Six years ago, Barack Obama burst onto the American political scene, charming and sweet-talking his way to the presidency, wining and dining the people with grandiose promises. America fell in love almost instantly.
Charisma. Charm. The young man with the “perfectly creased pant.”
He offered hope. He offered change. He promised to stem the tides. He promised to heal our wounds.
Now however, Americans say Obama is the worst President they’ve seen in nearly 70 years.
President Barack Obama is the worst president since World War II, 33 percent of American voters say in a Quinnipiac University National Poll released today. Another 28 percent pick President George W. Bush.
The Hill ran cover for Obama, saying “The results raise the possibility that voters are choosing the presidents who are freshest in their memory.” But simply choosing Presidents from recent memory doesn’t hold true when the voters were asked about the best President.
Ronald Reagan is the best president since WWII, 35 percent of voters say, with 18 percent for Bill Clinton, 15 percent for John F. Kennedy and 8 percent for Obama, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds. Among Democrats, 34 percent say Clinton is the best president, with 18 percent each for Obama and Kennedy.
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Here is the polling question and expanded results:
President Obama ranks as the worst of the 12 post-war Presidents. Worse than the oft-demonized George W. Bush. Worse than President Nixon who resigned in disgrace. And now America believes Romney would have been a better President.
The latest poll also indicated that voters were experiencing a serious case of buyer’s remorse, saying that Mitt Romney would have been a better Presidential choice in 2012.
Via the Washington Times:
Poll after poll shows President Obama’s approval rating dipping recently, and one new Quinnipiac University Poll finds that voters say Mitt Romney would have been a better choice in 2012.
With Mr. Obama deploying military troops to Iraq, failing to find compromise with Congress and seeing major defeats in the Supreme Court, voters continue to sour on him.
Quinnipiac found 45 percent of voters say the country would have been better off if Mr. Romney, the 2012 GOP nominee, had been elected, while just 38 percent say Mr. Obama remains a better choice. Even Democrats aren’t so sure — just 74 percent of them told the pollsters Mr. Obama was clearly the better pick in the last election.
Startlingly, the Quinnipiac poll also reveals that 54% of voters say the Obama administration is simply not competent when it comes to running the government.
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