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Polls indicate that Obama will have a hard time to be re-elected. Only two recent Presidents had lower approval ratings a year before the election, President's Carter and Ford, and they both lost. Poll
Support for the war in Libya declines. The war has one of the lowest levels of approval since polls have been taken decades ago. Poll
With gas prices at the pumps rising, 55% of now oppose the president's seven year ban on offshore oil and gas drilling. Poll
A majority expect Obama to lose re-election in 2012. The same 51 percent also say they will vote against Obama. It's early to write anyone off this far from the election with many more events will likely shape the election campaign. People are worried about the economy so unless the economy picks up and unemployment numbers improve Obama may have an uphill battle to win a second term. Poll
Two polls show Obama's approval numbers are down the last couple days. The cause could be that Obama made demands on the Egyptian government to have a transition immediately but hours later violence broke out among protesters that are opposed and support the Egyptian government. Gallup Poll and Rasmussen Poll
The Tea Party's ideas are popular with the majority of people. About 70% want the GOP to consider ideas of the Tea Party. Poll
With the State of the Union Address, Obama is likely to call for more spending to fix problems and deal with the high unemployment rate. Polls show that people prefer an opposite approach of less government. 68% Prefer A Government With Fewer Services, Lower Taxes
Voters trust Republicans more than Democrats on 10 important issues. In the past Democrats lead on healthcare but after passing the government healthcare bill they now trail Republicans on the important issue by 14%. Another issue the Democrats usually lead but now trail Republicans is Social Security. Republicans lead by large amounts on the usual GOP issues of national security and taxes. Voters Now Trust GOP
65% of US doctors say that the quality of healthcare will deteriorate with the new government healthcare enacted. Survey: US Doctors Fear Healthcare Reform
The majority of voters support repeal of the national health care law passed last year. The numbers of people opposed to it has held in the mid 50's to 60 percent. 55% support repeal of government healthcare law. Some polls have showed lower levels for repeal but only when people are given an option in the poll to pick and choose changes they would make to the bill. Given a straight repeal of the entire bill or keeping it all, the majority would repeal.
Many political pundits have speculated that Obama's speech in Tucson Arizona would help his poll numbers but in the days following the speech his poll numbers declined a few percentage points. There were many that criticized the speech and event for it's appearance of being a political rally rather than a Memorial service. Political supporters of Obama openly stated that Obama could use the speech as a political event to revive his connection to the people. Obama's poll numbers decline after Tucson speech.
Gallup shows an increase in unemployment and under-employment. Gallup reports a deteriorating job market from the end of Nov. through December rising to 9.6%. The numbers are not seasonally adjusted. Under-employment shot up to 19%. Gallup poll
The Rasmussen Employment Index declined in December. More people report layoffs than hiring at companies they work at. Rasmussen poll
People prefer terrorists stay in Guantanamo prison. 46% of U.S. Voters favor a ban on transferring suspected terrorists to the country. Poll on Guantanamo.
People want to stop more illegals. Border control is more important to voters than legalizing those already here illegally. Poll on illegals.
Gallup's first poll of approval measure of George W. Bush since he left office in 2009 is at 47%, the same as Obama currently has in their poll. As time goes on ex-Presidents approval ratings usually increase as partisan controversy declines and people look back at the facts of history. There is also a bit of nostalgia that helps all ex-Presidents approval ratings. It's likely that George W. Bush's approval will continue higher in the future as its up almost 20 points since leaving office less than 2 years ago.
For the first time in a Ramussen poll more people say they are a Republican than a Democrat at 36% to 34.7%. Regardless of how people vote, since the 1930's more people have called themselves Democrats. The change is in part from a sharp decline in the number of conservative Democrats, particularly in the south, over many decades.
A majority of Americans oppose the pat downs that have been called groping and sexual assaults, and full body image scanners that may not be safe using radiation. Poll finds 61% oppose new airport security measures
Only 39% say the federal government currently operates within the limits of the Constitution of the United States. More say it does not. Issues like airline security screening and other regulations are making people think about Constitutional rights. The Tea Party has heightened the issue of rights for many people recently. Poll
People continue to support free trade but view it as costing jobs. Consumers benefit from lower priced imports. Americans Say Free Trade Good for Economy But Costs Jobs
Most Americans Not Willing To Pay Higher Taxes For Public Employees, Entitlement Programs
Gallup finds 42% of Americans describing themselves as either very conservative or conservative.
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