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Monday, September 26, 2011

Americans Express Historic Negativity Toward U.S. Government

Obama nets new record.  
A record-high 81% of Americans are dissatisfied with the way the country is being governed, adding to negativity that has been building over the past 10 years.
At a dinner party this weekend I proposed a toast to Obama.  My hosts were shocked until I explained that Obama had managed to discredit Liberalism, Progressivism, Socialism (or whatever you want to call it) for a generation.  You can thank Barack Obama for a sharp right turn in the political direction of the country.  The Republicans could not have done this nearly as well.

Note the slope of the graph, disapproval of Obama is accelerating!

There's more:
49% of Americans believe the federal government has become so large and powerful that it poses an immediate threat to the rights and freedoms of ordinary citizens. In 2003, less than a third (30%) believed this.

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