Hmmm. What happened to the Hope and Change and Light and Transparency and Post-Racialism and Post-Partisan-Politics that prez candidate Obama promised us?
- 66% of voters nationwide say they’re at least somewhat angry about the current policies of the federal government. 36% are Very Angry.
- Despite the high level of political anger last year that helped fuel the election of Obama, 59% say the current level of political anger in the country is higher than it was when George W. Bush was president.
- A lot of that anger is directed at Congress spending billions of dollars of taxpayer money. Members of Congress have now surpassed corporate CEOs to hold the least favorably regarded profession in the country. Just 16% of voters give Congress good or excellent ratings. 53% say Congress is doing a poor job.
- Obama’s Approval Index ratings remain in negative territory. Rasmussen’s daily Presidential Tracking Poll for today (Oct. 2) shows that 38% of America’s voters Strongly Disapprove of the way that Obama is performing his role as President; 28% Strongly Approve — giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -10
- On global warming, 47% reject the idea that they are selfish putting economic concerns ahead of the fight against global warming. 29% of adults take the opposite view and believe Americans are being selfish for putting the economy first.
- On the United Nations, Americans remain largely unchanged. Just 29% see the U.N. as an ally of the United States, while 15% regard the international organization as an enemy. For 47%, the U.N. falls somewhere in between the two.
- Democrats more strongly than ever regard health care reform as the most important of the budget priorities outlined by Obama earlier this year. Republicans and voters not affiliated with either party see deficit reduction as the priority.
- 58% of voters without health insurance favor passage of the health care plan proposed by Obama and congressional Democrats.
- 36% of voters now believe the $787-billion economic stimulus plan passed by Congress in February has helped the economy. 28% say it hurt the economy and another 28% say it has had no impact.
- Just one-in-three voters (33%) now believe the United States is heading in the right direction.
- 75% of adults now think Americans are becoming ruder and less civilized. Just 10% say their fellow countrymen are becoming kinder and gentler instead.