Poll: Majority Say ‘Change’ Under Obama Has Been For The Worse

A poll conducted for The Hill shows that a majority of likely voters say that President Barack Obama has delivered the change he told voters he promised he would in 2008. Unfortunately for the President, most voters say that change was for the worse.

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The Hill poll showed 56 percent of likely voters believe that Obama has changed the nation in a negative way compared to 35 percent who say change under Obama has been positive.

69 percent of voters, regardless of partisan affiliation, say that Obama has ushered in significant change during his first term in office.

Unsurprisingly, 91 percent of Republicans say change under Obama has been negative while 71 percent of Democrats approve of the change the President has ushered in.

But a number of Democrats told the pollster they were not happy with the changes that have taken place in the nation since Obama took office. “Strikingly, 1-in-5 Democrats say they feel Obama has changed the United States for the worse,” reads the report in The Hill.

50 percent of likely voters said that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney would also be an agent of “change” which The Hill notes may “reflect the desire among anti-Obama voters for a reversal of the president’s policies.”

The poll was conducted by Pulse Opinion Research was conducted of 1,000 likely voters on July 5 and has a +/- 3.0 percent margin of error.

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