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11 March 2009 @ 02:48 pm
Poll Time!  

Since Obama took office, has your opinion of him improved or worsened?


ONLY ANSWER THIS IF YOU VOTED FOR HIM! Knowing what you know now, if it was still him and McCain, and the vote was today, would you still vote for him?


In general, do you approve or disapprove of the majority of Obama's actions since he took office?


Feel free to discuss things in comments, but remember the usual rule of anything that smacks of name-calling is grounds for a ban.

James Pruittdjinubito on March 11th, 2009 10:24 pm (UTC)
Hot little icon dere.
Matthew B. Tepper: Me Groucho Minn-Stf Halloweenasimovberlioz on March 12th, 2009 12:39 am (UTC)
Yes! Her, uh, bunting makes me want to stand to attention!
Fritters: Patriotic by Frittersfritters on March 12th, 2009 02:18 am (UTC)
She's all about the 'Merica...
Vocabulary/Back Scritches: bird peerspazzychic on March 11th, 2009 11:04 pm (UTC)

I wish there was a neutral for Obama. He isn't doing anything too fantastic, but I am willing to forgive his mistakes so far since he got such a big pile of poo to dig through coming into office. I make no opinions for a year or so. :)
Matthew B. Tepper: Obama holding babyasimovberlioz on March 12th, 2009 12:38 am (UTC)
I too would have voted "Remains the same" for your first question. Absent that choice, I selected the response which was not negative. So you may split my vote in half if you wish.

I like to feel that (at least to an extent, and by my own definition) I am realistic. President Obama is a politician, and he will sometimes do things that will frustrate those who supported him going in. Including me. That's the way things are.

On the other hand, I do not think he's going to lead the country into socialism, or godlessness, or a society with entitlement for welfare mothers to drive Cadillacs, or anything like that. He's going to be left of center, and if he appoints anybody to the Supreme Court it will probably be somebody who is not conservative; and already he is more pro-science than George W. Bush was, at least in my opinion.

I voted for Obama, and I do not consider him a savior or redeemer. Neither did I vote for him as "the lesser of two evils," but as the one whose necessary compromises are going to be closer to my political inclinations than Sen. McCain's would have been. My take on his character is that he honestly wants the USA to remain the greatest country in the world, and that he honestly wants prosperity and the opportunities for peace (or at least the absence of unnecessary wars), but he and his team have markedly different views, from those of the Republicans who were in power for the previous eight years, on how that is to be achieved. Sure, he's arrogant. But show me a person who wants to be president of the USA who doesn't have that as part of his or her "drive."

Speaking of which, the person among the candidates whom I really despise and deplore is Gov. Palin, but that's for another day, perhaps, and another forum.
Fritters: Ed Thinking by Frittersfritters on March 12th, 2009 02:26 am (UTC)
Good point, it is a bit black and white, I just assumed there would be SOME skew in each person's opinion...
postrophe on March 12th, 2009 05:58 am (UTC)
There are so many directions of skew, on so many topics, and the vectors are wobbling like so many dying tops... (And as for "final results", which analysts do you believe? Same situation...)

Consensus? Who you kidding?

What? Answer the question?
Raoul, McGurk, Zathras, something like that: Frisky 08raislak on March 12th, 2009 12:35 am (UTC)
I guess for the first question I would have liked to see not so much an approve disapprove or as one person indicated neutral, but, same or as expected.

While I know "same" doesn't determine the up or down, but if you think someone will do something and they do, my opinion of them isn't really higher or lower.

Edited at 2009-03-12 12:36 am (UTC)
Fritters: A-TLA - Sokka Optimist/Liar by gabenutfritters on March 12th, 2009 02:36 am (UTC)
Yes, but the question isn't whether your opinion has changed, it's whether you are nodding or shaking your head...