APRIL 15, 2010
President Obama is doing such a despicable job running the country that most Americans wish a notoriously polarizing former senator lived at the White House instead of the embattled commander-in-chief.
A few months after a national poll revealed that most of the country opposes a second term for Obama, a new survey divulges that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is much more popular than the president. The powerful one-two punch certainly illustrates mass discontent with the president since he’s only completed the first year of his term and the controversial former First Lady got whupped in the Democratic primaries.
An appropriately titled piece (Red flag for a sinking Obama: Americans now prefer Hillary Clinton) published this week in a national newspaper points out that the latest CNN/Opinion Research Poll buries the Hillary-over-Obama stats to instead focus on a triumphant Obama matchup with former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin.
In that contest, Obama tops Palin by double digits in a hypothetical 2012 general election showdown, even though she hasn’t even announced that she’s running. The president also tops other Republicans expected to run in 2012, such as former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.
The same poll offers unfavorable ratings for numerous politicians from both parties, indicating that citizens are fed up with
Republicans fared better with Huckabee getting a favorable-unfavorable rating of 43-29; Romney 40-34 and Newt Gingrich 38-38. Palin got a 39-55, up from her other recent numbers.
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