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Old 07-02-2014, 11:07 AM  
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President Obama is the top vote-getter as worst president of the last 12, according to a Quinnipiac poll. Almost half of voters also say America would be better off if Mitt Romney had won the 2012 election.

WASHINGTON — President Obama is No. 1, but not in a flattering way.

He’s the top pick for “worst president since World War II,” according to a poll of American voters released Wednesday by Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Conn.

Mr. Obama came in first with 33 percent, followed by George W. Bush with 28 percent. Third, with 13 percent, was Richard Nixon, who resigned in disgrace 40 years ago next month.

“Over the span of 69 years of American history and 12 presidencies, President Barack Obama finds himself with President George W. Bush at the bottom of the popularity barrel,” says Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac poll.

The top postwar presidents are Ronald Reagan (35 percent), Bill Clinton (18 percent), and John F. Kennedy (15 percent).

Of course, asking voters to rate the current president against his predecessors may not be fair. Sitting presidents face a daily barrage of challenges, and voters can be harsh, even when a president’s ability to fix a problem is limited. Typically, as soon as a president leaves office, his favorability rating gets a boost. And, historians say, one really should wait a few decades before ranking a president for the ages.

“Presidents often look different 20 or 30 years later, because when you wait that period of time you know what was important and what was not,” historian Michael Beschloss said in 2003, PBS notes.

In a head-to-head matchup, Obama and the second President Bush scored nearly evenly: Some 39 percent of voters said Obama has been a better president, while 40 percent say he has been worse.

But when asked about the outcome of the 2012 election, Obama fares worse – and it appears some voters may have buyer’s remorse. Forty-five percent say America would be better off if Republican Mitt Romney had won the race, while 38 percent say the country would be worse off. The poll did not indicate how many of those wishing Mr. Romney had won voted for Obama in 2012. In the election, the president beat Romney 51 percent to 47 percent.

Overall, Obama’s job approval rating remains in the doldrums, at 40 percent. Fifty-three percent disapprove. He also gets low marks for handling of issues: On the economy, 40 percent approve and 55 percent disapprove; on foreign policy, it's 37 percent versus 57 percent; on health care, 40 percent to 58 percent; and on terrorism, 44 to 51 percent.

Obama’s best issue, among those polled, is the environment. Fifty percent approve of his handling of the environment, and 40 percent disapprove.
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Old 07-02-2014, 12:47 PM   #16
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We would not have been better off with Mitt Romney.

The Pubs needed to be reminded to stop putting up horrific candidates.

While not a huge Romney fan I have to take serious issue with this. Would we be running bud loads of illegal immigrants across the border intentionally under Romney? Would be facing a threat of increased gun control by executive order under Romney? Would we have released 5 top Taliban terrorists under Romney? Would Romney just sit back while Putin puts the Soviet Union back together? Would Romney's justice department fall to appoint independent prosecutors for Benghazi and the IRS scandals?

While not my ideal choice, we would most certainly be better with Romney than Obama. Hell, just from a leadership point we would be miles ahead of what we have currently.
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Old 07-02-2014, 01:09 PM   #17
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While not a huge Romney fan I have to take serious issue with this. Would we be running bud loads of illegal immigrants across the border intentionally under Romney? Would be facing a threat of increased gun control by executive order under Romney? Would we have released 5 top Taliban terrorists under Romney? Would Romney just sit back while Putin puts the Soviet Union back together? Would Romney's justice department fall to appoint independent prosecutors for Benghazi and the IRS scandals?

While not my ideal choice, we would most certainly be better with Romney than Obama. Hell, just from a leadership point we would be miles ahead of what we have currently.
Yea but bush.
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Old 07-02-2014, 01:25 PM   #19
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Old 07-02-2014, 03:26 PM   #20
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You guys think this clown's going to go away, hang out with celebrities and such, but he's going to be meddling in politics and bloviating about how he's smarter than everyone else for the rest of his life.
While he may still try and do a little political swaggering, I disagree greatly. He's a narcissist and there's nowhere he'll receive more attention and bigger ass-kissing than Hollywood from the vacuous idiots there. He may even try acting; God knows he can read his lines.
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Old 07-02-2014, 03:40 PM   #21
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Old 07-02-2014, 04:34 PM   #23
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sad part is; who's better?

Even Paul Ryan's proposed budget took years to break even.

All any of them care about is getting re-elected.

My personal taxes keep going up, my tax cost of doing business keeps going up, and there is no long term solution on the horizon.
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Old 07-02-2014, 04:38 PM   #24
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sad part is; who's better?

Even Paul Ryan's proposed budget took years to break even.

All any of them care about is getting re-elected.

My personal taxes keep going up, my tax cost of doing business keeps going up, and there is no long term solution on the horizon.
We need to raise minimum wage. Then your worries will be over. Demand will rise. The sun will shine up your ass. And you will embrace new taxes. /lonecosmoshun
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Old 07-02-2014, 05:20 PM   #25
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Yea but bush.
Of course, how could I forget.
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Old 07-02-2014, 05:21 PM   #26
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sad part is; who's better?

Even Paul Ryan's proposed budget took years to break even.

All any of them care about is getting re-elected.

My personal taxes keep going up, my tax cost of doing business keeps going up, and there is no long term solution on the horizon.
Scott Walker.
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Old 07-02-2014, 06:10 PM   #27
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Old 07-02-2014, 09:38 PM   #29
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While not a huge Romney fan I have to take serious issue with this. Would we be running bud loads of illegal immigrants across the border intentionally under Romney? Would be facing a threat of increased gun control by executive order under Romney? Would we have released 5 top Taliban terrorists under Romney? Would Romney just sit back while Putin puts the Soviet Union back together? Would Romney's justice department fall to appoint independent prosecutors for Benghazi and the IRS scandals?

While not my ideal choice, we would most certainly be better with Romney than Obama. Hell, just from a leadership point we would be miles ahead of what we have currently.
I am holding out a small amount of hope that the Pubs will see that their AIDS candidates are shit and that they need to put someone forward that is decent.

Think of it as a short-term kick in the balls for long-term benefit.
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Old 07-02-2014, 09:54 PM   #30
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By the way here is the actual results
http://www.quinnipiac.edu/news-and-e...ReleaseID=2056

Dumbcrats love Obammy, Republicans hate him, and the Independents are turning very anti-Obama.
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