I’m shocked, shocked I tell you, that most think Obama is ruining the country. And I bet some people are surprised by this poll. They might have listened when Obama said that he wanted to “fundamentally transform America” during his hopey changey run for the White House. And they might have paid attention to his background, policy offerings, and political experience
(The Hill) Two-thirds of likely voters say President Obama has kept his 2008 campaign promise to change America — but it’s changed for the worse, according to a sizable majority.
A new poll for The Hill found 56 percent of likely voters believe Obama’s first term has transformed the nation in a negative way, compared to 35 percent who believe the country has changed for the better under his leadership.
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.
Amazingly, 92% of Blacks feel that the country has changed for the better, which is strange considering the unemployment rate for Blacks is 14.4%.
59% of men and 56% of women say that Obama has made America worse thanks to Obama. It’s 55% for the 18-39 bracket.
Independent of voter opinions about how the country has changed, The Hill Poll found an overwhelming majority of voters — 89 percent — view the choice between Obama and Romney as important in terms of the future impact on the country.
The poll doesn’t ask why, but, considering that 56% think Obama has changed America for the worse, we can figure out why.