Obama 41% approval rating a proof of the public’s lack of knowledge of basic current events

Obama 41% approval rating a proof of the public’s lack of knowledge of basic current events

 The Daily Kos – WED JUN 18, 2014 AT 09:41 AM PDT

 

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The American Public gets another “D”.Polling is as much a measure of the awareness, intelligence, and knowledge of those being polled as a measure of the subject of the poll. Polls are proof that the public can be counted on to perform badly.

Words that I have come to live by:

No one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American people.Attributed to H. L. Mencken.

According to a Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll, 41 percent of respondents approve of Obama’s performance as president, tied for the lowest point in his presidency. His approval rating on foreign policy sits at 37 percent, setting a new low.

A majority of voters — 54 percent — also said that they don’t believe Obama “is able to lead the country and get the job done,” compared with 42 percent who said they think he can. (Read more: http://www.politico.com/…)

Read the poll and several themes emerge from the poll takers:
1) Obama is not getting the things I want through Congress and I am unhappy about that.
2) Obama has let the Middle East get out of control and I am unhappy about that.
3) Obama really hasn’t done much lately and I am unhappy about that.
4) The Media message is that Obama is not doing his job and I am unhappy about that.
5) I am really very busy with my life and I do not have the time or energy to keep up on current events.

John Adams wrote that the most important duty of a citizen is to stay informed. Being knowledgeable of how government works and participating in the Republic’s life are essential tests of a democracy. Our public fails those tests regularly.

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~ by katrinataylor44 on June 20, 2014.

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