Majority Of Americans Wish Obama Was Still President

Majority Of Americans Wish Obama Was Still President

As President Donald Trump finishes his second week in office, a new poll suggests that more than half of Americans wish former President Barack Obama was still leading the country.

In a survey from Public Policy Polling, released Feb. 2, 40 percent of voters reported that they would like to see Trump impeached, though nearly half (48 percent) said that they would not support such an action. Only 35 percent of respondents supported impeaching the president just one week prior to the current survey.

Poll Most Americans Wish Obama Was Still President

Poll Most Americans Wish Obama Was Still President

“Usually a newly elected President is at the peak of their popularity and enjoying their honeymoon period after taking office right now,” said Public Policy Polling President Dean Debnam. “But Donald Trump’s making history once again with a sizeable share of voters already wanting to impeach him, and a majority of voters wishing they could have Barack Obama back.”

Indeed, 52 percent of respondents said that they would prefer the previous president — who has a 59 percent approval rating, according to Gallup — was still in office, while 43 percent said that they were happy with the current one, who has a 45 percent approval rating in Gallup polls. Many Americans are displeased with Trump’s executive order to restrict travel from seven Muslim-majority countries, temporarily halt the refugee program, and indefinitely stop admitting any refugees from Syria.

“Americans think last week’s executive order is a Muslim ban and they don’t like it,” explained Debnam. “And beyond that, they think the order was executed in an incompetent fashion.”

Though voters are split almost equally on whether or not they support Trump’s immigration restrictions, with 47 percent in favor and 49 percent opposed, a 52 percent majority thought that the order was intentionally crafted as a Muslim ban; only 41 percent said it was not.

The idea of banning all Muslims was not a popular one in this survey — 65 percent said that they did not support such a religious ban, while only 26 percent said that they did. Among Trump voters, 48 percent said that they supported a Muslim ban, while 40 percent did not, though 94 percent of those who said they voted for Trump in the presidential election also responded in favor of banning Muslims.

Sources: Public Policy Polling, Gallup (2) / Photo Credit: Pete Souza for the White House/Flickr

4 thoughts on “Majority Of Americans Wish Obama Was Still President

  1. Things are going to get a little worse for our country before it gets better.Thats if we’re lucky.There is going to be a big spike in food bank assistance and a lot of bussiness are going to feel the sting of less money In circulation because of all the free money being taken away by our bussinessman prez.

  2. Who are these guys polling? This entire article comes as a complete shock to me! I don’t know a single person that has expressed a hate for Trump and the talk of impeachment only comes up when talking about all those liberal pussies that can’t stand not getting a trophy for showing up on election day!

  3. What is wrong with people. They believe what ever they hear on TV. Try thinking for yourselves. If you did you wouldn’t be opposing Trump. For the last decade our country has been circling the rabbit hole. He is trying to drag us away from it. As far as the Muslims, it’s not that we object to someone practicing their own religion. But if that religion says to kill the infidels (non-Muslim) and that all non-Muslim women are whores and the men have the right to rape us. Then I draw the line at that. Everyone needs to wakeup. Read their Quran!!!!!!!! Even if there are some that aren’t violent. There’s another that is. It only takes one to flip out and start shooting. If your loved ones happen to be in the line of the bullets you will only have yourselves to blame. All these people out demonstrating bc the President wants to put in place a better vetting system to keep us safe. You are fools with no common sense. Coming to our country is a privilege not a right and our President is the one responsible for keeping our country safe.

    Obama is the one that tried to tear down our country bc he thinks we are too powerful. He turned on our allies England and Israel. He reduced our military weaponry to make our military appear weaker. He stopped the drilling in America which makes us dependent on foreign oil. He released 220 million dollars to the Palastinians on his last day in office. He didn’t back Israel up in the UN vote. A few days before he released 9.2 billion dollars to the UN. Thank God Trump was able to stop that money. He removed the bust of Churchill a gift from the UK from his office. Trump brought it back. Obama couldn’t get along with many of the other countries leaders. He almost doubled our debt in the years he was in office. He let so many companies take their businesses out of the country that people lost their jobs by the millions. When they found new jobs they had to make less money in order to work. So they lost their homes bc of losing their jobs and the real estate balloon busting. These are just a few of the things he did or didn’t do. So would I want him back NO WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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