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Obama approval ratings hit an all time low
Obama approval ratings hit an all time low
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Although it probably did not come as a surprise to most Americans, new statistics released within the past 48 hours indicate what many people have suspected for the last eight months: most United States citizens do not like the policies of President Obama.

Plummeting Approval

A new poll released on May 7th, 2014, plainly shows that almost two-thirds of Americans are hoping that our next Commander-in-Chief will change the agenda of the current administration. Well into a genuine second term slump, new statistics indicate that 65 percent of United States citizens hope that many of Mr. Obama's policies, as well as the unmitigated disaster of his signature health care law, will be overturned or repealed. Less than 30 percent of those surveyed said they wanted to see similar policies in 2016.

In 2006, then-President George W. Bush faced a similar slump, with 74 percent of Americans saying they wanted vastly different policy initiatives. This desire for change was the primary reason the current President was elected. Unfortunately, many voters who supported Mr. Obama are now heartily dissatisfied and many state that they would change their vote in 2008, 2012, or both, if they had the chance.

Not Enough Homework

Perhaps the reason for this about-face on behalf of former Obama supporters is the fact that no one bothered to ask Him exactly what kind of change he intended to bring. It appears that among the mindless followers chanting “hope and change,”there were few individuals who made a concentrated effort to discover exactly what these changes would entail. Truncated work hours, higher taxes, poorer quality healthcare and an utterly stagnant economy were likely not what Obama supporters anticipated.

Low Information Voters

Perhaps in the future, low information voters will make an effort to educate themselves about each candidate before pressing the button based on a slogan that has a nice ring. A little more thought should go into choosing the president of the United States, shouldn't it?