A new poll finds that Americans think that the Obama administration is less competent than either the Clinton administration or the George W. Bush administration. Respondents also said that Obama treats Guantanamo detainees better than he treats our veterans and that Obamacare will turn out just as bad as the Veterans Administration.
The poll asked registered voters who they thought got better healthcare, the prisoners held in Guantanamo or our veterans. The answer is shocking with 50 percent of respondents saying that the terrorists interned in Cuba are being treated better than our soldiers. A mere 31 percent said our veterans were treated better.
Another question turned out badly for Obama, too. The poll pointed out that the Veterans Administration runs a “massive health care system” and then asked if respondents thought Obamacare would be any better than the VA. “Do you think the government will do better with Obamacare than it has with the veterans’ health-care system, or not,” the poll asked.
Fully 55 percent said that Obamacare was not going to be better than the mess at the Veterans Affairs Administration. Only 31 percent thought that Obamacare would be better.
Fox News also found some results in this poll that won’t make the administration happy.
“Sixty-eight percent say the Obama administration is less competent that the Clinton administration,” The Post discovered. “Forty-eight percent say it is less competent than Bush’s, compared to 42 percent who say it is more competent. Seven percent judge Obama’s and Bush’s the same.”
On top of that 55 percent in the poll replied that the Obama administration has made the country weaker. Only 35 percent said he was making it stronger.
The President’s job approval rating was also under water with 54 percent disapproving and 40 percent approving.
The poll was conducted among 1,006 registered voters for Fox News between June 1 and 3 by Democrat pollsters Anderson Robbins and Republican polling firm Shaw & Company.
This new Fox poll isn’t an outlier. Results from a recent CNN poll also showed bad results for President Obama.
CNN found that Obama’s approval has fallen to 43-55 among all adults. It drops to 34-63 among independents and doesn’t top 50 percent in any gender, age, or income bracket.
Obama also does poorly in the CNN poll on the issues. Only 38 percent approved of his actions on the economy, 61 percent disapprove. On healthcare, Obama stands at 36 percent approval while 63 percent disapprove. On foreign affairs, 40 percent approve and 57 percent disapprove. It’s worse on guns. CNN’s respondents found that Obama was trusted by only 33 percent on guns. A whopping 64percent disapproved.
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