Poll Shows 49% Think Obama Is Already A Lame-Duck President

May 23, 2013 12:05 pmViews: 2494

Is Obama a lame-duck President


With voters tiring of government saying that it is "out of control," especially with the scandals surrounding President Obama right now, 49% think that Obama is already a lame duck president. We can defiantly agree that President Obama is lame, but we think he can still do a lot of damage to this country.

After the news in the past week the Justice Department is spying on AP and Fox News reporters and the IRS is targeting conservative groups and just about main stream media reporter who writes overly critical stories about the Commander in Chief the majority of people are finally beginning to feel, “like the federal government has gotten out of control and is threatening the basic civil liberties of Americans.” And the same poll indicating Obama is a lame-duck president, shows that 68%, over two thirds of voters, think that government is out of control.

And mixed in with all that polling, respondents disapproval of Obama's job performance  is above 50% for the first time this year. While this poll certainly points to people being unhappy with President Obama and the government as a whole, that hardly makes him a lame duck. With the 2014 elections for Congress gearing up soon we could definitely see a balance of power shift in the House or Senate to either side possibly making a somewhat lame president a much more serious threat to our overall liberties. Still, with Obama almost drowning in scandal it does become increasingly hard for him to implement his agenda because he has to constantly put out fires and figure out which Republican to blame for his woes.

Read more on Obama's lame-duck presidency and dwindling poll numbers from Fox News below:

After a week of revelations about government spying on reporters and the Internal Revenue Service targeting conservatives, most voters feel “like the federal government has gotten out of control and is threatening the basic civil liberties of Americans.”

At the same time, a new Fox News poll (full poll numbers) finds disapproval of President Obama’s job performance is above 50 percent for the first time in a year, his honesty rating is at a new low and half of voters already think he’s a lame-duck.

More than two-thirds of voters -- 68 percent -- feel the government is out of control and threatening their civil liberties.   About one quarter disagree (26 percent).

Nearly half of Democrats (47 percent), as well as large numbers of independents (76 percent) and Republicans (87 percent) feel Uncle Sam is taking liberties with their liberties.

Those who identify with the Tea Party movement, one of the groups targeted by the IRS, are among those most likely to say things are out of control and civil liberties are being threatened:  92 percent of Tea Partiers feel that way.

Six in 10 Americans say the Justice Department “went too far” when it seized the phone records of reporters working at the Associated Press (AP) without prior notice.  That’s almost twice as many as the 31 percent who think the actions were “justified” because the government was looking for leaks about a terrorist plot.

Most Republicans (77 percent) and a majority of independents (62 percent) feel the Justice Department went too far.  Nearly half of Democrats agree (45 percent), while almost as many say the government was justified (44 percent).

The recent controversies have taken a toll on the president’s standing with voters.

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