Americans Deem Pres. Obama “Liberal”
President Obama received an average rating of 2.3, putting him decidedly left-of-center and far from the claims that liberals try to make that he is a “moderate,” or even the hilarious attempts to classify him as “moderate Republican.”
Conversely, Americans rate themselves at an average of 3.3, very slightly right of center. Further, 42% of Americans describe themselves as conservative or very conservative, while only 19% would say they are liberal or very liberal. 37% describe themselves as moderate. That’s bad news for the Obama campaign, who has been pretending their candidate is moderate even while pushing liberal priorities.
Some 57% of Americans believe President Obama is liberal, while 23% see him as a moderate and just 15% (who are they?) see him as conservative.
President Obama might want to appeal to the middle-of-the-road voters, but it’s clear that his policies don’t align with that voting block; which is why his current policies stand to shore up support from the left-wing base.
Considering that 76% of Democrats approve of his job performance, while just 39% of moderates and 12% of Republicans approve, it’s clear that the President’s only chance at re-election is high liberal turnout, which is why his policies will continue to satisfy those voters (think Keystone pipeline) as we continue through 2012.
And that, should frighten us all.