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    July 2, 2014 - Obama Is First As Worst President Since WWII, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; More Voters Say Romney Would Have Been Better

    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.

    America would be better off if Republican Mitt Romney had won the 2012 presidential election, 45 percent of voters say, while 38 percent say the country would be worse off.

  • #2
    Jimmy Carter says thank you


    • #3
      I have a Quinnipiac sweatshirt.


      • #4
        Does anyone really think things would be much, if any, different if Mitt Romney was POTUS? The game would still be just as rigged for Wall St. (anyone notice the record highs on the stock market yesterday?) and the wealthy elite, the Middle East would still be a mess, the new economic reality for this country would be what it is, and so on. No, I suppose there would be no Obamacare, but how much has that impacted anyone here anyway? Sorry, folks, but as bad as Obama may or may not be, getting rid of him isn't some magical panacea.


        • #5
          About all the liberals have anymore: Romney wouldn't be any better. And you bozos voted for that empty suit twice. The vast intelligent ones? Whatever.


          • #6
            Polls matter when we say they matter. give it up price


            • #7
              Originally posted by Rigs11 View Post
              Polls matter when we say they matter. give it up price
              Hold on to that. It won't last forever.


              • #8
                Not surprisingly, a new poll suggesting that Americans think Obama is the worst president since World War II is getting a fair amount of attention, particularly among gleeful conservatives. Thirty-three percent of the respondents, who were offered a list of the 12 U.S. presidents since the war, picked Obama. George W. Bush wasn't far behind, at 28 percent.

                In addition to the obvious reason not to take this too seriously — the predictably sharp partisan divide in how people answered, which leads to the unsurprising conclusion that Republicans don't particularly care for Obama — there's another, slightly nerdier one: the availability heuristic.

                That sounds fancy, but it simply means that we are biased by how easy it is to summon an example of something in our heads. So when a right-leaning person is asked to think of a bad president, the shadow of Obama looms large over them. To a certain extent, many people who picked Obama weren't carefully weighing how they viewed him versus other presidents — do you remember how crazy Bill Clinton drove conservatives? — but were swayed by how quickly and loudly Barry O seized their brains once the question was asked.


                • #9
                  But the questions about who are the best and worst post-WWII presidents are useless.

                  What they mainly show is that Republicans are far more unified around a single story than are Democrats.

                  I’ll explain. On “best president,” Republicans are unified around Ronald Reagan: 66 percent pick him, with no one else getting more than 6 percent. Republicans are similarly in agreement on “worst president,” with Obama clobbering Jimmy Carter, 63 percent to 14 percent, and no one else better than 5 percent.

                  Democrats, however, have a competitive race for best president: Bill Clinton, at 34 percent, John Kennedy and Obama, at 18 percent. For worst president, Democrats again split between George W. Bush, at 54 percent, and Richard Nixon, at 20 percent.

                  With Republicans united and Democrats split, the “winners” simply reflect that Republican unity, so Reagan wins “best” and Obama “worst.” That would be the case even if Obama was quite a bit more popular.


                  • #10
                    Reagan is not God and Obama is not Satan.

                    Democrats are more independent and freely-thinking; Republicans are the Borg.


                    • #11
                      The poll demonstrates Obama's problems -- which are many -- but it probably says more the American people and their nearsightedness.

                      As our own Philip Bump noted, the last time Quinnipiac asked the same question, in 2006, the American people also chose the current president, then George W. Bush.

                      Going back even further, this question has proven similarly unkind to those who have made the poor decision to be president too close to when the poll was conducted.


                      • #12
                        Reagan was godfather of huge government deficits. How does that jibe with his popularity among 'conservatives'?


                        • #13
                          Bush got elected twice then obama got elected twice...conclusion is that nobody will ever go broke from underestimating the intelligence of the American people.

                          Can't wait for 2016 when it's Jeb vs Hillary in the most important election EVER!


                          • #14
                            Originally posted by bombay View Post
                            Reagan was godfather of huge government deficits. How does that jibe with his popularity among 'conservatives'?
                            And he raised taxes.

                            And when the Marines were bombed in Lebanon, he had us skedaddle right out of there.

                            And he granted amnesty to illegals.

                            He almost got rid of all our nukes.

                            Reagan was a socialist by the standards of today's 'bagger-infested GOP.


                            • #15
                              Popularity poll. Meh. Fox News has been bashing Obama 24/7/365 since he took office. No doubt that affects the popularity rankings. They were also able to convince a majority of the public that Saddam was responsible for 911. What will historians say in a hundred, or two hundred years? I'm guessing Dubya will be worst ever. He was an absolute disaster; Even worse than Buchanan. Obama will be in the bottom ten, no doubt. Probably the bottom five. I imagine Reagan will be in the bottom twenty. He was very popular, but his radical policies wrecked the country. Clinton was nothing more than a status quo president who read the polls and did what they told him. Blah. Same with Bush 1. Carter goes in the bottom twenty along with Ford. Although his heart was in the right place, he was a terrible manager. Nixon is way down near the bottom, given that he was our most dishonest president.

                              I'm guessing one of the reasons that Fox carries on the smash Obama campaign is to make sure nobody focuses on Dubya, the president their propaganda helped put in office. That, and he's black.

                              Happy Fourth!