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On Wednesday, a Quinnipiac University poll revealed something that I already known to be true thanks to years of experience and access to cable television: a ridiculous amount of people choose to be willfully ignorant. In this context, it comes in the form of a third of voters professing President Barack Obama to be the worst president since World War II. This is the part where you roll your eyes to the beat of Mystikal’s “Danger,” featuring Nivea.

So who is the best president according to those polled? The Patron Saint of Conservatism and the Tim Howard of Blocking American Progress Ronald Reagan. So who took this poll? Apparently a mix of people who use both landlines and cell phones. Call it a hunch, but I imagine the people still using a landline in 2014 are the ones who long for the days of Ronnie the Welfare Queen Storyteller. I assume the few Black people asked to participate in this poll opted not to answer an unrecognized number. I don’t blame them; the poll results have only further contributed to the “Everyone hates Obama” narrative currently running in select media outlets.

More from Quinnipiac University:

Ronald Reagan is the best president since WWII, 35 percent of voters say, with 18 percent for Bill Clinton, 15 percent for John F. Kennedy, and 8 percent for Obama, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds. Among Democrats, 34 percent say Clinton is the best president, with 18 percent each for Obama and Kennedy.

Obama has been a better president than George W. Bush, 39 percent of voters say, while 40 percent say he is worse. Men say 43 – 36 percent that Obama is worse than Bush while women say 42 – 38 percent he is better. Obama is worse, Republicans say 79 – 7 percent and independent voters say 41 – 31 percent. Democrats say 78 – 4 percent that he is better. Voters say by a narrow 37 – 34 percent that Obama is better for the economy than Bush.

It gets funnier:

America would be better off if Republican Mitt Romney had won the 2012 presidential election, 45 percent of voters say, while 38 percent say the country would be worse off.

I’m literally scratching my head. Mitt Romney would be better based on what? His economic record while he served as governor of Massachusetts, which includes “below average job growth,” amassing huge amounts of debt, and losing lots o’ jobs? Oh yes, President Ebenezer Scrooge, pre-Christmas Eve ghost party, would be doing so much better.

Now, I’m willing to bet if these same number of Americans who find Obama to be the worst president from World War II also deny climate change, are staunchly conservative, think Obama was born in a Kenyan hut, and are for certain that he’s trying to turn America into Hitler’s Germany. I’m also quite sure that in the future, Obama will be remembered for his historical moves on health care, climate change, gay rights, ending the war in Iraq, among other things. He’ll get an asterisk for improving the economy as best he could thanks to Republican obstruction in Congress. Shame on him for the use of drones, but I digress.

All this poll proves is American voters have short term memories and don’t keep up with the news, thus are prone to fall in to fables about the current state of the country and answer accordingly. Word to FOX News.

But hey, thanks for playing.


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15 thoughts on “Seriously? One Third Of Americans Think Obama Is Worst President Since WWII

  1. Anne on said:

    Okay, so that means 2/3 of the people don’t think so. Why is BAW even writing this article to spread this view of a lower percentage of the people? This is one viewpoint that BAW could have passed on.

  2. americanize. on said:

    This poll should say a third of white people feel,obama is the worst president.By the way I,am willing to bet none of these poll takers,voted for Obama.

  3. diahann dent on said:

    this is a crazy story and the stupid media is to blame what they fail to say is that only 1,449 people took this survey 73% were white but there are millions of people who live here in the U-S but you base a survey on only 1,449 people shame on you

  4. Mac Ben on said:

    Certainly one of the most ineffective, but that is through no-fault of his own (GOP and some Dems just won work with him)…; he messed up though with that gays in the military, Affordable Care Act and immigration though! There will never be another black one…put something on it!?

  5. MundusVoldecipi on said:

    I don’t know if President Obama is the worst president or not, but I do know that things have gotten worse in the real world. You can play along and make believe things are improving, but just take a walk outside, look around your neighborhood, go to an unemployment office and let me know what you see. WAKE UP!! Nearing 17 percent, joblessness among blacks is at a three-decade high and almost twice the size of the overall unemployment rate. “If (former President) Bill Clinton had been in the White House and had failed to address this problem, we probably would be marching on the White House,” Cleaver said. “There is a less-volatile reaction in the CBC because nobody wants to do anything that would empower the people who hate the president.”CBC Chairman Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.)

  6. Uncle G on said:

    Pure Hogwash! Or as Vice President Biden says “Malarkey” Lets see. Back in 2007, under George W. Bush, the economy was tanking with the loss of 700, 000 jobs a monh. Two very expensive wars in the middle east were raging on, started by GWB because he wanted to get “revenge for “his daddy”
    Those wars were started based on a “lie” about “weapons-of-mass-destruction” GWB’s incomptetence and ineptitude are unprecedented. Last week the stock market had a record-breaking performance. The U.S. economy’s unemployment now stands at 6.1, down from 8.5 under GWB. June 2014 saw 288, 000 new jobs added. And Obamacare, despite it;s inauspicious start has been quite sucessful and has proven every gloom-and-doom prediction to be false. So, Polls and opinions are not facts. They are like assholes———everybody has one. The facts speak for themselves, GWB is the worst president——-EVER!

  7. Steve on said:

    The GOP party was the only one’s polled. This is just crazy with the economy past previous levels, and the stop market at record levels? When Obama came in the US was on its knees ready to collapse.

    • hoodtechie on said:

      I guess democratic voters were the only ones polled when obama numbers were to your liking, huh.Black people need to wake up and get their head out of the sand. Our economic standing has not improved one bit since obama has been in office. The number of scandals, increase in part-time only employment all under his watch is nothing to celebrate. In public we blacks praise obama but under our breath and in private we are saying ourselves an others what in hell is this guy doing, we just won’t admit it. And we still have the nerve to back an incompetent, in-experienced witch like hillary clinton, dam when will we learn. Hell we might as well back al sharpton for president both are losers. But that’s who we vote for and why we find ourselves in the financial dire straits we find ourselves in today. We are worse off than our parents and grandparents

      • straightnochaser on said:

        I’m sure there’s a big pool of water someplace with your name written on it. Please go find it, and when you do, hold your breath, dunk your head, and don’t come up until we call you.

    • Uncle G on said:

      Thank you, Steve. Who do these people with these “Worst President” polls for president Obama think they are fooliing? Who do they think we are?——Joe sausage-head? We see right through this campaign to make something that is false be true. I guess they need to try to feel better about themselves.

  8. jhuf on said:

    So when Quinnipiac University came out with past polls showing Obama’s approval the highest of any president those were ok and without question I guess, this president has no idea what he’s doing
    he was a community organizer he berated G. Bush when the deficit was 6 trillion, under him it’s now 15
    VA scandal, IRS scandal, NSA phone scandal, the southern boarder being over run is this were ABC gets the material for it’s show Scandal,Carter, Reagan, Clinton, Bush, or Bush Never whined like this guy does about not getting his way they were all clever enough to how to work with congress,
    Reagan had a Democratic congress through out his 8 years Clinton lost 1 branch after just 2 years
    in office, Bush jr lost 1 branch after 6

  9. Linda on said:

    These must be GOP and Tea Baggers who think this–not the rest of us who happen to be INTELLIGENT AND HAVE A BRAIN!!!!

    Whatever this President’s agenda was/is the GOP is stifling it at every chance they get-

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