Two New Polls Bring Great News For President Obama and Congressional Democrats

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Two polls, one from Gallup that showed President Obama’s approval rating surging with Hispanics, and one from CNN that showed that 68% of Americans believe that Congress isn’t working with President Obama enough, have brought a bounty of good news to Democrats.

The Gallup poll revealed that President Obama’s approval rating with Hispanics has skyrocketed since he announced his executive action on immigration. In the last two weeks, Obama’s approval rating with Hispanics has jumped from 54% to 68%. It is clear that President Obama has completely captured all of the momentum on the immigration. The president has both the high moral ground, and the popular position. He is benefitting from acting where Congress wouldn’t.

A new CNN poll also suggested that the blame Obama strategy isn’t going to be enough now that Republicans control Congress.

According to CNN,

According to the survey, 50 percent of Americans believe the GOP taking control of the House and the Senate next year will be bad for America, and 52 percent expect it to lead to more gridlock. Another 37 percent, however, expect to see no difference in the levels of gridlock in Congress.

But Americans seem to believe the GOP should be the ones to budge.

Sixty-eight percent of Americans polled say the GOP isn’t cooperating enough with President Barack Obama, while 57 percent say it’s Obama who’s not cooperating enough with the GOP.

The situation is going from bad to worse for the Republican Party. The GOP is trapped between members of their congressional caucuses who are demanding revenge for the president’s action on immigration and the political reality that the what Obama did is popular.

While the American people are demanding that Republicans cooperate more with the president, members of their party want to do nothing. The polling suggests that people elected Republicans, and now they expect Boehner and McConnell to get things done. If Republicans don’t act, the blame Obama strategy isn’t going to work. President Obama isn’t on the ballot in 2016, but the Republican majorities will be.

Both of these polls are good news for Democrats, but they suggest a path forward. The president can continue to take positive steps through popular executive action while Democrats in Congress can go on offense against the Republican agenda.

Democrats are off on the right foot and are putting together a successful strategy. Boehner and McConnell appear to have been blindsided by Democratic aggressiveness. If the Republicans don’t regroup, Democrats could be putting the building blocks in place for a very successful 2016 election.

37 Replies to “Two New Polls Bring Great News For President Obama and Congressional Democrats”

  1. Good article Jason, just one thing I’m confused about, 68% said the GOP wasn’t working with President Obama enough, and 57% said it was Obama who wasn’t working with Republicans enough, is there a typo there?

  2. It wasn’t a typo. CNN didn’t ask an either or question. The question allowed people to assign percentages of blame as in Do you blame Republicans? Do you blame Democrats? Who do you blame Republicans or Democrats?

  3. According to the survey, 50 percent of Americans believe the GOP taking control of the House and the Senate next year will be bad for America, and 52 percent expect it to lead to more gridlock. Another 37 percent, however, expect to see no difference in the levels of gridlock in Congress.
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    Too bad they couldn’t take time out to go vote

  4. OK Jason, sorry about that. I tried to reply to you but it keeps going to the home page. If you want to delete that, please feel free to do so.

  5. Then you need to clarify your article, perhaps include the exact wording of the question. As written, it appears either CNN screwed up or you did.

  6. Its appearing that many Hispanics are republicans. At best, they are waiting to see “what you can do for me”. Do something I will like you but I may not vote for you.

    Hispanics need to come to the realization that the republicans dont want them here, even if born or legally here.

    68% isnt much coming from a group that is repressed by republicans and cant always get what they want from the Dems. Maybe its time they figured out that no one if here just for them or any other group.

  7. When people vote on the Dem side it’s always “I didn’t get what I want so this time, no voting.” On the GOP side it’s – I want to kill all the liberals so I vote every time, no matter what.

    Can’t Dems of all types get it through their thick heads that NOT VOTING is casting your lot with the WINNER whoever it is?

    Government in a democracy is about the long game that serves us all, EVEN if we don’t get what WE want immediately. Until the Left has the passionate commitment that the Right has – gives up the idea a Third Party is worth a cup of warm spit – we will lose it ALL.

    We mock the GOP as losers. Well, they aren’t. And in 2010 and 2014 they proved who the losers really are – those Dems who won’t vote.

  8. TAXPAYERS SHOULD WATCH THIS DOCUMENTARY VIDEO, TO UNDERSTAND THE TERRIBLE REALITY OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION?

    American taxpayers will be in a world of financial hurt, with this illegal immigration amnesty. A larger majority cannot speak nor understand the English language and have a maximum of an 19th grade education. They can only get the menial jobs, which should be going to American poor. We are told that they cannot apply for welfare programs as that is a lie. The dept of health and human service have stated that they are not ICE and can collect from welfare programs. Unilateral amnesty—amnesty across the board, freedom, jobs, insurance, education, health care and a future citizenship for all in the swipe of a pen.

    The Heritage Foundation’s expert on welfare and entitlement spending, Robert Rector, said on Monday that illegal aliens who receive amnesty and work permits through Pres. Obama’s executive actions will draw $2 trillion over their lifetimes in taxpayer-funded go…

  9. Watch what teabagging documentary?
    Illegal immigrants benefit the U.S. economy

    But what about the immense strain on social services and money spent on welfare for these law breakers? The Congressional Budget Office in 2007 answered this question in the following manner: “Over the past two decades, most efforts to estimate the fiscal impact of immigration in the United States have concluded that, in aggregate and over the long term, tax revenues of all types generated by immigrants—both legal and unauthorized—exceed the cost of the services they use.” According to the New York Times, the chief actuary of the Social Security Administration claims that undocumented workers have contributed close to 10% ($300 billion) of the Social Security Trust Fund.
    http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/foreign-policy/203984-illegal-immigrants-benefit-the-us-economy

  10. The heritage foundation? Why not use satan as a source?

    1st, no illegal gets government programs. Thats the first lie you sucked up.

    2nd there is no amnesty. The people with children here are protected from deportation unless they are criminals.

    3rd the taxes they pay is very necessary for this country.

    4th, go back to heritage and ask why conservatives are so uneducated

  11. It is NOT amnesty!!! It is a temporary reprieve from deportation. The President has the authority to impose priorities. You might say that he put deporting families at the bottom of the CIS ‘to do’ list. The USCIS (formerly INS) is under Homeland Security which is in the Executive branch. He’s the executive. It is only for 3 years and only two if the next President rescinds it right away and less than that if Congress passes an immigration bill.

  12. The Heritage Foundation? Really? And, this alleged think tank is sponsored by whom? I don’t want biased figures from either party. The facts — just the facts!

  13. Enough of tying to be fair and open to compromise! Give republicans hell President and get done what you can for AMERICANs. The REPUBLICANS have been throwing Americans under a bus for 6 years!

  14. Yes, except that here in M I, Democratic candidates got more votes and still lost. So we WERE out and voting, and it didn’t matter due to gerrymandering and GOP cheating.
    I am still amazed that Peters beat Terry Land. We do not like Snyder, yet we have him back. We d not like Schuette as AG, but the Koch money bought him back his job, and
    he plans to run for Governor next.

  15. I strongly believe that all the negative Republican redbrick is the reason for the President’s low poll numbers. As the old saying goes ” If you repeat a lie enough times people will begin to believe it’s the truth.”

  16. Yep! The new TEA party is going to have to govern now! Failure will bring failure in 2016! They will have to converse and compromise. Any anti-Obama rhetoric will have no effect! Like president Obama said: “Pass an immigration bill!”

  17. On the other hand…should everything get done that President Obama couldn’t get done with a Democratic majority in the Senate, the meme for 2016 will be, “See? Republicans in control of Congress do great things for you!”

    Sadly, the majority of Americans aren’t politically astute. In fact, it’s the reason why America is the second most ignorant country in the developed world according to an Ipsos-MORI survey that was conducted in fourteen countries.
    http://aattp.org/thanks-red-states-new-study-reveals-america-is-the-second-most-ignorant-country/

  18. Democrats acting like democrats surprised the heck out of the republicans ; more of he same from now to the end of time ; stand up for what you believe.

  19. It’s not AMNESTY, and no, they CANNOT get federal aid. You really should read BEFORE commenting.

  20. Is that the same Heritage Foundation that was paid to tell us nicotine is not addictive just a few years ago? [WINK]

  21. I think Republicans have become kind of used to walking all over Democrats, and yes you are correct, I believe like you that it has thrown them off their game.

  22. Don’t give an inch President Obama to these hostage taking conservatives and all their way or nothing approach. If its our way or nothing from the conservatives then I trust you to say “guess its nothing then”.

  23. Okay then, Obama for President in 2016 ! ?

    “While the American people are demanding that Republicans cooperate more with the president, members of their party want to do nothing. The polling suggests that people elected Republicans, and now they expect Boehner and McConnell to get things done. If Republicans don’t act, the blame Obama strategy isn’t going to work. President Obama isn’t on the ballot in 2016, but the Republican majorities will be. “

  24. It doesn’t have to add to 100%. Some respondents believe that the President and Congress are equally not working enough with each other.

    For example, a respondant could be asked and answer the following:

    Q: Do you believe the GOP isn’t cooperating enough with President Barack Obama?
    A: Yes

    Q: Do you believe the President isn’t cooperating enough with the GOP?
    A: Yes

  25. I understand that now Brad, I just didn’t quite get it as presented. My bad, but it is easy to see how that could happen.

  26. This is why the Dems need a massive messaging machine like the repubs have. The repubs vilify the Dems 24/7 on tv and talk radio. The Dems have no way to respond. MSM is repub owned and repub corp board run. Repubs own old media. This was all part of the repub plan to take over the country while folks were more interested in Guns, God & Gays. The Dems need to own new media. We have the expertise, but where are the rich left leaners to provide the seed money? I find it insane that they don’t see the need for their help now.

  27. News for Republicans has “gone from bad to worse.” Really, whoda thought? Obama’s polling was never as low as the media claimed, and of course his popularity surged with his exec order announcement. That shouldn’t surprise anybody

  28. When you say “the Heritage Foundation” you might as well simply the “Koch Brothers Foundation.”

  29. The talking points issued to Republicans a few years back were to call all financial bills bailouts, and all immigration bills amnesty, they know their base very well and are geniuses when it comes to propaganda; unfortunately for us.

  30. tHE REPULSHRICANS are learning a lesson the hard way. They thought that their takeover of both Houses would guarantee success. Bah humbug! The POTUS will veto any bill that does not benefit the Nation, not the 1% or corporations whose accounts are overflowing with YOUR money. The cut back in benefits, hours of work, outsourcing, and off shore accounts are YOUR DOLLARS!! 2016 isnot too far off and the Democrats are ready!!!

  31. If over 50% of Americans think that GOP is bad for the U.S.A. than how come the G.O.P. got in? There were a lot of people who have faith in the Republicans and I am one of them. All democrats should get out of the U.S. so we can build this country back up to the Great Country the U.S. was. obama never should have been in charge, he is ignorant.

  32. Ah 36% voted. 19% voted for stupidity. You are not an mandate. In reality 18% of Americans have a mental illness. So have you taken your Prozac lately?

  33. LOL, build the country back up? To what? To the 1% ownership that the gop house is doing? Dropping taxes on the rich so you can pay more?

    Obama is far better then Romney every could have been. And if watching the gop House doesnt tell you that you are not included, nothing will.

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