The Mood of America

According to a Rasmussen poll, the level of political anger in America compared to when President Bush was President is:

  • Higher – 59%’
  • Lower – 22%
  • Same – 16%

Considering that another Obama campaign promise just bit the dust, I’m not surprised.  I am, of course, referring to the Democrats rejecting the Republican proposal to post the text of the  “new” healthcare bill 72 hours before voting on it.  This transparency was a campaign promise made by then candidate Obama and echoed by many of the Democratic candidates.  So the next poll question results make a little more sense:

Neither Democrat nor Republican leaders understand what is needed today.

  • Agree with statement – 60%
  • Disagree with statement – 30%
  • No opinion – 10%

Both of these polls are non-partisan.

Then here’s today’s Presidential approval index graphic:

The politicians on both sides of the aisle had better be very worried – there are a lot of angry people out there just waiting for their chance to make sure there is real change in government


About Tom Roland

EE for 25 Years, Two Patents - now a certified PMP. Married twice, burned once. One son with Asperger's Syndrome. Two cats. Conservative leaning to the Right. NRA Life Member.
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7 Responses to The Mood of America

  1. Ken Taylor says:

    The one thing I will give Obama credit for is that he has succeeded in FINALLY waking the people up to what has been going on in Washington for years and his massive excallation of the slide to a socialistic government has caused people to stand up for freedom!

  2. Joe says:

    Contrary to what President BO thinks, Liberty has its good points.

  3. Tom says:

    Ken – I agree that We the People have woken up to the antics of the government. I can only hope and pray that it’s not too late to stop the insanity.

    Joe – Liberty has it’s good points, but it requires individual responsibility to take care of oneself. What President Obama and his ilk have done over the years is promote the abdication of that responsibility to the government.

  4. Z says:

    59% is pretty amazing, isn’t it.
    Responsibility? our kids have been taught that doesn’t matter; THEREIN lies a BIG PROBLEM, don’t you think, Tom? xx

  5. Tom says:

    Z – 59% is overshadowed by the 60% as far as I’m concerned. That’s the figure that the politicians should be paying attention to.

    And responsibility? HAH!! No worse than anyone being held accountable – just look at our politicians being held accountable for their actions. Doesn’t happen often enough.

  6. RaDena says:

    Tom, perhaps the next time we get a chance to vote it will bring change we actually want instead of simply change for the sake of it without any clarification whatsoever.

  7. Tom says:

    RaDena – I’ve found that change for the sake of change is never a good idea, either in business or in government. I have personally seen projects on the verge of success sunk by someone thinking that they needed to change something which had no logical reason, but was implemented because the person had the authority to make it happen. We are now witnessing the same thing in our government – an administration was elected because it promised change, the people wanted change, but all neglected to find out (or ignored) what that change entailed.

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