Poll: Majority Disapprove Of Obama’s Handling Of ISIS

by William Teach | October 8, 2014 8:40 am

It’s no wonder Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC) stated[1] after her debate with Thom Tillis Tuesday night that Tillis should stop linking the election to Obama because “The president is not on the ballot. This race is about who’s going to represent North Carolina in the U.S. Senate.” Democrats really, really, really want to pretend that Obama doesn’t exist

(The Hill[2]) A majority of Americans are unhappy with how President Obama is handling the U.S. fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), according to a new poll released.

Some 51 percent of respondents in the CBS News poll released Wednesday[3] said they disapprove of the job the president is doing with the radical jihadist group, while just four in 10 approved. Those numbers are slightly worse than a month ago, when 48 percent disapproved of how Obama was approaching the situation.

I certainly approve of his air strikes on ISIS, though they do not seem to be making a difference, except in terms of dead jihadis. I would hope that he is using special ops groups to fight on the ground against ISIS/ISIL, something he will hopefully not state out loud or allow to be leaked. However, his constantly telling ISIS that we will not use boots on the ground, as well as releasing his so-called plan to fight them, is disturbing and smacks more of politics than a real concern for protecting America and her citizens and property.

The survey also found that voters gave Republicans a substantial advantage on the issue of terrorism, with 53 percent saying the GOP does a better job on the issue. By contest, fewer than a third — 32 percent — favored Democrats on the subject.

And 54 percent said a terror attack against the U.S. homeland is somewhat or very likely — similar to last month, but up 10 points from March of this year.

It really doesn’t help when Obama seems to go golfing and fundraising whenever we see the Islamic State do something, like behead someone or take over a town.


(NY Times[4]) When he soared to victory by almost 10 million votes in 2008, President Obama won in states like Virginia that Democratic candidates had not captured since 1964. He was trumpeted as a transformational leader who remade American politics by creating a new electoral map and a diverse voter coalition to shape the Democratic Party for the 21st century.

But for now he has been reduced to something else: an isolated political figure who is viewed as a liability to Democrats in the very states where voters by the thousands had once stood to cheer him.

As November nears, Mr. Obama and his loyalists are being forced to reconcile that it is not only Democrats in conservative-leaning states, like Senator Mark Pryor of Arkansas, who are avoiding him. The president who became the first Democrat since Franklin D. Roosevelt to twice win a majority of the vote is flying in politically restricted airspace.

Democratic senators in Colorado, North Carolina and Virginia — states that were pivotal to his success and whose demographics reflect his winning coalition of young, minority and female voters — do not want him. Nor does his party’s Senate nominee in Iowa, where Mr. Obama won twice and whose youth-filled 2008 Democratic caucuses vaulted him toward the nomination.

Even Senator Chuck Schumer says it’s better for Obama to be absent, and

Yet even the slightest injection of the Obama brand into this election seems perilous for Democrats.

Democrats are just not that into Obama anymore, and understand that his policies are, for the most part, worthless, failed, disasters, and Obama doesn’t care much about doing the hard work the job requires.

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  1. stated: http://www.wral.com/hagan-tillis-square-off-in-second-debate/14054712/
  2. The Hill: http://thehill.com/business-a-lobbying/220108-majority-disapproves-of-obamas-handling-of-isis
  3. CBS News poll released Wednesday: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/americans-not-happy-with-obamas-handling-of-isis/
  4. NY Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/08/us/politics/in-this-election-obamas-party-benches-him.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&version=LedeSum&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0
  5. Pirate’s Cove: http://www.thepiratescove.us/
  6. @WilliamTeach: http://twitter.com/WilliamTeach

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