According to Fox News,
Majorities of voters feel the country is still in recession, think terrorists are living in their hometown and rate the Obama White House handling of the government as incompetent.
Those are some of the findings from the latest Fox News poll released Thursday.
Six in 10 voters think it is likely terrorists are living in their hometown (60 percent). That’s up from 48 percent who felt that way in 2007, the last time the question was asked, and back to about what it was nine months after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. In June 2002, 58 percent thought terrorists were in their community.
The 60-percent majority that says the country is still in a recession is actually down from 74 percent in 2014. The high-water mark came in 2010 when 86 percent of voters said the country was in recession. The new poll shows a record 36 percent say it feels like the recession is over. That’s significantly above the 10 percent who felt that way five years ago.
Just over half of voters — 53 percent — say the Obama administration has not been “competent and effective” in managing the federal government. While that’s hardly welcome news at six years into a presidency, it’s also an improvement from last year, when voters said the White House was incompetent by a 59-39 percent margin. Today 44 percent say the administration has been competent.
Obama’s job approval is about where it’s been for the last two years: 44 percent approve of his performance, while 51 percent disapprove. Last month it was 42-53 percent. A year ago it was 44-49 percent.
The president gets some of his best marks on the economy, although he’s still in negative territory: 46 percent approve of the job he’s doing, while 49 percent disapprove. (His record low approval of 34 percent came in August 2011.)
Obama gets lower marks for his handling of ISIS. Only 32 percent of voters approve. A 55-percent majority disapproves.
The poll finds a record-high 29 percent think it is “very” likely terrorists are living in their area.
Voters who are part of the Tea Party movement (69 percent), those ages 55 and over (67 percent), independents (65 percent) and Southerners (63 percent) are among those most convinced terrorists are living nearby.
At the same time, most voters are confident U.S. intelligence agencies will succeed in identifying threats in time to prevent attacks: 65 percent feel confident vs. 33 percent not confident.
[The Fox News poll is based on landline and cell phone interviews with 1,006 randomly chosen registered voters nationwide and was conducted under the joint direction of Anderson Robbins Research (D) and Shaw & Company Research (R) from May 9-12, 2015. The full poll has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus three percentage points.]
Gentle Reader, let’s examine these numbers, shall we?
1. Six in 10 voters think it is likely terrorists are living in their hometown (60 percent).
Paranoia? Hardly. As the Tsarnaev Brothers, showed, Radical Islamic Murderers are, in fact, living among us.
By the way, I hope they fry the little murdering punk until he is extra crispy, but, not before the unrepentant child murderer spends some time in a cell with Bubba the Love Sponge.
Oops. Did I just say that out loud?
With the Dhimmi Wuss, Barack Hussein Obama, still attempting to turn his feckless Foreign Policy Strategy of “Smart Power!”, a strategy built on naiveté and cluelessness, which embraces those who want to decapitate all of us “Infidels” and hoist the Islamic Flag on the top of our White House, into a legacy which sees Iran complete their building or a nuclear bomb, the high percentage of Americans who believe that these fanatics walk among us in no surprise.
Heck, I would say that the percentage is actually higher.
2. A 60-percent majority still say the country is still in a recession.
When you have 37.8% of your workforce NOT WORKING, I would say that we are still in a recession.
I was…ahem…between jobs…from April – October of 2014, and, I am here to tell you…it ain’t no fun.
Through the Grace of God, I am now in the greatest job I have ever had.
No thanks to our Far Left Administration and their glassy-eyed minions, who are intent on installing socialism, a part of Marxist Theory, which has failed in every nation where it has been tried, including Scandinavia, which Liberals attempt to use as a template for their vision of America.
I missed the part where Scandanavia was a peer of the USA. Gambia, maybe. It’s the size of Rhode Island.
There’s something unsettling about Scandinavia.
No, not the local penchant for heavy metal rock, gloomy crime literature and angst-ridden cinema. But rather with the region’s economies.
The trio of countries that form Scandinavia–Denmark, Norway and Sweden–have for years been the heartland of some of the world’s highest standards of living. But it seems the pristine facade has been built on rather wobbly foundations.
Even though none is a member of the euro zone and Norway isn’t even a member of the European Union, they’re all manifesting a number of the single currency’s problems, not least falling inflation. At the same time, households in all three countries carry huge debt burdens while all have also manifested symptoms of housing bubbles during recent years.
In March, Sweden slipped into deflation, with prices contracting 0.4% on the year, having long been on a downtrend. Denmark’s inflation rate remains positive, but only just, with inflation running at 0.2% in the same month. Even Norway, which has seen higher rates of price growth during the past year has been seeing a downward trend in price pressures–its annual inflation rate in March was 1.8%, having averaged 2.2% during the past year.
Some economists have recently argued that Sweden has brought deflation and sub-par growth upon itself because its central bank, the Riksbank, has kept monetary policy too tight. But it seems the Riksbank had its eyes on other problems.
Sweden seems to be in the throes of a housing bubble. Prices are up nearly 70% on where they were at the start of 2005. Relative to average incomes, they are 17% above their long term average, and rents are more than 30% above. Given that it’s a country with a small population but vast tracts of land, any significant divergence in prices from other economic trends, like nominal GDP growth, ought to set central bankers’ alarms ringing. And when it’s accompanied by high levels of debt, those alarms ought to keep them awake at night.
Of 28 leading international economies, Denmark had by far the highest share of debt as a percentage of disposable income in 2011 (the latest data available), with Norway and Sweden coming in fifth and sixth respectively.
It is an unbelievable hubris which allows Modern America Liberals to believe that that Socialism will work in America where is has failed and is failing, everywhere else.
3. Obama’s job approval is about where it’s been for the last two years: 44 percent approve of his performance, while 51 percent disapprove. Last month it was 42-53 percent. A year ago it was 44-49 percent.
Why are Obama’s scores remaining so high, when Obama is on his way to turning the “Shining City Upon a Hill” into a Third World Democratic Socialist clone of Venezuela?
Simple. A minority of Americans don’t care…as long as they get their “benefits”…as their refer to living on the Government Dole.
While on the Campaign Trail in 2012, Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney said,
There are 47% of the people who will vote for the president no matter what … who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims. … These are people who pay no income tax. … and so my job is not to worry about those people. I’ll never convince them that they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.
Of course, Mitt was blasted in the MSM and on Social Media, for his statement, and, being a Moderate, he eventually tried to walk it back, instead of sticking to his guns.
The irony is, he was right.
Which explains Obama’s 44% Approval Poll Numbers.
These Americans, whose enslavement to the Government Dole is generational in some cases, are not voicing their approval of Obama’s performance as president. They are protecting their “benefits”.
Now, of course, the Liberals who will read this blog and attack me, instead of attempting to dispute the poll results, will assure you that everything is just hunky-dory and Obama is still the greatest thing since sliced bread.
However, the greatest United States President in my lifetime, Ronald Wilson Reagan, once offered a sage piece of advice in analyzing how beneficial for America a presidency has been. Reagan asked during the Presidential Campaign of 1980:
Are you better off now than you were four years ago?
Is America better off now than we were in 2008?
If we are personally, it is not due to the failed policies of Barack Hussein Obama.
As a nation, and as regarding our position as a World Leader, we most certainly are not.
C’mon, January 2017.
Until He Comes,