Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Poll shows that only 19% of the nation's voters strongly approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president
According to the Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll, 45% of American voters strongly disapprove of Obama's performance. As tension continues in Libya, only 12% think that the United States should get more involved in Syria. Only 20% of voters think that government anti-poverty programs reduce poverty and 71% believe that too many people get welfare who should not be getting it. In addition, 59% of voters think that immigrants who follow the law and enter the United States legally should have to wait three years or more before collecting welfare benefits. Overall, 44% of voters say that they at least somewhat approve of Obama's performance, while 56% at least somewhat disapprove. Finally 59% of American adults think that it is better to have lower corporate tax rates and very few deductions than to have higher tax rates and lots of deductions and 79% recognize that corporations generally pass higher taxes along to their customers in the form of higher prices.