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Do you approve or disapprove with how Obama is handling the economy?

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Last answered 14mins ago

Obama Economic Policy Poll Results

Approve

65,679 votes

28%

Disapprove

137,533 votes

59%

Distribution of answers submitted by America.

1 Approve answers
1 Disapprove answers
1 overlapping answers

Data includes total votes submitted by visitors since Oct 14, 2013. For users that answer more than once (yes we know), only their most recent answer is counted in the total results. Total percentages may not add up to exactly 100% as we allow users to submit "grey area" stances that may not be categorized into yes/no stances.

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Data based on 30-day moving average to reduce daily variance from traffic sources. Totals may not add up to exactly 100% as we allow users to submit "grey area" stances that may not be categorized into yes/no stances.

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The United States has been the world's largest single national economy since the 1920s, estimated at $16.62 trillion which is one fifth of the global total. The U.S. is the second largest trading nation (behind China) with Canada, China, Mexico, Japan, and Germany as its largest trading partners.  See recent economic news

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What kind of question is that? Look at his record, over 17 trillion dollars in debt, he takes 4 million dollar vacations, he does not answer to anyone, he has made our position in the world weaker and a laughing stock amongst our enemies, he has more scandals than any other president in my life, he bungles any job he attaches his name to (obamacare is a great example) he has taken race relations in the USA back 30 years and i can go on. The answer should be obvious with everyone, but unfortunately he has been able to dupe a large percentage of Americans. 6mons ago from a Republican in Alameda, CA.

Better than trickle-down but should favor the poor and working class much more heavily in his policy. More Keynes. 6mons ago from a Green in South Pasadena, CA.

He has been too tied to go along to get along and notfought for principle nough. 6mons ago from a Democrat in Lakeville, MN.

He's doing the best he can, but Congress stonewall's everything the he does only in consideration of their own political agendas. 6mons ago from a Republican in Fairhaven, MA.

NO I do not approve of his handling of the economy and he is purposely blocking any growth and causing undo harm and pain to the whole country and thus, the whole world is suffering, too. The EPA and the DOE should be sharply curtailed, if not done away with, along with the Dept of Ed. 6mons ago from a Republican in Spokane, WA.

Approve, but he could be doing much better with the full support of congress. 6mons ago from a Democrat in Piedmont, CA.

Obama doesn't control the economy. Congress does and since it is split one should ask what to do with Congress and its stranglehold. 6mons ago from a Republican in Alamance, NC.

The economy is going good for some people. The Dow is treading new ground, the problem is jobs. Tax codes should be changed to keep jobs in the US, and give incentives for US corporate growth. If someone thinks tax ceilings are high now, look back and see what they were in the 5os - the mid 80s. The distribution of wealth is a problem, the top 5% have almost 70% of the wealth. We need tax incentives to keep revenue here in the US creating jobs, income, and creating tax revenue. We need to create a stronger industrial base to build a stronger America. 6mons ago from a Republican in Roscoe, IL.

It is not any one person that got us in the mess we're in. He's definitely not helping, but there seems to be an endless line of people, agencies and businesses to get us in this mess. 6mons ago from a Libertarian in Dunedin, FL.

Obama is not handling the economy. Partisan politics, bib business and special interest groups all fight for only their cause and not thinking of the betterment of it's citizens. 6mons ago from a Green in Minneapolis, MN.

I believe he's a liberal socialist that is doing his best to undermine the Constitution and the country! He uses executive power to extreme, and lies to cover his lack of leadership!. 6mons ago from a Republican in Pataskala, OH.

I think that Obama has done a lot to improve the economy for as many Americans as he can. I also believe that the GOP has engaged in nothing but obstructionism and are unwilling to consider any idea or option presented by Obama simply because they don't like him. More importantly, the reasons that the GOP has provided for not liking Obama are simply veiled from one simple, more pervasive than any of us would like to admit reason. 6mons ago from a Democrat in Dania, FL.

I approve of certain aspects but not the entirety. Simultaneously, I think many of his efforts are hindered by congressional gridlock and rigid fiscal conservatives. 6mons ago from a Green in Needham, MA.

The president cannot do anything that congress won't pass. Therefore it's not really him that's doing anything to the economy. What measures he has tried to take to better the economy were either denied or altered by congress. A better question to ask is: "how do you feel about the job congress is doing handling the economy" and let me tell you, they stink. 6mons ago from a Democrat in Potwin, KS.

The President doesn't handle the economy. He gets blamed when the economy goes bad. 6mons ago from a Green in Washington, DC.

I wish his policies were actually given a try so we could know. 6mons ago from a Democrat in Hudson, MA.

I disapprove of the focus being on Wall Street and the stock market and not on main street and the average American family. 6mons ago from a Democrat in Clinton, WA.

Obama needs to do a LOT more to lower unemployment. The Prez should call upon the Federal Reserve to lend money to states/cities for infrastructure programs to hire the jobless, such as planting trees (FDR planted 1/4 of a BILLION TREES during the Great Depression), painting roofs white, installing solar panels, burying powerlines. The Fed needs to do this as the House will block any economic development plan. 6mons ago from a Green in Potwin, KS.

It's a mixed record. The right is too focused on spending and bailouts, which actually have kept the economy from getting worse. But the increased regulation that the left is insisting on is impeding growth significantly. 6mons ago from a Democrat in Seaford, DE.

PRESIDENT Obama's ability over the long haul to affect the economy is fairly limited. To the extent that he has used the power that he has, I generally approve. On the whole he has been substantially less useful than he could have been. Too wimpy in the face of Republican dogma and obstructionism. 6mons ago from a Democrat in Evansville, IN.

I wholeheartedly disapprove and despise the way this man has "led" the country. 6mons ago from a Republican in Waring, TX.

He's a capitalist who favors the wealthy, so no. 6mons ago from a Green in Albany, GA.

On the surface, the economy seems to be getting better. However, I don't believe anything has really changed. Jobs are still not paying livable wages, and are still being outsourced. Healthcare is still expensive. College education is not affordable. Small businesses are still struggling. We need to fix these issues before the economy can really be considered stable. 6mons ago from a Green in Potwin, KS.

I approve of how he is "trying" to handle the economy. 6mons ago from a Democrat in Odessa, FL.

If he had backing from the obstructionist republican and tea party's he might have a chance to turn the economy around , but as long as they are here our country's economic woes will continue , only the complete and utter elimination of the tea party and republican party will give us the chance to restore our economy. 6mons ago from a Democrat in Tacoma, WA.

It takes the President, Congress, and economic cycles determine the economy. 6mons ago from a Democrat in Compton, CA.

It's hard for me to agree with anything Obama does as I believe he is too inexperienced and mature to lead a nation such as ours. Also, his radical philosophy and agenda is so completely counter to the spirit of our nation that even when I agree with some action he has taken, I remain suspicious and wonder how he is advancing his anti-American plans by doing so. 6mons ago from a Republican in Portland, CT.

Obama does not have enough actual power to solve most economic problems . We need to scale back monetary stimulus and put more money into infrastructure and transfer payments. 6mons ago from a Democrat in West Long Branch, NJ.

I approve of President Obama attempts to control the US economy. FUCK those GODDAMN obstructing assholes in congress, who don't give a flying shit about anyone or anything in this country. They are paid by corporations and only want their reelection and corporate jobs when they are through. FUCK THOSE CONGRESSIONAL BASTARDS!!!. 6mons ago from a Democrat in Philadelphia, PA.

I agree with his recent emphasis on addressing income inequality and his pursuit of the stimulus package. But he has deferred to advisors like summers and Geither who take a ridiculously pro wall-Street stance. 6mons ago from a Democrat in Oxford, MS.

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