For Obama And His Keystone Cops, This New Pipeline Poll Could Be A Game Changer

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Buoyed by outspoken environmentalists, climate change doomsayers, and liberal lawmakers, President Obama has repeatedly threatened to veto any bill that Congress might send him to authorize the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.

The House of Representatives has overwhelmingly approved a measure to move forward with the controversial pipeline project. That legislation is now in the Senate, where its fate could be an early test of GOP leader Mitch McConnell’s ability to assemble a bipartisan coalition big enough to override a presidential veto.

Thehill.com reports that contentious debate over the measure could begin on the Senate floor as early as next week.

Democrats are aiming to use the amendment process to force Republicans into a number of tough votes, including on whether to back an amendment that states man-made climate change is happening.

Asked if the Republican caucus was ready to take that vote, McConnell said, “Yeah!”

It will be interesting to see if the results of a brand new poll on the pipeline have any influence in that Senate debate, possibly giving pro-pipeline Republicans a boost in their head-to-head with Obama.

The CNN/ORC poll whose findings were released today shows that the percentage of Americans who support the Keystone project is double the percentage who oppose the construction of the long-delayed oil pipeline.

“The 1,179-mile Canada-to-Texas pipeline is backed by 57% of the 1,011 Americans surveyed on Dec. 18-21. Just 28% oppose it, while 15% say they are unsure.”

CNN notes that the measure up for debate in the Senate would end the State Department’s six-year review of the project and give the green light to its immediate construction.

As Western Journalism has reported, proponents of the international oil pipeline cite its potential for extensive job creation and increased energy independence for Americans.

h/t: CNN

This post originally appeared on Western Journalism – Informing And Equipping Americans Who Love Freedom

39% Of Democrats Want Obama To Run For A Third Term

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A recent Economist/YouGov poll found that 39% of Democrats wish that the 22nd Amendment, which limits a President to two terms, didn’t exist so that Obama could run for a third term.

The number of African-Americans who think Obama should go on to a third term, though, stands at 64%.

Moreover, when you add in Republicans and Independents and look at the overall percentage of people who think that Obama should run for a third term, the number only stands at 19%.

In the poll, a whopping 95% of Republicans disapproved of the way Obama conducts his job; and 79% of them think that his values are different from most Americans.

Only 37% of people surveyed approve of the way Obama handles foreign policy, with only one in three having confidence in Obama to handle an international crisis.

People with an unfavorable opinion of Barack Obama used the following words to describe him: incompetent, failure, arrrogant, liar, dishonest, inept, ineffective, liberal, and socialist.

People with a favorable opinion of Obama used these words to describe him most often: intelligent, strong, good, honest, great, President, disappointing, and determined.

The assessment of Obama among whites is not positive overall. Only 33% of whites say he shares American values, whereas 52% say he does not.

More than six in ten whites say Obama does not care much- or does not care at all- about their needs and problems.

This contrasts with the general population, where just under half say that he cares at least somewhat about their needs and problems.

What do you think? Why would 39% of Democrats still support Obama for a third term?

 

h/t: Breitbart

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Obama Won’t Be Happy When He Sees What Americans Really Think About His “Change”

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Three out of four Americans feel like the recession is still going on, according to a study from the Public Religion Research Institute.

Only 21 percent of Americans believe the recession is over, whereas 72 percent believe it is still going on.

Robert Jones, CEO of the Public Religion Research Institute, said recently to MainStreet.com:

“Despite the fact that there has been improvement in the economy since the Great Recession, approximately four in ten Americans live in households experiencing high or moderate levels of economic insecurity. Economic insecurity remains highly stratified by race, with nearly six in ten black Americans living in households with high or moderate levels of economic insecurity.”

The report states that only 7 percent of Americans say they are in excellent shape financially, 34 percent say they are in good shape, 37 percent say they are in fair shape, and 20 percent report being in poor shape.

Average Americans are not the only ones concerned about the current state of the economy. Wall Street veteran and CIA insider Jim Rickards said recently that he believes there will be a 25 year Great Depression based on the economic signals he’s seen.

He told Money Morning:

“Everybody knows we have a dangerous level of debt. Everybody knows the Fed has recklessly printed trillions of dollars. These are secrets to no one. But all signs are now flashing bright red that our chickens are about to come home to roost.”

What do you think? Are most Americans right to think the economy is still in recession? Or is this only a delusion?

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What Was Just Released About These Ultra-Liberal States Could Have Obama In Tears

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After decisively casting their ballots for President Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012, blue state voters are now starting to walk away from the Commander-in-chief.

Even though New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, is leading Republican Challenger Rob Astorino by more than 25 points in a poll released by Marist College, President Obama’s approval rating is the lowest it has ever been in the Empire State since he assumed office.

Only 39 percent of New Yorkers believe the President is doing an excellent (12 percent) or good (27 percent) job.

Still, New York State residents give their U.S. Senators a thumbs up as reflected in the poll.  Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer receives a 54 percent approval rating, and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand receives a 48 percent approval rating.

Earlier this month, a Field Poll released by the Sacramento Bee showed that only 45 percent of Californians approved of the President’s job performance, while 43 percent approved.  It was the first time since 2011 that President Obama’s approval rating dropped below 50 percent in the Golden State, according to the report.

H/T The Hill

 

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This Republican Senate Candidate Is Climbing Back In The Polls; Thanks, Obama!

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The Republican challenger to North Carolina Democratic U.S. Senator Kay Hagan is within striking distance in the polls.

North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis barely trails in a poll released by High Point University. Hagan leads Tills in the poll 42 to 40 percent, within the margin of error of five percent.  The poll was conducted between September 13-18, and surveyed 410 likely live-caller voters.

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Tar Heel state voters gave President Obama a 38 percent approval rating and a 57 percent disapproval, while Hagan is moderately better off, receiving a 50 percent disapproval rating and a 39 percent approval.

Earlier this month, Tillis trailed in a poll by as little as one point in a poll conducted by SurveyUSA/Civitas, and by as many as 10 points in a poll conducted by American insights.

Republicans need to win six seats in November to take control of the upper chamber.

H/T The Hill

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