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America not in agreement with Obama

Discussion in 'Political Zone' started by ABQCOWBOY, Feb 3, 2009.


    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    Poll: Americans Oppose Obama's First Two Executive Orders

    President Obama's first two executive orders -- allowing federal funding for overseas abortions and closing Guantanamo -- have been met with widespread opposition, according to a poll released Tuesday.

    Tuesday, February 03, 2009

    President Obama has garnered widespread support for his early actions in office, but Americans strongly oppose the commander-in-chief's first two executive orders -- allowing federal funding for overseas abortions and closing Guantanamo -- according to a Gallup poll released Tuesday.

    Fifty-eight percent of Americans said they disagreed with the president's decision to give overseas funding to family planning organizations that provide abortions, according to the survey taken between Friday and Sunday. Thirty-five percent supported it.

    Obama signed an order Jan. 23 reversing the "Mexico City policy" -- a prohibition first implemented by Ronald Reagan, which forbade the U.S. government from sending money to overseas family-planning organizations that perform abortions or offer abortion counseling. The ban, which was lifted when Bill Clinton took office, was later re-established by George W. Bush in 2001.

    The poll also found that more Americans -- 50 percent to 44 percent --oppose the president's decision to close the Guantanamo Bay prison for terror suspects within in a year.

    Obama's executive orders are especially unpopular among Republicans. Only eight percent said they approve the president's decision to fund overseas abortions, while 11 percent said they agree with his order to shut down Guantanamo.

    Both orders were also least popular among Democrats, though most surveyed said they approved of the president's decisions.

    Despite clear disapproval to the two executive orders, an overwhelming majority of Americans said they supported the president's first actions as president.

    Seventy-four percent favored Obama's position to lift interrogation techniques on prisoners, while 76 percent said they agreed with the decision to name special envoys to the Middle East, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

    Seventy-six percent also said the agreed with Obama's decision to tighten ethics rules for administration officials. And 66 percent said they agree with his effort to make it easier for workers to sue for pay discrimination.

  2. MetalHead

    MetalHead Benched

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    The Emperor has no clothes.
  3. ShiningStar

    ShiningStar Well-Known Member

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    He does if he and his ilk tell you he does, you may have your eyes open, but we'll fix that.
  4. Dallas

    Dallas Old bulletproof tiger

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    You all need to put aside this partisan nonsense you keep spewing. Please put down your morals and your principles and values and TOW THE BLASTED LINE ALREADY.

    I mean - thats what the poster who hails the draft dodgers says. :p:
  5. ShiningStar

    ShiningStar Well-Known Member

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    I like what you are selling. We like easy, we like not having to think and having a hive mind to trickle it down to the drones SIR
  6. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    58% opposed the family planning position.
    50% opposed the Guantanamo Bay position.
    75% approved of the interrogation position.
    76% approved of the ethics position.

    Yup, Americans are "not in agreement with Obama."
  7. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    The ethics one was truly a giveme. The family planning one though that is interesting. Guantanamo did surprise me.
  8. sbark

    sbark Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    His overall 63% approval....is exactly where GW was after 3 yrs 1st term.....any bets
  9. Route 66

    Route 66 Well-Known Member

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    ..but I'm willing to bet 4 out of 5 doctors wouldn't recommend.

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    Last Friday, the Left was telling me how I was all wet and pointed me towards the Gallup Poll numbers that reflected huge approval of his plan. The real question here is how far have those numbers dropped since last Friday. I'll be interested to see where those numbers are in another week. The interrogation number will not change unless we are hit again and if that happens, it doesn't matter. President Obama and his Administration are done for the rest of his term. However, the ethics position is going to fall because of who he's doing business with and the staff he is trying to hire. These numbers typically run a good 5 to 7 days behind what is actually happening real time. Thats just how the polls work. That number is going to drop next week I'd imagine. The numbers on his Spending Bill are going to continue to drop as more an more info gets out about this Bill. I have no doubt of that. Lets see just how much agreement President Obama has after another week or so.

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