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POLL: Does Obama Deserve Second Term?

Make your voice heard in our poll.

Does President Obama deserve a second term?

He is currently running ahead of potential Republican rival Mitt Romney in recent polls from key battleground states, according to USA Today polls.

But the election season is a long one and opinions are subject to change, particularly depending on the activities of candidates and the state of the nation.

So what do you think? Does the president deserve a second term?

Will you vote for him enthusiastically, reluctantly or not at all?

Vote in our poll!

 

Jack April 04, 2012 at 04:21 PM
How about you let the GOP finish the nomination process
Robert STFrancis April 04, 2012 at 09:12 PM
I believe the republicans started the whole mess and Obamma didn;t get the chance to fix it all.I am a independent voter and I believe he won,t give up his post like Mitt Romney did as governor.Maybe if president he wood give it up to
Josephine Cortis April 05, 2012 at 01:01 AM
The Republicans caused all of the problems and left this mess for Obama to straighten out. It can't be fixed overnight; he just needs more time, and things are definitely heading int he right direction. Building and remodeling has definitely picked up in the last year and there are more jobs available. So far, thins are looking good for the coming year.
James Walsh III April 05, 2012 at 04:22 AM
Josephine: Oh please...the Republican Party didn't cause all the problems, and whatever part they may have had in it, they absolutely did NOT do it all on their own, they had *plenty* of help from the democrat party! Flinging poop around between the parties will never solve ANY of the problems we are facing...never has, never will. obama has had time to make vast improvements, if that were his goal. But, instead, he and his cronies heaped more problems onto the burning ship, and we have been sinking more and more into the deep. Just because, now with a little push and shove with a House run by the Republicans, the sinking has been slowed, and a little patch work has helped to pump some of the flooding waters out of the boat...doesn't relflect much in the way of obama or his associates' abilities to pull our economy, and society, back from the brink in their desired way. Four years have been more than enough. Robert...same thing! But, though I agree with you about romney, I also never want to see obama as president of the US again after his first...and only...four years are up.
unclkebuck April 05, 2012 at 12:31 PM
Carter 2.0
UglyHat April 05, 2012 at 01:50 PM
Didn't Obama give up his post as Senator?
Ray Fellows April 05, 2012 at 04:43 PM
This is a contoversial poll. I am glad to see I am in the majority who thinks our current President should NOT get a second chance at ruining this country. Now hopefully that will resonate throughout this country. If you think President Obama did a bad just this term, imagine what he would be like if he didnt have to worry about getting re-elected! I think we all heard the video of him talking to the Chinese. It is imperative that you get out there an actively work to get a new President, voting is not enough. I for one will be actively working for whoever is President Obama's opponent. Mitt Romney has more delegates that ALL of the other candidates combined, so its just a matter of time before he is officially the Republican nominee. I'm not saying the Republicans are perfect but they have to be better than what we have now! I've had all of President Obama's change I can stand.
Ralph April 05, 2012 at 08:09 PM
Heading in the right direction? Wish I had your optimism. Unemployment is 8.3% now, and was 8.3% the month our current President took the Oath of Office. Gas is nearing $4.00 a gallon, an I'm definitely not in a better position than I was 3 years ago. We (the taxpayers) have bailed out banks, investment firms, auto companies then to throw salt in the wound -funded their executives bonuses. Keep in mind the President had a democratic majority in both the House and Senate his first 2 years in office and got nothing done. Still waiting for the 'change' that was promised. I'm not so sure things are 'looking good for the coming year' either- especially if the President is re-elected and he has the 'flexibility' he so covets.
james foley April 05, 2012 at 09:41 PM
Obama did inherit a mess... But as President, he has failed to lead or get anything done. President Truman had a sign on his desk that said "The Buck Stops Here" which means - for all who aren't aware of the meaning of the phrase - to lead and take full responsibility for missteps and failures. President Obama treats responsibility and leadership like a hot potato, never acknowledging his role as The Commander in Chief. I have nothing against the guy, but his lack of experience set him up for failure. Is that his fault? No, its the voters who lacked the understanding of the job they assigned him to undertake in the first place. He simply has not gotten anything done, and his finger pointing throughout his presidency, most recently scolding the Supreme Court over his Obamacare, shows he hasn't learned on the job. It would be a huge mistake to give him another chance, all he has proven is he cannot lead nor take responsibility, only speak smugly and point the finger.
Ralph April 05, 2012 at 10:03 PM
Well said James. President Carter was much the same during his term in office. A lot of finger pointing, even scolding the American people towards the end. Like this President, Carter was in over his head. And I agree, we need someone like Truman right now. Imagine how he would have felt about the 'bailout'.
Bill Shander April 05, 2012 at 10:26 PM
I'm no fan of the bailouts and the fact that those dollars paid obscene executive bonuses. But for the record, the bailouts came from the Fed and cost taxpayers $0. Yes, they were guaranteed by taxpayers and COULD HAVE cost money, had the banks or auto companies defaulted. BUT, they didn't. Much of that money has been paid back at a profit. While the bailouts feel wrong, they did, in fact, work. The auto bailout saved the industry and hundreds of thousands of jobs. The bank bailout prevented a Depression.
Ralph April 06, 2012 at 01:29 AM
Well, I'm not so sure that ultimately that tax payers don't end up holding the bag on this. The Fed prints more money and hands it out, which can't be good for inflation. The Treasury sells bonds to get the cash and has to pay interest to the holders. There is always consequences for the taxpayer somewhere down the line. True -many companies didn't default and made good on the loans, but how many did default- do we know? And, quite frankly, maybe it wasn't officially a depression, but it sure felt like one to me.
milfordman April 06, 2012 at 08:30 AM
The auto bailout stiffed the bond holders, steamrolled bankruptcy law, and bailed out the unions, not the industry. The industry was doing just fine. So consumers buy Hondas made in Ohio instead of Buicks made in Michigan. Who cares? And of the US automakers, the one that didn't take a bailout, Ford, is doing the best. This was all about handing billions of dollars to unions. Nothing more, nothing less. So, now the government has foisted Volt on GM, making taxpayers subsidize its production to the tune of $200,000 per vehicle over and above the tax credit consumers get if they buy one, launched an unprecedented attack on its largest competitor, and declared new CAFE rules that will virtually eliminate the sale of their most profitable vehichles. And BTW, taxpayers are out billions of dollars, because despite what they want you to believe, GM, has not repaid all the money taxpayers gave them. This is what happens when you let hacks pick economic winners. Let this crowd stick around long enough and we'll all end up driving the Obama version of the old soviet Volga.

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