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Poll: Country in a funk

November 11, 2009

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— The euphoria of 2008 is over: America is in a funk.

Elected last November on a wave of optimism, President Barack Obama now finds himself governing an increasingly pessimistic country while trying to revive a struggling economy, muscling a health care reform overhaul through Congress and weighing more troops for the 8-year-old Afghanistan war.

The latest Associated Press-GfK poll shows that Americans grew slightly more dispirited on a range of matters over the past month, continuing slippage that has occurred since Obama took office.

People were more pessimistic about the direction of the country than in October. They disapproved of Obama’s handling of the economy a bit more than before. And, perhaps most striking for this novice commander in chief, more people have lost confidence in Obama on Iraq and Afghanistan over the last month. Overall, there’s a malaise about the state of the nation.

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Richard Heckler 5 years, 8 months ago

Wonder what the poll would say if the people were ask how many fraudulent republican home loan scandals can our economy absorb?

For example:

  1. The Reagan/ Bush Home Loan Scandal http://rationalrevolution0.tripod.com/war/bush_family_and_the_s.htm

  2. The Bush/Cheney Home Loan Scandal http://www.dollarsandsense.org/archives/2009/0709macewan.html

  3. What did Bush and Henry Paulson do with the bail out money? http://www.democracynow.org/2009/9/10/good_billions_after_bad_one_year

  4. Why did GW Bush Lie About Social Security?( This would cost taxpayers $4 trillion and wreck the economy) http://www.dollarsandsense.org/archives/2005/0505orr.html

  5. Reagan/Bsuh Iran-Contra Secret Weapons Deal

  6. http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/nsa/publications/irancontra/irancon.html
  7. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/reagan/peopleevents/pande08.html

  8. Reagan/Bush - Bush/Cheney Weapons Deals

  9. http://www.commondreams.org/views04/0208-05.htm
  10. http://www.inthesetimes.com/article/4120/we_arm_the_world/

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