America,” a new HuffPost/YouGov poll posed that same question to Americans of different ages, genders, and political parties. The results show that Giuliani is far from alone in his beliefs,” Mediaite reported.
The YouGov.com survey comes after former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani said this past week that President Obama doesn’t love America, the Inquisitr reported. The former mayor made the comments before a private dinner attended by Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, a likely candidate for president, and several prominent GOP supporters including economists Arthur Laffer, Larry Kudlow, and Stephen Moore.
“I do not believe — and I know this is a horrible thing to say — but I do not believe that the president loves America,” Rudy Giuliani said at the 21 Club, a former upscale speakeasy in Manhattan, the Washington Post quoted from Politico’s reporting. “He doesn’t love you. And he doesn’t love me. He wasn’t brought up the way you were brought up and I was brought up through love of this country.”
The poll definitely shows a partisan divide in Americans views about whether they agree with Giuliani’s statement that Obama doesn’t love America, while at the same time is show strong support among most Americans that they do themselves love America.
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