Thursday, May 21, 2009


There were two new polls that came out today One, a CNN poll, says that 63% of those polled said the country is heading in the right direction. The other, a biased conservative poll, says that 91% of respondents think President Obama is a Socialist, Marxist, Communist or Fascist.

The right wing-nut fascist poll was done by Richard Viguerie's Conservative HQ. I refuse to post lying trash like that here, so you'll have to follow the link if you want to see the full results. (Take note the the majority of the respondents were conservatards, not a good cross section of America.)

Here is what CNN had on their poll, which was a cross section of the American public.

CNN Poll: Obama moving US in right direction


WASHINGTON (CNN) — As the Republican Party condemns what they call the Democrats' 'march to socialism', a new national poll indicates that most Americans believe President Barack Obama's policies would move the country in the right direction.

Sixty-three percent of people questioned in a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Wednesday say they think the policies being proposed by the President would push the nation in the right direction, with 35 percent saying those policies would send the country in the wrong direction.

But the poll suggests that Americans don't feel the same way about the Republicans. Thirty-nine percent of those questioned say that the policies of GOP Congressional leaders would move the country in the right direction, with a slight majority, 53 percent, saying Republican proposals would move the nation in the wrong direction.

"The poll indicates that some of Obama's popularity is rubbing off on congressional Democrats," says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland. "Even though Nancy Pelosi has a low approval rating and Harry Reid is facing some low numbers in polls taken in his home state, 57 percent think that the policies of the Democratic leaders in Congress would move the country in the right direction. That's not good news for the GOP."

Four months into Obama's presidency, the country remains in a recession, but the poll indicates that Americans aren't blaming the new president or his party for the country's economic problems so far. Fifty-three percent of those surveyed say the Republicans are to blame, with only one in five saying the Democrats are more responsible for the country's economic conditions.

The poll also indicates that the jury is still out on Obama's actions to jump-start the economy. Thirty-seven percent of people questioned say that the President's policies have improved economic conditions, 23 percent say they have worsened things, and 40 percent say they have had no effect so far on the economy.

"Obama has four years to convince the public that his economic policies have worked, but the Democrats in Congress have less than two years to make that connection," says Holland. "Political junkies will be watching that 40 percent to see how they break between now and the midterms."

The poll's release came just two hours before members of the Republican National Committee approved a resolution calls on the Democratic party to "stop pushing our country towards socialism and governmental control."

The CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey was conducted May 14-17, with 1,010 adult Americans questioned by telephone. The survey's sampling error is plus or minus three percentage points.


Gordon said...

Count me in that 63%. We're not heading there exceptionally fast, but I suppose it's the best we can hope for. Slow and steady. I just hope it keeps up.

Grandpa Eddie said...

Gordon - Count me in that 63%, too.

We may not be getting to where we need to be as fast as I'd like, but slow and steady forward is way better than the full speed in reverse of the last eight years.

Nancy said...

Slow and steady....just like what true lovers do. ;)

Grandpa Eddie said...

Oh baby! Do I here a little Foghat in the background. ;)

Nancy said...

A little Foghat - Save Some Loving, a little Can't Get Enough of Your Love Babe, a couple hot toddys...

Oh those repubs don't know what they're missing.

Uh oh - I'm backin' out of this one before I get myself in trouble.

Grandpa Eddie said...

You better...'cause I've got "Slow Ride" goin' thru my brain.