American voters strongly disagree with Obama’s policy prescriptions. More telling, they have an almost existential disagreement with even Obama’s vision of the country.
An overwhelming majority of American voters, 73%, believe that a “dysfunctional family” is a better descriptor of America today than the “tight-knit family” painted by Obama. Only 15% of voters feel safer today than when President Obama first took office. More than a third believe we are less safe today.
Less than 20% of voters think their family is doing financially better than they were when Obama took office. Despite the fact that the economy officially recovered from recession soon after Obama entered the White House, almost one-third of Americans, 28%, say their family is in worse shape financially. This is a sobering statistic considering the economy is supposedly entering its 6th year of economic recovery.
President Obama has seen a slight improvement in his personal approval ratings since the Republican landslide in 2014. On the eve of that election, his net approval rating was -13 points, with 41% approving and 54% disapproving of his job performance. Today, his net approval has improved to -6 points.
Obama’s existential problem is that his proposed policies are much more unpopular than he is. More than half of voters, 54%, believe his policies in the Middle East have failed and a strong plurality believes Obama downplays the threat of radical Islam, for example.
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