RADICAL IN CHIEF… Only 24% Say They Share Obama’s Political Beliefs

Uh-Oh… The Radical in Chief won’t like this one bit.

Only 24% of American voters say they share Barack Obama’s far left political beliefs.
Rasmussen reported:

Most voters still believe President Obama is more liberal than they are, while just one-out-of-four say they share the same ideological views as the president.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 54% of Likely U.S. Voters think Obama is more ideologically liberal than they are, while only 13% view him as more conservative. Twenty-four percent (24%) say their political views are about the same as the president’s. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

The number who see the president as more liberal than they are stayed at 57% in three-out-of-four previous surveys conducted since August of last year. That number climbed to 61% in late February. The number who view the president as more conservative ranged from nine percent (9%) to 12% in that same period.

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  • drjohn

    But that won’t stop the dumba**’s from voting for him, as long as he keeps maintaining the dependency state.

  • Thom

    The promise of free and easy money will keep them voting for comrade Obama and his Marxist regime.


    How the headline should read…..

    Only 24% of MOO SLUM voters say they share Barack Obama’s far left political beliefs.

  • Bill Mitchell

    So how does he enjoy 50% approval ratings? Because he has a nice smile? Non sequitor on steroids.

  • big L

    All these polls do imo is give the figures needed to set up cheating. In my mind’s eye we never had these closer-than-close elections until all this polling started taking place.It might be coincidence but I am suspect of coincidence in elections. It becomes a situation where people
    are not suspicious because someone can say “well, look at all the polls. they show it was x,y or z”.
    And we don’t know if it did really show that or not. Not criticizing the polsters but it is too much information and we, the people are being lulled to sleep and not being suspicious.
    Yes I think Obama gets re-elected and will sue and fight and just not leave if by miracle he is not. He is our Somoza, our Trujillo.

  • bear

    13% claim the obamster is a CONSERVATIVE!! Holy smokin’ bananas, Batman, who are THOSE folks, and can we coax ’em out of their mommies’ basements?? Oh wait, that’s probably not such a good idea.

  • Pat the First

    Rasmussen is the only poll I respect. But how are there still 24% of people that stupid? I can see maybe 10%, but 24%. Way too high. Some people need to wake up and smell the Starbucks.

  • jorgen

    And those 24% are members of a workers union or are out of work.

  • No Man

    Something radical must be done with 24% of we the people . . .

  • Gary

    Still, as far as anecdotal evidence goes, I know a number of people who voted for him and plan to do so again.
    I found out two different friends of mine voted for Obama last time that I never would have suspected (one a self-proclaimed ultra-conservative who just couldn’t stand Sarah Palin).

    There is a block out there who will vote for Obama period, no changing their minds. We do have an uphill battle, and as always, our problem is in messaging.

    Maybe we should all start going onto the nutty left sites and engaging the libs there. That might sway a few of the lazy minded. Every vote counts.

  • BillP

    Unfortunately, polls like this matter little. People by-and-large vote personality in this country. It is only when pressed against the wall do people react. This is why the far left is voted in year after year at all levels.

    If only 24% share Obama’s views, then why is his overall approval rate still so high? Why do so many Americans dissaprove of his handling of the bread and butter issues yet give him such high marks on the overall? Obama and the left are destroying this country on every level, out in front and behind closed doors, yet Americans still support him in large numbers. What gives?

    I’ve lost faith in this Country (having lived just over 50 years and seen much) and unfortnately believe that Obama will be reelected simply because Americans en masse can not see what is happening to them and why it is happening; many simply don’t care and look forward to living off the goverment dole (the under 35 crowd especially). If Hollywood and the entertainment industry says all is well, then all must be well.

    Why is it when someone screws you from every angle do you still support them??

  • For Pete’s Sake

    Big L,

    You’re right that elections have gotten closer in recent times, but that’s a result of the recent polarization of the parties (ie, the fact that there are fewer (if any) liberal republicans or conservativce democrats). Because the parties are more polarized, candidates have a harder time attracting voters who have weak ties to the opposite party. No sinister motives needed to explain that.


    That 13% isn’t saying Obama is conservative, just more conservative than themselves. It’s like saying you’re more liberal than the people who are more conservative than you.

    Pat the First,

    Rasmussen is pretty disrespected in the polling industry. They’re little more than a firm that offers a hitjob based on the political needs of the client. In any case, individual polls in general are pretty worthless; you need a bunch of them in order to get anything close to an accurate picture of what’s going on. I think Bill Mitchell’s got the right take: the question “where would you place Obama’s politics compared to your own?” doesn’t really tell you anything, because that comparison doesn’t exist in a vacuum. More concrete questions are ones that actually judge political figures, like job approval numbers or right track / wrong track numbers.

  • holyshiitebatman

    Having lived in only 1 of the 57 states (California), I can attest that 23% of the 24% live in this state.

  • Carbon Pootprint

    Running out of bribe money.

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    Holy smokin’ bananas, Batman, who are THOSE folks,…

    Probably residents of San Francisco, or some other ultra-liberal craphole.

  • Chisum
  • Beef

    “#4 Bill Mitchell commented:
    So how does he enjoy 50% approval ratings? Because he has a nice smile? Non sequitor on steroids.”

    Yes, that is question. Why does a President who has had such a disastrous term so far and who does not share the values of the vast majority of the country STILL HAVE A 50% APPROVAL RATING?

    Has half the country been so brainwashed they are incapable of criticizing a black President? Is the brainwashing so complete that they will actually vote for him again?

    These numbers do not make sense.

    WTF is wrong with this country?

  • Chisum
  • Militant Conservative

    Obama is one and done. Not enough ignorant people that will vote for four more

    years of economic pain. Obama has made his policies part

    Of the American economy. How’s that doing? Jimmy Carter anyone?

    Powder is dry, Obama your fired.

  • Chisum
  • jimg

    while only 13% view him as more conservative.

    That – right there – is a good chunk of the fifth-column vermin in this country.

  • mcc

    There’s alot more we don’t share with BO.

    In Barry’s America, things are done differently. Looks like he was readying for this particular sport 3 months ago:


    And now we have this. Barry’s idea of fun, perhaps:

    A father was dragged from his home and handcuffed in front of his children by a SWAT team looking for his estranged wife – to collect her unpaid student loans.
    A stunned Kenneth Wright had his front door kicked in by the raiding party at 6 am yesterday before being dragged onto his front porch, handcuffed and led to a police car with his three children.

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2001010/SWAT-team-launch-dawn-raid-family-home-collect-womans-unpaid-student-loans.html#ixzz1OiQRhvLW

  • even the far-left are saying Obama is even way to far left for them………

  • sammy spade

    What would make this interesting is if the poll actually asked people to describe Obama’s political views.

    The fact that 76% disagree with views they probably can’t even describe is “news”… how?

    Other fun facts on what retardistan believes:


  • Chisum
  • American Patriot

    I’m convinced that Obama could rip the heads off of puppies on live TV and almost half the people out there would still vote for him.

    It really makes me wonder what people are thinking when day after day there is nothing but more bad news about the economy, a poor jobs market, high unemployment, inflation, the cost of everything, etc., yet in poll after poll people still love Obama.

    My favorite polls are the ones that show people like him personally, but disagree with his policies. YOU CAN’T SEPARATE THE TWO! I know I’m yelling, but Obama’s vision for the direction he wants to take this country is inextricably tied to who he is, and what he has striven to achieve since he first started community organizing. It’s like saying that James Earl Ray or Lee Harvey Oswald were really nice guys with a misguided vision. No, they weren’t nice, they were assasins with dark hearts; no normal person would want to associate with them. By the same token, why would anyone believe Obama is a nice guy when his vision for this country is to tear apart what made it great? If the US is such horrible nation, why aren’t people leaving by the millions? Instead, we have so many people flocking here we’re going bankrupt supporting them.

    So, are people confused when polls ask if they personally like Obama, then ask if they agree with his policies? My opinion is that they see him as a “clean” and “articulate” black man (Biden’s words), and because of some level of white guilt (for whatever reason) people think Obama is just like them; and even though he’s not, those who respond to these polls feel better about themselves because they gave “that black man a chance.”