In news likely to appease only conservatives who are fighting feverishly to throw President Obama out on his derriere come election season, 56% of likely voters believe that the president has achieved his goal of changing this country, though we’re only worse for it.
In a new poll from The Hill, some “two-thirds of likely voters” believe that the president’s promise to change America has negatively transformed the U.S. while only a slim 35% believe that Obama’s efforts have resulted in the improvement of the country. According to the site, “The results signal broad voter unease with the direction the nation has taken under Obama’s leadership and present a major challenge for the incumbent Democrat as he seeks reelection this fall.”
When broken down on the party line, a shocking one-in-five Democrats disapprove of Obama, believing that his policies have worsened conditions here at home, notes Newser. Not surprisingly, 91% of Republicans are generally dissatisfied with the sitting president.
Some other interesting poll numbers: 68% of likely voters believe that the president has succeeded in changing the country for better or worse since his election, and 50% believe that Republican opponent Mitt Romney would change the country similarly if elected. A staggering 89% of likely voters believe that the turnout of the 2012 election will have a significant impact on the future of the country, and 47% say that they are paying more attention to the upcoming election than they did in 2008 when Obama won his first term. Trouble for Obama: Republicans are paying even more attention to the upcoming election than are Democrats.
The election season hasn’t even gotten going yet, and already things are getting interesting.
What do you think of the new polls? Agree or disagree?