Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Forty-eight percent (48%) of U.S. voters now regard President Obama’s political views as extreme
In addition, 57% of voters now believe that the Democratic congressional agenda is extreme. Voters have consistently expressed unhappiness over a number of Obama’s initiatives including the national health care bill and the bailouts of the auto and financial industries. The economy continues to remain sluggish despite a number of spending measures including the $787-billion economic stimulus plan in 2009, and voters now blame Obama’s policies as much as those of President George W. Bush for the bad economy. Predictably, most Republicans view Obama’s views as extreme, while a sizable majority of Democrats say they are mainstream. But most voters not affiliated with either party also describe Obama’s views as extreme by a 54% to 30% margin.